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Free photo-editing tools

PowerPoint Tips

Since PowerPoint 2010 added a Remove Background feature (shown here), you often don’t need to leave PowerPoint. Other free tools.

Debate Preparation – Seven Rules for Success

Matt Eventoff

We have now officially entered silly season - the final weeks of the 2010 election season, and that means… debates, and lots of them! Campaigns spend an inordinate amount of time raising money to do one thing – deliver their message to voters, most often through paid media. Hint – not well!). Too long is wrong. . Smile!

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How to create a poster in PowerPoint 2007 & PowerPoint 2010

PowerPoint Tips

Let’s create a couple of posters in PowerPoint 2007 or 2010. ” I have a blog post with other resources for free photos.

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Review: PowerPoint 2010 Bible

PowerPoint Tips

I received a free copy of PowerPoint 2010 Bible by Faithe Wempen. PowerPoint 2010 Bible is indeed very complete. It’s published by Wiley and is almost 800 pages. You think that’s a lot? I write the AutoCAD & AutoCAD LT Bible , and it’s almost 1300 pages! Everything is here. Now, about slide design.

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A Message from Zimbabwe – Sometimes Speech is Not Free

Matt Eventoff

Welcome to Zimbabwe and the Mugabe regime; the land of free elections that have resulted in all of the above. Maybe a few tours in prison.

Resource for free sounds and sound effects

PowerPoint Tips

The Freesound Project is a web site that collects sounds and sound effects (not music) that are available under Creative Commons licensing, and therefore free and legal for anyone to use. It’s also a community; you can register and upload your own sounds for sharing. At the top right, enter a term in the Search box.

13 Best Practice Tips for Effective Presentation Handouts

Speaking about Presenting

Both of these can be done for free and just a little technical courage (techphobics shouldn’t try this). Benefits for audience members.

Free PowerPoint backgrounds and how to make your own

PowerPoint Tips

For several years, I created backgrounds and offered them as free downloads. Go to the Free PowerPoint Backgrounds page and see for yourself.

5 simple rules for creating world-changing presentations

PowerPoint Tips

At the same time, the video is a showcase of what you can do in PowerPoint 2010. Tags: Resource Nancy Duarte PowerPoint 2010

Buy Microsoft Office 2007 now and get 2010 free later

PowerPoint Tips

You buy Office 2007 now and you can then upgrade to 2010 for free. If you go from 2003 to 2010, the learning curve will be huge.

The Top 5 PowerPoint Slide Makeover videos of 2010

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

Almost every slide makeover that I do is based on a slide that has been sent to me for one of my in-house or public workshops (learn more about my workshops here ), one I’ve helped one of my consulting clients create or sent in by one of my newsletter subscribers ( sign up for free here ). The slides end up being read to the audience.

Public Speaking: Joan Stewart's Top Ten Ways to Get Free Publicity

Great Public Speaking

While you're buying expensive advertising to deliver your message, they're doing it for free. Today, as a media relations consultant, professional speaker and ezine publisher, I teach people how to create free publicity to sell a product or service, champion a cause, create an image and establish their expertise. Air time is free.

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

The Eloquent Woman

women and public speaking 2010 top postsSolid suggestions, links and ideas follow to help the young and the expert claim and hold their ground.

Desperately Seeking Inspiration

Manner of Speaking

Try free writing. In this blog post from 24 November 2010, Seth provides his take on the question: Where do ideas come from? ———.

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The one thing you can do to be a better speaker.

Speak Schmeak

It's a free gift of yourself, your time, your attention, that you give someone with no expectation of reciprocity or repayment. But.* That's it.

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Public Speaking - Tom's Year End Blowout 2010

Great Public Speaking

seminar training tomantion Tom Antion public speaking get paid to speak free speaker tips Tom Antion tom antion businessI will put you in business for 47 bucks! Why would I do that? Because as my year end blowout sale I want to make sure we both make some bucks. In my past blowout sales I made a ton and you got super bargains. We do all that.

The First Seven Seconds

Manner of Speaking

Check the speaking area to ensure it is free from obstruction ( e.g. electrical cords over which we can stumble). Walking on stage with papers in your hand does not convey the same message as walking on stage with both hands free. Are you confident? Comfortable? Sincere? Glad to be there? They react to your voice—the tone and pitch.

Webinar “How to Plan an Audience-friendly Presentation”: Your Questions Answered

Speaking about Presenting

It will be available for viewing for free for the next few days. So here are the answers. Set the Scene. Key Message. The three boxes. and How?

Public Speaking - Sexist Language

Great Public Speaking

seminar training tomantion Tom Antion public speaking get paid to speak free speaker tips Tom Antion tom antion businessThe use of sexist language is something you must also be careful to avoid in order to be in tune with today's society. There is an excellent section about this topic in the book Speak Like a Pro by Margaret Bedrosian.

13 communication and life tips that children teach us

Presentation Zen

Please feel free to share some of those here for others to see We can learn a lot from a child. 1) Be completely present in the moment.

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Free Speech

The Communication Blog

2.17.2010 Free Speech Student’s Facebook Tirade Against Teacher Is Protected Speech | Threat Level | Heres an interesting summary of cases involving students and teachers and free speech and would make for an interesting class discussion of what constitutes free speech and what are its limits.

Three ideas from improv to improve your speaking

Speaking about Presenting

I’ve just finished a four day improvisational comedy course for speakers. But, as I learnt more about improv, I realised I’d got it completely wrong.

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Presentation: A few minutes with John Cleese on creativity

Presentation Zen

Cleese's idea is that we must create a sort of "tortoise enclosure," an atmosphere that is safe and free from the threat of interruption.

Public Speaking: Involving Your Participants

Great Public Speaking

Tags: seminar training tomantion Tom Antion public speaking free speaker tips Tom Antion tom antion business

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How to Create an Extraordinarily Effective Speech-Marketing Tool

Pivotal Public Speaking

where you can send the tool to get it published free and fast, looking the way you want, both bound and digitally downloadable! •

Five Platforms for a Classroom Back-channel Chat

skip to main | skip to sidebar Free Technology for Teachers A review of free technology resources and how teachers can use them.

How Twitter is Like Public Speaking

More than PowerPoint...

ps -- if you have questions or comments, feel free to connect with me on Twitter. "I just don't know what I would say." "I Get to like them.

Webinar “How to Plan an Audience-friendly Presentation”: Your Questions Answered

Speaking about Presenting

It will be available for viewing for free for the next few days. So here are the answers. Set the Scene. Key Message. The three boxes. and How?

Tips for creative success from Pixar

Presentation Zen

When you know others will try to make your idea better, not just shoot it down, you become free. Here are two valuable lessons fro m improv. (1)

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Vocal Communication « Elizabethkuhnke's Blog

Kuhnke Communication

Mixed Messages Vocal Communication Posted by: Kuhnke Communication on: September 29, 2010 In: Communication | Voice Comment! You set the tone.

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Free tips for speakers from behind the Murdoch paywall

Max Atkinson

For what they're worth, these are the (free) tips that I'd be urging on him in the weeks and months ahead But when I saw this Sky News report on PMQ, I began to wonder why I'd bothered to buy it. The tips leaked to The Times had no warnings about overdoing lines that sound as if he's trying to endear himself to younger voters.

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Two products updated for PowerPoint 2010

PowerPoint Tips

I’ve just updated two of my products for PowerPoint 2010: 7 Steps to Great Images , my short e-book on quick image edits you can do to make a big difference right away. If you bought one of these from me in the last two years and have upgraded to PowerPoint 2010, e-mail me (go to and click the Contact link).

How to Deliver a First-Rate Online Presentation

Professionally Speaking...

These professionals use clear and precise language that is free from slang, umms and other ‘fillers.’


An essential skill: slide layout

PowerPoint Tips

It’s free and you don’t need to register to watch it. Lots and lots and lots!

Beware of Any SEO Firm That Promises Zillions of Free Links to Your Site

Content Marketing Today

External links to your site from high quality, relevant websites are one of the best ways to generate great search results. Thank you."

Positioning Yourself For More Speaking Engagements

Pivotal Public Speaking

You’ll want to provide incentive for them to opt-in by giving away free information, reports and tips. Free information that you offer will builds your list, leverage your outreach and increase your profit if used wisely. To get your F.R.E.E. 12 essential Steps to Attract Your Ideal Customers. No cynics, please. Wrong!

Interview with Andy Zimmerman, VP for

PowerPoint Tips

myBrainshark is a free presentation-sharing site. I’ve started to use recently. What makes myBrainshark unique?

Using quotes in speeches? Figure out why and take it to the next level

The Eloquent Woman

Sign up for the free monthly newsletter , Step Up Your Speaking, which focuses on one speaking skill or issue each month. three. Can't find one?

Hitting the brakes: When you're a speedy speaker

The Eloquent Woman

Are you a fast talker? Do you try to cram too much into your presentations and compensate with speed? If the problem is nerves, work on them.

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How to keep your audience’s attention

PowerPoint Tips

Chris Atherton (and more about her here ) has a great blog post on how to give a presentation that keeps your audience’s attention.