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]

“Fear of Speaking” – a Point of View?


Publishing? No, this video isn’t about publishing, it is all about Your “Point of View“,

Watch it to the very end – it’s magical…

Whether Point of View, Perspective, or Attitude, regardless of the term we use, we all have one that affects our perception of “What’s possible for me?” And so it is with our consideration of engaging in Public Speaking.

To paraphrase Shakespeare: to Speak or Not to Speak, that is the question, and it’s an important question to ask yourself…Why? well, the answer could be Life-Changing. Yet, once many of us decide that “it” isn’t for me, we rarely revisit that decision.mobius strip

How is it that as we grow and gain experience and perspective, we revert to the same decision we made long ago, for not learning Speaking skills:[Read More]

Show#27- Job Interview – Pt.2

It’s challenging to go out, meet new people, and hold yourself up to scrutiny, but that’s exactly what Job-hunting is about. You might as well make the most of it and Prepare for it. ~TjD

Job Interview Pt. 2 – All About You

The Job Interview: You’ve researched and produced the best, most up to date CV/Resume format…Great!

You’ve chosen the most appropriate position-matching-clothes to wear…Sharp!

You’ve wisely taken the advice of Show#26-Pt.1 and carefully researched the Company you’re interviewing with…Smart!

Now, in Job Interview Pt. 2, let’s talk about You! After all, the main character in this drama is: You! So Before…… [Read More]