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Malala Yousafzai and Public Speaking: 12 Lessons from the Best Speech of 2013

Matt Eventoff

July 12, 2013 was not only Malala Day. Malala Yousafzai is a great global communicator. Malala was shot because she wanted to… learn.

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2 PowerPoint 2013 secrets

PowerPoint Tips

I just gave a webinar on upgrading to PowerPoint 2013, explaining all the new features and how to use them. Find only photos. Presto!

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Reorder objects in the Selection pane in PowerPoint 2013

PowerPoint Tips

In PowerPoint 2013, you can use the Select pane and simply drag objects where you want them. Do you spend a lot of time reordering objects?

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101 Top Tweets from the 2013 Ragan Speechwriters Conference

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

The annual Ragan Speechwriters Conference was held March 20 – 22, 2013 at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington DC.

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How to create a poster in PowerPoint 2013

PowerPoint Tips

Let’s create a couple of posters in PowerPoint 2013. Follow these steps: In PowerPoint 2013, click the Design tab. ×11 in).

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13 great books to help you succeed, create, & communicate better in 2013

Presentation Zen

Recently I read legendary filmmaker Akira Kurosawa's autobiography. I've forgotten who it was that said creation is memory," kurosawa said. "My White.

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PowerPoint 2013: New and (Mostly) Improved

Duarte Blog

Sometime in January, Microsoft is expected to release Office 2013, and with it, the latest and greatest version of PowerPoint. Online Sharing.

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Memorial Day 2013

Speak and Deliver

Memorial Day, 2013. The President''s Speak. But it''s the soldiers who Deliver. Normandy Memorial Day World War II

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Insights from Audiences: Results of the 2013 Annoying PowerPoint survey

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

I recently wrapped up my latest survey of audience members on what annoys them about PowerPoint presentations. In the survey, 25.5% in 2007, to 14.2%

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Clear Communication: A Must-Have Job Skill in 2013

Manner of Speaking

I just came across a recent article by Ruth Mantell in the Wall Street Journal entitled Must-Have Job Skills in 2013. Paul says. staffing firm.

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Review of PowerPoint 2013–the beta of the next version of PowerPoint

PowerPoint Tips

Everyone can now see what the next version of PowerPoint– Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 – will look like. Review PowerPoint 2013

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Top 5 Business Trends in 2013: Your place, your voice

Kate's Voice

Recently, Forbes magazine published an article by Meghan Biro called 5 Trends Defining the World of Work and Leadership in 2013. In the article, Meghan points out that “Uncertainty has increased, not decreased this past year. The country does not have its financial house in order. People of all ages and skill levels are worried [.].

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Graphic Recording at #illustraTED | Progress Enigma

Duarte Blog

Delivery Design Event Interview Video 2013 Dave Nguyen graphic recording Jonathan Valiente Progress Enigma synthesize TED TED 2013 visualized

Prezi in PowerPoint? It’s called pptPlex!

PowerPoint Tips

I tested pptPlex in PowerPoint 2013. I didn’t get that in 2013. I wrote about Prezi here. Install pptPlex. Configure pptPlex.

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Interview with Patrick Newell from TEDGlobal 2013

Presentation Zen

Last Friday I spoke via Skype with Patrick who was in Edinburgh, Scotland for TEDGlobal 2013 at the time. What makes for a good TED talk? •

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How To Prepare For A Job Interview: The Art of the First Interview

Matt Eventoff

First and foremost – Be Yourself! the pressure to be someone you are not is great. Be true to yourself. Days and weeks before. LeBron practices.

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Nelson Mandela: Lessons for Future Orators

Matt Eventoff

* First appeared in The Atlantic Post. When a man has done what he considers to be his duty to his people and his country, he can rest in peace.

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6 Tips for Getting a Communications Job in Silicon Valley

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Rene shared six tips on getting a job in communications and PR in Silicon Valley. Here’s the video and transcript of her speech. [.].

High-ticket speakers have some of the worst habits

Speak Schmeak

You''ve seen them. The keynote and motivational speakers on the big stages who pull out the stagiest, old-timey shtick. Am I right?" after every point.

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Intrigue your audience

PowerPoint Tips

I heard a keynote by Sam Horn at the Presentation Summit 2013. How can you get there? Organize your content for intrigue. Did you know? (a

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Collaborate on a PowerPoint file by inserting comments

PowerPoint Tips

I did this in PowerPoint 2013; it looks a little different in earlier versions.). In PowerPoint 2013, the Comments taskpane opens on the right.

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Fear of Public Speaking: Reframing “Fear”

Matt Eventoff

“The only thing we have to fear is… fear itself.” ” - President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Fear and anxiety surrounding public speaking is nothing new. Google “Cure for the Fear of Public Speaking” and you will return over 2 million results. 2 million! Every presenter has a rush of adrenaline prior to presenting.

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Slide design rules–what are yours?

PowerPoint Tips

Slide design can be very subjective but there are some rules that are objective. These rules ensure that your slide is easy to understand and remember.

3 ways to make objects equidistant in PowerPoint

PowerPoint Tips

Use Equidistance markers in PowerPoint 2013. A new feature in PowerPoint 2013 is equidistance markers. Duplicate, place, duplicate.

Crop a picture by an exact measurement in PowerPoint

PowerPoint Tips

PowerPoint 2013 makes this quite easy, but you can do it in earlier versions, too. Then you drag the crop handles. Click the Format tab.

The Eloquent Woman's top 10 public speaking posts for 2013

The Eloquent Woman

It''s almost the end of 2013, another record-setting year for readership on The Eloquent Woman--and these are the posts that got us there.

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Using PowerPoint with a touch screen — on a tablet

PowerPoint Tips

In PowerPoint 2013, there’s an item on the Quick Access toolbar that lets you convert from Mouse mode to Touch mode. Design Misc.

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Compare options with the Balance SmartArt layout

PowerPoint Tips

Have you ever looked for a way to show advantages and disadvantages of 2 options? One way to compare options is with the Balance SmartArt layout.

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How to top or bottom align slide titles

PowerPoint Tips

In PowerPoint 2013, a taskpane opens at the right. Vertical alignment is not considered as often, but it can be quite important. Click Close.

Use the 4 principles of meaningful communication

PowerPoint Tips

When you first find out that you have to give a presentation, you need to think about what you’ll say. Add value. Be relevant. Be accurate.

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The Silent Killer…(aka “Death by Meeting”)

Matt Eventoff

Portions originally in USA Today. “If you had to identify, in one word, the reason why the human race has not achieved, and never will achieve, its full potential, that word would be ‘meetings.” ” – Dave Barry. We all attend them, participate in them, and to varying degrees, loathe them. The meeting. Or think.

Sir Ken Robinson gives best talk yet at TED Talks Education

Presentation Zen

Creativity and education expert Sir Ken Robinson delivered two amazingly popular TED Talks prior to 2013.

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Start a video with a remote

PowerPoint Tips

In 2010 and 2013, in the Advanced Animation group, click the Animation Pane button. Insert the video. Choose Insert tab, Video. Click OK.

Excuse #923: "I'm not a presenter."

Speak Schmeak

Okay, I haven''t actually numbered the excuses people give for bad presentations, but maybe I should start. We''re physicians." Well said, Barbara!

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Does your audience want to fast-forward you?

Speaking about Presenting

I’m sure you know what I mean – you really want to hear the useful and valuable information that the speaker has to offer. Content

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Meeting Report: Silicon Valley IABC

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Business Communication Freelance Work Public Speaking Cisco George O'Meara IABC Kate Peters

How to convince executives that presenters need presentation skills training

PowerPoint Tips

I hear it all the time. It usually comes from people in the Communications or Marketing department. Point to recent failures. Presenters also need to.

Create training courses with screenshots within PowerPoint

PowerPoint Tips

Screenshots are a staple of training courses, especially computer-related ones. In PowerPoint 2010, you can create these screenshots within PowerPoint.

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Where to find your voice in 2013

Kate's Voice

communication intention vocal delivery 2013 Expression public speaking tips vocal impactAs humans, we are passionately driven to communicate.

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On sharing your own personal story to make a difference

Presentation Zen

These two examples below are from the recent TEDxKyoto 2013 event which I attended. Patrick Linehan on stage at TEDxKyoto 2013.

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