If George Lucas designed your presentation

Speak Schmeak

It's about telling the story." ~ Ed Catmull, director, Lucasfilm Computer Division 1979-1986 In the documentary, Ed and other ILM veterans talk about the CG team being able to manipulate the sky to get the kind of shot they wish they had photographed. Tags: Technology TV inspired Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies Graphics PowerPoint Entertainers

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Five things speakers can learn from event planners

Speak Schmeak

With vendors ranging from caterers to florists to photographers to musicians to hotels to audio/visual professionals, and every other kind of service provider you can imagine, the event planner juggles personalities, schedules, budgets, and activities to create an event that seems like it just "came together." Preparation Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies The Business of Speaking Resources Openings and ClosingsI have two clients who are event planners.

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More fun with 30-second commercials

Speak Schmeak

Linda Blue , photographer, started off talking about rings, which seemed to be a segue from our resident jeweler, Calla Gold. From there, it's a quick leap to asking if they need a wedding photographer! And Ginny Milhoan, chiropractor, used a little topical humor when she suggested that our necks might be hurting because we're worried about whether we can pay our taxes -- and that she could take away that stress with her non-force adjustment technique.

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Five things speakers can learn from event planners

Speak Schmeak

With vendors ranging from caterers to florists to photographers to musicians to hotels to audio/visual professionals, and every other kind of service provider you can imagine, the event planner juggles personalities, schedules, budgets, and activities to create an event that seems like it just "came together." Tags: Preparation Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies The Business of Speaking Resources Openings and Closings I have two clients who are event planners.

If George Lucas designed your presentation

Speak Schmeak

It's about telling the story." ~ Ed Catmull, director, Lucasfilm Computer Division 1979-1986 In the documentary, Ed and other ILM veterans talk about the CG team being able to manipulate the sky to get the kind of shot they wish they had photographed. Technology Preparation TV inspired Products Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies PowerPoint Entertainers About Me

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How are your observational skills?

Speak Schmeak

Observational humor is a well-known public speaking tool, where the speaker takes something that has happened or is happening in the room and spontaneously brings it into his presentation for a laugh. In my opening to the presentation, I asked two of my typical questions, one about how many people love or dread speaking, and the second about how they rank their skills as a speaker.

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More fun with 30-second commercials

Speak Schmeak

Linda Blue , photographer, started off talking about rings, which seemed to be a segue from our resident jeweler, Calla Gold. From there, it's a quick leap to asking if they need a wedding photographer! And Ginny Milhoan, chiropractor, used a little topical humor when she suggested that our necks might be hurting because we're worried about whether we can pay our taxes -- and that she could take away that stress with her non-force adjustment technique. Download audio here.

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Make me care: TEDxSB Part 3

Speak Schmeak

So imagine my surprise when David Starkey began to speak, and I began to enjoy myself! From the way everyone spoke about him, I was expecting something special, especially when word went around that no one wanted to be the person to speak after him. It was about the people he's met, interviewed and photographed for his books. Tags: Speakers Engaging the Audience Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies Openings and Closings Now for the fun stuff!

2010 100

Make me care: TEDxSB Part 3

Speak Schmeak

So imagine my surprise when David Starkey began to speak, and I began to enjoy myself! From the way everyone spoke about him, I was expecting something special, especially when word went around that no one wanted to be the person to speak after him. It was about the people he's met, interviewed and photographed for his books. Speakers Engaging the Audience Products Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies Openings and ClosingsNow for the fun stuff!

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