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  1. 1. Capturing from the Platform Presentation and Communication Skills in Leadership Presented by: Brenda Meller, Director of Marketing Thursday, March 7, 2013
  2. 2. • Public speaking is ranked as one of the things we fear the most. • Those who overcome this fear and are able to speak confidently are easily identified as leaders. • Those who can articulate themselves one-on-one, in front of groups, or even virtually (over the web or in videos) will gain an edge in their careers.2
  3. 3. Today’s Agenda • Who Am I and Why Am I Here? • How About You? • Myths and Truths • Tips & Techniques Plus: • Speaking Exercises  FUN • Local Resources  Audience Participation  Q&A3
  4. 4. Who Am I? • My loves: work, family, coffee, chocolate, pie4
  5. 5. And Why Am I Here? • Director of Marketing • A Toastmaster: VP of PR, CC • An Introvert at Heart5
  6. 6. How About You? Audience 1 2 36
  7. 7. 9 Myths and Truths About Public Speaking7
  8. 8. Myth #1: “Nervousness Is a Sign of Weakness.” FACT: Even the world’s best speakers get nervous.
  9. 9. Myth #2: “You Have to Be Perfect.” FACT: It’s better to be natural.
  10. 10. Myth #3: “It’s a Talent You Have to Be Born with.” FACT: It takes practice, practice, and more practice.
  11. 11. Myth #4: “You Have to Be a Comedian.” FACT: Use of tasteful humor can help, but it’s not essential
  12. 12. Myth #5: “Everything You Say Must Be Important.”FACT:Not everything has tobe of top importance.Focus on keytakeaways, examples,illustrate your points.
  13. 13. Myth #6: “My Nervousness Is Worse than Anybody Else’s.”FACT:You’re more aware ofyour nervousnessthan anyone else.
  14. 14. Myth #7: “It’s Too Daunting and Overwhelming a Task.” FACT: You can do anything you set your heart and mind to achieve.
  15. 15. Myth #8: “You Have to BeOutgoing to Engage an Audience.” FACT: It’s more important to focus on being relevant.
  16. 16. Myth #9: “It’s All Over if You Make a Mistake.” FACT: Mistakes happen. Move on. Your audience wants to see you succeed.
  17. 17. Tips and Techniques17
  18. 18. Audience Engagement • Make it relevant • Think on your feet • Maintain eye contact • Funneling attention (diversion)18
  19. 19. Make Your Message the Hero • Avoid crutches • Respect timing • Watch pacing • Intentional gestures • Add “white space” (pauses). Breathe.19
  20. 20. Let’s Give It A Try Audience 4 5 620
  21. 21. Practice, Practice, Practice • In front of a mirror • In the actual room (if possible) • Audience (ask for CRE feedback)21
  22. 22. Be “Virtually” Engaging On webinars or web-based presentations: • Use video • Polls, Q&A • Collaborate with other presenters • Prezi, other tools • Record, playback, evaluate22
  23. 23. Local Resources23
  24. 24. Because I’m Not A Super Human (aka, We’ve Only Scratched the Surface in an Hour) • Every opportunity you get… SPEAK • Local resources: – Dale Carnegie – Public Speaking Courses – Toastmasters24
  25. 25. What One Thing Will You Do? Audience 7 8 925