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Don't wait to be asked: Take a permission audit of your speaking

The Eloquent Woman

Time to do a sorry audit, reader Miriam Gordon tweeted that I should turn next to a "permission audit" for women speakers. Pause. Let's begin."

PowerPoint Tip: You need permission to use YouTube videos

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

I want to discuss the right way to get permission to do so. Permission, you ask? Why do I need permission? Just like every other broadcast medium, like television or a movie theatre, videos are copyrighted by the creator, and you need permission to use the video in your work. So how do you get permission?

Do You Have Shut-Up Syndrome?

Speak and Deliver

Great speaking doesn't start with what you say or how you say it, but your willingness to give yourself permission to say it in the first place.

Do you have my permission?

Speak Schmeak

Don't add me to your mailing list without my permission. It's all " me, me, me " and not "you, you, you."

Infographic: The Do’s and Don’ts of Presenting

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

This content appears with their express permission. The good people at Walkerstone in the UK (a team of professional trainers who are also business writers and marketers) have produced a great infographic, with an informative preamble, on the Do’s and Don’ts of Presenting. Business Communication Public Speaking Infographic

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Less-Is-More and Permission

Humor Power

We sometimes forget that most humor requires “permission&# from the audience to use it. Without permission, your humor can work against the less-is-more principle. If you persist in using humor without permission, the audience may be thinking: “There he/she goes again. We sometimes think that bigger is better.

Do Reporters Need Permission to Quote You? | Media Training

TJ Walker Interactive

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Baby Boomers: Still needing permission to "make it up"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  I now get it that to do that I needed permission. Last night I received that permission from an expert in organizational development. 

"Quiet" by Susan Cain: Americans need permission to be introverts

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  A book by Susan Cain could give us permission to not have to be "on" so much of the time.  Be outgoing. 

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev: Buddha gives us permission to feel compassion

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Those who haven't screwed up - and badly - are a shrinking minority.   She had begun to study Buddhism.  to 11 A.M.

Business Leaders: Now You Have Permission To Say, "We Don't Know"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" most new business ideas (inside or outside the corporation) are characterized by a completely different set of conditions: uncertainty.

Guest Posting: Communicating at Virgin Atlantic, by Adam Schair

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

This post appears with his express permission. Adam Schair is Vice President, Human Resources Communications at Thomson Reuters in New York and a member of the Thomson Reuters Internal Communication & Engagement Council. He manages a team of human resources communications specialists.

Guest Posting: Flying Lessons, First Hand by Rod Thorn

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Reprinted here with his express permission. on March 10, 2015. Business Communication Speech Showcase Speechwriting keynote

Andy Rooney, Dead at 92: The man who gave us permission to not be cool

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Andy Rooney was the Patron Saint of those who didn't intend to pull out all stops in being cool - or pretending to be young. 

Come on, did we really need permission to eat, buy bigger pants

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  The women on it don't need permission from Julia Roberts [playing Elizabeth Gilbert] to eat and buy bigger pants.  Every day I take public transportation.    The film is targeted at the X-rays, as Tom Wolfe called those upper-middle-class trophy wives in BONFIRE OF THE VANITIES.

The Communication Blog: A Speech of Dedication

The Communication Blog

I reprint it here, with Bernard’s permission, not only to illustrate an excellent speech of dedication but more important to celebrate Bernard’s dedication and generosity to education, to students, and to Northeastern Illinois University. 2.02.2011 A Speech of Dedication Here is a wonderful speech of dedication.

How to Write a Lot

The Communication Blog

11.01.2010 How to Write a Lot Here is a Word file of a brief article I wrote and which appears in the current issue of ETC: A Review of General Semantics and here with permission. How to Write a Lot Four Rules Joseph A. DeVito A lot has been written about effective writing. But what about writing a lot? The same is true in the academic world.

Humor techniques of 22 prominent U.S. politicians

Speak to Lead

Here, with his permission, are his findings: With the caucus and primary events coming soon, let’s reflect on. As the 2012 U.S. presidential primaries begin, humorist John Kinde has analyzed the key humor techniques of 22 current and former candidates. Humor 2012 Republican primaries John Kinde Lou Hampton political humor presidential humor

For every risk, some praise

The Presenter's Blog

Give yourself permission to learn. “a boy’s capacity may be dulled by too great strictness in correcting him. What do you admire?

Communication Strategies: Other-Orientation

The Communication Blog

< Grant permission. A simple statement such as “I know how difficult it is to talk about feelings” opens up the topic of feelings and gives the other person permission either to pursue such a discussion or to say nothing. Other-Orientation. Communicating Other-Orientation. < Show consideration. < Acknowledge the other person.

Make your webinars super interactive

PowerPoint Tips

She wrote this as a tip for Speaker Net News subscribers and gave me permission to reprint it. Note that she uses WebEx webinar software.

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Digital Dommination Summit

Presentation Zen

Seth Godin Don''t wait for permission, says, Seth. It''s worthy of your time. It''s free to sign up and get access to the videos here.

High-ticket speakers have some of the worst habits

Speak Schmeak

Or they ask your permission to deliver each section of their talk, even though you know they''re going to deliver it anyway. You''ve seen them.

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From the vault: Easy ways to avoid copyright problems with your slides & handouts

The Eloquent Woman

She wrote: Question for you Madame Communications Guru…if an article is online from a publication such as Washington Times or National Review, do we need permission to reprint? If you're reprinting material published elsewhere, and it's protected by copyright, you likely need permission to reprint or reproduce it in full or in part.

Make your communication personal with photos

PowerPoint Tips

Be sure to get their permission. Some presentations cry out for a personal touch. Insert a short video of yourself.

Integrating Live Power BI Dashboards into PowerPoint

PowerPoint Tips

The application will request permission to be integrated. Introduction. Having said that, create the report once and use it always. Power BI.

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2 ways to collaborate with others on your presentations-Part I

PowerPoint Tips

In that case, you’ll need to give your colleague the link to the presentation and provide editing permission. Compare 2 presentations.

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Famous Speech Friday: Virginia Woolf's 1931 "Professions for Women" speech

The Eloquent Woman

Enjoy! Get involved in more conversations on public speaking with The Eloquent Woman.

6 things you might be hiding behind as a public speaker

The Eloquent Woman

You're in effect giving yourself permission to not be perfect or telling the audience not to judge you, out loud.

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Speaking from a script doesn't have to sound scripted

Speak Schmeak

You may or may not have permission to change the script, but at least make a case for changing expressions that you would never use, like "Terrific!"

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Madeleine Albright: "Learn to interrupt"

The Eloquent Woman

Also, you don’t need to ask permission to ask a question. You need to learn to interrupt. Be a risk taker; business appreciates risk takers.

Why Women Almost Never Win the World Championship of Public Speaking

Speak and Deliver

"Image copyright 2015 Angie Key as Keyframe Photography, used with permission." How's that for a charged title? At club. At Division (twice!).

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Textbook Changes

The Communication Blog

The reason: permission problems. Again, the reason is permission problems, especially the difficulty/impossibility of getting digital rights. Cartoons will probably be cut back or eliminated entirely, largely because of cost (they’re much more expensive than photos) and digital permission problems. link].


Guest Posting: How to demolish your fear of public speaking in 4 unconventional steps, by Philip Pape

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

This post originally appeared on Philip’s blog and is posted here with his express permission. Public Speaking

Jet Fuel For Writing

Communication Steroids

Photo used with permission [link] Creative Commons Licensing From → Communication Skills , Speech Writing , Written Communication Comments are closed. The good news is the best stuff is near to hand…and it’s free. What powers writing, you ask? VERBS, I answer. A simile occurs when a writer says something is something else. Array

How to Torture a Telemarketer

DeFinis Communications

Did you think of asking for permission to have this conversation? The cat could just pounced on the mouse and kill it in one swift blow. But no.

Smart self-promotion: 6 must-haves on your speaker page

The Eloquent Woman

Again, sometimes your conferences will handle this for you, and your job will be to get permission and credit the photographer on your page.

Voice-only speaking (think conference calls) in Step Up Your Speaking newsletter, for Tuesday

The Eloquent Woman

What if you were asked to speak, then told that you wouldn't be able to see the audience, nor they you? Sound crazy? The next issue comes out tomorrow.

Toastmaster Magazine: Learning to Write for Others

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

With the editors kind permission, here’s the text of Learning to Write for Others for you to download and read. I’m pleased to have an article in the current January edition of Toastmaster Magazine. I discuss the ways the Toastmaster Competent Communicator program helped me become a better speechwriter. Speechwriting Toastmaster

Guest post: The Woman Speaker Slot

The Eloquent Woman

Her post is republished here with permission.) I read a lot about how important it is to get more women speakers (and PoC!) I say no.

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