Four Presentation Predictions for 2011

Duarte Blog

Business News Strategy Technology Tips 2011 authenticity forecast future hand made Nancy Duarte predictions presentations tablet tablet war twitterverse

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Announcing Outstanding Presentations Workshop 2011!

PowerPoint Tips

I’m pleased to announce the 2nd Outstanding Presentations Workshop with a new group of top-tier presenters! Those of you who attended last year (we had over 1700 sign-ups from 49 countries!) will remember the high quality of the presentations. And it’s all free! Thanks to our sponsors.).

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Trending Sources

World Championship of Public Speaking, 2011

Manner of Speaking

The 2011 World Championship of Public Speaking , hosted by Toastmasters International in Las Vegas, Nevada is now history. Again, my sincere congratulations to all contestants in the 2011 Toastmasters World Championship of Public Speaking.

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Book review: Office 2011 for Mac All-in-One For Dummies

PowerPoint Tips

Office 2011 for Mac All-in-One For Dummies covers Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. You’ll also find information about recording, broadcasting (new for 2011), custom shows, and more. Review books Mac Office 2011If you use Office on the Mac, this book is for you!

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Interview with Sunni Brown: Doodler, Gameist and 2011 TED Speaker

Duarte Blog

She has a well-deserved spot on the 2011 TED stage this year too. Sunni Brown lives up to the promise of her name. She lights up a room.

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Famous Speech Friday: Toni Morrison’s 2011 commencement address

The Eloquent Woman

One of the things that made Morrison’s 2011 Rutgers address notable is that she was paid $30,000 for that appearance– a steep fee for anyone, but especially for a fiction writer. (Editor's note: Many readers know that my sister Elaine died this summer.

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The Fastest Way to Create an Ignite Presentation

Speaking about Presenting

I set myself the challenge of preparing my first Ignite presentation as fast as possible. The Ignite presentation format is a 5 minutes long presentation with 20 slides and with the slides advancing automatically every 15 seconds. It’s the presentation equivalent of a haiku or sonnet.

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The Fastest Way to Create an Ignite Presentation

Speaking about Presenting

I set myself the challenge of preparing my first Ignite presentation as fast as possible. The Ignite presentation format is a 5 minutes long presentation with 20 slides and with the slides advancing automatically every 15 seconds. It’s the presentation equivalent of a haiku or sonnet.

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10 tips for overcoming the fear of being bold

Speaking about Presenting

I’m working on being bold – whether it’s in a one on one conversation or in a presentation. In the past, I’ve often watered down what I say to avoid upsetting anyone. And I’m not alone. Many of the people that I coach are concerned about being bold.

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10 tips for overcoming the fear of being bold

Speaking about Presenting

I’m working on being bold – whether it’s in a one on one conversation or in a presentation. In the past, I’ve often watered down what I say to avoid upsetting anyone. And I’m not alone. Many of the people that I coach are concerned about being bold.

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Oscar Night 2011

Manner of Speaking

Tonight is the 83rd Annual Academy Awards. It’s been years since I’ve seen the show live. For me, watching it from start to finish can be a tedious affair.

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Who Are the Best and Worst Communicators of 2011?

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

Once again, my fellow communication coaches Decker Communications have published a “ 10 best and worst communicators for 2011 ,” and the list is fascinating both for those it includes and those it doesn’t, as well as what it says about us and where we are as a nation.    So, without further ado, are Morgan’s Reflections on the Best and Worst Lists of 2011.

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Toastmasters International UK & Ireland: Communicator of the Year, 2011

Max Atkinson

Then I discovered that they had a surprise in store and were going to elevate me to Communicator of the Year, 2011 - " awarded by Toastmasters to individuals who have either helped promote public speaking/leadership or helped to develop understanding of the speaking and leadership worlds."

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The Year Ahead: Fearless Predictions for Communications in 2011

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

A calendar year is an arbitrary deadline and communication is never-ending; nevertheless it’s helpful to take stock of the kind of year in communications we’ve just had and look ahead to what we can expect in 2011.    I see five trends that will each undergo shifts in 2011.   In 2011, we’ll replace the long-winded with the nano-communication So information-saturated and attention-deprived are we as a culture that Twitter will begin to seem endless in 2011

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NSA 2011 Convention: Advance Planning

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

At the end of the month, I’m off to Anaheim, for my 7th NSA Convention. The theme this year is Influence and the conference chair is NSA bad-boy Randy Gage. He rocked the house a couple of years back with a religion-bashing keynote that, for the first time ever, did not get a knee-jerk [.]. Public Speaking National Speakers Association

The 5-step cure for boring body language

Speaking about Presenting

Could your body language be more expressive? Do you inhibit your natural body language when you’re public speaking because of your self-consciousness? Or maybe you’ve been told (by a well-meaning but misguided person) that you wave your arms around too much?

Cameron on the NHS: 3 priorities (2006) mutate into 5 big things (2011)

Max Atkinson

At the 2006 Conservative Party conference, David Cameron sought to go one better than Tony Blair by summing up his three priorities in 3 letters: Not surprisingly, I had no trouble at all in remembering these three letters and confidently predict that you won't either.

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PowerPoint Tips, Mistakes and Ideas from 2011

Executive Speech Coach

What are the best ideas that you can use to improve your PowerPoint Presentations? What if Your PowerPoint Slides Make You a Liar? The marketing director of a well known Internet company presented us with fascinating stats about Internet use and users. I was captivated by the numbers and percentages until he reached the graph slide in his PowerPoint presentation. One of my colleagues raised his hand to ask a question.

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Steve Jobs – Public Speaking, Preparation & Practice

Matt Eventoff

The speed at which information travels has rendered most news dated within hours; days if a story really has “legs.” ” To last through multiple news cycles is very rare. The passing of Steve Jobs has done just that, and for good reason.

Closing A Speech or Presentation, Part I

Matt Eventoff

The moment of truth has arrived. You had them entranced at the open. The audience was clearly focused, nodding as you delivered your message; eyes locked as you wove through a carefully crafted medley of stories, anecdotes and analogies, all supporting your message. There is no question that the majority of your audience probably agrees with what you are saying. Empowered, the time has come to conclude, at which point you exclaim: “In conclusion, I appreciate your time to hear about __.

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The two types of presenter: which are you?

Speaking about Presenting

This is a post written by Tony Burns, my partner and co-trainer. There are two types of people in the world – those who divide the world into two types of people, and those who don’t. I’m one of the former.

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Toastmasters Monday: The 2011 Convention

Speak and Deliver

2011 World Champion Jock Elliott Contests. 2011 Int'l President Michael Notaro Our organization has a LOT of politics - and I've been vocal in the past about my likes and dislikes. I'm baaa-aaack.! A delay in my flight brought me home in the wee hours of today, vs. last night.

A Public Speaker’s Checklist – Free PDF File

Manner of Speaking

Last year I wrote a post about logistical items that speakers should remember for a speaking engagement. Reader response was so good that I created an addendum. To put these ideas into a more practical format for you, I have reworked the checklist into a single-page PDF file.

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The sobering truth about what an audience remembers

Speaking about Presenting

Last week I spent three awesome days at the Presentation Summit. In this post, I want to explore what audience members remember from a presentation, using the first three keynotes of the conference as my examples. I asked as many people as I could what they remembered from each of these keynotes.

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My Biggest Blunders of 2011

Speaker Launcher

I think it’s healthy to learn from your mistakes, don’t you? And in this situation, by sharing, I might help you avoid some of my biggies. So let’s get right to it: FIRE, BEFORE READY AND AIM.

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Big Time Internet Usage Stats From 2011

Communication Steroids

The Power of Words – 108 Seconds Changes Everything

Matt Eventoff

This video clip delivers more power, emotion and education in less than two minutes than the majority of programming can deliver in two hours: This video isn’t even a video, it’s an advertisement, and the most effective advertisement I have seen in years.

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How to get a Photoshopped look by fading in an image

PowerPoint Tips

Adobe® Photoshop® can create great effects, but you might not have or know the program.

How to use the Magic of Live to be a Compelling Speaker

Speaking about Presenting

Photo credit: AndiH. Live performances are magic. We pay to see our favorite bands performing even though we can listen to the songs anytime for free. We travel long distances to hear a famous speaker live, even though we can watch their speech online at home.

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How to store your presentation in the cloud–for embedding, collaboration, or marketing

PowerPoint Tips

Storing a presentation in the cloud, that is, in a Web-based location, has great advantages: It’s an off-site backup. You can use Embed code to embed the presentation on your website or blog. You can share the link with colleagues for collaboration or potential customers for marketing.

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Using presentations for decision-making

PowerPoint Tips

Which side of the decision fence are you on? Are you the persuader or the decider? We hear a lot about how to persuade using presentations, but little about how to resist persuasion and make the best decision possible. So let’s talk about how you can use presentations to make a decision.

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What to do when you’re losing your audience

Speaking about Presenting

Your audience’s attention will fade over time unless you take specific steps to keep them engaged.

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The 5 Bad Habits of Experienced Speakers

Speaking about Presenting

I’ve been through a long journey (25 years) of developing as a speaker. I started off shy, nervous and tentative. Now I’m a high energy, animated speaker and I love connecting, laughing, riffing with an audience. But along the way I’ve picked up some bad habits.

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Demosthenes and Modern Oratory

Matt Eventoff

Demosthenes is one of my favorite orators to study. Unfortunately, I have not had the opportunity to ever see or hear him as he passed away in 322 BC. He is one of the legendary Greek orators and some of his most famous (and my favorite) addresses of his relate to his opposition to King Phillip II of Macedon. Demosthenes is relevant here because of his dedication to practice and preparation. Demosthenes had speech impediments and his dream was to be a great orator.

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How to be an Outstanding Communicator

Manner of Speaking

Today’s post is from Martin Shovel. Martin is a writer, speechwriter, cartoonist and communications expert with a special interest in new media and social networking. He is a regular contributor to the Guardian’s Mind Your Language blog and has appeared on BBC Radio 4’s Word of Mouth. Through his company, CreativityWorks , Martin has worked with an impressive host of companies and organizations to help their people significantly improve their public speaking and presentation skills.

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Live Your Dreams « Elizabethkuhnke's Blog

Kuhnke Communication

Elizabethkuhnke's Blog Entries (RSS) Comments (RSS) Home About Elizabeth Make Your Voice Work For You How to Deal with Problems Live Your Dreams Posted by: Kuhnke Communication on: February 2, 2011 In: Confidence | Lifestyle | Miscellaneous Comment!

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50 New Year’s Resolutions for Public Speakers

Manner of Speaking

Some ideas to help you take your public speaking to the next level in 2012. In no particular order: 1. I will prepare. I will practice. I will have a clear message. I will be able to distill every speech and every presentation into a single sentence. I will always ask myself: “Why should the audience care about my message?” ” 6. If I cannot answer that question, I will find a new message. Or a new audience. I will arrive early for my speaking engagements.

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Ten Tips for Using Props in a Presentation

Manner of Speaking

In my previous post , I looked at some of the ways in which a prop can add some real value to a presentation. In this post, I want to give some suggestions when it comes to using props. To this end, I offer ten tips for your consideration.

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6 Secrets to get People to Take Action after your Presentation

Speaking about Presenting

How can you increase the likelihood that people will take action after your presentation? Chip and Dan Heath reveal many of the secrets in their latest book Switch. I’ve added a few more tips that I’ve learnt over my years presenting and training. Script the critical move.

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6 Secrets to get People to Take Action after your Presentation

Speaking about Presenting

How can you increase the likelihood that people will take action after your presentation? Chip and Dan Heath reveal many of the secrets in their latest book Switch. I’ve added a few more tips that I’ve learnt over my years presenting and training. Script the critical move.

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