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
Developing A Presentation/Speech
BACKSTORY: Much Better Zoom Presenter
BACKSTORY Much Better Zoom Presenter Here is the ‘BackStory’ of how I became a Much Better Zoom Presenter. In spring 2020 my wife and I were in South Africa. Covid was spreading quickly and forced us to cut our travel plans. We returned home on March 17th. The world we left was not the one we returned to! The Read More
VOCAL CUES are . . .
Transcript Fred Miller, NO SWEAT Public Speaking! Let's talk about nonverbal communication. Specifically, VOCAL CUES. VOCAL CUES are all aspects of words including silence. Let's look at some of those. PRONUNCIATION: That's the extent to which we articulate words clearly and distinctly. Example: Read More
BACKGROUNDS are Important!
Transcript 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 Read More
Critiquing Speakers: A Great Way To . . .
Improve Your Presentations! Recently, I attended an event hosted by the St. Louis Speaker Series. Since 1998, the speakers have been some of the world’s most celebrated and influential personalities of our time, a virtual Who’s Who of National and global figures - heads of state, political leaders, newsmakers, Read More
Question: WHAT Topic To Speak About?
That question, "WHAT topic should I speak about?" comes up often. Sometimes, it's an easy answer: If it's job-related, the subject matter may have already been chosen by a manager or program director. If that's the case, have a conversation with them and, together, list bullet points you agree should be Read More
A DISCLAIMER, early in your Presentation will . . .
Help Your Audience GET IT! If you deliver information an attendee doesn't agree with they may start to view you with a bit of disbelief. If this occurs several times, they might tune you, and your message, out completely. FREE InfoGraph: 17 Nuggets to Lessen The Fear of Public Speaking That's a shame because they might Read More
Asking early for “Lessons Learned” will . . .
Help Your Audience GET IT! Before taking questions and closing my presentations, I often asked the audience to share something they learned from my talk. Occasionally, very few hands were raised. That frustrated me because I knew I had presented a lot of great material. Why weren’t folks raising their hands? I Read More
The Laws of Presentation
To be successful in delivering outstanding presentations, there are Very Specific Laws that apply. These are not suggestions! The following Laws of Presentation are tested, proven, and essential if you want to have a high quality talk. Read them - Study them - Apply them! Know your "Stuff!" This is the first Read More
Great Presentations include a BACKSTORY . . .
It’s All About the Backstory. You have a story, don’t you? Rarely, when asking this to students, seminar attendees, and clients, do I not immediately see a twinkle in their eye. That non-verbal communication is saying things like: If you only knew! or Absolutely, and I need to write a book. and sometimes Read More