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Even with Great Content You Can Destroy Your Message

Presentation Guru

Even with great content you can destroy your message simply by the way you present it as Mark Robinson shows us in his 2016 TEDx talk: How to Present to Keep Your Audience’s Attention.

2018 14

The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

The Eloquent Woman

I read a lot about women and public speaking, and post my finds first on The Eloquent Woman on Facebook. But I always collect them here for you on Mondays as well.

2018 13

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Creative Video for Communicators

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

This Saturday I attended the annual Presidents Day meeting of the National Speakers Association Northern California Chapter.

2018 62

Analysis of a speech by Oprah Winfrey

Manner of Speaking

The 2018 Golden Globe Awards were handed out last night (7 January 2018). There were several highlights and many winners, but the overwhelming consensus is that Oprah Winfrey stole the show. Winfrey, a talk show host, actress and philanthropist was … Continue reading → Analysis of a Speech Anaphora Epizeuxis Golden Globes Oprah Winfrey Polysyndeton public speaking Recy Taylor Rosa Parks speech analysis tricolon

2018 59

How to Really Craft Audience-Centric Presentations

Duarte Blog

There’s a saying, “people don’t care what you know until they know how much you care.”. That’s excellent life-advice, and it can also help you when you’re trying to write an audience-centric presentation. If you put the effort into considering your audience (a.k.a.

2018 31

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Stretch your Speaking – Introduction

Manner of Speaking

Happy New Year! We are one week into 2018 as I write this post. Are you off to a good start? How about those resolutions? Get more exercise; eat better; learn a new language; find a new job. Have you made … Continue reading → Motivation cross-training Presentation public speaking

2018 53

[Podcast] How to Differentiate Yourself as a Speaker with Julie Holmes

Speaker Launcher

On Episode 64 of The Wealthy Speaker Podcast, we are tackling an issue that I know almost all of you struggle with: How to Differentiate Yourself as a Speaker. What is it that you must do to rise up in the sea of speakers to get noticed by clients, decision makers, and speakers’ bureaus? Well, […]. The post [Podcast] How to Differentiate Yourself as a Speaker with Julie Holmes appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

2017 17

Ways of Creating and Maintaining a Positive Company Culture

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Having a group of people who are bound together by a common interest is a strategy that only works in the short-run. Therefore, your company, no matter how small or how new, cannot be only profit-oriented.

2017 28

The benefits of humour and 10 tips for using it in a speech

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. ——— French author Victor Hugo said, “Laughter … Continue reading → Humour Presentation Guru humor Presentation public speaking

2018 44

Are you ready to Hustle? Two Opportunities to Accelerate in 2018

Speaker Launcher

This past year we’ve been working hard to put together some programs that help speakers at all levels expand and grow their business. Our theme this year at Speaker Launcher and The Wealthy Speaker U is focused hustle. Why is the theme about “hustle”? Because to reach difficult goals – to get booked more at […]. The post Are you ready to Hustle? Two Opportunities to Accelerate in 2018 appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

2018 15

University of Northampton launches app-based prospectus

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

University is using software to create an app-based prospectus and improve internal communications

2018 23

Six of the Best Laptops for Presenters

Presentation Guru

Despite the growing use of mobile devices, many people still prefer using a laptop for giving their presentations. However, using a laptop nowadays doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to carry a rock on your shoulder. Here is a list of some of the best laptops for presenters to consider.…

Famous Speech Friday: Oprah Winfrey at the Golden Globes

The Eloquent Woman

Oprah Winfrey--talk show host, skilled interviewer, actress, producer, director, publisher and cultural phenomenon--accepted the Cecile B. DeMille award this week at the Golden Globes award ceremony. And, in a not unexpected move, she stole the show.

2018 13

16 Time-saving Google Slides Tips & Tricks (Even Experts Don’t Know)

SketchBubble

Google Slides is a freely available presentation tool that is already used by millions of people the world over. It provides a fast and effortless way to create compelling presentations right from our browser (or app). Without the hassle of installing third-party applications, you can easily work on Google Slides to draft your next presentation. […]. The post 16 Time-saving Google Slides Tips & Tricks (Even Experts Don’t Know) appeared first on SketchBubble Official Blog.

Podcast: How to Write a Killer Bio with Caroline Mays

Speaker Launcher

The question of the day today is: How do we write a killer bio that makes our clients pick up the phone or start that email asking us about whether or not their date is free on our calendars? To answer this, we went to someone whose killer bio, and killer video, got me picking […]. The post Podcast: How to Write a Killer Bio with Caroline Mays appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

2018 14

LinkedIn Updates - Stupid Networking Tricks

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

For professionals, LinkedIn Updates is the platform for networking. But, let's face it, most professionals don't know how to do that in ways that create relationships and bring in business. The result is that their efforts appear cartoonish.

2018 19

Silicon Beach Report Jan. 5: Snap’s Unusual Structure Led to Breakthroughs, But Also Problems

Presentation Guru

Snap’s unusual structure led to breakthroughs but also problems; Hulu nabs ‘Lost’ exclusive subscription streaming rights from Netflix; and SpaceX now targeting late January for Falcon Heavy launch

9 ideas to mix up your speaking in 2018

The Eloquent Woman

(Editor' s note: Reader and client Cate Huston -- an engineer, frequent speaker, and enthusiastic booster of getting more women in tech to speak-- offered this guest post sharing ways to switch it up when preparing talks as inspiration for you early in the new year. Thanks, Cate!)

2018 13

open thread – January 5-6, 2018

Duarte Blog

It’s the Friday open thread! The comment section on this post is open for discussion with other readers on anything work-related that you want to talk about. If you want an answer from me, emailing me is still your best bet*, but this is a chance to talk to other readers. * If you submitted a question to me recently, please don’t repost it here, as it may be in the to-be-answered queue.

What Would You Do To Live Your Dream?

Speaker Launcher

Jen McDonough is sitting in her car. It’s -25 degrees in Minnesota but she doesn’t want to turn on the engine and heater or she might miss an important point that I’m making during our group coaching class. She sits, teeth chattering, taking it in, knowing this is an important step to take to live […]. The post What Would You Do To Live Your Dream? appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

2018 13

WalMart - The Death of The Store

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

WalMart, the media reports , will be distancing itself from the concept of "store." " Store is so pre-digital. Among WalMart's new strategies is to to take on king of digital consumer purchasing - Amazon.

2018 11

White House staffers resettle in Silicon Valley

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Kudos for the FT’s Hannah Kuchler for reporting on the number of Obama-era White house staffers who’ve gone West and taken up lucrative speechwriting and communications roles in Silicon Valley. She notes that the talent from DC is a match made in heaven for Silicon Valley companies.

The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

The Eloquent Woman

I read a lot about women and public speaking, and post my finds first on The Eloquent Woman on Facebook. But I always collect them h ere for you on Mondays as well.

2018 11

Guest Blog: The 3 Best Recruiting Automation Tools For 2018

Manner of Speaking

It’s unavoidable these days: stories about how artificial intelligence and automation are poised to transform the economy dominate the news. While AI and automation have been slowly penetrating the recruitment industry during the past decade, they’re set to break through in 2018.

Sex, Lies and Resonance

Kate's Voice

Top Posts on the Blog in 2017 I’ve been blogging since 2006, which means that next year marks my twelve-year anniversary. Frankly, I’m amazed that I have kept it up this long. I do it because, as my partner once said, I think I have something to say, and of course, because of readers like […]. Miscellaneous lessons public speaking tips sex

Post-Protestant Ethic of Work - Universal Basic Income

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Finland is the first nation to actually experiment with Universal Basic Income (UBI). In the U.S., Hawaii and Y Combinator Research will conduct formal studies. Mark Zuckerberg champions it.

2018 11

Use Storytelling to Present with Power

Presentation Guru

Think of the last good movie you watched. It likely had bright images, a compelling script, music, rhythm and heroic characters. All these elements came together and made you feel something – excited, sad, angry, maybe even apathy.

"Find your voice and use it:" New book encourages women speakers

The Eloquent Woman

A British writer gave two powerful lectures on women and their right to express themselves, and they were published as a book that went on to be a manifesto for women's right to an independent voice that had a huge impact on women for decades.

Playing on the Big Stage: 3 Essentials for Booking High Fee Keynotes

Speaker Launcher

Can you see it? Standing in front of 5,000 people. You have your audience at hello and you rock them all the way until close. As you exit the stage to thunderous applause, the leader of the organization, who hired you, greets you, shakes your hand and says “thank you so much, that was exactly […]. The post Playing on the Big Stage: 3 Essentials for Booking High Fee Keynotes appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

Media Protection - More Important than Thinking/Talking Like a Lawyer

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Both real-life payouts in litigation ("Hogan v. Gawker") and pop-culture ("Law & Order SVU") teach the need to think/talk like a lawyer. In this Internet era, here's the good news: Many of those fundamentals can be acquired without attending law school.

Networking Via Likes, Comments - Downright Exhausting

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Everyday, many of us professionals face the now-exhausting task of networking online. One way we do that is through clicking on Likes and figuring out a comment to post which shows thought has been put into it. As the sites on the internet continue to grow in number, that Best Practice for networking should be one we collectively question.    It would be career suicide to unilaterally just stop liking and commenting. 

Grit - Will It Really Replace Employer Awe with Elite Academic Credentials?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Ever since psychologist Angela Duckworth published her book on that trait, grit has been cited as a key factor in success. At least in some circles. Most recently, Ellen McGirt posits in Fortune that some employers are choosing a track record for grit over impressive academic credentials.

Socialization/Capitalism and Their Discontents - Living Off Grid on Northwest Coast of WA

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Our nation  looks  stressed out. So many of us have become downright overwhelmed by social pressures and the increased difficulty to survive financially. 

Home Depot, 2003 - 2004 - My Haitian Co-Workers

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

2003 had been a difficult year. Both for me personally and my communications boutique. The health insurance I could still afford covered psychotherapy, with a $40 co-pay. That was the best $40 a week investment I have made in my life. At least, so far.