oThese Things! Many speakers, even experienced ones, do things they should STOP. Here are some of them. STOP Using Buzz Words, Acronyms, or Techno-Speak. • You don't impress people with words they don't know. You'll lose them! • No one likes to feel stupid. • We see the emperor with no clothes, but no one Read More
No Sweat Public Speaking! Podcast
Gems for Your Slide Presentation
0Why should you consider using Slides in your presentations? Slides are a prop. People attending your talk will look and listen to you and see your props. These can increase the quality of your presentation and reach your goal of having the audience GET IT! Here’s why: Your audience has three main styles of Read More
The One-on-One Elevator Speech. . .
oCan Be Challenging! We’re familiar with the Elevator Speech. It's delivered at a Networking Event, Social Function, or Seminar. The leader announces, “Before we get started, let’s go around the room. When it’s your turn; stand up, tell us who you are and what you do. Give us your Elevator Speech.” That is a “Speaking Read More
We Cannot Multitask!
oWe Can't Do Two Things at Once! Transcript Fred Miller, “NO SWEAT Public Speaking!” Here's this week’s post. We Cannot Multitask! We can't do two things at once. That's why, if you use bullet points, the people are going to miss your message. Nobody came to your presentation to read your speech. And if they’re Read More
Happy New Year! If You’re Like a Lot of People. . .
o You’ve made a New Year's resolution to Improve your Public Speaking and Presentation Skills. Transcript Fred Miller, “NO SWEAT Public Speaking!” Happy New Year! If you're like a lot of people, you’ve made a New Year's resolution to improve your Public Speaking and Presentation Skills. You’ve done that because you Read More
The Formula for the Body of a Speech is. . .
oMake Points and Support Them with Stories. Transcript Fred Miller, “NO SWEAT Public Speaking!” The formula for the body of your speech is: make several points, tell stories to reinforce those points. Personal stories if possible. One of the fears people have of Public Speaking is, “I've got nothing to talk. What Read More
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
FOUR Reasons to Hire a Public Speaking / Presentation Coach and. . .
o Four Reasons It’s a Great Investment! Athletes have coaches. Actors have directors. Business people have mentors. Bottom line: no matter what skill you want to improve, you can get it to a higher level quicker by hiring a professional coach. This definitely applies to improving your public speaking and presentation Read More
Six Rules for Q&A
0 Not done correctly, the Q&A Session of your presentation can destroy an otherwise excellent talk. Don't let that happen! Done correctly, the Q&A Session can add value to your presentation. It's an opportunity to connect directly with the audience, demonstrate you know your topic in depth, and are skillful at Read More
Business Innovators Interviews Fred Miller!
0 Stewart Andrew Alexander recently interviewed me about my mantra, "Speaking Opportunities are Business, Career, and Leadership Opportunities!" Stewart is an excellent interviewer and the consummate host! Stewart Andrew Alexander is a Digital Media Strategist, Contributing Writer for Small Business Trendsetters, and Read More