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Lost in Translation – Ten Tips for Working with Interpreters

Manner of Speaking

Lost in Translation is a terrific film that received critical acclaim when it was released in 2003. The scene takes place during one of the commercial.

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Clearing up throat-clearing: Guest post by Joanna Cazden

Speak Schmeak

While I'm on vacation in Sonoma, stuffing myself with cheese and wine, I've got a couple of guest posts lined up for you! Enjoy! How can you resist?

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How to Be the Highlight of Any Meal: Tips for Making the After Dinner Speech

DeFinis Communications

Most presenters shy away from being the one to give an after dinner speech. This duel focus can make the after dinner speech a challenge.

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Create professional-looking 3D effects with bevels

PowerPoint Tips

The single most effective way to add a professional look to shapes on a slide is to add a bevel. What’s a bevel, you may ask? Select the shape.

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Santorum out. But can Romney learn to like himself?

The Presenter's Blog

The personal characteristics that enable others to believe in us the most, are often the ones coached out of us as being most likely to frighten the horses. The Republican nomination process for the candidate to face President Obama this November, has demonstrated this supremely. He knew what he stood for, and had that stand consistent.

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Why Ignoring Body Language Is Like Betting on an Inside Straight

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

Every presentation is two conversations, and I find it ironic that speakers spend a great deal of time thinking about their content – the first conversation – and hardly any time at all thinking about their body language – the second conversation.    That’s gambling against the house, and against long odds.  Take a simple example. 

Triangulate your rate before you quote

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

When it comes to writing and editing services, there is no 'one rate fits all' rate. Yet many clients want cost certainty--and I don't blame them--so you have to give them a quote. Unfortunately, too many writers and editors are blind-folded and playing pin the quote on the client - hoping to hit a quote that is worthwhile -- to them and the client!

Sharpen your Skype, conference call & Hangout speaking skills: 8 tools

The Eloquent Woman

And let's face it: Most of us do our "public speaking" in these kinds of meetings. What guides your videoconferences? Saving that Skype?

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Steeplechase presenting? Try trick-jumps

The Presenter's Blog

Easter Sunday at our local church started with a 7:00 a.m. service; the first of five Easter services for the Reverend Louise; three in the morning, and two in the afternoon. For a busy Vicar, Easter Sunday must feel like a steeplechase. As presenters, our world is sometimes the same. By approaching something with a beginners mind, we keep it alive.

Podcast: PR Troubles with Ozzie Guillen

Communication Steroids

Ozzie Guillen, manager of the Miami Marlins, stuck his foot in his mouth this week by saying he ‘loved Fidel Castro’ and caused a rumble in the Cuban Community in Florida. Tim and Roger take a look and see how the Marlins and Ozzie in particular, handled this PR situation. Share this! Share this!TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

Anatomy of landing a client on the Web

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

About 70% of my new training and writing gigs come to me through my website. The rest are from referrals or my marketing.) Recently, I wrote a business letter for a client in Russia who is trying to land distribution deal with an American company. Other writers have asked me how a client from Russian [.].

Famous Speech Friday: Journalist Marie Colvin's eulogy for fallen war correspondents

The Eloquent Woman

She'd seen every kind of dangerous assignment, even losing an eye in the process. Craters. Burned houses. Mutilated bodies.

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Guest Posting: The 5 Best Alternatives to Powerpoint by Joanne Westley

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Joanne Westley is a senior manager in the supply chain of the UK’s Jansen Display. In her spare time Joanne likes to go mountain biking as well as hiking in the Lake District. Presentations are stressful, and PowerPoint can make them even more so. Will the computer read your USB stick? Will the version of [.].

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Podcast: PR Troubles with Ozzie Guillen

Communication Steroids

Ozzie Guillen, manager of the Miami Marlins, stuck his foot in his mouth this week by saying he ‘loved Fidel Castro’ and caused a rumble in the Cuban Community in Florida. Tim and Roger take a look and see how the Marlins and Ozzie in particular, handled this PR situation. Public Relations Miami Marlins Ozzie Guillen

Hockey Night on Ossington Avenue

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

If you are a die-hard fan of the Toronto Maple Leafs, you might remember a time when the team actually won the Stanley Cup every now and then … and if you remember the last time, 40+ years ago, you might remember how you emulated your favorite Leafs player and aspired to be him … [.].

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Another strong woman speaker movie coming: Viola Davis as Barbara Jordan

The Eloquent Woman

There's video at the link so you can get a taste of her speaking style--I think she is more than up to the challenge of tackling Barbara Jordan.

Rules are there to be broken


Over the past year we have been publishing extracts from The New Learning Architect. Even the best models can only ever approximate reality and can certainly never be relied upon to replace human judgement. If a model could be created which captured all the vagaries of real-life experience, it would be unusably complex to understand and apply.

Why Presentations Are Doomed to Fail

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

When you’re standing up in front of a group of people ready to give a modern business presentation, your ancient instincts take over.    Honed over a million years of evolution, your body says to itself I’m in danger!    I must be prepared! thanks to your ancestors’ battles of survival of the fittest from the cave person era.

You know that aggravating co-worker…

SpeakerSue Says...

Most likely that annoying person that you work with – and who drives you crazy – is driving others crazy too. And more than that, he/she (it!) is sending your customers away. called my financial advisor yesterday to ensure he would receive my SEP contribution. The receptionist answered as if he had marbles in his mouth. Me: Sue Coore.

The Shocking Truth About What Your Teachers Told You About Answering Questions

Executive Speech Coach

How to Answer Questions in Business Presentations: Your Teachers Lied to You If you remember your school teachers you probably recall afew favorites and some ogres. Most of them meant well but they gave you badadvice when it comes to you delivering a business presentation. Some of those rules aremisguided. How can you deal with these?

The 80:10:10 Rule for Selecting Learning Platforms


In any infrastructure project 1 , there almost inevitably comes a point where we find a gap between the desired functionality and the available budget. Often that leaves us with a stark choice; remove the requirements or attempt to increase the budget. So how do we avoid this? Rigorously test potential solutions against those requirements. Simple?

How to Avoid the Presentation Doom Loop

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

As I said in my last blog, modern presentations are doomed to failure because of ancient survival instincts.    Your body goes into flight or fight mode, and your audience responds similarly, thanks to mirror neurons.    Communication breaks down.    The audience responds with panic back.    05.

Factors Influencing Self-Disclosure

The Communication Blog

Many factors influence whether or not you disclose, what you disclose, and to whom you disclose. Among the most important factors are who you are, your culture, your gender, who your listeners are, and your topic and channel. Who You Are Highly sociable and extroverted people self-disclose more than those who are less sociable and more introverted.

Interview – Cynthia Klein: Speaker, Educator, Author

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Since 1994, Cynthia Klein has been guiding parents to creating happy and healthy families. As a speaker to over three hundred groups, Cynthia has given parents the tools and confidence to improve their family dynamics. Her presentations are interactive, highly visual and easy for parents to apply to their own family situations.

Public Speaking - Getting The Sale

Great Public Speaking

Humor can help you get the sales presentation in the first place. It will also help you stay upbeat in the face of rejection, overcome inevitable problems that arise during a presentation, break down sales resistance, and create loyal customers who will buy again. Let me tell you how humor has greatly helped me. She called back within the hour.

Speaking With Humor: Irony

Speak and Deliver

Humorous Irony - the juxtaposition of a statement with a reality that contradicts it in an unexpected, occasionally outrageous, manner. Sad, but true.

When and How to Use Props in Your Presentation

Executive Speech Coach

Props Props have the sensory appealof making your presentation more visually pleasing and different. Aprop can provide that visual difference.

To Overcome Fear of Public Speaking, You need to Understand the Underlying Causes. 

Pivotal Public Speaking

Once you can identify the causes that are underlying your public speaking nerves and fear, you can choose the strategies you need to build your confidence, use the fear and present successfully. Most people suffer from some fear of public speaking. The survey that identified it as America’s number one fear was accurate then and remains so today.

Mitt Romney Attacks President Obama’s Harvard Ties

TJ Walker Interactive

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Public Speaking - Anecdotes For Presentations

Great Public Speaking

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What top achievers say when asked: “Tell me about your …”

SpeakerSue Says...

What do you say when you’re at a networking event and you meet a likely prospect and he asks you, “What do you do?” ” What do you say when you’re asked, at a trade show or sales blitz, “Tell me what makes you different from ABC and XYZ”? that is exactly what top achievers do. Exactly!). 1. What do you say?

Rowan Williams: Emperor, Archbishop or Cambridge academic with no clothes?

Max Atkinson

Regular readers will know that I've found the communication skills of the Archbishop of Canterbury an occasional source of bewilderment and amusement: More gobbledygook from the Archbishop of Canterbury in his Christmas sermon What does a 147 word sentence sound like? But it was not to be either of these. 280-86). Papal plot revisited?

Please Hire The Fox News Mole From Gawker

TJ Walker Interactive

The Fox News mole only made $5,000 from Gawker according to a report by Mediaite. Analysis Media media relations Media Training Politics Video fox news roger ailes

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