Say What?!?

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Presentation given at South Central Chapter of the Pennsylvania Library Association on May 11, 2011.

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<p>help desk technique</p> <p>Say What?!?Become a Better SpeakerTina Hertel May 11, 2011According to most studies, people's number one fear is public speaking. Number two is death. Death is number two. Does that sound right? This means to the average person, if you go to a funeral, you're better off in the casket than doing the eulogy.Jerry Seinfeld10 %80%10%Fear of Public SpeakingMeeting New PeopleClasses InterviewingMeetingsGroupsNetworkingAuthority FiguresPresentations / Workshops</p> <p>Fear of Public Speaking</p> <p>4Life shrinks or expands in proportion to ones courage. Anais NinOvercoming FearPublic Speaking DO</p> <p>Passion</p> <p>Content</p> <p>StoryPhoto credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/doug88888/3086318277/6Public Speaking DONTPower</p> <p>Point</p> <p>Points</p> <p>Photo Credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/cogdog/2694267505/7PowerpointIts What Makes Presentations GreatInformation OverloadHave you ever been in a presentation where there is so much text on the slide and you are sitting there concentrating and trying to read what is on the slide while still trying to listen to the speaker, only you cant really do both very well and you start to get a headache. Or worse yet, the speaker reads the entire slide to you as if you were incapable of reading it yourself. Killed by BulletsNot too much textNice simple phrasesBut many phrasesAnd they all say the sameThingBut at leastThey are all in Bullet formatUsing Bullets is Definitely much betterSo be sure To put all the importantStuffIn BulletsTo really drive homeYour PointsFontsToo bigToo SmallColorsColors are definitely not distracting</p> <p>Use a variety of colors to enhance presentation</p> <p>Contrast is not importantIsnt that CutePowerpoint offers lots of animation tricksWhich only enhances your presentationIt doesnt distract from the main contentIts also important to put in random images</p> <p>Public Speaking DO</p> <p>Know</p> <p>Your</p> <p>AudiencePhoto Credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/denverjeffrey/4288694215/14Public Speaking DONTFocus</p> <p>On </p> <p>Audience</p> <p>Be who you areAnd say what you feel,Because those who mindDon't matter,And those who matterDon't mind. Dr. SeussLearn from OthersBe YourselfPublic Speaking DO</p> <p>Prepare</p> <p>Practice</p> <p>PracticePhoto Credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/62750716@N06/5710420395/17Public Speaking DONTPANIC</p> <p>Apologize</p> <p>PANIC</p> <p>Photo Credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/johnjoh/448665548/18Public Speaking DONTDont LetThis HappenToYouYouTube VideoPublic Speaking DORelax</p> <p>Visualize</p> <p>Enjoy</p> <p>Photo Credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/grahamking/826142536/20Public Speaking DOPeopleWant YouTo Succeed</p> <p>Photo Credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/tobysimkin/5355016924/21Public Speaking DOGain </p> <p>Experience</p> <p>Confidence</p> <p>5 - 7 - 5Photo Credit: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:HoryujiKakikueba0354.jpg22Public Speaking DOGain </p> <p>Experience</p> <p>Confidence</p> <p>15 30 / 150You can gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along You must do the thing you cannot do. Eleanor Roosevelt Public Speaking Success!</p>