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    1. 1. How will you prepare your talk?
    2. 2. Question # 1 How well do you know the people you speak with?
    3. 3. The audience is the heart of a presentation. https://hbr.org/2015/04/the-best-presentations-are-tailored-to-the-audience
    4. 4. The audience is interested in their problems. Make your talk about them. http://www.destination-innovation.com/articles/the-eight-worst-mistakes-made-by-keynote-speakers/
    5. 5. http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2013/02/going_from_suck_to_non-suck_as.html http://youtu.be/O2dEuMFR8kw https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/20121022044446-22330283-from-crickets-chirping-to-a-standing-ovation-three-rules-of-effective-public-speaking Show the listeners that you truly care about them.
    6. 6. http://www.gsb.stanford.edu/insights/matt-abrahams-good-question-can-be-key-successful-presentation https://hbr.org/2015/04/the-best-presentations-are-tailored-to-the-audience 2 questions for you: 1. What do people already know? 2. What do people need to hear?
    7. 7. Further inspiration https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Needs-that-people-have-1530997
    8. 8. Question # 2 How short will your talk be?
    9. 9. Keep your talk focused on the 1 or 2 things you want people to remember. http://finans.dk/artikel/ECE4597216/l%E6r_at_tale_som_en_verdensleder/
    10. 10. State the most important recommendations at the start. Then move on to supporting data. https://hbr.org/2012/10/how-to-present-to-senior-execu
    11. 11. Cut out everything that is not essential. http://www.inc.com/justin-bariso/want-to-be-a-better-presenter-fix-this-one-mistake-right-now.html http://www.amazon.de/101-Tips-Speakers-prepare-tremendous-ebook/dp/B00S59KEY0
    12. 12. If you had only 1 sentence, what would you say? http://www.amazon.de/101-Tips-Speakers-prepare-tremendous-ebook/dp/B00S59KEY0
    13. 13. Question # 3 What questions will you ask people?
    14. 14. http://www.gsb.stanford.edu/insights/matt-abrahams-good-question-can-be-key-successful-presentation How many of you have....?
    15. 15. What about asking an event participant to 1. read a quote written on a slide, and / or 2. comment on a / the quote? https://hbr.org/2015/08/6-ways-to-reduce-the-stress-of-presenting
    16. 16. https://www.lynda.com/Business-Skills-tutorials/Explaining-your-reasoning/423244/438035-4.html What do you think?
    17. 17. When you ask a question, pause and count to 3 or 4. http://www.inc.com/justin-bariso/want-to-be-a-better-presenter-fix-this-one-mistake-right-now.html
    18. 18. Further inspiration https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Conversation-exercises-1791882
    19. 19. Question # 4 How often will you pause?
    20. 20. The most powerful weapon in a speaker’s armoury is the pause. Use a pause after a question, for example. http://www.amazon.de/101-Tips-Speakers-prepare-tremendous-ebook/dp/B00S59KEY0
    21. 21. Use a pause to help people absorb what you say and to get people’s attention. http://www.businessinsider.com/common-speaking-mistakes-2013-12 http://hbr.org/tip?date=050712
    22. 22. A pause gives people time to think. http://blog.prezi.com/latest/2014/2/7/10-most-common-rookie-mistakes-in-public-speaking.html
    23. 23. Question # 5 How slowly will you speak?
    24. 24. The average adult reads 300 words per minute, but people can only listen well to 150 words per minute. Therefore, slow down. https://hbr.org/2014/09/a-speech-is-not-an-essay
    25. 25. Take a breath before you begin speaking to avoid rushing and mumbling. http://www.businessinsider.com/common-speaking-mistakes-2013-12
    26. 26. Communicate with a clear, strong voice. http://youtu.be/O2dEuMFR8kw
    27. 27. Question # 6 How will you make your talk personal?
    28. 28. Include some stories – preferably about real people or even yourself. The personal touch can really help to give the talk authenticity and interest. http://www.amazon.de/101-Tips-Speakers-prepare-tremendous-ebook/dp/B00S59KEY0 Tip # 5.
    29. 29. http://youtu.be/O2dEuMFR8kw http://blogs.hbr.org/2014/09/a-speech-is-not-an-essay/ http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2013/01/is-the-lecture-dead/272578/ People will better follow and remember stories. Stories create emotional connections.
    30. 30. https://hbr.org/2015/05/your-presentation-needs-a-punch-line Have you thought about why you should be telling this story? What is unique about you?
    31. 31. Talk about things you believe in. https://hbr.org/2013/02/going-from-suck-to-non-suck_as.html
    32. 32. If you should mention a person by name and connect him or her to the story you are telling, who would that person be? https://hbr.org/2014/08/5-tips-for-off-the-cuff-speaking/
    33. 33. How can you bring your natural, informal style into your talk? http://blog.prezi.com/latest/2014/2/7/10-most-common-rookie-mistakes-in-public-speaking.html
    34. 34. Further inspiration https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/What-is-your-purpose-1438787
    35. 35. Question # 7 How will you use ”I” language?
    36. 36. https://www.lynda.com/Business-Skills-tutorials/Speaking-so-you-understood/423244/438033-4.html Examples: I disagree. I don’t see it that way. I don’t understand.
    37. 37. Question # 8 How will you use simple language?
    38. 38. Keep it simple. The human brain likes easy things. http://www.economist.com/news/books-and-arts/21700610-why-donald-trumps-rhetoricwith-apologies-orwellworks-so-well-double-plus-effective
    39. 39. Question # 9 How often will you repeat during your talk?
    40. 40. http://www.economist.com/news/books-and-arts/21700610-why-donald-trumps-rhetoricwith-apologies-orwellworks-so-well-double-plus-effective Winston Churchill. We shall fight on the beaches. We shall fight on the landing grounds. We shall fight in the fields and in the streets.
    41. 41. http://www.quoteslike.com/freedom-of-speech-martin-luther-king-quotes/
    42. 42. 3 ways to repeat 1. “To repeat,………….….“ 2. “In other words:……......…" 3. “To put it more simply:..…........” http://www.inc.com/justin-bariso/want-to-be-a-better-presenter-fix-this-one-mistake-right-now.html
    43. 43. When someone asks you a question, repeat it. There are 2 reasons for this: Reason # 1 Some people in the audience may not have heard the question. Reason # 2 It gives you more time to think of your answer. http://www.amazon.de/101-Tips-Speakers-prepare-tremendous-ebook/dp/B00S59KEY0
    44. 44. Question # 10 How will you use your body language?
    45. 45. http://www.imagebase.net/Concept/Test-009-copy
    46. 46. When you speak, be open in your body language. http://finans.dk/artikel/ECE4597216/l%E6r_at_tale_som_en_verdensleder/
    47. 47. 55% of your impact comes from what your body is doing. http://www.francescolejones.com/how-to-wow/excerpt/
    48. 48. Question # 11 How will you vary your voice?
    49. 49. Sometimes the most powerful points can be delivered in a very quiet voice. http://www.amazon.de/101-Tips-Speakers-prepare-tremendous-ebook/dp/B00S59KEY0
    50. 50. Question # 12 How much will you practice before you speak?
    51. 51. Sources http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2013/02/going_from_suck_to_non-suck_as.html http://epn.dk/job/article4597216.ece http://blog.prezi.com/latest/2014/2/7/10-most-common-rookie-mistakes-in-public-speaking.html Know your material extremely well.
    52. 52. Practice your talk 3 times 1. When you finished preparing it. 2. The day before the event. 3. A few hours before you go “on.” https://hbr.org/2015/08/6-ways-to-reduce-the-stress-of-presenting
    53. 53. https://hbr.org/2015/08/6-ways-to-reduce-the-stress-of-presenting Avoid over-rehearsing. That can be counterproductive.
    54. 54. When practicing, expect that your actual talk will take at least 25% longer. http://blog.prezi.com/latest/2014/2/7/10-most-common-rookie-mistakes-in-public-speaking.html
    55. 55. Further inspiration http://crinfo.beyondintractability.org/essay/escalation-limiting_language/ https://hbr.org/2014/09/a-speech-is-not-an-essay/ https://hbr.org/2013/12/conflict-strategies-for-nice-people/ http://knowledge.insead.edu/contents/Communication-skills-steveknight-090918.cfm?vid=305 http://www.lollydaskal.com/leadership/the-language-of-leadership/ http://www.strategy-business.com/li/leadingideas/li00079?pg=all https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Listening-tips-1485898 https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Dialogue-or-discussion-1567510 https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/How-do-we-give-and-receive-feedback-1761017

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