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. Madrigal does a useful description of his process for memorizing, and notes something that good coaches know: Practice and memorization will make your talk better over time. From the article: All the live practice began to reshape the talk itself. This, too, comes easier with practice.

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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.

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

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Prepare and practice. I was curious though, as an experienced speaker, when you were first starting out how many times would you practice your presentation before your speaking engagement? Howell - It is not about location, it is about content. Doyou have any tips for noob that pertain to how to generate content? Practice in front of a webcam? It is much more than just the content.

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Rands In Repose: Keynote Kung-fu Two

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That seven-slide deck that turned into an hour of ad-libbed brilliance. How To Not Throw Up and Out Loud walk you through the basics of constructing and practicing your presentation, but there’s more to say about Keynote because, as with any well-designed tool, the more you use it, the better you get and the more layers of awesomeness you will find. In your practicing, you’re going to know the regular flow of your deck, but what about when you screw up?