December, 2016

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10 tips for modern design in 2017

PowerPoint Tips

Recently, I worked with a client who was presenting to millennials. He wanted the design to look modern. Nothing here is hard to do. Use a flat design.

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You talk funny…and so do I

Kate's Voice

Preparation 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. The culture may be that of a country, a state, a […].

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 247) – Mark Twain

Manner of Speaking

“Don’t use a five-dollar word when a fifty-cent word will do.” — Mark Twain. Quotes for Public Speakers Humour language Mark Twain public speaking quotes quotes Samuel Clemens

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Guest Posting: How to Write and Deliver a Great Speech, by Simon Lancaster

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Simon Lancaster is one of the world’s top speechwriters. He first became a speechwriter in the late 1990s, working for members of Tony Blair’s Cabinet.

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10 Of The Best Tools For Hosting A Webinar

Presentation Guru

There are a number of methods used by individuals and organizations to reach a wide audience using the internet.

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The 10 most important speeches by women in 2016

The Eloquent Woman

And what I found in compiling this 2016 list was a mix of themes that are familiar to any woman who engages in public speaking. And yet they spoke up.

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Happy New Year of Journaling in Scrivener

More than PowerPoint...

I keep a daily journal in Scrivener. I’ve been writing in a personal journal every morning for decades now. I prefer a large, easy-to-read font.

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Present in Four Places at the Same Time

Presentation Guru

Technology has completely changed the way presenters can get their message out to an audience.

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2 Great Visual Storytelling Books for Children

Presentation Zen

We have a 6-year-old girl and a 4-year-old boy. Since they were babies they have been exposed to books. May The Force Be With You

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Are you passionate about your job?

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Her presentation starts by asking the audience ‘how many feel really passionate about what you do?’

Tangible examples always win

Speak Schmeak

Speakers face some of their biggest challenges when it comes to presenting data. There is always a story behind data; you just have to find it.

2016 21

Group & 1:1 speaker training for TED talks and more: 4 case studies

The Eloquent Woman

If you have a group of executives and want them to do a better job as speakers, there are lots of ways to reach that

2016 24

ASJA membership has its advantages

Joan Detz Speaker Services

I’ve been active in the American Society of Journalists & Authors since HOW TO WRITE & GIVE A SPEECH (St Martin’s Press) was first published in 1984. I credit the book’s 32 years of publishing success (read: 32 years of royalties) to the savvy advice I’ve gotten at ASJA. Consider joining.

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The Sales Presentation Paradox

Presentation Guru

For many businesses, the task of creating visual presentations can be seen as a chore – despite their importance.

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[Podcast] How to Achieve the Big Goals with Jill McAbe

Speaker Launcher

How to achieve the BIG goals, well it isn’t just luck. It’s a science. Jill McAbe developed her MINDCODE™ process offer a neuroscience approach to help entrepreneurs hit their goals. This episode is a fascinating dive into how our conscious and subconscious work together when we hit our goals in life and in business. Listen Now! […].

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Indie Publishing Pot of Gold for Some, Work in Progress for Many

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Marie Force is a New York Times best selling contemporary romance author. She is also a self-published author who is very active in the self-publishing community. She recently surveyed self-published authors and has post the extensive results of the survey on her blog. Here is an excerpt and a link to the full results. The survey was live from Oct.

How to Completely Bomb During Your Next Presentation


There is a rampant epidemic among public speakers, and that is that far too many are giving presentations that audiences love. Presentation Tips

Our 9 most popular posts on using slides (or not)

The Eloquent Woman

In general, there's nothing wrong with slides.if you use them thoughtfully and have real reason to use them. Are these what you're telling yourself?

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Good advice for advertising & good advice for speechwriting

Joan Detz Speaker Services

I’ve long admired advertising genius David Ogilvy. When I was in the account executive training program at Wells Rich Greene Advertising in NYC, I tried to learn as much as possible about communication. And one thing I learned? Heed David Ogilvy. Speechwriting

From Bullet Points to Visual Presentation – and Why It Matters

Presentation Guru

The Challenge of the High Achiever

Speaker Launcher

Are you a high achiever? Many of my clients are. They are used to setting a goal, taking action and achieving that goal. However, there’s one complaint that comes up again and again. That is a lack of patience in achieving the goal. When someone tries to sell you something that says “you will have […].

Book helps aspiring writers keep their New Year’s resolution: to write daily

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

From my experience over the last decade, there is no real accounting for book sales. Or perhaps there is. My books How To Write A Non-Fiction Book in 60 Days , Everything You Wanted to Know About Freelance Writing and Say it Right: How to Write Speeches and Presentations tend to sell well year ’round. Like gym memberships.

Goldilocks & Trumpism - 5 Lessons for Communications Strategists/Content-Providers

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Essentially, Campaign 2016 had been binary. There was the lawyerly/wonkish style of Hillary Clinton. She didn't dare veer from that MO. Trump won.

Our top 10 posts on women & public speaking for 2016

The Eloquent Woman

Enjoy the most popular posts from the year just past: My 5 favorite fixes for your public speaking are deceptively simple. Find out what to do instead.

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From the Authors Guild: 10 reasons books make great holiday gifts

Joan Detz Speaker Services

10 Reasons Books Make Great Holiday Gifts 1. Because you want to support your fellow Authors Guild members 2. Professional organizations

Ten Top Tips for your Speech to the Office Party

Presentation Guru

… Message Write Great Speeches Audience Connection Create Powerful Messaging Events Great Speeches Presentation Tips Public Speaking Rhetoric

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Show More Courtesy for the Audience

Executive Speech Coach

Imagine that you’re attending a conference, arrived in the room early, sitting in your chair, waiting for the presentation to begin. Start on time.

A Visit with Paul Lima…

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

This is a blog post in which I answer 8 questions about myself as a writer and about writing and self-publishing. I was interviewed by another writer/blogger for her blog and if so inclined you can read the blog post here

Keywords - Shorter Shelf Life in Volatile Times

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The world order is in play. Currently, Germany's Angela Merkel is the only leader with holding power. One day, they are clickbait.

8 famous speeches by women before the U.S. Congress

The Eloquent Woman

Some would say there's no more high-stakes talk you can give than testimony or an address before the U.S. and 8. famous speeches

3 Career Killers to Avoid in 2017

Speaker Launcher

I am excited for 2017 because there are so many opportunities on the horizon. But how do you avoid falling into some of the traps of our industry? As an example, trap #1 is thinking about this as a “career” versus a “business.” ” This is a mental shift for many who think of what they […].

How to Overcome Your Fear of Public Speaking in 6 Mostly Easy Steps

Presentation Guru

Presentation Guru is dedicated to helping professionals communicate with real impact in pursuit of whatever they do.

Modern Presentation Design?

Executive Speech Coach

I was challenged to write about modern presentation design. The challenge was intended to focus on slide design. I choose to relate that to the overall presentation purpose and delivery. PowerPoint MVP, Ellen Finkelstein orchestrated this challenge to a group of presentation specialists. I was one of several who accepted her challenge.

Big speeches of 2016 reviewed

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Here’s a concise review of the major speeches of 2016 on both sides of the Atlantic by FT columnist Sam Leith. Public Speaking Sam Leith