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Active Listening Posted by: Kuhnke Communication on: November 1, 2010 In: Lifestyle | Listening | Relationships Comment! ACTIVE LISTENING When I ask my clients, “How do you listen?”

Mother Mary - Should She Have Discouraged Jesus' Social Activism

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

But, it sure looks like Mary allowed her son to embrace social activism versus establishing himself as a carpenter. Whatever the time in history, social activism can get its front lines in big trouble. The tragedy of Jesus' death on the cross didn't have to happen.

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Famous Speech Friday: Laverne Cox on transgender activism

The Eloquent Woman

Here, the hero is the idea of activism to support transgendered people. In an awards season where a heterosexual man has been picking up prizes for portraying a transgendered woman in the movie Dallas Buyers Club , Laverne Cox is the real deal.

What are active listening skills?

Executive Speech Coach

Wednesday, March 09, 2011 What are active listening skills? Active listening is a powerful communication skill. Thats one example of a active listening technique. Here are a few more techniques to active listening : Look directly at the person who is talking. Seven steps to more compelling presentations What are active listening skills?

Speechwriting: Use active verbs

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Note the series of active verbs in the following sentence (from the address by Daniel Webster at the cornerstone laying of Bunker Hill Monument in June 1825): “Let us develop the resources of our land, call forth its powers, build up its institutions, promote its great interests, and see whether we also in our day […].

Timing your presentation when incorporating activities

Speak Schmeak

But what about an interactive training or workshop with exercises and activities? I have several activities that I use during presentations. One is a variation on the " tappers and listeners " activity from " Made to Stick."

Timing your presentation when incorporating activities

Speak Schmeak

But what about an interactive training or workshop with exercises and activities? I have several activities that I use during presentations. One is a variation on the " tappers and listeners " activity from " Made to Stick."

Homesnap: Activism Goes Mobile

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The chanting of Occupy Wall Street seems so 20th century. Now activists have a mobile tool to highlight inequality.  That's Homesnap. It's an app that allows anyone to take a photo of a house and automatically find out data ranging from square footage to, ah-ha, the market value.

Ideas for the weekly team meeting

The Presenter's Blog

Book Reviews activities Broc Edwards business books discussion topics team meeting weekly meeting by Peter Watts. What to talk about at the weekly team meeting? It’s a seventh-day conundrum. Yet again it’s Monday morning.

HEAT WAVE - The 114 Degrees Stops Human/Animal Activity

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Weather Channel confirmed it was 114 degrees just before 1 P.M. in Tucson, Arizona. For blocks and blocks, the city looked like a ghost town. Fry's Supermarket, usually packed on a Sunday, was empty. So was the parking lot.

Sentence construction: active versus passive voice

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

There are two voices—the passive voice and the active voice. Tags: Business Writing active voice passive and active voice passive voice When it comes to sentences, one of the most important elements that writers should be aware of is voice.

Writing for PowerPoint Part 1: Active Voice

Can You Hear Me Up the Back?

The largest single flab generator is using the passive rather than active voice. And here’s the active version: “All state offices are holding conferences.&#. Active: “We hope the program will be a success.&#. Pic: Business Week.

The Sexually Active College Male - Games Mother Must Teach Him

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

A former George Mason college student, going by the moniker "John Doe," got off the hook. Legally. But he still could face more discipline static at George Mason before he is re-admitted.

The Communication Blog: Communication Strategies: Guidelines for.

The Communication Blog

Practice the skills of effective and active listening. Listen actively, listen politely, listen for different levels of meaning, listen with empathy, and listen with an open mind. 3.26.2011 Communication Strategies: Guidelines for Facilitating and Responding to Self-Disclosures When someone discloses to you, it’s usually a sign of trust and affection. In carrying out this most important receiver function, keep the following five guidelines in mind.

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Enjoy presentation adrenalin. Purge post-presentation epinephrin.

The Presenter's Blog

Its designed to stay in our bodies until the stressor has passed, and shifting it from your system requires aerobic activity. You are, at that moment fully topped-up on epinephrin which, without aerobic activity, will hang around your system all the way home and beyond. Aerobic activity is the solution, and this doesn’t require a gym. Managing Nerves Tips From The Top aerobic activity chronic stress stress syndrome stressor

The 7 things senior management need to know about effective presenting

Inter-Activ Presenting and Influencing

The 7 things senior management need to know about effective presenting is a post from: Inter-Activ Presenting and Influencing. Presentation Skills best practice CEO corporate speeches Gavin Meikle inter-activ management Presentations senior speaking tipsWhenever a CEO or Senior Manager stands up to speak they have the opportunity to positively engage and influence.

Attacks Continue On Obama’s Comments About Supreme Court

TJ Walker Interactive

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See You In Court - Activism Can Go Wall Street

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Some of the major game-changers in American society resulted from litigation. Those ranged from ending school segregation to legalizing abortion. Now activists can seek to fund this strategy through investors, that is if the litigation is commercial.

10 Reasons to Practice Active Listening | Communication Steroids

Communication Steroids

Skip to content Follow: RSS Twitter Home About Contact Us Current Programs Inner Circle Newsletter Products 20 Presentation Skills That Kill: Audio CDSeminar Social Media and Public Relations: Audio Task Oriented Teams: Audio CDSeminar What We Do 10 Reasons to Practice Active Listening by Tim 'Gonzo' Gordon on February 28, 2010 If you listen to our podcasts now and then, Roger and I will bring up ‘active listening’ as one of the most important aspects of communication.

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Great Openings. Use a Pertinent Activity

Pivotal Public Speaking

Using a pertinent activity as an opening gets the audience’s attention because it makes them active. It gives them the opportunity to move physically which makes them more alert and comfortable. It lets them learn and participate with one another. Finally, it put you in charge. That’s right, when you cede temporary authority to your audience you get larger in their minds. => [link]. public speaking speech structure speech writing speeches openings

Sherwin-Williams, Unusual Social Activity, Stock Price - Implications For Public Relations Players

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The headline on TheStreet blared: "Sherwin-Williams (SHW) Showing Unusual Social Activity Today." Why has unusual social activity emerged as a factor in the investment game?

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Shareholder Activism: Is it more theatre than outcomes?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  But aside from the theatre of shareholder activism, often the big things those shareholder groups expect don't come to pass.  I look at the phenomenon of shareholder activism for the financial information company Motley Fool.  

Speechwriters who are active in Toastmasters

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Kathy has participated in several of my speech writing workshops, and she is quite active in Toastmasters. Congratulations to Kathy Morrow, who earned her Advanced Communicator Gold award from Toastmasters International in June. . She serves as the District E Governor for this year. Another workshop alum, Dianna Van Horn, serves as the District Public Relations Officer and Webmaster: www.toastmasters77.org.

What Did You Learn Today?

Speak and Deliver

How to Use an Activity Assessment to Build Your Story Log 1. If the Activity Assessment seems formal, I understand. Stories Adventure Lessons Empathy Story Log Learning Audience Connection Rapport Boring Life Metaphors Activity Assessment Kids"My life is boring."

An Infinite Activity

The Arrowood Curve

I was thinking about decision making today. Not so much making the decision as the process of considering what decision to make. It struck me that when we think in the most basic, limited way, we think in yes/no, right/left, up/down options - options in front of us that everyone can see. But when we think more openly we break the frame, venture outside the borders and consider far more unique options.

Forced Active Listening—The Instant Oral Pop Quiz | Public Speaking Training

TJ Walker Interactive

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Eliot Spitzer: Tax the Traders! It Would Solve Economic Crisis and Stop Reckless Activity

TJ Walker Interactive

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"Desperate Housewives" - Murder & Other Criminal Activity on Wisteria Lane

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

But most of the folks on the street should be used to criminal activity.  Is it a serial murderer?    Could be.    Julie didn't die by being strangled but could have.    Now the waitress in the local coffee was offed by a strangler.    Wisteria Lane is bound to go into complete panic.   We find out that Bolen is in touch with a federal agent and might turn himself in. 

"Gossip can be wildly entertaining," Joseph Epstein, about the most common social activity that's primarily anti-social

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  In his book "Gossip," Joseph Epstein takes a brutal look at this most common social activity that's primarily anti-social.  No matter how serious or how animal-house the setting, all ears will perk at the first mention of gossip. 

Practice Breathing to Manage Public Speaking Fear

Speaking Freely

However, it only works if you practice it regularly and integrate conscious deep breathing into daily activities. Breathing to manage public speaking fear really works. It is often called mindful breathing.

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Listen: Can you hear me now?

Kate's Voice

I discovered active listening while going through a divorce. For a moment, I had the illusion that active listening could save my marriage. After all, our main problem was bad communication. Well, it didn’t save the marriage.

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Court Rejects Corporate Campaign Spending Limits

TJ Walker Interactive

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Presentation Tip: Show steps in a process

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

Linear process with same type of activity The first example is for a linear process where each step is the same type of activity. When the audience sees the same shape used for each step, they draw a conclusion that each step is the same type of activity.

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ASJA membership has its advantages

Joan Detz Speaker Services

I’ve been active in the American Society of Journalists & Authors since HOW TO WRITE & GIVE A SPEECH (St Martin’s Press) was first published in 1984. I credit the book’s 32 years of publishing success (read: 32 years of royalties) to the savvy advice I’ve gotten at ASJA. Consider joining. Make 2017 the year […]. Career info Freelance Writing Professional organizations

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Ikea replaces Powerpoint!

Inter-Activ Presenting and Influencing

is a post from: Inter-Activ Presenting and Influencing. is a post from: Inter-Activ Presenting and Influencing. Ikea replaces Powerpoint! Ikea replaces Powerpoint! Presentation Skills

Guest Posting: The Power of Intention by Kate Peters

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Kate stays active as an artist. Kate Peters has taught voice and communication impact for over 30 years, and is the author of the book, Can You Hear Me Now? Her solo album, Sojourn, was released in 2000, and since then she has released two other recordings, including Musical Stories, with composer/pianist Edward Barnes, and [.]. Business Communication Public Speaking Kate Peters

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DIY speaker gift: Speaker Survival Kit!

Speak Schmeak

For example, I could also have included a nice refillable water bottle, some flip chart markers, or a fun noisemaker to get the audience''s attention back after an activity. Last March, I had a booth at a local women''s business festival.

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The Holiday Season

Humor Power

Life Skills holiday activitiesThe holiday season is a time to reflect and realize with each passing year more of our favorite music is played in elevators. We celebrate the season by hanging our holiday decorations early. No sense waiting until the last minute. That’s why we put up our tree 13 years ago. It puts us in the mood early. We honor the holidays by serving foods which we don’t enjoy enough to have all year long.

How to Build a Unique Style into your Presentation

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The speaker had 10 minutes to discuss how staying active by getting involved in music, dance and drama could take years off our lives and help people to be happier, more engaged with our world, and more spontaneous.

Be the one with the surprises

Speak Schmeak

Why not find ways to take this same "boring" information, and make it into a game, or build in interactive activities that add some energy to the room? None of these activities are complex. I've heard this from several of my clients: "My information isn't interesting."