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New Stage Fright & Fear of Public Speaking Book is Available |

Speaking Freely

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New Book ? It's Your Time to Shine: How to Overcome Fear of Public.

Speaking Freely

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7 ways to keep audience attention during your presentation

Speaking about Presenting

Daniel Willingham, in his book “Why students don’t like school” describes doing just this (as an experiment): After about 15 seconds I stopped and said to the audience, “Anyone who is still listening to me, please raise your hand.”

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Book Review: The Political Speechwriter’s Companion

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

The answer, and an extensive catalog of the elements of speechwriting, are contained in the textbook for his course: The Political Speechwriter’s Companion: A Guide for Writers and Speakers (CQPress 2009). [.]. Tags: Speechwriting Bob Lehrman Book Review political speechwriting Robert Lehrman “How do I get a job as a speechwriter?”. That’s the question Robert Lehrman’s students in his American University speechwriting class have on their minds.

The Truth About Public Speaking

Matt Eventoff

This is why I have always felt that the idea that you can become a great orator after reading a book on public speaking is like being prepared to go on the Tour de France after reading a book on bicycling– not really possible. There is a saying in boxing that holds true for public speaking – “Styles Make Fights.” Styles also make presentations, speeches and media appearances – every person is unique and every person has a unique style, something that works for them. .

How to present with Twitter and other backchannels

Speaking about Presenting

I asked my trusted and expert community to review the book and say what they thought of it: “Fantastic eBook! I really enjoyed this book. Cliff Atkinson’s book. His book “ The backchannel: How audiences are using Twitter and social media and changing presentations forever&# is being released on 30 November and is available to preorder on Amazon now. It’s an ideal companion book to my eBook. Presenting with Twitter can be challenging.

Personal Kaizen: 15 Tips for your continuous improvement

Presentation Zen

Says Matthew May, in his book The Elegant Solution: Toyota’s Formula for Mastering Innovation , “Kaizen is one of those magical concepts that is at once a philosophy, a principle, a practice, and a tool.” Scott Kelby's books may be a good place to start. Kaizen (??)

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7 Japanese aesthetic principles to change your thinking

Presentation Zen

Enso: Zen Circles of Enlightenment (book Exposing ourselves to traditional Japanese aesthetic ideas — notions that may seem quite foreign to most of us — is a good exercise in lateral thinking, a term coined by Edward de Bono in 1967.

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Presentation Zen: 10 non-PowerPoint books that can help you create better presentations

Presentation Zen

Books are good, but which ones? I don't usually suggest PowerPoint or Keynote "how-to" books, but instead recommend reading books from various design and communication fields to stretch your knowledge and perspective. I have almost all of Scott Kelby's photography books.

Buzzwords of 2009

The Communication Blog

12.20.2009 Buzzwords of 2009 Here is the New York Times buzzwords of 2009; it includes a variety of "communication" terms, for example, sexting (texting sexual messages), vook (a digitized book with video), social distancing (standing away from others to avoid catching or spreading the flu), orphan books (books that are out of print, still in copyright, and whose copyright holders cant be found), and netbook (a small portable, personal computer).

Create a quiz in PowerPoint:demo of Technique #7 from my e-book

PowerPoint Tips

Learn more about 101 Advanced Techniques Every PowerPoint User Should Know.

Presentation Zen: 10 Tips on how to think like a designer

Presentation Zen

I'll try to do my little bit with the next book to raise the design mindfulness and vocabulary of professionals who do not make a living in design per se, but who have a desire to get better.

Canada Day/Independence Day PDF Book Sale

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Canada Day/Independence Day PDF Book Sale - June 27 to July 5, 2009. Tags: My Books creative writing non-fiction book writing write a book write a novel

Why the stickiest idea in presenting is just plain wrong

Speaking about Presenting

The first chapter of Jerry Weissman’s book The PowerPresenter is called “Your actions speak louder than your words&# , and is dedicated to the idea behind Mehrabian’s formula: At the Moment of Truth, the story takes third place behind the body language and voice.

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Web Ink Now: Top ten tips for incredibly successful public speaking

You are in the book) The Gobbledygook Manifesto -- Cutting Edge! An analysis of gobbledygook in over 388,000 press releases sent in 2006 About David Meerman Scott Have me speak at your next event My books Free ebooks My blog -- buzz contact me Business TV Channel Recent Comments Marissa Yennie on Are you a craft marketer? Photo of me presenting in Istanbul, Turkey on February 25, 2009 courtesy MediaCat.

Deliver a Presentation like Steve Jobs - BusinessWeek

I broke down his 2007 Macworld keynote in a previous column (, 7/6/07) and in a chapter in my latest book. H-1B Visa Law: Trying Again Help Wanted: Why That Signs Bad RSS Feed: Most Discussed Stories Most Popular Multimedia Slide Shows The Worlds Best Places to Live 2009 The Best Places to Raise Your Kids 2009 The (New) Worlds Happiest Countries The Rise and Fall of Chrysler The Best U.S.

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How to Start Speaking at Events |

Are you hoping to share the learnings found in your awesome book (available for 24.95 One of my goals for 2009 is to develop a unique small business speaking presentation focused on the web, online reputation, new media, etc.

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How Obama could eliminate his ums (and so could you)

Speaking about Presenting

Mike Erard, who wrote a book called Um: Verbal blunders and what they mean reports that one out of 10 or 15 words that people utter is an um or other filler word. Pam Slim, author of the book and blog Escape from Cubicle Nation , naturally chunks. A number of high-profile presentation bloggers and authors have commented recently on Barack Obama’s speaking style - when he doesn’t have his teleprompter in front of him. Bert Decker.

Make a Presentation Like Al Gore - Wired How-To Wiki

However, instead of reading through it together, distribute it to be read then book a meeting to discuss the contents of it.

1,500 books sold

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

This just in: I’ve officially sold 1,500 Print on Demand books. I look forward to porting my books over to the print on demand printer LSI (from the POD [.]. Tags: My Books Self-Publishing & Print On Demand print on demand self-publising When I started the journey, 100 seemed like a lofty (and far away) goal! It’s been a lot of work, but a lot of fun too.

Back from the PPTLive conference!

PowerPoint Tips

By the way, Cliff is coming out with a new book, The Back Channel, about Twitter, chat room and other comments that go on while a presenter is talking. This year, PPTLive was in Atlanta. I’m still processing all that I heard and learned. Overall, it was a great conference, as usual.

Presentation Zen Design (the book)

Presentation Zen

As I mentioned before, I'm in the beginning stages of writing and designing another book, this one called Presentation Zen Design. This book is a deeper exploration of the Design section of PZ (chapters 5-7). The look and feel of the book is very similar to the PZ (e.g.,

Looking for books for writers for the holidays? Look here…

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

If you are look for books on business, promotional or creative writing, or on the business of freelance writing to give as Christmas gifts, check out the following books: How To Write A Non-Fiction Book in 60 Days. Tags: My Books business writing book copywriting book creative writing book freelance writing book

How to Present While People are Twittering | Pistachio

« Direct Marketing Observations on February 23, 2009 @ 11:03 am Pingback by popurls on February 23, 2009 @ 1:30 pm Pingback by News Update - Best of the Day on February 23, 2009 @ 7:25 pm Pingback by Beneath the Peak» PresenTwittering? Pistachio Micro sharing.

Make Better Presentations - The Anatomy of a Good Speech | Home About Speaking Rockstars Newsletters Contact Best Of Make Better Presentations - The Anatomy of a Good Speech February 23, 2009 · Comments You deserve some great tools, so I’d like to share what I’ve been working on. Look at comic book covers.

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Results of survey: What resources would help you improve your presentation skills?

PowerPoint Tips

2) Which books would help you most with presentations? I would love to know how to do some of these animations, but can’t find a book on any of it. Some of the resources you asked for are already on my site or in existing books. Tags: Resource Uncategorized books courses help resources webinars Thanks to all of you (about 100 people) who answered the survey! 1) What version of PowerPoint are you using? 2000 or earlier. 2002/2003. 40.2%. 55.4%. 2001,x,2004 (Mac).

How to Read with Style

Speak and Deliver

skip to main | skip to sidebar How to Read with Style Posted by Rich Hopkins, Speaker, Author, Coach on Monday, November 9, 2009 Labels: Dyslexia , Notes , Preparation , Public Speaking , Readings , Vocabulary There are times when reading during your speech is appropriate and necessary: A.

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(re)Discover the Joy of Creative Writing – book sale

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

(re)Discover the Joy of Creative Writing - book sale. Tags: My Books


The Communication Blog

8.17.2009 e-books An article published in the New York Times , “Moving into a digital future, where textbooks are history,&# discussed the changes taking place in education, specifically the move from written textbook to e-books. A flood of letters/responses are presented in the Times of August 16, 2009, many lamenting the rise of the e-book. The traditional printed text presents information through one channel; the e-book from several.

Please join me in the Campaign Against Death by PowerPoint!

PowerPoint Tips

I thought, there’s so much great information about good presenting, from you and many others, in the form of blog posts, books, courses, and more. It’s also difficult to reach audiences; most of them aren’t presenters themselves, so they don’t read our blogs or our books.

My training webinar: Present interactively-your audience expects it!

PowerPoint Tips

He’s writing a book called The Backchannel , which covers the topic of social media during presentations.) Today I conducted a training webinar on presenting interactively. I loved the topic and enjoyed myself quite a bit!

Speak & Deliver - A Public Speaking Blog For the Speaking Public: Why We Must Sell.

Speak and Deliver

Posted by Rich Hopkins, Speaker, Author, Coach on Thursday, September 17, 2009 Labels: Audience , Benefit , Glengarry Glen Ross , Sales The profession of sales gets a bad rap. It may expand to selling books, tapes, or coaching. skip to main | skip to sidebar Why We Must Sell.

Seth's Blog: The two elements of a great presenter

Take a look at his post at [link] [Read More] Tracked on March 05, 2009 at 11:13 PM » Respect Me, Love Me, and THEN Ill Listen from Presentation Advisors Seth Godin, marketing guru, recently blogged about the two elements of a great presenter - Respect and Love.

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Print on demand: Self-publishing getting started primer

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

With the growth in Print on Demand (POD), public speakers, seminar leaders, consultants, technical trainers, financial planners, real estate agents, lawyers, nutritionists and fitness experts, cooks and chefs, people who have lived interesting, and not so interesting, lives, are self-publishing non-fiction books like never before.

9 Tips for Enriching Your Presentations With Social Media

Welcome the Backchannel Cliff Atkinson emphasizes the value of making the backchannel welcome in his book “ The Backchannel: How Audiences are Using Twitter and Social Media and Changing Presentations Forever.&# This new way of thinking is covered very well in Cliff Atkinson's book.

9 Tips for Enriching Your Presentations With Social Media

Welcome the Backchannel Cliff Atkinson emphasizes the value of making the backchannel welcome in his book “ The Backchannel: How Audiences are Using Twitter and Social Media and Changing Presentations Forever.&# This new way of thinking is covered very well in Cliff Atkinson's book.

Help me name my book!

Speak Schmeak

Now, I'm in the process of writing a book/e-book on making presentations fun. The book will cover many aspects of fun: props, visuals, games, skits, stories, music, activities, tools, tricks, etc., I'd like the name of the site and the name of the book to be the same.

Help me name my book!

Speak Schmeak

Now, I'm in the process of writing a book/e-book on making presentations fun. The book will cover many aspects of fun: props, visuals, games, skits, stories, music, activities, tools, tricks, etc., I'd like the name of the site and the name of the book to be the same.

Business Audience Booking - Best of Speaking Pro Central - September 2009

Speaking Pro Central Posts

September 2009. Six Steps to a Successful Small Business Content Marketing Strategy - Content Marketing Today , September 4, 2009. 5 Ways To Integrate Twitter Into Your Presentations - Professionally Speaking… , September 29, 2009. The three causes of public speaking fear (and what you can do about them) - Speaking about Presenting , September 21, 2009. Interview: Jane Atkinson - The Wealthy Speaker - Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking , September 12, 2009.

Top takeaways from the PowerPoint Live conference

PowerPoint Tips

He’s coming out with a book by that name. The first part of this post is here. Cliff Atkinson ’s keynote empowered us to be evangelists for better presentations: better results, a better story, better graphics (in that order). He gave suggestions for presentation professionals who need to convince presenters to improve their presentations: Improve the core template. Provide before and after examples. Educate. See the story beneath the bullet points.

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