“Know-Like-Trust” generates millions of responses on a Google search. Of the 3 terms, “Trust” is the one most valued, most sought after, most difficult to earn…
The Fear of Speaking is repeatedly mentioned, discussed, and referred to in Millions(?) of on-line posts. Written Articles, Books, DVD’s, On-site Seminars, & Tele-seminars are offered to help You overcome this terribly pervasive “Fear of Public Speaking.” A question worth asking is [Read more…] about Show#15- “Forget the Fear of Speaking”
Read a Speech? It’s rarely recommended but sometimes it’s necessary. Even seasoned Speakers have difficulty sounding conversational, almost always sounding like they’re reading it rather than saying it or telling it to us, the audience.
If you keep in mind one of my basic Truths: “All Speaking is a Conversation” you will already be mentally prepared to [Read more…] about Show#14- “How to Read a Speech Successfully”
Wait a minute…I said that, but I didn’t mean that!
Spoken words mean more than their dictionary definition. The words you say carry your feelings & opinions for the subject you’re Presenting. You must know how your vocal delivery affects your message. And to be absolutely clear, there’s more to the message you deliver to your audience then the words alone.
Here are 3 points that will affect your message, and may change your original intention into something you really… [Read more…] about Show#7. “Words Mean More than What You Say”
Comedy & Humor is a serious matter for Speakers/
Using Comedy & Humor in your Speaking events & Presentations is often recommended by Trainers, books, and DVD’s. But in today’s globalized environment, this advice carries both assets & liabilities for You the Speaker.
There are valid, serious, and potentially unpleasant aspects of using Comedy and Humor. When, How and Why should you include Comedy or Humor…and how do you make that decision and what’s the best Decision?
This is a comedic subject but with serious implications especially for International Speakers & Presenters. The plain fact is:
Comedy doesn’t travel well.
Jokes barely makes it from region to region in one country. Internationally it’s even more challenging. Pack your Passport, leave the jokes at home is my best advice unless you truly know your target audience.
The impact of the web has to be acknowledged. It’s difficult, and it should be difficult, to make a joke or tell a comedic story about almost anyone or any thing, any longer.
News travel fast. Cultural sensitivities are on high alert. It’s not the “good old days” which I’m not lamenting, simply making a statement of fact which I hope will guide your decision regarding the use of both Comedy and Humor.
Using Comedy & Humor is not always a “Laughing Matter“