Recovering From an Onstage Flop

Speaker Launcher

The post Recovering From an Onstage Flop appeared first on Jane Atkinson. Most Recent Post Presentation Skills new speakers professional speaker speaking businessTwice in the past week I’ve had clients come to me and say they thought their presentation went smashingly well, but then the feedback came… and they were wrong. The audience did not love their performance. In fact, some people didn’t even like it a little bit. Yikes!

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Have You Done Your Marketing Flip Flop

Speaker Launcher

Have you done your marketing flip flop? Many speakers I run across don’t realize their positioning needs a flip flop. Speaking is likely just one of the ways you distribute your knowledge. What do I mean by that?

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Summer Goals, Cha-Chings & Flip Flops

Speaker Launcher

Where I used to be aggressively thinking about marketing and how to ramp up biz for the Fall, now I base the success of my summer on my flip flop tan line. ps: And speaking of Clubs, my group coaching for beginning speakers has been full all year.

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Afraid to flop? Twitter CEO's keynote lessons

The Eloquent Woman

No one would have bet on this, but by all accounts, yesterday's SXSW keynote by Twitter CEO Ev Williams flopped. And any amount of time the questioner is speaking, the audience is really wanting to hear the main attraction. Worse for Williams, being seated might just be the last position a CEO should be in when speaking--it diminishes your authority, and even more important, your energy , which starts to slip 10 minutes into the session when you're seated.

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French Speaking Mitt Romney Ad

TJ Walker Interactive

Foreign Languages Humor Politics Video ad Flip Flop French liberal Mitt Romney tvAmericanLP, a new Democratic Super PAC, announced today that it is launching a new advertising campaign designed to mock Mitt Romney and the current state of the Republican Party.

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Head to Mouth Disconnect

Speak and Deliver

FLOPPED! Finding a Toastmasters group, hiring a coach, speaking at service clubs, is better. Usually your flops are only flesh wounds, and they look worse than they are. Meanwhile - go out and Speak.& It sounded SO profound in my HEAD! It looked SO funny on PAPER!

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Speaking of Sarcasm

Speak and Deliver

This can be fine with regular humor, but sarcasm that flops is like acid that drops - you're creating your own hole to fall into. On the other hand , if you are speaking to Wal-Mart employees, directing sarcasm towards their detractors or competition can build rapport.

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Speak & Deliver - A Public Speaking Blog For the Speaking Public: The Climax - The Make or Break Moment in Speaking

Speak and Deliver

Six speakers came up and entertained us with stories about antique dealers, mouse-hunting, stealing motorcycles, rhyming jags about the fear of public speaking, and dogs that are smarter than humans. Test, Test, Test - a good idea for most any aspect of your speaking.

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Santorum out. But can Romney learn to like himself?

The Presenter's Blog

When his opponent, Mitt Romney speaks, we don’t. And yet, while he will indeed leave the campaign as nominee, he will also leave it weakened by evasiveness and flip-flopping. To speak in public with passion and integrity, your own personality attributes must lock together into a convincing narrative. Presentation Content Presentation skills Presenting Tips From The Top credibility GOP presenting public speaking Rick Santorum Romney Santorum out Santorum quits

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Practice like you mean it, revisited

Speak Schmeak

Hands hung limply, legs flopped lazily, and there was no energy or effort behind the steps. Are you uncomfortable putting the full effort into your practice, because it feels awkward to speak out loud, move your body and gesture as though you're in front of an audience, when you're not?

"Megyn Kelly Today" - Damage Control Rumored at NBC

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That would consist of a flip-flop.     Branding careers Current Affairs Ethics Games Interviews Media Personal Musings Politics Public Speaking Television

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American Conservatism - Rebranding To Become, Well, More American Liberal

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That's the crude slang in sales about flops in products and services. Branding careers Current Affairs Games Generational Divide Media Personal Musings Politics Public Speaking Selling Television ValuesThis dog don't hunt.

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Public Speaking - Lost In Translation Humor

Great Public Speaking

Ford had a similar problem in Brazil when the Pinto flopped. Get more great speaking humor Scandinavian vacuum manufacturer Electrolux used the following in an American ad campaign: "Nothing sucks like an Electrolux." The name Coca-Cola in China was first rendered as Ke-kou-ke-la. Unfortunately, the Coke company did not discover until after thousands of signs had been printed that the phrase means "bite the wax tadpole" or "female horse stuffed with wax" depending on the dialect.

Surviving the mini-presentation: Your self-introduction

Speak Schmeak

First, his stomach did a flip-flop. He didn't start to comprehend what he had said until I started speaking next. Don't start speaking until you're fully standing. Then start speaking. Finish speaking before you sit down.

How to Start a Presentation: 5 Strong Opening Slides and 9 Tricks To Test

SlideModel

Knowing how to start a presentation is crucial: if you fail to capture the audience attention right of the bat, your entire presentation will flop. Curiosity Gap Opening Public Speaking Rhetorical Triangle Speech What If

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Practice like you mean it, revisited

Speak Schmeak

Hands hung limply, legs flopped lazily, and there was no energy or effort behind the steps. Are you uncomfortable putting the full effort into your practice, because it feels awkward to speak out loud, move your body and gesture as though you're in front of an audience, when you're not?

Using Humor in Your Presentation? Here’s a Checklist for Success

DeFinis Communications

What if your humor flops? Humor Content Development Executive Speech Prep Public SpeakingFor the last six months I’ve been working with an accountant in our Executive Immersion program. As his coach, I’ve helped him polish his presentation skills, strengthen his image, project personal presence and build self-confidence. Most recently I helped him prepare for an internal presentation he was giving to five hundred division managers. Today I received his email report card. “My

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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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Surviving the mini-presentation: Your self-introduction

Speak Schmeak

First, his stomach did a flip-flop. He didn't start to comprehend what he had said until I started speaking next. Don't start speaking until you're fully standing. Then start speaking. Finish speaking before you sit down.

Five Ways to Speak Like Obama | BNET

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20)return;setTimeout(function(){f(o+1)},o Google StumbleUpon Newsvine Facebook LinkedIn Digg My Yahoo Technorati Reddit Print Recommend 100 Five Ways to Speak Like Obama by Sims Wyeth Tags: Body Language , Attention , Audience , Obama , Calmness , Barack Obama , Public Speaking , Leadership , Presentations , Speech Writing , Speech Giving , Sims Wyeth Now that weve got your attention, you should realize, of course, that you dont want to speak like Barack Obama.

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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

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See, hear and taste your audience

Speak Schmeak

As I mentioned in this post , there are usually about a million things going on in our heads as we stand up to speak. And along with all the logistical chatter, we're also obsessed with every physical aspect of nervousness: the flip-flopping stomach, the quivering voice, the gelatinous knees.

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Who is Your Website About?

Speaker Launcher

Logically, you might think that your website should be all about you, after all, the client is hiring you to speak for their group. That was true 5-10 years ago.

Be yourself? Why not be someone else?

More than PowerPoint...

You might be a little nervous about your presentation, so you turn to friends or the internet for some public speaking advice. Telling a nervous neophyte speaker to "act naturally" on stage sets them up to flop. Say you're giving a live presentation to a large audience.

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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

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4 Ways to Use Storytelling in Marketing That Have Nothing to Do With Heart Wrenching Videos

Duarte Blog

Relating to your customer can make the difference between a well-received campaign or a flop. Use stories to speak to your bosses and team members, and you may just discover that the power of stories and their applications are far beyond what you initially imagined.

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So, what’s a great website really look like?

Speaker Launcher

After launching The Best Speaking-Expert Website Contest last week, I was thrilled with the response – more than 65 entries and counting! OUTCOME: The website speaks to the outcome for the buyer – rather than focusing on you!

Physical comfort is overrated

Speak Schmeak

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. I don't wear clogs or Tevas to speaking engagements.

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March muchness: Our top 10 tips of the month

The Eloquent Woman

March brought women's history month, the advent of spring, and all sorts of speaking tips, inspiration and news.and The Eloquent Woman on Facebook surpassed 2,000 fans! Here are the top 10 posts from March 2010 on The Eloquent Woman: Afraid to flop? Should you stand when you speak?

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Be yourself? Why not be someone else?

More than PowerPoint...

You might be a little nervous about your presentation, so you turn to friends or the internet for some public speaking advice. Telling a nervous neophyte speaker to “act naturally&# on stage sets them up to flop. Say you’re giving a live presentation to a large audience.

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Physical comfort is overrated

Speak Schmeak

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. I don't wear clogs or Tevas to speaking engagements.

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Hockey Night on Ossington Avenue

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

I flop a lot and throw my boots, arms, chest and stick in front of every shot. I even speak Italian to him. “ By accident, I belly-flop on a loose puck during a scramble in front of my net. I don’t hear my father speak. To celebrate the Toronto Maple Leafs (finally) making the playoffs, I present my short story Hockey Night on Ossington Avenue from Rebel in the Back Seat … and other short stories. Hockey Night on Ossington Avenue. by Paul Lima.

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New Decade, New Marketing

Speaker Launcher

If you want to speak to large audiences, have someone take a shot from the back of the room for you so that your prospects can see you speaking live. I talked alot in 2009 about doing a marketing Flip Flop.

7 Rules of Taking Feedback

Speak and Deliver

And just because one audience thinks you are God's gift to speaking, doesn't mean you ARE! If a new idea doesn't work as well as you thought it would, at least it flopped in a practice instead of in front of your paying audience.

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Design Your Space

Green Room Speakers

Even the best presentation can flop if the physical space is not conducive to learning. Any ideas for speaking situations in lecture rooms with fixed rows seating and standard lighting?

Hockey Night on Ossington Avenue

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

I flop a lot and throw my boots, arms, chest and stick in front of every shot. I even speak Italian to him. “ By accident, I belly-flop on a loose puck during a scramble in front of my net. I don’t hear my father speak. As the Toronto Maple Leafs get set to take on the Detroit Red Wings in the NHL Winter Classic, I present to you Hockey Night on Ossington Avenue – from the short story collection Rebel in the Back Seat – [link]. By Paul Lima.

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ALAN WEISS INTERVIEWS PATRICIA FRIPP

Fripp THE Executive Speech Coach

When and how did you begin speaking professionally (for a fee)? The speaking part of the program was so successful Markham extended the training to a second day on management and motivation. The next request was to speak on goal setting to the San Mateo School Administrators.

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ALAN WEISS INTERVIEWS PATRICIA FRIPP

Fripp THE Executive Speech Coach

When and how did you begin speaking professionally (for a fee)? The speaking part of the program was so successful Markham extended the training to a second day on management and motivation. At the same time, my executive clients invited me to speak to their service clubs, staff meetings, and small conferences. In 1984 when I finally retired from hairstyling and was a full-time professional speaker, I was hired to speak to AT&T National Account managers.