Spoken with Authority

In defense of the wide stance

In 2007, the “wide stance” became notoriously entangled in politics. This is unfortunate because wide foot placement is helpful to public speakers in three ways: 1. Takes up physical space Public speakers convey confidence by opening their posture...
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Smartphones: The speaker’s friend?

Ten years ago, when the iPhone was newly released and cell phones were in their relative infancy, it was common to hear event moderators, emcees, meeting leaders, and presenters remind audience members to turn off their mobile devices. That request is...
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