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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 256) – Jim Rohn

Manner of Speaking

“Time alone is really essential, to get away and contemplate, think, and wonder.” — Jim Rohn Photo courtesy of Ramine5677. Motivation Quotes for Public Speakers Jim Rohn public speaking public speaking quotes quotes

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Extreme Heat - Turn Up Air Conditioning Is Like Let Them Eat Cake

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

If climate change experts are on the money, there could be less economic growth. Globally and for each nation.    That's because of the consequences of the increased number of days nations endure temperatures of 95 degrees or more.

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Four Lessons from the Mountain for Public Speakers

Manner of Speaking

I am one of the co-founders of Presentation Guru, a digital magazine for public speaking professionals. This post is part of a series designed to share the great content on Presentation Guru with the Manner of Speaking community. ——— A few weeks ago, my friend Timo … Continue reading → Presentation Guru Presentation public speaking Stories Timo Sorri

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Four Lessons from the Mountain for Every Public Speaker

Presentation Guru

A few weeks ago, my friend Timo Sorri came to Geneva for a visit. Timo is an expert in presentation design. You can learn more about what he does on his website. And, you can read his answers to the Guru’s Big Five Questions here.…

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How (and Why) to Tell Killer Sales Stories

Duarte Blog

There’s a scene in the British comedy Cemetery Junction that I love because I think it’s a perfect representation of the power of sales stories and storytelling in sales.

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June is Effective Communications Month!

DeFinis Communications

The month of June is dedicated to highlighting the importance of using successful communication skills to enhance your personal, team and workplace development. For public speakers, communicating in a clear, powerful and engaging manner is essential to effectively connecting with an audience and achieving your intended result.

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Listening tips for speechwriters

Joan Detz Speaker Services

When interviewing your client for a major speech, talk less and listen more. You’ll get better information – and the executive will get a better speech. Sit quietly. Watch body language. Listen to tone. Don’t interrupt. Really: Don’t interrupt.

The 2017 Best Speaker Website Contest Winner is Announced!

Speaker Launcher

This year’s Best Speaker Website contest was one of the closest contests in our history. Thank you to everyone who voted! We run this contest for two main reasons.

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Public Speaking Confidence and The Inverse Tardis Effect

Inter-Activ Presenting and Influencing

I’ve wanted to write a new post about public speaking confidence for a while now, but I was struggling to find the right angle to take. Then, I happened to be talking to a friend about the TV series Dr Who when the idea for this post hit me.

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The Guru’s Big Five Questions – Timo Sorri

Presentation Guru

This 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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The speechwriter’s skill set: More tips for better listening

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Remain silent while a client finishes telling you his account. Then paraphrase your client: “Now, let me make sure I get your priorities straight. First, CSR needs to …” At this point, you should get some feedback from your speaker. Feedback usually falls into two categories. A speaker might say: * “That’s it! That’s exactly […]. International speakers Speechwriting

How to, like, stop using “like” kind of all the time

Kate's Voice

People use speech patterns of popular culture because they are, like, popular. Part of the fun of life is to copy what we hear said in films and TV because it is a way to share common experience. Common experience is a great way to engage others. However, as my mom used to say, “Everything […].

The Communication Blog - Untitled Article

The Communication Blog

Here's a good example of the importance of using appropriate and inappropriate cultural identifiers. link] [link]. cultural identifiers. Bill Maher. cultural sensitivity

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[Podcast] Boost Your Speaker Bookings with Social Media with Erin Gargan

Speaker Launcher

As a professional speaker, you likely have a presence on social media, whether it is Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or something else. I mean, for years the experts have been telling us that we HAVE to be on social so by now, we’ve all jumped on that bandwagon. But is your presence effective? Does it help […]. The post [Podcast] Boost Your Speaker Bookings with Social Media with Erin Gargan appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

Saving for "Rainy Day" Used to Be Moral Issue

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

About a quarter of folks in America don't have a financial reserve, found Bankrate. That means that they can't make it through a financial emergency. Those range, of course, from a medical bill not covered by insurance to the computer which needs to be reset on the car.

Why Comparisons are Bad But Can Be Made Good

Presentation Guru

Will you ever be a great presenter if you don’t believe in your own ability and worth? A great deal of the advice around Presentation Skills is focused on actual Presentation Techniques.

How to Manage Your Time Effectively During Your Next Presentation

SketchBubble

You may not have realized it, but when you agree to speak at a conference or other industry event, you have essentially signed a contract with your audience.

Book Marketing Made Simple – A Review

Inter-Activ Presenting and Influencing

Having published by first book The Presenters Edge, back in December 2016 and, having made loads of book marketing mistakes along the way, I was keen to read Karen Williams Book Marketing Made Simple. My first reaction after reading this useful publication was – “I wish I had read this before I published my first book!”

To Get More Speaking Gigs Do You Fix the Speech or Marketing?

Speaker Launcher

A week or so ago I asked this question on Facebook about getting new speaking gigs: If you weren’t getting the bookings that you wanted, would you a) work on the speech or b) work on the marketing? I was interested to see all of the different answers and here’s my answer. It depends. I’m […]. The post To Get More Speaking Gigs Do You Fix the Speech or Marketing? appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

Career Interrupted - The 10 Who Were Admitted to Harvard Who Were Un-Admitted

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Their Facebook Messaging Group was called: Harvard memes for horny bourgeois teens. Their content included mocking commentary and images on the deaths of children, the Holocaust, sexual assault and hanging of a Mexican.

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Do you Need Your PowerPoint in a Different Format?

Presentation Guru

It is fair to say that making a PowerPoint file editable in other document formats isn’t all that easy.

Why Public Speaking is Important for Leadership

SketchBubble

When we think about leadership, we usually picture political leaders who stand at podiums rallying crowds to support their causes; or athletes who spur their team to push their limits and try harder; or executives who develop strategies to help their colleagues edge out the competition.

Book Marketing Made Simple – A Review

Inter-Activ Presenting and Influencing

Having published by first book The Presenters Edge, back in December 2016 and, having made loads of book marketing mistakes along the way, I was keen to read Karen Williams Book Marketing Made Simple. My first reaction after reading this useful publication was – “I wish I had read this before I published my first book!”

How to Know When and What to Outsource in Your Speaking Business

Speaker Launcher

Have you ever felt unsatisfied in your speaking business? Like maybe you wanted to take all of your marbles and go home? Perhaps you should just call it quits and get a “real job?” ” If you have ever felt this way, know that you are not alone. In fact, there was a time in my […]. The post How to Know When and What to Outsource in Your Speaking Business appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

Megyn Kelly's "Sunday Night" - Vladimir Putin, Elephants, Insys Allegedly Selling Pain-Killer Off-Label

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

First up on NBC's "Sunday Night, hosted by Megyn Kelly, was an interview with Vladimir Putin. It was focused on the allegation that Russia manipulated the 2016 U.S. presidential election - and more. Of course, Putin denied it. But Kelly didn't skip a beat posing tough questions.

The Best Elevator Pitch to Get Your Startup Funded

Presentation Guru

First impressions count. And never more so than when you’re trying to impress what could turn out to be that all-important investor who could make your dreams become a reality. Caya makes the point that convincing investors to listen isn’t an easy thing to do.

[Quick Public Speaking tip] WAIT! Don’t start talking until you are ready

Pivotal Public Speaking

You probably know that the first seconds of your presentation are vital. In those seconds you have an opportunity to make an impression that will stay with your audience long after the speech is finished and you have all left the room. Yes … that important! So the next piece of advice from most writers […]. public speaking public speaking confidence speeches confidence movement on stage speech opening

Quote for the day: The vital necessity of action

Joan Detz Speaker Services

“Our real problem, then, is not our strength today; it is rather the vital necessity of action today to ensure our strength tomorrow.” ” President Dwight D. Eisenhower State of the Union address 1958 Action. Where? Action on climate change, maybe? Action that moves us all forward, not backward? International speakers Media training Speechwriting

What do you need to do?

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

What do you need to do today? What do you need to do this month? What do you need to do this year? What do you need to do next year or further in the future? Productivity time management

Bubble Bubble Tech In Trouble - Will Liberal Arts Re-Gain Status

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Tech could have been a bubble. And, the signals from the stock market indicate that bubble could be bursting. Not that big tech shareholders such as Mark Zuckerberg will end up homeless. And both business and humans will always remain focused on what technology can do for them.

Laughter – the Best Medicine to Cure a Boring Presentation

Presentation Guru

What do great speakers do? Well we could tell you, but, probably better we let David Nihill SHOW you.

Facebook Mission - Reduce Polarization through Groups

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The people of the world probably have never been more divided. Mark Zuckerberg , head of Facebook, has made his new mission to reduce that polarization. His goal is that people can connect through their common humanity. And one way that will get done is through new features for Facebook's groups.

Policy Makers Call Them "The Unbanked" - PayDay Lenders Call Them "Customers"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

I knew to smile big. It would help that I was a five-footer female, I assumed. But, the two women manning the counter at the PayDay Lender shop were in no rush to buzz me in.

Talking for a Living - Struggle to Find the Right "Stage" Persona

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Corporate Executive. Motivational speaker. Salesperson. Politico. And, yes, Comic. All those roles involve talking for a living.    To succeed mandates finding the right "stage" persona.