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TheY are not standing on a lectern!

Gold, silver and bronze winners STAND on this

Gold, silver and bronze winners STAND on this

You are right, winners don't stand on a "lectern."

They stand on a "podium."

 

podium - noun 

UK  /ˈpəʊ.di.əm/ US /ˈpoʊ.di.əm/ plural podiums or podia

A raised area on which a person stands to speak to a large number of people, to conduct music, or to receive a prize in a sports competition. "Tears ran down her face as she stood on the winner's podium."

Here in the United States anyway, people are constantly using the word “podium” (what you stand on) to refer to the “lectern” (what you stand behind). The reverse, not so much. Confusing these two words erodes the richness of the language. We’re on the verge of having two words for “lectern” and none for “podium.” - Daily Writing Tips By Maeve Maddox

More from "On-The-Job Speech Training" eBook from https://www.amazon.com/Job-Speech-Training-ebook/dp/B00DPM70G2

 

“You want me to speak to a large audience?”

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Excerpt from "On-The-Job Speech Training" 

You never expected to be in this position. Your boss always does a great job at these meetings. Never in a million years did you anticipate having to stand up there as well. As a product manager or specialist with the firm, you are now charged with the responsibility to communicate your knowledge at the next meeting.

Delivering presentations to large groups was probably not on your resume, in your job description, or listed in the skills required for the job. It is now!

This is not a book on “How to Write” an effective speech, but rather, “How to Deliver” a knockout presentation with confidence.

We’ve all seen what happens when politicians, clergy, even co-workers stand before an audience and deliver a message that is interesting, informative, and welcomed by all.

We’ve also seen what happens when someone is ill-prepared and unsuccessfully delivers a message on stage.

You won’t find an “easy” answer here, but you will benefit from this book’s proven “toolbox” of successful speaking techniques. When used and practiced, these “tools” will result in great experiences as you speak in front of any audience.

"On-The-Job Speech Training" is currently available in bulk or single issues by writing to me rfranklin@stageamerica.com. Single copies $9.95, bulk (10+) 25% discount.

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Give Dramamine to your audience?

Give Dramamine to your audience?

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The creative and production partnership for a successful meeting

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