Effective Public Speaking: Audience Contact

Effective Public Speaking: Audience Contact

Although speaking in public is really a monologue of sorts, this monologue is addressed to a ready, able and receptive audience who wants to learn from you as much as you want to learn from them.

Speaking in public would be more effective if it is listened to. The following are effective tips to maintain that necessary contact with the audience.

Why Use Humour in Your Presentations?


Why should I bother using humour in my presentations?

Can’t I just deliver my information and sit down?

You sure can! That’s what most people do. The problem is that most people are not effective presenters. They are nighty-nite, snooze-inducing, say-your-prayers, hit-the-sack, unlicensed hypnotists. They are ZZZZZs presenters. They might be experts in their field and able to recite hours and hours of information on their topic, but is that effective?

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Book Review – New Talkpower

The New Talkpower: The Mind Body Way to Speak Without Fear
(Capital Ideas for Business & Personal Development)

by Natalie H. Rogers

” . . .the ultimate workbook . . .perfect for public speaking novices or for speakers with a tough case of stage fright.” — Continental Magazine, November 28, 2000
“Natalie Rogers. . . she shows you. . . how to write, how to talk, how to be. . . so you can perform like a pro. It’s magic. . .” — Henry J. Fishman, M.D., creator and host of “TVMD,” PBS national network

Sandra Schrift – On Speaking Points

If you speak for a living, whether you are part time, full time or BIG time, you need to be guided by strategies that get you the bookings. Here is what my 20 plus years booking and coaching speakers has taught me.   (… more)

Book Review – 10 Days to More Confident Public Speaking


The Princeton
  Language Institute ,

Lenny Laskowski

” This book has the tools you need to become a relaxed, effective and commanding public speaker.”

Read more or go direct to its entry at Amazon

Wake me when it’s over: A guide to no-nap presentations

It’s 9:30 in the morning and you’ve made it to the third presentation of today’s marketing meeting. The presenter is pretty much reading word for word from a deck of 40 slides, which are mostly densely worded, bulleted items with an occasional chart or graph thrown in. You have no interest in the topic, and to keep from falling asleep during the next 30 minutes, you are taking this opportunity to proofread some documents for a pressing deadline.

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Ideas for powerpoint

This is a visual display of the different types of information presentation.  Deigned as a periodic table, it is well organised and can be used for all sorts of purposes – presentations, planning and information literacy come to mind.