Analysis of a speech by Apollo Robbins

Manner of Speaking

David Copperfield has called Robbins “my favourite thief” In this highly entertaining and interactive talk at TEDGlobal 2013, Robbins puts on a masterclass in misdirection for the audience. This is a tremendously fun speech to watch.

Even Gs know the rules of public speaking

Speak Schmeak

As T-Jones, a large man who had trouble finding clothes his size, takes the runway, D-Boy begins his introduction: "My model here did not have enough to choose from for his fashion attire." Tags: Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies Entertainers On a recent episode of From Gs to Gents , one contestant proved that even Gs know not to apologize during an introduction. After meeting with a stylist in Beverly Hills, the Gs are tested on their new fashion knowledge.

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Thinking through the details

Speak Schmeak

And for the design of the jacket, I would sit with the people who made the clothes and tell them where I wanted a button or a buckle or a design. Preparation Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies EntertainersTV Guide: The glove, the white socks, the red leather jacket - who came up with those things? Michael Jackson: The glove was just - I thought one was cooler than two. I love to accent movement. The eye goes to where the white is - you know, the glove.

2009 100

Thinking through the details

Speak Schmeak

And for the design of the jacket, I would sit with the people who made the clothes and tell them where I wanted a button or a buckle or a design. Tags: Preparation Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies Entertainers TV Guide: The glove, the white socks, the red leather jacket - who came up with those things? Michael Jackson: The glove was just - I thought one was cooler than two. I love to accent movement. The eye goes to where the white is - you know, the glove.

2009 100

5 Ways to spiff up your act, BBC America-style

Speak Schmeak

She gives the shop a makeover , removing outdated clothing and art, painting, refurnishing and giving the space a rebirth. Stories The Business of Coaching Preparation Engaging the Audience TV inspired Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies The Business of Speaking Analogies EntertainersDownload audio here.

2009 100

5 Ways to spiff up your act, BBC America-style

Speak Schmeak

She gives the shop a makeover , removing outdated clothing and art, painting, refurnishing and giving the space a rebirth. Tags: Stories The Business of Coaching Preparation Engaging the Audience TV inspired Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies The Business of Speaking Analogies Entertainers Download audio here.

2009 100

Lights, Camera, Action! Presentation Skills for Virtual Delivery

DeFinis Communications

Think about it: They both share common goals, namely to entertain, to educate, to build awareness, to influence, and to persuade. Action: The timeless performance techniques that work for giving a live presentation can and must be thoughtfully applied when going virtual.

2020 130

Are you on fire?

Speak Schmeak

Introductions were funny and clever, 10-minutes speeches were entertaining, and everyone seemed to have extra energy and enthusiasm. The 30-second commercials were especially entertaining. It was a great way to get us thinking about where we could improve (cleaning out the closet more frequently, making sure we're not hanging onto clothes we never wear or that don't fit, for example), without judgment or putting individuals on the spot.

2009 100

Are you on fire?

Speak Schmeak

Introductions were funny and clever, 10-minutes speeches were entertaining, and everyone seemed to have extra energy and enthusiasm. The 30-second commercials were especially entertaining. It was a great way to get us thinking about where we could improve (cleaning out the closet more frequently, making sure we're not hanging onto clothes we never wear or that don't fit, for example), without judgment or putting individuals on the spot.

2009 100

Observational Humor — Case Study #158

Humor Power

Mike Rayburn shared advice he got from a comedy entertainer. Marvelous Marv, a high-energy entertainer, Introduced me as a Humorist. And parallel construction which might suggest that one change of clothes mandates another, made the punchline even stronger.). Marv’s joke used the technique of “the set-up question is the punchline.” It has been awhile since I published an Observational Humor monologue.

2017 40

Speaking With Humor: Costuming

Speak and Deliver

They say clothes make the man. Exaggerated Character : If you're coming out as someone other than yourself to entertain an audience, dressing the part is always appropriate. A funny hat, sunglasses, offbeat shoes, or theme tie can all be subtle costuming techniques, especially if they become noticed only upon introduction, versus invading the speech from the start.

Humor 70

Everything I Know About Presentations, I Learned in Theatre School

http://delicious.com/akarrer/prospeaker

They come in two flavours–content and technique: Content - What You Say Respect the Narrative Arc. You’ll entertain your audience a lot more, and your message will be much stickier in your audience’s heads. Like your clothes, they provide context and framing for your message. Technique - How You Say It Go to a speech coach. I keep saying this , but here it is again: clothes are costumes, and costumes are powerful symbols.

2007 50

20 tips for better conference speaking ~ Authentic Boredom

http://delicious.com/akarrer/prospeaker

The art of speaking is roughly 51% entertainment, 49% meaty content. Your primary responsibility is to entertain a room full of people. Among other advice I might give, one thing I’ve done is to try and combat the unpredictability of cabin temperature — seems every flight is either too hot or too cold — by dressing in clothing suitable for both temperature ranges, usually something like Columbia Omni-Dry pants and a Nike Dri-Fit shirt.

2009 52

top women speakers? Aimee Mullins

The Eloquent Woman

Her fellow Toastmaster Merry Beekman came forward with Mullins, who has spoken twice at the TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) conference, which generously makes videos available for its talks. In this talk, Mullins uses some of the techniques already noted from our top women speakers of today. I%u2019d like to see a picture of her, fully clothed, without any prosthetics on- that would be a bold, beautiful move.