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Cigar PEG 2011 Presents Pirates of the Podium

TJ Walker Interactive

Party Information: [link] Join the Cigar PEG: [link]. Uncategorized Cigar PEG 2011 Pirates of the Podium

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 97)

Manner of Speaking

The round pegs in the square holes. Steve Jobs - American Businessman, Inventor and Co-Founder of Apple Inc. Here’s to the crazy ones.

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The one thing you can do to be a better speaker.

Speak Schmeak

If your product is a square peg and your client is a round hole, no matter how hard you push or insist, there will not be a good fit. That's it.

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Tony Hayward: I peg him as a King Lear

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

BP head Tony Hayward is reported  to be on his way out.    After the last of the jeers has died down and he resumes private life, I predict he will become one of the King Lear types.      He will spend his remaining years perceiving himself as more sinned against than sinning. 

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Don't distract: Contract!

Speak Schmeak

As writing is a more formal way to express ourselves, we tend to write without contractions. If it makes sense, don't contract.

Famous Speech Friday: Ellen Johnson Sirleaf: "If your dreams do not scare you."

The Eloquent Woman

Instead, she pokes fun and prompts smiles throughout, not to make light of her nation or its challenges, but to take the mighty down a peg or two.

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Does simple=stupid in speaking? Why Congress's report card isn't bad

The Eloquent Woman

think we also try to bring good speakers "down a peg" by mocking them for being clear and simple. Mick Mulvaney. Who wouldn't?

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From the vault: 7 times to turn down a speaking gig

The Eloquent Woman

But in these cases, I'd advise you to at least take a second look or turn down the opportunity outright. minutes to speak. Say no.

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Win by Telling Great Stories with Peter Guber

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

  Guber tells the story of presenting former President Reagan and former President Mikhail Gorbachev with Tiffany-designed jackknives and reminding them of playing mumblety-peg as boys.  Peter Guber has written a masterful additional to the storytelling library shelf with his book, Tell To Win.   Who’s your audience?

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From the vault: Balancing technical & non-technical for mixed audiences

The Eloquent Woman

If the room is packed with Nobel laureates, but the decision-maker is not, peg your remarks to the leader. How do we balance this?"

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The one thing you can do to be a better speaker.

Speak Schmeak

If your product is a square peg and your client is a round hole, no matter how hard you push or insist, there will not be a good fit. That's it.

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Benoit Violier - Darkness Fell Fast

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The irony is that those who check out are not usually the ones you would peg as "suicidal." He was 44." Here is the article.

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Head to Mouth Disconnect

Speak and Deliver

Stories that you have force - the square peg in the round hole - simply because it moves you, so you HAVE to share it. But.But.it FLOPPED!

Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 97)

Manner of Speaking

The round pegs in the square holes. Steve Jobs (1955-2011) American Businessman, Inventor, Public Speaker and Co-Founder of Apple Inc. Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. Because they change things.

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Teleseminar: Magcloud - magazine printing on demand

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Back in August 2008 I wrote a long review of the Magcloud print-on-demand publishing solution from HP Labs. Back in August 2008 I wrote a long review of the Magcloud print-on-demand publishing solution from HP Labs. The teleseminar was given on May 21, 2009.

Don't distract: Contract!

Speak Schmeak

As writing is a more formal way to express ourselves, we tend to write without contractions. If it makes sense, don't contract.

Sitcom Pilot Script – Some Traps and How to Escape

Pro Humorist

also need to spend some time thinking about my sense of humor and if I’m trying to put a square peg in a round hole, and trying to do something that’s unnatural. Here are a few sitcom pilot scripts traps I’ve experienced myself, and some potential ways to escape. This is not an exhaustive list of traps by any means.

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Don't let the confidence-suckers get you down

Speak Schmeak

At the Emmys last night, there was a similar thread running through several of the winners' speeches. If you know, please remind me. Be supportive.

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Over-60, Want to Lose Weight? Have your car stolen

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  I pegged him as one and blogged/blog obsessively about it here as well as my other two sites here and here.  About 10 weeks ago my 2003 Ford Escort was stolen.    At my post-60 age category, that's an amazing feat.    Of course, I look and feel better.    Yeah, less nervous.

Derek Draper – another psycho-therapist who talks too much and listens too little?

Max Atkinson

Given that being a good listener is presumably essential if you’re going to be any good at helping people with their problems, I’ve often wondered if psycho-therapy and counselling are occupations that, for some mysterious reason, attract square pegs into round holes. Draper: "You don’t think that perhaps…?"

How good a speaker is Ram Charan?

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

  Forbes pegs him at #13 on its list of the world’s 50 most essential management gurus. Ram Charan once was the best-kept secret in the business world.   Only the CEOs of companies like GE, Verizon, Novartis, Dupont, Honeywell, KLM, and Bank of America had heard of him.   But how good a speaker is he?

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7 times you should turn down a speaking gig

The Eloquent Woman

But in these cases, I'd advise you to at least take a second look or turn down the opportunity outright. minutes to speak.

Observational Humor — Case Study #84

Humor Power

Tonight I was reminded of the Sgt At Arms in my first club many years ago.  He had a hook…and a peg leg and eye patch.  Here’s another Observational Humor monologue and an analysis of what makes the humor work. THE SET-UP (What happened and what was said during the meeting before the monologue was delivered.). 1.  ” 12. 

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The Biggest Lesson You'll Ever Learn About Stage Fright to Become.

The Shy Speaker's Guide to Succes on Stage

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