Avoiding Trends

Trends to avoid when presenting

Trends to Avoid When Speaking/Presenting

In the modern age of media, memes, quotes, and opinions get passed along at lightning speed. Which has both a positive and a negative side. The ability to get great ideas out to the masses quickly is amazing. The strength of social media to help organize crisis response is powerful. There are great things about modern communication. But it’s not all great. We have to use critical thinking skills when processing the information we encounter online. And we have to thoughtfully decide whether or not to include that information in our presentations. – Amy Boone

It is important to remember “Just because we see a quote or a statistic or an opinion widely shared doesn’t mean it is, in fact, accurate.” – Amy Boone

When you are speaking it is important to cite your sources and it is important to verify your sources.   Simply claiming to have found it on the internet isn’t enough.  Many times you will see a source cited as “anonymous”, but with a little careful digging you can probably find the real source.

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Fran Watson

Involved in public speaking since 2000. Joined Toastmasters in 2002 and have served in all Executive roles including serving one year as the District Public Relations Officer. Achieved my DTM in 2014. Develop and facilitate workshops in the area of employment and career development.

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