STORIES! Fred Miller, NO SWEAT Public Speaking. This is what I use to develop presentations – FREE Speaker's Template! It's ALL About The STORIES! Nancy Duarte says, "Personal Stories are the emotional glue that connect your audience to your message." We all have Stories and I want to prove that to you with Read More
Laws of Presentation: THREE . . .
Important Ones! Fred Miller, NO SWEAT Public Speaking. FREE “Speaker's Self-Scoring Skills Assessment Tool” HERE There are many Laws of Presentation. Here are THREE of the most important ones: Number One – Be Audience Centered. It's all about the audience. No one came to see and hear you. It's all about the Read More
Here’s a Great Tip for Practicing.
Here's a Great Tip for Practicing. Fred Miller, "NO SWEAT Public Speaking!" Here's a great tip for practicing. Use Your iPad! Record yourself: video and audio. Now, the first time you go back to it, turn the sound off. Just watch. Non-verbal communication trumps verbal. Are you leaning? Are your eyeballs Read More
Eye Contact: LOOK at . . .
These Suggestions! Making Eye Contact with your audience is one of the non-verbal elements of communication for delivering a great presentation. Making that connection with individuals in the audience shows "confidence in your competence" and "honesty." When Presenting Find a Friendly Face There are people watching Read More
CBS / KMOX Interview with Fred Miller
C-Speak: The Language Of Executives In this CBS/KMOX C-Speak Podcast, Mark Reardon, KMOX, and Michael Scully, regional president of PNC Bank, interview Fred Miller, author of “NO SWEAT Public Speaking.” In this interview, Miller explains the importance of being able to confidently speak in public and the impact it can Read More
Practice the STICKY SPOTS . . .
of your Presentation. It’s human nature to do what we like, do well, and avoid things that make us uncomfortable. This applies to practicing a presentation, also. There are parts of our talk we crush. Each time we deliver them, we own the audience! Their responses give us energy, confidence, and inflate our ego. When we Read More
Lessons from Coaching Clients. . .
Are Worth Sharing! I've been coaching a long time and always learn from those who hire me. The following lessons from clients helped me, and will benefit you, also. Lesson One: You are much better than you think you are. Many, when we first talk, think their presentations are poor. They talk about their fear of Read More
Practicing Is Not Optional If. . .
You Want to Give a Great Presentation! Think about this: • Football teams hold scrimmages. • Baseball players go to summer camp. • Musicians, dancers, and singers continually rehearse. • Attorneys work on their closing statements. • Surgeons train before operating. Why would anyone think they could deliver a Read More
Jim McCraigh, The Consultants Connection, Interviews. . .
Me! Jim McCraigh is the founder of The Consultants Connection, a professional group he formed to help consultants get more clients. His Consultant’s Connection Group was created so coaches and consultants could get fresh perspectives on getting new clients in today’s world of crazy-busy prospects. In his forum, Read More
Speakers: NOW, There ARE Apps. . .
0For THAT! Over five years ago, I wrote a post, "There's NO App for That!" Things change. NOW, there ARE apps for THAT and MORE. . . For Developing, Practicing, and Delivering. . . Mind Mapping is the "Swiss Army Knife for the Brain!" It is a non-linear, visual, brainstorming tool that can be used for Read More