10 Ways to Interact With Audience Members While You Present

Duarte Blog

Put a question on the screen, then ask people to respond via their smartphone or laptop. This allows you to create more of a curated Q&A experience, instead of relying on strong, high-quality questions from your audience that also happen to reinforce your main message.

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Speaking Tools Beyond Your Equipment

Pivotal Public Speaking

He or she may rely on laptops, projectors, PA systems, and so on, all in an effort to enhance the ability to communicate. 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. When making a speech or presentation, a typical speaker usually has a number of tools to help convey their message.

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PowerPoint Presentation Do’s and Don’ts

Inter-Activ Presenting and Influencing

Don't let the tail wag the dog Visual aids should be an add-on to your presentation rather than the main event. Use a clicker to control your slides Using your laptop keyboard or mouse to control your PowerPoint Presentation is usually a bad idea.

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Presentation: A few minutes with John Cleese on creativity

Presentation Zen

One of the main problems for many of use today is that we are always in a hurry and our minds are a bit scattered juggling many balls in the air. We do know that we do not get them from our laptops.".

Doing Nothing is the New Doing Something

More than PowerPoint...

I used my laptop to call her via Skype & explained that I forgot my cell phone. I got four main questions: Was I making some kind of social statement? Recently, I noticed this absurd trend of gallantly and heroically doing nothing.

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Superior Presentations 66: Start Your Presentation on Time

Executive Speech Coach

If your presentation is the main feature and there are some things happening before you go then it's a good idea to state that upfront. Imagine attending a concert only to be forced to endure unannounced warm-up bands for hours before the main act (a la Justin Bieber). If your meeting is in a conference center or hotel, ensure that there are clear directions from the main entrances to your meeting room. They scrambled to hook up her laptop and ran into problems.

Using video in a presentation: 7 steps to success

Max Atkinson

Now that we have to use DVD players or laptops, I still make sure that the screen goes blank between each clip, as is illustrated in the following video from last year's UK Speechwriters' Guild Annual Conference (you can also see the notes of what I said each time the screen went blank HERE ): 5.

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Successful preparation is the basis for a successful presentation

PowerPoint Tips

It should include your goal, main points, conclusion and more. Then hone your ideas into 3 main points and modify your form if necessary. You need to say thank you and pack up your laptop and projector.

GOP Debate, Tuesday - Cord-Cutters Can View It Online Free On CNN Website

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Both the kids' table and the main action in Las Vegas will be available to view free on the CNN website. We can catch it as long as we are connected to the Internet, no matter if that's through a laptop or mobile device. The main action starts at 8:30 P.M.

Digitizing and Widgetizing Our Textbooks

The Communication Blog

The Digital/Widgetal Textbook A digital textbook is simply an e-book, a book that can be read on your computer, laptop, tablet, or phone. Basal text (noun) The main textbook content—minus the chapter opener, boxes, end of chapter material, photos, captions, tables, figures, and marginal notes. Module (noun) A main section of the chapter Static text (noun phrase) A text without a widget Widget (noun) An interactive.

How to Present While People are Twittering | Pistachio


Up until now, this back-channel has been mainly confined to the Internet industry and technology conferences. So the next time you present at a conference, instead of being confronted by a sea of faces looking at you, you may be phased by a sea of heads looking down at their laptops.

20 tips for better conference speaking ~ Authentic Boredom


Keeping the audience eyes’ on you rather than their laptops benefits both you and the audience. Test legibility by sitting six feet back from your laptop display. 21 Jason ~ 17 February 2009 I prefer PowerPoint to Keynote, mainly because I know how to use a computer. I guess my main complaint about an otherwise great post here is that you’re a bit heavy on technical details that (in my opinion) don’t make or break a presentation.

Mixed in with the Snow, Some White Witchcraft

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

He headed us both toward the main road. Everything had gone wrong, ranging from having to drive back two hours to the hotel to retrieve the laptop and attache case I had left behind (they called me) to a flat tire at 10 PM on a highway in Arkansas. Seven white candles.

How to Change the World: The 10/20/30 Rule of PowerPoint


A Brief History of Mine | Main | Resolution Assistance » December 30, 2005 The 10/20/30 Rule of PowerPoint I suffer from something called Ménière’s disease—don’t worry, you cannot get it from reading my blog. Sure, you have an hour time slot, but you’re using a Windows laptop, so it will take forty minutes to make it work with the projector. How to Change the World A practical blog for impractical people. «

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Homelessness = A State Of Mind (and not necessarily a bad one)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"We walked from Maine to Washington D.C., Before I relocated to the Southwest from the pressure-cooker Northeast Corridor I gave all my possessions, except the laptop and printer, to charity. advocating for peace.

Are you prepared for anything?

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

Mains power trips. And my favourite, laptop and projector refuse to speak to each other. Have a backup copy of your presentation with you (in a separate bag to your laptop). As a speaker, there are many things that can go wrong, and potentially derail your presentation. It is not a case of it something goes wrong, but of when it will go wrong. The difference between a minor incident and a major catastrophe comes down to one simple thing: preparation.

Communication Strategies: Listening Stages

The Communication Blog

Put down the newspaper or magazine; close your laptop. And, instead of looking around the room, look at the speaker; the speaker’s eyes should be your main focus. 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.

Public Speaking : Audio Failure

Great Public Speaking

I just got my laptop back from getting fixed because it was locking up. The fix I had to use was to put a microphone next to the tiny speakers of the laptop which were working fine. In fact, this is a handy trick in many situations when you think you are going to be able to hook a tape player or some other audio device into the main sound system, but can't. It's also handy if it's just not worth the trouble to hook into the main sound system to listen to a brief audio clip.

Web Ink Now: Top ten tips for incredibly successful public speaking


About Subscribe to this blogs feed Blog powered by TypePad Member since 12/2004 « Pay whatever your AIIM membership is worth to you | Main | Presentation 201: Why public speaking is like billiards » Top ten tips for incredibly successful public speaking Ive been to something like one hundred conferences and corporate events in the past several years as I travel the world delivering keynotes and running seminars.

TEDxUCLA: Maybe next time

Speak Schmeak

This did happen once, and I missed the first few minutes of an excellent speaker who I was unable to write about because I was standing at the back of the auditorium holding my laptop.

How to Successfully Moderate a Conference Panel, A Comprehensive Guide " Web Strategy by Jeremiah Owyang | Social Media, Web Marketing


Housekeeping Prepare all your notes, laptops, make sure everyone has water before you get on stage, in some cases, plan out where folks will sit. I do corporate video and have created numerous guides for clients over the years mainly focused on video presentations.

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Video Killed the Presentation Star: Don’t Go Blank On Your Audience

Can You Hear Me Up the Back?

You click and click, hoping that the laptop’s just running low on available memory. So today we’re going to look at the two main sources of on-site video trauma for presenters.


5 Reasons why you don't need to write a book | Penelope Trunk's Brazen Careerist


but mainly it just sits and waits till my two boys are old enough for me to read it to them. I just have a hard time to imagine myself sitting with a laptop and read stories to my kids from the screen. Is this your first time here?

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Professionally Speaking...

Couple of lessons: the scribe has to be familiar enough with the content to determine what the nuggets are; figure out how to toggle back and forth between the big screen and the laptop screen before the session; recognize that there is a several seconds delay between hitting enter on Tweetchat and having the tweet appear in the stream. One of the main presenters was extremely good and the contrast was stark.

Speaking Season - 32 to 36 of 107

Speak and Deliver

My laptop, on which I run two videos, died right before the first video.

Prepare for public speaking success

Pivotal Public Speaking

Rehearse out loud to reassure yourself you will not forget the main points of your speech. Familiarise yourself, too, with the equipment – laptop/projector, microphone, lectern, whiteboard– whatever it is you are using. Preparation is one of the most powerful drivers of success in public speaking. Some people will tell you they don’t prepare. They may be lying. It was Mark Twain who said “It usually takes more than three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech”.

The Big Picture of Public Speaking

Communication Steroids

Figure out how many speeches or variations on your main speech you’ll need. Is your laptop and PowerPoint software working properly?

8 things I learnt about using twitter as a participation tool : Speaking about Presenting


This list is just my main learnings from delivering the presentation. There’s heaps more value that you can get by reviewing the twitterstream which summarizes my main points and includes the expertise of the audience. I have more notes (and Jay Cross took video of his laptop during part of your presentation), but will respond more fully in a bit.

Why are Conference Speakers So Bad?

Executive Speech Coach

Instead they conversed with, chastised and directed the person at the laptop to change slides – ahead or back. 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. George Torok is a Toronto based presentation coach and presentation skills trainer.

Excellent public speaking advice - Boing Boing


Use your programs presentation mode so that you can see at least the current slide and the next slide on the laptop screen, as well as a timer. Make notes (programs like PP and Keynote can display notes on the laptop screen) which remind you of where you are and what to say. If you need to read, or check info, read it from the laptop screen. How will my main points address their needs? Structure your main points so the speech isnt one long amorphous diatribe. (I

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Consumer Centric " Blog Archive " Conference Tweeting A Distraction and Waste of Time, or Not?


I’ve taught at various universities in recent years as a guest lecturer and the feel is very different with students having laptops in front of them open the whole time, etc. Home About Consumer Centric digging. listening. telling stories. about people.


The Art of Butts in Chairs | chrisbrogan.com


The main challenge is providing a compelling, yet brief argument for how the experience of the conference will benefit participants.