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7 Tips to Ensure You’re Understood when Speaking to a Foreign Audience

Speaking about Presenting

This is a guest post by Leon Potgieter. Understand cultural assumptions – yours and theirs. Use humor wisely. Work with your interpreter.

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What Japan Can Teach the World About Communication / ?????????????????????????

Matt Eventoff

“When one teaches, two learn.” – Robert A. Heinlein. Japanese students are taught very differently than are U.S. audience. 1????????2??????-????A.??????.

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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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Shortcut to complex shapes with SmartArt in PowerPoint 2007 and 2010

PowerPoint Tips

SmartArt is a great way to create diagrams, but you can also use them to create complex, custom graphics. Let’s say that I have this slide.

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You deserve to shine

Speak Schmeak

Was there a job you should have applied for? A guy you wanted to date? An adventure you turned down? A book proposal you never submitted?

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Streaming Speech: 9 Keys to Thinking on Your Feet

Speaking Freely

Thinking on your feet is “streaming speech.” Just like video streams over the internet, streaming speech is flowing your words, thoughts and feelings unimpeded by mind control. People who are in a position to have to think on their feet usually have a deep well of knowledge and experience. Yet they often don’t trust [.].

Why Your Blog Should be Your Top Social Media Tool

Content Marketing Today

We often talk about the need to develop a content marketing mindset. This requires companies to think like publishers. That’s 4 for the price of one.

How to Write a Bestseller – 10 Lessons Learned from Jack Canfield and Steve Harrison

Succeed Speaking

It’s no secret that a good book can help you achieve greater success as a speaker. ” Committee Member #2: ”Yep. Obviously.).

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Find a Presentation Designer Here

Speaking about Presenting

Are you looking for a presentation designer? Rick Altman, Better Presenting. There are plenty of PowerPoint trainers in the world. Better. Easier.

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. I have been fascinated by the ability of an individual to influence through spoken word since I was a young boy. Power of Delivery; 5.

12 Lessons from Pablo Picasso for Public Speakers

Manner of Speaking

Pablo Picasso. Pablo Picasso was one of the greatest and most influential artists of the 20th century. It all adds up. “Computers are useless.

Pause when you display a new slide

PowerPoint Tips

When you display a new slide in your presentation, pause for a couple of seconds to let your audience take it in. So make it easy for them. Delivery

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Why your audience isn't participating

Speak Schmeak

One of the quickest ways to lose your audience is to pretend to want participation, but not really invite it. How do you do this?

Videos to help you rethink education, learning, & school

Presentation Zen

Having children causes one to (re)think seriously about education and the role of school. Education obviously is the most powerful thing in the world.

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Resonate Is Hot Off the iBook Presses!

Duarte Blog

Resonate has made the leap from book to iBook ! If not for the outstanding capabilities of the program (and the iPad!), –Nancy Duarte.

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The Presidential Debates: Round 1. Our Analysis

The Presenter's Blog

The showdown in Denver. To our right, in the red corner, wearing a red tie and US flag pin, Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney. Go to CNN for that.

Storyselling – The secret to a successful persuasive presentation is great storytelling.

Speaking Freely

I am in love with this word – storyselling! It says it all about the power of stories to persuade listeners to buy products and services or buy into ideas. Storyselling is the act of telling the authentically persuasive story. It is sharing the story that excites others to say, “Yes, I want that!” [.].

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The Secret to Skyrocketing Sales by Turning Content into An Asset

Content Marketing Today

Book Review--Brandscaping: Unleashing the Power of Partnerships. These tangible benefits accrue to every member of the brandscaping partnership.

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Interview: Jag Randhawa – Technology Innovator

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

“Creativity is thinking up new things. Innovation is doing new things” – Theodore Levitt Jag Randhawa shares a deep passion for making a difference in the world, and enjoys sharing his life lessons through speaking. Creating a Culture of Innovation is one of Jag’s most requested talks, based on the Open Innovation program he developed [.]

In business, do looks matter? Really?

More than PowerPoint...

When I was introduced to a man at a business meeting, I felt shocked. As I shook his hand, I stared into the face of an infamous serial killer. Really.

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The Fear of Public Speaking: 25 Tips to Calm Your Nerves

Matt Eventoff

Prepare: The more you prepare and the better handle you have on the material you are presenting, the better it will go. Practice: Once you have prepared, you MUST practice, early and often. Rumor has it that Churchill practiced for one hour per one minute of speech content he was delivering. 5 minute presentation = 5 hours practice. ” 15.

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12 Public Speaking Lessons from “Comedian”

Manner of Speaking

It also follows Orny Adams , a young up-and-coming comedian who is trying to make it. The film is very candid. You see the effort that these guys make.

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What you miss when you print slides using the default settings

PowerPoint Tips

By default, when you print a presentation, it does not print in high quality. What does this mean? ” Shadows you created. Pretty sad, yes?

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Is the elevator pitch dead?

Speak Schmeak

A discussion question was posted in one of my LinkedIn groups, and it sparked a lively thread. The question was, "Is the elevator pitch dead?"

2012 61

10 great books to help you think, create, & communicate better in 2012

Presentation Zen

Clicking on the book's icon takes you to Amazon.com.). (1) 2) Design For How People Learn. This book is quick and easy to read. A classic. _

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Back to the Future: Slides Before PowerPoint

Duarte Blog

Before there was PowerPoint, there were slides. Real ones. They were tiny, and tactile, and delicate, and kind of delightful. Frightening, right?

Seven points for powerful debating

The Presenter's Blog

If you cross chess with WWF wrestling, throw in battle strategy and forensics, then mix in the disciplines of public speaking, you get debate.

2012 46

Storyselling ? The secret to a successful persuasive presentation is.

Speaking Freely

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Why You May Be Screwed If You Don’t Take Google+ Seriously

Content Marketing Today

Pay Careful Attention to the Upper Right hand Corner of Google Search Results. I cannot imagine that advertisers are overly pleased by that. Yikes!

Want to Get Booked to Speak? Answer Five Questions Correctly to Dramatically Increase Your Odds!

Succeed Speaking

It’s no secret that there are LOTS of “professional” speakers — at least 10,000 or more — bidding for speaking engagements these days. How do you stand out from the crowd? Watch this video and learn how to dramatically increase your odds of standing out and getting booked. Was this helpful? Have any questions?

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How to Effectively Coach a Public Speaker: the 1|3 Approach…

More than PowerPoint...

“Here’s an entire laundry list of all the things you can do to improve. You’ll see that I’ve nitpicked every single thing that you do wrong.

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Executive Communication Skills: Tech Habits

Matt Eventoff

Technology has changed how we work and often where we work, as we are now all mobile, and always on. Smartphones, net books and tablets have enabled our ability to work faster, cheaper, more efficiently and often more productively. This is often where it gets tricky. Be aware of that when you pull one out in a meeting; so, #2 Tell us! It matters.

Nuggets of Storytelling Wisdom

Manner of Speaking

In this post, I return to one of my favourite themes that run through this blog: the importance of storytelling. Below is Stanton’s TED Talk.

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Create clear, iconic illustrations in PowerPoint with (gasp!) clip art

PowerPoint Tips

I’ve often recommended using photos instead of clip art (line art), but clip art can work well if you know how to choose and use it. Contest!

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