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Public Speaking is the <i>Key</i> to Opening. . .

The Doors of Opportunity!Speaking

Opportunity is waiting!

On the other side of that door is Lots of it! How do we unlock and open it?


Public Speaking/Presenting is the Key to opening the Doors of Opportunity!

Here’s why: We perceive really good speakers as Experts!

Perception is reality, and we like to work with Experts.

The Research Shows:    •  Speaking Opportunities are Business Opportunities!    •  Speaking Opportunities are Career Opportunities!    •  Speaking Opportunities are Leadership Opportunities!

The people who take and make Speaking Opportunities grow the perception they are Experts. They grow their businesses, careers, and leadership possibilities.

Think of great business and political leaders.  Many attained their positions because of their great skills as a speaker.  Presidents Obama, Clinton and Reagan rose to the highest position in our country partially because of those communication skills.  Sarah Palin, considered a rock star on the podium, ran for vice president.  Apple’s Steve Jobs was the consummate presenter and salesman as was Chrysler’s Lee Iacocca.

A speaker wants to connect to the members of the audience.  The message of a person, skilled in presentation skills, speaks to the audience, and makes the connection.  That connection can lead to direct and indirect opportunities.

Being a good presenter is an important skill needed for many occupations.  Some present well – others don’t.  All things being equal, the ones who communicate well are the leaders in their profession.

Equally important is the fact that even if a person seldom makes a presentation, having the skill will help in other significant ways.    •  It will improve their one-on-one communication, something everyone does.    •  Since it takes most out of their comfort zone, it widens that comfort zone and improves self-esteem, a worthy goal!

Please Note:Speaking Opportunity is also an opportunity to:    •  Give others a Negative Impression of  You.    • Embarrass Yourself.    •  Set a Career Back!

Knowing this, it’s important to be aware that a Speaking Opportunity, whether you sought it out, or it found you, is Important!  Don’t take it lightly.  The spotlight will be on You.

You want to delver a great presentation.  If assigned this task, you want those counting on you to be proud of your performance.  You want to be satisfied with your own work.

Study, Learn and Use The Laws of Presentation.    •  Know Your Stuff. •  Really know the subject you’ll be speaking about. •  Be up-to-date on the latest information.    •  Know How to Present. •  Be proficient with all the Components, Parts, and Elements of a presentation. •  Study presentation skills. •  Join Toastmasters. •  Get a Coach!    •  Be Audience Centered. •  It’s all about the Audience.It’s not about you! •  Understand – Believe – Practice this law!    •  Practice – Practice – Practice! •  This is not a suggestion! •  A good rule of thumb is: •  For every minute of presentation – practice one hour. •  (The above is not a misprint!)

Those with a Fear of Public Speaking, or those who speak, but don’t have good presentation skills, lose out.  They lose out because they either don’t take speaking opportunities, or, take them and perform poorly.

Presentation Skills, like all skills, can be learned!  No one was born knowing how to ride a bike, drive a car, or use a computer.  No one was born a Public Speaker!

There is a Simple, Proven Formula for learning these skills. 1. Study. 2. Practice – Practice – Practice. 3. Deliver Presentation. Repeat the above activities!

Follow the suggestions in this Post for Opening the Door to Opportunities and make your next presentation – No Sweat!

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About the Author Fred E. Miller is a speaker, a coach, and author of the book, “No Sweat Public Speaking!” Businesses and individuals hire him because they want to improve their Public Speaking and Presentation Skills. They do this because we perceive really great speakers to be Experts. Perception is reality and we rather deal with Experts. They also know: Speaking Opportunities are Business Opportunities. Speaking Opportunities are Career Opportunities. Speaking Opportunities are Leadership Opportunities. He shows them how to Develop, Practice, and Deliver ‘Knock Your Socks Off Presentations!’ with – No Sweat!

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