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posted by Fnord666 on Monday March 29 2021, @01:06PM   Printer-friendly

These techniques may help reduce the acrimony in the comments.

Bad at public speaking? The trick is to distill your message to these 15 words, says speech trainer:

Very few of us are naturally eloquent. But in an age of disconnection — working from home, connecting with the world through a laptop camera — the ability to communicate clearly and effectively has never been more important.

My journey in public speaking started in 2010, after I discovered that 74% of Americans suffer from speech anxiety. My research led me to the Ancient Greeks, who invented speech training, to the present day, when I joined Toastmasters, the world's largest organization devoted to teaching the art of public speaking.

What did I learn? Being a great public speaker has nothing to do with your personality, with overcoming shyness or learning to act confident. It's a technical skill that nearly anyone can acquire, just like cooking.

[...] Then, it's time to distill your message. An effective method is to use this simple, 15-word sentence: As a result of my [talk], they will understand [this], and respond by [doing that].


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  • (Score: 3, Informative) by Freeman on Monday March 29 2021, @05:27PM (1 child)

    by Freeman (732) on Monday March 29 2021, @05:27PM (#1130843) Journal

    You used to actually cook ice cream when making ice cream. Look up some old recipes. A Dairy Queen ice cream cone was once known as Iced Milk. https://www.seriouseats.com/2018/08/how-to-make-ice-milk.html [seriouseats.com]

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  • (Score: 2) by FatPhil on Monday March 29 2021, @10:18PM

    Thank you for your example - I'm actively trying to compile a listory of the degrading of final "-ed"s in such compound nouns, and didn't yet have a concrete "Iced Milk" -> "Ice Milk" example!
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