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. From the article: All the live practice began to reshape the talk itself. This, too, comes easier with practice.

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

The Eloquent Woman

Just ask U.S. Did you ad-lib? I completely ad-libbed because I decided if they were having technological problems… Too often, I see speakers look at memorizing your speech as something awful--limiting, structured, nervous-making.

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7 little-known facts about the teleprompter

The Eloquent Woman

Former U.S. 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. In the New York Times obituary for teleprompter inventor Hubert J. Schlafly, Jr.,

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. Push Through Practice - most people stop and start when they practice.

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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.

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Trust Me. Give Your Speech, Change the World.

Duarte Blog

It has to do with transparency of motive and intention or when people show us their hearts.“ 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.

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

http://delicious.com/akarrer/prospeaker

Most of us have an opportunity to speak, perhaps at your industry event, or your companys sales conference, or to a local club. Prepare and practice. A lot of times here in the US, you tend to get an audience who feels that the conference is a venue for them to "work" Great stuff David. 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?

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