3 common public-speaking blunders—and how to overcome them

Too many presenters focus on themselves—and showing off how much they know—rather than on the audience’s interests. Others tell stories chronologically, which can be a major snooze.

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Why is public speaking so bad?

Why is so much public speaking—especially in the business world—so awful?

More important: How can we raise the bar, which is set so distressingly low?

Here are three thoughts:

1. Most speakers don’t organize a speech for the audience’s benefit.

New speakers make these same mistakes over and over:

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