History’s Mysteries LLC is a researching firm setting out to uncover answers to your inquiries about history in Northeast Iowa, central to the Waterloo area in Black Hawk County. Our expertise lies in the research of real estate in Iowa and cemeteries in the Midwest as well as other areas of genealogical and ephemera research.

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Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Public Speaking

Raise your hand if you dislike public speaking. Most people would go even further than dislike when it comes to public speaking. Whether it is out of need for work, for an organization, or for our own benefit, there are steps we can take to improve and make our experience a more pleasant one.
One big step in the right direction is practice, practice, practice. Practice can keep us from getting rusty, whether it in front of a friend or in front of a mirror.

Here is a great 10 minute video detailing tips on improving your speaking skills. It definitely shows me how much room I have for improvement with my speaking skills-

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