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Doug Staneart has over ten years experience in and can answer questions dealing with overcoming nervousness or anxiety associated with public speaking, how to become a more polished and confident speaker, how to write and organize a speech, or how to deliver effective sales presentations.

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Doug Staneart has been a speaker and trainer for over ten years specializing in public speaking, sales training, and team building. Doug is CEO of The Leader?s Institute® (Public Speaking Training) based in Dallas and author of the books 40 Ways to Influence People and Fearless Presentations. He has accumulated over 700 hours of classroom coaching and training and began his career with Dale Carnegie Training® where he was recognized on numerous occasions for superior instruction.


BA Business Management

What do you like about this subject?

For many people, public speaking is such an overwhelming fear, and with just a little coaching, ANYONE can overcome this fear. It is very exciting for me to see confidence grow in people with just a few minor changes.

Something interesting about this subject that others may not know:

90% of nervousness doesn't even show. In fact, with a few simple tips, a person can use nervousness to his/her advantage in front of a group.

Something controversial or provocative about this subject

Memorizing a written speach is the worst way to prepare for a talk. It will just make the speaker more nervous.

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2008-04-05 Presentation Skills:

Yusuke,    The best thing to do is just be yourself.  Here is a link to a website that will give you some good tips, though:    http://www.leadersinstitute.com/resource/publicspeakingtips.html    There

2006-09-15 Inaudible Voice:

Prasad,    It's not your voice that is the problem.  It's fear.  You're nervous, so you speak more softly.  The easy solution is to just speak louder.  You don't need a book or website to tell you that

2006-08-12 how to come nervousness and anxiety while introducing yourself to others:

Vineet,    I'm sorry, but there is not a lot that I can do to help you via email.  We offer public speaking classes in cities all over the US, Canada, and parts of Europe that will be faster and easier

2006-07-21 how to come nervousness and anxiety while introducing yourself to others:

Vineet,    I'm not a psychologist, but typically, this type of thing comes from nervousness.  Since it does, it is self-reinforcing. The more it occurs, the more nervous a person becomes and the more it

2005-12-26 public speaking:

Dilshod,    What you are feeling is normal.  Everyone gets nervous when they begin to speak in front of a group, because it is a new skill that we have to have success at in order to become more confident


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