Category: Public Speaking

Getting Rid of the Rambles

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The Rambles

It’s common to get the rambles. Some people do it because they are nervous, and have trouble making concise points. Others will talk too much because they are not prepared and get lost trying to find their way from Point A to Point B. Rambling may be one of your presentation habits, or perhaps being long-winded is something you … Read On >

       

A Pre-Presentation Pep Talk

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Presentation Pep-Talk

xRight before it’s your turn you may try squeeze in one more practice run. The best pre-presentation task to do, is give yourself a presentation pep talk.

       

Remember Thy Name

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It is said that one of the best ways to build rapport with an audience is by learning their names. Sounds easy, right? Can you remember thy name? Have you ever introduced yourself to people, shook a hand, and heard a name, just to forget seconds later? Chances are you have – it is human nature! … Read On >

       

Making A Great First Impression

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First Impression

Every time you meet a new person, whether in person or on the phone, you are checked-out and immediately evaluated. Right then and there, that person forms an opinion. It all works the same whether it is in the work setting or in your social life, and you only get one chance. Do you know … Read On >

       

What Is Your Purpose

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What is your purpose of your presentation.

Before you dive into visual aids or props for your presentation, take a step back and ask yourself an important question: What is your purpose?

       

How to End a Presentation – Making a Good Exit

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End A Presentation

The Closing Planning the flow of a presentation, a good amount of time is spent brainstorming how the introduction and opening will go. But do you think about how you are going to end a presentation? As we all know, it is important to capture your audience’s attention right from the start!  A good opening makes them interested in hearing … Read On >

       

Avoiding Death by Powerpoint

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PowerPoint

Stacking the Deck! Many PowerPoint presentation slides used in executive presentations are just awful. Most people cannot read and listen at the same time. Remember, your slides are supposed to augment your presentation, not BE the presentation. Here are some tips from our public speaking and presentation skills course. Use these ideas to streamline your PowerPoint and … Read On >

       

Extra Ways to Practice Public Speaking

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Practice Public Speaking

You have spent time planning out the structure of your speech and organizing your main points so that the audience can properly digest your information.  You have also spent countless hours rehearsing out loud in front of a mirror, a group of peers, or simply by recording yourself and listening the playback. Is that all you … Read On >

       

Stand Up For Yourself

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Stand Up

When you are giving a speech or addressing a group and are nervous, it is written all over your body. Your arms and limbs may shake, your shoulders may slouch, or your hands may be tucked away in your pockets. When you are a presenter, an audience will form their first impression of you starting with how comfortable you appear … Read On >