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Toastmasters Public Speaking Champion Ramona Smith's Winning Speech

Toastmasters Public Speaking Champion Ramona Smith's Winning Speech | Teaching Business Presentations in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

"Ramona Smith, a 31-year-old teacher from Houston, won the Toastmasters World Championship of Public Speaking competition. Smith broke down the techniques she used in her winning speech, which you can view here.

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The World Champion of Public Speaking Breaks Down His Winning Speech, from Word Choice to Body Language

The World Champion of Public Speaking Breaks Down His Winning Speech, from Word Choice to Body Language | Teaching Business Presentations in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

" . . . Manoj Vasudevan became the 2017 Toastmasters International World Champion of Public Speaking."

"Vasudevan, an Indian entrepreneur and management consultant living in Singapore, survived a six-month-long competition with more than 30,000 competitors.

"He and nine other finalists competed for the championship title in Toastmasters' annual convention, which hosts the world's largest competition of its kind. This year's event was held in Vancouver.

"Vasudevan's winning speech is titled "Pull Less, Bend More," and you can watch it in its entirety here."

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Seven Quick Exercises That Will Make You a Better Public Speaker

Seven Quick Exercises That Will Make You a Better Public Speaker | Teaching Business Presentations in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it
Try explaining your idea to a kid.
Bovee & Thill's Online Business Communication Magazines's insight:

 

"Of course, stronger business ideas naturally lend themselves to more convincing pitches than their weaker counterparts, but there's only so much you can do to perfect your business plan.

"The real key to a successful pitch is delivering it in a personable, compelling, and effective way, and that requires strong public speaking skills.

"If you're trying to perfect your pitch, try these seven public speaking exercises to help you get there."

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Create a Conversation, Not a Presentation

Create a Conversation, Not a Presentation | Teaching Business Presentations in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

"When I worked as a consultant, I was perennially guilty of “the great unveil” in presentations—that tendency to want to save key findings for the last moment and then reveal them, expecting a satisfying moment of awe."

Bovee & Thill's Online Business Communication Magazines's insight:

 

"My team and I would work tirelessly to drive to the right answer to an organization’s problem. We’d craft an intricate presentation, perfecting it right up until minutes or hours before a client meeting, and then we’d triumphantly enter the room with a thick stack of hard copy PowerPoint slides, often still warm from the printer."

 

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Want to Make Your Presentation Memorable? Do These 5 Things

Want to Make Your Presentation Memorable? Do These 5 Things | Teaching Business Presentations in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

Want to Make Your Presentation Memorable? Do These 5 Things

 

Want people who hear you speak to remember you long after your presentation is over? Follow my top five rules for success.

 

You're standing at a podium. In front of you is a crowd of friends, peers, and co-workers. Sitting. Staring at you.

 

Your presentation is about to begin.

 

Will your presentation wow the crowd?

 

Or will your presentation be background noise for attendees as they look at their smartphones and laptops?


Via The Learning Factor, Rosário Durão
Bovee & Thill's Online Business Communication Magazines's insight:

"I've done about 40 presentations at conferences around the globe. I've given presentations to crowds of 300 people and audiences of more than 2,500.

 

"When I started giving presentations, I was pretty terrible.

In fact, for a long time I fell victim to the worst speaking mistake possible: kicking off my presentation by introducing myself. Sorry, but nobody who pays to attend an event really wants to hear you talking about how awesome you are.

 

"Today I'm consistently rated among the top one or two speakers at the events where I'm invited to speak."

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The Learning Factor's curator insight, February 15, 2017 12:56 AM

Want people who hear you speak to remember you long after your presentation is over? Follow my top five rules for success.

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How to Give an Emotionally Intelligent Presentation

How to Give an Emotionally Intelligent Presentation | Teaching Business Presentations in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

"Emotions play an active role in almost all of our decision making. That's one reason why emotional intelligence, the ability to identify, understand, and manage those emotions, is such an invaluable skill."

 


Via The Learning Factor, Rosário Durão
Bovee & Thill's Online Business Communication Magazines's insight:

 

"But how specifically does emotional intelligence help us with our daily tasks? Here are three tips to make sure your next presentation is emotionally intelligent: . . . "

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Dr. Helen Teague's curator insight, October 4, 2016 5:18 PM
The Learning Factor's insight: View your presentation from your audience's perspective instead of your own.
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Unprecedented Coverage of Business Presentations

Business presentations can turn around a bad situation. It gives you an opportunity to right a wrong done to employees, correct a misapprehension, or change."

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Super Communication: Ten Must-See TED Talks That Will Show You How to Make Your Audience Take Action

Super Communication: Ten Must-See TED Talks That Will Show You How to Make Your Audience Take Action | Teaching Business Presentations in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

"Here are 10 TED Talks that clearly qualify as ideas worth spreading. I invite you to listen, learn, and share the following presentations that will inspire you give better presentations and to take positive actions right now."

Bovee & Thill's Online Business Communication Magazines's insight:

 

"As an entrepreneur, and especially as a communicator, it is worth your while to hone the ability to 'talk like TED' regardless of where you present." . . .

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An Analysis of 700 Presentations Revealed That Adopting One Speaking Skill Can Make You More Persuasive

An Analysis of 700 Presentations Revealed That Adopting One Speaking Skill Can Make You More Persuasive | Teaching Business Presentations in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it
Messages that included well-crafted stories were 35 percent more persuasive than the average communication.
Bovee & Thill's Online Business Communication Magazines's insight:

 

Thanks to advances in neuroscience, brain scans, and data-driven studies, we've learned more about persuasion in the past decade than we had ever known previously. We know what works and why it works, and we can prove it scientifically.

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Bovee & Thill's Online Business Communication Magazines's curator insight, April 27, 2017 12:53 PM

 

Thanks to advances in neuroscience, brain scans, and data-driven studies, we've learned more about persuasion in the past decade than we had ever known previously. We know what works and why it works, and we can prove it scientifically.

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A CEO Explains How to Overcome Your Fear of Public Speaking

A CEO Explains How to Overcome Your Fear of Public Speaking | Teaching Business Presentations in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it
Speaking engagements are too important to avoid out of fear.
Bovee & Thill's Online Business Communication Magazines's insight:

 

"Since the publication of my LinkedIn post on speaking and deepening audience engagement, I  have heard back from a few people who basically said, "All this is well and good, but how can I deepen audience engagement when I have such a fear of public speaking?"

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Four Essential Body Language Tips from a World Champion Public Speaker

Four Essential Body Language Tips from a World Champion Public Speaker | Teaching Business Presentations in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it
A great presentation takes more than smart preparation and execution of verbal skills. Body language is just as important, and the 2014 Toastmasters International world champion of public speaking Dananjaya Hettiarachchi reveals his four best tips.
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For Better Presentations, Start with a Villain

For Better Presentations, Start with a Villain | Teaching Business Presentations in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it
Then add a victim. Then be the hero.
Bovee & Thill's Online Business Communication Magazines's insight:

"Many executives start presentations about products or initiatives with a vague theme statement, often expressed with as much pith as a puff of smoke: 'We have a new focus on customer satisfaction,' or 'Our current strategic goals are execution and innovation.' But this approach is not only lacking but lackluster."

 

"Instead of starting with theme, you can make your story more compelling by focusing on its three main actors: the villain, the victim, and the hero."

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