What can Business Presenters Learn from the Best Street Entertainers in the World?

Presentation Guru

There’s a 36 year old guy, married with a mortgage and 3 kids. He stands on a cobbled street in London, asking tourists for money. If they don’t give him money, his kids don’t eat, his rent doesn’t get paid and he has to go and find himself the real job that he’s tried to avoid for his entire life.… … Performance Understand your Audience Audience Connection featured inspiration Interaction Making it Memorable Practice Role Models street entertainers

Business Presentations that Persuade, Engage and Get results

Pivotal Public Speaking

Own the Room: Business Presentations That Persuade, Engage, and Get Results: How to Deliver a Presentation to Get What You Want. Don’t Just Present. Powerhouse presentations that engage and move your audience . And Own the Room will give you a communication toolkit to make any presentation lively, compelling, and memorable. => [link].

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Business Presentation Expert Asks "Accepting an Award?"

Fripp THE Executive Speech Coach

Tips on How to Give an Acceptance Speech by Patricia Fripp, CSP, CPAE As a Business Presentation Expert many of my clients ask advice on accepting an award. We worked together to come up with a gracious acceptance speech, still funny, but one that would leave everyone present feeling great about the evening, the award, and the organization. Sooner or later, you're probably going to be presented with an award. Tags: Public Speaking & Presentations

Business Presentation Advice from Patricia Fripp Associate Sims Wyeth

Fripp THE Executive Speech Coach

Business presentation advice from Patricia Fripp Associate Sims Wyeth. Presentation Pointer: Leave out the extraneous   If you don’t want to talk about it, don’t put it on the slide. Tags: Public Speaking & Presentations Sims always says so much with so few words. Knowledgeable people in the audience notice small details and ask penetrating questions. Less knowledgeable people lob random questions to probe for weaknesses in your argument and character.

The CEO’s Guide to RPA: Robotic Process Automation Explained

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The Business Benefits of Incorporating RPA. The result is that the bots can be used to mimic or emulate selected tasks (transaction steps) within an overall business or IT process. RPA is not suitable for long-running business processes automation.

3 Ways to Inspire Others with Data Stories 

Duarte Blog

Audience Business Presentations Storytelling data datastory Nancy Duarte peggy noonan storyData helps organizations gain valuable insights into customers, employees, products and markets, but there is a limit to what databases and charts can do on their own. Answers to organizational problems or opportunities don’t just organically spring from algorithms—they need communicators to translate the information into compelling stories. It is data stories that ultimately bring [.]

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The Cost of a Wrong Fit Client

Speaker Launcher

I just celebrated the 13 year anniversary of having my own business and what’s funny is that I’m still learning the lessons in year 13 that I learned in year one. Most Recent Post Speaker Marketing Booking speeches building a business Presentation Skills professional speaker speaker coach speaking businessAfter all this time, I still need to sharpen my wrong fit client detector. What that means is that I need to recognize when […].

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10 steps to creating a really strong story

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

It sounds like a presentation trainer’s cliche, but it’s not. In business presentations, the story is the thing. Go back to your brainstorm and highlight those things that now will feature in your presentation and write your presentation objectives- In this presentation I will show X, Y and Z, and explain how we came to this decision. Guest Posts Lists of 10 (or more) Speaking Stories Writing business presentationsGuest post by Jim Harvey.

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How to Build Your Profitable Speaking Business with Grant Baldwin

Speaker Launcher

Looking at the current landscape of the speaking industry and thinking about how to best serve my audience…I decided to invite Grant Baldwin back to the Wealthy Speaker Show to talk about what’s happening now and how to keep moving forward in your speaking business. Grant is a nationally known speaker, podcaster, and author who has helped thousands of people start and build their own speaking businesses through his Booked and Paid to Speak Training […].

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Presentation Tip: Powerful Closings

Professionally Speaking...

Durante knew how to keep the audience's attention until the last moment and end his presentation memorably. We, as business presenters, need to learn to do the same. So that means: No trailing off at the end of your presentation: "Well, I guess that's about it.". HOW TO CLOSE A PRESENTATION. When thinking about the last 3-5 minutes of your presentation, you must answer the question, "What do I want my audience to remember/walk away with?"

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Don't use the word "very". Instead, here are 128 alternatives.

Executive Speech Coach

Presentation Tips on Twitter Presentation Skills Club on Facebook Executive Speech Coach , Business presentation tips from George Torok , the Speech Coach for Executives Executive Speech Coach & Business Presentation Skills Expert George Torok www.SpeechCoachforExecutives.com. annoying words business presentations language public speaking

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Stories and social media; At the roots of success

The Presenter's Blog

Of being a young business with fierce environmental passion and community vision. Click someplace else and you’ll find yourself watching TV clips about the product or Video-Blogs from company staff, including their “Office Ninja” and their “Community Happyness Guru” Selling, presenting, and social media are all increasingly wrapped-up in each other and Back To The Roots are a case study in the perfect 21st century product pitch.

How Much Money Are You Losing Because of Poor Public Speaking Skills?

Successful Speeches Blog

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Executive Speech Coach - Business Presentations: I'm not really prepared to speak today

Executive Speech Coach

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. Transform your business presentations into effective conversations. George Torok is a Toronto based presentation coach and presentation skills trainer. Have you suffered through one of these presentations lately?

A Sure Sign Your Speech is Over.

Executive Speech Coach

Presentation Tips on Twitter Presentation Skills Club on Facebook Executive Speech Coach , Business presentation tips from George Torok , the Speech Coach for Executives Executive Speech Coach & Business Presentation Skills Expert George Torok www.SpeechCoachforExecutives.com. audience business presentations

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Presentation Lessons from a Cooking Demonstration

Professionally Speaking...

What do a cooking demonstration and a business presentation have in common? Here are some ingredients we business presenters can adapt from a good cooking demonstration: Prepare Your Space Before the Presentation :: Well before visitors entered the room, the cooking demo host set out all her pans, foodstuffs and utensils. You may think that, as business presenters, we don't usually have cool samples to give out.

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Picking Your Lane in Your Speaking Business

Speaker Launcher

The post Picking Your Lane in Your Speaking Business appeared first on Jane Atkinson. Most Recent Post building a business building a speaking business growing your speaking business Presentation Skills professional speaker successThe question does come up quite frequently, “How do I pick my lane?”, a.k.a., “How How do I figure out what speaking topic to be known for?” Some of you might have this nailed, and some of you might not.

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George Torok interviewed (again) on podcast - Small Talk #15

Executive Speech Coach

Presentation Tips on Twitter Presentation Skills Club on Facebook Executive Speech Coach , Business presentation tips from George Torok , the Speech Coach for Executives Executive Speech Coach & Business Presentation Skills Expert George Torok www.SpeechCoachforExecutives.com. business presentations communication superior presentations

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Rehearse your presentation

Executive Speech Coach

Presentation Tips on Twitter Presentation Skills Club on Facebook Executive Speech Coach , Business presentation tips from George Torok , the Speech Coach for Executives Executive Speech Coach & Business Presentation Skills Expert George Torok www.SpeechCoachforExecutives.com. business presentations public speaking

16 Graphic Design Trends of 2019 To Use In Presentation Design

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Do you want to give your presentation a new distinctive look this year? Surely, following the hype may seem tiresome, but sticking with a standard PowerPoint presentation template will hardly impress the modern audiences, already spoiled by the good design looks everywhere around them. By investing time in creating a trendier presentation design, you instantly gain several advantages: You (as a presenter) and your company are viewed as more progressive.

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Five architect’s jewels for your next presentation

The Presenter's Blog

Dramatic business presentations don’t require drama. One of them comprises, to be sure, some impressive post-production work on the video itself, but the second is a good basic use of some concealed jewels of presentation technique. For future presentations, think of yourself as the central jewel in the middle, and of these techniques as being the setting-stones that can make you shine. Can you create something similar for your next presentation?

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C-Level Presentation Tip #2: Link to Business Issues

Professionally Speaking...

Executive level presentations can seem like swimming in shark-infested seas, even for the intrepid business presenter. But with a few tweaks to your presentation practices, you can successfully navigate any C-Suite waters. LINK TO BUSINESS ISSUES. Do some homework before the presentation and explore the over-arching business issues and challenges facing the executives you'll be speaking to. C-Level Presentation Tip #1: Start with Conclusions. .

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Body Language from your hands?

Executive Speech Coach

Presentation Tips on Twitter Presentation Skills Club on Facebook Executive Speech Coach , Business presentation tips from George Torok , the Speech Coach for Executives Executive Speech Coach & Business Presentation Skills Expert George Torok www.SpeechCoachforExecutives.com. body language business presentations hands video. Body language is the combination of messages conveyed by all parts of your body.

Review of Nancy Duarte's New Book: resonate

Professionally Speaking...

Like a great presentation, Nancy Duarte's new book, resonate: Present Visual Stories That Transform Audiences is engaging, relevant and passionate. Even without the visuals, Duarte's content can transform the world of business presentations. The book is fundamentally about how to use story to create presentations that produce an emotional impact on the audience.

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Presentation Tip: Actively Listen to Your Audience

Professionally Speaking...

When you see a list of skills a presenter should cultivate, listening isn't usually one that's near the top. For presenters, there is more focus on the mouth than the ears. The savvy presenter knows that practicing active listening skills is a powerful way to engage an audience. It's easy, however, for any presenter to forget to listen: nerves might be driving you to want to just get through the presentation as quickly as possible.

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Presenting with Power: Planning and Preparing Presentations

Executive Speech Coach

Presenting with Power: Planning and Preparing Presentations from Studio B Productions, Inc. Presentation Tips on Twitter Presentation Skills Club on Facebook Executive Speech Coach , Business presentation tips from George Torok , the Speech Coach for Executives Executive Speech Coach & Business Presentation Skills Expert George Torok www.SpeechCoachforExecutives.com. business presentations effective executive speaking executive speaking

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More important than the facts.

Executive Speech Coach

Presentation Tips on Twitter Presentation Skills Club on Facebook Executive Speech Coach , Business presentation tips from George Torok , the Speech Coach for Executives Executive Speech Coach & Business Presentation Skills Expert George Torok www.SpeechCoachforExecutives.com. business presentations free presentation tips

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small talk (show #14) – George Torok (Superior Presentations)

Executive Speech Coach

Enjoy this 5 minute video interview about how to avoid the most common and annoying mistakes that business presenters commit. Khan of small talk features presentation specialist, George Torok. George Torok Host of Business in Motion Business Speaker Listen to Business in Motion audio PodCasts On iTunes Business in Motion on Facebook Executive Speech Coach & Business Presentation Skills Expert George Torok www.SpeechCoachforExecutives.com.

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In Presentations, Less is More

Professionally Speaking...

In this age of information overload, any time you can streamline the message you present, your audience will be thrilled. But most presentations include way too much detail. Most presenters, in preparing their presentation, neglect to ask the question, "What does my audience need to know?". The benefits of presenting less, rather than more, are several: a smaller quantity of data is easier to organize and easier to present in a clear, logical flow.

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Executive Speech Coach - Untitled Article

Executive Speech Coach

Presentation Tips on Twitter Presentation Skills Club on Facebook Executive Speech Coach , Business presentation tips from George Torok , the Speech Coach for Executives Executive Speech Coach & Business Presentation Skills Expert George Torok www.SpeechCoachforExecutives.com. business presentations presentation coach

What did the audience believe you meant?

Executive Speech Coach

Presentation Tips on Twitter Presentation Skills Club on Facebook Executive Speech Coach , Business presentation tips from George Torok , the Speech Coach for Executives Executive Speech Coach & Business Presentation Skills Expert George Torok www.SpeechCoachforExecutives.com. business presentations communication breakdown presentation coach

How To Use SWOT Analysis or SOAR Analysis

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The SWOT and the SOAR models are business management tools used as organizational frameworks to enhance business performance. These two will be juxtaposed in this article and we will show some examples of how to present them to your audience. It would be ideal to focus on the strengths and weaknesses and see whether they present an opportunity to the organization. Introduction.

Tips from the Acting Stage, Episode #4

Professionally Speaking...

I watched the production from two perspectives: a regular theatre-goer, immersed in the story and music and a presentation trainer, observing the actors' techniques. I have written before (see links below) about the many lessons a business presenter can learn from a stage actor -- techniques like blocking, care of voice, how to evoke emotions, rigorous rehearsal and the value of a story line. You can achieve these same outcomes in business presentations.

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Presentations Sitting Down

Professionally Speaking...

Sitting down is not so fine when you're giving a presentation. There is a good reason why most business presenters deliver their presentations standing up -- they're more visible, have more flexibility to move and command more authority. Yet there are times when you just don't have a choice.you have to present from a seated position. But as my presentation progressed, I was reminded of how awkward it is to present sitting down.

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Six Ways To Manage Audience Expectations

Professionally Speaking...

Before the presentation, provide an accurate summary of your topic for any source [agenda, program, etc.] If the presentation is within your organization, to the best of your ability, monitor any descriptions or comments that are circulating and adjust, as necessary, so they reflect what you will actually talk about. During the presentation, state clearly what you will cover. As a speaker, you will always deal with audience expectations.

Using Props in Presentations

Professionally Speaking...

And while I'd be the first to suggest that a good presentation does have an element of magic, props in a business presentation serve a much more worldly purpose: to aid the audience's understanding and involvement. Supporting your verbal delivery, props can: be stronger than words since they are concrete and visual -- when talking about how to dress for a presentation, show pictures or actual pieces of jewelry that could distract the audience.

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Presentation Lessons from the Tonys

Professionally Speaking...

Award shows are filled with presentation lessons thanks to the quantity of presenters and variety of styles. THE PRESENTERS. The award presenters had limited ability to be creative or engaging as their job was to read the words on the teleprompter accurately and in as little time as possible. However, even within those parameters, certain presenters excelled. Lessons for the Business Presenter. Lessons for the Business Presenter.

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Presentation Tip: Say It Again, With Feeling

Professionally Speaking...

My tour presentation, alas, is not ever-changing. How do you keep a presentation fresh when you deliver it over and over and over? staying totally present and connected to the audience. Because your remarks come almost automatically, you need to find ways to challenge yourself to stay present and get out of your own head. Here are some ideas: Remember that each group you present to is hearing your presentation for the first time.

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Executive Speech Coach - Business Presentations: BS is BS and it.

Executive Speech Coach

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. Transform your business presentations into effective conversations. George Torok is a Toronto based presentation coach and presentation skills trainer. Presentation Jokes Presentation Jokes No jokes please.

5 Ways To Integrate Twitter Into Your Presentations

Professionally Speaking...

In a previous post, I explored common concerns about Twitter usage in presentations and concluded that Twitter offers many benefits in terms of audience involvement and engagement. However, seeing the benefits of using Twitter and being able to incorporate it effectively into your presentation are two very different things. So let's take a look at some best practices for integrating Twitter into a live presentation. Set up a hashtag for the presentation.

Beware of Being a Presentation Robot

Professionally Speaking...

I attended a presentation yesterday given by a woman I've been wanting to hear speak for a while. And on the surface, her presentation was polished, contained some good information and followed many presentation best practices. When I analyzed that missing element on the drive back to my office, I concluded that the presentation was robotic, devoid of any real connection with the audience: . The presenter didn't acknowledge what a questioner said (e.g.,

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6 Ways to Quit Bullet Points with Style

Executive Speech Coach

6 Ways to Quit Bullet Points with Style from Podium Wisdom Presentation Tips on Twitter Presentation Skills Club on Facebook Executive Speech Coach , Business presentation tips from George Torok , the Speech Coach for Executives Executive Speech Coach & Business Presentation Skills Expert George Torok www.SpeechCoachforExecutives.com. business presentations PowerPoint Slide design visuals

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Group Presentations

Professionally Speaking...

In a group presentation, several presenters need to collaborate and coordinate so they offer a seamless end result to the audience. Here are some tips to help make group presentations effective. The leader can set the tone, give the introduction, manage the Q&A, referring questions to the appropriate presenter, and make concluding remarks. KNOW WHAT OTHERS ARE GOING TO SAY Get together in the early planning stage of the presentation and share outlines.

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