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SpeakEasy:

20 Tips, Tricks & Techniques To Being A Compelling PUBLIC SPEAKER


By

Michelle Villalobos

1. Know Your Audience

Whats In It For Me?

Ask The Audience what they want!

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2. Identify The Outcome You Seek

You can give the best presentation in the world... but if you dont identify the outcome you seek, you could miss a huge opportunity!

Recently, Rodrigo Arboleda from OLPC gave a moving speech at TEDx Miami, but afterwards there was no audience call to action no information about how to get involved, how to help, or what the audience could DO to help change the world.
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3. Plan Content

Traditional Outline

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Mindmaps allow the brain to work non-linearly, which is great for the rst stages of planning

Mindmap

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4. Understand How The Brain Works

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Right vs. Left Brain

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...If you focus on logic, numbers, reasons and rationale when you sell, youre putting half your clients brain to sleep... [the half that makes decisions]
StorySelling for Financial Advisors: How Top Producers Sell (Scott West & Mitch Anthony)
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Communication is the transfer of emotion.


Seth Godin

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5. Add Color: Stories, Metaphors, Humor Analogies & Visuals

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A picture is worth a thousand words

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example:

Survival Of The Fittest, blah, blah, blah, [long explanation....]


OR
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Google Image Search

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YouTube Search

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6. Interaction

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Confucious say...

I hear, I forget. I see, I remember. I do, I understand.

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People love to interact...

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...and through interaction, we are BORN to learn and love learning.

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Interaction

use popular references people connect with (Star Trek is a personal fave)
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7. Use PowerPoint Wisely

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Bill, no, not you too?

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8. Delivery

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Make More Eye Contact

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Eye contact is the most basic form of human interaction... even newborns do it

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9. Passion trumps Perfection

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People will feel what you feel... so watch your attitude!

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Mirror Neurons

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10. Microphones are Good, Use Them When Offered!

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11. Use Your Whole Body

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Practice Gesturing

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12. Eliminate Verbal Filler


instead of:
um you know ahhh like

try:
...pausing ...rhetorical question ...dramatic pause ...drop altogether
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only just you know really in my opinion sort of kind of apparently Im not an expert, but I may not be qualied, but but maybe I guess
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ec 13. Vary Your In tion

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14. Record & Listen to Yourself

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Theres an app for that!

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15. Interview your audience

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16. Use Questions


"Without Socrates, we wouldn't have the Socratic Method, the greatest way of teaching things known to man (apart from juggling chain saws.)"
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17. Establish the WHY behind your talk... make it IMPORTANT

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18. Practice over the phone rst

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19. Watch How The Experts Do It

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20. Practice. Practice. Practice.

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Practice in front of a mirror

Mirror, mirror on the wall, whos the best presenter of them all?

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Or do even better & record yourself on video (tripods are cheap and universal to all cameras)

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