MillsWyck Minute: One Minute Speaking Tips with Alan Hoffler
Use a Helper

Use a Helper

January 20, 2021

Instead of taking time away from your duties on stage, hire a helper.

Go Bigger With Your Voice

Go Bigger With Your Voice

January 6, 2021

Unless you’re one of the very very few, go bigger with your voice and your expressions.

Look for Chances to Speak

Look for Chances to Speak

December 16, 2020

Never turn down a chance to speak, or an opportunity to get better. Educate yourself and face your fear.

Compress Your PowerPoint

Compress Your PowerPoint

December 2, 2020

Create and edit your presentation at full size, then reduce it and compress your pictures once, right before you publish it.

Structure

Structure

November 18, 2020

If the goal of your speech is to get the audience to repeat some or all of your message, then you need to employ some sort of structure.

End Early

End Early

November 4, 2020

A speaker should always end on time. When possible, end early.

Leave it Out

Leave it Out

October 21, 2020

A single word or phrase can completely undermine a message or cause. When in doubt, leave it out.

Strong Objectives

Strong Objectives

October 7, 2020

Change your objectives and you will change the outcome of your presentations.

Common Simple Words

Common Simple Words

September 16, 2020

Find the simple, precise word whenever you can.

Behave Off Stage

Behave Off Stage

September 2, 2020

Make sure they remember you for all the right reasons. Behave even when it's not your turn to talk.

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