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Closing A Speech or Presentation, Part I

Matt Eventoff

Everyone quietly claps, or just nods, and leaves the auditorium or conference room. The moment of truth has arrived. You had them entranced at the open. There is no question that the majority of your audience probably agrees with what you are saying. Thank you.” ” …and then nothing happens. Here are three of my favorites: 1.

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10 Ways Public Speakers Should Be Like Santa Claus

Manner of Speaking

And remember, an auditorium full of people will absorb and dampen sound more than an empty auditorium. Prepare thoroughly. Santa spends most of the year getting ready for his one big night. When he takes off in his sleigh, there’s no turning back. Similarly, when you step on that stage, be sure that you know your material.

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TEDxUCLA: The good and the great

Speak Schmeak

Here's a (not-great) photo I took of one of his creations (hint: they're tables and benches in the quad outside the Broad Auditorium).

Famous Speech Friday: Linda Cliatt-Wayman on fixing broken schools

The Eloquent Woman

After things were quickly under control, I immediately called a meeting in the school's auditorium to introduce myself as the school's new principal.

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“The Secret” to Effective Public Speaking

Matt Eventoff

In boardrooms, conference rooms, auditoriums and court rooms throughout the world. Forget about effective public speaking for a minute. Close your eyes….It’s It’s game time; you just paid $500 for tickets for your family to see your favorite team, and even more for food and souvenirs. . The players take the field (or court, or ice)….straight

Public Speaking - Your Best Guide Is St. Francis

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

For some public speakers, human beings are all ears.  Those listen and have plenty of takeaways from the talk.  Francis of Assisi. 

Speaking Season - 21 of 107

Speak and Deliver

Scholastica - Scott Pike. One last presentation tonight before the Labor Day weekend - and Ill again be without volunteer help. Rock on, Rich!

Talk About the Talk: Ann Davison's remembrance of Rod Durham

The Eloquent Woman

As the memorial service began, with pictures of our smiling friend all over the auditorium, I couldn’t wait to get on the stage.

TEDxUCLA: Maybe next time

Speak Schmeak

Today, I'm going to talk about what I thought could have been done better. Let's call today's list the DON'Ts. One long lunch break doesn't cut it.

"Trust Gut," Shark Tank's Lori Grenier Tells Youngstown U

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Geiner spoke at Youngstown University last night to a packed auditorium. This is the era of trusting algorithms. Here is the media coverage.

5 ways speakers can steer clear of overstatements

The Eloquent Woman

If the conference is especially exciting, the speakers notable and widely recognized and even the auditorium seats are the most comfortable you can imagine, I'll be looking for unicorns in the lobby of your next meeting. Are all your programs major? All your research extensive? All your senior officials probing and sought-after? Says who?

Being There, Before You’re There

Manner of Speaking

The room is in the style of a university auditorium. The organization for the conference has been superb. I’m not surprised.

Interview: Paul M. Wood – Transmedia Storyteller

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

It’s an auditorium filled will people listening to your CEO deliver a keynote. Transmedia storytelling is a hot topic. It’s a form of storytelling where multiple platforms tie together to tell a common story. It has been heralded as “a new storytelling form that is native to networked digital content and communication channels.”

So You Want to be Mayor of Burlington

Executive Speech Coach

The sound was bad in the auditorium and none of the candidates impressed me. Executive Speech Coach - Business Presentations Business presentations tips for executives, sales presenters, managers, technical experts and professionals from the "Speech Coach for Executives" George Torok. This is what I noticed and remember. He was positive.

Ten Tips for Using Props in a Presentation

Manner of Speaking

In my previous post , I looked at some of the ways in which a prop can add some real value to a presentation. The prop must be relevant to the message.

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8 Powerful Public Speaking Tips

Executive Speech Coach

Saturday, July 24, 2010 8 Powerful Public Speaking Tips When it’s your turn to stand up and speak to an audience, whether it is a room of five or an auditorium of hundreds, you can speak confidently and effectively when you use these eight powerful public speaking tips. Transform your business presentations into effective conversations.

When Reinventing Your Environment, Color Can Make All the Difference

Duarte Blog

Our Auditorium is a combination of charcoal on both the front wall and the ceiling, and soft gold on the side walls. John Paul Caponigro.

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Controlling flashy graphics

The Presenter's Blog

This approach held an auditorium of 200 people in rapt attention for just under two hours. I recently observed an exciting approach to presenting a boring subject. The type of subject that is entirely fact driven, very technical, and needs a lot of slides! The entire presentation had been professionally animated!

Looking for a job in the greater Philadelphia area?

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Eastern University, McInnis Auditorium, St. October 16, 2010. 9:00 - 11:30 AM. Davids, PA. Cost: Free . Speaker: Phil Hopkins of Select Greater Philadelphia. Information: www.mycareertransitions.com

The dynamic prop: 6 questions for speakers to ask

The Eloquent Woman

We’ll let those roam around the auditorium a little bit. Over 200 million people at any one time are suffering from it. How recognizable is it?

Question: How useful is social media for public speakers?

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

The title my talk is Beyond the Auditorium: Magnifying the Impact of a Speech with Social Media. I need your help. On Friday February 12th I’m presenting at the Ragan Speechwriters Conference in Washington, DC. While I hope some readers of Professionally Speaking will be at the event, I’d like to hear from anyone who has [.].

Question: How useful is social media for public speakers?

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

The title my talk is Beyond the Auditorium: Magnifying the Impact of a Speech with Social Media. I need your help. On Friday February 12th I’m presenting at the Ragan Speechwriters Conference in Washington, DC. While I hope some readers of Professionally Speaking will be at the event, I’d like to hear from anyone who has [.].

Will the 50th anniversary of March on Washington remember the women?

The Eloquent Woman

Most of us give formal speeches, talks and presentations in conference rooms, hotel ballrooms, auditoriums. Join us and register today!

Twitter at Conferences: Beyond Q&A

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Comments and questions from the auditorium as well as people following along [.]. Twitter is increasingly used as a way of engaging the audience beyond the usual moderated Q&A session. Comments and questions are projected onscreen during a panel discussion.

Twitter at Conferences: Beyond Q&A

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Comments and questions from the auditorium as well as people following along [.]. Twitter is increasingly used as a way of engaging the audience beyond the usual moderated Q&A session. Comments and questions are projected onscreen during a panel discussion.

Twitter at Conferences: Beyond Q&A

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Comments and questions from the auditorium as well as people following along [.]. Twitter is increasingly used as a way of engaging the audience beyond the usual moderated Q&A session. Comments and questions are projected onscreen during a panel discussion.

If Bill Gates doesn't read bullet points from PowerPoint slides.

Max Atkinson

I’ve just been watching a talk by Bill Gates on How I'm trying to change the world now - the full version of which can be seen HERE.

What does it mean to practice your speech? 8 good options for speakers

The Eloquent Woman

In an auditorium? Absolutely. I practiced," you''ll tell me. And I''ll look at you, skeptical. I got this," you say. "I''ll Using a lectern?

Stanford Keynote Open to the Public

Duarte Blog

Tomorrow at noon Nancy will deliver a keynote at Stanford’s Bishop Auditorium , the South Building of the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Women's Festivals

Speak Schmeak

Both shows will include an Expo and Trade Show, Awards Program and educational and enlightening discussions led by world-renowned speakers and authors.

Should you display the live twitter stream on a large screen?

Speaking about Presenting

Twitter is now a reality at many conferences. Sir Ken Robinson speaking at "Hacking Education" organised by Union Square Ventures. Your views.

What if no one shows up? Part 2

Speak Schmeak

He said he had just inadvertently walked into the adjacent auditorium and was mortified to see that all the seats were empty.

The road to perfection never ends

Inter-Activ Presenting and Influencing

Talk to the last person in the auditorium. Guest Post: Fred Miller , No Sweat Public Speaking. Of course not! How about playing music? Pause.

Take care of your voice

Speak Schmeak

If you've wondered how to care for your voice when you're doing a lot of speaking, here are some resources that will be helpful to you.

TEDxUCLA: The good and the great

Speak Schmeak

Here's a (not-great) photo I took of one of his creations (hint: they're tables and benches in the quad outside the Broad Auditorium).

Week 7: A new speaker mulls the lectern

The Eloquent Woman

Here's Stephanie Benoit sharing her perspective on what a lectern might--or might not--do for her as a speaker.

Commonwealth Club of California: New Service Offered

DeFinis Communications

Members can watch live video of events taking place in The Club’s main San Francisco auditorium; submit questions for the speakers and even text chat with other viewers. And to add to their already hefty local presence is the launch of The Club’s online video channel. This channel is a members-only benefit. and YouTube , so go take a look.

It’s fun to share with Cops That Care

Duarte Blog

Throughout the year, Duarte host several events to raise money for one goal: purchasing a veritable mountain of toys! Source: [link] ].

Hello Cleveland!

Can You Hear Me Up the Back?

For those who haven’t seen the film, here’s where the hyped-up band gets lost in the subterranean labyrinth on the way to the stage: In my own version, hosting a presentation in a very large auditorium, I had a 45 minute lunch break to get AV crews sorted, panel briefed, run sheet understood etc. Locked. Nothing.

Step away from the laptop

Speak Schmeak

Since we've been talking about coming out from behind the lectern , let's talk about coming out from behind the computer.