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Communication Training: Public Speaking and Speech Writing- What is a speech outline and what’s included?

Having an organized structure to your speech is important for keeping your audience interested and your speech on track. That’s why it helps to have a speech outline, which is a simple, bulleted list of what you want to cover during your speech. Speech outlines should do exactly what their name suggests —  outline your […]

Communication Training: Public Speaking and Speech Writing- What are some techniques I can use to be more persuasive when delivering my speech or presentation?

The key to persuasion is confidence. Truly believing in yourself and what you are presenting to your audience is key for a successful presentation or speech. It is easier to build trust with an audience when you provide them with assurance and credibility. So, how do we find that confidence when speaking publicly? The one […]

Communication Training: Public Speaking and Speech Writing- How do I minimize nervousness and anxiety before a speech or presentation?

Pre-speech jitters. We’ve all felt them. Sometimes, they present themselves as “butterflies” in your stomach. Sometimes, it’s stress sweat or shaky fingers. Some people have a tendency to speak too fast when they’re nervous. However they come, they’re distracting, embarrassing and only add on to the anxiety and nervousness that causes them. We often find […]

Communication Nation: Communication on Websites and Social Media- What are the bare minimums for someone using social media to advance their business?

Over the past couple of decades, we’ve seen the beginning and explosive development of social media. 890 million people log in to Facebook every single day and Twitter sees about 200 million users each month. Businesses today are at an advantage because they can use this tool as one of the most powerful forms of […]

Communication Nation: Communication and Digital Government- Will digital communication help in my communication efforts with my community?

As much as we would like to get face-to-face time in with our current and potential clients, sometimes it just isn’t possible. Perhaps your customer base reaches beyond your physical location, or maybe there just aren’t enough hours in the day to attend to all of the things needed for a successful business. Whatever the […]