Public Speaking: Are They Walking... While You're Doing the Talking?

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A recent survey conducted by Meeting Planners International and the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) identified these deadly mistakes that result in attendees walking out of presentations. Keep this checklist in a "speaking" file and refer to it the next time you give a speech or presentation:


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Reprinted from Tieline, the Society leaders' newsletter, Volume V, Number 7, February 1992. Source, Info-Line, 1640 King St., Alexandria, VA 22313. Cited in The Working Communicator; published by Lawrence Ragan Communications, Inc., 407 Dearborn St., Chicago, Ill. 60605, (312) 922-8245.

Published January/February 1993 in the Boston Broadside