If you want to be a conference speaker Ian shares insights into the benefits, challenges and drawbacks. He talks about why he decided to speak, why nerves are a good thing and how you may not know you like it until you try it.
If you record video, go to networking events, host webinars… or even do something as simple as talk to your clients and prospects… nobody wants to hear you um and er your way through a conversation. Try these ideas to improve your speech.
Hosting events can be expensive. But the biggest problem I notice in planning is not low budgets; it’s simply the failure to anticipate problems. Did nobody check the slides beforehand? Not to belabor the obvious, but shouldn’t planning be the operative word in event planning?
If you missed my last article, I wrote about creating amazing slides for your presentations. Today, I’d like to share my thoughts on what you as a speaker should consider before getting started. These tips are applicable not only to speakers presenting to a packed room, but speakers who are engaged in a conversation at the water cooler or in your boss’ office.
In the past few weeks, I’ve been to a few conferences and seminars that had one thing in common: terrible presentation slides. Even worse, the slides made otherwise good speakers look bad. The availability of software such as PowerPoint and Keynote coupled with their ease of use can give a false sense of security. Availability and ease do not compensate for well-thought-out and attractive presentations. Here are 15 things that I consider when creating my slides that can help you create slides that will enhance, and not detract from, your presentations.
During the Great Depression, there was a public figure who showed no talent for public speaking. I’m talking about a woman who began as an embarrassingly bad public speaker, uttering high pitched giggles and wiggling her hands, distracting the audience. She later became a noted speaker and the first American woman to make money as a lecturer. Find out how you, too, can improve your public speaking with expert tips from two sought after speakers.
DonnaLyn Giegerich gives paid speeches nationally as well as locally, and is “one of Monmouth County’s most sought after speakers,” says the president of the Eastern Monmouth Chamber of Commerce. She’s also a producing partner in two insurance agencies that generate more business than she can handle.