Posts Tagged 'speaking tips'

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: 5 Stages of Fear and What to Do About Them

5 Stages of Fear and What to Do About Them

Stage 1:  The fear of the POSSIBILITY of being chosen to speak.
Tips: It’s going to happen, so say YES!
Start saying positive affirmations out loud to yourself.
Shift mentally from using the (victimizing) words
ex: “I have to give a speech,”
to “…sharing a message,”  or “relating information…”

Stage 2:  The fear that may arise during the PLANNING of the presentation.
Tips: Keep breathing. Take a break. Go for a ...

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Speak Up for Your Cause: Public Speaking Tips

Using your voice for advocacy, influencing decisions, policies and actions

As you are preparing for your upcoming presentation, here are a dozen solid tips to utilize – that will help you Sparkle When You Speak!™

Purpose?
What is your objective? Premise? Desired outcome? Everything in your presentation (examples, stories, facts, graphics) must support this. Open your presentation with an overview and the benefits. Close with a summary.

Who?
Who are you speaking to? What are their interests, values, commonalities? Titles? Donors? Guests? Volunteers? ...

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Presentations: Types of Closings

The closing to your presentation is even more important than your opening.
What do you want the listener to do, think, feel, as a result of hearing your presentation?

Your closing may be any type of Opener (see blog post), or any of these ideas:

• Call for Action
Tell the audience exactly what you want them to do
• “Circle-Back”
Return to the Opening theme
• Offer a Future Challenge
• Reference to whatever follows your presentation
• Restate your claim
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8 Steps to Stellar Presentations: Main Body

Step 7: Structure the Main Body

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

The main body of your presentation is a compilation of key points and supporting information (Steps 3 and 4).
The body is the section where you either convince (or persuade) your listeners to your point of view, or lose ...

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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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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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