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1 Public Speaking: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly Facilitated by Terry A. Proctor University of Kansas Department of Human Resources

2 During This Session We Will Define public speaking Address some of the fears people have about speaking in public Identify some tips for more effective presentations Listen to some great speakers!

3 Public Speaking: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly

4 Definition of PUBLIC SPEAKING Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary 1: the act or process of making speeches in public 2: the art of effective oral communication with an audience

5 Public Speaking in Every Day Use Workplace – Persuading others to adopt your ideas – Reporting out to your department – Educating your co-workers Private life – PTA meetings – Appearing before your city counsel – Toasting the new bride and groom

6 Public Speaking Among Many Fears Snakes Public Speaking Heights Darkness Claustrophobia Spiders/Insects Needles and Shots Deep water Flying Death

7 Common Fears of Public Speaking Being judged harshly Insecurities exposed Perfectionism Rejection anxiety Failure Humiliation “Given the fear of public speaking, most people at a funeral would rather be in the casket than delivering the eulogy.”

8 Public Speakers Seek To: Educate Entertain Persuade Demonstrate Celebrate Inspire Tell a story Commemorate In essence, to connect people across communities

9 Public Speaking: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly Memorable/elegant lines from public speeches (can you finish the quote?) “I have a… dream”

10 Public Speaking: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly Memorable/elegant lines from public speeches (can you finish the quote?) “ Ask not what your country can do for you… ask what you can do for your country.”

11 Public Speaking: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly Memorable/elegant lines from public speeches (can you finish the quote?) “ That’s one small step for a man… one giant leap for mankind”

12 Public Speaking: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly Memorable/elegant lines from public speeches (can you finish the quote?) “ Four score and… seven years ago...”

13 Public Speaking: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly Memorable lines but not so elegant “What a waste it is to lose one’s mind. Or not to have a mind is being very wasteful. How true that is.“ Dan Quayle, former VP “If we do everything right, if we do it with absolute certainty, there’s still a 30% chance we’re going to get it wrong.” Joe Biden, VP "I know how hard it is for you to put food on your family." G.W. Bush, POTUS Lucy

14 Public Speaking Tips Pick a topic you like (if you have a choice!) Spend time planning the event (audience, room, seating) Prepare flow and content PowerPoint (KISS) Back up media/technology Recovery when something goes wrong Work to eliminate tics (verbal & non-verbal umkay?) Lose the monotone Practice, practice, practice Dress appropriately Watch your caffeine intake…drink water Eye contact with as many people as possible Use humor (be careful) Start and end on time Tame your anxiety.

15 Let’s Listen To Some Pro’s Paul Harvey

16 Let’s Listen To Some Pro’s Maya Angelou

17 Let’s Listen To Some Pro’s John F Kennedy

18 Let’s Listen To Some Pro’s Martin Luther King Jr

19 Where to go for more information Toastmasters International TED Talks ted.com/talks Ignite (5 minute speeches) igniteshow.com

20 Final Words The most important word begins the phrase “public speaking.” Plan, prepare, practice and present. Mitigate anxiety to the best of your ability. Remember-the audience wants you to succeed!

21 Thank you for attending! Public Speaking: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly Facilitated by Terry A. Proctor University of Kansas Department of Human Resources


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