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Podium vs. Lectern

Manner of Speaking

Rather, it’s about the distinction between two mainstays of public speaking: the podium and the lectern. A podium (pl. podiums or podia) is the raised platform on which the speaker stands to deliver his or her speech. “Podium” is derived from the Greek word ???? They come in all sizes. Small. Medium.

Lessons from the Podium

Manner of Speaking

Cohen, author of Lessons from the Podium , kindly sent me a copy of his book. Lessons from the Podium is a quick read. Rowlin g. Cohen

Recommended: THNKR: PODIUM YouTube Channel

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

The public speaking channel (called PODIUM) is described as Embracing oration & those with something to say. I’ve just come across a fabulous Channel on YouTube. THNKR posts original videos in four sub-categories: on books, prodigies, thought leaders and public speaking. Business Communication Public Speaking Speechwriting YouTub

The Difference Between Lecterns and Podiums

Executive Speech Coach

Lecterns versus Podiums Many people confuse the words “lectern”, “podium”, “rostrum”, and “dais”. To remember lectern think lecture.

Step away from the Podium

Green Room Speakers

Podiums create distance between you and the audience. From the Green Room: Whenever possible, step away from the podium. Giuliani.

Speechwriting — Success Behind the Podium with Barbie Tootle

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Barbie Tootle is President of Left Field Consulting, which provides freelance writing services, consultation in communication strategies, and training in creativity and personal development. She researches and writes speeches for CEOs and senior officers in the corporate world, non-profits, and higher education. She is story editor […].

How to keep the Podium and Microphone from Disrupting your Speech | Public Speaking

TJ Walker Interactive

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Should You Speak Behind a Lectern?

Executive Speech Coach

podium confidence business presentations public speaking lectern effective executive speakingMaybe. I suggest you do not use a lectern. Standing away from the lectern exposes your full body to the view of the audience. You appear more vulnerable, open and trustworthy. How Can You Use a Lectern Effectively? Judges always hide behind a lectern.)

Cigar PEG 2011 Presents Pirates of the Podium

TJ Walker Interactive

Uncategorized Cigar PEG 2011 Pirates of the PodiumParty Information: [link] Join the Cigar PEG: [link].


Do You “Own Your Podium”?

Speaker Launcher

Team Canada’s theme was “Own The Podium&#. As speakers, we need to own our podium. 14 golds, woo hoo! Be bold! No way.An


Public Speaking for Fun and Profit

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

As I reported back in 2008, ex-President Clinton (well, I suppose there’s still only one, so no need to clarify like […]. Culture Shock!

Round. Nick Clegg’s Conference Speech Problem

The Presenter's Blog

To speak from a little raised podium makes you look more like the guy conducting the village band in the park on a Sunday afternoon.

Overcoming the fear of public speaking

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Hitting the ball, or hitting the podium, [.]. There was a thorough overview of ways to overcome a fear of public speaking in Tuesday’s FT.

Share your accidents (& saves) on the podium

The Eloquent Woman

But before Mr. Keough or anyone else could get their hands on the crystal, another speaker heading for the podium brushed past the sculpture.

From stuttering to speaker’s podium

Executive Speech Coach

Here's an inspirational story about an individual overcoming a severe stuttering challenge. overcoming life’s obstacles. on Sunday, April 19.

How to Use a Lectern or Podium When Giving a Speech | Public Speaking Training

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3 ways to know if you would benefit from speaker coaching

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Annotate exactly when you get podium jitters. Ask yourself these 3 questions: Do I spend way too much time preparing my presentations?

The lonely podium: How to deal with a hostile audience

Fripp THE Executive Speech Coach

The lonely podium: How to deal with a hostile audience. Any article written by my Fripp Associate Ian Griffin is worth reading or reposting. This was first published in a Ragan newsletter. Ian is a fellow Brit and the Past President of The National Speakers Association Northern California chapter. So what can you do to find this out?

6 Ways to Quit Bullet Points with Style

Executive Speech Coach

6 Ways to Quit Bullet Points with Style from Podium Wisdom Presentation Tips on Twitter Presentation Skills Club on Facebook Executive Speech Coach , Business presentation tips from George Torok , the Speech Coach for Executives Executive Speech Coach & Business Presentation Skills Expert George Torok

Presentation Barriers: Physical

Professionally Speaking...

PODIUM. Using a podium or lectern cuts off 50 plus per cent of most people's bodies. Stay away from using a podium if at all possible.

CEOs return to podium - On the other side of all that

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  So, Chief Executive Officers, reports THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, have returned to the podium.  Their trust in the recovery is there.    Again, they will be addressing audiences, especially employees.  Actually, there is no one model.    The monolith of public speaking by top executives is no more. 

Queen Rania and Public Speaking – 7 Lessons

Matt Eventoff

4) Notes – I have watched Queen Rania present where it is evident that there are written notes (or a speech) on the podium. President Kennedy.

5 Surprising Ways to Calm Your Pre-Presentation Jitters

Matt Eventoff

Before you step up to the podium, close your eyes and picture yourself giving a great speech – maybe even imagine a standing ovation.

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Seven Trends to Make Your Presentation Pop


15% of respondents stated that they would be more likely to…” ZZZZZZ There’s a reason why that style of presenting doesn’t work anymore.

Remember your successes to build speaking confidence

Speak Schmeak

Then they stood behind a podium and delivered a five-minute speech, while an evaluator in the audience intermittently winced and rolled her eyes.

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Fear of Public Speaking: A Definitive Guide to Managing and Moving Forward

Matt Eventoff

Is there a podium? * Pt I of a 3 part series, as seen on A random internet search for cures for fear of public speaking produces over 2 million results. That is a shame. And that is ok. The reality is that every executive has a rush of adrenaline before presenting – the normal “fight or flight” response.

Our top 10 posts on women & public speaking for 2016

The Eloquent Woman

And we wonder why it's tough to get women on the podium? The bonus: You'll see improvements if you try them because, um, they work.

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The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

The Eloquent Woman

when you''re the introvert on the podium. The storyteller''s arc: Never learned how the arc of a story works? Did you miss.?

Muhammad Ali was not “The Greatest”

Matt Eventoff

The stage (or podium, or conference center) is not the first time to experiment a new technique without prior practice. . At least not the original “greatest.&#. Muhammed Ali is not only a boxing legend and a historic figure, he is also one of the most famous showman ever. It is also not entirely his own. And his talking did it.

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Basic Public Speaking Etiquette

Manner of Speaking

Joe walks to the podium, shakes Jane’s hand and gives her a warm smile. The next time you give a speech or presentation and are introduced by someone, wait until that person sits down before you start talking. Too often, many speakers overlook this most basic aspect of public speaking etiquette. Joe continues with his talk.

6 things you might be hiding behind as a public speaker

The Eloquent Woman

The podium is what you stand on , aka the platform or stage, no matter what you hear at airline gates Lecterns are almost the least of it.

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Seven speech-techniques powering Obama’s UN Address

The Presenter's Blog

by Peter Paskale. Powerful speeches contain powerful content. For that content to shine though, it must be mounted into a powerful structure. 50 to 10.

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The author as performer

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

The reclusive scribe is forced into the public eye to read extracts from the podium to an indifferent audience. For many authors the book tour is a necessary evil. Authors, researchers, accountants - subject matter experts of all kinds find it difficult to speak about their passion in a compelling and engaging manner. These [.].

Got Stagefright? Try This.

Green Room Speakers

Many of my clients prefer to speak with a podium because "it gives me something to hold on to." Tuesday, October 6, 2009 Got Stagefright?

Ghazala Khan and the power of not speaking: #CanYouHearUsNow

The Eloquent Woman

I've shared the photo, above, of the Khans on the podium so you can see the setting, intimidating for any speaker. armed forces in Iraq.

Ed Milliband Conference Speech. Showing how it’s meant to be done!

The Presenter's Blog

Last week I criticized Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg for being perched on his little podium, a slave to the TV cameras. 3: Telling a story.

A Lesson from Lang Lang

Manner of Speaking

In his book, Lessons from the Podium , Steven D. A couple of weeks ago, my daughter, Kristen and I had the good fortune to attend a concert by Lang Lang at Geneva’s Victoria Hall. His performance was terrific. From the light melodies of Bach, to Schubert’s sombre Piano Sonata No. 21, to the moving and energetic Etudes op. 25, No.

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Be The Eloquent Woman: Workshops in Washington and Oxford

The Eloquent Woman

I''m excited to be launching a new workshop, Be The Eloquent Woman , in two locations: Washington, DC and Oxford, UK. The day-long workshop is designed to help women executives and politicians to improve their public speaking, using smart strategies that build on the information you get right here on the blog. Go here to register.

My 2015 holiday speaker gift list is here!

Speak Schmeak

It''s the most wonderful time of the year! There are also oldies but goodies here that are my go-to items, so take a look and have fun shopping.

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Bad Rules Never Seem to Die: the 5 Worst Ideas in Public Speaking

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

  “When I speak, I have to stay behind the podium.”    Sometimes it’s the technology – you’re speaking at a big conference and you’re on those big screens in a live feed, and the tech folks tell you that you have to stay behind the podium so they can keep you on screen.    Let’s stamp them out now!