Stage movement @ TED

In this TED video, Johanna Blakley, delivers a Presentation on Women and Social Media. What caught my attention was the inordinate amount of time the video spends focused on her slides instead of on her. Why I wondered?… [Read More]

Show#31- “A Speakers Preparation”

It’s not the software that an audience dislikes…~TjD

A Speakers Presentation Preparation … You know the typical advice: Use this or that software(Powerpoint and/or Keynote are the most common choices) to create your Slides. Be careful of the number of Words per slide, not too many it can be confusing… maybe not text at all, only an image…there’s more,

Oh, yes…and Font size & Color can make a big difference. Then there’s bullet-points: should you use them or not??  … and if you do use them, how many per slide? and what kind of Bullet: star, dot, square? and should it be the same color as the font…or not? Bigger, smaller…It gets pretty crazy after awhile.

Sure, there’s a library of books on amazon, and websites with lots of “free” guidance available on the subject. But still, after all is said-and-done, generally, most Powerpoint shows fail to inspire an audience. Fail to inspire support, fail to make the sale, fail to change opinions.

So, With that in mind, I thought I’d throw this interesting idea into the mix for you to consider:

Instead of preparing your next Presentation as a Presentation,
Prepare it as You would prepare a Speech. Hmmm, interesting idea,
but does it work?

Yes… want to know why & how? Watch this Show.


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Show#30- Speedy Speakers Lose.

Speedy Speakers lose? Talking too fast is a characteristic of many Speakers. This habit presents unnecessary difficulties for a Speaker, but more importantly is the effect on the  audience.

1.  The Audience doesn’t become… [Read More]

“Public Speaking vs Speaking in Public”

“Public Speaking vs Speaking in Public”

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Public Speaking and Speaking in Public are not the same thing. They are not to be confused. You can easily engage in the one, but strongly resist the other.

Knowing what you want to achieve in your personal and/or professional communication is the quickest way to accomplish it. In most instances, being a good Speaker can help you achieve your goals more quickly.

Articles in Fortune, Slate, Forbes, NY Times and hundreds of other publications, books, websites, DVD sets are all broadcasting that to you… and still you resist putting yourself in a position to learn the skills, the techniques to successful Speaking. Whyhead in sand

Public Speaking is a learnable set of Skills regardless of how you plan to use them. Don’t buy into the ‘hype’ of the natural born speaker…it’s not true.  [Read More]


Natural Born Speakers? No, actually,
Good Speakers are Trained.

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