April 16, 2014

Entertain me

Fellow speaker,

Jeremy Donovan's study of TED talks suggests that speaker-entertainers are mostly:
  • Writers
  • Performing artists (e.g., dancers)
  • Visual artists (e.g., photographers)
Audience-aware,

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

April 15, 2014

Educate me

Fellow speaker,

Jeremy Donovan's study of TED talks suggests that speaker-educators are mostly:
  • Inventors - people who invent things (e.g., Steve Jobs)
  • Life scientists - scientists who study natural processes (e.g., brain science)
  • Natural scientists - scientists who study natural laws (e.g., biologists, chemists)
  • Social scientists - study individual and collective human experience (e.g., sociologists)
Audience-aware,

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

April 14, 2014

Stand up!

Fellow speaker,

Stanford University Communications teacher Matt Abrahams suggests to help you keep a stable position onstage you:
  1. Put your feet directly below your shoulders
  2. Keep your feet parallel to each other (not splayed out on either side)
  3. Keep your feet side by side (each foot is lined up so the toes and heels are lined up at the front and back)
  4. Rise up on to your tip toes and then come down again
Audience-aware,

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