The slide's the limit

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Or, to say it another way, people learn better with a multimedia approach as opposed to just viewing text. Tags: Pet Peeves Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies Adult Learning Principles PowerPoint Communication Download audio here.

Public Speaking and Adult Learning Principles

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If you haven’t already–as a public speaker, you should dedicate yourself to a lifetime study of adult learning principles. And there’s a lifetime of “adult learning stuff&# to learn. It’s a proactive approach of making the most out of past learning in order to maximize new learning. For your audiences to make the most out of this proven learning and memory technique, you will have to teach them.

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Write this down!

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Treat me like an adult; assume I'm able to make good judgements for myself based on my lifetime of knowledge and experience. Quick Fixes Pet Peeves Adult Learning Principles CommunicationDownload audio here.

Write this down!

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Treat me like an adult; assume I'm able to make good judgements for myself based on my lifetime of knowledge and experience. Tags: Quick Fixes Pet Peeves Adult Learning Principles Communication One of my pet peeves with speakers is when they treat the audience like children.

Move your audience to stimulate their learning

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Check out " Exercise -- Brain Rule #1 ," (no direct link to the video, but they're all listed on the page) for some thoughts on why the typical classroom and work environments are not conducive to learning or productivity and some fun ideas to turn that around.

Images are not fluff

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Cliff Atkinson's book, Beyond Bullet Points Garr Reynolds' book, Presentation Zen And let me remind you that the best way to help your audience retain information is to serve as many learning styles as you can. The way we learn as children is still valid once we're adults.

3 ways to avoid being the center of attention

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Ask the audience a lot of questions so they can share their knowledge and expertise and contribute to the learning of the group. Tags: Quick Fixes Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies Public Speaking Anxiety Adult Learning Principles

Tough topics, tough audiences

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Gimme a break, part 2

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Six ways to improve the training environment

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If the training environment is not conducive to learning, you're going to work twice as hard to make an impact. There are many creative ways of integrating new hires, by connecting them with mentors or by giving them self-directed learning activities, for example.

Audience participation ideas

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For wrapping up at the end, you might hand out cards or pieces of paper with one-word concepts on them (I use "fear," "voice," "passion," "rules" and others related to public speaking), and ask participants to share something they've learned or will pursue regarding that concept.

It's hard to describe.

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These topics might include networking, making presentations fun, using preparation rituals, promoting your business without sounding like a commercial, using PowerPoint more effectively, understanding adult learning principles.

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Body Language Quick Takes 6 – How can you tell if someone is interested?

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  Adults learn to control their faces, feigning interest in order to be polite.  What does interest look like?    It helps to know the person a little bit, so you can factor out the idiosyncrasies.    But interest typically begins with eye contact.    Mostly, we look at what we’re interested in.    There are, of course, exceptions. 

Public Speaking: Why Use Humor In Presentations

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Joyce Saltman, a college professor and well-known speaker in the health care field, did exhaustive research for her 1995 doctoral dissertation Humor in Adult Learning. IT SHOWS THAT YOU DON'T TAKE YOURSELF TOO SERIOUSLY. The old saying goes, "If you take yourself too seriously, no one else will." You don't want to be known as a stuffed shirt. If you can laugh a little bit at yourself at the right times, your audience can laugh with you and not at you.

It's hard to describe.

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These topics might include networking, making presentations fun, using preparation rituals, promoting your business without sounding like a commercial, using PowerPoint more effectively, understanding adult learning principles.

Public Speaking: Why Humor

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Joyce Saltman, a college professor and well-known speaker in the health care field, did exhaustive research for her 1995 doctoral dissertation Humor in Adult Learning. Joan Eisenstodt, from Eisenstodt Associates, and former MPI Meeting Planner of the Year says, "High content, informational speakers almost always fall flat if they don't use some humor. I equate appropriate humor with warmth and audiences respond to warmth."

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How to Present While People are Twittering | Pistachio

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Dean Shareski says: The more I’m allowed to interact and play with the content the more engaged and ultimately the more learning happens. It is a skill to be learned, tempered, and used when most appropriate and productive. Entertainment to informed to learning spectrum.

Top 10 E's to Motivate and Influence an Audience

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Adults delineate their thoughts visually. Adults learn better when they are lightening up! Visit her on the web at: schrift.com to learn more about her Speakers University teleclasses. Top 10 Es to Motivate and Influence an Audience Speak with Es. Be a speaker of influence not control or guilt. With the privilege of the platform comes the awesome responsibility of motivating and influencing your audience to feel/think/act differently.

Article: Grow Your Business by Speaking

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In addition to trade associations, consider teaching at your local adult learning centers and community education programs. Here are the steps to getting on the speaking circuit: 1) Write a brief and interesting description of your presentation and what attendees will learn. If the audience likes what you have to say, they will want to learn more about you and your business.