Sat.Oct 08, 2011 - Fri.Oct 14, 2011

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Steve Jobs – Public Speaking, Preparation & Practice

Matt Eventoff

The speed at which information travels has rendered most news dated within hours; days if a story really has “legs.”  Two key takeaways: 1. The

How to be an Outstanding Communicator

Manner of Speaking

Today’s post is from  Martin Shovel. Martin is a  writer, speechwriter, cartoonist and communications expert with a special interest in new media and social networking. He He is a regular contributor to the Guardian’s Mind Your Language blog and has appeared on BBC Radio 4’s Word of Mouth. Keep it simple. But simple is hard, and takes courage.

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Steve Jobs & the art of focus

Presentation Zen

Simplicity, among other things, is a conscious choice between inclusion and exclusion. Often the magic is in what you leave out. Clip 1.).

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Bruce Gabrielle presents on “Storytelling Secrets for Boardroom Presentations”

PowerPoint Tips

At the 3rd session of Outstanding Presentations Workshop , Bruce Gabrielle spoke on “Storytelling Secrets for Boardroom Presentations.”

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Get all the results without the any of the effort

Speak Schmeak

Just kidding. You know that's not how it works, right? would like to lose ten pounds. But here's the problem: I'm not willing to do the work. hear you.

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Do as I say, not as I say.

Speak Schmeak

Sometimes speakers (like all human beings) say one thing, but do another. One gives bad news with an unfortunate smile on her face.

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Are You an Author? How to Survive the Book Business Today

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

The author and book business is changing rapidly, and the news is not good for a lot of the players. So what’s going on? Authors need to do the same.

Part 1 of a Three-part Series: Got Platform?

DeFinis Communications

Carly Willsie is an Assistant Consultant at Greenleaf where she handles the acquisitions process. The term “platform” is ubiquitous these days.

Book Review: Discover Your CEO Brand, by Suzanne Bates

PowerPoint Tips

Her latest book is Discover Your CEO Brand: Secrets to Embracing and Maximizing Your Unique Value as a Leader. and Richard Branson as examples.

A practical guide to creating reference information: part 1

Onlignment

Strictly speaking, reference information isn’t learning content at all, because its purpose is on-demand performance support, not learning.

Public Speaking is a Risk

Manner of Speaking

Did you ever have a really bad public speaking experience? For example, Did you ever forget what you wanted to say? Did you ever get lost, or stuck in traffic en route, and arrive too late? Did you ever have trouble speaking because you were so nervous? Did the equipment ever stop working and leave you in the lurch? Did you ever get laughed at?

Sophia Grace and Rosie do The Ellen Show

Speak Schmeak

Watching this interview just made my day. At one point, Ellen asks, "What made you want to do this together?" cuz I've got someone with me." Priceless.

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Famous Speech Friday: Anita Hill's Senate testimony about Clarence Thomas

The Eloquent Woman

The hearing was highly charged from the outset. It took no initiative to inform anyone. took no initiative to inform anyone. could not keep silent.

Black Death Versus PowerPoint

Executive Speech Coach

It's estimated that the Bubonic Plague (Black Death) killed 20 to 50 million people in Europe between 1347 and 1351. It's attack was swift and merciless. People didn't know how to deal with this threat. They didn't understand nor appreciate personal hygene nor sewage removol. They were vomitting in the streets - and dieing horibily. Consider this.

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How to Conduct a Successful Virtual Meeting - 5 Quick Tips

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

For my blog today I'm pointing to a recent article in Success magazine on virtual meetings.    In it, I offer 5 tips for a successful meeting.    Enjoy!    [link]. Audience Interaction

Book marketing hints and tips to help you sell your published or self-published book

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Using the book marketing hints and tips in this blog post won't guarantee that your book will become a best seller or that you will sell boxes of books. However, not using the book marketing hints and tips in this blog post all but guarantees that you will not sell any, or will only sell a few, books.

What are you looking for here about #publicspeaking?

The Eloquent Woman

From time to time, I like to ask readers to answer a couple of questions: "Who are you?" and "What are you looking for here about public speaking?"

When formal learning does the job

Onlignment

Throughout 2011 we will be publishing extracts from The New Learning Architect. We move on to the second part of chapter 7: The structure inherent in formal education, training and development provides advantages for employers and employees alike. When an employee is a complete novice and depends on a structured approach to their initial training.

Can you fake authenticity? Body language quick take #10

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

For my final blog in this series on body language “quick takes,” I’m going to answer the question I get asked most often by interviewers, audiences, and fellow speaking coaches:  how do you show up with authenticity?    And what about the irony of practicing that authenticity?    Authenticity is genuineness. 

Rhetorical Devices: Paraprosdokian

Manner of Speaking

This post is part of a series on rhetoric and rhetorical devices. For other posts in the series, please click this link. Device : Paraprosdokian. Origin : From the Greek ???? para), meaning “beyond” and ????????? Effect: The unexpected ending is most often used for a humorous effect. ” — Winston Churchill. ” — Groucho Marx.

What Prohibition did for women and public speaking

The Eloquent Woman

That was all the more unusual because, at the time, women rarely had the opportunity to speak in public. Watch the full episode. See more Ken Burns.

Relevant Resources: for Writers

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

I help edit SPEAKER Magazine for the National Speakers Association (NSA). Each month I curate the Relevant Resources column – a list of time-saving tools and technologies. The October list focuses on resources for writers and writing. Montblanc Fountain Pen – Writing with a quality fountain pen is like making love to your words as they [.].

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Writers Earning a Living: Alternate Revenue Sources – panel session (Nov. 15, Toronto)

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Writers Earning a Living: Alternate Revenue Sources: PWAC Toronto panel talk and discussion. 15, Toronto. Freelance Writing - General Marketing Your Services Workshops, Seminars & Online Courses earning a living as a freelancer freelance writing marketing

4 Types of Audience Tension or A Review from an Evening with Ed Tate

Speak and Deliver

Last night, I attended a 90 minute training session by the 2000 Toastmasters World Champion of Public Speaking, and CSP, Ed Tate. Audience v. Audience.

For Wednesday: Step Up Your Speaking newsletter

The Eloquent Woman

You don't need a fortune cookie to find the right words for your next presentation, speech or off-the-cuff remarks.

Professional Speaking Training Opportunities

Great Public Speaking

[link] Get training online from someone who has done what you want to do. Over 350 public and professional speaking videos

Raj Rajaratnam: What would he pay us for a kidney?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Raj Rajaratnam's kidney transplant will likely be billed to taxpayers, now that he's in prison.    Today, U.S.   Shock.

J.K. Rowling’s Commencement Address – Grabbing and keeping audience engagement

Pivotal Public Speaking

Just magic!! What an inspiring speech this was! Even if you watch only the beginning, you can learn from her technique. Rowling

PowerPoint Tip: Adding crosshatching fills to graphs in PowerPoint 2007/10

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

When I was presenting a course for accountants in July, a number of the participants mentioned that starting in PowerPoint 2007, they had lost the ability to fill graph segments with crosshatch patterns. This is important when printing graphs in black and white since shades of grey are hard to distinguish.

Public Speaking Techniques - Localized/Personalized Comments

Great Public Speaking

If you plan on making any comments to specific people in the audience or about the location of the presentation, now is the time to do it. Anything you say at this point should be personalized and/or localized and broadly understood. However, that can mean uh-oh, it's pillow time to the audience because everyone says that. And you know what?

Podcast: Authenticity

Communication Steroids

Tim and Roger discuss authenticity in your life and how to translate that into your public speaking. Tim and Roger discuss authenticity in your life and how to translate that into your public speaking. Podcast authenticity

Why your last email may destroy your career

SpeakerSue Says...

Someone I know in my personal life is sweet and loving and totally capable. But when she emails, she is nothing short of rude. Her emails sound like she is barking out orders: Tell this person this and Do this and Remember this. There is never a please or a reason (though I admit to always knowing the reason the directive is being given).

Sophia Grace and Rosie do The Ellen Show

Speak Schmeak

Watching this interview just made my day. At one point, Ellen asks, "What made you want to do this together?" cuz I've got someone with me." Priceless.

Presentation Skills - Appropriate Targets For Humor

Great Public Speaking

You must constantly remember to base your humorous material on an important target shared with your intended audience. You get this information from your pre-program questionnaire and other pre-program research. People Use people they know in your jokes and stories. Talk about their CEO or supervisor (get permission from these people first).