2014

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How to Engage Your Audience In Three Sentences or Less

Matt Eventoff

The audience is seated. The lights dim and the room quiets. All eyes are on the dais. It is an honor to be here with you today. Start with a quote.

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Presentation design trends

PowerPoint Tips

This is a guest post by Mike Parkinson. Contact Mike at mike@24hrco.com. Change is inevitable. Flat Design. Photographs. Visual Metaphors. Verdict.

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PowerPoint Surgery: Tips to create presentation slides that make your message stick, not suck -- Guest post by Lee Jackson

Speak Schmeak

There are 300 million PowerPoint users in the world and it''s estimated that there are a million presentations happening right now. But there is hope.

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Seven speech-techniques powering Obama’s UN Address

The Presenter's Blog

by Peter Paskale. Powerful speeches contain powerful content. For that content to shine though, it must be mounted into a powerful structure. 50 to 10.

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Speechwriting secrets for professional speakers

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

This is the first of a two-part report on the September 27th meeting of Northern California Chapter of the National Speakers Association.

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15 ways I use @evernote for public speaking & coaching speakers

The Eloquent Woman

It''s also a secret weapon in my coaching of speakers and public speaking workshops, as well as my own public speaking. It works! Genius!

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7 Deadly Sins of Presentation Preparation

DeFinis Communications

Have you ever found yourself sitting in the center seat of a packed auditorium—hemmed in on both sides by people and laptops—listening to a keynote speaker who is supposed to be imparting knowledge and wisdom, but instead is droning on and on? You want to run, but you can’t. So you endure what seems like torture. Not so.

Toastmasters Friday: My Road to DTM - CHECK!

Speak and Deliver

I''ve been a Toastmaster for almost 15 years. I''ve competed on the world stage. Twice. Me: "Uh, no. Why AREN''T you a DTM?" Lots of answers there.

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5 Surprising Ways to Calm Your Pre-Presentation Jitters

Matt Eventoff

What do Winston Churchill, Warren Buffet and John F. Kennedy have in common? And each one overcame their fears and went on to become gifted speakers.

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Make your webinars super interactive

PowerPoint Tips

This is a guest post from Brenda Bence , who is a corporate branding and personal branding expert. You can read more about her at www.BrendaBence.com.

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Drowning your audience? Try these 3 livesavers.

Speak Schmeak

My offering in the BYOR challenge comes up on September 15, so make sure to sign up so you can get my tip!) Or, "People just don''t get it." Not much!

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Why Giving a Thanksgiving Toast is Like the Macy’s Parade

The Presenter's Blog

by Peter Paskale. Thanksgiving is one of the most uniquely American holidays. The day is heartwarming and kind. Fear not. Something traditional.

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8 Presenter Principles To Master: A Guest Posting by Jeff Hurt

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Jeff Hurt is the Executive Vice President, Education and Engagement, at Velvet Chainsaw Consulting.

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7 things good communicators must not do

Presentation Zen

In this simple but informative TED Talk , Julian Treasure offers up seven things that effective communicators must exclude from speech. Julian asks.

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How to design your talks to engage an audience without resorting to nudity

Kate's Voice

Since then, there’s been progress; there are many advocates for storytelling and other fresh approaches to presentations. However, […].

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Sandra Zimmer featured in Houston Chronicle Article on Public Speaking as a Career Tool

Speaking Freely

Today, Sunday, March 23, 2014, The Houston Chronicle Jobs Section is printing an article entitled “Public Speaking an Important Career Tool.” Benton [.]. Leadership Presentation Skills public speaking Uncategorized Confidence Fear of Public Speaking leadership Presentation Public Speaking Course public speaking training

Book journal: Credibility and the feminine rhetorical style

The Eloquent Woman

Representative Michele Bachmann was described as giving a "statesmanlike" speech in England. So are their speaking styles masculine or feminine?

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Top Tech Tools to Build Audience Engagement

DeFinis Communications

Imagine knowing your audience members’ questions while you’re speaking and being able to address them on the spot, before the Q&A. Twitter.

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Winning Anyway in Kuala Lumpur - A Look Back

Speak and Deliver

Here''s the rundown: FIRST - the results - I didn''t place in my semi. Who did win? Did I agree with these results? Doesn''t matter. What if, right?

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How To Close A Speech That Brings Your Audience To Their Feet

Matt Eventoff

You’ve engaged your audience from the beginning of your presentation. They nodded as you delivered your message. Thank you.”. What just happened?

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Presenting = Communicating = Training

PowerPoint Tips

If you’re a trainer or teacher, the title of this blog post if an obvious statement for you. But the opposite is also true. We love to learn!”

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Your stats are paralyzing your audience

Speak Schmeak

When you''re using statistics in a presentation, it''s really easy to get caught up in the numbers. Here are two ways to do this: 1.

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The Straw Man Fallacy

The Presenter's Blog

by Peter Paskale. As the big bad wolf will gladly confirm, it’s way easier to blow-down a house of straw. And so it is with arguments.

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Guest Posting: 18 Tips for Mastering Public Speaking, by Kyle Ingham

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Kyle Ingham is the founder of The Distilled Man, a website that helps men learn essential “gentlemanly” skills. How to mix a cocktail. Click […].

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10 Storytelling tips from Billy Wilder

Presentation Zen

Billy Wilder (1906–2002) was the first person to win an Academy Award as producer, director and screenwriter for the same film. It''s gold. A hook.

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Help for Tired Voices: The 5 Habits of a Healthy Voice

Kate's Voice

It’s 4pm on a Thursday, and it’s been another long week of phone calls, meetings and non-stop talking.

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Leaders Need Comfort in the Skin for Public Speaking

Speaking Freely

What is often misnamed as fear of public speaking is one of the best-kept secrets of corporate leaders. It is surprising how few leaders feel really comfortable speaking in public settings and being the center of attention. The post Leaders Need Comfort in the Skin for Public Speaking appeared first on Speaking Freely.

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Talk About the Talk: Caroline Goyder on confident speaking at @TEDxBrixton

The Eloquent Woman

First up is Caroline Goyder , who spoke this autumn at TEDxBrixton on "the surprising secret to speaking with confidence." alter.

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Superior Presentations 75: The Most Striking PowerPoint Slide to Include in Every PowerPoint Presentation

Executive Speech Coach

You don’t need to be a graphic designer to create this slide. This is such a simple technique that many presenters overlook it.

Speak & Deliver in Kuala Lumpur

Speak and Deliver

Lots of practices, lots of fundraising, all on top of regular life with six kids. I''ve been in this position before. NOT ME. Not this year.

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Public Speaking for Entrepreneurs – 3 Tips for a Successful Pitch

Matt Eventoff

Public speaking for entrepreneurs? Absolutely! The reality is that a presentation, a pitch or “casual” conversations about your company all qualify as examples of public speaking. When I ask entrepreneurs about public speaking, I often hear “I don’t have to give speeches.”. Think about what matters to them, rather than what matters to you.

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Place an open circle around something to emphasize it: Creating open shapes

PowerPoint Tips

Would you like to create shapes like this in PowerPoint? I like them because they look informal, hand drawn. You can make further adjustments.

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Technology is a luxury, not a necessity

Speak Schmeak

Via ABC News By now, you''ve probably seen the short video of Michael Bay walking off the stage at Samsung''s Consumer Electronics Show. Practice.

Spice speech

The Presenter's Blog

Peter : Over the years, I’ve killed my throat. Or toughened it up – it all depends on your perspective. I’ve developed a tolerance.

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