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The power of the pause

Alan Alda, most widely known for his role as Captain Hawkeye Pierce in the TV series M*A*S*H said, “It is the stuff between the lines that makes it a great performance.”  Punctuation tells you where, when, and even how long to pause. In public speaking, though, we don’t have punctuation. But that doesn’t mean we [...]

Conquering stage fright

I’m pretty sure that at some time in your life, you have had to confront stage fright.  Sweaty palms. Heart racing. You know the feeling. Whether it’s five people or fifty, public speaking is a gut-wrenching experience. My worst incident was a presentation in Edinburgh to a large audience on ‘Camping and caravanning in South [...]