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Metaphors that Define Speech

“Speech is an expression of thought or ideas,” is one of the more common ways by which speech is defined. Though true, such a definition has limitations in helping us understand speech in a concrete way. Here are three ways to look at speech from a different angle.

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Lift Up the Quality of Your Communication

Some simple things can change your communication quality to higher levels. It can make you a person whom others would like, respect, and find attractive to be around with. Surprisingly these tips are very simple. But most people do not put into practice.

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Making Your Meetings Productive

If the meeting is official, the value of having a clear agenda, an efficient moderator or chairman to run the meeting, and the ability of the group to stick to the purpose of the meeting will make a huge difference in its outcome.

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Tips for Compering

“A thing of beauty is a joy for ever,” so wrote John Keats. As far as a speaker is concerned, the opportunity to act as a compere for a programme is a great joy. It calls for all his skill, grace, and eloquence. Success as a compere is not a matter of chance. Instead careful preparation and precise execution is what makes compering a thing of beauty.

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Negative Power Plays in Communication

These are tactics used in communication, deliberately or unknowingly, to make someone else act according to your wishes. Negative power plays can affect relationships badly. Therefore never seek to use them. On the other hand, if you are at the receiving end, let a red light glow in your mind when you identify a negative power play.

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The First Steps-An Inspiring Story from Schooldays!

Are great speakers born or made? I do not have a clear answer to that question. Even if they are born, for a vast majority of them the beginnings were faltering, hesitant steps. It was so for me. So here I share my story from schooldays. It tells of how that tiny spark of inspiration fell in my heart which later fanned into a flame.

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7 Speech Lessons from Sachin Tendulkar’s Bat

Cricket is a beautiful game. Many secrets to success in life can be learned from it if you learn to play the game well. So let me try to highlight a few secrets of the genius of Sachin Tendulkar that can be emulated not only by budding cricketers but by aspiring speaker’s as well.

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Organize Your Speech

If you organize your speech well, then it is easy for the audience to pick out the information you offer. You make listening easy by dividing your content into manageable packets.

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Imagine!

Use your arms in an expressive manner and let not the body be stiff while you say, “Imagine.” And do make sure that what follows is worth the expectation you had built up.

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Starting Trouble?

Anything about you can be made interesting. Your biographical sketch can be interesting; provided it does not boast about “I did this,” and “I did that,” and provided that it does not go for a chronological listing of academic achievements. Instead if you briefly mention some aspect of . . .

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About BPPS Blog

Many are those who have got rid of their stage fright and have gained confidence to speak well in public through BPPS training sessions. Many are those who have gone out of BPPS training sessions with a sense of purpose and determination to excel in life. These kind of results seen time and again, motivates me to stretch the horizons and continue to shine a light.

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