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What Today’s Presenters Can Learn From a 50-Year Old Demo

Presentation Guru

Today nearly every technology company gives demos to showcase their products’ best. What is the oldest demo you have in mind?

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Paris Winter of Discontent - Perfect Timing for Barbarians at the Gate

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Timing is everything. The 125,000 protestors in France know that this best time of the year also can be the big revenue producer for retail, the hospitality industry, and transportation. Their power to disrupt that is making them heard. 

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Four reasons to stop using PowerPoint

Speak Schmeak

Many of my speaker colleagues reject the use of slides. They say slides are boring, prevent engagement, and distract the audience away from the speaker's message. And yep, they do.

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A fashion tip for women speakers

Manner of Speaking

When it comes to giving fashion advice, I am on thin ice. When it comes to giving fashion advice to women, I have fallen through the ice and am flailing about waiting to be rescued. But on one point, I … Continue reading → Logistics Christine Bleakley Christine Lagarde lavalier lectern Marissa Mayer Microphone presentations public speaking Sheryl Sandberg

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4 layouts that always look good-video training

PowerPoint Tips

In my bestselling e-book, Slide Design for Non-Designers, I cover 4 layouts that always look good. These are for slides that have a title and an image. The layouts make it easy to quickly create a professional-looking slide.

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Improvise to Improve Your People Skills

Presentation Guru

Most people don’t spend their lives giving presentations. Many people spend NONE of their lives giving presentations. Lots of leaders I’ve met would rather not have to give any.

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Jay Pharoah of SNL Shares his Best Advice for Speakers and Performers

Speaking Freely

“Be grounded and real…and don’t be afraid to be yourself,” says Jay Pharoah of Saturday Night Live. Jay gives us his best advice for both speakers and comedic performance in a video at INC.Video The Playbook. [link] Being grounded in your body and being real with your […]. The post Jay Pharoah of SNL Shares his Best Advice for Speakers and Performers appeared first on Read The Self-Expression Blog to Improve Speaking Skills. Authenticity grounding Uncategorized

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 298) – Charles de Gaulle

Manner of Speaking

“Silence is the ultimate weapon of power.” ” — Charles de Gaulle. Quotes for Public Speakers Charles de Gaulle pauses public speaking Public Speaking Quotations quotes silence

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Finding the Right Presentation Metaphors for Your Audience

Duarte Blog

When trying to persuade people to think and act differently, we study their wants and needs, what they care about, what keeps them up at night. Sometimes we reach them by making clear, concise arguments that address those concerns. But often it takes a little something more to engage an audience.

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Vicki Archer - Like So Many of Us, She Felt She "Needed a Break"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Today, the medical types in England confirmed that the death last August of Vicki Archer was a suicide. Here are more details.    During the middle of her popular BBC Radio Shropshire Show, she got up and left. She announced that she "needed a break."

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How to Prepare a Listing Presentation: Guide for Real Estate Pros

SlideModel

Do you want to close more leads on a regular basis? In that case, you may need to level up your communication skills. To win more listings, move on from having a polite “pre-sales” chit chat with prospects to doing full-scale presentations of your services.

Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 297) – Seneca

Manner of Speaking

“I judge you unfortunate because you have never lived through misfortune. You have passed through life without an opponent. No one can ever know what you are capable of, not even you.” ” — Seneca Photo courtesy of Jean-Pol Grandmont / … Continue reading → Quotes for Public Speakers public speaking Public Speaking Quotations quotes Seneca

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Why Your Company Needs More Ceremonies to Navigate Change

Duarte Blog

Early last year, our company was well into a great season of change. We had turned our org chart on its side, so that nearly every person in the company either had a new boss or was a new boss. We had moved to a different building. We had implemented new software tools. We were [.] continue reading.

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How to… Break the Pattern

Presentation Guru

Welcome to the latest in my occasional series of ‘How to….’ ’ articles. In this one we’re going to talk about pattern-breaking and what you can do to get the audience’s attention by doing the unexpected.

How stories light up your listeners

K8sVoice

Sharing common experience is one of the most powerful ways to engage with an audience.

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Lessons from the edge of a cliff … without a rope!

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. ——— On 3 June 2017, professional rock climber … Continue reading → Presentation Guru TED Alex Honnold El Capitan Presentation public speaking

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How Customer Experience can Make Your Brand Successful

SlideModel

For a business to run successfully, it is important to have satisfied clients. It is not only the quality of the product or service that matters but how customers perceive a business and if the expectations of the customers are met.

Presentation Designers – Do You Really Need a Specialist?

Presentation Guru

There is no denying that the visual element of a presentation goes a long way to connecting with your audience. However, it should never be forgotten that a great presentation is derived first and foremost from creating the right content that speaks to the people who will be seeing it.…

Brotherly Love - Will and Harry United in Grief, Allegedly Alienated by Marriages (Media Story of 2019)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Global media outlets will always find a new angle in covering the very marketable British royals. Most recently, that's the supposed deteriorating relationship between Will and Harry. That is shaping up to be the media story of 2019.

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My LinkedIn profile has never included the word “resilience.” I plan to add it now.

Joan Detz Speaker Services

On June 22, my condo was destroyed by a building fire. My salvageable belongings were boxed into storage, and I moved into temporary housing. I remain in temporary housing. That’s the short story. The long story is that it’s been an eye-opener – and not a good eye-opener, I might add. The disaster was started […].

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It’s not just about being funny – 4 powerful skills honed over a decade on the comedy stage

Pivotal Public Speaking

Comedians are a funny bunch. Sorry that’s a terrible pun, but from the outside, the comedian, throwing out jokes over a beer or two in a social situation is what we mostly think of as funny and yet what we often get from a stand-up comedian is a very deep insight into who we […]. humour in public speaking call to action comedy facial expression humour opening videos

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Upgrade Your Style for the Stage with Anne Morrissey

Speaker Launcher

Today we are talking with Anne Morrissey about style and how to present our best selves on stage. On this episode of The Wealthy Speaker Podcast, Anne is with us to share some of her ideas on how to make what we wear translate into a much better presentation for our audience.

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Like Media (Establishment, Digital Native), Legal Sector Has to Get Smart Fast about Business Models

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The November 2018 report from the Department of Labor about general job creation was, to some, disappointing. More than the 155,000 jobs created had been expected.    But, the one for legal services should be downright scary. That sector lost 2,400 jobs from the prior month.

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Digital Gladhanders - 21st Century Willy Lomans

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The world of business had changed. Willy Loman hadn't changed with it. He assumed gladhanding would close the deal. The resulting despair and suicide are chronicled in the Arthur Miller's drama "The Death of a Salesman." 

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You HAD Worked at Bloomberg News - So?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

There seems to be as many former editors and journalists who had worked at Bloomberg News as folks who have ancestors on the Mayflower. My colleagues and I in communications bump up against them all the time.

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Startup No Longer American Dream, Organization Man/Woman Back

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The American Dream for youth is no longer the startup. That's what Stephen Harrison chronicles in The Atlantic.    What killed off that dream are intersecting factors.

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Credit Cards as Economic Indicator - Fear Is Palpable

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It's obvious. Many in the U.S. don't feel good about the economy. Not how it is right now, despite low unemployment. And not how it may play out in 2019. Those I coach fear loss. Loss in their portfolios. Loss of their jobs. Loss of their dream of a better job.

Digital Native Media - Baby, It's Cold Outside & It's Going to Get Lots Colder in Q1

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Just about anyone who could put a thought and words together pulled out all stops to have a byline in digital native media. That was  the space to be in. Meanwhile, we smirked at how clunky print legacy media such as The New York Times continued to be.    That was then.

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DOW Plunging - Radical Saving Goes Cool

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It is 3:17 P.M. New York Time. The Dow is down 688.90 points. Some of us peeked at the numbers in our portfolio and they were beyond scary. Yes, for those who have continued with the capitalistic ethos of conspicuous consumption the moment of clarity might have arrived.

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GM - What's Good for It May Not Be Good For The Country, But It Doesn't Seem To Give A Damn

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It had been GM chief executive officer Charles Erwin Wilson who observed that was good for GM was good for the country - and vice versa. That may or may not have been true in the middle of the 20th century.

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FIRE - From the Front LInes of Radical Saving

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

FIRE - Financial Independence, Retire Early - doesn't necessarily mean stopping work. Instead, for those of us who still love what we do professionally it can mean having choice in what assignments we do and for what clients. This morning I rolled my eyes.

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Suicide as New Normal - Scott Stearney's 20,000 Sailors Shouldn't Be "Rattled"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"Rattled." " That's the way the 20,000 sailors who had been under the late Vice Admiral Scott Stearney's command are being described as. He had committed suicide last week in his home in Bahraini, where he was stationed. Although no foul play is suspected, the U.S.

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It Goes All the Way Back to Cain and Able

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Many business partnerships sour. When that happens between two brothers, the result could be a flip from brotherly love to a Cain and Abel. 

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Death of The Political Boss in America - From Hague to Blagojevich to Trump

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

One of the more colorful chapters in American history could be the chronicle of the rise, fall, and incarceration of businessman Donald Trump as U.S. president. The title of that chapter could be "The Oranging of America." " The Orange Man could wind up in an orange jumpsuit.

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Perfectionism - Some of Us Are Wired to Pull That Off (most of the time)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Who doesn't recall the suicide of bankruptcy law partner Gabe MacConaill. We also vividly remember his widow's blaming maladaptive perfectionism for his suicide, in his early 40s. Not only did he have an overloaded plate of responsibility.

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Mindfulness - Beware the Dark Side This Holiday Season of So Much Stress (and plunging stocks)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

There were The Three Smugs. They oversaw the mindfulness sessions in a mid-sized midwestern city. They brought the supposed unenlightened who attended the gifts of oughts: You ought to walk on the bare earth to release stress (duh, it was a Midwest winter). You ought to be a better human being.

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Peace Be to Madonna Badger - 7 Years After Fatal Christmas Fire in Stamford, Connecticut

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

How do you "get over" the loss of three young daughters, your mother, and your father in a fatal Christmas morning fire? You don't. The best the survivor of that fire Madonna Badger, an advertising executive, can do is to continue to find peace of mind. 

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