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”. And that leaders need to practice to look spontaneous. I loved the section on being connected and agree that people listen to ideas that fulfill a deep need.

2010 82

Public Speaking - No Backfires Please

Great Public Speaking

When staging a practical joke you must plan the many details carefully. Most of the time key insiders are involved in the idea anyway. 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.

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Public Speaking: Creating Memorable Moments

Great Public Speaking

When staging a practical joke you must plan the many details carefully. Most of the time key insiders are involved in the idea anyway. 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.

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. You’ll get ideas and confidence.

2009 112

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. It's your speech, filled with your stories, and your ideas.

2011 86

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

Speak and Deliver

I ad- libbed, “I guess I won’t toss a bag to a lady if a guy as big as you can’t open that.&# Practice makes us better so I’m grateful to each of my SHOUT OUTS for the practice they provided. What Idea Will You Have Today?

2010 85

Rands In Repose: Keynote Kung-fu Two

http://delicious.com/akarrer/prospeaker

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. I don’t want to worry about anything except the ideas and basic flow. Bright ideas need the FriendDA.