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. Jock is an example for us all when it comes to both public speaking and not giving up on your dreams.

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Announcing Outstanding Presentations Workshop 2011!

PowerPoint Tips

Who will speak? Bruce Gabrielle: Author of Speaking PowerPoint: The New Language of Business. Andrew Dlugan: The well-known blogger at the Six Minutes blog, which covers public speaking and presentation skills.

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Summer 2011

Manner of Speaking

W e return to Switzerland tomorrow, so look for new posts on Manner of Speaking in the near future. I hope that you have been having an enjoyable summer. I have been traveling with my family in Canada for the past three weeks and taking a bit of break from the blog.

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Oscar Night 2011

Manner of Speaking

Manner of Speaking backs "The King's Speech" This year, however, I have more than a passing interest in one movie: The King’s Speech. Tonight is the 83rd Annual Academy Awards. It’s been years since I’ve seen the show live.

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Summer 2011

Manner of Speaking

W e return to Switzerland tomorrow, so look for new posts on Manner of Speaking in the near future. I hope that you have been having an enjoyable summer. I have been traveling with my family in Canada for the past three weeks and taking a bit of break from the blog.

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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. Jock is an example for us all when it comes to both public speaking and not giving up on your dreams. If you are going to speak in public, you are going to have setbacks. Again, my sincere congratulations to all contestants in the 2011 Toastmasters World Championship of Public Speaking.

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Quick takeaways from Presentation Summit 2011–Day 1, Part 2

PowerPoint Tips

In the afternoon of the first day of Presentation Summit 2011, I heard 2 excellent presentations and wanted to share them with you. Olivia Mitchell (whom many of you heard speak at last year’s Outstanding Presentations Workshop ) talked about how to wean a presenter from bullet points.

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NSA 2011 Convention: Advance Planning

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Public Speaking National Speakers AssociationAt 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 [.].

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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. Speaking seems to be secondary now , a component of leadership, instead of an end in itself.

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It’s January 31, 2011: Do You Know Where Your New Year’s Resolutions Are?

DeFinis Communications

You took the time to think about the areas in your life where you’d like to make changes and you carefully crafted your 2011 New Year’s Resolutions. So, what are some of the most popular New Year’s resolutions that pertain to public speaking? Practicing one skill every week—eye contact, speaking slowly, enunciation, etc. We’re in the infancy of 2011.

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Resolve to Speak.& Deliver in 2011

Speak and Deliver

Speaking in 2010 took a very different turn for me. The final result of 2010 for me, speaking-wise, is that while I spoke more than I ever have before in a year (getting that valuable stage time), I spoke less about what I WANTED to speak about then ever before as well.

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Can Public Speaking Be an Enjoyable Experience?

DeFinis Communications

Fortunately, there is a way to make public speaking less stressful and something you actually look forward to. Making public speaking enjoyable comes down to being in control of yourself and your environment.

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Big Time Internet Usage Stats From 2011

Communication Steroids

Public Speaking Courses | Add your site Join Our Inner Circle: RSS Feed of our latest newsletters here Search This Website Become a Fan on Facebook! Communication Steroids on Facebook Instant Download: Improve Your Public Speaking Skills!

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Steve Jobs – Public Speaking, Preparation & Practice

Matt Eventoff

His public speaking skills had everything to do with fundamentals – an example being one that is crucial yet often ignored – extensive preparation. The speed at which information travels has rendered most news dated within hours; days if a story really has “legs.”

PowerPoint, Speaking or Sex?

Thoughts On Presenting And Design

   When I taught public speaking at Princeton, I developed a variety of ways to help nervous students combat speaking anxiety.    And that would make the point exactly:  the same symptoms get defined as bad when you’re about to speak and great when you’re about to have some fun. 

2011 178

Speaking With Conviction…Over the Phone

DeFinis Communications

You have to deliver your ideas without the benefits of a face-to-face meeting, or you have to speak to an image on a computer screen. When you’re faced with these situations, how can you use your public speaking skills and prevent your message from going down in flames?

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Perfect Public Speaking is an Asymptote

Manner of Speaking

So, what does all this have to do with public speaking? Well, perfect public speaking is like an asymptote. Read books and blogs on public speaking and presentation skills. Recently, I wrote a post entitled Basic Speech Geometry.

2011 246

Best Public Speaking Gestures

The Speaker Point

April 12, 2011 Posts Comments The Speaker Point Helping you master public speaking and communication skills Home Delivery Speech Analysis Making Money Preparation Reviews About Best Public Speaking Gestures March 18, 2011 By Alex Cequea View Comments (Guest post by Eric Carter ) Chances are, if you are on this site you are familiar with public speaking gurus like Dr. Wayne Dyer or someone like Mark Victor Hansen.

Eric Thomas – 10 Lessons on Motivational Speaking

Matt Eventoff

I see hundreds of motivational speeches every year. Very few warrant a second look, even fewer a third. I have watched this speech over twenty times in the past week. The first 3:30 of this speech should be a staple in classrooms. . This is not an orthodox speech.

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 Secret” to Effective Public Speaking

Matt Eventoff

Forget about effective public speaking for a minute. Practice and preparation are the “big secrets” of effective public speaking. Effective public speaking is no different than professional athletics – practice and preparation make all of the difference. Close your eyes….It’s It’s game time; you just paid $500 for tickets for your family to see your favorite team, and even more for food and souvenirs. . The players take the field (or court, or ice)….straight

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Podcast on Public Speaking

Manner of Speaking

Last week, the subject of the show was public speaking and presentation skills. Radio Jack Vincent Podc presentations public speaking The Connectors World Radio SwitzerlandLast year, I wrote a post explaining how I had been invited to be a regular participant in a weekly talk show on World Radio Switzerland (WRS) called The Connectors. Featuring a teams of expats and Swiss, the show takes light-hearted look at life in Switzerland.

Podcast on Public Speaking

Manner of Speaking

Last week, the subject of the show was public speaking and presentation skills. Radio Jack Vincent Podc presentations public speaking The Connectors World Radio SwitzerlandLast year, I wrote a post explaining how I had been invited to be a regular participant in a weekly talk show on World Radio Switzerland (WRS) called The Connectors. Featuring a teams of expats and Swiss, the show takes light-hearted look at life in Switzerland.

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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Public Speaking is a Risk

Manner of Speaking

Did you ever have a really bad public speaking experience? Did you ever have trouble speaking because you were so nervous? I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Public speaking is a risk. If you’ve never had a bad public speaking experience, chances are you haven’t done much public speaking. If you want to improve, there is only one real way and that is to speak. And if you speak, you will certainly have setbacks.

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The top #publicspeaking and presenting posts of 2011

The Eloquent Woman

From inspiring women's speeches to checklists, visuals and sexist speaking situations, 2011's most-read posts offer you a glimpse at what you and other readers found most valuable this year. workshop on dynamic speaking skills , March 2 and 3 in Washington, DC

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How to Assess Your Public Speaking Comfort Level

DeFinis Communications

Nervousness and public speaking go hand-in-hand. These individuals generally have little experience speaking to groups, but because of a recent promotion or increased job responsibilities, they are now expected to speak (i.e., These people have little desire to speak in public, but now are required to do so. They enjoy the adrenalin rush that speaking provides and ride it to peak performance.

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Ten Commandments for Writing and Speaking

Manner of Speaking

As I went through the commandments, it occurred to me that they also apply to public speaking. Delivery Preparation PowerPoint Presentation public speaking Slide Presentations Ten Commandments"Thou shalt not kill (thy audience with PowerPoint)."

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Best iPhone Apps for Public Speaking

The Speaker Point

April 12, 2011 Posts Comments The Speaker Point Helping you master public speaking and communication skills Home Delivery Speech Analysis Making Money Preparation Reviews About Best iPhone Apps for Public Speaking February 25, 2011 By Alex Cequea View Comments The world of apps is a vast and inviting place, but it can easily get overwhelming. Public Speaking- Hypno Tranquility (free): This app comes with 5 tracks from Steve G. Confident Public Speaking!

2011 174

A Public Speaking Lesson in a Pot of Clay

Manner of Speaking

The parallels with public speaking are obvious. If you want to become a better public speaker, you have to speak. You can watch all the TED Talks you like; you can read all the great books that have been written about public speaking; you can follow blogs like this one—but if you never get up on your feet and actually speak in public you are not going to improve. Here are some ideas as to how you can get practice speaking: Join Toastmasters.

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Commencement Speeches 2011: The best. and the rest

OnSpeechwriting

The Class of 2011 has (mostly) left the auditorium, in search of jobs and new apartments. All of which means it’s time again to commit ourselves to a reckoning of the best, the worst and the merely mediocre commencement speeches of 2011.

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23 Public Speaking Secrets from the Greats

Manner of Speaking

Carol has gleaned 23 public speaking secrets from well-known people. Of the 23 secrets that are listed, here are 11 that I particularly liked: Be persistent and practice : “All the great speakers were bad speakers at first.&# – Ralph Waldo Emerson (How could I not like this, given that it is the tagline for Manner of Speaking ?). Resist the urge to speed through, and get attention by speaking slowly : “Slow down, especially at the beginning of a speech.

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Grow your Voice to Speak with Confidence

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

Grow your Voice to Speak with Confidence. This book discusses aspects of public speaking that we often neglect, and that is using your voice as an effective tool to get your message across. It is a little like a Pilates or Yoga course for developing your speaking voice.

2011 172

Public Speaking Can Cause Physical Harm

Matt Eventoff

What lengths would you go to in order to become a master orator, or to take your public speaking to the next level? Uncategorized cause cause physical churchill de oratore demosthenes greek empire harm harms length levels master masters balance matt eventoff michelle koop mnemonics orator philip ii of macedon physicals princeton public speaking Public SpeakingStand barefoot on blacktop while reciting your speech to test your patience and create proper cadence?

2011 166

Inspired to speak: The King's Speech

Speak Schmeak

An inspiring and moving film, The King's Speech tells the story of the reluctant king, George VI, in the years leading up to his coronation and first major speech of World War II, and the man who helps him overcome his fearful approach to speaking (and life).

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Video clips of the month, 2011

Max Atkinson

February More 3-part lists and a touch of management speak from Obama on Egypt March Memorable speeches in Berlin revisited April 'Inward cutter' in the Archbishop of Canterbury's Easter sermon May President Obama's speech at Westminster awarded a B- June How many numbers can you get into 20 seconds? Regular readers will know that a regular feature of this blog is the inclusion of video clips to illustrate points discussed in different posts.

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Lessons from a Public Speaking Champion

Manner of Speaking

Darren was the 2001 Toastmasters World Champion of Public Speaking. It was great to have someone of his profile at the conference and he was always available to speak with the participants. In it, he chronicled his journey from a salesman of stereo speakers to a (very bad) stand-up comedian – he showed a tape of one of his early routines that was painful to watch at times – to the 2001 World Champion of Public Speaking and now a highly paid, successful speaker.

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Professors and Public Speaking/Presentation Skills

Matt Eventoff

Other recent lectures have included topics ranging from on topics ranging from Public Speaking for Entrepreneurs to Message Development 101 to Pre-Crisis Communication to Connecting with your Class: Communication Strategy for Professors (and a whole host of others) to Communicating outside of the Classroom: Communication Strategy for Faculty and Staff. .

Embrace Your Authenticity: It’s the Backbone of Public Speaking Success

DeFinis Communications

Developing this type of authenticity when speaking does not always come naturally. True, authentic communication is about creating a bond and connection with your listeners, whether you’re talking with one person or one hundred.

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7 tips for speaking up in meetings

Speak Schmeak

Not knowing when we're going to be called on to speak. There seems to be an ingrained insecurity in many of us when it comes to speaking up at meetings. In a previous blog post, I talked about speaking off the cuff , and being prepared for those times when. Meetings.

Podcast on Public Speaking

Manner of Speaking

Last week, the subject of the show was public speaking and presentation skills. Radio Jack Vincent Podc presentations public speaking The Connectors World Radio SwitzerlandLast year, I wrote a post explaining how I had been invited to be a regular participant in a weekly talk show on World Radio Switzerland (WRS) called The Connectors. Featuring a teams of expats and Swiss, the show takes light-hearted look at life in Switzerland.

A Public Speaking Lesson from My Sister

DeFinis Communications

Now, you may be asking, “what could this story possibly have to do with public speaking?” As you know, I see public speaking lessons everywhere. So here are a few public speaking lessons that also apply to life: . In public speaking and in life, reach out to others before pulling the covers over your head. Elegant Skills for Powerful Presentations Executive Speech Prep Fear of public speaking PowerPoint Prepare presentation skills training for women Public Speaking

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Want to Sharpen Your Public Speaking Skills? Begin Now!

DeFinis Communications

She explained that this person needed major help with his public speaking skills because he was moving into the role of CEO and was terrified of public speaking. But knowing that public speaking would now be a required cornerstone of his new job, he almost decided not to take it. Public speaking is a big challenge for a lot of people, and it doesn’t matter if you’re a C-level executive or a new supervisor.