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 art of public speaking
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 Third Leg Is. . .
B INTERNET /TECHNOLOGY 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 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
Want to Know More? GOOGLE Me!
G I’ll bet that two word phrase, especially if said with a little “Attitude” (Good Attitude!) would grab your attention like it did mine when I first heard it. It turned out to be the spark that ignited building a marketing plan with that phrase, GOOGLE Me! being its centerpiece. Understanding what had to be done Read More
TODAY: Looking Back and Looking. . .
F FORWARD! Many things come to mind this time of year. Here are several I want to share. Looking Back Standing Desk This Stand Up Idea has proven to be Outstanding! In 2010 I had an operation for a herniated disk. Ouch! After the surgery, like many of you, I sat in a leather, high-back, swivel office chair at Read More
Speakers: DECLUTTER. . .
E Declutter EVERYTHING! The goal of your talk is: “The Audience GETS IT!” They don’t have to agree with everything you say, but they do have to understand it. DECLUTTERING the Components, Parts, and Elements of your presentation can help you reach that goal! The Tenets to Follow for DECLUTTERING Are: Clean - Read More