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9 Parallels Between Paddleboarding and Public Speaking

by Christine Clapp Soon after the pandemic began, I took up standup paddleboarding. It is a great sport for being in nature, distancing physically, and getting a full-body workout in the summer when the heat can make it less comfortable to run, hike, bike, or do other...

Post-Pandemic Authenticity: From High Heels to White Sneakers

by Christine Clapp, founder and president of Spoken with Authority In April 2022, I presented at the National Association of Law Placement’s Annual Conference in New Orleans wearing bright white sneakers. Before the pandemic, I would never have worn them to speak at a...

How to address challenges of attending and communicating at in-person conferences

By Christine Clapp In December 2021, I attended my first in-person conferences since the pandemic changed life almost two years ago. One conference was IMPACT 2021 put on by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. It was a hybrid conference with robust offerings...

Present With Executive Presence Online

Present With Executive Presence Online: Learn how to convey confidence in a virtual setting with these five key elements. By Christine Clapp People presenting at work strive to display executive presence in many situations, including speaking on a...

When Someone Walks Out of Your Presentation

From time to time, Spoken with Authority comes across presentation skills advice that we want to pass along via our newsletter for the benefit of our readers. Here we are sharing a reflection authored by Rev. Wm. R. “Mac” McKenney, the associate pastor of Good...

9 Parallels Between Paddleboarding and Public Speaking

by Christine Clapp Soon after the pandemic began, I took up standup paddleboarding. It is a great sport for being in nature, distancing physically, and getting a full-body workout in the summer when the heat can make it less comfortable to run, hike, bike, or do other...

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Present With Executive Presence Online

Present With Executive Presence Online: Learn how to convey confidence in a virtual setting with these five key elements. By Christine Clapp People presenting at work strive to display executive presence in many situations, including speaking on a...

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When Someone Walks Out of Your Presentation

From time to time, Spoken with Authority comes across presentation skills advice that we want to pass along via our newsletter for the benefit of our readers. Here we are sharing a reflection authored by Rev. Wm. R. “Mac” McKenney, the associate pastor of Good...

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Job Interview Tips to Make a Great Impression

Are you part of the Great Resignation — the record number of Americans (4 million in April 2021 alone!) who the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports are quitting each month and looking for a new employer? Or maybe your employment status changed early in the pandemic and...

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How to Speak While Wearing a Mask

With the return to offices and the spread of variants, we at Spoken with Authority expect that there will be greater demand for hybrid meetings and events. For in-person participants, that means continuing to give presentations and speak while wearing a mask.  In...

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Hybrid Meeting and Event Checklist

As offices reopen and the Delta variant continues to spread, we expect an increase in hybrid meeting and event formats — where some participants are in person are other are joining via videoconference. Whether you are planning a hybrid version of your company's...

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The Power of Subtraction in Public Speaking

There was a great piece in the Washington Post titled, “We instinctively add on new features and fixes. Why don’t we subtract instead?” Here is helpful summary from the article of the research conducted by the authors:  “[W]hen asked to change or improve something,...

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