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Podcast #698: The Secrets of Public Speaking From History’s Greatest Orators

Despite the fact that public speaking remains an important and relevant skill in our modern age — you never know when you’ll need to give a toast at a wedding, pitch an idea at work, or champion a proposal at a city council meeting — most of us get very little instruction these days in how to do it effectively. Fortunately, my guest says, we can look to the great orators of the past to get the public speaking education we never received. His name is John Hale, and he’s professor of archeology...
Tags: Podcast, Life, Athens, Lincoln, John, Public Speaking, Gettysburg, PAUL, Abraham Lincoln, Will Rogers, Patrick Henry, John Hale, Demosthenes, Money & Career, Winston Churchill Guide

Exercises to Improve Your Voice

The post Exercises to Improve Your Voice appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. There are a number of factors that effect the way your voice sounds: Physical – the size and shape of your mouth, nasal passages, vocal chords, etc. Health – your general well-being and the tone of your muscles. Temperament and … Continue reading → You just finished reading Exercises to Improve Your Voice! Consider leaving a comment! Recommended: Evernote Essentials The post Exercises to Improve Your Voice ...
Tags: Communication, Public Speaking, Ian, GTD

Why introverts can often make the most compelling public speakers

Public speaking is more about connecting with the audience than putting on a performance. PhotoAlto/Frederic Cirou/Getty Images Neil Gordon is a communication consultant who helps thought leaders improve their speaking skills. While many speakers emphasize theatrics, Gordon says introverts can deliver equally effective speeches. What makes a good speech isn't a big personality - it's the power to enact change in the audience. See more stories on Insider's business page. I once...
Tags: Entrepreneur, Trends, Strategy, Monty Python, Public Speaking, Presentation, Extrovert, Introvert, Nordic, Gordon, Ben Stein, Contributor, Neil Gordon, Frederic Cirou Getty, Contributor 2019, Neil Gordan

COVID “Immunity Bubble” for Small In-Person Event Goes Wrong

The Abundance 360 Conference run by Peter Diamandis (named by Fortune as one of the “World’s 50 Greatest Leaders” and the founder of the XPRIZE) went ahead with a hybrid event in January, 2021. Despite a very strict COVID protocol, 25% of the people who were a part of the “immunity bubble” they created tested positive for the coronavirus - including Peter.
Tags: Marketing, Fortune, Case studies, Public Speaking, Peter Diamandis, Virtual Events

The Future of Virtual and In-Person Events in 2021? 6 Key Predictions.

What a year! Nearly all in-person events were canceled worldwide in 2020, starting in March. Meanwhile, virtual events exploded in popularity as organizations tried to figure out how to bring people together online. In this post, I will predict what 2021 will bring to the events world as well as predict what won’t happen (despite what many people think).
Tags: Marketing, Public Speaking, Research and Analysis, Business to Business, Virtual Events, Fanocracy

Keyboard Shortcuts for Powerpoint Presentations

Do you find yourself often uttering “there must be a better way!” when working in PowerPoint? We get it. Fortunately, we’ve found some keyboard shortcuts that have proven helpful while building and delivering presentations. Whether you need to point something out, create a clean slate, or get back to where you started from, there’s a shortcut for that! Start at the beginning Giving the same presentation a few times on the same day? Need a fresh start? Want to show the opening slide again?...
Tags: Uncategorized, Training, How To, Tips, Powerpoint, Visuals, Deliver, Public, Delivery, Public Speaking, Presentation, Shortcuts, Develop, Audience, Speaking, Mentor

#616 How Small Business Owners Can Use Imposter Syndrome to Their Advantage

Listen to “#616 How Small Business Owners Can Use Imposter Syndrome to Their Advantage” on Spreaker.       On this episode of The Small Business Radio Show… SEGMENT 1 with Rita Clifton, starting at 0:00: Many of us have experienced what is called imposter syndrome -where we doubt our talents and are afraid of being exposed as a “fraud”. This can particularly affect small business owners, and it’s often limiting, but we’ll show you how it can actually be used to your advantage. SEGMENT 2 with D...
Tags: London, Leadership, Money, Small Business, Finance, Sales, Profit, Cash Flow, Meetings, Public Speaking, Zoom, Ted Talk, Don, Devin, Interbrand, Saatchi Saatchi

How To Drive Social Interaction At Your Virtual Event

As companies have pivoted from in-person events to virtual events in 2020, one of the most common questions I’m asked is how to drive social media engagement. Event planners are eager for people to share but want to understand the best way to build a tribe of like-minded people. Twitter and other networks are an ideal back channel for people to communicate before, during and after a virtual event.      
Tags: Marketing, Social Media, Public Speaking, Virtual Events, Fanocracy

Building Audience Interaction at Virtual Events

While a great virtual event is more like television than theater, that is not the whole story. If you only focus on the TV part, you miss the opportunity for the audience interaction. The reality is that online consumer expectations have been highly shaped by social media. They expect real-time interaction, along with time-shifted or on-demand experiences.
Tags: Marketing, Social Media, Crowdsource, Public Speaking, Virtual Events

2 Reasons to Stop Using Big Words

In a survey, 110 Stanford undergraduates were asked this question: “Have you ever changed the words in an academic essay to make the essay sound more valid or intelligent by using complicated language?” A whopping 86.4% of them said yes. Yet most communication and writing and presentation textbooks and authors sing the praises of clear and simple language. Still, we have this prevailing notion that big words make us sound smarter. And yet, research shows that isn’t the case. Here are two researc...
Tags: Stanford, New York Times, Clarity, Public Speaking, Speaking, Daniel Kahneman, Presentation Science, Big Words, Credibility, Daniel M Oppenheimer, Information Processing, Increase Understanding, Presentation Language, Processing Speed, Writing A Presentation

Swimming into the Torpedo: How Microsoft Transitioned to Virtual Events

Why do some virtual events succeed while others miss the mark? One likely reason is that organizations simply try to recreate the in-person event they are familiar with digitally. Unfortunately, they fail to find the right medium and methodology for virtual success.
Tags: Microsoft, Marketing, Public Speaking, Best Practices, Virtual Events

The High Energy Yet Intimate Experience of Tony Robbins Virtual Business Mastery

In August 2020, for the first time ever, Tony Robbins Business Mastery went virtual. Tony's totally reimagines what a virtual event can be, starting with his custom designed virtual stage, featuring a 50-foot round, 20-foot tall screen displaying up to 2,000 participants in the event at a time. Wow! I loved every second of my time presenting to the Business Mastery audience.
Tags: Marketing, Case studies, Public Speaking, Tony, Virtual Events, Tony Robbins Business Mastery, Tony Robbins Virtual Business Mastery

Own Your Distractions as a Public Speaker, Including During Zoom Meetings

Earlier this week at the vice presidential debate, we were treated to a showcase of exasperated facial expressions from Senator Kamala, and a two-minute shot of a fly using Mike Pence’s head as a stopover between destinations. Immediately, Twitter pounced on the fly situation with memes and comments galore. After the…Read more...
Tags: Communication, Lifehacks, Public Speaking, Zoom, Mike Pence, Kamala

Are There Really No Dumb Questions? (Career FAQ)

The following is the latest entry in a new series called Career FAQ, where I answer the most frequently asked questions I receive about career and work success. Please reach out with your own career-related questions at [email protected] Hi Lindsey, I was wondering if you had advice on improving question asking abilities. Often in my […] The post Are There Really No Dumb Questions? (Career FAQ) appeared first on Lindsey Pollak's Blog.
Tags: Leadership, Careers, Career Advice, Public Speaking, Lindsey, Career Advice for Young Professionals, How To Ask Questions, Lindsey Pollak, Career Advancement, Career FAQ

Announcing My New Book Available Now: Standout Virtual Events

Everyone wonders what the future holds for events if people are unable to travel or gather in large groups in the short term, and how the industry may be impacted in the long term. One thing we know for sure: Whether you are an event organizer or speaker, your business is changing. Given this disruption of the events industry, I’m super excited that my new book Standout Virtual Events: How to create an experience that your audience will love, which I co-wrote with Michelle Manafy, is o...
Tags: Marketing, Public Speaking, Research and Analysis, Virtual Events, Michelle Manafy

Is It Time to Invest in Your Public Speaking Skills?

It was a rainy Thursday morning commute. Instead of listening to music like a normal person might, I was listening to a TED Talk from Bridget Sampson called “How Public Speaking Will Change Your Life.” Since I had been a communication professor for nearly two decades, she didn’t need to convince me. Still, I wanted to hear why someone else thought it was so important. But what captured me about the talk was not any incredible statistic she cited or story she shared. What captured me was how one ...
Tags: Decision Making, Amazon, Public Speaking Skills, Jeff Bezos, Cons, Public Speaking, Speaking, Fear Of Public Speaking, Sampson, Pros, Indecision, Presentation Fun Facts, Speech Anxiety, Deciding, Bridget Sampson

How Great Presentation Design Can Make Up For Weak Public Speaking Skills

by Ljana Vimont, managing director of Stinson Design Stage fright plagues some of the most talented speakers, performers, and entrepreneurs in the world. People like Thomas Jefferson , Mark Zuckerberg , and even Adele struggled with stage fright, and while many of them overcame it, their first public appearances were certainly challenging. However, if you’re starting out, how can you survive those first few presentations?  One of the best ways to make up for weak public speak...
Tags: Startups, Adele, Hilton, Public Speaking, Presentation, Presentation Skills, Stinson, Presentation Design, Communication Skills, Professionalisms, NASA Microsoft Google, Ljana Vimont, Stinson Design Stage, Thomas Jefferson Mark Zuckerberg, Positive First Impression Research, Stinson Design

Virtual Events and Customer Relationships

In the third video of my series with Angel Micarelli SVP Strategy and Content at Cramer, a virtual event studio in Boston, we discuss on how to get the audience involved in a virtual event.
Tags: Boston, Marketing, Social Media, Public Speaking, Cramer, Customer Relationships, Virtual Events

7 tips to overcome your fear of public speaking for virtual presentations

Public speaking doesn't have to be scary if you take time to practice and prepare. David L. Ryan/The Boston Globe via Getty Images Lesley Irvine is a lecturer in strategic speech communication at Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia.She explains that it's normal to still have a fear of public speaking, even if you're giving a presentation virtually while working or studying from home.Irvine recommends providing your audience an agenda and questions ahea...
Tags: Careers, Trends, Strategy, Research, Confidence, Public Speaking, Presentation, Nordic, Cicero, The Boston Globe, Irvine, Brisbane Australia, Queensland University of Technology, Contributor, The Conversation, Contributor 2019

Podcast #639: Why You Should Learn the Lost Art of Rhetoric

For thousands of years, the study of rhetoric was a fundamental part of a man’s education. Though it ceased to be commonly taught in the 19th century, my guest today argues that it’s an art well worth reviving in the modern day. His name is Jay Heinrichs, and he’s an expert in language and persuasion and the author of Thank You for Arguing: What Aristotle, Lincoln, and Homer Simpson Can Teach Us About the Art of Persuasion. Jay and I begin our conversation with a description of what rhetoric ...
Tags: Podcast, Life, Jay, Public Speaking, Aristotle, Homer Simpson, Daniel Kahneman, Cicero, John Quincy Adams, Jay Jay, Money & Career, Jay Heinrichs, Twitter Listen, Winston Churchill Guide, Aristotle Lincoln

Information & Inspiration in Your Presentation, Part 1

In just about a week I’ll be starting my 19th year of teaching communication on a college campus. Many things will be different this year. We’ll be wearing masks and sitting spread out in the classroom. Some of my students will be engaging from online formats. But many things will still be the same. For example, I’ll still be doing everything I can to help beginning speakers find the value of their voices. As I was refreshing my lectures and reading through new research, something jumped out at ...
Tags: Inspiration, Information, Ted, Stuart Hall, Public Speaking, Presentation, Anderson, Chris Anderson, Speaking, Content Development, Inform, Presentation Hacks, Effective Communication, Informative Speech

Raising the Bar on Virtual Events

With the pandemic shutting down in-person events around the world, many organizations have taken their events virtual. However, now that audiences have experience participating in virtual events for several months, they are demanding more than just talking to your grandmother on Zoom.
Tags: Marketing, Public Speaking, Business to Business, Virtual Events

Dressing to Hide Sweat on Presentation Day

When most of us get up to speak, we experience some kind of bodily reaction to our nerves. Some people shake. Others blank out. And some of us sweat. While public speaking nerves are natural, we can still strategize to hide our nerves from our audience. If you are someone who worries about sweating when you get nervous, use these tips to look cool under pressure. Prevention Do you normally sweat under pressure? Or do you anticipate presenting in a hot environment? If so, consider preventative ...
Tags: Public Speaking, Thompson, Sweat, Speaking, Nerves, Nervousness, American Cancer Society, StitchFix, Presentation Hacks, Antiperspirant, Presentation Anxiety, Control Of Nerves, Clothing Choice, Perspiration

4 Reminders for Creating Slide Decks

You’ve been practicing for weeks. You’re wearing your best outfit and your best smile. But what about your slide deck? Is your presentation media ready to shine, too? The slide decks we create are too often afterthoughts. We need to remember what a crucial role they play in helping to create our image and communicate our message. An outdated or ineffective slide deck can quickly undermine your presentation. So today, let’s take a look at 4 reminders that will help you make sure your presentation...
Tags: Powerpoint, Slides, Visuals, Graphic Design, Heidi Klum, Public Speaking, Keynote, Nancy Duarte, Speaking, Tim, Presentation Design, Tim Gunn, Visual Aids, Slide Deck, Visual Media, Presentation Media

Cue Cards in 2020: A Powerful Analog Presentation Tool Adapted from the Apollo Lunar Program

Cue cards were important items used by the Apollo astronauts in the Command Module and Lunar Module 50 years ago. I’ve found that cue cards are a super valuable tool today for speaking on Zoom calls and presenting at virtual events.
Tags: Marketing, Public Speaking, Webinars, Marketing the Moon, Virtual Events, Apollo Lunar Program, Command Module and Lunar Module

Top 5 Problems with Hiring a Great Virtual Event Speaker

Event organizers have it rough these days. You’ve got to figure out how to bring your formerly in-person events online. But more than that, you need to rethink what’s possible with a virtual event. 
Tags: Marketing, Public Speaking, Virtual Events

5 Key Benefits to Hosting Virtual Events

Business events have been a long-time staple in company calendars since who knows when. A few times a year, employees get to travel to places like Boston, New York, London, and Singapore to hear keynotes from world-renowned speakers, meet other like-minded professionals, and enjoy entertainment.
Tags: Singapore, Marketing, Public Speaking, Virtual Events, Boston New York London

4 Public Speaking Strengths You Already Have

Hate public speaking? We get it. Lots of people do. Psychology Today reports that as much as 1/4 of the population hates standing up and speaking in front of an audience. But the good news is that there are some things you do naturally in everyday conversation that will help to make you a great public speaker. You might be surprised at the strengths you already have. Here’s a list of 4 conversation skills that translate into public speaking. 1. Eye Contact When you are talking to someone, you ...
Tags: Communication, Conversation, Voice, Public Speaking, Presentation, Pitch, Presenting, Speaking, Presentation Skills, Rate, Fear Of Public Speaking, Audience Analysis, Facial Expression, Presentation Fun Facts, Vocal Expression, Public Speaking Strengths You Already Have

The Neuroscience Behind Why Public Speaking Is So Challenging

I really enjoy reading about neuroscience. I know, super nerdy. But there is something fascinating to me about understanding the inner workings of the human brain. Lately, I’ve been reading Daniel Kahneman’s New York Times Bestseller, Thinking, Fast and Slow. Packed with scientific research and fascinating studies, this book is changing the way I think about how I think. And most interestingly, it’s helping me understand why public speaking can be so difficult even though we engage in conversati...
Tags: Neuroscience, Brain, Conversation, New York Times, Public Speaking, Autopilot, Speaking, Hess, Daniel Kahneman, Kahneman, Presentation Science, Thinking Fast And Slow, Conscious, Subconscious, Eckhard Hess

How Much Does a Virtual Event Cost to Produce? A Pricing Breakdown

With the explosion of virtual events in the past few months, many people have asked me about how much it costs to produce a virtual event. I’m more than willing to answer, but just know that it’s a super broad question!
Tags: Marketing, Public Speaking, Virtual Events, Fanocracy