20 Public Speaking Tips of the Best TED Talks

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Benefit the Audience Instead of "Selling"

Most assume they should capitalize on a speaking engagement to promote a product or service, win new clients, and build a wider network. Don’t. Thinking in terms of sales only adds additional pressure to what is already a stressful situation. Put all your focus on ensuring the audience will benefit from what you say; never try to accomplish more than one thing.
When you help people make their professional or personal lives better, you’ve done all the selling you’ll need to do.
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