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Inside Higher Ed: Connecting With Your Class

Matt Eventoff

For many thousands of students, the new semester, and academic year, is about to begin. Many professors will be speaking to a rapt classroom with eager students who are consumed with their subject matter.

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 288) – Salvador Dalí

Manner of Speaking

“Have no fear of perfection. You’ll never reach it.” — Salvador Dalí. Motivation Quotes for Public Speakers public speaking public speaking quotes quotes Salvador Dalí

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Create presentation handouts using Notes pages

PowerPoint Tips

I recommend using the Tell ‘n’ Show SM method for your slides. That means putting a slide title on each slide that tells the point and adding an image, diagram, chart, etc. to show the point. You DON’T put everything you say on the slide.

Speechwriters speak out in Cambridge

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

The European Speechwriter Network held their 16th annual conference at King’s College, Cambridge on 12 & 13 April.

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An unconventional approach to overcoming the fear of public speaking

Speaking about Presenting

At the beginning of this year, I was stuck in bed following a major accident. I had a lot of time to think. There was one problem that I turned over in my mind. For 20 years I had run public speaking courses in New Zealand and tried my best to help people overcome the fear of public speaking. Sometimes it worked and sometimes it didn’t. I wanted a more reliable method to help people overcome the fear. The problem of the fear of public speaking. Here was the problem as I saw it.

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Would you wear clothes that clash?

Speaking about Presenting

My mother is an elegant French woman. She taught me how to dress well, and in particular to avoid wearing clashing colors. So wearing clothes that clash makes me feel uncomfortable. I feel like I’ve got a neon sign on my forehead flashing “Look at me, and judge my choice of clothes.” ” It’s not unlike the feeling that I used to have when standing in front of an audience and delivering a presentation “Look at me, and judge my ability to present.”

A lesson from the 2018 World Cup

Manner of Speaking

A month of terrific football (soccer) came to an end yesterday in Moscow with the World Cup Final. France lived up to expectations and claimed the title of World Champion by defeating Croatia 4 – 2 in an entertaining game. Félicitations … Continue reading → Motivation Croatia Football France public speaking World Cup

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The Secrets to a Successful Conference Presentation

Presentation Guru

…And it’s going to take a whole lot more than just a set of great PowerPoint slides.

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Wall Street Journal/MarketWatch: Bernanke’s $250,000 Fee

Matt Eventoff

By Greg Robb. "Matt "Matt Eventoff, owner of Princeton Public Speaking, a firm that trains executives to give speak in public, said Bernanke will be highly desirable as a speaker for at least the next two years.

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7 Rules for Winning a Political Debate

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Politics have been debated since human beings formed speech. Whether at the Grecian Assembly or the Roman Forum or the salons of France and Colonial America, societies have always found value in being able to civilly discuss the political issues of the day.

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Downward Mobility Lifestyles - Opening Up Paths to New Careers For Older Professionals

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In MarketWatch , Paul McGinnis blesses the concept of a downward mobility lifestyle - that is, for those mid-career or beyond want to experiment with other professional options. 

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Grammar: “Less” is more except when it’s “fewer”

Manner of Speaking

This post is part of a series on grammar and vocabulary. From time to time, I will post short articles highlighting some of the common mistakes that people say during their presentation or write on their slides, and how to … Continue reading → Grammar English English language fewer and less grammar public speaking Tesco

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7 Reasons Why You Should Always Arrive Early for Your Talk

Presentation Guru

Delivering a speech or presentation is a stressful enough experience for most people, and anything we can do to reduce those anxiety levels and raise our confidence can only help to improve our performance.

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The Times – Princeton Public Speaking founder teaches and learns from Japanese students

Matt Eventoff

The U.S. State Department, on behalf of the U.S. embassy in Tokyo, sent Eventoff… to the Far East on a seven-day, five-city teaching tour geared toward coaching the island nation’s top-level business executives and university students on communication skills for effective leadership. Read More. Originally posted 2012-06-25 15:58:58. » » Read more.

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Face it: you need to fake it. Authenticity is not all it’s cracked up to be.

More than PowerPoint...

Authenticity isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. To show our care and compassion for others, we often need to put aside our feelings. There are higher truths that need to be served. Ask a mother whose child has fallen off a swing set. The child is bleeding and crying.

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Psychology - Oh, Yeah, Remember How We Used To Cite That Research

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Psychological research has joined the list of institutions we can no longer trust. That has major implications for trial lawyers. As we know, the findings from studies are often cited in the courtroom.

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 286) – William Shakespeare

Manner of Speaking

“Conversation should be pleasant without scurrility, witty without affectation, free without indecency, learned without conceitedness, novel without falsehood.” ” — William Shakespeare. Quotes for Public Speakers conversation public speaking public speaking quotes quotes Shakespeare William Shakespeare

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5 PowerPoint Hacks That Will Make You Look like a Pro

Presentation Guru

Investing in improving your PowerPoint skills is definitely worth the time and effort.

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Famous Orators – 5 Lessons from William Bourke Cockran

Matt Eventoff

Today is a special day in the world of public speaking and communication. Today is the 89th anniversary of the death of William Bourke Cockran, who in my estimation may be one of the greatest speakers of all time. Who is William Bourke Cockran, and how can I make such a bold statement, having never witnessed him speak, as he passed away well before speeches were recorded on video?

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How to Create a Great Investor Pitch Deck and Close the Deal

SlideModel

If you’re a start-up, then you probably already heard the term “pitch deck.” ” A pitch deck is a PowerPoint presentation and it’s intended to showcase your company’s product, opportunity, team to potential investors. Pitch decks are your companies elevator pitch in a presentation. Often used to help convince investors to raise capital.

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AI - Of Course, It's Mixed Bag

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Now it's The Economist which has become bullish on artificial intelligence (AI) in the legal sector. Since AI can take over most of the grunt work in due diligence (e.g. spotting red-flag clauses and pointing out anomalies), lawyers will be freed up to do the higher level strategic work.

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Rhetorical Devices: Symploce

Manner of Speaking

This post is part of a series on rhetoric and rhetorical devices. For other posts in the series, please click this link. Device: Symploce (pronounced sim-plo-see or sim-plo-kee) Origin: From the Greek ????????? simplokeen), meaning “interweaving” In plain English: Repetition of … Continue reading → Rhetoric Anaphora Donald Trump Epistrophe John Kennedy Malcolm X rhetoric Rhetorical device Steve Jobs symploce

Hostility in the Presentation Design Industry

Presentation Guru

In a close knit industry such as presentation communications we don’t really have competitors. The average person doesn’t even know our service exists. For the past 12 years I have focused on growing the industry and encouraging those around me to do the same.…

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TechRepublic: 10 things you can do to…

Matt Eventoff

TechRepublic. 10 things you can do to move up the IT career ladder. By Matt Eventoff. Takeaway: IT pros who aspire to a higher position need to lay the groundwork by developing the right relationships, refining their communications skills, and expanding their breadth of knowledge. Even in difficult economic times, the opportunity for advancement exists. Whether you’re a front-line associate aiming for the next level or a senior vice president looking toward the CIO role, » Read more.

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How Timely is Your Response?

Speaker Launcher

David Avrin does it. Ryan Estis does it. Lisa Larter does it. Joe Calloway does it. All of these people take their business response time very, very seriously. They endeavor to get back to people with such speed that it makes the client’s head spin. I love it and I think we should all strive […]. The post How Timely is Your Response? appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

Uber - Can It Change Its Culture (and what about the reality distortion field in so much of tech)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Uber has been a magnet for lousy public relations. The latest is the report - neither confirmed nor denied by the company - that the EEOC is investigating it for alleged gender bias in pay and other matters. Here are the details from the LA Times.

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Be prepared to cut your ending short

Manner of Speaking

I have written in the past about managing your time when giving a speech or presentation. One of my tips in the link above related to being prepared to cut material if necessary: Have a plan to cut material. Logistics … Continue reading → Delivery Jon Stewart public speaking Speech Stephen Colbert

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5 More Ways to Get Instant Feedback from Your Audience

Presentation Guru

No matter what your profession, there will come a time in your career where you’ll need to deliver a presentation to an audience of either your peers, superiors or potential investors.

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How To Do a Proper Thesis Defense Using the Right PowerPoint Presentation

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Writing a thesis is stressful but preparing an oral defense can be even more painful. But it doesn’t have to be, with proper preparation and a good presentation you will be able to better equip yourself come time to present your thesis defense. But what makes a good thesis defense? A proper presentation helps you with your thesis defense because it helps you to capture the panels attention and give you cues and reminders on what to say as well.

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Why Aren’t You Getting Booked More?

Speaker Launcher

Whenever we do a survey of our clients, the same results come back time and time again. Speakers say they don’t get booked enough. So, what might be the cause? Let’s explore a few key areas to get your ideas flowing and taking action in the right direction. THE PRODUCT– Whenever my clients aren’t […]. The post Why Aren’t You Getting Booked More? appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

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GE - Many Lessons Being Learned Too Late

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The fall of GE, including from the DOW, has given both analysts and crackle-barrel gawkers plenty to say. The latest autopsy is from the editorial board at USA Today. Blame is placed on the cult of the CEO. Both Jeff Immelt and the iconic Jeff Welch are vilified.

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 287) – Rosalynn Carter

Manner of Speaking

“A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go, but ought to be.” — Rosalynn Carter. Leadership Quotes for Public Speakers public speaking public speaking quotes quotes Rosalynn Carter

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How to Be Effective in Your Networking Event Pitch

Presentation Guru

If you are a business owner, entrepreneur or even an employee working in someone else’s business, who might well have to attend a networking event at some point in your career.

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Hate meetings? Try implementing this one simple rule to change the way you feel forever.

More than PowerPoint...

I love meetings. But I understand why you might not. A friend recently shared a workplace anecdote. One day, she and her colleagues gathered together for a meeting. For the first few minutes, they shuffled papers and fumbled with their phones. Then they stared at each other. Finally, someone said it. “Hey, what’s this meeting about?” ” And no one in the room knew! After 15-20 minutes of griping, they went back to their offices. I told my friend that was crazy.

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