To Read a Speech or not to Read a Speech is a question many people ask themselves when facing the task of presenting information to any group large or small, business, professional, academic or pleasure.
If you’ve followed my website for any length of time, you know that my opinion is that only under very special circumstances should you read a Speech or Presentation. Now,
Speakers starting younger & sharing with confidence. This video shows us that people of any age can have something to say and a willingness to say it. https://plus.google.com/109861707166761525879/
In this TEDx event a young 6th Grade student shows us how easy it is. Conversationally engaging us with eye contact and stage movement, he [Read more…] about Speakers: young & leading @ TEDx
Worth a 2nd view~
This recap looks at some of the important techniques and skills we’ve examined in the past year. Competence & Confidence in Public Speaking, and generally, Speaking in Public, is a decision point when Companies are [Read more…] about Show#33- A Recap
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…] about Stage movement @ TED
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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