Be a Compelling Motivator

Be a Compelling Motivator

Did you know that everyone is a motivational speaker? A mother may be asking a child to clean up their room or a finance manager giving a pitch to improve the company finances. You may be asking someone, or a team, at work to take action. We are all motivational speakers in everyday life as we continually ask someone else to do something. These are all motivational speeches.
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Sue’s Story

Sue's Story

As a young school student I distinctly remember nearly all of my school reports pretty much saying the same thing ‘conscientious student but lacks confidence’.
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Persuasive Power

Persuasive Power

Do you work, belong to a community group or share time with family and friends? If you do, then you will be engaged in persuasion some of the time. What skills do you need for effective persuasion? Below are some tips for you. What is a persuasive speech? A persuasive speech is one which is used to change, reinforce or create attitudes and behaviour. Your aim is to educate and convince, or motivate an audience to do something. You are trying to sway the audience to adopt your viewpoint. A persuasive speech tells the audience: • Here is what I want you to do • This is why I want you to do it • I feel this way because . . . Effective persuasion uses accurate logic, appeals to emotions and involves trust.
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An Inside Look at Informative Speeches

An Inside Look at Informative Speeches

What is an informative speech? An informative speech is one which informs the audience by introducing a new topic or makes the audience more knowledgeable on a familiar topic. It intends to educate the audience on a particular subject. Content considerations Informative speeches can be about objects, processes, events and concepts. Your topic must be appropriate for your audience and aim to increase the audience’s knowledge or present new subject matter.
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Quickly, What Am I Going To Say?

Quickly, What Am I Going To Say?

Short notice speeches and impromptu speeches There are many situations in our everyday lives when we may be called upon to speak at short notice or speak immediately. You could be at work, speaking to retail staff or a bank manager. You may be speaking to a stranger at the supermarket. Wherever you are, you can practice spontaneous and short notice speaking. The definition of short notice speaking is when you have some warning before you need to speak. Impromptu speaking is when you speak immediately, completely ‘off the cuff’. Don’t panic! There are techniques which can be used in these situations to make them manageable and, in fact, enjoyable.
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Developing confident women from all walks-of-life

Developing confident women from all walks-of-life

Speaking Made Easy is a place for women from all walks-of-life. This includes women who have lost confidence through personal dilemmas, poor health experiences, or social isolation. Those who have struggled to gain confidence lifelong, lack self-assurance because of being new to Australia, or, those who are uncomfortable with speaking up in a man’s world.
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