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5 ways to engage with your audience

5 ways to engage with your audience

presentations
When you speak you need to engage with your audience. Has a boring speaker ever put you to sleep? Do you wish they could engage with your audience better. Your head begins to nod as you fight off the urge to slip mercifully into the Land of the Z's. Or has your mind ever wandered during someone's dull presentation? Sure, this has happened to all of us, more than we would like to admit. However, don't let it happen to you when you are the speaker. The key to keeping your audience from taking a mental exit is to involve them in your talk. Yes! Studies show that the more you involve your audience, the more they retain. Why? Because they are listening! You can involve your audience in several…
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5 great tips to better public speaking

5 great tips to better public speaking

Public speaking
Want some better public speaking tips? If you search on Google for the term public speaking tips you get roughly 2.6 million responses. That seems like a lot, but when you have to be the one standing in front of the group there isn't enough information in the world that could get you over that fear. Believe it or not, most of those fears are self-imposed. What do I mean? The people listening to you don't really care how the information is disseminated, they just want at the information. It's the speaker that puts themselves through the ringer weeks before the event. Here are some tips that may seem obvious, but once completed, will really put your mind at ease, trust me. Better Public Speaking Tip #1 KNOW YOUR TOPIC!…
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Overcoming your fear of public speaking may not be difficult

Overcoming your fear of public speaking may not be difficult

Public speaking
Are you one of those people who have a fear of public speaking? Overcoming your fear of public speaking may not be difficult at all, as long as you know and understand the nature of how that fear came to be. For many people, the very thought of speaking in front of people or an audience is reasoning enough for them to be afraid. These may be due to several reasons, the fear of committing a mistake in the middle of the process, public scrutiny, shame and not meeting up to expectations, are among the many and common reasons why people fear the thought of going in front of the public. But for starters, the first step in helping you overcome that fear is to know how to study and…
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You Are Always Public Speaking So Be Prepared

You Are Always Public Speaking So Be Prepared

presentations, Public speaking
Public Speaking and why you hate it The funny thing about presenting and public speaking is that the majority of people will tell you they don’t enjoy it and/or aren’t very good at it. And yet regardless of who they are and what they do, most of the speaking they do on a day-to-day basis IS public speaking. You see, mostly when we talk to ourselves we keep it as an internal dialogue that nobody else can hear. But whenever we open our mouths and actually make a noise in front of another person we’re speaking in public – hence “public speaking”. So why do so many people find it so scary? I think it’s the eyes. All those sets of eyes fixed on you….. BORING into you. It’s unsettling.…
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Public Speaking: I Get So Emotional

Public Speaking: I Get So Emotional

Public speaking
You need to get to your audience when public speaking If you want to get real action out of your audience during a public speaking engagement, then tugging on their heartstrings can help make it happen. This is where your storytelling ability can really make you shine. Great storytellers like Maggie Bedrosian and Thelma Wells can take a simple set of facts and paint moving pictures in the minds of their audience members with carefully crafted stories.You don't have to tell stories when public speaking to get an emotional response. You can get another two-for-one happy hour special when you ask the right questions. Asking questions not only involves the audience mentally, it can also stimulate many kinds of emotion. Do you remember when you were a child and you…
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Ten Public Speaking Tips To Send Your Audience To Sleep

Ten Public Speaking Tips To Send Your Audience To Sleep

Public speaking
Here are the best ten public speaking tips if you want to bore your audience silly. Have you ever fallen asleep when listening to a speech or presentation? Sometimes a little nap during a presentation can boost your energy for the rest of the day. Speakers- if you want to be the one to send your audience to sleep, so they will be fully alert for other people’s presentations follow these ten public speaking tips. 1. Make sure that your material is dry and boring. Make sure that your material is either highly technical or complex. If at all possible fill your speech with specialized academic content that is not easily understood without prior study and research. 2. Do not include any explanations or illustrations to make the content understandable…
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Public Speaking: COOL COLOR COMMENTARY

Public Speaking: COOL COLOR COMMENTARY

equipment, Public speaking
Flip Chart Color => Black, blue and green inks have the greatest visibility. => Blue is the most pleasing color to look at with red coming in second (note: pleasing to look at and visibility are not the same) => Do not do the whole chart in red ink.  => Avoid purple, brown, pink and yellow inks. => Permanent markers give the most vivid color but dry out faster if you leave the cap off. They also frequently bleed thru to the next page. Forget trying to get the ink out of your clothes. => Watercolors are less vivid and squeak when you write. Ink will wash out of clothing. Use Color Thoughtfully  => Use bright colors for small graphics to make them stand out. => Use subtle colors for large graphics so they don't overwhelm. Use Color Psychologically  According to Greg Bandy in Multimedia Presentation Design…
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