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. However, that can mean uh-oh, it's pillow time to the audience because everyone says that.

Public Speaking Techniques - How to Close a Speech

Great Public Speaking

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 One of the worst mistakes you can make as a public speaker is talking too long.

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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. The biggest question they are asked is: “How can I control my public speaking fears?”

Better Public Speaking Techniques - Presenting Like a Pro

Great Public Speaking

[link] If you want to get paid for your public speaking engagements then you need to know what professional speakers know. Over 450 public and professional speaking videos

There's no such thing as a dry topic, only a dry speaker

Speak Schmeak

The other day someone commented on a post I wrote, saying, "Public speaking is easy if you love what you're speaking about and know it thoroughly. But sadly, not everyone feels passionate about their speaking topic.

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Speaking tips from "Serial"

Speak Schmeak

I work with a lot of clients who speak and train on complex topics. Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies Quick FixesI finally got around to finishing the original season of the podcast "Serial," in which the case of convicted murder Adnan Syed is re-evaluated in detail by investigative journalist Sarah Koenig. I had listened to the first four episodes on a road trip last year, but never picked it up again.

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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!

2019 109

Your lizard brain doesn't want you to speak

Speak Schmeak

There's nothing wrong with you if you're nervous about speaking in front of an audience. Those of us who speak all the time and have been doing it for decades still get nervous! It very likely will not go away completely, and you will have some speaking engagements that dredge up more anxiety than others. Public Speaking Anxiety Public Speaking Techniques and StrategiesMy clients will frequently say to me, "I don't understand why I'm so nervous.

2018 126

Want to sound smarter when speaking?

Speak Schmeak

I received the following email the other day, and I thought it would be worth sharing my response with you, because it goes to the heart of my philosophy of public speaking. "I I am writing an article on ways to sound smarter when speaking. Dear reader, if you read this post hoping to find out how to sound smarter when you speak, I apologize. The audience appreciates a speaker who exhibits confidence and speaks articulately. Shake Up Your Speaking: Get Real.

2017 138

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. ??)

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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

Holly Jolly holiday speaking tips!

Speak Schmeak

To celebrate this final week of the year, I''ve decided to share some of my favorite holiday-themed posts from my fellow speaking experts and coaches. John Zimmer: A Charlie Brown Christmas: Linus'' Speech Angela DeFinis: Public Speaking and the Holidays blog carnival (featuring holiday-themed public speaking posts from 14 speaking experts!) Fun Stuff General Comments Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies Speakers

2013 126

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 Technology

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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 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 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 InterviewsHere's part 1: Seven steps to more compelling presentations And part 2: How to structure a winning presentation Thanks to Fiona Collie for an article full of great tips, and for some of the most accurate quotations I've ever read from a journalist!

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!

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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.

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Do you need massive action or fine-tuning?

Speak Schmeak

One of my clients just emailed out his speaking schedule, inviting colleagues to attend. Here's what I saw: 29 speaking engagements. Business leaders who speak to grow their businesses also need to create an advantage over their competitors.

2019 158

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

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.

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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

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Get your free copy of Presenting for Humans before April 15

Speak Schmeak

Presenting for Humans Products Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies Specials and SalesHey y'all! I'm giving away 100 digital copies of Presenting for Humans: Insights for Speakers on Ditching Perfection and Creating Connection ! I'm celebrating the second anniversary of publishing my first book on April 14 and I want you to have a copy!

2019 109

Inspired to speak: The King's Speech

Speak Schmeak

An inspiring and moving film, The King's Speech tells the story of the reluctant king, George VI, in the years leading up to his coronation and first major speech of World War II, and the man who helps him overcome his fearful approach to speaking (and life). Through physical exercise, breathing, conversation and a variety of (sometimes questionable) techniques, Lionel guides Bertie through the process of facing his fear, his frustration, his setbacks, and his ultimate responsibility.

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Storytelling in 30 seconds - can you do it?

Speak Schmeak

Engaging the Audience Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies Stories TV inspiredIt's been a while since I posted about a TV commercial (ah, the beauty of the DVR), but here's one I came across recently that perfectly demonstrates the concepts of concise, compelling and clear storytelling. The message is delivered in 30 seconds, through visuals, music and exactly two spoken sentences. Can you be this concise, compelling and clear in your messaging?

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Four reasons to stop using PowerPoint

Speak Schmeak

Engaging the Audience PowerPoint Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies TechnologyMany of my speaker colleagues reject the use of slides. They say slides are boring, prevent engagement, and distract the audience away from the speaker's message. And yep, they do.

2018 159

7 tips for speaking up in meetings

Speak Schmeak

Not knowing when we're going to be called on to speak. There seems to be an ingrained insecurity in many of us when it comes to speaking up at meetings. Whether it's the discomfort of not having prepared arguments or answers, or whether it's the fear of sounding like an idiot when we do speak up, meetings are a stressful environment for many of us. In a previous blog post, I talked about speaking off the cuff , and being prepared for those times when. Meetings.

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

How speaking is like a dinner party

Speak Schmeak

Just remember to be yourself." ~ Mireille Guiliano, French Women for All Seasons Substitute "speaking" for "hosting" and "entertaining" and Mireille has just described the fears and insecurities of every speaker, but also the possibilities. In fact, speaking and hosting guests are very similar: 1. Quick Fixes Engaging the Audience Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies"Entertaining is about creating suitable and inviting occasions.

2011 167

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

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I dare you to be expressive

Speak Schmeak

My client is passionate about her cause, and when she speaks about it, her passion comes out. When I hear her speak, I get excited too! Authenticity Confidence Engaging the Audience Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies Taking RisksOne of my clients has been working her way through the upper levels of her organization with a culture-changing idea for her company.

2019 158

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 InterviewsHere's part 1: Seven steps to more compelling presentations And part 2: How to structure a winning presentation Thanks to Fiona Collie for an article full of great tips, and for some of the most accurate quotations I've ever read from a journalist!

Why can't every talk be a TED talk?

Speak Schmeak

TEDxUCLA TED talks are the "it-girl" of speaking. I've written about many of them here on Speak Schmeak, in fact. I teach a range of public speaking concepts, provide activities and exercises to help the group internalize and remember the concepts, and then provide practical feedback as they practice the skills related to the concepts. I can be persuasive and inspiring and even teach some public speaking skills in that amount of time.

2019 141

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.

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"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 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.

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7 tips for speaking up in meetings

Speak Schmeak

Not knowing when we're going to be called on to speak. There seems to be an ingrained insecurity in many of us when it comes to speaking up at meetings. Whether it's the discomfort of not having prepared arguments or answers, or whether it's the fear of sounding like an idiot when we do speak up, meetings are a stressful environment for many of us. In a previous blog post, I talked about speaking off the cuff , and being prepared for those times when. Meetings.

I can't believe I've never taught this.

Speak Schmeak

I just realized something yesterday when going through the surveys I've sent to my peeps about what kind of help they need with their public speaking. A lot of entrepreneurs, business professionals and nonprofit leaders WANT to be out there speaking, but they just don't know WHAT to say or HOW to say it. ??????So Products Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies Resources Specials and Salesthis is weird.

2019 109

Guest post on Live a Life Without Limits

Speak Schmeak

Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies The Business of SpeakingThis week I submitted a post to the Live a Life Without Limits blog. It's on being honest and proactive with your audience. I hope you enjoy it!

2012 130

Speaking from a script doesn't have to sound scripted

Speak Schmeak

Write like you speak, don't speak like you write. Writing and speaking are two different languages. If you speak like you write, you will most likely come across as though you are reading from a tome, and not in a good way. Even small changes that are more natural to your normal way of speaking will make a big impact on how you sound when reading the script. As such, it must be written as though you are speaking, not spoken as though it were writing.

2010 187

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

10 reasons to join the Presenting for Humans Success Circle

Speak Schmeak

Making connections with your fellow program members: A shared love of reading is already a great connection point among you, but your shared interest in speaking adds another level of depth to your connections. Want to make a pic collage or Pinterest board with public speaking memes? We will be 100% laser-focused on speaking. Your questions about speaking will be answered, your knowledge will grow, your opportunities to improve will expand.

2018 158

Stop playing it safe and start owning the stage!

Speak Schmeak

Just a quick message to tell you about my upcoming teleseminar series "Speak to Engage: 7-Step Shortcut to Public Speaking Success." Engaging the Audience Specials and Sales Programs Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies I''m offering an early bird special of $100 off for the first 7 people who register by Friday, April 12. Check it out!

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