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The # 1 Reason You Won’t Be a Successful Speaker

A pedestrian on 57th Street sees a musician getting out of a cab and asks, “How do you get to Carnegie Hall?” Without pause, the artist replies wearily, “Practice. Practice. Practice.” This joke has been around for many years, yet its message never gets old. Musicians...

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I’m Sorry, But I Have to Say This

According to the New Oxford American dictionary:   engage |inˈɡājenˈɡāj| verb occupy, attract, or involve (someone's interest or attention)   Speakers understand that to be most effective, they must engage their audiences. And it doesn’t take a veteran speaker to realize that apologizing does not occupy, attract, or involve someone’s interest...

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