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The Worst Day Of My Presenting Career

by Martin Rooney | Presenting [easy-share buttons="facebook,twitter,linkedin,mail,print" counters=0 native="no"]

Every year, I travel over 100,000 miles to visit a number of foreign countries in order to present my philosophy with the hopes of inspiring and changing lives for the better. Although these trips require a lot of courage, hard work and money, the risk has usually been worth the reward. I am proud to have presented in over 30 countries around the world. As a result of developing my speaking skills, I have been exposed to exotic cultures, languages, foods and people. I cherish these adventures which have led to some of the greatest experiences in my life. But…

My Most Embarrassing Presentation “Mistakes”

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I am often asked if I have always been the motivating and confident speaker I appear to be on stage today. I wish I could say the answer is, “Yes.” I would love to state I never had a fear of presenting and all my skills just came natural to me. Those statements, however, would not be true. Learning to present over the last 20 years has been both a painful process of trial and error and an accident! What I mean is that I never set out to be a speaker. The company I worked for needed someone to…

The 6 Biggest Speaking Mistakes You Can Make

by Martin Rooney | Public Speaking [easy-share buttons="facebook,twitter,linkedin,mail,print" counters=0 native="no"]

You have surely heard that public speaking is one of the biggest fears of most people. Maybe you have even experienced this fear first hand as a result of having to give a talk or speech to a group. Whether it was at work or a community function, you might agree that this fear of speaking is real and justified. Although this is easy to believe the old Jerry Seinfeld joke about how most people would rather be in the casket than having to deliver a eulogy for a crowd, the real reason for this fear is harder to understand…

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