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FOCUS ON SPEAKING SKILLS 08/05/2013
Speaking Tips for Anyone Who Talks

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A STEADY FLOW OF SOUND ADVICE AND IDEAS at http://gettingoveryourself.wordpress.com

Take the next step in your speaking life by registering for our next “How to Overcome Stress in Public Speaking” 3-day workshop. Don't put it off.

WHEN: November 6, 7, 8, 2013 (See details below.)

All our books are now available as e-books on our website. Kindle versions are also available on Amazon.

Past newsletters are archived on my website, along with articles and tips to make you a better speaker. Go to www.GettingOverYourself.com.

In this issue:

  1. Stop being embarrassed
  2. Dear teach
  3. How can I be more interesting?
  4. Quotes can make it lively
  5. Take a look at our resource list
  6. Attend another workshop for half price
  7. November Workshop in Pasadena/ In-house seminars

STOP BEING EMBARRASSED

Almost always giving in to embarrassment is a waste of everyone's time. And you can be embarrassed about making a mistake, or embarrassed because people are praising you. I repeat, being embarrassed just prolongs the discomfort. Everyone's.

When you make a mistake, focus on fixing it, rather than on your feeling that you do this way too often. It's not about you, it's about turning things around and getting back to the point–whether it's in a meeting, at a party, or during a presentation.

And when you've done a fine job on your speech, your baking, or your performance, it's still not about you. It's about the clarity, the joy, or the freedom that you brought to the audience. So, when you graciously say “thank you,” and are grateful they enjoyed it as much as you did, you'll all be happier.

When you feel embarrassed, you're making it about you and drawing unneeded attention to yourself and away from the idea you were expressing.

DEAR TEACH

Kiran Rudraiah, MBA, Senior Manager - MetroPCS:

“I'm practicing my new presentation and speaking skills regularly in my project meetings, during presentations and executive discussions. It is going excellently so far. You will be happy to know that I started seeing the difference: people listen to me when I make the discussion interesting, and are able to grasp what is in it for them. Which makes me happy, too.”

HOW CAN I BE MORE INTERESTING?

“I don’t want to sound like everyone else, I don’t want my audience to fall asleep, but I don't want to come across as weird. How can I do that?”

To really get into this, we'd need to do some coaching on your specific audience and subject. But here are some broad strokes.

Avoid the jargon that's regularly used in your industry and use the kind of words you'd use if talking to your teenage nephew/niece.

Avoid the generalities that almost everyone uses because they believe it sounds more professional. Generalities are boring and it's not professional if no one is listening or caring. Get specific. Describe the action, the function, what it looks like, how it's used, the results people will get.

Use examples, analogies, and stories to make your point. These are much more visual than most people's slides and will be remembered much longer.

QUOTES TO MAKE YOU A BETTER SPEAKER

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.” — Albert Einstein

“A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.” — Joseph Campbell

“The essential part of creativity is not being afraid to fail.” — Edwin H. Land

“Focus on competition has always been a formula for mediocrity.” — Daniel Burrus

FORWARD THIS NEWSLETTER TO A FRIEND

Thousands of people have to give presentations every day, and that includes people you know. Take a moment to forward this newsletter to them. And encourage them to sign up for their own subscription.

RE-ATTEND FOR HALF PRICE

As a refresher, workshop graduates may attend for half price at any time. People say they get as much or more out of the workshop the second time around. To register at the discounted price go to: www.gettingoveryourself.com/seminar/repeat.htm

WORKSHOP

“How to Overcome the Stress of Public Speaking”

Pasadena Sheraton: 3-day workshop November 6, 7, 8, 2013

I have two public seminars each year: Spring and Fall.

Registration for the 3-day workshop: $1095. Discount for three or more attendees from the same company.

If you have a number of people who could use this training, please call or e-mail regarding an in-house seminar.

Visit www.gettingoveryourself.com for details
or call (626) 792-8075.
Mailing address: P.O. Box 60521, Pasadena, CA 91116

BOOKS, AUDIO and VIDEO

Book

“Getting Over Yourself: A Guide to Painless Public Speaking and More” by Barbara Rocha, 210 pages, 2nd Edition, 2004, illustrated, cartoons   $19.95. (E-book Version   $13.95)

The basic text you'll definitely want to walk you through the pitfalls of public speaking. If you're not comfortable speaking, you must have this book.

CD ROM

The “Getting Over Yourself” book read by the author. (set of two): ($19.95)

Pocket-size books     $9.95 each
E-book Version     $5.99

“Pocket Guide for Presenters,” 103 pages

The Cliff Notes version of “Getting Over Yourself.” No cartoons, and less explanation of the whys and hows. Just the right size to take with you for a quick reminder of all those points you learned in the full size edition or in my seminar.

“60 Ways to Spark Your Speaking: Just in Time Answers to Frequently Asked Questions,” 154 pages

Answers specific questions you may have with “what to do when . . .” questions, such as how to deal with a boss who takes over during your presentation, or how to handle your visual aids in a crisis, or how to proceed if everyone is focused on your broken nose.

“Love to Talk, Hate to Speak? How to Gain Confidence in Front of Any Audience,” 121 pages

A collection of short vignettes on various parts of speaking you'd like to know more about, such as more information on holding the audience's attention at the end of your presentation, being confident in those first moments before you start to speak, or using the elements of a good conversation to make it easier and more natural speaking to a group.

Tips booklets $5. each. Can be ordered in quantity for a discount.

“111 Tips for Getting Results When You Speak”

“108 Tips for Engaging Your Audience and Solving Those Pesky Speaking Dilemmas”

“17 Myths of Speaking”

Speeches on tape:
“From Bored Room to Board Room,” $10.95

“Stand Up and Stand Out,” $10.95

DVD
“Getting Over Yourself: A Guide to Painless Public Speaking” featuring Barbara Rocha in excerpts from her book, seminar classes and interactive coaching. 48 minutes. $99.95

To Order:

Call (888) 800-2001

Order online at www.gettingoveryourself.com

E-mail: BouldinHil@aol.com

Write: Bouldin Hill Press at 17-555 Bubbling Wells Rd. Desert Hot Springs, CA 92241

Send a check for the amount of the order plus $3 for each item. For 3 or more items, add $2 per item. Or include your credit card information (name as shown on card, card billing address, expiration date and phone number), as well as shipping address.

For more information, contact:

Barbara Rocha and Associates

PO Box 60521, Pasadena, California 91116

(626) 792-8075



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