Six Ways To Manage Audience Expectations

Professionally Speaking...

As a speaker, you will always deal with audience expectations. Expectations typically are based either on past experiences."I've For example, the student who expects he will get an A on the final exam when he hasn't studied.

Stephen Wigginton - Behaved As Expected

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Even a small amount of alcohol can dull the senses enough to impede judgment. He expected deference from law enforcement. The legal and perhaps business worlds are tittering about how high-profile professional Stephen Wigginton got nailed for DUI and more.

Expect More TV Programs About Young (Rich) Lawyers

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Savvy lawyers, even newbies, could put Milbank first on their wish list of where to begin their careers. And, so soon after the Cravath Bump …  Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy is increasing - significantly - associate salaries. 

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Millennials as Your Clients - What They Expect

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  No need to add that they expect us to be proficient in technology.   One more point: Even before I sought out Millennial clients, I was able to break through the silos among generations. Take a look Inside the Beltway.

April 11 - Facebook Investors Shouldn't Expect Uptick in Stock Price

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Many in communications sense that Zuckerberg isn't capable, not even after intense public speaking coaching, to simulate the persona of a fair-dealing professional. Advertisers even might feel pressured to bail and promote themselves on another digital platform.

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Be a Powerful Presenter … Even “On the Fly”

DeFinis Communications

And even though you have only minutes or sometimes seconds to prepare, make sure you hit your talking points. For example, if you’re on a panel and get a question you didn’t expect, bring the focus back around to the key points you want known about your topic.

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Bill Cosby Trial, Norristown, PA, 6/5/17 - What Not to Expect

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Actually, with all those young African-American men shot dead by police, the resentments associated with race are even more palpable than they were in 1995.   The most we can expect is a little more shuffling in a walk and that aging person's staring blankly into space.

My training webinar: Present interactively-your audience expects it!

PowerPoint Tips

Even those who didn’t open BackNoise saw the comments, because I displayed it on my screen. Today I conducted a training webinar on presenting interactively. I loved the topic and enjoyed myself quite a bit!

"Truth" - No Expectation of That, Maybe Never But Certainly Not Anymore

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

So many of us have no expectation of truth. In the first category - the never-had-it - include those who grew up in cities and even small towns with political machines. In Fortune , Alan Murray and Tom Huddleston Jr. have an article about how truth is being eroded. 

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Streaming - Expected Now, Pretty Soon Standard In Online News

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Gawker's head Nick Denton recognizes that readers expect that. Even wildly popular sites like Abovethelaw.com will have to have the majority of coverage accompanied by video. Today, many of the stories in influential Gawker are headlined with streaming video.

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"Megyn Kelly Today" Shifts Focus to Sexual Harassment - As Expected, Ratings Improve

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Thanks to his two long-form features in The New Yorker on Harvey Weinstein, he even had been invited to be a guest on late-night talk.  The outing of sexual harassment by big names keeps going and going.

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Something Bigger Than Expected

The YouBlog

SETH GODIN HAS AN INTRIGUING NEW POST today, entitled " Thinking Bigger " He covers a lot of territory in a few words, but what I like about it for presenters is this: What are you doing to go beyond the expectations of your audience? Even simplifying your visual presentation, as so well defined by Garr Reynolds and Nancy Duarte, is a major leap forward for most.

Donald Trump's Acceptance Speech - Presses all the right buttons, expect Scalia clone

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Where he lost some or even many of us was when the vowed to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia with a clone. That's why I wonder who advised him to even mention it.

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"Bombshell" - The New Usual in David Muir's Introduction to ABC Evening News

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

On the ABC Evening News tonight, David Muir opened with the term "bombshell." The evening before the bombshell was the firing of "Today" long-term czar Matt Lauer and the fallout.    What can we expect for Monday? We anticipated it.

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The Freelance Writing Life - Editors, Readers, Critics Expect You To Keep Up On Everything, Everyone

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

To even make ends meet, freelance writers have to be up-to-date on so many topics and players. Even before the wolf is at the door, those who are determined to stay in business have to begin building a portfolio of clips and contacts in areas that are hot. It's a seismic shift.

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Give something of value - even if it's free

Speak Schmeak

Am I the only one who thinks a free teleseminar should still give something of value, even though the point is to upsell a paid product at the end? But to provide no value at all and expect people to stick around? Is it just me?

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No-Good Drunks: So, why do we expect sweetness & light

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  The horror of it all, they say even to the group, is that outside the program, people are less self-absorbed and even supportive. It's funny. 

9 ways to act like a pro, even if you're not

Speak Schmeak

Just because you're not a pro, it doesn't mean potential organizers are going to let you get away with bad practices, and you will not be invited back -- if you are even invited in the first place. At many dictionary sites, you can even listen to audio of the word pronounced properly.

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9 ways to act like a pro, even if you're not

Speak Schmeak

Just because you're not a pro, it doesn't mean potential organizers are going to let you get away with bad practices, and you will not be invited back -- if you are even invited in the first place. At many dictionary sites, you can even listen to audio of the word pronounced properly.

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All the President's Men - Even Son-in-Law Jared Kushner in the Soup

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

What did "they" expect? The "they" are all the President's Men (and the few women associated with the Trump Administration.) After all, the president they serve has been know to approach crisis by blaming others.

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(Extreme) Push Is Back, Even in Traditional Employment (Stay Foolish)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That was when professional decorum or white shoe manners still were expected. I said that plenty of work had been required and I hoped that I could expect favors in return. 

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What did you expect when you wrote your speech?

Pivotal Public Speaking

What did you expect? . If it was not successful, if it did not get response, then possibly it did not meet your expectations. What were your expectations? Did you have expectations? . Expectations are vitally important in creating a presentation. Every successful speaker knows, before they even start writing their speech, what it is that they want to achieve with that speech. . You wrote your speech, prepared it, presented it. Was it successful?

President Obama’s Jobs Speech. What To Expect Tonight.

TJ Walker Interactive

Is he doomed to fail before even delivering the speech? TJ Walker, Managing Editor of The Daily National, offers his preview of President Obama’s jobs speech. Analysis Video jobs Media Training obama TJ Walker

The Media Golden Gut - Fame Isn't Thrust Upon You, Not Even If You Argue Case before U.S. Supreme Court

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

For longer than expected, just about every clever angle associated with Trumpism sold. So many lawyers crow about arguing a case before the U.S. Supreme Court. But few of them are stars.

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Doing That Book: Even with ghostwriter, be prepared for wrenching experience

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

 Most of all, it's never what is expected.  That's why I advise clients to get through the whole first draft before even thinking about revisions.  A book might even have gotten them invited to TED Talks. 

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No Such Thing As "Private Conversations" - Even Thought Leaders, Like Maureen Dowd, Fail To Be Self-Protective

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Expect them, in public, to treat her the same as before.

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Ed Balls surfs applause - but don't expect to see it on primetime TV news

Max Atkinson

But don't expect our broadcasters to let a wider audience see it on prime-news tonight. from spending even more time telling us what he was talking about (for more on which, see HERE In his speech at the Labour Party conference earlier today, shadow chancellor Ed Balls had a go at 'surfing applause' (about 2.45

Six Speaking Skills You Need For Managing a Crisis

The Shy Speaker's Guide to Succes on Stage

The speaker was expected chair a media conference and deliver an official statement addressing a crisis that had struck the organization that he was working for. As the official spokesperson for the hotel, Gregory was expected to build and/or maintain the company’s image and explain the hotel’s position during his presentation to a room filled with hawkish reporters. Home About Gary Testimonials FREE MATERIALS!

4 Types of Audience Tension or A Review from an Evening with Ed Tate

Speak and Deliver

He covered a myriad of topics very well, as was expected, and I enjoyed hearing him deliver in person what I have heard from him multiple times in audio format. You mind can be on a million other things, even if you really WANT to hear the speaker.

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Even Palin's critic predicts her run for president

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Even her home-state critic former Alaska Senator Mike Gravel is saying that she will run for U.S.   Apparently his soft porn spread in PLAYGIRL didn't bring in the paying eyeballs the powers-that-be expected.  The Talented Mrs. Palin has gotten that hot.  President.    In Politico, Jonathan Martin quotes Gravel as predicting "she's going to surprise a lot of people."

Ambition: When smoothly carried out, creates wealth, status, even self-esteem

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  I was with the artsy crowd who had to harbor great expectations since we faced [and knew it] a wall of rejection.  "Why were some of us from the Seton Hill College Class of 1967 'ambitious' and some of us not?" " That's a question I posed today to former classmate Lee Hansen Harrison.    We rediscovered each other on Facebook last holiday season.    Actually, we discovered each other. 

Is bronze the best way to commemorate Ronald Reagan, even on 4th July?

Max Atkinson

These included the famous staff-prepared talking points for even trivial events and the tape on each stage floor telling him where to stand. He expected staff to think through every detail of an appearance.

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Take Time This New Year's To Be Quiet

Speak and Deliver

Were expected to talk. And the people you spend most of the time talking to may benefit even more than you.

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The Speaking Pause Part I: Why We Won't Stop Talking!

Speak and Deliver

The pause is one of the few friends a speaker can actually take on stage with them, as they face the expectations of their audience. skip to main | skip to sidebar The Speaking Pause Part I: Why We Wont Stop Talking!

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Speaking With Humor: Catchy Cultural References

Speak and Deliver

Even if you never watched an episode of The Apprentice, youve likely heard of Donald Trump, and his catch phrase from the show "Youre Fired" (and his accompanying snakebite hand motion).

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How to Deal with Problems « Elizabethkuhnke's Blog

Kuhnke Communication

Developing Resilience Demonstrating strength and composure in the face of adversity enriches your life and enhances the lives of others you engage with… Disappointments, challenges and even rejection are unavoidable in life.

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It's Tough Being A Pro

Communication Steroids

Will you stand up and stand out even when you’d like to walk away? But, I expect, I wouldn’t. It means standing before a crowd and speaking, clearly and sincerely, even on those days you don’t seem to be completely connecting.

The Social Media Site You May Not Know About

Communication Steroids

I even teach other people how to do it. You adopt a character, and those around you expect you will stay in character. As social media sites go, I’ve never seen one as emotionally involving, wrenching even, as Second Life. I did not even register the passage of time.

Speaker Boot Camp in the UK

Executive Speech Coach

Are you a professional or advanced speaker that wants to fine tune your presentations skills even more? I expected more than a few silly tricks. Executive Speech Coach - Business Presentations Business presentations tips for executives, sales presenters, managers, technical experts and professionals from the "Speech Coach for Executives" George Torok. Transform your business presentations into effective conversations.

3 acronyms to make email messages a little more effective

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

If you put NNTR in the end of the subject line (No need to reply, or no response needed), it tells the recipient that you are not expecting a response. Personally I prefer to assume that unless you explicitly tell the reader that a response is needed, a response is not expected. **EOM**. If you can fit the entire message into the subject line, put EOM at the end (End of Message) and they won’t have to even open the message.

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