Posts Tagged 'speaking coaches'

How to Speak Like a Pro™ New Workbook Released

How to Speak Like a Pro™ Workbook

BRAND NEW!

This 51-page step-by-step manual provides worksheets, checklists and templates to help you develop, design and deliver a dynamic presentation.. so YOU CAN… SPEAK LIKE A PRO!

Creator of the Speak And Market Like A Pro™ system, author Sheryl Roush is a 25+ year veteran of public speaking, a top-rated international communication skills presenter, an Accredited Speaker as honored for outstanding platform professionalism by Toastmasters International, and 20+ year Professional Member of the ...

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Public Speaking: Taming the Stage Fright Tiger

25 Public Speaking Tips for the Non-Professional Speaker

1. Believe the audience sincerely wants you to succeed, and learn from you.
2. Affirm you have a message they need to hear and offers value.
3. The more time you devote to preparation in advance, the less anxious you will be.
4. Mind map your concepts initially (not starting with a lined memo pad!).
5. Then draft a simple outline indicating potential flow, content and transitions.
6. Incorporate the multiple communication modalities ...

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PMI-Los Angeles Communication & Leadership Workshop – July 28

 

 

SPECIAL WORKSHOP

hosted by
Project Management Institute – Los Angeles Chapter
and  Sparkle Presentations, Inc.

7 Secrets to Connect with Anyone

Simple tips to improved communication and leadership in all areas of your life

Saturday, July 28, 2012
Program 8:00am-Noon
Registration 7:30-8:00am
Huntington Hospital, Braun Auditorium, 100 West California Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91105

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!

In this ...

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Speaking for Success Boot Camp: Edmonton!

Speaking for Success

March 9, 2012
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

In support of a fundraiser for the CAPS Foundation, I was invited by colleague, Bob “Idea Man” Hooey, to co-present with him at the Speaking for $uccess Boot Camp on Friday, March 9th in downtown Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. CAPS-Edmonton is one of esteemed Chapters of the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers, in alignment with the National ...

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Sheryl Roush to Present at L*A*C*E Training

L*A*C*E
Leadership and Communication Education

Professional speaker and speaking coach Sheryl Roush will be presenting two presentation skills classes, open to the public on Saturday, January 7, 2012 at Biola University, 13800 Biola Avenue, La Mirada, California 90639-0001. The full-day educational training is hosted by Founders District of Toastmasters International, Where Leaders Are Made.

Sparkle When You Speak™

Course 101:
Still have fear when speaking?
Need more confidence?
Want to connect more authentically with ...

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8 Steps to Stellar Presentations: Closing

Step 8: Prepare the Close

In previous blog posts, we’ve looked at
Step 1: Develop Your Objectives
Step 2: Know Your Audience
Step 3: State the Main Ideas
Step 4: Decide on Supporting Information
Step 5: Create An Opener
Step 6: Develop Transitions
Step 7: Structure the Main Body

The conclusion is the strongest part of your presentation. It is a way of bringing your speech to a close, reinforcing your major ideas/main points, letting your audience know what you expect of them, ...

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8 Steps to Stellar Presentations: Transitions

Step 6: Develop Transitions

In previous blog posts, we’ve looked at
Step 1: Develop Your Objectives
Step 2: Know Your Audience
Step 3: State the Main Ideas
Step 4: Decide on Supporting Information
Step 5: Create An Opener

Next, you need bridges between thoughts, ideas, parts of your presentation.

A transition is a link, phrase, or segue, that joins the end of one point to the beginning of the next, forming a bridge between the parts of your speech.
Transitions provide a natural flow ...

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8 Steps to Stellar Presentations: Create an Opener

Step 5: Create an Opener

In previous blog posts, we’ve looked at
Step 1: Develop Your Objectives
Step 2: Know Your Audience
Step 3: State the Main Ideas
Step 4: Decide on Supporting Information

Now you need a GRABBER for your presentation!
Capture the audience’s attention–within 20 seconds–and keep it.

Use these questions to help you build your presentation:

Anecdotes
Break the ice and draw audience into your speech in a familiar way

Ask a question

Ask 1 question, or 3 questions, to evoke ...

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Public Speaking Tips: Openers

In any presentation, short or long, you need a memorable opening!

Key Components of an Opener:
• Attention-getting statement
• Key points highlighting the topics, what main ideas you will be discussing
• Benefits to the audience – WIIFM – what/how they will gain
• Appropriate words and gestures

3 OBJECTIVES OF AN OPENER:
1. Sell your audience on listening to your presentation.
2. Introduce the subject of your presentation.
3. Establish credibility with your audience.

5 Deadly Sins of Openers:
1. Apology
2. Too long ...

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8 Steps to Stellar Presentations: Supporting Information

Step 4: Decide on Supporting Information

In previous blog posts, we’ve looked at
Step 1: Develop Your Objectives
Step 2: Know Your Audience
Step 3: State the Main Ideas

Now it’s time to add credibility to your presentation!
There are numerous ways to do that, here are my top choices:

o  Case Studies – linking your product to proven results
o  Demonstrations – show what you mean, live or via film clips/slides
o  Definitions – textbook, historical or current day usage
o  Examples – ...

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