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The newest public-speaking world champion beat 30,000 other competitors by using a body-language trick she learned from a past winner

Ramona Smith, a high-school teacher from Houston, won the Toastmasters World Championship of Public Speaking in Chicago last month. In her winning speech, Smith used a body-language technique she learned from a previous speaking champion: keeping her palms facing out toward the audience. Opening your palms conveys vulnerability to the […]
The newest public-speaking world champion beat 30,000 other competitors by using a body-language trick she learned from a past winner
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The high-school teacher who beat 30,000 people in the world public speaking championship explains how she went from beginner to champion in only 4 years

The ToastmastersWorld Championship of Public Speaking was held in Chicago last week, and Ramona Smith, a high-school teacher from Houston, won. Smith told Business Insider the various ways she’s improved her skills since she first began public speaking in 2014. Her biggest improvements were learning how to talk slower, ask […]
The high-school teacher who beat 30,000 people in the world public speaking championship explains how she went from beginner to champion in only 4 years
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The 31-year-old teacher who beat 30,000 people to become the world champion of public speaking explains exactly how she did it

Ramona Smith, a 31-year-old teacher from Houston, won the ToastmastersWorld Championship of Public Speaking competition on Saturday. Smith broke down the techniques she used in her winning speech in an interview with Business Insider. Watch her six-minute speech below, and use her insight for your own presentations and interviews. On […]
The 31-year-old teacher who beat 30,000 people to become the world champion of public speaking explains exactly how she did it
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Mark Zuckerberg will testify before Congress — here are 5 subtle clues he isn’t as confident as he may seem

Mark Zuckerberg will testify before Congress this week, to explain how Facebook mishandled user data during the Cambridge Analytica scandal. Body language expert Chris Hadnagy outlined the kinds of verbal and nonverbal behaviours to watch out for during the testimony. Those behaviours include hand-rubbing, excessive blinking, and hedging questions. Mark […]
Mark Zuckerberg will testify before Congress  —  here are 5 subtle clues he isn’t as confident as he may seem
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7 signs your body language is sending the wrong message

Body language is an important form of communication – even if you’re not always aware of it. The way you stand and gesture can make you seem more (or less) confident and attractive. Some body-language tweaks are easier to make than others. It’s generally easier to plan out exactly what […]
7 signs your body language is sending the wrong message
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11 signs someone might be lying to you

The signs that someone is lying aren’t always easy to decipher. And, unfortunately, there’s no way to determine whether or not someone’s being honest with 100% certainty. But there are some obvious signs that someone might be lying. Keep reading for a list of signs you can watch out for. […]
11 signs someone might be lying to you
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11 signs someone is lying to you

Are you bad at spotting a lie? New research by Dr. Leanne ten Brinke, a forensic psychologist at the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley, and her collaborators, suggests that our instincts for judging liars are actually fairly strong – but our conscious minds sometimes fail […]
11 signs someone is lying to you