Tag: Practice and feedback

Rant Makes Right … or Does It? Writing Resonating Rants That Rock!

You ever read something and think, “This ain’t advice, it’s a rant!”? Rick Mercer’s got the rant game down, but not everyone does. Rants aren’t just yelling; they gotta have purpose, right? The whole “might vs right” thing comes into play. So, if you’re gonna rant, do it smart. Get your facts, hit the tone, and avoid making it personal.

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I am an accountant. Any ideas to make my speech or public speaking engaging?

Wanna turn accounting talks into a hit show? Rule one: have something worth saying. Rule two: know who’s gonna care. Get confident—Toastmasters can help with that. Got personal stories? Use ’em. They make your points hit home. Throw in some humor, especially the self-deprecating kind. Flip those accountant stereotypes for a killer opener. Bottom line: have some serious fun.

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How do I deliver a good impromptu speech?

Got a surprise speech to give? First, make sure you’ve got something worth saying. If the topic’s up your alley, jot down quick ideas. No time? Do it in your head. Pick a way to structure your thoughts—maybe go pros vs. cons or past, present, future. Add some personal stories, keep it short, and boom, you’ve nailed it.

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Is it worth it to take a speech class in college or better to find free platforms to gain speech skills?

Both a college class and free platforms have their ups and downs. In a class, you get the basics but might miss out on real-world feedback. On free platforms, you might lack structured learning. But here’s a third option: Toastmasters. You get hands-on experience and actual feedback. Bottom line? Use all resources available to you.

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How do I stop shaking when speaking in public?

Shaking when you talk in public? You’re not alone. It’s just your body’s way of dealing with stress. Instead of fighting it, use your mind to set the tone. Picture yourself nailing the speech, applause and all. Do a recon of the speaking area beforehand if you can, and run your opening lines in your head. The more you face that fear by speaking up, the less you’ll shake. It’s all about practice.

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