Create a safe space for group interaction

Speak Schmeak

She had encountered a group who was resistant to some of her ideas and essentially put up a roadblock to any further discussion. Start with a group agreement Together as a group, create some guidelines on a flipchart that spell out the behavior you would like to see in the group.

2015 225

Practical Audience Engagement Ideas For Public Speakers

Inter-Activ Presenting and Influencing

Do they lack audience engagement ideas ? Do you lack audience engagement ideas? Set a deliberate intention to engage your listeners. Engagement starts with your desire to engage. Understand the different levels of engagement.

Ideas 56

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October 12for12 Challenge: Increase audience engagement

Speak Schmeak

Build your "confidence muscles" with monthly challenges designed to help you get out of your comfort zone and build confidence in a variety of settings that will prepare you for your upcoming speaking engagements! You have a whole month to practice! 12for12 Engaging the Audience

Fall group coaching program starts 9/14 in Santa Barbara

Speak Schmeak

Try group coaching ! Santa Barbara's only public speaking group coaching program starts a new six-week series on September 14 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. If you enjoy the support and camaraderie of a small group environment, this program is for you!

2010 141

Only 4 days left to register for public speaking group coaching in Santa Barbara!

Speak Schmeak

It makes sense that strong communication skills and being perceived as an expert in your field through speaking engagements would help to build your business. Santa Barbara's only public speaking group coaching program kicks off a six-week fall session on September 14 from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

2010 130

Only 4 days left to register for public speaking group coaching in Santa Barbara!

Speak Schmeak

It makes sense that strong communication skills and being perceived as an expert in your field through speaking engagements would help to build your business. Santa Barbara's only public speaking group coaching program kicks off a six-week fall session on September 14 from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

2010 130

Fall group coaching program starts 9/14 in Santa Barbara

Speak Schmeak

Try group coaching ! Santa Barbara's only public speaking group coaching program starts a new six-week series on September 14 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. If you enjoy the support and camaraderie of a small group environment, this program is for you!

2010 130

Speaking Science: Practice out loud with others to sharpen persuasion skills

The Eloquent Woman

And according to two Columbia University education researchers, practicing out loud with others--in mock Q-and-A sessions or debates-- might be the best way to sharpen your persuasive reasoning skills, all the more reason to build time into your prep for out-loud practice sessions.

engage your audience with new media

The Eloquent Woman

From the start, this speaking engagement posed a number of challenges. It was the dreaded after-dinner talk, meaning I needed to be super-engaging. The crowd was due to number close to 100, ensuring extra work to keep that size crowd engaged.

2008 52

10 reasons to join the Presenting for Humans Success Circle

Speak Schmeak

Author-led discussion: Most book clubs and study groups are not led by the author, the person who knows more than anyone else about the process for the book, the premise of the book, the core message and teachings, and the whys, whats and hows of the book.

2018 205

Dear Santa.

Professionally Speaking...

Business presenters all over the globe need to make better presentations so that the power of their messages will be truly heard and their audiences will be engaged and take action. Commentary PowerPoint Practice and Rehearsal The Audience business presentations

2015 141

The Secret to Being a Great Presenter: Continuous Learning

DeFinis Communications

In terms of learning related to improving presentation skills, the top things to work at are: Become a consumer of speaking: One of the most important ongoing best practices for sustaining your skills as a public speaker is to become a “consumer of speaking.”

2012 233

Why you need to take every speaking opportunity

Speak Schmeak

I was introduced to the group and started my presentation. Always a fan of transparency in my presentations, I openly shared with the group that I had brought the wrong notes, and quickly moved them to a side table. It's your time now to get speaking engagements on your calendar.

2017 196

I did everything wrong

Speak Schmeak

in Education, and my ongoing study and practice of the subject of public speaking are what I base my training and coaching on, and I consider myself an expert and an authority. As I began to look at my content, I realized that my Speak to Engage presentation is too business-oriented.

2016 191

Marketing Through Speaking Engagements - Nolo's Legal Marketing Blawg

http://delicious.com/akarrer/prospeaker

Nolos Legal Marketing Blawg Published by Home Website Practice Areas Contact Us « Previous | Home | Next » Jan 14, 2009 Marketing Through Speaking Engagements Virtually every guide on marketing a law firm recommends speaking engagements as an effective way to generate clients. So thats the focus of this weeks post: How to make the most of speaking engagements to market your practice. But formal, established groups arent your only venue.

A Letter to Santa

Professionally Speaking...

Business presenters all over the globe need to make better presentations so that the power of their messages will be truly heard and their audiences will be engaged and take action. Commentary PowerPoint Practice and Rehearsal Presentation Anxiety The Audience PowerPoint presentations

2010 148

Don't Sacrifice the Eyes

Green Room Speakers

Wednesday, November 18, 2009 Dont Sacrifice the Eyes Yesterday I led a presentation skills training for a group of nonprofit fundraisers. As a speaker, the most powerful way to engage your listener is by truly looking him in the eye.

2009 52

9 ways to use props for maximum impact in your presentations

Speak Schmeak

Always practice your presentation with your props. The more you practice with your props, the more naturally they''ll fit into your presentation, and you''ll have a better idea of how they''re going to work in front of a live audience.

2014 255

The Communication Blog: Communication Strategies: Confront Your.

The Communication Blog

A sociological or psychological stereotype is a fixed impression of a group of people. Everyone has stereotypes—images of national groups, religious groups, or racial groups or perhaps of criminals, teachers, or plumbers. Consider, for example, if you have any stereotypes of, say, bodybuilders, the opposite sex, a racial group different from your own, members of a religion very different from your own, or college professors.

Do you have a memorable one-liner?

Speak Schmeak

One of my regular networking groups gives several opportunities to practice speaking each month. There's also an opportunity each month for three members of the group to deliver longer presentations about their work. Here are a few I've heard from our group members recently.

2011 193

Are you giving the audience tools they can use?

Speak Schmeak

His examples were practical and relevant. Now, to some of the practical and useful ideas I brought home. Three or more" -- the practice of saving up comments, e-mails, texts, conversations until there are three or more.

2012 223

Get out of the cage and own the stage!

Speak Schmeak

Yesterday during group coaching, one of my group members identified a difference between one half of the group and the other, in reviewing their videotaped 3-minute presentations. It takes awareness (so videotape yourself) and practice.

Stage 221

"You are all rock stars. literally!" Speech lessons from Oscar winners.

Speak Schmeak

Today I want to give a shout out to Robert Lopez and his wife, Kristen Anderson-Lopez, for their fun and engaging Oscar speech last night. Teamwork: Most pairs or groups who take the stage to accept their awards aren''t prepared. They had clearly practiced! Awards shows Engaging the Audience Entertainers Preparation Speakers The Business of Speaking TV inspired

2014 144

Improve Your Storytelling Presentation Skills and Get Your Ideas Adopted

Duarte Blog

One of the things that moved me most in An Inconvenient Truth was imagining what kind of world I would live in if I didn’t adopt more eco-friendly practices like Al Gore suggested. then focus on speaking to the group who you are most likely to relate to and win over.

2017 91

What if you could share your message only once every four years?

Speak Schmeak

Do you give the same canned talk to every group without bothering to find out who's in the audience? Do you feel burdened and put-upon every time you speak instead of feeling gratitude for the opportunity to educate, inform, persuade or entertain this group of people who have give their time to hear you? Would you commit to thorough preparation and practice so you could be almost 100% sure of knowing your stuff, delivering it well and not wasting the audience's time?

2012 152

September 12for12 Challenge: Make your ideas sticky

Speak Schmeak

Build your "confidence muscles" with monthly challenges designed to help you get out of your comfort zone and build confidence in a variety of settings that will prepare you for your upcoming speaking engagements! You have a whole month to practice!

Ideas 176

How I critique myself

Speak Schmeak

Yesterday I took video of a presentation I gave to one of my networking groups, based on a recent blog post about rookie mistakes. Hearing from audience member I'm still #1 on Google I'm putting my money where my mouth is.

2011 236

Improve Your Storytelling Presentation Skills and Get Your Ideas Adopted

Duarte Blog

One of the things that moved me most in An Inconvenient Truth was imagining what kind of world I would live in if I didn’t adopt more eco-friendly practices like Al Gore suggested. then focus on speaking to the group who you are most likely to relate to and win over.

2017 75

Do you have a memorable one-liner?

Speak Schmeak

One of my regular networking groups gives several opportunities to practice speaking each month. There's also an opportunity each month for three members of the group to deliver longer presentations about their work. Here are a few I've heard from our group members recently.

2011 130

Executive Speech Coach - Business Presentations: Sales & Marketing.

Executive Speech Coach

Recently I listened to a group of senior sales and marketing executives speak at a networking meeting. These two unrelated events prompted me to compare the presentation skills of each group. Guess who was more engaging, attention grabbing and memorable? Power Presentations Tip 47: How to be more engaging Have you ever seen people talking to or yelling at the TV? Because they are engaged. Practical tips to help you deliver more effective.

Relating to the audience, TEDxWomen-style

Speak Schmeak

Besides the tears, there were many speakers who engaged me through humor, through intensity, through aha! My emotional engagement allowed me to take in and absorb more deeply the speakers' messages. I've never heard so many personal stories from a group of speakers. The safe, imaginary world of a story may be a kind of training ground, where we can practice interacting with others and learn the customs and rules of society.

2011 152

Are you giving the audience tools they can use?

Speak Schmeak

His examples were practical and relevant. Now, to some of the practical and useful ideas I brought home. Three or more" -- the practice of saving up comments, e-mails, texts, conversations until there are three or more.

2012 141

What Is Public Speaking?

The Arrowood Curve

The instant someone stands up in front of a group, be they a politician or standup comic, the audience expects that person to have something important to say. This becomes more difficult as group size increases, i.e. forget interactive conversation with a stadium full of people.)

My favorite compliment ever

Speak Schmeak

So I got a little overconfident and, not practicing what I preach , neglected to prepare a strong opening, or even a decent closing. But I had a great time and a great conversation with this group of women. They want engagement and connection, not perfection.

2010 172

Sales & Marketing Executives versus 12-year-olds

Executive Speech Coach

Recently I listened to a group of senior sales and marketing executives speak at a networking meeting. These two unrelated events prompted me to compare the presentation skills of each group. Guess who was more engaging, attention grabbing and memorable? Power Presentations Tip 47: How to be more engaging Have you ever seen people talking to or yelling at the TV? Because they are engaged. Practical tips to help you deliver more effective.

Get out of the cage and own the stage!

Speak Schmeak

Yesterday during group coaching, one of my group members identified a difference between one half of the group and the other, in reviewing their videotaped 3-minute presentations. It takes awareness (so videotape yourself) and practice.

Stage 130

Empowering women means paying them

Speak Schmeak

Yes, you will likely find someone willing to speak "for exposure" (which doesn't pay our bills, and there is no guarantee of even one book sale, not to mention a high-paying client resulting from this "exposure"), so you may continue to believe this is an acceptable practice.

2020 130

Relating to the audience, TEDxWomen-style

Speak Schmeak

Besides the tears, there were many speakers who engaged me through humor, through intensity, through aha! My emotional engagement allowed me to take in and absorb more deeply the speakers' messages. I've never heard so many personal stories from a group of speakers.

2011 130

Why can't every talk be a TED talk?

Speak Schmeak

Not only do I teach skills, but I also give my participants time to practice the skills they've learned. There's also a lot of "white space," time to process what the group is learning, to take breaks and to sleep on new concepts. TEDxUCLA TED talks are the "it-girl" of speaking.

2019 182

How I critique myself

Speak Schmeak

Yesterday I took video of a presentation I gave to one of my networking groups, based on a recent blog post about rookie mistakes. Hearing from audience member I'm still #1 on Google I'm putting my money where my mouth is.

2011 130

My favorite compliment ever

Speak Schmeak

So I got a little overconfident and, not practicing what I preach , neglected to prepare a strong opening, or even a decent closing. But I had a great time and a great conversation with this group of women. They want engagement and connection, not perfection. Download audio here.

2010 130

A Public Speaker’s Checklist – Free PDF File

Manner of Speaking

Last year I wrote a post about logistical items that speakers should remember for a speaking engagement. To put these ideas into a more practical format for you, I have reworked the checklist into a single-page PDF file.

2011 285

Your lizard brain doesn't want you to speak

Speak Schmeak

Humans have survived because we're social animals (or herd animals or pack animals, if you like)—we survive because we create cooperative and interdependent societies and groups. We need and depend on these groups, with their complex rules and systems, for our survival.

2018 164