Group Presentations

Professionally Speaking...

In a group presentation, several presenters need to collaborate and coordinate so they offer a seamless end result to the audience. Here are some tips to help make group presentations effective. Practice in front of colleagues to get objective opinions.

2010 183

Create a safe space for group interaction

Speak Schmeak

She had encountered a group who was resistant to some of her ideas and essentially put up a roadblock to any further discussion. Start with a group agreement Together as a group, create some guidelines on a flipchart that spell out the behavior you would like to see in the group.

2015 225

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Guest Posting: Non-Verbal Techniques in a Large Group Forum, by Theresa Zagnoli

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Theresa Zagnoli has 28 years of experience providing practical trial expertise and communication solutions as a jury consultant, communication expert and founding CEO of Zagnoli McEvoy Foley LLC in Chicago.

2014 208

Start a speaker study group

The Eloquent Woman

I like to create public speaking workshops where small groups work together to learn tasks and get them done. That's because they can go on to practice and help each other long after my training is over. Why not start a speaker study group to help yourself improve, with support?

2011 75

Best Practices in Permission Marketing: How to Follow the Law & Respect Your Clients

Speaker Launcher

Should I start a Facebook group? The post Best Practices in Permission Marketing: How to Follow the Law & Respect Your Clients appeared first on Jane Atkinson. Most Recent Post Speaker Marketing email email marketing email permission email subscribers facebook facebook groups facebook marketing marketing online marketing opt in permission marketing

Abovethelaw.com - The One Group of (Former) Lawyers America Loves

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

legal market would continue to contract, many of those lawyers would never practice law again. It was 11 years ago that odd phenomenon Abovethelaw.com (ATL) happened online. It followed in the tradition of Anonymous Lawyer (which made fun of those august law firm partners).

2017 52

Fall group coaching program starts 9/14 in Santa Barbara

Speak Schmeak

Try group coaching ! Santa Barbara's only public speaking group coaching program starts a new six-week series on September 14 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. If you enjoy the support and camaraderie of a small group environment, this program is for you!

2010 141

Fall group coaching program starts 9/14 in Santa Barbara

Speak Schmeak

Try group coaching ! Santa Barbara's only public speaking group coaching program starts a new six-week series on September 14 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. If you enjoy the support and camaraderie of a small group environment, this program is for you!

2010 130

Public speaking practice for the self-employed

Speak Schmeak

You might have seen this post or this handout on seven ways to practice public speaking at work. Here are some of the opportunities my entrepreneurial clients have shared for practicing their public speaking. Take a class -- Get used to asking and answering questions in a group setting.

More ways to practice public speaking

Speak Schmeak

You might have seen this post or this handout on seven ways to practice public speaking at work. Here are some of the opportunities my entrepreneurial clients have shared for practicing their public speaking. Take a class -- Get used to asking and answering questions in a group setting.

Personal story practice: What's your dining-out story?

The Eloquent Woman

If you're struggling with how to incorporate a personal story into your speeches, talks, or presentations, there's an easy way to practice: Use a story on which you've been dining out for years to practice shaping and delivering a personal story.

2016 70

5 tips from speakers on getting past practice to great delivery

The Eloquent Woman

If you've been reading this blog for any length of time, you know I always recommend practice, and lots of it. But for many speakers, moving from practice to a seemingly effortless delivery is the biggest leap of all. That evening, I practiced more with a few TEDMED attendee friends.

2015 99

Only 4 days left to register for public speaking group coaching in Santa Barbara!

Speak Schmeak

Santa Barbara's only public speaking group coaching program kicks off a six-week fall session on September 14 from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

2010 130

Only 4 days left to register for public speaking group coaching in Santa Barbara!

Speak Schmeak

Santa Barbara's only public speaking group coaching program kicks off a six-week fall session on September 14 from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

2010 130

"The Group" w/o Self-hate, Insecurity, Disappointment: Class of '67

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Lee, Charlotte, Irene, Kathleen, Tulane, and Jane (me) are writing the 21st century version of Mary McCarthy's iconic book "The Group."  As I have been learning from practicing mindfulness, a bad day means a great day for learning.

2013 72

Seven ways to practice public speaking at work

Speak Schmeak

Ask to take the lead on a group project 4. Practice your elevator pitch - that is, practice talking about what you do for a living in 30 seconds or less 5. Institute a joke-of-the-month at your regular staff meeting, then practice your joke-telling skills 5.

2007 141

Speaking Science: Practice out loud with others to sharpen persuasion skills

The Eloquent Woman

And according to two Columbia University education researchers, practicing out loud with others--in mock Q-and-A sessions or debates-- might be the best way to sharpen your persuasive reasoning skills, all the more reason to build time into your prep for out-loud practice sessions.

Media: Sandy Hook, CT tragedy will force reporters to practice civility

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  His house is in Darien and his public affairs boutique The Dilenschneider Group is in Manhattan.   My hunch is that fewer and fewer accepted practices of today such as vulture journalism will be allowed in the future. 

2012 79

practicing figures of speech online

The Eloquent Woman

In the Clinton example above, the speaker already knows that each item in her list will start with "it takes," so she can focus on remembering each group mentioned--family, teachers, and so on.

2008 60

Let Your Public Speaking Skills Age Like Fine Wine

DeFinis Communications

Small groups of wine enthusiasts spent six minutes with each wine producer to taste their wine, hear their story, and ask questions. Presentation Skills Sales Presentations Speaking Tips daily practice Practice Ridge Vineyards

2013 207

Public Speaking Practice - Use Your Friends. Carefully

Great Public Speaking

After you've done the best job you can preparing new material and practicing, try it out on friends and small groups. Don't tell your friends you are testing. Just plunge into the joke or story and see if they laugh or give you the kind of response you expect.

Bouncing Back from Irene, Sandy, Nemo: Introduction to Zen Practice, New Haven, CT, March 16

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

One path is the Introduction to Zen Practice 5.5 You will be introduced to: Sitting meditation Walking Meditation Chanting Work Meditation Formal Temple Meal to Practice Mindful Eating and Talks about Zen Practice

Dear Santa.

Professionally Speaking...

Gift #3: Management of Presentation Nerves and Anxiety: a willingness to invest the time in learning how to manage the fear of speaking in front of a group so your audiences can benefit from the full impact of your message.

2015 141

practices for panelists: 7 paths to success

The Eloquent Woman

Instead, good panelists contribute as part of a group, responding to the other speakers and to the audience. Speaking as part of a panel is a great opportunity to speak without the full responsibility for holding an audience's attention.a

4 stepping stones to get speaking practice

The Eloquent Woman

If you're not ready for a prime-time slot as a speaker , but still want to get some practice, try these smaller stepping stones on your path toward public speaking: Ask a question when someone else is speaking. Not ready for a keynote speech, big presentation, commencement address?

A Public Speaking Lesson in a Pot of Clay

Manner of Speaking

She divided the students into two groups. Everyone in the first group, she said, would be graded based on the total weight of the ceramic pots that they produced during the semester. By contrast, the students in the second group would be graded strictly on the quality of their work. The course began and, as you might expect, the students in the first group dove right in (figuratively and, to some extent, literally).

2011 202

The Secret to Being a Great Presenter: Continuous Learning

DeFinis Communications

In terms of learning related to improving presentation skills, the top things to work at are: Become a consumer of speaking: One of the most important ongoing best practices for sustaining your skills as a public speaker is to become a “consumer of speaking.”

2012 233

The ultimate presentation practice: the murder board

http://delicious.com/akarrer/prospeaker

Colleagues role-play the audience, asking the type of questions his specific group is likely to ask. If you want to become an effective and persuasive presenter, this realistic practice session is the most effective shortcut to speaking excellence.

eloquent elders practice for bat mitzvah

The Eloquent Woman

Today's New York Times profiles a group of older women--many in their 90s--who missed the chance to have a bat mitzvah in their youth, but jumped at the chance when it was offered by their suburban Cleveland synagogue. Focused on the speaking practice as the women prepare for the ceremony, the story has many touching moments, as the women recall days when girls' bat mitzvah ceremonies got short shrift, occurring on a Friday or omitting the reading of the Torah.

Don't Sacrifice the Eyes

Green Room Speakers

Wednesday, November 18, 2009 Dont Sacrifice the Eyes Yesterday I led a presentation skills training for a group of nonprofit fundraisers. Even if you are speaking to a large group, this is the most powerful way to connect.

2009 52

A Public Speaking Lesson in a Pot of Clay

Manner of Speaking

She divided the students into two groups. Everyone in the first group, she said, would be graded based on the total weight of the ceramic pots that they produced during the semester. By contrast, the students in the second group would be graded strictly on the quality of their work. The course began and, as you might expect, the students in the first group dove right in (figuratively and, to some extent, literally).

2011 146

A Letter to Santa

Professionally Speaking...

Gift #3: Management of Presentation Nerves and Anxiety: a willingness to invest the time in learning how to manage the fear of speaking in front of a group so your audiences can benefit from the full impact of your message.

2010 148

The Communication Blog: Communication Strategies: Confront Your.

The Communication Blog

A sociological or psychological stereotype is a fixed impression of a group of people. Everyone has stereotypes—images of national groups, religious groups, or racial groups or perhaps of criminals, teachers, or plumbers. Consider, for example, if you have any stereotypes of, say, bodybuilders, the opposite sex, a racial group different from your own, members of a religion very different from your own, or college professors.

10 Ways a Contestant Can Add Value to their District

Speak and Deliver

Recently in the Toastmasters Official Facebook group , the topic of a International contestant's value to Toastmasters, or rather 'lack thereof' came up. Visit other clubs - you've got to practice anyway, right? Don't want to practice your speech that much?

2015 101

To Gain More Confidence Public Speaking, Jump Up and Laugh!

Green Room Speakers

Recently, I ran a training for a group of young professionals. Someone in the group asked the obvious question, "Whats the point of this exercise if you cant actually do it in public, right before you speak." From the Green Room: Each time you practice, jump and laugh right beforehand.

2009 52

Fear of Public Speaking: Speak Anyway

Speak and Deliver

Despite this acknowledged fear, he has come to the decision that he needs to put on seminars and make himself available to local groups as a speaker in order to create a clientele - hence he hired me to help him develop content, polish his presentation skills, and, ultimately, conquer his fear.

2012 100

Head to Mouth Disconnect

Speak and Deliver

Lack of practice, change in mood, sudden onset of self-consciousness when we see who has actually shown up in the room.plenty of reasons can get in our way if we aren't 100% certain of the quality of our material. Practice. If you don't practice, what can I say?

2013 90

Re-branding: Down the rabbit hole and a new era for this blog

Kate's Voice

For the past 10 years, I have been writing Kate’s Voice and been honored with a growing, loyal following and recognition by groups such as Global Gurus, as well as many individuals who I respect and admire.

2018 130

Executive Speech Coach - Business Presentations: Sales & Marketing.

Executive Speech Coach

Recently I listened to a group of senior sales and marketing executives speak at a networking meeting. These two unrelated events prompted me to compare the presentation skills of each group. Practical tips to help you deliver more effective. 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.

Don't Wait for Your Perfect Audience: Speak Anyway!

Speak and Deliver

On the one hand, we don't like to limit ourselves by honing in on an age group, occupation type, income range, management level, etc. And my favorite - "I need a group that understands my topic!" Who is your perfect audience? That's a tough question for any speaker.

2011 101

Toastmasters Friday: How Smooth is Your Choreography?

Speak and Deliver

The strong transitions from President to Toastmaster to Evaluator to Speaker, etc, that come from repeated practice. One routine also had a the left side of the group sing a musical part, and then toss control to the other side for a different melody.

2011 88

the price of not being there

Green Room Speakers

The article groups together a number unfortunate circumstance including her recent illness, missed training time, and the fact that she is working on her stroke.

Sales & Marketing Executives versus 12-year-olds

Executive Speech Coach

Recently I listened to a group of senior sales and marketing executives speak at a networking meeting. These two unrelated events prompted me to compare the presentation skills of each group. Practical tips to help you deliver more effective. 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.