0Not Necessary! If you're in a marching band, you better be in step with your fellow band members. If you are in a play, chorus, or orchestra and forget your lines, the song, or play your instrument at the wrong time - you're in a bad place! When delivering a presentation, it's an entirely different story. No one, Read More
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Speakers: STOP Doing. . .
oThese Things! Many speakers, even experienced ones, do things they should STOP. Here are some of them. STOP Using Buzz Words, Acronyms, or Techno-Speak. • You don't impress people with words they don't know. You'll lose them! • No one likes to feel stupid. • We see the emperor with no clothes, but no one Read More
Gems for Your Slide Presentation
0Why should you consider using Slides in your presentations? Slides are a prop. People attending your talk will look and listen to you and see your props. These can increase the quality of your presentation and reach your goal of having the audience GET IT! Here’s why: Your audience has three main styles of Read More
The One-on-One Elevator Speech. . .
oCan Be Challenging! We’re familiar with the Elevator Speech. It's delivered at a Networking Event, Social Function, or Seminar. The leader announces, “Before we get started, let’s go around the room. When it’s your turn; stand up, tell us who you are and what you do. Give us your Elevator Speech.” That is a “Speaking Read More
We Cannot Multitask!
oWe Can't Do Two Things at Once! Transcript Fred Miller, “NO SWEAT Public Speaking!” Here's this week’s post. We Cannot Multitask! We can't do two things at once. That's why, if you use bullet points, the people are going to miss your message. Nobody came to your presentation to read your speech. And if they’re Read More
Happy New Year! If You’re Like a Lot of People. . .
o You’ve made a New Year's resolution to Improve your Public Speaking and Presentation Skills. Transcript Fred Miller, “NO SWEAT Public Speaking!” Happy New Year! If you're like a lot of people, you’ve made a New Year's resolution to improve your Public Speaking and Presentation Skills. You’ve done that because you 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
DELETE Distractions in Your Presentation. . .
0Increase the Odds Your Audience GETS IT! Let’s start with two facts relevant to presentations: 1. The Goal of all Communication: Verbal, Written, or Visual is the same. We want the recipient(s), as quickly as possible to - GET IT! They may not agree with everything we say. They may not agree with Read More
Audience Instructions: Better Audience = Better Speaker!
o Better Audience = Better Speaker Audience Instructions: Better Audience = Better Speaker! Arrival Be at the venue well ahead of time. Find your seat and sit down. Arriving late is disruptive to the speaker and audience. For a Successful Presentation. There are specific things the Speaker must do. There are Read More
Your Introduction – Write Your Own!
oYour Introduction: Write Your Own! The Introduction is an Integral Part of Your Presentation. The Introduction Sets the Stage for the Presenter. The Introduction is the Speaker's Responsibility to write. The Introduction should be delivered by the Emcee as if They wrote it! The Introduction is NOT Your Bio! Read More