138 Top Tweets from the 2012 Ragan Speechwriters Conference

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

The annual Ragan Speechwriters Conference was held March 14 – 16, 2012 at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington DC. Speechwriting Ragan Speechwriters Conference TwitterOver 200 professional speechwriters met for two days and attended a series of main stage keynotes and break out sessions. Unlike other Ragan Conferences I’ve attended, where I had to select a small number of “top [.].

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3 Presentation Lessons from Comic-Con 2012

Duarte Blog

Posted on Twitter by Scott Snyder @Ssnyder1835, writer of Batman. Diary Event Message 2012 Batman comic Comic-Con convention costume delight doug neff fan geeks learned lessons panel S.T.A.R. First of all, let me come clean. I am not a fanboy of any kind.

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Trending Sources

Obama v. Romney: Blogging the 2012 US Presidential Debates

The Presenter's Blog

You can follow him on twitter @powerfulpoint. You can follow his Twitter feed on @speak2all. The ancient Romans and Greeks gave us the skills we today call Public Speaking. They also brought us the arena. For the Greeks, that arena contained the high ideals of athletics.

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8 things I wish more speakers would post on Twitter

The Eloquent Woman

I'm a big fan of working with, not against, the Twitter backchannel during your speech. Instead, there are at least 8 more fun and effective (and less controlling) ways for speakers to post about their speeches on Twitter.

The growing Twitter buzz about conferences with few (or no) women speakers

The Eloquent Woman

Here's a fun fact to know: About 150 days into 2012, you can say that, on average, more than a tweet a day can be found complaining about the lack of women on conference programs. I keep standing searches for "women speakers" and "women's speeches" going on Twitter.

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Stop that Stutter: 6 Steps to Overcome Presentation Performance Anxiety

Duarte Blog

Delivery Diary Question Tips anxiety fear help nerves nervous presentation problem solution speech stutter stuttering tips tweet twitterRecently we received a tweet from a follower of @Duarte requesting any advice for a stuttering presenter.

The blog's top 10 public speaking posts and top 10 famous speeches of 2012

The Eloquent Woman

As we draw near to the end of 2012, take a look at what you--and other readers--sought the most on The Eloquent Woman this year. 8 things I wish more speakers would post on Twitter : Not so much during, but before and after, I've got a wish list for you and that backchannel.

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Get Noticed in a Noisy World

Duarte Blog

He’s an incredibly ambitious super-human with a Twitter following to which Lady Gaga would tip her (ridiculous) hat. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram… new sites and services are being created every day, and you may feel pressure to join them all.

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. The key to this speech was matching the message to the moment, which, according to Twitter’s blog, peaked at 28,003 Tweets per minute at its conclusion.

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7 Public Speaking Social Media Strategies

Speak and Deliver

How about Twitter, Linked In, and all the other Social Media platforms that exist today? Your facebook wall, your twitter account - they're a crowded room. Facebook Social Media Controlling Your Message Twitter Public SpeakingIs Facebook Public Speaking?

It's 2012, and women are still having trouble getting on the program as speakers

The Eloquent Woman

TED 2012's lineup includes just 16 women out of 55 presenters, points out @cvharquail on Twitter , echoing a persistent criticism of the well-watched conference. Forget a seat at the table, for the moment.

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Women in Leadership & Business Conference 2012

Executive Speech Coach

How to Deliver Superior Presentations: Attend the Women in Leadership & Business Conference to hear George Torok speak - Monday April 16.

Add a QR code to your presentation

PowerPoint Tips

Twitter name? By now, you’ve probably seen QR codes in many places. You may even have used them. They’re still fairly new. What’s a QR code?

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200 Top Tweets from #NSA12

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

The annual National Speakers Association Convention was held July 14 – 17, 2012 at the JW Marriott Hotel, Indianapolis. I was not able to attend this year’s event, but took the opportunity to follow along on Twitter. Over 1,000 professional speakers met for the four days and attended a series of main stage keynotes, break [.]. Public Speaking Social Media Conference National Speakers Association

Presentation European Seminars 2012 in London Nov 7 & 8

Presentation Zen

So far — just by using Twitter and Facebook — people have signed up from over a dozen countries, including as far away as Japan. More information about the Presentation European Seminars 2012. ??

TED Talks, #illustraTED

Duarte Blog

We had a great time, even after Twitter put the kibosh on the fun. or time travel back to the event and review the @Duarte Twitter stream. It’s no secret that Duarte has a big crush on TED. As presentation people, and lovers of all things story, TED is the man of our dreams.

Clint Eastwood at the RNC: 9 Ways He Made Our Day

Speak and Deliver

Even Bob Newhart recognized the 'bit' as being borrowed from his own one-sided phone calls on his early albums, threatening to sue Clint on his Twitter account. Last night, Clint Eastwood gave the world what it wanted.

Losing Credibility in the Instant Information Age

Speak and Deliver

Please, comment below, or on Facebook/Twitter/etc. {EAV:311a9f443c52784a} Did this picture of Morgan Freeman make you want to read this post? Or was it because you know ME, and want to read what I'm about to write?

12for12 April Challenge: Review Your Image

Speak Schmeak

Have you joined my 12 Speaking Challenges for 2012 program yet? If a potential client views your Twitter profile, your Facebook Page, your LinkedIn profile or your Pinterest boards, do you seem schizophrenic, or are you the same person in every place?

Microstyle: The art of writing little

The Presenter's Blog

Any Roman orator would have recognised the ideas, even if they wouldn’t have recognised the application to Twitter messages!

12for12 February Challenge: Be present

Speak Schmeak

Have you joined my 12 Speaking Challenges for 2012 program yet? There used to be a time when we didn't have our phones in our pockets, taunting us with Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, games, blogs and e-mail.

The Eloquent Woman Index: My treasure trove of 70+ women's speeches

The Eloquent Woman

I introduced the index at the start of 2012 to make it easier for readers to find and use this cache of women's speeches, and it has been gratifying to find that these famous speeches by women now rule the most-read list on this blog.

How Rush Limbaugh is helping me celebrate Women's History Month

The Eloquent Woman

keynote, during which men in the audience used the Twitter feed projected behind her to wonder what it would be like to "do" her. They may not be trying to silence you by asking that you bare your breasts these days, but they can undress you with their eyes, demand a sex tape or use the Twitter feed to speculate about raping you. I have to confess: I struggle with Women's History Month.

I'm my own worst audience member

Speak Schmeak

If you know me even a little, you know my phone is my lifeline to Twitter, Facebook, e-mail, my husband, my friends and my life. No photo uploads, no Twitter conversations. I went out of town to attend a two-day workshop over the weekend. There were a few snags along the way.

Famous Speech Friday: Actress Viola Davis: "What keeps me in the business is hope"

The Eloquent Woman

I keep a search open on Twitter for "eloquent woman," and recently, @bevysmith's tweet showed up, saying "I'm a student of Viola Davis speeches, she is the most eloquent woman."

Flirting with Twitter

The Communication Blog

Here's an interesting list of things to do if you want to flirt using Twitter. flirting relationships TwitterIn today's world, for good or ill, you need to be technologically savvy to flirt, to relate. link] [link].

Twitter hires Edelman to educate users

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Twitter is a complex digital tool.    She chronicles how Twitter had been leveraged in the past, e.g. the iconic Barack Obama digital outreach in 2004, and how politicos might turn to it in fresh ways during Campaign 2012

If you don't want the relationship, don't ask for the favor

Speak Schmeak

Now imagine this caller having done his homework, reading John's bio, maybe commenting on his blog, connecting with him on Twitter and responding to John's posts on Facebook. In this blog post , John Greathouse describes a phone call from someone seeking referrals to contacts in John's field.

Sharpen your Skype, conference call & Hangout speaking skills: 8 tools

The Eloquent Woman

You can schedule live conversations and moderate who gets to speak, and share the time of the chat to Twitter and Facebook. My post on "How Rush Limbaugh is helping me celebrate Women's History Month" is nominated as one of BlogHer's "Voices of the Year 2012."

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#eventprofs, Get a musical recap for your conference sessions with @songadaymann

The Eloquent Woman

I just wrapped up several days of coaching speakers at TEDMED 2012 here in Washington, and one of the highlights for me was getting to know Jonathan Mann better. You can reach Jonathan at songsforpeople@yahoo.com and follow him on Twitter at @songadaymann.he'd

What are you waiting for and how long are you willing to wait?

Speak Schmeak

If you've read my blog or newsletter, or if you follow me on Twitter or Facebook, you know I'm indeed shooting videos and launching a teleseminar series ( October 4th, y'all! ). I'm on a mission. To stop waiting.

Resolve to Speak & Deliver in 2012

Speak and Deliver

Many of my goals in 2012 are the same. What will YOU be doing in 2012 to Speak & Deliver? Share your comments here or on Twitter and Facebook. Win Anyway Rationalization Goals 2012 Retrospective Obstacles Toastmasters National Speakers Association Failure

Not the usual suspects: 8 books that make me think differently about public speaking

The Eloquent Woman

The Backchannel: How Audiences are Using Twitter and Social Media and Changing Presentations Forever takes what you thought you knew about presenting and adds in Twitter and other forms of social media, step by step. You'll find plenty of books on public speaking, but this group features unusual takes on the topic.

Guest post: “Five key mistakes and three golden rules”

The Presenter's Blog

Bill’s blog and Twitter feed flashes out bid-support guidance for those engaged in major sales, especially in the worlds of architecture and construction. In the first guest-blog to appear on The Presenters’ Blog, it is my great pleasure to introduce Bill Grist, from Grist Communications. Last week his blog featured a post called “Presentation Tips for Architects”.

Will you meet me on the East Coast this September?

Speak Schmeak

Build Skills and Confidence: Learn to Love Public Speaking, Sell Yourself, Not Your Stuff: Promoting Your Business Without Sounding Like a Commercial, or Tweet me: Use Twitter to Make Connections That Build Your Business ? Here I come!

Famous Speech Friday: Golfer Sophie Gustafson: Stuttering is "part of who I am"

The Eloquent Woman

But Gustafson is known on the tour (and Twitter-- @sophiegustafson ) for her sense of humor, and she seems comfortable delivering all these one-liners. My post on "How Rush Limbaugh is helping me celebrate Women's History Month" is nominated as one of BlogHer's "Voices of the Year 2012."

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The dynamic prop: 6 questions for speakers to ask

The Eloquent Woman

TED saw a surge in Twitter activity around this talk and this tactic , which must have had more than a few audience members itching in their seats.

Does your conference have a harrassment code of conduct? I wish mine did

The Eloquent Woman

Note their code of conduct) secondconf.com — Colin Barrett (@cbarrett) March 22, 2012 Code of conduct? Such a code might stop situations like a male speaker with the faceless bitch slide , or male audience members wondering in the projected Twitter feed whether they wanted to "do" the female speaker. My post on "How Rush Limbaugh is helping me celebrate Women's History Month" is nominated as one of BlogHer's "Voices of the Year 2012."

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A problem-solving approach to finding women speakers from @SarahM

The Eloquent Woman

(Editor's note: Sarah Milstein is the author of The Twitter Book and has been a general manager for several high-tech conferences. She also is a great friend of this blog. Based on her firsthand experience with the difficulties of finding women speakers, she published this problem-solving approach to the issue on her own blog. I knew I had to reprint it here to continue and expand our discussion on this important topic, and it appears with her permission.

How to Overcome the Fear of Public Speaking - Presentation Tips video

Executive Speech Coach

Presentation Tips on Twitter Presentation Skills Club on Facebook Executive Speech Coach , Business presentation tips from George Torok , the Speech Coach for Executives Executive Speech Coach & Business Presentation Skills Expert George Torok www.SpeechCoachforExecutives.com.