Create a new world with each presentation

Speak Schmeak

a while back, about doing research on your audience beforehand, so you can give the best value and tailor your talk to that group. Why isn't everyone engaged? Sometimes (a lot of the time), you are not engaging enough. Engaging the Audience Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies The Business of Speaking Taking RisksI wrote a post asking " Who's in the audience and why should I care? "

2010 148

Free Presentation Skills Assessment

Manner of Speaking

They make the speech or presentation interesting, engaging and memorable. Upon completion of the questionnaire, you will receive a tailored report that details your strengths and areas for development.

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Free Presentation Skills Assessment

Manner of Speaking

They make the speech or presentation interesting, engaging and memorable. Upon completion of the questionnaire, you will receive a tailored report that details your strengths and areas for development.

Free 130

Same material, different group

Speak Schmeak

So yes, use the same speech or presentation, but make sure that you're taking the time to tailor it to each group with specific references, personalized humor, and appropriate exercises and activities. Tags: Quick Fixes Preparation Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies Speaking Engagements

Create a new world with each presentation

Speak Schmeak

a while back, about doing research on your audience beforehand, so you can give the best value and tailor your talk to that group. Why isn't everyone engaged? Sometimes (a lot of the time), you are not engaging enough. Engaging the Audience Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies The Business of Speaking Taking RisksI wrote a post asking " Who's in the audience and why should I care? "

2010 100

Is your presentation like a flea market?

Speak Schmeak

In my presentations on promoting your business without sounding like a commercial, I talk about engaging the audience through stories, quotes, quizzes and questions. The first slide, below, is from a presentation to a nonprofit organization: The second slide, below, is from a presentation to an event planning association: I'm talking about the same thing in each presentation: using an effective quote or statistic to engage your audience.

2012 155

12for12 January Challenge: Make eye contact

Speak Schmeak

Each month, there will be several levels to the challenge, so you can tailor the challenge to your own level of comfort. They may just have a different way of learning and engaging. The next step of this challenge, for those of you who find eye contact to be very easy, will be to engage with a stranger. The easiest way to engage a stranger is to compliment them on something. "I You will engage a stranger by asking a question. Greetings and Happy New Year!

12for12 February Challenge: Be present

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! Each month, there will be several levels to the challenge, so you can tailor the challenge to your own level of comfort. 12for12 Public Speaking Techniques and StrategiesHave you joined my 12 Speaking Challenges for 2012 program yet?

2012 143

May 12for12 Challenge: Be Prepared

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! Each month, there will be several levels to the challenge, so you can tailor the challenge to your own level of comfort. How can you best convey your most critical and important points in a concise and engaging way?

Would people tell you if you sucked?

Speak Schmeak

They are comfortable in their routines, comfortable with the applause and the polite smiles, and comfortable in the knowledge that they're being asked to speak, even if they're not getting repeat engagements with the same organizations. It's easy to dwell on the one or two low scores or negative comments out of 100, so don't take it too personally, but look at the evaluation as an opportunity to tailor your presentation even more to what the audience is looking for.

2011 109

12for12 January Challenge: Make eye contact

Speak Schmeak

Each month, there will be several levels to the challenge, so you can tailor the challenge to your own level of comfort. They may just have a different way of learning and engaging. The next step of this challenge, for those of you who find eye contact to be very easy, will be to engage with a stranger. The easiest way to engage a stranger is to compliment them on something. "I You will engage a stranger by asking a question. Greetings and Happy New Year!

If you want to be good at sales, you need to learn how to present

Inter-Activ Presenting and Influencing

The answers to these questions will allow you to develop an effective and tailored sales proposition for your audience which you can then bring to life with great presentation skills. Engage with confident eye contact. And if you are just a confident presenter, learn how to use the techniques of selling and influencing to supercharge your presentations. Tags: Presentation Skills Public Speaking Sales Techniques.

12for12 February Challenge: Be present

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! Each month, there will be several levels to the challenge, so you can tailor the challenge to your own level of comfort. 12for12 Public Speaking Techniques and StrategiesHave you joined my 12 Speaking Challenges for 2012 program yet?

2012 109

Is your presentation like a flea market?

Speak Schmeak

In my presentations on promoting your business without sounding like a commercial, I talk about engaging the audience through stories, quotes, quizzes and questions. The first slide, below, is from a presentation to a nonprofit organization: The second slide, below, is from a presentation to an event planning association: I'm talking about the same thing in each presentation: using an effective quote or statistic to engage your audience.

2012 100

A Manager’s Guide to Interpersonal Communication

SlideModel

So, intrapersonal communication skills are the skills that we use internally to analyze ideas, formulate conclusions, engage in internal dialogue. This is a technique that was created by psychologists to help people better understand how they relate to one another.

2020 85

May 12for12 Challenge: Be Prepared

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! Each month, there will be several levels to the challenge, so you can tailor the challenge to your own level of comfort. How can you best convey your most critical and important points in a concise and engaging way?

My new book “The Backchannel” now available at online retailers

Beyond Bullet Points

We wanted to get this book out quickly because the topic is so current, and there is such strong interest in material that will help presenters engage the backchannel. For those who use BBP, it’s more important than ever to: Use old and new tools to research and connect with your audience so you tailor your material to them. Buckle your presentation seatbelts, because the backchannel is coming!

Webinar “How to Plan an Audience-friendly Presentation”: Your Questions Answered

Speaking about Presenting

If you find don’t have enough information about the audience to tailor your presentation in the way I’ve suggested above, then find out more about your audience. As this was a webinar as opposed to a face to face presentation, I used more slides than I normally do, so that there was always something visually interesting to keep you engaged. For more on the differences between face to face presentation and webinars see: 18 Tips on How to Conduct an Engaging Webinar.

2010 172

Webinar “How to Plan an Audience-friendly Presentation”: Your Questions Answered

Speaking about Presenting

If you find don’t have enough information about the audience to tailor your presentation in the way I’ve suggested above, then find out more about your audience. As this was a webinar as opposed to a face to face presentation, I used more slides than I normally do, so that there was always something visually interesting to keep you engaged. For more on the differences between face to face presentation and webinars see: 18 Tips on How to Conduct an Engaging Webinar.

2010 164

July 12for12 Challenge: Get it on your calendar

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! Each month, there will be several levels to the challenge, so you can tailor the challenge to your own level of comfort. You've started practicing your confidence-building techniques. Have you joined my 12 Speaking Challenges for 2012 program yet?

2012 146

Webinar "How to Plan an Audience-friendly Presentation": Your Questions Answered

Speaking about Presenting

If you find don’t have enough information about the audience to tailor your presentation in the way I’ve suggested above, then find out more about your audience. As this was a webinar as opposed to a face to face presentation, I used more slides than I normally do, so that there was always something visually interesting to keep you engaged. For more on the differences between face to face presentation and webinars see: 18 Tips on How to Conduct an Engaging Webinar.

2010 127

PowerPoint Tip: Options for using Data from Excel on PowerPoint Slides – Part 2

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

There are two techniques you can use to make a table easier to understand. If the table is large, and you need to explain each area separately, use the break-down and zoom-in technique. Then, you can show a zoomed-in portion of the table to explain each region individually, using the callout technique to focus attention on the one or two numbers in that region that are most important.

2010 45

Social Media Inspired PowerPoint Design for 2009

More than PowerPoint...

The look and feel of social media techniques will transition into PowerPoint design. Start using this "short and sweet" writing technique in your 2009 PowerPoint design. Such a wonderful technique, to get to know a few audience members before you give a talk -- to tailor your speech, to use their names, to personalize the presentation! Over five years ago, the engaging Joi Ito wrote of the heckle bot. I use propaganda techniques in presentations.

2009 55

Excellent public speaking advice - Boing Boing

http://delicious.com/akarrer/prospeaker

Not having a message and wanting to deliver it, but having a message and the technique to convey to the audience that you really do have "a burning desire" to get it across. I found myself trying out every cheap acting trick in the book to keep the audience engaged, and I have to say it mostly worked. I do use all techniques that I can to do that ;) Here are some Slideshow presentation notes, some of which directly support James Duncan Davidsons notes. -- Powerpoint slides.

2009 38

The Art of Butts in Chairs | chrisbrogan.com

http://delicious.com/akarrer/prospeaker

Just coming from #SXSW, there was a wide range of presentation quality - some panels and keynotes were top-notch, clear, engaging and useful; while others were sub-par, unfocused, boring and of limited use. We made sure to understand exactly what attendees wanted to hear and had our speakers tailor their talks to those topics. The other thing really isn't a technique.