"Visual aids scare me!" How to embrace visual presentations

The Eloquent Woman

One response came from Gail Colborne Gustin , who said " Have the opportunity to work more with visual aids. There's a lot about speaking that scares people, and if you're not familiar with visual aids--from slides to props--you can certainly imagine what might go wrong.

How to Turn a Service Club Talk into a Marketing Opportunity

Executive Speech Coach

Friday, July 16, 2010 How to Turn a Service Club Talk into a Marketing Opportunity As an entrepreneur or sales professional are you tapping into the unlimited opportunities to promote if you are a good presenter? Speaking before a group about your business is definitely the least expensive and best way to market your product or service and expand your customer base. That helped me build my service business and led to a full time speaking and training business.

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Find a Presentation Designer Here

Speaking about Presenting

I’ve been asked so many times if I could recommend a presentation designer that I’ve decided to publish a list of PowerPoint and Keynote slide design companies and freelancers. And finding a marketing consultant to help with message and branding is not terribly difficult.

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Are you making these rookie mistakes?

Speak Schmeak

We all have to start somewhere, and it's usually at the beginning. This post was inspired by my husband's texts to me during a conference presentation today. It is never the audience's job to tell you if you need a microphone. Notice I say planned to run smoothly.

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Are you making these rookie mistakes?

Speak Schmeak

We all have to start somewhere, and it's usually at the beginning. This post was inspired by my husband's texts to me during a conference presentation today. It is never the audience's job to tell you if you need a microphone. Notice I say planned to run smoothly.

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Public Speaking - Characteristics of a Good Technical Program

Great Public Speaking

The resulting unfavorable word-of-mouth publicity will make it difficult for the program or the presenter to survive. * It will provide specific, "how-to" information, rather than theoretical concepts. Training should be designed to effect measurable change that will improve a participant's productivity, ability, or practical skills, with a minimum expenditure of resources. It will provide support materials to supplement the program.

Public Speaking Advice: 7 Timely Tips for Pre-Presentation Preparation

Fripp THE Executive Speech Coach

You are ready to deliver your presentation. To guarantee your success there are still a few final steps to take before you face your audience and thrill your meeting planner. Arrive early to check out the logistics of the room in which you will be speaking. How will you reach the lectern? Is the audience close enough to where you will be speaking to build intimacy? Practice talking into it, the proper placing is chin level for a handheld.

Reviewing those use-or-lose-the-lectern lessons

The Eloquent Woman

This time last year, I was in the middle of the "Step Up Your Speaking" online coaching of Stephanie Benoit, so I thought I'd share again this post on 7 things every speaker should know about when to use--or lose--that lectern. They can give you something to hang on to.