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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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's your theme for 2016?

Speak Schmeak

And just like that (imagine me snapping my fingers), it's 2016. A full week into 2016. Happy New Year! And like the past five or six years, I have a theme to guide me.

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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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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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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. I 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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The 10 most important speeches by women in 2016

The Eloquent Woman

And what I found in compiling this 2016 list was a mix of themes that are familiar to any woman who engages in public speaking. 2016 was a year of big defeats and stumbles: Five of the women whose speeches made this list were defeated, removed from office, or widely criticized.

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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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Daily Mail Rings Out 2016 With Myriad Donald Trump Stories

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The year 2016 might have been a good or bad one, depending on who is doing the assessing. And, that's how the influential Daily Mail is ringing out 2016. But what isn't ambiguous is that it has been The Year of Trump Everything.

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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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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%

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Famous Speech Friday: Hillary Clinton's 2016 concession speech

The Eloquent Woman

You don't have to like the topic of a speech to give it well.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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A conversation with Bob Lehrman

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

He’s an editor of the new book ‘Democratic Orators from JFK to Barack Obama‘ (Palgrave/Macmillan 2016) and authored the chapters on the oratory of J.F.K.

Drudge Report Shifts from Campaign 2016 to "ISIS Among Us"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In a nation unhinged by weekend bombings and stabbings, the Drudge Report has cooled it on focusing on Campaign 2016 per se. That gets the Drudge Report back into the thick of Campaign 2016. Instead, there has been a shift to how members of ISIS have assimilated themselves into the fabric of American life. Here is the link to the headliner article. But, of course, domestic terrorism and other forms of violence will be major issues in the September 26th debate.

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Antonin Scalia's Death - Everything changes in Campaign 2016

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Therefore, who will replace Justice Scalia now becomes a top-drawer Campaign 2016 issue. Conservatives may mourn the death of their colorful advocate, Antonin Scalia. At age 79, he died at a Texas hunting resort, at age 79. On the U.S.

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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.

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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

Manner of Speaking

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

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

PowerPoint Tips

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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How to start a presentation

PowerPoint Tips

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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The Next Hot Job in Silicon Valley Is Speechwriting

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

An interesting post in OZY explains why the next hot job in Silicon Valley is speechwriting.

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Integrating Live Power BI Dashboards into PowerPoint

PowerPoint Tips

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.

2016 207

No Excuse For Scary Slides

Professionally Speaking...

Scary may be a good thing for Halloween decorations and theme park rides but certainly not for presentation slides.

2016 194

287,000 New Jobs Created in June 2016 - But, not so fast with the euphoria

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Yes, the positive development is that 287,000 new jobs were created in June 2016.    But those on the front lines of marketing communications like myself know that there is no reason for euphoria.

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It's my tenth blogiversary!

Speak Schmeak

Ten years ago this week, I started blogging. My first post was published on October 9, 2006. Since that time, I've published 1,475 posts, I've saved 86 drafts that are still waiting to be finished and published, and I'm turning about 60 of them into a book to be published by the end of this year.

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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!

2016 207

Drudge Report - Campaign 2016 Is Stressing Out America (more than money)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

No, it's what Campaign 2016 has been doing to the American psyche. The Drudge Report has taken a break from Sick-Hillary, Bad-Bill, and Brat-Chelsea. Tonight the conservative news site focuses on STRESS. There's an epidemic of stress throughout America. And the cause is none of the usual suspects such as money. Bloomberg documents all that. For example, folks are waking up at 3 A.M. to check the latest polls. Of course, a lot is at stake. So they should be worried who will win.

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