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Its taken me twenty years to get comfortable at it. hope that many of you are are called upon to give speeches--its the closest thing to being a professional athlete that many of us will achieve. The purpose of this blog entry is to help you give great speeches. Have something interesting to say. Talk to them.

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How to Start Speaking at Events |

Some day, I hope to be a really well-paid speaker. Are you speaking to further establish yourself and your company as thought leaders?

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How to Change the World: The 10/20/30 Rule of PowerPoint

How to Change the World A practical blog for impractical people. « A Brief History of Mine | Main | Resolution Assistance » December 30, 2005 The 10/20/30 Rule of PowerPoint I suffer from something called Ménière’s disease—don’t worry, you cannot get it from reading my blog. to the point and precise.

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How to Present While People are Twittering | Pistachio

People used to whisper to each other or pass hand-scribbled notes during presentations. The opposite seems to be true. Hipster?

How to Successfully Moderate a Conference Panel, A Comprehensive Guide " Web Strategy by Jeremiah Owyang | Social Media, Web Marketing

Sadly, the value of most panels are really poor, and this is mostly due to the lack of moderation. Yesterday, I heard that one nervous moderator asked the panelists to introduce themselves (which was his job), then went directly to Q&A, providing little structured value to the audience. who is attending? As Web 2.0

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How to Speak & Present Without Notes

Executive Speech Coach

Wednesday, June 02, 2010 How to Speak & Present Without Notes Why would you want to speak without notes? Imagine how badly the audience might feel when you read your presentation from sheets of paper or worse, your PowerPoint slides. It’s simple and effective when you know how. They want to be e.

The Communication Blog: Communication Strategies: Confront Your.

The Communication Blog

1.10.2011 Communication Strategies: Confront Your Stereotypes Originally, the word stereotype was a printing term that referred to the plate that printed the same image over and over. If you meet a politician, for example, you may have a host of characteristics for politicians that you can readily apply to this person.

Stopping Unwanted Behavior

The Communication Blog

2.15.2010 Stopping Unwanted Behavior A recent letter to Dear Abby is from a woman whose husband slaps her on the bottom which he refers to as a "love tap" and she as "degrading and frustrating." Although she has told him repeatedly to stop, he doesnt. What to do? want you to stop this behavior.


The Communication Blog

Originally the term was used to refer to disclosing someone’s homosexuality as a way of preventing him or her from discriminating against the gay community. Did the author and the NYTimes want to cause problems for the gay community? Did they want to encourage the Lebanon police to crack down on gay meeting places?

For #BlackHistoryMonth, 46 famous speeches by black women

The Eloquent Woman

Whether African, American or from elsewhere in the world, they make up close to 20 percent of the speeches we've collected and featured so far.

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Different types of “W” leads

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Excerpt from  Fundamentals of Writing: How to Write Articles, Media Releases, Case Studies, Blog Posts and Social Media Content . Either way, W5 is the place to start. You don’t always have to use every W in your lead. Headline : Home prices to tumble in ‘09. Sub-head : Average decline to be nine percent.

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What I Learned From Darren LaCroix Last Night

Speak and Deliver

He came up and encouraged me after the 2008 championships, telling me to, essentially, stop limiting myself to speaking in contests.

Learning Styles: What every presenter ought to know

Speaking about Presenting

At face value it makes sense and it’s easy to make your own experiences fit with the theory. That’s what it looked like and it made sense.

Make Better Presentations - The Anatomy of a Good Speech |

You might have an upcoming presentation, or you might be looking to speak more at events. But to me, that’s not going far enough.

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Web Ink Now: Top ten tips for incredibly successful public speaking

Web Ink Now Follow me on Twitter Your email address: Powered by FeedBlitz Search this blog WWW THE BEST OF WEB INK NOW Top ten tips for incredibly successful public speaking The one question to ask your prospective social media agency No blog? You need to know the goals for being on the podium too. Mission Critical!

Creating Passionate Users: Give users a Hollywood ending

The end can matter more to users than everything we did before. They want you to leave the theater with the feeling that song evoked.

The Communication Blog: Communication Strategies: Self-Esteem

The Communication Blog

2.12.2011 Communication Strategies: Self-Esteem Self-esteem is a measure of how valuable you think you are; people with high self-esteem think very highly of themselves, whereas people with low self-esteem view themselves negatively. When you think like a success, you’re more likely to act like a success. Secure Affirmation.

Online Politeness

The Communication Blog

Categories: online politeness 2comments: Karen said. I was wondering where the link to the article was? There wasn't a link, just the reference. 11:45 AM Post a Comment Newer Post Older Post Home Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom) Loading. Click on "DeVito Domain" to visit my website detailing my books. Thanks!

The Communication Blog: Communication Strategies: Metacommunication

The Communication Blog

12.26.2010 Communication Strategies: Metacommunication Heres a brief explanation of metacommunication, surely not enough to do this important topic justice--but a start. But you’re not limited to talking about objects. And this is referred to as metacommunication. Look at it this way. Have a look at.


The Communication Blog

Plagiarism, as we teach it in our classrooms, usually refers to stealing another’s written and not oral ideas. Most workers, who bring an idea to the attention of a boss or manager, probably do not even recall that another co-worker expressed that same idea in a previous casual conversation or formal meeting.

The Communication Blog: The Eye Roll

The Communication Blog

4.17.2010 The Eye Roll In a strange place to find a discussion of nonverbal communication, an article in Better Homes and Gardens (May, 2010)discusses the eye roll , eye movements--used by tweens especially and by girls more than boys, says author Rachel Simpson--that indicate disapproval or disdain for something just said. How come?

Esteem and the Media

The Communication Blog

6.19.2010 Relationship and Work Esteem In my attempt to integrate media literacy into my communication textbooks, Ive been working on the ways in which the media influences our view of interpersonal relationships (close relationships and workplace relationships). Dissatisfaction with ones relationship is likely to generate conflict.

Guest post: Confesssions of a newbie public speaker

The Eloquent Woman

Cohen has graciously given permission to reprint the post in full; it originally appeared on her blog here.) Why is this important to me?

Power Presentations Tip 33: Convey more Crediblity

Executive Speech Coach

How can you convey more credibility? What your introducer says and how he says it will imprint the first impression on your audience. Dont leave the introduction to chance. Provide a written introduction to your introducer and ask him to read it as is. But its also important how you receive the introduction.

Conversational Coolers and Warmers

The Communication Blog

What I tried to do was to identify the characteristics of effective and ineffective conversations through this "cooler" idea. Whatever Bernie does turns bad and hes soon forced by Shelly Kaplow (Alec Baldwin) to work the gambling casino floor as a “cooler&#. And the communication question is How. 1987). Goffman, E.

Speaking Business

Theres nothing like an upcoming speaking engagement to inspire creating product to have available for purchase at that program!

Executive Speech Coach - Business Presentations: Yadda, yadda.

Executive Speech Coach

If you listen actively, youll hear that a lot of people simply fail to produce coherent, crisp sentences, even when they are "trained" public speakers. Even seasoned public speakers (the prime minister comes to mind) use it. reference these over-used phrases in my keynote/seminars. Time to check myself and make improvements.

Yadda, yadda yadda and other annoying phrases

Executive Speech Coach

If you listen actively, youll hear that a lot of people simply fail to produce coherent, crisp sentences, even when they are "trained" public speakers. Even seasoned public speakers (the prime minister comes to mind) use it. reference these over-used phrases in my keynote/seminars. The first is "to be perfectly honest".

Where do the best speakers go to get better?

Executive Speech Coach

Thursday, January 21, 2010 Where do the best speakers go to get better? If you are a good profesional speaker and you want to get way better - where do you go for help? Thats how you get good.) So I was reluctant to spend my money on more presentation training for myself. How can an inanimate object lik. Never.

8 Presentation Flaws that Steal Your Money

Executive Speech Coach

Do you want to close more deals and make more money? There are no perfect presentations and no perfect presenters, which means that every presenter could be better – if they want to be. Have you ever wondered why some presentations are so painful to sit through and others can be delightful? Perhaps you can relate to them.

Public Speaking and PresentingPublic speaking and presenting: making this your best year ever!

Its not just going to happen any more than you can pick up a guitar and play it from first strum. Uh-oh, our now society does not want to wait.

Designing Choreographies for the New Economy of Attention

Is it possible to pay attention when sending a text message or surfing the web? The audience is responsible to attend and remain attentive.

Dear Speakers - James Duncan Davidson - James Duncan Davidson

Getting up on stage and speaking is a difficult and demanding thing to do. It’s natural to be nervous and for that nervousness to show. It’s also hard to know how what you are doing up there on stage is perceived by the audience. Move deliberately to another. Try to look at who’s talking.