Public Speaking Can Be Fun

Free Public speaking skills tips, techniques, and advice by presentation skills expert Jacki Rose, Top Performance. Follow me on Twitter:

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Don Hewitt and Public Speaking

Don Hewitt said, "Tell me a story." He knew how powerful stories were. That is why 60 minutes has been so successful. I keep telling my clients the same thing. Tell stories! When you do, your presentations will be much more successful.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Fun Way to Improve Public Speaking

I discovered an amazing way to overcome your fear of public speaking, grow your business, and have fun singing all at the same time! What is it? Karaoke!

I was recently at a karaoke bar where one girl got up, sang, and then during the musical break (the part in the song where there are no lyrics and you just stand there with nothing to do)made use of that time and asked the audience: "Who needs life insurance? Pick up a brochure here." That's when I realized how beneficial karaoke can be.

Later on, a man was up on stage, and before he started singing the karaoke DJ said, give Dave some support, he just told me he's really nervous." Good for Dave for going up even though he was nervous. Now it's your turn. Go have some fun improving your presentation skills by singing karaoke!

Thursday, January 07, 2010

Conference Presenting – walking out

If people walk out of your session don’t take it personally. Don’t even care. You have no idea why they are leaving and it probably has nothing to do with you. They may have already decided before they came in, that they were going to leave at a certain time. Some people may try to go to 3 sessions within 30 minutes and then go for coffee. They want to fit it all in. The fact that they walked into your session, you should be happy. They came to see you. There are several other presenters they may not have even attempted to see.
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