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SPEAK LIKE A PRO

by
Terry L. Paulson

Smashwords Edition

Published on Smashwords by:
Amber Eagle Press
28717 Colina Vista
Agoura Hills, CA 91301
terry@terrypaulson.com
www.terrypaulson.com

Speak Like a Pro
Copyright 2013 by Terry L Paulson

ISBN: 978-1-878077-25-7

Some material from this book was included in 50 Tips for Speaking Like a Pro, Crisp Publications, Inc., printing, 1999.

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CONTENTS

Introduction
The Power of Purpose
Have Passion for Your Topic
Relevance Matters
Define the Mission for Your Message in a Sentence
Your Uniqueness
Ethics Builds Critical Trust
Power Comes with an Assertive Point of View
Use On-Target Humor
Have a Humor Code
Share Striking Stories
Finding and Using Your Own Stories
True Stories?
Find and Work in New Material
Using Quotes as Windows to Wisdom
Genuineness Works
Frame Your Presentation into a Structure that Works
Prepare but Avoid Scripts
Plan Your Close First
Powerful Openings
Let Seating and Setup Support Your Mission and Message
Take the Room
Make Sure You Speak to “Friends”
Turn Anxiety Into Positive Tension
Audiences Want to Love You
You Won’t Win Them All
Smile and Look Like You Enjoy It
Use Successful Speakers as Anchors
Talk to Individuals One at a Time
Make People Feel Important
Admit Mistakes Early
Promote Lasting Change
There is Power in Pacing
Keep It Simple
Use Participation Power to Enliven Your Presentation
New vs. Used Partners
Incorporate Their Story
Story Telling Facts Worth Sharing
Develop a Tight but Powerful Delivery
Master the Pause
Have Fun Presenting
Use Anchor Lines
Use PowerPoint to Support Not Control Your Presentation
Make Your Q&A Work
Enliven Your Videoconferencing and Teleconferencing Presentations
Avoid Giving the Whole Load
Avoid the Blame Frame
Microphone Coverups Worth Knowing
Scripted Coverups for Every Occasion
Use Self-Deprecating Humor and Savers
Voice Care and You
Do Your Homework—Listen and Learn
Handling Evaluations, the Bad and the Good
Go to School When Magic Happens
Flop Sweat Can Work for You
Speaking Resources . . .
About the Author . . .

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