As we start round 3 of speeches, here are some links to consider:
- What can Steve Jobs teach you about public speaking? A post that unpacks Jobs’ successful and popular 2005 Stanford commencement address. The three lessons: keep it conversational; tell a story, make a point; and connect your message to the listener.
- Effective speech openings: a simple 3-step process by John Watkis — tips for creating an engaging hook.
- When presenting, remember to pause by Jerry Weissman — the power of the pause …
- 10 Ways to Wow your Audience by Susan Krauss Whitbourne — “Here are the guidelines that great speakers follow that rely on simple application of these principles derived from social, educational, and applied psychology.”
and for those of you who are preparing your PowerPoint presentations for your design project: