Announcing Outstanding Presentations Workshop 2012

PowerPoint Tips

Now I know I have resources to help me engage my audience. Ellen Finkelstein can train you or your team to create high-impact, engaging, professional presentations for training, sales, business, or education.

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October 12for12 Challenge: Increase audience engagement

Speak Schmeak

Have you joined my 12 Speaking Challenges for 2012 program yet? Build your "confidence muscles" with monthly challenges designed to help you get out of your comfort zone and build confidence in a variety of settings that will prepare you for your upcoming speaking engagements!

"Speak to Engage: 7-Step Shortcut to Public Speaking Success" starts October 4

Speak Schmeak

Yes, you can give engaging presentations -- presentations that compel your audiences to take action, presentations that persuade your audiences to buy, presentations that take your audiences from apathetic to motivated -- and you can do it with ease and with confidence!

12 Speaking Challenges for 2012 - have you joined?

Speak Schmeak

Have you joined my 12 Speaking Challenges for 2012 yet? Build your "confidence muscles" with 12 monthly challenges designed to help you get out of your comfort zone and build confidence in a variety of settings that will prepare you for your upcoming speaking engagements!

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Attend Presentation Summit 2012–Here’s what you’ll get

PowerPoint Tips

Ellen Finkelstein can train you or your team to create high-impact, engaging, professional presentations for training, sales, business, or education. Every year, I attend the Presentation Summit , organized and hosted by Rick Altman.

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Seven points for powerful debating

The Presenter's Blog

Based on what we’ve just seen during the 2012 Presidential Debates, here is The Presenters’ Blog list of the top seven things to be aware of in order to raise your debating game: Answer the question on your own terms. If you are on the stage, prepare to engage.

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12 Speaking Challenges for 2012 - have you joined?

Speak Schmeak

Have you joined my 12 Speaking Challenges for 2012 yet? Build your "confidence muscles" with 12 monthly challenges designed to help you get out of your comfort zone and build confidence in a variety of settings that will prepare you for your upcoming speaking engagements!

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Engagement: Beyond Social Media in Campaign 2012

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Even at AOL , the shaky edifice built on page views, more folks are talking Engagement.  House Speaker John Boehner is being dumped on because he can't engage with his championing of the Defense of Marriage Act, reports POLITICO.

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Hugh Hefner Engaged to Crystal Harris … Again

TJ Walker Interactive

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Presentation European Seminars 2012 in London Nov 7 & 8

Presentation Zen

The Presentation Zen European Seminars sold out fast in previous years, mostly because we kept the size relatively small to achieve a relaxed atmosphere and better engagement. truly was an excellent workshop and an engaging experience.

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Presentation: The need for engagement in education (redux)

Presentation Zen

Still, there are things we can do to engage students that increase the effectiveness of the large classroom. Below is a ustream version of a short talk I did in the spring at TEDxOsaka.

Famous Speech Friday: Michelle Obama at the 2012 Democratic National Convention

The Eloquent Woman

Storytelling can turn an invitation to speak into an invitation to engage. First Lady Michelle Obama provided an example of this when she recently spoke at the 2012 Democratic National Convention.

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Death by infographic?

Speak Schmeak

Engaging the Audience Curse of Knowledge PowerPoint CommunicationThere is no doubt that infographics are the hot new thing. Want to get your message across in a fun, snappy, visual way? Make it an infographic.

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Lessons from a drag queen

Speak Schmeak

Our very own diva, Cassidy Live performers know that the best way to get the audience's engagement is to include them in the show, whether it's making them feel like a rock star when they sing along, asking them questions that they can answer with a cheer, or bringing them onstage to participate.

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Does your audience have a reason to listen for another minute?

Speak Schmeak

Engaging the audience is an ongoing prospect. People's minds drift, they get distracted, they become engaged in their own thoughts. Here are a bunch more posts about engaging the audience. Engaging the Audience Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies Openings and Closings

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12 Speaking Challenges for 2012 launches January 2!

Speak Schmeak

All of these aspects of confidence will be addressed in my program, " 12 Speaking Challenges for 2012 !" This program is about getting you ready, so when the speaking engagement comes, you'll face it with courage and excitement! Wouldn't you love to radiate confidence as a speaker?

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Morgan's Top 5 Communications Trends and Predictions for 2012

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

  With all this going on, and lots more no one can anticipate, what are the communications trends for 2012?   In 2012, even the most troglodyte of communicators will realize that we’re no longer primarily reachable via the news release, the headline, and the story.      As a storyteller, I love the ascendancy of the story as more and more people recognize that they have to tell them in order to really engage their audiences. 

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10 Ways to Engage Your Audience in Your Presentation

Executive Speech Coach

Engaging your Audience Listeners who are actively engaged in your presentation will remember more and are more likely to act on what you say. You might engage them intellectually, emotionally, visually, and/or physically. There are many subtle and overt ways that you can engage your audience. You must decide what techniques will work with each audience. Be careful not to overdo any technique and not to embarrass your audience.

The Presidential Debates: Round 1. Our Analysis

The Presenter's Blog

He summarised by looking directly to camera, speaking, and engaging the audience. “If Engage them. election 2012 Tips From The Top debating Obama presentation presentation skills presenting presidential debate public speaking rhetoric RomneyThe showdown in Denver.

What's the relationship between confidence and nervousness?

Speak Schmeak

Last week, I gave a 10-minute presentation based on some of the challenges in my 12 Speaking Challenges for 2012 program. Speakers Public Speaking Anxiety Speaking Engagements

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A simple stats illustration tool that's not a chart or diagram

Speak Schmeak

Speakers Quick Fixes Engaging the Audience Video PowerPointHow's this for a simple illustration - human bodies? So much more interesting than charts and graphs (although they do include a simple pie chart in the video as well). Can you make your message this clear and concise?

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Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt Get Engaged

TJ Walker Interactive

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Confidence + energy + enthusiasm = passion = engagement

Pivotal Public Speaking

And if it is worth talking about, worth learning and worth sharing, then your audience will be engaged, doing just that – learning and remembering and repeating what you shared. . An audience is far more likely to engage with someone who knows what they are talking about and is confident that it will be useful and worth sharing. . Passion creates engagement. There is a saying that “enthusiasm is contagious.” And it is so true.

Getting and keeping the audience's attention - interview

Speak Schmeak

Engaging the Audience Pet Peeves Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies Interviews Mehrabian Speaking EngagementsIf you missed my interview by Sharyn Abbott on August 31, you can listen here. We talked about how to get and keep the audience's attention. among other things. It's about an hour long. Listen to internet radio with VoARadio on Blog Talk Radio.

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You're in love with your data, but the audience isn't

Speak Schmeak

Technology Engaging the Audience PowerPoint CommunicationI get why you love your stats, your graphs, your charts so much. You put your blood, sweat and tears into the research. Or at least into finding other people's charts to paste into your slides. Your data is brilliant. It makes your case.

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Video: Get the response you want from your audience

Speak Schmeak

Engaging the Audience Video Public Speaking Techniques and StrategiesRemember this blog post about asking questions in a way that you get the response you want from the audience? Well, now it's a video! And updated , to boot. Check it out.

Clinton’s 48 Minutes of Magic Add to the Oratorical Feast at the Democratic National Convention

DeFinis Communications

Just as last time on this stage, he did everything right—from his conversational and engaging delivery, his irresistible smile and inviting eyes, and his graceful gestures and relaxed torso to his musical vocal cadence, pitch, inflection and pauses.

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10 great books to help you think, create, & communicate better in 2012

Presentation Zen

then there may not be much new here for you, but it has good material for professionals and students that can help them understand how people learn and how to design learning experiences (like presentations) that do a better job of engaging audiences. New for 2012.

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Friday Fun: Comedians

Speak Schmeak

They are masters of surprise, timing, storytelling, audience engagement, discipline, preparation, handling pressure, handling failure, taking risks, and many other techniques that speakers need to understand. I am constantly fascinated by how much speakers can learn from comedians.

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Why your audience isn't participating

Speak Schmeak

Speakers Quick Fixes Engaging the Audience Pet Peeves Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies Resources CommunicationOne of the quickest ways to lose your audience is to pretend to want participation, but not really invite it. How do you do this? Ask the wrong kinds of questions.

Make the product unique, not the packaging

Speak Schmeak

Engaging the Audience The Business of Speaking

Rhetoric – The Public Speaking Game™

Manner of Speaking

We have designed RHETORIC to be a simple, engaging and educational board game for four to eight people. The first, limited edition of RHETORIC will be available to the public in the fall of 2012.

Are you giving the audience tools they can use?

Speak Schmeak

Speakers Engaging the Audience Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies The Business of Speaking Resources AnalogiesOne of the things I find lacking in many presentations is the useful take-home tool.

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September 12for12 Challenge: Make your ideas sticky

Speak Schmeak

Have you joined my 12 Speaking Challenges for 2012 program yet? Build your "confidence muscles" with monthly challenges designed to help you get out of your comfort zone and build confidence in a variety of settings that will prepare you for your upcoming speaking engagements!

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Does your audience feel welcome?

Speak Schmeak

Quick Fixes Engaging the Audience The Business of SpeakingOn Friday I had an appointment with a new client. It was a long drive to get there, and a long drive to get back, especially on the Friday of a holiday weekend. I was probably in the car a total of seven hours.

Rhetoric – The Pubic Speaking Game™

Manner of Speaking

We have designed RHETORIC to be a simple, engaging and educational board game for four to eight people. The first, limited edition of RHETORIC will be available to the public in the fall of 2012.

Want to build confidence muscles? Listen to my interview!

Speak Schmeak

Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies Public Speaking Anxiety Resources Speaking EngagementsDon't miss my interview on Thursday with Debbi Dickinson of The Professional Woman's Virtual Summit.

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I don't care about your dreams

Speak Schmeak

Engaging the Audience TV inspired Public Speaking Techniques and StrategiesOkay, maybe that's a little harsh, but it's closer to reality than most of us want to acknowledge. On Project Runway last week, there were five contestants left in the final challenge before New York Fashion Week.

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Lessons from a drag queen

Speak Schmeak

Our very own diva, Cassidy Live performers know that the best way to get the audience's engagement is to include them in the show, whether it's making them feel like a rock star when they sing along, asking them questions that they can answer with a cheer, or bringing them onstage to participate.

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Reminder: One day left to sign up for my free teleseminar

Speak Schmeak

We'll talk about: * How the title of your presentation can make or break your audience's trust * How to shift your thinking so you never bore your audience again * The #1 thing you can do better to engage your audience from start to finish * Why "So what?"

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If you have to apologize, don't do it in the first place

Speak Schmeak

Speakers Preparation Engaging the Audience Pet PeevesI've said before, " never apologize. " The audience doesn't need to know if you're nervous or if you have no experience.

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"We don't deal with emotion"

Speak Schmeak

Engaging the Audience Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies Taking Risks Authenticity"For Browning Allen, City Hall's head honcho when it comes to transportation planning, maybe it qualified as a nice-try-but-no-cigar moment.

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Death by infographic?

Speak Schmeak

Engaging the Audience Curse of Knowledge PowerPoint CommunicationThere is no doubt that infographics are the hot new thing. Want to get your message across in a fun, snappy, visual way? Make it an infographic.

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