Extra Public Speaking / Presentation Tips!


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Extra Public Speaking / Presentation Tips!

  1. 1. PUBLIC SPEAKING / PRESENTATIONS Extra Tips Here are some valuable ideas that will improve Your Presentations! EXTRA SPEAKING TIPS Here are tips that will improve your presentations.
  2. 2. EXTRA SPEAKING TIP #1 JOIN TOASTMASTERS ! Great place to learn the basics with lots of support. ! Visit several clubs before joining because they each have their own distinct qualities.
  3. 3. EXTRA TIPS FOR PRESENTATIONS! MIND MAPPING ! Non-linear, visual, brain storming tool that brings together the left, linear and right, creative sides of our brain. ! This is the ʻSwiss Army Knifeʼ for the Brain.
  4. 4. My Speech I A B C II A B III A B LINEAR or DIAGRAM The problem with going linear to develop a speech is that weʼre trying to organize thoughts before we develop them. Our brains donʼt think this way. ! In this case, IIIB should be ID.
  5. 5. Sub-Topic Sub-Topic Sub-Topic Main Subject Mind Map Sub-Topic Sub-Topic MIND MAPPING ! Mind mapping brings together the left, linear and right, creative sides of the brain. ! This is a basic mind map with the main subject in the center and sub-topics radiating from the center. mastermindmapper.com
  6. 6. MIND MAPPING ! This is a Speakerʼs Template mastermindmapper.com
  7. 7. EXTRA SPEAKING TIP #3 HANDOUTS ! Donʼt hand them out unless a workshop. ! They become a distraction to your talk.
  8. 8. EXTRA SPEAKING TIP #4 HUMOR ! If done well, can be like icing on a cake. ! Tough ! ! If say Iʼll be funny and not, theyʼll be laughing at me rather than with me.
  9. 9. EXTRA SPEAKING TIP #5 PROPS ! Can enhance ! Rule ! ! Put away when finished ! Example: Hat speech - Each hat indicates a ʻHatʼ we wear in our lives ! Sometime best prop is NONE - Example - Picture your favorite Coffee Cup
  10. 10. EXTRA SPEAKING TIP #6 PRACTICE ! Malcolm Gladwell - 10,000 hours to be an expert - Michael Phelps ! Practice makes perfect - Perfect practice makes perfect - The road to perfection never ends. Practice in mirror, video, audio, friends and family. Join Toastmasters.
  11. 11. EXTRA SPEAKING TIP #7 TIMING ! Respect the program and time of others ! Have talk in modules
  12. 12. EXTRA SPEAKING TIP #8 BUZZ WORDS ! NO buzz words or jargon. ! You wonʼt impress an audience - youʼll lose them. ! Simple is best.
  13. 13. EXTRA SPEAKING TIP #9 WATER ! For cotton mouth ! ! Room temperature - NOT ice water, NOT hot tea of coffee. ! ! Lozenges ! ! ! NOT cherry - red tongue !
  14. 14. EXTRA SPEAKING TIP #10 CONSTANTLY take TEMPERATURE of the audience ! Facial Expressions ! Body language ! ASK - ʻDoes that make sense?ʼ ! ! May have to re-state in a different manner
  15. 15. EXTRA SPEAKING TIP #10 QUESTIONS ! NOT after conclusion ! ! The CONCLUSION is the CONCLUSION - Period. ! Throughout talk or time set aside for them
  16. 16. EXTRA SPEAKING TIP #11 POWER POINT ! What DIDNʼT you see in my slides? ! ! Lots of text and bullet points - “YOU supply the text!” ! ! Reading text doesnʼt reinforce message, it confuses it. ! Donʼt use fancy build-ins, build outs and transitions ! CLEAN and SIMPLE is best
  17. 17. Fred E. Miller Writer - Speaker - Coach Public Speaking and Presentation Skills Contact 314-517-8772 Fred@NoSweatPublicSpeaking.com http://www.nosweatpublicspeaking.com