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oThe Consummate Business Interviewers: Listen. . .
Jim Wright and Jeff Arthur, co-hosts of the nationally syndicated Smart Biz Show, ask the right questions and contribute their own experiences and expertise on the important business topic: Public Speaking and Presentation Skills.
Topics discussed include:
• The Fear of Public Speaking.
• Preparing and Practicing a Presentation.
• Verbal and Non-Verbal Communication.
• The Power of Storytelling. Read More→
0The Fear of Public Speaking is consistently listed as one of the most common fears people have. It holds many back from reaching their potential. Let’s look at WHY so many have this fear.
1. Why Not!
Think about it. Most of our conversations are one-on-one. Many are done on our phones where we don’t see the person we are speaking to.
Increasingly, we communicate by email and text. This interaction doesn’t let us see or hear the other person.
Standing and speaking in front of people, and having many eyeballs looking at us, takes us out of our comfort zone. That’s why we’re uncomfortable doing public speaking.
2. Not Knowing The Topic.
Do not speak to an audience unless you have a lot of knowledge about your subject. You’ll never know everything, but you should be confident enough to speak on it.
If you know little about your topic, you should be fearful!
3. Not Knowing The Structure of a Presentation
How many times have you sat thru a presentation where you could’t follow the speaker? They might have rambled, repeated themselves, and talked about stuff that wasn’t relevant to the subject. That’s not a great experience, is it? Read More→
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→