I don't care about your dreams

Speak Schmeak

I deserve to go to fashion week because my designs transform the way women shop and wear clothes. It's about making clothes that people actually buy. Until now, the competition has been conceptual: make clothes for skinny professional models based on contrived challenges each week that only vaguely touch on the needs of real women. Engaging the Audience TV inspired Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies

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9 ways to use props for maximum impact in your presentations

Speak Schmeak

When she lifts that bag into the air, you can imagine the few items of clothing, maybe a small doll or teddy bear, and the sadness of a child without a permanent home. I watched a speaker prepare for his presentation a few years ago by putting on layers and layers of clothing. Or you could actually wear the clothing and bring the shapes, textures and colors from another time right into the room where your audience can see it up close and personal.

2014 196
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5 Ways to spiff up your act, BBC America-style

Speak Schmeak

This is what we, as speakers, should be doing before every speaking engagement: visiting the space and researching our audience. She gives the shop a makeover , removing outdated clothing and art, painting, refurnishing and giving the space a rebirth.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

This is what we, as speakers, should be doing before every speaking engagement: visiting the space and researching our audience. She gives the shop a makeover , removing outdated clothing and art, painting, refurnishing and giving the space a rebirth.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

Thinking through the details

Speak Schmeak

TV Guide: The glove, the white socks, the red leather jacket - who came up with those things? 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 EntertainersMichael 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

TV Guide: The glove, the white socks, the red leather jacket - who came up with those things? 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 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

Preparation rituals, part 2

Speak Schmeak

Some examples of mental preparation include: * Visualization * Affirmations * Meditation * Prayer * Reviewing past performances * Writing * Watching TV * Listening to music * Reading * Strategizing and planning Mental preparation rituals help us to focus, organize, block out distractions, visualize success, and handle pressure. Tags: Preparation Preparation Rituals Series Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies Athletes

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