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Setting up our speech

Fuente imagen Speech planning: In the last post, we mentioned that the first error in oratory is the lack of preparation, overconfidence. Some think that they can manage to transmit their speech without the need of previous preparation, but what exactly does this previous preparation mean? Not only is it enough to be aware of […]

Common errors in oratory

No soldier dies in an announced war except for careless soldiers. Fuente imagen Common errors in oratory: Five things to avoid during a speech 1. Lack of preparation Lack of preparation is the most common error of speakers, it is also brings the most negative consequences; a good preparation give you don’t do it, these […]

Projecting a good image: Wardrobe and personal hygiene says a lot about us

Do not be around loose and poorly dressed, Sancho, a disordered outfit reflects a mismatched soul. Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616) Fuente imagen It’s not about being superficial, it’s about reflecting our security with a good looking. On one occasion, I signed up to attend an «ISO 9000» workshop. It was very important topic to master those concepts […]

The impact of vocabulary in oratory [Oratory Course]

The limits of my language means the limits of my world. (Ludwig Wittgenstein) Image Source Adapting the vocabulary: the preparation of our lexicon. According to Oxford English Dictionary, the English language has more than seven hundred thousand words, including ancient words that are no longer in use. However, English speakers use about eight hundred words for […]

The role of gestures and mannerisms when speaking in public

Your body says more about you than you think… image source Non verbal communication The gestures and the mannerisms are the movements that we make with our body to complement or affirm the discourse, it is expected that a healthy person with a normal motor capacity can express itself with eloquence in the way of […]

Speak well in Public [Oratory Course]

“Of the various instruments invented by man, the most amazing is the book; all others are extensions of his body … Only the book is an extension of the imagination and memory”. (Jorge Luis Borges) Image sourceFirst council to dominate the art of oratory … Speak well Words related to «speaking well»: communicating correctly, adequately […]

Lets prepare to speak in Public [Oratory Course]

«Having knowledge but lacking the power to express it clearly is no better than never having any ideas at all»(Pericles, 450 BC) image source In this new series, the main focus will be to describe the essential tips to master the art of Oratory.   What is Oratory? Related words: Speech, Eloquence, Art; Oratory is […]