Fear of Failure. The Fear of Public Speaking and the Fear of Failure go hand-in-glove. The Fear of Failure keeps many from attempting new things, especially if we believe others will become aware we failed. If they do, they might think less of us as a person, Correct? Probably not, but that "head trash" often holds Read More
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After Your Elevator Speech You Want. . .
A Future Conversation. Everyone hearing your Elevator Speech, whether presented to an individual or a group, should know exactly what products and/or services you offer. Ideally, they should be able to answer the question, "What does (your name) do?" Some will want to know more immediately. Good! However, because a Read More
Practicing Is Not Optional If. . .
You Want to Give a Great Presentation! Think about this: • Football teams hold scrimmages. • Baseball players go to summer camp. • Musicians, dancers, and singers continually rehearse. • Attorneys work on their closing statements. • Surgeons train before operating. Why would anyone think they could deliver a Read More
WHY Speak? Because:
0"Speaking Opportunities are Business, Career, and Leadership Opportunities!" Have you ever been expected to, or wanted to: Make a Speech. Deliver a Presentation. Present an Award. Accept a Prize. Introduce a Speaker. Toast a Bride and Groom. Hold a Press Conference. Conduct an Interview. Be a Read More
Why YOU? The Audience Wants. . .
oTo Know! When people come to see and hear a speaker, they are investing: Time Money - Their own, or someone else's. Opportunity Cost - They could be doing something else with their time rather than attending the event. It is imperative the audience knows WHY: This speaker was chosen to make a Read More
OWN Your Audience with This Formula:
oPassion + Knowledge + Technique PASSION When delivering a presentation, Passion trumps everything! Your body language and facial expressions will show the audience how much you care about your topic. Those non-verbal communicators will, when passion runs high, be involuntary. You won't be able to help yourself! Read More
Speakers: You Want your Audiences. . .
OLeaning In! That non-verbal communication means they are watching and listening to your presentation! That's what you want! The Goal of All Communication: Verbal, Written, or Visual is the same. We want the recipients, as quickly as possible, to GET IT! They may not agree with everything you present. They may not Read More
One of the Greatest Fears of Public Speaking is. . .
0"I've Got Nothing to Talk About!" "The audience probably knows way more than I do about the topic. If they don't fall asleep during my presentation, they'll be fidgeting, checking email, and looking at the clock, hoping I'll soon conclude." That is a major fear many have when it comes to public speaking. They are Read More
Practicing: Video Tips that. . .
oWork! Transcript Fred Miller, “NO SWEAT Public Speaking!” Here’s this week’s post. If you want to become a better speaker, these are my two best tips: 1. Practice - Practice - Practice. 2. Speak - Speak - Speak. And here's a wonderful practice tip. I got it from Mark Brown. Mark Brown won the 1995 Toastmasters Read More
Slide Basics: Dos and. . .
oDon'ts! Transcript Fred Miller, “NO SWEAT Public Speaking!” This video is about Slide Basics: Dos and Don’ts! The bottom line with all communication; verbal, written, or visual, is all the same. We want the recipients, as quickly as possible, to GET IT! They may not agree with everything you say. They may not Read More