Do you endeavor to formulate an affirmative impression on your audience using a prodigious vocabulary?
Stop right there. Step away from the thesaurus. Skip the jargon, too. We promise, it’s not having the desired effect. To engage your audience as a reputable speaker, be relatable instead. Small words can make a big impact in your presentation.
Watch this episode of Talk Like Someone’s Listening to see what we mean:
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If you missed our previous Talk Like Someone’s Listening videos, you can watch Take a Breath, Three Is the Magic Number, Translate Your Science and The Joke Will Be On You now.
About Talk Like Someone’s Listening
Public speakers tend to make the same mistakes over and over. We decided to have a little fun with them. “Take a Breath, or 10” is the fourth video in Articulation’s “Talk Like Someone’s Listening” video series. Watch for more in this comedic series soon.
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