How are you harnessing Twitter in your presentations?

The more mainstream Twitter becomes, the more chance that there will be Twitterers in your audience.  Is your presentation worth tweeting?  How will you cope with the seeming inattention?  How will you harness the power of this phenomenon in your presentation?

Olivia Mitchell as given us an excellent 8 key points on presenting live to a Twittering audience.  And Laura Bergells at Maniactive has added 2 useful ones of her own.

What do you think?

Be More Funny, Make More Money

Be More Funny, Make More Money®
with David Glickman
David GlickmanAll things being equal, the funnier speaker gets hired. Period. In today’s competitive speaking market, you cannot afford to be mildly amusing. You must be funny. Really, really funny. When people talk about you (behind your back — which is a good thing) you want them to say, “What an incredible speaker! Great content — and hilarious!” Meeting planners are looking to get the biggest bang for their buck — they need their speaker to be both informative and entertaining. Let’s say the meeting planner has narrowed down their choice to five speakers — all of whom share the same expertise on the topic and all of whom have approximately the same fee. They will always choose the funniest one. Period. It’s very simple — be more funny, make more money.
In this teleseminar you will learn:

  • How to add humor to even the most serious subjects
  • How to customize material for your specific audience (Because the more specific the humor, the more terrific the humor!)
  • How to increase your humor writing skills exponentially
  • What to do if your humor were to fall flat — and how to turn that into an advantage
  • How to use your humor as a strategy to increase bookings

Register or order the CD or MP3 recording. Note: people who register for the teleseminar will get the MP3 recording of the session for free.


Special Limited-Time Offer:

If you want more information on adding humor to your presentations, we suggest the recordings of two earlier programs to complement David’s program:

  • “How to Generate Big Laughs by Interacting with Audience Members Without Embarrassing Them — or You” with Brad Montgomery, CSP
  • “To Prop or Not to Prop: If, When and How to Use Props in Your Presentations” with Tim Gard, CSP, CPAE

With your order of David’s teleseminar, CD or MP3, at checkout you will be offered these recordings.

How do you know when you’ve prepared enough for a really important presentation?

memorize_forget_pianoEvery now and then you will have a really important presentation and you might invest a lot of time into it, more than usual. You want to make sure everything goes as smoothly as possible. So, how do you know when you’ve practiced enough? When do you know you’re good enough? >>>

Clean the Wax from Your Words – Using Effective Language for Public Speaking

In ancient days, Roman sculptors sometimes sought to conceal surface cracks in a statue with the aid of melted beeswax. A buyer, deceived into believing that he was purchasing a flawless piece of marble, would place such a statue proudly in his atrium. A few weeks later the beeswax would dry out, crumble away, and leave the original cracks exposed. This trickery became so prevalent, reputable sculptors began to guarantee their works as sine cera — which means, in Latin, without wax.

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Video – Public Speaking Success Strategies

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Speech triage — 5 questions to ask yourself to prepare a presentation quickly

Here’s a quick and effective method for preparing a presentation when you’re under the gun and can’t spend a lot of time brainstorming.  Ask yourself the following 5 questions: >>>

Top Ten Rules for Effective Presentations

I am of the belief that the majority of people can improve their presentations dramatically by focusing on eliminating bad habits and presentation skills more than seeking to add anything on. How often have you come out of a seminar and overheard someone say, “Wow, she was great! Did you see how effectively she used her hand gestures?” That said, here are some ideas to help you become a better speaker. >>>

How to be funny

Let’s be honest. We all LOVE those individuals that make us LAUGH.

Well, how funny are YOU?

What if you could suddenly become EVEN FUNNIER, just by following a few simple rules?

Master wit Max Matterson has worked in the comedy world for the past 20 years. He’s the co-author of “Comedy Writing Secrets” and trained many of the big late night show hosts.

He knows EXACTLY how to train ANYONE to become super-witty in just minutes. Matterson claims there are just a series of simple rules that ANYONE can follow to become hilariously funny!

Do YOU want to discover his COMEDY SECRETS?

Visit his website online and learn more: http://www.consultpivotal.com/Afunny.htm

Max shares EVERYTHING with you — and GUARANTEES that your new-found funny skills will ROCKET your business and social life. In fact he’ll buy back the course if you’re not absolutely THRILLED!

When was the last time you invested even FIVE MINUTES in developing your social skills? Especially in something as important as your HUMOR?

Do it now. Click HERE and get started: http://www.consultpivotal.com/Afunny.htm

The value of practice

“Practice is the best of all instructors.”
– Publilius Syrus

Preparing to speak – Is it possible to have too much knowlege?

PRESENTATION TIP: THE CURSE OF KNOWLEDGE

Are you afflicted by the curse of knowledge?

No, this isn’t the latest bit of Harry Potter wizardry. It’s a phenomenom that many presenters suffer from, to the detriment of their audiences.

Popularized in Chip and Dan Heath’s book, Made to Stick, the curse of knowledge is when you can’t remember what it was like not to know the things you now know.

WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR YOUR AUDIENCE?

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