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7 Tips to Ensure You’re Understood when Speaking to a Foreign Audience

Speaking about Presenting

This is a guest post by Leon Potgieter. Understand cultural assumptions – yours and theirs. Work with your interpreter. Speak to 12 year olds.

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TED Talks, #illustraTED

Duarte Blog

It’s no secret that Duarte has a big crush on TED. As As presentation people, and lovers of all things story, TED is the man of our dreams. This

12for12 March Challenge: Speak up

Speak Schmeak

Have you joined my 12 Speaking Challenges for 2012 program yet? Build your "confidence muscles" with monthly challenges designed to help you get out of your comfort zone and build confidence in a variety of settings that will prepare you for your upcoming speaking engagements! But remember, this is all about getting out of your comfort zone.

Why training may not always be the right course of action – part 5

Onlignment

In Part 4 we gave a little thought to the matter of memory. Now we’ll ask why health professionals in hospitals still fail to observe simple rules of hygiene to avoid infection and cross-contamination. We’ll look at performance in hospitals in Britain and the USA. Behaviour patterns. Skill-based behaviour. One such is skill-based behaviour. Example.

From the vault: When the last-minute speaker needs to wing it

The Eloquent Woman

(Editor's note: This post from 2009 recounts a speech that still has audience members coming up to me, years later, to say how much they enjoyed it.

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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.

Power Presentations Tip 57: Two Laws of Answering Questions

Executive Speech Coach

Two Laws of Answering Questions You don't need to answer the question now. You don't need to answer the question. These two laws are important because most of us were taught just the opposite for most of our life. First our parents and then our teachers drummed into us that we must respond immediately to their questions.

12for12 March Challenge: Speak up

Speak Schmeak

Have you joined my 12 Speaking Challenges for 2012 program yet? But remember, this is all about getting out of your comfort zone. Read on. Savor them.

Using Humor in Your Presentation? Here’s a Checklist for Success

DeFinis Communications

For the last six months I’ve been working with an accountant in our Executive Immersion program. As his coach, I’ve helped him polish his presentation skills, strengthen his image, project personal presence and build self-confidence. Most recently I helped him prepare for an internal presentation he was giving to five hundred division managers.

The Rules of Engagement: 9 Principles of Smart Content Marketing | Original9 Media

Content Marketing Today

OK, so the semantics are less than inspired – no big surprise there. Where would Groupon be without the creative chops of its writers?

The Freelancing Life: Profiled on MASHABLE

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

This is one situation in which there is no generational divide: freelancing.    Content is king and substance is everything. 

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The Rules of Engagement: 9 Principles of Smart Content Marketing | Original9 Media

Content Marketing Today

OK, so the semantics are less than inspired – no big surprise there. Where would Groupon be without the creative chops of its writers?

Robert Scoble: What he's up to

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Microsoft's First Blogger and co-author of "Naked Conversations," Robert Scoble got a whole generation blogging. 

Sweep clean

Pivotal Public Speaking

“If each of us sweeps in front of our own steps, the whole world would be clean.” ” – Goethe. quotations inspiration

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Freelance speechwriting fees

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Ask prospective clients about their budget for freelance speechwriting assignments.  But be prepared:  You won’t always get solid answers. One freelance speechwriter told me about a recent meeting with a prospective client who couldn’t (or wouldn’t) say how much the organization wanted to pay for freelance speeches.  The

Mitt Romney Has a 2 in 3 Chance of beating Obama and has already won the GOP Nomination

TJ Walker Interactive

Yes, Mitt Romney is a terrible political candidate. Sure, Santorum could embarrass Romney in Ohio. Gingrich could raise questions by winning Georgia. And Paul could upset Romney in some small caucus state. And of course, Romney will continue to stick his foot in his mouth and say things to remind everyone he is an out [.].