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How virtual presentations can help your live presentations

Speak Schmeak

I highly recommend working with a professional videographer and learning to use a teleprompter. I learned how to use a teleprompter yesterday.

Public Speaking - What to Do When Things Go Wrong

Great Public Speaking

The videographer was delayed with a speeding ticket and showed up 10 minutes before the program was to start. That caused a 40-minute delay.

Stand-Up Comedy

Humor Power

Special thanks to the contestants, the coaches, the Sgt at Arms JD Smith, the timer Jesse Oakley III, the Emcee Bill Brown, the Videographer/Editor Philip Dahlheimer, and the Facility Host Ryan Mulligan. The Power House Pros Second Annual Stand-Up Comedy Competition was held on November 30, 2015. Click here to view video.

Public Speaking Delivery Drama – Two Lessons

Matt Eventoff

This is something to see – it can render one simply… speechless. No media training here. . I discussed the speech on BBC last week.

Are you on fire?

Speak Schmeak

At yesterday's referrals group meeting, everyone was on fire ! The 30-second commercials were especially entertaining. Here are some examples.

PowerPoint Tip: Video Best Practices

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

The single biggest problem with most videos not shot by professional videographers is the low lighting levels. This past week I posted a new article on the web site about best practices when using video clips in sales presentations. In the newsletter today I want to expand on a few of the ideas I shared.

Good Pictures Make Good Sense

Communication Steroids

While I’d never pass myself off as an expert photographer/videographer, I’ve picked up a few tips shooting stills for a commercial business newspaper (the now defunct Commercial Chronicle) and doing some field video work for a local cable news station. For the videographer: 1) Once again, get close. Here are my tips. I like it.

Public Speaking : Speaking to Large Crowds

Great Public Speaking

If you are being projected, then you don't want to be too broad because you will always be running out of the video frame and making it too difficult for the videographer to follow you. I'll arbitrarily pick 100 audience members or more as a large crowd for the purposes of this article. This doesn't just mean you "need" less material.

when the speech hands you lemons.

The Eloquent Woman

I’m always coaching speakers to plan ahead, then be ready for anything on the ground. They'd in fact learned of it just within the hour.)

If you have to use an auto cue or teleprompter

Inter-Activ Presenting and Influencing

As part of the process I wrote three scripts and emailed them to the videographer so that they were loaded onto an auto-cue ready for the shoot. The other day I went into the studio to record some short video clips for my website. To be honest I had some reservations about using the auto cue. 2) Practice! Gavin Meikle.

Dear Speakers - James Duncan Davidson - James Duncan Davidson

On the other hand, you shouldn’t make it hard on the photographers and videographers that are trying to capture your image. It might be convenient for a videographer, but it is hell for an audience. Getting up on stage and speaking is a difficult and demanding thing to do. Here’s a recap. Your audience is. Face them. Lazy?