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May, 2009 Resource of the Month - PowerPoint Ninja

PowerPoint Tips

PowerPoint Ninja is a new blog that offers great tips and tricks on PowerPoint. The goal is to move you from apprentice to ninja

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Famous Speech Friday: Angela Merkel's 2009 U.S. Congress speech

The Eloquent Woman

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's 2009 speech before both houses of the U.S. Congress has just about everything you'd want in a famous speech.

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Famous Speech Friday: Elizabeth Warren on The Daily Show in 2009

The Eloquent Woman

At the time of the 2009 interview, she was chairing a congressional oversight panel on the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP). Thanks, Jon!

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What America Reads…

Matt Eventoff

I found this post from Brian Solis  very interesting – a list of the top media outlets, by circulation, as well as the 25 most popular blogs in America, as compiled by BurrellesLuce. . While there are constantly articles about the decline of traditional print media, there are still some publications that have tremendous reach and impact. .

7 ways to keep audience attention during your presentation

Speaking about Presenting

Keeping audience attention is more important and more difficult than grabbing audience attention. Talk about something your audience is interested in.

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New evidence that bullet-points don’t work

Speaking about Presenting

At last, we have some scientifically rigorous evidence to show that slides full of bullet-points don’t work. The research. Sparse slides.

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10 Most Popular Content Marketing Posts of 2009

Content Marketing Today

In fact, visitors searching our site for the phrase “content marketing” increased by 85% in 2009 over 2008. Kick back and enjoy. Not at length.

The Truth About Public Speaking

Matt Eventoff

There is a saying in boxing that holds true for public speaking – “Styles Make Fights.”  Styles Styles also make presentations, speeches and media appearances – every person is unique and every person has a unique style, something that works for them. . Every person is an individual, with individual strengths and weaknesses. 

The President, Public Speaking, Presence, and uhhh….

Matt Eventoff

President Obama’s Press Conference has just concluded and a lot of questions have been asked and answered.  There are a number of public speaking and communications lessons that can be learned from watching both the President and those questioning him. The President is a talented communicator.  Nearly 5 “uhhh’s&# a minute.

10 tools for presenting with Twitter

Speaking about Presenting

Seat Apart was developed by Allister Klingensmith literally over night at An Event Apart 2009 conference in Boston. Keynote Tweet. Slide Tweet.

How to Communicate with Teenagers, Part 1

Matt Eventoff

When you figure it out, please tell me. . In all seriousness, in order to effectively communicate with someone, you need to have a basic understanding of that person’s frame of reference. How different? Thanks to Beloit College , these differences are very clear.  They will continue to live on their cell phones and communicate via texting.

Message Development 101

Matt Eventoff

Developing and communicating an effective message is not easy. That being said, I have always found three questions to be extremely useful in the identification and development of a message: 1. What am I/are we trying to accomplish? 2. Who cares? Who is my/our audience?). 3. Why should they/do they care? Confusion. Healthcare reform. .

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Making presentations in the TED style

Presentation Zen

TEDx Tokyo 2009 In less than two weeks TEDx Tokyo will have its unveiling. Ben Saunders ). Thou Shalt Not Simply Trot Out thy Usual Shtick.

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How to prepare a Pecha Kucha presentation

Speaking about Presenting

Photo by Olly Barrett. This week I went to my first Pecha Kucha night in Wellington, New Zealand. The format is very tight. Have a theme. agree.

Personal Kaizen: 15 Tips for your continuous improvement

Presentation Zen

Kaizen (??) means "improvement" — "kai" (?) means change/make better, and "zen" (?) We can call this “Personal Kaizen.” Keep moving forward.

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11 Public Speaking Lessons from an Eleven Year Old

Matt Eventoff

Jonathan McCoy is eleven years old.  11 years old!  So what can we learn about public speaking from an eleven year old? Excellent. 6. 10-11.

New Stage Fright & Fear of Public Speaking Book is Available |

Speaking Freely

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7 Japanese aesthetic principles to change your thinking

Presentation Zen

Lateral Thinking is for changing concepts and perception," says de Bono. Seven principles for changing your perception Kanso (??) Fukinsei (???)

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Why most attempts at audience participation fail and what to do about it

Speaking about Presenting

Yesterday I had a skype conversation with Twitter follower Todd (@TJList) on how to include audience participation in a presentation. Continuum.

New Book ? It's Your Time to Shine: How to Overcome Fear of Public.

Speaking Freely

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June 2009 Resource of the Month - PowerPoint:What Is Appropriate When and Why?

PowerPoint Tips

This short slidecast by Karl Kapp shows great makeovers. You'll learn a lot about how to avoid death by PowerPoint

How to present with Twitter and other backchannels

Speaking about Presenting

Presenting with Twitter can be challenging. Just about every week a new story of a speaker getting roasted on Twitter makes waves in the blogosphere. I’ve written a free eBook “How to present with Twitter (and other backchannels)&# to help you avoid that fate. There’s no sign up required. Just click and read. “Wow! Updating.

New RSS feed! This one will no longer be updated

PowerPoint Tips

I have a new blog (using WordPress) which will let people add comments. think it's a great improvement and I hope you'll think so, too. But the RSS feed's URL is different. Please go to [link] and click on the RSS button (the label says "Posts") to continue to get the tips. Thanks

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Buzzwords of 2009

The Communication Blog

Categories: buzzwords 0comments: Post a Comment Newer Post Older Post Home Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom) Loading. Im always interested in what instructors and students think of my books and especially in what I can do to make them better - more relevant, more interesting, more useful, more visually appealing. Impolite Questions, What Are They?

BizTech Day 2009

DeFinis Communications

If you answered “YES&# to any of the questions above, BizTechDay 2009 is the place for you! I was a participant at last year’s conference and was astounded at the rich educational and networking opportunities available. I met new friends and learned a whole new approach to marketing – which I’m pleased to say is paying off.

Healing the Mind & Body Split of Stage Fright and Fear of Speaking |

Speaking Freely

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How to propose a toast

Speaking about Presenting

Propose a toast: Image by Waldo Jaquith. Give the gift of public speaking this holiday season. Here are some tips for proposing a toast: 1. Cheers!

You don't hate public speaking. You're doing it right now.

Speak Schmeak

Let's talk about all the ways you "speak in public" every day. You meet new people at a party. You ask for help at Best Buy. You run a meeting at work.

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Say, Say, Say…

Matt Eventoff

It is better to keep one’s mouth shut and be thought a fool than to open it and resolve all doubt.  Abraham Lincoln. The easiest way to save face is to keep the lower half shut.  Author Unknown. Say, Say, Say… nothing. It is safe to say you are not having a great week. The best way to follow it up? . The world is mourning. .

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Presentation Zen: 10 Tips on how to think like a designer

Presentation Zen

Most people do not really think about design and designers, let alone think of themselves as designers. And what of more specialized professions?

4 Methods to Deliver a Great Speech

DeFinis Communications

When it comes to delivering your presentation, you actually have many choices. Public speaking involves so much more than just standing in front of a crowd and talking. So before you stand up to speak, make sure you choose the correct delivery method that will give you the best results for you and your audience.  . Memorization. Impromptu.

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Embracing Authenticity: Who Are You Able to Be In Front of Others? |

Speaking Freely

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How to give a great ignite talk

Speaker Confessions

There’s this popular format for public speaking called Ignite - It’s an evening of short talks with some special rules.  What do you love?

Enjoy Being Yourself in Front of Others |

Speaking Freely

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Toastmasters World Champion 2009

Pro Humorist

The Toastmasters World Champion of Public Speaking for 2009 is Australian Mark Hunter, with his speech “A sink for a green tomato&#. For a great personal account of the 2009 contest check out Jim Key’s blog post on The Adventures of Jim.

Writing Compelling Titles for Articles & Talks |

Speaking Freely

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Toastmasters World Champion 2009

Pro Humorist

The Toastmasters World Champion of Public Speaking for 2009 is Australian Mark Hunter, with his speech “A sink for a green tomato” In seems that previously, Mark competed in the 2001 World Championships which has since produced 2003 winner Jim Key. Related Posts: America-phile – Life Across the Pond Toastmasters in the U.S.

Why the stickiest idea in presenting is just plain wrong

Speaking about Presenting

Albert Mehrabian. The stickiest idea in presenting and public speaking is that the meaning of your message is communicated by: Your words 7%. Bloggers.

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ON WINNING IN 2009

Sandra Schrift - Executive Speech Coach

you “re-Vision” your business to use your money more effectively and create a new company vision. (C)2009 www.schrift.comCoach, Rich Gee, has a few tips for winning in a bad economy.Contact both present and past clients. The Coach suggests.

How Do You Choose a Speaking Coach?

Speak and Deliver

" Thank you! ~RR September 21, 2009 9:19 AM Post a Comment Newer Post Older Post Home Search This Blog Loading. Whats at Stake? Deliver!

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