Presentation delivery tips for the greatest impact

PowerPoint Tips

” Near the end, I used a slide that summarized a few points about presentation delivery. No lectern: Don’t have a big box between you and the audience. There you have it — a (non-parallel) list of points that will help you improve your delivery. What presentation delivery tips do you suggest? The post Presentation delivery tips for the greatest impact appeared first on PowerPoint Tips Blog. Delivery delivery

The great lectern debate

Speak Schmeak

Thomas adds his two cents to the "great lectern debate," as he has christened the recent discussions on public speaking blogs. whatever your height, you must be bigger than the lectern: in other words, be lively and animated in your delivery and don't bury your face in your written materials.". Nick R. Here's a great quote from his post: ".whatever

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Speakers: It’s About Time (and How to Manage It)

Manner of Speaking

a) If you are speaking at a lectern, or have a table to which you will return during the talk (for e xample, to pick up a prop) place your watch on the lectern or table with the face up so that you can quickly check it. (b) Only use a smartphone as a timer if you can place it on a lectern or table. Delivery Preparation audience Keynote lectern Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation public speaking Speech time

5 tips from speakers on getting past practice to great delivery

The Eloquent Woman

But for many speakers, moving from practice to a seemingly effortless delivery is the biggest leap of all. Even the “casual saunter” back to the lectern to refer to my notes wasn’t as embarrassing as I t hought it would be. By the time the mike cut out, I was so enjoying my delivery that I didn’t let it faze me. Keeping it personal and intimate, even if only in your mind, makes a big difference in making that leap from practice to delivery.

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Speakers: It’s About Time (and How to Manage It)

Manner of Speaking

a) If you are speaking at a lectern, or have a table to which you will return during the talk (for e xample, to pick up a prop) place your watch on the lectern or table with the face up so that you can quickly check it. (b) Only use a smartphone as a timer if you can place it on a lectern or table. Delivery Preparation audience Keynote lectern Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation public speaking Speech time

A Public Speaking Alphabet

Manner of Speaking

L – Lectern. I think that the poor lectern has a bit of a bad rap these days as being a “barrier&# between the speaker and the audience. There are times when it will be perfectly appropriate to use a lectern when speaking. Did the lectern create a barrier between Steve Jobs and his audience in this speech ? Practice getting comfortable both with and without a lectern. A - Audience. Fitting that it comes first. The most important part of any speech.

week 14: Stephanie considers her message delivery

The Eloquent Woman

For video or for speaking with a lectern, she'll need to move her hands higher and into view for gestures to really be effective. This week, Stephanie used a great analogy--how you see your progress when you're trying to lose weight--to describe her reaction to her public-speaking progress in our Step Up Your Speaking program.

Cameron takes to the lectern in a crisis

Max Atkinson

One reason why I suggested last week that Gordon Brown should give up trying to emulate David Cameron's walkabout style of delivery and return to the lectern was that it would make the embattled P.M. Well, it was back to the lectern, back to a script and hardly any movement at all, let alone any walking about. Will we see another 'unscripted' walkabout or a carefully scripted statesman speaking at a lectern

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Delayed applause, poor speechwriting & delivery strike again in George Osborne's speech

Max Atkinson

This looked less like the activists being less than enthusuastic in their response than a result of poor speech writing and poor delivery, aided and abetted by poor use of the Autocue. Delivery and teleprompter troubles You may also have noticed that two indicators that he'd come to the end of the sentence were missing. Add to that the fact that his eyes remained gazing up into the air rather than returning downwards to look at the script on the lectern (c.f.

Reading a Speech

Manner of Speaking

If you can learn your material well enough to be able to speak without notes, it is the best scenario for several reasons: You will not be stuck behind a lectern. If you have to read your speech and there is no lectern, you will have to hold your notes. Filed under: Delivery , Seth Godin. Delivery Seth Godin Barack Obama notes public speaking reading Ronald Reagan using notes Winston Churchill

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Tips from my first professional Pecha Kucha

PowerPoint Tips

Most people weren’t experienced presenters and they stood behind a lectern (I think it was actually a music stand) and read their notes. But in general, you should come out from behind the lectern and speak without notes. Delivery pecha kucha What’s that? Pecha Kucha is a presentation format that gives you 20 slides that display for 20 seconds each. So the entire presentation is 6 minutes and 40 seconds.

2013 158

The 5-step cure for boring body language

Speaking about Presenting

Holding your hands together, putting them in your pockets, or hanging onto the lectern will stop you gesturing. DeliveryCould your body language be more expressive? Do you inhibit your natural body language when you’re public speaking because of your self-consciousness? Or maybe you’ve been told (by a well-meaning but misguided person) that you wave your arms around too much? As a result you’ve shut down your natural gestures and become stiff and boring.

The First Seven Seconds

Manner of Speaking

Move the lectern to one side if you do not need to use it. If you need to use notes, place t hem o n the lectern beforehand. Tags: Delivery Preparation Communication Confidence First Impressions Fox News Fox News Channel Nonverbal communication public speaking Roger Ailes smile You Are the Message Roger Ailes is the President of Fox News, a former media consultant for three American Presidents and author of the best-selling You Are the Message.

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How to keep to time during your presentation

Speaking about Presenting

Have a small, but easily readable, travel clock that you can put on the lectern or even in front of you on the stage. Tags: Delivery Photo credit: zoutedrop. Do you regularly go over time when you’re delivering a presentation? If a time limit has been set for your presentation, then it’s your responsibility to finish it within that time. Consider it as part of the contract between you and your audience. Here are some tips to help you keep to time: 1.

2010 214

How to Look Authoritative when you Feel Anything But

Speaking about Presenting

stand behind a lectern or as far away as they can from the audience. Tags: Delivery Having to deliver a presentation to people who are older than you, more important than you, or more expert than you, can make you doubt yourself. To look more credible and authoritative do the opposite of what a person lacking in confidence would do. Typically, they would: compare themselves unfavorably to other people. be shy about meeting people.

2010 186

How to Look Authoritative when you Feel Anything But

Speaking about Presenting

stand behind a lectern or as far away as they can from the audience. Tags: Delivery Having to deliver a presentation to people who are older than you, more important than you, or more expert than you, can make you doubt yourself. To look more credible and authoritative do the opposite of what a person lacking in confidence would do. Typically, they would: compare themselves unfavorably to other people. be shy about meeting people.

2010 173

5 Tips on Presenting Like A Real Human

Can You Hear Me Up the Back?

Flat, monotone delivery robs your delivery of naturalness and makes you come across like a corporate robot. Leave The Lectern. Lecterns block all of that from view, leaving you as just a head poking up out of a box. If you want to come across as more human, loosen that death-grip on the lectern and come out where they can see you. “Good morning and welcome, ladies and gentlemen.&#. Pic Great Beyond.

2009 40

Are you canned or fresh?

Speak Schmeak

We can talk all day about logistics, like notes or no notes, lectern or no lectern, PowerPoint or no PowerPoint, props or no props. We can talk all day about the fine points of delivery: authenticity, eye contact, crutch phrases, humor, stories and whatnot. But if your content is not relevant to your audience, you are wasting their time. If your content is not applicable to their lives, you are wasting their time.

2008 100

Is Paddy Ashdown reverting to type after 32 years?

Max Atkinson

But in one aspect of his delivery this morning he was not reverting to type, as he seems to have taken a leaf out of Nick Clegg''s book when it comes to the apparently unscripted ''management guru'' style of delivery - which, as regular readers will know, I regard as something of a mixed blessing, at least until the jury returns.

2013 58

The passionate scientist: Doing Q&A like Neil deGrasse Tyson

Presentation Zen

One of the keys to a natural, conversational approach includes removing all barriers to natural communication with the audience, barriers such as reading off notes, standing behind a lectern, using jargon, failing to make good eye contact, and speaking too softly or in a language that is formal, stiff, or fails to appeal to the audience's emotion and natural curiosity.

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Tears while speaking: Lessons from President Obama

The Eloquent Woman

Note that the President refers to his written statement several times during delivery, not unusual for someone who delivers many statements in the course of a day. Use the pause: Too many speakers seem to think that fluent speaking means non-stop delivery. Use the lectern: The lectern, out of fashion in a world of TED talks, comes in handy at a time like this. Being able to stand behind and lean on the lectern may be just what you need during an emotional talk.

2012 71

Inspiring, contagious presentation: Kiran Bir Sethi teaches kids to take charge

Presentation Zen

Note that she didn't stand behind a lectern, turn around or fumble around with the technology. Her message and delivery were wonderful. In my search for presentations with a strong message and delivered in the naked style (honest, transparent, engaging, inspiring, simple visuals and approach, etc.), I stumbled upon two TED talks from TEDIndia held last November. Both deal with transformations in education, a hot topic of great interest to all of us.

2010 76

How to manage feedback from the presentation backchannel

Speaking about Presenting

She was initially rattled by the set-up: a flat lectern, a Twitterstream displayed on the screen behind her, and bright lights blinding her. To help you work this out I’ve grouped the feedback you might receive into five categories: Delivery issues.

6 great gifts to encourage your favorite speaker

The Eloquent Woman

Give your speaker a practice advantage with a portable presentation lectern. It can sharpen up delivery and help her learn how to work with a lectern, rather than just lean on it. As a speaker coach and trainer, I can tell you from experience: Speakers and presenters need encouragement and thank-yous all year ''round, not just at the holidays. These gifts work as thank-yous for your invited speaker as well as for holiday gifts that say "You''re doing great--keep going!"

2013 74

Once More With Feeling

Pivotal Public Speaking

At the lectern the physician-scientist spoke with passion and enthusiasm, lowering his voice and then raising it, changing its pace and rhythm, using metaphors and analogies, describing vividly a particular treatment and why it should be approved. He did so by telling a story, by choosing words for their emotional value, by using figurative language, and by varying his delivery – all techniques that can help a speaker evoke and use audience emotion to persuade.

4 Skills We Can Learn From Obama's Speech

The Speaker Point

April 12, 2011 Posts Comments The Speaker Point Helping you master public speaking and communication skills Home Delivery Speech Analysis Making Money Preparation Reviews About 4 Skills We Can Learn From Obama’s Speech January 20, 2011 By Alex Cequea View Comments On January 11 th , president Obama addressed a congregation in Tucson Arizona in the wake of the tragic shootings.

2011 100

Shai Agassi: The most important talk at TED 09

Presentation Zen

Shai's delivery was not slick or polished, nor were his visuals, but he was himself, relaxed, and totally engaging. I do not generally recommend the Presenter View in Keynote or PowerPoint for ballroom-style presentations like this one as it tends to keep presenters glued to the lectern (and the lectern itself can be a physical barrier), but its use is not necessarily always a bad thing. Shai spent most of the time in front or to the side of the lectern.

New! 2 workshops on creating a TED-quality talk set for January 2016

The Eloquent Woman

You'll discover how to plan for the video as well as for the stage, and how to think about your delivery, as well as your talk structure and presentation. I've spent much of the past five years coaching more than 100 speakers who've been featured on the TEDMED stage, at TEDx conferences around the world, or on TED.com to give proper TED talks.and many more to give talks in the style of TED.

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Making presentations in the TED style

Presentation Zen

Using a prepared script from the lectern (no slides) Isabel Allende: Tales of passion. Using a prepared script from the lectern (with slides/video) Sylvia Earle (TED Prize winner 2009). Perhaps you'd like to share your personal favorites from the point of view not just of content but from the stand point of preparation, design, and delivery.

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Amazon Kindles: new lower price

The Eloquent Woman

With features like adjustable type size and now even a read-out-loud function so you can hear what your speech sounds like, it may make the difference in your next speech, whether you use it to prepare or in your actual delivery. Related posts: Testing the Kindle on the lectern Features on the new Kindle that aid speakers Get the Kindle at the new lower price. Amazon's Kindle e-book reader just lowered its price to $299.

Observational Humor — Case Study 160

Humor Power

Would George please come to the lectern. That style of delivery gets old quick. Here is another Humor Monologue delivered at the end of a Toastmasters meeting. THE SET-UP : What happened and what was said during the meeting before the monologue was delivered. The Toastmasters Club was having a Speech-A-Thon featuring eight speakers. Lorrie is a member of six clubs. Kevin received an award at the start of the meeting.

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Thatcher had more teleprompter troubles than Obama

Max Atkinson

This doesn’t surprise me, because I’ve always thought it a rather mixed blessing since seeing Margaret Thatcher’s performance deteriorate after she moved from using a script on a lectern to reading from teleprompter screens. One reason for this was that it interfered with an extremely regular part her delivery. In some of her speeches from a lectern, this didn’t just happen now and then, but on every single occasion she was applauded.

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

The Eloquent Woman

Using a lectern? Find a lectern. 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

Clegg's conference speech: 1 plus & 2 minuses

Max Atkinson

PLUS Having grumbled previously about Nick Clegg's past attempts to imitate David Cameron's walkabout apparently unscripted style of delivery, I was delighted to see that he stood at a lectern for yesterday's speech. Related posts Clegg's conference speech: 'definitely OK, absolutely fine, without any doubt not bad' Cameron takes to the lectern in a crisis Gordon Brown goes walkabout (again) Tips for Gordon Brown's conference speech

2011 61

Famous Speech Friday: Christine Lagarde on "dynamic resilience"

The Eloquent Woman

Work the lectern: This is a long speech, and it needed to be a prepared speech--it''s tough to maintain almost 40 minutes extemporaneously and cover all the ground Lagarde needed to cover. She makes the most of having to stay at the lectern, however, with extemporaneous adds, lots of gestures, vocal variety and colorful language. The text, prepared for delivery , differs in part from the address she delivered.

2013 74

Make your talk better with practice and memorization

The Eloquent Woman

They gripped them like safety blankets, splayed them on top of tables holding demonstration equipment, occasionally wielded paper alongside an iPad, or propped them up on lecterns and music stands. Then, start a pattern of listening, followed by an attempt at delivery. I coach speakers to keep going if they drop a line mid-delivery, rather than attempt to go back, work it in, and disrupt the flow.

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9 things to check if you're speaking from a text

The Eloquent Woman

You may want to make sure that the text keeps whole paragraphs on one page, or includes notes to yourself about delivery and emphasis, or just limit the number of lines to the top half of the page to keep you from looking further and further down. Check the distance from your face to the lectern. You''d think all lecterns were standardized, but they''re not--and neither is the height and vision of the speaker.

2013 69

Fact & fiction about body language 2: Does it matter what you wear or where you stand?

Max Atkinson

Are Lecterns and Tables Barriers to Communication? A lectern stood between the person reading the lesson and the congregation, but it never once occurred to me during all those years that it was a barrier, or that it was somehow reducing the effectiveness of the reader’s impact. Many years later, more and more of those who read lessons in church have taken to standing next to the lectern in full view of the congregation.

top women speakers? Stacy Allison

The Eloquent Woman

You can see Allison in action in this promotional video for her speaking engagements, which highlight her dynamic style: speaking without notes or a lectern, she uses body movement and gestures to emphasize her points in a dynamic way, along with her voice, favoring an enthusiastic delivery suited to an inspirational speaker.

London workshop: Creating a TED-quality talk, April 3

The Eloquent Woman

You'll discover how to plan for the video as well as for the stage, and how to think about your delivery, as well as your talk structure and presentation. I've been coaching speakers at the TEDMED conference and speakers on TEDx stages around the world for six years.and have trained many more corporate and nonprofit executives to learn how to give presentations in this distinctive way.

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How the Grinch Spoke at Christmas - adapted by John Zimmer

Speak Schmeak

The little Who lecterns all stood in a row. These lecterns,” he grinned, “are the first things to go!” And delivery with heart and with full dedication. He brought back their lecterns, their curtains, their lights, He brought back their flipcharts, exhibits and mikes. Huge thanks to John Zimmer for his creativity and brilliance in revising this classic for us speakers. View it on his site for the accompanying images.

2009 100

How the Grinch Spoke at Christmas - adapted by John Zimmer

Speak Schmeak

The little Who lecterns all stood in a row. These lecterns,” he grinned, “are the first things to go!” And delivery with heart and with full dedication. He brought back their lecterns, their curtains, their lights, He brought back their flipcharts, exhibits and mikes. Huge thanks to John Zimmer for his creativity and brilliance in revising this classic for us speakers. View it on his site for the accompanying images.

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top women speakers? Carolyn Bertozzi

The Eloquent Woman

At the same time, Bertozzi won me over at the start by moving to one side of the lectern so her audience could see her. She uses the lectern in one of the many ways I recommend you do, simply as something to rest her elbow or hand on. It's a relaxed stance, and a relaxed delivery as a result--but it also subtly removes a barrier between scientist and audience, as if to say, "Really, we can just talk about this--it's not too technical to understand."