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Public Speaking: Practice Makes Perfect PBL General Meeting Tuesday October 8th
America’s #1 Fear - “Glossophobia” - Public speaking is America’s #1 Fear, ranking higher than death itself in surveys If this kid can do it, so can you!
Don’t Give Up! Even if you aren’t completely comfortable in front of an audience, there are many ways you can improve: -Read books -Regularly converse with authority figures -Force yourself to speak up in class -Take a public speaking class -Ask friends and family to help you practice -Motivation and self-confidence are keys to success!
Our Experience with Public Speaking E-Board Testimonials: ★ Dhara ★ Veronica ★ Peter
Things to Remember ●Know the material you are presenting ●Imagine everyone in the audience naked ●Don’t apologize for seeming nervous—the audience probably hasn’t noticed ●Focus on one person in the middle of the crowd throughout your speech ●Get used to the room beforehand ●Remember that the audience really wants to hear what you have to say and see you to succeed ●Practice your speech on close friends beforehand ●Outline your speech on index cards but don’t memorize it, to boost spontaneity - it should be natural New York Times Blogs, Online
The Exceptional Presenter by Timothy J. Koegel Practice (and repetition) makes perfection. There was this interesting concept he used called the 60/20 rule: ●Show up to your presentation 60 minutes early ●Study your information for 40 minutes ●Socialize and get to know your audience for 20
The Exceptional Presenter by Timothy J. Koegel - Eye Contact - Posture and Pace - Identify a Purpose - Practice Makes Perfection - Understand Your Audience
The Exceptional Presenter by Timothy J. Koegel Be O.P.E.N. Organized Passionate Engaging Natural
What is Body Language? ➢ The process of communicating nonverbally through conscious or unconscious gestures and movement ➢ Actions speak louder than words! Palin: I read all the news
Examples of Body Language ●Facial expressions ●Hand/arm gestures ●Direction in which body is leaning ●Eye contact ●Tone of voice ●Use of space Why are these so important? ●People may pay more attention to your nonverbal signals than what you are actually saying at times ●Good body language shows confidence and knowledge of the topic
Communication Study by Albert Mehrabian 1971 Professor of Psychology at UCLA ●Words (the literal meaning) account for 7% of the overall message ●Tone of voice accounts for 38% of the overall message ●Body Language accounts for 55% of the overall message Body Language is more important than what you are actually saying!
Tips to Improve Your Presentation Body Language ●Keep eye contact ●Relax shoulders ●Don’t slouch ●SMILE!
Things Happening at Rutgers Dining halls new closing time ●Budget ●Livingston 10/7 ●Other campuses 10/14 Build-a-thon ●Fundraising ●$100,000 goal “Rutgers Reflections” Facebook Page ●Every face has a story ●Including our very own Webmaster, Brennan Young! Business, Mathematics, and Liberal Arts Career and Internship Fair ●October 11, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm, RSC
Rutgers Current Events The Daily Targum: Rutgers Clery report finds 21% increase in burglary - Rutgers has reported burglary as its most common crime of last year — with a 21 percent increase from 2011 to 2012 - The Clery Report reported theft as one of the biggest crimes on campus. Many of these are crimes of opportunity
World Current Events - Government Shutdown - Balancing the Government’s Budget - Al-Libi capture could provide information on al-Qaeda
- Government Shutdown - Balancing the Government’s Budget -Al-Libi capture could provide information on al-Qaeda World Current Events
Activity! Time to practice your presenting! 1. Please form small groups with members in your area (4-5) 2. Discuss the topic you are given to become familiar with it 3. Choose 1 volunteer to present their answer to everyone in an approximately one minute presentation You are going to want to participate: If you do, you and all your group members will get raffle tickets to win 1 of 3 Public Speaking Books!
PBL Upcoming Events Blood Drive October 14 @ 10:00 am -3:15 pm Becoming Financially Independent Seminar October 16 @ 5:00 pm - 6:20 pm and 6:40 pm - 8:00 pm Dining with the Distinguished October 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
PBL Blood Drive OCTOBER 14 th 10:00 AM-3:15 PM BCC Multipurpose Room A
Who is Rutgers PBL Helping? The Community Blood Council of NJ is located in Ewing Twp. near Trenton. It is a non-profit organization that has been providing blood support for over 40 years to both NJ an PA.
Facts & Requirements NJ is the lowest state in the nation for blood donors. Only 3% of our population donates and maybe that’s once a year. Blood must be available at the time. “It would be wonderful to have a 5 day supply on our shelves but we’re lucky to have a 1 day supply on hand. This can force hospitals to postpone or even cancel elective surgeries.” – Community Blood Council of NJ The requirements for donating are: Healthy individuals between 16-75 and weighing at least 120 lbs. can donate. You must eat within 4 hours of donating.
Should we collect 50 units of blood we will get a check for $500. Should we collect 75 units-$750 and 100 units-$1000. All proceeds will also help PBL raise money for members to compete at the National Leadership Conference this Summer! See you all October 14 th @ BCC Multipurpose Room A You can come in anywhere from 10-3:15! Scholarship Program
Dining with the Distinguished *3 rd Annual Event* October 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm BCC MultiPurposeRoom ~17 Confirmed Professionals~ This event is FREE - Network, dine, and have a good time!