The Need to be Knowledgeable

Speaking about Presenting

When you have a big presentation coming up, do you say to yourself: “I must be knowledgeable.” How do you know when you are knowledgeable enough? After all you can always gather more bits of knowledge. But being knowledgeable is only one route to credibility. Credibility and being knowledgeable are not synonymous. So make your goal to be credible, rather than to be knowledgeable.

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Knowledge is power when presenting

The Presenter's Blog

When we make a presentation we occupy the space defined by Peter Drucker as that of a “Knowledge Worker”, someone who “works primarily with information”. We need to achieve three goals when delivering knowledge to an audience. The important knowledge that is often neglected, is about the wider world around the product or cause; information that brings color and interest. Knowledge is power.

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Transitions in a speech or presentation

Manner of Speaking

Structure Curse of Knowledge Presentation public speaking transitionsHave you ever been in the audience listening to a speaker and found yourself lost? You weren’t exactly sure where the speaker was going or how the different points in a speech were connected?

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The Curse of Knowledge

Dahle Communication

One of the downsides of being involved in the high school debate world since I was a freshman in high school is that I pretty much know everything about Policy Debate. The reason that it is a downside is that I tend to assume that the freshman students I am teaching will understand what I am talking about quickly. The problem is that a lot of times the students DON'T understand what I am saying.

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PRESENTATION TIP: THE CURSE OF KNOWLEDGE

Professionally Speaking...

Are you afflicted by the curse of knowledge? Popularized in Chip and Dan Heath's book, Made to Stick , the curse of knowledge is when you can't remember what it was like not to know the things you now know. The best antidote to the curse of knowledge is forcing yourself, while you are preparing your presentation, to focus on how much the audience knows. Being conscious of the curse of knowledge will help you make your presentation more relevant to the audience.

2009 100

The "What Color Is Your Parachute?" Series Hammers Importance of Self-Knowledge

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Self-knowledge, according to Bolles, is essential in navigating a labor market which keeps changing, where positions have shorter shelf lives, and that it takes longer to find a job or contract assignment. Since the 1970s, the "What Color Is Your Parachute?"

2018 56

Speakers Put Your Knowledge in an e-Book

Great Public Speaking

A professional public speaker can broaden their audience and build creditability by publishing a book on Kindle. Publishing a book has always been a good idea but until recently it was a very complicated and expensive process.

2013 62

Adult Learning Principles, Part 3: Knowledge and Experience

Speak Schmeak

Adult learning principle #2: Adults have a lifetime of knowledge and experience that informs their learning. Here's how to make the most of your audience's experience and knowledge. Nothing is more insulting than a speaker who launches into a lecture without first finding out the needs and knowledge level of the audience. Adult learners can be a valuable resource for you as an instructor/speaker.

Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 225) – T. S. Eliot

Manner of Speaking

Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge? Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?” Eliot The Rock knowledge“Where is the Life we have lost in living? ” — T. EliotFiled under: Quotes for Public Speakers. Quotes for Public Speakers quotes public speaking quotes wisdom T.

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Executive Communications - Brandnames matter less than knowledge

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

What can I learn on this assignment? That's what drives what kinds of work I go after and what I actually select to do.    This, as every executive communications content provider knows, differs from how we operated in the 20th century.    Back then, what counted in getting new business and determined what we could charge was how many brandnames we had on our client list. 

David Conrath on Knowledge

Executive Speech Coach

I don't care how much you know. If you are not able to explain it to me, you know nothing. David Conrath Dean, DeGroot School of Business George Torok The Speech Coach for Executives Executive Speech Coach & Business Presentation Skills Expert George Torok www.SpeechCoachforExecutives.com

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Sell Your Knowledge as CEU Credits

Great Public Speaking

"CEU Secrets Revealed: How to Sell Your Knowledge for Big Bucks in the Continuing Education Market" This teleclass is guaranteed to give you the tools to open up new and extremely lucrative revenue streams in your chosen niche. He's bringing in over 7 figures in revenue each year and knows all the ins and outs of selling your knowledge as CEU credits both online and off.

Is your expert knowledge ruining the stickiness of your message?

Pivotal Public Speaking

Kelly Decker writes on the Decker blog … Are you cursed by knowledge ? Psychologists and behavioral economists who study this phenomenon find the more of an expert you become in your field, the more likely you are to be cursed by your own knowledge. According to Chip and Dan Heath, The Curse of Knowledge is the villain to all things sticky – including your messages. It’s a tough question. Mostly because you probably don’t even know you’re cursed.

KFC + JDRF: Still a bad idea

Speak Schmeak

This is a perfect example of the "curse of knowledge," a phrase coined by Chip and Dan Heath in their book Made to Stick. The curse of knowledge happens when we know something (usually something obscure or industry-based that is not common knowledge) and we assume others know it.

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Harvey MacKay on customer knowledge

Executive Speech Coach

Knowing something about your customer is just as important as knowing everything about your product. Harvey MacKay Bestselling author, CEO Beware the Naked Man Who Offers You His Shirt George Torok The Speech Coach for Executives Executive Speech Coach & Business Presentation Skills Expert George Torok www.SpeechCoachforExecutives.com

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Death by infographic?

Speak Schmeak

Engaging the Audience Curse of Knowledge PowerPoint CommunicationThere is no doubt that infographics are the hot new thing. Want to get your message across in a fun, snappy, visual way? Make it an infographic.

2012 238

Deposit your tuppence in the Fidelity Fiduciary Bank!

Speak Schmeak

Here''s a fun example of what happens when you suffer from the Curse of Knowledge. Curse of Knowledge Fun Stuff Made to Stick Quick Fixes TV inspired Watch these bankers try to explain to little Michael why he should invest his tuppence in the bank.

2013 169

The Polymath Principle

The Presenter's Blog

Presentation Content Presentation skills audience knowledge performance polymath varietyThere is a polymath aspect within presenting. The more skills we add to our range, the more powerful our presence on stage: Dance and exercise improve posture. Singing strengthens the voice.

2013 159

Death by infographic?

Speak Schmeak

Engaging the Audience Curse of Knowledge PowerPoint CommunicationThere is no doubt that infographics are the hot new thing. Want to get your message across in a fun, snappy, visual way? Make it an infographic.

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Patience

Manner of Speaking

Often, it has to do with the “curse of knowledge&#. In this interview with Guy Kawasaki , the authors of the book, Chip and Dan Heath, explain the curse of knowledge: People tend to think that having a great idea is enough, and they think the communication part will come naturally. And that brings us to the villain of our book: The Curse of Knowledge. His vast knowledge and experience renders him unable to fathom how little you know.

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How big is 7 billion?

Speak Schmeak

Quick Fixes Engaging the Audience Science and Scientists Curse of Knowledge

2012 164

The curse is back!

Speak Schmeak

One of my favorite concepts to illustrate from " Made to Stick " is the Curse of Knowledge. We all have some kind of knowledge that others don't have. The curse of knowledge has an antidote: Put yourself in the shoes of your listener. Download audio here.

2009 169

How big is 7 billion?

Speak Schmeak

Quick Fixes Engaging the Audience Science and Scientists Curse of Knowledge

2012 151

Writers, Gays, Lawyers, et al. - Alcoholism is field of little knowledge, great orthodoxy

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The field of alcoholism is the closest thing I've encountered that mimics organized religion.    So little is known and so much belief demanded.    This is unfortunate because the condition can be fatal, deep-sixes careers, and leaves families with scars.    For example, in NEW YORK Magazine, Richard Morgan has an article covering the Columbia University research study Project Smart. 

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Public Speaking : PUT YOUR KNOWLEDGE IN THE PALM OF THEIR HANDS

Great Public Speaking

If you have a book or specialized reports and articles you can have them formatted to be sold to millions of Palm Pilot and Visor users. This market is growing by leaps and bounds and there is no reason you can't tap it. Not only that. Just think of the possibilities when you are at meetings or on airplanes and you run into a hot prospect. Simply beam him/her your book. This sure beats the heck out of a simple business card

2008 40

The curse is back!

Speak Schmeak

One of my favorite concepts to illustrate from " Made to Stick " is the Curse of Knowledge. We all have some kind of knowledge that others don't have. The curse of knowledge has an antidote: Put yourself in the shoes of your listener. Download audio here.

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 291) – Albert Einstein

Manner of Speaking

Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. “I am enough of the artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination encircles the world.” — Albert Einstein. Quotes for Public Speakers Albert Einstein imagination public speaking public speaking quotes quotes

2018 114

How Your Brain Reacts with Coffee and Beer

The Shy Speaker's Guide to Succes on Stage

General Recommended Sites The Shy Speakers'' Guide Coffee General Knowledge Good to Know Interesting Information This Is How Your Brain Responds To Beer vs Coffee First Seen on: So Bad So Good Original Source: I Love Coffee Filed under: General, Recommended Sites, The Shy Speakers'' […].

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Do you have the confidence to be clear?

Speak Schmeak

Pet Peeves Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies Curse of KnowledgeDownload audio here. For about a month, I had been hearing from one reader or another that they couldn't access this blog due to a malware warning.

2010 130

Do you have the confidence to be clear?

Speak Schmeak

Tags: Pet Peeves Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies Curse of Knowledge

2010 130

Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 301) – Jimi Hendrix

Manner of Speaking

Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.” ” — Jimi Hendrix Photo attributed to Scanpix. The post Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 301) – Jimi Hendrix appeared first on Manner of Speaking. Quotes for Public Speakers Jimi Hendrix public speaking quotes

2019 132

Speechwriters: Foxes or Hedgehogs?

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

“A fox knows many things, but a hedgehog one important thing” — Archilochus I recently had a situation where a potential client in the technology industry preferred to hire a speechwriter with deep domain knowledge rather than go with someone with general writing skills.

PowerPoint vs. PDF: Which Is the Best Way to Deliver Your Presentation?

Presentation Guru

From travelling sales people pitching in high pressure environments, to teachers imparting knowledge in a fun way to children, presentations are vital to communication. Giving a presentation is a daily occurrence for many of us.

2019 88

How to Speak & Present Without Notes

Executive Speech Coach

Because you will look more confident and knowledgeable about your topic. The knowledge must be in your brain. Therefore you will look more confident and knowledgeable. 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. Transform your business presentations into effective conversations.

2010 46

When Brains Go Blank

Can You Hear Me Up the Back?

Scientists call it Random Erasure of Common Knowledge Syndrome, or RECKS*. Tags: Technique blank brain presentation Random Erasure of Common Knowledge Syndrome RECKS recovery drill vicky jardim We’ve all done this, just not on a live TV cross. Poor Vicky Jardim, seen here digging herself further and further into a hole (via Crikey ). This sort of thing can strike any of us at any time.

2009 40

How Green is Your Voice? Take the test

Kate's Voice

To my knowledge, when world leaders met to discuss climate change, they did not discuss the ways in which speakers and singers waste physical energy. However, many speakers and singers do just that, with detriment to their talk or song and, ultimately, their message. But how do you know if you are wasting energy, why […]. vocal delivery vocal power energy efficiency vocal impact voice problems

2014 172

Interview: Dr. Gail Ferreira – Agile Leader

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Additionally, Gail manages complex client challenges that require deep and specialized IT operational knowledge to achieve maximum […] Gail is an executive level expert and thought leader driving the vision and tactical decisions for large-scale transformation programs, from the C-Suite to the team level. Additionally, Gail manages complex client challenges that require deep and specialized IT operational knowledge to achieve maximum impact for projects and transformation programs.

2019 116

TechRepublic: 10 things you can do to…

Matt Eventoff

Takeaway: IT pros who aspire to a higher position need to lay the groundwork by developing the right relationships, refining their communications skills, and expanding their breadth of knowledge. TechRepublic. 10 things you can do to move up the IT career ladder. By Matt Eventoff. Even in difficult economic times, the opportunity for advancement exists. Whether you’re a front-line associate aiming for the next level or a senior vice president looking toward the CIO role, » Read more.

2018 100

5 Simple Tweaks for Killer TED Talk Slides

Duarte Blog

Today, people turn to TED Talks for a variety of purposes: wisdom, advice, knowledge, and inspiration. Since their launch in 1984, TED Talks have become a sort of cultural institution.

2018 78

The Beautiful Thing About Being Human…

The Shy Speaker's Guide to Succes on Stage

Ever since we were born, we’ve constantly been learning and growing with bombardment of information and knowledge. Home About Gary Testimonials FREE MATERIALS! 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!: Facebook: Shy Speakers Guide on FB Mobile: (+65) 91380556 Email: gary@garyguwe.com Subscribe Click below !

2007 40

Streaming Speech: 9 Keys to Thinking on Your Feet

Speaking Freely

People who are in a position to have to think on their feet usually have a deep well of knowledge and experience. Thinking on your feet is “streaming speech.” Just like video streams over the internet, streaming speech is flowing your words, thoughts and feelings unimpeded by mind control. Yet they often don’t trust [.]. Confidence public speaking Thinking on Your Feet Uncategorized Presentation

2012 196

Learning is not a one-way street

Speak Schmeak

As speakers, we can’t expect to just pour knowledge into an audience of empty vessels. And as audience members, we can’t expect to sit back and have knowledge poured into us. And no one is going to unscrew your head and dump in a bunch of knowledge.

2019 135

How to Make a Presentation with Data that Moves People

Duarte Blog

If you’re not analytical by nature but have to give a presentation to a particularly analytical audience, it’s important to toe the line between knowledgeable expert and impassioned storyteller.

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