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Unique Storyboard Method: Receipt Tape

Duarte Blog

Presentations are only as good as the idea, visuals and delivery. So I whipped out our presentation map and got to work. It worked perfectly! Enjoy!

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Speaking Freely

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What is the Word?

DeFinis Communications

And now I’d like to… (Pause…um…err…ah…). Do you ever find yourself grasping for words or losing your place in the middle of a sentence? If so, you’re not alone. This behavior is often a symptom of “under preparation,” speaking too fast or just plain nervousness. And for some people it can also be a sign of something else: Perfectionism.  .

eLearn: Best Practices

http://delicious.com/akarrer/prospeaker

15 Tips for Webinars: How to Add Impact When You Present Online By Patricia Fripp, CSP, CPAE July 7, 2009 Whenever you open your mouth, whether youre talking to one person or a thousand, you usually want to get a specific message across. How do you do that best when you are communicating through a webinar? How do you catch and keep your audience?

How to Connect with Voters

Matt Eventoff

Hint – it happens long before the campaign begins.  . Watch C-SPAN on any given evening and watch members of Congress and the Senate read speeches into the public record. Very rarely exciting or moving.  .  . This is how it should be done:  . Click here , scroll to 2:36:18 (I apologize for the technology), and watch….  .

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Walter Cronkite and the Death of Communication

Dahle Communication

Over the years, there are certain individuals that have made an impact on American culture. Martin Luther King Jr., Walter Cronkite was one of them.

Presentation Tip: President Obama and How to be Credible

Professionally Speaking...

Participants in my presentation skills workshops typically cite concerns about not being credible to the audience as one of the key contributors to their presentation nervousness and anxiety. This worry gets expressed in a variety of ways: I won't be able to answer a question from the audience. won't sound like I know what I'm talking about.

Olivia Mitchell on Twitter and presenting

Speak Schmeak

The first PresentationCampLA video has been posted! Watch Olivia Mitchell speak on how to incorporate Twitter into your presentations! Good stuff!

Alltop: All the top Speaking news

DeFinis Communications

Two weeks ago, I shared an amazing public speaking blog collective called, Speaking Pro Central. I’d like to follow that up with another spectacular resource called Alltop. Founded by Guy Kawasaki and debuted in 2008 at SXSW , Alltop is an “online magazine rack” of your favorite websites and blogs. What are some of your favorite blogs and websites?

ON SELECTING YOUR NICHE

Sandra Schrift - Executive Speech Coach

Today’s economy urges us to look at new ways to market our services and products creatively. Look around and see what peopleare most frustrated by or being blocked by. What needs are emergingfor people? What will people need or want more or less of in the next10 years? How will their goals/needs change? How have YOUR goals/needs changed recently?

Obama Inaugural Address

The Communication Blog

Here's an interesting discussion of President Obama's Inaugural Address which should make an effective outline for a discussion of this speech or speeches in general.

And THEN what happened?

Speak Schmeak

Here's a fun way to start a presentation: Open with a story, but don't finish it until the end of the presentation.

How to Give a Funny Presentation – A Best Man’s Speech

Pro Humorist

If you’re interested in learning how to give funny presentations, or even your own best man speech, then this post will provide you with a useful analysis of a humorous speech in action. I got asked to have a look at a video clip of former GB & Ireland Toastmasters Speaking Champ Simon Bucknall’s Best Man’s speech.

Three quick tips for improving your connection with your audience

DeFinis Communications

Nick Morgan, author of Trust Me: Four Steps to Authenticity and Charisma , is one of the nation’s top communication coaches. He graciously contributed the following post. Please Please take a moment to explore Nick’s blog and his wonderful insights contained within. . ———-.  . Be Reciprocal. Why should she care?  .

Communication

The Communication Blog

Here's an interesting site for material on communication that we don't often see in our textbooks. Especially interesting are the lists of the ten best and worst speakers of different years. This, and much more on this site

And THEN what happened?

Speak Schmeak

Here's a fun way to start a presentation: Open with a story, but don't finish it until the end of the presentation.

How to Give a Funny Presentation - A Best Man’s Speech

Pro Humorist

If you’re interested in learning how to give funny presentations then this post will provide you with a useful analysis of a humorous speech in action. I got asked to have a look at a video clip of former GB & Ireland Toastmasters Speaking Champ Simon Bucknall’s Best Man’s speech. How to Give a Funny Presentation - Laughs Per Minute.

Interview: NSA Convention - Illusion Jewelry

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

NSA Exhibit Area As with many large conventions, the National Speakers Association gathering has an exhibit area where vendors sell everything from self-publishing solutions to, well, handbags and jewelry. Speakers have to look good on stage and off. took the opportunity to ask a couple of the vendors about the goods they sell and why they come [.]

DG in the news

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

Hi All. The recent Toastmasters Induction Dinner has made it into the Cape Town local papers. You can read the article below.

Preparing for the wrong audience

Speak Schmeak

On this week's episode of Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List , Kathy is preparing for a set at the Apollo Theater. This does not reassure her.

ProHumorist’s 2nd Birthday plus July Speedlinks

Pro Humorist

Wow, so another year has flown by and this blog hits it’s second birthday!! So my blog is now a toddler and is entering its “terrible twos&# … oh joy. Through this blog I’ve met some great people as well as through my extended reach on Twitter. also made the Top 20 of  a contest to find the Best Coaching Blogs of 2009.

Interview: NSA Convention - Dressed Up Cat Bags

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Continuing my investigation of the NSA Vendor fair I talked with Tracy Penwell who sells handbags under the name Dressed Up Cat. Her one-of-a-kind bags are created from “found&# bags & objects. The bags are all made from recycled components, Penwell says, and in 2008, she was a finalist for “Best Green Handbag” in the Independent [.]

Busting Mehrabian myth: words matter

The Eloquent Woman

This isn't to say that the visual doesn't count. It does. But your word choices matter, too--perhaps more than you've been told. Enjoy the video!

Preparing for the wrong audience

Speak Schmeak

On this week's episode of Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List , Kathy is preparing for a set at the Apollo Theater. This does not reassure her.

ProHumorist’s 2nd Birthday plus July Speedlinks

Pro Humorist

Wow, so another year has flown by and this blog hits it’s second birthday!! So my blog is now a toddler and is entering its “terrible twos&# … oh joy. Through this blog I’ve met some great people because of this blog and also through my extended reach on Twitter. Again thank you so much for your support.

Interview: NSA Convention - Illusion Jewelry

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

NSA Exhibit Area As with many large conventions, the National Speakers Association gathering has an exhibit area where vendors sell everything from self-publishing solutions to, well, handbags and jewelry. Speakers have to look good on stage and off. took the opportunity to ask a couple of the vendors about the goods they sell and why they come [.]

Media debilitated by swine flu news pandemic

Max Atkinson

I just tried (but failed) to catch up with the news by listening to The World Tonigh t on BBC Radio 4 at 10.00

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"Who cuts your hair?"

Speak Schmeak

One of my favorite little pleasures in life is being complimented on my haircut. Why is that? Over the years, he's gotten pretty good at it, too.

Top 10 Qualifiers That Make Your Message Weak and Wimpy

Can You Hear Me Up the Back?

Pic courtesy Hamed Saber. I was at a launch of some new software that everyone in the audience was excited about. Reasonably. Winston Churchill. 2.

Interview: NSA Convention - Dressed Up Cat Bags

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Continuing my investigation of the NSA Vendor fair I talked with Tracy Penwell who sells handbags under the name Dressed Up Cat. Her one-of-a-kind bags are created from “found&# bags & objects. The bags are all made from recycled components, Penwell says, and in 2008, she was a finalist for “Best Green Handbag” in the Independent [.]

can public speaking come naturally to you?

The Eloquent Woman

Public speaking should come naturally given my profession but I'm afraid that it doesn't. I've been there myself. Details at [link].

"Who cuts your hair?"

Speak Schmeak

One of my favorite little pleasures in life is being complimented on my haircut. Why is that? Over the years, he's gotten pretty good at it, too.

15 Words Proven To Make People Listen and Act

Can You Hear Me Up the Back?

Want your audience to actually act on your message? Here’s a list of words that will help you. Lester invented that, or so they tell me. Money.

Don’t Get Discouraged, Fight for What’s Right!

Duarte Blog

In every Q & A I get the same question: I’m in a culture that thinks presentations are fine being hideous and ineffectual, what should I do?