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Speaking of fascism: ‘Bigmouth’ exposes the use and misuse of rhetoric

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

The Chicago Tribune has reviewed the play ‘Bigmouth’ (created by the Antwerp, Belgium-based SKaGeN) currently on stage in Chicago. It’s a one-man tour de force by Belgian actor Valentijn Dhaenens who delivers extracts of political speeches from the time of the Greeks to the 21st century. Dhaenens speaks in English, German, Greek, Flemish, French, Italian […]. Culture Shock! Public Speaking Uncategorized

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The Guru’s Big Five Questions – Tulia Lopes

Presentation Guru

The community is the Guru. We want to help our readers build their skills as presentation designers, speakers and coaches, learning from a wide range of our colleagues from across the world.

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A Conversation with Jeff Davenport on Speechwriting, Screenwriting and Delivery Coaching

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

On Thursday, August 30th the Silicon Valley Speechwriters Roundtable hosted Jeff Davenport in a free conference call.

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Use triggers to create interactive presentations

PowerPoint Tips

Audiences today want an interactive experience. As a presenter, you can: Ask them questions. Answer their questions. Organize small group exercises. But you can do more. You can also integrate your audience into the presentation itself.

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A lesson from the skyline of Chicago

Manner of Speaking

According to the Chicago Architecture Center, “Chicago has long been a laboratory for architectural innovation and experimentation.” ” I was recently in Chicago for a conference and got to experience that great city firsthand. While in Chicago, I was joined by … Continue reading → Structure architecture Architecture River Tour Art Deco Chicago Postmodernism public speaking speech structure

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Tip for Finding Stories to Make Talks and Presentations Engaging and Compelling

Speaking Freely

Here’s a valuable tip for finding stories from your life that you can use to make talks and presentations more engaging and compelling. Both professional and personal stories can be used to illustrate ideas, make points and sell your services. If you read my last post on 6 Reasons to Tell Stories in Presentations, Leadership […].

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5 Tips to Transform a Boring Topic into an Engaging Presentation

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Presentations fall into one of two categories: they are either good or they are bad. Rarely is a presentation sort of… meh. And the ones that may initially come across as meh or just okay, upon further reflection end up in the “bad” category.

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Don’t quote me on that …

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Two letters from Wednesday’s edition of the Financial Times attribute a quote about the difficult of writing a short speech or letter rather than a much longer one to two different sources. Pascale’s quote is translated as “The present letter is a very long one, simply because I had no leisure to make it shorter.” […]. Speechwriting

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How To Choose the Color Scheme for a PowerPoint Presentation

SlideModel

First impression is the last impression, and rightly so. In almost every facade of life, and especially in professional areas.

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6 Design Ideas for a Killer Presentation

Presentation Guru

(This article contains affiliate links). At some point in our lives, we all have to make a speech or present something to an audience. To present something comfortably and confidently requires plenty of preparation.

How to Book Repeat Business with Sarah McVanel-Viney

Speaker Launcher

Today, The Wealthy Speaker Podcast is being brought to you by the Inner Circle Mastermind. Tired of hustling for low-paying speaking gigs that don’t really light your fire? Let me share some of what I learned after 12 years as a booking agent, 6 under the roof of a speakers bureau and recently, 12 […]. The post How to Book Repeat Business with Sarah McVanel-Viney appeared first on Jane Atkinson. Today, The Wealthy Speaker Podcast is being brought to you by the Inner Circle Mastermind.

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Old-Line Superlawyer Ted Olson Representing Saudi Arabia

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Ted Olson is among those old-time superlawyers such as David Boies and Alan Dershowitz. He is "best known" for so many things, ranging from supporting gay marriage to being a U.S. Solicitor General.

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Power posing debunked: the truth about power poses

More than PowerPoint...

Some people feel scared or nervous before they deliver a speech. To gain confidence, they might go somewhere private right before they speak and strike what’s called a power pose. This is a broad, expansive gesture like putting your arms over your head and looking up.

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How Parkinson’s Law Can Make Your Presentations Better

SlideModel

There are times when even the best presenters procrastinate their work until the very last moment. And then, suddenly, they get a flow of ideas to complete their slide deck and present like they have been preparing for it since ages.

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Five (Plus One) Ways to Share a PowerPoint Presentation

Presentation Guru

When you think of a PowerPoint presentation, slides on a projector or a large screen display come to mind. But, the typical classroom has changed. So has the conference room, for that matter. If you’re giving a presentation, your audience may not even be in the same room as you.…

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Book Review: Influence and Persuasion (HBR Emotional Intelligence Series)

Duarte Blog

If you want to be a leader who can consistently convince a team to get behind your cause, you need to be a master of influence and persuasion. After all, only by getting people to share your viewpoints and champion your ideas can you make your goals a reality.

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Culture of BigLaw - When Will There Be Tipping Point in Alleged Gender Discrimination?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Again, BigLaw is being rocked by an allegation of gender discrimination. This time it's Manatt.    Former partner, on behalf of herself and those similarly situated, Rebecca Torrey filed complaints with the EEOC and California Fair Employment and Housing.

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My one (really obvious) tip that can make you amazing at reading body language…

More than PowerPoint...

You’re a bit psychic. You may not know this. But you can forecast the near future pretty well. For example, you can look at a stranger’s face as she walks toward you in a crowded airport. With one wordless glance, you know where she’s going next.

How To Present a 5 Why’s Root Cause Analysis

SlideModel

The regular rut of life or the professional wheel, problems can leave you fumbled and dumbstruck at any bend of the road. Mostly unforeseen and uninvited, some problems can have you at your knees while others can bring you to the wits end in an instant.

3 Tips to Boost Your Confidence

Presentation Guru

Be more confident! That’s what they all say but no doubt you’re thinking, ‘If only it was that simple…’ This delightful short TED-Ed video explains where confidence come from – and how you can get more of it, with 3 quick tips to boost your confidence.…

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Crafting Stories that Connect & Engage with Kelly Swanson

Speaker Launcher

Today’s podcast is brought to you by Accelerate Live 2018 which is a fabulous live event that we’ll be putting on in Toronto Sept 7-8, 2018. We’ll be talking two main things at this event – sales and stories. Featuring Kelly Swanson, Bob Parker and Greg Schinkel, it’s going be a fantastic meeting. Learn […]. The post Crafting Stories that Connect & Engage with Kelly Swanson appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

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Brand Roman Catholicism - Took Another Major Blow in Brooklyn, NY

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Money cannot heal suffering. Not in itself. But it can bring some assurance that the pain has been acknowledged. In capitalism, that's done with money. Four victims of sex abuse at Brooklyn's St. Lucy-St. Patrick Roman Catholic parish will each receive $6.8 million.

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Don’t create a false sense of urgency

More than PowerPoint...

I got a special offer in the mail on Saturday. It was marked “Urgent” I felt puzzled. After all, the mail isn’t an urgent medium. The postal service takes its time. But I skimmed the letter, anyway. It offered me 20 bucks if I would do a thing. I don’t even want to know what the thing is. I read a few paragraphs and got bored. I shredded the letter.

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Free Business Vision Webinar on YouTube

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

If you are a freelancer (writer or editor) or an independent practitioner, or if you are the owner of any type of small business, you should create a W5– who, what, where, when, why — business vision before you start to market your business. This free 20-minute business vision webinar will show you how to create your Business Vision so you can start to market your business in a focused and effective manner. View the webinar today on YouTube : www.youtube.com/watch

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Do More With Google Slides – and Do It Quicker!

Presentation Guru

Following on from their rather useful guide PowerPoint Keyboard Shortcuts, Brightcarbon have helpfully produced a guide for all of you who find Google Slides is more your presentation kind of thing.

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Sales Intel for Speakers with Sam Richter

Speaker Launcher

Today, The Wealthy Speaker Podcast is being brought to you by the Inner Circle Mastermind. Want to earn higher fees, book business at leading industry events and set your business up to scale? That’s The Inner Circle Mastermind program—a 12-month, time-tested program designed to help you lay down a foundation, accelerate and scale your […]. The post Sales Intel for Speakers with Sam Richter appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

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Uneasy Lies the Head That Blows the Whistle

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Conservative Drudge Report has turned over the headline spot on the influential site, again, to the she said/he said Ford/Kavanaugh crisis. Given the chaos which has broken loose - including death threats - the Drudge Report seems to have had no choice but to take an objective stance.

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not just beards, but specs and baseball caps baffle me too

Max Atkinson

Why wear your specs on your head? I've been fortunate in never having to wear glasses for anything other than reading, drawing and painting. I do of course occasionally wear sun-glasses.

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Shoot the five arrows in your business marketing quiver

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

No matter the size of your business, you have five arrows in your marketing quiver. And if you don’t use all of them, it will be difficult for people to hear about your business. This free 25-minute webinar describes what the five arrows are and it shows you how to shoot them so that you can effectively market and promote your business. Watch the free video today on YouTube.

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A Hunch About What Triggers (no pun intended) Mass Shooters

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The difference between serial killers and mass shooters is this: Serial killers conduct the carnage in multiple events. And, in pop culture, the elite FBI team of TV fictional program "Criminal Minds" flies in to find that miscreant. 

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IBM - Top Employment Lawyer Represents Class Action Plaintiffs in Age-Discrimination Lawsuit

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

During the past six years IBM has terminated more than 20,000 employees older than 40 years old, reports ProPublica. That got the attention of not only those canned but also the now-famous employment lawyer Shannon Liss-Riordon.

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Beyond Political Theatre - Serious Issues Underlying Ford v. Kavanaugh

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Supreme Court (SCOTUS) justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh maintains his optimism. And he continues to deny Christine Blasey Ford's allegation of his sexual misconduct when they were both in high school.    But, it's getting to look like he could wind up "Borked."

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More D.C. Theatre - Brett Kavanaugh Lawyers Up

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It's come to this. At Law.com , Ellis Kim reports that U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) nominee Brett Kavanaugh has lawyered up. His choice of Beth Wilkinson of Wilkinson Walsh + Eskovitz is smart. To begin with, the lawyer is female. That could be a distinct plus, on many levels.

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After You Burn All the Bridges Like Chris Watts, Of Course, You Get Depressed

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

At age 33, Chris Watts has no future. In itself that would be enough to make him very depressed.    Yet, the Daily Mail has made that news. In the Weld County Jail, Watts is on suicide watch. That is not at all unusual for a man whose life has derailed.

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