Make a Room Appear Fuller

Executive Speech Coach

Sometime you might be speaking in a room that is too big for the audience. The empty space drains away the energy that you are trying to create in the room. It's always easier to speak to a packed room versus a half empty room.

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Presentation European Seminars 2012 in London Nov 7 & 8

Presentation Zen

The Hilton in London gives us more room, yet we still are limiting the spaces to keep the atmosphere intimate and friendly. More information about the Presentation European Seminars 2012. ??

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The Death Ticket: Mitt Romney’s Emergency Room Lie Outed By The Mitt Romney Campaign Mediaite

TJ Walker Interactive

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Public Speaking: Room Blackouts

Great Public Speaking

If you want to make a spectacular impression on a low budget, room blackouts are a great technique. I would either project a picture of JFK, or MLK if I had the capability, or I would totally darken the room (except for the red exit signs, or whatever lights are mandatory for emergencies). I use them in two ways. If I want the audience to concentrate on a recorded audio tape and 2. when I want an awesome closing.

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December 21, 2012

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Sure loved ones, including our animal companions, can share the room with us.    According to the Long Count on the Mayan Calender, the world is supposed to end on December 21, 2o12.  

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Showtime's "The Loudest Voice in the Room" Episode 5 - Beginning of the End

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The year is 2012. The end doesn't just happen.    In most situations, there is plenty leading up to a career crash, the arrest, loss of brand equity, and/or a suicide.

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Kony 2012: The Power of a Story

Green Room Speakers

What makes the beginning of the Kony 2012 video so gripping? Rather than focus on the broad issue and facts about Joseph Kony's horrific crimes, the filmmaker hones in on the story of a single child - Jacob.

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5 Quick Lessons from the First Presidential Debate 2012

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

  The most charitable explanation is that he wished he were having an anniversary with Michelle instead of spending the 90 minutes of quality communing with Governor Romney, but next time he should stand squarely on both legs whether it’s his birthday and he’d rather be bowling, or in the Situation Room or with Michelle. I’m taking a short break from my discussion of virtual communications to talk about the debates. 

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Green Room Speakers Blog Has Moved!

Green Room Speakers

The Green Room Speakers blog has moved to: greenroomspeakers.com/blog Thank you for visiting! Sarah

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

The Eloquent Woman

First Lady Michelle Obama provided an example of this when she recently spoke at the 2012 Democratic National Convention. There, I often sat with my mom and her four sisters congregating in the kitchen or living room.

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The Public Words 2012 Top 10 Holiday Gift Guide for Public Speakers

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

  Here it is again, updated for 2012:  what to get your favorite public speaking family member or friend.    Bring your public speaker into the 21st century with this ultimate gift of the latest technology, and save room in his or her carry-on at the same time.   And the temptation to do it on the cheap and get your kid to take some shots in the living room with a point-and-shoot will yield cheap-looking shots. 

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Democratic Super PAC Leader Gives Assessment on Role of Super PACS in 2012

TJ Walker Interactive

Posted by AmericanLP in Press Release, Press Room TJ Walker, founder of AmericanLP, a Democratic Super PAC, gave his assessment on the role his organization and other Democratic Super PACs have played in the 2012 campaign: “We couldn’t be happier! Uncategorized 2012 elections Mitt Romney newt gingrich rick santorum

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12 Lessons from Pablo Picasso for Public Speakers

Manner of Speaking

Some speakers—especially those just starting out—have room for improvement in many different areas. Pablo Picasso. Pablo Picasso was one of the greatest and most influential artists of the 20th century. His paintings are among the most recognizable of any great artist that has lived.

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#5: 5 Blogs. 5 Days. 5 Quick Takes for Improving Your Speaking in 2012.

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

  Put them together and you should have a good ‘cheat sheet’ for fulfilling your resolution to improve your public speaking in 2012.    When trying to use that advice, most people find their eyes darting all over the room.    And pick people in different places in the audience, so that you bring everyone in and make the room feel small.    Good luck and here’s to better speaking in 2012

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Resolved to Start a Speaking Career in 2012? A roundup of recent books to help you get cranking.

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

  If you’ve resolved to kick-start your career in 2012, then one or more of these books may save you from making the usual beginners’ mistakes – and may even give you an idea or two for accelerating your career.  People send me their books regularly for comment, and the last half-dozen I’ve received all are aimed at the level of basic information for beginning speakers. 

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Lost in Translation – Ten Tips for Working with Interpreters

Manner of Speaking

Usually, you can see the interpreters at the back of the room in their booth. Lost in Translation is a terrific film that received critical acclaim when it was released in 2003.

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When Things Go Wrong: Ten Presentation Lessons from Apollo 13

Manner of Speaking

You check the room and everything looks fine. The day of the big presentation has arrived. You’ve prepared, you know your material and you’ve arrived at the venue early to get set up. The stage is ready, the sound system works and the lighting is perfect.

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Fox’s Dana Perino: “A Problem That Paul Ryan Has: He’s Smarter Than Everybody Else In The Room”

TJ Walker Interactive

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Book Review: The Art of Immersion, by Frank Rose

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

As the Western-born Spiritual Adept Adi Da Samraj has written about photography: The human individual in the midst of Reality is like a camera in a room—perceiving everything from a fixed “point of view”. But what does the room Really look like?

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TJ on Russia Today TV Network

TJ Walker Interactive

Press Room

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12for12 January Challenge: Make eye contact

Speak Schmeak

Today is the day we kick off 12 Speaking Challenges for 2012 ! If you're in a large room, you can look at sections of people, but you will eventually need to connect with individuals. In a small room, you have no choice but to look right at people. Greetings and Happy New Year!

PIX News at 10 re Presidential Politics

TJ Walker Interactive

Press Room

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Discussing Paul Ryan Selection on NYC Fox 5

TJ Walker Interactive

Press Room

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3rd Story on Fox 5 about Presidential Politics

TJ Walker Interactive

Press Room

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My take on Paul Ryan for WPIX Ch 11

TJ Walker Interactive

Press Room

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Discussing Chris Christie on NYC Fox 5

TJ Walker Interactive

Press Room

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On Russia Today Discussing Risky TV ads

TJ Walker Interactive

Press Room

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Discussing Gabby Douglas on Inside Edition

TJ Walker Interactive

Press Room

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Debating Chic-fil-A issue on Good Day New York

TJ Walker Interactive

Press Room

6 Presentation Links Worth Clicking

Speaking about Presenting

An elegant way of addressing the elephant in the room. When I was in the States last year, I met up with Nancy Duarte… and she interviewed me. She’s now written up the interview on her blog.

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This is how sound bites are done – Inside Edition

TJ Walker Interactive

Press Room

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Changing the World through Communication – Zimbabwe’s Nelson Chamisa

Matt Eventoff

*The second in a series on global communication in the 21st Century. Every person reading this has had a high stakes presentation or communication opportunity. There are few people for whom the stakes are higher when speaking then Minister Nelson Chamisa in Zimbabwe.

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TJ Walker OBAMACARE Interview on Sidebar

TJ Walker Interactive

Press Room

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3 Best Ways To Start Your Speech - Guest post by Jeremey Donovan

Speak Schmeak

And I think, jeez, I'm in the middle of a room of successful people! While I'm off in New Hampshire, learning the secrets to a successful online business from Alicia Forest , I've brought in some guest bloggers for you this week. I'll be back at my desk on Monday. Have a great week!

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12for12 February Challenge: Be present

Speak Schmeak

Have you joined my 12 Speaking Challenges for 2012 program yet? Make the other person feel special, like they are the only one in the room.

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Are you willing to have your beliefs challenged?

Speak Schmeak

I was surprised that the session wasn't standing-room-only, but perhaps some attendees didn't want to have their worlds shaken and their beliefs tested. This past weekend I attended the World Tea Expo to present a workshop on business networking. Also, to drink a ton of tea.

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New York wants to ban online anonymity

TJ Walker Interactive

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Dealing with a distressed audience

Speak Schmeak

Your presentation will go much more smoothly and they'll learn and retain more if you've dealt with the so-called "elephant in the room.". Sometimes we have to give a presentation under less than optimal circumstances.

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Just for you: 2 new networking tips!

Speak Schmeak

Walking into a roomful of strangers is much easier when there are only a few strangers. Imagine the different vantage point between you walking into a crowded room, and someone else walking into a room after you're already there. You probably know that I don't love networking.

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Unemployment Rate and the 2012 Presidential Election « TJWALKER.

TJ Walker Interactive

2012 presidential campaign , obama This entry was posted on March 16, 2011, 2:53 pm and is filed under Analysis , Communications , Government & Politics , Politics , Video , media relations. News analyzed from a communication perspective.

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Held up? Time to resource a presentation web library

The Presenter's Blog

At this precise moment I’m in Johannesburg, sitting in a hotel lobby, and waiting for my hotel room to become available. Technology used well can bring extra impact to your presentation.

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Queen Rania and Public Speaking – 7 Lessons

Matt Eventoff

5) Eye Contact – The Queen rarely breaks eye contact with her audience, and is very good at making appropriate contact with all sides of a room. Queen Rania and Public Speaking – 7 Lessons. Some examples of great orators and public speakers of the 20th Century: Sir Winston Churchill.

Analysis of a Speech by Alberto Cairo

Manner of Speaking

So move up to the edge of the stage and, if you can, move with purpose from side to side to connect with the different sides of the room. Alberto Cairo is the head of the orthopedic program run by the International Committee of the Red Cross (the “ICRC”) in Afghanistan.