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Use triggers to create interactive presentations

PowerPoint Tips

Audiences today want an interactive experience. As a presenter, you can: Ask them questions. Answer their questions. Organize small group exercises. But you can do more. You can also integrate your audience into the presentation itself.

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The Guru’s Big Five Questions – Tulia Lopes

Presentation Guru

The community is the Guru. We want to help our readers build their skills as presentation designers, speakers and coaches, learning from a wide range of our colleagues from across the world.

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A Conversation with Jeff Davenport on Speechwriting, Screenwriting and Delivery Coaching

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

On Thursday, August 30th the Silicon Valley Speechwriters Roundtable hosted Jeff Davenport in a free conference call.

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A lesson from the skyline of Chicago

Manner of Speaking

According to the Chicago Architecture Center, “Chicago has long been a laboratory for architectural innovation and experimentation.” ” I was recently in Chicago for a conference and got to experience that great city firsthand. While in Chicago, I was joined by … Continue reading → Structure architecture Architecture River Tour Art Deco Chicago Postmodernism public speaking speech structure

6 Reasons Why You Should Tell Stories in Presentations, Leadership Messages and Meetings

Speaking Freely

Story Telling is a powerful way to open up presentations, leadership messages and meetings of all kinds. Telling the right story produces astonishing results for you as a speaker and leader. If you’re not sure what a story is, it’s just what happened. That means it involves human beings doing or experiencing something. In case you don’t […].

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Tip for Finding Stories to Make Talks and Presentations Engaging and Compelling

Speaking Freely

Here’s a valuable tip for finding stories from your life that you can use to make talks and presentations more engaging and compelling. Both professional and personal stories can be used to illustrate ideas, make points and sell your services. If you read my last post on 6 Reasons to Tell Stories in Presentations, Leadership […].

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How To Choose the Color Scheme for a PowerPoint Presentation

SlideModel

First impression is the last impression, and rightly so. In almost every facade of life, and especially in professional areas.

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A Hunch About What Triggers (no pun intended) Mass Shooters

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The difference between serial killers and mass shooters is this: Serial killers conduct the carnage in multiple events. And, in pop culture, the elite FBI team of TV fictional program "Criminal Minds" flies in to find that miscreant. 

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Five (Plus One) Ways to Share a PowerPoint Presentation

Presentation Guru

When you think of a PowerPoint presentation, slides on a projector or a large screen display come to mind. But, the typical classroom has changed. So has the conference room, for that matter. If you’re giving a presentation, your audience may not even be in the same room as you.…

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 292) – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Manner of Speaking

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson. Quotes for Public Speakers Authenticity public speaking public speaking quotes quotes Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Power posing debunked: the truth about power poses

More than PowerPoint...

Some people feel scared or nervous before they deliver a speech. To gain confidence, they might go somewhere private right before they speak and strike what’s called a power pose. This is a broad, expansive gesture like putting your arms over your head and looking up.

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How to Book Repeat Business with Sarah McVanel-Viney

Speaker Launcher

Today, The Wealthy Speaker Podcast is being brought to you by the Inner Circle Mastermind. Tired of hustling for low-paying speaking gigs that don’t really light your fire? Let me share some of what I learned after 12 years as a booking agent, 6 under the roof of a speakers bureau and recently, 12 […]. The post How to Book Repeat Business with Sarah McVanel-Viney appeared first on Jane Atkinson. Today, The Wealthy Speaker Podcast is being brought to you by the Inner Circle Mastermind.

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IBM - Top Employment Lawyer Represents Class Action Plaintiffs in Age-Discrimination Lawsuit

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

During the past six years IBM has terminated more than 20,000 employees older than 40 years old, reports ProPublica. That got the attention of not only those canned but also the now-famous employment lawyer Shannon Liss-Riordon.

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Malcolm Gladwell on Connecting with an Audience

Presentation Guru

You know who he is. He’s the zeitgeist-shaping author of such popular classics as Outliers, The Tipping Point and Blink. He’s popularised performance psychology and brought millions of readers to consider such fundamental human questions as: Q.What’s the difference between Bill Gates and me?

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How To Present a 5 Why’s Root Cause Analysis

SlideModel

The regular rut of life or the professional wheel, problems can leave you fumbled and dumbstruck at any bend of the road. Mostly unforeseen and uninvited, some problems can have you at your knees while others can bring you to the wits end in an instant.

Book Review: Influence and Persuasion (HBR Emotional Intelligence Series)

Duarte Blog

If you want to be a leader who can consistently convince a team to get behind your cause, you need to be a master of influence and persuasion. After all, only by getting people to share your viewpoints and champion your ideas can you make your goals a reality.

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My one (really obvious) tip that can make you amazing at reading body language…

More than PowerPoint...

You’re a bit psychic. You may not know this. But you can forecast the near future pretty well. For example, you can look at a stranger’s face as she walks toward you in a crowded airport. With one wordless glance, you know where she’s going next.

Beyond Political Theatre - Serious Issues Underlying Ford v. Kavanaugh

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Supreme Court (SCOTUS) justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh maintains his optimism. And he continues to deny Christine Blasey Ford's allegation of his sexual misconduct when they were both in high school.    But, it's getting to look like he could wind up "Borked."

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6 Design Ideas for a Killer Presentation

Presentation Guru

(This article contains affiliate links). At some point in our lives, we all have to make a speech or present something to an audience. To present something comfortably and confidently requires plenty of preparation.

Crafting Stories that Connect & Engage with Kelly Swanson

Speaker Launcher

Today’s podcast is brought to you by Accelerate Live 2018 which is a fabulous live event that we’ll be putting on in Toronto Sept 7-8, 2018. We’ll be talking two main things at this event – sales and stories. Featuring Kelly Swanson, Bob Parker and Greg Schinkel, it’s going be a fantastic meeting. Learn […]. The post Crafting Stories that Connect & Engage with Kelly Swanson appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

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Free Business Vision Webinar on YouTube

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

If you are a freelancer (writer or editor) or an independent practitioner, or if you are the owner of any type of small business, you should create a W5– who, what, where, when, why — business vision before you start to market your business. This free 20-minute business vision webinar will show you how to create your Business Vision so you can start to market your business in a focused and effective manner. View the webinar today on YouTube : www.youtube.com/watch

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Don’t create a false sense of urgency

More than PowerPoint...

I got a special offer in the mail on Saturday. It was marked “Urgent” I felt puzzled. After all, the mail isn’t an urgent medium. The postal service takes its time. But I skimmed the letter, anyway. It offered me 20 bucks if I would do a thing. I don’t even want to know what the thing is. I read a few paragraphs and got bored. I shredded the letter.

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More D.C. Theatre - Brett Kavanaugh Lawyers Up

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It's come to this. At Law.com , Ellis Kim reports that U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) nominee Brett Kavanaugh has lawyered up. His choice of Beth Wilkinson of Wilkinson Walsh + Eskovitz is smart. To begin with, the lawyer is female. That could be a distinct plus, on many levels.

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3 Tips to Boost Your Confidence

Presentation Guru

Be more confident! That’s what they all say but no doubt you’re thinking, ‘If only it was that simple…’ This delightful short TED-Ed video explains where confidence come from – and how you can get more of it, with 3 quick tips to boost your confidence.…

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Sales Intel for Speakers with Sam Richter

Speaker Launcher

Today, The Wealthy Speaker Podcast is being brought to you by the Inner Circle Mastermind. Want to earn higher fees, book business at leading industry events and set your business up to scale? That’s The Inner Circle Mastermind program—a 12-month, time-tested program designed to help you lay down a foundation, accelerate and scale your […]. The post Sales Intel for Speakers with Sam Richter appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

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Shoot the five arrows in your business marketing quiver

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

No matter the size of your business, you have five arrows in your marketing quiver. And if you don’t use all of them, it will be difficult for people to hear about your business. This free 25-minute webinar describes what the five arrows are and it shows you how to shoot them so that you can effectively market and promote your business. Watch the free video today on YouTube.

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not just beards, but specs and baseball caps baffle me too

Max Atkinson

Why wear your specs on your head? I've been fortunate in never having to wear glasses for anything other than reading, drawing and painting. I do of course occasionally wear sun-glasses.

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After You Burn All the Bridges Like Chris Watts, Of Course, You Get Depressed

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

At age 33, Chris Watts has no future. In itself that would be enough to make him very depressed.    Yet, the Daily Mail has made that news. In the Weld County Jail, Watts is on suicide watch. That is not at all unusual for a man whose life has derailed.

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Do More With Google Slides – and Do It Quicker!

Presentation Guru

Following on from their rather useful guide PowerPoint Keyboard Shortcuts, Brightcarbon have helpfully produced a guide for all of you who find Google Slides is more your presentation kind of thing.

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Do You Suffer From FOMO?

Speaker Launcher

FOMO: Fear Of Missing Out We’ve all felt it at one point in time – FOMO. There was that conference that you weren’t able to get to, that all of your speaker buddies were attending. There is this new technology that you just don’t seem to have time to figure out. But I’d like to […]. The post Do You Suffer From FOMO? appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

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The 5% Who Opt for Retirement Communities

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

If you look around who's living in those planned retirement communities it's not the 1% or the top 10% in wealth.    And, that's one of the advantages of opting for that housing choice when aging: Affordability.

Suing Your Employer - Still Risky Business

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The stunner was that the female partner - Connie Bertram - who had sued employer Proskauer for alleged gender discrimination  STAYED  post-settlement. The usual rite of passage in these sorts of things is to leave or get kicked out. As many recall Kerrie Campbell got the boot.

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New Success Game: Now That I Decided to Retire (I can work forever w/o major pressure, lots more influence, power, money)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

A funny emotional, physical, and spiritual game is going on.    It might be called Now That I Decided To Retire. Those who opt to play that game find that they can "start over" again with a mindset that reduces stress significantly. Yeah, one for university folks to research).

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Media Media Everywhere - But Where Are the Profits, Including at Time Magazine

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Media remains a glam business. But in an era when advertising buys are dominated by Facebook and Google, it has become a business in which generating a good profit is difficult. That's both in digital native media and publications with a print legacy.

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