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The Eloquent Woman's top 10 public speaking posts for 2014

The Eloquent Woman

You''ll see a separate list of our most popular Famous Speech Friday posts for 2014 on Friday. The good news? Here''s how.

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How @TEDMED achieved 51 percent women speakers in 2014

The Eloquent Woman

TEDMED 2014 has shown it''s possible when you prioritize it. I asked Assefi to share perspective and lessons learned. Not really.

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Presentation design trends

PowerPoint Tips

This is a guest post by Mike Parkinson. Contact Mike at mike@24hrco.com. Change is inevitable. Flat Design. Photographs. Visual Metaphors. Verdict.

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How to Engage Your Audience In Three Sentences or Less

Matt Eventoff

The audience is seated. The lights dim and the room quiets. All eyes are on the dais. It is an honor to be here with you today. Start with a quote.

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Make your webinars super interactive

PowerPoint Tips

This is a guest post from Brenda Bence , who is a corporate branding and personal branding expert. You can read more about her at www.BrendaBence.com.

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5 Surprising Ways to Calm Your Pre-Presentation Jitters

Matt Eventoff

What do Winston Churchill, Warren Buffet and John F. Kennedy have in common? And each one overcame their fears and went on to become gifted speakers.

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Public Speaking for Entrepreneurs – 3 Tips for a Successful Pitch

Matt Eventoff

Public speaking for entrepreneurs? Absolutely! The reality is that a presentation, a pitch or “casual” conversations about your company all qualify as examples of public speaking. When I ask entrepreneurs about public speaking, I often hear “I don’t have to give speeches.”. Think about what matters to them, rather than what matters to you.

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Famous Speech Friday: Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner at the 2014 UN Climate Summit

The Eloquent Woman

The United Nations Climate Summit has been meeting in New York this week, drawing a slew of celebrities and heads of state. famous speeches

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How To Close A Speech That Brings Your Audience To Their Feet

Matt Eventoff

You’ve engaged your audience from the beginning of your presentation. They nodded as you delivered your message. Thank you.”. What just happened?

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PowerPoint Surgery: Tips to create presentation slides that make your message stick, not suck -- Guest post by Lee Jackson

Speak Schmeak

There are 300 million PowerPoint users in the world and it''s estimated that there are a million presentations happening right now. But there is hope.

2014 94

Place an open circle around something to emphasize it: Creating open shapes

PowerPoint Tips

Would you like to create shapes like this in PowerPoint? I like them because they look informal, hand drawn. You can make further adjustments.

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Your stats are paralyzing your audience

Speak Schmeak

When you''re using statistics in a presentation, it''s really easy to get caught up in the numbers. Here are two ways to do this: 1.

2014 89

My 2015 holiday speaker gift list is here!

Speak Schmeak

It''s the most wonderful time of the year! There are also oldies but goodies here that are my go-to items, so take a look and have fun shopping.

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Seven speech-techniques powering Obama’s UN Address

The Presenter's Blog

by Peter Paskale. Powerful speeches contain powerful content. For that content to shine though, it must be mounted into a powerful structure. 50 to 10.

2014 77

Presenting = Communicating = Training

PowerPoint Tips

If you’re a trainer or teacher, the title of this blog post if an obvious statement for you. But the opposite is also true. We love to learn!”

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Public Speaking & Communication in the Middle East/North Africa

Matt Eventoff

By Ceem Haidar & Dalia Ghawi. Managing Partners of The Commery. The MENA region is vast, and there are over 20 countries that make up this part of the world. Yet, even with a common denominator present – namely the shared Arabic language – even that was a tough one to overcome. They are generally shared across countries. 2) The audience knows.

2014 85

Technology is a luxury, not a necessity

Speak Schmeak

Via ABC News By now, you''ve probably seen the short video of Michael Bay walking off the stage at Samsung''s Consumer Electronics Show. Practice.

Your presentation deserves the same respect as your website and brochures!

PowerPoint Tips

A story. Recently, I went to an Internet Marketing conference and met the owner of a company that sells high-end products for marketers. For no reason.

Invisibility works for superheroes -- not for speakers

Speak Schmeak

How many times have you held yourself back from doing what you wanted to do because you didn''t want to rock the boat? Clown shoes? Been there.) Do it!

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Sandra Zimmer featured in Houston Chronicle Article on Public Speaking as a Career Tool

Speaking Freely

Today, Sunday, March 23, 2014, The Houston Chronicle Jobs Section is printing an article entitled “Public Speaking an Important Career Tool.” Benton [.]. Leadership Presentation Skills public speaking Uncategorized Confidence Fear of Public Speaking leadership Presentation Public Speaking Course public speaking training

How to present when there’s no time to prepare

PowerPoint Tips

A website visitor commented, “I find it a challenge to face the public if given an emergency task to address or chair a programme. Usually.

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12 Tips to Overcome Public Speaking Jitters

Matt Eventoff

“I know they are watching me tremble and sweat! “Can they see me shake?” ” “I get so blotchy when I am nervous and I know that the audience can tell!” ” I hear these questions and statements on a regular basis. Most individuals experience some degree of anxiety and/or nervousness prior to presenting.

2014 77

Create a checklist graphic in PowerPoint

PowerPoint Tips

I often create a slide that talks about x number of items: 6 tips for stunning slides. 10 ways to organize your time. 5 steps to a slide makeover.

2014 75

Public Speaking Experts – Demosthenes

Matt Eventoff

Public speaking expert is a title that carries tremendous weight. Demosthenes, public speaking expert of the 4 th century BC, is one of the legendary Greek orators. Some of his most famous (and my favorite) addresses of his relate to his opposition to King Phillip II of Macedon. Recited verses while running to improve his breathing and cadence.

2014 72

Speechwriting secrets for professional speakers

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

This is the first of a two-part report on the September 27th meeting of Northern California Chapter of the National Speakers Association.

Show the current time on your PowerPoint slides

PowerPoint Tips

Let’s say that you’re running a meeting and want to keep everyone on track so that the meeting ends on time. But maybe not. Need training?

2014 76

9 ways to use props for maximum impact in your presentations

Speak Schmeak

I discovered this fun challenge posted by Téa Silvestre Godfrey on Facebook, to use one of these 50 bizarre stock photos to inspire a blog post title.

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2 ways to collaborate with others on your presentations-Part I

PowerPoint Tips

Here are some problems with that method: There are multiple versions of the file all over the place. But so far, it doesn’t exist. Need training?

2014 72

Presentation delivery tips for the greatest impact

PowerPoint Tips

I just did a webinar for the Canadian Association of Communicators in Education called “Presentations that Impact Lives.” Smile!

Customize the colors in your slide master

PowerPoint Tips

I see lots of messy presentations when I work with my clients. That’s why they come to me for help.) Decide on your colors. Click OK.

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Create a video zoom effect from photos in PowerPoint

PowerPoint Tips

You’ve probably seen videos which are just a series of photos that zoom in or perhaps move a little. You can then output it as a video. link].

Rotate objects precisely

PowerPoint Tips

PowerPoint makes simple object rotations very easy. If you don’t need to be precise. If you need a common angle. That is often enough. clip art.

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How to show paper forms or software screens on a PowerPoint slide

PowerPoint Tips

Do you have to reproduce paper forms or software screens on PowerPoint slides? This is common for training. Insert a picture and then what?

2014 72

Information doesn't excite your audience

Speak Schmeak

Photo Credit: Dan Harrelson via Compfight cc A client told me the other day that his wife says he never knows when to shut up. Not really.

2014 63

10 tips for improving your presentations & speeches

Presentation Zen

The 15-minute talk can be viewed below. The title of the talk is "10 Ways to Make Better Presentations: Lessons from Storytellers." But it''s a start.

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One Subtle Communication Secret for Getting Others to Hear Your Message

Speaking Freely

Sandra Zimmer’s Google+ By Sandra Zimmer 2014 The prevailing model for speaking persuasively is a style of speaking that is enthusiastic, energetic and extraverted. The speaker is asserting a point in hopes to convince the listener to agree. However, this model can be a trap. It puts you in the position of selling.

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Bill Murray on storytelling

Presentation Zen

If you are any kind of fan of Bill Murray at all, then you will enjoy this interview he did with Howard Stern last week. It''s not a performance.

2014 61

8 Presenter Principles To Master: A Guest Posting by Jeff Hurt

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Jeff Hurt is the Executive Vice President, Education and Engagement, at Velvet Chainsaw Consulting.

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Guest Posting: 18 Tips for Mastering Public Speaking, by Kyle Ingham

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Kyle Ingham is the founder of The Distilled Man, a website that helps men learn essential “gentlemanly” skills. How to mix a cocktail. Click […].

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The key to storytelling is not your perfection but your humanity

Presentation Zen

The Irish Times has a good, short piece on The Moth , the not-for-profit organization dedicated to the art and craft of storytelling.

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