Public Speaking Techniques for Staying in Control: Effective Recovery From Interruptions

Pivotal Public Speaking

For many presenters who haven’t had public speaking training, interruptions like these destroy their concentration, the mood they have set, and their overall impact. By learning these public speaking techniques to stay in control. Still, if you have exhausted all other approaches and they keep on talking, you may want to resort to this public speaking technique. public speakingAn aide comes in with a note.

Public Speaking Techniques - Localized/Personalized Comments

Great Public Speaking

Get the best public speaking tips on the web. If you plan on making any comments to specific people in the audience or about the location of the presentation, now is the time to do it. Anything you say at this point should be personalized and/or localized and broadly understood. One of the things I enthusiastically and sincerely say somewhere in the beginning of a talk is, I am so happy to be here.

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Public Speaking Techniques - How to Close a Speech

Great Public Speaking

One of the worst mistakes you can make as a public speaker is talking too long. Even the most serious public speaking subjects can benefit from humor, but the humor should be sprinkled throughout the body of the presentation. This same technique can be very effective in ending a mostly humorous speaking engagement. Don't be afraid to use humor when you speak in public. Public speaking has never been easier than this

Public speaking gestures: Too many "don'ts"

Speak Schmeak

I can see why newcomers to speaking often feel so terrified: The "rules" of speaking often seem overwhelming, and never so much so as when one rule appears to contradict another: don't restrict your gestures, but don't gesture too much? As with most things about public speaking, we get into trouble when we enter the realm of distraction. Don't let the minutiae of public speaking "rules" intimidate you or keep you from getting on stage.

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Public speaking gestures: Too many "don'ts"

Speak Schmeak

I can see why newcomers to speaking often feel so terrified: The "rules" of speaking often seem overwhelming, and never so much so as when one rule appears to contradict another: don't restrict your gestures, but don't gesture too much? As with most things about public speaking, we get into trouble when we enter the realm of distraction. Don't let the minutiae of public speaking "rules" intimidate you or keep you from getting on stage.

2012 169

Public Speaking Tip – 3 Techniques to Handle Hostile Audiences

Speaking Freely

(Graphic by Vector Graphics) Public speaking and presentation clients sometimes ask me how to handle hostile audiences. The post Public Speaking Tip – 3 Techniques to Handle Hostile Audiences appeared first on Read The Self-Expression Blog to Improve Speaking Skills. Authenticity Communication Confrontation Skills Connection Presence Presentation Presentation Skills public speaking Techniques to Clear Fear

Public speaking for financial advisors

Speak Schmeak

I was interviewed this week for a two-part series on public speaking for financial advisors in the Canadian magazine Investment Executive. Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies The Business of Speaking Interviews

5 public speaking lessons from a college president

Speak Schmeak

Making friends with the audience and building a connection before you speak is such a simple tool for reducing speaking anxiety and getting comfortable with the room, but few speakers (besides politicians) think to do this. Speakers Engaging the Audience Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies AuthenticityTwo weeks ago, I attended a dinner event held by one of my networking organizations.

2013 192

5 public speaking tips from Nemo

Speak Schmeak

While I'm moving over the next week, I've invited some of my favorite public speaking and communications bloggers to guest post here on Speak Schmeak. But it's also a lesson in public speaking, thanks to hilarious Dory. If you believe you can speak whale and if you are fearless and bold enough to speak out and speak up, whales will actually speak back! Once you start speaking, it's much easier to keep speaking.

2011 168

Public speaking for EMS educators and students

Speak Schmeak

On Wednesday evening, I had a fun conversation with EMS educators Greg Friese and Rob Theriault about public speaking. We discussed a few issues that are relevant to EMS educators and students, but I think you'll find that these public speaking tips apply to anyone who speaks in front of audiences. Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies The Business of Speaking Interviews

2011 116

5 public speaking lessons from a Vitamix demo

Speak Schmeak

I was obviously impressed enough with the demo to finally buy my Vitamix; however, from a public speaking perspective, I was also impressed. Next time you have the opportunity to watch a product demo, take a few minutes to see what you can learn from a speaking (and marketing) pro! Speakers Engaging the Audience Public Speaking Techniques and StrategiesOn Saturday, I paid a visit to my local Costco.

2011 210

Public speaking role models -- all under 20

Speak Schmeak

Speakers Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies Taking Risks TEDxSB Ellen Degeneres AuthenticityI've been meaning to show you these three young speakers for some time, and finally realized I should put them all into one post! I've written about two of them before on this blog, Graeme here and Alec here. All three share some things in common. They were all under the age of 20 at the time of these videos.

2011 149

Public speaking for financial advisors

Speak Schmeak

I was interviewed this week for a two-part series on public speaking for financial advisors in the Canadian magazine Investment Executive. Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies The Business of Speaking Interviews

5 public speaking lessons from a Vitamix demo

Speak Schmeak

I was obviously impressed enough with the demo to finally buy my Vitamix; however, from a public speaking perspective, I was also impressed. Next time you have the opportunity to watch a product demo, take a few minutes to see what you can learn from a speaking (and marketing) pro! Speakers Engaging the Audience Public Speaking Techniques and StrategiesOn Saturday, I paid a visit to my local Costco.

2011 197

Public speaking for EMS educators and students

Speak Schmeak

On Wednesday evening, I had a fun conversation with EMS educators Greg Friese and Rob Theriault about public speaking. We discussed a few issues that are relevant to EMS educators and students, but I think you'll find that these public speaking tips apply to anyone who speaks in front of audiences. Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies The Business of Speaking Interviews

2011 100

Build your public speaking immunity

Speak Schmeak

It's the same with public speaking! The more often you speak, the more often you expose yourself to different venues, audiences and circumstances, the stronger you become as a speaker. But increasing your public speaking exposure allows you to get better over time at how you handle confrontations. The first few times you speak, you might want to crawl into bed with a cup of tea and an aspirin, but the more experience you get, the stronger you become.

2007 146

Public speaking: talent or skill?

Speak Schmeak

Is public speaking a talent or a skill? to do something well If you think of public speaking as a talent , and it's one you don't have, you will fall into the trap of comparing yourself to others who have (what you perceive to be) "natural talent." If you think of public speaking as a talent, and one you do have, you might think you don't need to work at it, because you're a "natural."

2007 156

Claim the Stage podcast interview with Angela Lussier

Speak Schmeak

Authenticity Interviews Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies Quick FixesListen in on my conversation with Angela Lussier about ditching perfection and creating connection as a speaker!

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Public Speaking and the Holidays

Speak Schmeak

Angela DeFinis is graciously hosting a blog carnival with the theme " Public Speaking and the Holidays ," and you'll find twelve posts (for the twelve days of Christmas, perhaps?) by my fellow public speaking bloggers on toasting, mingling, speaking off the cuff, and more holiday themed topics. Speakers Quick Fixes News Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies Fun Stuff Resources

Public Speaking and the Holidays

Speak Schmeak

Angela DeFinis is graciously hosting a blog carnival with the theme " Public Speaking and the Holidays ," and you'll find twelve posts (for the twelve days of Christmas, perhaps?) by my fellow public speaking bloggers on toasting, mingling, speaking off the cuff, and more holiday themed topics. Tags: Speakers Quick Fixes News Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies Fun Stuff Resources

5 public speaking tips from Nemo

Speak Schmeak

While I'm moving over the next week, I've invited some of my favorite public speaking and communications bloggers to guest post here on Speak Schmeak. But it's also a lesson in public speaking, thanks to hilarious Dory. If you believe you can speak whale and if you are fearless and bold enough to speak out and speak up, whales will actually speak back! Once you start speaking, it's much easier to keep speaking.

2011 118

Public speaking practice for the self-employed

Speak Schmeak

You might have seen this post or this handout on seven ways to practice public speaking at work. We don't all have regular office meetings and reports to give when we work for ourselves, so how can we take those baby steps to get started in public speaking? Here are some of the opportunities my entrepreneurial clients have shared for practicing their public speaking. Church -- Offer to do readings, speak up more at Bible study, help teach a class.

More ways to practice public speaking

Speak Schmeak

You might have seen this post or this handout on seven ways to practice public speaking at work. We don't all have regular office meetings and reports to give when we work for ourselves, so how can we take those baby steps to get started in public speaking? Here are some of the opportunities my entrepreneurial clients have shared for practicing their public speaking. Church -- Offer to do readings, speak up more at Bible study, help teach a class.

"Speak to Engage: 7-Step Shortcut to Public Speaking Success" starts October 4

Speak Schmeak

Join me for my new online program " Speak to Engage: 7-Step Shortcut to Public Speaking Success ," starting October 4. And at the same time, get the results you want from your presentations: * More customers and clients * More visibility for your business * More credibility for you Here's the link so you can read more about this info-packed training, plus success stories from my clients who have already improved their presentations using these tools and techniques.

Public speaking interview #2 on BlogTalkRadio

Speak Schmeak

Once again, I was asked to talk about public speaking on BlogTalkRadio, this time with Brian Adrian. Tags: Preparation Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies Public Speaking Anxiety General Comments Resources Interviews Openings and Closings Speaking Engagements We had a great conversation yesterday and covered lots of ground in this hour-long show. Listen here: If the player isn't working for you, click here to go to the site.

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You don't hate public speaking. You're doing it right now.

Speak Schmeak

Let's talk about all the ways you "speak in public" every day. Technically, the definition of public speaking involves presenting to a group of people in a structured setting with an outcome in mind. But all of the above examples involve you speaking out loud in front of people. But when you're speaking to an audience, they've come specifically to hear you speak. Give it some thought, and you'll realize that you're always speaking in public.

2009 152

Public speaking role models -- all under 20

Speak Schmeak

Speakers TV inspired Products Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies Comedians Awards shows Taking Risks AuthenticityI've been meaning to show you these three young speakers for some time, and finally realized I should put them all into one post! I've written about two of them before on this blog, Graeme here and Alec here. All three share some things in common. They were all under the age of 20 at the time of these videos.

2011 100

5 ways to improve your micro-presentations

Speak Schmeak

One of my clients told me about speaking at an event where there were ten speakers in a hour. This also takes practice, and experience, so this is another reason I recommend making and accepting as many speaking engagements as possible. Have you noticed presentations getting shorter?

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Public speaking touchdown

Speak Schmeak

Do you walk away from every speaking engagement knowing you gave it your all? Tags: Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies Athletes I don't watch football, so I don't know the strategy, but while snacking on a lovely Boddington's ale and some fries Sunday in a local restaurant, I caught a few highlights of the weekend football games. I noticed that, when the player with the ball runs for the end zone, he runs as fast as he can, even if no one is after him.

2007 100

Guest post on public speaking fear

Speak Schmeak

Stop by fellow speaker Jeremy Jacobs' blog to read my guest post on what's really behind public speaking fear and a couple of tips on how to minimize it. Tags: Speakers Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies Public Speaking Anxiety Thank you to Jeremy for the invitation!

2008 100

Public speaking nightmare: The best man speech

Speak Schmeak

Tags: Speakers Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies Fun Stuff

2009 100

Public speaking vs. death

Speak Schmeak

I've written before about most of these mistaken beliefs about public speaking, as they are major pet peeves of mine, but please make a special note of the first one in the article. Here's what she told me in an e-mail: "I have a standing offer to all my participants: Bring me a current, scientifically credible study showing that public speaking is the #1 fear and I'll give you $100. Public speaking is the #1 fear." Happy Monday!

2008 100

You don't hate public speaking. You're doing it right now.

Speak Schmeak

Let's talk about all the ways you "speak in public" every day. Technically, the definition of public speaking involves presenting to a group of people in a structured setting with an outcome in mind. But all of the above examples involve you speaking out loud in front of people. But when you're speaking to an audience, they've come specifically to hear you speak. Give it some thought, and you'll realize that you're always speaking in public.

2009 138

Public Speaking: Beginning at the End

Speak Schmeak

As I'm out of town for a few days, I thought I'd offer you a guest post by Dr. Gary Rodriguez, author of Purpose Driven Public Speaking and the CEO of Leader Metrix. It speaks to one of my core requirements of public speaking: always know your objective. Public Speaking: Beginning at the End Once you choose a subject, you are ready to think about the goal of your talk. Know What You Want To Happen Suppose you were running for a public office.

2011 100

Public speaking: performance vs. connection

Speak Schmeak

I read an article recently where the public speaking expert said that public speaking is not a performance; it's about making a connection with the audience. Thinking of the presentation as a performance might contribute to some public speaking anxiety, while thinking of it as a conversation with friends might reduce some anxiety. Tags: Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies

2007 100

The experts are wrong. Public Speaking is all about YOU.

Speak Schmeak

He has twice appeared in the finals of the Toastmasters Championship of Public speaking, finishing 3rd in the world in 2006. Public speaking is all about YOU. Despite what you may read elsewhere, the most important person at your next speaking engagement is not the CEO, the meeting planner, the audience or even that one person whose life you might change forever. If you don't believe in your right to be speaking, your audience won't believe they need to listen.

2009 122

Fun Friday: Public speaking nightmare - The best man speech

Speak Schmeak

Speakers Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies Fun StuffTricked you! Obviously not someone who considered this speech a nightmare: for a fun Friday video, have a laugh at this best man's speech by former Great Britain & Ireland Toastmasters Champion Simon Bucknall. And while you're at it, read Jason Peck's review of the speech. Here's my comment in response to the video and Jason's analysis. Enjoy!

2009 100

What if your worst public speaking fear comes true?

Speak Schmeak

Let's talk about those things that hold many people back from enjoying public speaking. Or you are so paralyzed by these fears that you find ways to avoid public speaking day after day, year after year. You're afraid of some unforeseen mishap Are you speaking at an event where food is being served? Simply stop speaking and wait until the distraction has passed.

2007 143

Public Speaking Tips from my Dog Balou -- Guest post by Joey Asher

Speak Schmeak

Enjoy this post about what a dog can teach you about public speaking! And if he could only talk and write on a flip chart, I’m sure he’d be a great public speaker. Like Balou, great public speakers understand that you can overcome mistakes with connection. My Dog Displays Lot of Passion If Balou were a public speaker, his best trait would be his passion. Speakers Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies Fun StuffStill out of town!

2010 143

Your presentation needs osteoclasts

Speak Schmeak

Analogies Preparation Public Speaking Techniques and StrategiesNerd alert! ?? I have become obsessed with the process of bone healing! On July 4, I lost my footing on the stairs in my home and suffered a compound fracture in my right leg, an "open tib-fib" in medical shorthand.

2020 130

So you love public speaking.Now what?

Speak Schmeak

Love public speaking? Quick Fixes Engaging the Audience Video Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies General Comments This one''s for you!

2013 145

Adjust your expectations of virtual presenting

Speak Schmeak

Sometimes they begin speaking without unmuting themselves, and you have to wait for them to figure it out. Engaging the Audience Humor Mindset Public Speaking Anxiety Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies Quick Fixes TechnologyOne of the things that presenters love so much about being in front of a live audience is the instant gratification of your audience's responses. We're in direct contact with the emotional impact of our words and delivery.

2020 133

8 steps to ditching perfection and creating connection

Speak Schmeak

Presenting for Humans Products Programs Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies Specials and SalesEven if we've mastered our perfectionist tendencies, these new challenges of presenting virtually seem to be bringing them all back up again. (At At least for me. ??) So I'm launching a new workshop on ditching perfection and creating connection, based on the concepts in my book. Ready to ??"let let it go?"??

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