Handling Questions and Answers in Your Professional Speaking Career

by Jaimie Abbott

Handling questions and answers in your presentation can be a scary time for some speakers. The fear that someone will ask a question that they can't answer makes this part one of the most dreaded sections of the presentation.

This fear is so real that presenters will often...

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Where to Find Professional Speaking Jobs

by Jaimie Abbott

You've got your engine running and you're ready to get out there and find some professional speaking engagements. The only problem is that you haven't got a clue as to where you can find jobs!

One of the first steps as you launch your professional speaking career is to get good...

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Get Rid of Distracting Body Movements

by Jaimie Abbott

Your body movements during your presentation have the ability to strengthen the impact of your message or it can seriously be a distraction. One of your goals as a speaker is to look so natural with your movements and with what you say that no one even notices that you are using...

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How to organise your professional speaking presentation

by Jaimie Abbott

You may have just been asked to be a guest speaker or you're starting on a new professional speaking career. Whatever the case may be, starting your presentation means you'll have a lot of details to organise into a relatable format for your audience. Here are some tips on how to...

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Why should you become a paid speaker?

by Jaimie Abbott

I get asked this question a lot. Some people may be questioning why they should charge to be a speaker and to share their knowledge on stage. And of course there are many reasons why you should become what we say is a 'professional speaker'. If you are serious about becoming...

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What Makes a Great Professional Speaker?

by Jaimie Abbott

People think that you have to have all this skill and talent to become a professional speaker!

However, there are other important factors that determine your success. Technically, you can say and do all the right things. You can have the right information and present it in an...

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Using Humour in Your Professional Speaking Gig

by Jaimie Abbott

If using humour in your professional speaking presentation, understand this. People will pay more to be entertained than they will to be informed. Look around you and you will see that the top industry is the entertainment industry. Encompassing sports events, comic acts, movies,...

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How to Deal with a Negative Audience in Professional Speaking

by Jaimie Abbott

At one time or another, you will have to deal with a negative audience member or group. How do should you handle that kind of situation and still keep a professional appearance?

The first goal to keep in mind is that you have a message to communicate and that is your job! Your...

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Whatโ€™s your PR Strategy?

by Jaimie Abbott

If you want your business to be noticed you need a strategy!

So how do you go about developing a PR strategy to gain media exposure?

Begin with a positioning statement. This should be a few sentences which sums up what makes your business different from the competition.

Next,...

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How to upgrade your public speaking skills

by Jaimie Abbott

Strengthening your public speaking skills can help you advance your career and increase your confidence in social situations. Follow these tips on how to prepare and deliver memorable presentations that will make you a hit with your audience.

Preparing for an Effective...

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5 ways to improve your public speaking

by Jaimie Abbott

“There are only two types of speakers in the world. The Nervous and  Liars”

Mark Twain knew a thing or two. In fact, 75per cent of people suffer from nervousness when speaking in front of an audience.

I’ve trained hundreds of people in how to improve their...

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10 tips to master media interviews

by Jaimie Abbott

Media interviews are a great opportunity to raise awareness and to increase the interest towards a product or an event. Media interviews can easily help you reach a huge number of people.

Media interviews can be in the form of:

Print Media; this will include newsletters,...

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