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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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7 ways to keep audience attention during your presentation

Speaking about Presenting

reader emailed me: “What can I do to keep the audience’s attention through the whole of my presentation. Change presenters. Tell stories.

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10 tools for presenting with Twitter

Speaking about Presenting

Presenting while people are tweeting is challenging – but also adds a new dimension to the presentation experience for your audience.

How to prepare a Pecha Kucha presentation

Speaking about Presenting

Pecha Kucha was developed as a presentation format to allow design and creative types to share their passions and show off their work. agree.

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. An eBook that every modern presenter and panelist should read.&#

How to craft a memorable key message in 10 minutes

Speaking about Presenting

A key message is the number one thing you want your audience to remember or do as a result of your presentation. Rubbish! Answer this question.

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New evidence that bullet-points don’t work

Speaking about Presenting

Chris recently delivered a presentation at the Technical Communication UK Conference and has put up her slides on slideshare. The research.

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Presentations: What To Wear

Professionally Speaking...

If asked, most of us would say we want to look our best when we are at the front of a room, presenting to a group of people. However, in the flurry of pulling content together, finishing slides and producing handouts, we don't always give enough thought to the role our clothes play in our presentation. Dress for the audience.

The difference between a persuasive and an informative presentation

PowerPoint Tips

What is a persuasive presentation? Some  presentations are for the purpose of selling a product or service.

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Deliver a Presentation like Steve Jobs - BusinessWeek

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When Apple ( AAPL ) CEO Steve Jobs kicked off this years Macworld Conference & Expo, he once again raised the bar on presentation skills. While most presenters simply convey information, Jobs also inspires. analyzed his latest presentation and extracted the 10 elements that you can combine to dazzle your own audience.

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The Truth About Public Speaking

Matt Eventoff

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

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?

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 President, Public Speaking, Presence, and uhhh….

Matt Eventoff

This week alone I sat through both legislative testimony and a major presentation where every other word seemed to be “filler&#  and what I witnessed was no surprise.  Eyes were focused on blackberries, cell phones, the floor and in one case, the back of eyelids — everywhere but where the presenter wanted the focus. .

Make a Presentation Like Al Gore - Wired How-To Wiki

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Al Gores global warming presentation, featured in the movie An Inconvenient Truth , is probably the most successful ever produced.

Presentation thought leaders

PowerPoint Tips

During Dave Paradi’s keynote at PPTLive, the audience came up with a list of thought leaders. Here’s the list. In most cases, I’ve linked directly to the blog. Bert Decker. Nancy Duarte. Carmine Gallow. Garr Reynolds. Tony Ramos. Ethos3. Troy Chollar. Ellen Finkelstein (yes, that’s me!). Geetesh Bajaj. Tom Peters.

Perfect Your Sales Presentation to Win in a Down Market

DeFinis Communications

Enter the Sales Presentation. The sales presentation can be the entry point, the turning point or the culminating event of the sales process. In fact, sales presentations are not just “high stakes” anymore; they are “extreme stakes.” Regain control of your sales presentation and close the deal. 17 and 18, 2009.

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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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How to propose a toast

Speaking about Presenting

Acknowledge people who are not present. Tags: Presentation skills holiday speech propose a toast toast toast speech Use tidy notes.

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.

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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Seth Godin Blogs about Two Qualities of a Great Presenter ? Respect

Speaking Freely

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How to Present While People are Twittering | Pistachio

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People used to whisper to each other or pass hand-scribbled notes during presentations. Yes, presenting with the back-channel is challenging.

4 Methods to Deliver a Great Speech

DeFinis Communications

When it comes to delivering your presentation, you actually have many choices. When speaking extemporaneously, the speaker uses notes, an outline or a PowerPoint slide presentation to stay on track. Tags: Presentation Skills Speech Preparation extemporaneous impromptu manuscript memorization methods reading Speech Memorization.

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Secrets for successfully narrating a presentation

PowerPoint Tips

When you add narration to a presentation, especially with slide timings, you create a self-running presentation.

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6 presentation tips from a professional speaker

Speaking about Presenting

Expo 2009. stand up at my desk, imagine an audience around me, and present exactly as it were the real thing. Let go of perfection.

Ten Tips for Using Props in a Presentation

Manner of Speaking

In my previous post , I looked at some of the ways in which a prop can add some real value to a presentation. But he used them well. 4. 

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Make Better Presentations - The Anatomy of a Good Speech | chrisbrogan.com

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You might have an upcoming presentation, or you might be looking to speak more at events. What Is the Goal of a Presentation? Often.

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My training webinar: Present interactively-your audience expects it!

PowerPoint Tips

Today I conducted a training webinar on presenting interactively. showed Yawnbuster and Raptivity Presenter. BackNoise.

New: Presentation Zen (2nd Edition)

Presentation Zen

Four years ago my first book Presentation Zen was published by Peachpit Press. Above: The front and back covers (click for larger view).

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

Speak Schmeak

Technically, the definition of public speaking involves presenting to a group of people in a structured setting with an outcome in mind.

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6 Presentation Links Worth Clicking

Speaking about Presenting

And here’s five more links to great writing on presentation skills: Even TED speakers get nervous. Presentation skills

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Hi-impact, lo-cost marketing with presentations

PowerPoint Tips

I just posted a presentation on authorSTREAM. It’s called “Latest Trends in Hi-Impact Lo-Cost Marketing with Presentations.&#. Presentations for Hi-Impact Marketing. Uploaded on authorSTREAM by ellenfinkl |  Upload your own presentation.

Advice for speakers and presenters - 7 ways to turn a free gig into a financial windfall

Pivotal Public Speaking

You’ve been asked to speak for an audience. However, the event organizer or meeting planner tells you they can’t pay you. Your heart sinks knowing that speaking for free will cost you in the long run. The only way you can make money if you’re speaking for free, is to sell something. You just have to.

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Present interactively: Your audience expects it!

PowerPoint Tips

My training webinar, “ Present interactively—Your audience expects it!&# was well received and you can now purchase the recording. In fact, the Training Manager of a state teacher’s union hired me to give this webinar, slightly customized, for employees. That too was well received. 

Don’t follow these presentation tips

Speaking about Presenting

Whenever I read a top 10 presentation or public speaking tips post, I often find at least one tip that makes me cringe. Throw away PowerPoint.

Powerpoint Twitter Magic – now you can tweet from PowerPoint

Speaking about Presenting

In my post 10 tools for presenting with Twitter , I lamented that there was no easy-to-use way of posting tweets from within PowerPoint.

Presentation Zen: 10 non-PowerPoint books that can help you create better presentations

Presentation Zen

To learn how to design and deliver better presentations, we need to pull from many educational sources. Books are good, but which ones?

Thoughts on why bad presentations don’t go away

PowerPoint Tips

In the Presentation Advisors blog, there’s a post called, “ Audience Members are from Venus, Presenters are from Mars ,&# which explains some of the frustrations that presentation consultants and experts experience. Basically, if you ask the general public (audiences) what is bad about most presentations, they know.

Lessons from a bad presentation

Speak Schmeak

A client told me about a presentation he gave recently that was terrible. Or more correctly, lack of preparation. Or if not failure, mediocrity.