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Speakers Who Want To Be Funny Need To Learn How To Twist Their Words

In order to be funny, speakers need to find a way to twist their words

So can we take just a moment and talk about being funny? It sure seems like some speakers have no problem getting their audience to laugh. They take the stage, they open their mouth, and almost instantly everyone is giggling and laughing. Then there are the rest of us. Clearly […]

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Speakers Need To Give A Speech, Not Have A Conversation

Caption: Conversations have their place and it's not as a part of a speech

When you stand up in front of an audience to give a speech, something happens to you. You are transformed from just another person who happens to be in the room into the person that everyone is going to be listening to. What’s interesting about this transformation is that it […]

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The Accidental Communicator Podcast Now Available!

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Good news! The Accidental Communicator blog is now being supported by a brand new podcast called (what else) “The Accidental Communicator”. This new podcast is available on the Anchor podcasting service (just purchased by Spotify!). If you don’t have time to read the latest The Accidental Communicator updates, then listen […]

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How You Can Develop Your Charisma

Charisma is something that we can all develop

Giving a speech can be a pretty lonely event. I mean, there you are up on the stage delivering your presentation and if you are not connecting with your audience then they’ll get bored and their attention will wander. This will leave you standing in front of everyone pretty much […]

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Three Ways To Use Who You Are To Connect With Your Audience

Knowing who you really are is the key to connecting with an audience

Let’s face it – we don’t give speeches just to hear ourselves talk. There is a reason that we go to the effort of creating a speech, practicing a speech, and then delivering a speech. The reason that we are willing to do all of this work is because we […]

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What Is The Message Hidden In Your Stories?

Sure your speech has stories, but what is the message that is hidden in them?

Most speakers understand that if they can work a story or two into their next speech they’ll have a better chance of both capturing and holding onto their audience’s attention. What a lot of us don’t realize is that often times the stories that we are so good at telling […]

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