Public Speaking

Here's how to calm your nerves before giving a presentation

Most of us have heard the phrase “first impressions last”, but when faced with speaking to a room full of people, many of us find it difficult to portray a sense of ease and confidence.<p>When we encounter stressful situations, our brain functions like a command centre communicating a fight or flight …

Mark Zuckerberg's Commencement Speech Used This 1 Rule of Persuasion--Just Like Steve Jobs Did

The presentation rule that makes content easy to follow and remember.<p>Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg's speech at Harvard's 366th commencement ceremony has made news for several reasons. First, he gave the speech after receiving an honorary degree from the school where he dropped out. Second, it …

Success

Here's how to calm your nerves before giving a presentation

Photo: iStock<p>Most of us have heard the phrase “first impressions last”, but when faced with speaking to a room full of people, many of us find it …

Jimmy Kimmel finds out if schoolchildren can read a Trump speech better than the president

Who sounds more presidential: President Donald Trump or a bunch of fourth graders?<p>When President Donald Trump reads from a script, conservatives and lazy journalists often say that he looks presidential. Jimmy Kimmel, on the other hand, thinks that the president sounds like a fourth grader giving a …

Donald Trump

For speakers, a code of 10 basic tenets

Speakers are a motley collection of experts, teachers, misfits and crusaders (in the non-12th-century, deracinated version of the term).<p>We don’t have …

Public Relations

She’s got good jeans! Rihanna rocks oversized double denim in New York

This isn’t the first time Rihanna has opted for an oversized jacket.<p>Rihanna also opted for a daring look at the Met Gala this year.<p>Rihanna looked …

Fashion

Slidell City Council gets tips from teens on public speaking

When graduates of the Ladder program wanted to share the communication skills they've learned over the past 10 weeks with the Slidell City Council, …

New Orleans

Want Your TED Talk to Be a Success? Follow These 7 Simple Steps

From crafting authentic anecdotes to experimenting with hypnosis--here's how I prepared for my very first TED experience.<p>Considering what a successful TED Talk can mean for your career, the process of preparing for one can be extremely nerve-wracking.<p>But with the right plan and focus, TED Talks …

TED Talks

How to write a speech – Discover the magic of metaphors

Mon, 22 May 2017 13:41:09 +0000Gavin MeiklePresentation Skillshttp://www.inter-activ.co.uk/?p=9234Are your beliefs about your presentation skills …

Web Development

An App to Make You a Better Public Speaker

Orai, created by two college students, uses AI to help people become more fluent, confident speakers through consistent practice and feedback.

Google's CEO Doesn't Use Bullet Points and Neither Should You

Google's Sundar Pichai gives a master class for creating simple, engaging presentations.<p>Google CEO Sundar Pichai recently announced at the company's 2017 developers conference that Google is "rethinking all our products" as it moves from a mobile-first world to an "A.I.-first" one. His presentation …

Technology

Bye Bye, Clipart: 3 Tips and Tools for Avoiding the Biggest Mistakes in Slide Design

Have you upgraded your slide decks recently? Though that question might earn a few eye rolls from Google Slides and Powerpoint veterans, in today’s …

Color Theory

5 Ways to Lay the Foundations for Success at Your Next Important Business Meeting

Meetings are opportunities seized through good preparation.<p>Congratulations, you’ve started your own business. Now it’s time to go out and find some clients. This means that you will plan and attend myriad business meetings in order to make connections and generate some income.<p>Time is money, so …

Management

What You Can Learn From Elon Musk's Presentation Style (It's Not What You Think)

The famous entrepreneur shows why great presenting starts with passion.<p>Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk has an extraordinary ability to think big and challenge the status quo. This has led to some remarkable achievements, and it looks like he's just getting started.<p>If you've ever seen Musk speak …

Elon Musk

Watch: Shah Rukh Khan struggling to perfect his TED Talk

Watch: Shah Rukh Khan struggling to perfect his TED Talk<p>You heard Shah Rukh deliver his first TED talk at Vancouver. It was funny and inspirational …

Bollywood

Why Gender Diversity Matters to Event Planners

Women are taking center stage.<p>The largest marketing, sales and leadership conferences in the world are facing a huge challenge. Traditionally, conference audiences and speakers have been nearly 100 percent white males. However, times have changed. The make-up of the audience is now evenly split …

Diversity

Trump, Netanyahu Vow to Pursue Mideast Peace, Confront Iran

JERUSALEM — President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appeared together Monday and vowed to make a renewed effort at peace …

Recreation

Motor City Comic Con 2017 Costume Contest

None<p>Contestants took to the stage and addressed the judges before walking a twisting runway that gave the audience plenty of opportunities for …

Detroit

8 Ted Talks That Teach Public Speaking #infographic

If you're nervous about public speaking, you're not alone—it's so common a fear that it even has its own name: Glossophobia. A 2013 StatisticBrain …

Emotional Intelligence

Want to Give a Great Presentation? Ban the PowerPoint and Burn the Podium

3 ways to make your presentation fascinating.<p>I was doing presentation skills training with one of my clients. I mentioned that I thought PowerPoint is one of the worst tools for presenting and is almost always instant audience anesthesia.<p>A hand went up in the back of the room (as it always does) …

3 secrets to projecting confidence, according to science

Your parents were right when they said to sit up straight, speak clearly and comb your hair: Research suggests demonstrating confidence is key to …

Psychology

Three Pieces of Advice to Build Confidence for Public Speaking

This curated post is authored by Gary Vaynerchuk, CEO @ Vaynermedia<p>I do a lot of public speaking and there’s no arguing that I’m pretty good at it. I …

Startups (India)

Real truth of Dhoni & the IPL

<p>Want to beat Mumbai thrice in one IPL? Just call Mahendra Singh Dhoni!</p>

Cricket

Friday’s business agenda

EVENT<p>Big Data Symposium<p>Come to an event for members of the big data mining community. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss relevant …

Big Data

Giving a speech can be terrifying. These dogs are here to help.

Devon Wallick had written nine drafts of his commencement speech. He had recited it for his professor, delivered it to his roommate and practiced it in front a mirror “about 1,500 times.”<p>But Wallick, a 22-year-old about to finish a master’s degree in accounting, had not yet rehearsed in front of …

Washington Post

3 Easy Ways to Make a Better First Impression

I tend to be fairly introverted when meeting people for the first time, especially in large group settings.<p>I often get nervous or anxious when first …

Women's News

The best public speakers memorize what they're going to say — here's how

To memorize or not to memorize?<p>That is the question—and it has long plagued public speakers. The answers vary when it comes to giving the perfect speech, ranging from "do" to "don't" and everything in between.<p>Memorization is key.<p>Many wrongly think you can't be "off the cuff" or natural if you have …

TED Talks

Four Public Speaking Myths That Keep Ruining Your Presentations

Hint: Stop trying so hard to read your audience.<p>Many of the misconceptions you unknowingly cling to don’t do you any real harm. Your mistaken belief that the Great Wall of China is visible from space won’t jeopardize your professional success, let alone your survival.<p>Nonetheless, we all hold more …

When It's Time

4 Ways to Make An Irresistible Offer Without Selling

Learn how to overcome fears of public speaking and over-selling-no matter the presentation.<p>According to most studies, people's number one fear is public speaking. Number two is death.<p><i>Death is number two.</i> Does that sound right? "This means to the average person, if you go to a funeral, you're better …

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4 things do to before you speak publicly

Photo: iStock<p>Influential speakers seem to be able to hold your attention with no effort whatsoever. But is it really just the sound of their voice …

The Arts (Australia)