My Public Speaking Year 2011: December - 5 festive talks and a Patrick in a society!

Nick R Thomas - A Public Speaker's Blog

I was originally booked to deliver my Patrick Campbell talk for the South Wesses Archaeological Society at Bournemouth's Kinson Community Centre on 16 April 2012 but they found themselves needing a short-notice speaker for 5 December 2011. But although this Society books some non-archaeological topics (although something historical is preferred, which is why we settled on this talk), I wanted at least some part of it to be relevant to them.

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Here is my 500th Public Speaking Tip: Don't be a 'one-speech-wonder!'

Nick R Thomas - A Public Speaker's Blog

hour session with a speaker who had booked me for my service offering coaching for Women's Institute speaker auditions and club speakers. During the session we worked on delivery, discussed the particular types audiences that they speak to and I suggested various additional markets. My first October booking was about Patrick Campbell for the Bournemouth and Beyond Discovery Group at their temporary venue, Richmond Hill St Andrews Church in the centre of Bournemouth.

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Prepare for public speaking success

Pivotal Public Speaking

Once you are familiar with your material and the structure of your speech, you will be far more fluent in your delivery and you will lose the need to rely on notes. Being prepared to give an excellent speech, being prepared so that it flows smoothly and being prepared for the majority of eventualities will lead you to a successful presentation – achieving the outcomes you intended and getting you repeat bookings.

Using video in a presentation: 7 steps to success

Max Atkinson

The second was reading an interesting post by Lily Latridis on the Fearless Delivery blog , entitled Video in a Presentation can be a Big Mistake. Over the last few days, I came across a couple of things that have prompted this post.

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Nick R Thomas - A Public Speaker's Blog: The Great Catch-Up Part 6

Nick R Thomas - A Public Speaker's Blog

Decent weather, an excellent lunch, a well-received talk in a very pleasant venue - and an immediate recommendation to another club which has since led to a number of further bookings in an area where I had never spoken before - very nice! And for audiences with visual impairment you need to concentrate especially hard on your vocal delivery and dispense with props, visual aids, etc (I blogged in 2008 about how these talks are very much like a radio broadcast ).

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