Threshold Concepts for Learning to be an Effective Speaker

Speaking is Embodied: How to Infuse Your Words with Presence and Power

Speaking is an embodied practice: The second Threshold Concept for Learning to be an Effective Speaker. Discover the transformative journey from writing to speaking. Learn how to embody your ideas and craft powerful talks that resonate with your audience. ******* Nearly 12 years ago, I was coaching a very academic leader in town for a […]

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Speaking is Habitual: The Power of Habit in Learning to Become an Effective Speaker

Speaking is Habitual: The first Threshold Concept for learning to be an effective speaker. ****** When I was in high school, every junior had to give a 5-minute speech to the entire high school. Not only was it a graduation requirement, but the course leading up to that speech taught us specific skills that we

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Introducing the Threshold Concepts for Learning to be an Effective Speaker

Last spring I heard Dr. Elizabeth Wardle, the director of the Howe Center on Writing at Miami University speak on how anyone can learn to write. Through some additional conversations we learned that her re-framing of writing—as in getting rid of the freshman writing requirement—was driven by a theory called Threshold Concepts. The best way

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