April 22, 2014

Create the best

Fellow speaker,

Jeremy Donovan's study of TED talks suggests that the best talks you can do focus on:
  • Belonging - find a way to get the audience to feel like they belong to something
  • Self-interest - make the speech directly targeted at the audience's wants and interests
  • Self development - help your audience get better
  • Hope - give your audience hope
Besting,

Tim Wilson
Professional Speech Coach
Free speaking tips at: http://speakingquicktips.blogspot.com

April 21, 2014

One point

Fellow speaker,

Jeremy Donovan's study of TED talks (18 minute speeches) suggests that the best speeches occur when you focus on getting across one clear point.

Pointedly,

Tim Wilson
Professional Speech Coach
Free speaking tips at: http://speakingquicktips.blogspot.com

April 20, 2014

After the ball

Fellow speaker,

Speaker Fred Miller suggests you create an "afterduction" to give to the MC to make sure the MC for your speech gives you the credit you deserve. This afterduction will:
  1. Thank the speaker (you)
  2. Give a main point of your speech (e.g., "One of my takeaways was...")
  3. Mention speaker (you) will be around afterwards to answer questions
  4. Mention of products and future speeches speaker (you) are doing 
Changeably,

Tim Wilson
Professional Speech Coach
Free speaking tips at: http://speakingquicktips.blogspot.com