Want to become part of the Inkandescent Speakers Bureau?
We’re always on the lookout for speakers with great messages and a strong following.
To learn more about how we work our arrangements in terms of benefits and commission:
Contact Hope Katz Gibbs, founder of the Inkandescent Speakers Bureau
- Cell: 703-346-6975
- Office: 571-257-7151
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
And, to learn more about Inkandescent Public Relations, visit www.InkandescentPR.com.
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We look forward to meeting you!
Inkandescent Speaking Tips
- If you are an experienced speaker, you know these tips to be true.
- If you an aspiring speaker, take these ideas to heart.
Here’s to hitting the big time!
- Picture the audience in their underwear.
- Don’t worry. It’s not life or death. It’s a speech.
- Study the masters. Note their styles, habits, and timing.
- Know who your audience. If they’re judges, convince them. If they’re friends, entertain them. If they’re colleagues, teach them something you want them to know.
- Visualize yourself giving your speech.
- And visualize yourself being fabulous.
- Know your topic—and what you’d like the audience to take away.
- Every time you go through your presentation, you’ll add another layer of “I know this stuff.”
- Practice, Practice, Practice! Then read it though again. And once more.
- Now practice in front of a mirror, to your dog. Then grab a friend and try it in front of a real human being.
- Do your research. The more you know, the more confident you’ll be up there.
- Look sharp. The better you look, the more ready and professional you’ll feel.
- Your speech should represent you—as an authority, and as a person.
- If you believe that you’ll be great, you will be.
- If you think you’re going to fail, you probably will. Simple as that.
- Your focus should be on the end game. Leave your ego at the door. Be the message.
- Check the specs of the room: Football stadium? Conference room? Respond accordingly.
- Arrive early. Walk around.
- Stay sober.
- Remember, listening to a sincere speech from someone who’s nervous is much better than listening to incoherent babble from someone who’s loaded.
- Don’t apologize for any nervousness or problems. Breathe.
- If you skip forward to the next image on a project by mistake, no one’s going to run you out of town.
- If you forget to read a sentence of your notes, who will know? You. Take a deep breath. Smile. It’s ok.
- Relax! We’re usually our own worst critics. Remember: People want you to succeed.