0 WHY Not?
Survey after survey lists The Fear of Public Speaking at the top of the ‘Fear List’ most people have. Some say they would rather die than stand in front of an audience and deliver a speech. This is unfortunate because it holds many back from reaching their potential.
Up to seventy-five percent of the population, to one degree, or another, has this dread.
There’s even a word for it – Glossophobia. Glosso from the Greek, meaning tongue, and Phobus, fear. Important to note here, is glossophobia is a w-o-r-d, not a disease, and it can be lessened!
It is a fear worth confronting and overcoming.
You might be the world’s leading authority on a subject, but if you can’t present that expertise to others in a manner that educates, entertains, and explains it well, you won’t achieve the goals that should be yours!
WHY do we have this Fear?
o These Work!
7 Ways to Lessen the Fear of Public Speaking
#1. NEVER tell the Audience!
Telling the Audience you have a Fear of Public Speaking is Negative Self-Talk.
It could become a Self-Fulfilling Prophecy!
#2. Arrive Early Meet& Greet!
It is Amazing how much easier it is to speak to an audience where
you have introduced yourself to attendees before the event!
#3. Find a Friendly Face!
Look for a person listening and learning from your presentation.
You will get energy from those folks! Read More→
OCraft Your Elevator Speech, Floor by Floor with – NO SWEAT!
A Great Elevator Speech Clearly Tells the Audience:
Who You Are!
What You Do!
A Great Elevator Speech Clearly Articulates this Information, Succinctly,
and with an Impact.
- Know what you do and want to have a conversation now!
- Know what you do, don’t want to have a conversation now but perhaps at a later date.
- Know what you do, might refer you!
Clarity is Not an Option!
The Elevator Speech starts simple. As Interest and time permit, it is expanded.
First Floor. Describe who you are.
“I’m Fred Miller.”
Let’s get in the Elevator and start going up!
0 PowerPoint Design 24/7 Produced Fantastic Slides for these 7 Presentation Tips!
1. Use Personal Stories to reinforce the points you make in the body of
Make three to five points per presentation. Because they are your stories,
they’re easier to remember and tell.
2. Write your own Introduction.
It is not your bio.
It should answer three questions.
1. WHY this subject?
2. WHY this speaker?
3. WHY now?
3. Remember the Law of Primacy and Recency.
The audience best remembers the first and last things they see and hear.
This is why you want a Strong Opening and a Strong Closing.
4. If you use Props, put them out of site when finished with them else they
become a distraction to the audience.
This includes PowerPoint, where you can hit the “B” Button on your keyboard
to make the screen go blank!
5. Don’t use Buzz Words, Acronyms, or Techno-Speak.
Everyone doesn’t know their meaning and you’ll lose your audience.
6. Don’t use Handouts.
Unless it is a workshop, handouts will be a distraction to the audience.
7. When using Slides, stand to the left (as the audience faces) of the screen.
We read left to right.
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About the Author
Fred E. Miller is a speaker, a coach, and the author of the book,
“No Sweat Public Speaking!”
Businesses, Individuals, and Organizations hire him because they want to improve their
Networking, Public Speaking, and Presentation Skills.
They do this because they know:
Speaking Opportunities are Business, Career, and Leadership Opportunities.
They also know:
We perceive really great speakers to be Experts.
Perception is reality, and we like to work with Experts.
He shows them how to:
Develop, Practice, and Deliver ‘Knock Your Socks Off Presentations!’ with -
- Keynote Speaker
- Workshop Facilitator
- Breakout Sessions
- Public Speaking and Presentation Coaching
- Lessening The Fear of Public Speaking with - NO SWEAT!
- Crafting Your Elevator Speech, Floor by Floor with - NO SWEAT!
- Speaking Opportunities are Business, Career, and Leadership Opportunities.
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All Rights Reserved.
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o ALL Floors of the Elevator Speech!
Now it’s time to go up ALL the Floors. These are the floors I would deliver to an audience, a large audience, or more than one. Then we’re going to do the Eighth Floor. That’s the one we use if it’s a One-On-One situation.
Follow me on each of these floors!
We’re going to start on Floor One, go all the way up to Seven.
I’m Fred Miller.
I’m a Speaker, a Coach, and an Author.
The title of my first book is “NO SWEAT Public Speaking!”
Businesses, Individuals, and Organizations hire me because they want to improve their Networking, Public Speaking, and Presentation Skills.
They do that because they know:
“Speaking Opportunities are Business, Career, and Leadership Opportunities!”
That’s my mantra. No one ever challenges that statement. Why would they? Read More→
Fred Miller, “NO SWEAT Public Speaking!”
This is the Eighth Floor of my Eight Floor Elevator Speech – Top Floor!
Now it only applies to the One-On-One Elevator Speech. That’s where you’re trying to DISqualify People.
Remember, everyone is not a prospect for what you offer. You’re not a prospect for what everyone else offers, are you? Great way to DISqualify using the Elevator Speech.
But if you’ve reached this floor, there’s some interest.
The Eighth Floor is where you ASK!
And you can do it in two ways:
First way: “Hey, enough about me, what do you do?”
The way I prefer I prefer is to ASK is like this: Read More→
0 Your USP, Ultimate Selling Proposition!
Fred Miller, “NO SWEAT Public Speaking!”
This is the Seventh Floor of my Eight Floor Elevator Speech.
It’s your USP, Your Ultimate Selling Proposition. It’s the reason people Hire You; what you’re going to do for them.
“I show them how to Develop, Practice, and Deliver a ‘Knock-Your-Socks Off!’ Presentation with - NO SWEAT!” Read More→
0 Your WHY!
Transcript Fred Miller, NO SWEAT Public Speaking.
Here’s the Fifth Floor my Eight Floor Elevator Speech.
It’s your WHY.
The concept comes from Simon Sinek’s Golden Circle. He says most companies start with WHAT, then they go to HOW, and then WHY.
Example: “We’re a big computer company. We’ve got these computers with huge hard drives, lots of RAM. They’re really cheap. Do you want to buy one?”
Better companies start with WHY.
It’s not WHAT you do. It’s WHY you do it. Read More→
0NOT: “Work With” or “Help!”
Fred Miller, NO SWEAT Public Speaking!
This is the fourth floor of my eight floor Elevator Speech.
This is the floor where people usually say,
“I help companies.
“I work with people”
I think we need something a little more aggressive. I love the phrase, “HIRE ME.”
I’m going to give you my statement from the fourth floor. Then we’ll discuss it.
“Businesses, Individuals, and Organizations Hire Me because they want to improve their networking, public speaking, and presentation skills.”
Hire Me says:
“I’m good at what I do.
I’m proud of it.
And, you know what, there’s some money attached to it!” Read More→