Friday, September 29, 2006

Public Speaking Tips: Steps To Improve Public Speaking

Many of us are not comfortable with speaking in public especially if we don't give presentations or talk to a group of people regular enough. But excellent public speaking can be learned.

Some people are considered 'natural speakers'. But there are many people who are not really 'natural speaker' that can give better presentations than the so called 'natural speakers'. They learn or acquire the skills to give very good presentation as they continue to talk in front of public.

So, all of us can be good speakers once we learn the skill to do so. Here are some of the important steps to improve public speaking and be a good speaker:-

1. Breath your way to calmness. Whether you take a deep or shallow breath, make sure that you breath out slowly. Then hold your breath for a while (don't breath-in). Repeat this breathing tecnique a few times until we feel comfortably calm.

2. Always think that whatever you are going to talk about is very important. They are here to listen to it. Regardless of their knowledge on the subject, remember that you are the one delivering the information. Think of yourself as the conductor to their orchestra. You are in control.

3. Tell them what they are going to get or learn up front. By having a clear 'end result' pictured in their mind early on will increase their interest on what you are going to say.

4. Whenever possible try to relate to them by giving stories. People always love stories. Once you start narrating, they would begin to create mental image in their minds of the situations your are talking about. Try to make the stories interesting as possible. Once they get indulge with your narration, they'd become more and more interested into what you are saying.

5. Continue captivating attention by using words that stir-up all the senses. Describe how things look, sound, feel, smell and taste. Paint pictures and sensations in their minds with your words.

6. Vary your voice tonality and speed of delivery. Keep them alert and engaged. Maintain eye contact with them.

7. Always rehearse in front of the mirror until you develop a comfortable, compelling and relaxed way of speaking.

You can also watch and learn from other great speakers whenever you are attending any talks.

Try out this simple public speaking tips. You can call it nervous speaker tips 101 - but it works. Over time you'd develop a natural way to speak in public with more confidence.

God bless you.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Source Of Supplement Income Online - Google Adsense

People have been talking about Google Adsense all over the internet lately. It's a good way to earn some supplement income online.

Here's a good summary about how to earn money with Adsense Advertising program that I get from .

How the program works is quite simple. You apply for an adsense
account. Once approve, you just login into your adsense account control panel,
follow the step given and make yourself the adsense script and paste it into
your webpages.

Google would place contextual ads automatically on this
places where you paste their script. When people visit your sites or blogs, read
the articles and then see related or targeted ads to what they are looking for,
certain percentage of them would click on these ad links to go to the merchants'
sites. And Google will share certain percentage of these ads revenue with you
the publisher.

So, in general the process is rather straight forward. But
bare in mind it's not easy to earn a decent income from it. Of course you could
buy yourself those monster crappy site generators to crank out sites after sites
within minutes. And there's a name for these kind of sites - MFA or Made For
Adsense sites.

Typically it's nothing much other than a bunch of links to
other sites that are nicely mixed together with the adsense ads. But Google and
the other search engines are getting smarter to detect these MFAs. According to
them, they want to show "Good and Relevant Search Results" to the searchers. And
in their opinions MFAs are crappy site with nothing much of value to the
searchers. So they want to get rid of them from their search results.

In the early days - 2003 and first half of 2004, this MFA
sites are really producing huge amount of money to the owners. But once the
search engines able to detect and ban these sites from showing in their results,
it became less effective. But some of these MFA sites are still working well for
the owners especially those sites that were customized by the owners and left
very minimal footprints for the search engines to detect them.

For the average folks out there though (who have limited
"skills" to customize their sites) , the MFA sites are generally not a good
investment anymore.

So what works now to make a decent living with adsense.
Pick a niche, then choose a sub-niche. Then choose various topics within the
sub-niche. Build sites for each of the topics chosen within the sub-niche.

In other words, dominate the sub-niche with multiple sites
- all sort of related to one another. In a way, its just like any other
businesses. You'd be the authority or expert in a specific areas of a sub-niche.
That should be your best bet to survive the adsense arena. At least for now.

As mentioned earlier in the post, this is a rather short article but it is enough for you to get the general picture on Adsense Advertising program. To learn more on Google Adsense, of course you can get it from the source itself here .