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A Blogger’s Guide to Public Speaking (and Why You Should Learn)

You’re a blogger—a professional, amateur, or somewhere in-between writer who spends most of their days quietly researching, drafting, or editing work to be published on your site. It’d be stereotyping to assume you’re introverted, but certainly not a stretch, so the thought of converting to become a public speaker seems like it’s out of left field. However, becoming a public speaker (at least in a limited capacity) can not only give you a new outlet for promoting your blog, but it can also e...
Tags: Sales, How To, Public Speaking, Blog & Grow


Do You Have a Standard Speaking Fee? If Not, You Should

I still remember the first time I was asked to speak outside of my own organization. I was invited to present a keynote presentation to 300 people in a large auditorium setting. As a young presenter, I was excited about the opportunity and gladly accepted the invitation. What I would learn with that event was that my inexperience would lead to my presentation skills being taken advantage of. You see, I made a poor assumption that day. I assumed that I would be given a standard speaking fee witho...
Tags: Design, Paid, Deliver, Public, Public Speaking, Presentation, Develop, Speaking, Presentation Science


Why You Should Consider Keynote as an Apple User

At Ethos3, we create the bulk of our designs in PowerPoint. As one of the largest presentation platforms, it is by far the most commonly used within the presentation community. And while PowerPoint happens to be our favorite presentation tool, we think presenters who operate in the Apple ecosystem might benefit from checking out Keynote on occasion. You might be wondering why you should bother learning a new system if you’re already comfortable with PowerPoint, especially since it’s such a great...
Tags: Design, Apple, Deliver, Develop, Keynote, Macbook, Presentation, Public, Public Speaking, Speaking


The Surprising Truth About Your Audience and How to Leverage It

A large portion of audience engagement with a presenter is based simply on the fact of likability. If your audience likes you, the odds are that they are likely to connect with your content. However, on the other hand, if your audience does not like you, they are likely to disconnect early on and ultimately miss the content you have shared. At Ethos3, we have worked with presenters across all industries and audiences of all personalities. In all of our experience, there is a surprising statistic...
Tags: Design, Deliver, Public, Delivery, Public Speaking, Presentation, Develop, Audience, Speaking, Presentation Science, Audience Engagement


Breaking Down Barriers: How to Lower the Walls Between You and Your Audience

One of the largest hindrances to a great presentation is the barriers that exist between presenter and audience. In some cases, they are physical barriers, and in other cases, they are mental and emotional barriers. While these may seem like the last thing on your mind as you prepare for and deliver your content, a single barrier can limit your ability to connect and ultimately hinder your engagement with the audience. At Ethos3, we have worked with presenters who have battled every barrier you ...
Tags: Design, Deliver, Public, Public Speaking, Presentation, Develop, Emotional, Speaking, Physical, Presentation Science, Barriers, Emotional Barriers, Physical Barriers


Public Speaking Coaching: How to Elevate Your Teams Presentations

For years, I worked with a team of presenters that spoke weekly to audiences of all sizes. I was judged on their performances and my critique was based on how well their audiences engaged. What I quickly learned was that simply providing information was not enough. It was my job to coach these presenters and help them elevate their game in a way that made the entire team look great. Maybe you have found yourself in a similar situation – you manage a team of presenters and rather than being judge...
Tags: Design, Deliver, Public, Coaching, Public Speaking, Presentation, Develop, Speaking, Presentation Hacks, Public Heartfelt Impactful Simply


What to Do When You Lack Motivation

Do you ever find yourself running at an unsustainable pace? With deadlines, presentations, and meetings stacking up, your life just seems to be spinning. When this happens, burnout and a lack of motivation are inevitably right around the corner. Burnout accounts for much of the loss of productivity in our culture today, which ultimately results in a vicious cycle that is hard to break. When burnout hits and motivations dip, it’s important that you not turn to the television and binge the latest ...
Tags: Motivation, Design, Deliver, Public, Public Speaking, Presentation, Develop, Lack Of Motivation, Lack, Speaking, Of, Presentation Science, Presentation Design


How To Use Speaking Engagements To Build Your Practice

Here are a few things that you can do before, during, and after speaking engagements to maximize their effectiveness.
Tags: Law, Advice, Uncategorized, Public Speaking, Small Law Firms, Kerriann Stout


Take a Seat at The Table

In honor of International Women’s Day, we are throwing it back to a powerful TED talk from Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook. In this talk, Sheryl discusses some of the staggering statistics found within the professional community as it pertains to women. She unpacks just how important it is for women to lean in and take a seat at the table, even if it feels counter cultural. At Ethos3, we believe that women have a powerful voice that needs to be heard and that there are world-changing ideas that...
Tags: Design, International, Day, Deliver, Public, International Women's Day, Public Speaking, Presentation, Develop, Women's, Speaking, Sheryl, Sheryl Sandberg COO, Persona Spotlights


Quick Tips: What to Wear on Presentation Day

We often talk about how important it is to look professional on presentation day. Your outward appearance is often equally as important as how you carry yourself, because your audience will make snap judgements based simply on what you are wearing. But if you’re anything like me, selecting and preparing the right outfit can be downright frustrating. With this in mind, we put together a few quick tips to help you look the part on presentation day. Dress according to your brand or objective. Peop...
Tags: Design, Dress, Professional, Deliver, Public, Public Speaking, Presentation, Develop, Speaking, Presentation Hacks, Presentation Design, Professional Dress


Finding Your Passion and Sharing It with the World: Part 2

Recently on the blog, we talked about the importance of discovering your passion and allowing that to be the driving force behind your work, your leadership, and your communication. But what we didn’t discuss is that once you have discovered your passion, how do you share that with the world? Most great ideas die in the chasms of our own mind as people are unsure how to bring them out into the open. However, with the ever-increasing connectedness of our culture, sharing great ideas and passions ...
Tags: Design, Instagram, Sharing, Passion, Vulnerability, Deliver, Public, Public Speaking, Presentation, Develop, Speaking, Critique, Presentation Science


Finding Your Passion and Sharing It with the World: Part 1

Passion is a word often used to describe leading entrepreneurs, high-level athletes, and fast-paced business leaders. It is the core heartbeat of Wall Street and what drives innovators to continually push the envelope in their discoveries. If you look at the top leaders in the world, my guess is you would use the word passion to describe one of their greatest characteristics. But the question is – if we were to talk to your friends and coworkers, would they use that word to describe you? Passion...
Tags: Design, Development, Passion, Public, Delivery, Public Speaking, Presentation, Speaking, Presentation Hacks, Presentation Design, Presentation Delivery


Stay Connected: How to Follow Up After Presentation Day

You have just delivered a knockout presentation. Your audience, excited to take the next step, is lining up to talk with you. You’ve talked to a lot of people and collected a lot of contact information before heading back to your office to crash. The day comes and goes, and you are left wondering what to do with everything you have collected. When it comes to excellent presentations, the work does not stop when you leave the audience. In fact, it is at this point that the hard work starts, becau...
Tags: Design, Follow, Deliver, Public, Up, Public Speaking, Presentation, Develop, Speaking, Presentation Science, Presentation Design, Follow Up


The Power Of Your Voice: Why You Should Incorporate Speaking Into Your Practice

Consider incorporating public speaking into your career to make your leadership and expertise more visible.
Tags: Law, Advice, Public Speaking, In-House Counsel, Olga V. Mack


How to Embrace Authenticity in Every Presentation

In an increasingly skeptical culture, authenticity is a vital part of every presentation. Authenticity allows your audience to trust you as the presenter and, in turn, trust that your content is real and valuable. But with statistics that show at the highest percentage that only 1/3 of our current generations believe most people can be trusted, how do you deliver authenticity to your audience? At Ethos3, we know authenticity is hard to come by, which is why we have put together a few keys to del...
Tags: Design, Deliver, Public, Public Speaking, Presentation, Develop, Authenticity, Speaking, Presentation Science, Impactful Speaking


Tips to Presenting While Seated

Recently I was asked to present to a group of employees across three different states. When I arrived on presentation day, I was invited into a conference room where I sat in front of a webcasting camera to deliver 3 hours of prepared content. For someone who is a perpetual chair fidgeter, this was a daunting perspective for me. But I knew that in order to deliver the highest quality presentation for this environment, sitting was necessary. For many presenters, sitting is while presenting is jus...
Tags: Design, Deliver, Public, Public Speaking, Presentation, Develop, Presenting, Speaking, Presentation Hacks, Seated, Presenting while seated


Why ‘Because’ Matters

If you have been part of a presentation before, you know the importance of having a clear call to action at the end of your message. This call to action invites your audience to further participate with you and engage in your content after presentation day. But what if we told you simply having a call to action is not enough? In fact, at Ethos3, we believe that without the word because, your call to action will be weak and yield lackluster results. A Harvard study revealed that a call to action ...
Tags: Design, Harvard, Deliver, Public, Why, Public Speaking, Presentation, Develop, Simon Sinek, Start With Why, Speaking, Presentation Science, Know Your Why


Why ‘Because’ Matters to Your Call to Action

If you have been part of a presentation before, you know the importance of having a clear call to action at the end of your message. This call to action invites your audience to further participate with you and engage in your content after presentation day. But what if we told you simply having a call to action is not enough? In fact, at Ethos3, we believe that without the word because, your call to action will be weak and yield lackluster results. A Harvard study revealed that a call to action ...
Tags: Design, Harvard, Deliver, Public, Why, Public Speaking, Presentation, Develop, Simon Sinek, Start With Why, Speaking, Presentation Science, Know Your Why


Introverts and Extroverts: How to Reach Them Both

In any given audience, half of the room will be introverted while the other half will be extroverted. If you’re not familiar with the difference between and an introvert and an extrovert, think of it this way: Imagine every person has a battery in the middle of their chest. When an introvert spends time in a large group setting or interacting with other people, that battery depletes. Then, if that same person spends time alone, their battery recharges. The opposite is true of an extrovert – if t...
Tags: Design, Deliver, Public Speaking, Presentation, Develop, Extrovert, Introvert, Speaking, Presentation Science, Presentation Design


Overcoming the Terror of Impromptu Public Speaking

If your boss asks you to deliver spontaneous remarks at a work event, will you be ready? As The Wall Street Journal reported, impromptu pitches, toasts and talks far outnumber planned presentations in the workplace. Being asked to speak extemporaneously terrifies one in four Americans, according to Chapman University’s annual fear survey. But new research offers strategies for turning anxiety over unrehearsed public speaking to your advantage. According to a recent review of 22 studies on workpl...
Tags: Pr, Presentations, Public Speaking, Stanford University, Chapman University, PRSA, Greg Beaubien, Matt Abrahams, PR Training, Workplace Anxiety, Graduate School of Business Start


Moderating a Panel: Top 10 Ways to Facilitate a Fascinating Discussion

At most conferences, the panel discussions are terribly boring. In fact, some panels are so dreadful that many attendees use the time to network in the hallways or check emails. But it doesn’t have to be that way! I’ve moderated dozens of panels and witnessed hundreds. Here are my top ten ways to make the next panel you moderate the highlight of the event.
Tags: Marketing, Public Speaking, Best Practices, Personal Branding


The Surprising Mistake That Keeps Many Speakers From Getting Booked

In 2007, I was an agent at one of the country’s largest speakers’ bureaus, and I had a meeting with an aspiring speaker. During the meeting, he told me: “I believe anyone can benefit from my presentations. And if I just have an audience and a microphone, I can help people. My message is helpful to everyone, just give me the chance and you’ll see.” I smiled and nodded, said something polite, and closed out the meeting as quickly as I could. But I was really thinking: “Hmmm. So YOU are what the wo...
Tags: Design, Speaker, Deliver, Public, Public Speaking, Presentation, Develop, Speaking, New York Times Best, Presentation Hacks, Presentation Design, Presentation Delivery, David Loy, Leverage Creative Group


Presenting to the Millennial Generation: How to Build Trust

The millennial generation consists of anyone born between 1979 and 2000. In spite of being blamed for the demise of chain restaurants everywhere, a recent study suggests that this generation will make up 46% of the workforce by 2020. Though they make up nearly half of the professional workforce, they are also one of the most misunderstood and skeptical generations of all time. According to recent studies, only 19% of this generation express most people can be trusted in comparison to 31% of Gen ...
Tags: Design, Deliver, Public Speaking, Presentation, Develop, Speaking, Generation, Millennial, Presentation Hacks, Millenial Generation


What Every Presenter Can Learn from Disney

Known as the happiest place on earth, Disney World is a place that children and adults alike can escape to a magical world of imagination and exploration. However, on a recent trip to Disney, I decided to explore the magic through a different lens. At Ethos3, we are always looking for ways to equip presenters to escalate their content and skill sets, and with this particular trip to Disney, I wanted to glean some Disney magic for our presenters. Over the long weekend adventure, I discovered that...
Tags: Design, Disney, World, Deliver, Public, Public Speaking, Presentation, Develop, Speaking, Disney World, Earth Disney World, Presentation Science, Disney Hospitality


Two Presenters are Better than One

I recently spent time taking part in a show where the presenters were delivering an academic presentation in a fun and engaging way. When I stopped to think about what it was they did that made the presentation so impactful, I realized it had less to do with the content and more to do with the tag-team effort of the two presenters. You see, at Ethos3, we work with presenters on more than just the creation of their content. We have created a proven method to take even the least exciting presentat...
Tags: Design, Deliver, Public Speaking, Presentation, Develop, Speaking, Presenters, Presenter, Presentation Hacks, Two Is Better Than One, Two Presenters


The Rule of Three in Presenting

In the world of presentations, information retention is vital to the long-term success and effectiveness of your content. If your audience leaves your presentation and is unable to retain what you have just shared, then the presentation as a whole is a failure. However, if your audience leaves your presentation and can rattle off your main ideas in such a way that they will remember long term, your presentation is deemed a success. While retention is the goal, the scattered reality of our mindse...
Tags: Design, Training, Tsa, Deliver, Public Speaking, Presentation, Develop, Speaking, Retention, Presentation Hacks, Rule Of Three, Information Retention


Interview: Dr. Gail Ferreira – Agile Leader

Gail is an executive level expert and thought leader driving the vision and tactical decisions for large-scale transformation programs, from the C-Suite to the team level. Gail excels at leading complex, multidimensional transformations, managing client and vendor relationships. Additionally, Gail manages complex client challenges that require deep and specialized IT operational knowledge to achieve maximum […]
Tags: Podcasts, Public Speaking, Speaking, Gail, Pro-Track Profile, Gail Ferreira


Interview: Resolving Public Speaking Anxiety with Jonathan Berent, L.C.S.W., A.C.S.W

Jonathan Berent, L.C.S.W. has pioneered treatment for performance and social anxiety since 1978. A certified psychotherapist, he has worked with thousands of individuals of all ages in individual, group, and family psychotherapy. He has appeared on “The Oprah Winfrey Show”, “Sally Jessy Raphael”, “Joan Rivers”, “CNN Medical News” and many other TV and radio shows. […]
Tags: Podcasts, Confidence, Anxiety, Public Speaking, Speaking, Stage Fright, Jonathan Berent, W. Jonathan Berent, Sally Jessy Raphael Joan Rivers, CNN Medical News


You’re Invited: Ethos3 Store Grand Opening!

At Ethos3, we believe in equipping presenters to deliver with excellence every time. We are more than just a design firm – we’re an all-inclusive presentation agency that will not only create beautiful slides for you but will also coach you through developing impactful content all the way to delivering with excellence. With over 12 years of experience, we have lead the way in developing the latest strategies for content creation, presentation training, and slide deck design. And this month, we a...
Tags: Design, Deliver, Public Speaking, Presentation, Develop, Prezi, Speaking, Online Store, Presentation Hacks, Presentation Science, Presentation Design, Ethos3


How to Utilize Facial Expressions During a Presentation

I remember when I was growing up, I would tell my mom she had a look that could kill. While obviously her look would not actually kill me, she was able to make a facial expression that immediately struck fear or regret into anyone. My guess is you have experienced a similar look at some point in time. Maybe it was from a parent, spouse, boss, or coworker – with one glance they were able to communicate more than you ever expected. Imagine if one look could kill just how much your expression matte...
Tags: Design, Deliver, Public, Coaching, Public Speaking, Presentation, Develop, Audience, Speaking, Facial, Expressions, Presentation Hacks, Audience Engagement, Facial Expressions, Presentation Coaching, Ethos3 Store