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My theory about "winging it"

Speak Schmeak

Check this out: People who "wing it" are far more afraid of failure and rejection than those who prepare, although it might seem to be the opposite.

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What Happens When You "Wing" A Speech? Ask Tony Hsieh

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In his NY Times Bestseller, Delivering Happiness , Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh advises public speakers to “wing it.”    So, Tony concludes, when you’re going to give a speech, “just wing it.”   Tony’s not winging it.    Winging it is making it up as you go along.    Very smart. 

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From the vault: When the last-minute speaker needs to wing it

The Eloquent Woman

(Editor's note: This post from 2009 recounts a speech that still has audience members coming up to me, years later, to say how much they enjoyed it.

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Winging it - not okay

Speak Schmeak

I hear people say about their presentations, "I just wing it," or "I never practice." They say, "When I wing it, I do okay.

West Wing Writers’ dour Scottish client

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

The left-of-center British newspaper The Guardian has broken the news that beleaguered British Prime Minister Gordon Brown paid Washington, DC based West Wing Writers fees totaling $40,000 for speechwriting services. Tags: Cultural Differences Public Speaking Speech Showcase Speechwriting Gordon Brown West Wing Writers

David Corn Proves There is a Vast Right Wing Conspiracy

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Media Bias: Calling Obama PAC “Left Wing”

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Karl Rove Ripped Off Right-Wing Billionaires of $300 Million

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Guest Posting: The West Wing Whirlwind, by Jan Sonneveld and Rune Kier

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Storytelling – The Whirlwind of The West Wing by Jan Sonneveld and Rune Kier. Rune Kier Nielsen is on Twitter and on LinkedIn.

Franklin Graham is a Right-Wing, Homophobic, Political Hack Who Hates America

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MSNBC’s Scarborough Criticizes GOP Leaders For Kowtowing To Right-Wing Talk Radio

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Anticipating Right-Wing Criticism, NBC News Offers ‘Unskewed’ Take On Its Poll

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How does a right-wing hack Like Jennifer Rubin land at the Washington Post?

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Right Wing Media claims Obama Escalates ‘Romnesia’ Attack by Referencing Stage Three Cancer

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Bill Maher Warns: If You Elect Romney, ‘You’re Electing Every Right Wing Nut He’s Pandered To’

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Right Wing Message Goons Demagogue Obama’s “Lazy” comment

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From Krauthammer to Hannity to Romney, the whole Right Wing message echo chamber is having a field day over Obama’s description of our economic woes being due, in part, to Americans being “lazy” with respect to our competition with other countries like China over the last 2 decades. This might have some credence if it [.].

Yes! I Want You to Write Your Speech!

Speak and Deliver

Wing the speech, record it, and transcribe it. My answer is always YES! Write your speech! Don't cheat them, or yourself. Write your speech.

Watch Out Right Wing: John Cook EIC at Gawker

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

   And his enemies included many among the right wing.    The former EIC A.J. Daulerio is out.

Write Like You Speak - Listen to Yourself!

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Gawker - Will Its Wings Be Clipped By Minority Investor, Columbus Nova

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

So, we can assume that Gawker's wings might be clipped since Columbus Nova has become a minority investor. Investors get into a game for the potential returns on their investment. Therefore, they do not tolerate recklessness. Gawker's signature has been built on taking extreme risks. " Pesonally, I would welcome a tamed Gawker.

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This is how the pros do it: Kelly Clarkson

Speak Schmeak

Do you think Kelly Clarkson ever wings a performance? Look back at my recent post on " winging it." Well, she rehearsed ! Absolutely not.

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The Real Problem with all Conservative Media

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Winging it for your speech is always a bad idea | Public speaking training

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Joe Scarborough Says Right-Wing Is Politicizing Trayvon Martin

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Your presentation deserves the same respect as your website and brochures!

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She asked the audience, “How many of you get to the sales conversation and wing it?” A story. I call it a script.). What did I see?

How to use the Magic of Live to be a Compelling Speaker

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Winging it Live. Winging it generally comes across to the audience as disorganized rambling chaos. Photo credit: AndiH. Live is Magic.

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It turns out, Todd Akin Really is a drooling, right -wing abortion-clinic stalking lunatic

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New Jeffrey Toobin book ‘The Oath,’ Portrays Justice Antonin Scalia as a “right-wing crank”

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Right-Wing Media Opponents Of Affirmative Action Silent On Romney’s Binders Full Of Women

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speaker on ice: when you need to wing it

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If you hang around long enough, someday, someone will come up to you and say, "The speaker just let us know she's sick and won't be coming.

Drudge Continues Right-Wing Distortion Of Obama’s Record On Israel

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Doesn't an angel need to earn his/her wings

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Unlike with Bailey, though, no angel seemed to need his/her wings.  The carefully stirred stew of self-pity and despair was perfect for this cold June in the the North East, home of the elite unemployed and underemployed.    A bad day during Depression 2009 makes the worst of days in any other downturn seem trivial.

My 5 favorite fixes for your #publicspeaking

The Eloquent Woman

Well-worn and tried and true, these five fixes are tactics I turn to again and again when I'm coaching speakers. Enjoy putting them to use!

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Demosthenes and Public Speaking, Pt II

Matt Eventoff

Remember that the next time a presentation is coming up and the urge to just “wing it” and focus on other things arises. What lengths would you go to in order to become a master orator, or to take your public speaking to the next level? Practice on a tightrope to master balance and control over motion?

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As Romney edges toward moderation, Ryan takes a lower profile

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ALLRED: Obama Says I’m One of theBEST Lawyers In America…Drudge

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How to use the Magic of Live to be a Compelling Speaker

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Winging it Live. Winging it generally comes across to the audience as disorganized rambling chaos. Photo credit: AndiH. Live is Magic.

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Video: Scene Cut From ‘Seal Team Six’ Doc Shows Mitt Romney ‘Appearing To Oppose’ Bin Laden

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The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

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In the wings: My last-minute tactics for a sterling presentation appeared on Ragan.com. Did you miss? weekly speaker toolkit

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

Matt Eventoff

She was not “winging it.” Malala Yousafzai is a great global communicator. Malala was shot because she wanted to… learn. It showed.

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