0Increase the Odds Your Audience GETS IT!
Let’s start with two facts relevant to presentations:
1. The Goal of all Communication: Verbal, Written, or Visual is the same. We want the recipient(s), as quickly as possible to – GET IT!
They may not agree with everything we say.
- They may not agree with anything.
- However, unless they GET IT! there cannot be a meaningful conversation going forward.
2. We cannot Multitask well!
The research shows multitasking is not as efficient as focusing and working on a single task.
When your audience is distracted from concentrating on your message, the interruption takes their focus away from you, the presenter, and increases the probability they will not GET IT!
DELETING Distractions increases the odds your presentation will be understood.
Let’s look at some possible distractions to a presentation and what can be done to DELETE them: Read More→
o Better Audience = Better Speaker
Audience Instructions: Better Audience = Better Speaker!
Be at the venue well ahead of time.
Find your seat and sit down.
Arriving late is disruptive to the speaker and audience.
For a Successful Presentation.
There are specific things the Speaker must do.
There are specific things the Audience should do.
Meeting the Speaker before the Event.
Makes a connection that helps them perform better and increase your take-away.
Sit so your Whole Body faces the Speaker. Read More→
oYour Introduction: Write Your Own!
The Introduction is an Integral Part of Your Presentation.
The Introduction Sets the Stage for the Presenter.
The Introduction is the Speaker’s Responsibility to write.
The Introduction should be delivered by the Emcee as if They wrote it!
The Introduction is NOT Your Bio! Read More→
oThe WHAT IFS?
Then there are the “WHAT IFS?” that give many
the Fear of Public Speaking.
WHAT IF?. . .
I’m not perfect.
I’ve must be perfect, right?
The audience doesn’t like me?
The last speaker was really, really good and compared to them I Stink!
The Biggest WHAT IF? many people have is:
What topic could I talk about that would interest anyone?
Everyone has something of value to talk about!
You’re too close to yourself. Read More→
0 WHY Not?
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.”