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Three tips for directing your audience's response

Speak Schmeak

Direct your question with clear words and concepts. Direct, focus, and channel your questions in such a way that you get the responses you seek.

Three tips for directing your audience's response

Speak Schmeak

Direct your question with clear words and concepts. Direct, focus, and channel your questions in such a way that you get the responses you seek.

B2B Marketing Directions: Why Provocative Content Works Best for Acquiring Leads

Content Marketing Today

Consistently acquiring enough new leads has become a major challenge for many B2B companies. is quickly becoming the go-to tactic for lead acquisition.

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Ch 33: Cold Calling and Direct Mail (Everything You Wanted To Know About Freelance Writing)

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Chapter 33: Cold Calling and Direct Mail: We are now entering the domain of cold calling. I use the term cold call to cover unsolicited phone calls, sales letters, and e-mail messages that deliver your sales pitch to potential customers you have neither met nor been referred to.

How to give directions

Speak Schmeak

Apparently, collaboration and cooperation come naturally when we want to help someone find their way.

Easily Personalize Your Direct Marketing Campaigns with Personalized URLs for Each Recipient

Content Marketing Today

In order to generate measurable marketing response, you may well continue to rely on direct mail. Direct marketing lives on.

The Godfather Guide to Direct Marketing: Make Me an Offer I Can’t Refuse

Content Marketing Today

I was perversely inspired to write this because of a recent gorgeous direct mailing I received from local French restaurant.

Prompt Your Audience to Respond: Ask Questions!

DeFinis Communications

Let’s look at the direct and rhetorical question to see how these tools can help you keep your audience engaged. . Ask a direct question. The direct question—one in which you are looking for a verbal response from audience members—is a reliable technique to use with a small group of fifty people or less.

Upselling, Cross-Selling - That's The Way Direct-TV Lost My Sale

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That's exactly what happened when I contacted Direct-TV for a second time. The first time was just for basic information.

Strong PR Demand: Going back to pitching directly to prospects

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The nice odds about sending out unsolicited requests for work - full time, part time, freelance - is that they result in quality responses. 

Nudging in a more enlightened direction

Max Atkinson

I'm not a big fan of supermarkets but I think on this one they need to be congratulated.

The Language of Business: The shift from corporate indirect to Millennial direct

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Now the language of business is direct.  I was direct. Remember when businesspeople sounded like, well, lawyers?

Go directly to jail - and collect medical care

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Solutions may not always be efficient or elegant.    But they do solve a problem.    Current Affairs Personal Musings Values

Killer Direct-Mail Piece: I have Rescue Dog Lee K. To Thank

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  The most recent creative accomplishment has been a killer direct mail piece for pitching my own executive communications services.

Jared Keller: Had he thought like a lawyer about direct mail, he'd still be at BLOOMBERG

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Had Jared Keller been thinking like a lawyer he might still have his plum job as director of social media at BLOOMBERG BUSINESS WEEK. 

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LinkedIn: Content player, big time (probably figured out this direction from all its data)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  For information and insight, professionals will go directly to those sites, bypassing LinkedIn.   Pulse has 750 publishers. 

JOBS! Go directly to each organization's website

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The best selling arena for your skills may be each organization's website.    Increasingly, organizations such as are listing their openings only there.    Maybe that narrows down those who apply to the more qualified for that particular category of work.


Great Public Speaking

[link] The church website says this email is a hoax --Original Message -- From: Fred Collins [] Sent: Tuesday, August 18, 2009 9:30 AM To: Tom Antion Orders Subject: LONDON YOUTH CONFERENCE Dear Tom Antion, My Name is Rev.Fred Collins from the London Youth Community Here in London UK. LONDON YOUTH CONFERENCE.

Careers: Is taking direct aim at AOL Jobs?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  This could be taking direct aim at AOL Jobs.  Today on is a help wanted placed by Dow Jones for Careers Reporter.   The job will be at, the digital site owned by parent Dow Jones.    Could this possibly mean the beginning of the end of AOL Jobs.  Indeed, careers is a hot category. 

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How To Get Instant Feedback From Your Audience

Presentation Guru

Getting your audience engaged is the most important things you can do when presenting.

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4 Questions You Need to Answer in Your Presentation

Executive Speech Coach

This addresses the question of direction. Executive Speech Coach - Business Presentations Business presentations tips for executives, sales presenters, managers, technical experts and professionals from the "Speech Coach for Executives" George Torok. Transform your business presentations into effective conversations. What if? Never.

Seth Godin cuts out middleman publisher, sells books direct from blog

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Another arrow in the heart of the traditional publishing industry.    Big brandname marketing expert Seth Godin is cutting out his long-time publisher Portfolio and promoting/distributing his books from his own wildly popular blog.    Essentially that blog has created his own business system.   They had to. 

The urgent need for EU directives on tea-making and lunch times

Max Atkinson

From the point of view of improving communication between businesses within the EU, there's also a case for another European directive on lunch times. The hotel I'm staying at in Mainz has quite an impressive array of tea, including Assam, Darjeeling, Earl Grey and English Breakfast. But can you get a decent cup of tea? In Holland, it's 12.00

Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 142)

Manner of Speaking

It takes a touch of genius—and a lot of courage—to move in the opposite direction.” ” — Albert Einstein.

How good are you at answering simple questions? Take this easy quiz.

More than PowerPoint...

As an intelligent business person, you might think you are excellent at answering simple, direct questions. But are you? ” 2. ” 3.

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How to Look at the Camera

Green Room Speakers

Posted by Sarah Gershman at 9:19 AM Labels: agua fresca , focus eyes , Mark Bittman , the minimalist 2comments: TJ said. Overcome Your Fear.

Closing A Speech or Presentation, Part I

Matt Eventoff

Direct Call to Action – I am a believer that a speech or presentation without a clear call to some type of action is a speech or presentation that probably is not worth giving. . While not appropriate for every address, there is no clearer call to action than a direct call to action. The moment of truth has arrived. Thank you.”

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The Rules for Being Amazing

Manner of Speaking

As I watched, it occurred to me that every single one of them is directly relevant for those who wish to become better public speakers.

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Add power to your message with better slide titles

PowerPoint Tips

It’s also less direct, less clear. Being direct (not beating around the bush). Add action verbs to your slide titles. Why is that?

2015 90

Public Speaking & Communication in the Middle East/North Africa

Matt Eventoff

And so, here is a highlight of some of our direct experiences that we have come across in cross-cultural communications in the Middle East and North Africa. Instead, use your hands in a general sense, never directly targeting one specific person in an audience. Direct criticism should be steered away from. 2) The audience knows.

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Karen Jacobsen: The GPS Girl

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Are you willing to change direction? Her voice is one of the options on over 100 million GPS systems and 300 million smartphones. Accelerate!

2015 54

Drudge Report Headlines with Death of Hashtag (ponders if business abandoning social)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Instead, 41% of the commercials directed viewers to the organization's website URL. But now it's back to the more direct job of selling.

2017 17

Public Speaking for Entrepreneurs – 3 Tips for a Successful Pitch

Matt Eventoff

But reading directly off of a script, or even worse, a PPT will not allow potential investors to see how passionate and confident you are about your company, your fund, or your idea. Public speaking for entrepreneurs? Absolutely! When I ask entrepreneurs about public speaking, I often hear “I don’t have to give speeches.”. Wonder why?

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How To Close A Speech That Brings Your Audience To Their Feet

Matt Eventoff

A Direct Call to Action. One that directly ties into your call to action can be very effective. Thank you.”. What just happened? or _.

2014 95

Eye gaze and the power of faces

Presentation Zen

We are naturally drawn to look in the directions which other people are looking. We have evolved to be amazingly good at seeing faces. Source.

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Timesaving PowerPoint keyboard shortcuts using Shift and Ctrl

PowerPoint Tips

If you do this additional times, PowerPoint remembers the distance and direction and creates a line of equidistant objects. This is a gem.

2017 74

Vocal power to project your pitch. YouTube site will show you how.

The Presenter's Blog

Which direction? Loud, clear, and cutting the chaos around me, a vendor’s sales call guided me direct to his pitch. Where first?

Create a vignette effect to make a photo more powerful

PowerPoint Tips

From the Direction drop-down, choose From Center. A vignette effect on a photo typically places a dark, semi-transparent border around it.

2015 100

4 tips and 1 Tool That Will Help You Perfect Your Slide Design

Duarte Blog

Remember, if the information doesn’t directly ladder up to your big idea, kill it. Let’s start with you. The presenter was vulnerable. I think.)

2017 46

#publicspeaking save: 8 ways to say "I don't know" gracefully

The Eloquent Woman

A philosophical answer, perhaps delivered with a shrug, you can follow this up with many options, depending on the direction you want to take.

2016 54