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Top 30 Body Language Tips for Great Presentations

Top 30 Body Language Tips for Great Presentations

Business, presentations, Public speaking
Top 30 Body Language Tips for Great Presentations You have seven seconds. Studies found that first impressions matter a lot, people will have largely formed their opinion about you based on the first several seconds of watching your talk, so make sure your intro counts.Tap into your emotions. True engagement requires a level of emotional involvement, and the best way to cultivate this is to focus on your own emotions. Before your get on stage, ask yourself how you feel about your message. What do you want the audience to feel? By focusing intensely on what you are feeling, your body language will automatically convey it to the audience.Loosen your shoulders. Keep your back straight but not rigid, and shoulders relaxed. When you are nervous or tense, it usually shows up…
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Marketing by not Marketing

Marketing by not Marketing

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 Many times local civic or social organizations look for experts from various businesses to come and give a presentation about your area of skill. The Rotary, Ladies clubs and Masons are just a few who are always on the look for good public speakers to address their groups. So if you get a chance to speak to these groups, its easy to see these as tremendous business opportunities for marketing. The problem is that these groups restrict you to only address your field of expertise and do not allow marketing of any kind when you come to speak to their membership. This could be a pretty frustrating situation. Many times these men's groups are fraternities of the most successful business people in your area. And because these groups meet monthly…
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Maintaining Focus in Public Speaking

Maintaining Focus in Public Speaking

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A public speaking situation can be intimidating for even the most seasoned of public speaking professionals. That is because when speaking to a live audience, you really never know what is going to happen. Never mind the freak occurrences of problems with the audience and the room, you as a human being could be subject to momentary memory halts that often come as the result of nervousness or just looking up and seeing all those eyes looking at you. So much of the discipline of giving a public presentation is to establish an internal structure to your talk that helps you stay on task and maintain the focus of your subject for the entire time you are speaking. That structure can also be of huge value in helping you gauge…
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The Benefits of being a presenter

The Benefits of being a presenter

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Even though the first reaction of lots of people to giving a presentation is "What do I have to do to get out of this?" there are many benefits - personal and professional - to be gained from being a presenter. Some people see public speaking as challenging and rewarding, professionally and personally. • Financial - you might enjoy fundraising or appealing to investors • Converting people - no matter what your field, whether it's technical, political, self-improvement, or some other area, your goal is to get the hearts and minds of other people to understand your view • Admiration - whether it's corporate or personal, public speaking is your chance to stand out and gain respect • Satisfaction - giving a good presentation should leave you with a feeling…
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It’s all in the Voice

It’s all in the Voice

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Maybe one of the most common occurrences that happens in a public speaking situation is to see someone in the audience go to sleep on you. When you are the one going to sleep, you just hope the speaker doesn’t notice. But when you are the speaker, you know that you do notice and you wonder what you are doing wrong. You worked hard on your speech and you thought it was pretty interesting stuff. So why do they doze off? Well you are in good company if you see that happen. For some reason this phenomenon happens routinely in churches all over the country every Sunday morning. And that preacher is a skilled public speaker who you would think could keep that crowd riveted. But in many public situations,…
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Lest we forget

Lest we forget

presentations, Uncategorized
That speaking is the one thing that allows us to communicate with each other and the rest of the world. So why are some people so bad at it. It is not that they cannot speak, they lack the ability to communicate. Communication is about listening to the other person involved. Even when we are speaking from a stage, you have to be able to read the audience, understand when things are not working and have a backup plan. So many speakers just speak at an audience. The problem then is that the audience resent being spoken at, and as they can't just walk out (unless you are so bad you have offended them), they have to put up with you and they just walk out resenting the waste of time and only ever…
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Conveying The Right Message When Communicating With Others

Conveying The Right Message When Communicating With Others

presentations, Public speaking, Uncategorized, Your Message
Why the message is so important By Bev Hepting | The Message Maestro Communication skills are an essential part of success and happiness. You have to be able to communicate effectively with those around you to get things done and have good relationships. But was effective communication? How can you convey the right message when communicating with those around you? In this article, we’ll walk you through the simple steps involved in effective communication so you can start conveying the right message! 1) Simplicity is key A simpler message can make a larger impact; minimalism is key. There’s no point adding fluffy language and empty words. Those extras don’t improve your message whatsoever and just add unnecessary confusion. Be direct and to the point so that it is easier for…
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Public Speaking is an important skill

Public Speaking is an important skill

Business, presentations, Public speaking
Why Public Speaking is an Important Skill for Everyone to Know Public speaking is not just something you might have to do for work or for people in positions of leadership. Learning to talk to others in public forums is an essential life skill that everyone should master in their lives. Learning to speak publicly can not only benefit your career in many ways, but it also has tremendous advantages for your personal growth and development, as well. Here are just some of the many reasons why you should start improving your public speaking skills today. 1. You Will Improve Your Confidence When you learn to speak publicly, you can increase your self-confidence tremendously. Whether or not you value what other people think of you, mastering public speaking skills can…
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