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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

When Your Audience Makes Noise

If they are saying oohs, ahs, mmmms, in response to your presentation, it means they can relate to what you are saying and most likely have experienced similar situations. It’s a good thing.

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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Conference Presenters - Don't Worry About...

If people start to walk out, do not pay attention to them. Focus on the read entire blog...

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Instant Credibility When Presenting

At a recent seminar the keynote speaker came out and said, "This is not my expertiese."

Is this what an audience wants to hear? Your audience wants to know that you have experience in the subject you are discussing. Even if it's not your expertise, don't tell your audience that. Why? Because no matter what you say, they may not believe it. They may think since you are not the expert, you may not know what you are talking about. Most likely, that is not the case and you do know what you are talking about. Make sure your audience has confidence in you. Do not tell them it's not your expertise. Tell them how much you do know by telling them and showing them through your own experience with the subject.

Good presentation skills tip: Instead of saying "This is not my expertise." She could have said "Today I'm going to share with you my experience I have had with this."

Monday, March 22, 2010

Ya Know

Really, like, ya know, and that type of thing…
What do these words all have in common?

They are unnecessary filler and distracting words we say when we present/or even speak in an informal setting.

What’s your filler word? Become aware of it and stop it. You will appear more confident and charismatic when you do.

Monday, March 08, 2010

Relate to Your Audience

I was 1 out of 22 speakers who spoke at a program that met once per week. I recently bumped into one of the attendees who took that 22 week program and told me that he got more out of my program than any of the others. He then told me why. He said, "you were honest. You told us where you came from and that's where I am now. I could really relate to you and was very inspired. You gave me hope, enthusiasm and motivation to grow as a speaker."

When you present, just be yourself. Tell your audience where you came from. Be humble. You will be much more effective. Remember, it's not about you, it's all about the people in your audience. Afterall, isn't that why you are making youre presentation? Isn't it for them? Even if you are trying to sel them something. It's something that they probably need that will benefit them.
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