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Speaking Skills for Business - Chapter Summary
This mobile-friendly chapter offers short video lessons that cover important business speaking concepts. Taught by expert instructors, this chapter helps you improve your business speaking skills by looking at topics related to pacing, speaking-error correction, anxiety management and more. By the end of the chapter, you'll be able to:
- Pace yourself as you speak
- Manage mistakes you make while speaking
- Identify/correct speaking errors
- Develop quality presentations
- Manage public speaking anxiety
You can access these resources at any time using your desktop, laptop or portable device. Be sure to take the accompanying self-assessment quizzes to check your understanding of the material. Revisit the lessons as many times as needed, and feel free to reach out to our instructors if you have any questions.
1. How to Pace Yourself When Speaking
It's perfectly normal to start talking faster when you're nervous, but it does make you harder to understand. Here's how to get it under control and maintain a regular speaking pace.
2. Managing Mistakes While Speaking
Do you get tongue-tied while you're speaking? Does one small mistake throw you completely off your game? Learn some strategies for managing your mistakes in the moment and getting back on track in this lesson.
3. Identifying & Correcting Errors in Your Own Speaking
It's not always easy to hear mistakes in your own speaking. In this lesson, you'll get some tips and advice for improving your own spoken English even if you don't have anyone else to practice with.
4. Strategies for Developing Effective Presentations
This lesson will address what makes a presentation effective. We'll also discuss various strategies that can be used in order to develop an effective presentation.
5. Managing Anxiety About Public Speaking: Strategies & Tips
Speaking before a crowd can provoke anxiety even in the most seasoned speakers. There are several tips and strategies a public speaker can employ to reduce the level of stress associated with public speaking.
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