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Step away from the laptop

Speak Schmeak

So let me share another of my favorite tools , the wireless presentation remote. Some remotes are tiny and invisible in your hand.

Add fun to your presentation with props

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Using notes pages in PowerPoint

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A lot of public speaking experts suggest using notes pages in PowerPoint as an alternative to reading from slides. Walk away from the computer.

I do and I understand, part 2

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Public speaking works the same way. Stop fiddling with the remote. Tags: Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies Athletes Smile.

PowerPoint in ten minutes or less

Speak Schmeak

Get a remote. Tags: Speakers Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies PowerPoint Pay by the word. 400 words costs $2000. Three never."

Using Old Presentation Technology in the New Year

More than PowerPoint...

Or anything remotely new-fangled. When was the last time you used an overhead projector and transparencies? Overheads and transparencies?

of winks, wonks and women speakers

The Eloquent Woman

Gosh darnit, aren't you glad Tina Fey doesn't look remotely like you when you give a speech?

20 tips for better conference speaking ~ Authentic Boredom

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20 tips for better conference speaking ~ 16 February 2009 ~ View from on stage as I’m preparing to speak at An Event Apart New Orleans 2008. I’ll be straight up with you: I don’t profess to be an expert speaker. I’ve had my share of presentations that have been total flops, along with some very successful ones.

Excellent public speaking advice - Boing Boing

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Dear Speakers Favorite this! ( 13 ) Send Older Super Mario vs NYC -- street art Newer Twisted-wire junk-sculpture automata from Zimbabwe Discussion Take a look at this #1 posted by Jewels Vern , March 8, 2009 4:09 AM The only thing you need to be an effective public speaker is something to say and a burning desire to say it. Breathe. Breathe.

How to Present While People are Twittering | Pistachio

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Pistachio Micro sharing. Macro results. HOME TOUCHBASE BLOG Your Suggestions? SERVICES Market Engagement Enterprise 2.0 The opposite seems to be true.

J. K. Rowling, Harvard, and the memorable commencement speech

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Rowling’s commencement address to Harvard in 2008 and ask what I thought of her performance.    Watching the video brought to mind how much public speaking has changed and what the new requirements are now for success in public speaking.    The result is an elegantly worded, ultimately remote speech. 

8 things I learnt about using twitter as a participation tool : Speaking about Presenting

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Olivia Today, I presented a session remotely at the Presentation Camp at Stanford University, California. There were only eight people in the room tweeting (some also tweeting remotely) but they managed to generate over 80 tweets in 40 minutes! One thing I am interested in, is how to filter tweets during a presentation or public event.

Your worst speaking disasters? ($200 in prizes!)

Speaker Confessions

One of the goals of the book is to talk about things going wrong in public speaking. Leave your story of a public speaking disaster! To help get things started, here’s some of my own public speaking disasters: I suck at math (The Hague, Netherlands, @CHI 2000 ). The problems of being uni-lingual  (Kiev, Ukraine 2008 ).

Your worst speaking disasters? ($200 in prizes!)

Speaker Confessions

One of the goals of the book is to talk about things going wrong in public speaking. Leave your story of a public speaking disaster! To help get things started, here’s some of my own public speaking disasters: I suck at math (The Hague, Netherlands, @CHI 2000 ). The problems of being uni-lingual  (Kiev, Ukraine 2008 ).

The New Celebrity

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But this rather intellectualized, rather remote connection with organized social action is not activity. 11.13.2009 The New Celebrity Thumbing through the latest issue of TV Guide I see celebrity chef Giada DeLaurentiis and am reminded of the great popularity of cooking shows and the emergence of the chef as the new celebrity.

Will the 2010 UK general election be the first one to leave us speechless?

Max Atkinson

So what? Otherwise, how could anyone get so excited about the dreary prospect of lengthy televised election 'debates' between party leaders?

Why are Conference Speakers So Bad?

Executive Speech Coach

None of the speakers used a remote controlled mouse to advance their PowerPoint slides. Even if the conference organizer didn’t arrange for a remote the speakers could have brought their own. If you present with PowerPoint get your own remote mouse. Why Do We Fear Public Speaking? It was horrible. Who Cares? Never.

Conversational Coolers and Warmers

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For example, there are audience coolers who make public speakers wish they never walked to the podium, interviewing coolers who make applicants feel like they have no chance of employment--ever, and small group coolers who make the normally pleasant group interaction a boring and unproductive experience. And the communication question is How.

Designing Choreographies for the New Economy of Attention

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Simple connectivity is like a public park with no benches, playgrounds, or organized activities. 2008 ]. Edmundson 2008 Edmundson, Mark.