Why be okay when you can be great?

Speak Schmeak

But as a regular speaker, he felt confident about his ability to wing it. It was clear to me that he was winging it, but maybe not to anyone else! It's never okay to wing it just because you think you can get away with it. Tags: Speakers Preparation Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies The Business of Speaking A speaker I heard recently got halfway through his presentation before he started to make his point.

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Titles a bore? Not any more!

Speak Schmeak

In the documentary "I Am Comic," Ritch Shydner is waiting in the wings to start his set at a comedy club. Tags: Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies Books Word Nerds Resources I'm currently reading POP! Create the Perfect Pitch, Title, and Tagline For Anything by Sam Horn, a book about crafting memorable titles, taglines and slogans.

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Why be okay when you can be great?

Speak Schmeak

But as a regular speaker, he felt confident about his ability to wing it. It was clear to me that he was winging it, but maybe not to anyone else! It's never okay to wing it just because you think you can get away with it. Speakers Preparation Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies The Business of SpeakingA speaker I heard recently got halfway through his presentation before he started to make his point.

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Titles a bore? Not any more!

Speak Schmeak

In the documentary "I Am Comic," Ritch Shydner is waiting in the wings to start his set at a comedy club. Preparation Products Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies Word Nerds Resources About MeI'm currently reading POP! Create the Perfect Pitch, Title, and Tagline For Anything by Sam Horn, a book about crafting memorable titles, taglines and slogans.

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A message with both kinds of impact

Speak Schmeak

The slow motion, the widening eyes, the fairy-winged girl descending like an angel, the musical crescendo, the implied physical impact, the human seat belt that metamorphoses into a family embrace, and the falling glitter all combine to create a wrenching emotional scene. Tags: Stories Engaging the Audience TV inspired Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies Made to Stick

2010 100

A message with both kinds of impact

Speak Schmeak

The slow motion, the widening eyes, the fairy-winged girl descending like an angel, the musical crescendo, the implied physical impact, the human seat belt that metamorphoses into a family embrace, and the falling glitter all combine to create a wrenching emotional scene. Stories Engaging the Audience TV inspired Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies Made to StickDownload audio here.

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Do it with the lights on

Speak Schmeak

I felt that the emcees lacked preparation and were winging the introductions, one more noticeably than the other. 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.

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Lessons from Pacino

Speak Schmeak

rise up with me; rise up on the wings of this slain angel." ". Engaging the Audience Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies Analogies Openings and Closings Entertainers CommunicationDownload audio here. Speeches and presentations are not the same thing (see post here explaining the difference). For most of you, presentations are and will be your bread and butter, while scripted speeches might be something you give at the occasional wedding or office going-away party.

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Lessons from Pacino

Speak Schmeak

rise up with me; rise up on the wings of this slain angel." ". Tags: Engaging the Audience Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies Analogies Openings and Closings Entertainers Communication Download audio here. Speeches and presentations are not the same thing (see post here explaining the difference). For most of you, presentations are and will be your bread and butter, while scripted speeches might be something you give at the occasional wedding or office going-away party.

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Speak & Deliver - A Public Speaking Blog For the Speaking Public.

Speak and Deliver

skip to main | skip to sidebar Dont Let Toastmasters Hurt You in 2010 Posted by Rich Hopkins, Speaker, Author, Coach on Friday, January 1, 2010 Labels: Alan Weiss , Johnny Cambell , Professional Speaking , Sheryl Roush , Toastmasters , Tom Antion , World Championship of Public Speaking I hear, from time to time, that Toastmasters carries with it a negative connotation in the professional world of speaking. In 2010, put as much into Toastmasters as you want to get out of it.

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Presentation Lessons from the Olympic Games

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

As presenters, how often do we think that we can just “wing it”? We need to seek the advice of those who can help us get better, whether that advice is coaching or through books and videos that teach us new approaches and techniques. The Olympic Winter Games comes to a close today in Vancouver. Our family loves the Olympics and we’ve pretty much been glued to the great coverage that has been provided.

Volunteers, Charities and NPOs Get a Break on Public Speaking Skills

Executive Speech Coach

Thursday, September 16, 2010 Volunteers, Charities and NPOs Get a Break on Public Speaking Skills News Release: For Immediate Use Volunteers, Charities and NPOs Get a Break on Public Speaking Skills Burlington, ON – September 16, 2010: People volunteer for many reasons. A bestselling author, radio show host and motivational speaker he explains and demonstrates practical techniques to be a more effective presenter.

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9 Simple Tips for Better Presentations

Executive Speech Coach

Sunday, May 09, 2010 9 Simple Tips for Better Presentations Do you want to make your next presentation more effective? Use these nine simple yet powerful presentation tips and techniques to enjoy better results when you speak before an audience. It is a set of skills and techniques that are learned, practiced and delivered well. Learn the techniques and start practicing for your next successful presentation now.

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Power Presentations Tip 45: Spice Up Your Presentation with Quotations

Executive Speech Coach

Thursday, October 28, 2010 Power Presentations Tip 45: Spice Up Your Presentation with Quotations The Right Quotation Can Spice Up Your Presentation Add one or a few quotations to your presentation to make it more entertaining and insightful. This technique can add an engaging element of surprise and humor to what might have been a dull presentation "He who laughs - lasts." Don’t wing it or you might mess up the purpose of the speaker.

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How to Speak & Present Without Notes

Executive Speech Coach

Wednesday, June 02, 2010 How to Speak & Present Without Notes Why would you want to speak without notes? Here are three techniques that you can use to deliver your presentation without notes or at least fewer notes. Key Word Notes The most common technique is to use point form notes. Questions The second technique is to prepare your presentation as a series of rhetorical questions that you pose then answer.

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Power Presentations Tip 37: Start with the Right Picture

Executive Speech Coach

Wednesday, April 28, 2010 Power Presentations Tip 37: Start with the Right Picture Start with the right picture The phone rings. It is also the technique most poorly done. Don’t wing it or you might mess up the purpose of the speaker. ▼ 2010 (76) ► December (7) How to Write, Structure & Prepare a More Effective.

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10 Tips to Master Questions with Authority During Your Presentation

Executive Speech Coach

Monday, August 02, 2010 10 Tips to Master Questions with Authority During Your Presentation During your presentation your audience will often want to ask you questions. You will master the presentation questions if you are prepared, know your facts and use these techniques. Don’t wing it or you might mess up the purpose of the speaker. ▼ 2010 (76) ► December (7) How to Write, Structure & Prepare a More Effective.

Spice Up Your Presentation with Quotations

Executive Speech Coach

Friday, December 17, 2010 Spice Up Your Presentation with Quotations Add one or a few quotations to your presentation to make it more entertaining and insightful. This technique can add an engaging element of surprise and humor to what might have been a dull presentation “He who laughs – lasts.&# Don’t wing it or you might mess up the purpose of the speaker. ▼ 2010 (76) ▼ December (7) How to Write, Structure & Prepare a More Effective.

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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. Learn the best techniques, practice your skills to improve them and work with a presentation skills coach. Don’t wing it or you might mess up the purpose of the speaker.

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The Gettysburg Address

Executive Speech Coach

Friday, April 16, 2010 The Gettysburg Address If you want to be a more powerful speaker learn from other powerful speakers. and "How can you use that principle or technique?" Don’t wing it or you might mess up the purpose of the speaker. ▼ 2010 (76) ► December (7) How to Write, Structure & Prepare a More Effective.

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Radiate More Confidence than You Feel - free audio class

Executive Speech Coach

Tuesday, November 02, 2010 Radiate More Confidence than You Feel - free audio class Listen by phone to this free audio class on Thursday November 2 at 2:00 pm EDT. 5 Confidence boosters before you speak 5 Techniques as you start How does your audience decide if you are confident? Don’t wing it or you might mess up the purpose of the speaker. ▼ 2010 (76) ► December (7) How to Write, Structure & Prepare a More Effective.

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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. Don’t wing it or you might mess up the purpose of the speaker.

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300 Seconds and 7 Steps to Writing Your Speech

Executive Speech Coach

Wednesday, June 30, 2010 300 Seconds and 7 Steps to Writing Your Speech The wrong thing for you to do is to immediately start writing the speech. One technique, which ties everything together, is to open and close with the same statement. Don’t wing it or you might mess up the purpose of the speaker. ▼ 2010 (76) ► December (7) How to Write, Structure & Prepare a More Effective.

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Top 10 Tips on How to Open Your Speech

Executive Speech Coach

Wednesday, June 09, 2010 Top 10 Tips on How to Open Your Speech You have a few seconds to engage your audience at the beginning of your presentation. Here are 10 techniques you can use to launch your speech more successfully. Don’t wing it or you might mess up the purpose of the speaker. ▼ 2010 (76) ► December (7) How to Write, Structure & Prepare a More Effective.

Power Presentations Tip 40: Speaking Without Notes

Executive Speech Coach

Monday, May 10, 2010 Power Presentations Tip 40: Speaking Without Notes How to speak without notes Why would you want to speak without notes? Here are three techniques that you can use to speak without notes or at least fewer notes. Key Word Notes The most common technique is to use point form notes. Questions The second technique is to prepare your presentation as a series of questions that you pose then answer.

Power Presentations Tip 41: Dealing With the Fear of Public Speaking

Executive Speech Coach

Friday, May 14, 2010 Power Presentations Tip 41: Dealing With the Fear of Public Speaking How to Manage the Fear of Public Speaking Surveys have shown that the majority of people consistently rank public speaking as their number one fear. Learn the techniques to be a better speaker, Prepare and practice. Don’t wing it or you might mess up the purpose of the speaker. ▼ 2010 (76) ► December (7) How to Write, Structure & Prepare a More Effective.

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. What new techniques are you planning to use? Don’t wing it or you might mess up the purpose of the speaker. ▼ 2010 (76) ► December (7) How to Write, Structure & Prepare a More Effective.

Power Presentations Tip 29: You are here

Executive Speech Coach

Sunday, January 31, 2010 Power Presentations Tip 29: You are here Power Presentations Tip 29 You are here When you visit the shopping mall you might look at the map to find the location of a store that you want to visit. How do you use the "You are here" technique? Don’t wing it or you might mess up the purpose of the speaker. ▼ 2010 (76) ► December (7) How to Write, Structure & Prepare a More Effective.

Where do the best speakers go to get better?

Executive Speech Coach

Thursday, January 21, 2010 Where do the best speakers go to get better? The first half covers the cognitive techniques to fight stage fright, and the second half contains interviews about stage fright with celebrities like Robin Williams, Melissa Etheridge and much more: [link] 6:32 PM George Torok said. Don’t wing it or you might mess up the purpose of the speaker. ▼ 2010 (76) ► December (7) How to Write, Structure & Prepare a More Effective.

begin with the unexpected

Green Room Speakers

What was so brilliant about this entrance, was that the stage set-up had led us to believe that the musicians would enter from the wings. What a superb illustration of trying something unexpected -- a technique we all know but all too rarely use. Thursday, August 13, 2009 Begin With the Unexpected While visiting my husbands family in Santa Barbara this week, I had the pleasure of listening to a performance of the Canadian Brass at the Lobero Theater.

Green Room Speakers: Adapting to the Audience

Green Room Speakers

Another said, "I dont know if you worked on this a lot or just winged it , but it meant a lot to me." What strategies or techniques could you use to salvage the remainder of your allotted time? Sunday, April 19, 2009 Adapting to the Audience Recently, I worked with a rabbi to help him prepare a pre-Passover sermon. He worked hard to prepare and practice a meaningful and powerful message.

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What are active listening skills?

Executive Speech Coach

I think that you might be looking for some techniques that enhance that skill. Thats one example of a active listening technique. Here are a few more techniques to active listening : Look directly at the person who is talking. Don’t wing it or you might mess up the purpose of the speaker. ► 2010 (76) ► December (7) How to Write, Structure & Prepare a More Effective.

Top 10 Tips for Presenting Your Key Points - Slideshow

Executive Speech Coach

Discover techniques that you can use to emphaise the key points of your presentation message. Don’t wing it or you might mess up the purpose of the speaker. ► 2010 (76) ► December (7) How to Write, Structure & Prepare a More Effective. Executive Speech Coach - Business Presentations Business presentations tips for executives, sales presenters, managers, technical experts and professionals from the "Speech Coach for Executives" George Torok.

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Power Presentation Tips 27: Paint Word Pictures

Executive Speech Coach

The best presenters learn to master this technique because it is so effective. Don’t wing it or you might mess up the purpose of the speaker. ► 2010 (76) ► December (7) How to Write, Structure & Prepare a More Effective. Executive Speech Coach - Business Presentations Business presentations tips for executives, sales presenters, managers, technical experts and professionals from the "Speech Coach for Executives" George Torok.

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Executive Speech Coach - Business Presentations: Effective.

Executive Speech Coach

The ability to deliver good and great presentations is based on using the techniques of successful presentation skills. If you want to be a better presenter, understand the principles, practice the techniques, and get expert coaching. Don’t wing it or you might mess up the purpose of the speaker. ► 2010 (76) ► December (7) How to Write, Structure & Prepare a More Effective.

How to Open Your Presentation with Attention Grabbing Pizzazz and.

Executive Speech Coach

Here’s how you can elevate your presentations above the competition with these simple techniques. Don’t wing it or you might mess up the purpose of the speaker. ► 2010 (76) ► December (7) How to Write, Structure & Prepare a More Effective. Executive Speech Coach - Business Presentations Business presentations tips for executives, sales presenters, managers, technical experts and professionals from the "Speech Coach for Executives" George Torok.

Practical tips to help you deliver more effective presentations.

Executive Speech Coach

In the Power Presentation Tips you get the best principles, techniques and insights to use in your business presentations.Successful presentations are not the result of luck. They happen because of the superior knowledge, techniques and skills of the presenter. Don’t wing it or you might mess up the purpose of the speaker. ► 2010 (76) ► December (7) How to Write, Structure & Prepare a More Effective.