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Robert McKee: Persuasion through storytelling trumps statistics

Presentation Zen

"As a method of persuasion, I am not a big fan of PowerPoint presentations," says the legendary screenwriting guru Robert McKee.

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President Obama’s speech responding to Supreme Court decision: Analysis

The Presenter's Blog

Health care is one of America’s most emotive issues. Today’s outcome in the Supreme Court was critical to President Obama. Really?????”. Proof.

Analysis of a (Very Short) Speech by Hans Rosling

Manner of Speaking

Hans Rosling is a Swedish doctor, statistician, public speaker and Professor of International Health at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden.

Presentation Nerves and Our Lizard Brain

Professionally Speaking...

Now imagine yourself sitting at your favorite coffee shop as a muscular tiger, golden eyes blazing, charges through the front door. And then practice.

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Going analog: sketching with an erasable pen

Presentation Zen

As much as I love digital technology, I still prefer using a whiteboard or paper for brainstorming and sketching out ideas.

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The Secret to Powerful Communication in 2 Words

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

If I had to sum up in two words everything I’ve learned in 25 years of work on communications, rhetoric, public speaking, speechwriting, and body language, those two words would be:  charismatic storytelling. Charismatic because in an over-stimulated, impatient world, it’s passion and charisma that get attention.    That’s it. 

Presentation books: The Pin Drop Principle

The Presenter's Blog

The Pin Drop Principle. by David Lewis and G. Riley Mills. Published June 5th, 2012. Acting is all about honesty. Are you seeking to challenge?

Slides that pop! Using the 3rd dimension on a PowerPoint slide–Part III: Collages and 3D scenes

PowerPoint Tips

In previous posts of this series, I’ve covered shadows as well as bevels and 3D rotation. Creating collages in PowerPoint. Summer contest!

Video: Get the response you want from your audience

Speak Schmeak

Remember this blog post about asking questions in a way that you get the response you want from the audience? Well, now it's a video! Check it out.

What gets in the way of presence?

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

We all know we need that mysterious quality 'presence' when we’re in front of an audience.    It’s something about charisma, and being there, in the moment, for the audience, focused, and completely ‘on’.   But what gets in the way of presence?   Most people would say that it’s nerves.  We lose our presence.

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A problem-solving approach to finding women speakers from @SarahM

The Eloquent Woman

(Editor's note: Sarah Milstein is the author of The Twitter Book and has been a general manager for several high-tech conferences. She also is a great friend of this blog. Based on her firsthand experience with the difficulties of finding women speakers, she published this problem-solving approach to the issue on her own blog. It feels good.

On motivation – Boredom and overload

Onlignment

Part 9 of a series on motivation. A big mistake of some eLearning is to bore the learner with screens of information. A lot of text on screen is likely to be dull, repetitive and will take too long to read. For those who are not really motivated, it can be hard to sustain any affort in trying to learn from a computer. Arousal. Encouragement.

If you have to apologize, don't do it in the first place

Speak Schmeak

I've said before, " never apologize. " The audience doesn't need to know if you're nervous or if you have no experience. Haha, that is one long bio.

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My take on the BBC’s coverage of Arab Spring for Russia Today TV Network

TJ Walker Interactive

Press Room arab spring BBC news coverage

From the vault: Finding your voice as a speaker

The Eloquent Woman

Writers are urged early on to start “finding your voice” – I know, I started out as a writer–but I’m not sure that speakers are. Find your voice?

U.S. Supreme Court Sides with Obamacare: 5 to 4 decision

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Today was a significant victory for Barack Obama the political candidate and the Harvard trained lawyer.  Supreme Court today. 

Panic SUCKS!

Speak Schmeak

If you've ever had a panic attack, or even experienced anxiety that lingered a bit too long, then you know how hard it is to shake. I've been there.

Tom Antion Endorses Daniel Hall's Speakers Cruise Free

Great Public Speaking

[link] Trade your talents for free luxury cruises

4 Tips to Avoid “Premature Elaboration”

SpeakerSue Says...

Maybe it’s the whole Fifty Shades thing (book 2 completed) but when I read this term that Jill Konrath used, I had to steal it. What is Premature Elaboration? The desire to tell your customer everything she never wanted to know about your product or service. This is an actual prospecting call (pre-training). would love to do that. Thank you.

Presentation Tip: Create presentation visuals based on lessons from grade school

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

This is the last week of school for our kids and many kids in North America are finishing or have just completed their school year. Some of the fundamental concepts we learn in grade school stay with us forever. As presenters, we can tap in to this shared knowledge base when designing visuals that are easy for our audience to understand.

If you have to apologize, don't do it in the first place

Speak Schmeak

I've said before, " never apologize. " The audience doesn't need to know if you're nervous or if you have no experience. Haha, that is one long bio.

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Public Speaker Marketing Tips - Television

Great Public Speaking

Television Running infomercials and appearing as a guest on television shows can attract a wide range of customers to your online business. With traditional television appearances you will want to keep track of which audience members got to your website from which market. Increase your speaking fees with this one important resource

Detecting a Relationship Fake

The Communication Blog

[link]. Here’s an article from Best Dating Sites that I was asked to consider mentioning. This one is a great classroom discussion generator and concerns the signs of a “fake gentleman”. Here are the signs—see the original article for more on these signs: He always knows exactly what to say. He’s never ruffled or agitated. He always has an excuse.

"The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" - Starting over

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Mostly because of financial circumstances, a bunch of British pensioners respond to an ad about retiring in India.  The plot is among the aging. 

Panic SUCKS!

Speak Schmeak

If you've ever had a panic attack, or even experienced anxiety that lingered a bit too long, then you know how hard it is to shake. I've been there.

Russia Today TV: Here’s my take on “The Newsroom”

TJ Walker Interactive

Press Room "the newsroom" HBO

Famous Speech Friday: Viola Davis's commencement speech "Go on and live!"

The Eloquent Woman

Many actors dread public speaking, mainly because they prefer to work from scripts and memorization. Thank God this is not 10 years ago.”

Tom Cruise Brand: Will it wither and die w/o young Katie Holmes

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Katie Holmes/Tom Cruise marriage was on the border of a May/December one.  Now, the Cruise brand is in danger. 

Video: Get the response you want from your audience

Speak Schmeak

Remember this blog post about asking questions in a way that you get the response you want from the audience? Well, now it's a video! Check it out.

MICHAEL SAVAGE: ‘ROBERTS EPILEPSY MEDICATION AFFECTS HIS COGNITION’.

TJ Walker Interactive

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Treasury lamb to the Paxman slaughter

Max Atkinson

As I've noted in other blogposts, they never work in favour of the the politician being interviewed.

What Bubble? They huffed and puffed and couldn't blow higher ed away

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Like taxes (which there will be more of with Obamacare) and death, higher education will never go away. 

… but I want it now!!

Pivotal Public Speaking

“Impatience never commanded success” -Edwin H. Chapin. quotations inspiration

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CNN and Fox Botch Supreme Court-Obamacare Story

TJ Walker Interactive