15 More Ways To Take The Stage And Sharpen Your Public Speaking Skills

The Public Speaking Blog

If you have realized by now, the fastest and most effective way in mastering a skill is by DOING it. As the saying goes: Wisdom is knowing what to do next, skills is knowing how to do it and virtue is doing it. Join a Toastmasters meeting (speak at the Table Topics segment).

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A new kind of online speaker profile: The topic cloud

The Eloquent Woman

I know I just told you about Lanyrd, the "social conference directory" that lets you explore conferences, speakers, topics and more--and better yet, add past and present speeches and presentations (your own or those of others), making it a good roster of experience for speakers.

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For Wednesday: Step Up Your Speaking newsletter helps you get that gig

The Eloquent Woman

Trying to get that gig? This month's free email newsletter from The Eloquent Woman, Step Up Your Speaking, is here to help. Step Up Your Speaking will be out on Thursday this week. Step Up Your Speaking newsletter

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What can video do to help you get that speaking gig? An organizer's tips

The Eloquent Woman

Expo , for which we require prospective speakers to submit video of themselves speaking. In seeking good communicators, we're not necessarily looking for classic presentation skills. (Editor's note: Sarah Milstein, co-author of The Twitter Book and general manager of the Web 2.0

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PowerPoint Karaoke slides

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

It was all in good fun, and we had some very interesting takes on the topics. It is a great way to both practise your impromptu speaking skills, and to have some practise with PowerPoint. Here is how I did it: Draw for random speaking order.

For Tuesday: Step Up Your Speaking newsletter

The Eloquent Woman

Tomorrow, The Eloquent Woman's free monthly email newsletter, Step Up Your Speaking, will help you start the new year right by examining what to ask when you're asked to speak. workshop on dynamic speaking skills. workshops Step Up Your Speaking newsletter

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Do you use the Kindle for speaking? Do it now with a gift-card bonus

The Eloquent Woman

Ever since I realized you could use a Kindle to hold your text or notes for a speaking gig --and avoid shuffling note cards or paper--I've really tapped this device's possibilities.

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How Public Speaking Makes You Richer, Thinner, and Better in Bed!

Speak Schmeak

I get especially riled up when I read about public speaking courses, books, techniques and "proven systems" that promise to make you a highly paid speaker even if you have no experience and no topic to speak on. Becoming successful at public speaking is not easy.

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Get 'Good On Your Feet' as a speaker in our March 2-3 workshop

The Eloquent Woman

Those are the skills you can learn when you attend our next Good On Your Feet! workshop on dynamic public speaking and presentation skills, March 2 and 3 in Washington, DC. workshop on dynamic speaking skills , March 2 and 3 in Washington, DC.

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June's top 10 public speaking tips and issues

The Eloquent Woman

It's got a 2-page free download of questions to ask yourself before any speaking situation, from small meeting to big speech. The sushi of speaking: 7 bite-sized ideas to get you speech-ready revised a classic post from the vault so it's updated to get you ready to speak.

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

The Eloquent Woman

Serving as a panelist is one of 4 speaker stepping-stones you can use to work your way up to bigger speaking assignments. Panels are great practice to move you toward a solo speaking gig. And if you need to renew your speaking skills after having avoided speaking for a while, panels are a great way to get back in the game. If you're moderating the panel, you learn yet another key skill set , one that's prized by organizers.

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Are you ready for fall conference season? How speakers should prepare

The Eloquent Woman

Use this checklist to prepare for the coming conference season: Make a profile on Lanyrd, and note your speaking gigs, panels and even conferences you're attending this fall. Reach out to your panel moderator and fellow speakers, or to the organizer, if you're speaking alone.

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Audition for a TED Talk: Entries due April 24

The Eloquent Woman

Related posts : What video can do to help you get that speaking gig When you're seen in HD: New on-camera tips 8 things to look for when your speech is recorded Use the Evernote clip button, above, to save this post in an Evernote notebook.

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3 unexpected things Twitter can add to your next talk

The Eloquent Woman

But there's much more Twitter can do to enhance your public speaking--and your audience's experience. Then use that information and fill out your speaker and attendee profile, so you can more easily connect with people you already follow and make sure they know about your next gig.

America-phile – Life Across the Pond

Pro Humorist

The goal being that I am able to supplement my speaking and coaching income via this blog. I’ve also spent time hustling trying to get work lined up so I can slide smoothly into paid gigs once I am legally allowed. I have also tried to get a weekend presentation skills bootcamp off the ground, but this seems to be a large uphill struggle, for a number of different reasons. This is a pretty big gig as the U of C is a private, coeducational research University.

April's top 10 public speaking tips and issues

The Eloquent Woman

Here are your most-read choices this month: What can video do to help you get that speaking gig, a guest post from Sarah Milstein, shares the conference organizer's view on why it's important to submit video--and how to do it.

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Hitting the brakes: When you're a speedy speaker

The Eloquent Woman

Here are five ways to hit the brakes and pace yourself during a presentation or public speaking gig: Don't speak as fast as you do in conversation. Speaking faster doesn't actually help you or your audience, no matter how much you want to get it over with.

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Using Evernote to prepare speeches and presentations: One CEO's approach

The Eloquent Woman

So if Hyatt enters text about a certain topic into Evernote, he need not remember where it is. You might create a notebook for each speaking gig, with maps and directions, forms, followups, even scanned business cards from contacts you met.

Answers Are Everywhere

Communication Steroids

When it was my turn I mentioned to Paul that I had done a presentation on social media in Jacksonville, FL last month, and as a result of that speech was now in negotiations with a company in Houston to deliver an all-day seminar on said topic.

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The blog's youngest public speaking fan (age 6) shares her first-ever talk

The Eloquent Woman

Editor's note: Writer Becky Ham, who reports for The Eloquent Woman on research about public speaking, told me that her 6-year-old daughter, Jenny Ham, had to give her first oral report in school--and wound up turning to The Eloquent Woman blog to answer her questions about public speaking.

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Use the calendar to set your speaking resolutions for 2011

The Eloquent Woman

If you want to improve your public speaking or presentation skills next year, you've made a great choice: It's a professional development opportunity that many businesses are willing to invest in, and it can help you move farther, faster toward your goals.

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Managing your energy as a speaker: The 90-minute cycle for you and your audience

The Eloquent Woman

Here's a clue that will help you rethink your next presentation or speaking gig: Think of energy in 90-minute cycles. How can you translate that to your speaking? How do you manage your energy when you're speaking--or see to the energy needs of your audience?

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Spring forward: Our top 10 April tips

The Eloquent Woman

In this month of changes, here are the most sought-after tips from the Eloquent Woman blog, to help you make adjustments to your speaking skills: I took a seat in the audience for a change , to come up with this month's most popular post, "Persuade me: 21 ways speakers can."

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5 things speakers should ask the meeting planner

The Eloquent Woman

Being a public speaker is more than just hanging out your ‘shingle’ and advertising that you’re now available for gigs. There’s one timeframe I least enjoy speaking within at select events. workshop on dynamic speaking skills , March 2 and 3 in Washington, DC.

The Eloquent Woman's top 10 public speaking posts in 2010

The Eloquent Woman

is a reader question that came from a fellow speaker coach--but it's useful to anyone who has to speak about technical topics to different audiences, so share it with a scientist or engineer you know who gives presentations and public speeches. women and public speaking 2010 top posts

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The top 10 public speaking tips and issues for September, and a new workshop

The Eloquent Woman

September marks a change of seasons, the start of classes for students, and a jam-packed month of tips, issues and topics on The Eloquent Woman. Also this month: A new workshop's out for you to learn dynamic speaking skills.

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America-phile – Life Across the Pond

Pro Humorist

The goal being that I am able to supplement my speaking and coaching income via this blog. I’ve also spent time hustling trying to get work lined up so I can slide smoothly into paid gigs once I am legally allowed. I have also tried to get a weekend presentation skills bootcamp off the ground, but this seems to be a large uphill struggle, for a number of different reasons. This is a pretty big gig as the U of C is a private, coeducational research University.

Don't wait to be asked: Take a permission audit of your speaking

The Eloquent Woman

Do you mind if I speak next?" It suggests you don't know whether you have standing to speak and do. Trust me, others are not waiting to be asked--and are getting those hearings, speaking gigs, and raises. Do you ask permission too much when you speak--or wait to be asked?

From Free to Fee: How Experts Get Paid to Speak

Pivotal Public Speaking

The transition from speaking for visibility to paid speaking is like jumping off a cliff: if you survive that first leap, the rest will seem easy. Go Where the Gigs Are. The first change you have to make is where you speak. The easiest way to get paid is not with associations; there are too many speakers in those venues willing to speak for free. More motivational topics are usually given in the wind-down speaker slot.

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Our top 10 public speaking tips for January

The Eloquent Woman

Did you start 2011 by unlocking new secrets to improve your public speaking? Lots of readers focused on this month's posts with improved speaking in mind--maybe working those resolutions? Women's voices: Are you speaking too low?

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London notebook: Lessons from speakers and speechwriters at #ESN2013

The Eloquent Woman

The view from lunch with a speaker When you say "yes" to an invitation to speak, you hope it embraces you in return, and that''s exactly what happened on my trip to London last week to give the closing keynote at the International Speechwriting Conference.

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May blooms with our top 10 tips

The Eloquent Woman

May burst forth with lots of speaking engagements on my calendar, and a new series on the blog about top women speakers of today (about which more below). I also share with you an experience in speaker flexibility from one of my own speaking gigs this month!

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The Benefits of Ending Your Speech on Time

Communication Steroids

So, yeah, it’s important to make sure you have the flexibility and awareness to make adjustments on the fly – once you have the ability to do that under any circumstance, you’ll be remembered as a valuable speaker no matter what your topic. But bottom line: as a speaker looking to do future speaking gigs, you benefit just as much. From → Communication Skills , Public speaking Comments are closed.

How to Start Speaking at Events | chrisbrogan.com

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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. It’s a great way to find new places to speak.

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From Free to Fee The Consultant's Guide to Becoming a Paid Speaker

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The transition from speaking for visibility to paid speaking is like jumping off a cliff: if you survive that first leap, the rest will seem easy. Getting gigs The easiest way to get paid is through the corporate special event markets. To prevent being pigeonholed invite the prospect to preview your speaking outside the consulting environment. You have a better chance if you match your speech type and topic to the conferences structure.