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Announcing Outstanding Presentations Workshop 2012

PowerPoint Tips

I’m pleased to announce the 3rd annual Outstanding Presentations Worksho p! Many thanks. Tracy Scott. Donna Hains. When is the Workshop?

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London 2012. Olympic Opening Ceremony. 7 points for presenters

The Presenter's Blog

What a show! Appeal to history. At the heart of history, lies the art of telling a story. Here’s where you’ve come from. Here’s where you are.

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3 Presentation Lessons from Comic-Con 2012

Duarte Blog

Diary Event Message 2012 Batman comic Comic-Con convention costume delight doug neff fan geeks learned lessons panel S.T.A.R. moment. S.T.A.R.

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Running with the Olympic Blade Runner: Oscar Pistorius in London 2012

The Presenter's Blog

The biggest battle presenters face is the battle to push their comfort zones as speakers. The man’s name is Oscar Petronius. Las Vegas Review.

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138 Top Tweets from the 2012 Ragan Speechwriters Conference

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

The annual Ragan Speechwriters Conference was held March 14 – 16, 2012 at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington DC. Over 200 professional speechwriters met for two days and attended a series of main stage keynotes and break out sessions. Speechwriting Ragan Speechwriters Conference Twitter

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Speaking of the 2012 Toastmasters International Convention

Speak and Deliver

Just a few words from my heart to those of you competing at the World Championship of Public Speaking this year.

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Video: 2012 Ragan Speechwriting Conference

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

From first-time attendees to 10-year veterans, attendees at the 2012 Ragan Speechwriters Conference were uniformly impressed with the event. Hear what a random baker’s dozen of the audience had to say. Speechwriting Ragan Speechwriters Conference

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The 2012 Ragan Speechwriters Conference

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

I’m off this week to the 2012 Ragan Speechwriters Conference in Washington DC. It’ll be my fourth conference and the second one at which I’ve presented. As in 2009, I’ll be podcasting interviews with attendees and presenters and grabbing some video with my Flip video camera to post to YouTube. It all fits with the [.].

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Speeches from the 2012 Republican and Democratic National Conventions

Manner of Speaking

The hoopla is over, the streamers and confetti have been swept up and the delegates have returned home. Photos courtesy of DonkeyHotey / Flickr.

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Obama vs. Romney. Blogging the 2012 US Presidential Debates. Round 2. Head to Head at Hofstra.

The Presenter's Blog

Reblogged from make a powerful point: Over $1.1billion has been spent so far on this year’s presidential debate. Read more… 1,094 more words.

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The 2012 Presidential Election: Transmedia Storytelling in action

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Marketing 2012 Presidential Election PoliticsToday’s US Election can be seen as the culmination of the most expensive transmedia storytelling campaign in history. Unlike the year-long Why So Serious? campaign that Warner Bros. Culture Shock!

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Seven points for powerful debating

The Presenter's Blog

When Obama said "we have fewer horses and bayonets" — Good Morning America (@GMA) October 23, 2012. You are NEVER above the fray.

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How One Comic Genius NewsJacked the Entire 2012 Oscars

Content Marketing Today

Sasha Baron Cohen Grabs the Spotlight with Only a Beard, a Uniform, 2 Pretty ‘Security Guards’, and the ‘Ashes’ of Kim Il Jung.

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The Right Number of Slides

Manner of Speaking

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The Third Presidential Debate 2012. Analysis and Commentary. And Who Won?

The Presenter's Blog

on.cnn.com/Rhmurj #CNNdebate — CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) October 23, 2012. Up till tonight, it was one round each. He achieved it.

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Morgan's Top 5 Communications Trends and Predictions for 2012

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

  With all this going on, and lots more no one can anticipate, what are the communications trends for 2012? 1.    In 2012, even the most troglodyte of communicators will realize that we’re no longer primarily reachable via the news release, the headline, and the story.    So welcome to 2012

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Analysis: 2012 State of the Union Address

Successful Speeches Blog

Last night, President Obama delivered what could be his last “State of the Union” address. As I stated in my last blog post, I’m not going to express my feelings about his policies or discuss politics. My goal is to analyze the elements within the speech. Here are my observations: Length: Let’s get this one [.].

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The Presidential Debates: Round 1. Our Analysis

The Presenter's Blog

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Speaking Forward in 2012

Speak and Deliver

Today, as promised, it's time to look ahead to next year, and see what I can do as both a speaker and a coach in 2012. 1. New Goals for 2012: 1.

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[video] 2012 Goals

Speaker Launcher

We’re already in month two of 2012, how’d that happen? Most Recent Post

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Taking Advantage of Digital Marketing Trends 2012 and Beyond

Content Marketing Today

Just When You Hoped Things Might Slow Down, They Speed Up. What words come to mind when thinking about the digital marketing landscape? Complicated?

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UK Business Communicator of the year, 2012: Gillian Tett

Max Atkinson

Brian Jenner Chairman of the Judges, UK Speechwriters’ Guild February 2012Citation The world economy is choked with thorns.

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What Japan Can Teach the World About Communication / ?????????????????????????

Matt Eventoff

“When one teaches, two learn.” – Robert A. Heinlein. Japanese students are taught very differently than are U.S. audience. 1????????2??????-????A.??????.

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Podcast: Exhibitor 2012 and Expo West Re-Cap

Communication Steroids

Tim Patterson, aka Tim ‘Gonzo’ Gordon, discusses his recent visits to Exhibitor 2012 in Las Vegas and Expo West in Anaheim with podcasting partner Roger Pike. Tim Patterson, aka Tim ‘Gonzo’ Gordon, discusses his recent visits to Exhibitor 2012 in Las Vegas and Expo West in Anaheim with podcasting partner Roger Pike.

The content creator’s toolkit 2012: part 1

Onlignment

First published in Inside Learning Technologies, January 2012. Every content creator has the task of assembling their toolkit, the software applications they need to support them in their work. The composition of your particular toolkit will depend on the roles you are expected to play in your team. Image editing. Audio editing.

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7 Tips to Ensure You’re Understood when Speaking to a Foreign Audience

Speaking about Presenting

This is a guest post by Leon Potgieter. Understand cultural assumptions – yours and theirs. Work with your interpreter. Speak to 12 year olds.

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What Bill Clinton Wrote and What Bill Clinton Said

Manner of Speaking

For me, the rhetorical highlight of both conventions was Bill Clinton’s speech. Love him or hate him, Clinton is a masterful speaker.

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5 Blogs. 5 Days. 5 Quick Takes Improving Your Speaking in 2012.

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

  Put them together and you should have a good ‘cheat sheet’ for fulfilling your resolution to improve your public speaking in 2012.  What are the 5 most important quick ideas for improving your public speaking?    I’m going to go for broke this week and blog on 5 quick takes for fast quality enhancement in 5 days. 

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5 Quick Lessons from the First Presidential Debate 2012

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

I’m taking a short break from my discussion of virtual communications to talk about the debates.    The received wisdom is that President Obama lost the debate and former Governor Romney won; 2/3rds of Americans polled thought so, and the commentators certainly did.    So what follows is a contrarian view.    1.

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The blog's top 10 public speaking posts and top 10 famous speeches of 2012

The Eloquent Woman

As we draw near to the end of 2012, take a look at what you--and other readers--sought the most on The Eloquent Woman this year. useful post.

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Lost in Translation – Ten Tips for Working with Interpreters

Manner of Speaking

Lost in Translation is a terrific film that received critical acclaim when it was released in 2003. The scene takes place during one of the commercial.

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Create clear, iconic illustrations in PowerPoint with (gasp!) clip art

PowerPoint Tips

Submit 2 slides using clip art by Thursday, October 25, 2012. When you choose line art, you usually want to find WMF images. Contest!

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Resolved to Start a Speaking Career in 2012? A roundup of recent books to help you get cranking.

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

  If you’ve resolved to kick-start your career in 2012, then one or more of these books may save you from making the usual beginners’ mistakes – and may even give you an idea or two for accelerating your career.    He says these get harder in that order and the last two are the hardest of all. Book Reviews

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#5: 5 Blogs. 5 Days. 5 Quick Takes for Improving Your Speaking in 2012.

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

  Put them together and you should have a good ‘cheat sheet’ for fulfilling your resolution to improve your public speaking in 2012.    Good luck and here’s to better speaking in 2012.  What are the 5 most important quick ideas for improving your public speaking?    5.    There you go. 

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Shortcut to complex shapes with SmartArt in PowerPoint 2007 and 2010

PowerPoint Tips

SmartArt is a great way to create diagrams, but you can also use them to create complex, custom graphics. Let’s say that I have this slide.

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Famous Speech Friday: Michelle Obama at the 2012 Democratic National Convention

The Eloquent Woman

First Lady Michelle Obama provided an example of this when she recently spoke at the 2012 Democratic National Convention. Here's his take.)

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Towards Maturity 2012 Benchmark Study

Onlignment

Today sees the launch of the Towards Maturity 2012 Benchmark Study , the largest benchmark study of its type in Europe. Taking part in the confidential 2012 Benchmark Study is easy; it takes between forty minutes to an hour to review an organisation’s approach to learning using the online survey. ↩ Blog

12 Lessons from Pablo Picasso for Public Speakers

Manner of Speaking

Pablo Picasso. Pablo Picasso was one of the greatest and most influential artists of the 20th century. It all adds up. 2. “Computers are useless.

12 Public Speaking Lessons from “Comedian”

Manner of Speaking

It also follows Orny Adams , a young up-and-coming comedian who is trying to make it. The film is very candid. You see the effort that these guys make.

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Find a Presentation Designer Here

Speaking about Presenting

You’ll see a tremendous variety in approaches – from business focus, to scientific rigor to aesthetics. Rick Altman, Better Presenting.