Common Mistakes Speakers Make
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by Fred E. Miller
1w ago
https://b2547a.p3cdn1.secureserver.net/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/Common-Mistakes.mp3A “Presentation Without Mistakes” is a speaker’s goal. That rarely happens. No speaker is perfect and even the most seasoned ones, who regularly stand before audiences, will make mistakes in their presentations. Being aware of what to avoid helps. Some of the most common ones are: Not preparing enough: Failing to prepare adequately can lead to a lack of structure that makes it hard for the audience to follow. Their verbal and non-verbal communication expressing confusion can lead to a lack of confidence ..read more
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VOCAL CUES Are Important Because . . .
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by Fred E. Miller
3w ago
https://b2547a.p3cdn1.secureserver.net/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/Vocal-Cues.mp3They can help listeners understand the meaning of words and the intentions behind them. Vocal cues are aspects of speech that convey meaning or convey information about a speaker’s attitudes, emotions, or intentions. These can include things like tone of voice, pronunciation, enunciation, pausing, volume, pitch, and pace of speaking. They can be very important in communication, as they can help listeners understand the meaning of words and the intentions behind them. A speaker’s tone of voice may convey sarcasm, an ..read more
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Everyone is NOT Going to Like Your Presentation!
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by Fred E. Miller
1M ago
https://b2547a.p3cdn1.secureserver.net/wp-content/uploads/2022/12/Everyone-is-NOT.mp3No matter how good your material and how well you delivered it, there will be some in the audience who will give your talk a failing grade. IF . . . You researched your topic well and know it enough to have “Confidence in your Competence.” You practiced multiple times. (My Ultimate Practice Tip is HERE.) IF you’ve done those two things: GET OVER IT because . . .  “All you can do is all you can do but all you can do is enough.” A.L. Williams. Use This Self-Talk when negative comments come your way: “I’VE ..read more
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Stand Out From Others By – SPEAKING!
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by Fred E. Miller
1M ago
https://b2547a.p3cdn1.secureserver.net/wp-content/uploads/2022/12/Stand-Out-From-Others-By-SPEAKING.mp3Because Many Won’t! Picture this: You’re at a meeting, seminar, or event and the leader asks, “Does anyone have something to say?” Yes, you do have something important to communicate. You practiced in your mind’s eye, out loud, and maybe even recorded yourself. You start to raise your hand, but . . . You don’t. That has happened to me, more than once, and I’ll bet you’ve had similar experiences. More often than not, it’s the “Fear of Public Speaking!” that’s held you back from delivering you ..read more
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Five Slide Presentation Mistakes
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by Fred E. Miller
2M ago
DON’T Make Them! http://nosweatpublicspeaking.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/5-Slide-Presentation-Mistakes.mp3 1. Lots of Text and Bullet Points No one comes to read your presentation. If they are reading it, they are usually ahead of the bullet point you are discussing. There is a dis-connect and they won’t get the point of your message. 2. Templates with noisy backgrounds, logos, and multiple lines of contact information. Distracting backgrounds and unnecessary information are CLUTTER. They divert your audience’s attention from you and your presentation.(I use solid white or black backgroun ..read more
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FAQ for Handling Questions!
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by Fred E. Miller
2M ago
http://nosweatpublicspeaking.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/FAQ-for-Answering-Questions.mp3Questions & Answers: LOTS of Opportunities for MISTAKES 1. WHEN In your Opening, tell your audience when and how you’ll be handling questions. Two Possibilities: 1.  Take a few questions after each section, but only on that section, and before closing. 2.  At the end of your presentation before the Closing. Important! “The last thing you say and do will be the first thing your audience remembers.” That’s why you should close after Q&A. The Closing is the closing! 2. HOW • When answering ..read more
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So They GET Your Elevator Speech, . . .
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by Fred E. Miller
3M ago
http://nosweatpublicspeaking.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/So-They-GET-Your-Elevator-Speech.mp3Make it Clear, Concise, and Consistent If people hearing your Elevator Speech aren’t 100% sure about what you do. They won’t hire you. They won’t refer you. So they know WHO you are and WHAT you do, your Elevator Speech should be: Clear Use simple language and words. We don’t impress people with verbiage they don’t know. – We make them feel stupid! Someone who feels unintelligent will never hire or refer you. My Example: “I’m a speaker, coach, and an author.” Those simple words should have ..read more
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Keep Your Audience’s Attention by . . .
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by Fred E. Miller
3M ago
http://nosweatpublicspeaking.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/Y2Mate.is-Keep-the-Attention-of-your-Audience-by-.-.-.-3gyac8GrJ44-128k-1659891593755.mp3Doing These Three Things! Transcript Fred Miller, NO SWEAT Public Speaking! One of the challenges a speaker has is keeping the attention of the audience. We have the attention span of a gnat! If you lose the audience, they’re never gonna get your message. Here Are Three Ways To Combat That. Number One: After your opening and before the body of your speech, issue a Disclaimer. Example: I’m going to show you my way to develop, practice and deliver ..read more
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Less is often MORE!
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by Fred E. Miller
4M ago
For Presentations, Sometimes WAY MORE! https://nosweatpublicspeaking.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/Less-is-Often-MORE.mp3From Wicktionary, and spot on for this post: That which is of smaller quantity could be of higher quality. That which is less complicated is often better understood and more appreciated than what is more complicated. Brevity in communication is more effective than verbosity.  In other words, Less is often MORE. For presentations, a lot MORE. One reason is because a primary Presentation Goal is for your audience to GET IT! They may not agree with everything. The ..read more
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Keep Your Audience’s Attention by . . .
NO SWEAT Public Speaking!
by Fred E. Miller
4M ago
https://nosweatpublicspeaking.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/Y2Mate.is-Keep-the-Attention-of-your-Audience-by-.-.-.-3gyac8GrJ44-128k-1659891593755.mp3Doing These Three Things! Transcript Fred Miller, NO SWEAT Public Speaking! One of the challenges a speaker has is keeping the attention of the audience. We have the attention span of a gnat! If you lose the audience, they’re never gonna get your message. Here Are Three Ways To Combat That. Number One: After your opening and before the body of your speech, issue a Disclaimer. Example: I’m going to show you my way to develop, practice and deliver ..read more
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