Engaging Your Audience: The Art of Public Speaking

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  • Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate -- we can not consecrate -- we can not hallow -- this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us -- that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion -- that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain -- that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom -- and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.
  • Engaging Your Audience: The Art of Public Speaking

    1. 1. Engaging Your Audience:<br />The Art of Public Speaking<br />
    2. 2. 1.Observation<br />
    3. 3. It’s all been done.<br />It’s never been easier to be a student.<br />It’s never been easier to find presentations, good and bad.<br />It’s never been easier to find tools.<br />TED, Lectures @Google, Slideshare<br />
    4. 4. 2. Development<br />
    5. 5. It’s the product of work, and it shows.<br />Mission<br />Audience<br />Purpose<br />Message(s)<br />Outline<br />Perceptions<br />
    6. 6. Mission Statement<br />To provide a simple framework for the development and delivery of outstanding presentations and speeches. This presentation will educate individuals on the art of presentation, inspire them to know that they too can master this skill and entertain them to leave an indelible imprint on their memory.<br />
    7. 7. Purpose<br />To teach a concrete methodology for presentation development from concept to execution. <br />To teach specific techniques and the effective use of design to capture the attention of audiences.<br />
    8. 8. Messages<br />Preparation, Practice and Perseverance.<br />Process before art. <br />Anyone can do this. <br />
    9. 9. 3. Structure<br />
    10. 10. It’s structured for polish.<br />Guy Kawasaki’s 7 idea model, visualized using high resolution imagery of the President.<br />Grouping by category.<br />Sections of this presentation have been pre-written and pre-rehearsed.<br />Includes targeted video segments to facilitate smooth transitions and provide variety.<br />
    11. 11. It’s structured to be heard.<br />What stories will be effective?<br />My first speech.<br /> Superficial connection with the President’s story.<br />What video will be effective?<br />Any Given Sunday<br />The President himself.<br />
    12. 12. 4. Design<br />
    13. 13. It looks this way by design.<br />Presentation Zen Model: <br />Less is more: Whitespace and simplicity.<br />It’s all been said. Effective use of quotation. <br />High resolution images. <br />Patriotic color scheme. <br />Memorable font: Gill Sans MT <br />
    14. 14. It could also include data.<br />
    15. 15.
    16. 16. 5. Preparation<br />
    17. 17. Preparation, Practice and Perseverance.<br />Preparation is the antidote for anxiety.<br />Practice comes in many forms. <br />Rehearsal and tools. <br />1000 hours to mastery.<br />
    18. 18. 6. Delivery<br />
    19. 19. It’s game time.<br />Get in the right mindset.<br />Clear the mechanism. <br />Posture: Relaxed; upright, but not stiff. <br />Breathing: controlled, though heart rate elevated.<br />Gestures: practiced and natural.<br />
    20. 20. 7. Profit!<br />
    21. 21. It’s been a pleasure.<br />I have tools for you.<br />I have recommendations for you.<br />I’d love to hear your questions for us all.<br />

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