The new movie "The King's Speech" is turning heads and winning awards (4 academy awards to be exact).
It has also brought special attention to a service many did not know even existed: speech coaching.
Kate DeVore is a friend of Amplivox Sound Systems and a professional speech coach much like the coach in the movie. She helps people improve their speaking and overcome habits like accents and problems like speech impediments.
According to Kate, business at Total Voice Inc. was up 25% recently, presumably due to "The King's Speech."
Click here to read an article on Crain's Chicago Business on Kate and Speech Coaching (you will need an account).
Another way to improve a presentation is to have the right presentation technology and speech equipment.
Some suggested audiovisual products for public speaking including computer presentation systems and other presentation tools are:
- The Multimedia Presentation Plus Podium: This stylish lectern is perfect for presenters who have a lot of technology like computers and projectors to juggle. Includes a powerful sound system and microphone also. Click here to see Informational Video for Multimedia Presentation Podium
- EZ Speak Folding Tabletop Lectern: This lectern is portable and fits on a media cart as shown in the image on the right. Great for busy presenters! Click here to see Informational Video for EZ Speak Folding Lectern
- Wireless Audio Portable Buddy PA System: This small portable system packs a 50-watt punch and can reach audiences of up to 1,000.
- Wireless Microphone Options: Amplivox products include several wireless mic options including headset, handheld, lapel, sports and aerobics headset mic, collar mics, and gooseneck mountable mics. Lots of options!
In case you didn't know, Toastmasters International is an organization that provides opportunities to practice and develop your public speaking skills. For more information, look at the links at the end of the blog.
Stay tuned for more content (blog posts and videos) on presentation tips!
Toastmasters International Links:
BLOG: Toastmasters and Amplivox: A Winning Combination
VIDEO:What is Toastmasters? Amplivox Supports Toastmasters International
BLOG: Posts Labeled "Presentation Tips"