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Podcast: Exhibitor 2012 and Expo West Re-Cap

Communication Steroids

Tim Patterson, aka Tim ‘Gonzo’ Gordon, discusses his recent visits to Exhibitor 2012 in Las Vegas and Expo West in Anaheim with podcasting partner Roger Pike. Check out the various videos Tim posted from the show at YouTube.com/tradeshowmarketing/feed. Networking Social Media Video @Tradeshowguy Exhibitor 2012 Expo West

CAPS Convention 2009 Calgary

Executive Speech Coach

CAPS Convention 2009 in Calgary If you are in the business of professional speaking then the event of the year is the annual convention of your national professional speakers' association. Naturally I will attend the upcoming CAPS convention in Calgary this month. The common thread of CAPS is professional speaking.

Are Chinese Small Caps The Greatest Investment Opportunity Ever, Or Are They All Fraudulent Con Operations?

TJ Walker Interactive

I have a new venture, the PitchingWell, that provides a forum for small cap companies and investors. We do TV and radio interviews with CEOs and other interesting experts for the small cap community. Currently, I face a dilemma, do I include Chinese small cap companies or not into the mix? If I leave them [.].

Uber Price Cap = Good Public Relations, For Uber & NY AG Eric Sneiderman

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In New York State, Uber will cap its taxi fare during emergencies and natural disasters.   Here is the Bloomberg coverage. 

Where can you get a backwards-pointing baseball cap?

Max Atkinson

But I couldn't help noticing on the news that John Isner was wearing a backwards-pointing baseball cap.

Trends in the Investor Relations Industry

TJ Walker Interactive

Neil Stewart from IR Magazine speaks with TJ Walker about trends in the small cap markets. To view the full interview visit: [link]. To learn more about IR Magazine visit: [link]. CEOs/Financial Video IR Magazine Neil Stewart

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 89)

Manner of Speaking

Robert Orben - American Magician, Author and Comedy Writer.

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Just for fun – or is it? How to sound smart in your TEDx Talk

Pivotal Public Speaking

In a hilarious talk capping off a day of new ideas at TEDxNewYork, professional funny person Will Stephen shows foolproof presentation skills to make you sound brilliant — even if you are literally saying nothing. There are such huge dangers in following a formula and sounding the same as everyone else!! Full disclosure: This talk [.].

Looking into the future with Jack Bloom

TJ Walker Interactive

answers TJ Walker’s questions about Small Cap investing and his view on the future of the markets. Jack Bloom of Alpha Capital Corp. To watch the rest of the interview visit: [link] Learn more about Alpha Capital Corp. link]. CEOs/Financial

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What about PowerPoint 2016 (Windows)?

PowerPoint Tips

The tab titles are no longer all upper case and have returned to the 2010 (and previous) initial caps. Here’s a screenshot of it.

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Dial it back, speakers: When you *don't* need extra emphasis

The Eloquent Woman

As my fellow TEDMED coach Peter Botting likes to say, "Your delivery is like writing with all caps, bold, italic, and underscore all at the same time!"

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The Conquest of Kong (short story from Rebel in the Back Seat)

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

The huge, stuffed, glassy-eyed creature, wearing a New York Yankee baseball cap, glared down at the midway masses from his perch in the Strike Out tent. The Conquest of Kong: By Paul Lima. It was on the congested fair grounds of the Canadian National Exhibition that Father conquered the world-famous ape. My Books creative writing

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The Incomparable Carl Sagan: Scientist & Presenter Extraordinaire

Presentation Zen

LINKS • The International Year of Astronomy 2009   • Communicating Astronomy with the Public (CAP Journal Numbers alone are meaningless.

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Apple (AAPL) Exploits Greatest PR Gimmick Ever

TJ Walker Interactive

That little escapade of poor crisis communications cost Apple $30 billion in vaporized market cap in a day or two. How much?

Good Penmanship for Public Speakers

Manner of Speaking

If you are going to talk for an extended period before writing again, I suggest capping the marker and putting it down or in your pocket. The pen is mightier than the sword; but when it comes to public speaking, an empty hand is mightier than the pen. And if the speaker begins to fiddle with the pen, things can go from bad to worse.

Crisis Communications Training for Oil and Gas Executives

TJ Walker Interactive

You will learn how to avoid disastrous sound bites and off message quotes that have cost other energy companies billions of dollars in market cap in the past. The BP Gulf disaster cost that company tens of billions of dollars in market cap, in part, because of how poorly their executives handled the media during this crisis.

Should I wear a neck-tie for selling diapers?

The Presenter's Blog

by Peter Watts. What you’re wearing when presenting  impacts the credibility that your audience invests in your pitch. Probably out of place.

The Most Boring Speaking Advice in the World

Speak and Deliver

Just be sure to cap off the ending with your take-home message. Tell them. Then Tell them what you''ve told them. Makes sense, right?

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STOP! Move Away from the Overload Blues

Speaking Out

The lid of the jar is his head and policeman’s cap, which is hinged to his body. I have a kitsch cookie jar called Gus. He has a bright cheery kitsch face, and is dressed in a shiny blue patrollman’s uniform. He is short and squat, an American style cop. If you raise his head [.]. All Articles

Famous Speech Friday: Diana Nyad on dreams, determination and defeat

The Eloquent Woman

You've got tight bathing caps over your ears trying to keep the heat of the head--that's where the hypothermia starts--so you don't hear very well.

PowerPoint keyboard shortcuts

PowerPoint Tips

They text will cycle among ALL CAPS, Inital Caps (Title Case) and no caps. I follow several LinkedIn groups related to PowerPoint and presenting (and started one of my own, Great Communicators! Effective Presenting & PowerPoint). Sometimes, you can find gems of useful information. Windows shortcuts. Copy (to clipboard).

News Corp Under Increasing Attack

TJ Walker Interactive

It doesn’t matter if you are a large cap, small cap or privately owned. They’ve lost $7 billion in market cap in the last week and that may be just the tip of the iceberg. In business, reputation matters. And that’s why the investors of Rupert Murdoch’s Newscorp should be very scared now. Earlier this [.].

Public Speaking - Why Use Props?

Great Public Speaking

The first hat is a gag ball cap that has really long hair attached to it so that you look like a hippie when you wear it. Putting on the longhaired ball cap immediately reminds me to talk about when the company was young and aggressive. Props help warm up the audience. They can be used as a substitute for notes.

Are you an aspiring, new or mid-career speaker who wants to build a successful and sustainable business?

Executive Speech Coach

If you want to stack the odds in your favour - ch eck out the Pro-Track program run by CAPS Toronto. Chances are, you’ve got number one covered.

Getting Hired to Speak: What's Their Why?

Speak and Deliver

You're a Toastmaster/NSA Member/CAPS Member/Certified Awesomely Cool & Nifty Speaker with a Certificate You Paid Thousands of Dollars For.

Create a better PowerPoint template

PowerPoint Tips

The initial cap slows down reading; I suggest using Sentence case, in which only the first word of the title is capitalized. PowerPoint’s default blank template is annoying! It really needs work. And with more and more people using white backgrounds, you’re probably using the blank template more often. Click Close.). Very legible.

Two unconventional (okay, downright weird) anxiety techniques

Speak Schmeak

Conversation buzzes as students’ fingers busily craft dollar signs, cars, nursing caps, laptops, initials, “stick” people, etc. horror sets in.

Will the 50th anniversary of March on Washington remember the women?

The Eloquent Woman

stood to give his famous "I Have a Dream" speech, capping the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom in 1963, 50 years ago this month.

Looking for a few good adjectives?

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Read this book: BETTER THAN GREAT: A PLENITUDINOUS COMPENDIUM OF WALLOPINGLY FRESH SUPERLATIVES , by Arthur Plotnik.  (And, yes, the all-cap format is used in the title.). You will never think about adjectives the same way again

Are You Flat Lining on Stage? Express Yourself!

Speak and Deliver

"I hate you," I said angrily. For writing, it's fine. For speaking, it's death, at least for the audience. Second, it feels silly to emote on stage.

Win by Telling Great Stories with Peter Guber

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

  That’s brilliant advice, and a nice cap to a valuable book. Peter Guber has written a masterful additional to the storytelling library shelf with his book, Tell To Win.   Maybe he’s saving that for his next book.    Beyond beginning, middle, and end, what are Guber’s insights?    Who’s your audience?

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How to create a poster in PowerPoint 2013

PowerPoint Tips

If you want all uppercase letters, press the Caps Lock key. Do you create posters for personal or business use? Set the slide size. “).

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Famous Speech Friday: Malala Yousafzai's UN speech on youth education

The Eloquent Woman

Despite all the attention, however, this speech succeeds with simplicity. here I s tand.one girl among many. But they failed. My hopes are the same.

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How else will mobile phones ruin your life?

More than PowerPoint...

Photo credit: C.A.P. I’ve owned a cell phone since 1999. even had a bag phone circa 1995. Cell phones give people an excuse to be late. Really?

Famous Speech Friday: Sheryl Sandberg's Barnard commencement address

The Eloquent Woman

Studies have shown—and yes, I kind of like studies—that success and likeability are positively correlated for men and negatively correlated for women.

How to create a poster in PowerPoint 2007 & PowerPoint 2010

PowerPoint Tips

If you want all uppercase letters, press the Caps Lock key. Do you create posters for personal or business use? Set the page size. “).

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Award-winning filmmaker Lou Douros plans a sequel on whale entanglement. Let’s help!

Duarte Blog

As the polar caps recede, new areas for oil exploration are opening up. You can help by donating, or reposting the link to get the word out!

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Great Moments in Presentation History: The Architect and the Egg

Duarte Blog

In the early 1400s, Florence, Italy was a hotbed of artistic competition. The day of the presentation arrived.  Many ideas were presented.  Moment™. 

Public Speaking - Create an Atmosphere Conducive to Laughter and Interaction

Great Public Speaking

Better start handing out the kerchiefs and caps because the audience was just settling down for a long winter's nap. Unless you are using slides or video projection, you want the room lights at maximum intensity for normal business presentations. Half of your effectiveness with humor is realized because the audience can see you. Oh, no!!

Rickman Group, Providence, RI - Again, it posts help-wanted on Craigslist

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Years ago, the postings were so frequent that they caught my attention. blogged those thoughts, both here and on my syndicated legal blog.