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How to Become a Better Speaker

How to Become a Better Speaker

Does the Fear of Public Speaking keep you up all night? Well, you don't need to suffer any longer.

This presentation will give you the confidence and tips you need to become a better speaker and transform yourself in a 'Steve Jobs' style master.

I've collected all the tips and tricks I've picked up on my speaking travels and also from watching my clients speak at conferences.

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Illiya Vjestica

April 24, 2013
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  1. HOW TO Become a Better Speaker By Illiya Vjestica

  2. SO YOU WANT TO BECOME A BETTER SPEAKER?

  3. And…Wow Audiences

  4. There is NO Magic Fix. It takes practice!

  5. Stages of Mastery Novice Seasoned Jobs Like Practice More Practice

    Lots of Practice
  6. SIMPLE THINGS YOU CAN DO

  7. Learn from the best WATCH TED TALKS

  8. Visit Local “Learning is remembering what you’re interested in.” ~

    Richard Saul Wurman (TED Founder)
  9. Recommended Talks Sir Ken Robinson Schools Kill Creativity Jane McGonigal

    Gaming Can Make a Better World Richard St. John 8 Secrets of Success
  10. Pech Kuch X 20 Images 20 Seconds

  11. X 20 Slides 20 Secs

  12. Pech Kuch

  13. Apps You can practice with! iPhone: Peeky Android: Ignite &

    Pecha Kucha Timer Use  it  to  perfect  your  Ignite  &  Pecha  Kucha   talks  (or  even  normal  slide  talks,  if  you  use  a   cyclic  7ming).   Peeky  is  a  presenta7on  app  designed  to   work  with  the  Pecha  Kucha    style   presenta7ons.  
  14. Toastmasters Toastmasters has been around since its formation in 1924!

    It is a non-profit organisation that is designed to help people develop the arts of speaking, listening and thinking. There are number of local groups that meet up worldwide.
  15. Here are some HELPFUL TIPS

  16. START LOCAL Networking Events Speak at Business Conferences Chamber of

    Commerce or Business Organisations
  17. NETWORKING Most Events Include a 1-2 Minute Intro Build your

    confidence there!
  18. `   PRACTICE your Pitch KEEP   IT   SIMPLE

     
  19. BUT WHAT IF YOU FEAR SPEAKING

  20. GLOSSOPHOBIA The fear of Public Speaking Public speaking is considered

    the greatest fear a person can have, even greater than the fear of death.
  21. 74 % of people suffer from speech anxiety American National

    Institute of Mental Health  
  22. DON’T WORRY Everyone gets Nervous It’s completely natural

  23. So let’s give speakers A BIT OF A BREAK!

  24. Get rid of Fear Practice your talks in front of

    colleagues and friends Why not start monthly talks in your organisation?
  25. Here are some SPEAKING TIPS

  26. “There's zero correlation between being the best talker and having

    the best ideas.” — Susan Cain Do check out her TED Talk – e Power of Introverts  
  27. None
  28. Every Great Story Has a GOOD… Beginning Middle End

  29. Know Your Audience

  30. Visualise Presenting your talk

  31. This promotes Confidence!

  32. Walk yourself through it Shadow Boxing Presenting

  33. Speak Naturally!

  34. Have Someone RECORD YOU

  35. FAIR WARNING (Not) for the faint hearted!

  36. Get out in Front of your audience

  37. A Clicker Investing into a presentation clicker will help you

    move away from the computer or lectern. is will give you a more natural speaking style. You can get a good one from Amazon.    
  38. Make Eye Contact With the audience. Don’t be shy!

  39. Vocalise towards the BACK OF THE ROOM

  40. IF YOU FEEL COMFORTABLE USE YOUR HANDS (Be careful not

    to over animate if you’re nervous)
  41. Get Naked Learning to speak without any presentation slides or

    presenter notes. Go Read Garr’s Book Now!
  42. What NOT TO DO

  43. START by telling a JOKE!

  44. DON’T respond to interruptions or sudden questions

  45. ALWAYS LEAVE Q&A TO THE END

  46. Don’t Turn Your back to the audience

  47. LOTS OF BULLETS POINTS Really please not… • I’m going to

    kill this talk • One point after another • Are you a sleep yet?
  48. DON’T act like a Rock Star

  49. UNLESS YOU’RE… This Guy!

  50. Don’t Apologise For technological mishaps They happen to everyone!

  51. Remember it Just Takes Practice! Novice Seasoned Jobs Like Practice

    More Practice Lots of Practice
  52. I’m Inspired by these people: Nancy Duarte Garr Reynolds Slides

    That Rock! Eugene Cheng Emiland De Cubber Empower Presentations Jesse Desjardins
  53. Thank You Need Help with your Slide deck Get in

    touch! thepresentationdesigner.co.uk “I’m available to talk at events or conferences!”
  54. Credits: The Noun Project The PNG Project http://thenounproject.com http://thepngproject.com Some

    Icons from Awesome Slash Picture Photo by Edvill http://www.flickr.com/photos/ edvill/8561417180/