Transcript Fred Miller, "NO SWEAT Public Speaking!" Here are three things NOT to do with eye contact. Number One: Don't stare. No one likes to be stared at. It makes them feel very uneasy. Number Two: Don't be a searchlight - going like this. Do not do that. What you want to do is: • Looks at someone, finish a Read More
When in the Audience, I promise to . . .
Do the following, because Better Audience = Better Speaker = Better Experience for All! (If your audience could use these "Suggestions." HERE is a PDF the event planner can distribute.) Arrival I will arrive well ahead of time. I'll know where the building is located. I'll allow time for parking, finding the Read More
8 Habits of Highly Successful Speakers
Here are 8 Habits of Highly Successful Speakers. Read them - Understand them - Practice them! 1. Know your topic. You’ll never know everything, but have enough knowledge so you have "confidence in your competence." 2. Know your audience. What is their understanding of your topic? Know the diversity of Read More
THREE-THREE-THREE: Why? Why? Why?
Transcript Fred Miller, NO SWEAT Public Speaking! Why use THREE? Use THREE because it adds completeness to your message. Your audience can't remember more than three or four things. Use One for emphasis. Use Two for comparison. Use THREE for completeness. Four or more for a list. Here are some Read More
Do NOT Ask Your Audience to . . .
Multitask! Transcript Fred Miller, NO SWEAT Public Speaking. Do NOT ask your audience to multitask. Multitasking cannot be done: If they're looking at your slides and reading bullet points- They are not watching and listening to you. If they are using one of your handouts and working on it - Read More
To Improve Public Speaking and Presentation Skills . . .
Practice! - Practice! - Practice! Speak! - Speak! - Speak! You can read books, watch videos, take public speaking classes, and join Toastmasters. These activities will help you learn the components, parts, and elements of great presentations. They will teach you about: Content and delivery. The importance of Read More
SPEAKING can be your SUPER POWER!
Speaking can be your SUPER POWER! Are you "Speaking"? If not, doing so could become your SUPER POWER and do SUPER THINGS for your business, career, and self-esteem. "Speaking" is not just giving formal presentations. It also includes: Leading a meeting. Participating in a discussion. Asking questions in Read More
Writing Can Make You . . .
A Better Speaker! One of the Best Pieces of Advice I was ever given about becoming a speaker was to WRITE! I was correctly told, "Content is King!" Write lots and lots of great content! As you write, the knowledge of your subject matter grows. Eventually you become an EXPERT! That's a worthy goal because: • We Read More
Build a MASTER SLIDE DECK with Modules For . . .
Future Presentations. Develop a "Signature Presentation." This should be one you can deliver to target audiences. Whatever the topic, develop one that will appeal to as many individuals as possible. Doing this will expand your possible "Speaking Opportunities." One result of this "Signature Presentation" will be a Read More
Spreadsheets On Slides . . .
REALLY? If Bullet Points can Kill a presentation, asking your audience to read Data on a spreadsheet is a Massacre! Sometimes it is necessary and important to talk about sales trends, costs, and other "statistical movements." For a number of reasons, showing full screen spreadsheets with many columns and rows will Read More