2013

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How To Prepare For A Job Interview: The Art of the First Interview

Matt Eventoff

First and foremost – Be Yourself! the pressure to be someone you are not is great. Be true to yourself. Days and weeks before. LeBron practices.

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High-ticket speakers have some of the worst habits

Speak Schmeak

You''ve seen them. The keynote and motivational speakers on the big stages who pull out the stagiest, old-timey shtick. Am I right?" after every point.

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Slide design rules–what are yours?

PowerPoint Tips

Slide design can be very subjective but there are some rules that are objective. These rules ensure that your slide is easy to understand and remember.

Does your audience want to fast-forward you?

Speaking about Presenting

I’m sure you know what I mean – you really want to hear the useful and valuable information that the speaker has to offer. Content

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10 Tips for Becoming a More Effective Corporate Storyteller

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

David Lavenda’s August 8 “Leadership Now” column in Fast Company online lists 10 Storytelling Tips from Israeli-based Susan Fisher.

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13 great books to help you succeed, create, & communicate better in 2013

Presentation Zen

Recently I read legendary filmmaker Akira Kurosawa's autobiography. I've forgotten who it was that said creation is memory," kurosawa said. "My White.

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The Most Talked About Super Bowl Commercial Was a Presentation in Disguise

Duarte Blog

During Sunday’s Super Bowl, a presentation went undercover, posing as a commercial. So how did America respond to this presentation in disguise?

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Follow @NoWomenSpeakers to track conferences with few or no women on program

The Eloquent Woman

And I was confronted by a male audience member who dismissed the premise, telling me it must be "rare"--it''s just not a problem he sees.

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Nelson Mandela: Lessons for Future Orators

Matt Eventoff

* First appeared in The Atlantic Post. When a man has done what he considers to be his duty to his people and his country, he can rest in peace.

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Excuse #923: "I'm not a presenter."

Speak Schmeak

Okay, I haven''t actually numbered the excuses people give for bad presentations, but maybe I should start. We''re physicians." Well said, Barbara!

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Compare options with the Balance SmartArt layout

PowerPoint Tips

Have you ever looked for a way to show advantages and disadvantages of 2 options? One way to compare options is with the Balance SmartArt layout.

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How Barack Obama Became Content Marketer-In-Chief of the USA

Content Marketing Today

Still skeptical of the merits of content marketing? Well, Barack Obama and his team have put content marketing at the center of their media strategy.

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6 Tips for Getting a Communications Job in Silicon Valley

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Rene shared six tips on getting a job in communications and PR in Silicon Valley. Here’s the video and transcript of her speech. [.].

Sales pitch strategy

The Presenter's Blog

Match your character to the customer. Audiences like to believe that presenters see, hear, and feel the world as they do. We’ll call it TekHouse.

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5 Steps to Greater Influence in Meetings (PSSST)

Kate's Voice

Was he asking about how to overcome shyness or how to get invited to the right meetings? He was asking how to increase his visibility […].

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How to Design a Presentation like Apple

Manner of Speaking

The video is clever and is similar in style to the popular animated videos by RSA Animate. “The quality has to be carried all the way through.

No excuse for boring an audience: Advice on giving technical presentations

Presentation Zen

Long before "death-by-powerpoint" or vertigo-by-prezi , there were bad presentations. Really bad presentations. So don''t blame the software. Deliver

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. – The “King” of Visual Communication

Duarte Blog

What do metaphors do? They make the abstract concrete; the intangible tangible; the unfamiliar familiar, and the complex simple. The palace of justice.

Why (and how) you should publish your speeches

The Eloquent Woman

If you give a speech, but don't take steps to publish or preserve it afterward, did you make a sound? Transcribe: No text? Please?

Malala Yousafzai and Public Speaking: 12 Lessons from the Best Speech of 2013

Matt Eventoff

Malala Yousafzai is a great global communicator. Malala was shot because she wanted to… learn. And she was a young woman. Not a young speaker.

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Speakers: dress the part

Speak Schmeak

I don''t typically subscribe to generic rules about how to dress as a speaker. What an evocative description! There was nothing to look at.

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Use the 4 principles of meaningful communication

PowerPoint Tips

When you first find out that you have to give a presentation, you need to think about what you’ll say. Add value. Be relevant. Be accurate.

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Doing Nothing is the New Doing Something

More than PowerPoint...

Recently, I noticed this absurd trend of gallantly and heroically doing nothing. I found not-carrying a phone to be extremely advantageous that week.

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Interview: Kathy Stershic, Tech Policy Freelancer

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Kathy Stershic is Principal Consultant of Dialog Research & Communications. Kathy’s musings on IT policy can be found on her blog.

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Book review: Your Best Just Got Better

The Presenter's Blog

This is a book that you can immediately gain from. It’s an iterative process of strengthening skills and reaching for the next stage. What are they?

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How to create a strong voice, Part 4: Practice

Kate's Voice

Speaking vocal health vocal power voice lessons breathing practicing public speaking tips World Voice Day

A Truly Heroic Speech

Manner of Speaking

Six-year-old Benjamin Wheeler was one of the victims of the 14 December 2012 shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.

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The storytelling imperative: Make them care!

Presentation Zen

Make me care," he says. Presentations in all their many forms are never just about transferring information alone. We all love stories. Draw from it.

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In Love Poems and Presentations, Less is More

Duarte Blog

The latest installation in our Duarte Gallery is a series of blackout poems. Specifically love poems, in honor of Valentine’s Day.

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Content marketing: the Anatomy of Great Content

Content Marketing Today

The Anatomy of Great Content: a framework for content marketers to develop great content for content marketing on the social web.

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Fear of Public Speaking: Reframing “Fear”

Matt Eventoff

“The only thing we have to fear is… fear itself.” ” - President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Fear and anxiety surrounding public speaking is nothing new. Google “Cure for the Fear of Public Speaking” and you will return over 2 million results. 2 million! Every presenter has a rush of adrenaline prior to presenting.

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The #1 thing you need to be taken seriously as a speaker

Speak Schmeak

Do you know what the #1 thing is that allows you to convey and demonstrate authority and expertise to your audience? Confidence. You have the message.

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Prezi in PowerPoint? It’s called pptPlex!

PowerPoint Tips

Did you know that Microsoft has a product that is similar to Prezi — sort of? I wrote about Prezi here. Install pptPlex. Configure pptPlex.

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Open Your Heart to Speak from your Heart at Weddings

Speaking Freely

Once in a while, I have the pleasure of working with someone who is giving a speech at a wedding.

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