2017

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Timesaving PowerPoint keyboard shortcuts using Shift and Ctrl

PowerPoint Tips

Like all software, PowerPoint has keyboard shortcuts — in fact a lot more than I will cover here. Or copy by right-clicking and choosing Copy.

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You have a platform, but are you making it count?

Speak Schmeak

It's inappropriate!" they say. Celebrities should keep their opinions to themselves!" "We We pay you to act and entertain us!" All day. Get Results."

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Analysis of Donald Trump’s Inaugural Address

Manner of Speaking

On 20 July 2017, Donald John Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States.

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4 tips and 1 Tool That Will Help You Perfect Your Slide Design

Duarte Blog

A good presentation depends, at least partly, on good slide design. Let’s start with you. The presenter was vulnerable. Good news! (I I think.)

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Pixar Studios Offers Free Storytelling Lessons Online

Presentation Zen

Subjects have included color science , animation , effects , sets & staging , character modeling , and so on. The first one is Creativity, Inc.:

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The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

The Eloquent Woman

I always collect them here for you on Mondays as well. All stories are the same is useful background for any public speaker. Did you miss?

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You Are Not Your Slide Deck

Kate's Voice

When I was first introduced to presentations in the business world I was appalled. Executive Presence leadership perception presentations

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Free PDF book giveaway: Books on writing and business of freelance writing

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

To kick off the New Year, I am giving away PDFS of my books–any of my books that might be of interest to you. That is all you have to do. You will receive the PDF and NO spam or promotional email. You will not be put on an email list that you have to opt off. Scout’s honor ! 8) to get your free PDF book. Happy New Year

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Changing the order of items in a chart

PowerPoint Tips

Have you ever seen this when you created a chart in PowerPoint? Look at the order of the items in the datasheet and in the bar chart itself. ” 2.

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Anti-Semitism Lite - I Was Taken for Jewish in Tucson, Arizona

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Anti-Semitism seems to have returned to the supposed melting pot: the U.S. The U.S. My relatives were among them. " My family was not Jewish.

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Some “very” good advice

Manner of Speaking

Mark Twain once gave the following advice to writers: Substitute ‘damn’ every time you’re inclined to write ‘very’; your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be. American novelist and columnist Florence King was … Continue reading → Grammar Florence King grammar Mark Twain public speaking very writing

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Storytelling and Empathy take Center Stage at the Watermark Conference for Women

Duarte Blog

A couple of weeks ago, I attended the Watermark Conference for Women in San Jose. I left the conference energized and inspired. and Steve Jobs.

2017 28

Hans Rosling: Doctor, Professor & Presenter Extraordinaire

Presentation Zen

The Zen Master of data visualization has died. I am sorry to have to report that Dr. Hans Rosling passed away today in Uppsala, Sweden. It's all there.

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[Podcast] Copywriting that Sells with Steve Slaunwhite

Speaker Launcher

You can have an amazing looking website, but it’s not going to do you much good without great web content. Steve Slaunwhite has made his career out of finding the right words to sell services and products. This episode is all about finding the right formula for web content that gets you booked. Listen Now! Show […]. Listen Now! Want More?

2017 21

What can Business Presenters Learn from the Best Street Entertainers in the World?

Presentation Guru

There’s a 36 year old guy, married with a mortgage and 3 kids. He stands on a cobbled street in London, asking tourists for money.

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Listen Only to Those who Speak with Gravitas

Speaking Freely

I made a decision this morning to listen only to people who speak with gravitas. Powers is the outgoing US Ambassador to […].

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What made this one of TED's most popular talks in 2016?

The Eloquent Woman

Here are 6 things I think make this talk work well. Congratulations, Judson! Often, as here, that's expressed as a "what if" question.

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Speechwriting & Soundbiting

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Speechwriting is the top paying specialty for writers. Speechwriters who know how to produce good soundbites get the best jobs – whether on staff or freelance. Learn how to make speechwriting and soundbiting work for you at my PRSAdallas bootcamp on Friday March 24. Career info Professional organizations Speechwriting

2017 17

5 Lessons I Learned Tracking My Pitches for a Year

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Excerpt from The Freelancer : By Anna Cat Brigida. When I first started freelancing, I saw pitching as an unpredictable part of the job. The pitch itself mattered, of course, but I always felt that I was more lucky than smart when one was accepted. But now I know that’s not true—pitching is just as much science as art. A pitch log can be simple.

2017 21

Verbal communication is the MOST important candidate skill

PowerPoint Tips

I want to shout this from the rooftops! They make this information available to colleges so colleges can teach those skills. How can this be? They try.

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A Judge & A President

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Seattle, Washington Judge James Robart lifted the Trump Administration's travel ban. Immediately, those in U.S. Supreme Court.

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When is your next public speaking engagement?

Manner of Speaking

It doesn’t have to be a TED Talk or a formal presentation at a conference. It could be a five-minute status report on your project at the next team meeting; it could be saying a few words about a colleague … Continue reading → Motivation Leonardo da Vinci Nike public speaking

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51 Tweetable Public Speaking Tips

SketchBubble

Like so many precious jewels, good advice can also come in small packages. Here is a […]. Presentation Tips

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Bill Murray: How Art Can Change Your Life.

Presentation Zen

Bill Murray is a wonderful storyteller. A couple of years ago, I linked to this wonderful interview with Bill Murray by Howard Stern.

2017 19

A Simple Strategy for Getting to Your First Yes

Speaker Launcher

When we reach out to prospects who do not know us, our goal should never be to “book a date” from our early communication. The goal should be to gain forward movement, start building a relationship and rapport. Once you begin to develop that relationship, the goal shifts to then hoping that the recipient will […].

2017 21

16 Ways to Make Your Case at Meetings

Presentation Guru

What’s the best way to prepare for an argument or debate?

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How To Be A Better Speaker – Recognise Progress On Your Journey

Inter-Activ Presenting and Influencing

If you want to be a better speaker, learn from my mistake. Nobody becomes a better speaker overnight. Mastering the art of public speaking takes time and practice, but this means that, if your goal is to be a better speaker, every mistake or slip feels like a failure. The same applies to many reluctant public speakers. What about you?

2017 19

When a man hogs the mic at the the Women's March on Washington

The Eloquent Woman

"Who's speaking now?" asked one of the friends with me at the Women's March on Washington. He's going to go on too long. He always does." Michael!"

2017 30

Presenting for Humans: Insights for Speakers on Ditching Perfection and Creating Connection

Speak Schmeak

It's coming, it's coming! When you look inside this book, you might be surprised to discover that it's not a public speaking “how-to” book.

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Calling all speakers for IABC Heritage Region Conference

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Calling all Speakers! IABC Heritage Region Seeking Speakers for the 2017 Region Conference being held at the Omni William Penn Hotel, Pittsburgh, PA, November 5-7, 2017 The IABC Heritage Region is currently seeking speakers for the 2017 Regional Conference being held November 5-7 at the Omni William Penn Hotel in Pittsburgh.

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Working with multi-speaker presentations

PowerPoint Tips

I just finished work for a client on a multi-presenter presentation. When it comes to coordinating comments from all the speakers, I learned a lot.

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Marissa Mayer & Elizabeth Holmes - Both Damaged Goods

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

When the Verizon deal goes through, Yahoo will be Altaba , headed by Thomas McInerney. Whether Marissa Mayer will have a role in Altaba has not yet been made public. But, she could receive a $23 million severance package. Like now-distressed Theranos' founder Elizabeth Holmes, Mayer had been a darling of the media. 

2017 19

Huge mistake at the Oscars and the lessons to learn

Manner of Speaking

Good grief! I didn’t think that I would be writing another post of this nature so soon after the huge mistake that was made at the 2015 Miss Universe Pageant, but here we are. Again. In case you missed it, … Continue reading → Uncategorized Faye Dunaway La La Land Moonlight Oscars public speaking Warren Beatty

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5 Biggest Public Speaking Mistakes Most Beginners Make

SketchBubble

New presenters have one thing in common: they don’t want to come across as new. Presentation Tips

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