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Presentation Secrets: Do What you Never Thought Possible With Your Presentations by Alexei Kapterev

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CHAPTER 10

Unity in Delivery

IN THIS CHAPTER

  • Improvisation and authenticity
  • Mistakes aren't the problem
  • The best exercise for speakers
  • Hiding versus exaggerating
  • Your ideas about the audience are wrong

This chapter is concerned with what I believe are the two most challenging goals in public speaking: authenticity and improvisation. These two are intimately related. Speakers who don't improvise look canned. You cannot look authentic unless your speech is, to a certain extent, improvised. The reverse is also true. You cannot improvise unless you become authentic, coming in contact with your true self. So, how do you unify the two? How do you become authentic and start improvising? Read on to find out.

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