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The Weekly Might Have Missed List (06/22/09)

Zallas Technologies: Managing Meeting Mayhem — “You start the meeting, only to be interrupted by two or three latecomers. As you glance around the room, people are busy sending text messages on their cell phones and whispering quietly to each other. What about the meeting? How do you even try to compete with all of these distractions, not to mention the rambling storyteller and the constant disagreement between the two at the end of the table?”

Speak Fearlessly: How to deal with the “Stump the Chump” dynamic in Public Speaking — ““Stump the Chump” refers to an audience member who may be disruptive or hostile; often expressed through repeated questioning meant to challenge a speaker’s authority and possibly steal the spotlight.”

Great Public Speaking: LapTop Volume — “Here’s a quick way to handle the volume when you do not have a sound person in the room.” and BACKWARDS — “The problem was, he started at the wrong end of the pole.”

SpeakerSue Says: The 2 Biggest Mistakes Presenters Can Make — “For example, you could: Faint, throw up, ramble, bore, forget, amble, become parched, blush, not know, say too much, say too little, humiliate yourself, not be funny, stutter, not shut up, patronize, condescend, shake, and in general make a mess of yourself. But wait, there’s more.”

Colorado Communication Coach: What I Learned from Scathing Criticism — “Then, on the backside, he or she typed out a numbered list of all the mistakes I made in my presentation…”

Gathering: don’t poison your attendees — “Seems like an obvious statement, but how often do we consider ALL of the ways we could be harming our guests?!”

Mother Tongue Annoyances: How to Attain Serenity Before Giving a Speech — “However, in my experience as a technical trainer, IT professional, and astute audience member I have seen not an insignificant number of public speakers blow otherwise fine presentations by needlessly psyching themselves out due to mishandled fear or over-jangling nerves.”

Overnight Sensation: Career Success: How a Crisis Can Become Your Opportunity for Greatness –Try to keep this in mind the next time the presentation is going to hell in a handbasket.

4 comments to The Weekly Might Have Missed List (06/22/09)

  • Dear Lee,
    I’m so glad my post on how to deal with scathing criticism was a helpful post for your site. Good info and well worth linking to on my blogroll! Thanks for finding me.
    Laura

    Laura Benjamins last blog post..How blogging connected birth mom and adopted child

  • Dear Lee,
    I’m so glad my post on how to deal with scathing criticism was a helpful post for your site. Good info and well worth linking to on my blogroll! Thanks for finding me.
    Laura

    Laura Benjamins last blog post..How blogging connected birth mom and adopted child

  • @ Laura Benjamin: Thanks for stopping by Laura and thanks for adding me to your blogroll. I’m glad you find BML useful. Let me know if you would like to share any presentation disaster stories you might have here on BML. You can remain completely anonymous or be fully credited, which ever you would prefer.

  • Lee Potts

    @ Laura Benjamin: Thanks for stopping by Laura and thanks for adding me to your blogroll. I’m glad you find BML useful. Let me know if you would like to share any presentation disaster stories you might have here on BML. You can remain completely anonymous or be fully credited, which ever you would prefer.

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