Creating a Story
Powerful personal stories increase the impact of any presentation. Whatever information or point you want to get across, add a story.
Jul 8, 2010 - 11:43:44 AM
The Art of Presentation: Tip 1
We present to shift the audience's perspective. We want to sell...we want to educate...we want to motivate.
Feb 24, 2010 - 12:07:52 PM
Interactive communication or dialogue refers to interacting in ways that build shared meaning, rather than colliding in ways that foster disagreement, frustration and confusion.
Feb 17, 2009 - 11:45:51 AM
Superlative Speakers Tell Spellbinding Stories
As young children, there's one phrase we responded to immediately: "Once upon a time." Why? That phrase signaled that we were about to hear a story. We knew that for a few minutes we could enjoy fantasy and even a sensation of magic.
Because our audience members never outgrow their love of stories, we will want to weave compelling stories into our speeches. This article offers practical guidelines on how to present spellbinding stories, and become speakers with powerful, unforgettable messages.
Jan 24, 2009 - 12:54:24 PM
7 Guidelines for Gesturing When You Speak
Do you wonder what to do with your hands when you speak to an audience? Should you plan your gestures and memorize them, or just let them happen? Follow these 7 guidelines for gesturing when you speak, and you will enjoy a new level of poise and effectiveness. Audiences will want to hear you--and watch you.
Nov 29, 2008 - 4:41:37 PM
Spin versus Authenticity and Credibility
"Dishonesty is sanitized in a world of spin."
The title of this Leonard Pitts' column, written for the Miami-Herald in 2007, tells us what we probably already know: that what we see (and what we hear) in today's world is not necessarily what we get. Because on the other side of honesty we often find "spin."
Jun 28, 2008 - 9:39:44 AM
Structuring your Presentation
In the beginning...it all seems like chaos. Your thoughts, your mind, what you want to get across, what you want to tell your audience.
May 22, 2008 - 8:30:33 AM
Transparency and Reputation
When an eager young person, perhaps a recent college graduate, applies for a job, will they mention their MySpace page? Or their Facebook entry? Probably not, but those sites can be checked, regardless of whether or not they’ve added them to their resume, application or(for some reason) are discussing them during their job interview.
Apr 18, 2008 - 11:43:23 PM
Avoid the Duds: 10 Strategies for Selecting "The Perfect Speaker"
Today, more than ever, the success of meetings relies heavily on the strength of program content and presentation. Nothing can spoil a meeting more than hiring the wrong speaker. That's because speakers do more than just convey the overall meeting message. You look to them to provide insights, awareness, and cutting-edge information in an energetic, motivational, entertaining, and professional manner.
Aug 11, 2007 - 2:11:00 PM
Getting Over the Jitters Before You Speak
Preparation key to eleminating public speaking fears.
Dec 24, 2006 - 11:07:00 AM