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Or, to say it another way, people learn better with a multimedia approach as opposed to just viewing text. Download audio here.

Public Speaking and Adult Learning Principles

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If you haven’t already–as a public speaker, you should dedicate yourself to a lifetime study of adult learning principles. And there’s a lifetime of “adult learning stuff&# to learn. It’s a proactive approach of making the most out of past learning in order to maximize new learning.

Write this down!

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Treat me like an adult; assume I'm able to make good judgements for myself based on my lifetime of knowledge and experience. I can't HEAR you!"

Write this down!

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Treat me like an adult; assume I'm able to make good judgements for myself based on my lifetime of knowledge and experience. I can't HEAR you!"

Move your audience to stimulate their learning

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Images are not fluff

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The more you can do to reach your audience members in the ways they learn best, the more likely they are to remember your message.

3 ways to avoid being the center of attention

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Ask the audience a lot of questions so they can share their knowledge and expertise and contribute to the learning of the group.

Tough topics, tough audiences

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Gimme a break, part 2

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Six ways to improve the training environment

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If the training environment is not conducive to learning, you're going to work twice as hard to make an impact. The reason? The environment.

Audience participation ideas

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Adults will go to great lengths to avoid embarrassing themselves, so it's important to cultivate trust and a safe environment.

It's hard to describe.

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Have you ever gotten stuck while describing something and just couldn't quite put it into words? I'm not doing it justice," just doesn't cut it.

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Body Language Quick Takes 6 – How can you tell if someone is interested?

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  Adults learn to control their faces, feigning interest in order to be polite.  What does interest look like?    It helps to know the person a little bit, so you can factor out the idiosyncrasies.    But interest typically begins with eye contact.    There are, of course, exceptions. 

Public Speaking: Why Use Humor In Presentations

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Joyce Saltman, a college professor and well-known speaker in the health care field, did exhaustive research for her 1995 doctoral dissertation Humor in Adult Learning. IT SHOWS THAT YOU DON'T TAKE YOURSELF TOO SERIOUSLY. The old saying goes, "If you take yourself too seriously, no one else will." MAKES INFORMATION MORE MEMORABLE.

It's hard to describe.

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Have you ever gotten stuck while describing something and just couldn't quite put it into words? I'm not doing it justice," just doesn't cut it.

Public Speaking: Why Humor

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Joyce Saltman, a college professor and well-known speaker in the health care field, did exhaustive research for her 1995 doctoral dissertation Humor in Adult Learning. I equate appropriate humor with warmth and audiences respond to warmth." MAKES A POSITIVE IMPRESSION. Laughter and good humor create bonds. LIGHTENS UP HEAVY MATERIAL.

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How to Present While People are Twittering | Pistachio

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Dean Shareski says: The more I’m allowed to interact and play with the content the more engaged and ultimately the more learning happens.

Top 10 E's to Motivate and Influence an Audience

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Adults delineate their thoughts visually. Adults learn better when they are lightening up! Visit her on the web at: schrift.com to learn more about her Speakers University teleclasses. Top 10 Es to Motivate and Influence an Audience Speak with Es. Be a speaker of influence not control or guilt. Are you one of a kind?

Article: Grow Your Business by Speaking

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In addition to trade associations, consider teaching at your local adult learning centers and community education programs. Here are the steps to getting on the speaking circuit: 1) Write a brief and interesting description of your presentation and what attendees will learn. COMING SOON** LEAP! Are you? Think BIG.