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Setting agreements with your audience
Delivering a Talk
19th January 2017

Crowd Management 101: How to set agreements

In past blog posts we've talked all about empathy, One of the biggest problems speakers face is focusing too much on themselves and not enough on their audience. And we've focused on learning about your audience and the importance of location. Because let’s face it… knowing exactly to whom you’re presenting and HOW you’re presenting matters more than you may think. By this point you should be swimming in empathy for your who you think your audience is, but how do you us all that lovely preparation in reality? We call this 'Crowd Management' and it all begins with the agreements…
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Whats your Public Speaking Marketing Strategy
Delivering a Talk
1st December 2016

What’s your Public Speaking Marketing Strategy?

When you implement a Public Speaking Marketing Strategy you are giving potential customers a chance to see what you have to offer, how much you believe in your company, and what you can do for them. You'll have a chance to reach tons of new customers where you'll have the chance to get them liking and trusting you... and your business. People “buy” people... not products. By utilising a Public Speaking Marketing Strategy people will be able to relate to you, and as a result your business, on a much more personal level. But how do I do this in…
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voice over advice from siri
Delivering a Talk
20th July 2016

Voice Over advice from Siri

Susan Bennett is a musician, voice talent, and singer.  You might recognize her best as the original voice of Siri.  She is Susan Bennett. She is Siri, voice-activated “assistant” introduced to the masses with the iPhone 4S in 2011. She’s been interviewed by Oprah, CNN, The Huffington Post, and many others. Recently we at Ginger had the honor of interviewing her and she graciously added her advice for a career in Voice Over. Be sure to view her TEDx Talk and find out more about her here. Public speaking is no longer about physically being present to speak to your…
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eye contact
Delivering a Talk
23rd June 2016

Embarrassing eye contact and how to change it

From the ceiling, to the floor, to the back, to one or two people, to your shoes, to your notes... where exactly are you supposed to look when you speak to an audience? And can you even control it? Oh my yes, you can control where you look. When you make eye contact with your audience, they feel like a conversation is taking place. In a conversation people expect to participate (even non-verbally), as a result will listen more effectively. The first step is to become aware of where you look when you speak. Here are some of the most…
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Speaking to a larger audience
Delivering a Talk
27th January 2016

How to speak to a group of more than 7 people without crumbling

Clients I work with often get intimidated by larger audiences. Sometimes it’s like 7 people in the room is ok, but if the 8th person walks in, you can’t handle it. Whatever a ‘big’ audience is for you, how do you get confident to speak in front of them? Let’s investigate exactly how to speak to a group of more than 7 people without crumbling... Stand (in your message) and deliver!  If you find ‘your message’ – the thing that you want to stand behind, you will be able to speak to any number of people. This can be difficult…
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palinspeak
Delivering a Talk
21st January 2016

Sarah Palin: to speak or not to speak?

There's been a wealth of political public speaking in the news from across the pond. With the upcoming presidential elections almost every Twitter feed from our American cousins has SOMETHING floating past about one pundit or another, and their public speaking gaffes.  Most recently the emergence of Sarah Palin in her support for the man with the big voice and crazy hair. (Starts with a D and ends with a Trump). There truly is a treasure trove of learning we can glean from these speeches. What to do (Obama) what not to do (Trump) and the downright WTH (Palin)? Here's…
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Delivering a Talk
30th December 2015

How to give the perfect New Year’s Eve toast!

With New Year's Eve parties counting down in mere hours (perhaps you started early with a daytime celebration - in that case "Cheers!") you know the time is coming.  The time where you, as the host or hostess with the mostest, step up to plate in more ways than one. Of course, you've already done enough, providing the food/fun/merriment/atmosphere, but you will also probably be expected to to give a toast to start the year off right. Never toasted before? Nervous? Don't know what to say? No worries. If you're afraid you're going to freak out and start singing a…
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How to recover when your speech goes badly
Delivering a Talk
16th December 2015

How to recover when your speech goes badly

The biggest fear in public speaking is messing up. Big time messing up. Bomb dropping bad. The kind of messing up that makes the audience lob rotten vegetation as you sob and run from the stage. This fear is pervasive and all encompassing and can definitely be the reason a speech goes badly. When we show vulnerability in some way, by forgetting our lines or dropping our props, we fear that we’ll completely lose credibility with our audience. If you find yourself making a mistake in your speech, it can quickly escalate into a full blown catastrophe. If you make…
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6 theatre techniques for public speaking
Delivering a Talk
18th November 2015

6 of the Best Theatre Techniques for Public Speaking

Confident public speaking is not about putting on an act, but there are many acting techniques that can help you stretch into the full and fearless parts of your inner inspiring speaker. The key to any great performance is about sharing you – just a fuller version of you unleashed on stage. Many would-be speakers worry that they don’t have the chutzpah to entertain an audience. Worry not! Utilize these six theatre techniques for public speaking and you can be bolder, more memorable and more fearless than you ever dreamed possible. Master your Speaking Anxiety. Both the actor and the public…
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How to master a Rockin' Stage Presence
Delivering a Talk
4th November 2015

How to master a rockin’ stage presence

How do you develop charisma? Many would-be speakers worry that they don’t have the charisma to entertain an audience. Worry not! Develop your stage presence and you can be bolder, more memorable and more fearless than you ever dreamed possible. Every actor knows the expression “Find your light.” It means that if you're in the dark on stage, step into the light source so you can be seen. Audiences find it hard to pay attention to speakers they can’t see! When you present, you need to become comfortable being in the spotlight. It means accepting your central role (and the…
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