Public Speaking Can Be Fun

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Thursday, March 27, 2008

Energize Your Audience

Who's in control, you or your audience?
Hopefully you answered YOU. If not, the next time you present keep in mind that you are in control, not your audience.

Have you ever been in front of an audience that was way too serious? Did you allow them to set the mood of the room and your presentation?

What most presenters don't realize is that they have the power to energize their audience. You have the power to change the energy in the room, the mood of your audience, and the overall environment of your presentation.

When you present, bring your energy to the platform and have some fun. When you are a bore, your audience will be bored. When you are having fun, your audience will have fun. When you are energetic, your audience will be energized.

Jacki Rose, Public Speaking Coach, Trainer, Speaker -

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Presenters Steve Lawerence and Eydie Gorme

Remember Steve and Eydie? Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme were a famous husband and wife singing team that entertained people for many years. They performed with Sammy Davis Junior, Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland, Johnny Carson, Bob Hope, and many more. Well… believe it or not… they are still together, still singing and still going strong. I recently saw them perform live on stage and couldn’t get over how talented they both were. They put on a great show. As I watched them I noticed how comfortable they were. They adlibbed, had fun conversations with each other for the benefit of the audience, and were just being themselves. I loved how they were so comfortable on stage. Of course it’s because it’s what they are used to. They have been performing for many years.

If you public speak more often you will also become more comfortable. When you are more comfortable you will put on a much better show. Think of your presentations as shows and you will engage your audience so they will stay awake, alert, and alive and will be much more likely to do what you need them to do.

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Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Presentation Skills - Pacing - Distracting - Annoying

There I was at another Association meeting with another presenter. A presenter who had lots of energy, great enthusiasm, and obviously very knowledgeable, but… it was so hard for me to focus on what he was presenting because all he did was pace back and forth and in such a way that was so distracting it just drove me crazy!

If you tend pace when you present, remember that it can be very distracting to your audience members. You have great value to present so present it with total confidence and conviction, which means… do not pace.

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