4 Methods to Deliver a Great Speech

DeFinis Communications

Some speeches must be delivered word for word, such as critical updates to the media, reports at a professional meeting or a political address. In business meetings your ideas and opinions might be solicited on the spot. Extemporaneous. While many people think extemporaneous and impromptu are the same since they are both speeches that are not read or memorized, there is one key difference. When it comes to delivering your presentation, you actually have many choices.

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Can you speak on the "Battledecks?"

The Eloquent Woman

I've asked some folks who are participating or have participated in Battledecks to share their experiences in guest posts; there's one coming up at the American Library Association meeting, but Battledecks can happen at any gathering. Tags: extemporaneous speaking

2010 69

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No excuse for boring an audience: Advice on giving technical presentations

Presentation Zen

Better to lower the level of verbal excellence and raise the level of extemporaneous energy.". Long before "death-by-powerpoint" or vertigo-by-prezi , there were bad presentations. Really bad presentations. So don''t blame the software.

2013 114

Why are speeches important?

The Eloquent Woman

This time, I'm not talking about presentations or extemporaneous remarks, but formal speeches of all kinds. Here's how I started my list: Speeches let us meet our leaders and hear what they have to say in person.

2011 79

Successful Speeches Blog " 39 Things I've learned About Public Speaking

Successful Speeches Blog

chance I may not be able to meet the challenge, but I’ll be damned. successful than extemporaneous speeches. Every year, I challenge myself on my birthday by doing consecutive. push-ups to match the birthday I’m celebrating. As you can imagine, the task becomes more difficult every year. Last year, I felt. fortunate to have eeked out the 38th push-up. Today, on my 39th birthday, I realize there’s a.

2009 141

Famous Speech Friday: Christine Lagarde on "dynamic resilience"

The Eloquent Woman

Lagarde had the role of explaining the "dynamic resilience" theme of the meeting. Work the lectern: This is a long speech, and it needed to be a prepared speech--it''s tough to maintain almost 40 minutes extemporaneously and cover all the ground Lagarde needed to cover.

2013 96

Tipsters: Can you contribute to Famous Speech Friday? Here's how

The Eloquent Woman

Every Famous Speech Friday post meets certain criteria, so when you suggest an idea or propose a guest post for the series, here's what we will want to see: Why the speech is famous: Whether it went viral on YouTube or changed the way a nation behaved, tell us what makes this a famous speech.

2012 90

Why speakers (and listeners) remember 3 things best

The Eloquent Woman

And I've yet to meet the audience member who wished you'd go on for the several hours it would take to share everything you know. Besides, the rule of three can flex to meet all sorts of speakers' needs.

2011 88

WWPR session: notes from the blog

The Eloquent Woman

For more general background on speaking up in meetings, see this post about a book on the topic, and this post on how speaking up affects your image in a group.

The top 10 speaker tips and ideas from June

The Eloquent Woman

Battledecks" is a new one that pits a speaker against random slides, against which you have to give an extemporaneous presentation. Meeting skills: Listen better by losing the fidgets shares some options for when you're not talking, so you can keep tabs on others in the room.

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Is it a speech or a presentation?

Speak Schmeak

We were judged on things like voice, movement, organization of content, and whether we stayed within our time limit, and in categories called "dramatic interpretation," "extemporaneous speaking," "oral interpretation," and others I can't remember.

2007 130

Famous Speech Friday: Carol Bartz's keynote at the 2010 Grace Hopper Celebration

The Eloquent Woman

She'd worked her way through decades of being one of just a few women in this profession, and her extemporaneous remarks describe how she fell in love with computing, starting with a job where she "was to add up the total of all the possible license plate combinations in the state of Missouri."

2010 87

What to do when your speech follows a tragedy

The Eloquent Woman

The tragedy prompts a speech you wouldn't normally give: Madonna made an extemporaneous speech before her performance in Stockholm after the Paris attacks. "I Our meeting came right on the heels of the invasion. On Saturday, I had two coaching clients heading to the stage.

2015 93

making shifts as a speaker

The Eloquent Woman

If your goal is to convey a precise point, avoid tangents and extemporaneous extras.

2008 52

A #WomensHistoryMonth sampler of 28 famous speeches by women

The Eloquent Woman

1949: Eleanor Roosevelt on the UN Declaration on Human Rights shared her life''s great work with women college students, and raises the curtain on the endless meetings needed to achieve this diplomatic tour de force.

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The all-in-one on ums, and how public speakers can fix them for real

The Eloquent Woman

I try to deliver a clear presentation in meetings and Q&A sessions. It's a handy list to use for Q&A and extemporaneous remarks, too.

2013 95

training to fit your career steps

The Eloquent Woman

After a promotion: If your new role will require you to present, chair meetings or be more externally connected, make the case for training when your promotion's negotiated, and take advantage of it right away.

The all-in-one on ums

The Eloquent Woman

I try to deliver a clear prsentation in meetings and Q&A sessions. It's a handy list to use for Q&A and extemporaneous remarks, too.

2010 84

From the vault: Do you over-prepare for presentations?

The Eloquent Woman

Stop over-preparing to meet your own mark: If it's for you, the perfectionist, keep in mind that you can't win that contest--in a sense, declaring your perfectionism means you'll never be good enough in your own eyes.

For Black History Month, 29 famous speeches by black women

The Eloquent Woman

An eloquent extemporaneous speech. Laverne Cox gave a 2014 keynote on transgender activism for the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force meeting, offering inspiration and encouragement to local activists.

2015 106

From the vault: A checklist for the whole speaker, annotated for introverts

The Eloquent Woman

This type of preparation is great for all speakers, but utterly essential for introverts to feel more comfortable when speaking , be it in a meeting or a major speech. Content What do I need to include or exclude to meet my intentions and those of the audience?

2012 85

32 historic women's speeches to close #WomensHistoryMonth

The Eloquent Woman

1949: Eleanor Roosevelt on the UN Declaration on Human Rights shared her life''s great work with women college students, and raises the curtain on the endless meetings needed to achieve this diplomatic tour de force.

2015 102

The Lady Vanishes: My International Speechwriters Conference keynote

The Eloquent Woman

My speaking style is to work extemporaneously and from notes on occasion, so I can bring you most of what I said at the International Speechwriters Conference, although this is by no means a transcript.

For #BlackHistoryMonth, 38 famous speeches by black women

The Eloquent Woman

An eloquent extemporaneous speech. Laverne Cox gave a 2014 keynote on transgender activism for the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force meeting, offering inspiration and encouragement to local activists.

2016 83

Send it again: Memo to the boss on 8 reasons I need speaker training

The Eloquent Woman

Few training options are as versatile as speaker training , which can help me in one-on-one meetings, group meetings, in-house presentations, external communications, speeches, investor or donor presentations, customer relations, chance encounters with the CEO in an elevator, and much more.

2010 85

For #BlackHistoryMonth, 50 famous speeches by black women

The Eloquent Woman

An eloquent extemporaneous speech. Laverne Cox gave a 2014 keynote on transgender activism for the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force meeting, offering inspiration and encouragement to local activists.

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For #BlackHistoryMonth, 46 famous speeches by black women

The Eloquent Woman

An eloquent extemporaneous speech. Laverne Cox gave a 2014 keynote on transgender activism for the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force meeting, offering inspiration and encouragement to local activists.

2017 93

39 famous speeches by women to open #WomensHistoryMonth

The Eloquent Woman

1949: Eleanor Roosevelt on the UN Declaration on Human Rights shared her life's great work with women college students, and raises the curtain on the endless meetings needed to achieve this diplomatic tour de force.

2016 79

As a speaker, are you comfortable with silence?

The Eloquent Woman

I've a client so terrified of 'improv', she can't take a meeting. The question is posed, still hanging in the air. And you're silent--and uncomfortable, because you don't have the answer immediately at the ready.

2010 63

How should I evaluate invitations to speak on a panel? Pros and cons

The Eloquent Woman

Panels help you practice extemporaneous speaking, but in a focused environment. You don't want your stint on a panel to be a sales pitch, but if the audience, the prestige of the meeting, or the topic are critical to you, saying yes may be the right move. It pays to do some research: What were the reviews for last year's or more recent panels at this meeting? The email or the call comes in: They want you as one of the speakers on a panel!

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A checklist to prepare the whole speaker, annotated for introverts

The Eloquent Woman

This type of preparation is great for all speakers, but utterly essential for introverts to feel more comfortable when speaking , be it in a meeting or a major speech. Content What do I need to include or exclude to meet my intentions and those of the audience?

There's um-thing about her (and all of us)

The Eloquent Woman

Dowd's lending her voice (and platform) to defend Kennedy and does so in the same frustrated manner that millions of women do when they feel shut out of --or shut up in--public speaking situations from meetings to conventions.

Readers & I share small speaker confidence-boosters

The Eloquent Woman

One of the great ironies of speaking is that the speakers who look the most extemporaneous are the ones who've practiced the most. If you haven't spoken up in a meeting, plan ahead and figure out where you can dive in, then speak up. I think of speaker confidence as a muscle, something you have to train over time to make it strong and resilient.

2012 63

memo to boss: 6 reasons I need training

The Eloquent Woman

Few training options are as versatile as speaker training , which can help me in one-on-one meetings, group meetings, in-house presentations, external communications, speeches, investor or donor presentations, customer relations, chance encounters with the CEO in an elevator, and much more.

July's top 10 tips: tests & inspiration

The Eloquent Woman

It's not just the extemporaneous speaking portion, but the chance the Qs will throw you off your topic. Ginsberg tells all: Do you get ignored in meetings or hear others claim your ideas as their own well after you brought the thought up?

Do you overprepare for speeches?

The Eloquent Woman

Stop overpreparing to meet your own mark: If it's for you, the perfectionist, keep in mind that you can't win that contest--in a sense, declaring your perfectionism means you'll never be good enough in your own eyes.

2008 56

Get a better handle on your speaker self

The Eloquent Woman

Extroverts like to think while they talk, which can be a plus and a minus when speaking extemporaneously (they're fluid, but may need to edit themselves on the fly). You may tell yourself you're no good at speaking--or succeed one time and do poorly another, for reasons that escape you.

2010 56

Make Better Presentations - The Anatomy of a Good Speech | chrisbrogan.com

http://delicious.com/akarrer/prospeaker

Another school of thought would compel you to read the audience in real time as you go through the presentation and interact or extemporaneously strike off in a direction of their choosing by reading the crowd. Meet them where they are 2.

2009 68

Seven Steps to a Successful Murder Board

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People will think that you are indeed a silver-tongued orator who can put together a well thought out and extemporaneous presentation at the last minute. Name: Email: FREE Speak-to-Me eZine for Speakers & Meeting Planners Includes great tips, Speaker of the month profile, and much more!

2009 31

Five Ways to Speak Like Obama | BNET

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