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Public Speaking - Pre-Planned Ad-Libs 1

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Some humorous things to say when things go wrong during your presentation: SOMETHING IS BROKEN *Humor can't fix everything. * I would fix this, but the only thing I learned in shop class was how to call for estimates. That's what I get for buying this at a flea market. I'll fix this right up. Just give me a hammer. Does anyone have some SuperGlue?

Planning Your Way to the Ad-Lib « TJWALKER INTERACTIVE

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But I’ve noticed that many executives have a curious understanding as to what an ad-lib speech or presentation is.

What Bill Clinton Wrote and What Bill Clinton Said

Manner of Speaking

I knew that on the evening of his speech, he ad-libbed a lot; however, I did not realize how much until now.

Ad-Lib 101

Why memorizing your high-stakes speech frees you: Sen. Amy Klobuchar

The Eloquent Woman

Did you ad-lib? How important is it, really, to memorize your speech.especially if you will have access to a teleprompter? Just ask U.S.

Robin Williams on the TED stage

Presentation Zen

From there Williams adlibbed for about ten minutes on stage. This seems to be very typical of Robin Williams. Watch below. Obviously.

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Make your talk better with practice and memorization

The Eloquent Woman

At most conferences, you get a mix of people reading from PowerPoint decks, using teleprompters, or simply ad-libbing around loose outlines.

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Sharing stories from the heart.about mom

Presentation Zen

Ferguson ad-libs much of his material and often goes off script (not that there is much of a solid script to begin with).

Wednesday for Women: Public Speaking Lessons from Meryl Streep

DeFinis Communications

She ad-libbed and took time to react to her message as well as to the responses of her audience. The audience went wild. Meryl was right.

7 little-known facts about the teleprompter

The Eloquent Woman

His ad-libs prompted him to explain that the device would need to restart--cluing the audience in to the device for the first time, live.

Presentation Skills - Stage

Great Public Speaking

If you do fall, use a pre-planned ad-lib like: "Give me an inch and I'll take a fall." The stage background can be a distraction.

Excessive Blinking on TV « TJWALKER INTERACTIVE

TJ Walker Interactive

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How to give a great ignite talk

Speaker Confessions

Time will get eaten by the audience laughing, by any ad-libs you do, etc. This is super short, which means it’s easy to practice.

Gestures - 7 Questions Before You Make a Move

Speak and Deliver

For the most part, these gestures are planned, though I'm sure one can spontaneously ad-lib a practiced move with experience.

A Governor Goes Wild

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

  He apparently ad libs most of the speech.  It’s the season for State of the State addresses.    They get less attention than the President’s State of the Union address, but they’re arguably more important to the legislators and citizens of the states in question.    The result? 

Go Behind the Dream: How Martin Luther King's Great Speech Happened

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

  Of course the magic happened in the second half of the speech, where King left his script and ad-libbed the incredible “I have a dream” sequence, as I’ve blogged about before.   Jones’ theory is that King heard those words, and in nanoseconds decided to throw away his script and begin ad-libbing

What you don’t know about President Kennedy’s inaugural address

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

  And it was ad-libbed.  It was fifty years ago today that President John F. Kennedy delivered one of the shortest and most memorable inaugural addresses by a U.S. president.     Work began on the speech in November, and intensified around Christmas 1960.  Galbraith – asking for ideas. 

To read or not to read? That is the question for speechwriters - or is it?

Max Atkinson

Nor, in the hundreds of courses I have run, would the vast majority of delegates have found that they feel more comfortable and easier to 'come across as themselves' when using notes than when they were pretending not to have any (while trying to ad-lib from headings on PowerPoint slides). Authenticity? So what were they on about?

I Have a Dream - 50 years ago

Executive Speech Coach

In particular - he ad libbed with the "I have a dream" bit. Martin Luther King delivered his memorable "I have a dream" speech 50 years ago in Washington, DC. It was a well written speach - and what most people don''t know is he went off scirpt part way through. He''s improvising. "I Don''t be shy - repeat the key message. Go back to.

Melting Speaker's Brain Freeze: The Show Must Go On.

Speak and Deliver

Practice going through the speech without stopping - ad-lib your way through any missteps. I'm going to have to concede."

Public Speaking Tip: Tighten and focus your presentations

Pivotal Public Speaking

When you are interacting with your audience in Q&A or an ad lib session, ask yourself that same question. Great speakers seem to stay on track effortlessly. Their presentations are tight and focused. This message can be called a thesis statement or a theme. One sentence. public speaking speech writing speeches

Public Speaking Tip: Tighten and focus your presentations

Pivotal Public Speaking

When you are interacting with your audience in Q&A or an ad lib session, ask yourself that same question. Great speakers seem to stay on track effortlessly. Their presentations are tight and focused. This message can be called a thesis statement or a theme. One sentence. public speaking speech writing speeches

What you don’t know about King's "I Have a Dream" Speech

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

Justly celebrated as one of the greatest speeches of the 20th century, Martin Luther King, Jr’s “I Have a Dream” speech becomes even more remarkable when you know that the last 6 minutes of the 16-minute speech were ad-libbed.    But one hundred years later, we must face the tragic fact that the Negro is still not free.” 

Public Speaking - No Backfires Please

Great Public Speaking

Even if you plan the joke carefully, once the person or group is "on stage" they must be able to ad lib and adjust to whatever situation arises.

Public Speaking: Sales Tips Part 1

Great Public Speaking

Develop ad-libs for equipment failure and other expected unexpected occurrences. Sales Tips Part 1 Don't forget to make your sales pitch. Some salespersons get so wrapped up in telling jokes they forget to go for the business. Use testimonials. You could make a funny video which includes bloopers. Keep your ego out of the sale.

The Story Behind Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" Speech

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

  Justly celebrated as one of the greatest speeches of the 20th century, Martin Luther King, Jr’s “I Have a Dream” speech becomes even more remarkable when you know that the last 6 minutes of the 16-minute speech were ad-libbed.  I first published this blog a year ago in honor of MLK.  Free at last! Speaker Critique

Speaking of Distractions

Speak and Deliver

Ad-lib Humor. "Can I call you back Chief? I'm at a KAOS speaker's convention." Speaker distractions go beyond ringtones, of course.

Trust Me. Give Your Speech, Change the World.

Duarte Blog

You say that “leaders who rely on ad-libbing and improvisation risk looking unprepared and stilted”. What are your facial gestures?

Public Speaking: False Guest Speaker Gag

Great Public Speaking

One thing to avoid, unless you are really good at ad-libbing, is being pinned down before the program on questions you couldn't possibly answer.

More reign on its way from Prince Charles

Max Atkinson

Our thanks today for the widely tweeted news that BBC Scotland has employed a promising new TV weather forecaster, who's not afraid to insert one or two of his own ad-libs.

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

http://delicious.com/akarrer/prospeaker

This was great for learning to ad-lib when you need it but I also agree with your statements of be organized, focused, back up files and don't use PowerPoint as a crutch. You are in the book) The Gobbledygook Manifesto -- Cutting Edge! Mission Critical! Daryle Dickens on Are you a craft marketer? Ive seen a few great speeches.

An extemporaneous marvel of a speech

The Eloquent Woman

23 speech, "but there aren't any—I ad-libbed it." While Merryman says she ad-libbed it, it's clear some factors helped her do so.

Tom Antion - More Sales Tips

Great Public Speaking

Develop ad-libs for equipment failure and other expected unexpected occurrences. Don't forget to make your sales pitch. Use testimonials.

Public Speaking: Patter Matters

Great Public Speaking

"Patter" AKA "what the magician says" is frequently the way the fun is added to the magic trick. Let's look at patter for speakers a little more closely. Suppose you were doing some kind of demonstration that required the participants to put paper bags over their heads. You could be cracking one liners like "Don't worry.

Public Speaking: Role Reversal

Great Public Speaking

Either write funny answers for them like, "I was going out to the garden to use them to hold up the tomato plants" or just let them ad lib. This technique is always good for a laugh and sometimes brings down the house. Invite two people on stage that have opposite roles. Write these out for both of them.

Public Speaking: Enthusiasm

Great Public Speaking

He made a perfect ad-lib when the electrically operated overhead screen started to go up by itself. He virtually flew up on the stage.

Public Speaking: Creating Memorable Moments

Great Public Speaking

Even if you plan the joke carefully, once the person or group is "on stage" they must be able to ad lib and adjust to whatever situation arises.

Public Speaking : Role Reversal

Great Public Speaking

Either write funny answers for them like, "I was going out to the garden to use them to hold up the tomato plants" or just let them ad lib. This technique is always good for a laugh and sometimes brings down the house. Invite two people on stage that have opposite roles. Write these out for both of them.

Ronald Reagan's master class on how to cope when the teleprompter lets you down

Max Atkinson

But it only took three seconds for the 'great communicator' to see the problem and come up with a solution: an unscripted ad lib - "In the." White House spokesman Larry Speakes said Reagan's TelePrompTer cut out three times, causing the President to lose his place. at which point disaster struck.

Public Speaking: Malaprops, Parody and Funny Words

Great Public Speaking

The way to acknowledge your mistake is to use an ad-lib or quotation to make fun of yourself. Invite the audience to sing along with you.

Public Speaking: Role Reversal

Great Public Speaking

Either write funny answers for them like, "I was going out to the garden to use them to hold up the tomato plants" or just let them ad lib. This technique is always good for a laugh and sometimes brings down the house. Invite two people on stage that have opposite roles. Write these out for both of them.