Step away from the laptop

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So let me share another of my favorite tools , the wireless presentation remote. The remote allows me to move around the stage or speaking area unhindered by my equipment. Some remotes are tiny and invisible in your hand. Google "presentation remote" to see what's out there.)

Add fun to your presentation with props

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Using notes pages in PowerPoint

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A lot of public speaking experts suggest using notes pages in PowerPoint as an alternative to reading from slides. Use a wireless remote to advance your slides. And, most importantly, I'm free to move around the room and interact with my audience, remote in hand.

I do and I understand, part 2

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Public speaking works the same way. Stop fiddling with the remote. Tags: Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies Athletes Throwing the discus is hard. At least throwing it well is hard.

PowerPoint in ten minutes or less

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Get a remote. But others are four hours long, where we delve deeply into public speaking and talk about the whys and hows of doing what we do, with discussion, activities and practice. Tags: Speakers Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies PowerPoint

of winks, wonks and women speakers

The Eloquent Woman

Gosh darnit, aren't you glad Tina Fey doesn't look remotely like you when you give a speech? Or, better yet, that you're not running for higher public office? Or that you don't have bingo cards made with your image on them?

Using Old Presentation Technology in the New Year

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Or anything remotely new-fangled. Thanks much to all who responded on Twitter and FaceBook: Microsoft MVP Bill Dillworth , Expression Engine MVP Michael Boyink , Emmy nominated writer Charlotte Risch , Public Relations Professor Barbara Nixon , PhD Hal Richman , Public Relations Bird Sandy C.

20 tips for better conference speaking ~ Authentic Boredom

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20 tips for better conference speaking ~ 16 February 2009 ~ View from on stage as I’m preparing to speak at An Event Apart New Orleans 2008. But if anything, I’ve done quite a bit of speaking over the past four years (see the summary on my LinkedIn public profile ), and therefore I’ve learned a few things about speaking along the way. Need a wireless remote? Don’t use the Apple remote that came with your machine.

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Excellent public speaking advice - Boing Boing

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Boing Boing Home Gadgets TV Boing Boing Offworld Suggest a Link Archives Subscribe Mark Cory David Xeni John Moderation Policy Excellent public speaking advice Posted by Cory Doctorow , March 8, 2009 4:01 AM | permalink The inestimable Duncan Davidson, photographer laureate of the OReilly tech conferences, has distilled his experiences watching thousands of speakers on thousands of stages into a pithy, useful article about how to be a better speaker.

How to Present While People are Twittering | Pistachio

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I’d take my chances with participation of any kind, whether out loud in public or virtual, rather than just talking heads, any day of the week. Pistachio Micro sharing. Macro results. HOME TOUCHBASE BLOG Your Suggestions? SERVICES Market Engagement Enterprise 2.0

J. K. Rowling, Harvard, and the memorable commencement speech

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Rowling’s commencement address to Harvard in 2008 and ask what I thought of her performance.    Watching the video brought to mind how much public speaking has changed and what the new requirements are now for success in public speaking.     I’m a Harry Potter fan too, but public speaking is public speaking, and I have to call the shots as I see them.    The result is an elegantly worded, ultimately remote speech. 

8 things I learnt about using twitter as a participation tool : Speaking about Presenting

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Olivia Today, I presented a session remotely at the Presentation Camp at Stanford University, California. I don’t know whether this would be such an issue in a standard conference presentation (the fact that I was a remote presenter and that the presentation was about using twitter in a presentation - made it very tweet-focused). There were only eight people in the room tweeting (some also tweeting remotely) but they managed to generate over 80 tweets in 40 minutes!

Your worst speaking disasters? ($200 in prizes!)

Speaker Confessions

One of the goals of the book is to talk about things going wrong in public speaking. Leave your story of a public speaking disaster! To help get things started, here’s some of my own public speaking disasters: I suck at math (The Hague, Netherlands, @CHI 2000 ). “Lets start 20 minutes late with gear that doesn’t work&# (San Francisco 2008, @Adobe Software ). I piss off a hostile and drunk audience (Cambridge 2008, @Ignite).

Your worst speaking disasters? ($200 in prizes!)

Speaker Confessions

One of the goals of the book is to talk about things going wrong in public speaking. Leave your story of a public speaking disaster! To help get things started, here’s some of my own public speaking disasters: I suck at math (The Hague, Netherlands, @CHI 2000 ). “Lets start 20 minutes late with gear that doesn’t work&# (San Francisco 2008, @Adobe Software ). I piss off a hostile and drunk audience (Cambridge 2008, @Ignite).

The New Celebrity

The Communication Blog

But this rather intellectualized, rather remote connection with organized social action is not activity. Follow me on Twitter Twitter Updates follow me on Twitter WELCOME This blog is designed as a forum for instructors and students who are using one of my books or, more generally, to anyone with an interest in communication and especially in the teaching of interpersonal communication, human communication, or public speaking.

Will the 2010 UK general election be the first one to leave us speechless?

Max Atkinson

The media would have no choice but to cover them, and the wider public would surely find them a bit more lively than more and more interviews in which we have to wait longer and longer, on the off-chance that someone will slip up and make it interesting enough to become news.

Why are Conference Speakers So Bad?

Executive Speech Coach

None of the speakers used a remote controlled mouse to advance their PowerPoint slides. Even if the conference organizer didn’t arrange for a remote the speakers could have brought their own. If you present with PowerPoint get your own remote mouse. It just happened that this particular provided so many examples of bad public speaking. Why Do We Fear Public Speaking?

Conversational Coolers and Warmers

The Communication Blog

For example, there are audience coolers who make public speakers wish they never walked to the podium, interviewing coolers who make applicants feel like they have no chance of employment--ever, and small group coolers who make the normally pleasant group interaction a boring and unproductive experience. The Passive Participant This conversational cooler is passive and participates only remotely in the conversation; often they’re preoccupied with their iPhones or Blackberries.

Designing Choreographies for the New Economy of Attention

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To ticket or not to ticket, buy or not to, party or no: Or perhaps to simply stay in and to multiply options in numberless numbers, never to be closed down" [ Edmundson 2008 , B8]. Simple connectivity is like a public park with no benches, playgrounds, or organized activities. 2008 ].