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Stand Up

You may find yourself reluctant to stand if you are at a
conference table and all the presenters before you spoke while
seated. Yet, it is always better to speak on your feet. Here is a
useful trick: Plant something in your briefcase on the other
side of the room and use that as an excuse to rise and walk
around to retrieve it.
     Another excuse is to rise and distribute your handout
materials to each person in the room. Then, just remain
standing. This position will help you breathe more deeply and
project your voice more easily.
     You will also look taller. Subconsciously, we listen more
when looking up than when looking down.

Do the thing you fear to do
and keep on doing it . . .
   that is the quickest and surest   
way ever yet discovered
to conquer fear.

        - Dale Carnegie

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