Public Speaking Can Be Fun

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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Public Speaking at the Emmy Awards

One winner said the only thing he was worried about being nominated was that if he were to win he would have to give a speech.

Another winner stood up and said, "I cannot do this without my notes. I'm shaking so much I have to stop talking."

Many other winners gave their speeches and included ahs, ums, and more ahs and ums.

Most people are not very good at public speaking. Even the most famous people in the world. It's very easy to get good at public speaking, it's just knowing what to do and then do it.

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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Presentation Performance

Read your presentation out loud

Not during your final performance, only during your rehearsal. Just like any other performer does. As a presenter you are performing. Here are three reasons why you should read your presentation out loud as part of your preparation/practice:

You will discover revisions you need to make.
You will remember it more quickly.
You will come up with better ideas to include.

The more you know your presentation, the more energy you will have to present and connect with your audience.


Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Successful Presentation Tip

There were 8 tables set for 8 people at an all day seminar I attended. Sixteen people total attended, and all 8 tables were taken. That’s right - there were 2-3 people at each table, spread out in a large room.

Why didn’t anyone, or at least the speaker encourage people to move and sit together? Imagine if all 16 people sat at the 2 tables closest to the speaker. The energy in the room would have been better, we would have heard the speaker better, and we would have connected more as a group.

The presentation would have been much more successful.

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Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Public Speaking Confidence

I couldn’t believe what I was hearing. The speaker said “Some of you may have more experience than me so feel free to leave if you feel you cannot learn from me.”

WRONG! Never ever say this to your audience or even think it. No matter what your experience is, it is different from the people in your audience and you have something of value that they will gain from listening to you. It may be just one thing, but that one thing could change their life tremendously.

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