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Apr 2, 2024

Whether you’re delivering workshops, speaking at conferences, presenting to senior leaders, or even hosting L&D’s favorite podcast, public speaking is a critical skill for learning professionals. So how do you develop this skill, and how do you manage your nerves when speaking publicly?


In this week’s episode of The Mind Tools L&D Podcast, Ross D and Lara are joined by Samantha Tulloch, public speaker and business-transformation consultant. We discuss:

·       the nuances of public speaking in an L&D context,

·       techniques that can help you prepare and deliver effectively,

·       strategies for managing nerves and anxiety.

During the discussion, Ross D referenced our previous episode with Andrea Pacini.

In ‘What I Learned This Week’, Samantha mentioned the little-known Steven Bartlett.

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Connect with our speakers   

If you'd like to share your thoughts on this episode, connect with our speakers:

·       Ross Dickie

·       Samantha Tulloch

·       Lara Kidd