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Practical Audience Engagement Ideas For Public Speakers

Inter-Activ Presenting and Influencing

Do you lack audience engagement ideas? Here are a few ideas to get you started. Hands up if you enjoy being lectured to? In conclusion.

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Transitions: Making the connection between ideas

Speak Schmeak

Here''s a post I wrote about ten ways to transition to your next idea. Great cars are designed by it." Then the Volvo commercial begins.

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New official guide to TED talks shares the 'secret': It's all in your ideas

The Eloquent Woman

Just when we get to the point where your idea should be clear, you skip past it. It had to be shorter, just 10 minutes. This is too simple.

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A Radical Presentation Idea

Manner of Speaking

Seth Godin is the author of several books about “marketing, the spread of ideas and managing both customers and employees with respect&#. consider, at least for a moment, a radical idea: A slide every 12 seconds. That’s at least four distinct ideas, but more often, each of those ideas has three or four sub ideas to it.

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KFC + JDRF: Still a bad idea

Speak Schmeak

People are not informed about the causes of diabetes, and therefore JDRF partnering with KFC to sell giant sodas is still a bad idea.

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Get Great Content Ideas: Much Easier Than You Might Think

Content Marketing Today

love visuals that communicate complex ideas simply. And, I can relate to the need to cook up great blog ideas. This is a perfect example.

David S. Rose on the art of entrepreneurs pitching ideas

Presentation Zen

You are asking people to invest in you , not just the idea. David S. Last week a tweet was going around asking ".if David S. The primary.

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SP Tip # 79: Distance yourself from a bad idea.

Executive Speech Coach

Distance Yourself From a Bad Idea There might be times when you want to persuade your audience to change. How do you do that?

The TED Secret to Great Public Speaking

Manner of Speaking

have decided to create a “tricolon” of posts about Chris … Continue reading → Analysis of a Speech TED audience Chris Anderson ideas metaphor public speaking simplicityMy previous two posts centred around TED Curator Chris Anderson.

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Bold idea: Could you be the summary speaker?

The Eloquent Woman

What do you think of this idea? bold ideasPowerful stuff! You stay out of the weeds: Let others dive deep into detail.

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Three ideas from improv to improve your speaking

Speaking about Presenting

By practicing the exercises you condition your brain to come up with ideas spontaneously and to use story structure, physicality, humour and emotion.

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When Is Rehearsing a Presentation a Bad Idea?

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

When is rehearsing a presentation a bad idea?    Clients often try to talk themselves out of rehearsal, because they’re pressed for time, because they don’t like the feeling of rehearsal (you’re not in control yet), or because they argue that rehearsal will make them stale.    Those are bad arguments. 

Six Degrees of Your Great Ideas

Speak and Deliver

The one that matters today might just help you find your next great idea - so I'll see if I can focus on that for you. I drive my wife nuts.

Ideas for the weekly team meeting

The Presenter's Blog

Yet again it’s that darned team meeting, and yet again, as the person chairing it, you’ve got no idea what to talk about.

Storytelling-I. 5 Ideas. 5 Blogs. 5 Days.

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

  5 blogs, 5 days, 5 ideas on storytelling.  I’m going to do a series of quick blogs about storytelling – 5 in 5 days.    Everyone seems to get these days that storytelling is important, because we’re awash in data and information and can’t remember it all.    But we do remember stories.    OK. 

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The TED Secret to Great Public Speaking

Manner of Speaking

have decided to create a “tricolon” of posts about Chris … Continue reading → Analysis of a Speech TED audience Chris Anderson ideas metaphor public speaking simplicityMy previous two posts centred around TED Curator Chris Anderson.

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Yes Checklist: what to discuss when and editor says yes to your article idea

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

What you do once an editor says “yes” to your article idea can be as important as how you pitch your ideas (the query letter). Article idea. Short synopsis of your original idea to make sure you and the editor are on the same track or to see if the editor wants to alter the slant of your idea in any way. Deadline.

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PowerPoint idea: Introduce a panel of speakers

PowerPoint Tips

To introduce a panel at a panel discussion or employees to a group, you can create a slide with their photos, name, title, and so on.

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Why the stickiest idea in presenting is just plain wrong

Speaking about Presenting

The stickiest idea in presenting and public speaking is that the meaning of your message is communicated by: Your words 7%. Albert Mehrabian.

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What's the big idea? What those TED-like talks are looking for

The Eloquent Woman

And there's just one thing standing between you and that goal: One big idea. What's the big idea? know, you have lots of ideas.

September 12for12 Challenge: Make your ideas sticky

Speak Schmeak

Now, for our ninth challenge: Make your ideas sticky. In short, a sticky idea is an idea that your audience remembers.

Lead Magnet Ideas For Self-Published Authors

Great Public Speaking

Ideas come in different forms, shapes and sizes. To help you understand further, here are some lead magnet ideas that can be of interest to you.

Storytelling - IV. 5 Ideas. 5 Blogs. 5 Days.

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

   Great Stories Let their Audiences in on the Secret Before their Characters Know This idea is a tough one for many storytellers to swallow.  This is the fourth blog in a series about storytelling – 5 in 5 days.    But we do remember stories.    That’s because they are how our brains work. 

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Storytelling-II. 5 Ideas. 5 Blogs. 5 Days.

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

  Have things always been done in a certain way in your industry until a new product, market entrant, or idea comes along to disrupt it?  This is the second blog in a series about storytelling – 5 in 5 days.    But we do remember stories.    That’s because they are how our brains work.    01.

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Storytelling-III. 5 Ideas. 5 Blogs. 5 Days.

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

This is the third blog in a series about storytelling – 5 in 5 days.    Everyone seems to get it that storytelling is important, because we’re awash in data and information and can’t remember it all.    But we do remember stories.    That’s because they are how our brains work.    He obliged. 

Twitter Conference Ideas

http://delicious.com/akarrer/prospeaker

Twitter has become a pretty great tool to help with socializing at conferences. We also encouraged everyone to put in the hashtag.

Storytelling-V. 5 Ideas. 5 Blogs. 5 Days.

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

  Allowing your characters (or your company or your idea or your product) to change is hard because your instinct (and the advice of your legal department) is to protect your baby and keep it the same.  This is the fifth and final blog in a series about storytelling – 5 in 5 days.    But we do remember stories. 

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Watching highlights from the third 2010 election debate makes me wonder (again) whether they're a good idea

Max Atkinson

But they haven''t yet asked me what I think should happen in 2015 - even though I''ve blogged extensively about why I think it''s not a very good idea.

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Finding article ideas to pitch to editors

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Allow me to start with a few words from Gabriele Rico, the author of the critically acclaimed Writing The Natural Way : “What the writer often lacks is not ideas but a means of getting in touch with them.”. Developing ideas is essential if you are to develop your freelance writing business. Did my article idea light bulb burn brightly?

5 Ideas for New Business Blog Topics for a New Year

Content Marketing Today

Sometimes hiring a new writer can help bring new ideas, views, and topics to a blog. Written by Patsi Krakoff.

PowerPoint Tips, Mistakes and Ideas from 2011

Executive Speech Coach

What are the best ideas that you can use to improve your PowerPoint Presentations? What if Your PowerPoint Slides Make You a Liar? One of my colleagues raised his hand to ask a question. The presenter innocently paused to take the question and was blindsided by what happened next. It's attack was swift and merciless.

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Bad Rules Never Seem to Die: the 5 Worst Ideas in Public Speaking

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

I first published this blog post 3 years ago, and I’m sorry to say I still see people following these 5 (bad) rules all the time.    Let’s stamp them out now!  With thanks to Susan Trivers who reminded me of it.     1.    The problem is that the Army’s presentations didn’t have to be interesting or engaging. 

Toastmasters Friday: Is YouTube a Good Idea?

Speak and Deliver

Over the last few years, more and more Toastmasters Clubs and Members have been uploading speeches to the web. What do you think?

Five factors that make you more memorable

More than PowerPoint...

Coaching content ideasI came across a stranger with a dog a few months ago. As we walked toward each other on my empty street, I grinned.

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Preparing a speech for a friend who's dying: 7 ideas & resources

The Eloquent Woman

I'm happy to say that our fellow speaker coaches, in particular, came up with a wide range of ideas, examples and options. Since many of them are available on video, I've included them here along with the generous thoughts and ideas these coaches shared. From this, I take a couple of lessons and ideas.

The sushi of speaking: 7 bite-sized ideas to get you speech-ready

The Eloquent Woman

For some speakers, the dangers of a speech lurk in the preparation. In some sense, they may be biting off more than they can chew. Breathe. Stretch.

Presentation Tip: Ideas from the 2013 Presentation Summit

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

Lauderdale, FL and in this article I want to share three ideas I picked up at the conference. Last month the conference was in Ft.

Collect & Organize Your Presentation Ideas

Executive Speech Coach

Call it old school, but a simple yet effective way to capture and organize your presentation ideas is to write them on index cards.

TED Conversations let you discuss big ideas with the speakers.online

The Eloquent Woman

But pay attention to the expiration date--every discussion will have one, to keep things focused (just like a live Q-and-A session, right?).

Why - and How - Your Audience Matters. #4 of 5 Blogs. 5 Ideas. 5 Days.

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

The first question you should ask when preparing a presentation is, who’s my audience?    But that question requires more than a one-word answer.    It’s the beginning of an exploration of the exact circumstances of your audience – who, what, when, where, and why – everything about them you can determine.    04.