Nov 21, 2017
2-Minute Tip: Be Thankful
As we begin Thanksgiving week here in the US, it's a good
time to think about being thankful as speakers. And not just to the
universe or deity(ies) of your choice. While speaki9ng may seem
like a solitary activity where we are on stage or at the front of a
conference room by ourselves, there are a lot of other people
involved in our talks, including:
- Event/Meeting Organizers
- AV folks
- Event Hosts
- Family and Friends we inflict our practice upon
- Our Audience
Take a moment before, during, or after your talk
to thank the folks who contributed.
Post Tip Discussion: Structure Your Talk
Have you ever sat through a talk that just seemed to
ramble on? It probably lacked structure. The structure of a talk is
basically an intelligent outline. Start by defining your goal or
Call To Action. Then identify the points or topics that support
that goal. Then identify the points, evidence, and stories that
support those main points. There are 8 main reasons why
- Structure makes it easier to build and review your
- Structure makes it easier to balance your.
- Structure makes it easier to find irrelevant content.
- Structure makes it easier to judge timing.
- Structure makes it easier to punt material.
- Structure makes it easier to retain material.
- Structure makes it easier for the audience to follow the
- Structure makes it easier to take action.
Call To Action:
- Develop the structure of each talk you give.
- Share your comments and thoughts on presentation structure
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