Category Archive: PRESENTING (Public Speaking)

A PROUD Podcast with Matthew Broomhead

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7 Questions to ask ourselves after every Presentation

Most people that speak publicly want to improve their skills and the impact they have when they resonant with their audience. And yet some people after a presentation do not even review. Those that do review, tend to be superficial so as to keep their ego intact. However, if you are reading my blog then …

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10 of 10 : Public Speaking – The speaker paces up and down like a caged animal

Mistakes & Observations Public Speakers make at Corporate Conferences (and how to avoid them) cont… part 10 of 10 It helps most speaker’s brain work better to move around, however it does not help the audience. Even though it can look a little odd, it is usually better to stand completely still than pace up …

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9 of 10 : Public Speaking – Not all speakers appreciate the power of Stories

Mistakes & Observations Public Speakers make at Corporate Conferences (and how to avoid them) cont… Part 9 of 10 For thousands of years people have successfully passed on their values, ethics, and knowledge through stories. Long before most people could read and write, they shared stories. Even though a corporate message needs to be very …

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8 of 10 : Public Speaking -They don’t create a “hook” to get the audience on the edge of their seats

Mistakes & Observations Public Speakers make at Corporate Conferences (and how to avoid them) cont… part 8 of 10 When we listen to a presentation we are constantly looking and listening for something called “closure”. Once someone thinks they know the “punchline”, then their attention will significantly reduce. How do we prevent people switching off …

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7 of 10 : Public Speaking – They don’t use influencing language to link their message to everyday tasks

Mistakes & Observations Public Speakers make at Corporate Conferences (and how to avoid them) cont… part 7 of 10 I am just curious, how many members of your team take action after your presentation in the weeks following the event? Would you like it to be more? In order to create subtle reminders to take …

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6 of 10 : Public Speaking – The audience are slow to react because they are asked the wrong questions

Mistakes & Observations Public Speakers make at Corporate Conferences (and how to avoid them) cont… part 6 of 10 Sometimes directly asking an audience “Do you like the new announcements?” or “What do you think of the new announcements?” can get mixed responses. They are not particularly unhelpful questions in themselves, but when speaking to …

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5 of 10 : Public Speaking – They don’t create enough emotion.

Mistakes & Observations Public Speakers make at Corporate Conferences (and how to avoid them) cont… part 5 of 10 There’s an old saying that emotion creates motion. We don’t really make decisions logically they are usually absorbed into our minds and bodies through emotion. In a corporate environment this has to be appropriate. But if …

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4 of 10 : Public Speaking – Talk too much about what it means for them and not benefits to the audience.

Mistakes & Observations Public Speakers make at Corporate Conferences (and how to avoid them) cont… part 4 of 10 “WIIFM” (What’s In It For Me) is a common expression used in Marketing, and public speaking. Putting yourself in the shoes of the audience creates rapport and gets them onside much quicker and therefore ready to …

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3 of 10 : Public Speaking – The magic of 3. How to make it easier for people to remember the message

Mistakes & Observations Public Speakers make at Corporate Conferences (and how to avoid them) cont… part 3 of 10 Overcomplicating things is a mistake most public speakers can make, so to counteract it, then consider using “the magic of 3”. For generations the number three seems to have significance throughout human evolution, including in mythology …

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2 of 10 : Public Speaking – They don’t practice their hand gestures to add depth to their message.

Mistakes & Observations Public Speakers make at Corporate Conferences (and how to avoid them) cont… part 2 of 10 Only a few speakers get hand gestures right, but we can all practice to be better. Often gestures distract from the message instead of adding. Ideally gestures should be helping the audience visualise what we are …

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1 of 10 : Public Speaking – Poor Audience Response due to not having a Clear Ending to their Talk.

Mistakes & Observations Public Speakers make at Corporate Conferences (and how to avoid them) cont… part 1 of 10 Without a clear ending an audience will have difficulty knowing when the talk has actually finished. This typically results in a rather limp reaction and requires the host speaker afterwards having to “rally” the people to …

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Introduction to 10 Mistakes & Observations Public Speakers make at Corporate Conferences (and how to avoid them)

How persuasive is your public speaking? Do people take proactive action after you have spoken? Is your audience regularly sitting on the edge of their seats? Do you always get the response you expect from your audience? You know how some public speakers at Conferences are engaging; their audiences laugh at their jokes and give …

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7 Steps to Impromptu Public Speaking

I think you will agree that most people are fearful of public speaking. There are different types and I personally think the hardest type is stand-up comedy. Therefore I recommend every leader to attend a quality comedy course and perform a 5-10 minute gig. Not so that you can crack a joke at your next …

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Great Designers don’t get Great Clients

It has been said that great Designers get great Clients, but it is actually the other way around. Great Clients get great Designers. This can be applied to Professional and Financial services. Various great people that you know wouldn’t be known within their field if they hadn’t worked with great clients that enabled them to …

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Motivational Speaker “not” wanted

I noticed a typical request on social media asking for a “motivational talk on team working” for a corporate day from an academically very intelligent and talented person. As expected various people were recommending their contacts including representatives of sports personalities. It was all perfectly normal. I understand you can’t include all the details in …

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Is your Brand just Mango & Lime?

For a number of years as part of my “The Truth about how to influence your clients and colleagues” skills session, I have encouraged the participants to briefly explore the Ribena Mango & Lime question. I know it may be small, but having looked at the image of the packaging on the carton (at the …

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3 Reasons Why Training Fails

Whether firms are spending less on developing their staff overall or using different methods such as e-learning or “coaching on the job”, there is always debate on the effectiveness of Training. In my experience senior managers that want to train their staff usually want to do it for the wrong reasons. Before we explore that, …

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Will a Robot take my job? Broomhead Business Channel explores the answer

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Are you ready to make You and Your organisation PROUD?

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