I can’t believe I forgot to blog about this! Shame on me for not following my own advice. Okay, here’s the announcement:
This month I’m doing a four-part Webinar series on Public Speaking Skills, every Thursday morning at 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time. Yes, I am really getting up early enough to do this.
You can join me and learn something or a lot of somethings, and you can sign up for each program individually or for all four for a discount.
As I talk about all the time, there are a variety of areas you need to focus on when presenting. This four-part series addresses several of them:
- Aug 9 Part I: Public Speaking for Business Development
- Aug 14 Part II: Creating and Organizing Your Presentation
- Aug 21 Part III: PowerPoint is Evil, but if You Are Going to Use it Use it Well
- Aug 28 Part IV: Improving your skills when moderating and speaking on panels & teleconferences
- How to use your blog to land public speaking engagements
- Selecting your audience
- Who to approach
- How to ask – what matters to the folks booking speakers
- Making speaking engagements worthwhile
- Knowing your audience
- Preparing properly
- Marketing before and after to maximize the value of the event
- The best and easiest ways to organize your presentation
- Catchy introductions – first impressions count
- Making your conclusions memorable
- How to use transitions
- Why and why not to use PowerPoint
- How to use it as an integral part of your presentation (instead of as your presentation itself)
- How not to abuse it (how to avoid anesthetizing your audience with it)
- Logistical arrangements that effect your presence and your presentation
- Panel speech planning – playing well with others
- Panel speech planning – working with the organizers so you get what you want and they get what they want
- Delivery tips when on a panel – how is this day different from all other speech days?
- Moderating the panel – how is this role different from all other panel roles? (And how do you get it right?)
- Conference call/webinar tips – why you can’t rely on the same ‘ol same ‘ol speaking style when giving a presentation on a conference call/webinar
Don’t miss it. But if you do, it will be recorded and available for purchase as a download.