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How to Display Data the Right Way in Presentations

Duarte Blog

It can be tricky to display data in presentations because different rules apply in different contexts. A sales director presenting financial projections to a group of field reps wouldn’t visualize her data the same way that a design consultant would in a written proposal to a potential client.

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Let it go: How to tell when your public speaking script should be frozen

The Eloquent Woman

When I'm coaching speakers who are preparing and then memorizing a script for a talk--often a talk in the style of TED--we invest a lot of time on the script early in the process. We discuss concepts, go through drafts, reorganize, restate, revise.

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It was one of those days

Manner of Speaking

“Calamatous!” ” “A nightmare!” ” “Wretched freakish luck, and agony to behold.” ” These were just some of the reviews in the press of British Prime Minister Theresa May’s 4 October 2017 speech in Manchester. This speech was an important one. With May’s … Continue reading → Analysis of a Speech presentations public speaking Theresa May tricolon

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The Guru’s Big Five Questions – Oscar Santolalla

Presentation Guru

This 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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Intimacy - Yes, It's Possible on Social Networks (and, Jean Twenge, on smartphones)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Those who haven't yet gotten the hang of social networks and i-phones rant. They contend the technologies prevent authentic communication. Facebookers just posture, right. Members on LinkedIn just want to sell, right. Therefore, they declare intimacy is impossible.

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10 lessons,10 years into blogging The Eloquent Woman

The Eloquent Woman

You weren't looking, and apparently neither was I, but Monday last week was the 10th anniversary of this blog, The Eloquent Woman. I often miss my blogs' anniversaries, but managed to catch this one before it was quite past.

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Why a six-pack packs a punch for voice users

Kate's Voice

When I tell people they need to breathe, they often look at me funny. That look says, “Of course I am breathing. I am alive, aren’t I?”

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NAGC webinar: What internal communicators can learn from the contact center world

Joan Detz Speaker Services

E-mailing Customers and Colleagues: What Internal Communicators Can Learn from the Contact Center World Wed Oct 18 Webinar (1-2pm, ET) from the National Association of Government Communicators With Leslie O’Flahaven of e-Write So much e-mail, so little time. You need to get critical agency information into the hands of your colleagues, but their inboxes are inundated. […]. News, events, and awards

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 264) – Oprah Winfrey

Manner of Speaking

“Turn your wounds into wisdom.” — Oprah Winfrey Photo courtesy of oprah.com. Motivation Quotes for Public Speakers Oprah Winfrey public speaking public speaking quotes quotes vulnerability

Why You’ve Gotta Have a Team If You Want to Scale Your Speaking Business

Speaker Launcher

Where would I be without my team? I would be frustrated, overworked and ready to pack it in to try something else. In fact, that is exactly where I was eight years ago, at the height of the most exhausting and trying time in my business. I was a successful coach, gave lots of speeches […]. The post Why You’ve Gotta Have a Team If You Want to Scale Your Speaking Business appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

Famous Speech Friday: Anita Sarkeesian tackles trolls at VidCon

The Eloquent Woman

You've read--here and elsewhere--about women getting harassed on panels at conferences, particularly in the tech space. But if you haven't experienced what that looks and feels like at a real conference panel, it can be hard to imagine.

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Podcast: Shel Holtz on Social Media and Speechwriting

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

On Wednesday October 4th the Silicon Valley Speechwriters Roundtable hosted a conference call with Shel Holtz.

Rex Tillerson - When a Leader Is Used to Being #1

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Politico is among the media outlets which label U.S. Secretary of State-Rex Tillerson-as "unhappy."  "  Trial lawyers would argue that there is no definitive proof of that. Designating Tillerson as The Unhappy is based only on speculation.

Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 265) – Neale Donald Walsch

Manner of Speaking

“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” — Neale Donald Walsch Photo courtesy of Sarah Rozenthuler and Gil Dekel. Motivation Quotes for Public Speakers comfort zone Neale Donald Walsch public speaking public speaking quotes quotes

3 Strategies for Getting Speakers’ Bureaus to Notice You

Speaker Launcher

Ah… the elusive Speakers’ Bureau. Why aren’t they calling? Why aren’t they sitting up and taking notice of the fabulous work you are doing in your field? Well, let me explain why and give you a little insight into their world by sharing a few facts that you may not be aware of: Most bureaus […]. The post 3 Strategies for Getting Speakers’ Bureaus to Notice You appeared first on Jane Atkinson. Most Recent Post Speakers Bureaus, Vendors, etc.,

Famous Speech Friday: Theresa May's interrupted speech

The Eloquent Woman

We've had a cascade of prominent women speakers being interrupted this year--and that's not a mistake--but UK Prime Minister Theresa May's speech at the Conservative Party conference seems to have been a big, juicy target for a grand interruption.

9 Speaking Mistakes that will Kill your Presentation

SketchBubble

The number one speaking mistake that will kill your presentation is to deliver an address that is not relevant to your audience.

Over-65, Working, Not Okay to Complain

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

During Q2 of 2017, 32% of those 65 to 69 and 19% of those 70 to 74 were working, reports the U.S. of Labor. And according to Bloomberg , that percentage of working versus retired will continue to grow. Not that everyone welcomes this gray phenomenon. Perceived Negatively.

12 easy hacks to be more charismatic

Manner of Speaking

I am one of the co-founders of Presentation Guru, a digital magazine for public speaking professionals. This post is part of a series designed to share the great content on Presentation Guru with the Manner of Speaking community. ——— Charisma. It’s not a special talent bestowed … Continue reading → Audience Authenticity Delivery Presentation Guru Slide Presentation charisma Jim Harvey Presentation public speaking Seth Godin

Shutting Down the Comparison Game

Speaker Launcher

As I walked into the hot yoga studio in early September, I thought to myself, “Oh no, the students are back!” ” What did that mean for me? That the room was filled with gorgeous 18-year-old University girls sporting Size 0 spandex on their flawless bodies. Oh geesh!!! I have to check myself. The temptation to […]. The post Shutting Down the Comparison Game appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

The Eloquent Woman

I read a lot about women and public speaking, and post my finds first on The Eloquent Woman on Facebook. But I always collect them here for you on Mondays as well.

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Visual Presentations: 5 Mistakes to Avoid at all Costs

SketchBubble

If the visual presentations that accompany more than 90 percent of the world’s speeches could be dismantled and crushed into tiny pills for insomniacs, every continent would be full of well-rested people. Sadly, we continue to blame the tools, not the carpenters.

Rotten Tomatoes - Its Power Being Questioned

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The numbers made public by Rotten Tomatoes were supposedly feared by the bigs in the film industry. Low scores could mean no-shows at the box office. However, the power of Rotten Tomatoes may have been over-estimated.

Rethinking Final Slides

Presentation Guru

All good things must come to an end, but how? As your presentation draws to a close, how should you wrap it all up so that you end with a bang, and not a fizzle? In John’s earlier post, Rethinking Title Slides, he considered the options available when opening your presentation.

Accelerating Your Speaking Business with Kindra Hall (Part 2)

Speaker Launcher

Kindra Hall has been a storyteller almost all of her life. Stories are the core of her focus and what she has built a profession around, both in her former corporate career and now as a professional speaker. Last March, Kindra sat with us to discuss how she has so successfully made the transition to […]. The post Accelerating Your Speaking Business with Kindra Hall (Part 2) appeared first on Jane Atkinson. Kindra Hall has been a storyteller almost all of her life.

Stop interrupting women speakers: Another episode

The Eloquent Woman

Kathryn Presner of Get Speaking! encourages women to get started in public speaking, particularly in tech, with web resources and workshops.

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Seth Godin on tech support

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

Here is a old but still great post on Seth Godin's website about how to get effective tech support. I love one of his comments : If you own a computer, back it up. If you don’t, all bad things are your fault. Technology support technology

Ghostwriters/Speechwriters - Guess You & In-House Clients Will Be Winging It Commercial

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

A standard in corporate ghostwriting/speechwriting has been to ride the private corporate jet, along with the in-house executive client. There would be a flight attendant to dispense beverages and deluxe nuts. Usually the boarding was at a suburban location.

Conduct Web Conferences & Deliver Presentations Remotely

Presentation Guru

Remote meetings are a common feature for not only organizations with officials in regional offices but also between freelancers interacting with clients remotely.

Famous Speech Friday: San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz: "We Are Dying Here"

The Eloquent Woman

After wading through floodwaters when Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz ended up knee-deep in a tweet storm by U.S. President Donald Trump.

The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

The Eloquent Woman

I read a lot about women and public speaking, and post my finds first on The Eloquent Woman on Facebook. But I always collect them here for you on Mondays as well.

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Getting your audience physically involved in a speech or presentation

The Eloquent Woman

Back when the U.S. launched its war with Iraq, I was working for a nonprofit whose conference was coming up.

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The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

The Eloquent Woman

I read a lot about women and public speaking, and post my finds first on The Eloquent Woman on Facebook. But I always collect them here for you on Mondays as well. Here's what I've been reading lately: Dear Brain, Please shut up: Tactics for conquering your critical inner voice.

How Benson Interrogates Weinstein-Type Character Will Make TV History - "Law & Order SVU"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The producers, directors, and writers on "Law & Order SVU" probably are already busy putting together an episode featuring a Harvey Weinstein type predator. Ripped from the Headlines Formula. That's the show's signature: programming "ripped from the headlines."