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Scared Speechless by Shirley Impelizzeri, Rohr Steve

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Chapter 6Talk Like a Human; Act Like One, Too

Nothing that is complete breathes.

Antonio Porchia

Let Your Body Talk

We beg you not to give a perfect speech, especially if your idea of a perfect speech is to deliver every word as practiced, have every gesture timed out, expect laughter or solemn faces in certain places, or otherwise act like a robot. We’re not remotely interested in perfect speeches. In fact, the goal is never, ever to give a perfect speech; rather, it’s to deliver an authentic one. Robotic speeches are boring, passionless, and mired in contrivance. Perfect speeches require you to focus on precision, as opposed to ...

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