oIt Depends. . . President Obama is a master at using the teleprompter. I don't believe anyone does it better. He doesn't just "read" the words on the screen to his audiences. His inflections, varying cadence, gestures, body language, and facial expressions take his rhetorical skills to levels most never attain. He makes Read More
One of the Greatest Fears of Public Speaking is. . .
0"I've Got Nothing to Talk About!" "The audience probably knows way more than I do about the topic. If they don't fall asleep during my presentation, they'll be fidgeting, checking email, and looking at the clock, hoping I'll soon conclude." That is a major fear many have when it comes to public speaking. They are Read More
Practicing: Video Tips that. . .
oWork! Transcript Fred Miller, “NO SWEAT Public Speaking!” Here’s this week’s post. If you want to become a better speaker, these are my two best tips: 1. Practice - Practice - Practice. 2. Speak - Speak - Speak. And here's a wonderful practice tip. I got it from Mark Brown. Mark Brown won the 1995 Toastmasters Read More
Slide Basics: Dos and. . .
oDon'ts! Transcript Fred Miller, “NO SWEAT Public Speaking!” This video is about Slide Basics: Dos and Don’ts! The bottom line with all communication; verbal, written, or visual, is all the same. We want the recipients, as quickly as possible, to GET IT! They may not agree with everything you say. They may not Read More
Speakers: Authenticity Connects. . .
0You to Your Audience! WE'RE IN THE ELECTION SEASON! Candidates are debating and delivering speeches. Speakers can learn from comments like these: • "He's Authentic." • "She's scripted, and not Authentic." • "That candidate is connecting with me." • "I have no confidence in them." • "I trust them." • "They Read More
Speakers, My 2016 New Year’s Resolutions are. . .
0It's That Time of the Year! Here are My 2016 Resolutions. What are Yours? #1. Prepare and Practice for each Presentation even if I've given it 100+ times. It might be the umpteenth time I've delivered it, but it's the first time most of the audience have heard it. The size of the audience doesn't matter. I 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
VIDEO Allows YOU to See and Hear Yourself as. . .
0Others See and Hear You! Knowing you want to improve your public speaking and presentation skills, I suggest taking a video of yourself practicing or delivering a presentation. Then view it critically. Video is Powerful! You may think you’re doing something lousy or really good, but seeing and hearing will allow you Read More