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Using These Two Tactics During a Presentation Will Make You More Memorable

Using These Two Tactics During a Presentation Will Make You More Memorable | Teaching Oral Communication in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

Research shows that consistencyin tone is extremely persuasive.


People who don't get shaken up and maintain a smooth approach have a natural advantage. . .

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20 Public Speaking Tips From The Best TED Talks

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Take a cue, or two, from these successful TED Talk speakers to improve your own presentations.
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"While captivating an audience is a skill that takes years to develop, there are some simple ways to instantly improve your speaking and presentation skills. Here are simple tips for preparing, practicing, and rapidly improving your skills."

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Protecting Your Presentation from “The Swipe Effect”

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"If you have been tempted to look down at your phone in the middle of a presentation – no matter how relevant the content – you suffer from The Swipe Effect."


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"The Swipe Effect is the influence our phones have on our ability to stay focused in the moment. It is the consequence of our curiosity (or anxiety) about what could be waiting for us: a text, a voicemail, a post – a message of any kind. It is more habit than disinterest. It is what draws us away from the presenter to our mobile devices." . . .

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10 Ways Great Speakers Capture People's Attention

10 Ways Great Speakers Capture People's Attention | Teaching Oral Communication in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it
First you must grab your listeners' attention--then you need to hold it. Check out these simple ways to do both.
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"Here are 10 techniques that are guaranteed to earn you more attention without losing any of your professional credibility." . . .

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Use This Chart to Find the Textbook That Perfectly Fits Your Business Communication Course

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10 Phrases Great Speakers Never Say

10 Phrases Great Speakers Never Say | Teaching Oral Communication in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

While it’s really hard to immediately win over a crowd, it’s really easy for a speaker to lose the room within the first few minutes of a presentation.

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To make sure you don’t lose your audience, here’s Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten, serial entrepreneur and founder of TwitterCounter and The Next Web, with 10 things you should never say during your presentations:

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How This 21-Year-Old Started Making Presentations for Fortune 500s and Now Brings in 100K A Year

How This 21-Year-Old Started Making Presentations for Fortune 500s and Now Brings in 100K A Year | Teaching Oral Communication in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

Kenny Nguyen started with $1,000 in his pocket.


It's been a little over a year and Kenny Nguyen, the 21-year-old founder of Big Fish Presentations, is telling Fortune 500 companies how to do presentations the right way. "I realized the world's top companies have forgotten how to present and rely on software to do the talking," Nguyen told us. . .


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12 Most Successful Tips to Manage Presentation Nervousness

12 Most Successful Tips to Manage Presentation Nervousness | Teaching Oral Communication in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

Presenting to a group of employees or to investors are important activities for a business owner or manager, and letting nervousness prevent you from delivering what you need to deliver is something you want to do your utmost to prevent.

 

Whether it is inexperience, fear, lack of preparation or any other factor making you nervous, there are ways you can overcome nervousness, and make a professional presentation.

 

This excellent article offers 12 tips to help you overcome your nervousness and prevent you from delivering a poor presentation.


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Six Ways to Be an Amazing Public Speaker

Six Ways to Be an Amazing Public Speaker | Teaching Oral Communication in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

If your list of career resolutions for this coming year doesn’t include, “Improve public speaking skills,” maybe it should.

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Here are key lessons that I've learned as a public speaker. . .

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Stop Yourself Going to Pieces Before the Biggest Presentation of Your Life

Stop Yourself Going to Pieces Before the Biggest Presentation of Your Life | Teaching Oral Communication in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

Tomorrow you're delivering a sales presentation to your company's biggest client. Your boss and the client company's CEO will be there.

 

A lot's riding on a deal going through; what you say and how you say it will really count. This article from Harvard Business Review looks at Good Stress vs Bad Stress, and provides valuable tips.


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How to Use Emotion in Presentations

How to Use Emotion in Presentations | Teaching Oral Communication in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

The definition of emotion is a rather dubious one: “an affective state of consciousness in which joy, sorrow, fear, hate, or the like, is experienced.”

 

In short, emotion is how we feel, whether that is anger, fear, sadness, happiness, anxiety, guilt, shame or jealousy. Emotion is complicated, and sometimes given a bad rap.

 

The word ‘emotional’ has a myriad of negative connotations associated with it; usually it’s a sign of weakness or lack of self-control. However, humans are a fundamentally emotional species. We laugh, we cry, we smile, we seethe and we emphasize.

 

The use of emotion should be thoughtfully considered when preparing a presentation. When used correctly, it can significantly strengthen a presentation’s message. . .


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"Death by PowerPoint" Survey Results

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10 Tips for Improving Your Public Speaking - MonsterThinking

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Here are 10 quick tips to help you add polish at the podium, enjoy your public speaking experience and influence your listeners.

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Steve Jobs: Video Compilation Showcasing His Engaging Presentation Style

Steve Jobs was regarded as a marvellous presenter, through traits such as: connect to the audience … be your authentic self … tell stories rather than facts … reveal your personal life struggles. See what you can learn from these examples.


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Julian Treasure's TED talk: How to Speak So That People Want to Listen

Julian Treasure's TED talk: How to Speak So That People Want to Listen | Teaching Oral Communication in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it
Have you ever felt like you're talking, but nobody is listening? Here's Julian Treasure to help. In this useful talk, the sound expert demonstrates the how-to's of powerful speaking — from some handy vocal exercises to tips on how to speak with empathy. A talk that might help the world sound more beautiful.
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Never Give A Boring Presentation Again

Never Give A Boring Presentation Again | Teaching Oral Communication in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it
The experience of sitting through a truly terrible presentation is nearly universal. The dozens of identically-themed PowerPoint slides stacked with text, the useless handouts, the tense, miserable minutes of silence during the time allotted for Q&A--presentations rarely energize a team or allow the speaker to fully display the depth of their knowledge.Most people have attended one of these monstrosities and, whether anyone would willingly admit it or not, quite a few of us have likely also given one of these anemic performances.So how can you ensure you never find yourself flailing while packed room blinks back at you?
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Are You the PowerPoint Expert You Think You Are? Find Out with This PowerPoint Skills Inventory

Are You the PowerPoint Expert You Think You Are? Find Out with This PowerPoint Skills Inventory | Teaching Oral Communication in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it
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This assessment of your skills at using PowerPoint will help you understand what skills you need to learn in order to be a more proficient user of PowerPoint for your presentations. If you came to this page directly from outside this website, this is one of two assessments that are more fully described on this page introducing the PowerPoint Effectiveness Assessment.


Resources for Learning

You can learn many of the skills in the list by using the PowerPoint Tutorials on this site. These short videos have you sitting beside me as I demonstrate a skills. You can see the list of more than 30 videos here. . .

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Order Examination Copies of Bovee and Thill Business Communication Textbooks

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Why Both Stories and a Storyline Are Important for Your Presentations

Why Both Stories and a Storyline Are Important for Your Presentations | Teaching Oral Communication in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it
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A lot of people are talking about telling stories during a presentation. Why is that?


Stories are

  1. A powerful way to evoke emotions, which is important because people remember emotionally-charged experiences better and longer
  2. An age-old way of making a topic interesting, so the audience pays more attention
  3. An alternate way to make your point, helping people to understand better

Here’s a related post from Garr Reynolds, “We learn from stories and experiences” . . .

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Presentation Zen: An Overview

Matt Helmke, Director with Zer0 to 5ive provides an overview of key take-aways from author Garr Reynolds' book, Presentation Zen.

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Good bye bullets, so long "wordy" slides...  Hello simple, sticky and stories !

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Fix Your Presentations: 21 Quick Tips

Fix Your Presentations: 21 Quick Tips | Teaching Oral Communication in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

Drowning in a sea of mediocrity?  Use these easy tricks to make your presentations more compelling & persuasive. . .


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People Forget Stats Quickly But Stories Really Stick

People Forget Stats Quickly But Stories Really Stick | Teaching Oral Communication in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

Stanford students each had to give a one-minute speech, and then their talk was evaluated by the group. Not surprisingly, the presenters who were the most polished got rated most highly.


But then the researchers got clever: . . .


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Don't Waste Your Time With the Jerk Sitting in the Front Row

Don't Waste Your Time With the Jerk Sitting in the Front Row | Teaching Oral Communication in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

It is all too easy to let other people distract you from being amazing.


Let me tell you how I really learned that lesson all over again a few days ago.


As a popular speaker, I have the unique and wonderful opportunity to speak all over the world to big companies, business organizations, and non-profits. Like much of what you read on my blog, the discussion is an unconventional one. . .

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Five Things Every Presenter Needs to Know about People

Great presenters understand how people think, learn, and react.


In this video, Dr. Weinschenk shares five things from her book, "100 Things Every Presenter Needs To Know About People," . . .

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Speaking Strategies: 5 Tips to Power Up Your Presentation

Speaking Strategies: 5 Tips to Power Up Your Presentation | Teaching Oral Communication in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

Quite often when you are listening to a speaker, teacher or seminar leader, you are thinking to yourself that this person is either a really good presenter or a boring one.


For some reasons you are not totally sure of, you have put that person in your mind in one of these two classifications. . .

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Powerful (PowerPoint) Presentations: Simply Stated

An effort to eliminate "death by PowerPoint." Good advice here for that guy in your organisation (not you of course) who uses PowerPoint as a crutch ... and a sedative.

 

In my own work with coaching clients, we always look for creative ways to use PowerPoint (or Keynote for Mac users) and whiteboards and flip charts.


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