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Changing the Corporate Conversation

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

What makes for a good conversation, or a meaningful meeting? What makes for a good conversation, or a meaningful meeting?

3 Essential Ingredients of a Meaningful Conversation

Kate's Voice

What I remember most about being home from college for the holidays is deep, meaningful conversations with people. Even though I […].

The Art of Creating a Conversation

Matt Eventoff

A speech is not a solo act - a speech is a conversation. . Looking away, shaking one’s head, raising one’s brow, disinterest or a face anchored in stoicism are all forms of communication, and are all part of a conversation. Smiling, nodding, clapping, cheering and riveted attentiveness are also part of a conversation.

Tough Conversations

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

For most of us, though, the anticipation is bad enough, but the actual conversation is worse. I will handle the conversation beautifully."

Conversation Infographic

The Communication Blog

Here''s an interesting infographic: 9 Simple Conversation Hacks: How to Turn Any Interaction in Your Favor , sent to me by Sarah Johnson. It''s sure to spark some interesting class discussion on the uses of communication skills or with the section on conversation or persuasion. communication skills Conversation infographic persuasion

7 Ways to Turn Your Presentation into a Conversation


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Conversational Leadership: A Baker's Dozen

The Communication Blog

But, there’s little on conversational leadership. Who leads a simple social conversation? What makes a conversational leader? [By By “conversational leader” I simply mean someone who controls and literally leads the conversation in the direction he or she desires.] This helps maintain one’s leadership position.

6 Tips for Starting a Great Conversation at Business Events

Great Public Speaking

After spending a great weekend in Las Vegas for the Author 101 Event, I participated in and observed a lot of conversations. I noticed some authors and speakers need a little improvement on how to start and have a great conversation at a networking event. Tie those questions into your conversation. What are your passions?

How to have a conversation with your audience

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

Audiences long for presenters to be real with them, and just have a conversation.    That’s hard for speakers to do. 

SP Tip # 78: Four Ways to Transform Your Presentation into a Conversation

Executive Speech Coach

Four Ways to Transform your Presentation into a Conversation ? But we are more inclined to participate in a conversation. and "You guys".

A conversation with Nancy Duarte in Silicon Valley

Presentation Zen

Nancy and I put on this little event and also recorded a short conversation. While visiting the cool new offices of Duarte, Inc. Do''h!

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Vocal Impact Weekly Tip: The secret to a great Valentine’s Day conversation

Kate's Voice

(Do not read this if you are completely prepared for every upcoming conversation that matters.)

You talk funny…and so do I

Kate's Voice

Musings conversations listening perception Trevor NoahPreparation to facilitate a workshop in India got me thinking about the differences in how we humans communicate with each other, and how that influences the kind of relationships we have with each other. Every culture has its unique language, both verbal and non-verbal.

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Jeff Immelt Talk - Conversational but Diplomatic

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That's the way Jeff Immelt talks: conversational but diplomatic.  It's the antithesis to the raw bluntness of Donald Trump. However, it doesn't take on Trumpism. Not directly.   Here he is on Bloomberg BusinessWeek discussing everything from tax cuts to globalization. High rankings on Google.

5 Steps to Greater Influence in Meetings (PSSST)

Kate's Voice

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The Communication Blog

10.23.2009 Annoying Phrases Heres an interesting little graphic bit from USAToday--the most annoying phrases in conversation. Categories: annoying phrases , Conversation 6comments: maestra said. Her response was not what I expected to hear. 8:01 AM Mya Hookah Ornate Design said. Wow, hookahs. A bit of topic. 8:39 AM me once moresaid.

How to start an important conversation: An exercise in intention

Kate's Voice

However, if you are willing to get honest with yourself, conversational intent can be very revealing. Sometimes, it can be confusing to discover how you really feel about a relationship, and, therefore, how to talk to that person. This applies to all relationships: lovers, co-workers, and clients. communication intention postaweek2011

A conversation with Bob Lehrman

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Robert A. Robert A. His 2009 book, ‘The Political Speechwriters Companion‘ is one of the best books I’ve ever read on speechwriting, period.

The Rise of the Storyteller, and How to Be One

Kate's Voice

Storytelling conversations storytelling ThanksToday, I was traveling on business and picked up The Wall Street Journal. On the cover were all the reminders of terror and fear. I almost put it down because who needs to be reminded that the world is a dangerous place when they are 1000 miles from home?

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The Large Impact of Small Talk

Kate's Voice

Content Public Speaking conversations listening networking phatic presentations small talk

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How to get what you want this December

Kate's Voice

Musings conversations engagement listening perceptionYesterday, I called customer service to correct an order.

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Conversation: Public speaking to a smaller audience

The Eloquent Woman

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TED Conversations let you discuss big ideas with the

The Eloquent Woman

But pay attention to the expiration date--every discussion will have one, to keep things focused (just like a live Q-and-A session, right?).

Always look on the bright side: the Northern Lights, a cruise and a conversation

Max Atkinson

TIP 2: Beware of cruises that tell you where to sit I've blogged before about people who routinely break the most basic rules of conversation (e.g.

Announcing: A Conversation with Bob Lehrman

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

As the U.S. We’ll be hosting Bob on a worldwide conference call at 11:45am (Pacific) on Thursday September 1, 2016. Robert A.

Vocal Impact Weekly Tip: Purpose and Repartée

Kate's Voice

Intention Public Speaking conversations engagement networking personal brand practicing vocal power Is there method to your madness? Recently, a client asked me how to prepare to network at an upcoming conference that she will be attending. She is somewhat reserved and doesn’t enjoy small talk.

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How to say “thanks” like you mean it

Kate's Voice

Last week, a friend observed a conversation between my partner and me wherein we said “thanks” to each other a dozen times. vocal image conversations Expression intention vocal impact Afterwards, she remarked on this and said, “That seems like a lot of work.” In our family, we practice saying thanks.

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Vocal Impact Tip: How to make them choose you over email

Kate's Voice

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A Conversation with Matt Teper

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

On Wednesday February 24, members of the Silicon Valley Speechwriters Roundtable hosted a conference call with Google speechwriter Matt Teper. Matt is the Head of Editorial at Google, where he is the leader and founder of the Google Ink team. Matt is the Head of Editorial at Google, where he is the leader and founder of the Google Ink team.

Podcast: Framing the Conversation – How to Say It | Communication.

Communication Steroids

Tim Gordon and Roger Pike discuss the framing of a conversation or communication. In these 30-minute audio recordings, WE ARE your coaches!


'Telegraph' or 'Sleazygraph': the ethics, uses and results of covertly recorded conversation

Max Atkinson

My initial reaction was that it hardly seemed news that politicians say things in private conversations that they wouldn't dream of saying in public. Much of the data on which conversation analysis was built derived from tape-recorded phone calls. To which I replied: 'Yes, I've been tweeting about it all day.' Why the unease?

Tina Fey: Need to jump into a conversation? Use improv skills, not apologies

The Eloquent Woman

Fey says she learned how to avoid sounding apologetic with some improvisation skills she learned early in her comedic career. GROSS: Exactly.

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Conversational Coolers and Warmers

The Communication Blog

1.20.2010 Conversational Coolers and Warmers Here is a brief article I wrote that appears in the current issue of Etc: A Review of General Semantics , 66, no. What I tried to do was to identify the characteristics of effective and ineffective conversations through this "cooler" idea. 3 (2009), 248-253. Warmers see each event, as T.

3 Ways to Have a Real Conversation with your Audience

Executive Speech Coach

How can you converse with your audience? In the same way that you have a good conversation with a friend or colleague. Use these three techniques to converse with your audience: 1. Vary your pitch, pace and tone just as you would while conversing with a friend. Reading your speech will kill the conversational tone.

Speaking With Conviction…Over the Phone

DeFinis Communications

What does it take to properly convey your message and deliver a captivating presentation over the phone? Pay attention to your clarity and speed.

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How to Create “Enchanting” Relationships

DeFinis Communications

The word “enchant” means to cast a spell on or bewitch; to delight or captivate utterly; to fascinate; charm. That’s not such a bad place to be.’”.

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Bullet Points Are Not Enough

Speak and Deliver

The Art of Conversation from stage. Bullet points don''t change people, conversations do. No, bullet points are not enough. Well, sorta.

Asking a Favor

The Communication Blog

One of the most difficult of all conversational tasks is to ask someone for a favor. Asking a total stranger poses still other problems. link].

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Conversation vs. confrontation

Speak Schmeak

So do we confront people or do we have a conversation and try to learn more about where they're coming from? What's my point with this story?

Networking: Break into a conversation

Speak Schmeak

Her concern this week is about joining conversations already in progress, especially at an event where she will know very few people.