When you find yourself giving a speech, you quickly realize that what you are missing is any sort of tools with which to give the speech. If you were a painter, you’d have a canvas, brushes, paints, thinners, etc. with which to make your creation. However, when you are giving a speech it’s just you … Read moreHey Speaker – It’s Tool Time!
I recently had an opportunity to deliver a 45-minute keynote as part of a training session kick-off for a group of IT Mangers. I decided that in order to boost my creditability with this hard-nosed group, I needed to stay in eye contact with them and not be looking at my notes. This meant memorization. … Read moreThe Presenter Super Memory System – The Details
Congratulations – you’ve been invited to speak for 30 minutes. Remember – don’t use any notes! If you got this offer could you do it? As though standing in front of a group of people was not scary enough, now you have to find a way to shove 30 minutes (that’s 1,800 seconds) worth of … Read moreThe Presenter Super Memory System – An Overview
Previously we had discussed the fact that any presentation that you give is really sort of like a one person show – if you know how to act, then you’ll be more effective. The challenge, of course, is that very few of us have been trained to be an actor. Additionally, we tend to think … Read moreWhy Don’t You Act Like A Presenter During Your Presentation?
When you are asked to deliver a presentation, one way of looking at this request is that you are actually being asked to put on a one-person show. No matter if you are presenting at a college graduation or are simply reviewing last quarter’s sales figures, you are an actor who is there to put … Read moreAre You Acting Like A Presenter?
Perhaps you have managed to overcome your fear of speaking to groups of people. Maybe you even have developed ways to deal with difficult questions and keep a presentation on track no matter what happens while you are speaking. However, are you ready to take your skills to that ultimate broadcast medium – television? Probably … Read moreLights, Camera, TV Presentation? 4 Tips For Speaking On Television
So you’ve got a big presentation / speech coming up. How many times should you practice your speech before you give it for real? This is actually a very good question that most presenters either forget to ask themselves or come up with the wrong answer to. We all know that practice makes perfect so … Read morePresentation Practice: How Much Is Enough?
Back when I was in school, I was taking mainly technical courses and I got to be pretty good at them. The routine was pretty much the same for each class: learn the formula, work some problems to practice using the formula, take a test and show that you know how to use the formula. … Read moreHow To Use Your Mental TV To Memorize A Speech (or Anything)
Have you seen those giant flat screen TVs that they are selling these days down at Best Buy? They are HUGE! In fact, they are so large and so bright that you’d almost have to go next door in order to properly watch them if you bought one. Of course buying one is still an … Read moreHow To Use The 150″ HDTV That Lives In Your Head
How can you tell when you are going to be sitting though an absolutely terrible speech? There are a lot of ways, but one sure fire sign is when you see the presenter approaching the podium with a big handful of notes that seem to be exploding from whatever he/she has them barely contained in. … Read moreA Few Notes About Notes