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An Exercise for Managing Anxiety from Sandra Zimmer

Speaking Freely

It seems like a good time to share some techniques and exercises for managing anxiety with whomever happens to land on my blog. The Coronavirus outbreak has brought a focus on anxiety. It is a real issue for many of us as we are working from home and sitting with uncertainty about our future.

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4 Tips for Choosing the Best Virtual Backgrounds on Zoom Meetings

Duarte Blog

Here at Duarte, we not only teach communication skills, we teach people how to present themselves. In this new virtual world, we have to consider how we appear and communicate virtually—like on Zoom meetings—and what that means for how our audience perceives our brand.

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Price of Rhetoric – The Public Speaking Game™ reduced

Manner of Speaking

These are difficult times. The coronavirus, COVID-19 has hit the world hard. And it looks like things are going to get worse before they get better.

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Seven Tips to Crush Your Next Conference Call

Matt Eventoff

It occurs on a regular basis for almost every individual in the corporate world, and it is also the most fraught with peril. The scourge of the modern executive. The captor of thousands (or maybe millions) of hours each and every day. The dreaded… conference call!

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Recommended: Korean Romantic Dramas

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

These are unusual times. A challenge we all face as the minimize the spread of the coronavirus is how to stay healthy and sane in the growing regions of the world where we’ve been asked to stay indoors. An antidote to the ‘self-isolation blues’ is to lose yourself in a good TV series. Apologies to […]. Shallow End coivd-19 coronavirus k-drama Korean Romance

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How can I help?

Speak Schmeak

You don't need any advice from me on hand-washing or social distancing. I'm not going to share "how The LisaB Company is responding to COVID-19." Pretty sure you don't care. ?? I'm not a mental health expert, a scientist or a life coach, and I know you can find resources on how to cope elsewhere.

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Creating Your “All Weather” Speaking Business with James Taylor

Speaker Launcher

We are doing our best to keep you informed and help create ideas to keep your business running throughout this global crisis.

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Generation Z - Lost Edge

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Generation Z went by the nickname "iGen." " Their signature had been their total comfort with digital technology. Digital, not analog, had been the world they had been born into. And that gave them the unique edge. They were designated as Golden. That was then. 

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Let’s Get Trigger Happy!

Presentation Guru

We all know it’s important to engage our audience when presenting. And we all know how distracted and hard to impress audiences can be… so here at Presented we have a few suggestions you should start using. In a nutshell, let’s get Trigger Happy.

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A Quick Guide to Buyer Personas

SlideModel

Personalization. Every marketer today understands that personalized messages hit the mark way more frequently than generic pitches. In fact, every dollar invested in advanced personalization generates twenty dollars in return.

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Zoom Tips to Earn More Through Virtual Speaking with Marquesa Pettway

Speaker Launcher

We did this recording before social distancing was in effect, but now more than ever we need to find new and creative ways to serve our clients. On this episode of The Wealthy Speaker Show, I am so happy to welcome Marquesa Pettway.

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Uncertainty Tests Your Values: Five Stories From Times of Crisis

Duarte Blog

Leading is imperfect, and when a crisis piles on, it gets extra messy. Crisis requires we become decisive about problems we’ve never faced. Good leaders get extra brave, extra calm, and extra clear in moments like this one.

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Coronavirus Economy, Legal Sector & Branding - How Law Firms Frame Cost-Cutting Initiatives

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The challenge for many law firms in what could be called The Coronavirus Economy is this: How to do extreme cost-cutting without appearing to be in financial distress. Yes, that's a branding issue. And it's serious.

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6 Apps to Help You Deliver Killer Speeches and Presentations

Presentation Guru

I am a big fan of TED Talks! The way people from all circles of life come up, narrating their perspectives and research helps me to nourish my intellect. What would I do if I had a chance to go up there and speak, you ask?…

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How to Communicate as We Anticipate COVID-19, and why we must

K8sVoice

Many people have expressed to me that they are scared right now. Although I didn’t expect that to mean we should stock up on toilet paper, the fear is valid, or at least understandable. We are overwhelmed with conflicting reports, doomsday headlines, and mass uncertainty.

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THE FOCUSED HUSTLE 5 | APRIL 2020

Speaker Launcher

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The Communication Guide For Leaders Who Aren’t Sure What’s Coming Next

Duarte Blog

Here’s an uncomfortable truth: Leaders don’t always know what changes are around the corner. Good or bad, change breeds uncertainty, and uncertainty can breed fear—especially when it will affect employees, whose jobs hang in the balance, and customers, who depend on a product or service.

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The Year of COVID-19: April 1, 2020 (no joking around)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Tone-deaf. That essentially is the way many people feel about April Fools jokes during this deadly pandemic. So, here we are on April 1st living it as if it's any other day in early spring. Hold the pranks.    Cooling it on if it bleeds, it leads. 

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Learning From Adversity – 4 Lessons for Public Speakers

Presentation Guru

As I write this, the coronavirus pandemic is in full swing, and life as we know it has been altered forever. It’s anyone’s guess if, and when, things will return to normal. Welcome to the Twilight Zone. But somehow, even now, my impulse to work and create, to bring meaning and support to my clients and colleagues continues.… … Build Your Skills credibility featured inspiration Must-Reads for every presentation professional Practice preparation

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Multitasking & Context Switching Ruin Your Productivity

SlideModel

Did you know that about 28 billion man-hours are wasted each year because of what we now call context switching or multitasking ? This was the conclusion of Johnathan Spira, CEO of the research firm Basex. Come to in his book. All those wasted hours translate to about $1 trillion in losses to the U.S. economy alone. Ouch, that’s a lot of money left on the table due to a preventable issue! But hey, we all know that staying productive can be tough.

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Using Storytelling as a Sales Tool

Speaker Launcher

As a professional speaker, you likely understand the importance of storytelling on stage. The right story, told at the right time, can captivate your audience, make them lean in on their chair, and communicate your message in a powerful way that they will remember long after the event.

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How to Crop Photos into Shapes in PowerPoint

Duarte Blog

In this video, we’ll show you how to crop photos in PowerPoint into shapes—like a circle! You can introduce more negative space to your slide by cropping photos into shapes.

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A New World Order: After COVID-19

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The reality is that world will never be the same after the coronavirus."  "  - Henry Kissinger, The Wall Street Journal , April 3, 2020.    In parts of the world, such as the United States, the coronavirus hasn't yet peaked.

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Governments Must Take Urgent Financial Action To Deal With Life Under COVID-19

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Governments are going to go into stupidly ridiculous debt, or bankrupt, supporting their populations as businesses go under during this COVID-19 virus outbreak… Here’s what they should do, and do soon: Suspend all rent and mortgage payments Roll back prices … Continue reading →

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Breaking Up With the Coronavirus

Speak and Deliver

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A Coronavirus Update with “The Great Calmer Downer”

Speaker Launcher

On March 5th, at the beginning of the Coronavirus crisis, we aired a podcast with my good friend and Economist, Andrew Busch. Today Andy has recorded a special edition of The Wealthy Speaker Show to update us on current events.

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How to Crop, Resize, and Compress Photos in PowerPoint

Duarte Blog

After you’ve identified the photo you want to use, the first thing you’ll need to do is edit the basics of the photo. This likely includes cropping, resizing, and compressing photos in PowerPoint.

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Marriage in The Time of COVID-19: The Great Unraveling

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Each partner changes. The relationship changes. The world changes. The financial situation could change (some portfolios have lost 30% of their value).    And sheltering-in-place can make all that more than a marriage can process. 

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Editorial: Are we financially doomed?

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Are we financially doomed? We’re acting as if we are still a first world country. We have a problem. Hardly anybody is working. Businesses are not generating revenue. Here, throw money at the problem and hope it goes away, our … Continue reading →

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Can You WinAnyway in the Coronavirus Crisis

Speak and Deliver

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Prepare and Thrive Financially During Difficult Times with Gerard Braud

Speaker Launcher

In the frenzy of closures and cancellations the last few days, my goal became to put out some positive ideas and information.

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How to Edit Photo Brightness, Contrast & Saturation in PowerPoint

Duarte Blog

Welcome to the Presentation Hacks: Using Photos in PowerPoint video series! In these lessons, a Duarte designer shares some of the fundamental tools of using photos in PowerPoint.

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Tone-Deaf in Time of COVID-19: April Fools Jokes

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

This is one we should all pass on this year: April Fools Jokes. At least those of us who aren't professional comics or comedy writers.    The nerves of the nation are too raw for amateur joking around.

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How to Create an Out-of-Office that Makes You Look Like a Professional!

SpeakerSue Says...

If you’ve been furloughed, your work week reduced or if you’re working solo in place of five others, the last thing you’re likely thinking about is your out-of-office message. But please do. Take a moment to consider the impression your OOO is making. We’re all just one word, one look, one emotion away from panic and your message will either add to your recipient’s sense of emotional certainty or elevate uncertainty. Here is a doozy: “I will be out of the office.

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How to Research for Your Presentation Like a Boss!

SketchBubble

Giving a presentation is no easy feat. Whether you’ve been tapped to speak at your organization’s annual sales convention or are presenting to a group of prospective clients, every good presentation starts at the same place – research. Research is what will help you to not only choose the right topic to present, but back […]. The post How to Research for Your Presentation Like a Boss! appeared first on SketchBubble Official Blog. Presentation Tips

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10 Steps to Recession-Proof Your Speaking Business

Speaker Launcher

Okay, let’s face it, there’s chaos all around us. Meetings have been canceled or postponed. The stock market is in free fall and we are heading into a recession. It sounds pretty bleak, doesn’t it? Let’s take a look at 10 steps you can take today to recession-proof your speaking business! Like the flower that grows in the middle of a desert, there is good all around us. We just have to look for it. […].

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How to Apply Styles to Photos in PowerPoint

Duarte Blog

Welcome to the Presentation Hacks: Using Photos in PowerPoint video series! In these lessons, a Duarte designer shares some of the fundamental tools of using photos in PowerPoint. In this lesson, we’ll show you some creative ways to use PowerPoint effects to emphasize your photos.

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