By Gilda Bonanno LLC http://www.gildabonanno.com/
Check out this useful list of 40 Fatal Public Speaking mistakes, compiled by professional speechwriter John Watkis. It includes my personal pet peeves:
1.) Don’t practice. Just wing it and hope everything falls into place.
23.) Go over the time you’ve been given to deliver your speech. This works well just before lunch.
40.) Don’t practice. I know this was #1, but it’s important enough to repeat again. Failing to prepare for your speech is the most fatal public speaking mistake you can make.
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