The Truth About Public Speaking

Matt Eventoff

There is a saying in boxing that holds true for public speaking – “Styles Make Fights.” Styles also make presentations, speeches and media appearances – every person is unique and every person has a unique style, something that works for them. . This is why I have always felt that the idea that you can become a great orator after reading a book on public speaking is like being prepared to go on the Tour de France after reading a book on bicycling– not really possible.

How will the New Pope Fare as a Public Speaker?

DeFinis Communications

Public speaking is an important success trait for anyone, including the person filling the Pontiff seat. According to some in the media, newly elected Pope Francis doesn’t get high marks for charisma, but his relaxed and chatty style will put people at ease.

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Introverts' speaking style aids leadership?

The Eloquent Woman

So, even though introverts often find speaking exhausting, they can use their personality preferences to change their speaker presence, prepare better and keep the conversations moving. Tags: women and public speaking introverts personality and speaking

Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 227) – Boris Johnson

Manner of Speaking

“My speaking style was criticised by no less an authority than Arnold Schwarzenegger. Humour Quotes for Public Speakers Boris Johnson humor public speaking quotes quotesIt was a low moment, my friends, to have my rhetorical skills denounced by a monosyllabic Austrian cyborg.” — Boris JohnsonFiled under: Humour, Quotes for Public Speakers.

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Does Obama's speaking style make him our first woman president?

The Eloquent Woman

Not so long ago, women would be censured for speaking or writing in public. Bush, during a campaign in which Ronald Reagan employed "effeminate" speaking techniques to advantage, while Ferraro took a more traditionally masculine tone. 4 myths to stop about women and public speaking.

Public Speaking, Is Style or Substance More Important? | Presentation Skills

TJ Walker Interactive

Uncategorized presentation skills presentation training public speaking style style versus substance substance

Introducing The Eloquent Woman Booklist

The Eloquent Woman

It's not intended to be a comprehensive directory of books about speaking, just those we've featured here. I hope you'll use the booklist as a tool for exploring more about women and public speaking, or just finding tools to inspire and inform your next speech!

Book journal: Credibility and the feminine rhetorical style

The Eloquent Woman

So are their speaking styles masculine or feminine? And if you know how women have systematically been excluded from public speaking throughout history, it''s no wonder that women developed a more private, intimate, personal style of speaking, is it?

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The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

The Eloquent Woman

Like a man (headdesk): This article--by a woman--tells women execs to "adjust your speaking style to the world of men." About the quote: From our Pinterest board of quotes for public speakers , yet another reason to speak up, eloquent women.

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Public Speaking and Palm-Reading: What Are Your Hands Saying?

Matt Eventoff

Earlier this week, when discussing body language, Brad took the position that the “steepled” position for hands while speaking– where fingertips touch – is a body language faux pas, and can send signals of defensiveness and/or arrogance. My (contrarian) position: utilizing either “the steeple” or “the nest” for your hands while speaking may work very well; or you may appear guarded. . Presenting, speaking or appearing before the media isn’t any different.

Be the only presenter who stands out with a truly TED-quality talk

The Eloquent Woman

In the past few years, I've coached scores of speakers who want to make a big change in their public speaking and presenting style by giving talks in the style of TED. Why mimic TED style when you can craft a compelling talk that meets TED quality?

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"I was the only one who really followed the TED-talk approach"

The Eloquent Woman

In the past year, I've coached scores of speakers who want to make a big change in their public speaking and presenting style by giving talks in the style of TED. Others think all "TED-style" talks are 18 minutes.or Now that's a public speaking goal!

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Governor Chris Christie: 8 Communication Lessons

Matt Eventoff

One of the reasons for his selection was certainly his ability to utilize vivid language and an animated speaking style to move audiences. Above is an example of the Governor speaking.

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4 Ways to Become a Charismatic Speaker

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

Develop a Speaking Voice. Know when to vary your speaking style. Develop an effective speaking voice to charm people into persuasion. Most of them make themselves look approachable not only by the way they speak, but also by the way they move people through body language.

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Fear of Public Speaking? You Are Not Alone…

Matt Eventoff

I enjoy Anderson’s speaking style – he appears confident, is conversational and has great control and is masterful in his use of paralanguage while reporting. . Imagine my surprise to read that Anderson Cooper, who presents in front of millions and millions of people (indirectly) everyday, prime-time, has struggled with… a fear of public speaking ? AC: On a more ridiculous level, public speaking.

Be The Eloquent Woman: New workshop May 15 in Washington DC

The Eloquent Woman

Today, I''m convening my Be The Eloquent Woman workshop in Oxford, UK, as a pre-conference session at the annual conference of the UK Speechwriters Guild. I''m excited to bring this workshop to women working in UK and European corporations and universities--but want to be sure that U.S.

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Insightful Book on Better Speaking

Duarte Blog

I love the book “ Great Speeches for Better Speaking ” by Michael E. It’s a smart book that’s written in a very accessible style and tone. Tags: Book Reviews Diary book review Delivery eidenbuller history speaking style

The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

The Eloquent Woman

Is most of your public speaking on conference calls? Find out why videoconferencing is the core of remote teams , with some good tips for speaking effectively on video calls. It flew in the face of public speaking styles of its day, and this article details the differences.

Too Busy? Try to set aside some time.

Dahle Communication

Take some time each week to practice your speeches or speaking style. Communication PowerPoint ppt Practice Presentations Public SpeakingOver the past couple of months, I have been crazy busy!

8 famous speeches by young women in The Eloquent Woman Index

The Eloquent Woman

It''s a rhythmic and mesmerizing piece, her trademark speaking style. They ranged in age from 12 to 25 when they gave these famous speeches, but each of these young women had enough impact to make it into The Eloquent Woman Index of Famous Speeches by Women.

More ways to use The Eloquent Woman Index of Famous Women's Speeches

The Eloquent Woman

Stand and deliver: The inability to speak in public spurred the earliest of these 6 famous speeches about voting by women speakers Go global: More than a third of the Index includes non-U.S.

'Be The Eloquent Woman' at my October speaking workshop in Amsterdam

The Eloquent Woman

I''ll be leading Be The Eloquent Woman , my day-long workshop on women and public speaking, as a pre-conference session at the European Speechwriter Network''s autumn speechwriters and business communicators conference in Amsterdam on 23 October.

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Another strong woman speaker movie coming: Viola Davis as Barbara Jordan

The Eloquent Woman

Following in the wake of The King's Speech and The Iron Lady comes word that public speaking--and a strong woman speaker--will be on the big screen again.

The audience has heard it before. how do you make it yours?

Speak Schmeak

There's a big disconnect when you try to copy someone else's mannerisms, vocal patterns or speaking style; you seem insincere and the audience can't quite "feel" the real you. If you watch American Idol , you'll hear this a lot from the judges: "Put your own spin on the music.

Famous Speech Friday: Tess Vigeland on quitting with no plan B

The Eloquent Woman

So she's doing and trying many things, and speaking openly about them here. Speaking into a microphone can be a great networking tool: As Vigelund learned, speaking to a live audience is a special kind of networking, one that landed her a book deal.

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What women speakers can learn about interruptions from the debates

The Eloquent Woman

presidential candidates and looks specifically at interruptions as a speaking tool, since there were plenty of them in this debate. In "Would you please let me finish." linguist Deborah Tannen today tackles the second debate between this year's U.S.

New! 2 workshops on creating a TED-quality talk set for January 2016

The Eloquent Woman

I've spent much of the past five years coaching more than 100 speakers who've been featured on the TEDMED stage, at TEDx conferences around the world, or on TED.com to give proper TED talks.and many more to give talks in the style of TED.

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Do women really speak more than men? Not so much.

The Eloquent Woman

(Editor's note: I just took a poll on Facebook, asking who speaks more in the course of a day --men, women, or neither--that is, they both speak about the same number of words. Just one respondent knew the right answer, that both genders speak about the same number of words.

Are you a speaker or an impressionist?

Speak Schmeak

He sent me a video of a president whose speaking style he admires, so I could see one of his role models in action. Each of us has ways of speaking and expressing ourselves that are unique only to us. Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies Voice

New: Full movie trailer of Meryl Streep as Margaret Thatcher in "The Iron Lady"

The Eloquent Woman

Because public speaking was such a big part of Thatcher's political career, the movie promises many scenes that recreate not only her speeches, but how her advisers prepared her for them--and how she took control of her own public image and speaking style.

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Speed up and stop enunciating.?

Speak Schmeak

Overly precise enunciation and a slow speaking pace makes him look stiff, boring and robotic. Part of the problem is that he's speaking from a script , which is hard enough to do well without filming it on video.) Imagine these faces when you're speaking to the camera.

The Eloquent Woman Index reaches 150 famous speeches by women

The Eloquent Woman

Not just gender diversity: The Index and the FSF series were created to restore some gender balance in the world of public speaking, where many of the "best of" lists and available archived speeches are those given by men.

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4 effective ways to read a letter as part of your speech

The Eloquent Woman

It happens in all sorts of speaking engagements. Don't feel compelled to imitate the voice of the letter writer: Some speakers I've worked with turn actor-like when reading letters, aiming for the accent and other speaking styles of the writer.

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What we can learn from the State of the Union

Dahle Communication

If people have an expectation that you are a good speaker, they are more likely to listen to what you have to say and will want to see you speak. He has consistently shown his powerful and engaging speaking style during his 2008 campaign and in his speeches since then.

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.

How will the New Pope Fare as a Public Speaker?

DeFinis Communications

Public speaking is an important success trait for anyone, including the person filling the Pontiff seat. According to some in the media, newly elected Pope Francis doesn’t get high marks for charisma, but his relaxed and chatty style will put people at ease.

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Famous Speech Friday: Theresa May's 1st prime minister's questions

The Eloquent Woman

For the prime minister, of course, it's both a speaking challenge and a speaking opportunity. It's a good reminder for the rest of us that, before you step on stage to speak, it's well to get comfortable in your own shoes so you're ready for whatever comes.

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Not the usual suspects: 8 books that make me think differently about public speaking

The Eloquent Woman

You'll find plenty of books on public speaking, but this group features unusual takes on the topic. Challenges large and small, focused looks at important tactics, and big underlying ideas about speaking all find a place on this list--as do some books that focus on women and speaking. Women Speaking Up: Getting and Using Turns in Workplace Meetings is not the least expensive book on the list, and is certainly the most focused.

Do You Have Style?

Great Public Speaking

Many professional speakers ignore the fact that your style is just as important as having great content. Style and content work together in your professional speeches. Content will always be important but having a unique style is just as valuable.

Want to be a better presenter? – Then don’t copy your colleagues

Inter-Activ Presenting and Influencing

You need to learn to look at the fine detail of their speaking style, including things like the content of their talks, they way they structure their messages and how they use their voice and body language to bring those messages to life. DON’T BE A MONKEY! I write lots of posts about how to be a better presenter or speaker but am continually frustrated that I still see so many poor presentations.