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This Recap looks at some of the techniques & skills we’ve examined in the past. Competence & Confidence in Verbal Communication, Speaking in Public, is a consistent desirable decision point when Companies are evaluating new candidates. [Read more…] about Show#33- A Recap
Hollywood Acting, Public Speaking Events, & Business Presentations have a lot in common: they’re all ‘Performances’. This idea probably overwhelms many would-be Speakers. But the key point to keep in mind is this: Speaking is a learnable skill and like any Learnable Skill, many people learn to perform it very well at Speaking Events of all sizes and for all sorts of Causes & reasons.
Hollywood wants an Actor to act like someone else. That can take years and years of study, constant practice, and taking chances to look foolish. Now, Speaking & Presenting to an audience can be skillfully learned and & confidently delivered. And Yes, it still requires learning some new skills, some practice, and maybe taking chances, but it can be accomplished in a much shorter time than becoming Hollywood ready.
And remember, you get to be Yourself, not a fictitious character in a script. It is an easier challenge to manage and most of my students are very surprised at how good they feel as they become more skillful and more confident. If you want to learn these skills, you can do it. But first,
Let’s consider some good advice offered by a HollyWood Star. It just might help you become a better Speaker & Presenter.
I won’t spoil the surprise… you’ll just have to Watch and Discover for yourself the character who offered this smart advice to Speakers. When you’re finished watching, take a look at Show#19.
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A Speakers Presentation Preparation … You know the typical advice: Use this or that software, Powerpoint, Keynote or something else to create your slides & images. Be careful of the number of Words per slide, not too many it can be confusing… maybe not text at all, only an image…that’s cool!, and then there’s more advice,
How about Font size & Color also 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 guide books on amazon, and websites with lots of “free” information available for you. 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. Yikes!!
So, With that in mind, I thought I’d toss in this interesting idea 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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Speedy Speakers lose? Talking too fast is a habit of many Speakers. This habit, usually a result of Stress, presents difficulties for the Speaker, and more importantly has a negative impact on the audience.
1. The Audience has difficulty getting… [Read more…] about Show#30- Speedy Speakers Lose.
Creative choices can ensure your message is received successfully. ~TjD