The P-A-U-S-E A Major Element of Verbal CommunicationThe Pause Question: What if my entire Post was written like the Title? How long could you read it and what would you understand? Answer: Not Long and Not Much! The same applies to your audience if you Talk, Talk, Talk and don't P-A-U-S-E. The people
Virtual Presentations Present Challenges Verbal Presentation Challenges GoToMeeting.com, WebEx.com and similar products, feature the ability to hold meetings, webinars, and training over the internet. These tools have amazing benefits for participants and the presenter(s). They allow many people, from different
Have a "Subtle Little Difference." Chapman’s Ice Cream was once a St. Louis tradition. They were famous for their advertising campaign that stated there was a “subtle little difference” in Chapman’s Ice Cream that "made all the difference!" This same philosophy can be applied to your presentations. It's the "subtle
Handling Questions Here Are Answers Tell the audience, in your Opening, how you will be handling questions. Options are: Throughout the presentation. After presenting specific components of the talk. Before your Conclusion. Don't take questions after Closing your presentation. The Closing
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My Presentation Was So Good, There Are No Questions - Correct? Don't bet on it! Many people are shy, and your audience may be full of people who want to ask something, but don't want to be the first to raise their hand. Some are concerned about asking a question that you covered well, and they
Time to Answer Questions: It's Not the Last Thing to Do First of all, you may not have a Question and Answer Session as part of your presentation. It may not be necessary or appropriate. Possibly, the answer to any questions the audience might have is to see you after the talk, or email you their questions. This
If you 'hand out' Handouts as the audience is getting seated, they'll be looking at your brochure, fact sheet, contact information, etc., while you're giving your presentation. This can be as bad as having the door to a noisy kitchen open or the the lights go out as you're demonstrating something. A speech is always