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Listeners pay close attention to the beginnings of presentations. Minds often wander in the middle, and retention drops. When the listener gets a signal that the end is near—“In conclusion…”— attention increases once again. Primacy is the first thing listeners

Many speakers bury their noses in their notes because they’re gripped by the fear, “What if I forget?” But that’s the wrong question! The question is, “When I forget, how will I recover?” Plan to forget. Know that it is

There is a critical gap between your brain’s capacity to know something and your body’s ability to know how to do it physically. Practice bridges that gap.
What your brain knows and understands, your body must practice to execute well.

A mantra of our public speaking techniques is breathe in and speak out. Breathe in to fill your lungs, and once they’re filled, use the air in your lungs to power your voice.
From the dawn of time until the