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Maurice Decastro

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Stage fright in public speaking is real and universal. Knowing that throughout history, some of the world’s most famous people struggled with stage fright doesn’t help much. A partner or colleague telling you, ‘It’ll be fine’ or ‘You’ll be great, don’t worry’, doesn’t help much either. How about: ‘Imagine your audience naked’ ‘Picture your audience[…]

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  Mindful Presenting offers far more than the key to speaking with confidence, presence and impact. Comnunicating in a way which is clear, memorable and compelling is just the start. The original premise of mindful presenting was to equip professionals to connect with their audience emotionally as well as intellectually. The clarity of this intention[…]

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Virtual presenting has become an everyday feature of business. Since Covid-19 it’s become the mainstay of business communication and it’s here to stay. Many professionals find the very thought of virtual presenting unsettling. It’s not too difficult to understand why that is. In the good old days of presenting in person, while in the same[…]

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How many chances do you get to make a first impression? All presenters and public speakers face the same Universal challenge; getting and keeping their audience’s undivided attention. Psychologists at Princeton University suggest that people make judgments  about others super speedily. Likeability, trustworthiness, and competence of other people are often judged  after  just 100 milliseconds.[…]

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Virtual presentations should be considered and crafted with the same level of mindfulness as in-person presentations. COVID-19 has changed the way we communicate with each other in business. Virtual presentations, virtual meetings and even virtual conferences have become the norm in 2020. Post pandemic, we are still highly likely to be living in a world[…]

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