Analysis of a Speech by Elif ?afak

Manner of Speaking

afa k uses this technique to brilliant effect starting at 6:20 when she talks about three very negative ev ents for Turkey while she was still in school: a military takeover in the country, the attempted assassination of the Pope by a Turkish gunman, and Turkey’s terrible show ing in the Eurovision Song Contest. She makes good eye contact with the members of her audience. Elif ?afak

Presentation Tip: Actively Listen to Your Audience

Professionally Speaking...

Try these techniques to show your audience you really do care about and value their thoughts: as audience members make comments or ask questions, don't finish their sentences -- be respectful and wait until the person has finished before you respond. make eye contact to show interest. What other techniques have you used, as a presenter, to ensure you're actively listening to your audiences?

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How to Look Confident by Knowing Where and How to Look! « The Shy.

The Shy Speaker's Guide to Succes on Stage

Posted: December 28, 2007 by Gary in Body Language , Dealing with People , Networking & Small Talk , Public Speaking , The Shy Speakers Guide 4 Many of us have heard about the importance of maintaining eye contact whilst we are speaking. Effective use of eye contact helps the speaker: - Appear more Credible Most psychologists and body language readers have noticed that liars tend to fidget more and have difficulty maintaining eye contact.

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Presentation Tip: Say It Again, With Feeling

Professionally Speaking...

So you can watch facial expressions, make eye contact, pick up on side comments made by audience members and invite questions confidently. TECHNIQUES TO STAY FRESH When you deliver material over and over, one of the key things you have to guard against is your own boredom. Tags: Presentation Tips and Techniques business presentations U.S. I am a volunteer docent at the U.S. Botanic Garden where I give tours of this glorious facility nestled at the foot of the U.S.

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Presentation Lessons from the Tonys

Professionally Speaking...

The 2010 Tony Awards were no exception. make eye contact with the audience. make eye contact. Tags: Commentary Presentation Tips and Techniques Bebe Neuwirth business presentations Catherine Zeta-Jones Daniel Radcliffe Denzel Washington Katie Finneran Katie Holmes Nathan Lane Radio City Music Hall Tony Awards Award shows are filled with presentation lessons thanks to the quantity of presenters and variety of styles.

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4 ways to move people from attention to engagement

Speaking about Presenting

Many of the “attention-grabbing” techniques are not particularly appropriate for everyday business presentations. Engage people by using “fascinations”, a copywriting technique. You can use the same technique to compel your audience to listen. Some are so nervous and shy they won’t make any eye contact with me. For a great summary of these techniques see Garr Reynold’s post: Start your Presentation with PUNCH.

4 ways to move people from attention to engagement

Speaking about Presenting

Many of the “attention-grabbing” techniques are not particularly appropriate for everyday business presentations. Engage people by using “fascinations”, a copywriting technique. You can use the same technique to compel your audience to listen. Some are so nervous and shy they won’t make any eye contact with me. For a great summary of these techniques see Garr Reynold’s post: Start your Presentation with PUNCH.

Never Read a Speech.Badly

Professionally Speaking...

It usually is tricky to maintain decent eye contact, a struggle to sound authentic, challenging to create any kind of connection with the audience.and just plain boring to listen to. Notice, above all, how much eye contact she has with the audience. Speak to the audience only when your eyes are off the text. Tags: Executive Presentations Presentation Style Presentation Tips and Techniques business presentations J.K.

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How to handle a heckler

Speaking about Presenting

You may think that this technique looks transparent, but the heckler will most likely be totally oblivious – they will simply feel “you’ve listened to me”. Address your response to the whole audience, not just the heckler – though don’t avoid eye contact with them either. Most hecklers are made, not born. If people don’t feel listened to they will turn into hecklers. So the critical step to avoid making hecklers out of people in your audience is to listen.

Speaking with a Teleprompter

Professionally Speaking...

Have a few people in the audience while you are rehearsing so they can assess the effectiveness of your eye contact. Tags: Executive Presentations Presentation Tips and Techniques Barack Obama Bill Clinton business presentations Ronald Reagan teleprompter Teleprompters are a relatively recent addition to the field of oratory. The producer of the I Love Lucy TV show claimed credit in the 1950s for the idea and was awarded a U.S. patent for its invention.

Tips from the Acting Stage, Episode #4

Professionally Speaking...

I watched the production from two perspectives: a regular theatre-goer, immersed in the story and music and a presentation trainer, observing the actors' techniques. I have written before (see links below) about the many lessons a business presenter can learn from a stage actor -- techniques like blocking, care of voice, how to evoke emotions, rigorous rehearsal and the value of a story line.

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The power of presence

Speak Schmeak

Specifically, the article is about the power of appropriate and well-practiced eye contact, the use of personal space, and the practice of being present in developing a charismatic and influential personality. In general, your sense of physical proximity with someone increases when they are: - Making direct eye contact with you - Facing you directly (as opposed to standing side-by-side looking into the crowd) - Touching you (i.e.,

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Presentation Skills for Executives

Professionally Speaking...

Assess how you show up by videotaping your presentations and analyzing tone of voice, demeanor , eye contact, body language and authenticity. Keep eye contact front and center on your to-do list. Tags: Executive Presentations Presentation Style Presentation Tips and Techniques business presentations executive presentations storytelling in presentations Good presentation skills are good presentation skills, no matter what position or title you hold.right?

Public Speaking Tips from my Dog Balou -- Guest post by Joey Asher

Speak Schmeak

They know that if they connect with the audience with energy, eye contact and stories, all will be forgiven. Balou Makes Great Eye Contact Balou knows that to connect with people, you need great eye contact. Similarly, great speakers understand that eye contact is critical. We helped him by making him hold the eye contact for three to five seconds with individual listeners. Still out of town!

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5 Ways to Get the Most Out of a Presentation Skills Course

Professionally Speaking...

The instructor should certainly be able to help you modify various techniques to be more aligned with your personal style or circumstances. Don't trust your memory to retain all the great ideas and techniques you're being exposed to. Dear Presentation Skills Course Participant: Now that you are scheduled to attend a training course to improve your public speaking skills, I know that you are looking forward to being transformed into a brilliant presenter upon completion.

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9 ways to act like a pro, even if you're not

Speak Schmeak

Make eye contact. Another pair of eyes will help you find the mistakes you're overlooking. Tags: Preparation Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies The Business of Speaking You may not be a professional speaker, but there's no reason not to act like one. If you want to get speaking engagements to promote your business, for example, you are more likely to be invited if you have a professional presence.

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Get out of the cage and own the stage!

Speak Schmeak

Eye contact with the room 4. Eyes down or looking at a place between speaker and audience 3. Start with your posture , tall, relaxed and open, facing the audience with your feet squared and your eyes forward. Keep your head up and your eyes out. Keep your eyes out and forward. Encompass them with your eyes and movements rather than creating a cage for yourself where you're standing. Embrace them with your eyes, voice and arms.

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The power of presence

Speak Schmeak

Specifically, the article is about the power of appropriate and well-practiced eye contact, the use of personal space, and the practice of being present in developing a charismatic and influential personality. In general, your sense of physical proximity with someone increases when they are: - Making direct eye contact with you - Facing you directly (as opposed to standing side-by-side looking into the crowd) - Touching you (i.e.,

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Public Speaking Tips from my Dog Balou -- Guest post by Joey Asher

Speak Schmeak

They know that if they connect with the audience with energy, eye contact and stories, all will be forgiven. Balou Makes Great Eye Contact Balou knows that to connect with people, you need great eye contact. Similarly, great speakers understand that eye contact is critical. We helped him by making him hold the eye contact for three to five seconds with individual listeners. Still out of town!

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9 ways to act like a pro, even if you're not

Speak Schmeak

Make eye contact. Another pair of eyes will help you find the mistakes you're overlooking. Preparation Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies The Business of SpeakingYou may not be a professional speaker, but there's no reason not to act like one. If you want to get speaking engagements to promote your business, for example, you are more likely to be invited if you have a professional presence.

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Get out of the cage and own the stage!

Speak Schmeak

Eye contact with the room 4. Eyes down or looking at a place between speaker and audience 3. Start with your posture , tall, relaxed and open, facing the audience with your feet squared and your eyes forward. Keep your head up and your eyes out. Keep your eyes out and forward. Encompass them with your eyes and movements rather than creating a cage for yourself where you're standing. Embrace them with your eyes, voice and arms.

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Kinesics « Elizabethkuhnke's Blog

Kuhnke Communication

Elizabethkuhnke's Blog Entries (RSS) Comments (RSS) Home About Elizabeth Festive Party Tips Web Presentations Kinesics Posted by: Kuhnke Communication on: November 23, 2010 In: Body Language | Lifestyle Comment! So read on to garner tips and techniques for maximising your potential through your application of gestures, facial expressions and movement. If you want to show disapproval, lower your eye brows, tighten your lips, and drop your chin toward your chest.

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Do it with the lights on

Speak Schmeak

There's no eye contact. Tags: Technology Speakers Preparation Engaging the Audience Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies Openings and Closings I spent Saturday morning attending the first Santa Barbara area TEDx event. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. If you don't know what TED (which stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design) is, check it out (and some amazing speakers) here.

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Do it with the lights on: TEDxSB Part 1

Speak Schmeak

There's no eye contact. Technology Speakers Preparation Engaging the Audience Products Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies Openings and ClosingsI spent Saturday morning attending the first Santa Barbara area TEDx event. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. If you don't know what TED (which stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design) is, check it out (and some amazing speakers) here.

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

Inter-Activ Presenting and Influencing

Engage with confident eye contact. And if you are just a confident presenter, learn how to use the techniques of selling and influencing to supercharge your presentations. Tags: Presentation Skills Public Speaking Sales Techniques. In my book, presentation skills and selling skills go hand and hand.

Avoid Energy Zappers

Humor Power

Eye contact. Lack of good eye contact is an energy zapper. Great eye contact gives you a presence and a connection with the audience that is critical to your success. Great eye contact completes the conversation loop. Lack of eye contact drains energy from your presentation. Tags: Presentation Skills public speaker speaking technique Toastmasters

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Public Speaking – 5 Powerful Tips for Persuasive and Captivating Presentations

Pivotal Public Speaking

I’m not going to talk about articulation, creative use of language, vocal variety, filler words, verbal crutches, hand gestures, and other techniques. Although public speaking techniques are invaluable for giving speeches, presentations are more interactive and often require facilitating audience engagement. …Communication is an emotional contact sport. Let’s face it.

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Public Speaking Guide – Leave Your Best Impression With Your Audience Every Time

Pivotal Public Speaking

When speaking, always make sincere eye contact with your audience. Applying the subtle techniques in this short public speaking guide will transform your audiences’ impression of you. Regardless of how experienced you are as a speaker, the thought of how the audience will think about you will have surely crossed your mind many times.

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Public Speaking: Overcoming Your Fear of Public Speaking

Fripp THE Executive Speech Coach

A wonderful preparation technique for small meetings is to go around shaking hands and making eye contact with everybody beforehand. Try this acting technique. By Patricia Fripp. You’re waiting your turn to make a speech, when suddenly you realize that your stomach is doing strange things and your mind is rapidly going blank. How do you handle this critical time period?

Audiences have X-Ray Eyes & Ears

Speak and Deliver

skip to main | skip to sidebar Audiences have X-Ray Eyes & Ears Posted by Rich Hopkins, Speaker, Author, Coach on Monday, October 4, 2010 Labels: Acting , Audience , Authenticity , Belief , Persuasion , Public Speaking , Rich Hopkins photo by erix ! How X-Ray Eyes & Ears Work A. Eye-contact - it can be tough to look at folks in the eye in general - it just gets tougher when you think youre selling them a bad deal.

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Breaking Bad Habits in Presentations

Professionally Speaking...

The annoying behavior videotape exposes may be avoiding eye contact with the audience, clenching hands into fists, using an abundance of filler words [ um , ah , like , you know ], putting hands in and out of pockets, absentmindedly fidgeting with glasses, hair or jewelry. If, for example, you're not making frequent and meaningful eye contact with the audience, choose to work on this before you move on to eradicating ums and ahs.

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What will you forget when you start speaking? Readers weigh in

The Eloquent Woman

Yvette Cook said, "To make eye contact" and Emily Culbertson said, "to speak slowly," highlighting two factors that audiences appreciate. For eye contact, you might want to write in "LOOK UP" or "LOOK LEFT" every paragraph or so, and for speed, a "SLOW DOWN" reminder can help, as can building in pauses and ellipses into your text. You also need to practice those techniques. Do you find yourself forgetting things once you start speaking?

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Observational Humor — Case Study #60

Humor Power

This uses the Drop-Yourself-Into-The-Story technique. I made solid eye contact with Beverly. Here is another Observational Humor Monologue. THE SET-UP (What was said and what happened during the meeting before the monologue was delivered.). A speaker told a story of locking her keys in the car. She had recently made a new friend, Beverly, at a Toastmasters meeting. She rode her bicycle to Beverly’s house to get help with her lock-out situation.

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How to Deliver a First-Rate Online Presentation

Professionally Speaking...

Increasingly public speakers and presenters are finding themselves presenting to online audiences.audiences they can't see or make eye contact with. Speakers who rely on their techniques for engaging and interacting with an in-person audience, without making any adjustments for an online audience, will soon become frustrated and frustrate their audience as well.

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Don't Sacrifice the Eyes

Green Room Speakers

Wednesday, November 18, 2009 Dont Sacrifice the Eyes Yesterday I led a presentation skills training for a group of nonprofit fundraisers. As we practiced "connection techniques" (ways to use voice, body language, and eyes to connect with the listener), one participant asked, "Many times, we have to make phone calls to people we dont know. While so much is lost in non-live exchange, perhaps the greatest sacrifice is eye contact.

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8 Powerful Public Speaking Tips

Executive Speech Coach

Saturday, July 24, 2010 8 Powerful Public Speaking Tips When it’s your turn to stand up and speak to an audience, whether it is a room of five or an auditorium of hundreds, you can speak confidently and effectively when you use these eight powerful public speaking tips. Remember that successful public speaking is a skill-set based on learning and practicing the fundamental techniques of public speaking. Too long a glance is intrusive - too short can appear shifty-eyed.

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8 Presentation Flaws that Steal Your Money

Executive Speech Coach

Sunday, April 18, 2010 8 Presentation Flaws that Steal Your Money Why should you care about your presentation skills? Skills are improved by understanding the principles, practicing the techniques and getting constructive feedback from a skilled coach. Lack of eye contact If you won’t look at me, why should I listen or believe you? Learn the best techniques, practice your skills to improve them and work with a presentation skills coach.

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Power Presentations Tip 32: Smart Practice

Executive Speech Coach

Monday, April 12, 2010 Power Presentations Tip 32: Smart Practice Power Presentations Tip 32: Smart Practice Rehearse your presentation Practice doesnt make you perfect. Make a point of rehearsing your eye movement to make eye contact with everyone in your audience. What new techniques are you planning to use? ▼ 2010 (76) ► December (7) How to Write, Structure & Prepare a More Effective.

Communication Congruence – How to Organize Your Ideas to.

The Shy Speaker's Guide to Succes on Stage

To create a structure for your presentation, you will have to face your own “Chaos Monster&# and, like an archer, master the organizational techniques that follow. Use an opening technique — “a hook&# — and deliver it with dramatic voice, gesture and technique. Make eye contact. CONCLUSION: The completion of your presentation is your target — a bull’s-eye — a great Conclusion.

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Speak & Deliver - A Public Speaking Blog For the Speaking Public: Speaking With Notes: 7 Best Practices

Speak and Deliver

skip to main | skip to sidebar Speaking With Notes: 7 Best Practices Posted by Rich Hopkins, Speaker, Author, Coach on Tuesday, October 20, 2009 Labels: Art of Speaking , Crutches , Eye Contact , Notes , PowerPoint Every speaker speaks with notes - even the ones that insist notes shouldnt be used at all! Symbols An old memorization technique, that isnt memorization at all, but simply symbolic notes, is to assign your speech parts to objects, or places in the room or on the stage.

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