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. What DO you enjoy about your job or this topic?

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Persuasive Speech: Actionable Writing Tips and Sample Topics

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What is Persuasive Speaking? Big List of Persuasive Speech Topics. Easy Persuasive Speech Topics. Interesting Persuasive Speech Topics. Good Persuasive Speech Topics on Controversial Issues. Funny Persuasive Speech Topics. What is Persuasive Speaking?

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Same topic, two different approaches

Speak Schmeak

Two speakers, same topic. Two presentations: same topic, but different outcome. You can stick to the bare-bones-get-it-over-with-just-the-facts-ma'am philosophy of public speaking, or you can make it something enjoyable and memorable for yourself and for the audience. Here's a visual example of the same topic presented in a bare-bones unemotional fashion vs. an engaging, interesting, artistic fashion: skateboard deterrents.

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Choosing a speech topic

Inter-Activ Presenting and Influencing

Sometimes you are told given a speech topic and other times the choice is left entirely up to you. The purpose of this short post is to give you some practical guidance on how to choose the best speech topic of a presentation. Speech Writing Presentation Skills Public Speaking speech writing tipsThis latter option can leave people feeling completely stuck.

Same topic, two different approaches

Speak Schmeak

Two speakers, same topic. Two presentations: same topic, but different outcome. You can stick to the bare-bones-get-it-over-with-just-the-facts-ma'am philosophy of public speaking, or you can make it something enjoyable and memorable for yourself and for the audience. Here's a visual example of the same topic presented in a bare-bones unemotional fashion vs. an engaging, interesting, artistic fashion: skateboard deterrents.

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How to speak on a Boring Topic | Public Speaking | Presentation Training

TJ Walker Interactive

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Selling Hope (and Other Intangible Topics) with Libby Gill

Speaker Launcher

As a professional speaker, there may come times when you don’t feel completely confident with the topic you’re speaking on. The post Selling Hope (and Other Intangible Topics) with Libby Gill appeared first on Jane Atkinson. As a professional speaker, there may come times when you don’t feel completely confident with the topic you’re speaking on. Libby answers questions like: Why is hope such an important topic right now?

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. It was because they had never had any training in public speaking.

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Should women speakers include--or avoid--topics about women?

The Eloquent Woman

The radio producer had found this blog and wanted to use it as a muse for a program on women and public speaking. Senator Kamala Harris, speaking at the march, addressed that head-on: We know that it is right in this nation to prioritize women’s issues. We tell most speakers to be authentic and speak from personal experience, at least in part; that their individual perspective is what "makes the talk."

Snowquester: Weather as bonding topic

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Current Affairs Public Speaking Science Travel ValuesThe sweet spot in bonding with strangers, neighbors, service providers, and even classmates and clients from decades ago has been the weather.    At least since Irene.    As Sandy and Nemo followed, the pull force of concern about the weather intensified.

Public Speaking: Speech Topics

Great Public Speaking

Talk only about what you know about and your credibility in your public speaking engagements will skyrocket. 30 day trial with over 350 public and professional speaking videos. Tags: tomantion Tom Antion public speaking presentation skills free speaker tips Tom Antion public speaking tom antion business AmazingPublicSpeaking.com offers you a $5.00

9 ways to make your topic sound exciting…even when it’s not!

Kate's Voice

Speaking vocal delivery vocal image vocal power color delivery Expression public speaking tipsThe other day, I attended a presentation at a two-hour “All-hands” meeting. There were 200 people in the room. There were 800 others listening or watching via IPTV. Most of the presenters went over time, and their presentations were full of data and slides that were hard to read. People were squirming in their chairs, [.].

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Ethics in Public Speaking

The Communication Blog

Ethics in Public Speaking I wrote this for the new edition of Essential Elements of Public Speaking, 7th edition (Hoboken, NJ: Pearson, 2021) but I thought it might be useful for any class in public speaking as a way of introducing the dimension of ethics and clarifying what is and what is not plagiarism. 6. __ A speaker uses figures from a poll taken twenty years ago on a fast-changing topic, but doesn’t mention when the poll was taken.

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There is no such thing as a dry topic

Speak Schmeak

I've heard from my clients who are engineers, finance people, doctors and scientists that their topics are dry and boring, that their audiences want tons of data, and that there's no way to make their presentations interesting. A topic is dry when the writer or speaker makes it that way. I sat with a client last week who was going to be giving a presentation on cloud computing, a technical topic for an audience who was going to be new to the concept. Download audio here.

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Public Speaking - Informative Speech Topics

Great Public Speaking

Get 30 days of public speaking training for only $5.00! seminar training tomantion Tom Antion public speaking get paid to speak free speaker tips Tom Antion tom antion business

What topics should I write more about?

Speak Schmeak

Please leave me a note in the comments about what public speaking-related topics you'd like to read more about. I cover some topics to death and others not enough, so it would be great to know what you're wanting more info about so I can do that for you! If you scroll down the sidebar, you can see the general categories that my topics fall under, but don't let those constrain your suggestions.

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Sandra Zimmer on Time to Shine Podcast: How to Overcome Fear of Public Speaking

Speaking Freely

If ever there was a podcast right for me Sandra Zimmer to speak, it is Oscar Santolalla’s Time to Shine Podcast! I’m proud to be Oscar’s 165th guest on his podcast which is devoted entirely to public speaking and becoming a great public speaker.

There is no such thing as a dry topic

Speak Schmeak

I've heard from my clients who are engineers, finance people, doctors and scientists that their topics are dry and boring, that their audiences want tons of data, and that there's no way to make their presentations interesting. A topic is dry when the writer or speaker makes it that way. I sat with a client last week who was going to be giving a presentation on cloud computing, a technical topic for an audience who was going to be new to the concept. Download audio here.

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Alcoholism No Longer Sexy Topic - But Growing Problem Among Aging Professionals

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Books careers Current Affairs Games Generational Divide legal Media Personal Musings Public Speaking ValuesAt a 12-step recovery meeting, a newcomer apologized for simply being an alcoholic. "I am a dino, I know," he said. Most of the others in the room were there primarily for opioids and crack. Alcohol had been a side dish. Drugs steal the show because they can be fatal - instantly. That grabs headlines and commentary by politicos.

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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.

Brainstorm Every Topic and Message for Your Speech | Public Speaking Training

TJ Walker Interactive

Uncategorized public speaking training

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How do I know what messages and topics will be? | Public Speaking Training

TJ Walker Interactive

Uncategorized public speaking training

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You Must be Passionate About Your Speech Topic | Public Speaking Training

TJ Walker Interactive

Uncategorized public speaking training

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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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Speaking off the cuff – a resource

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

You often hear me speaking about the value of impromptu speaking, and why learning to speak off the cuff is as important as learning to speak prepared. Here is a great resource ; an entire website dedicated to the art of “table topics&# , or speaking impromptu.What I like about the site is that he gives you a lot of templates, or outlines you can use for practising unprepared topics. Why do I need to practice speaking off the cuff??,

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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.

Public Speaking: Fun Speech Topics

Great Public Speaking

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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.

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.

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.

How to Become Great in Public Speaking: Presenting Best Practices

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In that case, you’ll benefit a lot from the public speaking tips and tricks we showcase in this post! What is Public Speaking? In the simplest terms, public speaking is the art of effective oral communication with one person or many. The Benefits of Public Speaking.

Structuring a topical comedy monologue within a speech

Nick R Thomas - A Public Speaker's Blog

How to construct a logically-sequenced and effective short topical comedy routine for public speaking In my previous post I wrote about adding topical jokes to a speech or presentation. and your audience will find it easier to follow if your topical gags and observations flow in a logical sequence rather than just delivering jokes in a scattergun fashion. The routine was introduced after the part where I spoke about writing topical comedy for radio.

Speaking tips from "Serial"

Speak Schmeak

Let's be honest: How many of you work this hard to make sure your topic and concepts are understood by your audience? I work with a lot of clients who speak and train on complex topics. Over the years, my clients' topics have included companion diagnostics, affect regulation, Six Sigma certification, private capital markets, securities fraud (from the mouth of the felon himself!), Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies Quick Fixes

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Podcast on Public Speaking

Manner of Speaking

We have discussed hundreds of topics ranging from cultural faux pas to traveling around the country to eating fondue. Last week, the subject of the show was public speaking and presentation skills. Radio Jack Vincent Podc presentations public speaking The Connectors World Radio SwitzerlandLast year, I wrote a post explaining how I had been invited to be a regular participant in a weekly talk show on World Radio Switzerland (WRS) called The Connectors.

Podcast on Public Speaking

Manner of Speaking

We have discussed hundreds of topics ranging from cultural faux pas to traveling around the country to eating fondue. Last week, the subject of the show was public speaking and presentation skills. Radio Jack Vincent Podc presentations public speaking The Connectors World Radio SwitzerlandLast year, I wrote a post explaining how I had been invited to be a regular participant in a weekly talk show on World Radio Switzerland (WRS) called The Connectors.

Top 70 Posts and 12 Hottest Topics in Professional Speaking for 2009

Speaking Pro Central Posts

It was good to see what the hottest topic was for 2009! So without further set, I’m happy to announce the Top Posts and Topics as defined by Social Filtering - meaning by everyone involved directly or indirectly in Speaking Pro Central. 10 tools for presenting with Twitter - Speaking about Presenting , October 13, 2009. Successful Speeches Blog &# 39 Things I’ve learned About Public Speaking - Successful Speeches Blog , March 17, 2009.

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A reader asks: "How do I find non-trivial quotes by women on my topic?"

The Eloquent Woman

Or, more precisely, you're seeking quotes from women that suit your topic, but they just seem to be unavailable? Women have historically had fewer chances to speak in public, and when they have spoken, their speeches were not recorded or transcribed, many times. As one who tries to report on women and public speaking, believe me: Searching for quotes by women is not an easy task.

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

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Employers request interview presentations for a few simple reasons: To assess your communication and public speaking skills. 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. Make sure to be meticulous, your work will speak for you. Backup your statements with facts.

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Speaking to inspire

PowerPoint Tips

The topic was “From Death by PowerPoint to Life by PowerPoint: Speaking to Inspire.”. You’ll see in a minute why that story was important for the topic. Share your topic in the comments. Book a Speak to Inspire workshop! Would you like me to do a Speak to Inspire workshop for your organization? The post Speaking to inspire appeared first on PowerPoint Tips Blog. Last Monday, I spoke to the Boca Raton Junior League.

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How To Deliver a Profitable Webinar with Rhonda Scharf

Speaker Launcher

She has earned her Certified Speaking Professional, is a member of […]. Where to find webinar topics. The Wealthy Speaker Podcast audience engagement dead airtime powerpoint presentations pricing for webinars profitable webinars Rhonda Scharf webinar topics webinars

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Speaking Pro Central

Manner of Speaking

Similar in concept to Alltop , Speaking Pro Central is a collection of blog posts and articles all around the business of speaking. It uses a special technology to create a “topic hub&# ; i.e., a site that aggregates content from a variety of sources, organizes the content around keywords in the topic domain – in this case, public speaking. They come to the content community to find information on particular topics of interest to them.

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Best Public Speaking Gestures

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 Public Speaking Gestures March 18, 2011 By Alex Cequea View Comments (Guest post by Eric Carter ) Chances are, if you are on this site you are familiar with public speaking gurus like Dr. Wayne Dyer or someone like Mark Victor Hansen. They speak with their body, and communicate with their heart.