Five less-talked about gems from Nancy Duarte’s latest book “Resonate”

Speaking about Presenting

Resonate , Nancy Duarte’s latest book, is for the serious student of presentations. If you’re a presentation geek, you’ll want this book on your bookshelf. Presentation books

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Five less-talked about gems from Nancy Duarte’s latest book “Resonate”

Speaking about Presenting

Resonate , Nancy Duarte’s latest book, is for the serious student of presentations. If you’re a presentation geek, you’ll want this book on your bookshelf. Presentation books

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Create quick, professional diagrams with SmartArt in PowerPoint 2007 & 2010

PowerPoint Tips

Just like the boy’s picture book. SmartArt was a new feature of PowerPoint 2007 and is a way to quickly create professional-looking diagrams from bulleted text. In the Tell ‘n’ Show SM method , you put a meaning title that tells the point on the slide.

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Review: PowerPoint 2010 Bible

PowerPoint Tips

I received a free copy of PowerPoint 2010 Bible by Faithe Wempen. The point is, Wiley’s Bible series is meant to be very complete and the books are long. Generally, they’re reference books, not tutorials. PowerPoint 2010 Bible is indeed very complete. While most of the book is about PowerPoint proper, there’s a good Chapter 2 on “What makes a great presentation?&# It’s published by Wiley and is almost 800 pages.

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Book Review: The Political Speechwriter’s Companion

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Tags: Speechwriting Bob Lehrman Book Review political speechwriting Robert Lehrman

How to write a presentation title that gets people flocking to your session

Speaking about Presenting

Dale Carnegie’s famous book “How to Win Friends and Influence People” is still one of the best-selling communications books on Amazon. The title of the book is a big part of it’s success. Get inspiration for your presentation title from magazines.

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13 Best Practice Tips for Effective Presentation Handouts

Speaking about Presenting

Let your audience know where they can find out more: books, websites, blogs etc. Cliff Atkinson suggests creating a “home page” for your presentation in his book The Backchannel. Your presentation handout is the lasting concrete manifestation of your presentation.

The Gettysburg Address: An Analysis

Manner of Speaking

Today, 19 November 2010, marks the 147th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address in 1863. As Nancy Duarte says in her book, Resonate , “People are naturally attracted to opposites, so presentations should draw from this attraction to create interest.

Review of two books on speaking

PowerPoint Tips

I recently read two books on speaking and thought I’d review them together. My understanding is that Jess and TJ are partners and the book cover includes “with Jess Todtfeld&# under TJ Walker’s name. Jess asked if I’d be willing to review the book.

PresentationEssentials-New E-book by Oliver Adria

PowerPoint Tips

Oliver Adria, who blogs about presenting at ReThink Presentations , has just come out with an e-book called PresentationEssentials: 39 Ideas on Content, Design and Delivery. (I Oliver has a great sense of design; the book is beautifully designed. The book also makes a great gift for someone who is still using text-based slides. Full disclosure: When Oliver first started with this book, he invited people to contribute and I contributed two of the ideas.

Presentation structure: Why it’s smarter to put your conclusion in your opening

Speaking about Presenting

Malcolm Gladwell is a master at this both in his books and in his presentations. A long time ago I attended a presentation on ostrich farming. It was pleasantly interesting because I love animals but I didn’t really get the point – after all I wasn’t planning on being an ostrich farmer.

Business writing & freelance writing book sale, up to 25% off until Jan. 1, 2011

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

All of my books are on sale until the end of 2010. My BooksDiscounts range from 15% to 25% off.

6 presentation tips from a professional speaker

Speaking about Presenting

Scott Berkun’s book Confessions of a public speaker is an entertaining and enlightening read on what it what it takes, and what it’s like, to be a professional speaker. I’ve shamelessly cherry-picked the presentation tips from Scott’s book that I most agree with. Buy Scott’s book.

Think less. Act more.

Speak Schmeak

I have a lot of great ideas, but I neglect to take action on them in a timely way, especially the books I'm writing. First thing I did after choosing this word was to open the file for one of my books and put two good hours into working on it.

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The Eloquent Woman's top 10 public speaking posts in 2010

The Eloquent Woman

Here are the 10 most popular posts from 2010 on The Eloquent Woman blog: "How do I establish credibility as a speaker when my age and looks work against me?" women and public speaking 2010 top posts

If you are a presenter you MUST watch this company: Prezi (new features just released) — Scobleizer

Thoughts On Presenting And Design

A presentation with lots of text isn’t a presentation, it’s a pitch book.

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Desperately Seeking Inspiration

Manner of Speaking

It comes from Seth Godin , the author of several books about “marketing, the spread of ideas and managing both customers and employees with respect”. In this blog post from 24 November 2010, Seth provides his take on the question: Where do ideas come from? ———.

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Book Review: The Backchannel

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

How to augment your live presentation using social media Effective public speaking is a challenge for many executives. They must prepare interesting content, overcome stage fright and deliver a speech that will hold the audience’s attention. As if that wasn’t difficult enough, they are increasingly likely to find themselves looking out at a sea of faces [.].

Speaker Leader Champion - Book 13 of 52 in 52 Weeks - A Review

Speak and Deliver

There''s been a lot of hoopla around Ryan Avery & Jeremey Donovan''s new book, Speaker Leader Champion - Succeed at Work Through the Power of Public Speaking , not in small part to Avery''s attempt to set a Guinness World Record of Most Books Signed earlier in April.

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Watching highlights from the third 2010 election debate makes me wonder (again) whether they're a good idea

Max Atkinson

One of the things I take considerable pride in is the fact that none of my books, including the latest one published last month (Seen & Heard) is anything other than politically neutral

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This week’s read – Writing great speeches

Pivotal Public Speaking

public speaking speech writing booksWriting Great Speeches : Professional Techniques You Can Use (Part of the Essence of Public Speaking Series) . by Alan M. Perlman.

How to fight the urge to overload your audience

Speaking about Presenting

This idea is developed further by Cliff Atkinson in his book The Backchannel. Do you try and cram too much into your presentation?

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How to Create an Extraordinarily Effective Speech-Marketing Tool

Pivotal Public Speaking

… Your Own Self-Selling Book or Booklet. You will learn: • how to strategize your speech-marketing campaign, and what singular tool will distinguish you from others seeking that booking. • Tags: books public speaking business publishing

Are you ready for the third era in presenting?

Speaking about Presenting

Gary Vaynerchuck spoke for 10 minutes in front of an audience of 1,000s at SXSW 2010 and then opened up his keynote presentation to questions. Cliff Atkinson’s most recent book The Backchannel is ostensibly about managing the social media backchannel.

The First Seven Seconds

Manner of Speaking

The first chapter of that book, entitled “The First Seven Seconds&# , focuses on the importance of first impressions. Roger Ailes is the President of Fox News, a former media consultant for three American Presidents and author of the best-selling You Are the Message. In article that appeared in SUCCESS Magazine , Ailes wrote the following: You’ve got just seven seconds to make the right first impression.

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What makes a successful sales presentation?

PowerPoint Tips

See my e-book, The Art of Persuasion.). Do you gives sales presentations? Perhaps you travel to prospective clients ‘ offices and pitch a product or service. You may give webinars online to sell your wares.

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A Radical Presentation Idea

Manner of Speaking

Seth Godin is the author of several books about “marketing, the spread of ideas and managing both customers and employees with respect&#. In this blog post from 1 July 2010, Seth proposes a radical new approach to giving a presentation with slides. They are bestsellers. His blog is one of my favourites and I highly recommend it. His Squidoo Lens is also worth a loo k. Go big! Really big! 200 slides big! But why?

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What's the point of speech contests?

Speak Schmeak

Even an eye-catching slide show with a meaningful message (basically a well-illustrated picture book ) is not a presentation. I admit it; I get a little bent out of shape at the title "World's Best" or "World Champion" when it's thrown around willy-nilly.

The need for connection & engagement in education

Presentation Zen

This picture is from page 157 of the Naked Presenter book. Anyone who wants to make better presentations should be interested in how people learn. If you are interested in how people learn, you are obviously interested in education.

New Communication Words

The Communication Blog

12.20.2010 New Communication Words Here is a great article on new words introduced in 2010. Follow me on Twitter Twitter Updates follow me on Twitter WELCOME This blog is designed as a forum for instructors and students who are using one of my books or, more generally, to anyone with an interest in communication and especially in the teaching of interpersonal communication, human communication, or public speaking. Click on "DeVito Domain" to visit my website detailing my books.

Resonate: A fantastic new book on presentation

Presentation Zen

If you have not heard of Nancy Duarte's new book, then let me turn you on to it. Resonate: Present Visual Stories that Transform Audiences, says Nancy, is the prequel to her first book Slide:ology. This book is informative, instructive, and inspirational.

Presentation: A few minutes with John Cleese on creativity

Presentation Zen

In David Rock's book Your Brain at Work: Strategies for Overcoming Distraction, Regaining Focus, and Working Smarter All Day Long, he says "Having insights involves hearing subtle signals and allowing loose connections to be made.

Women and Power « Elizabethkuhnke's Blog

Kuhnke Communication

Elizabethkuhnke's Blog Entries (RSS) Comments (RSS) Home About Elizabeth Communicating with Confidence Gestures Women and Power Posted by: Kuhnke Communication on: October 7, 2010 In: Executive Presence | Lifestyle Comment!

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Everyone Communicates, Few Connect

Manner of Speaking

A New York Times , Wall Street Journal and Business Week best-selling author, John Maxwell has sold over 18 million books. The premise of the book is simple: Talk is cheap. The book is divided into ten chapters.

Humor Book Reviews

Humor Power

I recently read two great books on humor, and I recommend them both to you. Both books are inspirational, funny and touching. Jerry Seinfeld described Born Standing Up as “one of the best books about comedy and being a comedian ever written.&#. Both the books are engaging, fun to read, and filled with insights that will help you understand the art and science of humor. Humor In Speaking humor books Marlo Thomas standup comedy Steve Martin

A Public Speaking Alphabet

Manner of Speaking

It’s like riding a bicycle: You can read all the books and watch all the videos about it, but until you actually do it (and until you actually take a few bumps along the way), you’ll will never be able to improve. A - Audience. Fitting that it comes first. The most important part of any speech. A speech is for the audience and about the audience. Always. B - Bo oks. There are so many resources available these days for public speakers.

What’s Your Sentence?

Manner of Speaking

A few months ago, I reviewed Dan’s latest book , Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates us , and its applicability to public speaking. Today I want to return to Drive and a neat two-minute promotion video for the book in which Dan raises two questions that could change your life. Book Review Preparation Dan Pink Daniel Pink Drive preparion What is my key message?

Do It « Elizabethkuhnke's Blog

Kuhnke Communication

First Impressions Do It Posted by: Kuhnke Communication on: December 22, 2010 In: Confidence | Lifestyle Comment! 3 Responses to "Do It" 1 | Dave Doran December 22, 2010 at 3:31 pm Elizabeth, An excellent post and one that is very relevant to coaching.

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Madeleine Albright: "Learn to interrupt"

The Eloquent Woman

Photo from World Economic Forum's Flickr photostream ) Related posts: Confidence: Fake it until you make it Speaking up for introverts Dilbert on speaking up in meetings Ruth Bader Ginsberg on speaking up in meetings Memo to the boss: 6 reasons I need training A book on women speaking up in meetings.

Need a last minute gift for your favorite Public Speaker?

DeFinis Communications

Her new book, Resonate: Present Visual Stories that Transform a Audiences , is part how-to guide and part narrative that gives justification for an approach Duarte calls “story based messaging.” In this book, the visuals are Duarte’s STAR moment.