Public Speaking Information

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.

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).

Tips For Keeping Your Cool Before Your Presentation

Stretch to relax. Rise on your toes and reach for the ceiling, with your head back.

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.

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

Do you believe in natural laws? Laws like:? What goes up, must come down? What you sow, you reap? When you look down outhouse holes, you get green eyes (I know this one works - I've got green eyes)Thoughts create reality is another natural law. Positive thoughts create positive results, and negative thoughts create negative results.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.You May Be Surprised: Our emotions cause us to prejudge an audience, often in direct contradiction to the facts.

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).

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.

Opening Your Speech

Imagine yourself at mission control; 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 - Speak!When the space shuttle blasts off - those first few seconds of lift are critical. It comprises a small portion of the total journey, yet if someone errors - they crash and burn.

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.

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