Once people are comfortable with the TalkitOut technique, we move to the next step – preparing and delivering with no script. The technique I use is one some writers and producers use to develop movies. James Cameron used it for Avatar. It’s called ‘scriptment’.
Rehearse, rehearse, rehearse. The more you rehearse before your presentation or speech, the better you’ll be. Rehearse out loud. Rehearse in front of your colleagues, family, friends or the bathroom mirror. Video yourself. Rehearsing makes you confident and comfortable. Think of any presenter you admire for their cool, commanding presence on stage. You can guarantee …
Be yourself. Your audience will know immediately if you’re not being authentic. You’ll lose their trust. Why would you want to be anyone else? It’s such hard work. It’s so much easier to be yourself. You are a wonderful gifted speaker if you just trust yourself and speak in your own true voice. It’s time to release the Power of You.
One of the challenges in our two-day session was to give the participants permission to express their thoughts more colloquially, using simple words and simple sentences. Once they embraced the idea, it gave a powerful voice to their remarkable personal stories.
A few simple strategies can improve your ability to deliver a winning speech or presentation. And your audience will thank you by hanging on every word.
If you don’t have passion with purpose, you don’t learn. If you don’t learn, you don’t grow. If you don’t grow, you become irrelevant. Passion motivates you to action, to take charge. But you have to clearly define your goal, the purpose for your passion. Learning how to authentically communicate your passion is a big part of our presentation skills training for people who want to upgrade their public speaking skills.
by Halina St James From time to time I’ve criticised airline announcements – both the content and the delivery. So I’m very happy today to be able to hand out a bouquet – to US Airways flight 1937 from Hartford to Philadelphia. We were all on board, strapped in and ready to fly when there …
Podiums can help or hinder a speaker. A lot of people hide behind them. Some clutch the sides, as if in a rowboat on a stormy sea. A podium is a great tool if you are delivering a speech or making a presentation – if you use it smartly.
Here are ten tips we share in our presentation skills and public speaking workshops.
Here are my tips for anyone who suffers stage fright when speaking in public. Take a deep breath. Walk slowly up to the lectern. Put your papers down, if you have any. Pause. Look at the audience. Don’t say a word. Let yourself feel that energy coming from them. Settle your own energy field. Then begin to speak. Better to have a few seconds of silence than a painful start to your presentation that you, and your audience, will never forget.