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"We don't deal with emotion"

Speak Schmeak

"For Browning Allen, City Hall's head honcho when it comes to transportation planning, maybe it qualified as a nice-try-but-no-cigar moment.

Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 127)

Manner of Speaking

Carl Frederick Buechner - American Author and Theologian. “They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel.”

15-minute webinars on Microsoft Office–every Tuesday

PowerPoint Tips

Microsoft’s Office.com website is sponsoring 15 minute webinars every Tuesday. Thankfully, they record the webinars, so you can watch them later.

Giving a Presentation? Don’t Tell ‘Em What You’re Going to Say

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

The oldest chestnut in public speaking advice is to “tell ‘em what you’re going to say, say it, and then tell ‘em what you said.”    The idea is that repetition will hammer things home to your audience and help them remember. Unfortunately, that’s bad advice today for a number of reasons.    It's that simple. 

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12for12 April Challenge: Review Your Image

Speak Schmeak

Have you joined my 12 Speaking Challenges for 2012 program yet? But remember, this is all about getting out of your comfort zone. We all are.

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"Memorable" doesn't necessarily mean "good"

Speak Schmeak

If you question whether this really happened, there are references at the bottom of the blog post. Read it here: How To Give An Unforgettable Talk.

Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 128)

Manner of Speaking

His speeches to an hourglass, Do some resemblance show, Because the longer time they run, The shallower they grow. Author Unknown.

Presentation smarts: Shorter slide decks get read

The Eloquent Woman

The take-home lesson? Shorter slide decks get read more, and read for longer periods of time.

What Should You Wear for that Important Speech?

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

If a women dresses in masculine clothes, she’s more likely to be hired.    A teaching assistant who dresses up will be taken more seriously than one who dresses down.    The clothes make the woman and the man.    We’ve known these things intuitively for a long time, and studies have proved them.    08.

April is Humor Month in Speak & Deliver

Speak and Deliver

In honor of my FAILED humor on Sunday, April Fool's Day, I am declaring April HUMOR MONTH here in Speak & Deliver! Why was it an EPIC FAIL? 1.

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Which presenter remote do you recommend?

PowerPoint Tips

Please leave a comment so others can benefit from your experience. Here are some items you can include: What shape and size is it? Delivery Resources

Famous Speech Friday: Dame Enid Lyon's "Strike a Human Heart" speech

The Eloquent Woman

Thanks, Claire!) Everything that takes place in this chamber goes out somewhere to strike a human heart. Dame Enid was not a grand person.

A Day in the Internet

Manner of Speaking

In the past, I have written articles stressing the importance of making data meaningful for our audiences. Drawing inspiration from such sources as Carl Sagan and the Long Island Initiative , I have tried to show examples of how statistics need to be put into context. Fo r example: 294 billion emails are sent each day. Created by: MBAOnline.com.

Watch the Body Language of Magician Marco Tempest

Executive Speech Coach

Perhaps magicians understand and illustrate body language best of all stage performers. video body language visuals TED talk

Award-winning filmmaker Lou Douros plans a sequel on whale entanglement. Let’s help!

Duarte Blog

I love knowing people that have so much passion, they MAKE their dreams come true. You can help by donating, or reposting the link to get the word out!

Do you talk yourself out of public speaking--or say yes to opportunity?

The Eloquent Woman

So many readers have observed that they see too few women as speakers on conference programs that I've begun asking meeting organizers: Do you have trouble finding women speakers, and why? The answer that surprised me most when I first heard it from a female meeting manager was "We make a point of identifying women speakers.

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Presentation Tip: The one question a sales presentation must answer

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

Last week I was reviewing a sales presentation someone sent me. They are pitching their services to a major prospective client and they know that their competition will be strong. So how do they start their presentation? With slide after slide about their firm, with text and graphics copied from their web site.

Wanted: Person with Poor Communication & Presentation Skills

Executive Speech Coach

Ha, Ha, Just Kidding! Have you seen a job ad asking for poor or mediocre communication skills? Probably not. Think about that. Let's be clear.

"We don't deal with emotion"

Speak Schmeak

"For Browning Allen, City Hall's head honcho when it comes to transportation planning, maybe it qualified as a nice-try-but-no-cigar moment.

Your out of office message just lost you a sale

SpeakerSue Says...

Out-of-office messages are great – when they help your prospects/customers/colleagues instead of making them want to tear their hair out. “I will be out of the office at a conference the week of 3/26 with intermittent access to email. If you need to reach me urgently or have a question, please contact …” Intermittent access

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Podcast: State of Social Media 2012

Communication Steroids

Michael Stelzner of Social Media Examiner (one of our favorites!) and Kipp Bodnar of Hubspot (ditto!) held a great webinar this week discussing the State of Social Media for this year. In the webinar they revealed interesting results from the surveys they did of over 3800 marketers. For a limited time, grab the report here. Share this! Share this!TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

Women in Leadership & Business Conference 2012

Executive Speech Coach

How to Deliver Superior Presentations: Attend the Women in Leadership & Business Conference to hear George Torok speak - Monday April 16.

Reviews for “Rebel in the Back Seat”

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

I’ve received two mini reviews for Rebel in the Back Seat, my recently released collection of short stories. “Rebel in the Back Seat is about fathers, sons, brothers and hockey … Lima draws a powerful yet gentle picture of coming of age, family and memory. My Books Rebel In The Back Seat short stories by Paul Lima

Public Speaking - Use Volunteers

Great Public Speaking

[link] Tom Antion shows you the value of volunteers. Get volunteers by letting them attend the event for free

Podcast: State of Social Media 2012

Communication Steroids

Michael Stelzner of Social Media Examiner (one of our favorites!) and Kipp Bodnar of Hubspot (ditto!) held a great webinar this week discussing the State of Social Media for this year. In the webinar they revealed interesting results from the surveys they did of over 3800 marketers. For a limited time, grab the report here.

Do you open your email the right way?

SpeakerSue Says...

Here is a quick tip: It takes about a second to start an email with a greeting. Instead of just writing, Sue-”, try: Hi Sue, Good morning Sue, Hello Sue, Good day Sue. If your company is a more conservative or luxury brand (particularly if you appeal to an older demographic), then go for: Dear Sue. appreciate that, Sue. Thanks, Sue! Get it?!).

"Memorable" doesn't necessarily mean "good"

Speak Schmeak

If you question whether this really happened, there are references at the bottom of the blog post. Read it here: How To Give An Unforgettable Talk.

Certified Speaking Professional

Great Public Speaking

[link] This is an earned designation of the National Speakers Association. Over 450 public and professional speaking videos

"Salmon Fishing in Yemen" - Power of the group, miracle of change

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Can there be salmon fishing in Yemen?    Since one of them is a sheik, money is not an obstacle.   Not his old job. 

Passover Speaking Lesson

Green Room Speakers

Passover begins tonight. Certainly, there's a lot of important information to cover. Instead, choose a prop to emphasize your point.

12for12 April Challenge: Review Your Image

Speak Schmeak

Have you joined my 12 Speaking Challenges for 2012 program yet? Build your "confidence muscles" with monthly challenges designed to help you get out of your comfort zone and build confidence in a variety of settings that will prepare you for your upcoming speaking engagements! But remember, this is all about getting out of your comfort zone.

Public Speaking Humor - Dreaming

Great Public Speaking

Don't tell me what you dreamed last night for I've been reading Freud. Franklin Adams Insomniacs don't sleep because they worry about it, and they worry about it because they don't sleep. Franklin Adams He dreamed he was eating shredded wheat and woke up to find the mattress half gone. Clifton Fadiman The smaller the head, the bigger the dream.

Easter: Prevent holiday depressive syndrome by becoming a Buddhist

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In terms of emotional pull, Easter is a relatively lightweight holiday.     Again, society demands upbeat spirits. 

Book to Read: Secrets Of Superstar Speakers

Pivotal Public Speaking

Secrets Of Superstar Speakers: Wisdom from the Greatest Motivators of Our Time. Lilly Walters. and Jr., books public speaking inspiration persuasion