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.

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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?

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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.

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

TJ Walker Interactive

Uncategorized boring boring topic how to presentation skills public speaking

Tough topics, tough audiences

Speak Schmeak

I came across the topic on two other public speaking blogs, so I decided to post a link to my own two cents. Tags: Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies Public Speaking Anxiety Adult Learning Principles This seems to be the month to talk about difficult audiences.

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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.

Public Speaking - Informative Speech Topics

Great Public Speaking

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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!

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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

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.

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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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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? This post also includes other paradoxes of public speaking listed by a popular productivity blog.

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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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

2013 52

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

TJ Walker Interactive

Uncategorized public speaking training

2013 52

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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Toastmaster Friday: 5 Steps to Surviving Table Topics Successfully

Speak and Deliver

When I hear people talk about the hardest part of a Toastmasters meeting, the strong majority answer is Table Topics. Sometimes the role of Table Topics Master (who leads the questions) is the easiest role to fill, since that person doesnt actually face a question!

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. And the definition of "tough topic" rests with you, the speaker. Just listen before you speak.

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: Fun Speech Topics

Great Public Speaking

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. Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies Quick Fixes

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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. The result is Rhetoric – The Public Speaking Game™. They must speak about the topic.

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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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. The result is Rhetoric – The Public Speaking Game™. They must speak about the topic.

Fear isn't the reason you avoid speaking.

Speak Schmeak

And yes, this is a metaphor for public speaking. And here's what I say to that: You don't HAVE to do public speaking. You GET to do public speaking! And then I might argue: What if you learned to like public speaking, or even love it? Not Alex Honnold.

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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.

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.

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. Typically, a talent acquisition team will suggest some broad interview presentation topics for you. Make sure to be meticulous, your work will speak for you.

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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!

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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.

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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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.

How to approach a tough topic: 5 ways

The Eloquent Woman

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.

Speaking with Authentic Authenticity

Speak and Deliver

Earlier this week, I spoke about Audiences with X-Ray Eyes & Ears , and the dangers of speaking on a topic you dont believe in. Dress in something that balances these two concepts: what do you feel comfortable speaking in, and what does the audience expect of you?

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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.

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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PowerPoint Karaoke?

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

You have to deliver a PowerPoint presentation about an unfamiliar topic, with slides you’ve never seen, to an audience eager to heckle and laugh at you. Tags: Humor PowerPoint Speaking Battle decks Karaoke table topics

How to spot a liar and other topics discussed with Maureen Anderson

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

  We cover a wide range of issues from how to spot a liar to how to control fear in public speaking.  Tags: Audience-Centered Speaking Authenticity Books Current Affairs Non-verbal Communication Public Speaking Rehearsal Speech Writing Storytelling The Job Interview The Radio Interview Visual Aids For my blog today, a podcast of a radio interview I did with Maureen Anderson of the Career Clinic from the nation's heartland. 

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. .

Why you need to take every speaking opportunity

Speak Schmeak

The topic wasn't new; it's a module that I usually teach as part of my Shake Up Your Speaking retreat. As I started speaking, I came to the slow realization that my notes looked nothing like the slides I was clicking through. Take every speaking engagement that comes your way.

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