0NOT: "Work With" or "Help!" Transcription Fred Miller, NO SWEAT Public Speaking! This is the fourth floor of my eight floor Elevator Speech. This is the floor where people usually say, "I help companies. "I work with people" I think we need something a little more aggressive. I love the phrase, "HIRE Read More
Public Speaking St. Louis
Your Elevator Speech – Third Floor!
0 Your Expertise! Transcription Fred Miller, NO SWEAT Public Speaking! This is the third floor of my eight floor elevator speech. It's the Expertise Floor. The reason to have an Expertise Floor is because people like to work with Experts. I do! Don't you? Experts can command more money for their products and Read More
Your Elevator Speech – Second Floor!
O What You Do! Transcription Fred Miller, NO SWEAT Public Speaking! Here's the second floor of my eight floor Elevator Speech. What do you do? Here's mine: I'm a Speaker, Coach, and an Author. Three very simple words: easy to understand. However, they do beg the questions: "What do I speak Read More
Your Elevator Speech – First Floor!
O Your Name! Transcript: Fred Miller, NO SWEAT Public Speaking! Here’s the first floor of my eight floor Elevator Speech. Your Name! I’m Fred Miller. Now, I have a very simple name. Easy to pronounce; easy to remember. I have a friend, Mike Ramatowski. My advice to Mike is to say, “I’m Mike!” Read More
Body of Speech: Make a Point – Tell a Story
oMake a Point - Tell a Story: Example: The Body of the Speech is where you deliver your message. This is information you want the audience to take away. The simple formula for this is: Make a Point - Tell a Story. There should be three to five points, supported by a story or two reinforcing each point. Ideally, Read More
Prepare an AFTER-Duction for the Emcee!
oIt's Important, but usually Missing. I’ll bet you’ve experienced this: The master of ceremonies takes the microphone immediately after a speaker finishes their talk and says, in an underwhelming manner, “Thanks for coming. Drive home safely.” WOW! That’s memorable isn’t it? NOT! Ending a program like that is Read More
Your Credentials Should Be. . .
) Presented Before Each Presentation! An audience attends events to learn something. They rightfully want great value for the time and money they are investing to sit in on a presentation. They like to watch and listen to Speakers who are Experts on a subject. The question sometimes arises, “Why is this person making a Read More
The Chamber Has YOU Scheduled. . .
oAs a Guest Speaker! You are scheduled to present at a local Chamber of Commerce meeting next month. Don’t just “Show Up” when the event starts! There is much to be done before you begin your presentation. First, this event is Important. It’s important to the attendees, and it’s especially important to you! If Read More
My Toughest Audience!
OPotentially, I could be seen by thousands of people! Easily, it could be my largest audience, ever. This was important. It was not an entirely new presentation for me. I had presented modules of it many times. I knew my topic well. I prepared, practiced, tweaked the presentation, and practiced some more. I had Read More
Best Practices for Slide Presentations
O We Want Them to GET IT! No matter what communication medium we use; Visual, Written, or Verbal; the goal is the same. We want the recipient(s), as quickly as possible, to GET IT! GETTING IT! means understanding the message. They don’t have to agree with all of it. They don’t have to agree with any of it. But, unless Read More