Speaking Tips

Eliminating Um’s and Ah’s in Public Speaking

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Karen OsgoodWe are doing our best to get the words out of our mouth as we speak to an audience. The fillers like “um, uh, like, whatever, you know, okay” are also flowing out of our mouth. What is the best way towards eliminating um’s and ah’s in public speaking? How can we avoid these and other filler words with every other sentence when ...

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PowerPoint Guidelines

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Here are some PowerPoint guidelines to help as you create slides for your presentations.

1.  Use slides to reinforce your message, they are not the main attraction–You are!

2.  Have your presentation organized with a beginning, middle and conclusion.

3.  Keep the template, backgrounds, font size, font type, font color, bullets, transitions, etc. consistent from slide to slide, header to header.

4.  Make sure you use contrasting colors for your font and background for readability, if you are not using an existing template.

5.  Transitions and ...

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Memorable Speech

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Sky diving without a parachute and giving a speech from memory and not from notes share similar threats; total disaster for instance. However, this is actually an excellent way to speak if:

  1. One has a verifiable talent for it
  2. Other people agree you have a talent for it
  3. One relates well to live audiences and like to think on ones feet
  4. One has given the same speech many times in the past
  5. The occasion is so informal that one knows lapses will be forgiven

A Rambler is a Car

When ones ...

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Sweet Words Equals Tasty Results

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Make your words sweet in case you have to eat them!

Words make up our world, our perspective, our reality. We think in words, talk in words, and dream in words. Words have different meanings for different people, which can depend on our age, gender, location, experience, education, culture, religion, etc. Because of this it is important to realize that words are not neutral….they are laden with meaning and emotion.

Therefore it is important to be conscious of the words you speak. ...

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