Write Your Speech for the Ear

Here’s another speaking tip: write better. What, you don’t write your speeches? You should. The best speeches aren’t written—they’re re-written. Editing is to a speech as polishing is to a rock; it can turn it into a gem. And you can’t edit what’s not written down to begin with. Writing out your speech offers several…

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The Seven-Percent Confusion

I heard it again just last week, and I can’t keep quiet about it any longer. You’ve probably heard it, too. At some point, you have probably heard a communication expert say, “Ninety-three percent of communication is non-verbal.” Were you startled by that statistic? Did you wonder where it came from? Did you suddenly envision…

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