Your Personal Cameraman
You’ve probably heard that you should
record every speech. Make it easy to get
great audio and video of every presentation
with the Swivl. Using any iOS or Android
smartphone or tablet, you can capture
digital audio and video. You can record
presentations, video blog posts, or even
do online presentations and Hangouts.
Try Swivel for video podcasts. It’s straightforward to record and edit the video for
You Tube TM. The base unit holds your camera device and swivels automatically to follow you as you move. The marker remote
control includes a microphone, so you get
crisp digital audio even if you’re up to 30
feet from the camera. http://www.swivl.com
Time-saving tools and technologies
Put Your Best Foot Forward
Speakers create a lasting first impression as soon as they walk on stage,
or sit down in front of a webcam. Whether your platform is live or vir-
tual, it’s all about the stage time, baby! no matter how valuable your
content is, you need to look good and sound good while delivering it.
here are some ways to stay on top of your game.
Improve your Stories
One of the best ways to learn storytelling is through listening. The Moth is
a podcast and radio series that features
live storytelling. Entertaining and
engaging, you can listen to new stories
each week. You may be reminded of
stories from your past, pick up new
techniques, or just be entertained.
Each story is an opportunity for you
to learn more about the speaking craft.
Build Stamina with Vocal exercises
Your voice is your livelihood. A strong,
flexible voice is key to compelling presentations. While not many speakers
sound like Walter Cronkite or Andy
Rooney, you can improve your own
vocal strength and range through exercises. Just a few minutes a day can
make a huge difference. Singing in the
shower counts! Check out Barbara
McAfee’s book and website called Full
Voice. It features vocal exercises specifically for developing the breadth and
strength of your voice. See how much
you can improve with just a little effort.