Prepare your Audience for You and Your Presentation! Watch and Listen to Mine! Rock Concerts, Boxing Matches, and Las Vegas Headliners have a "WARM-UP ACT" precede them. If that act is a good one, the audience will be "primed and ready" for the speaker and will help to "jump start" the main event. All the Read More
I was WRONG!
A Large Audience is BETTER! Some consider the "Fear of Public Speaking" somewhat analogous to the "Fear of Heights." Example: I can stand on a stool, step stool, or folding ladder and have no fear. However, climbing an extension ladder that reaches the gutters on my two story home - I've done it, but don't enjoy it. Read More
Use PATTERN INTERRUPTS to . . .
• Keep Your Audience's Attention. • Make Them Receptive to Your Message. Your audience has the attention span of a gnat! Not only that, they are easily distracted by others in the audience, their phones, and a variety of things the speaker cannot control. A Pattern Interrupt is: something not expected and out of Read More
Use a DISCLAIMER to increase Audience Attention.
Transcript Fred Miller, “NO SWEAT Public Speaking!” Here’s a great way to hold your audience’s attention throughout your presentation. Start with a DISCLAIMER. Here’s one of mine: "We’re going to talk about Elevator Speeches and I’m going to show you my way. It works really, really well for me and lots of Read More
MY BACKSTORY: “Google Me!”
MY BACKSTORY “Google Me!” Here is my ‘BackStory’ of how I came to use, and suggest using, the phrase: “Google Me! Picture this: You’ve sent out resumes, or, if in business for yourself, proposals for projects. You’re making follow-up calls and typically, you're going to hear something like this: “I received your Read More
VOCAL CUES are . . .
Transcript Fred Miller, NO SWEAT Public Speaking! Let's talk about nonverbal communication. Specifically, VOCAL CUES. VOCAL CUES are all aspects of words including silence. Let's look at some of those. PRONUNCIATION: That's the extent to which we articulate words clearly and distinctly. Example: Read More
ON-DEMAND, Pre-Recorded Videos Are:
Changing the game for Coaches and Clients. TRANSCRIPT: Fred Miller, NO SWEAT Public Speaking! ON-DEMAND, Pre-Recorded Videos are changing the game for Coaches and Clients. YOU, the client . . . Can watch and listen to coaching lessons when, where, and on whatever device you choose. You can Stop - Rewind Read More
Want to be your BEST? Get . . .
COACHNG! The 2021 Summer Olympics are scheduled to start in July in Tokyo, Japan. Each individual and every team has been coached by the best trainers in their field. It is a rare athlete who reaches this level of skill on their own. It’s also true for the top achievers in many professions. There are acting coaches, Read More
A DISCLAIMER, early in your Presentation will . . .
Help Your Audience GET IT! If you deliver information an attendee doesn't agree with they may start to view you with a bit of disbelief. If this occurs several times, they might tune you, and your message, out completely. FREE InfoGraph: 17 Nuggets to Lessen The Fear of Public Speaking That's a shame because they might Read More
Asking early for “Lessons Learned” will . . .
Help Your Audience GET IT! Before taking questions and closing my presentations, I often asked the audience to share something they learned from my talk. Occasionally, very few hands were raised. That frustrated me because I knew I had presented a lot of great material. Why weren’t folks raising their hands? I Read More