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Everyone is a Public Speaker

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You may not realize it but we are all public speakers. Public speaking is all about effectively communicating and we have all been training our whole lives to be better communicators. Being an effective communicator is a critical business skill. I will share with you what I have learned on my journey to becoming a professional speaker who has given over 100 talks since 2014. With the tips that I will share you will instantly become a more effectively communicator and presenter.

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Everyone is a Public Speaker

  1. 1. http://digitaldrummerj.me Justin James digitaldrummerj.me @digitaldrummerj
  2. 2. http://digitaldrummerj.me I’m am not a public speaker
  3. 3. http://digitaldrummerj.me I challenge that you actually are
  4. 4. http://digitaldrummerj.me effectively communicating your ideas
  5. 5. http://digitaldrummerj.me public speaking is a skill
  6. 6. http://digitaldrummerj.me The ability to do something that comes from training, experience, or practice Skill:
  7. 7. http://digitaldrummerj.me you can acquire it!
  8. 8. http://digitaldrummerj.me common mistake is giving up too soon
  9. 9. http://digitaldrummerj.me “All great speakers were bad speakers at first” Ralph Waldo Emerson
  10. 10. http://digitaldrummerj.me more you do it the easier it gets
  11. 11. http://digitaldrummerj.me Over 100 talks since 2014
  12. 12. http://digitaldrummerj.me Travelled over 50,000 miles
  13. 13. http://digitaldrummerj.me Presented at over 50 events
  14. 14. http://digitaldrummerj.me 272,000 page views on my blog
  15. 15. http://digitaldrummerj.me Greatly expanded my network
  16. 16. http://digitaldrummerj.me Still on the journey
  17. 17. http://digitaldrummerj.me Still learning
  18. 18. http://digitaldrummerj.me Still growing
  19. 19. http://digitaldrummerj.me Still evolving
  20. 20. http://digitaldrummerj.me 4 ingredients
  21. 21. http://digitaldrummerj.me 4 ingredients Storytelling
  22. 22. http://digitaldrummerj.me 4 ingredients Storytelling Slide crafting
  23. 23. http://digitaldrummerj.me 4 ingredients Storytelling Slide crafting Practicing
  24. 24. http://digitaldrummerj.me 4 ingredients Storytelling Slide crafting Practicing Delivery
  25. 25. http://digitaldrummerj.me Ingredient #1 Storytelling
  26. 26. http://digitaldrummerj.me write for the stage
  27. 27. http://digitaldrummerj.me say it out loud
  28. 28. http://digitaldrummerj.me have a point and purpose
  29. 29. http://digitaldrummerj.me “People don’t buy what you do, they buy why you do it” Simon Sinek Author of Start With Why
  30. 30. http://digitaldrummerj.me Start With Why
  31. 31. http://digitaldrummerj.me Products You Sell Services You Offer Your Job Title / Roles The Golden Circle - What
  32. 32. http://digitaldrummerj.me Make you special Set you apart Strengths, values, principles The Golden Circle - How
  33. 33. http://digitaldrummerj.me Why should I care? What is in it for me? Inspires us The Golden Circle - Why
  34. 34. http://digitaldrummerj.me Be yourself
  35. 35. http://digitaldrummerj.me Recap - Storytelling Write for stage Say it out loud Have a point and purpose Start With Why Be Yourself
  36. 36. http://digitaldrummerj.me Ingredient #2 Slide Crafting
  37. 37. http://digitaldrummerj.me Stay out of PowerPoint
  38. 38. http://digitaldrummerj.me Create structure with mind maps
  39. 39. http://digitaldrummerj.me
  40. 40. http://digitaldrummerj.me https://coggle.it/
  41. 41. http://digitaldrummerj.me Now its PowerPoint time
  42. 42. http://digitaldrummerj.me PowerPoint is not Word
  43. 43. http://digitaldrummerj.me 1 . Fonts, Fonts, Fonts
  44. 44. http://digitaldrummerj.me Pick appropriate font
  45. 45. http://digitaldrummerj.me Fonts, Fonts, Fonts – 40 pt Minimum Text Size 24pt Best Text Size 32 pt
  46. 46. http://digitaldrummerj.me 2 . Bullet Points
  47. 47. http://digitaldrummerj.me Bullet Points Keep to a minimum Keep them short Make bullets appear as you talk Use handouts for detailed information
  48. 48. http://digitaldrummerj.me One bullet per slide
  49. 49. http://digitaldrummerj.me 49 Flexible and Configurable
  50. 50. http://digitaldrummerj.me 3. Throw Out Bio Slide
  51. 51. http://digitaldrummerj.me “You’ve got 30 seconds before they start asking the question, ‘Am I going to pay attention to you or not?’ John Medina Author of Brain Rules
  52. 52. http://digitaldrummerj.me About Me Web Developer and Public Speaker Over 100 talks at conferences and community events Builds apps in Angular, Sails, ASP.NET, C# Teacher and student of high quality software development Blogs at http://digitaldrummerj.me Follow me on twitter @digitaldrummerj
  53. 53. http://digitaldrummerj.me My Intro for Mobile Web Dev
  54. 54. http://digitaldrummerj.me Faster than the PC boom10X Faster than the Internet boom2X Faster than the social networking explosion3X
  55. 55. http://digitaldrummerj.me I wanted to build a mobile app too!
  56. 56. http://digitaldrummerj.me
  57. 57. http://digitaldrummerj.me
  58. 58. http://digitaldrummerj.me
  59. 59. http://digitaldrummerj.me
  60. 60. http://digitaldrummerj.me
  61. 61. http://digitaldrummerj.me That was way more powerful
  62. 62. http://digitaldrummerj.me Be yourself
  63. 63. http://digitaldrummerj.me “The purpose of the first draft is not to get it right but to get it written.” John Dufresne Author, Playwriter, Teacher
  64. 64. http://digitaldrummerj.me Recap – Slide Crafting Use mind maps Pick appropriate font - titles 40pt and text 24pt-32pt Keep bullets to a minimum, short, and appear/dim Try one bullet per slide Integrate bio into story Be yourself
  65. 65. http://digitaldrummerj.me Ingredient #3 Practicing
  66. 66. http://digitaldrummerj.me “It is practice, not talent, that holds the key to success” Matthew Syed Journalist, Author and Broadcaster
  67. 67. http://digitaldrummerj.me Reduces nerves
  68. 68. http://digitaldrummerj.me Prepares you for any issues
  69. 69. http://digitaldrummerj.me Practice like you are going to present
  70. 70. http://digitaldrummerj.me Don’t just read the slides
  71. 71. http://digitaldrummerj.me Purchase a slide advancer
  72. 72. http://digitaldrummerj.me Purchase a slide advancer Logitech R400
  73. 73. http://digitaldrummerj.me Record your practice with screen and video
  74. 74. http://digitaldrummerj.me Watch video for ticks
  75. 75. http://digitaldrummerj.me Listen to video for filler words
  76. 76. http://digitaldrummerj.me Listen for double taps
  77. 77. http://digitaldrummerj.me Screen: screencast-o-matic.com
  78. 78. http://digitaldrummerj.me Video: Cell Phone
  79. 79. http://digitaldrummerj.me http://bitly.com/iphone-tripod-camkix
  80. 80. http://digitaldrummerj.me You need a place to practice in front of people
  81. 81. http://digitaldrummerj.me Toastmasters
  82. 82. http://digitaldrummerj.me Be yourself
  83. 83. http://digitaldrummerj.me Recap - Practice Practice like you are presenting Purchase slide advancer – Logitech R400 Ditch the notes Record practice Get in front of people – Toastmasters Be Yourself
  84. 84. http://digitaldrummerj.me Ingredient #4 Delivery
  85. 85. http://digitaldrummerj.me “The success of your presentation will be judged not by the knowledge you send but by what the listener receives” Lilly Walter Author and Professional Speaker
  86. 86. http://digitaldrummerj.me Be yourself
  87. 87. http://digitaldrummerj.me Smile
  88. 88. http://digitaldrummerj.me Make eye contact
  89. 89. http://digitaldrummerj.me Have vocal variety
  90. 90. http://digitaldrummerj.me Wear something comfortable
  91. 91. http://digitaldrummerj.me Own the stage
  92. 92. http://digitaldrummerj.me Silence is good
  93. 93. http://digitaldrummerj.me Don’t step on your laughs
  94. 94. http://digitaldrummerj.me Don’t hold hands in prayer position
  95. 95. http://digitaldrummerj.me Don’t just read the slides
  96. 96. http://digitaldrummerj.me Perform tech check
  97. 97. http://digitaldrummerj.me Record your speech
  98. 98. http://digitaldrummerj.me Huge secret about audience
  99. 99. http://digitaldrummerj.me They want you to succeed
  100. 100. http://digitaldrummerj.me They want you to succeed They want to pay attention
  101. 101. http://digitaldrummerj.me They want you to succeed They want to pay attention They want to remember your talk
  102. 102. http://digitaldrummerj.me WARNING!!
  103. 103. http://digitaldrummerj.me WARNING!! It is not if something will go wrong
  104. 104. http://digitaldrummerj.me WARNING!! It is not if something will go wrong but WHEN!
  105. 105. http://digitaldrummerj.me S**t…I’m Out of Time
  106. 106. http://digitaldrummerj.me Recap - Delivery Not just knowledge but what audience receives that matters Be Yourself Do a tech check Audience has your back Not if but when something will go wrong Don’t rush at end
  107. 107. http://digitaldrummerj.me We are all public speakers
  108. 108. http://digitaldrummerj.me public speaking isn’t just one skill, it is a toolbox of skills
  109. 109. http://digitaldrummerj.me 4 ingredients Storytelling Slide Crafting Practicing Delivery
  110. 110. http://digitaldrummerj.me It will become easier
  111. 111. http://digitaldrummerj.me You will craft speeches quicker
  112. 112. http://digitaldrummerj.me 1st draft will be closer to final
  113. 113. http://digitaldrummerj.me Don’t bail out and give up
  114. 114. http://digitaldrummerj.me “I have not failed 10,000 times. I have not failed once. I have succeeded in proving that those 10,000 ways will not work” Thomas Edison
  115. 115. http://digitaldrummerj.me Justin James digitaldrummerj.me @digitaldrummerj

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