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Recovering from a memory lapse during a presentation

Manner of Speaking

The people at Visme have designed a simple infographic with eight tips to recover from a memory lapse when delivering a presentation. They expand on these points in a blog post that you can read here. I like the tips, … Continue reading → Delivery memory lapse pause Presentation public speaking Visme

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A Conversation with Matt Kivel, Cicero Speechwriting Award Winner

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

On Thursday, July 19th the Silicon Valley Speechwriters Roundtable hosted Matt Kivel in a free conference call. Matt is the overall 2018 Cicero Speechwriting Award Winner for his speech The Power of a Story delivered by Gregory L. Fenves, President, the University of Texas at Austin.

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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.

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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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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Demosthenes and Public Speaking, Part 2

Matt Eventoff

What lengths would you go to in order to become a master orator, or to take your public speaking to the next level? Stand barefoot on blacktop while reciting your speech to test your patience and create proper cadence? Practice on a tightrope to master balance and control over motion?

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Impostor Syndrome is not the problem. Expert Syndrome is.

More than PowerPoint...

Apparently, I have Impostor Syndrome. An estimated 70% of us do. Even so, I don’t feel I should write this post. Who am I to write about my own experience? I don’t even know how to spell it. Is it Imposter Syndrome? Or is it Impostor Syndrome? E or O?

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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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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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Announcing: A Conversation with Cicero Award Winner Matt Kivel

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

On Thursday, July 19th the Silicon Valley Speechwriters Roundtable will host Matt Kivel in a free conference call. Matt is the overall 2018 Cicero Speechwriting Award Winner for his speech The Power of a Story delivered by Gregory L.

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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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Climate Change and Retirement/Semi-Retirement/Plain Cost Control

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The discomfort of extreme temperatures and the cost of the electricity for the air-conditioning to manage the heat should discourage retirees, those in semi-retirement, and the ones focused on cost control from relocating to Tucson, Arizona in Pima County.

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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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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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How to Develop the Best Big Idea for Your Presentation

Duarte Blog

When it comes to choosing the content in your next talk, it’s important to remember: less is more. While planning a presentation, it’s tempting to include everything you know. All of the facts, ideas, and fascinating anecdotes probably won’t yield an audience raptly entertained.

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Fear of Public Speaking: Reframing “Fear”

Matt Eventoff

“The only thing we have to fear is… fear itself.” ” – President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Fear and anxiety surrounding public speaking is nothing new. Google “Cure for the Fear of Public Speaking” and you will return over 2 million results. 2 million! Most individuals experience some degree of anxiety and/or nervousness prior to presenting.

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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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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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Do More with PowerPoint – and Do It Quicker!

Presentation Guru

In a recent article, 5 PowerPoint Hacks That Will Make You Look Like a Pro, I rather flippantly dismissed keyboard shortcuts as a great intention but really just a bit of a pain to learn. That might have sounded like it wasn’t worth even bothering, but I have to eat my words now.…

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From Webinars to Holograms, Rocking Your Virtual Engagements with Douglas Hall

Speaker Launcher

Today’s podcast is brought to you by Accelerate Live 18 which is our live event which will be held in Toronto Sept. 7-9th. In Toronto, we are going to be doing deep dives on Sales and Storytelling – oh boy, I am excited about this one. On this episode of The Wealthy Speaker Podcast, […]. The post From Webinars to Holograms, Rocking Your Virtual Engagements with Douglas Hall appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

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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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"Childless Future" Warns United Nations - But, Aren't Robots Geared Up For That

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The lack of replacement human beings for the ones dying off or no longer able to work is something we should be concerned about, warns the United Nations. Here is one bit of media coverage about what is being called the "Childless Future."

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 289) – Oprah Winfrey

Manner of Speaking

“Do the one thing you think you cannot do. Fail at it. Try again. Do better the second time. The only people who never tumble are those who never mount the high wire. This is your moment. Own it.” — Oprah Winfrey Photo courtesy of oprah.com. Motivation Quotes for Public Speakers Oprah Winfrey public speaking public speaking quotes quotes

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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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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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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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Uber Could Lose Its Competitive Advantage

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Could this be the beginning of the end for Uber's competitive advantage of having its drivers legally classified as "contract workers," not "employees?" " If so, Uber would have to chuck its current business model of being primarily a gig-economy player.

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

SlideModel

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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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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Someone Else's Nostalgia - No Reason You Have to Be Dragged In

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

When disruption was becoming standard, former marketing guru at GE - Beth Comstock - observed:  Nuke nostalgia. 

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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

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.