Improve with Improv – Improvisation for Speakers

Pro Humorist

I’m pleased and excited to announce that this week I have a guest author here at ProHumorist.com. Angela DeFinis is an author, speaker and consultant. There’s a full room of people eagerly waiting for you to begin and there is no turning back now.

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Improve with Improv – Improvisation for Speakers

Pro Humorist

I’m pleased and excited to announce that this week I have a guest author here at ProHumorist.com. Angela DeFinis is an author, speaker and consultant. There’s a full room of people eagerly waiting for you to begin and there is no turning back now.

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Improve with Improv

DeFinis Communications

You show up to your speaking engagement only to realize that your PowerPoint presentation isn’t opening, the A/V system is down, and there’s a car alarm blaring right outside the window. There’s a full room of people eagerly waiting for you to begin and there is no turning back now. Improvisation is a must-have tool in the public speaker’s repertoire. Think of a play in basketball. Maybe the defense switched a match-up or there is an injury.

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What to do when a speech goes horribly wrong - 5 tips

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

Giving a speech is especially tough for perfectionists – the kind of people who are often asked to give speeches.    If you take the burden of solving a technological problem on your shoulders alone, then everyone in the room will be watching you attempt to fix it.    Instead, make it everyone’s problem by asking if there is a really smart, nice technophile in the room.    The A/V person was nowhere to be found. 

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Great Public Speaking - Mic The Audience

Great Public Speaking

You may have gotten a 3 minute standing ovation! I have seen so many tapes ruined (including my own) because the presenter didn't make sure there was a microphone recording audience reactions. This isn't really a humor technique but it is really important for humorous presenters for two reasons. I guess a really good sound engineer/editor could doctor the tape up with canned laughter, but what a hassle to do a perfect job at this! You may have killed!

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Public Speaking Business Marketing - Mic The Audience!

Great Public Speaking

You may have gotten a 3 minute standing ovation! I have seen so many tapes ruined (including my own) because the presenter didn't make sure there was a microphone recording audience reactions. This isn't really a humor technique but it is really important for humorous presenters for two reasons. I guess a really good sound engineer/editor could doctor the tape up with canned laughter, but what a hassle to do a perfect job at this! You may have killed!

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How to develop a paid public speaking career – V: What you need

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

Let’s talk about the marketing materials you need to develop a paid public speaking career.    There are a few essentials:  a DVD, a website, a book, a one-sheet.    And a number of should-haves: a social media presence, a blog, a press kit, handouts, YouTube videos.    A speaker we know sent live goldfish to speakers’ bureaus for the same reason (the goldfish mostly died). 

Web Ink Now: Top ten tips for incredibly successful public speaking

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Web Ink Now Follow me on Twitter Your email address: Powered by FeedBlitz Search this blog WWW www.webinknow.com THE BEST OF WEB INK NOW Top ten tips for incredibly successful public speaking The one question to ask your prospective social media agency No blog? Then you need a Google profile An open letter to journalists: You have an amazing career opportunity on the Dark Side The New Rules of Viral Marketing - free ebook! Daryle Dickens on Are you a craft marketer?

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