Preparation is where most people go wrong with public speaking. It is the biggest obstacle by far, and the most tedious and difficult part of the journey to becoming great at speaking and presenting. But it’s also the most necessary component of the process, so don’t ignore it.
Posts Tagged ‘Presentation skills’
While speaking is something almost everyone is capable of, doing so in front of large groups remains daunting. But there’s one clear measure of success: is your audience waiting in line to meet you afterward? If not, read on for four tips that will put you on the path to better public speaking and presentation skills.
When you’re as smart and successful as Mark Zuckerberg, do you really need to become a super-polished speaker, too? Probably not. The rest of us, however, can’t afford to be average, and here’s why.
Did you know it can take much longer to prepare a short presentation–I’m talking about something really tiny–than, say, a 30 or 40 minute or even 1 hour version?
How business coach Fabienne Fredrickson keeps an audience at attention.
I was at an event this past weekend during which the title sentiment of this post was driven home to me. The event featured entrepreneurs delivering their business pitch to a panel of experts and receive feedback.
Steve Jobs received a standing ovation at the event pitching Apple’s new iPad. People were happy to see him, of course, especially because he is in the midst of a significant and indefinite medical leave. But people also have come to expect the type of presentation that it seems only he can deliver. It’s a phenomenon.
Bieber is 15! How good could he possibly be? Pretty good, it turns out. In watching him embrace his sudden fame, I’ve been very impressed. Not with his talent so much. Nope, I’m floored by his media savvy.
What was Priceline.com co-founder Scott Case doing speaking at Greenwich (CT) High School’s commencement? It so happens, Case is a Greenwich High School alum and obvious success story. On June 29,, 2010, he returned to where it all began to impart words of wisdom to my daughter, Lily, and 690 of her fellow seniors.
Yesterday was a great day for me to watch and observe two great communicators deliver high-stakes presentations. Steve Jobs launched the much-anticipated iPad and Barack Obama delivered his first State of the Union address. The presentations were surely different, and had different goals, but they did share some important attributes.