The audience doesn't need to know

Speak Schmeak

One thing I've learned over my many years of speaking and before that, performing: The show must go on ! Tags: Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies Speaking Engagements Yesterday I gave a two-hour workshop after only two hours of sleep. I'm sure you know the feeling. lying in bed hour after hour, getting more and more frustrated and panicked as the time you have to get up approaches.

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Presenting in the dark. Literally.

Speak Schmeak

Every time I give a presentation or attend one, I secretly hope there's some sort of incident or issue that arises for me to write about here on Speak Schmeak. They were engaged, they asked questions, they contributed Twitter tips, and all the while sitting and standing in the dark. Tags: Technology Preparation Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies Public Speaking Anxiety The Business of Speaking Taking Risks Speaking Engagements

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How are your observational skills?

Speak Schmeak

Observational humor is a well-known public speaking tool, where the speaker takes something that has happened or is happening in the room and spontaneously brings it into his presentation for a laugh. In my opening to the presentation, I asked two of my typical questions, one about how many people love or dread speaking, and the second about how they rank their skills as a speaker.

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Don't forget to check your room

Speak Schmeak

these are just a few of the hurdles you'll face when speaking. Preparation Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies The Business of Speaking Speaking EngagementsI've experienced two odd conference room configurations in the last month, and I thought I would share them with you. When I'm booked for a training, I send the organizer a diagram with my preferred room setup.

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The audience doesn't need to know

Speak Schmeak

One thing I've learned over my many years of speaking and before that, performing: The show must go on ! Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies Speaking EngagementsYesterday I gave a two-hour workshop after only two hours of sleep. I'm sure you know the feeling. lying in bed hour after hour, getting more and more frustrated and panicked as the time you have to get up approaches. I finally got up at 6:15 for my 8:15 workshop, feeling crummy, but off I went.

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How are your observational skills?

Speak Schmeak

Observational humor is a well-known public speaking tool, where the speaker takes something that has happened or is happening in the room and spontaneously brings it into his presentation for a laugh. In my opening to the presentation, I asked two of my typical questions, one about how many people love or dread speaking, and the second about how they rank their skills as a speaker. TV inspired Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies Athletes Speaking Engagements

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Making a bad space better

Speak Schmeak

Preparation Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies The Business of Speaking Speaking EngagementsDownload audio here. Over this past weekend I shared a booth at the Women's Festival at Earl Warren Showgrounds in Santa Barbara. The main exhibit hall at the showgrounds is a large, circular building with concrete floors (originally designed to resemble a giant daisy with a 43' domed ceiling at the center).

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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. Before the engagement 1. 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. At the engagement 5.

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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. Before the engagement 1. 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. At the engagement 5.

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Five iPhone Apps for Public Speakers (guest post)

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

Many people are afraid of speaking in public or have trouble doing so effectively. is designed to improve your public speaking abilities. Public Speaking Hypnosis. If the thought of public speaking makes you start sweating, try the “Public Speaking Hypnosis&# application ($0.99). This application claims to use hypnosis techniques to reduce anxiety before your big presentation. A guest post by Louise Baker.

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Four principles of presenter prosperity

Speak Schmeak

In working with Bart on his keynote, it has occurred to me that these are principles that would benefit just about anyone who wants to reach higher, grow in their business or better themselves in any area, including public speaking. By discovering what you love about speaking and what you're good at. Perhaps another goal would be to get a certain number of speaking engagements in the next six months in order to practice and get feedback. Download audio here.

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Four principles of presenter prosperity

Speak Schmeak

In working with Bart on his keynote, it has occurred to me that these are principles that would benefit just about anyone who wants to reach higher, grow in their business or better themselves in any area, including public speaking. By discovering what you love about speaking and what you're good at. Perhaps another goal would be to get a certain number of speaking engagements in the next six months in order to practice and get feedback. Download audio here.

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Narrative Theory Storytelling

Great Public Speaking

It will liven up any speaking engagement and helps make an important point to your audience. Learn more important storytelling techniques. Get 30 days of public speaking training for only $5.00! Tags: tomantion Tom Antion public speaking presentation skills free speaker tips Tom Antion public speaking tom antion business Storytelling helps create powerful visuals for your speeches.

Public Speaking: Talk About Your Family

Great Public Speaking

When you are doing a public speaking engagement, one way to build rapport with an audience is to include information about your family. Generally the benefits of this technique far outweigh the risks. Get 30 days of public speaking training for only $5.00! Tags: tomantion Tom Antion public speaking presentation skills free speaker tips Tom Antion public speaking tom antion business

Complimentary Webinar with Top Pro Speaker Tom Antion

Great Public Speaking

Reality Professional Speaking: How to Make a Fortune Running Your Mouth Learn the secrets only top professional speakers know. Tags: tomantion Tom Antion public speaking presentation skills get paid to speak Tom Antion public speaking tom antion business Complimentary Webinar with Top Pro Speaker Tom Antion TONIGHT Wednesday, February 24th 9:00 PM Eastern time. Can’t make it? Register anyway and we’ll send you the link to the replay the tomorrow.

How to Close a Speech

Great Public Speaking

Even the most serious public speaking subjects can benefit from humor, but the humor should be sprinkled throughout the body of the presentation. This same technique can be very effective in ending a mostly humorous speaking engagement. Don't be afraid to use humor when you speak in public. Tags: make money speaking speech close a speech free speaker tips internet marketing public speaking

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Public Speaking: Frequency Check

Great Public Speaking

It is pretty common to have multiple wireless microphones going during the same public speaking engagement. When speaking in Thailand last week I ran into a situation that has never happened to me or the other seasoned presenter before. Learn the techniques that will skyrocket your speaking career! Tags: tomantion presentation skills free speaker tips Tom Antion public speaking tom antion business

Are you substituting learning for action?

Speak Schmeak

This took me back to December 2010, when I decided my one-word theme for 2011 was going to be "ACT." And in 2010, I really did consciously make the effort to act more and think less. Public speaking training and education, like other kinds of training you might take, is only as useful as the action you take to implement it. You're not growing as a speaker, and your audience is not fully engaged with you. Do you want to build your business through speaking?

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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. Don’t be discouraged by the fear of public speaking or past presentation challenges. Use Words they Understand Speak in the language of your listeners.

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