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Powerful, Persuasive Speaker

Learning to Become a Powerful, Persuasive Speaker is Like Training to Run in a Marathon

By Featured Speaker Arvee Robinson

After diligently training for over five months to run in the Los Angeles Marathon, I can’t help but notice the similarity between learning how to become a more powerful speaker and how to become a powerful long-distance runner.

Powerful, Persuasive Speaker

1. The first similarity is overcoming the fear.

Fear comes from not knowing what to say, what to do, or what may happen in any given situation. Most people would never dream of running a Marathon without training. They have an overwhelming, justifiable fear that without proper preparation, running 26.2 miles could injure them badly. They know that best way to overcome that fear is through practice and training.

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