Yesterday I gave a workshop on microphone usage for public speaking together with Bruno Marx from www.eventknowhow.com, an expert in event location optimisation and security. First Bruno and I did an introduction about technology and practical usage, then everybody got the opportunity to use the microphone(s) and receive feedback. Here are the major learning points.
The pause is the one single most effective tool in public speaking.
I discovered this for myself at a speaking contest. I was not satisfied with my speech which brought me into the contest during one of the half-yearly competitions with Rhein-Ruhr-Toastmasters.
So I took a break at the venue and took a walk at the venue where I ended up at a children's playground. I had an idea going on for a while centering about the value Read more
Have you ever heard the quote "Adding manpower to a late software project makes it later" (aka Brooks' law)? Probably, in the one or other variation.
"The Mythical Man-Month" (TMMM) by Frederick P. Brooks is the original source. One of the books which often quoted but rarely read (like Sun Tzu's "Art Of War"). It is about the mindset of software projects. If you want to learn about project management as a method this is not the right book but if you want to understand its basic drives and challenges in the context of software then it is.
Ramping up for Germany's election in 2013 the parties now debate how they are going to debate. The challenger Steinbrueck demands two TV debates, the defender Merkel prefers to stick with one like in the years before (report, in german). The only year with 2 TV debates was 2002, after that there was only one in Germany. Before? None.
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[Deutsche Übersetzung folgt] Once I started to write down a speech I felt reminded to my days as a software developer. When writing a computer program you must be correct and consistent throughout the “text” – the code. Otherwise the program will not do what it is supposed to do. Let’s see how much […]
[Deutsche Übersetzung folgt] Have you as a public speaker ever received a feedback like “that was too much information”? Have your presentations ever been evaluated as “to complicated”? Well, as a starter then you were lucky because you actually received feedback. But having said that – not all feedback is to be taken face value. As […]
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Diese eintägige Veranstaltung gibt Ihrer Firma, Ihren Führungskräften und Ihren Mitarbeitern neue Impulse gibt: Better Business Talks! Sieben international anerkannte und ausgezeichnete Redner geben Ihnen die Werkzeuge, die Ihre Präsentationen und Reden sofort besser machen. Die Workshops im Einzelnen: The power of preparation (John Zimmer) Speech structure (Florian Mueck) Stellar story telling (Peter Zinn) […]
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