Make it Clear, Concise, and Consistent If people hearing your Elevator Speech aren't 100% sure about what you do. They won't hire you. They won't refer you. So they know WHO you are and WHAT you do, your Elevator Speech should be: Clear Use simple language and words. We don't impress people Read More
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Less is often MORE!
For Presentations, Sometimes WAY MORE! From Wicktionary, and spot on for this post: That which is of smaller quantity could be of higher quality. That which is less complicated is often better understood and more appreciated than what is more complicated. Brevity in communication is more effective than Read More
Keep Your Audience’s Attention by . . .
Doing These Three Things! Transcript Fred Miller, NO SWEAT Public Speaking! One of the challenges a speaker has is keeping the attention of the audience. We have the attention span of a gnat! If you lose the audience, they're never gonna get your message. Here Are Three Ways To Combat That. Number One: After your Read More
EYE CONTACT: Dos and Don’ts!
Eye Contact, like all elements of non-verbal communication, is extremely important when delivering a presentation. When done correctly, there is a better connection with those watching and listening. When Eye Contact is not done well, there can be a disconnect between what you intend to convey and what your audience Read More
“Pattern Interrupt” Elevator Speeches . . .
Grab your Audience's Attention and are Memorable. This video is one of Mine! A Pattern Interrupt is: something unexpected that grabs the attention of people who were probably expecting something much different. Many Elevator Speeches contain verbiage like: "I help people . . . " "I work with companies . . Read More
A “WARM-UP ACT!” will . . .
Prepare your Audience for You and Your Presentation! Watch and Listen to Mine! Rock Concerts, Boxing Matches, and Las Vegas Headliners have a "WARM-UP ACT" precede them. If that act is a good one, the audience will be "primed and ready" for the speaker and will help to "jump start" the main event. All the Read More
I was WRONG!
A Large Audience is BETTER! Some consider the "Fear of Public Speaking" somewhat analogous to the "Fear of Heights." Example: I can stand on a stool, step stool, or folding ladder and have no fear. However, climbing an extension ladder that reaches the gutters on my two story home - I've done it, but don't enjoy it. Read More
The ULTIMATE GOAL of your ELEVATOR SPEECH
Transcript Fred Miller, NO SWEAT Public Speaking! Let's talk about the Ultimate Goal of your Elevator Speech. That goal is to have a conversation, like these guys! Have a conversation with someone who has a real desire to possibly purchase your product or service. They want to know things like: What does it Read More
Elevator Speech Guidelines!
Transcript Fred Miller, NO SWEAT Public Speaking! Here are some Guidelines for a great Elevator Speech. Number one: NO Selling! Selling, if it is to occur, occurs later. An Elevator Speech is for sorting and sifting. And for to do that well, It must be clear, concise, and consistent. Clear: If someone hearing it Read More
Deb Gaut, Tiny Sparks Big Flames, Interviews ME!
Red Pencils and Bucket Lists with Fred Miller Description This lively, informative interview features Fred Miller, a compelling speaker, writer, and international coach. Fred is the author of five popular books in his No Sweat Public Speaking series. In this episode, Deb Read More