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. Delivery Preparation Christmas Clement Moore Jonathan Meath presentations public speaking Santa Claus voicePrepare 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. Don’t be afraid to ask for help.

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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. Delivery Preparation Christmas Clement Moore Jonathan Meath presentations public speaking Santa Claus voicePrepare 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. Don’t be afraid to ask for help.

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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. Tags: Delivery keynote nancy stanford If you’re in the South Bay around lunchtime tomorrow, grab a bite to eat and head over to Stanford! Hope you can make it!

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. Delivery Preparation Christmas Clement Moore Jonathan Meath presentations public speaking Santa Claus voicePrepare 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. Don’t be afraid to ask for help.

2011 150

Being There, Before You’re There

Manner of Speaking

The room is in the style of a university auditorium. Delivery Toastmasters audience Conferences Eyjafjallajökull João De Mendonça Lisbon Microphone Portugal Presentation props public speaking Rui Henriques Slide Presentations speech contests stage VisualizationIn a little more than a month’s time, I will fly to Lisbon, Portugal for the Toastmasters District 59 Spring Conference.

2011 188

10 Ways to Interact With Audience Members While You Present

Duarte Blog

They critiqued his slides, his content, and his delivery until finally, someone suggested a t-shirt. When you create a space that doesn’t feel like an auditorium or physically interact with the audience, it feels like something is happening to them. Audience Engagement Delivery Presentations Strategy Tips audience engagement communication Interactive Nancy Duarte presentation presentations

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7 Deadly Sins of Presentation Preparation

DeFinis Communications

Have you ever found yourself sitting in the center seat of a packed auditorium—hemmed in on both sides by people and laptops—listening to a keynote speaker who is supposed to be imparting knowledge and wisdom, but instead is droning on and on? Not practicing your delivery ahead of time: Most people know better than to wing it in front of a large, high-stakes crowd, but there are plenty out there who think they have enough experience to stand up and speak with very little rehearsal.

2014 183

Interview: Paul M. Wood – Transmedia Storyteller

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

UCS professor Henry Jenkins coined the term transmedia storytelling, and defines it as representing: “…a process where integral elements of a fiction get dispersed systematically across multiple delivery channels for the purpose of creating a unified and coordinated entertainment experience…” There’s many examples of transmedia, with projects around novels, TV shows, videogames, music and movies as well as a few examples in the corporate and executive communications space.

2012 176

7 Deadly Sins of Presentation Preparation

DeFinis Communications

Have you ever found yourself sitting in the center seat of a packed auditorium—hemmed in on both sides by people and laptops—listening to a keynote speaker who is supposed to be imparting knowledge and wisdom, but instead is droning on and on? Not practicing your delivery ahead of time: Most people know better than to wing it in front of a large, high-stakes crowd, but there are plenty out there who think they have enough experience to stand up and speak with very little rehearsal.

2015 130

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. When, all of a sudden, a girl way in the back of the auditorium, she stood up and she said, "Miss! She uses a strong, forceful delivery throughout, and balances that with genuine feeling and insight.

2015 76

TEDxUCLA: Maybe next time

Speak Schmeak

And, along with this tight schedule, there was a policy of not letting attendees return to their seats if they came back into the auditorium after the speaker had begun. This did happen once, and I missed the first few minutes of an excellent speaker who I was unable to write about because I was standing at the back of the auditorium holding my laptop. Their content was strong, but their delivery made it very hard to concentrate on the message.

2011 141

TEDxUCLA: The good and the great

Speak Schmeak

However, when I arrived and discovered that the auditorium was actually rather intimate, I realized that the last three rows were not so far from civilization. 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). The auditorium was just the right size. I had the privilege of attending TEDxUCLA this past weekend.

2011 100

5 ways speakers can steer clear of overstatements

The Eloquent Woman

Now, get over it--by making sure you edit overstatements out of your speech or presentation, or stop yourself mid-delivery, if need be. 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?

TEDxUCLA: Maybe next time

Speak Schmeak

And, along with this tight schedule, there was a policy of not letting attendees return to their seats if they came back into the auditorium after the speaker had begun. This did happen once, and I missed the first few minutes of an excellent speaker who I was unable to write about because I was standing at the back of the auditorium holding my laptop. Their content was strong, but their delivery made it very hard to concentrate on the message.

2011 100

Practice with a teleprompter--at your desk, free

The Eloquent Woman

If you're doing webcasts, planning a big speech for a big auditorium, practicing your delivery, rehearsing for a stint as a broadcast anchor or recording a video, TeleKast is a new open-source (read: free) tool you can use to put a professional quality teleprompter right on your computer , for use with Windows or Linux operating systems.

Public Speaking and the Audience: We've Got a Problem

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

There is the disjunction between the trappings of traditional public speaking—the podium, the large auditorium, the stage, the lighting—and a style of discourse that is now more conversational than declamatory.       Indeed, given the skewed evolution of public speaking content and delivery against the backdrop of the enforced intimacy of modern media, the wonder is that speeches are ever interesting at all.

2010 49

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

The Eloquent Woman

In an auditorium? Listen to an audio delivery: Particularly if you start with a written text and want to memorize it, it''s helpful to record audio of yourself reading the text in a lively way. Usually, I do at least one in-person coaching session so I can better see movement, expression and other delivery issues, then we follow up on Skype or phone and email, sending practice videos back and forth for review and critique.

2013 79

Book Review: The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs

Duarte Blog

The book is much deeper than just Job’s delivery style, Gallo has codified it into practical lessons and insights around content construction and corporate theater. The audience went wild as the sound of hundreds of cameras clicking and flashing filled the auditorium. …”You Source: Business Week. I l-o-v-e-d this book. It’s officially in my Top 5 favorite presentation books. You should definitely crack open this book every time you have a high-stakes presentation to give.

2009 43

PowerPoint and the demise of Chalk & Talk: (1) The beginning of the end

Max Atkinson

Ask people how they like listening to the modern slide-driven style of delivery, and you’ll soon discover a deep groundswell of dissatisfaction. So the original natural habitat of the OHP was the large auditorium, where speakers used them in much the same way as they’d used blackboards, writing on a roll of acetate and winding it forward whenever they ran out of space.

"Stew Leonard, My Story" a good man tells all and a great read

Fripp THE Executive Speech Coach

He started his original Norwalk dairy store to salvage a third-generation family dairy business that was dying as delivery customers dropped service for the convenience of grocery purchases. The workshops grew and soon he was speaking to an auditorium of local business owners on a regular basis. As a personal note from Patricia Fripp. I know and really like Stew. He is a great speaker and I am glad he wrote his story.

2009 40

The road to perfection never ends

Inter-Activ Presenting and Influencing

and enhances your delivery. Talk to the last person in the auditorium. Vary the speed of your delivery. Important : Delivery Trumps Content. Guest Post: Fred Miller , No Sweat Public Speaking. “None of us is as smart as all of us, that’s why it’s always great to hear what fellow professionals have to say. So I am delighted to have a guest post this week from my American buddy Fred Miller.&#. Do you now, or have you ever played, organized sports?

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