January, 2017

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Timesaving PowerPoint keyboard shortcuts using Shift and Ctrl

PowerPoint Tips

Like all software, PowerPoint has keyboard shortcuts — in fact a lot more than I will cover here. Or copy by right-clicking and choosing Copy.

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You have a platform, but are you making it count?

Speak Schmeak

It's inappropriate!" they say. Celebrities should keep their opinions to themselves!" "We We pay you to act and entertain us!" All day. Get Results."

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Analysis of Donald Trump’s Inaugural Address

Manner of Speaking

On 20 July 2017, Donald John Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States.

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The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

The Eloquent Woman

I always collect them here for you on Mondays as well. All stories are the same is useful background for any public speaker. Did you miss?

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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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Some “very” good advice

Manner of Speaking

Mark Twain once gave the following advice to writers: Substitute ‘damn’ every time you’re inclined to write ‘very’; your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be. American novelist and columnist Florence King was … Continue reading → Grammar Florence King grammar Mark Twain public speaking very writing

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When a man hogs the mic at the the Women's March on Washington

The Eloquent Woman

"Who's speaking now?" asked one of the friends with me at the Women's March on Washington. He's going to go on too long. He always does." Michael!"

2017 30

What We Can Learn from the Products that Made History

Presentation Guru

What can we learn from great speakers who have had to pitch to the entire world?

2017 28

[Podcast] Copywriting that Sells with Steve Slaunwhite

Speaker Launcher

You can have an amazing looking website, but it’s not going to do you much good without great web content. Steve Slaunwhite has made his career out of finding the right words to sell services and products. This episode is all about finding the right formula for web content that gets you booked. Listen Now! Show […]. Listen Now! Want More?

2017 21

Conference update from the American Society of Journalists & Authors

Joan Detz Speaker Services

No, you don’t have to be an ASJA member to benefit from ASJA’s terrific writing conferences. Read on. May 5 – 6, 2017 Annual Conference Update By Estelle Erasmus, ASJA New York City 2017 Conference Chair I’m excited to make two announcements: that the big reveal of our conference program will be up on […].

5 Lessons I Learned Tracking My Pitches for a Year

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Excerpt from The Freelancer : By Anna Cat Brigida. When I first started freelancing, I saw pitching as an unpredictable part of the job. The pitch itself mattered, of course, but I always felt that I was more lucky than smart when one was accepted. But now I know that’s not true—pitching is just as much science as art. A pitch log can be simple.

2017 21

Barack Obama’s Farewell Speech

Manner of Speaking

Yesterday, 10 January 2017, President Barack Obama gave his farewell speech in Chicago. It is the end of an era. Obama brought intelligence, dignity and character to the White House.

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10 questions to make you a more resilient speaker in 2017

The Eloquent Woman

I do an annual evaluation of my year--both personally and for my business--and I've found very useful this list of 10 questions by Paula Davis-Laack.

2017 28

From Bullet Points to Visual Presentation – Finding the Right Images

Presentation Guru

There is an art to finding visuals that support your message.

2017 19

A Simple Strategy for Getting to Your First Yes

Speaker Launcher

When we reach out to prospects who do not know us, our goal should never be to “book a date” from our early communication. The goal should be to gain forward movement, start building a relationship and rapport. Once you begin to develop that relationship, the goal shifts to then hoping that the recipient will […].

2017 21

What If You Were More Confident Than You Thought?

Inter-Activ Presenting and Influencing

Want to look and feel more confident? When I speak in public I always blush so much that my face goes bright red.". And guess what? You start to relax.

2017 15

Sandra Zimmer Method to Overcome Public Speaking Fear

Speaking Freely

Recently, I wrote my most revealing article about the Sandra Zimmer Method to overcome public speaking fear and stage fright. A Presentation Guru Requests an Article The Commissioning Editor of Presentation-Guru.com, Jared Senseman, emailed to ask if I would write an article about my approach.

Happy New Year 2017 (and a new book!)

Manner of Speaking

I want to wish all readers Happy New Year. I hope that 2017 is a happy, healthy and successful one for you and for those whom you hold dear. If you are a regular visitor to this blog, you might … Continue reading → Book Review Der TED-Effekt Florian Mueck

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The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

The Eloquent Woman

I always collect them here for you on Mondays as well. It's a great way to expand your public speaking knowledge: Salut! Did you miss?

2017 24

The Best Way to Explain Complex Concepts – Part 2

Presentation Guru

… Build Real Impact Build Your Skills Message complex subjects Create Powerful Messaging featured Must-Reads for every presentation professiona

2017 17

[Podcast] How to Give a Speech that is Memorable, Magical & Motivational with Dr. Willie Jolley

Speaker Launcher

Willie Jolley is a Hall of Fame speaker, an author, and host of his own radio show. As you might guess, he’s also a wealth of information when it comes to speaking. Willie drops by to deliver some empowering advice on how to craft and deliver a truly amazing keynote and how to tell […].

2017 12

Audience Motivation Secrets for Speakers and Presenters

Inter-Activ Presenting and Influencing

I was prompted to write this post after a question from one of my students. Tip 1 - Pace and Lead for Audience Motivation. Sounds counterintuitive?

2017 13

Cover Letters - One Must-Know From Game Theory

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

At its core, game theory is about winning. It's not intended as a kind of erudite activity. Here is a recent example from real life.

Analysis of Donald Trump’s Inaugural Address

Manner of Speaking

On 20 January 2017, Donald John Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States.

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How are you referred to in speeches--your own, and those of others?

The Eloquent Woman

She was a newly minted corporate CEO, looking at a fresh draft of a speech written by her speechwriter. she asked me. Or being a woman at all?"

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The 10 Things Steve Jobs can Teach Every Public Speaker

Presentation Guru

Steve Jobs was one of the greatest and most influential businessmen of his generation. He was a pioneer in the modern corporate world.…

2017 16

[Quick public speaking tip] Watch the clock

Pivotal Public Speaking

One of the secrets of great speakers is their use of time. They know that if they have been given a time limit for their speech or presentation, that they will stick to that. There are four very good reasons for us all to do the same, if we want to be successful. Sticking [.]. public speaking

Be Dramatic, Be Memorable

Duarte Blog

“There is no quality in the world that is not what it is merely by contrast.”. Herman Melville, Moby-Dick. When you think of the word “dramatic” you probably think of things like: The steep, chasmic gulf of the Grand Canyon. The sudden, violent shower scene, thirty minutes into Alfred Hitchcock’s “Psycho”. Visually. Verbally. Be loud and quiet.

Drudge Report Mocks Barack Obama's 51-Minute Long Goodbye - Yale's Jeffrey Sonnenfeld Documented Why Leaders Can't Let Go

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The conservative Drudge Report has reason to mock Barack Obama's long long farewell address. It ran 51 minutes, 10 seconds. He's not alone.

Some “very” good advice

Manner of Speaking

Mark Twain once gave the following advice to writers: Substitute ‘damn’ every time you’re inclined to write ‘very’; your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be. American novelist and columnist Florence King was … Continue reading → Grammar Florence King grammar Mark Twain public speaking very writing

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The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

The Eloquent Woman

I always collect them here for you on Mondays as well. And if they do not do that, their heads are cut off.' The only response.To Did you miss?

2017 16

How to Present Visual Stories that Transform Audiences

Presentation Guru

It has been said that there are no new stories; there are only new ways of telling the old stories.

2017 13

7 Easy to Follow Life Lessons for Public Speaking Success

SketchBubble

The goal of any public speaker is to engage and inform their audience; to deliver a message that inspires and causes real change. Presentation Tips

Presentation Skills Book – The Presenters Edge (2nd Edition)

Inter-Activ Presenting and Influencing

Make 2017 the year you transform your presentation skills. How to choose your content for maximum impact. How to engage and involve your audience.