Let Your Public Speaking Skills Age Like Fine Wine

DeFinis Communications

Imagine having the opportunity to write a speech about a topic you know and love and deliver it nine times in the course of a day to a rapt audience, gaining new supporters and perfecting your delivery each time. But he also savored the unique opportunity to consciously practice his public speaking skills over and over in a relaxed venue as he gained experience, skill, and control with each new group.

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Let Your Public Speaking Skills Age Like Fine Wine

DeFinis Communications

Imagine having the opportunity to write a speech about a topic you know and love and deliver it nine times in the course of a day to a rapt audience, gaining new supporters and perfecting your delivery each time. But he also savored the unique opportunity to consciously practice his public speaking skills over and over in a relaxed venue as he gained experience, skill, and control with each new group. Presentation Skills Sales Presentations Speaking Tips

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Oakland A’s Announcers Exemplify Passionate Speaking Skills

DeFinis Communications

I often tell my clients to let their passion guide their speaking. But you also need to show your excitement, your enthusiasm, your zeal, and your passion for your topic. Those of you who know me know that I’m a huge Oakland A’s fan. Well, last night’s baseball game between the Oakland A’s and the Detroit Tigers left even me—a speech coach—speechless. Picture this: It’s game 4 of the American League Division Series. The Oakland A’s aren’t the favored team to win.

What’s the best way to elaborate on an impromptu topic or question? Public Speaking

TJ Walker Interactive

Uncategorized Public Speaking Skills

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Six Speaking Skills You Need For Managing a Crisis

The Shy Speaker's Guide to Succes on Stage

NTU PPT TRAINING FILES The Shy Speaker's Guide to Success on Stage Tips & Strategies to Help You Speak Effectively to Anyone, Anywhere, Anytime Stay updated via RSS Get Gary Now!: Rated PSBs Top 10 Most Influential Bloggers on Public Speaking 2007 The Public Speaking Blogospheres Top 100 Definitive Blogs on Public Speaking Sign Up for Free Materials! Search this Blog Gary Tweets How to Model and Make the Most Out of Every Public Speaking Performance!

Professors and Public Speaking/Presentation Skills

Matt Eventoff

Other recent lectures have included topics ranging from on topics ranging from Public Speaking for Entrepreneurs to Message Development 101 to Pre-Crisis Communication to Connecting with your Class: Communication Strategy for Professors (and a whole host of others) to Communicating outside of the Classroom: Communication Strategy for Faculty and Staff. .

Toastmaster Friday: 5 Steps to Surviving Table Topics Successfully

Speak and Deliver

skip to main | skip to sidebar Toastmaster Friday: 5 Steps to Surviving Table Topics Successfully Posted by Rich Hopkins, Speaker, Author, Coach on Friday, October 9, 2009 Labels: Impromptu Speaking , Table Topics , Toastmasters Table Topics: while its not quite as bad as getting the third degree, the emotion in the above picture is easily identified with once youve been called on! For those who dont know, Table Topics is designed to improve impromptu speaking skills.

August's top 10 public speaking tips and topics

The Eloquent Woman

Here are the most popular reads on the blog for August: The all-in-one on tears while speaking struck a nerve with readers. Who speaks faster? A reader thought there might be gender differences, but in this post from our "speaking science" series , we looked at the research and found that not gender, but other factors, do affect your speaking speed. This post also includes other paradoxes of public speaking listed by a popular productivity blog.

15 More Ways To Take The Stage And Sharpen Your Public Speaking Skills

The Public Speaking Blog

If you have realized by now, the fastest and most effective way in mastering a skill is by DOING it. As the saying goes: Wisdom is knowing what to do next, skills is knowing how to do it and virtue is doing it. So instead of harping on it, I shall share with you 15 more ways to take the stage and sharpen your public speaking skills. Join a Toastmasters meeting (speak at the Table Topics segment). Speak up at your department’s meeting.

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From the vault: 6 ways to speak about a contentious topic

The Eloquent Woman

Whether you're campaigning or just trying to get through a meeting, tough topics add extra layers to your task. You may not like to speak in public. But when your topic or subject creates the difficulty, you're facing the great equalizer , the challenge that might thwart both the confident and the shy speaker. And the definition of "tough topic" rests with you, the speaker. Just listen before you speak.

A new kind of online speaker profile: The topic cloud

The Eloquent Woman

I know I just told you about Lanyrd, the "social conference directory" that lets you explore conferences, speakers, topics and more--and better yet, add past and present speeches and presentations (your own or those of others), making it a good roster of experience for speakers. As a result, when speakers tag their topics within sessions, the tags become a "word cloud" on your profile under the heading "Speaks about," as shown in the sample profile at left.

How to Give A Compelling Interview Presentation: Tips, Examples and Topic Ideas

SlideModel

Employers request interview presentations for a few simple reasons: To assess your communication and public speaking skills. Ask some leading questions to understand what kind of skills/experience they want you to demonstrate. Key Skills and Expertise. Typically, a talent acquisition team will suggest some broad interview presentation topics for you. No matter which topic you were given remember this: your audience will be assessing your aptitude for the role.

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Four Tips to Crush Your Fear of Public Speaking

Succeed Speaking

This scenario might be a bit dramatic, but public speaking is a common fear among people; statistics have shown that people are more afraid of public speaking than rattlesnakes and death. How can you demolish your fear of public speaking and become a pro in no time? Almost certainly this advice has been given since the inception of public speaking, but it just so happens to work. People are stressed and worried about public speaking for many different reasons.

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5 Steps to Get a Business Boost from NSA’s Influence ’11 Convention

Succeed Speaking

Feel free to take notes on other topics (obviously), but stay focused on your objectives. I speak from experience!). Specifically, it’s what you do with what you learn in Anaheim that will make your speaking business better next year than it is this year. Business Strategy Motivation Presentation Skills Speaking Skills Information Overload National Speakers Association

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BBC 2 Programme The Speaker

Pro Humorist

So reality finally does speaking. Quite an interesting topic for a programme and something that helps raise awareness for this craft and, hopefully, Toastmasters International. But it’s not quite clear why they’re doing it, other than the fact that great speaking is now back en vogue thanks to President Obama. Look at new graduate on to the international speaking circuit, former U.S. None of which really has anything to do with speaking.

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Rhetoric – The Public Speaking Game™

Manner of Speaking

I am pleased and excited to announce Rhetoric – The Public Speaking Game™, the brainchild of my friend, Florian Mueck , and me. Florian and I have a passion for good public speaking. So we set out to create a game that would help players improve their public speaking skills and have fun in the process. The result is Rhetoric – The Public Speaking Game™. There are four types of tasks: Topic - Players draw a card with a single word on it.

The Future of Learning and Training

TJ Walker Interactive

For decades I’ve dreamed about training people on public speaking and media training through the computer. FYI, I now have nearly 2 dozen courses on Udemy–all are speaking related–but some are as specific as “Crisis Communications for Oil and Gas Executives.” If you have topics you’d like to see turned into online courses, or if you’d like a no-cost demo on how the whole live Skype training works, please give me a call.

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Rhetoric – The Pubic Speaking Game™

Manner of Speaking

I am pleased and excited to announce Rhetoric – The Public Speaking Game™, the brainchild of my friend, Florian Mueck , and me. Florian and I have a passion for good public speaking. So we set out to create a game that would help players improve their public speaking skills and have fun in the process. The result is Rhetoric – The Public Speaking Game™. There are four types of tasks: Topic - Players draw a card with a single word on it.

Customizing Your Presentation

Communication Steroids

Skip to content Follow: RSS Twitter Home About Contact Us Current Programs Inner Circle Newsletter Products 20 Presentation Skills That Kill: Audio CDSeminar Social Media and Public Relations: Audio Task Oriented Teams: Audio CDSeminar What We Do Customizing Your Presentation by Tim 'Gonzo' Gordon on March 22, 2010 Should you customize all of your presentations? If you’re speaking to a smaller audience, your payoff will be worth it if you can tailor your presentation.

Political Candidate Media and Public Speaking Training

TJ Walker Interactive

Political Candidate Media and Public Speaking Training. Everything a political candidate needs to know about giving speeches and speaking to the media during a campaign. You will learn how to speak to voters through speeches, presentations, debates and media interviews. While paid advetising and deep pockets are still important, the most potent force in any successful campaign is the candidate speaking and communicating effectively. SECTION 2: Public Speaking.

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BBC 2’s The Speaker - The Final

Pro Humorist

As some of the reviews of The Speaker have said, and I am inclined to agree, it felt a little bit icky when they got taken to Malawi to meet children who were poverty-stricken so that the young speakers could have a topic for their final speech. They would get given a topic and have to bust out a speech in a head to head with the other peeps who didn’t get through. Regular readers will be familiar with some of the tips on public speaking that I have provided here.

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BBC 2’s The Speaker - The Final

Pro Humorist

As some of the reviews of The Speaker have said, and I am inclined to agree, it felt a little bit icky when they got taken to Malawi to meet children who were poverty-stricken so that the young speakers could have a topic for their final speech. They would get given a topic and have to bust out a speech in a head to head with the other peeps who didn’t get through. Regular readers will be familiar with some of the tips on public speaking that I have provided here.

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A Conversation with Bob Sands on Sermons and Speechwriting

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

He has coached and written keynote speeches for executives, helped salespeople hone their speaking skills and developed communication strategies for both political candidates and elected officials. The call covered a wide range of topics including: Bob’s techniques for crafting a sermon, most often delivered to a familiar audience. To hear these and other topics discussed click on the podcast icon below.

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PowerPoint Karaoke slides

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

It was all in good fun, and we had some very interesting takes on the topics. It is a great way to both practise your impromptu speaking skills, and to have some practise with PowerPoint. Here is how I did it: Draw for random speaking order. Draw for random topic order – I didn’t want to be too nasty and give somebody a topic that they knew absolutely nothing about, so they could select topics beforehand.

Hosting a Meeting in Unfamiliar Territory

Speaking Of...

I wrote my introduction, and prepared a few topics based on the audience research I'd conducted beforehand. I asked for and got the audience to participate, including sharing a Big Idea or two that people wanted to use/try to boost their speaking to a new level. Consider what your audience is likely to have done on the day you speak, especially if they are flying into a different time zone to hear you.

World Cup 2010: Putting Mistakes Behind You

Green Room Speakers

Sunday, June 27, 2010 World Cup 2010: Putting Mistakes Behind You Here is a speaking challenge I hear over and over again from my clients: Once I mess up, I just cant get back on track. Truly, one of the most powerful speaking skills is the ability to put your mistakes behind you. For more on this topic, look at my post from last September, Be a Starfish Speaker.

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Clean Up Your Presentation – There’s an App for That!

DeFinis Communications

Use your smartphone to improve your public speaking skills. But did you know your smartphone can also help you improve your public speaking skills? Even those who engage in public speaking infrequently might benefit from Ummo or a similar app. Say you are presenting new material, explaining a complicated topic, or speaking to a larger than normal group. You’ll want to practice often so you can speak with greater clarity.

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Public Speaking Training – The Essential Guide

Manner of Speaking

Why invest in public speaking training? The ability to speak well in public and share a message that is clear, compelling and that moves people to take action is a critical business skill. Companies like Microsoft, LinkedIn, Fast Company and other have conducted surveys in which they asked heads of companies and organizations the question: What are the skills you look for in potential future leaders of your company or organization? Before the public speaking training.

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How to join a Toastmasters Club (Part 1) - What is it about?

The Shy Speaker's Guide to Succes on Stage

NTU PPT TRAINING FILES The Shy Speaker's Guide to Success on Stage Tips & Strategies to Help You Speak Effectively to Anyone, Anywhere, Anytime Stay updated via RSS Get Gary Now!: Rated PSBs Top 10 Most Influential Bloggers on Public Speaking 2007 The Public Speaking Blogospheres Top 100 Definitive Blogs on Public Speaking Sign Up for Free Materials! Search this Blog Gary Tweets How to Model and Make the Most Out of Every Public Speaking Performance!

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Webinars: Aceing Interviews, Crafting Messages, Coaching Your Client - A Quick Survey

Speak to Lead

Several of you have been asking me when I would be doing any webinars or teleseminars for PR and Communication professionals on topics related to media and speaking skills, messaging, attracting new clients, etc. Well the time has come!

You're good enough as you are

Speak Schmeak

I met with a client recently who had next to no speaking experience on his current topic. This is a fairly typical situation, where a client comes to me because they have expertise in another area, but are now required by their job to speak on a topic that is new to them. He told me that no one had ever told him that, even in his previous speaking training. It made him feel so much better to know that JUST BEING HIM was going to be a benefit to his speaking.

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The Live Audience in Online Public Speaking Courses: One More Try

The Communication Blog

After reading the varied posts, I’m convinced we (as an academic discipline) don’t have any evidence for the claims that a live audience is either effective or necessary in online public speaking courses. In fact, I don’t know of any research showing that assembling 6 or more people and presenting a speech to them will improve someone’s public speaking skills more than will delivering it to a camera. audience live audience online public speaking Public Speaking

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Best iPhone Apps for Public Speaking

The Speaker Point

April 12, 2011 Posts Comments The Speaker Point Helping you master public speaking and communication skills Home Delivery Speech Analysis Making Money Preparation Reviews About Best iPhone Apps for Public Speaking February 25, 2011 By Alex Cequea View Comments The world of apps is a vast and inviting place, but it can easily get overwhelming. Public Speaking- Hypno Tranquility (free): This app comes with 5 tracks from Steve G. Confident Public Speaking!

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What's on your public speaking wish list?

The Eloquent Woman

You might be keeping track of improvements you want to make in your speaking skills, solutions for your pet speaking peeves, or just wishing for a better remote or a Kindle to hold your notes. Share your public speaking wish list in the comments so we can see what speakers are wishing for these days. Every speaker's got a wish list. What's on yours?

You don't have to go it alone

Speak Schmeak

Last year in the Speak to Engage Mentoring and Mastery program, these questions and many more were asked, and answered, by the participants on our monthly coaching and accountability calls, and during our visioning retreats where we created 6- and 12-month plans for speaking success. But when you're the only person speaking for your business or your company, it can feel a bit lonely. Check out Speak to Engage Mentoring and Mastery here.

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How Obama could eliminate his ums (and so could you)

Speaking about Presenting

A number of high-profile presentation bloggers and authors have commented recently on Barack Obama’s speaking style - when he doesn’t have his teleprompter in front of him. Barack Obama, whose superior speaking skills undoubtedly contributed to his ascent to the presidency, is known to lapse into unwords whenever he departs from his trusty teleprompter and speaks extemporaneously.

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Wednesday4Women Blog Carnival: “Top Presentation Strategies for Women”

DeFinis Communications

I recently came across an excellent article at TrainingMag.com that explores gender roles in public speaking. To briefly summarize, the author identifies several differences in the way men and women give presentations and how both genders can learn from each other to improve their speaking skills. A handful of tips women may use to help improve their presentation skills. Advice for you to feel more comfortable, confident and in control when you speak.

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Seven ways to practice public speaking at work

Speak Schmeak

Think you don't need public speaking skills? Along with the results of its 21st annual Jobs Report Survey of 9,290 IT professionals, Computerworld published this article entitled " Nine Nontechie Skills that Hiring Managers Wish You Had." #3 3 is "an aptitude for public speaking." It's getting harder and harder to find a job that doesn't require competency in communication and public speaking skills. What are you doing to improve your skills?

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A Tough Act to Follow

Manner of Speaking

There is a lot more to running a major corporation than public speaking, but it’s one of the things that Steve Jobs does better than almost anyone else among his peers. When Steve Jobs speaks, people listen. His public speaking skills are legendary and it’s part of why he’s revered. The real genius in Steve Jobs’ public speaking ability isn’t mere eloquence. He possesses the rare ability to speak simply about complicated concepts.

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What's your public speaking or presenting advice--fortune-cookie style?

The Eloquent Woman

Today, I'm asking readers to share their best public speaking advice--but in the form of a fortune, such as you'd find in a fortune cookie. Go here to subscribe to Step Up Your Speaking, my free email newsletter that looks at a different speaking topic in depth each month.then become a fan of The Eloquent Woman on Facebook and join the conversation with thousands of other women (and men) about public speaking skills and confidence

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TED Conversations let you discuss big ideas with the speakers.online

The Eloquent Woman

You'll have the chance to discuss topics in three categories (ideas, debate and questions; search for and tag topics of interest to you; link specific TED talks to a discussion; and more. You won't just be discussing topics with other TED fans, but with many of the speakers and community members you'll recognize from previous interactions with the TED website. Check out this new public speaking community and share your thoughts on it in the comments.

Closed for birthday

The Eloquent Woman

Go here to subscribe to Step Up Your Speaking, my free email newsletter that looks at a different speaking topic in depth each month.then become a fan of The Eloquent Woman on Facebook and join the conversation with thousands of other women (and men) about public speaking skills and confidence For U.S. readers, today is the Memorial Day holiday.and it's my birthday. So no posts from The Eloquent Woman blog today! Enjoy your Monday.

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Women in the U.S. Senate. 17 Strong…and Hopefully Growing

DeFinis Communications

For one politically astute and well informed woman I met last week, it is the fear of public speaking that’s keeping her from her political ambitions. Running for higher office and representing voters requires not only having great command of the issues, but also an easy comfort level speaking in front of all kinds of groups. Whether it’s a town hall presentation, a media interview or a larger main stage speech, public speaking plays a significant role in politics.

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