A For Anyone Wanting to Improve Their Public Speaking and Presentation Skills these are Must Reads! I am a Speaker, a Coach, and an Author. I'm also a Reader! By reading great books on Public Speaking and Presentation Skills, I've immensely increased my knowledge of my craft, and improved my presentations! I've Read More
Practice: Do You Think Great Olympic Athletes Just. . .
D "Showed Up" for the Game, Match, or Meet? - NO WAY! For many at that level, it had been eight hour days, six days a week, working out and practicing their sport - for years! All serious athletes do the same: Practice - Practice - Practice. What about serious musicians, singers, and actors? Does anyone think they Read More
Speakers: Keep Your Audience’s Attention by. . .
S Doing Things that Get Them Involved In Your Presentation! Audiences have short attention spans. If they're not paying attention to you, the speaker, they'll never GET IT! GETTING IT!, i.e. understanding the message, is the goal of all communication; verbal, written, or visual. It's your job, as the presenter, to Read More
Are You a Good Speaker? Well, Good isn’t Good Enough!
A Good Speaker! You want to be a Great Speaker! Who wants Good? I don't! Do you want: Good coffee, a Good meal, or a Good spouse? NO! You want: A Great cup of coffee, a Fabulous meal, and an Incredible spouse - Correct! Let's Look at Speakers: Many are Not Very Good. Who wants to waste time watching Read More
Speakers: Tips and Advice for Presenting Information
P Presenting Information Guest Post: Christina Appleworth Presenting information can be difficult, particularly if you have to communicate technical data or complex ideas in a short time frame. Going overboard with the amount of information presented can result in problems with audiences losing interest or being Read More
Your Elevator Speech: The Goal is Very Different. . .
G For Groups vs. Face-To-Face An Elevator Speech has two distinct audiences . 1. Groups. 2. Individuals in a Face-To-Face Meeting. Both have Time as a major consideration. The Group Scenario usually goes like this: You're attending a business event, social function, or seminar. To get things going the leader Read More
Our NonVerbal Communication is Both. . .
O Voluntary and Involuntary NonVerbal Communication Trumps Verbal Communication. NonVerbal Communication conveys our message Visually to our audiences. This is important because over 50% of them are Visual Learners. What they see, they believe! If there is inconsistency in a presentation, the NonVerbal messages an Read More
Do You AVOID Speaking Opportunities?
Avoid If so, YOU ARE MISSING: Business, Career and Leadership Opportunities! The Fear of Public Speaking holds many back from reaching their potential; personally and professionally. This Doesn't have to be! FACT: We perceive really good speakers as Experts! Perception is reality, and we like to work with Experts - Read More
Speakers: Give your audience a FREE GIFT and. . .
Gift Grow Your Database! Your Database is one the most important things your business owns! It should contain the latest contact information on: clients, prospects, associates, suppliers, and "high influencers" in your field of expertise. Building, and continually updating it, should be a top priority. One good way Read More
A Great Presentation is like a Delicious Cake!
Rec There is a Specific Recipe that when followed, produces the super results you desire! A sumptuous cake, or for that matter, meal, doesn't come about by accident! There are specific amounts of specific ingredients, added at specific times, in a specific manner that lead to mouth watering desserts and foods! A Read More