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If you have any questions please email me at joshua@1221.blue or visit joshuadavi.es. I can also be reached on LinkedIn. Remember: we have a number of briefings on a variety of public speaking topics- if one area interests you, please feel free to ask. Here is one example file on breathing: Voice Power.

RESOURCES:  

Public speaking clubs around the world: toastmasters.org The cheapest and best place to improve your speaking!

TED Talks on presenting: 

Get better at speaking!

  • Speaking Anxiety: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZH5GpdMmIO8
  • Gestures: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=53HTS-gxD9w
  • Being an expert: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENLZfjLoPEY
  • Impromptu  speaking: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HAnw168huqA
  • Pronunciation/Voice drills (so many!): https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=vocal+warm+up+exercises+for+speaking
  • Body language in general: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFLjudWTuGQ
  • Lower anxiety: http://kottke.org/16/07/turning-your-anxiety-into-excitement
  • http://www.forbes.com/sites/margaretperlis/2013/01/19/8-public-speaking-lessons-from-57-inaugural-speeches-the-good-the-bad-and-the-ugly/#b560f1719772

Better PowerPoint Inspiration:

  • Socrative.com or polleverywhere.com (interactive polling)
  • Duarte Diagrammer: http://www.duarte.com/diagrammer/
  • Chart Chooser: http://labs.juiceanalytics.com/chartchooser/index.html
  • Slide Chooser: http://extremepresentation.typepad.com/blog/2015/01/announcing-the-slide-chooser.html

The Power of Pausing:

  • http://sixminutes.dlugan.com/pause-speech/
  • http://www.write-out-loud.com/quick-and-easy-effective-tips-for-using-pauses.html
  • http://www.genardmethod.com/blog/silence-is-golden-how-to-use-pauses-effectively-in-public-speaking
  • http://www.fripp.com/the-importance-of-the-pause/
  • http://publicspeakingpower.com/use-pauses-during-your-public-speech/

Better Image Sources:

Remember: always check for IP rights, and always follow company branding guidelines.

Suggested Books: A small sampling of our favorite books.

  • Honest Signals (the science of body language and voice)
  • Made to Stick
  • The Extreme Presentation Method
  • The Secret Language of Leadership: How Leaders Inspire Action Through Narrative

Sentiment Analysis Tools (for analyzing audience):