May, 2012

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Fear of Public Speaking: A Definitive Guide to Managing and Moving Forward

Matt Eventoff

* Pt I of a 3 part series, as seen on CNBC.com. random internet search for cures for fear of public speaking produces over 2 million results. That is a shame. No matter how many books, courses, DVDs, websites or snake oil salesmen promise to “cure” you of your fear of public speaking; it is never that simple, or that easy.

Why You May Be Screwed If You Don’t Take Google+ Seriously

Content Marketing Today

Pay  Careful Attention to the Upper Right hand Corner of Google Search Results. cannot imagine that advertisers are overly pleased by that. Yikes!

Characteristics of Inspirational Leaders – Blog by Frenetta Tate

Speaking Freely

I just read an excellent blog post by Frenetta Tate MBA called The Seven Success Characteristics of Inspirational Leadership.  Ms. Tate identified a powerful set of qualities that leaders who inspire others possess.  They are: 1. The Crusader 2. The Connector 3. The Innovator 4. The Encourager 5. The Coach 6. The Builder 7. The [.].

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You only need one successful presentation

Speak Schmeak

Many of my clients come to me with doubts about their speaking abilities and lack of confidence in their possibilities for improvement.

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The Mark of a Champion

Manner of Speaking

It has been just over two weeks since my last post, an unusually long (and unacceptable) time for me. However, I had a reason. Jorge, Me and Mel.

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Characteristics of Inspirational Leaders ? Blog by Frenetta Tate |

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Do you have an uninterested face?

Speak Schmeak

I attended a networking event last week that introduced me to a couple of new "networking no-nos." What's an interested face? They nodded. They smiled.

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Write Less, Say More: The Power of Brevity | Lifehacker

Content Marketing Today

When it comes to great writing, less is more. Which words should you omit? How can you write more clearly? Let me do that again.

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The Light-House Speaker

The Presenter's Blog

Presenters like applause. Whether rip-roaring or thoughtful, we need to know our audience liked us; that they are glad they came.

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Slides that pop! Using the 3rd dimension on a slide–Part I: Shadows

PowerPoint Tips

You probably think of slides as a 2D surface. After all, you project slides on a screen or wall. Bevels. Depth and 3D rotation.

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Thought for Thursday – Choices for success

Pivotal Public Speaking

“So it is, life is actually made up of our choices. ” Delma Neeley. quotations gratitude inspiration

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Standing in the Rush: How to Transform Stage Fright and Fear of Public Speaking

Speaking Freely

This is the absolute bottom line of what to do to transform your public speaking tension and performance anxiety into radiant, authentic presence so that you shine in front of others.  Coaching a corporate HR executive from a Fortune 100 company on his anxiety about public speaking, I said something new, something I’ve never [.].

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The one thing an entrepreneur can't hand off to someone else

Speak Schmeak

If you're an entrepreneur, you wear many hats. You are responsible for all the aspects of your business, whether you like it or not. An assistant?

Write Less, Say More: The Power of Brevity | Lifehacker

Content Marketing Today

When it comes to great writing, less is more. Which words should you omit? How can you write more clearly? Let me do that again.

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Hear the sound of your self-esteem. Coach accordingly

The Presenter's Blog

I became aware of a damp patch. Inevitable with a Victorian cottage. Moisture slowly creeping up an outside wall.

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Design a first slide that stands out and matches your brand

PowerPoint Tips

I really like slides with a solid background, usually white or black. They’re neat and clean. They don’t distract from the message.

Fear of Public Speaking: Speak Anyway

Speak and Deliver

Over the last few weeks, I've been working with a client who is simply scared to death of speaking in front of other people. Accept Your Fear. It's OK.

Standing in the Rush: How to Transform Stage Fright and Fear of.

Speaking Freely

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Transform your fear

Speak Schmeak

We can only transform it into a companion that accompanies us on all our exciting adventures. How can we grow and learn if we never experience risk?

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Give Your Customers Uplifting Content to Kick Off Each Monday

Content Marketing Today

Lynda McNutt Foster Delivers with Her Weekly Launch List.  . Lynda  overflows with brains, enthusiasm, creativity, and fun.

Show Off Your PowerPoint Design Skills (and win some cool prizes too!)

DeFinis Communications

Visual aids like PowerPoint are an important part of any business presentation. When done correctly, they strengthen your presentation by boosting audience understanding. The following visual helps put the numbers in perspective. Retention After 3 Hours. Retention After 3 Days. Tell only. Show only. Show and Tell. Take a screenshot again.

Political Attack Ads. From Romans to Romney via Building Bishops

The Presenter's Blog

Are negative “attack ads” examples of valid public speaking, or just political porn? Next stop, sulphur lakes of Satan.

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5 Quick Tips to Handle Q and A Successfully –

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

In my first blog on Q and A I talked about structural issues – when to take questions, and what to do about your agenda.    In this blog, let’s get into some tips for handling the questions themselves successfully. 1.    Always, always repeat the question.    “Let me make sure I understand you.    2. 

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5 Questions to ask before you start to write your non-fiction book

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

A friend of mine told me he was starting to write a non-fiction book. congratulated him and asked, “Have you answered your who, what, where, when and why yet?”. suggested that he take a look at the W5, from the perspective of thinking about and planning his book, before he started to write. And here, in a nutshell, is what I told him.

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Getting out of MY comfort zone

Speak Schmeak

The challenges can be done any time and most don't require an audience. Well, screw you, video! I'm taking you on!

Famous Speech Friday: Minister Teresa MacBain "I am an Atheist"

The Eloquent Woman

I'm a pastor currently serving a Methodist church — at least up to this point — and I am an atheist." What do you think of this famous speech

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How to memorise a speech

Inter-Activ Presenting and Influencing

As a leading presentation skills coach and trainer many people ask me how to memorise a speech. Some people say why bother, why not read from a script but the reality is that reading scripts tends to result in a flat and lifeless monologue that is likely to put your audience to sleep. In [.]. Presentation Skills Public Speaking memorise a speech

Why you will fail to have a great career

The Presenter's Blog

Universities can scrap the scheduled speakers for this year’s graduation ceremonies. The talk veers through life stages from birth to death.

How to Handle Q and A

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

How do you handle Q and A?    The traditional way is to take the first 45 minutes of an hour to talk, and then stop, saying, "I'd be happy to answer your questions now."  "  What happens?    You handle a few good questions, and then the session starts to run out of gas.    Result? 

Use W5 to help you communicate effectively

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Whether you are writing or talking, communicating effectively is important. To demonstrate the point, I often tell the story of the golf course groundskeeper who hired a young trainee. The day the trainee showed up, the groundskeeper said, “See those bundles of sod on the truck? If you want to know what happened, please read the blog post!

Are you stealing your audience's time?

Speak Schmeak

We are all familiar with the concept of wasting time. Yes, we're all far too familiar with the concept of wasting time. But is it? Never? Me neither.

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Speakers: To persuade, get concrete. To inspire, be abstract.

The Eloquent Woman

Should you try to inspire your audience--or persuade them? Are you speaking about why your audience should do something--or how to pull it off? New research suggests that decision depends on the timing of your message and what the audience has to do next, whether that deadline is in the future or next week. Consider that, graduates!

Does Wisdom Play a Role in Public Speaking?

DeFinis Communications

“I have to give a speech in a few weeks and I’m already nauseous and anxious. need to talk to someone wise. Can you please call me?”. This was a voicemail message I received last week from someone obviously in need of help. It’s true that a good coach is a chameleon—capable of changing colors to meet the emotional needs of the moment. In a way…yes.

Interview: Rachna Srivastava – Geek Woman Speaker

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Rachna Srivastava is a passionate speaker. Her goal is to inspire and empower girls, women and other underrepresented groups in science, technology, engineering and math. Her vision is of a global program that nurtures and encourages technical and mathematical skills in women and other minority groups. Rachna Srivastava is a passionate speaker.