Create a new world with each presentation

Speak Schmeak

a while back, about doing research on your audience beforehand, so you can give the best value and tailor your talk to that group. Why isn't everyone engaged? Sometimes (a lot of the time), you are not engaging enough. Engaging the Audience Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies The Business of Speaking Taking RisksI wrote a post asking " Who's in the audience and why should I care? "

2010 148

Webinar “How to Plan an Audience-friendly Presentation”: Your Questions Answered

Speaking about Presenting

If you find don’t have enough information about the audience to tailor your presentation in the way I’ve suggested above, then find out more about your audience. As this was a webinar as opposed to a face to face presentation, I used more slides than I normally do, so that there was always something visually interesting to keep you engaged. For more on the differences between face to face presentation and webinars see: 18 Tips on How to Conduct an Engaging Webinar.

2010 172
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How to recover from a nightmare speaking experience

Speaking about Presenting

That allows me to just get on with delivering my presentation and engaging with people. For example, in our Introduction to Presenting course which is tailored for nervous beginners I know that some participants are unlikely to make eye contact with me during the first hour. Becoming a great engaging presenter is something you can learn , it’s not a talent that you have to be born with. Photo credit: Roger Smith. Getting no feedback from your audience is hard.

2010 178

Webinar “How to Plan an Audience-friendly Presentation”: Your Questions Answered

Speaking about Presenting

If you find don’t have enough information about the audience to tailor your presentation in the way I’ve suggested above, then find out more about your audience. As this was a webinar as opposed to a face to face presentation, I used more slides than I normally do, so that there was always something visually interesting to keep you engaged. For more on the differences between face to face presentation and webinars see: 18 Tips on How to Conduct an Engaging Webinar.

2010 164

Webinar "How to Plan an Audience-friendly Presentation": Your Questions Answered

Speaking about Presenting

If you find don’t have enough information about the audience to tailor your presentation in the way I’ve suggested above, then find out more about your audience. As this was a webinar as opposed to a face to face presentation, I used more slides than I normally do, so that there was always something visually interesting to keep you engaged. For more on the differences between face to face presentation and webinars see: 18 Tips on How to Conduct an Engaging Webinar.

2010 127

Create a new world with each presentation

Speak Schmeak

a while back, about doing research on your audience beforehand, so you can give the best value and tailor your talk to that group. Why isn't everyone engaged? Sometimes (a lot of the time), you are not engaging enough. Engaging the Audience Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies The Business of Speaking Taking RisksI wrote a post asking " Who's in the audience and why should I care? "

2010 100

Physical comfort is overrated

Speak Schmeak

If you're in a lackadaisical comfort haze, you can't be engaged in the world the way you need to be." A client mentioned the other day that she had watched video of herself after one of her few speaking engagements. I don't wear clogs or Tevas to speaking engagements. I have tailored pants that are comfortable enough not to cut off my circulation or show every detail of what's under the fabric.

2010 130

How to Tell a Great Story

Pivotal Public Speaking

To tell a story well it must be lovingly crafted and tailor-made. By making references within our story that directly relates to the audience’s interests will keep them engaged. by Martin Jugmans. Everybody has a great story. We want to capture the audience’s attention and convey a memorable message. Preparation: We need to know who the audience is and what is the purpose of our story. Will it be a group of workers on an oil rig or school children?

2010 61

If you want to be good at sales, you need to learn how to present

Inter-Activ Presenting and Influencing

The answers to these questions will allow you to develop an effective and tailored sales proposition for your audience which you can then bring to life with great presentation skills. Engage with confident eye contact. In my book, presentation skills and selling skills go hand and hand. The principles of effective selling will help you to produce powerful persuasive presentation and the principles of great presenting will help you sell much better face to face.

PowerPoint Tip: Options for using Data from Excel on PowerPoint Slides – Part 2

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

This makes it very personal to their circumstance and raises the level of engagement of the audience. Let the spreadsheet do the calculations using their inputs, giving results that are tailored to their exact situation. Now you have involved the audience and demonstrated your point using inputs that exactly match their situation, engaging them in the message you are delivering.

2010 45

How to develop a paid public speaking career – IV: 3 Rules for Long-term Public Speaking Success

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

  So tailor your basic speech, absolutely, but don’t make up something entirely new.      Most of your long-term business will come from repeat engagements and word of mouth.  You’ve created both push and pull demand – you’ve wooed the bureaus and meeting planners and you’ve created a strong platform – and you’re getting inquiries.    What do you need to do to create a thriving, sustainable business? 

2010 46

Public speaking from the Staines snowball to confidence-boosting in a cafe!

Nick R Thomas - A Public Speaker's Blog

This continues what I am now calling the 'Staines snowball', a large number of ongoing speaking engagements, all from recommendations, that started with my talk for Staines and District Probus Club in July 2010! Public Speaking Tip #482: Tailored local references in presentations can also include somewhere nearby that you passed through on the way, not just the location of the venue itself. The Civil Service Pensioners Alliance, Bournemouth and District Group.

2012 40

Nick R Thomas - A Public Speaker's Blog: The Great Catch-Up Part 6

Nick R Thomas - A Public Speaker's Blog

Talks from June - September 2010 Boscombe and Southbourne Probus In June last year I spoke for the fifth time to Boscombe and Southbourne Probus, my previous visit having been in November 2007. It was a very enjoyable speaking engagement. 2010 was, overall, a very quiet year for me so I was pleased to have this opportunity. Poole RAF Association My second September engagement was a return visit to Poole RAFA who meet at the town's Ex-Servicemen's Club.

2011 48