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Become a More Effective Public Speaker Through Managing Your Fear

by Gino Perrotte MA, Interpersonal Communication   The 2014 Chapman University Survey on American Fears reports that the biggest phobia for US Americans is public speaking.1 The survey found that more than one quarter of those surveyed have an extreme or irrational fear of speaking in front of an audience.2   It’s important to note […]

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Public Speaking Basics Made Easy: Simple Outline for a Clear Message

by Gino Perrotte MA, Interpersonal Communication When preparing for a public speaking occasion, why is it important to begin with an outline? An outline organizes your thoughts, helps guide your writing, and provides you with a speech manuscript with which you’ll practice from. When I was an undergraduate in college, I thought that creating an outline […]

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Know + Feel = Do. The “Holy Trinity” That Guides Our Decisions and Drives Our Actions.

by Gino Perrotte MA, Interpersonal Communication   I have a big decision to make in the next few weeks – should I stay or should I go? Do I take a leap of faith and follow my strong desire to live in New York City or do I stay in my comfort zone in Florida […]

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Be Magnetic! Attract Similar Others by Building an Authentic Personal Brand that Connects the Live and Virtual You

by Gino Perrotte MA, Interpersonal Communication   A friend told me about a recent date where the guy looked nothing like his online photos. And as you can guess, the date didn’t go well. She lost interest. He tried the old bait-and-switch tactic. She was looking forward to going on a date with the attractive […]

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The Power of Strategically Saying NO

by Gino Perrotte MA, Interpersonal Communication   As someone who studies culture and communication out of passion and profession, I am fascinated by what I learn about myself through foreign travel. This past year I’ve journeyed extensively throughout Europe, soaking in sights and attempting to experience culture from a native perspective by staying with locals […]

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Say My Name. And Remember It.

by Gino Perrotte MA, Interpersonal Communication   It has been a busy and fun summer as I work on my new book about Public Speaking Soft Skills for the Workplace. This blog is an excerpt from the book which will be published later this year. It will be available for sale through my online store.   […]

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The “VALUE” of Assessing Source Credibility

by Gino Perrotte MA, Interpersonal Communication   What is credibility? Trust and truthfulness. These are the foundation of any good relationship. This includes the relationship between those that create information and those that consume it. A credible person can be trusted. You can believe what he or she says is true.   Why should you […]

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Two Years into the Journey… A Self-Reflection on Lessons Learned Through Inviting Change into One’s Life

by Gino Perrotte MA, Interpersonal Communication   Spring 2013. That was the turning point for me. Rejected from the PhD programs I had applied to, university teaching contract ending despite having worked hard, homeless after selling my house in only 2 days on the market, and yearning for a different life. I had dreams of what I […]

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Nutrition Tips for Public Speakers

  by Anastasis Tzanis, DipION mBANT CNHC, Nutritional Therapist and Yoga Teacher Gino Perrotte, MA Interpersonal Communication, Public Speaking Instructor and Coach   Imagine that you have been asked to give a speech. How does that make you feel? If you are like most people, you probably are nervous. The good news is that there […]

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Tips for Managing Reverse Culture Shock

by Gino Perrotte MA, Interpersonal Communication   What is Reverse Culture Shock? Memories of a fun trip abroad can often bring a smile to your face. But they can also trigger stress referred to as Reverse Culture Shock. This stress is caused by having to readapt to your home culture while feeling a sense of […]

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