Speech writing tips - How many words?

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When I first started writing speeches, I struggled to know how many words to write for a speech of a given length. The best public speakers tend, on average to speak a bit slower so i would recommend that you start of with around 100 wpm and see how you get on.

Making presentations in the TED style

Presentation Zen

Thou Shalt Not Sell from the Stage: Neither thy Company, thy Goods, thy Writings, nor thy Desperate need for Funding; Lest Thou be Cast Aside into Outer Darkness. TEDx Tokyo 2009 In less than two weeks TEDx Tokyo will have its unveiling.

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5 Reasons why you don't need to write a book | Penelope Trunk's Brazen Careerist

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About this blog | About my company, Brazen Careerist | Penelopes guide to starting a blog 5 Reasons why you don't need to write a book Posted to: Blogging | Journalism September 14th, 2008 Del.icio.us So I had my agent write a post on how to get a book deal.

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10 tools for presenting with Twitter

Speaking about Presenting

I don’t recommend trying to scan the twitterstream at the same time as you’re talking. It’s a Twitter ticker bar that runs along the bottom of your slides: Generally, I wouldn’t recommend using this as it’s highly likely to distract your audience.

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

Presentation Zen

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. Below are ten additional books I can highly recommend; three of them I have recommended before.

4 Methods to Deliver a Great Speech

DeFinis Communications

Good speech writers know the importance of writing speeches that will be read and how to create them. . Fortunately, today this is not a customary or recommended practice. This is the method we recommend for the majority of people we work with. When it comes to delivering your presentation, you actually have many choices. Public speaking involves so much more than just standing in front of a crowd and talking.

20 tips for better conference speaking ~ Authentic Boredom

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20 tips for better conference speaking ~ 16 February 2009 ~ View from on stage as I’m preparing to speak at An Event Apart New Orleans 2008. Genuinely recommended by Authentic Boredom. 1 Jason Zimdars ~ 16 February 2009 Great post. Aaron I 3 Jared Stein ~ 16 February 2009 Thanks, Cameron! I actually thought about writing you and a few others about their presentation methods; however, this post answers many of those questions.

How to Present While People are Twittering | Pistachio

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Make Better Presentations - The Anatomy of a Good Speech | chrisbrogan.com

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chrisbrogan.com 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.

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eLearn: Best Practices

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15 Tips for Webinars: How to Add Impact When You Present Online By Patricia Fripp, CSP, CPAE July 7, 2009 Whenever you open your mouth, whether youre talking to one person or a thousand, you usually want to get a specific message across. My associate Tom Drews, who is very experienced at hosting webinars recommended this technique to Jim Prost and me, and just in time, too.

How to begin a speech

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  There are still human beings who wander this earth recommending starting with a joke -- and even attempting it themselves.  Tags: Audience-Centered Speaking Non-verbal Communication Public Speaking Speech Writing How do you begin a speech?    The problem with that is, for the majority of us who aren't professional comedians, it's hard to deliver jokes successfully.    As any professional will tell you, most jokes fall flat. 

Charli Jane Speaker Services: 10 Tips to Help Position Yoursel

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So be pleasant and be negotiable and give them the best performance possible and in return they will continue to book you and recommend you! Write a book/ info products This is a BIG credibility builder.

Review: Viewfinder

Thoughts On Presenting And Design

In one of the recent episodes , Don McAllister recommended Viewfinder as a great way to get images from flickr. as I write this) or £19 when version 1.1

What makes a great CFO?

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Luke Johnson writes in today’s Financial Times of the list of requirements for a great CFO. He recommends: Someone fundamentally conservative to balance the optimism of a CEO. A qualified professional who can assemble and analyze financial statements. An eye for detail, in absolute command of the financial basics such as debt ratios. Something of an IT expert able [.].

8 things I learnt about using twitter as a participation tool : Speaking about Presenting

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Home Presentation eBook Blog About Best Posts Content PowerPoint Nervousness Delivery Audience Contact Browse > Home / Audience / 8 things I learnt about using twitter as a participation tool 8 things I learnt about using twitter as a participation tool March 1, 2009 by Olivia Mitchell Welcome to this blog - my aim is to make a difference to the success of your presentations. Reply Olivia Mitchell says: March 1, 2009 at 3:01 pm Thanks Jeff - again. Drupalcon DC — 2009.

Be a writing whiz: market your articles

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But how do you let the world know that you can write well? The key is to write one, and only one ground-breaking article, and to include a resource box. Make your pitch  a one to three sentence proposal that shows readers what makes you and your writing unique.

Presentation revelations from PCamp

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Well, this I already knew, but I've been paralyzed with indecision, not knowing where to go next after the writing part. But the next day I started writing down what I wanted to remember, and it -- mostly -- came back.

Presentation revelations from PCamp

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Well, this I already knew, but I've been paralyzed with indecision, not knowing where to go next after the writing part. But the next day I started writing down what I wanted to remember, and it -- mostly -- came back.

Thought Trap #8: Emotional Reasoning

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I recommend the book, Overcoming Panic, Anxiety, & Phobias: New Strategies to Free Yourself from Worry and Fear , if you want some good strategies to combat more serious anxiety. Write it down. Writing automatically provides perspective and helps reveal distorted thinking.

Special offer from Rick Altman, organizer of PowerPoint Live conference

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You may have read my write-up of previous conferences; if not, go to [link] (2008) and [link] (2007). I highly recommend this conference. (By I just had to tell you about the amazing offer that Rick Altman, organizer of the PowerPoint Live conference, is making to people who have never attended one. Rick retains the right to close down this offer at any time, so it may not last long.

How to Write a Good Speech or The Key to Good Speechwriting

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True professionals are justifiably proud of their ability to write in a speaker’s voice. Ted Sorensen: JFK’s Counselor Ted Sorensen, JFK’s speechwriter and counselor, declined to write speeches for anyone else after he left the White House. He states that he could not write for “a stranger calling me up on the phone.” It’s a lot easier if, like Sorensen, you have direct access to the executive or politician you are writing for. His blog is a Fripp recommendation.

Powerpoint custom animation experiment - check out the animation for yourself

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In the next few weeks, I’ll review other relevant research and write a post with suggested guidelines on custom animation. Yesterday, I reported on the results of an experiment into the impact of Powerpoint custom animation on learning.

6 Steps For Creating A Presentation

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Write Out Your Presentation. Now that you have all your material organized, write out your complete presentation. Although this seems onerous and I certainly don't recommend that you deliver your presentation from a fully scripted version, this is an interim step that allows you to get a good sense of the flow of your information and work on intentionally crafting your language. Everybody knows how to create a presentation, right?

24 Ways to Improve your Presentation Skills

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11. Read a book or four on writing screenplays. I recommend Writer’s Journey by Christopher Vogler and Story by Robert McKee. Toastmasters is pretty much recommended by everybody including myself. Here’s a link to an online piano to get you started: 19. Write poetry. Many of them teach comedy writing techniques such as the rule of three, which is like teaching you how to do the icing but without teaching you how to prepare and bake the cake!

24 Ways to Improve your Presentation Skills

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11. Read a book or four on writing screenplays. I recommend Writer’s Journey by Christopher Vogler and Story by Robert McKee. Toastmasters is pretty much recommended by everybody including myself. Here’s a link to an online piano to get you started: 19. Write poetry. Many of them teach comedy writing techniques such as the rule of three, which is like teaching you how to do the icing but without teaching you how to prepare and bake the cake!

Interview: Jane Atkinson - The Wealthy Speaker

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Expertise - Topics - Revenue Jane recommends that we each become an expert in one area we are are passionate about. These services include writing one-time speeches for CEOs as well as company overview or Vision Pitch presentations delivered multiple times in the Executive Briefing Centers of major Silicon Valley companies. She recommended Rene Godefroy's and Keith Harrell's as great examples.

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Interview: Jane Atkinson - The Wealthy Speaker

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Expertise - Topics - Revenue Jane recommends that we each become an expert in one area we are are passionate about. These services include writing one-time speeches for CEOs as well as company overview or Vision Pitch presentations delivered multiple times in the Executive Briefing Centers of major Silicon Valley companies. She recommended Rene Godefroy's and Keith Harrell's as great examples.

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Interview: Jane Atkinson - The Wealthy Speaker

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Expertise - Topics - Revenue Jane recommends that we each become an expert in one area we are are passionate about. These services include writing one-time speeches for CEOs as well as company overview or Vision Pitch presentations delivered multiple times in the Executive Briefing Centers of major Silicon Valley companies. She recommended Rene Godefroy's and Keith Harrell's as great examples.

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PRESENTATION TIP: USE NOTES

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Because you can't write much on the small cards, they are most effectively used as a prompt to keep you on track and jog your memory. This is not a format I recommend. Using the actual slides as your notes is something I strongly recommend against. When using notes you should: Never write in full sentences. Make sure your notes are easy to read, which means writing large enough and leaving lots of white space. .

Presentation handouts: Yes or no, what kind, and when?

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Then, they can write down what you’re saying. While some people recommend giving out handouts at the beginning of the presentation, my experience, both as a presenter and as a member of the audience, is that this usually is disastrous. Should you give out handouts?

How to create soundbites in your presentation

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Opposites: ‘black or white’ Max writes: The fact that there are so many words with opposite meanings provides us with immense scope for producing stark and dramatic contrasts. Max Atkinson claims there’s no magic to it. There’s no need to go to a quote book.

Here’s a quick way to makeover a bullet-point slide

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How to write an assertion. For instance with the slide below the assertion could be “Microfinance is about lending money to poor people&# : Write your assertion as a complete sentence. My recommendation is not to import these directly from Excel into PowerPoint.

NY State Freelancers - Getting stiffed to the tune of $4.7 billion in 2009

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Put the terms and conditions in writing.  What might also be helpful is the kinds of mindsets and behavior I recommend in my book OVER-50: HOW WE KEEP WORKING.  In 2001, Daniel Pink predicted in his book FREE AGENT NATION that more of us would be migrating to contract assignments vs. being traditional full-time employees.    Pink was on the money. 

Top 7 Hot Selling Points to Implement Before Writing Chapter One

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Top 7 Hot Selling Points to Implement Before Writing Chapter One Every part of your book can be a sales tool. Write for your one preferred audience. Create an audience profile and keep your audiences picture in front of you as you write. Write a sizzling book title and front cover. Write a thirty-second "tell and sell." Write your back cover before you write your book. Write your book introduction.

Top 7 Hot Selling Points to Implement Before Writing Chapter One

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Top 7 Hot Selling Points to Implement Before Writing Chapter One Every part of your book can be a sales tool. Write for your one preferred audience. Create an audience profile and keep your audiences picture in front of you as you write. Write a sizzling book title and front cover. Write a thirty-second "tell and sell." Write your back cover before you write your book. Write your book introduction.

On the Road: My Experience Teaching PowerPoint

DeFinis Communications

For both of these options I recommend that you: A. Create two separate presentations OR. In either case, one best practice to use is this: Write all the content in the speaker notes first and then take out the key words or phrases and move them to the slide. On the Road: My Experience Teaching PowerPoint. . This is a guest post from Kirk Mossing, PowerPoint™ Consultant and Trainer. . What do Audiences REALLY Think About PowerPoint? .

If You Must Read.

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Wednesday, June 17, 2009 If You Must Read. When possible, I recommend using notes or an outline, rather than a script. Try writing your speech as if you are writing a personal letter to the audience - and read it that way, too. June 17, 2009 9:47 PM Sarah Gershman said.

the price of not being there

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Sunday, July 12, 2009 The Price of Not Being There In last weeks Washington Post Sports section , Amy Shipley recounts swimmer Katie Hoffs surprisingly disappointing race, "more than 10 seconds off her personal best." July 12, 2009 9:33 PM Sarah Gershman said.

Not Baby Boomers THE NEW YORKER Anymore

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

My recommendations to the new managing editor: Shorten pieces, use fewer brandname writers.    Tags: Writing Exempt from the McKinsey and Company inquisition at Conde Nast, THE NEW YORK seems to be fixing itself.    It will now have a 26-year-old as its new managing editor.   She's Amelia Lester.    Her most recent job has been as an editor at the PARIS REVIEW. 

Is WIRED Next to Get Cut at Conde Nast?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  But, let's hope that management consulting firm McKinsey, which is now on-board advising the media high-flyer, can come up with recommendations that save a bit more than that and bring the company into the digital age. Tags: Writing Things keep looking worse for the future of WIRED.    Its ad pages for this year, reports  Jason Turbow in Mediabistro.com, were down 44% and it has canceled annual special event NextFest.