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PUBLIC SPEAKING / PRESENTATIONS 11Extra Tips Here are some valuable ideas that will improve Your Presentations!

EXTRA SPEAKING TIPS Here are tips that will improve your presentations.

EXTRA SPEAKING TIP #1 JOIN TOASTMASTERS ! Great place to learn the basics with lots of support. ! Visit several clubs before joining because they each have their own distinct qualities.

EXTRA SPEAKING TIP #2! Use MIND MAPPING to Develop, Practice and Deliver your presentation. ! Non-linear, visual, brain storming tool that brings together the left, linear and right, creative sides of our brain. ! This is the 驶Swiss Army Knife始 for the Brain.

My Speech I A B C II A B III A B

LINEAR or DIAGRAM ! The problem with going linear to develop a speech is that we始re trying to organize thoughts before we develop them. ! Our brains don始t think this way. ! In this case, IIIB should be ID.

Sub-Topic Sub-Topic


Main Subject


Mind Map

MIND MAPPING ! This is a basic mind map with the main subject in the center and sub-topics radiating from the center.


MIND MAPPING ! This is a Speaker始s Template

EXTRA SPEAKING TIP #3 HANDOUTS ! Don始t hand them out unless a workshop. ! They become a distraction to your talk.

EXTRA SPEAKING TIP #4 HUMOR ! If done well, can be like icing on a cake. ! Tough ! ! If say I始ll be funny and not, they始ll be laughing at me rather than with me.

EXTRA SPEAKING TIP #5 PROPS ! Can enhance ! Rule ! ! Put away when finished ! Example: Hat speech - Each hat indicates a 驶Hat始 we wear in our lives ! Sometime best prop is NONE - Example - Picture your favorite Coffee Cup

EXTRA SPEAKING TIP #6 PRACTICE ! Malcolm Gladwell - 10,000 hours to be an expert - Michael Phelps ! Practice makes perfect - Perfect practice makes perfect - The road to perfection never ends. Practice in mirror, video, audio, friends and family. Join Toastmasters.

EXTRA SPEAKING TIP #7 TIMING ! Respect the program and time of others ! Have talk in modules

EXTRA SPEAKING TIP #8 BUZZ WORDS ! NO buzz words or jargon. ! You won始t impress an audience - you始ll lose them. ! Simple is best.

EXTRA SPEAKING TIP #9 WATER ! For cotton mouth ! ! Room temperature - NOT ice water, NOT hot tea of coffee. ! ! Lozenges ! ! ! NOT cherry - red tongue !

EXTRA SPEAKING TIP #10 CONSTANTLY take TEMPERATURE of the audience ! Facial Expressions ! Body language ! ASK - 驶Does that make sense?始 ! ! May have to re-state in a different manner

EXTRA SPEAKING TIP #10 QUESTIONS ! NOT after conclusion ! ! The CONCLUSION is the CONCLUSION - Period. ! Throughout talk or time set aside for them

EXTRA SPEAKING TIP #11 POWER POINT ! What DIDNʼT you see in my slides? ! ! Lots of text and bullet points - “YOU supply the text!” ! ! Reading text doesnʼt reinforce message, it confuses it. ! Donʼt use fancy build-ins, build outs and transitions !

CLEAN and SIMPLE is best

Fred E. Miller

Writer - Speaker - Coach Public Speaking and Presentation Skills Contact 314-517-8772

11 BONUS Public Speaking & Presentation Tips!