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Release Your Voice with Pamela Hart: Public Speaking training based in Vancouver BC. We offer training seminars, oral presentation skills, corporate communication, private lessons or group training

How to Give the Perfect Holiday Toast

The holidays are upon us and it’s time for the annual company and family parties. Speaking in public can be anxiety provoking but when you are called on to make holiday toasts at your office or at a friend’s party, … Continue reading

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6 Things To Never Say During Your Speech

Time and time again we see many of these public speaking sins being repeated.  The key to most of these is to be well prepared and be aware – so be professional and create a credible presence. Here is a … Continue reading

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5 Steps to Writing a Memorable Speech

First off, to make a memorable speech – you need to decide what is supposed to be memorable. Clarify your intent before you build your presentation. Secondly, memory retention isn’t easy. While we listen to a speech we’re not able … Continue reading

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Using Technology and Visual Aids to Strengthen Your Presentation

Technology has accelerated and affected the way we present, the key is to use these aids to enhance our performance and avoid getting lost within it. The use of visual aids is essential to all presentations. Without them, the essence … Continue reading

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How to Successfully Influence and Persuade through Body Language

Your body language is constantly speaking for you – even when you are silent, you are communicating. Body language can either help get your message across clearly or send the wrong message entirely. Ensuring your nonverbal communication is congruent is … Continue reading

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How to Effectively Open Your Presentation

In your opening you need to introduce yourself and your topic without losing your audience to daydreaming. People often meander into their speech and start by telling the audience what they are going to talk about in a sloppy manner … Continue reading

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Summer Persuasion – Taking a look at the masterful art of influence and persuasion PART 2

See “Summer Persuasion – Taking a look at the masterful art of influence and persuasion PART 1” to read Sojourner Truth’s speech, “Ain’t I a Woman.” This speech is amazing for several reasons: The key message is repeated several times. “Ain’t … Continue reading

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