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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...

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...

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...

Guide to Virtual Meeting Etiquette for Summer Associates and First-Year Associates

Realize it or not, you are constantly presenting at work – whether you are speaking to one person on the phone, to a small group during a virtual meeting, or too many people at an online networking or social...

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,...

It’s OK to cry when you’re giving a speech

Watching Hillary Clinton’s concession speech on Wednesday reminded me of something I’ve said to many of my clients, “The best speeches are the hardest to give.” At times, the Democratic presidential nominee was teary eyed as she gave a powerful speech that was...

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What makes a speaker authentic?

Authenticity. It’s something that speakers strive for, but it’s not an easy concept to define. So then, what does authenticity look like? And, what doesn’t authenticity look like? Authenticity looks: – Vulnerable Authentic speakers open up. They tackle difficult...

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How to give a speech with no notes

In his 2014 book, Talk Like TED: The 9 Public-Speaking Secrets of the World’s Top Minds, Carmine Gallo declared, “You may never be invited to speak at TED, but if you want to succeed in business you’d better be able to deliver a TED-worthy presentation. TED...

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