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. These topics explain skills that presenters should know and are well-written. 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! The point is, Wiley’s Bible series is meant to be very complete and the books are long.

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Link to a specific PowerPoint 2003, 2007 or 2010 slide from Microsoft Word or Excel

PowerPoint Tips

In another tip, “ Hyperlink to a specific slide in another presentation, or specific location in another file ,” one of the topics I cover is how to create a hyperlink in PowerPoint that links to a specific location in Word or Excel. Suppose you want to link from Word or Excel to Slide 2 in a PowerPoint 2003, 2007 or 2010 presentation. Hyperlinks Excel hyperlink link PowerPoint 2007 PowerPoint 2010 PowerPont 2003 slide Word

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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. Follow these steps: In PowerPoint 2007 or PowerPoint 2010, click the Design tab. For more information, see the heading below on that topic. I have more detailed information on shadows in PowerPoint 2007 and 2010 here and here. In PowerPoint 2010, you’ll see the “Back Stage” area with a preview to the right. Do you create posters for personal or business use?

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The Family: 2010

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Of course, no slouch when it comes to topical subjects, Hollywood is having us look at The Family.    But our world is now post-Hollywood.      So, we don't need that official guidance any more to have those heavy thoughts and conversations about anything, including who is our family.

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

The Eloquent Woman

2010 was a big year for The Eloquent Woman, a year in which the blog was: Liked by more Facebook fans than any other public-speaking Facebook page ; Publishing more frequent blog posts , and more unique content on The Eloquent Woman on Facebook; Tripling readership over this time last year; and Doubling our email subscribers , who receive a free monthly newsletter focused on a single public-speaking issue in depth. women and public speaking 2010 top posts

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

PowerPoint Tips

Here’s an example of a simple agenda slide for a webinar I gave: When I get to each topic, people see the same image, so they remember that I’m staring one of the 3 major topics of the presentation. 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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How to create blog post topics and schedule posts

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Before you write each blog post, you should clearly decide on your topic, which segment of your target market the post will appeal to and what problem or opportunity you will address. And your post should stay focused on the topic, segment and issue. That might mean some prospects will not be interested in particular posts; however, if you try to be everything to everybody in each post, you will end up being nothing to nobody.

August's top 10 public speaking tips and topics

The Eloquent Woman

Then join The Eloquent Woman on Facebook , a vibrant community that gets to discuss these topics before they appear on the blog; or contact me about your public speaking training and coaching needs. Just like footprints in the sand, these 10 posts left an impression with readers this month. Here are the most popular reads on the blog for August: The all-in-one on tears while speaking struck a nerve with readers.

Speaking off the cuff – a resource

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

Here is a great resource ; an entire website dedicated to the art of “table topics&# , or speaking impromptu.What I like about the site is that he gives you a lot of templates, or outlines you can use for practising unprepared topics. It’s interesting to see the different ways people can take this, sometimes you may have one participant controlling the flow of the entire topic, while others will work together to figure out how the talk or story will evolve.

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Public Speaking - Informative Speech Topics

Great Public Speaking

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D.C. - Freelance writing opportunity for transactional law topics

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

This help-wanted on Craigslist warns that the subject matter dealing with transactional law is complex.      Yet, it is seeking freelance writing help, not a full-timer.    Might provide money and a portfolio of writing samples for law students and newbie JDs looking to leverage their knowledge in ways other than actually practicing law. Here are the details and how to apply.

August 4, 2010: Biggest news day in long time

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Christopher Hitchens reflects on Topic of Cancer. Yesterday was a big news day in general.    It was especially big, considering these are the beginning of the dog days of August. On my four syndicated blogs, traffic surged on the posts about: Prop 8 gets tossed. Alleged shoplifting by Harvard student Caroline Giuliani. Bristol's heart is broken, yet again.

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'Objects as visual aids': UK Speechwriters' Guild Conference, 2010

Max Atkinson

three reasons why it struck me as a promising topic for a short talk at this particular conference. P.S. Given the third of my reasons for selecting this topic (at the start of this post) I was delighted when someone in my audience posted this on Twitter: V stimulating day in Bournemouth - @maxatkinson gave a terrific example of how to use (short) video clips as a visual aid.

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A new kind of online speaker profile: The topic cloud

The Eloquent Woman

I know I just told you about Lanyrd, the "social conference directory" that lets you explore conferences, speakers, topics and more--and better yet, add past and present speeches and presentations (your own or those of others), making it a good roster of experience for speakers. As a result, when speakers tag their topics within sessions, the tags become a "word cloud" on your profile under the heading "Speaks about," as shown in the sample profile at left.

The Communication Blog: Communication Strategies: Metacommunication

The Communication Blog

12.26.2010 Communication Strategies: Metacommunication Heres a brief explanation of metacommunication, surely not enough to do this important topic justice--but a start. ▼ 2010 (41) ▼ December (5) Communication Strategies: Metacommunication Cyberflirting etc Emotional Checker New Communication Words Communication Strategies: Feedback ► November (4) $5 Off Feedforward Politeness as a Theory of Relationship Development.

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

Speaking about Presenting

There are a number of tried and tested formats which are easy to adapt to your topic. They have a collection of previously used headlines (called a swipefile) and then they simply work out which type of headline will work best for their current topic. I’ll show you how this can work by taking one topic and generating a number of possible presentation titles by applying the different formats. The topic is teaching bioethics in secondary schools.

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13 Best Practice Tips for Effective Presentation Handouts

Speaking about Presenting

If they’re inspired by your topic, they’ve got more information on it. However, they are good for inspiring people to find out more about a topic. And if you’re the sort of person who wants to tell the audience everything you know about the topic… you can put it in the handout. This is a perennial topic of debate amongst presenters. Your presentation handout is the lasting concrete manifestation of your presentation.

4 ways to move people from attention to engagement

Speaking about Presenting

In an effort to have an “attention-grabbing opening” some presenters end up with an opening that has only tangential relevance to their topic. The easiest way to write fascinations is to adapt another writer’s fascinations to your topic. In my last post, I argued that you already have attention at the start of your presentation. The task is not to grab attention, but to actively nurture the attention that you have and transform it into engagement.

The Seven Types of Presentation to Avoid

Speaking about Presenting

This presenter is in love with their topic and wants to share it all with you – every nuance, every subtlety, every story. Have you inflicted one of these types of presentation on your audience? These seven types are all a result of a lack of planning or the wrong sort of planning. I’ll be looking at how to avoid some of these presentation planning traps in a live webinar with Ellen Finkelstein next week. The webinar is on Wednesday 29th September at 4pm ET. Sign up here.

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How to simplify your presentation without dumbing it down

Speaking about Presenting

You cannot reach simplicity without understanding the complexity and subtleties of your topic. In some topic areas, there’s a choice between being 100.00% accurate or being understood. The order could be chronological, or it could be going from a 30,000 ft view to a microscopic view of your topic. Making a presentation simple requires hard thinking. You might be concerned that in your quest to make your presentation simple, you’ll dumb it down.

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The Seven Types of Presentation to Avoid

Speaking about Presenting

This presenter is in love with their topic and wants to share it all with you – every nuance, every subtlety, every story. Have you inflicted one of these types of presentation on your audience? These seven types are all a result of a lack of planning or the wrong sort of planning. I’ll be looking at how to avoid some of these presentation planning traps in a live webinar with Ellen Finkelstein next week. The webinar is on Wednesday 29th September at 4pm ET. Sign up here.

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The 7 Triggers that will Fascinate your Audience

Speaking about Presenting

The word “damn&# led the audience to think the speaker was more passionate about the topic – and hence more persuasive. Sally Hogshead has written Fascinate – a book exploring the seven triggers that fascinate people. In this post, I explore how the triggers can be used when you’re presenting. These triggers have tremendous power and executed skilfully will compel your audience to listen to you.

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Mindmapping your Presentation: Are you Making this Mistake?

Speaking about Presenting

Everyday to mid-level presentations on a topic that you know well. High-stakes pitch or high-profile conference presentation on a topic you’re not so familiar with. In the past month I’ve sat through three presentations by professional speakers. They were all planned by mindmapping. None of these presentations reached their potential. Here are the flaws the presentations suffered from: They had no unifying theme. They jumped around from one subtopic to another.

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Public Speaking Lessons from the Old Spice Guy

Manner of Speaking

Well, the Old Spice Guy has a Twitter account and he was getting lots of questions from followers for advice on a variety of topics. It’s Friday as I write this post, so time for something on the lighter side. Those of you who live outside North America (as I now do) might not be familiar with Old Spice men’s care products , but when I was growing up in Canada, I used to love the smell of my Dad’s Old Spice aftershave.

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Mindmapping your Presentation: Are you Making this Mistake?

Speaking about Presenting

Everyday to mid-level presentations on a topic that you know well. High-stakes pitch or high-profile conference presentation on a topic you’re not so familiar with. In the past month I’ve sat through three presentations by professional speakers. They were all planned by mindmapping. None of these presentations reached their potential. Here are the flaws the presentations suffered from: They had no unifying theme. They jumped around from one subtopic to another.

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Hear live from 8 presentation experts without leaving your home

Speaking about Presenting

Each speaker’s name is a link to a page where you can read more about the speaker and their topic. October 6, 2010. Ellen Finkelstein has organized a series of webinar presentations with a great line up of presenters. And not only will you not have any travel and accommodation costs, the webinars themselves are free! To sign up for the webinars go to this webpage: Outstanding Presentations Workshop.

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4 ways to move people from attention to engagement

Speaking about Presenting

In an effort to have an “attention-grabbing opening” some presenters end up with an opening that has only tangential relevance to their topic. The easiest way to write fascinations is to adapt another writer’s fascinations to your topic. In my last post, I argued that you already have attention at the start of your presentation. The task is not to grab attention, but to actively nurture the attention that you have and transform it into engagement.

How to fight the urge to overload your audience

Speaking about Presenting

It can raise awareness of your topic. Do you try and cram too much into your presentation? One of my readers, Alec, wrote to me for help with this: I know I should edit mercilessly, but the dilemma is that I’m often presenting fairly controversial points of view, or unorthodox (but proven) approaches, and so I know what all the objections or questions will be, and I try to build those into the presentation.

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Hear live from 8 presentation experts without leaving your home

Speaking about Presenting

Each speaker’s name is a link to a page where you can read more about the speaker and their topic. October 6, 2010. Ellen Finkelstein has organized a series of webinar presentations with a great line up of presenters. And not only will you not have any travel and accommodation costs, the webinars themselves are free! To sign up for the webinars go to this webpage: Outstanding Presentations Workshop.

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6 reasons why you shouldn’t give an overview presentation

Speaking about Presenting

A deep presentation explores one aspect of a topic in depth, whereas a wide presentation gives an overview of the entire topic. A study of over 8,000 college science students found that those who had studied at least one major topic in depth at high school, got better grades in college science. Anyone can give an overview of a topic. An in-depth exploration of a particular aspect of a topic is more likely to inspire people to find out more about the topic.

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Nick R Thomas - A Public Speaker's Blog :: Using topical jokes in.

Nick R Thomas - A Public Speaker's Blog

Famous Speech Friday: Brené Brown's 2010 TEDx talk on vulnerability

The Eloquent Woman

It must have struck a chord, because Brené Brown''s 2010 TEDx talk on vulnerability is, as of late 2013, the fourth-most-watched TED talk of all time. From an interview with On Being , she recalls: I did this TEDxHouston talk in June of 2010 and then, in December of 2010, the talk was chosen to be on the main TED website and it went viral very quickly. " Be thou vulnerable ," TED tells its speakers. But this famous speech was about vulnerability--in us and in the speaker.

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Six Secrets from a Professional Speaker on Audience Participation

Speaking about Presenting

With a larger audience, you can achieve the same thing by writing on a tablet as Dan Roam did at SXSW 2010. And when you do ask for questions how about saying: I welcome you asking me anything about this topic. The best presentations at SXSW 2010. Last week I wrote about the challenge of the third era of presenting: the era of the audience.

6 reasons you shouldn’t give an overview presentation

Speaking about Presenting

A deep presentation explores one aspect of a topic in depth, whereas a wide presentation gives an overview of the entire topic. A study of over 8,000 college science students found that those who had studied at least one major topic in depth at high school, got better grades in college science. Anyone can give an overview of a topic. An in-depth exploration of a particular aspect of a topic is more likely to inspire people to find out more about the topic.

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The 7 Triggers that will Fascinate your Audience

Speaking about Presenting

The word “damn&# led the audience to think the speaker was more passionate about the topic – and hence more persuasive. Sally Hogshead has written Fascinate – a book exploring the seven triggers that fascinate people. In this post, I explore how the triggers can be used when you’re presenting. These triggers have tremendous power and executed skilfully will compel your audience to listen to you.

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Online Politeness

The Communication Blog

of Virtual Communities and Social Networking, 1(2), 65-84, April-June 2009), a topic we address in our textbooks but never fully enough. ▼ 2010 (41) ► December (5) Communication Strategies: Metacommunication Cyberflirting etc Emotional Checker New Communication Words Communication Strategies: Feedback ► November (4) $5 Off Feedforward Politeness as a Theory of Relationship Development. 10.10.2010 Online Politeness Heres an intresting take on politeness (Int.

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How to Look Authoritative when you Feel Anything But

Speaking about Presenting

There’s always the potential for other people to know more about a topic than you, so this is a losing battle. Having to deliver a presentation to people who are older than you, more important than you, or more expert than you, can make you doubt yourself. To look more credible and authoritative do the opposite of what a person lacking in confidence would do. Typically, they would: compare themselves unfavorably to other people. be shy about meeting people.

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

Speaking about Presenting

You could use it effectively in a keynote presentation (as Gladwell does) or in a teaching/training environment as an introduction to a larger topic. 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. At the end of the presentation the presenter said “And that’s why you should invest in ostrich farming.”

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

Speaking about Presenting

Your use of metaphors will depend on your audience’s familiarity with the topic. A presentation on the same topic to a different audience is likely to need a different key message. For example, deliver a presentation to them on a topic which they’re not familiar with, and overload them with information. Any recommendations for dealing with technical topics – for example training about a software program?

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How to Look Authoritative when you Feel Anything But

Speaking about Presenting

There’s always the potential for other people to know more about a topic than you, so this is a losing battle. Having to deliver a presentation to people who are older than you, more important than you, or more expert than you, can make you doubt yourself. To look more credible and authoritative do the opposite of what a person lacking in confidence would do. Typically, they would: compare themselves unfavorably to other people. be shy about meeting people.

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

Speaking about Presenting

Your use of metaphors will depend on your audience’s familiarity with the topic. A presentation on the same topic to a different audience is likely to need a different key message. For example, deliver a presentation to them on a topic which they’re not familiar with, and overload them with information. Any recommendations for dealing with technical topics – for example training about a software program?

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Public Speaking Event in Orlando

Successful Speeches Blog

If you live in or near the Orlando area, I hope you’ll be able to join me and the Orlando Chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators on November 3, 2010. I’ll be speaking on the topic of “How to Make Your Speech Sound Like Music to Their Ears” You can find all the [.].

Public Speaking Event in Orlando

Successful Speeches Blog

If you live in or near the Orlando area, I hope you’ll be able to join me and the Orlando Chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators on November 3, 2010. I’ll be speaking on the topic of “How to Make Your Speech Sound Like Music to Their Ears&#. You can find all the [.].