At the Speaking Energy: Adventures in Public Speaking blog, Bjorn had compared public speaking to ballet. He obviously enjoyed the performance, or at least appreciated the energy. He looks at performance, everyday life and art, giving us, in the process, another way of looking at public speaking. http://bit.ly/75oFP8
One of the worst mistakes you can make as a public speaker is talking too long. Not only will you send some folks to never, never land, you will make some of them downright mad. It doesn’t matter if your entire speech was brilliant and the audience came away with information that will change their lives. If you talk too long, they will leave saying, “That speaker just wouldn’t quit.” Don’t let this happen to you! Say what you have to say and sit down. Before you do, give them a well thought out closing.
… How to do it? Read on …
And death came third
by Andy Lopata , Peter Roper
It has often been said that the two key skills for any business in the 21st Century are an ability to communicate a message – and a hungry market to communicate that message to. Now, for those outside of the corporate world, the best way to achieve these two objectives is through networking and speaking to groups.
Andy Lopata and Peter Roper have written a really handy book on how to achieve this. But the book is more than just a guide to the shy and anxious. In a very simple way Andy and Peter have explained how anyone can improve the way they are perceived in the market place through networking and public speaking.