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Cope with Fear of Public Speaking
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article Leaders can take the stress out of a presentation by researching their audience prior to the event, says a communications specialist.

Public Speaking Tips for Shy Leaders
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article Even introverted leaders can be confident public speakers, writes a communications expert.

Sound More Confident By Following Simple Advice
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article Whether giving a speech or talking to colleagues, leaders can sound more confident by speaking slower and being more expressive with their hands, writes a communications expert.

CASE Names Virginia Carter Smith Scholars
Article,  BriefCASE Article CASE has named 14 individuals as the 2016-2017 Virginia Carter Smith Scholarship winners.

Use SPARQ to Energize Presentations
Article,  BriefCASE Article Imagine you come back to work from a long vacation, and someone asks you what you did. You're not going to sit there and list your schedule, hour-by-hour. Instead, you might show them a picture, tell them something you learned or share a funny story.

Use SPARQ to Energize Presentations
Article,  Community College News Article Imagine you come back to work from a long vacation, and someone asks you what you did. You're not going to sit there and list your schedule, hour-by-hour. Instead, you might show them a picture, tell them something you learned or share a funny story.

Avoid Evasiveness when Public Speaking
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article Public speakers can lose their command of a room by using hedging language like “I think,” “sort of” or “kind of,” writes a business school professor.

Give a Speech You Haven't Prepared For
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article Anyone can learn how to give a memorable speech with practically no advance warning, writes a public speaking expert.

Techniques for Quelling Fear of Public Speaking
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article People can keep their nerves at bay before delivering a big speech by using the right relaxation tactics, says one public speaking coach.

Presenters Should Engage Audience Members
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article To deliver an excellent presentation, leaders should interact with their audience by asking questions and responding to their answers, says a communications expert.

Avoid These Common Vocal Miscues
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article When preparing for a speech, leaders should focus not only on what they plan to say but also how they plan to say it, says a linguist.

How to Eliminate Filler Words in Public Speaking
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article Presenters should avoid using filler words—such as “um, “uh” and “literally”—to make their speeches more powerful, says a communications specialist.

Master the Art of Confident Speech
Article,  BriefCASE Article Advancement professionals can learn how to speak in ways that command the trust and respect of others by taking pride in their jobs and practicing how they present ideas, says a public speaking coach.

Watch Pronoun Usage in Speeches
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article Leaders should be careful how they use “I” and “we” in communications, says a business school professor.

Common Speaking Mistakes Professionals Make
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article Leaders should not only think about what they say in a professional setting but also how they say it, say communications specialists.

Things to Avoid Saying during a Presentation
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article A speaker can lose an audience in the first minute of a presentation by saying something inappropriate, says a communications expert.

Overcome Fear of Public Speaking
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article A CASE author says that presenters should approach their speeches with a sense of relaxation—taking deep breaths before speaking and not allowing their muscles to get too tight.

Make Presentations Shorter and More Interactive
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article The era of the PowerPoint presentation is over, says one entrepreneur who notes that today’s audiences don’t respond to one-sided lectures.

Prevent Presentation Problems
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article With careful preparation, leaders can avoid technology glitches at speaking engagements, say presentation experts.

Presenting to Senior Leaders
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article Managers must be succinct when presenting ideas to higher-ranking leaders, who are often pressed for time, says a presentation expert.

Everyone Has Something to Teach
Article,  Community College News Article Both first-time and seasoned presenters at last year's Conference for Community College Advancement say the experience has made them better professionals and are encouraging others to share their knowledge with colleagues at this year's event.

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