The first five stages of speaker development

Speaking about Presenting

When she’d finished the young scientist took her to the venue, stumbled through his carefully scripted introduction and then watched her give a brilliant talk. There are stages of development that most of us seem to go through. Stage 1: It’s all about the words.

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The first five stages of speaker development

Speaking about Presenting

When she’d finished the young scientist took her to the venue, stumbled through his carefully scripted introduction and then watched her give a brilliant talk. There are stages of development that most of us seem to go through. Stage 1: It’s all about the words.

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Trusting Yourself! Ted Talks, Comedy Clubs and Other Scary Venues with Thom Singer

Speaker Launcher

Ted Talks, Comedy Clubs and Other Scary Venues with Thom Singer appeared first on Jane Atkinson. The craziest thing that ever happened on stage. Today, The Wealthy Speaker Podcast is being brought to you by the Inner Circle Mastermind. Want to earn higher fees, book business at leading industry events and set your business up to scale?

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Strange speaking venues part 2

Speaker Confessions

They put the stage almost 30 feet from the front row. Tags: Uncategorized venues / rooms Redfin recently hosted a free event called The Naked Truth , for tech entrepreneurs. The event was held at the normally very cool Seattle Sculpture Park.

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Put yourself center stage

Speak Schmeak

This, of course, puts the slide show center stage and the speaker in a secondary position of importance. If you are speaking in a venue where the screen is not fixed, ask for it to be placed in the corner or to the left of the speaker (who will take center stage) at an angle to the audience.

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Put yourself center stage

Speak Schmeak

This, of course, puts the slide show center stage and the speaker in a secondary position of importance. If you are speaking in a venue where the screen is not fixed, ask for it to be placed in the corner or to the left of the speaker (who will take center stage) at an angle to the audience.

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Presentation Skills: Tough Venues

Great Public Speaking

I've been diagnosed with PTVD -- Post- Traumatic Venue Disorder. As you get more experienced you'll learn to use your pre-program research to recognize potentially disastrous venues before you agree to speak. But sometimes, even with the best of preparation, you get blindsided and have to present in a lousy venue. What is a lousy venue? I would call this a lousy venue, wouldn't you? What I want to get through to you is that bad venues will happen.

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Fear Busters – 10 Tips to Overcome Stage Fright! « The Shy.

The Shy Speaker's Guide to Succes on Stage

NTU PPT TRAINING FILES The Shy Speaker's Guide to Success on Stage Tips & Strategies to Help You Speak Effectively to Anyone, Anywhere, Anytime Stay updated via RSS Get Gary Now!: Fear Busters - 10 Tips to Overcome Stage Fright! Tired of standing on stage, gripped by fear and paralysed by nervousness? The following are 10 tips to help you overcome stage fright. Get out on the stage and seek to have fun! Stage fright?) The venue was so small.

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Stage coaching checklist: 6 reasons you should get time on stage before you speak

The Eloquent Woman

Do you take the time to get on stage before you speak--preferably the stage on which you'll be speaking? Why would you need some orientation to the stage before you speak? I have 6 reasons you should get on stage before you step out there to speak: Lighting for you: Getting on stage will help orient you to where the lights are in relation to you while you speak. Lighting for the audience: While you're on stage, ask how and whether the audience will be lit.

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Being There, Before You’re There

Manner of Speaking

Recently, João posted photos of the speaking venue at the upcoming conference on the District 59 Spring Conference Facebook Page. Seasoned public speakers understand the importance of being familiar with the speaking venue prior to the actual event. The stage is big.

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Effective Emcee-ing! « The Shy Speaker's Guide to Success on Stage

The Shy Speaker's Guide to Succes on Stage

NTU PPT TRAINING FILES The Shy Speaker's Guide to Success on Stage Tips & Strategies to Help You Speak Effectively to Anyone, Anywhere, Anytime Stay updated via RSS Get Gary Now!: Fear Busters - 10 Tips to Overcome Stage Fright! B e Early – Reach the event venue before the first guest arrive so that logistical and technical (ie: microphone tests and the sound system) matters can be ironed out. B e Professional – Do not eat, drink, or smoke on stage.

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Need a Remote for Your Next PowerPoint Presentation? There’s an App for That

DeFinis Communications

So if the venue you’re presenting in doesn’t have WiFi, the remote won’t work (meaning you can’t rely on this app as your only remote option). I work with many people who give PowerPoint presentations.

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Getting in the Green Room - The Zen of Surfing and Speaking

Green Room Speakers

In other words, the green room is a place for performers to prepare before they get on stage.

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Bridging the Gap

Can You Hear Me Up the Back?

This one is as much for meeting managers as it is for presenters, because the distance between stage and audience is usually out of the control of the speaker. The toughest of these is the gala event where there’s a vast dance floor in front of the stage. U2 on the B-Stage.

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Open Up and Say… Aaargh!

Can You Hear Me Up the Back?

The stage can be a dangerous environment. Just get up on the stage, do your thing, and try not to fall off. I’ve seen: > A software demonstration guy lean too far back in his chair, and catapult backward off a six-foot high stage in a convention center. > But like most people on a stage, he has other things on his mind, and he might not have been expecting a stage flat the size of the Hoover Dam to land on his head.

Skills we can learn from comedians

The Speaker Point

They could just as easily “boo” you off the stage, or worse yet, not laugh. A fun activity is to look up comedians on Youtube, and watch them perform the same jokes at different venues.

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Presentation tips involving locations and lighting, theatres and a theme.

Nick R Thomas - A Public Speaker's Blog

A talk in a theatre or large hall often involves a choice of whether to speak from up on the stage or from the floor. The stage gives high visibility and a real feeling of theatricality, the floor is closer to the audience and more intimate. In this case, there was quite high tiered seating plus the lighting was above the stage so that is where I spoke from. Probus club speaker U3A lectures audiences merchandising readings venuesRedhill and Reigate U3A.

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Visited by Captain Chaos? Resistance is futile

The Presenter's Blog

The venue could have a sub-optimal or non-negotiable room layout. Only a fool walks onto a stage unprepared. S**t happens. Two little words that while vaguely profane, sum up most of the misfortunes that befall and befuddle presenters.

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Stop that Stutter: 6 Steps to Overcome Presentation Performance Anxiety

Duarte Blog

They shared that, “The presenter is competent with the material but when presenting gets nervous and begins to stutter on stage” When this message was sent around the agency, I immediately had flashbacks back to my college days.

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Don't forget your pre-flight check

Speak Schmeak

But here's the problem, and I see it all the time with speakers: You get used to a particular venue or audience and become lulled by the familiarity of the situation. You don't update your presentation, you don't look at the venue through fresh eyes. Download audio here.

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Speakers: dress the part

Speak Schmeak

It all depends on the audience, the venue, the topic, your personal style, your message and the image you want to convey. I attended our local French Festival last weekend and, for about a half hour, hubby and I sat in the audience at one of the entertainment stages.

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When Things Go Wrong: Ten Presentation Lessons from Apollo 13

Manner of Speaking

You’ve prepared, you know your material and you’ve arrived at the venue early to get set up. The stage is ready, the sound system works and the lighting is perfect. The day of the big presentation has arrived.

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Don't forget your pre-flight check

Speak Schmeak

But here's the problem, and I see it all the time with speakers: You get used to a particular venue or audience and become lulled by the familiarity of the situation. You don't update your presentation, you don't look at the venue through fresh eyes. Download audio here.

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The First Seven Seconds

Manner of Speaking

Set up the venue. Walking on stage with papers in your hand does not convey the same message as walking on stage with both hands free. Walk confidently when called to the stage. Roger Ailes is the President of Fox News, a former media consultant for three American Presidents and author of the best-selling You Are the Message. The first chapter of that book, entitled “The First Seven Seconds&# , focuses on the importance of first impressions.

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Making a bad space better

Speak Schmeak

Now imagine a conference and expo held in this large echoing hall, with speakers or musicians on the stage at the same time as a couple hundred people shmooze their way through the expo.

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Debate Preparation – Seven Rules for Success

Matt Eventoff

Almost all races (State Senate, Congress) have locally televised debates, and bigger races get the opportunity to debate on much bigger stagesvenues such as Meet the Press. It happens to everyone, but very rarely on such a national stage.

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Are you making these rookie mistakes?

Speak Schmeak

Not only does this freeze your movement in place or, if you do move around the stage, force you to return to the keyboard every time you want to advance to the next slide, it restricts your eye contact and inhibits gestures. There's nothing wrong with being an inexperienced speaker.

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Are you worth $40K an hour?

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

  To get to that stage, a speaker at the $40K level has to have written one or more books.    And that speaker has to create the speech, rehearse it, and travel for days to hard-to-reach places in uncomfortable airplane seats to get to the venue, where she has to try to please a roomful of strangers so that the whole process can begin again.    Most of the money – a million or two – for that conference has gone to the venue, for room and board. 

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Presentation lessons from Steve Martin's autobiography

Presentation Zen

I have always said that some of the greatest advice on presenting on stage comes from the world of stand-up comedy. For keynotes or ballroom style presentations before large audiences, creating this sort of show-biz atmosphere with a well-lit stage and a darkened ballroom is good advice.

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Do it with the lights on

Speak Schmeak

the TED speaker team works with speakers well in advance of the conference to help shape a presentation that will succeed on the TED stage." Today I'm going to talk about the general organization of the event, the venue and some technical issues.

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"Dr. Theatre"

Speak Schmeak

Thomas writes about having recently given a presentation while sick (after having walked 45 minutes to reach the venue). As he took the stage, he was greeted by "Dr. Nick R.

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Making a bad space better

Speak Schmeak

Now imagine a conference and expo held in this large echoing hall, with speakers or musicians on the stage at the same time as a couple hundred people shmooze their way through the expo. Download audio here.

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Do it with the lights on: TEDxSB Part 1

Speak Schmeak

the TED speaker team works with speakers well in advance of the conference to help shape a presentation that will succeed on the TED stage." Today I'm going to talk about the general organization of the event, the venue and some technical issues.

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Presenting at an Awards Ceremony

Professionally Speaking...

Field comes across as extremely personable and although they were both clearly scripted, their dialogue and repartee engaged the audience and made it seem like you were in a much more intimate venue than the 2350 seat Opera Hall at the Kennedy Center. Yet they stood on the stage* of the Kennedy Center in front of 2300 people to beautifully and eloquently offer their thanks.

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Being There

Manner of Speaking

In a previous post , I wrote that as speakers, we enter into a social contract with our audiences every time we take the stage. You will be fresh (or at least fresher) and thus should have more energy on stage. You should always arrive at the venue with plenty of time before your talk so that you can make sure everything is set up and working the way it should. Reading and writing emails before you go on stage will not help you focus on your audience.

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Ignite Win Anyway

Speak and Deliver

Sell from the stage and you''re likely booed by the typically Generation Z audience. To vote, head here: [link] Thank you, in advance, for helping give me yet another venue to Speak.& Have you heard of TEDtalks? Yeah, I thought so. But, have you heard of Ignite?

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Lessons from Robin Sharma

Manner of Speaking

We are responsible for understanding our audience’s interests and needs, for preparing an appropriate talk, for being at the venue on time, for ensuring that everything works, for having a backup plan. Am I making the best use of the stage?

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Build public speaking confidence – “Scout the territory”

Pivotal Public Speaking

If at all possible, arrive at the venue early and make it your own. Walk the walk you will make to the stage or lectern. One of the most valuable antidotes to the fear of public speaking and public speaking nerves is to be prepared.

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Do you disregard conventional wisdom?

Speak Schmeak

Conventional wisdom about successful public speaking says that you arrive early, get a feel for the venue, and meet the audience if you can. On an episode of " My Life on the D List " where Kathy Griffin will be performing at Madison Square Garden, Molly Shannon asks Kathy if she gets nervous.

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Take charge of your event

Speak Schmeak

I've mentioned checking your venue in advance, for one thing. For example, the tables are too far away from the stage, there's a blinding white building across the street , the projection screen is in the wrong place?

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The Number One Rule for Speech Contests

Manner of Speaking

You cannot control the venue; you cannot control the other contestants (short of booing or throwing things at them while they are on stage!); In less than two weeks, the 2010 Toastmasters International Convention will begin in Palm Desert, California. As always, the highlight will be the International Speech Contest. There will be nine Semi-finals, each featuring nine contestants. The nine winners will square off against each other in the Final.

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What Questions Should You Ask to Prepare a Speech?

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

Basically, you need to know about 3 things besides your area of expertise:  the venue , the audienc e, and the speech itself – how it needs to be tailored.    The Venue When is the speech taking place? Are there backdrops, sets, stages, props, podia? What questions should you ask a host or meeting planner when you’re preparing a speech? 

Famous Speech Friday: Melissa Rivers's Tribute to Joan Rivers

The Eloquent Woman

By then, the accolades and remembrances had reached flood stage, with celebrities and cultural critics weighing in on the legacy of Joan Rivers as a feminist, a trailblazing comic, an entertainer and a celebrity phenomenon.

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