How to Deliver a PowerPoint Presentation Designed by Someone Else

How to Deliver a PowerPoint Presentation Designed by Someone Else

Narrating a PowerPoint Presentation designed by someone else can be very challenging. In fact, one of the fastest ways to increase public speaking fear and make your PowerPoint presentations sound canned and… well boring, is to try to deliver a PowerPoint slideshow...

How to Recover from a Terrible Speech (Bombing on Stage)

How to recover after giving a terrible public speaking performance and bombing on stage – how I did it after a disastrous speech in college, and how you can too. Ever have one of those situations where you are asked to do some public speaking, and things just don't go well? Whether it is from public speaking fear or presentation anxiety, or if the poor performance just came from preparing for your speech in an inproper way, it happens. Even public speaking pros can bomb a speech. These are a few things that you can do to recover.

Top 5 Myths about Public Speaking Fear

The Top Five (5) Biggest Myths about Public Speaking Fear and Stage Fright It's time to set the record straight. ANYONE can be a fantastic, world-class speaker with a little bit of training, a little bit of coaching, and a little bit of practice. It doesn't take years...

How to Scare the Gooey Out of a Nervous Public Speaker

Podcast 29 - Scroll to the Bottom for Audio Are you a nervous public speaker? A majority of the population has some type of fear of public speaking. Ironically, a great deal of this nervousness or anxiety comes from well-meaning friends or coworkers who are just...

Five Turnkey Ways to Add Enthusiasm and Energy to Any Presentation

Five Turnkey Ways to Add Enthusiasm and Energy to Any Presentation

Enthusiasm and Energy is the absolute, most-important skill in public speaking. If you take only one piece of advice about public speaking, make sure that it is this pearl of wisdom. If you focus on this one simple thing, the number of times you say "uhm" won't...

Power Point Tips

The most frequently asked topic that we get questions on when we conduct public speaking training is always related to PowerPoint Tips. Because PowerPoint is so powerful, people tend to either get really good at all of the bells and whistles and overwhelm their audience, or they use PowerPoint as a crutch and rely on their slide deck too much making their presentation very boring. Below are the top 10 biggest Power Point Mistakes that we tend to make along with ways to overcome them.

Public Speaking Fear and Eye Contact

Questioner: Mikey Category: Public Speaking Private: No Subject: Fear to perform Question: Hello, I am supposed to give a presentation in my college class and I'm kind of nervous. It is a presentation where I have to talk about an immigrant that I had to interview. So...

Music 101: The Key to Accent Reduction

By Erin Corrigan "Without music life would be a mistake" These are the words of the famous German Philosopher Frederik Nietzsche, and as a specialist in pronunciation and Accent Reduction for non-native English speakers, I can attest to this regarding the English...

Everything You’ve Learned about Public Speaking is WRONG!

By Doug Staneart Many myths about public speaking have been passed along from person to person over the years, and the one thing that is consistent about these myths is that the people who pass them along are still nervous about speaking. After facilitating over 200...

How to Reduce Public Speaking Anxiety

How to Reduce Public Speaking Anxiety

By: Rick Highsmith "I can't believe I agreed to do this speech. Look at all those people out there! My knees are shaking, and my stomach feels like I just went over the top of a roller coaster. My heart is beating so fast and hard my tie is jumping. I just want to...

Put Sizzle in Your Presentation With Unique Stories

By Connie Timpson/Sr. Instructor/The Leader’s Institute What?! Snow in Florida? Inside the gates of one of America’s most visited attractions? Yes, Cinderella lost her slipper in the slush, and it is raining Iguanas in the sunshine state. I dressed most of our plants...