Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Plan Time To Watch TV

Plan time to watch TV. Wow, you are probably saying, "Are you kidding, who has time?"
Well I am suggesting that you make the time to watch how people act on TV shows. There is so much to learn from actors regarding voice usage and body language.
I even, at times, watch soap operas because they often over act. Yet, they really show great examples of pausing, vocal variety and gestures.
Imagine using some of that in your next presentation?
What do you think?


Friday, January 25, 2008

Prepare Yourself

Preparation is key to delivering a keynote or workshop. What are some of your preparation tips?

Monday, December 10, 2007

Praise Yourself

Praise yourself. Why? Because you want to be identify the things you are doing right in your presentations.
Get a small book and list on a weekly basis something that you did very well in your recent presentations.
Resist the temptation to say something that went wrong. That's easy to document. I want you to write down only the good stuff.
Let me know the results after one month!

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Prepare mentally

So much of our preparation starts in our minds. We think about what we want to say. We think about our audience and we should be thinking about their positive response.
We can succeed or fail all in our mind. That sounds scary but it is true.
If I am anticipating a differ cult audience I need to prepare myself mentally.
I must affirm myself with positive am motivating statements like"I can do this".
If I dwell of the negative stuff I will be defeated. Not only that but my entire presentation may lack passion and punch.
So, I was just thinking about this point this evening and wanted to share it with you.

Friday, August 10, 2007

Present With a Blog Pt. 1

Wikipedia has the following definition for a blog. Please noter, before you start reading, that the term portmanteau means a word that fuses two or more words or work parts to give a combined or loaded meaning. It this case blog is from web and log. (At least according to Wikipedia.(smile)
Did I hear someone ask “Whats Wikipedia? Good question. Wikipedia is a great resource. It is multilingual, web based free content encyclopedia. It is done by volunteers across the world.
Now, to what I consider a great definition of a blog.

A blog (a portmanteau of web log) is a website where entries are written in chronological order and displayed in reverse chronological order. "Blog" can also be used as a verb, meaning to maintain or add content to a blog.
Blogs provide commentary or news on a particular subject such as food, politics, or local news; some function as more personal online diaries. A typical blog combines text, images, and links to other blogs, web pages, and other media related to its topic. The ability for readers to leave comments in an interactive format is an important part of many blogs. Most blogs are primarily textual, although some focus on art (artlog), photographs (photoblog), sketchblog, videos (vlog), music (MP3 blog), audio (podcasting) or sexual in nature (Adult blog), and are part of a wider network of social media.
In May 2007, blog search engine Technorati was tracking more than 71 million blogs.[1]
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