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Ask the professor: “What are good ways to prepare for a presentation?”

—Holly, Halifax, Nova Scotia, CanadaI have sat through my share of boring, substance-lacking lectures and often wondered, “Did this person think about their audience at all?” Avoid being that presenter by going through the...
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Speaking, performing, presenting? How to turn fear into fuel

Rate this article and enter to winArticles about performance anxiety, aka “stage fright,” usually start the same way: Surveys reveal that Americans fear public speaking more than anything else, including death. Well, I’m pleased...
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How to be really good at getting stuff done, according to science

Rate this article and enter to winAre you determined to quit procrastinating and be more productive this year? Even when you’re motivated, it can be tricky to stick with it—especially once your calendar fills...
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Ask the academic advisor: How can I feel less nervous about public speaking?

 “How can I feel less nervous about public speaking for presentations or talking in class?”—A.J., Fredericton, New Brunswick, CanadaI have been speaking in public for over 30 years (I started very young!), and I...