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Another High-Stakes Presentation: The Wedding Toast

DeFinis Communications

You can begin by saying, “I’d like to start by telling you a story about… (my mother, my brother, my best friend, etc.).”

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Crisis Management: The Anthony Weiner Way

DeFinis Communications

It’s a world where anyone can take a photo of you anywhere at any time, and within seconds that photo can be posted online and seen by millions.

Powerful Women in Hedge Funds

DeFinis Communications

Don’t be confused by the name. They’ll thank you for it! Diane was a client of mine at Autodesk. She loved her job. Elena Ambrosiadou.

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PowerPoint Lessons at 30,000 Feet

DeFinis Communications

One photo will say more than 30 lines of 8-point text. She sat there frantic and breathing hard and I could see her anxiety mounting. Hmmmmm.

Refining Your Presentation Skills in a Group Format Works…Especially for Women

DeFinis Communications

Women are, by nature, very social beings. In fact, many of my clients have said that they found their next big sale, next great new hire, or next invaluable resource simply by networking at a group learning event.  . This is a good thing in many respects. In short, they find it very beneficial. Networking opportunities.

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BizTech Day 2009

DeFinis Communications

This year I will be a featured speaker at one of the breakouts. I’ll be offering our signature Line by Line video coaching in short bursts for anyone who signs up. Are you a pubic speaker and entrepreneur with a great message, but not sure how to reach more customers? From BizTech’s CEO & Founder, Edith Young:  .

Scripted & unscripted presidential victory speeches: Putin v. Obama

Max Atkinson

But that, predictably, is the exact opposite of the impression I got from these two specimens.

Are you quoting the King James Bible in your speeches?

The Eloquent Woman

That's how ingrained the language from the King James bible is in English-speaking cultures. King James Bible

A Public Speaking Lesson from NASCAR

DeFinis Communications

Does your speech have a memorable close? Recently, I did a half-day presentation skills training program for a corporate group of one hundred people.

Analysis of a Speech by Conan O’Brien

Manner of Speaking

At 24 minutes, it is too long to go through it line by line, but I have noted several things that made it excellent. For example, “In fact, just this morning I left Baker Berry with my Tripee Barry to eat a Billy Bob at the Bema when my flitz to Francesca was Blitz-jacked by some D-bag on his FSP.&# (6:00).

Famous Speech Friday: Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer's SB1062 veto

The Eloquent Woman

In The New Yorker , Hendrik Hertzberg has a nearly line-by-line analysis of the speech that is an excellent read. famous speeche

Public Speaking: Reprinting Articles

Great Public Speaking

You may use articles written by me that you see in great speaking. All you have to do is print the article in its entirety along with the by line at top and the credits, and complete contact information at the end of each article. I have many articles available for reprint in your publication, company newsletter, etc. Thanks!

Raffle: Win a FREE SEAT in our Encore! Elegant Skills for Powerful Presentations Program!

DeFinis Communications

The winner will have the opportunity to experience the DeFinis Communications powerful brand of presentations skills training complete with dynamic media, unique learning models, extensive practice exercises, video feedback and our signature Line by Line Coaching™ process.  . This contest is a raffle. link].  . link].  .

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When Murphy Pays A Visit

Thoughts On Presenting And Design

The first incident was during Pasco’s demo of their Spark application, presented by Wayne Grant.

Win a FREE Seat to a DeFinis Communications Public Seminar!

DeFinis Communications

With only eight participants per class, individuals will experience the power of personalized attention and our signature Line By Line™ coaching process. DeFinis Communications is proud to announce our Fall 2009 Public Seminar schedule. Learn more here.  . We are also offering our flagship two-day program, Encore! Encore!

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President Obama’s 2,000 Year Old Speaking Secret

Pro Humorist

Rhetoric can be seen as someone not being honest by saying what they mean. An example of a tricolon can be Lincoln’s: “Government of the people, by the people, for the people.&#. If you have to make presentations as part of your job you might be able to pick up some useful tips from this post. and Abraham Lincoln. Not an organ.

President Obama’s 2,000 Year Old Speaking Secret

Pro Humorist

Rhetoric can be seen as someone not being honest by saying what they mean. An example of a tricolon can be Lincoln’s: “Government of the people, by the people, for the people.&#. If you have to make presentations as part of your job you might be able to pick up some useful tips from this post. and Abraham Lincoln. Not an organ.

President Obama’s 2,000 Year Old Speaking Secret

Pro Humorist

Rhetoric can be seen as someone not being honest by saying what they mean. An example of a tricolon can be Lincoln’s: “Government of the people, by the people, for the people.&#. If you have to make presentations as part of your job you might be able to pick up some useful tips from this post. and Abraham Lincoln. Not an organ.

President Obama’s 2,000 Year Old Speaking Secret

Pro Humorist

Rhetoric can be seen as someone not being honest by saying what they mean. An example of a tricolon can be Lincoln’s: “Government of the people, by the people, for the people.&#. If you have to make presentations as part of your job you might be able to pick up some useful tips from this post. and Abraham Lincoln. Not an organ.

President Obama's victory speech & the return of rhetoric

Max Atkinson

It is still by far the most frequently read post of the 961 that have appeared on this blog since it first started. Fool me once, and all that.

BBC rediscovers the 'Lost Art of Oratory' (again)

Max Atkinson

You can see more on this in earlier postings on this blog, including Obama’s rhetoric renews UK media in the ‘lost art’ of oratory.

Rhetoric & imagery in Obama's victory speech

Max Atkinson

It hasn't been posted on their website, probably because the layout with red circles around lines from the speech linked to the notes caused problems in creating a readable web page. Led by the 27-year old wunderkind Jon Favreau, Obama likes to write the bulk of his speeches himself. Although he has a team of three speechweriters.

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Analysis of a Speech by Conan O’Brien

Manner of Speaking

At 24 minutes, it is too long to go through it line by line, but I have noted several things that made it excellent. For example, “In fact, just this morning I left Baker Berry with my Tripee Barry to eat a Billy Bob at the Bema when my flitz to Francesca was Blitz-jacked by some D-bag on his FSP.&# (6:00).

Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 11, 2013: Teaching? Piece of cake. Everybody knows you can pick that up in just five weeks….

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Click here to add your name: [link] Renaissance Underway at Chester Upland School District NBC Philadelphia By Sarah Glover Sep 9, 2013 Chester-Upland School District is experiencing change that could be monumental this school year. Read more: [link] Saucon Valley teachers urge board to settle contract after 438 days By Sara K. Now Ms.

Rhetoric and imagery in President Obama’s inauguration speech

Max Atkinson

If the number of hits and emails are anything to go by, my earlier line-by-line analysis of rhetoric and imagery in Barack Obama’s victory speech in Chicago (originally published in the British weekly newspaper, the Independent on Sunday ) attracted a good deal of interest. 3-part list. So it has been. 3-part list.

13 Lessons (& Tips) Learned Launching an eBook

http://delicious.com/akarrer/prospeaker

When it launched I wasn’t quite sure what to expect but I was sure I’d learn a lot by doing it - I was right. Has It Been Worth It?