16 Tips on How To Conduct an Engaging Webinar

Speaking about Presenting

Here are the tips and tricks I’ve learnt on how to conduct an engaging webinar: 1. In the webinar that I attended on giving engaging webinars, Ken Molay made the point that your voice conveys your presence.

4 ways to move people from attention to engagement

Speaking about Presenting

The task is not to grab attention, but to actively nurture the attention that you have and transform it into engagement. Here’s the difference between attention and engagement: If your audience is attentive you can pour information into them. Engagement is more valuable than attention.

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4 ways to move people from attention to engagement

Speaking about Presenting

The task is not to grab attention, but to actively nurture the attention that you have and transform it into engagement. Here’s the difference between attention and engagement: If your audience is attentive you can pour information into them. Engagement is more valuable than attention.

18 Tips on How To Conduct an Engaging Webinar

Speaking about Presenting

Here are the tips and tricks I’ve learnt on how to conduct an engaging webinar: 1. In the webinar that I attended on giving engaging webinars, Ken Molay made the point that your voice conveys your presence.

Photo-editing features in PowerPoint 2010

PowerPoint Tips

PowerPoint 2010 added some new photo editing features that let you do a lot of your work right inside PowerPoint. Ellen Finkelstein can train you or your team to create high-impact, engaging, professional presentations for training, sales, business, or education. In this video, I discuss 3 features on the Picture Tools Format tab: Corrections. Color. Artistic Effects. Watch this video to see how you can use these new features for your photos.

How to create a poster in PowerPoint 2007 & PowerPoint 2010

PowerPoint Tips

Let’s create a couple of posters in PowerPoint 2007 or 2010. Follow these steps: In PowerPoint 2007 or PowerPoint 2010, click the Design tab. I have more detailed information on shadows in PowerPoint 2007 and 2010 here and here.

Create quick, professional diagrams with SmartArt in PowerPoint 2007 & 2010

PowerPoint Tips

Ellen Finkelstein can train you or the presenters in your organization to create high-impact, engaging, professional presentations for training, sales, business, or education.

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Positioning Yourself For More Speaking Engagements

Pivotal Public Speaking

These steps are based on my experiences in booking more than 2,200 paid engagements. Mary McKay, speaker marketing specialist, is the founder of the Turnkey Speaker Booking System, where you learn to position your expertise for more paid speaking engagements. 12 essential Steps to Attract Your Ideal Customers.

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Engage through Storytelling

Duarte Blog

Story has played a significant role in all cultures but its adoption into professional cultures has been painfully slow. That’s because it’s easier to present a report instead of a well-crafted presentation that incorporates stories.

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How to use your remote to switch to another presentation in PowerPoint 2007 & 2010

PowerPoint Tips

In PowerPoint 2010, choose Animations tab> Animation Pane.You might be wondering, why the Animation pane? In 2010, choose Add Animation> OLE Action Verbs> Show and click OK.

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Do you make your audience feel stupid?

Speak Schmeak

Otherwise, it's one buzzword after another, one generic, jargony sentence after another, saying nothing that actually intrigues or engages me or makes them stand out in a crowd of training companies. Connect with them, tell stories, use examples, engage them.

The Seven Types of Presentation to Avoid

Speaking about Presenting

It’s highly entertaining and engaging – but an hour later when you try and work out what you learned – there’s a void. Have you inflicted one of these types of presentation on your audience? These seven types are all a result of a lack of planning or the wrong sort of planning.

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The Gettysburg Address: An Analysis

Manner of Speaking

Today, 19 November 2010, marks the 147th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address in 1863. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation, so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure.

How to write a presentation title that gets people flocking to your session

Speaking about Presenting

How to engage and inspire your students through teaching bioethics. Get inspiration for your presentation title from magazines. Photo credit: bravenewtraveler. You might not give much thought to your presentation title for a conference presentation.

13 Best Practice Tips for Effective Presentation Handouts

Speaking about Presenting

The problem here is not the handout, it’s that your presentation is not engaging enough. Your presentation handout is the lasting concrete manifestation of your presentation.

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Why You Should Never Be Late for a Speaking Engagement

Manner of Speaking

In fact, I had the honour of being the very first person to go to him for confession … The moral of the story: Never be late for a speaking engagement! The humorous story below is a slightly modified version of a joke forwarded to me by one of my contacts on LinkedIn, Daniel Bernstein. Thanks, Daniel! All public speakers should appreciate the humour. And, as is often the case, wrapped inside the humour is an important lesson.

The Seven Types of Presentation to Avoid

Speaking about Presenting

It’s highly entertaining and engaging – but an hour later when you try and work out what you learned – there’s a void. Have you inflicted one of these types of presentation on your audience? These seven types are all a result of a lack of planning or the wrong sort of planning.

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Presentation structure: Why it’s smarter to put your conclusion in your opening

Speaking about Presenting

Managers who engage Effective Speaking to run courses for their staff often tell us ‘I want to know immediately what they’re telling me.” A long time ago I attended a presentation on ostrich farming.

The Psychology of Storytelling

Manner of Speaking

Whether fiction or nonfiction, a narrative engages its audience through psychological realism — recognizable emotions and believable interactions among characters. [T]he

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Five less-talked about gems from Nancy Duarte’s latest book “Resonate”

Speaking about Presenting

Nancy sees contrast as being a primary way of engaging and holding the audience’s attention. Resonate , Nancy Duarte’s latest book, is for the serious student of presentations.

Five less-talked about gems from Nancy Duarte’s latest book “Resonate”

Speaking about Presenting

Nancy sees contrast as being a primary way of engaging and holding the audience’s attention. Resonate , Nancy Duarte’s latest book, is for the serious student of presentations.

6 presentation tips from a professional speaker

Speaking about Presenting

Not only is there no such thing, that type of thinking will sabotage your efforts to deliver a competent, effective and engaging presentation. Scott Berkun speaking at the Web2.0 Expo 2009. Photo by James Duncan Davidson.

Who let my mom in? Or, Don't guess when you dress

Speak Schmeak

No, thank goodness, this experience didn't take place at a speaking engagement. I'm pretty good at wearing the right thing to my speaking engagements. Now I just have to apply that skill to my social engagements. Have you ever walked into a room and immediately felt out of place?

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If you are a presenter you MUST watch this company: Prezi (new features just released) — Scobleizer

Thoughts On Presenting And Design

He was not a naturally engaging speaker; people listened because of who he was and because what he said was usually important – not because of how he said it.

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The one thing you can do to be a better speaker.

Speak Schmeak

If you want to get more speaking engagements. If there's one thing that will make you a better speaker. If there's one thing that will make you a better networker (both online and in-person). If there's one thing that will make you a better businessperson, it's this: Show interest in others.

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Power Presentations Tip 47: How to be more engaging

Executive Speech Coach

Friday, February 18, 2011 Power Presentations Tip 47: How to be more engaging Have you ever seen people talking to or yelling at the TV? Because they are engaged. How can an inanimate object like a television engage, excite and enrage viewers? Imagine how effective your presentations would be when your audience is mentally and emotionally engaged. How can you make your presentation more engaging? If you want to engage people dont tell them that they are wrong.

Three tips for directing your audience's response

Speak Schmeak

Practice these audience interaction strategies and you will find your audiences more involved and engaged, and your presentations more successful. Engaging the Audience Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies

Five ways to avoid reading from your slides

Speak Schmeak

Then she can engage her audience, asking, "What are some of the goals of moderate sedation?" Let's say you're stuck with a canned slide show. Let's say you have no control over your slides.

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Three tips for directing your audience's response

Speak Schmeak

Practice these audience interaction strategies and you will find your audiences more involved and engaged, and your presentations more successful. Tags: Engaging the Audience Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies

Get out of the cage and own the stage!

Speak Schmeak

Half of the speakers seemed to have better projection, better stage presence and an overall more engaging presentation, while the other half of the presentations seemed less effective.

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

Speaking about Presenting

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. Where does audience response or active engagement fit into the planner?

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The First Seven Seconds

Manner of Speaking

When you smile at your audience, you let the people know that you are happy to be there and fully engaged. Roger Ailes is the President of Fox News, a former media consultant for three American Presidents and author of the best-selling You Are the Message. The first chapter of that book, entitled “The First Seven Seconds&# , focuses on the importance of first impressions.

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Twelve video clips of the month, 2010

Max Atkinson

Regular readers will know that a recurring feature of this blog is the inclusion of video clips to illustrate the points discussed in different posts.

13 communication and life tips that children teach us

Presentation Zen

Plenty of adults engage in childish behavior, but not enough adults allow themselves to truly become childlike and exhibit an approach and display behaviors that exemplify the very best of what being a child is all about. is the stuff of imagination and engagement with the material.

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What's the point of speech contests?

Speak Schmeak

We also speak to audiences who are engaged, enthusiastic and supportive -- don't get me wrong. Or do anything that doesn't explicitly involve making meaningful connections with engaged audiences where ideas are shared, learning happens, and participants walk away armed for work and life.

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How to keep to time during your presentation

Speaking about Presenting

Instead open with a relevant and engaging story which leads into your first main point. Photo credit: zoutedrop. Do you regularly go over time when you’re delivering a presentation? If a time limit has been set for your presentation, then it’s your responsibility to finish it within that time.

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Three ideas from improv to improve your speaking

Speaking about Presenting

In particular, I’ve learnt how I can make the stories I tell much more engaging. Emotion is a great way of increasing audience engagement in a story. I’ve just finished a four day improvisational comedy course for speakers.

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Political Debates 2010 – R, D or Tea?

Matt Eventoff

The 2010 political debate season has started with some drama, however none of it the kind a candidate pines for. Still, too many candidates spend more time preparing breakfast than preparing for a debate, and it shows, especially through the first few engagements of 2010.

Women and Power « Elizabethkuhnke's Blog

Kuhnke Communication

Elizabethkuhnke's Blog Entries (RSS) Comments (RSS) Home About Elizabeth Communicating with Confidence Gestures Women and Power Posted by: Kuhnke Communication on: October 7, 2010 In: Executive Presence | Lifestyle Comment!

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

Speaking about Presenting

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. Where does audience response or active engagement fit into the planner?

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