SpeakerQuotes: Stepping Up Your Presentation Skills

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Character is the ability to carry out a good resolution long after the excitement of the moment has passed. — Cavett Robert

Does your 2014 resolutions include stepping up your presentation skills?  If so, consider how avoiding these three “presentation peeves” can up the ante for you!

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One of the Most Inspiring Speeches of All Time!

In the classic animated PEANUTS special, “A Charlie Brown Christmas,”  Linus “owns the room” as he takes center stage and confidently explains to Charlie Brown the true meaning of Christmas. Linus delivers one of the most inspiring speeches of our time. In less than a minute he unites us all, painting a vision of love, joy and peace.

Wishing you the same this holiday season,

Stephanie Scotti
Professionally Speaking

A little background:  First broadcast on Dec. 9, 1965 with more than 15.4 million viewers, A Charlie Brown Christmas received rave reviews by almost every major television critic and earned Schulz and Mendelson an Emmy for Outstanding Children’s Program.  Click here to discover:  10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About “A Charlie Brown Christmas”.
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Top Blog Posts

In case you missed them, here are the top 3 most popular posts over the past 30 days. Please share your insights…

Thinking Beyond the Presentation: Things We Don’t Think About

7 Tips to Combat Public Speaking Anxiety

11 Tips to Become a Teleprompter Pro

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SpeakerByte #62: Wait til you see the white of their eyes

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Want to set yourself apart from the crowd? Whether in a conference room, board room or main stage, turn and face your audience, greet them with a smile, and make every effort not to speak until you can see the white of their eyes. In the book, Speak Like Churchill, Stand Like Lincoln, author James Humes refers to this as a power pause.

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Top 10 Most Annoying Speaker Habits

Want to immediately increase your credibility? Connect with your audience? Achieve results?

If so, read this article recently published in Speaker Magazine – Top 10 Most Annoying Speaker Habits by Eric Romero. Romero describes pet peeves that trip up even experienced speakers.

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Top ones to avoid in my book:

#7:  Endless Thanking

#9:  Raising Hands

#10: Asking Too Many Questions

What speaker habits do you find annoying?

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SpeakerToolBox: Remembering To Say Thank You, A TED Talk

In this deceptively simple 3-minute TED talk, Dr. Laura Trice muses on the power of the magic words “thank you” — to deepen a friendship, to repair a bond, to make sure another person knows what they mean to you.

Not a “perfect” presenter by any means, Laura captures our hearts with the simplicity of her profound message and connects with her listeners by showing us who she really is.

This Thanksgiving holiday, who will you thank? Or, ask to thank YOU?

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Top Blog Posts

In case you missed them, here are the top 3 most popular posts over the past 30 days. Please share your insights…

Presentation Preparation


Thinking Beyond the Presentation: 
Things We Don’t Think About

Secrets of Master Storytellers

Speak Like Churchill, Stand Like Lincoln: 21 Powerful Secrets of History’s Powerful Speakers

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