When you are communicating, whether it is in a talk or a conversation, facial expressions are important. If someone pulls a face when drinking orange juice, you can see how sour the orange juice is. And you will almost be able to taste the sourness. That is, if the expression fits the taste. Emotions are […]
How often do you say the word “uhm” or “um” when you talk? Probably a lot. Because many people do. These words are called “filler words”. But how can you fix this? When you use filler words, you are thinking out loud. And that’s where the solution to stop saying “uhm” lies. Bas van den […]
Many conferences have panel discussions. As a speaker you need to pick where to sit. In the middle? At the end? Answer these questions to decide.
Never underestimate the power of a smile in a presentation. It can do wonders for how your audience feels. Did you know for example that smiling makes people more comfortable with you as a speaker? Your facial expressions are extremely important. The way you look says a lot about how you feel and about your […]
Have you ever wondered why speakers at the TED Conferences are standing in a circle? It’s about more than just the design. It’s helpful as well. And we can learn from it! Find below the transcript of the video: When I started speaking at conferences, I didn’t feel comfortable standing behind a desk. Some events […]
Practicing in front of the mirror is a common tactic for speakers. It’s a wrong approach. It can lead to the exact opposite of what you want to accomplish.