Famous Speech Friday: Angela Merkel's 2009 U.S. Congress speech

The Eloquent Woman

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's 2009 speech before both houses of the U.S. You'll learn how to plan, write, time, practice, and deliver it in a group limited to 5 people per workshop. Congress has just about everything you'd want in a famous speech.

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Writing Compelling Titles for Articles & Talks |

Speaking Freely

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Trending Sources

7 ways to keep audience attention during your presentation

Speaking about Presenting

You can also exploit the power of story to keep attention by structuring your whole presentation using a story structure – I’ll write more on this later (meanwhile if you know of any good links to this concept please do post them in the comments).

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Write your ending

PowerPoint Tips

Here is a sneak preview of some of the content of my 3-day workshop, “Create an Outstanding Presentation.&# It comes from Day 1: Content. Your ending is even more important than your beginning. You want it to be strong and clear. It’s sad but true—your audience may not remember anything else!

Speech writing tips - How many words?

Inter-Activ Presenting and Influencing

When I first started writing speeches, I struggled to know how many words to write for a speech of a given length. Of course it goes without saying that when writing a speech of any length don’t forget the basics.

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


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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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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Why most attempts at audience participation fail and what to do about it

Speaking about Presenting

To ensure you get the wording right, write them down on a card. Ask them to write down any ideas that are sparked for them as you’re speaking. Near the end of your presentation, ask people to write down one action that they will take as a result of your presentation.

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).

How to propose a toast

Speaking about Presenting

Make the writing large and bold so that you can read your notes easily. Propose a toast: Image by Waldo Jaquith. Give the gift of public speaking this holiday season. It’s the time to show your love and appreciation for your family and friends.

You don't hate public speaking. You're doing it right now.

Speak Schmeak

The reality is that people form impressions of you based on what you say, what you write, how you dress, how you do your hair. Let's talk about all the ways you "speak in public" every day. You meet new people at a party. You ask for help at Best Buy. You run a meeting at work.

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The benefits of creating outlines before you write

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Before your write any document, outline all the points you want to address, in the order you should address them. Then write from point to point to point… until you are done. Tags: Business Training Business Writing benefits of outlining business writing how to create an outline By starting with an outline, you will become a more effective writer. You will also become a more efficient writer. Let’s use an outline [.].

Why the stickiest idea in presenting is just plain wrong

Speaking about Presenting

If you come across a blog post or article on the internet which quotes Mehrabian’s formula as if it were true, comment on the post or write an email to the author. If you’d like to be added to the list above, let me know (write a comment below, e-mail me or tweet me).

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Public Speaking Tip: Use Humor

Pivotal Public Speaking

Tags: humour in public speaking public speaking speech writing humour

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How to Successfully Moderate a Conference Panel, A Comprehensive Guide " Web Strategy by Jeremiah Owyang | Social Media, Web Marketing


If you’re a blogger you may want to write up a wrap-up and link to anyone who took pictures. Posted by Dan Perry on January 30th, 2008 at 9:56 am Thanks for writing this post Jeremiah and nice job on the panel yesterday. I had many of these ideas already, but having a comprehensive “How To&# in writing is fueling some further ideas. Thanks for writing all these ideas down. Posted by jeremiah_owyang on February 23rd, 2009 at 10:58 am [.]

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


Facebook and YouTube blocked by paranoid corporations at their own peril 8 tips to make your YouTube video go viral Top 5 corporate blogging mistakes and how to avoid them Thank you for helping me to write The New Rules of Marketing & PR! Photo of me presenting in Istanbul, Turkey on February 25, 2009 courtesy MediaCat. Posted by David Meerman Scott on March 16, 2009 | Permalink Digg This | Save to del.icio.us Posted by: Russ Boles | March 16, 2009 at 08:45 AM Having read L.

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How to Start Speaking at Events | chrisbrogan.com


I write about the types of speeches I hope to give. It goes right into sample speaking topics, which are write-ups of presentations I’ve given. Write something YOU'D want to attend, and that helps. Ronald Lewis Chris, Thanks for writing this post.

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Toastmasters Friday: Writing a World Championship Speech - Speechstorming

Speak and Deliver

In years past, we would be required to write a new speech for the Semis, which used to be held at Regional Conferences in June (except for contestants outside of North America - but I'll get into that in a later post). So how does one write a World Championship speech? Write.

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


Use Type Over 24pt It is easy to fall into writing paragraphs in slides.

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20 tips for better conference speaking ~ Authentic Boredom


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. 1 Jason Zimdars ~ 16 February 2009 Great post. link] 2 Aaron Irizarry ~ 16 February 2009 Great list, definitely#2 rings true, as many of us at my job attend different conferences, some based on search or UX / web design, the one common things that I noticed is someone shares who caught their attention the most.

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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. . 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. How you deliver your thoughts and message can depend on a number of factors, such as your comfort level, the nature of the information and most important, your audience’s expectations.

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Unique Storyboard Method: Receipt Tape

Duarte Blog

Some visual thinkers challenged me to write a very short presentation about the power of visual thinking during these tough economic times. Then, I remembered how I used to write my hubby love notes with cute glyphs in them on receipt tape.

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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.

Communicating Bad News - Seven Steps for CEO’s

Matt Eventoff

There is a reason why some of the greatest political leaders of our time continue to make phone calls and write notes to key supporters during off years, long before election season is looming on the horizon. How does a CEO communicate change that may be perceived as negative? How does a CEO message bad news?

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


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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Churchill, Lincoln, Kennedy…and Bloggers?

Matt Eventoff

Does this mean every blog post you write should be consumed in less than three minutes? Care passionately about what you are writing about if you want your readers to care at all. (This appeared earlier this week on the HubSpot marketing blog, a leader in all things new media). Winston Churchill. Abraham Lincoln. John F. Kennedy. What do all three great leaders have in common? All were exemplary public speakers, and not one of them blogged !

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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!

May, 2009 PowerPoint 2007 Theme - dun-aqua

PowerPoint Tips

You should be able to see the path to the folder, which you might want to write down. By request, I'm offering my first PowerPoint 2007 theme. It's the same look as last month's background, but it's a THMX file. To find out where to save it, open PowerPoint 2007, click the Design tab, and click the More button at the right of the row of themes from the Themes gallery. At the bottom, choose Save Current Theme, and PowerPoint automatically places you in the right folder.

Jargon and gobbledygook comedy sketch

Max Atkinson

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Yes! I Want You to Write Your Speech!

Speak and Deliver

I was working with a new client this week, and got the question I so often get from new clients: Do I need to write out my speech? Write your speech! One big reason to write it is so you can EDIT it - which I wrote about in 2009. Write your speech.

Analysis: President Obama’s Speech on Afghanistan: December 1, 2009

Successful Speeches Blog

Live Presentations Opinion Political Speeches PowerPoint Presentation Skills Public Speaking Rhetorical Devices Scripting Your Speech Speech Writing Starting Your Speech Uncategorized Afghanistan Barack Obama Martin Luther King Jr Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Let’s put politics aside for a moment, shall we?

How much should I charge for corporate writing jobs?

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

As a freelance writer who has been around long enough to go grey (due to age, not due to work), I am often asked, “How much should I charge for corporate writing jobs?” I am asked this question by other freelancers – especially aspiring freelancers or freelancers looking to move from periodical writing to corporate writing. Tags: Freelance Writing - Corporate Pricing Corporate Assignments estimating quotes

Speech Writing Workshop in Toronto

Successful Speeches Blog

If you live close to the Greater Toronto Area, I hope you’ll join me on January 27, 2010 for my one-day speech writing workshop. The last time I taught this course was in February 2009. Tags: Events Speech Writing Speech Writing Resources Speech Writing Workshop Attendance is limited to 10 participants, so register early to avoid disappointment. You can get the full details here.

eLearn: Best Practices


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. Contact webmaster@acm.org Call: 1.800.342.6626 (USA and Canada) or +212.626.0500 (Global) Write: ACM, 2 Penn Plaza, New York, NY, 10121, USA.

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

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

(re)Discover the Joy of Creative Writing - book sale.

Online Speech Writing Course

Successful Speeches Blog

On May 13th, I will be starting a 6-week online speech writing course. I’ll be teaching you how to master the art and science of writing a successful speech that will take your speeches to another level. Tags: Events Speech Writing Speech Writing Resources If you’ve been finding value in my blog posts, then this is a course you won’t want to miss.

John Lima – 1921 – 2009

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

John Lima – 1921 – 2009 May he rest in peace. Peacefully in his home on Friday October 9, 2009 with his wife by his side. Tags: Freelance Writing - General LIMA, John. Born in Acri, Di Consenza, Italy on May 14, 1921. John, beloved husband of Catherine (nee Mezzapelli) for 65 years. Loving father of Jeannette, Patrick, Paul and Ruth. Wonderful [.].

Kate Winslet ignores Paul Hogan’s advice to award winners

Max Atkinson

After all, their skill is to deliver other people’s lines in a way that portrays characters other than themselves, which is a very different business from writing your own lines and coming across as yourself.

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9 Tips for Enriching Your Presentations With Social Media


9 Tips for Enriching Your Presentations With Social Media