Are you too dependent on your co-presenter?

Speak Schmeak

I asked someone, who's new to speaking, how long her typical presentations are and she replied, "Eight slides." If your only presentation experience is speaking with a slide show behind you, I highly recommend finding ways to practice speaking without it. Bring props and handouts. It's like walking onto the stage holding your security blanket or your scruffy little teddy bear every time you speak.

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

Speak Schmeak

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. Post your photo on your website People who will ask you to speak want to get to know you a little. In order to make your presentation as effective as it can be for you and for the audience, you must speak up and let the organizer know what you need. Are you giving handouts with misspellings or poor grammar?

2010 150
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Are you a giver or a hoarder?

Speak Schmeak

She gives away free audio, free handouts and a free teleseminar. They trust their audience to know when they need more than a handout or blog post, but don't try to hold back information that could be helpful while the prospect is still unsure of the need to hire someone. Tags: Pet Peeves Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies The Business of Speaking Taking Risks Some speakers hold themselves back out of fear and self-limiting beliefs.

2010 142

Five things speakers can learn from event planners

Speak Schmeak

Have you checked to make sure you have extra batteries , an extension cord, enough handouts, a backup copy of your PowerPoint, and a timer? Preparation Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies The Business of Speaking Resources Openings and ClosingsI have two clients who are event planners. They create amazing social and corporate events as well as weddings that would charm your socks off.

Five things speakers can learn from event planners

Speak Schmeak

Have you checked to make sure you have extra batteries , an extension cord, enough handouts, a backup copy of your PowerPoint, and a timer? Tags: Preparation Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies The Business of Speaking Resources Openings and Closings I have two clients who are event planners. They create amazing social and corporate events as well as weddings that would charm your socks off.

Timing your presentation when incorporating activities

Speak Schmeak

Another is a handout quiz on features vs. benefits. Previous Speak Schmeak posts on timing are here , here , here and here. Tags: Preparation Training Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies Resources I recently wrote a blog post on timing your presentation taking into account that almost all presentations start late. This week, Olivia Mitchell wrote a great, thorough piece on timing in general, and so did TJ Walker.

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

Speak Schmeak

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. Post your photo on your website People who will ask you to speak want to get to know you a little. In order to make your presentation as effective as it can be for you and for the audience, you must speak up and let the organizer know what you need. Are you giving handouts with misspellings or poor grammar?

2010 131

Are you too dependent on your co-presenter?

Speak Schmeak

I asked someone, who's new to speaking, how long her typical presentations are and she replied, "Eight slides." If your only presentation experience is speaking with a slide show behind you, I highly recommend finding ways to practice speaking without it. Bring props and handouts. It's like walking onto the stage holding your security blanket or your scruffy little teddy bear every time you speak.

2010 109

Are you a giver or a hoarder?

Speak Schmeak

She gives away free audio, free handouts and a free teleseminar. They trust their audience to know when they need more than a handout or blog post, but don't try to hold back information that could be helpful while the prospect is still unsure of the need to hire someone. Pet Peeves Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies The Business of Speaking Taking RisksSome speakers hold themselves back out of fear and self-limiting beliefs.

2010 109