Episode 039 — Skip the Gimmicks and Repeat Yourself

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2-Minute Tip: Skip the Gimmicks


Original ideas in a presentation are fun, but don’t confuse originality with gimmickry. A gimmick is often more about the ego of the presenter who wants to show off how clever they are. It becomes more about the speaker’s ego and less about the message or the audience.


Post-Tip Discussion: Repeat Yourself


Repetition is a powerful tool. We see it in annoying ads, in great product announcements, in political speech, and more.


Repetition helps with knowledge retention.


Repetition helps with audience persuasion.


Repetition helps with audience engagement.


A speaker who can intelligently deploy repetition has the use of a powerful tool.


Call To Action


  • What are your thoughts on repetition in public speaking? Let us know below.
  • Think about ways you can use more repetition in your presentations.
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  • Avoid special gimmicks in your presentations.
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