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Episode 10 — The Perfection Obsession

People afflicted with the Perfection Obsession think that a "perfect" speaker is an effective speaker, but that's frequently not the case -- perfect speaking is often perfectly blah. In this episode you'll explore how imperfections, used occasionally and appropriately, can make your presentations much more enjoyable.

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Episode 9 — Becoming a Pro Speaker

"How do I become a pro speaker?" is a simple question with an involved answer. Answering that question in sufficient detail requires its own dedicated podcast. This episode of Speaker Gym introduces the new podcast from The Barber Shop called Pro Speaker U that's created just for those people who want to move "from free to fee".

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Episode 8 — Should You Stand When You Speak?

Should you stand up when you speak, or can you remain seated? It's a simple question, but there's not a simple answer. In this episode you'll explore when (and why) it's best to stand, and when it's best to stay seated.

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Episode 7 — Hyperbole and Understatement

Hyperbole and understatement are figures of speech that can bring interest and power to an otherwise bland presentation. This episode explores what hyperbole and understatement are, and how you can use them effectively.

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Episode 6 — Should You Lose Your Accent?

I love accents! So if people have trouble understanding what you say, there are a number of techniques you should try before you resort to getting rid of your accent.

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