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How Stories Can Help Your Virtual Presentation Come Alive!

DeFinis Communications

When leading a virtual presentation, many speakers find it difficult to hold people’s attention. Keeping an audience engaged on a screen, when your listeners have many other things around them competing for their attention, is definitely a challenge.

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Are You a Pusher or Attractor?

Speaker Launcher

As I left the zoom call with Gabriella, I thought about how the call went. Was I in the mode that I wanted to be in when it came to my business? And the answer was “no”. I felt myself “selling” Gabriella on my services and it wasn’t the position that I wanted to approach my calls from.

2020 60

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How to speak with authentic charisma

Manner of Speaking

How can we speak with charisma—authentic charisma—when we are on stage? That is the subject that Jim Harvey and I discussed in the fourth and final edition of our webinar series. The first webinar covered some of the secrets of storytelling. The second webinar covered rhetorical devices.

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I have a secret.

Speak Schmeak

There are so many great online programs out there, and I have several coaches whose programs I'm pretty much always going to join.

2020 151

Revenue Roundtable Discussion with an ALL-STAR Cast

Speaker Launcher

In this episode of The Wealthy Speaker Show, I have assembled some of my friends and clients who are world-renowned speakers and industry leaders to have a discussion about how they continue to move forward and support their clients throughout this quarantine and in the future.

2020 82

Lucas County, OH Leads State in COVID-19 Deaths - Face Mask Maker Marki

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Such a reversal of fortune. Lucas County, Ohio had been a relative safe heaven from COVID-19. We who lived here felt blessed. On Facebook we reassured our friends around the world that we were doing just fine. That was then.

2020 83

6 tips for better visual aids

Manner of Speaking

Jim Harvey and I are two of the three founders of Presentation Guru. Given the current state of affairs in the world, we have decided to experiment with webinars. We have a series of four webinars for anyone interested in delivering better speeches and presentations.

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Lights, Camera, Action! Presentation Skills for Virtual Delivery

DeFinis Communications

On the surface, acting in a blockbuster movie and delivering a virtual presentation may appear to having nothing in common, aside from the fact that they both use a “screen” as their modus operandi. But a closer look reveals striking similarities between the two.

2020 130

Why Customer Centricity Will Win You More Business (in 2020)

SlideModel

Customer centricity is a buzzword you can hardly escape these days. But, despite so much talk, few companies actually understand how to keep their customer focus sharp and, more importantly, why this area is worth more attention.

2020 73

What’s Next When Your Speaking Calendar is Wiped Clean? with Josh Linkner

Speaker Launcher

Being in the midst of the COVID 19 quarantine puts us in a very unique position. With cancellations and postponements, many are finding the “downtime” overwhelming and some are putting it to great use.

2020 73

Filthy rich people are mentally retarded

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Filthy rich people are mentally retarded Okay, I know that “mentally retarded” is not a politically correct term. But I think it is a phrase we should reserve, and use, to describe filthy rich people. Not to describe your run … Continue reading →

2020 60

Delivering Dynamic Virtual Presentations: How to Stand out in the Crowd

Duarte Blog

These days, we’re all inundated with virtual presenters. It seems every week we’re sitting through more and more virtual presentations. Think of how many you’ve sat through in the last month. Every one of those presenters wants to communicate something important. ?They’re

2020 64

Get Energized! 5 Tips to Create Energy in Your Virtual Presentations

DeFinis Communications

This morning I was speaking to a client who has worked remotely for many years.

2020 130

Laurene Powell Jobs - No Longer Hailed as Great Savior of Quality Journalism

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" Powell Jobs [is] the latest billionaire to face questions about obligations to workers in the face of a ruinous pandemic …"  - Noah Kirsch, Forbes , May 21, 2020. In 2017, widow of Steve Jobs - Laurene Powell Jobs - parachuted in to fund The Atlantic through the Emerson Collective.

2020 56

Moving from Frantic to Freedom in Your Speaking Business

Speaker Launcher

The COVID-19 pandemic has allowed us to put everything that we do in our speaking business under the microscope. Oddly, this crisis has presented an opportunity for us to examine all parts of our business and evaluate what’s working and what’s not.

2020 65

The Executive’s Guide to Marketing Automation

SlideModel

Automation, analytics and big data are among the top of mind concerns for marketers these days. And it makes perfect sense as the volume of data has grown exponentially over the past several years and it becomes impossible to effectively deal with such volumes manually.

Calming 5-Minute Pre-Presentation Meditation

Duarte Blog

Calming breathing techniques, muscle relaxation, and positive visualization. Calming breathing techniques, muscle relaxation, and positive visualization. The post Calming 5-Minute Pre-Presentation Meditation appeared first on Duarte. Video thank-you-confirmation-captivate-virtual-workshop

2020 52

Zoom Polls: Use the Popcorn Rule

More than PowerPoint...

How long should you wait before ending your Zoom poll? USE THE BURNT POPCORN RULE!”. What’s the Popcorn Rule? Think about popping corn. After a few minutes of popping, you’ve got a good batch of popcorn to eat. But you still might be thinking, “But wait. There might be a few unpopped kernels.

2020 56

Navigating This Short Week of May 25th - Consulting Madame Clairevoyant Or Try to Get Prescription from Medical Doctor

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars/But in ourselves." " William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, Act 1, Scene 3, spoken by Cassius.

2020 56

70-20-10 Model for Learning and Development

SlideModel

People don’t like to admit it; however, many people indeed learn skills not before but during a job. When labeled as an ‘expert’; people tend to shy away from admitting that they lack knowledge of certain aspects of their job.

2020 52

Get More From Your Virtual Platform: Confessions of an Accidental Platform Expert

Duarte Blog

For the foreseeable future, our working lives will require quite a bit of communication through virtual platforms: conference calls, video meetings, weekly webinars, and team chats.

2020 53

Wait! Is it just me or are meetings as bad as before?

K8sVoice

The five components of a good meeting are just as important as the technology we use. The post Wait! Is it just me or are meetings as bad as before? appeared first on Vocal Impact, Inc. Presence coronavirus intention virtual meetings

2020 52

COVID-19 and Higher Education - Closings Begin

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

For some colleges, COVID-19 could be the tipping point. The shift from in-person classroom to remote learning can make it impossible for them to pay their bills. Those which were already experiencing iffy financials might have to close down. Two already have, reports USA Today.

2020 56

We’re All in This Together with Mike Robbins

Speaker Launcher

On this episode of The Wealthy Speaker Show, I am very thankful to be joined by Mike Robbins, who will talk to us about finding inspiration, connection and community in uncertain times.

2020 63

Product-Led Growth (PLG): The Ultimate SaaS Business Growth Strategy To Pursue

SlideModel

The competition today, both in the product and services space, is tougher than ever. Superior UX (user experience) and CX (customer experience) are the two key battlefields with the most at stake.

2020 52

Presentation Podcast 4 – How Everyone Can Speak With Authentic Charisma

Presentation Guru

A big big thank you! Thanks to all of you that attended our podcast on storytelling – ‘How to speak with authentic charisma’ last week. It’s the last in a series of four podcasts by John Zimmer and Jim Harvey, founders of Presentation Guru, to help you do just that.…

2020 54

Boost Your Virtual Presentation Skills: 3 Tips You Need Now

SpeakerSue Says...

Zoom fatigue is real. How many meetings can a person attend in a day and stay sane? But lucky you! You have a sales presentation, lunch n’ learn to facilitate. Here is a (very) crash course to be more successful : 3+ tips you may not have heard before: 1. Make your face talk. F2F presentations are in 3-dimensions. Zoom is just in 2.

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After a Very Very Bad Week - Opening to Mysticism

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It was only Thursday. The job numbers hadn't even come out yet. I was unware that what had been a safe haven from COVID-19 - Lucas County, Ohio - was experiencing an ongoing rise of cases.    But I was already done.

2020 61

"Doing NYC" May No Longer Be Career Rite of Passage for Youth

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

After college, graduate/professional school or launching a career in the arts, many young people felt they had to try to make it in New York City. The gallows humor about that was the city was the corridor of broken dreams.

2020 56

After College Towns Die, We'll Have to Get Much Better at Picking Up on Trends Remotely

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

An oddball phenomenon has been the college town. From Ann Arbor, Michigan to Cambridge, Massachusetts, the college town had been a platform for not only encountering new ideas but also creating them.

2020 56

Kripalu in the Berkshires - Even Wellness Disrupted by COVID-19

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Kripalu is where a good friend or even a psychotherapist might direct you if you are unraveling or simply running on a low battery. That center in the Berkshires is known for its wellness programs, such as yoga, meditation, and retreats.

2020 56

Public Relations & Businesses: Yes, Pay Your Bills, On-Time

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Landlord-tenant disputes are the common cold of legal actions. Those range from Small Claims Court to the big time - e.g. lawsuit filed May 20th in Chicago, Illinois "Hart 353 North Clark v. Jenner & Block."

2020 52

June Rent Will Soon Be Due: The Sheriff Doesn't Ring Twice

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Leasing residential property is a business - not the mission of a nonprofit to provide shelter for human beings. This is capitalism. If the rent isn't paid, evictions happen. And, they are predicted to kick in this June.

2020 52

Next Door Email ListServ - Getting Back to The Old Neighborhood

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Next Door provides everything that ordinary folks used to get in The Old Neighborhood. That everything ranges from genuine caring to a referral to an affordable lawyer. Essentially Next Door is an email listserv.

2020 56

Permanent Work-at-Home - LinkedIn-Type Networks Will Surge in Influence (and other implications)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Square, reports BusinessInsider , has joined Twitter in allowing employees to work from home permanently. Those who have done both - did face time in offices and telecommuted - know how much professional mobility and shots at plum assignments can be lost by not being there.

2020 56

Fast Fashion - What's Been Killing off Lux, Retail, Anna Wintour, and Glam Media (and, like, who cares about branding)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Fast Fashion, like Fast Fiction , is opening new niches in a very old industry. Simultaneously, it's killing off luxury, so many upscale retailers, Anna Wintour, and Glam Media. In addition, it puts branding in general in play. Do you want a brand or to simply look good at a low price?

2020 56

Dark Comedy "Good Girls" - Renewed for 4th Season

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Oddball series "Good Girls" has made it to its 4th season. That's amazing, since its ratings have been lackluster and the viewership stuck at about 2 million. 

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