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Use the microphone when you present

Executive Speech Coach

Sunday, December 20, 2009 Use the microphone when you present Use the microphone: If there are more than 40 people in the room. If the speakers before you used the microphone. If any of the above is true - Use the microphone. Use the microphone. Use the microphone.

An inspired off-the-cuff moment onstage: Go with it!

Speak Schmeak

There he is at the microphone, accepting the award with his boss. The main event of the evening was the sofi awards presentation (which stands for "specialty outstanding food innovation"), given in 32 categories.

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10 Ways Public Speakers Should Be Like Santa Claus

Manner of Speaking

Sure, on Christmas Eve Santa is the main attraction, but the Big Man can’t do it all by himself. Test the microphone. Prepare thoroughly. Santa spends most of the year getting ready for his one big night. When he takes off in his sleigh, there’s no turning back. Similarly, when you step on that stage, be sure that you know your material. Don’t be afraid to ask for help.

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Speeches from Film: Up in the Air

Manner of Speaking

In addition to his main job, Ryan is also a motivational speaker. However, the point is an important set-up for the main theme of the speech which comes immediately after. Up in the Air is a great film.

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Why Women Almost Never Win the World Championship of Public Speaking

Speak and Deliver

But I don't think that's the main reason. A contributing factor, perhaps, but not the main reason. The microphone. "Image copyright 2015 Angie Key as Keyframe Photography, used with permission." How's that for a charged title?

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Speaking Season 13 of 107

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skip to main | skip to sidebar Speaking Season 13 of 107 Posted by Rich Hopkins, Speaker, Author, Coach on Friday, August 27, 2010 Labels: Microphones , Minneapolis , Nebraska , North Platte , Ruby Tuesday Depending on your equipment, speaking can seem this dangerous.

3 Presentation Lessons from Comic-Con 2012

Duarte Blog

So, when my fellow content developer, the extraordinary Doug Neff , invited a few of us down to San Diego for the event , I went mainly for the others in the group who were definitely big fans. First of all, let me come clean. I am not a fanboy of any kind.

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A reader shares: Returning to the Stage.After Harrassment

The Eloquent Woman

Whether they Tweet it, blog it, or speak it into the microphone. I took the main thing within my control seriously – how prepared I was.

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Nick R Thomas - A Public Speaker's Blog: The Great Blog Catch-Up Part 4

Nick R Thomas - A Public Speaker's Blog

A little easier though - I didn't have to choose suitable attire, travel to a distant town for the gig, focus on my voice or worry about the quality of the microphone. Main PageMy speaking tips in the national press Last year, my speaking tips appeared in one national newspaper in the UK and on the website of another.

Public Speaking - What to Do When Things Go Wrong

Great Public Speaking

The sound man who had the mixing board, wireless microphone, and tape deck didn't show up. I had a back-up, hand-held microphone with a long cord with me so I plugged it into the meeting room's sound system.

Public Speaking - Tips For Television and Video

Great Public Speaking

Trick: Run the thin part of your tie through the loop in the back of the main part of your tie then clip the thin part to your shirt below the loop. Make sure a lavaliere or lapel microphone and transmitter can be attached to your clothing. MEN * Wear knee-length socks.

Audience Interaction is Easier Than You Think - Part III Q&A

Speak and Deliver

Re-affirm your points, and end on a strong story that illustrates the main point of the presentation. Use roving microphones (and roving assistants) to assure questions can be heard. In Part I of this series, I talked about how to get Group Response.

Lose the Lectern

Thoughts On Presenting And Design

Specifically, with the only available microphone attached to the lectern and no lavalier mics available, the presenters were stuck in one place and were prevented from interacting with the audience.

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Public Speaking : Audio Failure

Great Public Speaking

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. I'll also remind you that I am a big advocate of handheld microphones.

Charlton Heston and you

Speak Schmeak

I imagine the main difference was in his comfort level, not in any aspect of his personality that might or might not change in different situations -- at least that's how my public persona works.

Charlton Heston and you

Speak Schmeak

I imagine the main difference was in his comfort level, not in any aspect of his personality that might or might not change in different situations -- at least that's how my public persona works.

And now a few words from our sponsors

Executive Speech Coach

How to get more visitors to your tradeshow booth Each conference sponsor had a booth in the tradeshow room and they were invited to the main stage to say a few words. Several sponsors took their turn at the microphone and bored us.

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Are you prepared for anything?

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

Mains power trips. Microphone batteries die. I insist on new batteries in my microphone (NEW, not freshly charged). 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. Some of the things that can typically happen are: Equipment failure.

The good, the bad and the just a'ight: TEDxSB Part 2

Speak Schmeak

Not rehearsing with the equipment Several speakers had problems with their computer, their remote, and their microphone. One speaker held the microphone at arm's length throughout her presentation. And then she summarizes her main points, in case there was something you didn't catch.

The good, the bad and the just a'ight

Speak Schmeak

Not rehearsing with the equipment Several speakers had problems with their computer, their remote, and their microphone. One speaker held the microphone at arm's length throughout her presentation. And then she summarizes her main points, in case there was something you didn't catch.

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

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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. Use the microphone to hear your voice.

Improve with Improv – Improvisation for Speakers

Pro Humorist

With these lessons in mind, what would you do if the PowerPoint is down for the count, the microphone is on the fritz, and the Jeep outside your window just won’t quit? Check out her DeFinis Communications blog and her main site DeFinis Communications.

Public Speaking: You Must Have a Good Sound System

Great Public Speaking

In a serious talk, words can be missed and the main message can still be very clear. You need to check the microphone to make sure it works. You need to check to see how far your mouth should be from the microphone. If the amplifier controls aren't handy after you have started, you can adjust the sound by changing the distance between your mouth and the microphone and/or increasing or decreasing the loudness of your voice. If it is hard to hear, people won't listen.

Public Speaking: A Good Sound System

Great Public Speaking

In a serious talk, words can be missed and the main message can still be very clear. You need to check the microphone to make sure it works. You need to check to see how far your mouth should be from the microphone. If the amplifier controls aren't handy after you have started, you can adjust the sound by changing the distance between your mouth and the microphone and/or increasing or decreasing the loudness of your voice. If it is hard to hear, people won't listen.

Presentation strategies for women -- but not men?

Speak Schmeak

If you're using equipment (like a projector or microphone), always check it first to make sure it’s working properly. should be your main focus – put the needs of the audience above your own concerns and insecurities.

Make Better Presentations - The Anatomy of a Good Speech | chrisbrogan.com

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and kicking Microphone stands ,, His discussion lead to many hands up in the air , he took questions readily. Use a handheld microphone and hold it close.

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Improve with Improv – Improvisation for Speakers

Pro Humorist

With these lessons in mind, what would you do if the PowerPoint is down for the count, the microphone is on the fritz, and the Jeep outside your window just won’t quit? Check out her DeFinis Communications blog and her main site DeFinis Communications.

10 Ways Public Speakers Should Be Like Santa Claus

Manner of Speaking

Sure, on Christmas Eve Santa is the main attraction, but the Big Man can’t do it all by himself. Test the microphone. Prepare thoroughly. Santa spends most of the year getting ready for his one big night. When he takes off in his sleigh, there’s no turning back. Similarly, when you step on that stage, be sure that you know your material. Don’t be afraid to ask for help.

10 Ways Public Speakers Should Be Like Santa Claus

Manner of Speaking

Sure, on Christmas Eve Santa is the main attraction, but the Big Man can’t do it all by himself. Test the microphone. Prepare thoroughly. Santa spends most of the year getting ready for his one big night. When he takes off in his sleigh, there’s no turning back. Similarly, when you step on that stage, be sure that you know your material. Don’t be afraid to ask for help.

'Objects as visual aids': UK Speechwriters' Guild Conference, 2010

Max Atkinson

The 'one main theme' I selected was something I've blogged and written about before, namely how the use of an object as a visual aid can sometimes have an impressive impact when it comes to getting a point across your audience.

Why are Conference Speakers So Bad?

Executive Speech Coach

Microphone Speakers didn’t know how to properly use the hand held microphone. The simple ways to adjust is to hold the microphone farther away and speak softer. Most were way too loud because they held the microphone too close and/or spoke too loudly. One speaker, who I had warned about the loud volume, held the microphone well and spoke well but coughed frequently into the microphone.

5 Myths About Public Speaking That Are Limiting Your Growth

Pivotal Public Speaking

Fact: All you need is two or three main points. Your audience basically wants to walk away with one or two main points that have meaning for them, so the degree of complexity that we think is necessary, is not. For example, if the microphone does not work, this should give you a chance to get closer to your audience. Public Speaking has been my personal development path to phenomenal growth for more than twenty years now. I am not alone.

Speaking Season - 32 to 36 of 107

Speak and Deliver

Eschewing the microphone, I got the families all together down front, and gave the presentation at a lower notch, and worked in more back and forth participation.

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”.

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So THE HUMANS consist mainly of bass, vocal and sound effects.  Our audience where mainly musicians invited to say thank you for being in Tartu for the Tartu Music Days festival. 

Power Presentations: The Environment

Executive Speech Coach

Give yourself enough lead time for special arrangements as to seating, equipment, microphones, lighting, and whatever you want to change. Pick a hotel that is close to main highways and the airport. Power Presentations: The Environment The place and conditions in which you present have an important influence on how well your message is received. If the environment isn’t right, participants won’t pay the required attention and will become irritated.

The Big Picture of Public Speaking

Communication Steroids

Figure out how many speeches or variations on your main speech you’ll need. Do you need to acquire new gear, such as a new wireless microphone?

Analysis of a Speech by Conan O’Brien

Manner of Speaking

To convey his main message, he told a story. With the amplification from the microphone, I found it distracting. On 12 June 2011, Conan O’Brien delivered the commencement address to the 2011 graduating class of Dartmouth College. In cold, windy weather, he took the stage and wowed a crowd of thousands 24 minutes. Conan’s jokes, one-liners and funny anecdotes elicited a steady stream of laughter and applause.

Speaking Season - 29 thru 32 of 107

Speak and Deliver

skip to main | skip to sidebar Speaking Season - 29 thru 32 of 107 Posted by Rich Hopkins, Speaker, Author, Coach on Friday, September 17, 2010 Labels: Joe Sensers , Minneapolis , Rich Hopkins , Seminars Ah finally Friday night - and the Joe Sensers across the way is calling my name for dinner.

Getting Your Speech Off To a Good Start

Humor Power

As a speaker, you want to avoid approaching the microphone with a stone-cold audience. Keep their minds active while they’re waiting for the main event…you. Las Vegas is a classroom for performance and presentation techniques. One of the lessons I’ve learned after watching over 200 shows is the importance of The Show Before The Show. Rarely does a Las Vegas show begin with the curtain rising on a dead stage before a lifeless audience. .