Another Guaranteed Formula for Becoming a Great Speaker

Is there a formula for becoming a great speaker?

You bet there is! But it's not easy and it's not a short cut either.
Whether you like it or not, being great at anything for that matter
requires hardwork, consistency, discipline and passion. Therefore,
if it's being a great speaker you want to become, the formula you
need to apply is this:

1. Study
2. Keep practicing
3. Deliver your presentation
4. Do steps 1-3 all over again.

It'd a never ending formula until you get there.

Read more details on how to do these steps in
a more effective and efficient manner. Go here:
Guaranteed! The Formula for Becoming a Great Speaker!
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How to Push the Attention Reset Button in Presentations

Of course there are times when we give presentations and we notice that we are somehow losing the attention of our audience. Typically, this happens when the presentation is not well-prepared, when the presenter or speaker is an amateur, or when the topic being discussed is simply boring.

Well, don’t fret. Even if you’re a beginner in this field, there are buttons you can push to make sure that you are not losing your audience. Olivia Mitchell, another presentation guru, discusses this further on her blog: What to do when you’re losing your audience

Below are the key points you have to consider:

  1. Tell a story.
  2. Make your audience laugh.
  3. Make a transition.
  4. Break for Q&A.
  5. Change something… anything.
  6. Make them talk.
  7. Make them write.
  8. Take mini breaks.
These things are easier said than done. To find out more how to push these attention reset buttons, head to:   What to do when you’re losing your audience

The Importance of Getting Your Presentations Online

Almost everything you can think of can already be found online these days. Want to buy a book? Looking for directions? Needing a recipe? Searching for references for your thesis? All these and more can now be found online, so why not your own presentations?

My presentation guru, Ellen Finkelstein, currently discusses 4 reasons why presenters should put their presentations on the internet and gives us all 6 ways on how to do this:

Reason #1: as a handout for your audience at a live presentation

Reason #2: for marketing–to spread your message to the world!

Reason #3: to collaborate with colleagues

Reason #4: for training or reaching far-flung audiences

To find out how you can do this great endeavor, please go to: Why you need to get your presentations on the Internet–and how

Follow the 50-30-20 Rule in Presentations

In presentations, there are three important components that we have to focus on if we want to succeed. These three things are:

Content
Slides
Delivery

However, these three components do not share the same level of importance. The amount of time we spend getting these three components done right varies:

50% – Content
30% – Slides
20% – Delivery

If we follow this principle, then we wouldn’t be wasting all our efforts preparing our slides until the last minute only to realize that we didn’t rehearse enough to make our delivery provide impact. Or perhaps, we wasted a lot of time preparing the slides that the content is actually not very useful.

If you want to know more how to apply this principle in preparing great presentations, please head here:

The 50-30-20 Principle

The Importance of Recording Your Presentations

At this day and age when things seem to be moving forward so quick and so fast, it is still important to remember to look back once in a while and learn something along the way. This is very much true when it comes to improving one’s presentations. You can either record your presentations using an audio recorder, or a video recorder. By being able to hear and/or see again how to talked, what mannerisms and expressions you used, whether or not you paused a lot or said a lot of uhms, they are all keys to getting better the next time around.

For beginners, you can actually start by just using an audio recorder. Find out how this can help you further in improving your future presentations. Head to:

Presentation Skills – Record Your Presentations

Ellen Finkelstein’s 5 Webinars This JUNE!

One of my favorite PowerPoint and Presentation Gurus, Ellen Finkelstein, is holding five (5) new webinars this month of June. It will happen every Wednesday, live ,  at 11am PT, 12 noon MT, 1pm CT, and 2pm ET. They will last 1-1/2 hours where participants will get high-value training in presentation skills.

The topics are:

  • June 1: How to Use Animation for High-Impact Communication
  • June 8: How to Create Clear, Professional Charts and Diagrams
  • June 15: 19 Steps to Prepare for a Successful Presentation
  • June 22: How to Get Your Presentation on the Web–and Reach the World
  • June 29: How to Format Images and Shapes for Stunning, Irresistible Slides

For more information, please head over to:  5 New Webinars in June! Get High-Value Training in Presentation Skills 

Catch this exciting webinar series and enhance your presentation skills!