oHere's a Great Tip: Don't Use Buzzwords! Transcript Fred Miller, “NO SWEAT Public Speaking!” Here's a great tip: Don't use buzzwords! Every industry, and I’ll bet yours, has buzzwords, acronyms, techno-speak. Don't use that! You don't impress people with words they don't know. You make them feel stupid! If they Read More
Speakers: THREE is MAGIC!
oTHREE gives Completeness! Transcript: Fred Miller, “NO SWEAT Public Speaking!” Speakers, there is something MAGIC about THREE! One for Emphasis: Video is a great way to practice a presentation. Two for Comparison: Black - white. Three: Completeness. I'm going to give you some examples in a moment. Four or more Read More
SMART BIZ SHOW: Jim and Jeff Interview Me!
oThe Consummate Business Interviewers: Listen. . . Jim Wright and Jeff Arthur, co-hosts of the nationally syndicated Smart Biz Show, ask the right questions and contribute their own experiences and expertise on the important business topic: Public Speaking and Presentation Skills. Topics discussed include: • Read More
Seven Reasons WHY People Have a Fear of Public Speaking
0The Fear of Public Speaking is consistently listed as one of the most common fears people have. It holds many back from reaching their potential. Let’s look at WHY so many have this fear. 1. Why Not! Think about it. Most of our conversations are one-on-one. Many are done on our phones where we don’t see the person we are Read More
The Goal of Your Presentation is. . .
The Same as ALL Communication: Verbal, Written, or Visual. 0You want the audience, as quickly as possible to - GET IT! (GET IT!: Completely understand the meaning of your message.) They may not agree with everything you say. They may not agree with anything. Unless they GET IT!, there can not be a discussion, or Read More
The AFTER-Duction: Write. . .
o Your Own! Transcript The Emcee’s last words are often Underwhelming. .. “Thanks for coming. Have a safe drive home.” “That can be improved!” AFTER Your Closing Have an AFTER-Duction. The AFTER-Duction Should be an Integral Part of Your Presentation The AFTER-Duction Is delivered by the Emcee. The Read More
“Man! I Like That Bow Tie!” Another. . .
o Great Back Story! - It's All about the Back Story! My daughter got married this past summer. The groom made a decision to wear a bow tie, and have his groomsmen do the same. These were “real” bow ties; not clip-ons or the kind that clasp around the neck and under the shirt collar. As the father of the bride, I Read More
It’s All About the. . .
BACK STORY! David Zamudio, Zamudio's Studio, is a gifted illustrator. I'm proud he did the illustrations in my first book, "NO SWEAT Public Speaking!" One of his most famous black charcoal on white stock drawings is The Lion of Judah. Not only is it a beautiful illustration, but it has a wonderful Back Story. The Read More
SPEAKERS: Questions about Questions. WHEN. . ?
0WHEN to Take Them? Questions about Questions - WHEN? from NO SWEAT Public Speaking! Q&A can be an important part of your presentation. But, WHEN is best? In your OPENING, tell the audience WHEN You'll Handle Questions. Four Choices #1 THROUGHOUT your presentation. OK if doing a Read More
Part II: Be Seen as an EXPERT! Build a. . .
0Three-Legged EXPERT Stool! (This post is a continuation of the previous post. The Audio is the combination of both posts.) Leg #2 - Writing The perception of someone who writes articles and books is they are an EXPERT! Just as a good Speaker's Talk must be Heard, and preferably seen, to be perceived as an EXPERT!, a Read More