Public Speaking Information

Choosing a Hot Keyword: Advice for Aspiring Public Speakers


When choosing keywords, you?ll want to stay away from using general terms like ?speaker,? for example. This will only leave you competing with stereo speakers for a top ten spot in a search engine like Google. Don?t discard the word from your list altogether, but don?t make it number one either.

Fee Credibility is a Must


Think of it like this: your fee credibility is as important as putting on your clothes before going to a speaking engagement. Having questionable integrity when it comes to your fee, will leave you open for attack from many different angles (as would giving a speech nude). Without question, all hiring events should receive identical fee bills, as long as they are getting identical presentations. Overcharging or undercharging an event will do nothing but get you in trouble with the speaker?s bureaus and ruin your good name.

Tips For Keeping Your Cool Before Your Presentation


Stretch to relax. Rise on your toes and reach for the ceiling, with your head back. Tighten your muscles from legs up through abdomen, and then release. Relax the neck and shoulder muscles, letting your head loll on your neck in different directions.

Is Information Delivery Instruction?


Do you work for one of those organisations whose "training" invariably consists of someone standing up in front of a group and saying something? If you answered 'yes', you're not alone. It's a common practice which leads to a widely held perception among many that it's training. It's a perception that has annoyed me over many years. I'm not against information sessions ... they have their place. What I am against is calling them 'training sessions'.

How to Build Respect with Your Audience: Positive Thinking and Outhouse Eyes


Do you believe in natural laws? Laws like:

What to Do When an Audience Member Disagrees With You


Some people enjoy drawing attention to themselves by trying to trip you up on a fact or statistic during your presentation. A few will find something you say threatening to their secure view of the universe and want you to know that ? You are dead wrong!!? When this happens it is important to remember that you won?t be able to please everyone in your audience and you shouldn?t try. I personally feel that if I don?t say something that afflicts the comfortable I?m not really doing my job effectively.

How to Answer Questions Your Audience Will Ask


In elementary school, most of us asked questions which were for purely informational purposes. A raise of the hand usually got the attention of the teacher and the question was treated matter-of-factly. In training however, questions from the audience are rarely asked and when they are, they don?t get the attention they deserve. However, these questions, along with other indicators, can give a trainer an abundance of information to analyze their audience. It is crucial that trainers take these questions and other indicators seriously to avoid having their presentations become one-sided.

Speak to Be Heard and Understood


Use your voice to your advantage. One of your main tools as a trainer is your voice, and you should be aware of several of its characteristics.

Analyzing Your Audience and Assessing Comprehension Through Feedback


Aside from fielding and asking questions, there are other ways of analyzing audience attention and feedback. Unfortunately most trainers are unaware of these methods or feel audience analysis is not really all that effective or important. Nothing could be further from the truth. Analysis is the main tool for what is known as the ?functional approach? this dictates that you always seek to measure your progress toward an objective as well as the accomplishment itself. Without the ability to analyze feedback, trainers may have unrealistic or false impressions about the progress being made in the presentation, and thus will be uncertain or wrong in determining their success.

Performance Feedback: Why Were Scared and How Not to Be


Effective communication is not a one-way street. It involves an interaction between the sender and the receiver. The responsibility for this interaction is assumed by both parties. The speaker can solicit feedback and adjust the message accordingly. The listener can summarize what was said for the speaker and continually practice the empathetic process.

Dont Judge an Audience by its Stare


Don?t Prejudge A Situation: In the areas of emotions and feelings, it is important to avoid the natural human tendency to take situations at their face value no matter how practiced one is in making presentations.

Trust in Training: Societys Effect on an Audience


It is important to be continually aware that a person usually will not be consciously aware of how and why they are reacting, yet even if they knew, they wouldn?t tell you. Society conditions people to hide their true inner drives and motives especially from those close to them (or even to themselves). Only when they are assured ? both intellectually and emotionally ? that it is safe to do so, will they reveal what they really need, want, feel, or think. A trainer?s job is to make a person feel as safe as possible in accepting, believing or doing whatever you want them to do.

Boost Your Confidence, Credibility, and Career


There's one skill you can develop that will boost your confidence, credibility and career. It's public speaking. If the very thought makes you queasy, you're not alone. For some people, only death is more frightening. For others, death is preferable. Are you the latter? Avoiding the spotlight? Suffering not just butterflies but sheer panic? Dry mouth? Shaking hands? Flushed or pale face? If this sounds like you, then consider overcoming?or at least controlling?your fear. You can start by attending a Toastmaster's meeting and picking up a couple of books for additional help.

Opening Your Speech


Imagine yourself at mission control; 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 - Speak!

7 Sure Fire Ways To Overcome Stage Fright When Speaking Or Performing


Prayer or Meditation: If you?re a believer you can pray if you are not at least take time to clear your mind and meditate. (On clearing your mind) A short prayer for God to guide you and give you the right words can?t ever hurt. God has promised to give believers words even when they are under a heavy persecution; Mt 10:19. Why wouldn?t he also help when there isn?t any persecution? He would. Obviously you must do this before you speak. If you don?t pray before you speak you might find yourself praying in the middle of your presentation for God to get you out of it as quickly as possible. Do not overlook this little gem because although it seems unimportant, it can actually be what makes or breaks your performance or presentation.

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