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Famous Orators – 5 Lessons from William Bourke Cockran

Matt Eventoff

Today is a special day in the world of public speaking and communication. Today is the 89th anniversary of the death of William Bourke Cockran, who in my estimation may be one of the greatest speakers of all time.  And who was Churchill’s oratorical role model? Rhythm – Every speech should have a rhythm, although most don’t. 

You're in love with your data, but the audience isn't

Speak Schmeak

I get why you love your stats, your graphs, your charts so much. You put your blood, sweat and tears into the research. Your data is brilliant. Enjoy!

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Duarte.com/edy Episode 2: Avoid Clichés

Duarte Blog

Bob and Finn are back for the latest Duarte.com/edy episode: Avoid Clichés. You just might hear back from Bob or Finn in person!

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Meetings are Presentations Too

Professionally Speaking...

have to go to meetings.". sentiment we can all likely identify with. Yet meetings are a fact of business life. What topic is being discussed?

Public Speaking Day – 5 Lessons from William Bourke Cockran

Matt Eventoff

Today is a special day in the world of public speaking and communication. Today is the 89th anniversary of the death of William Bourke Cockran, who in my estimation must be one of the greatest speakers of all time.  And who was Churchill’s oratorical role model? Rhythm – Every speech should have a rhythm, although most don’t. 

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 119)

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How One Comic Genius NewsJacked the Entire 2012 Oscars

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The 10 Commandments of Presentations

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A few years back I did a version of these.    Today, I was inspired to update them.      I.    Thou shall speak authentically, from the heart.   II.    Thou shall focus on the audience.   III. Thou shall not use Power Point as speaker notes.   IV.      V. 

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Five finds for speakers in work presentations & meetings

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Your most frequent "public speaking" probably takes place in work-related settings, from videoconferencing to meetings and presentations. It's an " ultra-bright 15-lumen projector which lets you project a 50-inch wide image on a wall." For those of us who lug presentation tools around, a welcome prospect. Engagement with your audience is your aim.

Pinterest: Will Guys Be Left Behind with the Burgeoning Social Media Tool?

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What is it that women seem to love and understand and guys don’t? about Pinterest, of course). Pinterest For Business: A Battle of the Sexes.

Being Open Is Risky Business - But the Alternative Is Riskier

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When you stand up to speak in front of others, you're risking a great deal.    You can fail to engage the crowd, you can make a fool of yourself, you can attempt too little or too much and miss the mark.    And while the risk is almost always greater in your own mind that it is in reality, it is a real risk nonetheless.

Ed Miliband talks during his own speeches set to music in Labour's latest PPB

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It has at least two irritating features that I've blogged about before. It leaves me wondering why - and short of long words

Famous Speech Friday: Jackie Kennedy's 1962 televised tour of the White House

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Fifty years ago on Valentine's Day 1962, major U.S. Her script: Nonexistent. She was 32 years old. She later won an Emmy for the program.

Skyword Study: Early Morning Publishing Yields the Most Article Views

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Articles published during breakfast and lunch yield more views on average. Last month, Skyword’s clients, including The Wall Street Journal, IBM, Everyday Health, and Education.com, used our content production platform to produce more than 13,000 pieces of original content for their Web and social properties. Via skyword.com.

Why training may not always be the right course of action – part 4

Onlignment

In Part 3 we took 24 explanations of human error and asked, “Do you think this can be resolved through training alone?” Now we’ll give a little thought to the matter of memory. Memory. Trainers love to quote the Ebbinghaus curve and the limitations of memory. Lapses of memory go unnoticed, when the consequences are slight. Does one arm drift down?

Are all animals right or left handed?

Max Atkinson

So the obvious question is whether or not this is 'normal' and, more generally, ar e all cats and other animals right or left-handed/pawed

21 Ways to Make Money Speaking: A Review

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How To Lose Friends And Alienate Twitter Followers: 5 Stupid Social Media Mistakes | Fast Company

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Step 2: Identify need

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Over the past year we have been publishing extracts from The New Learning Architect. We continue with the third part of chapter 11: Your next step is to identify the learning and development needs that you wish to address for the population defined in step 1. Just those needs associated with a particular upcoming business change or project.

Rhetorical Devices: Anadiplosis

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This post is part of a series on rhetoric and rhetorical devices. For other posts in the series, please click this link. Device : Anadiplosis. Origin : From the Greek ??????????? (anathiplosis), Effect: Repetition of the words adds rhythm and cadence. The repeated words are emphasized. Anadiplosis often builds in intensity to a climax.

10 Ways to Engage Your Audience in Your Presentation

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Engaging your Audience Listeners who are actively engaged in your presentation will remember more and are more likely to act on what you say. You might engage them intellectually, emotionally, visually, and/or physically. You must decide what techniques will work with each audience. Here are 10 ideas for you. 1. Pose a rhetorical question. 8.

How Our ‘Newsjacking’ Oscars Article Got Readership, Reaction, and Results

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We Got Coverage and Kudos from David Meerman Scott, Chris Brogan, and All Top. And, it worked, albeit on a more modest scale.

News broadcast of a speech read out in full for 3 minutes: too much & too inauthentic?

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Something very unusual happened today. That is the question for speechwriters - or is it? ). Having done so, see what you think.

Public Speaking - Numbers

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Most businesses have numerous uses for numbers, both written and oral. Again, some numbers are funnier and more interesting than others. number like zero has other names that are funny that aren't even numbers. Goose egg, nada, nil, zip and zilch are all funny ways to express the number zero. Even zero is funnier than the word none.

What did you expect when you wrote your speech?

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You wrote your speech, prepared it, presented it. Was it successful? Did you get some response?  . What did you expect?  . If it was not successful, if it did not get response, then possibly it did not meet your expectations. What were your expectations? Did you have expectations?  . Expectations are vitally important in creating a presentation.

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The response I usually get is something like, “Oh, cool. thought it was about SEO.”. Well, in a way optimizing content and customer experiences is SEO.

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Rebel in the Back Seat and other short stories

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Sometimes tragic. Often hilarious. Frequently poignant. And always uplifting. Rebel In The Back Seat" (and other short stories) will make you smile, make you laugh, make you feel and just might cause you to reflect on growing up -- the good, the not always good, and the painful. And yes, even the funny moments too. My Books Rebel In The Back Seat

Speaking Lesson from Meryl Streep: Take a Breath

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So often Oscars acceptance speeches are a torrent of thank you's - the speaker tries to get everything in before the music cuts in. While understandable at the Oscars, this is a mistake speakers often make. We try to fill up the space with as many words as possible - and leave no room for what is one of the speaker's most powerful tools - silence.

You're in love with your data, but the audience isn't

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I get why you love your stats, your graphs, your charts so much. You put your blood, sweat and tears into the research. Your data is brilliant. Enjoy!

Branding: Where Marketing and Writing Become Friends by Matthew Turner — The Book Designer

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By Matthew Turner (@Turndog_million). These people wrote, sent out their work, got published, and sat back watching the royalties pour in. Who are you?

Guest Posting: Three Ways to Find a Voice Coach by Sarah Stockton

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You’ve always heard you have a way with voices. You make all your friends and family laugh with the crazy characters you play. Or maybe you’ve been told you have an excellent speaking voice. You don’t need a voice coach. You’re ready to embark on a career as a voice actor now. Or are you? [.]. Public Speaking voice coach