December 7, 2016

Check it out!

Fellow speaker,

Professional Speaker Patricia Fripp suggests you arrive early at where you will be speaking to check out the set up for your speech.

Checking,

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

December 6, 2016

May I quote you?

Fellow speaker,

Speaking Coach Jerry Weissman suggests when doing slide presentations which have a quote on them, say something about the quote to the audience (don't read the quote or read part of the quote), turn to face the screen, and read the quote to yourself in silence slowly. After you have finished reading the quote to yourself, turn to face the audience and look to see when people look over at you. This will tell you most of the audience has finished reading the quote. Say something more about the quote that is not a reading of all or part of the quote.

Quoting,

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

December 5, 2016

Would you like to paraphrase that?

Fellow speaker,

Speaking Coach Jerry Weissman suggests when doing slide presentations with bullets you paraphrase a bullet when talking about it (e.g., if the slide is about yearly cheese output and the bullet is "Greater production levels" you could say "Our new approach to processing our cheese has led to our producing much more cheese this year than any other year.").

Paraphrased,

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