THIS is One Smart App! * ChatGPT has been in the news recently - a lot! This app and others are dramatically changing many things. Here is the unedited summary it did on my book, "NO SWEAT Public Speaking!" I think it did a great job! "NO SWEAT Public Speaking!" is a comprehensive guide to public speaking, designed Read More
Common Mistakes Speakers Make
A "Presentation Without Mistakes" is a speaker's goal. That rarely happens. No speaker is perfect and even the most seasoned ones, who regularly stand before audiences, will make mistakes in their presentations. Being aware of what to avoid helps. Some of the most common ones are: Not preparing enough: Read More
VOCAL CUES Are Important Because . . .
They can help listeners understand the meaning of words and the intentions behind them. Vocal cues are aspects of speech that convey meaning or convey information about a speaker's attitudes, emotions, or intentions. These can include things like tone of voice, pronunciation, enunciation, pausing, volume, pitch, and pace 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
Speakers: Don’t Make These Three Mistakes
Transcript Fred Miller, “NO SWEAT Public Speaking!” Speakers: Don't make these three mistakes. Number One: Don't read your speech, especially in monotone. • It's very boring. Not the way to do it. Number Two: Don't use lots of bullet points and text. • No one comes to read your presentation. • And if they'll Read More
THREE Things NOT To Do With Your Hands When Speaking!
Transcript Fred Miller, NO SWEAT Public Speaking. Here are three things NOT to do with your hands when you're speaking. Number One: Do not point with your index finger. No one likes to be pointed at. Instead, gesture with your knuckle. Number Two: Be sure all the finger gestures you use are universally 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
If English is Not Your First Language . . .
Suggestions for making sure your audience GETS IT! First, and this goes for all speakers: Know your topic. Really know what you’ll be speaking about. You’ll never know everything, but know enough so you have "confidence in your competence" and the audience feels that self-assurance. Your nonverbal and Read More
My BEST Tip for Practicing is. . .
Record yourself:Video and Audio. Fred Miller, "NO SWEAT Public Speaking!" Here's my BEST Tip for practicing. Use Your iPad or computer! Record yourself: video and audio. Now, the first time you go back to it, turn the sound off. Just watch. Non-verbal communication trumps Read More
Elevator Speech: The Immediate Goal . . .
Should be Clarity and Understanding. Fred Miller, NO SWEAT Public Speaking. The Immediate Goal of your Elevator Speech should be Clarity and Understanding. Everyone who hears it should know exactly what you do. Then, they should be able to tell others exactly what you do with clarity and understand Read More