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Speaking as Artists

Speak and Deliver

Photographers, Artists, Musicians, Writers, Actors and Speakers are all storytellers. Still - we are artists. Be an Artist. Speak.&

What can a speaker learn from a tattoo artist?

Speak Schmeak

Tattoo artists must be some of the most confident professionals out there, along with firefighters and astronauts. A tattoo artist must.

Presentation: Slide Design for the Artistically Challenged

PowerPoint Tips

The presentation is a short take on how people who feel “artistically challenged&# can nevertheless design clear and professional-looking slides.

Visionary Artist: Nam June Paik anticipated the internet

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Cisco might like to claim Tomorrow starts here, but Nam June was building his version of [.]. Culture Shock! Technology Smithsonian transmedia

Interview: Ann Rea – Artist, Speaker, Businesswoman

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

San Francisco-based artist Ann Rea creates an Experience of Art™ for select patrons that is an innovative blend of new and old world mediums. Patrons choose their favorite landscape and join this nationally acclaimed artist for a tour of that special place, one that holds their heart’s most meaningful memories.

"Diane Arbus" by Arthur Lubow - Beware Ambitious Artistic Types

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Under the guise of bohemian little lost girl, Diane Arbus was a ambitious artist. That's when I got it: Beware ambitious artistic types.

What can a speaker learn from a tattoo artist?

Speak Schmeak

Tattoo artists must be some of the most confident professionals out there, along with firefighters and astronauts. A tattoo artist must.

"Renoir" - The artist as an old and young man

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The film "Renoir" shows how art happens - and how artists make the shift from being simple craftspeople. 

Dealing with interruptions … as an artist

Pivotal Public Speaking

[Note: the links to Perfect phrases for Executive Presentations has now been fixed!!]. Yes that’s a Nokia ring tone!

12 Lessons from Pablo Picasso for Public Speakers

Manner of Speaking

Pablo Picasso was one of the greatest and most influential artists of the 20th century. “Good artists copy; great artists steal.”

TED Talks, #illustraTED

Duarte Blog

Inspired by Brene Brown (Artist: Erik Chappins). Inspired by Cesar Kuriyama (Artist: Diandra Macias). Yeah, neither did we.).

"The Artist" - Pride overcome by a dog and a dame

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"The Artist" resonates in these turbulent times.  Like   He refuses to talk.    His pride stands in the way. 

"J.D. Salinger: The Escape Artist" By Thomas Beller - Intrusive Presence Of Biographer

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"J.D. Salinger: The Escape Artist" by Tulane University professor Thomas Beller was published in June 2014. The biography starts out strong.

Manhattan - No Land for Old Artists

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  The City is no land for old artists. In her recent autobiography  Annie Leibovitz   mentions in passing artists who left the city.    Fame, even in minor doses, can eat the talent of the artist.  The issue isn't: Will Manhattan Last.    They include Patti Smith. 

Photo-editing features in PowerPoint 2010

PowerPoint Tips

Artistic Effects. PowerPoint 2010 added some new photo editing features that let you do a lot of your work right inside PowerPoint. In this video, I discuss 3 features on the Picture Tools Format tab: Corrections. Color. Watch this video to see how you can use these new features for your photos.

Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 91)

Manner of Speaking

Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973) Spanish Artist. “Art is the elimination of the unnecessary.&# — Pablo Picasso.

Professional Services Firms: Book as price of entry can be done in 20 hours, w good graphic artist

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

 Team up with a good graphic artist to display content with infographics and you are good to go.  You can do that in about 20 hours.

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Great Recession Made Us Different Kinds of Artists

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  That made her a different kind of artist, the one we know who took the memorable photos of individuals and families whose faced were etched in financial angst.  " Some of my artist colleagues and I experienced similar shifts in what we saw and what we intended to do about that in our work. 

Artist as Maturing Woman: Rosanne Cash Looks at Her Work, Self at International Festival of Arts & Ideas

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

 In her late 50s, she is not the artist or human being who she was in her early 20s and rejoices at that.  Had a Grammy award.

"I Got A Name: The Jim Croce Story" - Baby Boomer's artist struggle with traditional Italian family

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Reviewers of Jim Croce's music frequently commented that his art clearly showed his pain.  " Books careers Music Values

How to Kick-start your Inner Creative

Presentation Guru

People wrongly assume that ‘being creative’ takes profound artistic ability, when all you need is a little imagination.

Create a quick texture background

PowerPoint Tips

Starting with PowerPoint 2010, you can use Artistic Effects to create some cool effects for your pictures. Here’s an example.

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Freelancer doesn’t have to mean “starving artist”

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

My colleagues Ed Gandia, Pete Savage and Steve Slaunwhite at (the blog on that site is well worth reading) have just written an excellent book titled The Wealthy Freelancer: 12 Secrets to a Great Income and an Enviable Lifestyle.

Guest Posting: The Power of Intention by Kate Peters

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Kate stays active as an artist. Kate Peters has taught voice and communication impact for over 30 years, and is the author of the book, Can You Hear Me Now? Her solo album, Sojourn, was released in 2000, and since then she has released two other recordings, including Musical Stories, with composer/pianist Edward Barnes, and [.].

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Storyboarding & the art of finding your story

Presentation Zen

A great storyboard artist is a great communicator (not necessarily a great illustrator/animator). A good storyboard artist is a good pitchman.

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#illustraTED | Duarte is Visualizing TED Talks All Week

Duarte Blog

Inspired by Brene Brown (Artist: Erik Chappins). Inspired by Cesar Kuriyama (Artist: Diandra Macias). We hope.). Facebook: Duarte, Inc.

TED 2013 | An #illustraTED Gallery

Duarte Blog

We had so much fun listening to the brilliant artists, inventors, and entrepreneurs, and visualizing their ideas. Huge thanks to the team of artists and writers to participated, and all the wonderful folks at TED. The last TED 2013 speaker has spoken! We’ve officially put down our markers and closed our notebooks.

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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.:

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Shokunin Kishitsu & The five elements of true mastery

Presentation Zen

Remember that the shokunin lessons here are not only for chefs or artists such as painters, musicians, dancers, etc. he said. "I Majime (真面目).

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Famous Speech Friday: Viola Davis's Golden Globes Meryl Streep intro

The Eloquent Woman

Her artistry reminds us of the impact of what it means to be an artist, which is to make us feel less alone. You make me proud to be an artist.

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Highlight one part of an image in color

PowerPoint Tips

Highlighting a part of a grayscale image in color really makes it stand out! It uses the Remove Background feature of PowerPoint 2010. Contest!

The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

The Eloquent Woman

I always collect them here for you on Mondays as well. And if they do not do that, their heads are cut off.' The only response.To Did you miss?

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Is your audience suffering an engagement drought?

Speak Schmeak

Are you artistic and creative? One solution to the drought: Succulents! On my walk, I saw lots of green lawns. But I also saw brown lawns.

Performing Arts Perform Inspiration

The Presenter's Blog

In her book “The Artist’s Way” , Julia Cameron suggests we each have a well of creativity. Cameron therefore recommends a regular treat called an “Artist’s Date” where you replenish that creativity. For presenters there can be no finer Artist’s Date than the performing arts. Hanukkah rhythms. Choruses in Cantonese.

How to communicate social issues through art and parody

The Speaker Point

From people doing meditation flash mobs, to an Italian artist doing Artivism (I swear I made up that word, but Wikipedia disagrees), the world is experiencing the collective creative power of I’m using the term “art” very broadly here, because there’s really no other way to categorize these beautiful acts of self and collective expression.

How to prepare a Pecha Kucha presentation

Speaking about Presenting

We saw a series of stunning photographs but all tied together by the theme of the creativity and artistic flair of poor people. Have a theme.

Famous Speech Friday: Viola Davis accepts an historic 2017 Oscar

The Eloquent Woman

I became an artist—and thank God I did—because we are the only profession that celebrates what it means to live a life. Exhume those stories.

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Technology & humanity: The Luke Hand Organization

Presentation Zen

At the moment it's fiction, just an idea, an artist's ideal of what a prosthetic hand could look like. It was never meant to be. And why not?

Presentation design trends

PowerPoint Tips

To improve content legibility on hand-held devices, artistic embellishments such as highlights, depth, and shadows were eliminated. Flat Design.

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No one knows your experience except for you

Speak Schmeak

In a recent Huffington Post article , visual and performance artist Lia Chavez described her experience of giving her first lecture. "It

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