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Oct 30, 2018

 

2-Minute Tip: Take a Beat

 

Have you ever noticed that a speaker will step up to their speaking spot (fancy technical term there), look down, then up, scan the room silently, and then start speaking? They're taking a moment to prep themselves for the talk they are about to deliver. While that whole ritual may be a...


Oct 23, 2018

2-Minute Tip: Control the Lights

 

An important part of room setup is the lighting. You want folks to see you and any visual aids you are using without straining them selves so lighting matters. What does good lighting look like? Well, it depends. 

 

If you are using a data projector, you likely need to...


Oct 16, 2018

2-Minute Tip: Note Something interesting Everyday 

 

It's easy to fall into the trap of thinking we are not creative. Or that we have nothing to say beyond the basics of our message. Or that writer's block is impenetrable. Or that we are just going to bore our audience.

 

That can happen because we take our own...


Oct 2, 2018

2-Minute Tip: Act as If

 

When you are nervous, or think you don't see,m confident, don't tell yourself not to be nervous or just be more confident. That rarely works; it usually just makes things worse. Instead, think about other speakers you know who don't appear nervous (they might actually be). How do the act? Can...