Presentation Barriers: Physical

Professionally Speaking...

The speaker must keep pace with the scrolling text and that makes eye contact with the audience challenging and likely fleeting. Minimize the teleprompter barrier by knowing the speech well enough that you can make eye contact with the audience beyond just darting glances. PODIUM. In one of my recent presentation skills training classes, a participant asked my opinion about using a podium, asserting that he felt a podium conveyed authority.

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Bridging the Gap

Can You Hear Me Up the Back?

We all know how important nonverbal communication is to presentations - facial expressions, tone, eye contact and so forth. Tags: Staging B-Stage Hubble Space Telescope non-verbal communication podium Presentations stage theatre-style seating U2 This one is as much for meeting managers as it is for presenters, because the distance between stage and audience is usually out of the control of the speaker.

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How to Make a Great First Impression…on Easter Sunday or Any Day

DeFinis Communications

Research tells us that listeners make up their minds about presenters within the first 30 seconds of seeing the presenter take the podium. Make sure your hair is out of your eyes and not covering too much of your face. Make strong eye contact. As soon as you take the podium or the stage, make eye contact with your audience. For sustained and powerful eye contact, look at one person for a full three to five seconds.

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Queen Rania and Public Speaking – 7 Lessons

Matt Eventoff

4) Notes – I have watched Queen Rania present where it is evident that there are written notes (or a speech) on the podium. 5) Eye Contact – The Queen rarely breaks eye contact with her audience, and is very good at making appropriate contact with all sides of a room. The Queen also tends to favor standing behind the podium (at least in the majority of speeches I have watched). Queen Rania and Public Speaking – 7 Lessons.

Never Read a Speech.Badly

Professionally Speaking...

It usually is tricky to maintain decent eye contact, a struggle to sound authentic, challenging to create any kind of connection with the audience.and just plain boring to listen to. Walking up to a podium and starting to read prepared text, whether written by you or someone else, without sufficient preparation is a recipe for disaster. Notice, above all, how much eye contact she has with the audience. Speak to the audience only when your eyes are off the text.

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Big 10 QB Kirk Cousins – The Heisman Speech

Matt Eventoff

It was obvious the preparation he put in before talking the podium, something many professional athletes can learn from. Eye Contact, I & II – In spots, the eye contact was great. More pausing and a slower tempo would allow for more eye contact; in addition, speaking while looking down is never an effective practice for myriad reasons.

A Lesson from Lang Lang

Manner of Speaking

Humes’ book, Speak Like Churchill, Stand Like Lincoln , is entitled “Power Pause” In it, Humes writes: Before you speak, try to lock your eyes on each of your soon-to-be listeners. In his book, Lessons from the Podium , Steven D. But pausing before you speak, making eye contact with the audience and waiting until you are ready is an excellent way to get the audience’s attention and gain its respect.

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Wednesday for Women: Public Speaking Lessons from Meryl Streep

DeFinis Communications

And let’s not forget that brilliant ending that took everyone by surprise when Meryl reached below the podium, pulled out her Oscar, and said, “This is what you get when you play a world leader.” Most of all, she looked like she was thoroughly enjoying every minute with her erect posture, big smile, confident eye contact, and that charming way she “sighed” so enjoyably at her own jokes.

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Analysis of a Speech by Conan O’Brien

Manner of Speaking

“Your insecurity is so great, Dartmouth, that you don’t even think you deserve a real podium. Seriously, it looks like something a bear would use at an AA meeting.&# (8:20) [ NB - In fact, a podium is the platform on which you stand; a lectern is the furniture on which you place your notes. ]. Even though he read from his notes and the two teleprompters, he still made great eye contact with the audience.

Chairman Blankfein, Code Pink & Public Speaking

Matt Eventoff

Watch the clip — Not much eye contact, very little movement, very visibly reading the speech word for word, speaking down into the podium (which makes it more difficult for your audience to understand) — in summary, not very engaging. . People who are unbelievably conversational, warm, and engaging become robotic, stiff and flat when stepping on stage or up to a podium.

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Analysis of a Speech by Conan O’Brien

Manner of Speaking

“Your insecurity is so great, Dartmouth, that you don’t even think you deserve a real podium. Seriously, it looks like something a bear would use at an AA meeting.&# (8:20) [ NB - In fact, a podium is the platform on which you stand; a lectern is the furniture on which you place your notes. ]. Even though he read from his notes and the two teleprompters, he still made great eye contact with the audience.

Badges? We don’t need no stinking badges! Guest post by Lee Potts

Speak Schmeak

Remind yourself to smile and make eye contact. Two quick suggestions to start the list off: remember to leave the remote control at the podium for the next speaker and put your badge back on. When you’re the slide guy, once all the presentations have been thoroughly PowerPointed and the meeting has started, they need to find something for you to do so you’re not just hanging around enjoying yourself. At least that was the case at an earlier point in my career.

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Green Room Speakers: Move Purposefully

Green Room Speakers

To the extent that my pacing has a purpose, it is so I can be a physical presence in various parts of the room at different times during the class, make eye contact with more students, listen to their questions better, try to see what they are seeing when I project something/write something at the front of a large classroom, or just because I get kind of hyped up when I teach and I feel like moving.

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How to remember your presentation without using the PowerPoint slides as notes

Pivotal Public Speaking

Looking at the slides and the screen means you are not maintaining eye contact or connection with your audience. Place them where you can use them – on the podium, behind a chair, in your coat pocket, on the desk next to the computer, but use them confidently. How will you remember your presentation? How will you remember what to say? How will you remember what comes next? Use the slides.” No way! There are too many reasons why this is not a great idea. .

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The secret of connecting with an audience: closeness

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

Walk down the street in a small town, and note when you make eye contact with approaching strangers and when they make eye contact with you. You’ll see that you keep your eyes, at minimum, on each other, and usually you’ll change your entire physical orientation when someone moves into your personal space.   Staying behind a podium – even working the stage – won’t cut it.  How do you connect strongly with an audience? 

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New Study Says Foreign Accents Hurt Speaker Credibility: What Can You Do?

OnSpeechwriting

Make sure your speaker makes good eye. contact and is in a body-open type posture. That means no crossed arms, hands are away from the body, hands aren’t locked in a podium death-grip and their head is up. Amend your writing accordingly and help them feel comfortable at the podium. Now here’s something interesting for. anyone who gives a speech in a foreign language or writes for someone. who does. A new study from the University of Chicago finds that foreign.

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Lessons From The State Of The Union

Communication Steroids

As he smiled and shook hands on his way to the podium, he looked comfortable and in control. He showed solid “technique” in his use of gestures, eye contact and stage presence. Agree or disagree with Barack Obama’s policies, there’s no denying he’s an effective speaker. Tuesday’s (January 24 th ) “State Of The Union” showed, again, that Obama knows how to deliver a message. As in anything, we can get better at communication skills by watching people who have mastered them.

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

The Eloquent Woman

Women working in computing and technology often have trouble seeing their gender well-represented on panels and podiums at industry conferences, but not at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women and Computing. Her speechwriter may not have been happy, but the result is better eye contact and connection with the audience, right from the start.

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Political Candidate Media and Public Speaking Training

TJ Walker Interactive

How to Make Eye Contact with Your Audience. How to Use a Lectern or Podium When Giving a Speech. How to Use Your Eyes During a TV Interview. Keep Your Eyes on Your Message Points. I have a new online training course posted on Udemy that is specifically for political candidates. It’s going to be offered for no charge for another few days. Please take a look if you or anyone you know is running for office or thinking of running for office.

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Famous Speech Friday: Australia Prime Minister Julia Gillard at ANZAC Day

The Eloquent Woman

Keep eye contact. It would be better if Gillard raised her eyes at the end of her paragraphs. Dress for the podium. The downward brim draws attention away from her eyes (which are what we want to see), and the collar and hat together clutter up the silhouette - but of course it’s better than freezing or having her hair blowing in the breeze.

2012 65

Conversational Coolers and Warmers

The Communication Blog

For example, there are audience coolers who make public speakers wish they never walked to the podium, interviewing coolers who make applicants feel like they have no chance of employment--ever, and small group coolers who make the normally pleasant group interaction a boring and unproductive experience. They make little or no nonverbal contact, avoiding eye contact or touching.

Online University Reviews : 101 YouTube Videos to Teach You the Art of Public Speaking

http://delicious.com/akarrer/prospeaker

Learn the importance of eye contact from this short video. They include the power of the pause, how to avoid failure, and proper eye contact. Using smiles, eye contacts, and numbers, Scott will show you how to grab everyone’s attention. Eye Contact : In order to connect with the audience, the speaker must make eye contact. This video teaches the rules to negotiating between too much and too little eye contact.

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Reviewing those use-or-lose-the-lectern lessons

The Eloquent Woman

Some people call this the podium, but a podium is really the platform beneath your feet. And because no two lecterns are the same height, it seems, you may find they swallow you up if you're short, or keep your script perilously far from your eyes if you're tall. I can walk right up to a group or a person to make eye contact.

4 stepping stones to get speaking practice

The Eloquent Woman

Also remember that moderators lead the question and answer session, so you can practice moving your eye contact around the room to call on people in all areas of the space. Panelists always wind up with Q&A sessions, and you should practice joining in an answer, or leaving others to the other panelists--there's no need for everyone on the podium to respond. Not ready for a keynote speech, big presentation, commencement address?

Week 7: Use-or-lose lectern lessons

The Eloquent Woman

Some people call this the podium, but a podium is really the platform beneath your feet. And because no two lecterns are the same height, it seems, you may find they swallow you up if you're short, or keep your script perilously far from your eyes if you're tall. I can walk right up to a group or a person to make eye contact. Choosing whether you'll use or lose the lectern is a major factor in adding presence to your presentation.

matching the internals and externals

Green Room Speakers

If you are taking a moment to address the audience more personally, step away from the podium and move towards them. Now, use your eyes to strengthen your connection to each individual in the room. Make eye contact with one person at a time - the general rule is one person per thought. Thursday, April 23, 2009 Matching the Internals and Externals I recently published a short piece in the Wexner Foundation community newsletter.

Dear Speakers - James Duncan Davidson - James Duncan Davidson

http://delicious.com/akarrer/prospeaker

Photos ( Zenfolio | Flickr ) Archives About Contact Dear Speakers By James Duncan Davidson on March 8, 2009 12:22 AM | 71 Comments Tagged: advice, speaking Last week, while shooting eComm 2009 in Burlingame, I started posting a set of thoughts on Twitter, all starting out Dear Speaker. If you dont make eye contact with your audience, you make it that much harder for them to connect to your message. Nor do I think that hanging at the podium for dear life looks good either.

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How to Start Speaking at Events | chrisbrogan.com

http://delicious.com/akarrer/prospeaker

chrisbrogan.com Home About Speaking Rockstars Newsletters Contact Best Of How to Start Speaking at Events December 8, 2008 · Comments One day, I wasn’t a speaker at conferences, and then I was. And finally, I give people an email address where to contact me. Put me on the podium and it takes lots of focus (does not help that I need to be mindful about my accent). When asked to quote my fee, I close my eyes, breathe deeply, multiply by three and say the number.

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8 Powerful Public Speaking Tips

Executive Speech Coach

Direct Eye Contact Dont speak at the audience - instead speak directly to each individual in the audience by making eye contact with each one in the audience. Too long a glance is intrusive - too short can appear shifty-eyed. 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.

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Why Do We Fear Public Speaking?

Executive Speech Coach

Keep your hand down and avoid eye contact. 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. George Torok is a Toronto based presentation coach and presentation skills trainer. Friday, September 03, 2010 Why Do We Fear Public Speaking?

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8 Presentation Flaws that Steal Your Money

Executive Speech Coach

Lack of eye contact If you won’t look at me, why should I listen or believe you? 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. George Torok is a Toronto based presentation coach and presentation skills trainer.

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Power Presentations Tip 32: Smart Practice

Executive Speech Coach

Make a point of rehearsing your eye movement to make eye contact with everyone in your audience. 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. George Torok is a Toronto based presentation coach and presentation skills trainer.

12 Suicide Pills for the Business Presenter

Executive Speech Coach

Refuse to make eye contact. Look anywhere but into the eyes of your audience. Don’t let them see the whites of your eyes. 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.