Let go instead of holding on (to your content)

Speak Schmeak

"Perfection is finally attained, not when there is no longer anything to add, but when there is no longer anything to take away." ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, aircraft designer and author of The Little Prince I'm fortunate that, in most of my speaking, I'm not required to be particularly concise.

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Physical comfort is overrated

Speak Schmeak

If you're in a lackadaisical comfort haze, you can't be engaged in the world the way you need to be." A client mentioned the other day that she had watched video of herself after one of her few speaking engagements. But on stage, every little flop of her sleeves was noticeable.

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POM Wonderful Presents. Good lessons for speakers

Speak Schmeak

He didn't use PowerPoint, but simple storyboards (which I gather are more common in the advertising world than in the public speaking world). All three are flops. When you show up for a speaking engagement and deliver canned material, without first learning what your audience wants from the session, you are doing both yourself and your audience a disservice. Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies The Business of Speaking Entertainers

2011 148

Physical comfort is overrated

Speak Schmeak

If you're in a lackadaisical comfort haze, you can't be engaged in the world the way you need to be." A client mentioned the other day that she had watched video of herself after one of her few speaking engagements. But on stage, every little flop of her sleeves was noticeable.

2010 152

POM Wonderful Presents. Good lessons for speakers

Speak Schmeak

He didn't use PowerPoint, but simple storyboards (which I gather are more common in the advertising world than in the public speaking world). All three are flops. When you show up for a speaking engagement and deliver canned material, without first learning what your audience wants from the session, you are doing both yourself and your audience a disservice. Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies The Business of Speaking Entertainers

2011 100

20 tips for better conference speaking ~ Authentic Boredom

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20 tips for better conference speaking ~ 16 February 2009 ~ View from on stage as I’m preparing to speak at An Event Apart New Orleans 2008. I’ve had my share of presentations that have been total flops, along with some very successful ones. But if anything, I’ve done quite a bit of speaking over the past four years (see the summary on my LinkedIn public profile ), and therefore I’ve learned a few things about speaking along the way.

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