No Time for Presentation Practice

Professionally Speaking...

Over and over again I hear participants in my presentation skills training classes or colleagues in different organizations and companies complain that they don't have enough time to practice a presentation. The real issue is that most business presenters don't put enough [any?]

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.

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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. A Little Night Music offered some additional lessons we can apply on the business stage.

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Presentation Tip: The Difficult Speech

Professionally Speaking...

The next time you have to deliver a difficult speech, your audience will be grateful that you cared enough to put these tips into practice. . Every so often we are called upon to make a difficult speech.you know the kind I mean.

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Tips From the Acting Stage, Episode #3

Professionally Speaking...

And if you could figure it out, wouldn't you want to duplicate that engagement the next time you're on the business stage? What does that have to do with a business person standing in front of a business audience, armed with bushels of PowerPoint slides? They don't speak too fast or too slowly, because they have practiced their lines until they get just the right tone and pace. A business presentation benefits from a story line as well.

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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.

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Presentation Tip: How To Tell A Story

Professionally Speaking...

Everyone has heard the advice about incorporating stories into a presentation to make your message more " sticky " and easier to understand. These same elements are what you have to work with in your business stories. . The story you create should underscore and amplify the business message you're communicating. Including a story that seems to have no relevance to the content and message of your presentation is just confusing for the audience.

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10 Tips for Speaking on a Panel

Professionally Speaking...

The moderator played a huge role and I'll cover tips for moderating a panel in the next post. Here are the tips I uncovered: 1. Be sure to practice your stories so they are crisp and support the point(s) you are making. Don't Use Slides A panel is more like a dialogue or conversation among the panelists and the audience than it is a series of stand-alone presentations.

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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

10 Tips for Moderating a Panel

Professionally Speaking...

Here are 10 tips that will help moderators ensure that their audience stays engaged with the dialogue and their panelists stay on track. A couple of weeks before the panel presentation, the moderator should meet with the panelists (conference call is fine, although face-to-face is better, if feasible), review the objectives of the presentation, the general framework and share an overview of the questions and tips for being a successful panelist.

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Don’t follow these presentation tips

Speaking about Presenting

Whenever I read a top 10 presentation or public speaking tips post, I often find at least one tip that makes me cringe. And I’m not talking about the obviously stupid presentation tips like “Imagine the audience naked&# or “Look at the back of the room&#.

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Presentations: 5 Boring Behaviors and How to Fix Them

Professionally Speaking...

I'm pretty sure that no one sets out to give a boring presentation. Yet why do so many presentations end up that way?

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C-Level Presentation Tip #8: Don't Use All Your Time

Professionally Speaking...

Executive level presentations can threaten the equilibrium of even the most skilled business presenters. This series of tips will help you make a few tweaks to your. presentation practices so you can maintain your balance successfully in the C-Suite.

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C-Level Presentation Tip #4: Beware of Too Much Detail

Professionally Speaking...

Executive level presentations can seem like swimming in shark-infested seas, even for the intrepid business presenter. This series of tips will help you make a few tweaks to your presentation practices so you can successfully navigate through any C-Suite waters.

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C-Level Presentation Tip #7: Anticipate Tough Questions

Professionally Speaking...

Executive level presentations can strike fear into the hearts of even the most courageous business presenters. This series of tips will help you make a few tweaks to your. presentation practices so you can navigate successfully in the C-Suite.

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11 Killer Tips to Stop Saying UM Forever

Executive Speech Coach

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Practical Speaking Tips: #1

Executive Speech Coach

Drink Water Before you give a speech, deliver a sales presentation or make phone calls - drink one to two glasses of water. read more George Torok Speech Coach for Executives Executive Speech Coach & Business Presentation Skills Expert George Torok www.SpeechCoachforExecutives.com. presentation skills public speakingIt lubricates your vocal chords, helps your voice and gives you needed fluids that you lose while speaking.

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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. Also ensure that each presenter has approximately the same number of slides.

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Humor in a Presentation - Obama Style

Professionally Speaking...

I always caution my clients about using humor in their presentations. If, however, you are naturally funny or lucky enough to have someone writing clever, humorous lines for you, and you do decide to include humor in your presentations, here are some tips to maximize the effect.

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Presentation Tip: Don't Memorize

Professionally Speaking...

Memorization doesn't work so well for presentations. Yet far too many times, presenters -- novice and experienced alike -- resort to memorizing their material. Ironically, of all the preparation techniques for a presentation, memorization is the riskiest.

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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. Props, however, won't mask a weak presentation.

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C-Level Presentation Tip #1: Start with Conclusions

Professionally Speaking...

Executive level presentations can strike fear into the hearts of even the most courageous business presenters. But with a few tweaks to your presentation practices, you can navigate successfully in the C-Suite.

Distill Your Message for a More Impactful Presentation

Professionally Speaking...

It is a word and activity presenters should learn to embrace. Most presentations sound as though their creators never heard of the word "distill". most speakers present content that falls between a first draft and no preparation at all." Distill. It has such a nice sound.

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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.

6 Ways to Quit Bullet Points with Style

Executive Speech Coach

Practical tips from this slideshow and well illustrated. 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.

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Speaking with a Teleprompter

Professionally Speaking...

Since that time, scores of political figures and business people have used teleprompters to deliver speeches. Here are some tips which will make you less stilted when using a teleprompter. Just like with other types of speech delivery, practice with the teleprompter will indeed make perfect. Tags: Executive Presentations Presentation Tips and Techniques Barack Obama Bill Clinton business presentations Ronald Reagan teleprompter

PRESENTATION MANNERS

Professionally Speaking...

When we're preparing for a presentation, we don't often turn to Miss Manners for advice. We all know not to be late for a presentation. It is not unusual for speakers to go past their allotted time, or worse, only be half way through their presentation when time is up.

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Presentation Skills for Executives

Professionally Speaking...

Good presentation skills are good presentation skills, no matter what position or title you hold.right? While it's certainly true that there are many foundational best practices for effective presentations that are applicable for everyone, once you reach an executive level in your organization, there are a few necessary tweaks to adopt. Making a vision and big picture goals meaningful to employees is a key objective of many executive presentations.

Public Speaking Irish Style

Professionally Speaking...

As a tip of the hat to St. Tags: Commentary Presentation Style business presentations Mary Robinson Presidential Medal of Freedom Women's History Month As public speakers, we all have our own " voice " -- a style, a persona that is uniquely our own.

How To Choose the Color Scheme for a PowerPoint Presentation

SlideModel

Similarly, when you need to give a presentation, it needs to be created perfectly with fascinating color schemes. The choice of colors for presentation is one of the important factors that must be considered as you initiate the process.

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What Can Your Audience Absorb?

Professionally Speaking...

When we prepare a presentation, in our enthusiasm for and expertise in our topic, we often disregard our audience's capacity to absorb information. Certainly the sheer volume of information included in a presentation has a big impact. As you prepare your presentation, ask yourself, "What is my critical message?" What is the one thing I want people to remember once they leave the presentation?"

The Top 3 Things that Stand Between Busy Professionals and Speech Preparation

DeFinis Communications

No one wants to give a less than stellar business presentation, but that’s what sometimes happens to even the most well intentioned people. While they know they need to prepare for the presentation (and they even want to), other things get their time and attention, leaving speech preparation on the back burner. To alleviate this, turn the tables and think of your next presentation as part of your real job. To successfully fit it in, practice in chunks.

Need a Remote for Your Next PowerPoint Presentation? There’s an App for That

DeFinis Communications

I work with many people who give PowerPoint presentations. While I haven’t tried the app yet, the features and possibilities seem beneficial for busy presenters.

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The ultimate presentation practice: the murder board

http://delicious.com/akarrer/prospeaker

But, despite the macabre name, it has nothing t o do with a criminal act and everything to do with becoming a better public speaker and a more persuasive business presenter. The Murder Board is a realistic simulation of the actual presentation to be made.

LAUNCH OF SPEAKING PRO CENTRAL

Professionally Speaking...

So you can see that Audience , Techniques and Practice all relate heavily to Speaking. Here are my fellow bloggers who are participating in the launch: Better Presenting. Presentation Blog - Presentation Advisors. Speaking about Presenting. Thoughts On Presenting And Design. Writing Practice Prescription. . Tags: Presentation Tips and Techniques blogs business presentations speaking Speaking Pro Central

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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.

Practical tips to help you deliver more effective presentations.

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. These tips are published almost every second week.

Impromptu Speaking

Executive Speech Coach

Always be prepared to deliver an impromptu presentation. Sometimes you might be asked to deliver comments or a presentation without advance notice. Impromptu speaking is similar to regular presenting – in that both are based on skill development. Don't wing it.

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Power Presentations Tip 22: What do you stand for?

Executive Speech Coach

Power Presentations Tip 22: What do you stand for? Maybe nothing - especially if you don't stand tall and strong during your presentation. Some presenters have protested, "I don't want to stand during my presentation. You might feel more comfortable sitting while you speak but your presentation will be much less effective. If they didn't hear you, it was a wasted presentation. Stand to present.

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Power Presentations Tip 32: Smart Practice

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. Smart practice makes you better but never perfect.

Executive Speech Coach - Business Presentations: Body Language.

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. Rehearse your presentation on your feet at le.

The Don't Miss This List, Edition 4

Professionally Speaking...

Over at DeFinis Communications, Angela highlights eye contact as a key way to connect with your audience and gives us 5 great tips for talking with your eyes. Loraine Antrim at The CXO Mindset encourages us to recognize the strategic value of story telling in a presentation and outlines how to plan a presentation based on story. I passionately believe that practice is a key element in creating a great speaker. Sims Wyeth at High Stakes Presentations says ".there

Executive Speech Coach - Business Presentations: Effective.

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. Successful presentations are not about talent.