The 4-Word Secret to Confident Speaking
(Day 26, Speaking Palooza 2019)

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July is Freedom from Fear of Speaking Month and to celebrate, I’ve invited a team of speaking experts to share their best tips and tricks for improving your speaking skills and overcoming speaking anxiety.

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The 4-Word Secret to Confident Speaking

By Guest Expert Dr. Laura Sicola

Would you like to be a more confident speaker? Watch this video where Dr. Laura Sicola shares the four words that can change how you perceive speaking.

Highlights from the Video

  • Why people are afraid of speaking
  • Four words to more confident speaking
  • How to prepare for a long presentation
  • How to quickly get good at speaking

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About Dr. Laura Sicola

Dr. Laura SicolaDr. Laura Sicola is a leadership communication and influence coach, author of Speaking to Influence: Mastering Your Leadership Voice, and founder of Vocal Impact Productions in Philadelphia, PA. Her TED talk: “Want to sound like a Leader? Start by saying your name right” has over 5.5 million views, and her client list includes companies such as Comcast, IBM, Chubb, EY and Women Against Abuse. She has appeared on Fox Business News, Fast Company Magazine,, Coaching for Leaders podcast and more. She earned her Ph.D. in educational linguistics from the University of Pennsylvania where she also taught from 2001-2013.

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This post is part of Speaking Palooza. Created by Carma Spence, author of the award-winning, bestselling book Public Speaking Super Powers, it is a month-long event bringing together a wide variety of speaking experts from throughout the English-speaking world to help you overcome the fear of speaking and become a better speaker.

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