Lights, Camera, Action! Presentation Skills for Virtual Delivery

DeFinis Communications

Move lamps around if you need to, and consider purchasing a ring light. Finally, position your camera at eye level for a straight-on view of you. Look directly at the camera to mimic making eye contact. On the surface, acting in a blockbuster movie and delivering a virtual presentation may appear to having nothing in common, aside from the fact that they both use a “screen” as their modus operandi. But a closer look reveals striking similarities between the two.

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11 Public Speaking Lessons from an Eleven Year Old

Matt Eventoff

Eye Contact — Never wavers and never looks down.

2009 246

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New Tools for Your Presentation Toolbox

Professionally Speaking...

Some of these tools are techniques we draw on like eye contact, body language, stories and voice inflection. Each diagram is 99 cents and, once purchased, may be downloaded into PowerPoint or Keynote and customized as necessary. Just like a carpenter has a box of tools, each appropriate for a certain job, we speakers have access to a presentation tool kit filled with things that can help us to better communicate our message and engage our audiences.

2012 135

Power - DIY

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Along with that was a purchase of a Coach attache case and those never-make-a-mistake professional outfits from Ann Taylor. Made aggressive eye contact. For Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes her DIY power tools included her signature Steve Jobs turtleneck and her rhetoric of disruption. Those worked fine until The Wall Street Journal questioned Theranos' technology. For lawyers, the DIY power tool is sprinkling communications with legal phrases.

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5 public speaking lessons from a Vitamix demo

Speak Schmeak

I had been eyeing the Vitamix for years, and I knew that Costco regularly held "road shows" for the blender. He flipped switches and turned dials, barely looking at the machine, so he could maintain eye contact with his audience. On Saturday, I paid a visit to my local Costco.

2011 273

Are you making these rookie mistakes?

Speak Schmeak

Not only does this freeze your movement in place or, if you do move around the stage, force you to return to the keyboard every time you want to advance to the next slide, it restricts your eye contact and inhibits gestures. However, if you have purchased a presentation remote ( this one is my favorite) or are using one offered by the venue, then you need to practice with it before your presentation. There's nothing wrong with being an inexperienced speaker.

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5 public speaking lessons from a Vitamix demo

Speak Schmeak

I had been eyeing the Vitamix for years, and I knew that Costco regularly held "road shows" for the blender. He flipped switches and turned dials, barely looking at the machine, so he could maintain eye contact with his audience. But the conversations we were having with others in the group were pretty sincere (and I recognized at least one purchasing couple as locals who talked about how they never use their juicer any more because it's such a mess to clean).

2011 197

Speaking with Authentic Authenticity

Speak and Deliver

Earlier this week, I spoke about Audiences with X-Ray Eyes & Ears , and the dangers of speaking on a topic you dont believe in. Instead, start by making eye contact. Audiences have X-Ray Eyes & Ears ► September (8) Speaking Season - 37 of 37?

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

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Professional and recognizable speakers share their secrets, and you can also get a link if you are interested in purchasing the set. 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.

2009 39

Twas the Reading Before Christmas

Speak and Deliver

The brain must multi-task in this situation - first comprehending the visual information for pronunciation, intent, and emotion, then simultaneously moving translating it verbally with vocal variety and the occasional gesture and confirming eye contact.

2009 52

Audiences have X-Ray Eyes & Ears

Speak and Deliver

skip to main | skip to sidebar Audiences have X-Ray Eyes & Ears Posted by Rich Hopkins, Speaker, Author, Coach on Monday, October 4, 2010 Labels: Acting , Audience , Authenticity , Belief , Persuasion , Public Speaking , Rich Hopkins photo by erix ! How X-Ray Eyes & Ears Work A.

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Speak & Deliver - A Public Speaking Blog For the Speaking Public: Speaking With Notes: 7 Best Practices

Speak and Deliver

Proper Eye Contact. When using notes, always finish the last statement with your eyes out on the audience, pause to emphasize the point, then move to the next card. Audiences have X-Ray Eyes & Ears ► September (8) Speaking Season - 37 of 37?

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Learning a Script: Lessons from Road #1

Speak and Deliver

Here's where direct eye contact is so crucial to make sure you're communicating WITH your listeners, not just reciting AT them. Followers Subscribe To Posts Atom Posts Comments Atom Comments Rich Hopkins Speaker, Author, Communications Coach CLICK image to purchase!

The Greatest Thumb Sucking Orator in History

Speak and Deliver

He had great eye contact with the audience. (I Followers Subscribe To Posts Atom Posts Comments Atom Comments Rich Hopkins Speaker, Author, Communications Coach CLICK image to purchase! Audiences have X-Ray Eyes & Ears ► September (8) Speaking Season - 37 of 37?

Toastmasters Friday: 3 Steps to Being the IceBreaker

Speak and Deliver

Make eye contact. Followers Subscribe To Posts Atom Posts Comments Atom Comments Rich Hopkins Speaker, Author, Communications Coach CLICK image to purchase! Audiences have X-Ray Eyes & Ears ► September (8) Speaking Season - 37 of 37?

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