Public Speaking Can Be Fun

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Thursday, May 29, 2008

Public Speaking - PowerPoint Presenting

How many slides should you use in a presentation?
How much text should you put on a slide?
How much animation, pictures, and graphs should you use?

Just remember this: YOU are your presentation, not your slides.
Your audience wants you to talk with them not at them or at your slides.
Less is more! Pictures are worth a thousand words! And, too much animation can be distracting.

Read this great article on PowerPoint.

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Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Public Speaking Fear

I can't do this, I can't do this, I can't do this. Is what Cher says every night before she goes on stage at her new Las Vegas theatre. Stage fright is normal. It's in our nature to be afraid of an audience. To be concerned that our audience may not like us. Guess what? They may not. But, most of them will and that's all you need to know. Forget about what the audience is going to think of you and focus on giving your audience what they need from you. Doesn't Cher give her audience a great performance? You can too.

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Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Presenting with PowerPoint

There is a great new program being offered on June 18, 2008 in Westborough. Boost Your Public Speaking Skills with PowerPoint. A must for anyone who presents with PowerPoint and lives in the area. A great day of learning how to prepare and deliver a great PowerPoint presentation.

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Friday, May 16, 2008

Public Speaking Can Be Fun

Did you know that public speaking can be fun? Did you know public speaking should be fun? When you have fun with your presenations your audience will have fun. When they have fun, guess what happens? Better results! The more fun your audience has the more they stay awake, alert, and alive. The more energy they will have and the more motivation to take action!

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Monday, May 05, 2008

Presentation Skills - Too Distracting To Listen To

I couldn't wait to hear the next presenter. He had great credentials, great experience, and knowledge that was going to help me advance in my business. But... he paced back and forth. He went to one side of the room stopped and spoke to that side of the audience, then came back to the side I was on and spoke to us. He kept doing this at a pretty quick pace. It was so distracting I couldn't focus on his content!

Then came the next presenter. This one spoke so loud that people out in the parking lot could hear him. This public speaker also came with great credentials, great experience, and knowledge that would help me with my business, but... I just couldn't focus on what he was saying because he was just giving me a headache.

It was time for the third and final speaker of the evening. But... you guessed it. I didn't learn a thing from her either. She spoke too soft and with no enthusiasm about her presentation.

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Public Speaking Skills tip: If you want your audience to hear what you have to say, then be aware of your distracting habits and change them. Stand center stage most of the time, if not all the time. Speak at a normal pitch so everyone can listen to you with ease. And be enthusiastic and passionate about your subject.

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