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Amanda Gorman and “The Hill We Climb”

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Embed from Getty Images. Amanda Gorman, the first national youth poet laureate in the United States, was a highlight at the inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. At the age of 22, she became the youngest inaugural poet.

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Using PowerPoint’s new illustrations

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PowerPoint is adding new types of graphics and expanding existing ones. These are all available in Office 365, because they are constantly being updated. One of the most recent additions is called Illustrations.

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Sandra Zimmer on Time to Shine Podcast: How to Overcome Fear of Public Speaking

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If ever there was a podcast right for me Sandra Zimmer to speak, it is Oscar Santolalla’s Time to Shine Podcast! I’m proud to be Oscar’s 165th guest on his podcast which is devoted entirely to public speaking and becoming a great public speaker.

Happy Holidays: A Time for Connection and Reflection

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As this most challenging and disruptive year comes to a close, all of us at DeFinis Communications wish you a happy, healthy, and safe holiday season. As I connect with our team, our customers, and our online readers and supporters, I notice several conversational themes emerging.

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A Nightingale sang…

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

A decade before Charles Joseph Minard famous chart that portrays the losses suffered by Napoleon’s army in the Russian campaign of 1812, which Edward Tufte claims was “probably the best statistical graphic ever drawn”, English nurse Florence Nightingale created a “rose diagram.” ” In 1858 she published Notes on Matters Affecting the Health, Efficiency, and Hospital Administration […]. Business Communication Culture Shock! COVID-19 Public health

Three public speaking resolutions for 2021

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We made it. We finally said goodbye to 2020, a year that will be forever remembered in the history books but not for the best reasons. And, we are still in the thick of the fight against COVID-19. Still, with vaccines now being distributed, there are reasons to be hopeful.

Intrinsic Motivation: How to Foster It Among Employees

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Highly motivated and engaged employees equal corporate success. But how do you constantly keep your people driven around the common purpose? You create an environment where the employees’ motivation to do their best job comes from within them.

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Your Virtual Image Checkup with Anne Morrissey

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Looking to up your virtual style game? Hear Style Expert, Anne Morrissey share some great ideas to increase your online look and confidence. The post Your Virtual Image Checkup with Anne Morrissey appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

Year end Interview with writer and author, Paul Lima

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Trisha Harris interviews author Paul Lima. TH: To start, how long have you been writing?PL: PL: I’m 66 and wrote my first poem at the age of 14. But I’ve been a professional writer for 40 years, corporate writing and a … Continue reading →

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The importance of a first step

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If the purpose of your presentation is to persuade the audience to do something, getting them to take a small, simple first step is one of the most important things that you can do to achieve your ultimate objective. I do a lot of work with start-ups, helping them prepare for pitches.

How to Use the Eisenhower Decision Matrix to Prioritize Tasks

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Prioritizing tasks and allocating the required time for each task requires timely decision making that is free of analysis paralysis and procrastination. Both the aforementioned are often a result of the inability of individuals to prioritize tasks based on their urgency and importance.

New Research Report: Transformative Soft Skills and Training to Build the Teams of Tomorrow

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2020 was one heck of a year. We experienced a global pandemic that upended life and business as we knew it. For those businesses that survived to see 2021, work has been forever changed.

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How to Move Past Distractions to Achieve Your Goals in 2021

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This month our focus at The Wealthy Speaker School is setting impossible goals. But here’s the deal: we cannot talk about goals without talking about how to move past distractions to achieve those goals! Things happen and life often gets in the way of us reaching our goals.

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Top 10 Emerging Presentation Design Trends to Watch in 2021 and Beyond

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The abrupt outbreak of Covid-19 in the year 2020 has changed the world on the spur of the moment.

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 336) – Winston Churchill

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Winston Churchill (1874 – 1965) British Prime Minister, Historian and Orator. “All the greatest things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom; justice; honour; duty; mercy; hope.” ” Winston Churchill. The post Quotes for Public Speakers (No.

Retrospective in Scrum & Agile: A Quick Start Guide for Managers

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Whether you are developing a complex software module or putting plans for entering a new market, you have a host of processes at the core of your action. Knowing how different actions (and actors, performing them) contribute to your project’s success is key to ensuring smooth progression.

Techniques for Using Critique Language for More Powerful and Effective Presentations

Duarte Blog

Designing visual presentations can be tough for those who are not visually or artistically inclined, or for presenters who are simply not well-versed in slide design technology.

Generating Diverse Income Streams with Michelle May

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Would you like to make more money? Listen to hear how Michelle May created several different income revenue streams and how you can too! The post Generating Diverse Income Streams with Michelle May appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

4 Benefits of Brand-Aligned Presentations

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“Design is the silent ambassador of your brand.” Paul Rand In the new era of hyper competition, all businesses, irrespective of their size and domain, look for creative ways to propel their brand to the forefront of the customers’ minds.

Dealing with a creaky stage

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Have you ever listened to a speaker who is standing on a creaky stage? Have you ever had to speak from a stage that creaked whenever you stepped on certain spots. It is annoying for both speaker and audience. But there is a simple, effective way to deal with it.

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How to use Spacing Effect to Enhance Long-term Learning

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You might have prepared for an exam just the day before the test or perhaps resorted to skimming through literature, to soak up large volumes of information a few hours before the test.

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How to Create a Presentation Using Free Stock Photos

Duarte Blog

Ideally, every presenter would have a photographer on-hand to call whenever they need to create a new presentation. This would afford them access to beautiful, one-of-a-kind photos that match up exactly with the message in their deck.

Your Branded Image with John DeMato

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Are your pictures telling an authentic story about you? John DeMato shares how to create images that show you in the best possible light. . The post Your Branded Image with John DeMato appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

Chronic: A sick novel. Four people with maladies live life to the fullest

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

I may have mentioned this, but I am a writer. I was a freelance journalist for a decade. A corporate writer and trainer for 20 years. And I have written 20+ books, on various aspect of business and promotional writing, … Continue reading →

Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 335) John Kennedy

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John Kennedy (1917 – 1963) 35th President of the United States.

Using Critical Thinking to Achieve Business Goals

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Human beings are prone to a number of cognitive biases. These biases can often result in clouding our judgment and hinder us from making good decisions.

The Top Soft Skills Employees Need Right Now

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The top three soft skills needed right now are: adaptability, communication, and collaboration.

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How to Get More Strategic in Your Business with Kristen Westcott

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Tune in to hear Kristen Westcott share her strategies to help you map out a solid plan that will help you scale your business! The post How to Get More Strategic in Your Business with Kristen Westcott appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

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9 Ways to Turn Text-Heavy Slides into Stunning Visual Presentation

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Let’s assume a scenario where you are asked to prepare and deliver a presentation on a crucial topic related to your business. And, you go the extra mile to leave no stone unturned in preparing an information-rich PPT.

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Six ways to hook the audience from the beginning

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Plato said, “The beginning is the most important part of the work.” When it comes to speeches and presentations, your beginning is critical. You get one chance to make a good first impression, so you want to hook the audience with your opening words.

Team Management and How to Lead by Example

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Leadership is often deemed as a divine gift by many. Some people are thought to be cut out for it while others are considered to be deprived of capabilities needed to lead a team. This isn’t entirely true!

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Video link to launch of “Chronic: A Sick Novel”…

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Video link to launch of Chronic: A Sick Novel… Listen to the author mumble his way through passages from his book: Paul and Deena are friends with MS and Parkinson’s Disease respectively. They’ve found a wonderful flat renovated for people … Continue reading →

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Shifting Your Thoughts to get Better Results with Kris Plachy

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Kris Plachy joins Jane to share how you can shift your mindset to turn negative thoughts around and look at them in a more positive light. The post Shifting Your Thoughts to get Better Results with Kris Plachy appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

Make New Product Launch on Social Media a Huge Success with This Expert Guide

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Finally, you have got a stellar product that has the potential to revolutionize the world. You have put immense effort and energy into creating this product, so you would certainly want to ace the launch. But the biggest challenge is – how to do it right?

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Discover Your Own Writing Genius to Sell More!

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I’ve spent the morning reading advice about how to write great sales emails. What I’m reading scares me. The Break Up. The “break up” email had its moment. It was clever, different and showed personality. By now, it’s old, stale and annoying. Oh, and it’s just not that fun or funny to read. The Stalker. It’s true making the next step easy is critical to engaging, nurturing and converting leads. But – and this is a very very large but(t)!

Servant Leadership: Key Principles for Managers

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Over the years, many different leadership theories tried to explain how someone wields power and rallies the people around them. Most theories focused on the so-called ‘hard power’ methods — gaining influence via certain leverage, directives, and imposed authority.

Free PDFs of up to 3 of my books

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Xmas is coming and I am feeling jolly… With that in mind, pick a book, any book (that I’ve written), and get a free PDF. Go to my book site, www.paullima.com/books and chose from fiction, personal stories, books on writing … Continue reading →

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