Montreal Girl Geeks Public Speaking Workshop

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October 22nd 2011 Public Speaking Workshop with Suzannah Baum of http://idealcommunications.ca

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Montreal Girl Geeks Public Speaking Workshop

  1. 1. PUBLIC SPEAKING:Say “YES!” to that next presentation andget the recognition you deserve! Presented by: Suzannah Baum Ideal Communications www.idealcommunications.ca
  2. 2. AGENDAWhat you sayHow you say itHow to connect with an audienceOpportunities for YOU to shine as aspeaker! k !But FIRST…
  3. 3. FEAROF PUBLICSPEAKING
  4. 4. “The human brain starts working the moment y are g you born and never stops until you stand up to speak in public.” t d t ki bli ”- George Jessel g
  5. 5. You may ALWAYS be nervous nervous…AND THAT’S OK! THAT S
  6. 6. SO HOW DOYOU MANAGEYOUR NERVES?
  7. 7. PreparePracticeShow up early
  8. 8. KEEP SPEAKING!EXPERIENCE BUILDS CONFIDENCE
  9. 9. WHAT YOU SAY
  10. 10. You have 30-60 seconds to capturetheir attention
  11. 11. Do NOT Start With: Apology/telling the audience how nervous you are “Bear with me” Bear me “OK, so, I’m going to talk about…”
  12. 12. Your audience is thinking:“What’s in it for me?”
  13. 13. A DRAMATIC STATEMENT
  14. 14. A QUESTION
  15. 15. A QUOTE“TO SPEAK OR NOT TOSPEAK, THAT IS THEQUESTION…”
  16. 16. A STORYONCE UPON ATIME…TIME
  17. 17. Two very different – but equally effective -introductions Seth Godin, Marketer, Jane Goodall, Speaker, Author Environmentalist, Conservationist, Conservationist Scientist
  18. 18. Middle Main ideas Supporting material Facts Statistics Stories
  19. 19. Conclusion Repeat main points Clear call-to-action
  20. 20. End On Time!
  21. 21. Do NOT End With: “And that’s the end of my speech And that s speech”OR “Um, “U yeah, so, th t’ it” h that’s
  22. 22. "There are always three speeches There speeches, for every one you actually gave. The one you practiced, th one you gave, ti d the and the one you wish you gave."- Dale Carnegie
  23. 23. HOW YOUSAY IT
  24. 24. You Know the Drill… Eye contact Body language Gestures Posture Voice Filler words (‘um,’ ‘uh,’ ‘like’, ‘ok’…)
  25. 25. The Persuasive Speaker in Action –really *believe* in your subject Steve JobsIntroducing the iPhone4
  26. 26. Voice & Speaking Speed Fast talker? Presenting in a 2nd language?Enemy of any speaker =MONOTONE?SAMENESS
  27. 27. Minimize ALL Distractions
  28. 28. Learn from Great Speakers
  29. 29. ...But Be Yourself!
  30. 30. Dress appropriately
  31. 31. CONNECT WITHTHE AUDIENCE
  32. 32. Look At Them!LOOK AT THEM!
  33. 33. Smile at them!SMILE AT THEM!
  34. 34. Show up early!
  35. 35. Be Passionate! “Nothing is “N thi i so contagious as enthusiasm.” t i th i ” - Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  36. 36. REMEMBER THE SHOES!
  37. 37. WHAT DID WE COVER? What you say How you say it How t connect with an audience H to t ith di FEAR of public speaking
  38. 38. REMEMBER: JUST SAY
  39. 39. Resources www.idealcommunications.ca/ www idealcommunications ca/ Sign up for newsletter and get a free SPECIAL REPORT: “10 Tips to BULLETPROOF Your Presentations” www.ted.com/ t d / www.toastmasters.org g
  40. 40. "All th great speakers the t kwere bad speakers at first " first.- Ralph Waldo Emerson
  41. 41. THANK YOU Suzannah Baum Ideal Communications sb@idealcommunications.ca www.idealcommunications.ca (514) 247-1761

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