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Episode Info: Michael Hudson Jaime Jay welcomes his friend Dr. Michael Hudson to today's podcast. Michael Hudson is a leader in the art of communication. He inspires others to communicate with clarity and purpose through storytelling."Leverage your personal story to engage your audience." - Michael Hudson Start of the Journey Michael started in business way back when he was still seven years old. He sold Christmas cards and gifts to ladies in their neighborhood. Later on, he ended up having a career in the Ivy League."There is something that you're giving people that they are not getting elsewhere." - Michael Hudson Just when he started teaching, he started a consulting business. He fell in love with it and decided to pursue it full time. Since then, he has worked with more than 3,000 businesses, organizations, government agencies, and others. Engaging with the Audience Michael used to find very challenging to speak in public. He managed to overcome it when he became a professor. For 35 years now, he has given a total of around 8,000 presentations."Speak for 10, then engage your audience, speak for 10 and engage your audience again." - Michael Hudson's Public Speaking Tip He kept his classes interesting with halftime activities. Some of them are hands-on while some are done in storytelling. Tips for Overcoming the Fear of Public Speaking Michael shares three big problems that people face when it comes to public speaking. One of them has to do with the nerves. People tend to become nervous both before and after they speak. To overcome this, you can interlace your fingers, take your right thumb and massage your left palm. Doing so will naturally calm you down."Stop trying to memorize what you're going to say. Be yourself, it's ok to pause." - Michael Hudson on Public Speaking Another tip to lessen your nervousness is stop thinking that you have to start instantaneously. You can take control of what happens. Check to see that people are ready to listen, and then you start talking. Download and listen to today's complete episode about Michael Hudson. Connect with him through the links below. Remember to let Michael know you heard about her on Stop Riding the Pine! Michael's website Coach with Michael Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Instagram Google+ Pinterest Public Speaker Secrets bookRead more »

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