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Your voice: small pebble. big ripples

Speak Schmeak

A few years ago, I was taking my usual shortcut through Earl Warren Showgrounds on my daily walk, when I was stopped by a family in an SUV. They had a couple of questions about the Fiesta rodeo, a longstanding Santa Barbara tradition that's part of our annual Old Spanish Days festivities.

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Sketches from the Summer School of Rhetoric – Part 5

Manner of Speaking

This is the fifth and final post in a series based on the sketches that graphic recorder Linda Saukko-Rauta made during my public speaking workshop in Hämeenlinna, Finland. I was speaking at the 2019 edition of the Summer School of Rhetoric. Today’s sketch … Continue reading → The post Sketches from the Summer School of Rhetoric – Part 5 appeared first on Manner of Speaking. Uncategorized Made to Stick Presentation public speaking Summer School of Rhetoric

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I dare you to be expressive

Speak Schmeak

One of my clients has been working her way through the upper levels of her organization with a culture-changing idea for her company. She flies jumbo jets, and her idea would impact all pilots in her airline, and ideally, pilots across all of aviation.

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Getting Close

Thoughts On Presenting And Design

Brakes are connected and working. Shifters are installed and the new bar tape has been installed as well. The front derailleur and the cable guides are installed. As you can see, I went with white for the cable housing, in keeping with the original look. I hope to give it a test ride within a week.

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 314) – J. K. Rowling

Manner of Speaking

“There’s always room for a story that can transport people to another place.” ” — J. Rowling Photo courtesy of S.macken6. The post Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 314) – J. Rowling appeared first on Manner of Speaking. Quotes for Public Speakers J.K.

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Guest Posting: 102 Common English Idioms

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Michelle Tran is an ESL English teacher. Her Basic English Speaking website lists common English phrases, expressions, basic grammar and more. This list of 102 common English idioms with meaning and examples is reprinted here with her express permission. 102 Common English Idioms with Meaning and Examples, by Michelle Tran Say you’re in a conversation […]. International Communication ESL

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Is Perfectionism Holding Back Your Business Growth?

Speaker Launcher

Maybe you’ve been there before… You are knee-deep in a project, and you keep tweaking and refining and adjusting, going round and round in circles until you just want to throw the whole thing away and start over! Does that sound familiar?

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Big Round Rolly Things

Thoughts On Presenting And Design

A couple weeks ago, I took the Fuji (I need to come up with a name) to Vélo Classique in Purcellville, VA. Felt most comfortable taking it there because they specialize in vintage bikes. The reason for the visit was that the distance between the forks was 96mm.

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Sketches from the Summer School of Rhetoric – Part 1

Manner of Speaking

On 6 June 2019, I had the pleasure of giving a workshop on public speaking and presentations skills in Hämeenlinna, Finland, at the Summer School of Rhetoric. It is an excellent event, held every summer, in the idyllic Finnish countryside. It was my … Continue reading → The post Sketches from the Summer School of Rhetoric – Part 1 appeared first on Manner of Speaking. Preparation Uncategorized Finland Linda Saukko-Rauta public speaking Summer School of Rhetoric

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Book Review: Speechwriting In Theory and Practice

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Speechwriting In Theory and Practice, by Jens E. Kjeldsen, Amos Kiewe, Marie Lund and Jette Barnholdt Hansen Reviewed by Neil Hrab, Rhetoric Editor, Vital Speeches of the Day A Book We’ve Long Awaited Speechwriters have hoped for a long time to see a book like this appear in print. Speechwriting in Theory and Practice’s 13 […]. Speechwriting Book Review

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6 Questions You Need to Ask When Editing Presentation Content

Presentation Guru

Putting together a presentation is a challenge most of us will face at least once in our professional lives, and although it isn’t rocket science, many people still fail to deliver on the basic principles of an effective presentation.

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From Down Low To Up High

Thoughts On Presenting And Design

Good progress today. Yesterday, the crank set and the shifters came in. As I mentioned at the start of this, I’m modernizing the drive train. It’s for good reason, though: safety.

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Sketches from the Summer School of Rhetoric – Part 3

Manner of Speaking

This is the third post in a series based on the sketches that graphic recorder Linda Saukko-Rauta made during my public speaking workshop in Hämeenlinna, Finland. I was speaking at the 2019 edition of the Summer School of Rhetoric. Today’s sketch is about … Continue reading → The post Sketches from the Summer School of Rhetoric – Part 3 appeared first on Manner of Speaking. Structure Presentation public speaking Summer School of Rhetoric

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The #1 Public Speaking Rule that has to Change

Speaking Freely

It is time we update one public speaking rule to align with the collective wish for more authenticity in communicating. Public Speaking coaches everywhere advise their clients, “Don’t ever tell them you are nervous. They won’t know.” This old-style public speaking rule causes us to sacrifice being real for looking perfect. Public speaking will always […]. The post The #1 Public Speaking Rule that has to Change appeared first on Read The Self-Expression Blog to Improve Speaking Skills.

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5 Presentation Tasks You Really Should Outsource to the Experts

Presentation Guru

Done right, a presentation can make or break a deal, your career or even your entire business. Creating something incredible in PowerPoint takes a lot of time and skill – time you might not have, and skill your team might lack.…

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Media - No Safe Harbor

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Both establishment and upstart media have been shedding jobs. Whether through buyouts or actual layoffs, those is editorial keep getting the boot. The result is an extreme glut of talent out there. The usual advice to them is: reskill. 

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Components Start Going On

Thoughts On Presenting And Design

A new 7-speed cassette is now (mostly) on. I need a cassette removal tool with the guide for quick-release to be sure I have it installed with enough torque. The rear derailleur and the front and rear brakes are now also installed.

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Sketches from the Summer School of Rhetoric – Part 2

Manner of Speaking

This is the second post in a series based on the sketches that graphic recorder Linda Saukko-Rauta made during my public speaking workshop in Hämeenlinna, Finland. I was speaking at the 2019 edition of the Summer School of Rhetoric. Today’s sketch captures the … Continue reading → The post Sketches from the Summer School of Rhetoric – Part 2 appeared first on Manner of Speaking. Persuasion Aristotle logos ethos pathos Presentation public speaking Summer School of Rhetori

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What Are You Devoted To?

Speaker Launcher

Devotion can come in different forms. When it comes to business, where do you devote your time and energy? And is that devotion paying off? These past few months, I’ve been devoted to putting together a program for speakers like nothing else available in the speaking world.

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How to… Use Visual Aids

Presentation Guru

In this episode of my “How to…” series I’m going to talk about using visual aids in your presentation. Visual aids are helpful to give your audience another way of accessing the information you are trying to communicate.

"Ma" - Some Folks Just Can't Shake Off High School Pain

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Back in an Ohio high school, Sue Ann - who goes by nickname Ma - had been withdrawn and naive. She was also one of the few blacks. Of course, she craved to belong. The mean kids set her up to give oral sex to popular Ben. Then, as a group almost like a Greek Chorus, they laughed about it.

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How Public Speaking Can Help Build Your Brand and Social Media Audience

SketchBubble

What separates a business from a brand? Some might argue that it boils down to yearly earnings, number of locations or quarterly ad spend. But is that really why Starbucks is a brand and your local coffee shop is a business? I don’t think it is.

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Sketches from the Summer School of Rhetoric – Part 4

Manner of Speaking

This is the fourth post in a series based on the sketches that graphic recorder Linda Saukko-Rauta made during my public speaking workshop in Hämeenlinna, Finland. I was speaking at the 2019 edition of the Summer School of Rhetoric. Today’s sketch is about … Continue reading → The post Sketches from the Summer School of Rhetoric – Part 4 appeared first on Manner of Speaking. Stories and Storytelling public speaking Stories storytelling Summer School of Rhetoric

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Being a Go-Giver in Your Business with Bob Burg

Speaker Launcher

In this day and age, what makes a great influencer? On this episode of The Wealthy Speaker Podcast, I am thrilled to welcome my friend Bob Burg to discuss what it takes to inspire and motivate others.

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Jehovah’s Witnesses: as ‘Christian’ as Fundamentalists

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

As a kid growing up in a Pentecostal (religious fundamentalist) home, I was told that the Jehovah’s Witness were false prophets and a cult (talk about your pot calling the kettle black) for their belief that only 144,000 people would … Continue reading →

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Birthday Parties - Comeback Strategy for Matt Lauer?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

A driven, ambitious guy like Matt Lauer is bound to try for a comeback. Sometimes that works, as with disgraced Wall Street player Henry Blodget. He found salvation in launching digital native BusinessInsider. Sometimes it doesn't, as with former New York governor Eliot Spitzer.

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How to Create a Statement of Retained Earnings for a Financial Presentation

SlideModel

Preparing financial statements may not sound like the most exciting task. Albeit, it’s a hugely important one, especially if your company is seeking investment or planning to expand its operations.

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Make the Most of the NSA Influence 2019 Conference

Speaker Launcher

The finest of the speaking industry will descend on Denver on July 27-30 for NSA Influence 2019, the annual conference of the National Speakers Association (NSA). People frequently ask me if they should attend Influence, and I usually say “yes.”

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Book Review: Produce, Price and Promote Your Self-Published Book

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Book Review: Produce, Price and Promote Your Self-Published Book by Paul Lima – [link] Self-publishing is no guarantee that you will sell millions of copies. Paul Lima then goes on to tell you all you need to know to … Continue reading →

Backlash Against Publications Making a Buck from Amazon Prime Day Deals

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Around the world, Amazon workers have become a symbol of the exploitative labor conditions associated with online shopping. Some compare what's going down now to what was standard in the Industrial Age.

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Using 360 Degree Feedback in Your Organization

SlideModel

Many organizations use 360 degree feedback to provide assessment for employees via multiple sources to analyze the knowledge, skill and behavior of employees.

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Using LinkedIn as a Sales Tool? Try this to build business…

SpeakerSue Says...

“This is like asking for a woman’s phone number ten minutes after meeting her.” Eric Field. That is how Eric described the icky feeling when “Some goof asks to join my network and then hits me with a sales pitch ten minutes later.”. Truth is there is a much better chance of getting that phone number than getting the contact to say, “Yes please”. LinkedIn is an awesome prospecting tool if your mindset is right. Mindset? Quick answer: Do you use LinkedIn to gain contacts or build connections?

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Building the Business of YOUR Dreams with Dan Miller

Speaker Launcher

We all strive to create a successful speaking business but are we truly living the life that we envision for ourselves? Today I am happy to welcome to The Wealthy Speaker Podcast, Dan Miller who joins us to talk about building YOUR ideal business model.

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Two Components of Writing

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Here is something that most of you realize consciously and that some of you realize subconsciously. I want to ensure that all of you realize it consciously so that is at the forefront of your mind as you write. Here … Continue reading →

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The Boaters - Many Were Gazing into Their Phones

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The lake. The sky. The seagulls. The bridge ahead. Each other.    Those were what the boaters on Lake Milton in northeast Ohio could have been watching. Instead, yesterday as on so many days this summer, many were gazing at their phones. Yes, they took their $1K phones on the water.

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Mixing and Matching Characters from "Chicago P.D.," "Chicago Med," and "Chicago Fire"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Producer Dick Wolf creates troubled and flawed characters we love.    So, it's brilliant of him to cross-pollinate them on his three Chicago series: "Chicago P.D.," " "Chicago Med," and "Chicago Fire."

What Was in Jim Cramer's Wallet

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Law enforcement arrested a security guard - Elkin Heyward - at the Lower Manhattan Museum of Jewish Heritage.    As the New York Post reports, Heyward has been accused of grand larceny and possession of stolen property.

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