By: Susan Friedmann 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.
By: William Arruda With public speaking, success is determined by your audience, not by you. That means you need to engage your audience - to build a relationship with them - often in less than an hour. You need to focus on delivering to them what they want to hear in a way that they want to hear it. Here are some tips to assist you in successfully delivering presentations by building strong, sincere relationships with your audience.
By: Robert Middleton It takes a number of steps to get from attention and interest to the final sale. But one step in this process that makes a bigger difference than any other: a Marketing Presentation.
By: Debbie Bailey Think about the last presenter who strongly affected you. More than likely that presenter used very few, if any, slides. The most memorable presenters rely on their delivery style to make their point, rather than a well designed slide deck.
What makes the difference between an average presentation and one that rocks your world? What makes the difference between a memorable speech and one that fades into oblivion as soon as the presenter steps off the stage? The answer sits in four building blocks that are essential for crafting a speech into a work of art rather than hum-drum blather.
By: Patricia Fripp, CSP, CPAE Whenever and whatever you're pitching, dozens of factors will figure in the final decision of your prospects. All else being equal, you have the edge if you can establish a personal connection.
By: Ron Sathoff One of the major differences between giving a speech and writing a paper is the fact that your audience can't go back and re-read a section of a speech. Therefore, as a speaker, you must make sure that your audience doesn't get lost or confused.
By: Ron Sathoff Rhetorical questions are probably as old as public speaking itself. Like anything else, this technique has its uses, but can be very tiresome if used overmuch or in the wrong circumstances.
By: Ron Sathoff When writing your introduction, visualize it as a triangle with its widest part at the top and the point at the bottom. The wide part at the top represents fairly general information, and, as the triangle becomes narrower, the information becomes more specific.
By: Stephen Boyd The presentation after the presentation is the question and answer period. This article stresses how to use the question and answer period for best results. Areas covered include keeping your answers short, encourage people to ask questions by your positive approach, repeat the question, and do not answer loaded questions.