Notes Part 1: Should You Use Them? – Episode 086


Notes Part 1: Should You Use Them?

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking Podcast! In episode 086 Ken Davis and Matt Brady discuss the role notes should play in your speaking career.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • When you should “manuscript” your talk
  • What notes you should bring on stage
  • How an outline can sharpen your focus

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5 thoughts on “Notes Part 1: Should You Use Them? – Episode 086

  1. I was blessed to take the SCORRE and Dynamic Communication, many years ago, and it was a great help to me in my Public Speaking. I am now on the air with my wife Laureen with a Christian Talk Show telling stories of our storms in live and how Jesus Christ is our umbrella. called “Living With Victory” I am wondering if this format fits the bill of “Public Speaking” and the same “ground rules”

    • Tony,

      Your entire show including whatever segments you might have should be true to the title of your show. Segments should in someway lead to that objective. Single segments can have objectives and rationale of their own. Introductions on shows are often like yours are often called teasers. They tease the audience with what is coming so that they stay tuned. A call to action in each show based on the content of the show would make a powerful wrap.

      I hope this addresses your question and I wish you success in this venture.


  2. What a blessing! Ken, you and Matt are the best!
    I am preparing to do a speech and write a chapter in a book on the same subject, so your conversation was the perfect confirmation that I can write as my speech and speak what I’ve written. I will be working on that this week.
    Thanks, Guys!
    Love and blessings,

    • Hi Tom!

      The show notes are the notes on the page here that you posted on. We do have transcripts of each episode as well – if there is a particular episode you would like the transcript for just let me know and I’ll be happy to send it to you!

      Thanks for listening to the podcast!