November, 2016

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Review of “Start strong – 3 gripping ways to open your talk” by Craig Hadden

PowerPoint Tips

This is a review of a blog post by Craig Hadden , who blogs about presenting at Remote Possibilities. In fact, he starts his blog post strong.

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Don’t join Toastmasters? Seriously?

Manner of Speaking

While skimming through my Twitter feed the other day, a Tweet caught my eye. It contained the link to a post on Entrepreneur by Jonathan Li entitled 10 Mistakes Successful Speakers Never Make Again. I was intrigued. I thought, I make mistakes; I … Continue reading → Toastmasters John Zimmer practice presentations public speaking

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My 5 favorite fixes for your #publicspeaking

The Eloquent Woman

Well-worn and tried and true, these five fixes are tactics I turn to again and again when I'm coaching speakers. Enjoy putting them to use!

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How To Give A Great Presentation With Just Your Phone

Presentation Guru

And of course, they can also be used to make calls! … Projectors Technology Apps & Add-Ins presentation technology

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She said / He said …

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

As the dust settles on the recent US election it’s fascinating to read the draft acceptance speeches that were penned by Democratic pundit Bob Lehrman and Republican Aram Bakshian. Bob was Al Gore’s speechwriter and Aram used to write for President Reagan. Speechwriting Donald Trump Hillary Clinton

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The speaker coach's last-minute backstage toolkit for TED talks or your talk

The Eloquent Woman

I'll be backstage coaching speakers next week at TEDMED , the medical and science TED conference, for my sixth year. You and we will feel better.

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RHETORIC – The Game That Will Make Public Speaking Fun

Presentation Guru

RHETORIC–The Public Speaking Game™. Public speaking. The mere thought of it can set hearts pounding!

Public Speaking for Fun and Profit

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

As I reported back in 2008, ex-President Clinton (well, I suppose there’s still only one, so no need to clarify like […]. Culture Shock!

7 Actionable Tips for Mind-Blowing Presentations


Social media star Kim Garst, co-founder and CEO of Boom! Social, tells her followers that she doesn’t want to be everybody’s cup of tea.

[Podcast] Expand Your Brand: Income Streams Beyond Speeches with Joe Calloway

Speaker Launcher

Hall of Fame Speaker and wealth of knowledge, Joe Calloway is back for another informative episode. This episode focuses heavily on generating different revenue streams within a speaking career. When should you toss out the old model for making money? What might the speaking industry look like tomorrow? Jane and Joe go over all of […].

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Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton: An analysis of their speeches

Manner of Speaking

The 2016 Presidential election in the United States is over and Donald Trump has emerged as the winner. As I write this post, the votes are still being counted in some states, but the results will not affect the outcome; Trump … Continue reading → Analysis of a Speech Donald Trump Hillary Clinton public speaking US election

Changing your presentation: When is it too late?

Joan Detz Speaker Services

In theory, it’s never too late. You can make changes to your presentation anytime. But – and this is a big but – changes always present a cost. Sometimes changes pose a financial cost: * rush fees for a graphic designer to fix your PowerPoint * rush fees for a speechwriter to rewrite your notes […].

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How To Prepare For The Unexpected Questions

Presentation Guru

As presenters, many of us have been caught off guard during the Q&A section after a presentation.

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Duarte Launches New Strategy Practice to Help Leaders Spark and Sustain Movements

Duarte Blog

During recent years, we’ve seen a rising importance of movements in the world around us. Delivery News Strategy communication duarte storytelling

My FLOTUS #publicspeaking wish list for Melania Trump (or any new leader)

The Eloquent Woman

Many in America and around the world have expressed their dismay about the recent results of the U.S. I admit, I've laughed at my share. And it should.

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Want Beautiful PowerPoint Presentations? It’s Easy When You Follow These 7 Rules


It’s almost a miracle if a person can get through life without having to sit through one, let alone many, boring and ugly PowerPoint presentations.

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Manner of Speaking recognized by Feedspot

Manner of Speaking

Manner of Speaking has been chosen by Feedspot, a popular RSS Reader, as one of the Top 50 Public Speaking Blogs on the Internet. And, among the Top 50, Manner of Speaking was rated 7th. Here’s what Feedspot had to say: … Continue reading → Personal Feedspot Manner of Speaking public speaking

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How will you boost your writing career this week?

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Start every Monday by asking “What will I do to boost my writing career this week?” ” You have many options: * Sign up for a webinar * Polish your LinkedIn profile * Join a professional organization (I’ll encourage you to join the American Society of Journalists and Authors. Career info Freelance Writing Speechwriting

How To Speak – And Get Paid For It!

Presentation Guru

But how does one transition from corporate life into consultancy?

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The Communication Blog - Untitled Article

The Communication Blog

Here is something I'm very proud of. Thank you Champ Ravirath. See Translation [link]. interpersonal skills interpersonal training manual

13 famous U.S. political convention speeches by women

The Eloquent Woman

As Americans head to the polls with the option, finally, to elect our first women president, it seemed right to focus on political speeches by women.

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Public Speaking: 7 Tips on How to Replace Fear with Confidence


Selling is an art, and to be successful at it, you’ve got to be confident in yourself and your product or service. Presentation Tips

Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 245) – Aristotle

Manner of Speaking

“An emotional speaker always makes his audience feel with him, even when there is nothing in his arguments; which is why many speakers try to overwhelm their audience by mere noise.” ” — Aristotle. Quotes for Public Speakers Aristotle Emotion public speaking public speaking quotes rhetoric

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The Next Hot Job in Silicon Valley Is Speechwriting

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

An interesting post in OZY explains why the next hot job in Silicon Valley is speechwriting. Speechwriting OZY

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What Do You Think About Having Notes When You Present?

Presentation Guru

We’ve published a few articles on presentation preparation , but we’ve never addressed the use of notes when presenting. Should a presenter use notes?

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2017 ASJA conference (I’ve already marked my calendar)

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Keynotes Announced for ASJA’s 46th Annual Writers Conference – Fri May 5 & Sat May 6, 2017, Roosevelt Hotel, NYC By Estelle Erasmus As Chair for the 2017 ASJA Conference in NYC, I’m delighted to share that we have been getting many of your proposals for sessions and I’m really impressed with the level of […].

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Keeping it real with Mozilla Tech Speakers: Case study

The Eloquent Woman

The group is Mozilla Tech Speakers, a new program that is providing support--specifically for public speaking--for these volunteer tech evangelists.

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In time for Christmas: Books on business, promotional, article writing and business of freelance writing

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Just in time for Christmas for the writer on your gift list: popular print and e-books (for Kindle and Kobo) on business, promotional, book, article, social media and website writing, self-publishing and the business of freelance writing. Six-Figure Freelancer: How to Find, Price and Manage Corporate Writing Assignments.

RHETORIC Game App: Thanksgiving / Black Friday Sale!

Manner of Speaking

In a previous post, I announced that Rhetoric – The Public Speaking Game™ is now available as an app. You can read that post here. RHETORIC can be played in English, Spanish, French, German and Catalan. More languages will be added in 2017.

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3 Steps to Keep Momentum In Your Business

Speaker Launcher

I always ask my clients to complete a 2-minute check-in form before we have our phone calls. Doing so helps them establish what has gone well since our last conversation, focuses our time together and determines what we will talk about during our coaching call. Last week, one of my clients (let’s call him Bill) […].

Better Presentations – A Guide For Scholars, Researchers and Wonks

Presentation Guru

Jon Schwabish is a Government Economist turned presentation guru. He’s a straight-talking, smart, presentation expert with a book to sell.

Prosocial Communication

The Communication Blog

This discussion of prosocial communication is a preliminary version of a section I'm considering adding to the new edition of The Interpersonal Communication Book. It would be the final section of the last chapter. I'd be very interested in hearing what you think of this section. Any comments, positive or negative, will be greatly appreciated.

Famous Speech Friday: Helen Gahagan Douglas & the "Pink Lady" speech

The Eloquent Woman

But in 1946, Helen Gahagan Douglas, a Democratic member of Congress from California, cut right to the chase in a floor speech. "Mr. famous speeches

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Will The Presentation Start and Finish on Time?

Executive Speech Coach

How important is that? The answer probably depends on whether you are the presenter or a member of the audience. Which is the lesser evil? He lied.