Don’t Start Your Reply With This Word

How Not To Start Your Reply from Bill Lampton, Ph.D. on Vimeo.

Yes, starting your reply with “Look!” will create a highly negative image for you in an interview.

NOTE: That’s true in these situations too:

–Ordinary conversation
–Sales presentation
–Speaking to an audience
–Networking interactions

Avoid “Look!” and you’ll escape the inevitable wrong impression that would have resulted.

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Guidance from an Expert Speech Teacher

My interview with Dr. Kevin Mace–Assistant Professor of Speech and Film at Brenau University–stirred memories of my years of teaching Speech Communication at the University of Georgia. Kevin brought excellent information and advice to “The Communication Corner,” the program I host on Tuesdays at 9:00 a.m. for WBCX, 89.1 FM, “The Voice of Brenau.”

You will benefit from hearing Dr. Mace comment on these and other topics:
–The origins of speech teaching in ancient Greece and Rome
–The most outstanding American speaker
–The single most influential speech in recorded history
–Colorful speaking events connected with the Chautauqua circuit
–Why everyone should take a speech course or enlist a Speech Coach
–Controlling stage fright
–The pluses and minuses of Power Point
–Speech preparation and delivery

To contact Dr. Mace, use his e-mail address:
mailto:kmace@brenau.edu

Be sure to listen to the WBCX-FM program he hosts Thursdays at 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time, “Mace on Film.”

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