BACKGROUNDS are Important!

Fred Miller, NO SWEAT Public Speaking!

I’ll bet this video’s getting your attention, isn’t it?

Black and white, old movie. That’s why I did it!

Too many times, especially when we’re on zoom we lose the attention of the audience.
We have the attention span of a gnat anyway, so it’s little things like this that will get the
audience’s attention.

Let’s talk about a few more.

Well, you can see who I left to make this video.
I’ll be right back, Joey.
Practice – Practice – Practice!
Getting pretty good.
Uses a teleprompter, but that’s okay.

Now, a background like this got your attention, didn’t it?
It looks like I’m in Washington, like I’m in front of the White House.

Here’s more.
You can see where I am now.
Wow! I’m sorry.
I don’t see your name up here.
But you’re young.
You’ve got plenty of time.
You can still make it up here.

Pretty hot here!
I don’t know why I’m here.
I don’t know why I’m here.
I’m, I’m in the wrong place.
I’m leaving now very quickly!

I’m sure glad to get out of that heat.
That was rough.
This is a cool background.
But maybe it’s too cool.
It’s moving.
You’re distracted.

We should be concentrating on the messenger, the person speaking.
Everything else is a distraction.
And we cannot multitask!

I’ve got a lot more to say about backgrounds and all other elements of communication and presentations online and in person.

Check my site: NoSweatPublic and email me: with your comments.

Till next time this is Fred Miller, NO SWEAT Public Speaking!


Three ways to keep the attention of your audience.

About the Author
Fred E. Miller is a speaker, an international coach, and the author of the books,
“NO SWEAT Public Speaking!” and
“NO SWEAT Elevator Speech!”

Businesses, Individuals, and Organizations hire him because they want to improve their Networking, Public Speaking, and Presentation Skills.

They do this because they know:
Speaking Opportunities are Business, Career, and Leadership Opportunities.

They also know:
We perceive really great speakers to be Experts. We like to work with Experts.

He shows them how to: Develop, Practice, and Deliver Fantastic Presentations! with – NO SWEAT!



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