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R.I.P. Hans Rosling (1948 – 2017)

Manner of Speaking

I was saddened to learn of the death of Hans Rosling early this morning. Rosling was a Swedish doctor, statistician, public speaker and Professor of International Health at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden. He was also one of the best known presenters at TED. … Continue reading → Hans Rosling presentations public speaking

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Happy New Year 2017 (and a new book!)

Manner of Speaking

I hope that 2017 is a happy, healthy and successful one for you and for those whom you hold dear. I want to wish all readers Happy New Year. If you are a regular visitor to this blog, you might … Continue reading → Book Review Der TED-Effekt Florian Mueck

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Happy New Year 2017 (and a new book!)

Manner of Speaking

I hope that 2017 is a happy, healthy and successful one for you and for those whom you hold dear. I want to wish all readers Happy New Year. If you are a regular visitor to this blog, you might … Continue reading → Book Review Der TED-Effekt Florian Mueck

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10 tips for modern design in 2017

PowerPoint Tips

Read more about modern design for 2017. The post 10 tips for modern design in 2017 appeared first on PowerPoint Tips Blog. Less is more.

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10 questions to make you a more resilient speaker in 2017

The Eloquent Woman

I do an annual evaluation of my year--both personally and for my business--and I've found very useful this list of 10 questions by Paula Davis-Laack.

2017 28

Barack Obama’s Farewell Speech

Manner of Speaking

Yesterday, 10 January 2017, President Barack Obama gave his farewell speech in Chicago. It is the end of an era. Obama brought intelligence, dignity and character to the White House.

2017 68

Working with multi-speaker presentations

PowerPoint Tips

I just finished work for a client on a multi-presenter presentation. When it comes to coordinating comments from all the speakers, I learned a lot.

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When is your next public speaking engagement?

Manner of Speaking

It doesn’t have to be a TED Talk or a formal presentation at a conference. It could be a five-minute status report on your project at the next team meeting; it could be saying a few words about a colleague … Continue reading → Motivation Leonardo da Vinci Nike public speaking

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4 tips and 1 Tool That Will Help You Perfect Your Slide Design

Duarte Blog

A good presentation depends, at least partly, on good slide design. Let’s start with you. The presenter was vulnerable. Good news! (I I think.)

2017 46

Analysis of Donald Trump’s Inaugural Address

Manner of Speaking

On 20 January 2017, Donald John Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States.

2017 59

Barack Obama’s Farewell Speech

Manner of Speaking

Yesterday, 10 January 2017, President Barack Obama gave his farewell speech in Chicago. It is the end of an era. Obama brought intelligence, dignity and character to the White House.

2017 59

You have a platform, but are you making it count?

Speak Schmeak

It's inappropriate!" they say. Celebrities should keep their opinions to themselves!" "We We pay you to act and entertain us!" All day. Get Results."

2017 58

Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 251) – Marie Curie

Manner of Speaking

“I was taught that the way of progress was neither swift nor easy.” ” — Marie Curie. Quotes for Public Speakers Marie Curie public speaking Public Speaking Quotations quotes

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 250) – Seth Godin

Manner of Speaking

“You are not being judged, the value of what you are bringing to the audience is being judged. The topic of the talk isn’t you, the topic of the talk is the audience, and specifically, how they can use your … Continue reading → Quotes for Public Speakers audience public speaking Public Speaking Quotations quotes Seth Godin

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Huge mistake at the Oscars and the lessons to learn

Manner of Speaking

Good grief! I didn’t think that I would be writing another post of this nature so soon after the huge mistake that was made at the 2015 Miss Universe Pageant, but here we are. Again. In case you missed it, … Continue reading → Uncategorized Faye Dunaway La La Land Moonlight Oscars public speaking Warren Beatty

2017 69

Verbal communication is the MOST important candidate skill

PowerPoint Tips

I want to shout this from the rooftops! They make this information available to colleges so colleges can teach those skills. How can this be? They try.

2017 46

Changing the order of items in a chart

PowerPoint Tips

Have you ever seen this when you created a chart in PowerPoint? Look at the order of the items in the datasheet and in the bar chart itself. ” 2.

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Infographic: The Do’s and Don’ts of Presenting

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

The good people at Walkerstone in the UK (a team of professional trainers who are also business writers and marketers) have produced a great infographic, with an informative preamble, on the Do’s and Don’ts of Presenting. This content appears with their express permission. Business Communication Public Speaking Infographic

2017 35

Squeezing the last minute out of a session

Manner of Speaking

Seth Godin is the author of several books about “marketing, the spread of ideas and managing both customers and employees with respect” They are bestsellers. His blog is one of my favourites and I highly recommend it. In this blog post from … Continue reading → Seth Godin closings Presentation public speaking

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Some “very” good advice

Manner of Speaking

Mark Twain once gave the following advice to writers: Substitute ‘damn’ every time you’re inclined to write ‘very’; your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be. American novelist and columnist Florence King was … Continue reading → Grammar Florence King grammar Mark Twain public speaking very writing

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Data Needs Context

Presentation Guru

Is your presentation data meaningful? It’s all about context. Numbers are meaningless on their own.

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Lessons in Simplicity from Apple’s Former Ad Agency Creative Director

Manner of Speaking

Recently I have been catching up on some reading material that sits in a stack on a side desk. The stack grows and shrinks, but I suspect that the stack will always be there.) One of the articles that caught … Continue reading → Design Preparation Apple audience Ken Segall Presentation public speaking simplicity Steve Jobs

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Pixar Studios Offers Free Storytelling Lessons Online

Presentation Zen

Subjects have included color science , animation , effects , sets & staging , character modeling , and so on. The first one is Creativity, Inc.:

2017 42

Hans Rosling: Doctor, Professor & Presenter Extraordinaire

Presentation Zen

The Zen Master of data visualization has died. I am sorry to have to report that Dr. Hans Rosling passed away today in Uppsala, Sweden. It's all there.

2017 42

Some “very” good advice

Manner of Speaking

Mark Twain once gave the following advice to writers: Substitute ‘damn’ every time you’re inclined to write ‘very’; your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be. American novelist and columnist Florence King was … Continue reading → Grammar Florence King grammar Mark Twain public speaking very writing

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What can Business Presenters Learn from the Best Street Entertainers in the World?

Presentation Guru

There’s a 36 year old guy, married with a mortgage and 3 kids. He stands on a cobbled street in London, asking tourists for money.

2017 36

Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 249) – Teddy Roosevelt

Manner of Speaking

“To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.” — Theodore Roosevelt. Quotes for Public Speakers public speaking quotes quotes Teddy Roosevelt Theodore Roosevelt

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The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

The Eloquent Woman

I always collect them here for you on Mondays as well. All stories are the same is useful background for any public speaker. Did you miss?

2017 34

Spice Up Your Speeches with these 3 Rhetorical Devices

Presentation Guru

Many of the greatest speeches in history have influenced their audience on an almost subliminal level.

2017 31

Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 248) – Elbert Hubbard

Manner of Speaking

“To escape criticism: Do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.” — Elbert Hubbard. Quotes for Public Speakers Elbert Hubbard public speaking quotes quotes

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 248) – Elbert Hubbard

Manner of Speaking

“To escape criticism: Do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.” — Elbert Hubbard. Quotes for Public Speakers Elbert Hubbard public speaking quotes quotes

2017 58

Sandra Zimmer Method Workshop Overcomes Life-Long Discomfort of being Center of Attention

Speaking Freely

The Sandra Zimmer Method Workshop teaches you to convert public speaking fear, tension and anxiety into free flowing energy and excitement to speak. You really can overcome life-long discomfort about being the center of attention! When you do, speaking becomes fluid and easy.

2017 33

5 Really Simple and Cheap Ways To Improve Your Presentation Skills

Presentation Guru

Presenting better than the norm gives you a clear competitive advantage in your field.

2017 30

The Best Ways Online To Create An Animated Presentation

Presentation Guru

A lot of people rely on static slide decks created using conventional presentation apps like PowerPoint or Keynote.

2017 30

What made this one of TED's most popular talks in 2016?

The Eloquent Woman

Here are 6 things I think make this talk work well. Congratulations, Judson! Often, as here, that's expressed as a "what if" question.

2017 31

Be the only presenter who stands out with a truly TED-quality talk

The Eloquent Woman

Some speakers get out from behind the lectern, but give their regular talk, loaded with slides and no storytelling. Now that's a public speaking goal!

2017 27

Class of 2017 - Manhattan Becomes More Affordable (sort of)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The latest to relay this good news to the Class of 2017 is   Fortune.  Media outlets are getting giddy describing how the Manhattan rental market has become a downright steal.   According to a report yesterday by Douglas Elliman and Miller Samuel, the median rental price plunged to $3,369. That's a 1% drop. 

For #BlackHistoryMonth, 46 famous speeches by black women

The Eloquent Woman

Black women speakers from all over the world are often featured in The Eloquent Woman Index of Famous Speeches by Women. Ida B. Congress.

2017 29

16 Ways to Make Your Case at Meetings

Presentation Guru

What’s the best way to prepare for an argument or debate?

2017 32

Bill Murray: How Art Can Change Your Life.

Presentation Zen

Bill Murray is a wonderful storyteller. A couple of years ago, I linked to this wonderful interview with Bill Murray by Howard Stern.

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