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.

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.

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Presentation tips for PowerPoint

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

Rather put your main points onto the slides than a transcription of your speech. They can really look cute, but can be distracting to the main point. This gives you the power to still deliver a presentation should you have a major catastrophe with the slides (eg: the projector stops working half-way through a presentation). Bring the following to your presentations: Printout of slides- in case the projector fails.

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. Then you need to set up your projector and computer and say hello to everyone.

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


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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? Your projector?

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”.

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. Sometimes the presenter moved in front of the projector blocking the screen and creating a splash of light on themselves. 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.

Excellent public speaking advice - Boing Boing


The more common toss up is should I bring paper notes with me or not rather than to use a projector. 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.