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 World Championship Speech Contest. It’s a great tip!
Video! What I’m doing right here!
Get an iPad or your computer and make a video of your presentation.
Now, here’s the best part of Mark’s tip. The First Time you use that video, turn off the sound. Just watch. Nonverbal communication trumps verbal. We believe what we see.
The Second Time you use it, either turn the iPad around or turn your back and just listen. You will hear things that you would’ve heard if you were watching. Maybe some ahs, errs (smack, smack, smack). Things like that. Filler words, distractions.
Third Time – watch and listen! You will see and hear what the audience sees and hears.
But, there’s a Fourth Thing to do. Get someone to watch and listen with you. We all have blind spots. We can’t see and hear everything the audience will see and hear. Get their advice.
And then, repeat. Take that great advice – do the video, again. Practice – Practice – Practice. Video it. Repeat, repeat, repeat.
This stuff works!
Till next time, this is Fred Miller – “NO SWEAT Public Speaking!
About the Author
Fred E. Miller is a speaker, a coach, and the author of the book,
“NO SWEAT Public Speaking!” and “NO SWEAT Elevator Speech!”
Businesses, Individuals, and Organizations hire him because they want to improve their
Networking, Public Speaking, and Presentation Skills.
They do this because they know:
Speaking Opportunities are Business, Career, and Leadership Opportunities.
They also know:
We perceive really great speakers to be Experts, and we like to work with Experts.
He shows them how to:
Develop, Practice, and Deliver ‘Knock Your Socks Off Presentations!’ with –
- Keynote Speaker
- Workshop Facilitator
- Breakout Sessions
- Public Speaking and Presentation Coaching
- Lessening The Fear of Public Speaking with – NO SWEAT!
- Crafting Your Elevator Speech, Floor by Floor with – NO SWEAT!
- Speaking Opportunities are Business, Career, and Leadership Opportunities.
- We are All Self-Employed!
Fred E. Miller