Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Tip #4

Mini speeches.

When you leave a voice mail, it's considered a mini speech. First, be sure to state your name and telephone number, the purpose of your call, finally, repeat your name and telephone number and do it in 30 seconds. This will guarantee a higher rate return calls.

Kevin Ball

Monday, January 24, 2011

Tip #3

When you are delivering your speech be sure to scan the room and make eye contact with people. Your audience will feel that you are connecting with them. That connection will allow you to see where people are in terms of their attentiveness. Then you can make adjustments, but remember to smile and release positive energy.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Public Speaking Tips

Tip #1

Know your audience. Before you write your next speech, wedding toast or presentation at work. Research and know your audience. That information will garner great benefits. For example, if you knew that you have an "just give me the facts," audience, you can tailor your speech or presentation with that in mind. You could highlight statistics, backed up with power point slides that are to the point. No more that three bullet points on each page will do the trick. You will lose your audience if the slides are cluttered with a bunch of words in small fonts.

Tip #2

When writing your speech, break it down into three sections. A. The Introduction,
B. The Body and C. The Closer. The introduction is a great way to break the ice and inform your audience of what's to come. The body will include the major points you outlined in your introduction. The closer will serve as a summary and to end your speech on a high note.