Master the Art of Presenting 2016

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I am excited to announce that the third annual Master the Art of Presenting will take place on 20-21 October 2016 in Helsinki, Finland. A few years ago, my good friend and presentation design expert, Timo Sorri, was staying over at our home … Continue reading → Public Speaking Business Public Speaking Resources Delivery Havain Master the Art of Presenting presentations public speaking Timo Sorri

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Toastmasters International Convention – 2016

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The 85th Annual Toastmasters International Convention will be held in Washington, D.C. this August. The International Convention is the highlight of the Toastmasters year and I am delighted to have been chosen as one of ten speakers who will present … Continue reading → Toastmasters improv Renegade Saints Toastmasters International

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Master the Art of Presenting 2016

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I am excited to announce that the third annual Master the Art of Presenting will take place on 20-21 October 2016 in Helsinki, Finland. A few years ago, my good friend and presentation design expert, Timo Sorri, was staying over at our home … Continue reading → Public Speaking Business Public Speaking Resources Delivery Havain Master the Art of Presenting presentations public speaking Timo Sorri

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Toastmasters Announces Speakers for 2016 Convention in Washington, D.C.

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Toastmasters announced an impressive lineup of speakers for its 2016 International Convention, to be held at the Marriott Marquis Washington, D.C., 17-20. Ten dynamic speakers will share their insights and expertise on a variety of topics.

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What about PowerPoint 2016 (Windows)?

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It’s time for me to talk about PowerPoint 2016, since it’s been out for a few weeks now. ” It’s at the upper-right of the PowerPoint 2016 window. They’re in Excel 2016, too, of course.) The post What about PowerPoint 2016 (Windows)?

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Most Promising Speakers of 2016

Speaker Launcher

Our list of Most Promising Speakers you should be watching out for in 2016 Welcome to the Decision Makers Guide to Emerging Speakers who are Hot, Hot, Hot!!! The post Most Promising Speakers of 2016 appeared first on Jane Atkinson. We’ve created a list of up and comers that we think you are going to see more and more of in the future and here’s why: They are […].

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2 reasons and 5 easy steps to convert a PowerPoint presentation to EXE

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This is a guest post by Brian Tarr of iSpring. Before finding an outlet for his talents – both tech-savvy and creative – Brian Tarr worked as an iSpring tech support pro for two years.

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How to Speak & Deliver in 2016

Speak and Deliver

And of course, from yourself - where will YOU Speak & Deliver in 2016? Great Caesar's Ghost! Has it really been since September 7th, 2015? Has Speak & Deliver been left dormant for 4 long months? Indeed, it appears so.

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Our top 10 posts on women & public speaking for 2016

The Eloquent Woman

On the blog, the posts you read the most included uncomfortable moments, skills to build, stretch goals, myths, and easy but oft-forgotten tips to make you a more eloquent and comfortable as a speaker.

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4 Ways to Become a Charismatic Speaker

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

Accessed April 12, 2016. Accessed April 12, 2016. April 12, 2016. Accessed April 12, 2016. Communicating your presentation idea alone won’t be enough to convince your audience.

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Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton: An analysis of their speeches

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The 2016 Presidential election in the United States is over and Donald Trump has emerged as the winner. As I write this post, the votes are still being counted in some states, but the results will not affect the outcome; Trump … Continue reading → Analysis of a Speech Donald Trump Hillary Clinton public speaking US election

Integrating Live Power BI Dashboards into PowerPoint

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For this example we will be using PowerPoint 2013 under Windows 10, but the same process applies for PowerPoint 2016. Introduction. At SlideModel.com we create professional PowerPoint Templates to help our subscribers save time creating professional presentation decks.

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The Potent Simplicity of Donald Trump

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As election year 2016 rolls along in the United States, we can no longer ignore the very real possibility that Donald Trump will be the Republican nominee for President. I did not think that American politics could get much more bizarre, … Continue reading → Delivery Making it Stick Donald Trump Ernest Hemingway Nerdwriter pubic speaking simplicity Winston Churchill

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Analysis of a Speech by Khizr Khan

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Of the 204 speeches that were delivered at the 2016 Republican and Democratic Conventions in the United States—71 by Republicans and 133 by Democrats—one has stood out. I refer to the speech by Khizr Khan, the father of a Muslim-American soldier who was killed in Iraq. … Continue reading → Analysis of a Speech Authenticity Donald Trump Hillary Clinton Khizr Khan Monica Lewinsky Olivia Schofield quotes United States Constitution

10 tips for modern design in 2017

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Recently, I worked with a client who was presenting to millennials. He wanted the design to look modern. His designer told him that he should use thin fonts, meaning that the font stroke is thin. He asked me to consult with him on the overall impression of the slides.

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Aristotle’s Three Pillars of Rhetoric

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On 1 June 2016, I announced the launch of a new digital magazine for public speaking professionals: Presentation Guru. I am proud to be one of the co-founders of the site. This post is part of a series designed to share the great content on Presentation … Continue reading → Presentation Guru Aristotle Ethos Logos Pathos rhetoric

Breathing Easy

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Today (1 March 2016) is a special day for me. It marks the one-year anniversary since I left the World Health Organization—where I worked as an in-house lawyer—to become a full-time professional speaker, trainer and coach. Here is the post that I wrote … Continue reading → Personal Public Speaking Business audience clients Public Speaker public speaking Thank You For Smoking

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4 secrets to choose the best images for your slides

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You use images in a presentation for 3 reasons: To help your audience understand what you are saying. To help them remember what you are saying. To persuade them to change their mind and take action. How do you choose the best images for your presentation?

The Day TED Might Have Died

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I recently wrote a post in which I shared an article written by Seth Godin. That article mentioned the (then) upcoming book on TED Talks by TED Curator, Chris Anderson. The book, TED Talks: The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking, … Continue reading → TED Chris Anderson

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RHETORIC. The app is here!

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My friend and business partner, Florian Mueck and I are thrilled to announce the launch of the app for Rhetoric – The Public Speaking Game™. It has been an incredible journey. A few years ago, we looked for board games specifically designed … Continue reading → Public Speaking Resources Rhetoric Uncategorized Florian Mueck John Zimmer public speaking Rhetoric - The Public Speaking Game

Don’t join Toastmasters? Seriously?

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While skimming through my Twitter feed the other day, a Tweet caught my eye. It contained the link to a post on Entrepreneur by Jonathan Li entitled 10 Mistakes Successful Speakers Never Make Again. I was intrigued. I thought, I make mistakes; I … Continue reading → Toastmasters John Zimmer practice presentations public speaking

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 247) – Mark Twain

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“Don’t use a five-dollar word when a fifty-cent word will do.” — Mark Twain. Quotes for Public Speakers Humour language Mark Twain public speaking quotes quotes Samuel Clemens

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Powerful Sentence Structure for Your Speech

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Here is a little gem of advice from writer Gary Provost. The highlighting is mine.) Vary Sentence Length This sentence has five words. Here are five more words. Five-word sentences are fine. But several together become monotonous. Listen to what is happening. … Continue reading → Speechwriting Uncategorized Brent Kerrigan public speaking

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The TED Secret to Great Public Speaking

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My previous two posts centred around TED Curator Chris Anderson. The first was about his reflections on the day that TED might have died; the second was a quote about compelling presentations. I have decided to create a “tricolon” of posts about Chris … Continue reading → Analysis of a Speech TED audience Chris Anderson ideas metaphor public speaking simplicity

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5 Presentation Design Hacks

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Adam Noar, founder of the firm Presentation Panda, recently sent me the infographic below. It offers five simple, but effective, design hacks that you can use to improve the quality of your slide presentations. I have been using the first two hacks—Unsplash … Continue reading → Design Font Squirrel PowerPoint Presentation Panda public speaking Slide Presentation

6 Steps to a Great Introduction

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On 1 June 2016, I announced the launch of a new digital magazine for public speaking professionals: Presentation Guru. I am proud to be one of the co-founders of the site. This post is part of a series designed to share the great content on Presentation … Continue reading → Presentation Guru introducing a speaker Jack Vincent Presentation public speaking Stories

Every time you have to give a speech or make a presentation, do this calculation

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Here’s a practice to develop with regard to your public speaking. It’s something that I started doing many years ago. It’s a simple calculation that should take 30 seconds (or less if you use a calculator) but the result is always … Continue reading → Motivation Preparation calculation Presentation public speaking Speech

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Launch of Presentation Guru!

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In his blog post today, 1 June 2016, Seth Godin wrote: [R]eading more blogs is one of the best ways to become smarter, more effective and more engaged in what’s going on. The last great online bargain. Good blogs aren’t … Continue reading → Public Speaking Resources Uncategorized Emma Bannister Jim Harvey Nancy Duarte Nick Morgan Presentation Guru presentations public speaking

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How to start a presentation

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The first minute after you start speaking is crucial. Your audience wants you to succeed, but they also judge you pretty quickly. So don’t be boring in that first minute! Don’t… …say “My name is x and my topic is y. Let’s get started.”

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I want to see the speaker, not the coaching

Speak Schmeak

I recently attended an event with a long lineup of speakers. I'm like a kid in a candy store at events with lots of speakers!

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Your (Executive) Presence is Required

Kate's Voice

How to demonstrate Executive Presence through your voice In 2012, the Center for Talent Innovation published a now-famous study about executive presence.

The Holy Grail of Good Design

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When it comes to slide presentations, I am a believer in good design, even though I am not a design specialist. Oh, I know a few things that you can do with software like PowerPoint and Keynote, but most of it … Continue reading → Design Dieter Rams Julie Zhuo Pablo Picasso Presentation Presentation Zen public speaking Slide:ology slides Steve Jobs

How not to screw up an introduction like the ABC moderators at the Republican Presidential Debate

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The Republican Presidential Debate on 6 February 2016 began in appalling fashion. And I am not talking about the candidates. Take a look. I would have expected better. Seriously, it looked like amateur hour. Many people have been poking fun … Continue reading → Moderating Ben Carsons Donald Trump John Kasich Marco Rubio moderator public speaking Republican Presidential Debate

Ending a Speech the David Cameron Way

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The impact of Brexit has been swift and brutal. British politics has been turned on its head. One of the first victims was David Cameron. Cameron took a big gamble when he pledged to hold a referendum on the United Kingdom’s membership in … Continue reading → Humour Brexit David Cameron public speaking

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8 insights from Malcolm Gladwell that made him a better speaker

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Malcolm Gladwell is a Canadian journalist author and speaker. He has written five books: The Tipping Point; Blink; Outliers; What the Dog Saw; and David and Goliath. All five made it to the New York Times Bestseller List. I have … Continue reading → Interviews Malcolm Gladwell Niall Ferguson public speaking Tim Ferriss

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The Rhetorical Genius of Muhammad Ali

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The world has lost a legend. A boxing legend, a sporting legend, a human legend. Muhammad Ali has passed away at the age of 74. Born Cassius Marcellus Clay in Louisville, Kentucky. Ali gained worldwide attention in 1960 when, at the age … Continue reading → Rhetoric Antimetabole Asyndeton metaphor Muhammad Ali Polysyndeton public speaking rhetoric

14 Public Speaking Lessons from the United States Supreme Court

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I am Barrister and Solicitor, and a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada. I began my legal career with Fasken Martineau, one of Canada’s oldest and largest law firms. There, I specialized in corporate commercial litigation and environmental … Continue reading → Uncategorized law oral advocacy Presentation public speaking United States Supreme Court

9 tips to design presentations for webinars

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I recently gave a presentation on this topic at the Presenters Network meeting in Manhattan and thought I’d share with you my points for designing presentations for webinars. By the word “design,” I mean both the visual design of the slides and the design of the content.

Rhetoric for Persuasive Speaking

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Dukascopy Bank is a Swiss online bank that provides trading services, particularly in the foreign exchange marketplace. One of its subsidiaries, Dukascopy TV, broadcasts shows about business matters on the Internet. I have been interviewed there a few times, for example … Continue reading → Rhetoric Aristotle Business Donald Trump Dukascopy Hillary Clinton John Zimmer public speaking rhetoric

Review of “Start strong – 3 gripping ways to open your talk” by Craig Hadden

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This is a review of a blog post by Craig Hadden , who blogs about presenting at Remote Possibilities. Craig is an instructional designer living in Sydney, Australia. Currently, the main tool he uses at work is Articulate Storyline. He loves “the way presenting is both a science and an art.”

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