2018 Cicero Speechwriting Awards

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

I’m delighted that transcripts of the 25 best speeches selected by Vital Speeches of the Day are now available.

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Presentation Industry Trends to Watch in 2018

Duarte Blog

So, before everyone headed out on holiday vacations, we asked a few Duartians to tell us what they saw in the presentation industry during 2017, so that we all could better understand what 2018 holds. The post Presentation Industry Trends to Watch in 2018 appeared first on Duarte.

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Guest Blog: The 3 Best Recruiting Automation Tools For 2018

Manner of Speaking

While AI and automation have been slowly penetrating the recruitment industry during the past decade, they’re set to break through in 2018. Here are the 3 best recruiting automation tools for 2018.

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The 2018 Cicero Speechwriting Awards – A conversation with David Murray

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Click here to enter the 2018 Cicero Speechwriting Awards today. More than 2,000 years ago, Cicero called rhetoric a “great art.” Since then, staggering advances in mass communication haven’t diminished the transformative power of a great speech. And the Cicero Speechwriting Awards recognize the speechwriters and the speakers who make it great.

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8 Presentation Industry Trends To Watch In 2018

Duarte Blog

So, before everyone headed out on holiday vacations, we asked a few Duartians to tell us what they saw in the presentation industry during 2017, so that we all could better understand what 2018 holds. The post 8 Presentation Industry Trends To Watch In 2018 appeared first on Duarte.

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Goldilocks - Patron Saint for Class of 2018

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Clearly, in a glutted world of talented folks with degrees, Goldilocks is the patron saint of the Class of 2018. Goldilocks didn't care what others thought - even if the "they" were supposedly powerful (.e.g. bears). She totally focused on her goal.

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25 Principles of Adult Behavior

Manner of Speaking

On 7 February 2018, Barlow passed away. John Perry Barlow was an American poet, essayist, political activist and cattle rancher. He was also a lyricist for the Grateful Dead. As the tributes an obituaries poured in, Barlow’s 25 Principles of Adult … Continue reading → Leadership Motivation 25 Principles of Adult Behavior Grateful Dead John Perry Barlow public speaking

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The Supermarket, 1916 - 2018 - Rest in Peace

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

No surprise, Bloomberg reports that supermarket chains Winn-Dixie and Tops likely will file for bankruptcy. The concept of the supermarket was made operational in 1916. Charles Saunders launched Piggly Wiggly. By the 1920s, the A&P was also standard.

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open thread – January 5-6, 2018

Duarte Blog

You may also like: I get angry when my coworkers make mistakes I’m worried my manager has lost confidence in me resigning via cod, a glorious out-of-office message, and other quitting stories open thread – January 5-6, 2018 was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. It’s the Friday open thread! The comment section on this post is open for discussion with other readers on anything work-related that you want to talk about.

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Wintour Era - Will It End in Fall 2018, Or Has It Already Ended?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The buzz at the New York Post is that Anna Wintour will exit Conde Nast in fall 2018. That will be after the publication of the September edition of Vogue. Because it is heavy with advertising, therefore generating nice revenues, it will provide Wintour with one more success story.

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A Working Life III: My Early Career

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

In the spirit of full disclosure I should say that, following my adventures in America detailed in Part II of this series, I returned to England in the Summer of 1978 after three years in the States without a graduate degree.

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Mum and Dad

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

My parents funeral took place on January 30, 2018 at Crewe Crematorium. This is the eulogy I read in celebration of their lives. Shakespeare wrote in his play The Tempest: We are such stuff as dreams are made on / And our little life is rounded with a sleep.

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2018 Grammys Viewership All-Time Low - Red-Carpet/Causes Burnout

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It never occurred to me to watch the 2018 Grammys. A lot of other people agreed with me. The market rating - at 12.7/21 - was an all-time low. And down about 20% since 2017. Here are more details from the media.

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Are you ready to Hustle? Two Opportunities to Accelerate in 2018

Speaker Launcher

Two Opportunities to Accelerate in 2018 appeared first on Jane Atkinson. This past year we’ve been working hard to put together some programs that help speakers at all levels expand and grow their business. Our theme this year at Speaker Launcher and The Wealthy Speaker U is focused hustle. Why is the theme about “hustle”? Because to reach difficult goals – to get booked more at […]. The post Are you ready to Hustle?

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Let go instead of holding on (to your content)

Speak Schmeak

"Perfection is finally attained, not when there is no longer anything to add, but when there is no longer anything to take away." ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, aircraft designer and author of The Little Prince I'm fortunate that, in most of my speaking, I'm not required to be particularly concise.

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Announcing: A conversation with Felicity Barber on Women Speaking

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

I first met Felicity in 2014 shortly after she moved from England to San Francisco. She’s a speechwriter who has worked in both the UK and USA and has expertise in B2B, finance, insurance and technology.

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9 ideas to mix up your speaking in 2018

The Eloquent Woman

(Editor' s note: Reader and client Cate Huston -- an engineer, frequent speaker, and enthusiastic booster of getting more women in tech to speak-- offered this guest post sharing ways to switch it up when preparing talks as inspiration for you early in the new year. Thanks, Cate!)

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Books Reviewed: How to Stop Time, by Matt Haig and Forever, by Pete Hamill

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

(Full disclosure: Matt is the nephew of my good friend James Haig. I heard Matt speak at a recent Marin County bookstore where I purchased his book. I’ve not read any of his other writing, but see from Twitter that he has a large and loyal fan base. It was Matt who told me that […].

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How to animate 3D objects in PowerPoint

PowerPoint Tips

If you have Office 365 (the subscription version) and the Creative edition of Windows 10, you can insert 3D objects into PowerPoint. I explained this feature in an earlier blog post, “ How to Insert 3D in PowerPoint.”

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The Introvert’s Ultimate Guide to Speaking Up in Meetings

Speaking about Presenting

Speaking up in meetings is a useful thing to do both for your career and for your personal growth.

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Stretch your Speaking – Introduction

Manner of Speaking

We are one week into 2018 as I write this post. Happy New Year! Are you off to a good start? How about those resolutions? Get more exercise; eat better; learn a new language; find a new job. Have you made … Continue reading → Motivation cross-training Presentation public speaking

Creative Video for Communicators

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

This Saturday I attended the annual Presidents Day meeting of the National Speakers Association Northern California Chapter.

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 280) – Tim Ferriss

Manner of Speaking

“I agree with Warren Buffett that public speaking is one of the best investments you can make. … When you take the ability to communicate messages effectively to groups of people and layer it on top of almost anything else, … Continue reading → Motivation Quotes for Public Speakers public speaking public speaking quotes quotes Tim Ferriss

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Create beautiful numbered lists in PowerPoint

PowerPoint Tips

SmartArt and the new Designer feature in Office 365 are great for simple lists, but numbered lists are another story. Designer has a few options, but you can easily create a couple of templates for beautiful numbered lists and use them over and over.

Gamification can help overcome public speaking nerves

Manner of Speaking

I have written before about Rhetoric – The Public Speaking Game™, the board game and app that Florian Mueck and I co-created. You can read recent posts here and here. Recently, I was interviewed about the game on Dukascopy Swiss Financial … Continue reading → Nerves Dukascopy Florian Mueck gamification public speaking Rhetoric - The Public Speaking Game

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A Working Life: Going West

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

“Go West, young man.” ” — Horace Greeley, 1865 This is the second part of the review of my working life. Part 1, The Early Years, covered the part-time jobs I had while in school in England. In Part 2 I graduate from college and move to the States.

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Simplicity is the key to brilliance

Manner of Speaking

Don’t take my word for it. Just ask … Aristotle Frédéric Chopin Chip and Dan Heath Steve Jobs Bruce Lee Charles Mingus Pablo Picasso Dieter Rams Ken Segall Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Robin Sharma Simplicity isn’t simple. It takes thought and … Continue reading → Uncategorized Aristotle Bruce Lee Frédéric Chopin Pablo Picasso presentations public speaking simplicity Steve Jobs

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Analysis of a Speech by Andrew Solomon

Manner of Speaking

Andrew Solomon is an American writer who focuses on politics, psychology and culture. He has written for The New York Times and The New Yorker among others. His book The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression won the 2001 National Book … Continue reading → Analysis of a Speech Andrew Solomon public speaking quotations Rhetorical Devices speech analysis TED Talk

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Something Just Like This

Manner of Speaking

I recently had the privilege of moderating the 9th WAVE (Women’s Added Value in the Economy) Conference in Geneva, Switzerland. It’s an annual event organized and run by the dynamic women of the Career Women’s Forum.

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Never wear a name tag when you speak

Manner of Speaking

If you are invited to speak at a conference or other event, you will likely receive a name tag when you register. It will usually be in a plastic envelope that you attach to your clothing with a pin, or … Continue reading → Delivery lanyard name tag Presentation public speaking

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What happens when a speaker pauses for a few seconds?

Manner of Speaking

First, let’s talk about what doesn’t happen. The audience does not think that you’ve forgotten something. The audience does not hear your heart beating. The audience does not think that you are stupid. The audience does not think that you … Continue reading → Delivery Uncategorized pause pausing presentations public speaking

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1,000 downloads!

Manner of Speaking

Very pleased to share with you that Florian Mueck and I have hit 1,000 downloads of the app version of Rhetoric – The Public Speaking Game™. RHETORIC it is the world’s first public speaking board game. Florian and I created it a … Continue reading → Rhetoric - The Public Speaking Game Florian Mueck presentations public speaking

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ABC's David Muir Keeps Covering 2018 Flu - He Should Have Been There for 1918 Influenza Pandemic

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

But, even he has fallen into the trap of presenting the 2018 flu as catastrophic. On ABC Evening News, David Muir has taken on the mashup role of Honest Abe (tell it as it is) and Comforter-in-Chief (his compassion palpable for the 13 tortured siblings).

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My Word for 2018 is Courage

Speaking about Presenting

Rather then making a resolution, I like to choose a word for the year. Typing is not my strong suit right now, so here’s a video to explain: Nervousness

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A Working Life: The Early Years

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Last month marked the end of my official full-time employment. This used to be called “retirement” but neither my past working life nor my future activities are so easily compartmentalized.

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Stop Waiting till you Feel more Confident

Speaking about Presenting

Many times, back when I was working in the corporate world, I would sit in a meeting listening to a discussion knowing that I had a valuable perspective to offer. But as I thought about offering my opinion I would start to feel my heart beating hard inside my chest and feel myself growing hot.

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I can do anything better than I can

Speak Schmeak

Maybe you've heard the song "Anything You Can Do" from the musical "Annie Get Your Gun." It's a classic duet with the characters Annie Oakley and Frank Butler attempting to prove their ability to outdo each other in a variety of tasks.

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Stretch your Speaking – Stand-up Comedy

Manner of Speaking

This post is the second in a series about finding ways to stretch yourself when it comes to public speaking. The goal is to encourage people to explore different ways of developing their speaking skills and thus to become better … Continue reading → Humour Motivation Jerry Seinfeld Mel Kelly Presentation public speaking Stand-up comedy Steve Martin

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How to handle feedback that makes you go “Ouch!”

Speaking about Presenting

I’ve done it, and if you’ve ever got a stack of feedback forms after a presentation, you’ve probably done it. You go through all the feedback forms ignoring the “Great job” “Learnt a lot” comments and go straight for the form that declares: “That was a load of mumbo jumbo” And then you flagellate yourself. You obsess over it. You can not let go of it. It’s the human brain at work.

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Stretch your Speaking – Acting

Manner of Speaking

This post is the third in a series about finding ways to stretch yourself when it comes to public speaking. The goal is to encourage people to explore different ways of developing their speaking skills and thus to become better … Continue reading → Motivation acting Felix Cheong It's a Wonderful Lie Marc Checkley Presentation public speaking Renegade Saints

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