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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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

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? There are many possible reasons for … Continue reading → The post Transitions in a speech or presentation appeared first on Manner of Speaking.

2019 186

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?" " job-search guide has been a must, for all phases of a career. Overseen by Richard N.

2018 43

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.

2016 152

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.   They, of course, had to trust that he wasn't doing that because they didn't have the knowledge of what else was taking place in addition to a medical process. Trust is in short supply today. 

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.

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.

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. Kindle has bridged the gap and eBooks have become very popular and effective way to market yourself.

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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

2006 40

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.

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

2006 40

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.

2011 191

How to Set Up a Winning Customer Success Program

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Customer success managers usually have cross-domain knowledge, product management experience, and strong communication skills. Exchange customer insights and knowledge with other teams to drive product development. To be successful, your program needs to be based on the next three pillars: In-depth customer knowledge. Industry expertise and business domain knowledge. The customer success movement is getting stronger year over year.

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. Because if that''s the working knowledge of diabetes that the public has, then JDRF has the responsibility to change that. Curse of knowledge Twitter conversation.

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70-20-10 Model for Learning and Development

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When labeled as an ‘expert’; people tend to shy away from admitting that they lack knowledge of certain aspects of their job. 70-20-10 Knowledge Learning Learning Model Learning Styles PreparationPeople don’t like to admit it; however, many people indeed learn skills not before but during a job. This is usually nothing to be shy about since changing trends, technology and consumer demands often mean that something new is just around the corner.

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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. Painting or photography boost visual awareness. Working crossword puzzles or playing scrabble can stretch the vocabulary. Reading builds command of language.

2013 122

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. 

2009 40

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. Lyrics are below, but the song is more fun.)

2013 130

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 138

“Defund the Police” – A good idea but a terrible slogan

Manner of Speaking

When we forget this crucial point, we suffer from the curse of knowledge. Uncategorized audience Black Lives Matter Curse of Knowledge Donald Trump George Floyd message public speakingIn the wake of the murder of George Floyd , there has been a powerful backlash against racism and police brutality. I hope it finally leads to permanent, meaningful change. But one of the main slogans of the movement – “Defund the Police” – is terrible and counterproductive.

2020 167

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'' […].

2013 54

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

How big is 7 billion?

Speak Schmeak

Quick Fixes Engaging the Audience Science and Scientists Curse of KnowledgeFor a great example of how to make your stats more relatable to your audience, check out this National Geographic video about the number 7 billion (unfortunately, I am unable to embed it, so please click the link to go to the page). In the March 2011 issue, there was a simple graphic with text examples, but the video is infinitely more fun.

2012 126

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. However, unless they can overcome their curse of knowledge, the list will only confuse their prospects and as the saying goes, " A confused mind always says no. The curse of knowledge has an antidote: Put yourself in the shoes of your listener. Download audio here.

2009 130

How big is 7 billion?

Speak Schmeak

Quick Fixes Engaging the Audience Science and Scientists Curse of KnowledgeFor a great example of how to make your stats more relatable to your audience, check out this National Geographic video about the number 7 billion (unfortunately, I am unable to embed it, so please click the link to go to the page). In the March 2011 issue, there was a simple graphic with text examples, but the video is infinitely more fun.

2012 116

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 141

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. However, unless they can overcome their curse of knowledge, the list will only confuse their prospects and as the saying goes, " A confused mind always says no. The curse of knowledge has an antidote: Put yourself in the shoes of your listener. Download audio here.

2009 100

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. The IT people I talked to suggested that the problem might be on the users' computers or that there was actually a bad link on my blog. I was tearing out my hair over how to resolve this, and the following Google diagnostics page did nothing to help.

2010 100

Do you have the confidence to be clear?

Speak Schmeak

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

2010 100

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

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. Millions are taking place each day.… … Powerpoint featured File format PDF PowerPoint Powerpoint Alternative Software Technical Problems

2019 79

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.

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

6 Tips to Get Rid of Terrible Public Speaking Experience

SketchBubble

My audience must think I lack the knowledge, and I am an unprofessional speaker. I must lose credibility with my audience. Such thoughts are obvious to hover in your mind when you screw up your presentation big time and end up delivering a catastrophic public speech despite you prepared well for it. This […]. The post 6 Tips to Get Rid of Terrible Public Speaking Experience appeared first on SketchBubble Official Blog. Presentation Tips

2020 54

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

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

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

Think BIG to create high-impact presentations

PowerPoint Tips

Plus, the brain learns more easily when new knowledge is connected to existing knowledge. You want your presentations to have an impact on your audience — change them, move them to action, inspire them. One way to do this is to think BIG, both in terms of your concepts and your visuals. Big ideas help to inspire people. How to think big in terms of ideas. In terms of ideas, connect: The local to the universal. The present to the past and the future.

2019 123

When Giving a Speech, It’s All About You!

DeFinis Communications

I don’t want to stand out or project the notion that I’m better than or more knowledgeable than other people in the room. Your knowledge of your audience and your understanding of what they need from you. But there are times, such as when giving a speech, when your role gives you the right to assume leadership and confidently impart your knowledge, experience and wisdom.

2014 180

How to prepare for your Q&A session

Speaking about Presenting

It even has a name “The Curse of Knowledge” Because you know your topic so well, it’s difficult for you to imagine what it’s like to not have that knowledge. So when you’re planning your Q&A, and you’re presenting to an audience of lay people, don’t ask your fellow experts what questions they would have, ask someone who has a similar level of knowledge and similar attitudes to your audience.

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