Grab your Audience's Attention and are Memorable. This video is one of Mine! A Pattern Interrupt is: something unexpected that grabs the attention of people who were probably expecting something much different. Many Elevator Speeches contain verbiage like: "I help people . . . " "I work with companies . . Read More
A “WARM-UP ACT!” will . . .
Prepare your Audience for You and Your Presentation! Watch and Listen to Mine! Rock Concerts, Boxing Matches, and Las Vegas Headliners have a "WARM-UP ACT" precede them. If that act is a good one, the audience will be "primed and ready" for the speaker and will help to "jump start" the main event. All the Read More
I was WRONG!
A Large Audience is BETTER! Some consider the "Fear of Public Speaking" somewhat analogous to the "Fear of Heights." Example: I can stand on a stool, step stool, or folding ladder and have no fear. However, climbing an extension ladder that reaches the gutters on my two story home - I've done it, but don't enjoy it. Read More
The ULTIMATE GOAL of your ELEVATOR SPEECH
Transcript Fred Miller, NO SWEAT Public Speaking! Let's talk about the Ultimate Goal of your Elevator Speech. That goal is to have a conversation, like these guys! Have a conversation with someone who has a real desire to possibly purchase your product or service. They want to know things like: What does it Read More
Elevator Speech Guidelines!
Transcript Fred Miller, NO SWEAT Public Speaking! Here are some Guidelines for a great Elevator Speech. Number one: NO Selling! Selling, if it is to occur, occurs later. An Elevator Speech is for sorting and sifting. And for to do that well, It must be clear, concise, and consistent. Clear: If someone hearing it Read More
Deb Gaut, Tiny Sparks Big Flames, Interviews ME!
Red Pencils and Bucket Lists with Fred Miller Description This lively, informative interview features Fred Miller, a compelling speaker, writer, and international coach. Fred is the author of five popular books in his No Sweat Public Speaking series. In this episode, Deb Read More
My ULTIMATE Elevator Speech Template!
Build Your Elevator Speech, Floor-by-Floor, with - NO SWEAT! Transcript Fred Miller, "NO SWEAT Public Speaking!" I'm going to give you my Ultimate Elevator Speech. Let's get in the Elevator! Now, we're going to take this one floor at a time. 1st Floor: I'm Fred Miller. 2nd Read More
Use PATTERN INTERRUPTS to . . .
• Keep Your Audience's Attention. • Make Them Receptive to Your Message. Your audience has the attention span of a gnat! Not only that, they are easily distracted by others in the audience, their phones, and a variety of things the speaker cannot control. A Pattern Interrupt is: something not expected and out of Read More
Use a DISCLAIMER to increase Audience Attention.
Transcript Fred Miller, “NO SWEAT Public Speaking!” Here’s a great way to hold your audience’s attention throughout your presentation. Start with a DISCLAIMER. Here’s one of mine: "We’re going to talk about Elevator Speeches and I’m going to show you my way. It works really, really well for me and lots of Read More
BETTER VIDEO: Three Things To Do!
Transcript Fred Miller, NO SWEAT Public Speaking! Here are three ways to make your video better. Whether you're doing your own videos or you're on zoom call. Number One: SOUND! People will watch bad video, they won't listen to bad audio. Get a microphone that's a good one. This is Read More