November 26, 2014

Meet in the middle

Fellow speaker,

World Champion Darren LaCroix suggests if you have a large room with a small audience, you consider giving your presentation in the middle of the room to be closer to your audience:


About speaking,

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

November 25, 2014

Disaster story

Fellow speaker,

When you talk about a disaster that is widely known and has had a huge cultural impact (e.g., 9/11), don't describe it in detail. Instead, pick out a little scene (e.g., the firemen on 9/11 rushing into the building before it collapsed) and focus on that instead. Then relate that little scene to your message.

About speaking,

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

November 24, 2014

Tips from TED

Fellow speaker,

TED Speaker Sir Ken Robinson suggests following these points when speaking:
  • Create a conversation with your audience
  • Know your material - and put down a few bullet points about it to prompt you about each topic you will cover
  • Prepare your speech while avoiding looking stiff or "rehearsed"
  • Leave room in your speech for off the cuff remarks
About speaking,

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