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  1. ProducerKwesi Millington
    Why you NEED to Speak
    Why you NEED to SpeakSIGN UP ONLINE HERE FOR MORE SPEAKING TIPS, VIDEOS & TUTORIALSWhy YOU need to Speak “If we wish to be a person of greatness, it will require a stunning release of love into the world.” (Brendon Burchard) You NEED to be a Speaker or...
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  2. ProducerPaul Kearley 🐝
    Paul's Blog: Speaking Evolution
    Paul's Blog: Speaking EvolutionYou are giving a presentation. You have a message to deliver. Please don't do it the way you always have before. Just don't tell it all to me right now, I won't be able to, nor would I want to, absorb it all. What I can absorb is something that...
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    Lisa Gallagher
    21/11/2016 #1 Lisa Gallagher
    I have to admit @Paul Kearley 🐝, I had to look up edutain and now I will remember that word :)) This was short yet to the point. As a side note, it could almost read as prelude to a romantic encounter. Sorry, I had to say that!!
  3. Bert Purdy

    Bert Purdy

    16/11/2016
    Bert Purdy
    The one thing that makes a great public speaker
    intentionalemployee.com Do you want to be a great public speaker? There is one key difference between being a good or a great public speaker. Discover the primary factor...
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  4. ProducerKwesi Millington
    Make Them Feel It
    Make Them Feel It"People will forget what you say, but they will never forget how you made them feel." (Maya Angelou) Truer words in speaking have never been said. My wife drives a Lexus. I'm not saying that to brag, but to prove a point. When we were car shopping,...
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  5. ProducerKwesi Millington
    3 Ways to Capture Your Confidence
    3 Ways to Capture Your ConfidenceThat speech you want to give. That step you want to take. That person you want to talk to. Whatever it is that is holding you back...it's time to let it go. It's time to take action. Most people live with regrets instead of living with the...
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  6. ProducerKwesi Millington
    Bring on the Battle
    Bring on the Battlehttp://www.communicatetocreate.com What is your favourite biggest good vs evil / good guy vs bad guy historical story?​David vs Goliath?Germany vs The Allied Forces?Optimus Prime vs Megatron? :) Every great story has a hero and a villain.A fall...
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  7. ProducerKwesi Millington
    The 2 Magic Words in Speaking
    The 2 Magic Words in SpeakingThere are 2 motivating factors that get people to do ANYTHING. The desire to obtain pleasure and the desire to avoid pain. The more powerful motivator is the desire to AVOID PAIN. If you understand this and use this factor when you speak,...
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    Sara Jacobovici
    23/09/2016 #3 Sara Jacobovici
    Let me take this opportunity and welcome you as a new Bee @Kwesi Millington!!

    I appreciate your Buzz, well written and insightful. (I hope you don't hear the "but...") From my perspective, however, this may feed into the "illusion" that I am not like most people when in reality I have done everything that most people have done. I may not want to continue to do those things because when most people do them it doesn't turn out well. That is why I am trying to learn how to do it differently. So the pain I am trying to avoid is the pain I have already been experiencing...like most people. Why can't we focus on the fact that all people go through pain, even the successful ones and it is this experience that enables us to persevere and succeed. I see pain as a communication, our body or psyche is letting us know something is happening, alerting us, bringing our attention to something. It may not feel good, or we may not like it but, in many ways, thank goodness for it. Thanks for the opportunity to take part in this discussion Kwesi.
    Renée Cormier  🐝
    23/09/2016 #2 Renée Cormier 🐝
    You've given us a great way to start the day. Thank you, Kwesi.
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    23/09/2016 #1 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    I like Les Brown, he is quite an inspirational speaker with great stories and advice. Thanks for sharing the magic words @Kwesi Millington
  8. Teresa Gezze

    Teresa Gezze

    19/08/2016
    A great article by @Dennis Yu.

    "Do you want to be famous? Because if you do, Social Media Examiner doesn’t want you."

    "Because they’re so focused on their personal brand, that there’s no time to keep up, to roll up your sleeves and do the work.
    Teresa Gezze
    Do you want to be famous? - Dennis Yu: facebook advertising and digital marketing
    www.dennis-yu.com Because if you do, Social Media Examiner doesn’t want you. The founder and CEO of Social Media Examiner, Michael Stelzner, is one of the few people in our space that I truly admire– an incredibly deep thinker who takes the long-term, systems-level...
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  9. Brian McKenzie

    Brian McKenzie

    21/07/2016
    the Big Word Conundrum...

    Do not use big words to impress your audience. Clearly every market sector will have its' own technical jargon that is relevant, hot, and required - but avoid using the 12 dollar words just for the sake of having them.

    Your first clue that the word is out of scope for your presentation - you have to look up how to spell or pronounce it. Yep, if it is not part of your everyday speech, chances are that your audience isn't wrangling that word much either.

    Other words to watch for and avoid - acronyms, abbreviations, foreign words, long technical terms. There will come a time when you have to use each of these (the medical field is notoriously full of greek / latin words) If you do use them, make sure that you define them, clearly - either on the screen in text, or a verbal explanation of the full scope concept of the word you are attempting to integrate.

    It is best to avoid them altogether if you can. Don't speak to your audience like they are children, but don't try and dazzle them with your highfalutin lexicon chicanery . If you are consulting a dictionary or thesaurus for filler and fluff into your talk....stop, step away, and come back to reality. Hemingway is famously noted for writing between the 3rd & 5th grade levels - you should aim for that same target with your public speaking efforts.

    More next Time
    PS - did you find all the big words that could have been & should have been replaced? What would you have used instead?
    Brian McKenzie
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  10. Brian McKenzie

    Brian McKenzie

    21/07/2016
    Standing in the Spotlight -
    Let's face it - public speaking can be frightening, most will avoid it out of sheer fright....and many of those that do get up to do it - will put a death grip on the podium like it is their lifeline.

    I have been doing professional briefings, seminars and training for nearly 30 years. Trust me when I say, the podium is not your friend. You need to step out from behind it. Less than 10% of your message are the actual words you are using - your body language is the predominant telegraph of your communication and conversation. This is doubly so if you are in a large auditorium and it is difficult for anyone but the front few rows to see your facial expressions.

    You need to step out from behind the podium, and own the stage. I do not mean waltz or moonwalk, but you should cover enough of the stage that your audience does not fixate on you like another piece of furniture.

    Do you have questions, fears, or curiosity about public speaking ? Chime in below; let's get the conversation started - because when you can interact and connect with the audience ~ everything is easier.
    Brian McKenzie
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  11. ProducerDaniel Donachie

    Daniel Donachie

    18/07/2016
    A Very Human Process.
    A Very Human Process.Observe the behaviour of a baby and what do you notice? Complete wonderment about the process of life. Sensory exploration and fascination with the outside world. Authentic communication. From joy to despair in seconds and no fear of expressing rage...
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    Lisa Gallagher
    25/07/2016 #11 Lisa Gallagher
    #6 Your welcome @Daniel Donachie, glad to see it's gotten more traffic, great buzz!
    Daniel Donachie
    24/07/2016 #10 Daniel Donachie
    #1 Thank you so much @Jennifer Martin! I saw a video last week of a 101 year old lady doing yoga! She was incredible. Use it or lose it.
    Daniel Donachie
    24/07/2016 #9 Daniel Donachie
    #2 Thank you @Sharon King. I agree the work with the filters is an ongoing process.
    Daniel Donachie
    24/07/2016 #8 Daniel Donachie
    #3 Thanks Lisa Lee. My work as a coach is centred around helping people to stay connected with this while in the workplace.
    Daniel Donachie
    24/07/2016 #7 Daniel Donachie
    #4 Very true @Mickael Angelo Yusufidis. After 30 years of practicing, I continue to have insights into this incredible practice.
    Daniel Donachie
    24/07/2016 #6 Daniel Donachie
    #5 Thank you so much @Lisa Gallagher
    Lisa Gallagher
    22/07/2016 #5 Lisa Gallagher
    Another buzz worth re-sharing. Interesting ideas/buzz with great video by @Daniel Donachie
    Mickael Angelo Yusufidis
    18/07/2016 #4 Mickael Angelo Yusufidis
    After a year of practicing Yoga, what I've noticed is that most of the positions are actually moves that we used to do when we were toddlers and younger.
    Lisa Lee
    18/07/2016 #3 Lisa Lee
    I find that travel often helps to remind me to engage fully with the world around me. Something that is challenging for me to practice once I get back home and get back into my routine.
    Sharon King
    18/07/2016 #2 Sharon King
    Very true "There is no fixed reality that we all adhere to. Our inner feeling creates our Universe and this is influenced by our deepest help beliefs and values." It takes time to work through all the filters we've clung onto over a lifetime but once you become aware of them you can start to experience life with less attachment and more flexibilty. Thank you for the reminder of this very human process.
    Jennifer Martin
    18/07/2016 #1 Jennifer Martin
    I agree with you, I've seen some impressive videos about people over their 60s doing some amazing physical activities. It is not just about their physical condition but also about their mentality and positive mindset as I commented on your other post! Ps. I like how you communicate with your hands, your body language is so congruent with what you are saying that of course, it is super believable. Thank you @Daniel Donachie
  12. Marcel Arvizu

    Marcel Arvizu

    24/06/2016
    Cold Opening: Matt Foley - Saturday Night Live
    Cold Opening: Matt Foley - Saturday Night Live Subscribe to SaturdayNightLive: http://j.mp/1bjU39d Matt Foley: http://j.mp/18nAER4 Cold Openings: http://j.mp/17FYVAN SEASON 20: http://j.mp/14EgGQT Matt...
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    Marcel Arvizu
    24/06/2016 #1 Marcel Arvizu
    Motivational speaking techniques in Spanish by Matt Foley @ Downby Theriver Consulting.
  13. ProducerMamen Delgado

    Mamen Delgado

    19/06/2016
    ¡A jugar!  //  Let's play!  (Esp & Eng)
    ¡A jugar! // Let's play! (Esp & Eng)Imagen de Cirque du SoleilSi algo he aprendido en mis clases de interpretación es que el espectador no quiere ver mi técnica, quiere ver mi corazón.Y cuando acudo a eventos de emprendedores y escucho las ponencias o incluso cuando veo conferencias...
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    Mamen Delgado
    27/06/2016 #31 Mamen Delgado
    #30 Thanks thanks thanks @Alan Geller! That's how I got to your article in LI, thanks to @CityVP Manjit.
    Mamen Delgado
    20/06/2016 #29 Mamen Delgado
    #27 Efectivamente @Javier Rojas García. Gracias por comentar y feliz día!
    Pedro Gómez
    20/06/2016 #28 Pedro Gómez
    #27 De acuerdo contigo Javier....un saludo.
    Javier Rojas García
    20/06/2016 #27 Javier Rojas García
    Actuar, jugar, enseñar, vivir... Osho debería ser asignatura obligada en las escuelas
    Pedro Gómez
    20/06/2016 #26 Pedro Gómez
    #23 jajajaja....por supuesto !!! he hecho un poquito de todo....teatro, música y radio.....pero eso fue en el siglo pasado....cosas de mis inquietudes artisticas....!!!
    Mamen Delgado
    19/06/2016 #25 Mamen Delgado
    #21 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGYO86KwCUc Cómo abrazamos en Madrid...
    Mamen Delgado
    19/06/2016 #23 Mamen Delgado
    #20 Ya nos contarás en un post sobre ese pasado teatral, porfa!!
    Javier beBee
    19/06/2016 #21 Javier beBee
    El despliegue de abrazotes en beBee es constante. Mola :)
    Pedro Gómez
    19/06/2016 #20 Pedro Gómez
    #19 sin duda...de hecho mi paso por el teatro me ha ayudado mucho en mi trayectoria profesional, más de lo que cualquiera pueda suponer.....!!! gracias y otro abrazote !!!
    Mamen Delgado
    19/06/2016 #19 Mamen Delgado
    #17 Muchas gracias @Pedro Gómez, me alegro de que te guste y espero que te sirva en algún momento de tu vida tanto profesional como personal. Un abrazote!!
    Mamen Delgado
    19/06/2016 #18 Mamen Delgado
    #16 Wow, thanks so much for the links @CityVP Manjit!! I had no idea about the past of Alan in theater and I'll take the proper time to read his article. Love the theme. You are such a source of knowledge and information... 👏
    Pedro Gómez
    19/06/2016 #17 Pedro Gómez
    La naturalidad frente a la artificialidad siempre gana en una presentación en público.....de ahí la importancia de la preparación y la formación....totalmente de acuerdo contigo @Mamen Delgado View more
    La naturalidad frente a la artificialidad siempre gana en una presentación en público.....de ahí la importancia de la preparación y la formación....totalmente de acuerdo contigo @Mamen Delgado, y un placer leer un artículo tuyo. saludos. Close
    CityVP Manjit
    19/06/2016 #16 CityVP Manjit
    FYI @Mamen Delgado this is the link to Alan Geller's piece about theater from which I came away with a far greater appreciation of the value of being involved with theater https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/thank-you-my-mentor-alan-geller this was further supported watching a piece by Kevin Spacey about "sending the elevator back down" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVJbVd8yCbA from there I discovered just how much giving back to actors Spacey does - he walks his talk.
    CityVP Manjit
    19/06/2016 #15 CityVP Manjit
    #13 When we try acting we discover how challenging it really is and like singing we either have this or we don't but at least in experiencing acting we get insights into being because we are placing ourselves in the mind, spirit and body of another. What I find just as challenging is impromptu - and in impromptu we are not acting, we are facing the moment - so both are great vehicles. If you know the past of @Alan Geller he has actively been involved with theater and through him I learned the value of theater.
    CityVP Manjit
    19/06/2016 #14 CityVP Manjit
    #1 Dear Dean, the Pat Kelly sketch is exquisite and hits the mark in a way that I would find it difficult to articulate in words alone. Not only are we viewing effective techniques but it puts the audience in the position where they are not just listening to a thought leader but in a potential place of discomfort if they realize the very nature of their own conditioning to thought.

    The last thing I would like to be viewed as is as a thought leader, for why are we still leading thought in the 21st Century? This is what Pat Kelly does with such insightful delivery - as he carefully reveals the magic act of tethering an audience - which is revealing the often hidden relationship between the thought leadership and the conditioned audience.

    We have a free choice to be led or we can question this leading. We are led in health (the pharmaceutical industry) we are led in media (the control of media) and we are led in education (rote learning). All of this leads to deficiencies in health, media and education - until we appreciate we are the outcome and result of all those three things.

    Once we are aware of our own complicity in this, Pat Kelly's sketch is even more insightful and delivers like the purpose of art should be - which is to make us personally think, where leaders create leaders and not simply more product sold as health, more product sold as media and more product sold as education and all of that product constructed of this commodity material called "thought leadership".
    Mamen Delgado
    19/06/2016 #13 Mamen Delgado
    #12 I totally agree dear @CityVP Manjit. Observation is a way of being on the stage and being on the Earth. Acting for an audience is the most powerful meditation moment I have felt in my life, and it's a kind of connection with one of all those characters I have inside. The best way I have found to learn about myself.
    CityVP Manjit
    19/06/2016 #12 CityVP Manjit
    It is true that life is a game and life is stage and in that field be a player or be an actor. There is a space in life where life is not a game and it is not an act and that is a rather precious and personal space.

    Where we think that life should not be a game and it should not be an act, that often becomes a confrontation with the real world and this is an unnecessary confrontation, the drama of which eventually becomes something corrupt or a least saps and drains the human spirit rather than add to it, and this experience is the antithesis to the excellence found in sport or theater. It takes imagination to act, it takes physicality to play so we are learning something and extended our learning as we do this.

    The most discerning aspect of life is enjoying what is. When @Alan Geller today devotes his attention to Jiddu Krishnamurti in his latest After Dark, pay special regard and attention to it - because "what is" is different from playing and different from acting. All of this is diversity and is a choice we have, it is best to avoid judging these choices but to appreciate them, and so I do appreciate.
    Mamen Delgado
    19/06/2016 #11 Mamen Delgado
    #10 I'd love to have a look to one of your presentations, sure your audience will have a great time with you and your special sense of humour...
    Ken Boddie
    19/06/2016 #10 Ken Boddie
    Nice buzz, @Mamen Delgado. "All the world's a stage. And all the men and women merely players". Nothing worse than 'reading' to an audience. Being 'off the cuff' and looking like you're 'ad libbing' takes a lot of practice, which is, of course, quite paradoxical. Personally I like to move around the audience, or gathered group, instead of standing at a lectern. I invariably start by apologising for my walking around, telling them I used to play the bagpipes, and how a moving target is more difficult to hit. 🎤😉
    Mamen Delgado
    19/06/2016 #9 Mamen Delgado
    #8 Un placer @Federico Álvarez San Martín!! Y gracias por compartirlo, ojalá fomentemos entre todos el aspecto lúdico de la vida.
  14. Marcel Arvizu

    Marcel Arvizu

    18/06/2016
    Down By The River - Saturday Night Live
    Down By The River - Saturday Night Live Subscribe to SaturdayNightLive: http://j.mp/1bjU39d Classic Clips: http://j.mp/18Yh8Ya Matt Foley: http://j.mp/18nAER4 SEASON 18: http://j.mp/1gXdDWc Crack...
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    Marcel Arvizu
    18/06/2016 #2 Marcel Arvizu
    #1 Lol....yeah I think many of us have been in that situation
    Brian McKenzie
    18/06/2016 #1 Brian McKenzie
    There were times that a Van down by the River would have been an 'UPGRADE'
  15. ProducerElizabeth Harris
    This IS beBee After Dark's Summer Blockbuster Party's Special Guest Werner Erhard Leads Us To The Place Nobody Wants To Go
    This IS beBee After Dark's Summer Blockbuster Party's Special Guest Werner Erhard Leads Us To The Place Nobody Wants To GoWhile doing research for THIS IS beBee After Dark's Summer Blockbuster party I spent a lot of time reviewing featured guest Werner Erhard's body of work. While many of his quotes were well received by guests, I came across one in particular that...
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    John Vaughan
    08/07/2016 #13 John Vaughan
    By all means, check out https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Werner_Erhard
    Special interest: "est (1971–1984)" https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erhard_Seminars_Training
    See the description of "Training"
    Like ever-so-many-things-in-life: On the one hand / On the other
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    08/07/2016 #10 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    I didn't know much about Werner Erhard until your article. Very interesting man, perhaps before his time?
    Christopher Taylor
    15/06/2016 #8 Christopher Taylor
    A very powerful talk and a really incite fully post @Alan Geller!
    Kevin Pashuk
    15/06/2016 #7 Kevin Pashuk
    Wow! I've never been on an 'A' list before... as a Canadian I've certainly been on the 'Eh?' list. Thanks for including me with all these other fine folks. @Alan Geller
    Elizabeth Harris
    15/06/2016 #6 Elizabeth Harris
    Very powerful words and for me it is the first time that I've heard them, thank you for sharing @Alan Geller that future that Werner Erhard is talking about is something I would like to be present ay.
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    15/06/2016 #5 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    #2 Dear Alan, the credit goes to you...for you are the Muse! Thank you for the inspiration and the acknowledgment!
    NO one
    15/06/2016 #3 NO one
    "We're information crazy" Yes, to say "I don't know" are one of the most difficult words to say, we don't always have the answer it is actually most of the time the other way around. I'll keep thinking all day on Werner Erhard's words.
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    15/06/2016 #1 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    Many have indeed gone to that place and dwelt there in silence to realize something. Through the vanquishing of the self and the discarding of wisdom picked off the shelf :) Many have spoken that we are "nothings'' with ''everything'' right inside us. So looking at oneself as Mr.Nothing who has everything right inside engenders gratitude, love, compassion, sacrifice and tolerance. But if one were to think of oneself as Mr.Everything then going by the same logic (in spite of the most vehement denial) one would actually have Nothing inside. And this attitude would engender pride, ego, greed, covetousness, jealousy and the rest of the deadly w/sins. The Nothingness beyond is pure consciousness pregnant with possibilities but a nihilist's Nothing is just oblivion or blissful ignorance.
  16. ProducerJohn White, MBA🐝
    American VW: What Do You Listen To While Driving (Or Flying?) Here's An Earful Of Thrills, Chills And Suspense
    American VW: What Do You Listen To While Driving (Or Flying?) Here's An Earful Of Thrills, Chills And SuspenseOpening Number: Radio GaGa - Queen Lyrics to Radio Ga Ga:Radio, I'd sit alone and watch your lightMy only friend through teenage nightsAnd everything I had to knowI heard it on my radioYou gave them all those old time starsThrough wars of worlds;...
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    Elizabeth Harris
    15/06/2016 #10 Elizabeth Harris
    Amazing way to move a crowd! He didn't have to ask for them to follow, they just did. I wonder if there's an artist now that has a similar skill.
    Nick Mlatchkov
    14/06/2016 #9 Anonymous
    Radio Ga-Ga has often been in my head in the last 10 yrs. I haven't heard it on air even once in the last 20!
    Nick Mlatchkov
    14/06/2016 #8 Anonymous
    #5 If u have in mind the fem singers, they all sing in falsetto to cover the lack of singing voices.
    Loribeth Pierson
    14/06/2016 #7 Loribeth Pierson
    Love old Hollywood and the fantastic Cary Grant, UB40 and SCARY shows, Thank you, @Alan Geller once again you provide sensational entertainment my friend!
    Nick Mlatchkov
    14/06/2016 #6 Anonymous
    Ironically, all the radio became Radio Ga-Ga some 25 yrs later, championed by singer baring a similar moniker!
    Pamela L. Williams
    14/06/2016 #5 Pamela L. Williams
    Why is it none of today's celebrities have the husky voice like Tallulah and Barbara Stanwyck . Everybody seems to have a high-pitched squeal at they back of their throats, they basically all sound alike.
    NO one
    14/06/2016 #2 NO one
    I thank my mother for showing me Cary Grant! Such a wonderful and handsome man! Hahaha Tallulah's video is hilarious!
  17. ProducerAnders Liu-Lindberg
    Basically, You’re The Weakest Word
    Basically, You’re The Weakest WordHave you ever watched the game show called ”The Weakest Link”? In case you haven’t I’ll briefly explain. Some participants take part in a quiz where they take turns answering a question with the objective of getting as many correct answers in a row...
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    James McElearney
    14/06/2016 #10 James McElearney
    #9 Don´t I just know it!!
    Anders Liu-Lindberg
    14/06/2016 #9 Anders Liu-Lindberg
    #8 Good ambition James! But you'll be surprised how difficult it is to get rid of!
    James McElearney
    14/06/2016 #8 James McElearney
    If I am tired, far too many as it turns out!!! Back in my high school days when I was doing Theatre Studies I used to stand in the mirror and recite my lines to myself till I was happy i had them just the way i wanted. We were taught to annunciate, and stand up tall with your chest out, speak loudly but don´t shout. From now on the word basically is banned from my vocabulary I was a fan of the weakest link, and I´m a fan of your posts
    Kevin Pashuk
    14/06/2016 #7 Kevin Pashuk
    Great post @Anders Liu-Lindberg. If people are truly interested in improving their public speaking I recommend using a tool such as a Swivl camera (http://www.swivl.com/) to record yourself. Not only do the umms, likes, you knows, and other filler words become apparent, but also facial expressions, hand movements (or lack of them) and body language. The Swivl camera will follow you as you move. In watching one of my presentations, I realized that I paced so much that it would be a distraction to the audience.
    Anders Liu-Lindberg
    14/06/2016 #6 Anders Liu-Lindberg
    #5 Thank you Michelle!
    Michelle Wright
    14/06/2016 #5 Michelle Wright
    Fantastic video accompaniment @Anders Liu-Lindberg! Similarly to your buzz yesterday. A really fascinating article on public speaking and extremely informative..
    Anders Liu-Lindberg
    14/06/2016 #4 Anders Liu-Lindberg
    #3 Thank you for the comments, Jennifer. As long as you're deliberate in your use of tone of voice it's very powerful. If speaking in a low voice was not your intention, on the other hand, it can ruin your presentation.
    Jennifer Martin
    14/06/2016 #3 Jennifer Martin
    Interesting, in you previous post I see how you use the change of tone. I was said always to speak loud and clear, but now I see that this rule doesn't apply every time. Sometimes speaking with a low volume (not all the speech of course) can help the speaker to attract the audience attention. The filler words are like a disease, they go away with a lot of patience and treatment (practice) but seconds of silence have 2 purposes: as a strategy and to replace those "weak links".
    Anders Liu-Lindberg
    13/06/2016 #2 Anders Liu-Lindberg
    Are you an engaging speaker?

    Most of us fill up our language with filler words such uh, erm, like and kinda and when your presentation is full of these you're simply less effective in getting across the message. Getting rid of filler words will make you much more engaging and instead pause in the middle of your speech for maximum effect.
    Anders Liu-Lindberg
    13/06/2016 #1 Anders Liu-Lindberg
    The beBee vs. LinkedIn vs. Medium.com Challenge is on! How many filler words do you use when you speak?
  18. ProducerAnders Liu-Lindberg
    How To Become A Better Public Speaker
    How To Become A Better Public SpeakerMost people hate to speak in public because they’re afraid they’re going to make a fool of themselves in one way or the other. While I don’t hate speaking in public myself, I certainly think I can become better at it so I went on a training course...
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    Haranadharao VADDANTI
    24/07/2016 #32 Haranadharao VADDANTI
    HOW INCREASING IN ACCOUNTS DEPARTMENT
    Anders Liu-Lindberg
    14/06/2016 #31 Anders Liu-Lindberg
    Here are some tips to give your public speaking abilities a boost!
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    Bill Stankiewicz
    13/06/2016 #29 Bill Stankiewicz
    Great stuff here @ Anders Liu-Lindberg, & @ Lisa Lee !! :~)) Regards, Bill Stankiewicz, Savannah Supply Chain Guy
    David Teich
    13/06/2016 #28 David Teich
    The simplest line I ever heard was an unattributed quote that floats around. While it was aimed at public speaking nerves, it can apply to anything that challenges you. The quote: "The problem is not that you have butterflies in your stomach. The problems is to teach them to fly in formation."
    Vera Díez Chacartegui
    13/06/2016 #27 Vera Díez Chacartegui
    Very interesting. Thanks for the tips!
    Marta Carretero Garcia
    13/06/2016 #26 Marta Carretero Garcia
    Great buzz! Thanks!!
    Teresa Gezze
    13/06/2016 #24 Teresa Gezze
    This is really interesting and useful! I think it's important to keep it natural and it's key to know what your audience expects from the speech to keep them interested and not lose focus on the subject. Thanks for the great tips!
    NO one
    13/06/2016 #23 NO one
    #19 So true! There's just one responsible person on this and it's myself. And yes, channelling nerves is a helpful technique that I would like to work more on it!
    Anders Liu-Lindberg
    13/06/2016 #22 Anders Liu-Lindberg
    #21 Thanks for commenting Lisa! Sometimes simply acting out will help you get over yourself. I did a lot of acting out in high school and it certainly helped me.
    Lisa Lee
    13/06/2016 #21 Lisa Lee
    Wonderfully educational post @Anders Liu-Lindberg. I found taking 'introduction to drama' classes helped my getting over my fear of public speaking to no end. We were required to do improvised scenes with scenarios provided by our teachers and act them out in front of the entire group. Funnily enough, 'salesa pitch' was one of them! Thanks for sharing.
    Anders Liu-Lindberg
    13/06/2016 #20 Anders Liu-Lindberg
    #16 Silence when used right can be incredibly powerful and not just because it gives you and the audience a chance to catch up mentally on what has been said in the presentation but more so because it leaves the audience hanging wanting more!
    Anders Liu-Lindberg
    13/06/2016 #19 Anders Liu-Lindberg
    #14 @NO one, really what you need is to get over yourself and seems you found a way to do so! The fear of public speaking comes from within. Self-doubt​ and a vivid imagination. It doesn't mean you shouldn't be nervous or anxious just before speaking as it has the potential to make you even better but rather that you can't let yourself get in the way of becoming a great speaker which we all have the potential to become.
    Marcos Vinicius Fernandes Ferreira
    13/06/2016 #18 Anonymous
    Great!! Being able to communicate effectively is the most important of all life skills.
    Sara Mateos-Aparicio Orozco
    13/06/2016 #17 Sara Mateos-Aparicio Orozco
    Grat tips to become a better speaker @Anders Liu-Lindberg! As you say, practising is the best way to improve and, one way or another, we'll all need to speak in public at least once in our lifes, especially if like me you work in the world of communications and marketing. So thank you very much!
    Susan Clark
    13/06/2016 #16 Susan Clark
    Improving my public speaking is one thing I ought to do. I've been working on content for that last year since I usually get so nervous that I tend to forget what I should say and start mumbling instead of breathing and taking a moment. We're sometimes so afraid of silence and last time I was working on this my boss told me that moments of silence also make an impact when it comes to speeches. As you say, it is also all about practice great article @Anders Liu-Lindberg
    Maria Luquero Vila
    13/06/2016 #15 Maria Luquero Vila
    Exactly!Great buzz @Anders Liu-Lindberg. Thanks
    NO one
    13/06/2016 #14 NO one
    @Anders Liu-Lindberg I can never get enough of public speaking coaching and learning about it. I studied a masters in communication and digital marketing and had classes about it. I didn't know it by the first class we took but my teacher told me that I had stage fright and well it increased instead of the opposite, but because the presentations and activities increased in difficulty. One time I found myself leaving the presentation in half and going outside to breathe, I was panicking! After a while and practice I got over it. Now there's so much joy on standing in front of a crowd and achieving what I learnt at the time. I still have much to learn, I want to improve my breathing so I won't rush while I speak.
    Benjamín Sánchez Morett
    13/06/2016 #13 Benjamín Sánchez Morett
    Great buzz @Anders Liu-Lindberg!!! Speak in public is not really easy. People needs to be prepared before doing this. Attitude, speech, examples, antecdotes... every detail is very important in order to have a good effect in the public that are listen us
    Miriam Rogado Luesma
    13/06/2016 #12 Miriam Rogado Luesma
    #11 Exactly!
  19. Justin Schenck

    Justin Schenck

    24/05/2016
    {Podcast} BUILDING CONFIDENCE, OVERCOMING FEAR, AND GROWING YOUR ARMY WITH VINH GIANG
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    Justin Schenck
    24/05/2016 #3 Justin Schenck
    Thanks! Still trying to figure it out. But I'm enjoying it.
    Javier beBee
    24/05/2016 #2 Javier beBee
    Welcome to beBee !
    Justin Schenck
    24/05/2016 #1 Justin Schenck
    {Podcast} Amazing tips from international speaker Vinh Giang
  20. Wayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    17/05/2016
    Ten great public speaking tips from Ragan Communications. I would add Number 11: Never tell the audience you are not a good speaker.

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    Wayne Yoshida
    18/10/2016 #4 Wayne Yoshida
    #3 Yes - listening to speakers like this could be considered a form of torture
    Hayley Bruce
    18/10/2016 #3 Hayley Bruce
    Thank you for this buzz. I recently went to a conference where all but one presenter fell fail of these, it was a long day.
    Wayne Yoshida
    17/05/2016 #2 Wayne Yoshida
    #1 @Kevin Pashuk - Yes. Good one, er - 12th one. It's like I know what you mean, like, you know?
    Kevin Pashuk
    17/05/2016 #1 Kevin Pashuk
    I.. umm... would probably... ummm... add.... ummm... the word... ummm. Watching yourself on video is great therapy for this.
  21. Brian McKenzie

    Brian McKenzie

    12/05/2016
    The Biggest Step to overcoming Fear - Self Doubt / Public Humiliation.

    Most people dread public speaking because they fear making a fool of themselves, to being seen as a joke, stupid, or worse completely unprepared. And only one of those is a valid concern - you control prep, that is it. Most people do not care about you, hell - the vast majority of them don't know you, you are a passing nobody to them. You are a 6 second distraction between their favorite apps and their next latte.
    So why do you give them so much power over your life, your success, your attitude?

    NOBODY gives a shit about you and your little story, product, song & dance, packaged fairy tale - unless it somehow resonates with something that has occurred in their life or will directly affect their pocket book. Honestly - quit giving them power over your moods and your aptitude - they are a faceless, nameless herd of meat sacks with errant bones for stability... until you connect with them; until your lives actually touch in a genuine and authentic way that has worth and compassion.

    You are not a special butterfly, you are not a unique snowflake - and neither are they. If I have offended the delicate sensibilities of any purple penguins - welcome to real life, there are no trophies for just showing up.
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  22. Brian McKenzie

    Brian McKenzie

    12/05/2016
    Call Me:
    Do you have a Public Speaking Fear? Do you have a big presentation coming up that is leaving you sleepless at night? Do you have social anxiety about meeting new people and 'networking'?
    Drop me a note in email, or chime in the buzz here.

    The tips in this Hive are general in scope - I can help you with your personal obstacles in a more private and dedicated session. And if you are truly scared - I can do a web broadcast for your topic for you. Professional video equipment will be arriving next month - but in the meantime - consider me your Skype Life Line if you need it.

    Call me - I can show you how you can Master Public Speaking.
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  23. Brian McKenzie

    Brian McKenzie

    12/05/2016
    K.I.S.S. - Keep it Simple, Stupid.
    Do not bore your audience, do not keep them longer than the appointed time. If you are speaking at a corporate briefing - and your content can be delivered in 15 minutes - THEN DO THAT. Do NOT drone on for an hour about tedium, redundancies, and blathering boring prattle.

    Say it in as few words as possible. Keep the big words out of your presentation. You do not want your audience confused by the meaning of "discombobulated".... when you could have used the world CONFUSED.

    Get in, Get it Done, Get out - Ask for questions. You want to spend your time on the questions because that is where the traction comes from - it is the best way to gauge your audience's attention and connection. Do not rush off stage without asking for questions.

    And to help you remember it - a little Tom Jones - in Tribute to Prince. Smile on me baby - and keep it SIMPLE.
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  24. Javier beBee

    Javier beBee

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    Brian McKenzie
    12/05/2016 #5 Brian McKenzie
    Inspirational Pump:
    A lot of speakers and trainers have recommended a THEME song to get you in the mood. One that you either listen to before you go on stage - or one that you blare as your anthem as you get to the mic. You will notice that Politicians are famous for this too, especially this season.
    Back in the day ( I started public speaking with the Military at Intelligence Training school at 16 in 1986) the big song for lead in was EYE of the Tiger. Everybody seemed to love that guitar beat, and that lead in - you heard it before track meets, and it was on heavy rotation for students getting up on the stage.

    A song - especially when it is loud - gets the audience's attention - it wakes them up - it breaks them out of their 6 second attention span theater. Many will identify personal history with that song - so you want to choose one (if you use one) that strikes the cord of what you want to talk about - the vibe you want to set and inspire.

    Bruce Springsteen shut down Ronald Reagan from using Born in the USA for his campaign (and if you know the song beyond the chorus - it was probably a bad choice to begin with for a 'New Day in America' meme) The Original Bill and Hillary Show used Fleetwood Mac's Don't Stop - and nearly forever destroyed the song for me. 'Wind Beneath My Wings" is one that is always attached to survivors and support teams.

    Do you use a song to pump you up, get you motivated, to draw in the crowd ? Tell us your anthem.
    And yes - here is that Rocky Riff - you know you need it.
    Louise Smith
    07/05/2016 #4 Louise Smith
    this one is popular -rightly so!
    Alessandra Souza
    30/09/2015 #1 Alessandra Souza
    huhu
  25. Brian McKenzie

    Brian McKenzie

    12/05/2016
    Imagine your Audience Naked:

    I don't know who came up with this gem, but I have heard since my first days up on the stage in the 80's. For me - this doesn't work. At all. I personally would not recommend the tactic.

    It comes from the place of getting you to understand - hey, rather than be frightened of speaking - think of them as naked to take your mind off of you and your anxiety. I can't do this. Invariably there will be a hot girl 4 rows back and well now I am thinking of her naked, on a beach, with margaritas and a warm glow of coconut oil, jammin reggae, a nice breeze and the waiting athletic and frantic tryst of sexual calisthenics
    See the trouble this gets me into - definitely not EEOC territory.

    Your audience is there 1) because they HAVE to be (ie it is a forced evolution of tired, mundane, tedious requirements on somebody's quarterly checklist that needs to be crossed off) or 2) they are excited and eager to hear what you have to say about your company, product, service or expertise. In either case - they are NOT there for your pervy naughty voyeur fantasies ! Do not undress your audience!

    Who has used this trick? Does it actually work for you? Chime in - we live to hear the tale.
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