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How to Recover When Your Virtual Presentation Goes Off Track

DeFinis Communications

It happens to even the best of us: You’re leading a virtual presentation and you see signs that things aren’t going well. People are visibly distracted. They’re looking at their cell phones; they’re muted and having a side conversation; some are even turning off their camera completely.

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Public Speaking Training – The Essential Guide

Manner of Speaking

Why invest in public speaking training? The ability to speak well in public and share a message that is clear, compelling and that moves people to take action is a critical business skill.

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 330) – David Gerrold

Manner of Speaking

David Gerrold – American Science Fiction Screenwriter and Novelist. “The single most important lesson of effective communication is this: Focus on clarity. Concentrate on precisions. Don’t worry about constructing beautiful sentences. Beauty comes from meaning, not language.

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9 Steps to Conquer Nerves for Interviews and Communicate Authentically

Speaking Freely

In 2008, I was asked by Andrew Dlugan to write an article for his 6 Minutes Public Speaking blog about steps to help conquer nerves for interviews. Now in 2020 with so many people being laid off due to the COVID19 pandemic, I am revising that article and posting it here.

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Trusting Yourself and Taking Risks with Jason O. Harris

Speaker Launcher

Quote: “I’ve been absolutely blown away by the commitment, by the caring and the conscious endurance and persistence that people have had on the front lines.” Jason O. Harris We recorded this podcast around the beginning of April when we were a few weeks into the COVID shut down.

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An Executive’s Guide to Pricing Strategy Models

SlideModel

Ever wondered why the two seemingly same products come with a rather different price tag? Well, that’s the pricing strategy in action — something every business works hard to get right.

Become a “Consumer” of Virtual Presenting

DeFinis Communications

If you want to become great at something, you have to immerse yourself in the topic and study it thoroughly. This is true for everything from art and technology to music and even virtual presenting.

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Inspiring Hope in the Speaking Business with Libby Gill

Speaker Launcher

Quote: “What is the best possible vision of the future and is it within my power to control and make it happen?” Libby Gill The past few months have brought about some very doom and gloom moments for many of us, especially in the speaking business.

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When COVID-19 Recedes, the Mental Carnage It Triggered Might Not

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

SARS hit Hong Kong hard. But it was over in several months. However, researchers found, explains Jacob Stern in The Atlantic , not the residue of mental illness SARS kicked off. That hung on long term. And that could occur when COVID-19 is no longer a life and death threat.

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What Are the Simple Rules that Help Us Design Better Visual Aids?

Presentation Guru

You don’t need to be a PowerPoint expert to create effective visual aids. The rules I outline here are based on scientific research and human experience. I recommend that you watch this TED talk from David J Phillips.

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The Final Word on the Final Thought: End Your Virtual Meeting Successfully

DeFinis Communications

Over the past several months, many people have asked me if the formalities of standard speech preparation apply to the more casual virtual presentations taking place today.

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Try this 1 mindfulness technique to reduce stammering

More than PowerPoint...

When smart people start to stammer… …it’s often because they’re thinking 10 steps ahead! They’re thinking about what they’re going to say in 5 minutes. They’re thinking about what someone might ask them in 2 minutes.

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How I Made My Dream a Reality… and You Can Too!

Speaker Launcher

With coronavirus and all of the change in the world, it’s easy to forget about the dreams for your business and your life. Many have been in survival mode. Some hanging on by a thread. But what about your dream? Is now the right time to bring it back into your view? I say, heck ya!

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Lasso Didn't Take on TikTok - Facebook Killing It Off

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Facebook announced to Lasso users that the app would be pulled on July 10th, reports the New York Post. Lasso was created to take on the wildly popular, getting more popular all the time, video mobile app TikTok.

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Employee Engagement: 6 Strategies That Work

SlideModel

Happy and productive employees are good for business. It’s a fact. However, few workplaces managed to maintain high engagement levels. In 2020, 49% of workers stated that they are disengaged, according to Gallup’s latest data.

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ATD Virtual Conference Q&A with Patti Sanchez and Nancy Duarte

Duarte Blog

During the 2020 Association for Talent Development (ATD) Virtual Conference, Patti Sanchez and Nancy Duarte gave a keynote titled, “Influence Through Story.” ” They spoke about the power of story and how you can use it to increase your influence and impact.

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Talking about race

K8sVoice

I was born into white privilege. Not wealth, but privilege, nonetheless. I know that. My first ancestor on this North American soil arrived in Boston in 1658. That was on my dad’s side. On my mother’s side, they arrived around the same time but further south in the mid-Atlantic region.

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Adding Comedy to Live and Virtual with Judy Carter

Speaker Launcher

Quote: “It’s not that people are not funny, it’s that they don’t have the courage to reveal themselves.” Judy Carter I think we’re all feeling a little humor-impaired right now. The uncertainty happening all around us is not conducive to getting laughs.

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Week of July 6th - Madame Clairevoyant Sees Things Calming Down

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Out of the chaos. At least that's what New York Magazine's Madame Clairevoyant predicts for this week. That means the timing is right to move forward on whatever. As for Taurus, my Zodiac sign, Madame Clairevoyant chats up the opportunities for me in surprises.

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How the Endowment Effect can Affect Businesses

SlideModel

Businesses can be affected due to consumer behavior that they might find hard to predict. Many theories, models and research have long tried to predict motivations of consumers for buying goods or services based on consumer preferences.

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Public Speaking and Speaking on Camera: Why “Just Act Natural” is Bad Advice

More than PowerPoint...

Let me explain what I’m doing right now. I am sitting alone in a room and I am talking to a piece of glass. And that’s why I think the advice “just act natural” is a bogus piece of public speaking advice.

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Free “How To Write Anything” PDF for social media mention

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

I am looking to boost my book promotion so I am giving away s free PDF book (or epub) of How To Write Anything in return for a social media mention with a link to www.paullima.com/books. I am not looking … Continue reading →

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The Focused Hustle 5 | July 2020

Speaker Launcher

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Disney - StuckStuckStuck

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That a proven strategist like Disney's Bob Iger would bet the empire on the model of large numbers of people getting together in one location. That's what the returned-to-leadership Disney head has recently been quoted as saying in The Washington Post.

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Master the Art of Public Speaking with These 10 P’s

SketchBubble

Public speaking is a vital skill for business owners, potential entrepreneurs, marketing and sales executives, coaches, trainers, and all the individuals related to professional services.

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What can you do when you’re presenting and you freeze?

More than PowerPoint...

What can you do when you’re onstage and you freeze? Try a BIG MUSCLE MOVEMENT. What to do: Find a BIG MUSCLE MOVEMENT that works for you. It should be something you can do easily, that you enjoy doing, and yet looks great or reasonable on stage. Practice this technique. Do it daily.

2020 52

Introduction to “How To Write Anything”

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Here is the introduction to How To Write Anything: The Format Of What You Write May Change But The Process Of Writing Anything Remains The Same Introduction to How To Write Anything This book is called How To Write Anything, … Continue reading →

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Why Speakers Can Still Aim High This Year

Speaker Launcher

The first five months of 2020 have challenged even the most positive person. Turn on the news, and there’s something even more disturbing than the day before.

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Ryan Adams Reaches Out to "Make Amends"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Standard in recovery programs is what is known as The Amends Step. That consists of first examining the wrongs one has done when drinking. Then, there is reaching out to those harmed with an apology. That is intended to be a stand-alone action.

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The Tale of Two Trips

Speak and Deliver

Choice coronavirus Covid-19 Fear Inspiration Motivation Pain Travel

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PUBLIC GIVES JOHNSON THUMBS-DOWN

Max Atkinson

2020 52

The Game Has Changed: Have you?

SpeakerSue Says...

What are your goals and dreams? I’m taking a wild leap here, but if you’re like I am, you want more. More: •leads •engaged prospects •buyers who are happy to say, “Yes, please!” ” Soooooo….what what are you doing to make it happen? It’s too easy these days to feel isolated, alone and scared when what we need are a method, tools and confidence to get best results.

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ToFu, MoFu and BoFu: 3 Sales Funnel Stages Explained

SlideModel

When a customer makes a purchase, it can be looked at as a journey. Be it a planned or an apparent random purchase, the customer goes through various hoops before it chooses to buy a product or opts for a service.

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Maybe We Don't Want A Revolution

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" … the United States, all of a sudden, is in a revolutionary moment."  "  Daniel Henniger, The Wall Street Journal , July 1, 2020. Normal is a distant memory. And, for many of us, a good one. Our little investment portfolios were growing.

2020 56

The College Town - Business Interrupted (also, no time travel for aging alumni)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The business of Ann Arbor, Michigan isn't really the university based there. Rather it's embedded in all the industries supplying services and products to the 45,000 in that academic community.

2020 56

Pivot: From Career to Just-Work

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

There is a confluences of forces. One is that the aging, always targeted for the ax, are finding themselves shown the door more often during COVID-19. That's just the way it is.

2020 52

Boycott Against Placing Ads on Facebook - Lots of Free Good-Guy Publicity for the Brand

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The boycott against placing advertising on Facebook gained traction. So much so that organizations participating in the boycott come across as the Good Guys. And that's exactly where brands want to be in this time of values upheaval. 

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