Toastmasters International Convention – 2016

Manner of Speaking

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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Toastmasters International Convention – 2016

Manner of Speaking

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

Manner of Speaking

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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Master the Art of Presenting 2016

Manner of Speaking

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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What about PowerPoint 2016 (Windows)?

PowerPoint Tips

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)? PowerPoint training/presentation workshops PowerPoint 2016Here’s a screenshot of it. So, what’s new? Actually, nothing major, in my opinion. but here’s a rundown.

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Big speeches of 2016 reviewed

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Here’s a concise review of the major speeches of 2016 on both sides of the Atlantic by FT columnist Sam Leith. Public Speaking Sam Leith

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What's your theme for 2016?

Speak Schmeak

And just like that (imagine me snapping my fingers), it's 2016. A full week into 2016. Improving your public speaking, learning to connect with and engage your audiences, and understanding and implementing the four basic principles of speaking will grow your life and your business no matter what your theme is for 2016. Happy New Year! And like the past five or six years, I have a theme to guide me.

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Happy New Year for 2016!

PowerPoint Tips

The post Happy New Year for 2016! Events Happy New Year 2016https://s3.amazonaws.com/change-the-world-marketing/blog-post-videos/announcing+2016.mp4. Did you find this post useful? Get my free video training, "13 techniques that will make designing your slides EASY." Need training? Click here to find out about training to bring your presentations to the next level! appeared first on PowerPoint Tips Blog.

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2016 World Championship of Public Speaking - A Serial Contestant's Perspective

Speak and Deliver

The 2016 World Championship of Public Speaking surely was an impossible task - to compete in, and to judge. 2016 World Championship of Public Speaking Aaron Beverly Contests Darren Tay Wen Jie Humor International Speech Contest Josephine Lee Speaking Speaking Gimmicks Thien Trang Nguyen Pah ToastmastersI mentioned on Facebook that I would 'be writing a blogpost about the World Championship' - even though I haven't blogged, apparently, since April.

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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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Halloween 2016 - 5 Sure Bets for Public Relations Pros' Costumes

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Halloween is the family-free holiday. Your stepfather doesn't fly in and repeat again that you should have taken the MCAT, become a sports doctor, and could have retired by now. There are no drunken reflections about parents and siblings who have passed over or no longer speak with you. And you aren't required to go thousands of miles to "be with them." " For all these reasons, Halloween has become the last truly all-fun event in America. Enjoy.

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Smackdown On Bill Ackman Brand In 2016

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

in 2016, according to a performance update." " - Julia La Roche, BusinessInsider, January 20, 2016. "Hedge fund titan Bill Ackman's Pershing Square Holdings, the fund's publicly traded vehicle, has fallen 14.5% Here is the article. This reversal of fortune may be temporary. After all, Ackman is a smart guy. But for the time being, his brand is taking a hit. Here is this outsized personality. He makes a lot of noise as an activist investor.

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Drudge Report - Tuesday, November 8, 2016 Dangerous Day

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Instead of putting the knock on Sick-Hillary or hailing The Donald, it focuses on how dangerous Tuesday, November 8, 2016 is. The Drudge Report has gone bipartisan. The latest headline for that is: God Save America. The reasons for that are many. The top two are: The make-up of Congress is in play.    Here is the link to that coverage. Both those in America and around the world know that if one party wins the White House and the other party comes to control the U.S.

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Post-Nice, Saving America's Christmas Season 2016

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Anyone with only one oar in the water could be figuring out the best places to strike during Christmas 2016. Instead of treating loved ones to a good meal at the posh restaurant in some cool city, I will have them over my place for a private dinner this Christmas holiday season. That's the post-Nice mindset. And it's likely to reduce revenues for all those businesses which depend on that major U.S. time of good cheer to make a lot money.

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8 insights from Malcolm Gladwell that made him a better speaker

Manner of Speaking

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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Addiction Meme, Campaign 2016, GOP Candidates

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

GOP presidential candidates are attempting to leverage the addiction meme in Campaign 2016. They include Jeb Bush and Carly Fiorina. Maybe they are doing that ineptly. Or maybe the subject is too filled with pessimism. Once addicted, it's difficult for human beings to remain drug-free. Pain-killers have become a national threat, especially in the workplace. Whatever. Addiction  Addiction isn't resonating like economic issues and national security.

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6 Steps to a Great Introduction

Manner of Speaking

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

Zen and the Art of Public Speaking

Manner of Speaking

Robert Pirsig’s Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance was published in 1974. The book has sold more than 5 million copies and is widely considered a modern philosophical classic. In Zen, Pirsig discusses the metaphysics of quality. He explores the subject over the course of … Continue reading → Audience Preparation audience Presentation public speaking Robert Pirsig Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

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Christmas 2016 - GOP Has To Pray for a Messiah

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The GOP could be in its final days. Even its main cheerleader - the Drudge Report - has turned downbeat. The joke circulating is: Sure, the GOP can recover, yeah, by 2018. Here is the assessment by The New York Times. Obviously, what the GOP needs is a savior. That is, a fresh presence whose everything, including charisma, is under control. Any excesses just won't fit the job description. And any current established player or even a brandname comer just won't do.

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Don’t join Toastmasters? Seriously?

Manner of Speaking

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

Manner of Speaking

“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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Aristotle’s Three Pillars of Rhetoric

Manner of Speaking

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

3 Speakers Added! Decision Makers Guide to Emerging Speakers to Watch in 2016

Speaker Launcher

Our Most Promising Speakers to Watch out for in 2016 It’s summer and these speakers are hot, hot, hot! Decision Makers Guide to Emerging Speakers to Watch in 2016 appeared first on Jane Atkinson. Today we are highlighting three new speakers who we think you are going to see more and more of in the future and here’s why: They are talented and they are getting great results with their clients! Our […]. The post 3 Speakers Added!

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Manhattan, Intentional Explosion, Campaign 2016 - No nominee can guarantee safety

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The intention bomb explosion around W. 23rd, Manhattan, on September 17, 2015 represents a worst-case scenario in domestic terrorism. As yet, not much is known. And even if those responsible aren't "brandname" violent enemies of the U.S., they have put a major city on edge. And the nominees for U.S. President can't guarantee safety. That's impossible. The reality is that any anti-social person who understands the mechanics of bomb-making can create plenty of problems.

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Launch of Presentation Guru!

Manner of Speaking

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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Launch of Presentation Guru!

Manner of Speaking

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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9 Public Speaking Tips from a Slam Poet

Manner of Speaking

Adobe Spark is a suite of applications designed by Adobe System to help people create and share stories with graphics and videos. It looks like a great tool and I plan to investigate it. To learn more, and to try … Continue reading → Delivery Guest Posts Adobe Spark pacing Pages Matam pauses tone voice

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Breathing Easy

Manner of Speaking

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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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. Of course, we're in a New Year - which means lots of excitement and plans and goals - and bringing myself back to the keyboard for blogging is one of my big ones. While the blog has been dormant - I have NOT been.

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 245) – Aristotle

Manner of Speaking

“An emotional speaker always makes his audience feel with him, even when there is nothing in his arguments; which is why many speakers try to overwhelm their audience by mere noise.” ” — Aristotle. Quotes for Public Speakers Aristotle Emotion public speaking public speaking quotes rhetoric

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 242) – Bruno Giussani

Manner of Speaking

“When people sit in a room to listen to a speaker, they are offering her something extremely precious, something that isn’t recoverable once given: a few minutes of their time and of their attention. Her task is to use that time … Continue reading → Quotes for Public Speakers TED audience Bruno Giussani public speaking Public Speaking Quotations quotes

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10 tips for modern design in 2017

PowerPoint Tips

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. I thought I’d share with you 10 guidelines for making your presentation look modern that came out of this process.

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Manner of Speaking recognized by Feedspot

Manner of Speaking

Manner of Speaking has been chosen by Feedspot, a popular RSS Reader, as one of the Top 50 Public Speaking Blogs on the Internet. And, among the Top 50, Manner of Speaking was rated 7th. Here’s what Feedspot had to say: … Continue reading → Personal Feedspot Manner of Speaking public speaking

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Blizzard Of 2016 - Missing The Magic

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

One day we New Yorkers throw in the towel on coping with that impossible, over-the-top expensive lifestyle. We relocate to some easy-living, low-cost paradise. Existence becomes easier. The wolf is no longer at the door. We lose weight. Blood pressure goes down. Then "it" happens. This time the it is the blizzard expected later this week. New York can receive up to two feet of snow. It will be bitter cold.

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The Holy Grail of Good Design

Manner of Speaking

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

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Troubles Talk - No Way to Start a Relationship in 2016

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Linguist Deborah Tannen made a name for herself identifying   "troubles talk"   as the way women bonded at work. You confide in me that your husband got laid off. I will confide in you how Prince Charming just dumped me. That establishes a deep emotional connection. But, that was then. With so much stress in life in general and so much insecurity at work, few - including women - want to hear troubles talk. Not on the job. Not at home. Not having the latte at the coffee shop.

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 244) – Nikola Tesla

Manner of Speaking

“The mind is sharper and keener in seclusion and uninterrupted solitude. No big laboratory is needed in which to think. Originality thrives in seclusion free of outside influences beating upon us to cripple the creative mind. Be alone, that is … Continue reading → Quotes for Public Speakers Nikola Tesla prepration public speaking public speaking quotes quotations quotes

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 243) – Ibn Battuta

Manner of Speaking

“Traveling—it leaves you speechless then turns you into a storyteller.” — Ibn Battuta (أبو عبد الله محمد بن عبد الله اللواتي الطنجي بن بطوطة). Quotes for Public Speakers Ibn Battuta public speaking public speaking quotes quotations quotes storytelling travel

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I read the news today, oh boy…

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

— The Beatles, A Day In The Life I’ve made a decision to avoid reading the news for the rest of 2016. I read the news today, oh boy About a lucky man who made the grade And though the news was rather sad Well, I just had to laugh. This might strike some as […]. Deep End Book Review

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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. You should also have the charismatic appeal to enhance your credibility and complement your central message. A likeable image is what leaves them swayed, in awe, and wanting more. It attracts people’s interest and engages them to listen, thus, helping business relationships to nourish.

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 246) – Garr Reynolds

Manner of Speaking

“Humans are completely incapable of reading and comprehending text on a screen and listening to a speaker at the same time. Therefore, lots of text (almost any text!), and long, complete sentences are bad, Bad, BAD.” ” — Garr Reynolds. Quotes for Public Speakers Garr Reynolds PowerPoint Presentation Presentation Zen public speaking quotes

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Commencement Speeches to Class of 2016 - Borrow from Pema Chodron

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Class of 2016 can't mount that platform if they go out there with the magical thinking that they are special and immune from failure. At a commencement speech in Naropa, American Buddhist nun, Pema Chodron, did something very unusual. She spoke about failing. Specifically, as you can view in this YouTube , she guided the next generation how to navigate failure. What was also unusual was, that unlike Silicon Valley players, she admitted how ugly failure feels.

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The Science of Storytelling

Manner of Speaking

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 Stories and Storytelling Doug Stevenson Presentation public speaking Stories storytelling

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