Seven speech-techniques powering Obama’s UN Address

The Presenter's Blog

It was the number one rhetorical technique within the president’s UN speech, and we saw it in the very first line: “… we come together at a crossroads between war and peace; between disorder and integration; between fear and hope.”. by Peter Paskale. Powerful speeches contain powerful content.

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Fear of Public Speaking, Pt. II – Breathing Techniques

Matt Eventoff

I of this series I went over a number of tips and tactics to deal with the fear of public speaking. Today will focus 0n a few of my favorite breathing techniques to use prior to presenting or giving a speech: 1. This is awesome for the few minutes before you are actually going to be speaking. It is a yogic breathing technique I first learned from struggling through Vinyasa yoga classes with Nicole , and now practice for 5-10 minutes every day. In Pt.

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Microphone Techniques for Speakers and Performers

Inter-Activ Presenting and Influencing

Why is handheld microphone technique so important for speakers? Have you ever seen someone speak into a handheld microphone and yet been unable to hear them clearly, you’ve probably been tempted to blame the PA system? Bad microphone technique is like bad breath. The primary cause of poor microphone technique is a lack of understanding of a property of microphones called directionality, which relates to the direction from which they best pick up the sound.

Would it help if I sounded like a man? 5 Techniques for Quiet Talkers

Kate's Voice

On the average, women now speak only 2/3 […]. Many women think that a powerful voice is a low voice. Perhaps believing this to be the case, as women have stepped into more and more leadership positions in business, politics and the community, the average pitch of women’s voices in the western world has dropped significantly. Executive Presence gender mask resonance vocal power

Two unconventional (okay, downright weird) anxiety techniques

Speak Schmeak

While I'm moving this week, I've invited some of my favorite public speaking and communications bloggers to guest post here on Speak Schmeak. Two Unconventional (Okay, Downright Weird) Anxiety Techniques I’m Teaching in my Public Speaking Class That You Can Try, Too!

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Practice Breathing to Manage Public Speaking Fear

Speaking Freely

Breathing to manage public speaking fear really works. Every article you read on managing fear and anxiety for public speaking will suggest learning to breathe deeply and diaphragmatically.

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?”

The Alchemy of Public Speaking: Turning Performance Anxiety into Presence

Speaking Freely

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Standing in the Rush: How to Transform Stage Fright and Fear of Public Speaking

Speaking Freely

This is the absolute bottom line of what to do to transform your public speaking tension and performance anxiety into radiant, authentic presence so that you shine in front of others. Coaching a corporate HR executive from a Fortune 100 company on his anxiety about public speaking, I said something new, something I’ve never [.].

Nine awesome techniques for managing presentation and public speaking nerves

Inter-Activ Presenting and Influencing

The most asked question I get is “how can I overcome my fear of public speaking&#. Inevitably I will change the wording during this process as I notice that some phrases just don’t work or flow naturally when I am speaking. It is a worldwide network of public speaking clubs providing a safe place to practice and gain feedback. – what techniques have you found to help you or your colleagues. Nerves Presentation Skills Public Speaking

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!

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.

22 Humor Techniques from Politics

Humor Power

The Obama Technique. The Gingrich Technique. The Mitt Romney Technique. The Cheney Technique. The Rick Perry Technique. Just speak and you’ll naturally say something funny. The Bill Clinton Technique. The Hillary Clinton Technique. The Ron Paul Technique. The Herman Cain Technique. The Jon Huntsman Technique. The Nancy Pelosi Technique. The Joe Biden Technique. The John Boehner Technique.

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

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).

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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.

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.

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!

The Power of Self-Expression

Speaking Freely

“What we say is important… for in most cases the mouth speaks what the heart is full of.”- Authenticity Communication Fear of Public Speaking public speaking Public Speaking Courses Public Speaking Training self-expression Speaking from the Heart Techniques to Clear Fear Transparency Cure for Fear of Public Speaking overcoming fear of public speaking overcoming stage fright Public Speaking Course public speaking training

The Truth About Public Speaking

Matt Eventoff

There is a saying in boxing that holds true for public speaking – “Styles Make Fights.” 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. The key is identifying characteristics and techniques that work for that particular individual – just like snowflakes, no two styles are identical.

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!

Secrets to Building a Successful Speaking Business

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

He shared the tips and techniques that he has used to build his own successful speaking business. Works best if you write as you speak. Podcasts Public Speaking Social Media National Speakers Association Shep Hyken “The job is not doing the speech. It is getting the speech” – Shep Hyken The National President of the NSA, Shep Hyken, CSP, CPAE spoke to members of the NSA Northern California Chapter on Saturday.

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I want to see the speaker, not the coaching

Speak Schmeak

As a speaking coach, I always learn something from watching others present, and of course, I analyze everything about their approach to see what I can pass along to my community. Their vocal inflections lacked authenticity and sounded over-rehearsed, not how people speak in "real life."

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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. Fun Stuff General Comments Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies Speakers Photo by Zsuzsanna Kilian Happy Almost-New-Year!

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3 Speaking Skills That Will Help You Communicate Data

Duarte Blog

In the public speaking workshops we offer at Duarte, we typically focus on increasing a speaker’s comfort, dynamism, and empathy in order to elevate their overall speaking skills. Recognize your strengths and your natural speaking style and build upon it! Speak With Your Hands.

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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.

Speaking to inspire

PowerPoint Tips

The topic was “From Death by PowerPoint to Life by PowerPoint: Speaking to Inspire.”. Book a Speak to Inspire workshop! Would you like me to do a Speak to Inspire workshop for your organization? Get my free video training, "13 techniques that will make designing your slides EASY."

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. Once you start speaking, it's much easier to keep speaking.

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Queen Rania and Public Speaking – 7 Lessons

Matt Eventoff

Queen Rania and Public Speaking – 7 Lessons. It is too early to tell if any of these men and women will “break out” and emerge on the global stage due to oratorical or public speaking ability. She does not read from her speech, and she rarely speaks while looking down at them.

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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.

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?

Public Speaking Expert: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Matt Eventoff

The next legend in a series on public speaking experts is one of the greatest orators ever, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He is unquestionably a public speaking expert. He was speaking in support of the striking sanitation workers in Memphis. Cadence is so important to every presenter- one technique to learn cadence that I employ often – read great speeches along with the soundtrack of the person delivering it.

Use PowerPoint like a flip chart–draw as you speak

PowerPoint Tips

This technique is especially helpful when you draw. You draw as you speak. Get my free video training, "13 techniques that will make designing your slides EASY." The post Use PowerPoint like a flip chart–draw as you speak appeared first on PowerPoint Tips Blog.

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. Shake Up Your Speaking: Get Real.

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Two Views on Public Speaking Training: Skills and Technique vs. Personal Style

DeFinis Communications

I had lunch with a colleague last week and we had a rousing discussion about two different approaches to teaching public speaking and presentation skills. . We teach the techniques, behaviors and skills that are associated with powerful and effective public speaking —and we do it with a proprietary coaching approach that gets great results. For example, I recently worked with a group of experienced presenters who had accumulated some bad speaking habits.

7 business speaking tips from the Inaugural Address

The Presenter's Blog

By analysing speeches we gain access to the speech-writing knowledge and techniques of the people who wrote them, and of the leaders who delivered them. The President is using a public speaking tool called Apophasis. Dry facts alone seldom achieve results in public speaking.

PowerPoint, Speaking or Sex?

Thoughts On Presenting And Design

   When I taught public speaking at Princeton, I developed a variety of ways to help nervous students combat speaking anxiety.    And that would make the point exactly:  the same symptoms get defined as bad when you’re about to speak and great when you’re about to have some fun.    This technique takes a little time to master, but once you do you will find it very helpful. 

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Speaking tips from Taylor Swift

The Presenter's Blog

Taylor Swift’s new album ‘ 1989 ’ contains three ideas to stir-up your writing and your speaking. Swift uses metaphor and simile but what makes her lyrics interesting are three unusual techniques designed to make things sound weird — to mix things up. It’s a simple technique to copy.

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.

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Is Your Speaking Art or Appliance?

Speak and Deliver

Artwork by Karen Sloan When we first learn Public Speaking, it can be a lot like art class. We get some feedback and a grade, then start all over again, as we strive to perfect our style and learn new techniques. Message + Skills = Speak and Deliver.

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