Knowledge is power when presenting

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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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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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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.

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.

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.

Dr. Nikita Levy: Trust is default for lack of knowledge

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  But, when we come to think of it, aren't we forced to trust so many "experts" in our lives because of lack of knowledge.  Trust is in short supply today. 

How big is 7 billion?

Speak Schmeak

Quick Fixes Engaging the Audience Science and Scientists Curse of Knowledge

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How big is 7 billion?

Speak Schmeak

Quick Fixes Engaging the Audience Science and Scientists Curse of Knowledge

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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.

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

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. 

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.

Introducing the 2017 Presentation Guru Conference

Presentation Guru

We set up Presentation Guru (the “Guru”) to help people share their expertise, skills and knowledge with the world. Bring an idea and leave with a world-class Pitch. The Guru is all of the people who make up our amazing community.…

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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.

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

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

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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'' […].

Drowning your audience? Try these 3 livesavers.

Speak Schmeak

Speakers and subject matter experts often suffer from the "Curse of Knowledge," described by Chip and Dan Heath in their book Made to Stick as what happens when our knowledge about a subject becomes so great that we have trouble communicating that knowledge to others.

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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

51 Tweetable Public Speaking Tips

SketchBubble

A growing number of public speaking specialists are turning to the social media site Twitter to offer nuggets of knowledge that can help aspiring orators. Like so many precious jewels, good advice can also come in small packages.

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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. 

Use the 4 principles of meaningful communication

PowerPoint Tips

You can often do some research to get more information about their level of knowledge. It should be at the appropriate level for your audience’s knowledge, skills, and experience.

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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

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.

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.

How to Manage Your Time Effectively During Your Next Presentation

SketchBubble

That contract says, in exchange for giving you their full attention, you will share your knowledge and passion about your topic and you will share it within […].

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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.

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.

The why of presentations–getting results

PowerPoint Tips

Audience: Their knowledge, what they need and what they want. Speaker: The speaker’s knowledge, solution, suggestions and evidence. Action: How people apply the knowledge and solution. To get the best results from a presentation, you need to think about the “why.”

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The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

The Eloquent Woman

It's a great way to expand your public speaking knowledge: Same old story: Part of the reason storytelling works is that we're really telling the same stories, again and again.

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The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

The Eloquent Woman

It's a great way to expand your public speaking knowledge: Style me for speaking: Wardrobe Oxygen has a good series on what it's like to work with a personal stylist.

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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.

Do you have the confidence to be clear?

Speak Schmeak

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The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

The Eloquent Woman

It's a great way to expand your public speaking knowledge: Why speak? Savvy speakers keep up with my wide-ranging reading list on women and public speaking by following The Eloquent Woman on Facebook , where these links and articles appear first.

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The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

The Eloquent Woman

It's a great way to expand your public speaking knowledge: Siri, read this to me: Siri is dying. Savvy speakers keep up with my wide-ranging reading list on women and public speaking by following The Eloquent Woman on Facebook , where these links and articles appear first.

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Speaking Tools Beyond Your Equipment

Pivotal Public Speaking

Knowledge Diversity. A broad knowledge base allows speakers to connect their topics with concepts from other fields. In addition, using some ideas from varied fields can help establish the topic’s place within the body of knowledge, allowing deeper understanding for the audience. Her main focus as part of Top Speaker Events is to deliver the highest standard speakers who offer real life changing content, opportunities and knowledge from all over the world.

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Start your presentation BIG

PowerPoint Tips

This is how the brain works — we need to connect new knowledge to existing knowledge. Presenters often ask how to start a presentation.

The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

The Eloquent Woman

It's a great way to expand your public speaking knowledge: Not so grand: Grand rounds in medicine--the chance to share what you know and your best practices in front of your peers-- rarely feature women physicians , even though they represent nearly half of all medical students and residents.

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[Podcast] How Do I Find an Agent or Hire a Coach?

Speaker Launcher

Each episode of The Wealthy Speaker Podcast features a guest star in the speaking industry…someone who is ready to share knowledge about their specific area of expertise, whether it is marketing your speaking business, booking more gigs, perfecting your presentation, or something else.

The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

The Eloquent Woman

It's a great way to expand your public speaking knowledge: Follow the money: From It's time for conferences to stop underpaying women speakers : "If you are a brilliant, talented woman who is speaking at events, and you are not sure what to charge: know your worth.