You don't need a stage to need stage presence

Speak Schmeak

We tend to talk about stage presence as the way we command a room when we're on a stage or in front of an audience. Stage presence combines charisma, confidence and the ability to captivate your audience. But it's not just for the stage.

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The first five stages of speaker development

Speaking about Presenting

There are stages of development that most of us seem to go through. I can recognize five stages that I’ve gone through and that most of the people I coach go through. Stage 1: It’s all about the words. Stage 2: I can talk. Fast-track hints to Stage 2.

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The first five stages of speaker development

Speaking about Presenting

There are stages of development that most of us seem to go through. I can recognize five stages that I’ve gone through and that most of the people I coach go through. Stage 1: It’s all about the words. Stage 2: I can talk. Fast-track hints to Stage 2.

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3 Keys to Walking on Stage with Confidence

Speaker Launcher

They examine your work like no other audience, knowing when a story or idea lands, or when it fails miserably. The post 3 Keys to Walking on Stage with Confidence appeared first on Jane Atkinson. Most Recent Post Speaking Business Strategy building your confidence confidence getting on stage with confidence taking the stage

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Stage fright – and how to overcome it

Presentation Guru

It perfectly captures the idea that stage fright is not an emotion, but a physiological response. … Bitesize Performance Rehearsal Anxiety Confidence Nerves Practice Stage fright TED

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Communication Strategies: Listening Stages

The Communication Blog

Listening is actually a complex of processes and skills and so it’s convenient to divide the listening process into stages or steps. This is a five-stage model and seems to get at most, if not all, of the essential listening processes and, more important, enables us to identify the relevant skills at each stage. Here five stages are identified: Receiving, understanding, remembering, evaluating, and responding. Listening at the Receiving Stage.

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Upgrade Your Style for the Stage with Anne Morrissey

Speaker Launcher

Today we are talking with Anne Morrissey about style and how to present our best selves on stage. On this episode of The Wealthy Speaker Podcast, Anne is with us to share some of her ideas on how to make what we wear translate into a much better presentation for our audience.

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Practical Audience Engagement Ideas For Public Speakers

Inter-Activ Presenting and Influencing

Do they lack audience engagement ideas ? Do you lack audience engagement ideas? In this post, I’ll outline some powerful audience engagement ideas that anyone can use. Here are a few ideas to get you started. Hands up if you enjoy being lectured to?

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Coping with Presentation Anxiety & "Stage Fright"

Presentation Zen

Earlier this month, Hollywood director Michael Bay walked on stage at CES in Las Vegas to say a few words about his work and to praise the new 105-inch curved TV by Samsung. My talk was completely derailed and I became so nervous that I seriously considered just walking off stage.

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Tips from the Acting Stage, Episode #4

Professionally Speaking...

I have written before (see links below) about the many lessons a business presenter can learn from a stage actor -- techniques like blocking, care of voice, how to evoke emotions, rigorous rehearsal and the value of a story line.

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September 12for12 Challenge: Make your ideas sticky

Speak Schmeak

Now, for our ninth challenge: Make your ideas sticky. Chip and Dan Heath, authors of the book, " Made to Stick ," created an acronym for their six principles of "sticky" ideas: Simple Unexpected Concrete Credible Emotional Stories = SUCCESs.

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Fun Friday: When not to take the stage

Speak Schmeak

So here's an idea: let's put me on stage." ~ Julia Louis-Dreyfus, " Veep ". "I'm a political leper, and I'm an emotional time bomb. TV inspired Fun Stuff

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Whose Idea Should It Be?

Speak and Deliver

Obviously, the difference was a matter of control, of Whose Idea It Was! It was my idea, so the result would either be good, or at least, if it were bad, my own fault. I used two methods of making my conclusion your idea in the paragraph above: 1. Whose Idea Should It Be?

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Six Degrees of Your Great Ideas

Speak and Deliver

The one that matters today might just help you find your next great idea - so I'll see if I can focus on that for you. It can help you create new ideas and draw new conclusions. There was probably a time you didn't see yourself on stage, either. I drive my wife nuts.

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Fun Friday: When not to take the stage

Speak Schmeak

So here's an idea: let's put me on stage." ~ Julia Louis-Dreyfus, " Veep ". "I'm a political leper, and I'm an emotional time bomb. TV inspired Fun Stuff

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Query letter: how to sell your article ideas to editors

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Excerpt from Everything You Wanted to Know About Freelance Writing – Find, Price, Manage Corporate Writing Assignments & Develop Article Ideas and Sell Them to Newspapers and Magazines. You become a freelance writer when you start selling ideas to editors who pay you. To sell your ideas to editors, you need to pitch them using the query letter… Many freelance writers have difficulty with the idea of sales and marketing.

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Smart staging makes maths cool

Can You Hear Me Up the Back?

to Matthew Weathers, professor of maths at Biola University, who proves that presentation greatness doesn’t need big budgets, just a great idea. n this case, it’s an idea that you could stage using very basic AV equipment. Tags: Staging AV equipment maths lectures Matthew Weathers Presentations If you took a poll of audiences everywhere, maths lectures are up there with OH&S inductions and televised golf for stifling dullness. So top marks (ho ho!)

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Toastmasters Friday: The Big Stage

Speak and Deliver

He still has to get past the Bulls, and likely the Dallas Mavericks, on the NBA's Big Stage - The Finals - in order to fulfill his youthful ordainment as King James, but many say this is the year. Is it finally LeBron's time?

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When You Want the Stage to Swallow You Whole – This is What You Need To Do

Presentation Guru

Did Bananarama and Fun Boy 3 have any idea what a profound message they were sending to the world of presentation professionals in their classic 1982 hit?

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Storytelling and Empathy take Center Stage at the Watermark Conference for Women

Duarte Blog

Here are three of the highlights that reflected those two ideas most; they contain valuable lessons for leaders and communicators who are students of story and empathy. Actress Viola Davis blew the room away in her main stage keynote on the topic of “owning your story.”

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9 ideas to mix up your speaking in 2018

The Eloquent Woman

Speaking doesn’t just mean from stage.

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Arrogance vs. Confidence - What Are You Showing From the Stage?

Speak and Deliver

It takes a large amount of confidence just to get up in front of others and espouse our thoughts, ideas, and information to others, much less do it in a memorable, effective way. 36 Ways to Be Arrogant on Stage 1. Physically pacing the stage without purpose - LaMont D.

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When Is Rehearsing a Presentation a Bad Idea?

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

When is rehearsing a presentation a bad idea?    Stage actors often get up to 6 weeks, 5 or 6 days per week, 8 - 10 hours per day, to rehearse.    Clients often try to talk themselves out of rehearsal, because they’re pressed for time, because they don’t like the feeling of rehearsal (you’re not in control yet), or because they argue that rehearsal will make them stale.    Those are bad arguments. 

Audience on the Stage

Duarte Blog

Now, we expected a large crowd (we had over 200 attend this workshop) and we knew that asking a large audience to shout out ideas in a giant Moscone hall just wouldn’t work. So what Nancy needed was a way to collect these ideas from the masses, but also have instantaneous feedback so ideas could spread and evolve. To share their ideas with Nancy in a live interactive way. The audience complies and begins posting their ideas as tweets.

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Returning to the stage, part 2: Speaking to dudes about love

The Eloquent Woman

Well they needed to get on stage and speak again, it was their job, a bigger part of their life. Trying to get the thing over my ears, and under my hair was a reminder that I would be the first woman on stage that day.

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Ten ways to transition to your next idea

Speak Schmeak

Here are ten ways to transition from one idea to the next. Physically move to a different part of the room or stage. We talk a lot about organizing our content, main points, opening and closing, but we rarely talk about how to get from one segment to the next.

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Storytelling and Empathy take Center Stage at the Watermark Conference for Women

Duarte Blog

Here are three of the highlights that reflected those two ideas most; they contain valuable lessons for leaders and communicators who are students of story and empathy. Actress Viola Davis blew the room away in her main stage keynote on the topic of “owning your story.” Davis’s big idea was that owning your story, even if, or perhaps especially if, your story is hard to own, leads to achievement, confidence, and happiness.

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Bad Rules Never Seem to Die: the 5 Worst Ideas in Public Speaking

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

  Unless the camera guy is asleep, he can follow you as you move around the stage, and even into the audience.  I first published this blog post 3 years ago, and I’m sorry to say I still see people following these 5 (bad) rules all the time.    Let’s stamp them out now!  With thanks to Susan Trivers who reminded me of it.     1. 

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Power Failure - How Not to Use Your Body on Stage

The Shy Speaker's Guide to Succes on Stage

NTU PPT TRAINING FILES The Shy Speaker's Guide to Success on Stage Tips & Strategies to Help You Speak Effectively to Anyone, Anywhere, Anytime Stay updated via RSS Get Gary Now!: Fear Busters - 10 Tips to Overcome Stage Fright! Therefore, as speakers and presenters on stage, we’re often required to rely on not only the power of words and vocal variety, we’d often need to supplement them with our gestures, expressions, poise and general movements on stage.

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Selling Your Ideas to Senior Management

Executive Speech Coach

At all stages of your career you need to sell yourself, your ideas, your value, and your ability. To position yourself for promotion, learn what it takes to sell yourself and your ideas to senior management. Perhaps you're already speaking up in team meetings and getting your ideas across effectively. Polish Up Your Public Speaking Skills in Advance!

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Pushing yourself on stage: Ignite!

The Eloquent Woman

and similar events for ideas and information. Last night, I checked out Ignite! Baltimore, one of the public speaking or storytelling events that are cropping up around the U.S. Ignite happens in many cities. I chose to see the Baltimore event because I know one of the speakers and wanted to check out the event firsthand. Ignite's a competition of sorts. Would-be speakers submit proposals, are approved by a committee and are limited in number.

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The sushi of speaking: 7 bite-sized ideas to get you speech-ready

The Eloquent Woman

If you're working from a text, take the time to plan and write in stage directions to yourself: "pause here," "gesture toward audience," or just underscoring words you want to emphasize will help you add grace notes to your speech.

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Public Speaking: Selling Yourself and Your Ideas to Senior Management

Fripp THE Executive Speech Coach

Selling Yourself and Your Ideas to Senior Management: Polish Up Your Public Speaking Skills in Advance! At all stages of your career you need to sell yourself, your ideas, your value, and your ability. To position yourself for promotion, learn what it takes to sell yourself and your ideas to senior management. Perhaps you’re already speaking up in team meetings and getting your ideas across effectively.

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Why you will fail to have a great career

The Presenter's Blog

The talk veers through life stages from birth to death. Universities can scrap the scheduled speakers for this year’s graduation ceremonies. They can whack up a screen and speakers, and play their students this TedX jewel instead.

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Round. Nick Clegg’s Conference Speech Problem

The Presenter's Blog

Nick Clegg of the British Liberal Democratic Party, chose yesterday to forgo the stage for his leader’s speech at the Party Convention and to instead speak from a little round podium that had been placed in amongst the audience. Don’t throw away the stage though in attempting to achieve it.

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

The Public Speaking Blog

No worries, you can still clock stage time if you adopt this insider strategy practiced by many top leaders and speakers in our world. And here’s the barring truth - champions never turn down stage time. Photo credits to Slimmer Jimmer. Let’s set things straight.

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4 Traits that Distinguish Confident Speakers from Nervous Nellies

DeFinis Communications

The idea was that if a speaker looked out at the audience and imagined everyone sitting in their birthday suits, he would take a scary crowd and turn it into a docile nudist colony, thus defusing their power to intimidate.

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Time the Tories learnt from Mrs Thatcher's stage managers?

Max Atkinson

During the party conference season, I commented on the peculiar backdrop behind platform speakers at last year's Conservative Party conference, and pointed out that Mrs Thatcher, under the guidance of Harvey Thomas, had revolutionised the staging of conferences.

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Effective Emcee-ing! « The Shy Speaker's Guide to Success on Stage

The Shy Speaker's Guide to Succes on Stage

NTU PPT TRAINING FILES The Shy Speaker's Guide to Success on Stage Tips & Strategies to Help You Speak Effectively to Anyone, Anywhere, Anytime Stay updated via RSS Get Gary Now!: Fear Busters - 10 Tips to Overcome Stage Fright! B e Professional – Do not eat, drink, or smoke on stage. dont have any idea how to start doing emcee. I have some ideas on the basic tips on how to maintain composure infront of the audience.

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Preparing a speech for a friend who's dying: 7 ideas & resources

The Eloquent Woman

When a reader who also is a speaker coach wrote to ask "How do I help a dying friend with a speech about her life and illness?" , she added that she was willing to cast a wide net and see whether The Eloquent Woman community had any tips or ideas to help her. "My I'm happy to say that our fellow speaker coaches, in particular, came up with a wide range of ideas, examples and options. From this, I take a couple of lessons and ideas.

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4 Do's in Selling Your Ideas to Senior Management:Business Communications

Fripp THE Executive Speech Coach

Four Do's in Selling Your Ideas to Senior Management By Patricia Fripp, Expert in Business Communications. At all stages of your career you need to sell yourself, your ideas, your value, and your ability. To position yourself for promotion you need to learn what it takes to sell yourself and your ideas to senior management. Just getting ready for my Speaking School. Communicating to executives is one of the topics that we will discuss. It's no secret.

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Think free or die

The Presenter's Blog

What a killer combination on stage. Presentation Content Presenting dogma freedom ideas inspiration orthodoxy presenting public speakingBecause presenting is inventing, constantly check yourself for dogma. Dogma sets up unchallengeable absolutes, and has a simple purpose: to castrate. By castrating the ability to question, it shuts down the chance to innovate.

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Communication Congruence – How to Organize Your Ideas to.

The Shy Speaker's Guide to Succes on Stage

NTU PPT TRAINING FILES The Shy Speaker's Guide to Success on Stage Tips & Strategies to Help You Speak Effectively to Anyone, Anywhere, Anytime Stay updated via RSS Get Gary Now!: Fear Busters - 10 Tips to Overcome Stage Fright! To give your presentation an arrow-sharp edge, write down each section of your presentation with this thought in mind: “What is my point and how does this idea support it?&# If an idea doesn’t support your thesis, drop it.

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