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Four Presentation Predictions for 2011

Duarte Blog

Come along as we roll back the curtain and predict what the future looks like. Tablet war will shape future of presentations.

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Announcing Outstanding Presentations Workshop 2011!

PowerPoint Tips

I’m pleased to announce the 2nd Outstanding Presentations Workshop with a new group of top-tier presenters! And it’s all free! Sign up now!

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World Championship of Public Speaking, 2011

Manner of Speaking

The 2011 World Championship of Public Speaking , hosted by Toastmasters International in Las Vegas, Nevada is now history. Her message?

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Book review: Office 2011 for Mac All-in-One For Dummies

PowerPoint Tips

Office 2011 for Mac All-in-One For Dummies covers Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Review books Mac Office 2011Self-explanatory.

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Interview with Sunni Brown: Doodler, Gameist and 2011 TED Speaker

Duarte Blog

She has a well-deserved spot on the 2011 TED stage this year too. Sunni Brown lives up to the promise of her name. She lights up a room.

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Famous Speech Friday: Toni Morrison’s 2011 commencement address

The Eloquent Woman

Morrison’s address to Rutgers’ 2011 graduating class is a guide to crafting your own story in a world that is in dire need of better stories.

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Oscar Night 2011

Manner of Speaking

Tonight is the 83rd Annual Academy Awards. It’s been years since I’ve seen the show live. It is entertaining and inspiring.

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The Fastest Way to Create an Ignite Presentation

Speaking about Presenting

I set myself the challenge of preparing my first Ignite presentation as fast as possible. It’s the presentation equivalent of a haiku or sonnet.

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The Fastest Way to Create an Ignite Presentation

Speaking about Presenting

I set myself the challenge of preparing my first Ignite presentation as fast as possible. It’s the presentation equivalent of a haiku or sonnet.

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10 tips for overcoming the fear of being bold

Speaking about Presenting

I’m working on being bold – whether it’s in a one on one conversation or in a presentation. And I’m not alone. Cultivate an attitude of boldness.

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10 tips for overcoming the fear of being bold

Speaking about Presenting

I’m working on being bold – whether it’s in a one on one conversation or in a presentation. And I’m not alone. Cultivate an attitude of boldness.

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My Biggest Blunders of 2011

Speaker Launcher

I think it’s healthy to learn from your mistakes, don’t you? So let’s get right to it: FIRE, BEFORE READY AND AIM. The results?

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Who Are the Best and Worst Communicators of 2011?

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

Once again, my fellow communication coaches Decker Communications have published a “ 10 best and worst communicators for 2011 ,” and the list is fascinating both for those it includes and those it doesn’t, as well as what it says about us and where we are as a nation.  It’s a time for authenticity, even if it’s angry authenticity.

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Toastmasters International UK & Ireland: Communicator of the Year, 2011

Max Atkinson

A few months ago, I accepted an invitation to do a keynote lecture at the Toastmasters International conference in Glasgow this coming weekend.

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The Year Ahead: Fearless Predictions for Communications in 2011

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

A calendar year is an arbitrary deadline and communication is never-ending; nevertheless it’s helpful to take stock of the kind of year in communications we’ve just had and look ahead to what we can expect in 2011.    I see five trends that will each undergo shifts in 2011.   We’re all primarily visual learners. 

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NSA 2011 Convention: Advance Planning

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

At the end of the month, I’m off to Anaheim, for my 7th NSA Convention. The theme this year is Influence and the conference chair is NSA bad-boy Randy Gage. He rocked the house a couple of years back with a religion-bashing keynote that, for the first time ever, did not get a knee-jerk [.]. Public Speaking National Speakers Association

The 5-step cure for boring body language

Speaking about Presenting

Could your body language be more expressive? As a result you’ve shut down your natural gestures and become stiff and boring. Empty your hands.

Cameron on the NHS: 3 priorities (2006) mutate into 5 big things (2011)

Max Atkinson

At the 2006 Conservative Party conference, David Cameron sought to go one better than Tony Blair by summing up his three priorities in 3 letters: Not surprisingly, I had no trouble at all in remembering these three letters and confidently predict that you won't either.

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PowerPoint Tips, Mistakes and Ideas from 2011

Executive Speech Coach

What are the best ideas that you can use to improve your PowerPoint Presentations? What if Your PowerPoint Slides Make You a Liar? The marketing director of a well known Internet company presented us with fascinating stats about Internet use and users. One of my colleagues raised his hand to ask a question. It's attack was swift and merciless.

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Steve Jobs – Public Speaking, Preparation & Practice

Matt Eventoff

The speed at which information travels has rendered most news dated within hours; days if a story really has “legs.” Some Key Takeaways: 1.

Closing A Speech or Presentation, Part I

Matt Eventoff

The moment of truth has arrived. You had them entranced at the open. The audience was clearly focused, nodding as you delivered your message; eyes locked as you wove through a carefully crafted medley of stories, anecdotes and analogies, all supporting your message. Thank you.” ” …and then nothing happens.

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The two types of presenter: which are you?

Speaking about Presenting

This is a post written by Tony Burns, my partner and co-trainer. I’m one of the former. It’s a question you might like to ask yourself.

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Toastmasters Monday: The 2011 Convention

Speak and Deliver

2011 World Champion Jock Elliott Contests. I'm baaa-aaack.! A delay in my flight brought me home in the wee hours of today, vs. last night.

A Public Speaker’s Checklist – Free PDF File

Manner of Speaking

Last year I wrote a post about logistical items that speakers should remember for a speaking engagement. It is designed to be comprehensive.

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The sobering truth about what an audience remembers

Speaking about Presenting

Last week I spent three awesome days at the Presentation Summit. I asked as many people as I could what they remembered from each of these keynotes.

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Big Time Internet Usage Stats From 2011

Communication Steroids

The numbers are staggering. So big that it’s hard to fathom some of them. One of the first places I started was at InternetWorldStats. Yikes!

Poignant Photos from Fatal Christmas Morning Fire, Stamford, CT (2011)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The early morning Christmas fire in 2011 which snuffed out five lives was the second major tragedy in Connecticut. High rankings on Google.

The Power of Words – 108 Seconds Changes Everything

Matt Eventoff

I was not familiar with Purple Feather until I saw this video, but I certainly am now! Here a few: . The power of words indeed!

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How to get a Photoshopped look by fading in an image

PowerPoint Tips

Adobe® Photoshop® can create great effects, but you might not have or know the program. Insert the image. Use a solid background for your slide.

How to use the Magic of Live to be a Compelling Speaker

Speaking about Presenting

Photo credit: AndiH. Live performances are magic. We pay to see our favorite bands performing even though we can listen to the songs anytime for free.

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How to store your presentation in the cloud–for embedding, collaboration, or marketing

PowerPoint Tips

Storing a presentation in the cloud, that is, in a Web-based location, has great advantages: It’s an off-site backup. of free online storage.

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Using presentations for decision-making

PowerPoint Tips

Which side of the decision fence are you on? Are you the persuader or the decider? You have a decision to make and you want to make the best decision.

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What to do when you’re losing your audience

Speaking about Presenting

Your audience’s attention will fade over time unless you take specific steps to keep them engaged. Push your audience’s Attention Reset Button.

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The 5 Bad Habits of Experienced Speakers

Speaking about Presenting

I’ve been through a long journey (25 years) of developing as a speaker. I started off shy, nervous and tentative. The Plastered-On Smile.

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Live Your Dreams « Elizabethkuhnke's Blog

Kuhnke Communication

While you’re already well into 2011, it’s not too late to turn this year into your year of achievement. Think big. You could go out for a walk.

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Demosthenes and Modern Oratory

Matt Eventoff

Demosthenes is one of my favorite orators to study. Unfortunately, I have not had the opportunity to ever see or hear him as he passed away in 322 BC. He is one of the legendary Greek orators and some of his most famous (and my favorite) addresses of his relate to his opposition to King Phillip II of Macedon. I then edit it and re-write it.

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How to be an Outstanding Communicator

Manner of Speaking

Today’s post is from Martin Shovel. Martin is a writer, speechwriter, cartoonist and communications expert with a special interest in new media and social networking. He is a regular contributor to the Guardian’s Mind Your Language blog and has appeared on BBC Radio 4’s Word of Mouth. It was originally published in August 2010 in the U.K.’s

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50 New Year’s Resolutions for Public Speakers

Manner of Speaking

Some ideas to help you take your public speaking to the next level in 2012. In no particular order: 1. I will prepare. I will practice. I will have a clear message. I will be able to distill every speech and every presentation into a single sentence. I will always ask myself: “Why should the audience care about my message?”

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Top Executive Speech Coach Blog Posts of 2011

Executive Speech Coach

Executive Speech Coach Top Blog Posts of the year are: What’s the difference between a speaker’s bio and an introduction? Many people don’t realize the difference and often say bio when they mean introduction. And many non-professional speakers mistakenly supply their bio as an introduction. Function always drives form.

6 Secrets to get People to Take Action after your Presentation

Speaking about Presenting

How can you increase the likelihood that people will take action after your presentation? Script the critical move. million. Gary chose his brother.

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