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#PoeticAnswers 50 - Is There An Art To Being A Stage Technician?


Allow me to shed some light,
Hear me out on this matter,
There is as much artistry backstage
As there is on the stage. 136 more words


Four books to improve your public speaking skills

Recently I was asked by another emerging speaker for my recommendations for good books to improve speaking skills. I realized in the past 5 years, I must have read close to fifty books about the topic. 559 more words

Public Speaking

Silence, presence, and challenging conventions - thoughts on John Cage's 4'33"

This week I fulfilled a long held wish – to attend a live performance of John Cage’s infamous and iconoclastic ‘silent’ work 4’33”. The performance was part of a special visit to a recording studio at City University to see how Edition Peters create content for the innovative and high-spec Tido Music piano app. 2,069 more words


Five ways to improve your speaking voice

Can you imagine ‘I Have a Dream’ being spoken by someone besides Martin Luther King? If it was anyone else delivering it, it wouldn’t have had the passion, power or resonance it did. 783 more words

Public Speaking

887, Barbican Theatre

What curious and beguiling things performances by Ex Machina and Robert Lepage are.

887 is no exception. Part lecture, part reminiscence, part theatre. But always fascinating. 249 more words

How to use eye contact in a speech

Of all the techniques that a speaker can use, being able to use your eyes effectively may possibly be the most powerful. Even though we spend years using our eyes in conversations, we are never really trained to do it. 718 more words

Public Speaking