If the speaker has developed and practiced a speech, the audience should follow certain “Guidelines” that give the presenter an opportunity to deliver their message so the audience GETS IT! They don’t have to agree with all of it. They don’t have to agree with any of it. However, unless they GET IT! there can’t be a significant discussion going forward.
How to Develop, Practice and Deliver a ‘Knock-Your-Socks-Off!’ presentation with –
The people watching and listening to your presentation will never GET IT! if you don’t give them the opportunity to ingest and digest your material. We think by associations and our brains need to take in and process what is being sent out and determine what “files” in our brains they belong in. That’s pretty hard to do if you don’t PA-U-S-E every once in a while.
“The mojo of three offers a greater sense of completeness than four or more.”
The Fear of Public Speaking can negatively affect your personal and professional life. Passing on opportunities to make presentations puts you behind others who accept that challenge.
We perceive really great speakers to be Experts. Perception is reality, and we prefer to work with Experts. You do want to be perceived as an Expert!
One of the greatest fears people have is the “Fear of Public Speaking.” Up to 75% of the population suffer from this malady. There’s even a word for it – glossophobia. Glosso from the Greek language meaning tongue and phobus, meaning fear.
When taking Questions,
Make a “subtle little difference” by repeating the question if in a large room and the person asking does not have a microphone. (This is so often overlooked!)
Observing others speak, and being an active listener will help you become a better presenter.
It’s aggravating because it’s tough to talk when your mouth is dry. Your softer, often raspier voice, is harder for the audience to hear and understand.
Presentation Quotes Here are quotes I have collected – Enjoy! “Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.” – Rudyard Kipling “They may forget what you said, but …
I doubt if they’ll be interested in anything I have to say.
I doubt if practicing would make a difference.
I doubt if reading books and blogs on public speaking
would help me improve my presentations.
I doubt if video taping my presentation would help me improve my delivery.