The Public Speaking Wire: Issue 4

Kundell Communications
The Public Speaking Wire
Issue 4
Successful Presenting for Today’s World
lk We’re all busy professionals, and time deprivation seems to be the name of the game.  Just like so many people today, I find myself pulled in many directions.  Realizing that it becomes harder and harder to publish this newsletter in a timely manner,  I’ve created The Public Speaking Wire, a blog full of postings, short articles on public speaking, comments, and class schedules.  I will be increasingly posting articles on the blog, and providing my newsletter readers with links to those articles.And don’t forget to follow our quick hints on Twitter.

Lastly, be sure to take our quiz and tell us who you think the best and worst on-air speaker is.
I hope you enjoy this issue,  and  welcome your feedback. 

 Linda KundellFollow us on Twitter

Don’t let perfection derail your speaking
In one of my public speaking classes we had a spirited discussion about perfectionism and how the quest to be perfect can derail your public speaking.

One student reported that she was so nervous after stumbling on a word – which was basically inaudible to most present – that she fixated on that one moment for the rest of her presentation.  That’s not unusual.  Another expressed disappointment with herself because she was nervous in her final presentation.  Yet another student said he was haunted by the prospect that he couldn’t live up to his family’s lofty expectations for him.

What did they all have in common?  Read more…

Linda Says…

Photo: Dayle Henschel

Did you know that nerves can actually energize your performance?  It’s a matter of working with your nervousness rather than denying it.

Can your organization benefit from public speaking training?  

We’ve just completed a highly successful workshop for a major international nonprofit organization. Let us show you how your company or organization can benefit from a workshop on public speaking and presentation skills. Contact us now.

About Us

Kundell Communications provides performance-based training in public speaking and presentations.  Our goal is to help speakers of all levels go from fear to fun and achieve success!!

Linda Kundell, founder of “Techniques for Effective Public Speaking,” is a public speaking coach, public relations executive and classically-trained singer who believes that each of us has the potential to be a good speaker.  Our program uses  performing skills  to help speakers develop and enhance their own personal style.

We take you from fear to fun!

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What They Say
“You made me a star. gold star I am so confident now.”

Docent, Metropolitan Museum of Ar

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