Zooming? Get a good Checklist first! CLICK HERE Transcript Fred Miller, "NO SWEAT Public Speaking!" Let's talk about one of my pet peeves on zoom - Backgrounds! Now this one, this is pretty good. It looks like a microphone. It'd be appropriate for me. I speak, coach, and write about networking, public speaking, Read More
Developing A Presentation/Speech
Virtual Video Meetings:
Challenges and Opportunities
Many meetings, conferences, and seminars are now on-line. These virtual gatherings are very different from in-person, live events. Attending can be challenging. Presenting can be extremely challenging, but it can lead to New OPPORTUNITIES! Get this ZOOM CHECKLIST for yourself and attendees. The Challenges. Lots Read More
Habits of a TERRIBLE Zoom Presenter
Even to those of us used to presenting to in-person audiences, virtual platforms like ZOOM present challenges. If you’re called on to present virtually and don’t correctly prepare for your "Speaking Opportunity!" I guarantee you will bomb! DON’T DO these things and you could become a TERRIBLE Zoom Presenter! Update Read More
Let me tell you a . . .
Story! The body of a presentation consists of facts, and stories supporting those facts. A Story, in this context, is a description designed to interest, amuse, or instruct the audience. Narratives are excellent for clarifying messages because those hearing them go into the hard drive of their brains and find files Read More
The Bookends of a Speech Are . . .
The Opening and Closing. The Law of Primacy and Recency says the audience best remembers the first and last things you, the speaker, say and do. This is crucial for the goal of having those attending your presentation GET IT! GETTING IT! is the goal of all communication; verbal, written, or visual. The audience may not Read More
Use THREE Because . . .
It gives COMPLETENESS. Throughout history, the number THREE has been used in a variety of important ways. Three blind mice. Three strikes – you’re out! Ready – Aim – Fire! The third time is the charm. The Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost. I came, I saw, I conquered. Good – Better – Best! Low Read More
MUTE and STOP VIDEO for better . . .
Video Meeting Presentations. Zoom and other video meeting platforms: are fantastic to have in a Covid world where in-person gatherings have been put on hold for many. Being able to see and speak with people over a large geographic area at the same time presents expanded opportunities and - Challenges! I’m a presenter. Read More
ALWAYS Write Your INTRODUCTION!
The speaker's INTRODUCTION, in person or virtually, is important! It is an integral part of a presentation. It is the presenter's responsibility to write it. The emcee should read it as if they wrote it. Too often, that person will grab your bio from the internet and edit it for introducing you. Usually it has nothing Read More
A Sales Presentation is a . . .
Speaking Opportunity! "Speaking Opportunities are Business, Career, and Leadership Opportunities!" Fred E. Miller Make the Most of It! Include the following in your sales presentation. Have someone INTRODUCE you. Your Introduction tells people why you are giving the sales presentation. It is your Read More
The Ultimate Leadership Podcast Video Edition: Chris Cebollero Interviews Me!
Chris Cebollero, The Ultimate Leadership Podcast, is the consummate interviewer. This time he asks about improving Video Meetings. This is the new norm and will be with us for the foreseeable future. It is much different than gathering in person. Knowing this and making necessary adjustments is paramount to having great Read More