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Your voice matters

Speak Schmeak

You're probably hearing a lot right now about using your voice. With elections coming up, it's important to be reminded that our voices—via our votes—really do make a difference. I know. sometimes it doesn't feel that way. Sometimes we feel small, we feel powerless, and we feel disheartened.

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4 ways to change a picture in PowerPoint without losing formatting

PowerPoint Tips

The Change Picture feature in PowerPoint is very powerful because it lets you substitute another picture but keep the most of formatting. You might want to change the picture because: You made a mistake and inserted the wrong picture.

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5 Books for Public Speakers

Manner of Speaking

I am one of the co-founders of Presentation Guru, a digital magazine for public speaking professionals. This post is part of a series designed to share the great content on Presentation Guru with the Manner of Speaking community. ——— Today, there are hundreds of books about … Continue reading → Book Review Presentation Guru books Presentation public speaking

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How to Think on Your Feet by Speaking from a Blank State of Mind

Speaking Freely

When asked to think on your feet, many people say there is nothing in their heads to talk about. They think they are frozen. They say they are “blank.” Worse, they judge themselves negatively, and think having a blank mind is wrong. It is not wrong to be blank. I believe it is the right place […]. The post How to Think on Your Feet by Speaking from a Blank State of Mind appeared first on Read The Self-Expression Blog to Improve Speaking Skills.

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The Communication Blog - Untitled Article

The Communication Blog

Here is a little article on political correctness that is sure to spark some lively conversation in interpersonal and intercultural communication classes. link] [link]. political correctness political incorrectness

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Don’t make the same mistake as Donald Trump

Manner of Speaking

You’d be forgiven if, after reading the title of this post, you asked, “Which one?” ” Don’t worry, we’re going to leave politics and policies aside, so that narrows it down, at least somewhat. Instead, I want to discuss a mistake … Continue reading → Audience Delivery Structure Donald Trump Made to Stick presentations public speaking Sales pitch

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How to…. Tell Stories in Your Presentations

Presentation Guru

In the latest in my occasional “How to…” series, we’re going to discuss how to tell stories as part of your presentation.

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Stacey Radin, 52, Commits Suicide - The "Hanging Times" in New York City

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Extreme success. A New Yorker. Middle-Aged. And, struggling with clinical depression. Readers and colleagues in the communications/coaching industries, if that profile fits you, your co-workers, and/or your loved ones, then recognize that these are The Hanging Times.

Biases in Making Choices

The Communication Blog

This is a word copy of an article that was published in Etc: A Review of General Semantics 73, October 2018, pp. 314-320. T he purpose of the article was not to propose new theories but just to put some of these cognitive biases together and apply them to choice-making. And, as usual, the insights of General Semantics make a lot of confusing things a lot clearer. Making choices is not an easy task. It regularly creates stress and regret.

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 294) – Benjamin Franklin

Manner of Speaking

“Remember not only to say the right thing in the right place, but far more difficult still, to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.” — Benjamin Franklin. Quotes for Public Speakers Benjamin Franklin public speaking quotes quotes

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5 of the Best Books for Public Speakers

Presentation Guru

The best way to become a better speaker is — wait for it — to get up on stage and speak. We never learn faster than when we have “skin in the game”. But we can also learn from others. Today, there are hundreds of books on the market that can help people become better speakers and presenters.…

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Speaking Career or Speaking Business, Which do You Choose?

Speaker Launcher

When you meet someone on a plane and they ask what do you do, what do you say? – I am a speaker. – I am a coach. – I am a consultant. As you’ve probably heard me say before, I go once a quarter to a group called Strategic Coach, which really has me […]. The post Speaking Career or Speaking Business, Which do You Choose? appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

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Dick Wolf's "FBI" - Chemistry Among Team Members, Relationships Still Not There

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The second episode of Dick Wolf's "FBI" opened with a provocative scene. A marksman took down several people at One Park Avenue. Soon after there was a repeat with even more gunned down. The first episode also had a dramatic opening: People dropping dead from poisoned salad. 

2018 56

A Presentation Isn’t Always the Right Way to Communicate

Duarte Blog

We rarely think about whether presentations are the right way to communicate; we just blindly create and deliver them. By some estimates, 350 presentations, on average, are delivered every second of every day. Unfortunately, presentations can’t be the Swiss Army knife of communication.

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The camera and Brett Kavanaugh

Manner of Speaking

The fight over the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh was the ugliest confirmation process for an American Supreme Court Justice that I have seen. I’m not American, but I am a lawyer, and I thought it was a sad indictment on … Continue reading → Video Brett Kavanaugh Christine Blasey Ford Heidi Heitkamp practice Presentation public speaking

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Stage Time is Wealth Time

Presentation Guru

How to use the stage to raise your profile, build your authority and grow your business.

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Write the way your best customers talk to their friends.

More than PowerPoint...

OK Google. Cortana. Alexa. We’re all using voice and audio interfaces right now. . If you’re interested in voice search optimization and writing content for your brand’s voice — go ahead. Do a search for some how-to articles on writing for voice and voice optimization.

2018 56

Walmart "Doing an Amazon" - In 2 Ways

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Walmart is getting to look more and more like Amazon. First of all, it is shifting aggressively from being brick & mortar to a leading ecommerce player. It upgraded its online website and has made acquisitions of seasoned online businesses.

Marketing is Not One Size Fits All

Speaker Launcher

One of the most interesting people I’ve ever met is Ken Salyer. He’s a doctor, a craniofacial surgeon and travels the world with his foundation WorldCF helping children and changing lives. He is also a wonderful speaker whose story includes being a young surgeon in Dallas when President John F. Kennedy was brought in after being […]. The post Marketing is Not One Size Fits All appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

2018 61

Make Your Marketing Messages Useful

Duarte Blog

Marketing messages are for consumption, just like products. Your audience will value your brand and engage with it if you create content that’s more meaningful than all the listicles and other hackneyed advice out there — content that’s worthy of publication in its own right.

2018 58

What’s the One Thing That Will Make You a Better Communicator?

Presentation Guru

Paul gets a hammering from his boss. Paul was 5 minutes into his presentation and the room was dead. Paul wasn’t a great presenter, but he was good at his job, and he knew his stuff. He was pitching for investment to his boss, a high-flying CTO at a UK financial services company.…

2018 71

Walk and Talk: give it a try

More than PowerPoint...

I went for a walk in the park. As I walked, I talked. I attached an $11.99 lapel mic to my phone, and talked for four minutes straight. With Google Docs Voice Typing on my phone, my words were instantly transcribed into a document. When I got back to the studio, I had a 552 first draft.

2018 60

Michael - Not News

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

There had been Katrina. At the time, that was news. The phenomenon of a hurricane with such force and devastation is still news. The development of a category 6 or 7 hurricane would be news. Florence was made news. But it fizzled out in the end.

2018 60

Staying Ahead of Change in the Speaking Industry with Brian Palmer

Speaker Launcher

Today, The Wealthy Speaker Podcast is being brought to you by The Wealthy Speaker Book & Journal Bundle. Do you have the right tools to build the speaking business of your dreams? This bundle includes The Wealthy Speaker Daily Success Planner and Journal, plus The Wealthy Speaker 2.0 as well as a 3-part video […]. The post Staying Ahead of Change in the Speaking Industry with Brian Palmer appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

2018 57

How to Effectively use the 20/60/20 Rule for Your Audience

SlideModel

As a presenter, you are looking to influence people and get your message across. However, a minority of individuals can sometimes ruin the prospects of a good presenter. It is not only essential to deliver a good presentation but it is also important to win hearts and minds during the process.

2018 52

Choosing a Presentation Remote Control

Presentation Guru

I had a kick-ass presentation prepared for my seminar on “Managing Equity Funds”. I was extremely careful with my arrangement: set up the screen just so, timed my slides perfectly, ensured the mic was working seamlessly without any annoying feedback. The room was full, it was time to start.…

Don’t let cold hands stop you from writing: try Voice Typing

More than PowerPoint...

Sometimes, voice typing can come in handy for really unexpected reasons! It’s October 1, and it’s freezing. My poor fingers are now cramped from typing in a cold room all morning. Google Voice Typing to the rescue!

2018 56

Paul Allen, Microsoft Co-Founder, Dead at 65 - A Wrap for That Time In History

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It was Microsoft, along with Apple of course, which blew up the arrogance of IBM. Many in the business world couldn't believe that upstarts could force IBM to oust its chief executive, parachute in an outsider, and change forever its paternalistic culture.

2018 56

Expand your Revenue Streams thru Radio and Books with Jane Jenkins Herlong

Speaker Launcher

Today, The Wealthy Speaker Podcast is being brought to you by the Inner Circle Mastermind. So how does a speaker go from a $10,000 keynote to $30,000 keynote? I’m about to share all of my insider secrets. And more importantly, I’m going to make sure you actually IMPLEMENT them in your business. That’s The […]. The post Expand your Revenue Streams thru Radio and Books with Jane Jenkins Herlong appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

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How to Boost Productivity using the Pomodoro Technique®

SlideModel

Digital devices have helped us master one art in particular more than all others, procrastination! Many analysts are now arguing the strain on productivity that digital devices are causing. To boost productivity and to enhance the quality of work, it might be time to go Pomodoro®.

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Overcome Presentation Anxiety Easily with These Steps

Duarte Blog

You know the feeling: You’re about to give a big presentation (maybe it’s not even that big), and your nerves set in. You feel pressure in your chest. Your breathing gets shallow. Your blood pressure increases. And suddenly it seems inevitable that you’re going to mess this up — and everyone will see. There’s an [.] continue reading. The post Overcome Presentation Anxiety Easily with These Steps appeared first on Duarte. Audience Presentations anxiety Delivery nerves nervous presentation

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Did the Tories pay royalties for playing ABBA?

Max Atkinson

Video & text courtesy of the Guardian CLICK ON PICTURE TO WATCH Th eresa May took the opportunity at the start of her keynote Tory conference speech to make light of some of her previous gaffes. She walked on stage to Dancing Queen by Abba, a self-deprecating reference to her dancing antics during her Africa visit in August. She then made jokes about her speech from last year's Tory conference, when she was plagued by a cough and the backdrop behind her fell apart

The "What Color Is Your Parachute?" Series Hammers Importance of Self-Knowledge

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Since the 1970s, the "What Color Is Your Parachute?" " job-search guide has been a must, for all phases of a career. Overseen by Richard N. Bolles, it documents that the job offer frequently goes to those best at pitching themselves, not necessarily the most qualified.

2018 56

Building a 30 Year Speaking Career with Randy Pennington

Speaker Launcher

Today, The Wealthy Speaker Podcast is being brought to you by Accelerate LIVE 2019 in Cape Coral, FL on February 22-24, 2019. This power packed seminar will allow you to say “no” to poor paying events and stand tall in your fees. You’ll get the tools and processes to bring more buyers across your […]. The post Building a 30 Year Speaking Career with Randy Pennington appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

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How to Write an Effective Quarterly Business Review

SlideModel

If you are walking down the street to establish yourself as a business advisor, there are some aspects that you will have to pay attention to. The Quarterly Business Review is an important concept you would need to ponder upon. Let’s take a quick look at what these reviews are and their importance.

2018 52

Post-Michael - Magical Thinking That Lawyer Will Win Against Insurance Companies for Flood Damage

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In these grim days following Michael, property owners are surveying the damage on their residences. For many, it's only magical thinking that they can hire a lawyer to override what is stated in their insurance policies.

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Ecommerce - Walmart Continues War Against Amazon with Acquisition of Bare Necessities

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Walmart we currently know could soon be a drive-thru we swing by to pick up merchandise we ordered online. That Click and Collect merchandise could be groceries or, Walmart's latest acquisition - the lingerie of Bare Necessities.    There's a war going on.