Episode 14 — Manage your Handouts and 12 Webinar Tips

  This Week’s Tip: Manage your Handouts   In many presentations, a speaker will start introducing themselves at the beginning and immediately start passing out handouts. The audience then begins reading those handouts during one of the most important parts of the presentation – the part where the speaker sets the tone for the rest of the session.   Instead of doing that, pass out handouts only when they are…

Episode 13 — Sit in Back and The Fear of Public Speaking

This week’s Tip: Sit in the back of the room   Before you start your presentation, and before your audience enters the room, display your most complex slide, and sit in the back row.  Then sit in a few other places in the room. Your goal is to make sure you can see and read your slides from all points in the audience. You actually need to sit in the…

Episode 012 — Repeat the Question and What I Saw on a Cruise

  This Week’s Tip: Repeat the Question   When an audience member asks a question during a presentation, be sure to repeat that question. There are several reasons to do this: To make sure everyone hears it To confirm the question To summarize the question To make it easier to answer   When you do this, your session is more efficient since the audience won’t have to ask you to…

Episode 011 — Record Yourself and Tim Garber (Part 2)

This Week’s Tip: Record Yourself   When you record your practice sessions or presentations, you give yourself a powerful tool for professional growth.   When you’re in the middle of a presentation, you have a bunch of important things to focus on. Number 1 of course is your audience. Plus you can’t hear or see yourself the way your audience does. The physics of human anatomy simply make that impossible….