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Madeleine Albright: "Learn to interrupt"

The Eloquent Woman

Speaking up in meetings continues to be, for many women, the most common public speaking challenge they face. You need to learn to interrupt.

Sorry to have to ask. Will you please stop apologizing?

DeFinis Communications

I recently had lunch with a friend who I haven’t seen in a long time. It was a wonderful reunion and great to catch up with her. As we sat and talked I realized that my friend spent a great deal of time apologizing. Once I heard this pattern emerge I listened more carefully. Here’s what she said: “I’m sorry to tell you this.” Why do we apologize?

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Improve your slide design by trying layout variations

PowerPoint Tips

In my “Create an Outstanding Presentation&# workshops and self-study course , I teach four layouts that always look good. Related Tips.

What’s my best presentation tip for the presentations that you do?

Speaking about Presenting

Every type of presentation has its own challenges. Best presentation tip for a training session. 10 minutes exercise. 10 minutes discussion.

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Winning entry in the Shadows contest

PowerPoint Tips

have used this picture while explaining the concept.  The original picture came from the clip art collection of Microsoft Office.&#.

Presentation Resolutions: Embrace Technology

Professionally Speaking...

UPDATE YOUR POWERPOINT SLIDES. If you have some presentations that you deliver over and over, it's time to look at your slides with a fresh eye.

YouTube Launches Limited HTML5 Support

Thoughts On Presenting And Design

via techcrunch.com. Hopefully, this is the opening salvo in what will mean the end of plug-in driven sites using Flash and Silverlight. ENOUGH!!!

Lessons from a trade show

Speak Schmeak

Download audio here. just spent the past three days at a specialty foods trade show. Here are some that I did love. enough?

Conversational Coolers and Warmers

The Communication Blog

Here is a brief article I wrote that appears in the current issue of Etc: A Review of General Semantics, 66, no. 3 (2009), 248-253. What I tried to do was to identify the characteristics of effective and ineffective conversations

Investing in Your Vocal Image: A Tale of Two Strategies

Kate's Voice

Investing in Your Vocal Image: A Tale of Two Strategies Recently, a female executive, we’ll call her Joann, came to me, complaining that too often at the end of a long day she left the office with a hoarse voice and a feeling of utter exhaustion. All All she wanted to do was to go home, curl [.].

ON FOLLOWING UP

Sandra Schrift - Executive Speech Coach

A study by the Association of Sales Executives revealed that 81% of all sales happen on or after the fifth contact. If you are a business owner and making only one or two follow-ups, imagine all the business you're losing. David Frey) A follow-up allows you to ask good questions to learn about your potential client's needs and challenges.

Lessons from a trade show

Speak Schmeak

Download audio here. just spent the past three days at a specialty foods trade show. Here are some that I did love. enough

Cartoon Caption Contest Results — Health Care

Humor Power

We had a lot of fun entries for our January Cartoon Caption Contest.  The cartoon featured professional cartoonist Dan Rosandich.

Five Predictions for 2010

Duarte Blog

In the year 2010…. 1. Presentations and social media will blur. Audience and presenters will have 2-way communication. You know, like Oprah or someone.

Who should get women speaking opportunities?

The Eloquent Woman

If there are no women speaking on the program for a conference, meeting or presentation, who's supposed to change that?

Back tomorrow!

Speak Schmeak

Sorry for having been out of touch this week. I'm out of town at a specialty foods trade show with hubby and I'm eating my way around the Moscone Center in San Francisco. I'll be back at my desk tomorrow, happy to give my feet and stomach a rest

Cartoon Caption Contest Results — Health Care

Humor Power

We had a lot of fun entries for our January Cartoon Caption Contest.  The cartoon featured professional cartoonist Dan Rosandich.

Public Speaking: Frequency Check

Great Public Speaking

It is pretty common to have multiple wireless microphones going during the same public speaking engagement. You should still double check it anyway.

Meet Your Audience Where They Are

Green Room Speakers

The Folsom Prison scene from Walk the Line is so fantastic, I had to use it again. Cash looks up and says

Back tomorrow!

Speak Schmeak

Sorry for having been out of touch this week. I'm out of town at a specialty foods trade show with hubby and I'm eating my way around the Moscone Center in San Francisco. I'll be back at my desk tomorrow, happy to give my feet and stomach a rest

Will the 2010 UK general election be the first one to leave us speechless?

Max Atkinson

So what? Otherwise, how could anyone get so excited about the dreary prospect of lengthy televised election 'debates' between party leaders?

Learn What’s Ahead for Content Marketing in 2010 from 39 experts

Content Marketing Today

New Crowd Sourced E-Book Is Also a Brilliant Example of Content Marketing. The genius behind this e-book is Ambal Balakrishnan. Get visual.

Five Things To Learn From Heston Blumenthal: Part 2

Can You Hear Me Up the Back?

What can you learn about presentations from a TV chef who puts vibrators into a giant, luminescent jelly to make it wiggle as it arrives at the table?

Gillibrand gets a vocal critique

The Eloquent Woman

Every day in January brings news coverage of speeches, as elected leaders give their "state of the." The reporter's take?

PowerPoint Slide Makeover - Making a list connect with an audience

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

If you present a long text list on a slide, it overwhelms the audience and they tune out. To subscribe via the iTunes Store, click here.

10 Ways to Win with Online Video

Content Marketing Today

Stand Out from the Marketing Crowd. Thanks to Lou Bortone , video marketing guru for this guest post. His website is at: [link].

Joaquin Phoenix Shows Us How to Use Prop

Green Room Speakers

From the Green Room: Try using a prop - and one prop only - to visualize and concretize your message.

3 steps to find your vocal image: part 2

The Eloquent Woman

The author of Can You Hear Me Now? Harnessing the Power of Your Vocal Impact in 31 Days , she blogs about vocal impact on her blog, Kate's Voice.

Senator Scott Brown shows how to use a newspaper as a visual aid

Max Atkinson

Scott Brown, the Republican who's just won the seat in the US Senate formerly held by the late Teddy Kennedy, has been hailed as an accomplished speaker - as in Bert Decker's blog under the heading New Communicator Bursts on the Scen e.

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Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In the trial of Scott Roeder, accused of murdering Dr. George Tiller, the term "abortion" is not being used by the prosecutors, reports  Stephanie Simon in THE WALL STREET JOURNAL.    Moreover, Roeder's defense lawyers did not provide an opening statement. 

A PC on Your Dashboard?

Speaking Of...

What were they thinking? Profit$, I guess. Now car manufacturers and computer makers are rushing to install a mini computer on your car dashboard. In the spot they now position a GPS, or what I call a direction finder. They call this an enhanced driving experience. call it a recipe for MORE distracted driving. also practice speaking in the car.

Presentation lesson from George Clooney’s Up In The Air movie

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

A number of people have mentioned to me recently that I needed to go see the latest George Clooney movie Up In The Air. It is about an executive with an outplacement firm whose job it is to fire employees for bosses that don’t want to do it themselves. So this past weekend we went to see it. probably get on 15-20 flights a year. It is effective.

Where do the best speakers go to get better?

Executive Speech Coach

If you are a good profesional speaker and you want to get way better - where do you go for help? Attend the "Get Better Get Busier Boot Camp" hosted by two globe trotting professional speakers, Warren Evans and Kit Grant