Episode 046 — Play Your Videos Full Screen and 10 Steps to Presenting Someone Else’s Material

  2-Minute Tip: Play Your Videos Full Screen   Including short videos in your presentation can be a great way to illustrate your points. They can be videos you shot of people, stock video, animations, or illustrations. If it’s valuable enough to include, make sure your audience can see it. Play it in full screen.   The default for PowerPoint when you embed a video is for it to appear…

Episode 041 — Listen Actively and Apply the ADDIE Model to Public Speaking

  2-Minute Tip: Listen Actively     Speaking is about more than just giving a speech. It’s about meeting the needs of the event organizer, getting the logistics right, and helping to put everyone at ease. One way to do that is with active listening.   When meeting with your event organizer, customer, colleague or SME, there are some things you can do to help everything run smoothly.   Look…

Episode 032 — Use Silence and 10 Parties to Think About

  2-Minute Tip: Use Silence   Everything we do as speakers communicates something to the audience — how we move, how we dress, how we gesture, how we speak, and how we don’t speak.   Silence is a powerful tool. A speaker can use silence to:   Emphasize a point Let your audience soak up information Give your audience a break Let the audience take notes Get more detailed answers…