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
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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
Your EXPERT Stool: The Second Leg is. . .
W WRITING! In my first column on this subject, I presented the idea that everyone should build a strong EXPERT Stool. (If you haven't read it, the Back Story to this Marketing Plan is worth the read! HERE) The goal is to be able, when appropriate, to tell prospects, and folks who want to know more about you - GOOGLE Read More
Your EXPERT Stool: The First Leg is. . .
A SPEAKING! In my last column, I presented the idea that everyone should build a strong EXPERT Stool. (If you haven't read it, the Back Story to this Marketing Plan is worth the read! HERE) The goal is to be able, when appropriate, to tell prospects, and folks who want to know more about you - GOOGLE Me! That two Read More
My Best Advice for Becoming a Better Speaker is. . .
SPEAK! Here's some Bad News for those who want to lessen their Fear of Public Speaking and become a Better Speaker: There is NO Magic Pill to fix that! I wish there was! Perhaps one of the large drug companies has it in Clinical Trials. If so, I haven't read about it, and don't advise waiting until it's Read More
WHY Tag Lines are Great for. . .
Tag Presentations and Elevator Speeches. They should have Great Tag Lines! A Tag Line is a catchphrase or slogan often used at the end of an advertisement or commercial. They are great for selling products and services because they keep the brand's name front and center in the minds of customers and prospects. The Close Read More