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Strout public speaking 10 29-14

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12 Tips to Rocking Your Public Speaking

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Strout public speaking 10 29-14

  1. 1. PUBLIC SPEAKING: 12 KEYS TO ROCKING IT Aaron Strout – 10/30/2014
  2. 2. KNOW YOUR AUDIENCE
  3. 3. KNOW YOUR CONTENT BETTER
  4. 4. BE A STORY TELLER
  5. 5. USE HUMOR
  6. 6. BODY LANGUAGE IS IMPORTANT
  7. 7. NO DISFLUENCIES (UMS & AHS)
  8. 8. DON’T READ OFF YOUR SLIDES!
  9. 9. PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE
  10. 10. IMAGERY IS KING
  11. 11. NO MORE THAN 3-5 BULLETS
  12. 12. SPEAK SLOWLY
  13. 13. SAVE TIME FOR Q&A
  14. 14. AND NOW FOR SOME QUESTIONS
  15. 15. LET’S RECAP – PART 1 • Know your audience (and what you want them to take away) • Know your content even better! • Be a storyteller • Use humor where appropriate • Body language is key • Avoid verbal disfluencies like ums, ahs and uhs
  16. 16. LET’S RECAP – PART 2 • Don’t read off your slides • Practice (A LOT) and record yourself doing so • Imagery is king • No more than 3-5 bullets/page • Speak much more slowly than you think you should • Leave time for Q&A
  17. 17. RESOURCES • http://www.ted.com/talks/amy_cuddy_your_body_language_shapes_who_you_are • http://www.selfgrowth.com/articles/4-tips-for-eliminating-the-ums-and-ahs-in-public-speaking- you-know • http://www.toastmasters.org/MainMenuCategories/FreeResources/NeedHelpGivinga Speech/TipsTechniques/VisualAidsPowerPoint.aspx • http://www.toastmasters.org/MainMenuCategories/FreeResources/NeedHelpGivinga Speech/TipsTechniques/WhenThingsGoWrong.aspx • http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/230079

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