Post from Transformation Tom- Reduce Personal Distractions—Chapter “From Fear to Success: A Practical Public-speaking Guide”

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Reduce Distractions








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Change jingling in the pocket or even a cell phone strapped to your
side can take the focus off you and distract the audience just enough to
miss your message. Work badges hanging from your side swaying back
and forth can have the same effect. Prior to speaking, remove lapel
pins and any badges (“Hello my name is…”), pagers and cell phones,
and any potentially swinging jewelry. The goal is to minimize the possibility
of distractions before it is too late. It seems so small, but any
distraction taking away from your message is important to address,
especially when the solutions are so simple.



Thomas B. Dowd III’s books The Transformation of a Doubting Thomas: Growing from a Cynic to a Professional in the Corporate World (Honorable Mention at the 2012 New England Book Festival) and From Fear to Success: A Practical Public-speaking Guide (2013 Axiom Business Book Awards Gold Medal Winner and 2013 Paris Book Festival Honorable Mention).  Audiobook version of “From Fear to Success” is also available! See “Products” for details on  Book and eBook purchase options are also available on Amazon- Please click the link to be re-directed:

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