Use a script or transcript to manage your speaking speed

The Eloquent Woman

Record a reading: This might be a recording you make for practice, or the actual recording of the talk as delivered. Here's an easy way to generate a transcript with YouTube.) Keep a log of this, whether it's based on practice readings or real delivery.

Shatter Your Writer's Block Pt I: Speechwriting in Reverse

Speak and Deliver

So when I have the opportunity, I''ll practice a speech from an outline (real or mental), record it, and then go back and transcribe, edit, and prepare it for prime-time. In fact, I did this just last week, at a club contest that I intended on being just a practice for my home club contest.

Write Like You Speak - Listen to Yourself!

Speak and Deliver

Transcription Write Your Speech Practice Speech Writing Write Like You Speak Winging It Wing Your SpeechSo glad we're in the computer age. Source: Library of Congress Last week, I encouraged all of you to Write Your Speech. But, what if you don't Write Like You Speak ?

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Practice speech timing with TEDTalks by length

The Eloquent Woman

And while the TED.com website includes all sorts of features for these amazing speeches, from transcriptions and translations to video and subtitles, this week it added another great tool for speakers: The ability to search TED talks by their length.

practice with the candidates: video tool

The Eloquent Woman

If you're using the political conventions to pick up speaker tips, you can use an interactive tool on the New York Times's website to practice along with the candidates. You also can click on section headers at right to advance the video and the transcript to a particular section.

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The ultimate presentation practice: the murder board

http://delicious.com/akarrer/prospeaker

If you want to become an effective and persuasive presenter, this realistic practice session is the most effective shortcut to speaking excellence. Not only is proficiency in speaking increased by such a meticulous practice, so too is self-confidence.

Malala Yousafzai and Public Speaking: 12 Lessons from the Best Speech of 2013

Matt Eventoff

Here are just a dozen: Practice – Malala knew that for this one moment in time, the eyes and ears of the world would be focused on her. There is no question that Malala had practiced the speech countless times. A transcript of the entire speech can be found here.

2013 274

5 ways you can analyze your speech once it's done (and how I do it)

The Eloquent Woman

Transcribed: There's nothing like a transcript to help you see how you really talk during a presentation. If you're hiring a transcription service, be sure to specify that you want the ums and uhs included in the transcript, otherwise, common practice is to leave them out.

2016 75

"The moment defines the creative expression."

Presentation Zen

Below is the transcript from Dr. Tyson''s riff on the importance of spontaneity and being in the moment. When I heard Dr. Tyson speak to the absurdity of "sending your talk ahead of time" in this interview, I practically fell out of my chair. A presentation is a moment in time.

2014 112

How clearly do you speak? Try this one insightful public speaking test:

More than PowerPoint...

If you see multiple errors in your YouTube transcript: you may need to work on your speech clarity. Practice reading my 1 minute speech pace script until you can record it in one minute – give or take a few seconds.

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Seth Godin on what makes a good question from the audience

The Eloquent Woman

Here's how his thoughts on questions emerged, from the interview transcript: Ms. And that practice is something that we should learn and we should teach our kids, and we should teach our colleagues how to do it.

2013 88

Read the Declaration of Independence aloud today

The Eloquent Woman

Reading any famous and familiar text aloud is a great way to practice how you vocalize. For your own reading, h ere's the actual transcript of the Declaration, from the U.S.

2012 77

What linguists think about "um:" Guess who gets punished for using it?

The Eloquent Woman

Transcription services agreed to omit ums from transcripts; even today, you have to pay to re-insert them. That we should remove our “likes” and “justs” (and there are apps to help us do it), defry our chords, and that we should practice, and learn to find our “best speaking voices.”

2017 84

Six Tips for Working with an Interpreter While Public Speaking

Duarte Blog

A week ahead of time, I sent over a transcript of a similar talk that I had delivered so the interpreters could read through it and practice. Since my interpreters had the transcript ahead of time, by the time I landed, they had already identified areas where they had questions, so they could make sure they applied regional stories and metaphors that would work. Practice for pacing and pauses. You need to practice with the interpreters.

2011 71

Instant Stage Presence – Pause and Connect

Inter-Activ Presenting and Influencing

After analysing the transcripts of my interviews it became clear that they did something similar when they appeared on stage. Tip – Holding a silence can feel uncomfortable at first but it get’s easier with practice. Have you ever seen a speaker who just seems to own the stage? They have a presence that demands attention and oozes charisma, confidence and credibility. Want to know how that could be you? The read on.

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4 Incredibly Simple Stage Presence Exercises

Inter-Activ Presenting and Influencing

After analysing the transcripts of my interviews, it became clear that they did something similar when they appeared on stage. In the beginning, standing silently will feel uncomfortable, but it get’s easier with practice. . Have you ever seen a speaker who just seems to command the stage? Their very being demands attention, and oozes charisma, confidence and credibility. Want to know how that could be you? The read on.

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The quantified speaker: 6 kinds of speaker data to know about yourself

The Eloquent Woman

A practical way to advance your speaker skills also is often overlooked: Quantifying your performances as a speaker over time. Use a formula of 120 words per minute as your guide, and divide that into the total words in the transcript or script of your speech.

2016 65

Famous Speech Friday: Jennifer Granholm's 2005 tribute to Rosa Parks

The Eloquent Woman

And she's had plenty of practice, in her work as state attorney general and two-term governor of Michigan, and her new job as a cable TV host. Take a look at the video, read the transcript , and let us know what you liked.

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Famous Speech Friday: Brené Brown's 2010 TEDx talk on vulnerability

The Eloquent Woman

practice gratitude and joy in those moments of terror.to You can read the transcript of her On Being interview here and watch the video of her talk here (with a transcript) and below. " Be thou vulnerable ," TED tells its speakers.

2014 98

Why Will Ferrell’s USC Commencement Speech Was a Grand Slam

Duarte Blog

However, while at USC, he began to develop an interest in comedy when he played a practical joke on an intimidating professor — who ended up loving the joke and asking him to do it again. Hear it for yourself here: You can read the full transcript of Ferrell’s words here.

Famous Speech Friday: Eleanor Roosevelt's Pearl Harbor radio address

The Eloquent Woman

You can find a complete transcript of this radio address in The First Lady of Radio: Eleanor Roosevelt's Historic Broadcasts , and if you purchase the Kindle edition, you can hear it in the audio extras.a

2015 111

Famous Speech Friday: Jimmy Carter on religion & women speakers

The Eloquent Woman

But Carter uses dates to add specificity and show that discriminating against women using religion as an excuse is both an ancient and a modern practice. Read the transcript of his TEDWomen talk here , and watch the video here or below: Got a panel coming up? When I watched former U.S.

2015 108

Famous Speech Friday: Kelley Johnson's Miss America speech on nursing

The Eloquent Woman

The speech is so short I can include the entire transcript here for you: Every nurse has a patient that reminds them why they became a nurse in the first place. To stay on time requires a lot of advance work , including scripting, memorizing, and practicing, but it's worth it.

2015 108

Are you hanging on one slide for dear life? 7 fixes

The Eloquent Woman

And by all means, plan and practice your stopping point. Use the recording or a transcript to see clearly how much time you are spending overall, and per slide.

2015 98

Why (and how) you should publish your speeches

The Eloquent Woman

I wish more women speakers would ask themselves that if-a-tree-falls-in-the-woods question about their speaking practices. If you've recorded your speech (about which more below), transcription services are less expensive than you think, and worth using for this purpose.

2013 93

Famous Speech Friday: Dame Stephanie Shirley at TED 2015

The Eloquent Woman

It's a moment when practice, and lots of it, comes in handy, ensuring that you won't forget your start after one try. You can read a transcript of her talk here , and watch the video here or below: Got a panel coming up? She's been decorated by the Queen of England.

2015 98

Famous Speech Friday: Carrie Fisher roasts George Lucas

The Eloquent Woman

Here's the transcript: Hi, I’m Mrs. Han Solo, and I’m an alcoholic. she wears a new hairstyle and outfit practically every time she walks through a door! Boy, did we ever lose Carrie Fisher too soon.

2017 76

Famous Speech Friday: Angela Merkel's 2009 U.S. Congress speech

The Eloquent Woman

You can watch video of the full speech from C-Span below , which also contains a translated transcript. You'll learn how to plan, write, time, practice, and deliver it in a group limited to 5 people per workshop.

2009 88

Why you say ummmm when you speak

Speaker Confessions

Read a transcript of any conversation, even on TV talk shows, and you’ll see what a mess language is if you pay close attention. Practice. Most people can learn their way out of the habit if they practice talking and catch themselves every time they um. Some toastmasters groups go so far as to have an “ummmgong&# , someone who rings a little bell every time someone says “ummmm&# in a practice presentation.

2009 61

Guest Blog: A Corporate Speechwriter’s Halloween Tour of Medieval England

DeFinis Communications

Practice makes perfect. Here are some reference books I keep close by: Writing Effective Speeches, by Henry Ehrlich Practical advice from a master of the craft.

2011 130

Famous Speech Friday: Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Opinion in the VMI Case

The Eloquent Woman

The Supremes don't allow video inside their courtroom, but you can read a transcript and listen to audio of Ginsburg reading the VMI summary majority opinion at the Oyez site. You'll learn how to plan, write, time, practice, and deliver it in a group limited to 5 people per workshop.

2015 81

A golden T-Bone

Speak Schmeak

This is one of those things that no one ever prepares for, yet if they were to take a few minutes to practice what to do with face and body during this part of the ceremony, they would be able to handle it so much better! There's another speech that I would like to talk about if I could find the video or transcript, so if anyone can find Christoph Waltz' speech online, please let me know! Download audio here.

2010 116

Five finds for speakers in work presentations & meetings

The Eloquent Woman

Sounds like you might want to start practicing with Google+ hangouts now.and it's a free tool. Each one comes with lessons for speakers, plus video or audio and a transcript, where available Your most frequent "public speaking" probably takes place in work-related settings, from videoconferencing to meetings and presentations.

Famous Speech Friday: Park Geun-Hye's pre-impeachment speech

The Eloquent Woman

It's also a hardened ancient practice of dismissing women when they take power. You can read a transcript of the speech here and watch the video here or below.

2016 65

Child of Thatcher or son of Brown: the power of contrast strikes again

Max Atkinson

Or you can see a variety of video clips, transcripts and discussion in the selection below. Whether or not either of these is true, I don't know, but they do point to a practical tip that David Cameron already seems to be putting to good use. After Wikileaks had revealed that William Hague had described himself and other top Tories as 'children of Thatcher', it had been widely expected that Labour leader Ed Miliband would mention it during today's Prime Minister's Question Time.

Readers & I share small speaker confidence-boosters

The Eloquent Woman

Practice. I'd rather mess up in a practice session than during a real speech, any day. One of the great ironies of speaking is that the speakers who look the most extemporaneous are the ones who've practiced the most. How much should you practice? Hint: Asking a question makes it easier to interrupt and join the discussion, or practice disagreeing in a productive way.

2012 63

Gearing up for that really big talk: 6 smart speaker considerations

The Eloquent Woman

If you're not used to facing a crowd of hundreds or thousands, it makes sense to get some practice time or at least a few minutes to stand on the actual stage where you'll be presenting, in advance. Try to find a similar hall in which to practice before you get there. For a big space, you may need to move more or in a larger area on stage, use grander gestures or figure out a new way to connect with the audience, and all that takes practice and preparation. Congratulations!

2012 73

A golden T-Bone

Speak Schmeak

This is one of those things that no one ever prepares for, yet if they were to take a few minutes to practice what to do with face and body during this part of the ceremony, they would be able to handle it so much better! There's another speech that I would like to talk about if I could find the video or transcript, so if anyone can find Christoph Waltz' speech online, please let me know! Download audio here.

2010 100

Tina Fey: Need to jump into a conversation? Use improv skills, not apologies

The Eloquent Woman

You never just come in - I mean, people do because you always make mistakes in the practice of it - but come in just because that scene looks fun and I want to be in it, too, or I've got a great idea for a loud character that could enter this scene.

2011 85

Public Speakers: How to Say, “I Don’t Know” From the Platform and Not Lose Credibility

Pivotal Public Speaking

Looking at the presentation in an attempt to pick it apart is a best practice and is a terrific way to ward off a potentially uncomfortable scenario. Be Professional and Network: As an ongoing practice, surround yourself with people who know more than you so you may call upon to help you with the answer (and more). Timely and accurate transcription services are managed by Kathryn’s mother, Onita Walker.

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Using a tablet or e-reader for Speaker Notes

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

Don’t write a transcript of what you want to say, just some of the key words or phrases that will jog your memory on the key points you want to cover. Practice flipping pages on your device so you can do it smoothly. Practice to see which technique you will be most comfortable with on your device.

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Famous Speech Friday: Hillary Clinton's 2016 concession speech

The Eloquent Woman

That's in part because Clinton has a dedicated meditation practice, one she has cultivated since being First Lady; meditation can help any speaker approach even the most difficult speech with a well of calm. You can see full video of the speech below, and a transcript is here.

2016 67

Friday Special: John Kinde Says, “Personal Growth-Public Speaking”

The Public Speaking Blog

And I also realize that because of the You-Had-To-Be-There factor, reading a transcript of a monologue from an event that you did not attend probably doesn’t make you laugh. Ten of us met to practice the principles of good improv comedy. Here, John gives you the lowdown on observing and creating your own humor monologues. At the end of the article, you should come to a realization that…I’m not going to spoil it for you now! Read on *grins*. Oh no!!!

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