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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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Writing Compelling Titles for Articles & Talks |

Speaking Freely

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Write your ending

PowerPoint Tips

Here is a sneak preview of some of the content of my 3-day workshop, “Create an Outstanding Presentation.&# It comes from Day 1: Content.

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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The three causes of public speaking fear (and what you can do about them)

Speaking about Presenting

Please let me know what you found most useful by writing a comment below. Fear of public speaking often feels like it hits you out of nowhere.

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Speech writing tips - How many words?

Inter-Activ Presenting and Influencing

When I first started writing speeches, I struggled to know how many words to write for a speech of a given length.  Good luck. Gavin.

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

Speaking about Presenting

To ensure you get the wording right, write them down on a card. Writing it down will increase the chances that they will do it. pause].

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?

How to propose a toast

Speaking about Presenting

Make the writing large and bold so that you can read your notes easily. Propose a toast: Image by Waldo Jaquith. Plan your toast in advance.

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

Speak Schmeak

The reality is that people form impressions of you based on what you say, what you write, how you dress, how you do your hair. No big deal. 4.

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4 Methods to Deliver a Great Speech

DeFinis Communications

Good speech writers know the importance of writing speeches that will be read and how to create them.  . 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. Here is a quick overview of each method:  . Memorization. Impromptu.

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The benefits of creating outlines before you write

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Before your write any document, outline all the points you want to address, in the order you should address them. Then write from point to point to point… until you are done. Tags: Business Training Business Writing benefits of outlining business writing how to create an outline Let’s use an outline [.].

Why the stickiest idea in presenting is just plain wrong

Speaking about Presenting

If you’d like to be added to the list above, let me know (write a comment below, e-mail me or tweet me). Albert Mehrabian. like-dislike).

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Public Speaking Tip: Use Humor

Pivotal Public Speaking

Tags: humour in public speaking public speaking speech writing humour

Toastmasters Friday: Writing a World Championship Speech - Speechstorming

Speak and Deliver

So how does one write a World Championship speech? In two attempts, the best I've done is write a ' third-place in the world speech '.

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

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Facebook and YouTube blocked by paranoid corporations at their own peril 8 tips to make your YouTube video go viral Top 5 corporate blogging mistakes and how to avoid them Thank you for helping me to write The New Rules of Marketing & PR! Photo of me presenting in Istanbul, Turkey on February 25, 2009 courtesy MediaCat. Tell stories.

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

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If you’re a blogger you may want to write up a wrap-up and link to anyone who took pictures. Posted by Dan Perry on January 30th, 2008 at 9:56 am Thanks for writing this post Jeremiah and nice job on the panel yesterday. Thanks for writing all these ideas down. who is attending? what are the other panels? As Web 2.0

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How to Start Speaking at Events | chrisbrogan.com

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write about the types of speeches I hope to give. Write something YOU'D want to attend, and that helps. know write and speak weekly.

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Communicating Bad News - Seven Steps for CEO’s

Matt Eventoff

There is a reason why some of the greatest political leaders of our time continue to make phone calls and write notes to key supporters during off years, long before election season is looming on the horizon. How does a CEO communicate change that may be perceived as negative?    How does a CEO message bad news? How can you do this? 2.

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

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Use Type Over 24pt It is easy to fall into writing paragraphs in slides. This is what she had to say about delivering a successful presentation.

Churchill, Lincoln, Kennedy…and Bloggers?

Matt Eventoff

Does this mean every blog post you write should be consumed in less than three minutes? Care passionately about what you are writing about if you want your readers to care at all. (This appeared earlier this week on the HubSpot  marketing blog, a leader in all things new media). Winston Churchill. Abraham Lincoln. John F. Kennedy.

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.

Unique Storyboard Method: Receipt Tape

Duarte Blog

Some visual thinkers challenged me to write a very short presentation about the power of visual thinking during these tough economic times.

How to Present While People are Twittering | Pistachio

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HughBriss February 23, 2009 Excellent post but I still hate it when people don’t look at me when I’m talking. Macro results.

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

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Plan on writing a book review at SquaredPeg soon. When I'm writing a speech, I always start with this: 1. Answer that early. Often.

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Diamonds (Emails, Facebook and MySpace) Are Forever

Matt Eventoff

In 2009, it is not just diamonds that are forever.  Once you write it online, someone, somewhere, has access to it.  Storyline - Executive Assistant  (E.A.) at lobbying shop in DC writes to a scheduler/office manager for Congressman Jim McDermott to request client meeting.  Laughing Online Lasts Forever. Emails Last Forever.

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May, 2009 PowerPoint 2007 Theme - dun-aqua

PowerPoint Tips

You should be able to see the path to the folder, which you might want to write down. By request, I'm offering my first PowerPoint 2007 theme. It's the same look as last month's background, but it's a THMX file. At the bottom, choose Save Current Theme, and PowerPoint automatically places you in the right folder.

Yes! I Want You to Write Your Speech!

Speak and Deliver

I was working with a new client this week, and got the question I so often get from new clients: Do I need to write out my speech?

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

PowerPoint Tips

Today I conducted a training webinar on presenting interactively. loved the topic and enjoyed myself quite a bit! Here you see some of the comments.

Jargon and gobbledygook comedy sketch

Max Atkinson

more than nine times longer than the 16 word average sentence length in effective speeches). Hi How are you today? I’m good – and yourself? Mm huh.

Analysis: President Obama’s Speech on Afghanistan: December 1, 2009

Successful Speeches Blog

Live Presentations Opinion Political Speeches PowerPoint Presentation Skills Public Speaking Rhetorical Devices Scripting Your Speech Speech Writing Starting Your Speech Uncategorized Afghanistan Barack Obama Martin Luther King Jr Instead, I would prefer [.].

How much should I charge for corporate writing jobs?

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

As a freelance writer who has been around long enough to go grey (due to age, not due to work), I am often asked, “How much should I charge for corporate writing jobs?” I am asked this question by other freelancers – especially aspiring freelancers or freelancers looking to move from periodical writing to corporate writing.

Speech Writing Workshop in Toronto

Successful Speeches Blog

If you live close to the Greater Toronto Area, I hope you’ll join me on January 27, 2010 for my one-day speech writing workshop. The last time I taught this course was in February 2009. Tags: Events Speech Writing Speech Writing Resources Speech Writing Workshop You can get the full details here.

(re)Discover the Joy of Creative Writing – book sale

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

(re)Discover the Joy of Creative Writing - book sale.

A Pint Size Plan to Help Your Kids Study Public Speaking Skills

DeFinis Communications

In fact, developing public speaking skills is just as important as learning to read and write. Part 2 of 2  .  . In Part 1 of this blog we talked about the importance of teaching children public speaking skills and using The Fun Theory to make the experience enjoyable and effective. Did you see the passion in her delivery?  .

Online Speech Writing Course

Successful Speeches Blog

On May 13th, I will be starting a 6-week online speech writing course. If you’ve been finding value in my blog posts, then this is a course you won’t want to miss. I’ll be teaching you how to master the art and science of writing a successful speech that will take your speeches to another level.

John Lima – 1921 – 2009

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

John Lima – 1921 – 2009 May he rest in peace. Peacefully in his home on Friday October 9, 2009 with his wife by his side. Tags: Freelance Writing - General LIMA, John. Born in Acri, Di Consenza, Italy on May 14, 1921. John, beloved husband of Catherine (nee Mezzapelli) for 65 years. Wonderful [.].

eLearn: Best Practices

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15 Tips for Webinars: How to Add Impact When You Present Online By Patricia Fripp, CSP, CPAE July 7, 2009 Whenever you open your mouth, whether youre talking to one person or a thousand, you usually want to get a specific message across. How do you do that best when you are communicating through a webinar? Here are 15 tips. Think Hollywood!

Kate Winslet ignores Paul Hogan’s advice to award winners

Max Atkinson

But Kate Winslet was only 11 years old at the time and probably never even saw it. Politically active thespians like Glenda Jackson, M.P.,