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Posts by Doug Staneart

Doug Staneart

Myths about Public Speaking Debunked
5 of the Most Common Myths about Public Speaking Debunked Podcasts, presentation skills

There are a number of myths about public speaking out there. Well, it’s time to set the record straight. ANYONE can be a fantastic, world-class speaker. It just takes a little bit of training, a little bit of coaching, and a little bit of practice. By the way, it doesn’t take years of study and…

Add Enthusiasm to Your Presentations
Add Enthusiasm to a Boring Presentation Using These 5 Tips Podcasts, presentation skills

Do you have to deliver a boring speech? Well, there really is no such thing as a boring speech. There are only boring speakers. But you don’t have to be one of these boring speakers. Enthusiasm and Energy is the absolute, most-important skill in public speaking. If you take only one piece of advice about…

How to Scare the Gooey Out of a Nervous Public Speaker
How to Get Over the Fear of Public Speaking Podcasts, presentation skills

Are you a nervous public speaker? A majority of the population has some type of fear of public speaking. Ironically, a great deal of this nervousness or anxiety comes from well-meaning friends or coworkers who are just trying to help. When we see a friend struggling, we naturally want to help. So, we might offer…

Presentation Skills Checklist
Presentation Skills Checklist presentation skills

This presentation skills checklist can make designing and delivering a presentation easier and less risky. When folks go through our presentation skills classes, they are often surprised at how simple public speaking really is. That is if you have a great structure and follow a simple checklist. Before pilots take a plane off the ground,…

You-Are-the-Undisputed-Expert
You Are the Undisputed Expert. Now Prove It presentation skills

Every speaker wants to know how to become a subject matter expert for their topic. Here’s the big truth these people aren’t realizing: Regardless of what industry you are in or what expertise you have, you are the expert. The knowledge that you have is on a specific topic is valuable to someone, and that’s…

How to Recover from a Terrible Speech
How to Recover from a Terrible Speech (Bombing on Stage) Podcasts, presentation skills

How to recover after giving a terrible public speaking performance and bombing on stage – how I did it after a disastrous speech in college, and how you can too. Ever have one of those situations where you are asked to do some public speaking, and things just don’t go well? Whether it is from public speaking fear or presentation anxiety, or if the poor performance just came from preparing for your speech in an inproper way, it happens. Even public speaking pros can bomb a speech. These are a few things that you can do to recover.