My BACKSTORY “NO SWEAT Elevator Speech!” Here is the ‘BackStory’ of how I came to develop Elevator Speeches for myself and others, and write the best selling book: “NO SWEAT Elevator Speech!” Bill Prenatt, the founder of 'EXPERTS for Entrepreneurs', approached me at a meeting and said, “Fred, You’re our Public Read More
Improve Your Speaking: Write, Podcast, and Video Yourself
"Speaking Opportunities are Business, Career, and Leadership Opportunities!" Want to be a better speaker? Do These Three Things! 1. Write! That’s correct, write! Blog regularly, a minimum of 300 words, at least every other week. "Content is King!" You'll learn something each time you write a post. The information Read More
Effective Presentation Tips with Fred Miller, NO SWEAT Public Speaking!
Edwin Dearborn, Growth Driven, Interviews Me for Presentation Tips! Transcript Edwin Hey, this is Edwin Dearborn, another edition of Growth Driven, where we bring to you insights and experts about various topics in business to help you grow . And today, I have with me, Fred Miller, and we're going to Read More
Elevator Speech: Stay . . .
In Your Lane! Be Specific about: Who you are and What you do. Like me, I'll bet you've been to networking events where people are telling the group, "Who they are and What they do?" They are delivering Elevator Speeches. FREE Elevator Speech Template and Worksheet Many struggle with this mini-infomercial. In our Read More
Elevator Speech Test: Does Yours Pass?
If you attend in-person or virtual networking events, social functions, or seminars, one question usually asked is: "Who are you and what do you do? Give us your Elevator Speech." This is an important question and you want to have a great response. How do you know if you have an exceptional one? Here is the Read More
Great Elevator Speeches Build . . .
Great Elevator Speeches: Build Reputations and Grow Businesses. Specific Criteria For Them: Clear - Concise - Consistent. For similar audiences it must be exactly the same or people will be confused. Mixed messages are eventually ignored. Use Simple, Easily Understood Read More
Alliteration – Alliteration – Alliteration: Add . .
The "Magic of Three" to help the audience GET IT! In literature, Alliteration is the conspicuous repetition of identical initial consonant sounds in successive or closely associated syllables within a group of words, even those spelled differently. As a method of linking words for effect, alliteration is also called head Read More
Virtual Video Meeting Tip: BACKGROUND
In a virtual video event, the BACKGROUND is the second thing we see when entering one of these meetings. The first thing we look at is faces. We want to see who else is attending. Assuming the person isn’t wearing a shirt with a wild pattern or a crazy hat, the next thing to catch our eyes is the BACKGROUND of the Read More
With Virtual Video Meetings:
Everyone is in the Front Row!
Accept It. - Understand It. Make It Work! It will be a while, perhaps a long while, before audiences gather in large auditoriums to see and hear a speaker. Now, we meet "virtually." A different mindset and new skills are needed for attending, participating in, or leading one of these events. In a conventional Read More
An Important Elevator Speech Goal is . . .
Transcript Fred Miller, NO SWEAT Public Speaking. One of the most important goals of your elevator speech should be that anyone hearing it can tell someone else what you do. To do that, that elevator speech has to be clear, concise, and consistent. If it's not clear, how are they going to explain it to someone Read More