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O  VIDEO #12 – Nuggets to Lessen the Fear of Public Speaking

Join Toastmasters!

This Video is the Twelfth of Nineteen about Lessening The Fear of Public Speaking!

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Fred Miller, “NO SWEAT Public Speaking!”

Here’s another one off my Nuggets to Lessen the Fear of Public Speaking

Join Toastmasters!

Toastmasters is an international organization.They teach Public Speaking Skills and Leadership Skills. They do that in a structured and and nurturing environment.

I love Toastmasters! I was in a club for years. I still speak at many clubs.

Here’s a suggestion: Read More→

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OVIDEO #11: Nuggets to Lessen the Fear of Public Speaking

Cotton Mouth!

This Video is the eleventh of Nineteen about Lessening The Fear of Public Speaking!

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Fred Miller, “NO SWEAT Public Speaking!”

Here’s another one off my Nuggets to Lessen the Fear of Public Speaking.

Cotton Mouth! Throat dry! Very hard to talk when you have Cotton Mouth!

It happens for a number of reasons:

  • Nerves! That can certainly do it!
  • Sometime just Dry Air. That will dry you out.
  • Other times – antihistamines. If you can wait till other times to take those – do it!

Now here’s a couple tips to lessen that Dry Mouth. Read More→

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O VIDEO #10: Nuggets to Lessen the Fear of Public Speaking

Don’t Use Buzz Words!

This Video is the tenth of Nineteen about Lessening The Fear of Public Speaking!


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Fred Miller, “NO SWEAT Public Speaking!”

Here’s another one off my Nuggets to Lessen the Fear of Public Speaking.

Every Industry has Buzz Words, Acronyms, and Techno-Speak. Don’t use them!

You do not impress people with words they do not understand. Read More→

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O VIDEO #9: Nuggets to Lessen the Fear of Public Speaking

Find a Friendly Face!

This Video is the Ninth of Nineteen about Lessening The Fear of Public Speaking!

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Fred Miller, “NO SWEAT Public Speaking!”

Here’s another one off my Nuggets to Lessen the Fear of Public Speaking.

Find a Friendly Face!

There are people in your audience who love your stuff!

They are looking at you, listening – they’re Getting It!

Find a friendly face, make eye contact, finish a thought, move on to another friendly face.

Finish a thought, repeat that. Read More→

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O VIDEO #8: Nuggets to Lessen the Fear of Public Speaking

Develop Your Own Style!

This Video is the Eighth of Nineteen about Lessening The Fear of Public Speaking!

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Fred Miller, “NO SWEAT Public Speaking!”

Here’s another one off my Nuggets to Lessen the Fear of Public Speaking.

Develop your own style!

Don’t try to be someone else. Read More→

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OVIDEO #7: Nuggets to Lessen the Fear of Public Speaking

Always Take the Temperature of Your Audience.

This Video is the Seventh of Nineteen about Lessening The Fear of Public Speaking!

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Fred Miller, NO SWEAT Public Speaking!

Here’s another one off my Nuggets to Lessen the Fear of Public Speaking.

Always Take the Temperature of your Audience.

I’m the only one speaking, but I’m getting a lot of feedback from the audience.  I’m looking at facial expressions, gestures, body language. Someone snoring and drooling – aagh! It’s not a good sign!

If I see someone with a confused look on their face, shame on me! I need to Read More→

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O VIDEO #6: Nuggets to Lessen the Fear of Public Speaking - Give Your Audience a Road Map

This Video is the Sixth of Nineteen about Lessening The Fear of Public Speaking!

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Fred Miller, NO SWEAT Public Speaking!

Here’s another one of my “Nuggets to Lessen the Fear of Public Speaking.”

Give your audience a Road Map of where your talk will be taking them.

You wouldn’t want to go on a trip, not know the route and where you’ll wind up, would you?

Your audience feels the same way.

Example:

“I’ll going to talk about the Components, Parts, and Elements of a Speech.

I’ll name them, explain them, and give examples.

I’ve got time set aside for questions.

Then, I’ll close my presentation.”

Now they know where they’re going! Read More→

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O VIDEO #4: Nuggets to Lessen the Fear of Public Speaking – Write Your Own Introduction!

This Video is the Fourth of Nineteen about Lessening The Fear of Public Speaking!

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Fred Miller, “NO SWEAT Public Speaking!”

Here’s another one of my Nuggets to Lessen the Fear of Public Speaking.

Write your own Introduction.

If you’re the Speaker, it’s your responsibility to write it.

The emcee should read it as if they wrote it.

It is not your bio. No one cares who you went to school, how many animals you have, who your spouse is, what kind of stamps you collect. That doesn’t matter.

The Introduction is an opportunity to say great things about yourself. Don’t be modest here! Read More→

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O VIDEO #3: Nuggets to Lessen the Fear of Public Speaking – Name Tags!

This Video is the Third of Nineteen about Lessening The Fear of Public Speaking!

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Fred Miller, “NO SWEAT Public Speaking.”

Here’s another one of my “Nuggets to Lessen the Fear of Public Speaking.”

Insist on Name Tags for your audience.

Name Tags reach out, and pull you in.

They close the gap between people.

And for one of my Best Nuggets to Lessen the Fear of Public Speaking, Arrive Early and Meet and Greet, they’re dynamite! Read More→

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"No Sweat Public Speaking! Open-Mico Speaking Opportunities are:
BusinessCareer, and Leadership Opportunities!”

If you’re a regular visitor to my blog, have read any of my books, or heard me speak, you know that’s my mantra!

People who take and make those “Speaking Opportunities;” grow their Businesses, advance their Careers, and increase their Leadership Roles.”

No one has ever challenged that. Why would they?

One question I’m asked is, “OK, Fred, I agree with your premise. Where are those speaking opportunities and how do I get them?”

The obvious answer is: Contact the Usual Suspects:

Rotary and Lions’ Clubs, Chambers of Commerce, and other civic organizations meet regularly and usually have a guest speaker. Propose a subject in your area of expertise. It should be high in content and not a sales pitch. The idea, as it is in many Speaking Opportunities you are seeking, is to present yourself as an Expert. We like to work with Experts, plus, Experts can command higher fees for their products and services.

Perhaps the company you work for gives internal and external, seminars and workshops. Become one of the presenters! It’s an opportunity for a leadership role and possible career advancement.

Many times we speak, and don’t consider the occasion to be the “Speaking Opportunity” it definitely is! Consequently, we don’t develop and practice our “presentation.” The result is sometimes an underwhelming and unmemorable, delivery. That could be a problem because it might not give the audience, and you never know who might be in it, the impression you are the Expert/Professional you are! Opportunities that could come your way, may not.

Here is a list of “Speaking Opportunities” that should not be taken casually. Read More→


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