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
Speakers, There’s NO App for That!
AP You Gotta Do It Yourself!. . .and You Should Want To! There's NO App to download that will make you a Great Speaker and lessen the Fear of Public Speaking. Because of the Fear of Public Speaking, many in leadership positions pass on taking and making Speaking Opportunities and delegate the task to others. That's Read More
Speakers: The Last Thing you do, will be. . .
Speakers The First Thing the Audience will Remember! The Law of Primacy and Recency states: The First and Last Things your audience hears and sees, will probably be remembered more than anything else in your presentation. Of the two, the Closing will be better recalled. Knowing that Law is important for several Read More
Speakers: Be Prepared – “STUFF” HAPPENS!
It's a Given - When a Speaker, "STUFF" Happens, and You Best be Prepared! STUFF And the "STUFF" can happen in many ways. Venue: Always try to scope out the room, building, and parking areas where you'll be presenting before the presentation. Going a few days beforehand may not cut it because the arrangement you saw Read More
Your Elevator Speech is a Mini-Presentation
Here's mine. What's yours? Your Elevator Speech is a Mini-Presentation CLICK to ENLARGE - Read from Bottom > Top If you attend Networking Events, you've been asked to deliver an Elevator Speech - Correct? You should also have one in your hip pocket for those times when people ask, "What do you Read More
Nonverbal Communication Trumps. . .
NonVerbal Communication Trumps Verbal Communication The guy on the right says, "I'm really excited to have the opportunity to speak to you today." Do you believe him? I imagine your answer is, "No!" A Presentation has two Components: Content Delivery Experts agree: Delivery is far more important than Read More
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If You Want to Improve Your Craft, Bookmark this Site! If you’re a regular reader of my blog, and I hope you are, then you’re interested in information that will help you become a better Speaker/Presenter. There is a great amount of advice and information on the net. One of the places got to regularly to learn more about Read More
More Scoops of Chapman’s Ice Cream that. . .
Make "Subtle Little Differences!" As stated in a previous Post, Chapman’s Ice Cream was famous for their advertising campaign that stated there was a “subtle little difference” in their product that “made all the difference!” Apply that philosophy to your presentations. Here are more “subtle little differences” you Read More
If You BOMB, Take a Lesson from my Grandson!
If You BOMB Pull Yourself Up, and Try, Again! My grandson, Carson, just turned one. He's not quite walking, but he sure is trying. He won't give up, and I expect we'll see videos of those first solo steps very soon. As I watched him, I'm reminded of lessons that apply to learning how to be a great speaker. If Read More
If YOU are in the Audience, PLEASE Learn By Observing and Listening
Learn by Observing and Listening A good speaker can become a better one by watching others speak. Follow these suggestions the next time you are in the audience. Turn OFF your cell phone. Practice active listening. Give the speaker eye contact. Lean forward in your seat. Do not cross your arms. Smile at Read More