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Developing Public Speaking Courage and Self-Confidence

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August 22, 2014
Developing Public Speaking Courage and Self-Confidence

Tweet Since 1912, more than five hundred thousand men and women have been members of Dale Carnegie’s public speaking course. Many of them have written statements telling why they enrolled for this training and what they hoped to obtain from it. While the phraseology varied, the central desire in these letters—the basic “want” from...
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Tie Your Topic to the Vital Interests of Your Audience

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June 20, 2014
Tie Your Topic to the Vital Interests of Your Audience

Tweet Dale Carnegie knew that the most effective way to open a presentation or public speech is to go straight to the personal interests of the audience. It is the most assured way to get attention, as we are mightily interested in the things that touch us significantly. In his book, “How to Develop...
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The Key to Peace and Happiness

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March 1, 2014
The Key to Peace and Happiness

Tweet Jonathan Swift, author of Gulliver’s Travels, was the most devastating pessimist in English literature. He was so sorry that he had been born that he wore black and fasted on his birthday; yet, in his despair, this supreme pessimist also praised the great health-giving powers of cheerfulness and happiness. Dale Carnegie talks about...
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A Genuine Interest in Other People Will Transform Your Life

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October 7, 2013
A Genuine Interest in Other People Will Transform Your Life

Tweet Alfred Adler, a famous Viennese psychologist, wrote a book entitled, “What Life Should Mean to You.” In that book he says, “It is the individual who is not interested in his fellow men who has the greatest difficulties in life and provides the greatest injury to others. It is from among such individuals...
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It’s Important to Think Before You Speak

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February 4, 2013
It’s Important to Think Before You Speak

Tweet Choosing our words wisely is more important than ever with social media dominating our communication, both professionally and personally. Especially if you’re at all in the public eye, the moment you say something your words could go viral. Just ask Superbowl MVP, Jersey Joe Flacco, quarterback for the Baltimore Ravens. When asked last...
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Seven Steps to Improved Communication Skills

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January 29, 2013
Seven Steps to Improved Communication Skills

Tweet No matter what your responsibilities are on the job, communication skills are essential for communication with clients, customers, and co-workers. And that’s especially true these days, where advanced technologies and complex software packages are often responsible for monitoring operations and keeping businesses solvent. It’s no wonder, therefore, that communication skills are one of...
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Raise Your Powers of Observation—Remember People’s Names

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January 7, 2013
Raise Your Powers of Observation—Remember People’s Names

Tweet In his book, “How to Develop Self-Confidence & Influence People by Public Speaking,” Dale Carnegie tells the following story about New Jersey’s own Thomas Edison and the powers of observation: Thomas Edison found that twenty-seven of his assistants had used, every day for six months, a certain path which led from his lamp...
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Summarize Your Points—Even in a Short Speech

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September 11, 2012
Summarize Your Points—Even in a Short Speech

Tweet Even in a short talk of three to five minutes a speaker is very apt to cover so much ground that at the close the listeners are a little hazy about all his main points. However, few speakers realize that. They are misled into assuming that because these points are crystal clear in...
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How to Open a Talk

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August 13, 2012
How to Open a Talk

Tweet Dale Carnegie once asked Dr. Lynn Harold Hough, formerly president of Northwestern University, what was the most important fact that his long experience as a speaker had taught him. After pondering for a minute, he replied, “To get an arresting opening, something that will seize the attention immediately.” Dr. Hough planned in advance...
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Making the Case for Paid Public Speaking Engagements

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May 23, 2012

Tweet One of the hottest ways to share information and become a thought leader is by launching yourself as a public speaker. While some may shrink in fear at the thought of getting up in front of others to speak, there is an elite group of professionals who thrive on this kind of exposure....
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