PUBLIC SPEAKING /
Here are some valuable ideas
that will improve
EXTRA SPEAKING TIPS
Here are tips that will improve your presentations.
EXTRA SPEAKING TIP #1
! Great place to learn the basics with lots of support.
! Visit several clubs before joining because they each have their own distinct qualities.
EXTRA TIPS FOR PRESENTATIONS!
! 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.
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.
! 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.
! This is a Speakerʼs Template
EXTRA SPEAKING TIP #3
! Donʼt hand them out unless a workshop.
! They become a distraction to your talk.
EXTRA SPEAKING TIP #4
! If done well, can be like icing on a cake.
! ! If say Iʼll be funny and not, theyʼll be laughing at me rather than with me.
EXTRA SPEAKING TIP #5
! Can enhance
! ! 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
EXTRA SPEAKING TIP #6
! 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.
EXTRA SPEAKING TIP #7
! Respect the program and time of others
! Have talk in modules
EXTRA SPEAKING TIP #8
! NO buzz words or jargon.
! You wonʼt impress an audience - youʼll lose them.
! Simple is best.
EXTRA SPEAKING TIP #9
! For cotton mouth
! ! Room temperature - NOT ice water, NOT hot tea of coffee.
! ! Lozenges
! ! ! NOT cherry - red tongue
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
EXTRA SPEAKING TIP #10
! NOT after conclusion
! ! The CONCLUSION is the CONCLUSION - Period.
! Throughout talk or time set aside for them
EXTRA SPEAKING TIP #11
! 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
Fred E. Miller
Writer - Speaker - Coach
Public Speaking and Presentation Skills