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Here are Three Simple Ways to . . .

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Improve Your Presentation.


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Fred Miller. “NO SWEAT Public Speaking!

Here are three simple ways to improve your presentations.

Number One: Simple Language.

No buzzwords, acronyms, or techno speak.

You don’t impress people with words, I don’t know. You make them feel stupid and you will lose them.

Number Two: Simple Slides.

No fancy transitions, no corporate templates.

I have two slides, backgrounds, black and white. That’s it. Keep it simple.

And Number Three: a Simple Message.

Something that your audience can easily understand.

Use those three simple ways to improve your presentations, and I guarantee the next one will be absolutely, positively – NO SWEAT!


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About the Author

Fred E. Miller is a speaker, an international coach, and the author of the books,

“NO SWEAT Public Speaking!” and

“NO SWEAT Elevator Speech!”

Businesses, Individuals, and Organizations hire him because they want to improve their Networking, Public Speaking, and

Presentation Skills.

They do this because they know:

Speaking Opportunities are Business, Career, and Leadership Opportunities.


Businesses, Individuals, and Organizations hire him because they want to improve their Networking, Public Speaking, and

Presentation Skills.

They do this because they know:

Speaking Opportunities are Business, Career, and Leadership Opportunities.

They also know:

We perceive really great speakers to be Experts. We like to work with Experts.

He shows them how to: Develop, Practice, and Deliver Fantastic Presentations! with – NO SWEAT!

Services:

Topics:

Subscribe to my YouTube Channel, Podcast Channel, and connect with me on LinkedIn and Facebook.

My books can be purchased on amazon.com.

NO SWEAT Public Speaking”

NO SWEAT Elevator Speech!”

Audible offers NO SWEAT Elevator Speech!” as an audio book.

If you have any comments, questions, or suggestions about this post or other posts please contact me: Fred@NoSweatPublicSpeaking.com.

Thank  you for your continued support. It is greatly appreciated!

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Aug 08 2022

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“Pattern Interrupt” Elevator Speeches . . .

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Grab your Audience’s Attention and are Memorable.
This video is one of Mine!
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A Pattern Interrupt is:
something unexpected that grabs the attention of people who were probably expecting something much different.
Many Elevator Speeches contain verbiage like:
  • “I help people . . . “
  • “I work with companies . . .”
One NO SWEAT Elevator Speech Pattern Interrupt” is,

“Businesses, Individuals, and Organizations Hire Me to . . . “

Hire Me says:
  • “I’m really good at what I do.
  • “I’m proud of it.”
  • “I don’t do it for free.”
Another Pattern Interrupt I use is the “EXPRESS Elevator Speech” featured in the above video.
It answers the question, “What do you do?” by:
  1. Asking the questioner a question.
  2. Giving my “WHY.”
  3. Asking a prospecting question.
Example / Transcript:

“Fred, what do you do?”

“Thanks for asking.

I’m going to answer that question by asking a question.
“Have you ever been to an event, watching and listening to a speaker, and thought to yourself, ‘Wow! That guy is great!
He’s articulate, authentic, and very entertaining. Obviously, he has a passion for what he’s doing, and I’m getting a lot from this presentation.
Man, I wish I could do that.’”

P-A-U-S-E

“I’m the guy people hire to develop, practice, and deliver outstanding presentations like that!”

At this point, if I’m speaking one-on-one, I’d like that person to say, “Really! I need to find out how you do that.”
We would then exchange contact information and agree to have a follow-up conversation. If I received no response or was speaking in front of a group, I’d go on and state my WHY.

“Everyone who hires me knows,
Speaking Opportunities are Business, Career, and Leadership

Next, I’d ask another question.
“You probably don’t know anyone who wants to improve their public speaking and presentation skills, do you?”

Possible responses:

  • A definite “NO, I don’t need that!”I’ve Dis-qualified them.
    • Good! No need to waste my time.
  • A question that signals they are a prospect.
    • Example: “How does that work?”
      • Great! We’ll exchange contact information and agree to have a conversation in the future.
  • A referral.
    • Example: “I have a friend who has an important presentation coming up and might need some coaching.”
      • Super! I’ll gather as much information as possible and follow-up by contacting them.

If I’m speaking in front of a group, the question is rhetorical.
Again, the audience will be sorting and sifting information to determine if they are (or aren’t) a good fit and if there’s a next step.
Hopefully, they’ll also be thinking of someone who would benefit from my offerings.

Develop a “Pattern Interrupt” Elevator Speech for what you do.

Do that and I guarantee it will be absolutely, positively – NO SWEAT!

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About Fred E. Miller
Fred E. Miller is a speaker, an international coach, and the author of the books,
“NO SWEAT Public Speaking!” and
“NO SWEAT Elevator Speech!”

Businesses, Individuals, and Organizations hire him because they want to improve their Networking, Public Speaking, and Presentation Skills.

They do this because they know:
Speaking Opportunities are Business, Career, and Leadership Opportunities.

They also know:
We perceive really great speakers to be Experts. We like to work with Experts.

He shows them how to: Develop, Practice, and Deliver Fantastic Presentations! with – NO SWEAT!

Services:

Topics:

Subscribe to my YouTube ChannelPodcast Channel, and connect with me on LinkedIn and Facebook.

My books can be purchased on amazon.com.
NO SWEAT Public Speaking”
NO SWEAT Elevator Speech!”

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Jul 25 2022

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A “WARM-UP ACT!” will . . .

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Prepare your Audience for You and Your Presentation!
Watch and Listen to Mine!

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Rock Concerts, Boxing Matches, and Las Vegas Headliners have a “WARM-UP ACT” precede them.

If that act is a good one, the audience will be “primed and ready” for the speaker and will help to “jump start” the main event.

All the following warmups get audiences in the spirit for the main event. 
  • Organ playing at a baseball game.
  • Film clips at football games.
  • ‘Eye of the Tiger’ type music blasting long before Tony Robbins takes the stage.
I like the above video playing as my audience enters the venue.
Here is the script for this Warm-Up Act!

Fred Miller, NO SWEAT Public Speaking!

I try to have a “Show Before the Show” to Warm up the audience.

This is one I made and I have a slide loop running.
I’ll read the words. Listen to the music.

“Me?
Get up in front of an audience and speak?

WHOA!
You want me to give a speech when?

Am I nervous about speaking to a group?

You want ME to
to deliver the Commencement Address?

ME?
Lead tonight’s discussion?

ME?
Present to who?
You’re kidding, Right?

You want ME to
give a presentation When?

ME?
Speak at the pulpit This Sunday?

OMG!
Whose turn to speak next?

That’s not really My Name on the agenda
Is it?

They want someone to lead the meeting.
Did I just hear My Name?

You want Me to Toast the bride and groom?

He wasn’t looking at Me when he said, Next!
Was he?

The expect Everyone to speak?

Fear of Public Speaking?
Me?

I think I just heard her call
My Name!

YIKES!

She just asked Me to come up and say a few words?

Glossophobia
The Fear of  Public Speaking
It’s a Word, not a terminal disease, and it
Can be Controlled!

The Fear of Public Speaking.
You are not alone.
75% of the population people have this fear.

The Fear of Public Speaking
can negatively affect careers and success.
That can be fixed!

We expect Leaders to be Great Speakers.
Some are. Many are not.

Do You want to be a Leader?

This can be You!

Starting Today!

The images and music grab their attention.

Some will acknowledge having the “Fear of Public Speaking” the video addresses.
They are anticipating my presentation that will, among other things, address that very common fear that holds many back.

Develop a “WARM-UP ACT” for your presentations.

Do that and I guarantee they will be absolutely, positively – NO SWEAT!

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About Fred E. Miller
Fred E. Miller is a speaker, an international coach, and the author of the books,
“NO SWEAT Public Speaking!” and
“NO SWEAT Elevator Speech!”

Businesses, Individuals, and Organizations hire him because they want to improve their Networking, Public Speaking, and Presentation Skills.

They do this because they know:
Speaking Opportunities are Business, Career, and Leadership Opportunities.

They also know:
We perceive really great speakers to be Experts. We like to work with Experts.

He shows them how to: Develop, Practice, and Deliver Fantastic Presentations! with – NO SWEAT!

Services:

Topics:

Subscribe to my YouTube ChannelPodcast Channel, and connect with me on LinkedIn and Facebook.

My books can be purchased on amazon.com.
NO SWEAT Public Speaking”
NO SWEAT Elevator Speech!”

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Jul 11 2022

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I was WRONG!

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A Large Audience is BETTER!

Some consider the “Fear of Public Speaking” somewhat analogous to the “Fear of Heights.”

Example: 
I can stand on a stool, step stool, or folding ladder and have no fear. However, climbing an extension ladder that reaches the gutters on my two story home – I’ve done it, but don’t enjoy it. If I had to go higher, I wouldn’t even try.

In a similar vein, many people can talk, with no fear, one-on-one or to several people at a time. As the size of that group grows, many find the “Fear of Public Speaking” creeps in. In theory, I agree with this.

One of the problems with speaking to very small audiences is that you can become too comfortable.

It’s possible to get a false sense of security and think, “I’ve got this! I can get in front of any group and deliver a great presentation.”

That “sense of comfort” you thought you had, can come back and bite you when given an important “Speaking Opportunity!” to a larger group, that could potentially help your business or career.

Standing in front of many people, and having all those eyeballs focused on you, could easily take you way out of your comfort zone. The goal you set for your talk may not have the impact you wanted, or worse.

As our delivery and confidence improves, a larger crowd presents advantages.
  • Audience members are much more reserved in their emotions in smaller groups.
    • They are less likely to laugh out loud, cheer, or applaud vigorously if they are one of few in your audience.
  • There is a dynamic to large groups that brings out the intimidation many feel when in smaller groups.
    • Have you ever gone to a movie matinee when the theater only had a half dozen people? Not as much fun vs. a full theatre, is it?
  • As a speaker, I like to connect with individuals in the audience through eye contact. 
    • Even though I can’t do this with everyone in a large group, those observing my facial expressions, gestures, and body movements will GET my intent.
    • In an audience of only a few, the connection is different. Some people don’t want a lot of eye contact and feel uncomfortable. That can be awkward for both of us.
  • When delivering my talks, I like to “take the temperature of the audience.”
    • I love seeing heads nodding and approving my message, but because I always want to improve, folks shaking their heads in disagreement, or those with a confused expression on their face, let me know they are not GETTING IT! and I need to make some changes.
    • Larger audiences give more feedback.
  • More attendees usually means more diversity and people with different perspectives. I like that!
    • Some are not going to agree with points I’m making, and that’s OK.
      • With smaller groups, and less diversity, messages to and from audience members don’t have the same feeling for either of us.
        • Also, with a larger audience, it’s easier to move on to people who agree, or question my points. I want both.
  • For Q&A, more is better.
    • The result is usually more questions from attendees and a more vigorous discussion of those questions, with everyone, including the speaker, learning something.
Get out of your Comfort Zone and make it Larger!

Do that, and I guarantee your presentations, in front of small and larger audiences, will be –
NO SWEAT!

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About Fred E. Miller
Fred E. Miller is a speaker, an international coach, and the author of the books,
“NO SWEAT Public Speaking!” and
“NO SWEAT Elevator Speech!”

Businesses, Individuals, and Organizations hire him because they want to improve their Networking, Public Speaking, and Presentation Skills.

They do this because they know:
Speaking Opportunities are Business, Career, and Leadership Opportunities.

They also know:
We perceive really great speakers to be Experts. We like to work with Experts.

He shows them how to: Develop, Practice, and Deliver Fantastic Presentations! with – NO SWEAT!

Services:

Topics:

Subscribe to my YouTube ChannelPodcast Channel, and connect with me on LinkedIn and Facebook.

My books can be purchased on amazon.com.
NO SWEAT Public Speaking”
NO SWEAT Elevator Speech!”

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Jun 27 2022

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The ULTIMATE GOAL of your ELEVATOR SPEECH

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Fred Miller, NO SWEAT Public Speaking!

Let’s talk about the Ultimate Goal of your Elevator Speech.

That goal is to have a conversation,

like these guys!

Have a conversation with someone who has a real desire

to possibly purchase your product or service.

They want to know things like:

  • What does it cost?
  • Is there a warranty?
  • Do you have terms available?
  • Who else is using it?

Keep those things in mind when developing, practicing, and delivering  your Elevator Speech

and I guarantee it will be absolutely, positively – NO SWEAT!

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About Fred E. Miller

Fred E. Miller is a speaker, an international coach, and the author of the books,

“NO SWEAT Public Speaking!” and

“NO SWEAT Elevator Speech!”

Businesses, Individuals, and Organizations hire him because they want to improve their Networking, Public Speaking, and Presentation Skills.

They do this because they know:

Speaking Opportunities are Business, Career, and Leadership Opportunities.

They also know:

We perceive really great speakers to be Experts. We like to work with Experts.

He shows them how to: Develop, Practice, and Deliver Fantastic Presentations! with – NO SWEAT!

Services:

Topics:

Subscribe to my YouTube ChannelPodcast Channel, and connect with me on LinkedIn and Facebook.

My books can be purchased on amazon.com.

NO SWEAT Public Speaking”

NO SWEAT Elevator Speech!”

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Jun 13 2022

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Elevator Speech Guidelines!

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Fred Miller, NO SWEAT Public Speaking!

Here are some Guidelines for a great Elevator Speech.
Number one: NO Selling!

Selling, if it is to occur, occurs later.

An Elevator Speech is for sorting and sifting.

And for to do that well, It must be clear, concise, and consistent.

Clear:

If someone hearing it doesn’t understand the words you’re speaking they’re going to turn you off and they’re certainly not going to hire you or refer you.

It needs to be concise.

Fifteen second increments.

I’ve got a lot of Elevator Speeches and what I found is that Less is More.

And finally, it has to be consistent.

If you’re at four different networking events and hear me give my Elevator Speech four times, it better be the same.

If it’s not, there’s a disconnect and you’re going to turn me off.

The bottom line:

That Elevator Speech must clearly articulate what you do in a very concise manner and have an impact.

Do that and I guarantee your Elevator Speech will be absolutely, positively –

NO SWEAT!

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About Fred E. Miller

Fred E. Miller is a speaker, an international coach, and the author of the books,

“NO SWEAT Public Speaking!” and

“NO SWEAT Elevator Speech!”

Businesses, Individuals, and Organizations hire him because they want to improve their Networking, Public Speaking, and Presentation Skills.

They do this because they know:

Speaking Opportunities are Business, Career, and Leadership Opportunities.

They also know:

We perceive really great speakers to be Experts. We like to work with Experts.

He shows them how to: Develop, Practice, and Deliver Fantastic Presentations! with – NO SWEAT!

Services:

Topics:

Subscribe to my YouTube ChannelPodcast Channel, and connect with me on LinkedIn and Facebook.

My books can be purchased on amazon.com.

NO SWEAT Public Speaking”

NO SWEAT Elevator Speech!”

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May 30 2022

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Deb Gaut, Tiny Sparks Big Flames, Interviews ME!

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This lively, informative interview features Fred Miller, a compelling speaker, writer, and international coach.  Fred is the author of five popular books in his No Sweat Public Speaking series.  In this episode, Deb interviews Fred about his journey from a single public speaking class to growing and developing his business; his dream of helping others to master public speaking; and the success secrets he’s learned along the way.  With wit and gentle humor, Fred highlights the importance of knowing your why, the power of the pivot, and the art of recovering from holy cow moments and epic fails.

If you’re looking for a great listen, you’ve come to the right place.  Grab your favorite earphones and a cup of java, or head out for a walk or drive.  Then click the Play button above and enjoy the ride.

The Backstory

The first time I heard Fred Miller speak in person I was absolutely dazzled.  He was a guest speaker at a monthly meeting of the Saint Louis Publisher’s Association, which I had joined while working on a book in 2020.  In a word, he was astounding.  Not only was the content he presented pitch perfect for the audience — his presentation skills were out of this world.  He was dynamic, funny, and charming, and his use of PowerPoint was a thing of beauty.  After his presentation, I wanted to thank him in person, as did the long line of admirers who waited to speak with him that evening.  So, I walked away without talking with him that night, but with his powerful presentation playing in my head.

Flash forward to 2021, when I was proofreading for a local business magazine.  Fred wrote a regular column for the monthly publication, and I was assigned to his work as a proofreader.  Fred tells one of my favorite stories about how he came to hire me as an editor for one of his book revisions.  Needless to say our collaboration was delightful, and he quickly moved to the top of my guestlist for the podcast. Happily, he said, “Yes.”  Now it’s your turn to fall head over heels for the marvelous Fred Miller.

The Interview

You’ll especially enjoy the part of the interview where we talk about Fred’s superpower and kryptonite, and success secrets he has learned from following his dreams.  Along the way, you’ll hear engaging stories from a master storyteller and learn a few tips and techniques for overcoming your own fear of public speaking.

Fun Facts
  • Dynamic keynote speaker, international coach, and writer
  • Founder, No Sweat Public Speaking
  • Outstanding facilitator: Public speaking | presentation workshops + breakout sessions
  • Author of five books in his popular No Sweat Public Speaking series
  • Apple (tech) wizard and Zoom aficionado
  • Master mindmapper
  • Blogger extraordinaire
  • Passion: Helping people overcome their fear of public speaking and master public speaking
Cool Links

Fred’s excellent public speaking blog

Fred’s extensive YouTube channel

No Sweat Public Speaking – Fred’s website that’s filled with great content

Fred’s LinkedIn profile

Fred’s Facebook page

mastermindmapper.com – Fred’s cool mindmapping website

Quotes by Fred Miller

“Speaking opportunities are business, career, and leadership opportunities.”

“Education is focused on students, medicine is focused on patients, and the hospitality industry is focused on guests. If you want to be a great speaker, you’ve got to be focused on the audience.”

“Make public what you’re going to do. As soon as you say you’re going to [do something], be prepared. Everyone is going to say, “How’s that coming along?” When you make it public and enough people know, that motivates you to do it.”

“Content is king.”

“Get out of your comfort zone. Make it larger. Learn new things.’

Check out Deb Gaut!

She coaches creatives, innovators, and difference makers to craft bold visions for themselves, overcome obstacles and challenges, and move confidently toward their futures.

My personal testimonial.

Deb is Editor EXTRAORDINAIRE!

My BACKSTORY:
Finding An EDITOR

If You’ve Written or Ever Plan to Write a Book
READ THIS ARTICLE!

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About Fred E. Miller
Fred E. Miller is a speaker, an international coach, and the author of the books,
“NO SWEAT Public Speaking!” and
“NO SWEAT Elevator Speech!”

Businesses, Individuals, and Organizations hire him because they want to improve their Networking, Public Speaking, and Presentation Skills.

They do this because they know:
Speaking Opportunities are Business, Career, and Leadership Opportunities.

They also know:
We perceive really great speakers to be Experts. We like to work with Experts.

He shows them how to: Develop, Practice, and Deliver Fantastic Presentations! with – NO SWEAT!

Services:

Topics:

Subscribe to my YouTube ChannelPodcast Channel, and connect with me on LinkedIn and Facebook.

My books can be purchased on amazon.com.
NO SWEAT Public Speaking”
NO SWEAT Elevator Speech!”

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May 16 2022

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My ULTIMATE Elevator Speech Template!

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Build Your Elevator Speech, Floor-by-Floor, with – NO SWEAT!

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Fred Miller, “NO SWEAT Public Speaking!”
I’m going to give you my Ultimate Elevator Speech.
Let’s get in the Elevator!
Now, we’re going to take this one floor at a time.

1st Floor:
I’m Fred Miller.

2nd Floor:
I’m a speaker, coach, and an author.

3rd Floor:
The title of my first book is,  “NO SWEAT Public Speaking!”

4th Floor:
Businesses, individuals, and organizations HIRE ME  because they want to improve their networking,  public speaking, and presentation skills.

5th Floor:
They do that because they know “Speaking Opportunities” are business, career, and leadership opportunities.

6th Floor:
They also know  we perceive really good speakers as experts. We like to work with experts. Experts command more money for their products and services.

7th Floor: I show them how to develop, practice, and  deliver a wonderful presentation with –
NO SWEAT!

8th Floor:
You, you probably don’t know anyone who wants to improve their public speaking and presentation skills, do you?

Well, that’s the Ultimate Elevator Speech!

It’s just a tool, though, because what you can do with  it is start on one floor and go down. You don’t want to take everyone to the top floor with you.

An example might be, “Who believes speaking opportunities are business, career, and leadership opportunities?”
“I’m Fred Miller. I speak, coach, and write about networking, public speaking, and presentation skills.

Here’s that Template plus two Bonus ones!
CLICK Below!
ELEVATOR SPEECH TEMPLATES!

Use that template to develop, practice, and deliver your elevator speech and the next time someone says:
“Before we get started, standup tell us who you are what you do. Give us your  Elevator Speech.
It will be absolutely, positively – NO SWEAT!

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About the Author
Fred E. Miller is a speaker, an international coach, and the author of the books,
“NO SWEAT Public Speaking!” and
“NO SWEAT Elevator Speech!”

Businesses, Individuals, and Organizations hire him because they want to improve their Networking, Public Speaking, and Presentation Skills.

They do this because they know:
Speaking Opportunities are Business, Career, and Leadership Opportunities.

They also know:
We perceive really great speakers to be Experts. We like to work with Experts.

He shows them how to: Develop, Practice, and Deliver Fantastic Presentations! with – NO SWEAT!

Services:

Topics:

Subscribe to my YouTube ChannelPodcast Channel, and connect with me on LinkedIn and Facebook.

My books can be purchased on amazon.com.
NO SWEAT Public Speaking”
NO SWEAT Elevator Speech!”
This is the THIRD Edition and contains lots of new material!

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May 02 2022

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Use PATTERN INTERRUPTS to . . .

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•  Keep Your Audience’s Attention.
•  Make Them Receptive to Your Message.
Your audience has the attention span of a gnat!

Not only that, they are easily distracted by others in the audience, their phones, and a variety of things the speaker cannot control.

A Pattern Interrupt is:
something not expected and out of the ordinary that abruptly grabs people’s attention.

Pattern interrupts allow you to engage more effectively and create meaningful interactions.

Let’s look at some of the components, parts, and elements of a presentation
and how they can be used.
Introduction
  • A short video clip about the speaker and topic can be viewed by the audience before the master of ceremonies introduces the speaker.
    • Example:
    • Before a Speaker who is an athlete is introduced , a video and print reproductions of some of their greatest accomplishments might be displayed to the audience.
Opening
  • Music, sound effects, and lighting displays can be incorporated into the speaker’s Opening.
    • Sirens wailing, instruments playing, and thunder rolling are examples.
    • Of course they must be relevant to the topic.
      • Example:
      • I know a speaker who has the beep-beep-beep of a heart monitor play to attendees before starting her personal story. It’s one of all work/no play and waking up in a hospital bed after suffering a heart attack, hearing that distinctive series of tones.
Presentation
  • Disclaimer
    • Telling your audience, before the body of your talk:
       “My way is not the only way to do this. Others do it well, also. My suggestion is to absorb everything; squeeze out what you don’t need, and do it your own way.
    • This Pattern Interrupt is a huge way to build credibility.
  • Presenter
    • Singing, dancing, doing magic tricks, juggling, and acrobatics are options.
    • So are wearing costumes and using a variety of props.
      • Example:
      • I have a presentation titled, “The Hat Speech” where I talk about the many “hats” we wear in our lives.
        • For example; I’m a father, a son, a speaker, etc.
          • For each of those roles I put on a different hat.
  • Slides
    • Use high quality, universally understood images, and very little text. (No one attends to read your presentation.)
    • Those slides can include animated GIFS, beautiful images, and short video clips.
  • Virtual Presentations.
    • Green screens and special software give many opportunities to change your background and appearance, along with a multitude of special effects.
      • Mastering these will grab people’s attention and make for your talk memorable.
Closing
  • “The last thing you say and do is the first thing the audience will remember.
    • Example:
    • I often end my talks by stating:
      “I’m going to close with a ‘Challenge and a Prediction.’ My challenge is . . .
Use Patten Interrupts in your presentations and I guarantee
they’ll be absolutely, positively – NO SWEAT!

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About the Author
Fred E. Miller is a speaker, an international coach, and the author of the books,
“NO SWEAT Public Speaking!” and
“NO SWEAT Elevator Speech!”

Businesses, Individuals, and Organizations hire him because they want to improve their Networking, Public Speaking, and Presentation Skills.

They do this because they know:
Speaking Opportunities are Business, Career, and Leadership Opportunities.

They also know:
We perceive really great speakers to be Experts. We like to work with Experts.

He shows them how to: Develop, Practice, and Deliver Fantastic Presentations! with – NO SWEAT!

Services:

Topics:

Subscribe to my YouTube ChannelPodcast Channel, and connect with me on LinkedIn and Facebook.

My books can be purchased on amazon.com.
NO SWEAT Public Speaking”
NO SWEAT Elevator Speech!”
This is the THIRD Edition and contains lots of new material!

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Apr 18 2022

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Use a DISCLAIMER to increase Audience Attention.

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Fred Miller, “NO SWEAT Public Speaking!”

Here’s a great way to hold your audience’s attention throughout your presentation.

Start with a DISCLAIMER.

Here’s one of mine:

“We’re going to talk about Elevator Speeches and I’m going to show you my way.

It works  really, really well for me and lots of people I’ve  trained.

But quite honestly, there are others who do it differently.

Some do it way differently, and it works really well for them.

My suggestion is to be a sponge.

Absorb everything.

Squeeze out what you don’t need, and then do it your own way.

Here’s what you’re going to find.

People are going  to appreciate that honesty of you not saying,

“My way or the highway,”

Because sometimes, if you say something from the get-go and they don’t  believe it, they’ll tune you out for the whole  presentation.

That really gives you credibility!

Start your presentation with a DISCLAIMER and  I guarantee it will be absolutely, positively –

NO SWEAT!

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About the Author

Fred E. Miller is a speaker, an international coach, and the author of the books,

“NO SWEAT Public Speaking!” and

“NO SWEAT Elevator Speech!”

Businesses, Individuals, and Organizations hire him because they want to improve their Networking, Public Speaking, and Presentation Skills.

They do this because they know:

Speaking Opportunities are Business, Career, and Leadership Opportunities.

They also know:

We perceive really great speakers to be Experts. We like to work with Experts.

He shows them how to: Develop, Practice, and Deliver Fantastic Presentations! with – NO SWEAT!

Services:

Topics:

Subscribe to my YouTube ChannelPodcast Channel, and connect with me on LinkedIn and Facebook.

My books can be purchased on amazon.com.

NO SWEAT Public Speaking”

NO SWEAT Elevator Speech!”

This is the THIRD Edition and contains lots of new material!


The post Use a DISCLAIMER to increase Audience Attention. appeared first on NO SWEAT Public Speaking!.

Apr 04 2022

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Thank you!!!

By MrsKeshKent - May 16 2020
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Yesssss!! Thank you for the insight!!

Sound, practical, concise tips

By Speaking w TJ Walker - Jan 29 2016
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Fred gives precise, honest tips that will make anyone a better speaker.