October, 2016

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It's my tenth blogiversary!

Speak Schmeak

Ten years ago this week, I started blogging. My first post was published on October 9, 2006. I can't emphasize the benefits of blogging enough!

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How to start a presentation

PowerPoint Tips

The first minute after you start speaking is crucial. Your audience wants you to succeed, but they also judge you pretty quickly. Your topic.

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9 Public Speaking Tips from a Slam Poet

Manner of Speaking

Adobe Spark is a suite of applications designed by Adobe System to help people create and share stories with graphics and videos. It looks like a great tool and I plan to investigate it. To learn more, and to try … Continue reading → Delivery Guest Posts Adobe Spark pacing Pages Matam pauses tone voice

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Your voice on conference calls: How to show up when no one can see you

Kate's Voice

Recently, I facilitated a workshop for a group of people who work in their pajamas. One of them told me that she will do her hair and makeup for the rare call when her customer turns on her video camera, but normally she doesn’t have to worry about being seen. What she has to worry […].

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Why My Clients Will Pay $2000/hour for PowerPoint

Presentation Guru

For many in the presentation industry, deciding on an appropriate hourly rate to charge clients can be frustrating.

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Zen and the Art of Public Speaking

Manner of Speaking

Robert Pirsig’s Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance was published in 1974. The book has sold more than 5 million copies and is widely considered a modern philosophical classic. In Zen, Pirsig discusses the metaphysics of quality.

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How to End Your Presentation Like a Master


How many presentations have you listened to where the speaker ran out of steam at the end? And then… they ended with a thud. Presentation Tips

The Questions You Need To Ask To Really Know Your Audience

Presentation Guru

The ability to connect with your audience is imperative when presenting.

How to Illuminate the Future and Inspire Others to Follow

Duarte Blog

To thrive in the long-term, organizations must continually reinvent themselves to avoid decay and decline. Here is where you can sign up for free.

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The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

The Eloquent Woman

Either way, you'll be expanding your understanding of women and speaking: Anonymous TED talks? But will your voice give you away? The b h era?

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Query letter: how to sell your article ideas to editors

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Excerpt from Everything You Wanted to Know About Freelance Writing – Find, Price, Manage Corporate Writing Assignments & Develop Article Ideas and Sell Them to Newspapers and Magazines. Note : See link to Query Letter Video at end of blog post. You become a freelance writer when you start selling ideas to editors who pay you. Publication Name.

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 244) – Nikola Tesla

Manner of Speaking

“The mind is sharper and keener in seclusion and uninterrupted solitude. No big laboratory is needed in which to think. Originality thrives in seclusion free of outside influences beating upon us to cripple the creative mind.

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Quick Tips to Kick-Out Boring Bullet Points


Using alternative bullet points delivers a powerful impact on your audience. Stamping out bullet points from the presentations is one of the most challenging task while preparing business presentations, as bullet points use high-value keyword phrases within bulleted content in a structured manner. Crack bullet points with visual slides.

The Easiest (And Most Effective) Way To See How You Really Present

Presentation Guru

5 Public Speaking Tips for Busy Entrepreneurs


If you were to list some of the qualities of an entrepreneur you’d probably say courageous, intelligent, risk-taker, and committed, to name a few.

Famous Speech Friday: Michelle Obama's "Enough is Enough"

The Eloquent Woman

This is the speech I've been waiting for, in more ways than one. Constitution--is trending on Twitter, this is the speech I've been waiting for.

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How much can you earn as a freelance writer?

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Excerpt from Everything You Wanted to Know About Freelance Writing – Find, Price, Manage Corporate Writing Assignments & Develop Article Ideas and Sell Them to Newspapers and Magazines. Before we look at developing article ideas and pitching them to editors, we should talk money. I have been a freelance writer for almost two decades.

Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 243) – Ibn Battuta

Manner of Speaking

“Traveling—it leaves you speechless then turns you into a storyteller.” — Ibn Battuta (أبو عبد الله محمد بن عبد الله اللواتي الطنجي بن بطوطة). Quotes for Public Speakers Ibn Battuta public speaking public speaking quotes quotations quotes storytelling travel

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3 tips to improve your speaking skills

Joan Detz Speaker Services

I received a question: A financial advisor asked me how to improve his speaking skills. He says he does well one-on-one with clients, but his group presentations fall short. He knows that better presentation skills will boost his business. My advice has three parts: 1. Speak as often as possible. Public speaking is a skill: […].

Is Your Sales Presentation Fit For Purpose?

Presentation Guru

From preparation to execution, sales presentations can be difficult to manage.

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Was that a good excuse?

Executive Speech Coach

He arrived late for the workshop. We were into our first exercise. As the instructor, I was asking each person for their answer to the initial question about their expectations. When it was his turn, he replied, “I missed the beginning. I don’t know what you want.” My private thoughts? That’s his problem. Not mine. Is he always late? I wondered.

Famous Speech Friday: Shirley Chisholm's 1972 contested debate time

The Eloquent Woman

Yes, you have that right. Chisholm was a triple-first: the first African American woman elected to the U.S. That's some speechwriter and some speaker.

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Feedback and the Communication Process

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Excerpt from Fundamentals of Writing: How to Write Articles, Media Releases, Case Studies, Blog Posts and Social Media Content . Communication is a process that often, but not always, ends with feedback. If you want to communicate effectively—in writing or when speaking—you should understand the communication process. Advertising and Feedback.

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[Podcast] Is Making Money Killing Your Business with Chuck Blakeman

Speaker Launcher

We’ve all been there. We get so caught up working in our business that we don’t spend enough time working on our business. Chuck […]. Listen Now!

How To Write & Give A Speech: coming soon in Chinese

Joan Detz Speaker Services

The Chinese rights for How To Write & Give A Speech have been placed with ThinKingdom Media. How To Write & Give A Speech was originally published in 1984 and has remained continuously in print (producing royalties) for more than three decades – a distinction in publishing and a testament to the commitment of publisher […].

What Is The Best Multi-Touch Presentation Tool Around?

Presentation Guru

At Presentation Guru, we continuously try and keep our audience updated with the newest technology available.

Talk - Nothing Small about It in Networking

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Architects, just like journalists and lawyers, are struggling with a downsized market for their skills. The overall economy may be improving.

The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

The Eloquent Woman

Either way, you'll be expanding your understanding of women and speaking: Reluctant dragons? A long, nuanced, and worthwhile read and podcast.

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No Excuse For Scary Slides

Professionally Speaking...

Scary may be a good thing for Halloween decorations and theme park rides but certainly not for presentation slides. But that was then. PowerPoint

[Podcast] What’s New (and working) in Social Media with Chris Tompkins

Speaker Launcher

Chris Tompkins, social media expert and CEO of the Go! Agency is back to tell us what’s new and working, in social media. Social media changes fast. So fast, in fact, that some of what Chris talked about only a year ago is already out of date. Chris drops by for an updated take on […]. Social media changes fast. How much to spend? Yikes!

How line editing can improve your next speech

Joan Detz Speaker Services

This week, I’m line editing a speech for a client I’ve worked with for years.

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The Best Presentation Apps for iPhone and iPad

Presentation Guru

… Mobile & Tablet Technology Apps & Add-Ins Mobile and Tablet presentation technology Software

"Trust Gut," Shark Tank's Lori Grenier Tells Youngstown U

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

This is the era of trusting algorithms. So, it was a just-in-time gift for Shark Tank's Lori Greiner to parachute in and remind us: Trust the gut.

For #HispanicHeritageMonth, 6 famous speeches by Hispanic women

The Eloquent Woman

I'm delighted to present them during Hispanic Heritage Month. Enjoy this vibrant collection! famous speeches

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