Before they start, they do not know what they are going to say; when they are speaking, they do not know what they are saying; and when they have finished, neither they nor their audience know what they have said. Winston Churchill
Before Know it All! Develop the Presentation Oh my Gawd! People, Places and Things
Knowledge is Confidence Where are you speaking? What room? What tools will be available? How long will you speak? What comes before/after? Who will introduce you?
Know Your Audience Age Size Sex Knowledge Education/Experience Region Affiliations
Special Audiences Superiors Peers Project or Direct Reports
It usually takes me three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech. Mark Twain
When the Lead hits the Paper 1. Wear the audiences shoes 2. Organize thoughts, pick style 3. COB 4. Spice it up 5. LAST! Charts, speaker aids, PowerPoint
Cheat Sheets 3 x 5 Cards 81/2 x 11 PowerPoint Speaker Notes Dont Read!
No one can intimidate me without my permission. Eleanor Roosevelt
10 Worst Fears 1. Public Speaking 2. Heights 3. Bugs 4. Money Issues 5. Deep Water 6. Sickness 7. Death 8. Flying 9. Loneliness 10. Dogs
Fear Fixers Nerves are energy Management tools –Mental –Physical –Behavioral –Chemical
Practice, Practice... Mental Review Out Loud Mirror Voice Tape Video Tape Dress Rehearsal
Environmentals Seat arrangements Temperature Dim, dont darken the room
The Lectern is Not for Hiding Only for water, notes Learn the mechanicals A barrier to your audience Dont lean Dont sway
Amplification is the vice of modern oratory. Thomas Jefferson