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. Their talks had more immediacy, more risk taken.and to me, that's a big part of what makes TED work for audiences.

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The 135 Rule


But he also liked to ad-lib. If I didn’t, he would exceed his time limit, and that has the potential to antagonize an audience. When a speaker goes beyond their allotted time on a conference agenda, it not only frustrates the audience it makes it harder for them to hear the speaker’s message, especially the close. Not only do the sentences tend to be shorter with more breaks between them, but the audience needs time to catch up as they adjust to any accent.

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7 little-known facts about the teleprompter

The Eloquent Woman

speakers can learn a lot about the device that has helped so many speakers--famous and ordinary--address audiences without looking down. 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.

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

Speak and Deliver

skip to main | skip to sidebar Hostile Audiences - A Case Study by Bob Ingram Posted by Rich Hopkins, Speaker, Author, Coach on Wednesday, September 15, 2010 Labels: Audience , Bob Ingram , Hostile , Relationship Strategies University , sexist Speaking can often take you to place you never expected.

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

Speak and Deliver

He had been sailing along through his story, and abruptly broke out of his speaking mode, standing up straight and proclaiming "Wow - I've practiced this speech so many times, and now it's just gone. In front of an audience of high school students?

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How to give a great ignite talk

Speaker Confessions

This is super short, which means it’s easy to practice. There is no excuse for not practicing until it feels good. Practice with a timer before you make a single slide. When you practice, practice breathing.

2009 112

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." Five more seconds and he completes it with "they were out there in the open and free air" - continuing to look at his audience until looking down and continuing from the lectern as if nothing had happened.

Rands In Repose: Keynote Kung-fu Two

The slide deck you loved that the audience ignored. That seven-slide deck that turned into an hour of ad-libbed brilliance. The moment you know you’ve deeply connected with your audience. Multiple inspectors: Keynote added an additional mini-toolbar, which includes many of the common inspector options, and I use it a ton, but I still need the inspector window.