ZOOM TIPS that Make a Difference – A BIG Difference! Transcript Fred Miller, NO SWEAT Public Speaking. This video's about ZOOM. What an amazing application! We can meet with anyone virtually. For a presenter, our audiences can be all over the world. But it does present some challenges, doesn't it? Let me Read More
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I Asked ChatGPT to Summarize my Book, “NO SWEAT Public Speaking!”
THIS is One Smart App! * ChatGPT has been in the news recently - a lot! This app and others are dramatically changing many things. Here is the unedited summary it did on my book, "NO SWEAT Public Speaking!" I think it did a great job! "NO SWEAT Public Speaking!" is a comprehensive guide to public speaking, designed Read More
Score Business, Career, and Leadership Opportunities by . . .
SPEAKING! We perceive really good speakers as EXPERTS! We like to work with EXPERTS. EXPERTS command more money for their products and services. Stand out from your peers by being an EXCELLENT presenter. Most people have a fear of public speaking and are poor presenters. This often puts a cap on their business, Read More
The Benefits of NOT Overcoming the Fear of Public Speaking.
Are you tired of feeling nervous before giving a presentation? Are you worn out from spending hours preparing and practicing only to feel like your performance falls short? Well, have no fear! Contrary to what you might think, there are many benefits to not overcoming your fear of public speaking. Let's look at Read More
Common Mistakes Speakers Make
A "Presentation Without Mistakes" is a speaker's goal. That rarely happens. No speaker is perfect and even the most seasoned ones, who regularly stand before audiences, will make mistakes in their presentations. Being aware of what to avoid helps. Some of the most common ones are: Not preparing enough: Read More
VOCAL CUES Are Important Because . . .
They can help listeners understand the meaning of words and the intentions behind them. Vocal cues are aspects of speech that convey meaning or convey information about a speaker's attitudes, emotions, or intentions. These can include things like tone of voice, pronunciation, enunciation, pausing, volume, pitch, and pace Read More
Everyone is NOT Going to Like Your Presentation!
No matter how good your material and how well you delivered it, there will be some in the audience who will give your talk a failing grade. IF . . . You researched your topic well and know it enough to have "Confidence in your Competence." You practiced multiple times. (My Ultimate Practice Tip is HERE.) IF Read More
Stand Out From Others By – SPEAKING!
Because Many Won't! Picture this: You’re at a meeting, seminar, or event and the leader asks, "Does anyone have something to say?" Yes, you do have something important to communicate. You practiced in your mind’s eye, out loud, and maybe even recorded yourself. You start to raise your hand, but . . . You don’t. That Read More
Five Slide Presentation Mistakes
DON'T Make Them! 1. Lots of Text and Bullet Points No one comes to read your presentation. If they are reading it, they are usually ahead of the bullet point you are discussing. There is a dis-connect and they won't get the point of your message. 2. Templates with noisy backgrounds, logos, and multiple lines of Read More
FAQ for Handling Questions!
Questions & Answers: LOTS of Opportunities for MISTAKES 1. WHEN In your Opening, tell your audience when and how you'll be handling questions. Two Possibilities: 1. Take a few questions after each section, but only on that section, and before closing. 2. At the end of your presentation before the Read More