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Be Your Own Life Coach

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Many people hire life coaches when they are trying to figure out what to do with their lives,]. Many people stumble through life not knowing what they want to do. If you can’t afford a life coach, if you feel … Continue reading →

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Understanding Keynote Speaker Fees and How to Set Your Fees as a Public Speaker

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Whether you are just starting as a public speaker or you’ve been at it for several years, understanding keynote speaker fees and how to set your fees as a public speaker is crucial to success. In this article, I will outline exactly what you need to know and the steps you can take to set […].

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Making text stand out with text formatting techniques

PowerPoint Tips

A presentation style that’s sometimes called the Takahashi or Lessig method, involves putting just a word or two on a slide, usually with very large text. The text is used as a prompt, but also as a graphic.

Misleading COVID-19 map

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

This map is an Edward Tufte-level poster child of the poor visual display of quantitative information. MSNBC show it at least once a day. At first glance it appears to show that Wyoming, Vermont, and Maine are *much* safer places than COVID-19 hotspots like California and Texas.

Your audience wants meaning before detail

Manner of Speaking

Imagine walking out your front door and there, right in front of you, is a giraffe. A living and breathing giraffe just standing there and looking straight at you.

Does Tom Brady even eat bread?

Speak Schmeak

Have you seen the new Subway commercial featuring Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady? The dialogue goes like this: Brady: This new turkey Cali Fresh is incredible Stephen Curry: You even eat bread? Brady: Steph, it's a commercial.

How to Write a Project Proposal and Present it to Stakeholders

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Every manager or executive has at some point of their career the need to create a project proposal (or initiative, we will use both terms instinctively in this post). In this opportunity we will briefly define the concept, how to write it and more importantly how to present it to an audience.

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Your audience wants meaning before detail

Manner of Speaking

Imagine walking out your front door and there, right in front of you, is a giraffe. A living and breathing giraffe just standing there and looking straight at you.

6 Ways to make Your PowerPoint eLearning Slides More Interactive

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The Covid-19 has caused unprecedented disruption in all industries and impacted people from all walks of life. The crisis forced the complete shutdown of several activities worldwide; education is one of them.

How to Write and Present a Performance Review

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The performance review, as a crucial part of performance management, is one of the dreaded exercises of both managers and team members. However, it doesn’t have to be an intimidating, negative situation.

It's Taken Me 22 Years to Wing It As Well As I Do.

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Unconscious Bias and Living UNapologetically with Kelly Charles-Collins

Speaker Launcher

We’re talking about biases and the unintentional thoughts that creep in when we meet someone. Join me to hear Kelly Charles-Collins share her ideas on reducing those negative thoughts to create a more inclusive culture.

Is interrupting an interruption?

K8sVoice

During COVID, we came to expect interruptions by children, gardeners, and package deliveries. Some of those interruptions were endearing, highlights of a difficult time, such as the famous BBC interview with Professor Robert Kelly.

Training via Webinars: Points to Consider

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The outbreak of Covid-19 moved all the business and education activities to an online mode overnight. All of a sudden, face-to-face interactions with clients and customers were replaced by virtual meetings, and traditional classroom lectures were shifted to eLearning.

The Sales Process Decoded: Main Steps and Responsibilities Explained

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Since the dawn of time, sellers and buyers have engaged in a negotiation process before any values changed hands. On the surface level, every sales transaction looks unique.

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Gamification?

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Competition Gamification Toastmasters

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Client Success Spotlight: From Olympic Glory to Speaking Success with Sami Jo Small

Speaker Launcher

Listen to hear 3-time Olympic Medalist Sami Jo Small share her journey from the Olympic podium to finding success on the speaking platform. The post Client Success Spotlight: From Olympic Glory to Speaking Success with Sami Jo Small appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

Updating Your Email Sig Line Boosts Reputation and Results!

SpeakerSue Says...

“People. What happened to your email signature? I don’t know who you are. I don’t know how to contact you. I’m going to lose my mind.”. Yes and yes! Thank you for posting, @Jennifer Watson. This lack of courtesy – not providing needed info in your sig block – is not only frustrating; it creates friction for the customer meaning you are less likely to convert the lead. The etiquette of your signature line (or lack of it) can sabotage your win ratio.

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A Complete Guide for Preparing Outstanding Executive-Level Presentations

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Every challenge comes with an opportunity. Likewise, presenting to C-level executives is not less than a nightmare for many employees, but at the same time, it is the golden opportunity to make a significant difference in your career.

How to Decide Between Top Down & Bottom Up Management Styles

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For decades, the predominant management style at most companies has been top down management, where leadership at the top of an organization dictates strategy and tasks for subordinates to carry out.

Living Vicariously.

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Make More by Speaking for Free with Scott Love

Speaker Launcher

We know that the goal is usually to get paid to speak. Listen to hear Scott Love talk about when and why speaking for free is a good idea. The post Make More by Speaking for Free with Scott Love appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

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The #1 Psychological Tip for Getting Results with Email, Chat & Phone

SpeakerSue Says...

People, People, People. If facts changed minds, we’d all enjoy one glass of red wine each night while walking our dog. Mayo clinic research shows that “antioxidants found in red wine may help prevent coronary artery disease” and “owning a dog may be beneficial for human cardiovascular health because dog owners are more likely to be physically active.”. Raise your hand if you actually drink wine for its antioxidant benefits.

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5 Tips for New Supervisors to Ace Their Presentations Like a Pro

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Congratulations on being promoted to manager! As you move on to greater heights in your career, you must be geared up to assume new roles and responsibilities. As a manager, you broadly have to perform 5 functions – planning, organizing, staffing, leading, and controlling.

How To Prepare and Deliver a Business Case Presentation

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No matter how junior or senior an individual is in an organization, there will always be times when they need to convince others why they should fund them, choose them, or do anything else they want them to do. Sometimes an informal, but convincing, argument is enough. Often, it isn’t.

Did You Make Your Day Worth It?

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Jeanne Robertson

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Why You Should Aim to Be a ‘Tall Poppy’ of Public Speaking

Speaker Launcher

Have you ever heard the term ‘tall poppy’? It’s an Australian term defined as: In Australia, the culture used to say that if you were too successful, too wealthy, too anything, you were a ‘tall poppy’ and needed to be cut back and put in your place. I hope that is changing.

Chat or Email? Improve your business writing now

SpeakerSue Says...

Because I’m old enough to remember when we called all writing within an organization, business writing , it gives me extreme pleasure to blog about business writing today. Whether chat, Slack, Zingle, text or email, it’s BUSINESS writing. How and what you write matters. And it’s a judge-y world. We’re hardwired to use (faulty) shortcuts to determine another person’s intent (though often wrong, it saves us time and effort).

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12 Visually Engaging Roadmap Templates to Ace Your Business Presentations

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Roadmapping helps you envision your business in an uncomplicated manner. It defines your present status and also displays the future aims and targets of your company.

Guide to Presenting and Using Speaker Notes in PowerPoint

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It can be hard to remember all the information you intend to discuss during a presentation. To avoid text-heavy slides and missing out on important information, some presenters use notes or flashcards. A more elegant method of presenting your slides is to use speaker notes in PowerPoint.

Friday Night was Family Night

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Make Some Noise: Speak Your Mind and Own Your Strength with Andrea Owen

Speaker Launcher

Listen to hear Andrea Owen share her story and let you know why it’s good to speak your mind and own your language without fear of offending others. The post Make Some Noise: Speak Your Mind and Own Your Strength with Andrea Owen appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

Content to Grow Your Speaking Business with Sarah Schwab

Speaker Launcher

Are you creating the type of content that will attract your ideal customer? Join me to hear content expert Sarah Schwab share some great ideas to help you create your best content strategy. The post Content to Grow Your Speaking Business with Sarah Schwab appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

5 Tips for Succeeding as a Professional Speaker During Uncertain Times

Speaker Launcher

We are nearly two years into this pandemic, and it feels like every time we take two steps forward, we end up taking three steps backward. We’ve fought our way through the COVID blues and are battling them again as we head into yet another wave of shutdowns.

From Sport to Speaking: How Olympic Athletes and Coaches Can Get Paid to Speak

Speaker Launcher

So you’ve worked your entire life to become excellent at a sport, and you’re retiring. So now what? Can an Olympic athlete who won a medal get paid to speak? The answer, no surprise, is yes.

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New Routines Are Annoying

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Adapt Change Control Routines School

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Yes Man!

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Opportunity Stage Time Toastmasters Yes Man

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