So can we take just a moment and talk about being funny? It sure seems like some speakers have no problem getting their audience to laugh. They take the stage, they open their mouth, and almost instantly everyone is giggling and laughing. Then there are the rest of us. Clearly they understand the importance of … Read moreSpeakers Who Want To Be Funny Need To Learn How To Twist Their Words
Ok public speaker, what is the most important part of a speech? Is it what you do with your hands? Is it the amount of eye contact that you are able to achieve during a speech? Is it the clever dance moves that you’ve worked into the half-way point in your speech to show off … Read moreWhen Giving A Speech, It’s All About Structure
When we are asked to give a speech, we understand the importance of public speaking and so we generally plan on talking for somewhere between 30 and 60 minutes depending on the venue. However, that is not always the case. In fact, there is one type of speech that we may be called on to … Read moreYour Shortest Speech
Would it not just be a fantastic thing to have your very own speechwriter? If you had one, then you could go about your day accepting any speaking opportunity that just happened to come your way. For each accepted opportunity, you’d call up your speechwriter, tell them what you were going to be expected to … Read moreWhat Are The Secrets To Writing A Great Speech?
When we give a speech we may not always be on a stage. However, we always have a space that has been given to us to use as our own during the speech. All too often we see speakers doing things that they should not be doing – pacing, circling, hanging out in one corner … Read moreAll The World’s A Stage – You Just Have To Know How To Use It
In some ways delivering a webinar can be easier than giving a speech. I mean, you don’t have to worry about that eye contact thing and your body language won’t be much of an issue. However, in a lot of other ways it can actually be much harder to do. What’s most important is that … Read moreDon’t Screw Up Your Next Webinar: 3 Mistakes To Avoid
One of the challenges of any presentation is that we want to be able to both capture and hold our audience’s attention while we are speaking. If your speech is 30 minutes, 60 minutes, or even longer this can be a real challenge. The good news is that your PowerPoint (or Keynote) slides can help … Read moreHow To Use PowerPoint To Create Intrigue In Your Next Presentation
Editor’s Note: The following article (with a few edits by me!) comes via Jim Harvey is a presentation skills coach and blogger based in the U.K. Jim’s nuts about the prezi tool presentation tool and he’s going to tell you how you can use it to make your next presentation better… A … Read moreSpeaker Tools: 3 Ways to Use Prezi Big Pictures to Make a Big Impression