Say What?!?


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Presentation given at South Central Chapter of the Pennsylvania Library Association on May 11, 2011.

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    1. 1. Say What?!?<br />Become a Better SpeakerTina Hertel – May 11, 2011<br />
    2. 2. “According to most studies, people's number one fear is public speaking. Number two is death. Death is number two. Does that sound right? This means to the average person, if you go to a funeral, you're better off in the casket than doing the eulogy.”<br />Jerry Seinfeld<br />
    3. 3. 10 %<br />80%<br />10%<br />Fear of Public Speaking<br />
    4. 4. Meeting New People<br />Classes <br />Interviewing<br />Meetings<br />Groups<br />Networking<br />Authority Figures<br />Presentations / Workshops<br />Fear of Public Speaking<br />
    5. 5. “Life shrinks or expands in <br />proportion to one’s courage.” <br />– Anais Nin<br />Overcoming Fear<br />
    6. 6. Public Speaking DO<br />Passion<br />Content<br />Story<br />
    7. 7. Public Speaking DON’T<br />Power<br />Point<br />Points<br />
    8. 8. Powerpoint<br />It’s What Makes Presentations Great<br />
    9. 9. Information Overload<br />Have you ever been in a presentation where there is so much text on the slide and you are sitting there concentrating and trying to read what is on the slide while still trying to listen to the speaker, only you can’t really do both very well and you start to get a headache. <br />Or worse yet, the speaker reads the entire slide to you as if you were incapable of reading it yourself. <br />
    10. 10. Killed by Bullets<br />Not too much text<br />Nice simple phrases<br />But many phrases<br />And they all say the same<br />Thing<br />But at least<br />They are all in <br />Bullet format<br />Using Bullets is <br />Definitely much better<br />So be sure <br />To put all the important<br />Stuff<br />In Bullets<br />To really drive home<br />Your Points<br />
    11. 11. Fonts<br />Too big<br />Too Small<br />
    12. 12. Colors<br /><ul><li>Colors are definitely not distracting
    13. 13. Use a variety of colors to enhance presentation
    14. 14. Contrast is not important</li></li></ul><li>Isn’t that Cute<br />Powerpoint offers lots of animation tricks<br />Which only enhances your presentation<br />It doesn’t distract from the main content<br />It’s also important to put in random images<br />
    15. 15. Public Speaking DO<br />Know<br />Your<br />Audience<br />
    16. 16. Public Speaking DON’T<br />Focus<br />On <br />Audience<br />
    17. 17. “Be who you are<br />And say what you feel,<br />Because those who mind<br />Don't matter,<br />And those who matter<br />Don't mind.” <br />– Dr. Seuss<br />Learn from OthersBe Yourself<br />
    18. 18. Public Speaking DO<br />Prepare<br />Practice<br />Practice<br />
    19. 19. Public Speaking DON’T<br />PANIC<br />Apologize<br />PANIC<br />
    20. 20. Public Speaking DON’T<br />Don’t <br />Let<br />This <br />Happen<br />To<br />You<br />YouTube Video<br />
    21. 21. Public Speaking DO<br />Relax<br />Visualize<br />Enjoy<br />
    22. 22. Public Speaking DO<br />People<br />Want You<br />To <br />Succeed<br />
    23. 23. Public Speaking DO<br />Gain <br />Experience<br />Confidence<br />5 - 7 - 5<br />
    24. 24. Public Speaking DO<br />Gain <br />Experience<br />Confidence<br />15 – 30 / 150<br />
    25. 25. “You can gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along’… You must do the thing you cannot do.” <br />– Eleanor Roosevelt <br />Public Speaking Success!<br />