Malala Yousafzai and Public Speaking: 12 Lessons from the Best Speech of 2013

Matt Eventoff

Malala Yousafzai addressed the United Nations and delivered what can only be described as the best speech of 2013, as well as the most powerful address of this decade (so far.) July 12, 2013 was not only Malala Day. Malala Yousafzai is a great global communicator. She is sixteen years old, and was shot in the head, at point blank range in Pakistan, less than one year ago. Malala was shot because she wanted to… learn. And she was a young woman.

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2 PowerPoint 2013 secrets

PowerPoint Tips

I just gave a webinar on upgrading to PowerPoint 2013, explaining all the new features and how to use them. But in PowerPoint 2013, you choose Insert> Online Pictures and get a dialog box instead. (It’s It’s funny– in PowerPoint 2013, the Format Shape dialog box became the Format Shape task pane, but the Clip Art task pane became the the Insert Pictures dialog box.). Do you have any secret PowerPoint 2013 tips?

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How to create a poster in PowerPoint 2013

PowerPoint Tips

Let’s create a couple of posters in PowerPoint 2013. Follow these steps: In PowerPoint 2013, click the Design tab. This is a new feature of PowerPoint 2013 that helps you resize slides, especially between standard and wide-screen formats, but it isn’t relevant when there isn’t existing content. PowerPoint 2013 tip: A new feature lets you more easily make objects equidistant. Do you create posters for personal or business use?

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Reorder objects in the Selection pane in PowerPoint 2013

PowerPoint Tips

In PowerPoint 2013, you can use the Select pane and simply drag objects where you want them. The post Reorder objects in the Selection pane in PowerPoint 2013 appeared first on PowerPoint Tips Blog. As you build a slide’s design, you may add a lot of objects to it. Complex animation may especially include many objects. Do you spend a lot of time reordering objects? By that I mean moving an object behind or in front of another object?

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TED 2013 | An #illustraTED Gallery

Duarte Blog

The last TED 2013 speaker has spoken! Diary Event News 2013 create graphic recording illustraTED party speakers speeches TED TED Conference visualizeWe’ve officially put down our markers and closed our notebooks. But not before we scanned ‘em all and put them in a Slideshare presentation for you to peruse. We had so much fun listening to the brilliant artists, inventors, and entrepreneurs, and visualizing their ideas.

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101 Top Tweets from the 2013 Ragan Speechwriters Conference

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

The annual Ragan Speechwriters Conference was held March 20 – 22, 2013 at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington DC. I was not able to attend this year, but, like anyone who has access to Twitter, I enjoyed following the conference virtually via the hashtag #raganspeech. If you’d like to read more speechwriter tweets, check out [.]. Business Communication Speechwriting Ragan Speechwriters Conference Top Tweets Twitter

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How to zoom into a slide and choose another slide in Slide Show view–PowerPoint 2013

PowerPoint Tips

PowerPoint 2013 has a couple of new features for Slide Show view that let you: Zoom into a slide so you can see an area of the slide close up. The post How to zoom into a slide and choose another slide in Slide Show view–PowerPoint 2013 appeared first on PowerPoint Tips Blog. Delivery pan PowerPoint 2013 slide show view zoom Pan around the slide in that magnified view. See all of the slides and choose a slide to display.

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Top 5 Business Trends in 2013: Your place, your voice

Kate's Voice

Recently, Forbes magazine published an article by Meghan Biro called 5 Trends Defining the World of Work and Leadership in 2013. In the article, Meghan points out that “Uncertainty has increased, not decreased this past year. The country does not have its financial house in order. People of all ages and skill levels are worried [.]. communication Practical application vocal image Expression public speaking tips Top 5 business trends

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How Will You Measure Success in 2013?

Speaker Launcher

Click Here To learn more…… Booking Speeches Most Recent Post booking speaking gigs Jane Atkinson measure success for speakers new speakers Speaker Marketing speaker success in 2013 speaking topicsLate last year I became involved with Dan Sullivan’s Strategic Coach program (even a coach needs a coach). One of the things that struck me was Dan’s take on recognizing achievement.

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Memorial Day 2013

Speak and Deliver

Memorial Day, 2013. The President''s Speak. But it''s the soldiers who Deliver. Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial - photo by Rich Hopkins Remember. Normandy Memorial Day World War II

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Clear Communication: A Must-Have Job Skill in 2013

Manner of Speaking

I just came across a recent article by Ruth Mantell in the Wall Street Journal entitled Must-Have Job Skills in 2013. So, when it comes to your communication skills, keep improving and stay sharp; 2013 is just around the corner. The four skills are personal branding, flexibility, productivity improvement and … clear communication (which is listed first). According to Mantell, employees will need more than basic competency if they want to advance.

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Review of PowerPoint 2013–the beta of the next version of PowerPoint

PowerPoint Tips

Everyone can now see what the next version of PowerPoint– Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 – will look like. PowerPoint 2013 adds guides to help you easily place objects equidistant from each other. 2013 makes these tools easier to find, putting them in the Insert Shapes group of the Format tab. Review PowerPoint 2013

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Interview with Patrick Newell from TEDGlobal 2013

Presentation Zen

Last Friday I spoke via Skype with Patrick who was in Edinburgh, Scotland for TEDGlobal 2013 at the time. Any tips from Chris Anderson''s presentation seminar at TEDGlobal 2013? Links from the interview • TED presenter "BLACK" from TED 2013 - an inspiring 10 minutes • How to Give a Killer Presentation - a great HBR article • Patrick Newell''s website The TED organization provides many lessons in 21st-century presentation approaches.

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PowerPoint 2013: New and (Mostly) Improved

Duarte Blog

Sometime in January, Microsoft is expected to release Office 2013, and with it, the latest and greatest version of PowerPoint. With PowerPoint 2013, Presenter Mode has been upgraded with a clean new aesthetic. PowerPoint 2013 will leverage the new Metro interface that carries across the rest of the Office 2013 suite.

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TJ Walker Show Jan 26, 2013

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Speak & Deliver Day of Reckoning, 2013

Speak and Deliver

But progress is progress, and overall, 2013, in every way, was a dramatic improvement over any of the last 5 years. 2013 was a good year for me , as I started this post saying. I''ve absorbed a tremendous amount of information on speaking and marketing - I''ll be posting my reading list from 2013 soon. Last year, I tried a new method to list my goals here in Speak & Deliver. Here''s a review of what I expected of myself, and my results.

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The Eloquent Woman's top 10 public speaking posts for 2013

The Eloquent Woman

It''s almost the end of 2013, another record-setting year for readership on The Eloquent Woman--and these are the posts that got us there. Thanks for learning along with me to make this 2013''s most-read post. From organizing conferences with more women speakers and using speech video more effectively to chairing conferences, it''s always an interesting mix. Take a look at the most-read posts from the blog this year: Chairing a conference: How did I do?

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Graphic Recording at #illustraTED | Progress Enigma

Duarte Blog

Delivery Design Event Interview Video 2013 Dave Nguyen graphic recording Jonathan Valiente Progress Enigma synthesize TED TED 2013 visualizedThe first day of TED brought twenty talented speakers and performers, and three thought provoking themes: Progress Enigma, Beautiful Imperfection, and The Spark. For us, TED isn’t just about listening to the talks, it’s about synthesizing the information, recording it graphically, and uncovering a visual story.

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Prezi in PowerPoint? It’s called pptPlex!

PowerPoint Tips

I tested pptPlex in PowerPoint 2013. I didn’t get that in 2013. In PowerPoint 2010 and 2013, you can create sections by right-clicking in the left-hand pane and choosing Add Section. PowerPoint 2013 has a Slide Show view feature that lists the sections and lets you see all of the slides. Did you know that Microsoft has a product that is similar to Prezi — sort of?

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Newpaper Reporter: Worst job for 2013

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  On the other hand, it's now ranked as the worst job for 2013 by Careercast.com, reports THE WALL STREET JOURNAL. On the one hand, no rational person messes with someone who buys ink by the gallon.    Newspaper reporters have unique power.  That's based on the physical demands, work environment, income, stress, and hiring prospects. The good news is that former journalists are in demand in public relations. 

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2013's top 10 Famous Speech Friday posts on The Eloquent Woman

The Eloquent Woman

Here are the FSF posts that drew the most readers in 2013: 17 famous African-American women''s speeches was our first compilation post--and, far and away, the most popular FSF post of the year. If you missed them, our top 10 public speaking posts for 2013 were rounded up on Wednesday. Every week, we publish a "Famous Speech Friday" post featuring a famous speech by a woman.

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How to Combine Multiple PowerPoint Presentations in PowerPoint 2013

SlideModel

In this tutorial we will show you how to combine multiple PowerPoint presentations in PowerPoint 2013. The post How to Combine Multiple PowerPoint Presentations in PowerPoint 2013 appeared first on SlideModel. 1 Business Presentations Microsoft PowerPoint PowerPoint 2013 PowerPoint Tips Presentation Ideas Presentation Tips Presentations SlidesMany presenters resort to looking for a single PowerPoint Template which can be sufficient enough to cover their entire presentation.

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Insights from Audiences: Results of the 2013 Annoying PowerPoint survey

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

I recently wrapped up my latest survey of audience members on what annoys them about PowerPoint presentations. A total of 682 responses came in and the message for presenters is clear: A lot of you don’t understand how to create and deliver an effective presentation, and audiences are getting more fed up about it. In this article I will give you the highlights of the results and where you can find the detailed analysis and results on my website.

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What is the new Microsoft Office? 2013? 365?

PowerPoint Tips

The upcoming Office 2013, comes with an emphasis on cloud (online) storage. What’s the difference between Office 365 and Office 2013? Office 2013 is upcoming version of the collection desktop programs you’re familiar with. You could say that Office 365 Home Premium is Office 2013 plus the free online resources, such as Skydrive and Office Web Apps, which I explain below. Do you need Office 365 to run Office 2013?

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December 26, 2013: We made it through Christmas, this year through Facebook

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

All of us on our Facebook network made it to this morning, December 26, 2013.  That all includes my college buddies from the Class of 1967: Lee Harrison, Charlotte Toal, Irene Nunn, Kathleen Huebner and outlier Anne Desmond (who is spiritually on Facebook but has yet to friend us officially).    Left is Lee who got us Baby Boomers into the Facebook habit and after who I named my adopted dog. 

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Please complete the 2013 Annoying PowerPoint Survey

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

Recently I launched my biennial survey of audience members and what annoys them about bad PowerPoint presentations. This is the sixth survey, and the results are reported in newspapers, articles, and used by book authors to help presenters understand what to avoid in PowerPoint presentations. I need your input to make this meaningful to the presentation community. Click here to take the short survey (it will take less than two minutes to complete).

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UK Business Communicator of the Year, 2013

Max Atkinson

This can be presented at the winner’s convenience but we do encourage the winner to receive the award at one of our conferences (London 16 May, Brussels 20 September 2013). The Winner 2013 Most of the business news we’re hearing is gloomy and dispiriting. The UK Speechwriters’ Guild has awarded Rory Sutherland the prize of UK Business Communicator 2013 for three reasons: The first is that he communicates with style.

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TJ Walker Show Jan 16, 2013

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TJ Walker Show Jan 12, 2013

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TJ Walker Show Jan 4, 2013

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Collaborate on a PowerPoint file by inserting comments

PowerPoint Tips

I did this in PowerPoint 2013; it looks a little different in earlier versions.). In PowerPoint 2013, the Comments taskpane opens on the right. In PowerPoint 2013, you can use either the ribbon or the taskpane. PowerPoint doesn’t have as complete a set of collaboration tools as Microsoft Word does. For example, you can’t track changes. But you can insert and reply to comments like you can in Word.

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"Carrie" - Why the film doesn't resonate in 2013

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The withdrawn, bullied teenage girl Carrie would have been in therapy and likely in a foster home until her mother got her parenting skills together.  The current film "Carrie" doesn't engage audiences because we are hyper aware how vigilant school systems are about picking up on psychological problems, harassment, and misguided parents. 

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10 Biggest Email Pet Peeves of 2013

SpeakerSue Says...

If you knew that a habit of yours annoyed people around you, would you continue doing the annoying behavior? Yes, I wish that was a rhetorical question! It amazes me that intelligent, kind-hearted people think that because they are the ones doing the annoying thing, that the thing is no longer annoying. Take “Cheers” for example.

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6 Tips for Getting a Communications Job in Silicon Valley

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

The convocation speaker at the May 23, 2013 San Jose State University graduation ceremony for Communications, Journalism and PR students was René Shimada Siegel, the President and Founder of High Tech Connect. Rene shared six tips on getting a job in communications and PR in Silicon Valley. Here’s the video and transcript of her speech. [.]. Business Communication Keynotes career advice High Tech Connect public relations René Shimada Siegel Silicon Valley jobs SJSU

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Pennsylvania 2013 Blue Ribbon Schools

Speaking Of...

Pennsylvania 2013 Blue Ribbon Schools [link] Bart-Colerain Elementary School 1336 Noble Road Christiana , PA 17509-9768 Phone: (717) 529-2181 Principal: Mrs. Sandra Haines School District: Solanco School District Fort Couch Middle School 515 Fort Couch Road Upper St.

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13 great books to help you succeed, create, & communicate better in 2013

Presentation Zen

Recently I read legendary filmmaker Akira Kurosawa's autobiography. One of the many things from his book that resonated with me was his strong belief that voracious reading was a key to his creativity. I've forgotten who it was that said creation is memory," kurosawa said. "My My own experiences and the various things I have read remain in my memory and become the basis upon which I create something new. I c ouldn’t do it out of nothing.

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TJ Walker Show Jan 31, 2013

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