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The Power of Persuasion: Speaking to Get Other People to Make Things Happen!

Learn the art of persuasion and influence. Discover powerful techniques to connect with your audience, tell compelling stories, and motivate them to action. Master framing issues contextually. Understand the distinction between persuasion and influence. Gain insight from expert analysis and real-world examples. All this and more awaits you in this in-depth guide to speaking persuasively. Read on to enhance your skills and achieve your communication goals!

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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 should I end my extempore speech?

End your extempore speech strong, not with clichés that sap your credibility. Tie your ending back to your opening and know your time limit to build up to a climax. Avoid overdoing it with another story after reaching the peak. A strong conclusion leaves ’em thinking and maybe wanting to hear more from you later.

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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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