Use PowerPoint like a flip chart–draw as you speak

PowerPoint Tips

A flip chart can be a great way to present. Yes, people have to wait until you finish writing or drawing, but the process is very engaging to the audience. This technique is especially helpful when you draw. Just like a flip chart diagram can be a little messy, so can your slide. Get my free video training, "13 techniques that will make designing your slides EASY." You write or draw as you talk.

Be the one with the surprises

Speak Schmeak

I asked her how she could find a way to make her time in meetings more engaging, both for herself and for her audience. During one of those "dreaded" compliance presentations, she could have her team discuss how these issues affect them, personally, and track responses on a flip chart (and candy would make a nice reward). Quick Fixes Preparation Engaging the Audience Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies Taking Risks

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Be the one with the surprises

Speak Schmeak

I asked her how she could find a way to make her time in meetings more engaging, both for herself and for her audience. During one of those "dreaded" compliance presentations, she could have her team discuss how these issues affect them, personally, and track responses on a flip chart (and candy would make a nice reward). Quick Fixes Preparation Engaging the Audience Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies Taking Risks

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Don't forget to check your room

Speak Schmeak

and a flip chart either between me and the screen, or behind me. The flip chart was in the opposite corner from me, and I would write on it, then pull the pages off and stick them to the wall behind me. Preparation Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies The Business of Speaking Speaking EngagementsI've experienced two odd conference room configurations in the last month, and I thought I would share them with you.

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Six Ways To Manage Audience Expectations

Professionally Speaking...

For example, "We've been talking about exercises to engage a group of 10-15 people. Adopt a technique from the training world.the parking lot. What are some of the techniques you have found to be successful in managing audience expectations? Tags: Presentation Tips and Techniques The Audience audience expectations business presentations As a speaker, you will always deal with audience expectations.

Three tips for directing your audience's response

Speak Schmeak

And then pause and stand ready with your flip chart and markers to write down the answers! Practice these audience interaction strategies and you will find your audiences more involved and engaged, and your presentations more successful. Tags: Engaging the Audience Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies Have you ever asked your audience a question, only to be bombarded with personal stories and responses that shifted the direction of where you wanted to go?

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Five ways to avoid reading from your slides

Speak Schmeak

Use your own notes and your flip chart to write down any audience contributions. Let's use an example from a client of mine, who facilitates a review class for nurses on moderate sedation, a technique where medication is administered to a semi-conscious patient though an IV to provide relaxation and minimize discomfort during a medical procedure. Then she can engage her audience, asking, "What are some of the goals of moderate sedation?"

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Making a bad space better

Speak Schmeak

Left with a strained voice, but I did my best to interact with my booth visitors through both my flip chart and my Flip video camera! Preparation Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies The Business of Speaking Speaking EngagementsDownload audio here. Over this past weekend I shared a booth at the Women's Festival at Earl Warren Showgrounds in Santa Barbara.

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Three tips for directing your audience's response

Speak Schmeak

And then pause and stand ready with your flip chart and markers to write down the answers! Practice these audience interaction strategies and you will find your audiences more involved and engaged, and your presentations more successful. Engaging the Audience Public Speaking Techniques and StrategiesHave you ever asked your audience a question, only to be bombarded with personal stories and responses that shifted the direction of where you wanted to go?

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Five ways to avoid reading from your slides

Speak Schmeak

Use your own notes and your flip chart to write down any audience contributions. Let's use an example from a client of mine, who facilitates a review class for nurses on moderate sedation, a technique where medication is administered to a semi-conscious patient though an IV to provide relaxation and minimize discomfort during a medical procedure. Then she can engage her audience, asking, "What are some of the goals of moderate sedation?"

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Are you too dependent on your co-presenter?

Speak Schmeak

Learn how to use your voice, your body and your face to emotionally engage them. Write on a flip chart. Technology Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies Taking Risks PowerPointImagine you have a presentation you've been working on with a partner. Then the day comes to give your presentation, and your partner is sick, so you have to deliver alone. You panic and think, "I only know MY part of the presentation!"

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Reading your audience

Speak Schmeak

If no one raises hands when you ask a question, do you assume they're not engaged? Ask a question and have them discuss with their neighbor, or have them break into groups with a piece of flip chart paper and ask them to make a list or solve a problem. Tags: Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies Public Speaking Anxiety When I was in third grade, I took third place in the school spelling bee, behind a fifth grader and a sixth grader.

Six ways to improve the training environment

Speak Schmeak

I learned this the hard way in my first day on the job as training coordinator, when my supervisor decided I didn't need a desk or office, gave me an org chart to memorize, then went on vacation for two weeks. Vary the visuals If you've got several speakers in an 8-hour day of training, break up the visual monotony by interspersing video, image-based slides, props, flip charts and other visual interest. What's your favorite way to make a long training more engaging?

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15 Tips for Webinars: How to Add Impact When You Present Online

Fripp THE Executive Speech Coach

Just as you would in a live presentation, tell stories and give specific examples-but in a webinar you'll need even more visuals to engage the audience. Outline your presentation on paper or a flip chart before you build the PowerPoint presentation. After the grabber slide, it's up to you to engage the audience immediately with a powerful and relevant hook that includes the word "you."

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eLearn: Best Practices

http://delicious.com/akarrer/prospeaker

Just as you would in a live presentation, tell stories and give specific examples-but in a webinar youll need even more visuals to engage the audience. Outline your presentation on paper or a flip chart before you build the PowerPoint presentation. After the grabber slide, its up to you to engage the audience immediately with a powerful and relevant hook that includes the word "you."

Add Value for Your Association Members and Gain Loyalty

Fripp THE Executive Speech Coach

However, your Webinar needs more visuals to help engage the audience. PLAN YOUR STRUCTURE Outline your presentation on paper or a flip chart and then build the PowerPoint®. OPEN WITH A GRABBER SLIDE AND COMMENT After your grabber slide, it is up to you to engage your audience immediately with a powerful, relevant opening that includes the word “you.”

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