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How to apply to speak at a TEDx event

By Jennifer Kelly (Intro by Cathy Sobocan) The fabulous Jennifer Kelly of New Initiatives Marketing in Toronto, served for the last two years as chair of TEDxDistilleryWomen in Toronto. After receiving countless requests asking how to get selected to speak at a TEDx event she decided to write this very helpful article. How to apply to speak at a TEDx …

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Breathing and Fear of Public Speaking

It’s very common to experience fear of public speaking. But imagine it as a temporary, manageable, treatable illness. It’s important to understand that fear of public speaking manifests itself in the body as much as it does in the mind. Therefore to combat the fear, it’s important to know about breathing and fear of public speaking. When we experience fear …

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How to act natural on stage

I recently conducted a workshop in Toronto on how to be fully present with an audience. After going through a series of progressive exercises on the energy of presence, body language and voice, each of the participants had to get up and give a short talk. One of the participants looked down at the ground part way through hers. I …

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Whitney Houston’s Voice

There are many adjectives that come to mind when I hear Whitney Houston’s voice. Her beautiful instrument shimmered, shined and resonated from her very soul. But what if we were to draw a picture of her amazing gift? I once had a voice teacher who asked me to draw a picture of my voice. I had to imagine what sorts …

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