R.I.P. Hans Rosling (1948 – 2017)

Manner of Speaking

I was saddened to learn of the death of Hans Rosling early this morning. Rosling was a Swedish doctor, statistician, public speaker and Professor of International Health at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden. He was also one of the best known presenters at TED. … Continue reading → Hans Rosling presentations public speaking

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Happy New Year 2017 (and a new book!)

Manner of Speaking

I hope that 2017 is a happy, healthy and successful one for you and for those whom you hold dear. I want to wish all readers Happy New Year. If you are a regular visitor to this blog, you might … Continue reading → Book Review Der TED-Effekt Florian Mueck

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Happy New Year 2017 (and a new book!)

Manner of Speaking

I hope that 2017 is a happy, healthy and successful one for you and for those whom you hold dear. I want to wish all readers Happy New Year. If you are a regular visitor to this blog, you might … Continue reading → Book Review Der TED-Effekt Florian Mueck

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The 2017 Best Speaker Website Contest Winner is Announced!

Speaker Launcher

The post The 2017 Best Speaker Website Contest Winner is Announced! Best Website Contest Speaker Marketing 2017 best speaker contest winner 2017 best speaker website contest elaine froese speaker website website marketingThis year’s Best Speaker Website contest was one of the closest contests in our history. Thank you to everyone who voted! We run this contest for two main reasons.

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Share Your Nominees for the 2017 Best Speaker Website Contest

Speaker Launcher

The post Share Your Nominees for the 2017 Best Speaker Website Contest appeared first on Jane Atkinson. Best Website Contest Most Recent Post 2017 best speaker website contest speaker website website contestIt has been two years since we ran our “Best Speaker Website Contest” and once again, much has changed in website design and fads in that time. We have seen a shift away from photo carousels and more folks opting for parallax scrolling websites. Hero images have gotten bigger.

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The 2017 Best Speaker Website Contest Finalists Are Announced and It Is Time To Vote!

Speaker Launcher

A few weeks ago we announced our 2017 Best Speaker Website contest and asked you to share your nominees of speaker sites you think ROCK! The post The 2017 Best Speaker Website Contest Finalists Are Announced and It Is Time To Vote! Best Website Contest Most Recent Post Speaker Marketing 2017 best speaker website contest 2017 BEST WEBSITE CONTEST best speaker website contest

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Wishing you & the world all the best in 2017!

PowerPoint Tips

The post Wishing you & the world all the best in 2017! Animation & transitions Events Happy New Year 2017Did 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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Meryl Streep Speaks Truth to power at 2017 Golden Globes

Speaking Freely

The post Meryl Streep Speaks Truth to power at 2017 Golden Globes appeared first on Read The Self-Expression Blog to Improve Speaking Skills. Meryl Streep just modeled how to use a speech platform as a bully pulpit. Watch her use her acceptance speech for a life time achievement award to speak truth to power. What a beautiful way to lead her community and us as a nation to unity. She embodies gravitas.

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Toastmasters International Announces Founder of Freedom Writers Foundation as its 2017 Golden Gavel Recipient

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Toastmasters International announced today that world-renowned speaker and educator Erin Gruwell is the recipient of the organization’s 2017 Golden Gavel award. 23-26, 2017, in Vancouver, Canada. The award, presented annually to an individual who exemplifies excellence in the fields of communication and leadership, will be presented to Gruwell during the Toastmasters International Convention, Aug. Here’s […]. Public Speaking Toastmasters

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Wealthy Speaker Presents Accelerate LIVE 2017: How to Build a Million Dollar Speaking Business

Speaker Launcher

If you are a professional speaker looking to take your business to the $1Million dollar mark and beyond, then join us in Minneapolis, MN from November 17th through 19th for Accelerate LIVE 2017: How to Build a Million Dollar Speaking Business. The post Wealthy Speaker Presents Accelerate LIVE 2017: How to Build a Million Dollar Speaking Business appeared first on Jane Atkinson. Events Accelerate Live 2017 speaking business event speaking event

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Outplacement - 2017 Survival Guide

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The DailyJobCuts.com lists layoffs. Your job may have already been cited. Or soon will be. The new normal is to be called into HR, then be directed to outplacement. That's the employer-paid service to help you, the terminated employee, transition to The Next. Admittedly, outplacement services vary in quality and duration. Some, especially for executives, are superior.

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Rhetoric – The Public Speaking Game™ featured in Toastmaster Magazine

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My fellow public speaker, business partner and good friend Florian Mueck and I are proud to announce that Toastmasters International has published an article about Rhetoric – The Public Speaking Game™ in the October 2017 edition of its monthly magazine.

Recap of 2017 Predictions & Trends for User Experience Design & Research

Userzoom

At the start of 2017 I made several predictions about UX design and research. Hopefully you had a great 2017 and (soon) a very happy 2018! A quick recap for UserZoom – in early 2017 we redesigned the entire UserZoom product and have consistently improved it throughout the year, and will continue to do the same in 2018. Below is a recap of how my 2017 predictions (from Jan of this year) turned out. We saw a 3X growth of smaller, frequent, agile studies in 2017.

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Dreamforce 2017: Ushering in the 4th Industrial Revolution

Duarte Blog

These words opened Salesforce’s Dreamforce 2017 as 171,000 live attendees and 10 million online viewers sat in awe taking in the video of trailblazers and the technologies they created [.] The post Dreamforce 2017: Ushering in the 4th Industrial Revolution appeared first on Duarte. “Every industrial revolution is defined by trailblazers. We’re in the Fourth Industrial Revolution, a wave of innovation and technology, radically transforming our economies, societies, and lives.”

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Manner of Speaking recognized by Credit Donkey

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Manner of Speaking has been chosen as one of the winning blogs by Credit Donkey for the Best Public Speaking Blogs in 2017. Credit Donkey is a credit card comparison site that publishes credit card research, deals, and tips to help … Continue reading → Personal Feedspot Manner of Speaking public speaking

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Introducing the 2017 Presentation Guru Conference

Presentation Guru

Bring an idea and leave with a world-class Pitch. We set up Presentation Guru (the “Guru”) to help people share their expertise, skills and knowledge with the world. The Guru is all of the people who make up our amazing community.… … Presentation Guru Conference Conference featured

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It was one of those days

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” These were just some of the reviews in the press of British Prime Minister Theresa May’s 4 October 2017 speech in Manchester. “Calamatous!” ” “A nightmare!” ” “Wretched freakish luck, and agony to behold.” This speech was an important one. With May’s … Continue reading → Analysis of a Speech presentations public speaking Theresa May tricolon

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Career Comeback - November 2003 to November 2017

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The major issue hovering over the allegations about sexual misconduct is: Can big-time players such as Harvey Weinstein have a comeback? The question isn't absurd. After all, Nixon Administration "dirty tricks" lawyer Chuck Colson had a roaring one. In prison, he discovered spirituality. He went on to became a prominent religious leader, who was revered when he died at age 80.

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Dreamforce 2017: Ushering in the 4th Industrial Revolution

MiddleWeb

These words opened Salesforce’s Dreamforce 2017 as 171,000 live attendees and 10 million online viewers sat in awe taking in the video of trailblazers and the technologies they created that shaped the world forever. Salesforce was nominated by the Human Rights Campaign as one of the Best Places to Work 2017 for LGBTQ Equality as well as Fortune’s #1 Workplace for Giving Back. The post Dreamforce 2017: Ushering in the 4th Industrial Revolution appeared first on Duarte.

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Mother's Day 2017 - Austintown, OH Public Library Closed

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

They read: Closed Sunday, May 14th, 2017. That's what I thought when I saw the signs on the Austintown, Ohio public library. That's Mother's Day. And in my experience in the world, it's not an official holiday. So, I interviewed the check-out clerk, off the record. Yes, the public library was closing for Mother's Day. She said it was a "holiday." " Not in my book. So I asked her why the library was treating it as such.

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Huma Sighting - Starting Off 2017 on Light Note

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

But, fortunately, the New York Post gives us a read to start off 2017 on a light note. Power is shifting around the world and domestically. The tabloid reports there has been a Huma sighting in the Hamptons for this holiday weekend. The aide who, some claim, helped Hillary Clinton lose Campaign 2016 is bunking there with her mother Saleha and her sister Heba. All three have the last name Abedin. Specifically, Huma was seen bringing her son Jordan to see the film "Sing."

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The Public Speaking Fear Grid

Manner of Speaking

It’s no secret that many people are afraid of public speaking. As Jerry Seinfeld has said, “According to most studies, people’s number one fear is public speaking. Number two is death. Death is number two! This means, to the average person, if … Continue reading → Nerves Psychology of Public Speaking Jerry Seinfeld Mark Twain public speaking

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Famous Speech Friday: Bette Midler at the 2017 Tony Awards

The Eloquent Woman

And on the heels of her moment of triumph at the 2017 Tony Awards, having won the award for best leading actress in a musical, host Kevin Spacey reached for joke material from one of the oldest myths in the book about women in public speaking: That they talk too much. Bette Midler, currently starring in the revival of the musical play "Hello, Dolly!" on Broadway, is what they call a triple threat: She can sing, dance, and act.

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Class of 2017 - Manhattan Becomes More Affordable (sort of)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The latest to relay this good news to the Class of 2017 is   Fortune.  Media outlets are getting giddy describing how the Manhattan rental market has become a downright steal.   According to a report yesterday by Douglas Elliman and Miller Samuel, the median rental price plunged to $3,369. That's a 1% drop.    If you have a family and need two bedroom, you are in the catbird seat. Rents for those dropped 5.2%.

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Famous Speech Friday: Viola Davis accepts an historic 2017 Oscar

The Eloquent Woman

It's no secret that I consider actor Viola Davis to be among the best speakers around, featured as she has been five times so far in The Eloquent Woman Index of Famous Speeches by Women. And this week's acceptance speech by Davis at the Academy Awards--for best supporting actress in a feature film--brings her entries here to six. The speech has a level of electricity that's unusual in awards acceptance speeches.

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Wall Street 2017 Bonuses - Being Paid in Bitcoin

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Cryptocurrency bitcoin could become the preferred way to pay bonuses on Wall.    In the New York Post John Byrne reports: "Wall Street is unveiling the bitcoin bonus for employees. bitcoin] hovered within shouting distance of $20,000 on Thursday." " Positioning and packaging a bonus partly or fully in a cryptocurrency can give a financial firm the edge in branding, attracting talent, and holding on to the high producers.

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10 Lessons from Jim Carrey for Public Speakers

Manner of Speaking

I recently came across the six-minute film, Jim Carrey: I Needed Color. It is a beautifully shot and wonderfully told story about Jim Carrey’s fascination with art, particularly painting. The movie shows a side of Carrey with which many people … Continue reading → Motivation Psychology of Public Speaking Art Emotion Florian Mueck Jim Carrey Luciano Pavarotti Olivia Schofield Oscar Wilde public speaking storytelling

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Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain!

Manner of Speaking

When I was boy, one of my favourite movies was The Wizard of Oz. Back in the day, there was no streaming on demand, so you had to wait until it was shown on television. With few channels available, that usually … Continue reading → Slide Presentation bad PowerPoint slides Bill Gates Keynote PowerPoint presentations Prezi public speaking Slide Presentations Wizard of Oz

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Don’t blow it with your audience

Manner of Speaking

Last week I attended the graduation ceremony for the class of a business school where I teach. The graduates had taken their seats, the audience was settled in, the three-piece orchestra had just finished the last of its pieces. Everything … Continue reading → Delivery audience Microphone presentations public speaking

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4 Tips to Succeed Speaking in 2017

Succeed Speaking

Here are some quick and simple–yet critical–tips to help you do just that in 2017: 1. You can complete steps 1-3 and still come to the end of 2017 no better off than you are right now. How many of those 1200 do you need to say yes, at the fee you want to earn, to hit your goals for 2017? Go out there and rock this thing in 2017, okay?! Is it just me, or does it seem like there are more “professional speakers” than ever these days?

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The life-changing magic of tidying up your presentations

Manner of Speaking

As I write this post, my wife and I are approximately three weeks into a massive effort to tidy up our home. This is no ordinary, annual clean-up; this is a methodical full-on assault to go through all of our … Continue reading → Book Review Preparation audience content Marie Kondo Presentation public speaking The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

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Those We Lost in 2017 - USA Today Doesn't List Linda Reagan

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The USA Today list pf those who died in 2017 ranges from Mary Tyler Moore to David Cassidy. Linda died in 2017 in a helicopter accident. The surprise is that Linda Reagan from "Blue Bloods" isn't included. Sure, she's fictional but her presence helped make that series iconic. Because she was a nurse, she recognized that the patriarch of the Reagan family was having a heart attack. She knew exactly what to do.

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A lesson from Nokia

Manner of Speaking

On 12 November 2007—ten years ago to the day as I write this post—Forbes published its magazine featuring a story about Nokia on the cover. Forbes asked the question, “Can anyone catch the cell phone king?” ” The answer? Apple … Continue reading → Motivation improvement Nokia public speaking

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Kroger Lowers 2017 EPS Estimate - Is Traditional Supermarket Sector Finished?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

For a while, Kroger was succeeding when other traditional players in the traditional supermarket sector were floundering. Now, Kroger itself is not faring all that well. Although it had a good Q1, it lowered its estimate for Earnings Per Share (EPS) for the full year. Its stock plummeted. Here is the financial coverage. Now that cloud which hangs over the whole traditional supermarket sector has moved closer toward Kroger. Everyone has to buy food.

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Some “very” good advice

Manner of Speaking

Mark Twain once gave the following advice to writers: Substitute ‘damn’ every time you’re inclined to write ‘very’; your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be. American novelist and columnist Florence King was … Continue reading → Grammar Florence King grammar Mark Twain public speaking very writing

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Some “very” good advice

Manner of Speaking

Mark Twain once gave the following advice to writers: Substitute ‘damn’ every time you’re inclined to write ‘very’; your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be. American novelist and columnist Florence King was … Continue reading → Grammar Florence King grammar Mark Twain public speaking very writing

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Huge mistake at the Oscars and the lessons to learn

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Good grief! I didn’t think that I would be writing another post of this nature so soon after the huge mistake that was made at the 2015 Miss Universe Pageant, but here we are. Again. In case you missed it, … Continue reading → Uncategorized Faye Dunaway La La Land Moonlight Oscars public speaking Warren Beatty

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Own your speech

Manner of Speaking

Recently, I was working with a group of people over a couple of days to help them improve their public speaking skills. For one exercise, I asked them to give a short (5-minute) speech on something that they cared about. The first … Continue reading → Motivation Presentation public speaking Speech

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Product Review: Logitech Spotlight Remote

Manner of Speaking

Slides are a staple of most presentations. And if you use slides, you should use a good remote to go through them. My latest remote is the Logitech Spotlight. I have been using it for the past couple of months and am … Continue reading → Slide Presentation Logitech presentations Spotlight

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 260) – Madeleine Albright

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“It took me quite a long time to develop a voice and now that I have it, I am not going to be silent.” — Madeleine Albright. Quotes for Public Speakers Madeleine Albright public speaking public speaking quotes quotes

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 255) – Mark Brown

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“Our stories are the key to connecting. They don’t have to be sensational; they just have to be sincere.” — Mark Brown. Quotes for Public Speakers Mark Brown public speaking public speaking quotes quotes Stories storytelling

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 269) – Robert Kennedy

Manner of Speaking

“‘Give me a place to stand,’ said Archimedes, ‘and I will move the world.’ ’ These men moved the world, and so can we all. Few will have the greatness to bend history itself, but each of us can work to … Continue reading → Humour Quotes for Public Speakers public speaking public speaking quotes quotes Robert Kennedy

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Four Public Speaking Lessons – and a Drone!

Manner of Speaking

I recently had the pleasure of spending 10 days in Barcelona for work and pleasure. The first week was spent at IESE Business School where, once or twice a year, I join four others to teach public speaking and communication … Continue reading → Delivery Conor Neill Feedback Florian Mueck gestures IESE pause public speaking Tobias Rodrigues Tony Anagor

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