Presentations: 5 Boring Behaviors and How to Fix Them

Professionally Speaking...

Do your homework to find out the audience's needs so you can tailor your message and content to what is relevant to them. | Tags: Practice and Rehearsal Presentation Tips and Techniques boring presentations business presentations

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7 Rules of Taking Feedback

Speak and Deliver

Do you have an audience to practice your next big speech, or are you relying on the feedback of your reflection, your dog, or your kids collection of stuffed animals? While a lot of people say that they don't need practice, I say a lot of people just don't WANT to practice.

2011 86

Book Review: 5 Steps To Conquer 'Death by PowerPoint'

Professionally Speaking...

Bergman shows his understanding of the pervasiveness of the PowerPoint epidemic early on in the book by citing ten assumptions that people use to justify their practice of mixing the spoken word and the written word in presentations: [It = PowerPoint].

2012 177

I want to see the speaker, not the coaching

Speak Schmeak

Every coach has her or his own style, own beliefs and practices, and unique training and experience. Coaching has to be tailored to each person's needs based on individual strengths, individual personality and style, and desired result.

2016 207

10 Ways Public Speakers Should Be Like Santa Claus

Manner of Speaking

Likewise, you can (and should) seek support from others: brainstorm ideas with colleagues for that big corporate presentation; practice your speech in front of friends and family; seek feedback from your Toastmasters club; arrive at the event early and meet the technicians. Speakers need to tailor their messages for their audiences. Practice breathing deeply to give your voice resonance. Prepare thoroughly. Santa spends most of the year getting ready for his one big night.

2011 216

Stealing from yourself? Stop! Thief!

SpeakerSue Says...

You can count on incorporating sustainability practices into all aspects of your programming whether your guests are relaxing in our amazing spa or fully engaged in learning. How will you stop stealing from yourself and tailor your message for them? You can count on fresh, practical content to convert more leads and drive revenue and profitability. The bank robber walked into the bank, demanding $2,000 or he’d blow up the bank.

2019 40

10 Ways Public Speakers Should Be Like Santa Claus

Manner of Speaking

Likewise, you can (and should) seek support from others: brainstorm ideas with colleagues for that big corporate presentation; practice your speech in front of friends and family; seek feedback from your Toastmasters club; arrive at the event early and meet the technicians. Speakers need to tailor their messages for their audiences. Practice breathing deeply to give your voice resonance. Prepare thoroughly. Santa spends most of the year getting ready for his one big night.

2011 210

Interview: Melinda Heryford – Dental Consultant

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Her expertise employs practical experience as well as innovative strategies to help dental practices deal successfully with today's industry challenges, specializing in professional development with an emphasis on productivity, efficiency, and personal growth. Doctors and staff report that they like having an approach that is tailored to their specific personalities and needs.

10 Ways Public Speakers Should Be Like Santa Claus

Manner of Speaking

Likewise, you can (and should) seek support from others: brainstorm ideas with colleagues for that big corporate presentation; practice your speech in front of friends and family; seek feedback from your Toastmasters club; arrive at the event early and meet the technicians. Speakers need to tailor their messages for their audiences. Practice breathing deeply to give your voice resonance. Prepare thoroughly. Santa spends most of the year getting ready for his one big night.

2011 150

12for12 February Challenge: Be present

Speak Schmeak

Each month, there will be several levels to the challenge, so you can tailor the challenge to your own level of comfort. You have a whole month to practice! Learn from it, and practice these principles when you want to increase the trust and intimacy between you and another person.

2012 233

12for12 January Challenge: Make eye contact

Speak Schmeak

Each month, there will be several levels to the challenge, so you can tailor the challenge to your own level of comfort. You have a whole month to practice! And remember: You have all month to practice. Greetings and Happy New Year!

July 12for12 Challenge: Get Creative With Your Voice

Speak Schmeak

Each month, there will be several levels to the challenge, so you can tailor the challenge to your own level of comfort. You have a whole month to practice! There's a practical reason for this: You are not just speaking to one person.

2012 200

May 12for12 Challenge: Be Prepared

Speak Schmeak

Each month, there will be several levels to the challenge, so you can tailor the challenge to your own level of comfort. You have a whole month to practice! They don't think it's necessary to practice a presentation they've already done. And now you start practicing, out loud.

October 12for12 Challenge: Increase audience engagement

Speak Schmeak

Each month, there will be several levels to the challenge, so you can tailor the challenge to your own level of comfort. You have a whole month to practice! Have you joined my 12 Speaking Challenges for 2012 program yet?

Guy Kawasaki’s Enchantment: What's In It For Public Speakers?

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

  Presentation practice makes perfect.    But you enchant people by tailoring the beginning to them – showing that you know or are connected with them in some way.    You really need to tailor a speech to an audience throughout.     Dramatize, shorten, and practice.  And practice, because it makes perfect.    This is a very good idea, and not practiced enough by speakers everywhere. 

2011 67

Branding: Part of it is style

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  A global expert on style who I met on the Metro North train yesterday noted that a well-tailored dress will even trump beauty in a woman.    Practice does improve performance, often radically.

2013 52

New Speechwriting Book Available

OnSpeechwriting

Written to cover every aspect of corporate, nonprofit and political speechwriting in the most practical terms, the 10 Steps speechwriting process is a foolproof recipe. Readers learn how to analyze audiences and tailor their words. . It’s officially official.

September 12for12 Challenge: Make your ideas sticky

Speak Schmeak

Each month, there will be several levels to the challenge, so you can tailor the challenge to your own level of comfort. You have a whole month to practice! Have you joined my 12 Speaking Challenges for 2012 program yet?

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June 12for12 Challenge: Prepare Your Mind

Speak Schmeak

Each month, there will be several levels to the challenge, so you can tailor the challenge to your own level of comfort. You have a whole month to practice! Have you joined my 12 Speaking Challenges for 2012 program yet?

July 12for12 Challenge: Get Creative With Your Voice

Speak Schmeak

Each month, there will be several levels to the challenge, so you can tailor the challenge to your own level of comfort. You have a whole month to practice! There's a practical reason for this: You are not just speaking to one person.

2012 130

12for12 March Challenge: Speak up

Speak Schmeak

Each month, there will be several levels to the challenge, so you can tailor the challenge to your own level of comfort. You have a whole month to practice! The more practice you get speaking up, the easier it will become. Have you joined my 12 Speaking Challenges for 2012 program yet?

2012 161

12for12 January Challenge: Make eye contact

Speak Schmeak

Each month, there will be several levels to the challenge, so you can tailor the challenge to your own level of comfort. You have a whole month to practice! And remember: You have all month to practice. Greetings and Happy New Year!

Going Up? Get on the Elevator

Speaking Of...

I suggested that all current members practice their version of an Elevator Speech, tailoring it to the benefits of their club. If so, congratulations, you've been practicing. Practice with family, friends, or into your tape recorder or video camera. A fellow speaker recently posted a question on a website about how to make her speaking club more attractive to new members.

2008 40

12for12 February Challenge: Be present

Speak Schmeak

Each month, there will be several levels to the challenge, so you can tailor the challenge to your own level of comfort. You have a whole month to practice! Learn from it, and practice these principles when you want to increase the trust and intimacy between you and another person. Have you joined my 12 Speaking Challenges for 2012 program yet?

2012 117

How to Tell a Great Story

Pivotal Public Speaking

To tell a story well it must be lovingly crafted and tailor-made. Masters practice and refine. by Martin Jugmans. Everybody has a great story. We want to capture the audience’s attention and convey a memorable message. Preparation: We need to know who the audience is and what is the purpose of our story. Will it be a group of workers on an oil rig or school children?

2010 61

tips from 7 readers: best speaking advice

The Eloquent Woman

Often this gives you new information to use in your presentation that will be tailored to the particular group." Sarah Milstein urges you to "practice, out loud, 5 - 10 times, with your slides, and time yourself. Ironically, the practice will help you seem spontaneous."

12for12 March Challenge: Speak up

Speak Schmeak

Each month, there will be several levels to the challenge, so you can tailor the challenge to your own level of comfort. You have a whole month to practice! The more practice you get speaking up, the easier it will become.

2012 130

Successful Marketing Means that You Identify Prospective Clients

Fripp THE Executive Speech Coach

Their comments, especially negative ones, will help you tailor both your product and your approach to other prospects. I just worked with an east coast psychiatrist who ran a practice with ten other psychiatrists and wanted to position herself. We decided to focus her practice on these families, the first practice in the area to do that. She's now hugely successful in her practice. Looking for more business?

PowerPoint Tip: Options for using Data from Excel on PowerPoint Slides – Part 2

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

Today I want to explain other best practices you can use to present numerical information from Excel. The final best practice I want to cover is one that allows you to get audience input into the calculations. Let the spreadsheet do the calculations using their inputs, giving results that are tailored to their exact situation. In a previosu post we discussed options for pasting a summary table of results from Excel on a slide to present numerical information.

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12for12 April Challenge: Review Your Image

Speak Schmeak

Each month, there will be several levels to the challenge, so you can tailor the challenge to your own level of comfort. You have a whole month to practice! Have you joined my 12 Speaking Challenges for 2012 program yet?

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May 12for12 Challenge: Be Prepared

Speak Schmeak

Each month, there will be several levels to the challenge, so you can tailor the challenge to your own level of comfort. You have a whole month to practice! They don't think it's necessary to practice a presentation they've already done. This is also where you make sure you're giving the audience valuable and practical tools they can use. And now you start practicing, out loud. When you start practicing out loud, you will also need to time yourself.

Toastmasters Friday: Toasty Resolutions for New Years'

Speak and Deliver

Practice it 10 times before you give it in the preceding few days. Please, please, please tailor them to your style. It'd be easy to write a blog today suggesting you get your DTM, run for District Office, or even just finally finish that CL manual (or, for some of you, open it up!).

2011 76

Are you hiding behind your written remarks? Stand and deliver

The Eloquent Woman

Practice out loud, with a trainer--and the writer--in tow. There's no better way to adjust a text to fit you; think of it as a custom tailoring session for your words. Affix it in your memory, and practice a strong start.

2010 72

The Biggest Lesson You'll Ever Learn About Stage Fright to Become.

The Shy Speaker's Guide to Succes on Stage

Put it into practice… and it didn’t quite work out. Practice Makes… Contrary to the popular belief that “Practice Makes Perfect&# , I believe Practice makes Progress towards Permanence. You are so right in what you say especially about practice.

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many interviews at one blow

The Eloquent Woman

Editor's note: Seven at One Blow is an old Brothers Grimm fairy tale about a tailor who killed seven flies in a single strike.and went on to be king. Practice answering likely questions and end your statements with a tone of voice that suggests you've concluded that answer.

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June 12for12 Challenge: Prepare Your Mind

Speak Schmeak

Each month, there will be several levels to the challenge, so you can tailor the challenge to your own level of comfort. You have a whole month to practice! Have you joined my 12 Speaking Challenges for 2012 program yet? Build your "confidence muscles" with monthly challenges designed to help you get out of your comfort zone and build confidence in a variety of settings that will prepare you for your upcoming speaking engagements!

Coaching a cadre of scientists to give TED-quality talks

The Eloquent Woman

After the workshop, we set up 1:1 coaching and script reviews over a series of months to help them polish and practice the talks.

2016 60

Inside Voice: Gillian Davis, author of First-Time Leader

The Eloquent Woman

Having, and practicing, your speech allows you to ensure your key points get across, when are good times to take questions, and to give you an indication of length so you stay within your allocated time.

2014 82

Famous Speech Friday: Australia Prime Minister Julia Gillard at ANZAC Day

The Eloquent Woman

This steers her away from sentiment and into practicality. If you are d ressing to look good from a distance, keep the outline tailored and uncomplicated. (Editor's note: S ydney-based speech and communications coach Claire Duffy , who has a special interest in women and young speakers, is back with a recent speech from Australia's prime minister. I'm happy to have this contribution as another international entry for Famous Speech Friday.)

2012 65

12for12 April Challenge: Review Your Image

Speak Schmeak

Each month, there will be several levels to the challenge, so you can tailor the challenge to your own level of comfort. You have a whole month to practice! Have you joined my 12 Speaking Challenges for 2012 program yet? Build your "confidence muscles" with monthly challenges designed to help you get out of your comfort zone and build confidence in a variety of settings that will prepare you for your upcoming speaking engagements!

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The Art of Butts in Chairs | chrisbrogan.com

http://delicious.com/akarrer/prospeaker

The paying attendees deserve the absolute best show we can put on for them - great, knowledgeable speakers; real, complete case studies; practical workshops; fun after hours events.

2009 47

Excellent public speaking advice - Boing Boing

http://delicious.com/akarrer/prospeaker

Theres a lot more that can be learned, like eliminating verbal pauses, through regular practice. Some practice their speech to a tee, others just go through the source material. A good speech is tailored towards your audience. Practice in front of a critical but friendly audience (friends, colleagues).

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