Presentation Tip: Actively Listen to Your Audience

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The savvy presenter knows that practicing active listening skills is a powerful way to engage an audience. If any of those scenarios sound familiar, stop a moment and consider the benefits of actively listening to your audience: lets you know if the audience understands your message as they feed back questions or thoughts about what you've said. HOW TO LISTEN EFFECTIVELY Agreeing that actively listening to your audience is important and doing it effectively are two different things.

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Perfect Storm = COVID-19 + Very Active Hurricane Season

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Now, pile on that the prediction of a highly active hurricane season. Get used to it: COVID-19 could hang around for two years. That would entail residents of the affected areas being placed in shelters. Tough to social distance in those, right. So, you get the Perfect Storm.

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How to Activate Purpose with Intention

K8sVoice

The post How to Activate Purpose with Intention appeared first on Vocal Impact, Inc. I discovered intention in a yoga class. I learned to “set my intention” in every session, kept it in mind throughout, and that focus helped me achieve results. People often ask us what the difference is between Purpose and Intention. The purpose of practicing yoga was to find an exercise routine that I would enjoy […].

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Chicago Tribune: Active, intense preparation required for job interview

Matt Eventoff

Active, intense preparation required for job interview. The post Chicago Tribune: Active, intense preparation required for job interview appeared first on Princeton Public Speaking. By Jason Lee. Tribune Media Services. "…Before "…Before you head into an interview, be sure to turn off your cell phone or leave it somewhere safe outside the room, says Matt Eventoff, a communications professional and owner of Princeton Public Speaking. "Glancing

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Active Listening « Elizabethkuhnke's Blog

Kuhnke Communication

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?” To be a really effective listener you have to pay attention to more than just the words, Effective listening (also known as Active Listening), requires empathy and compassion.

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Real Hope for the Actively Suicidal: Food and Drug Adminstration Approves Nasal Spray Spravato

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Food and Drug Administration has approved Johnson & Johnson's nasal spray Spravato for the actively suicidal. Medical Press reports that it is the first breakthrough in the treatment of clinical depression since 1987.

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Visual improv activity

Speak Schmeak

I can't wait to use this exercise in one of my workshops. So much fun and so effective at forcing people to think on their feet -- but in a fun way! Cliff Atkinson's Visual Improv Exercise from Lisa Braithwaite on Vimeo.

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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. Here is the coverage in Tech Crunch. Here's a likely scenario.  The owner of Company X is accused of allowing unsafe conditions to exist in the workplace.

Visual improv activity

Speak Schmeak

I can't wait to use this exercise in one of my workshops. So much fun and so effective at forcing people to think on their feet -- but in a fun way! Cliff Atkinson's Visual Improv Exercise from Lisa Braithwaite on Vimeo. Speakers Fun Stuff PresentationCampLA PowerPoint

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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." When you are practicing alone, it's difficult to guess how long an activity will take. You really don't know until you try it -- and even then, different audiences may get through the activity at different speeds.

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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." When you are practicing alone, it's difficult to guess how long an activity will take. You really don't know until you try it -- and even then, different audiences may get through the activity at different speeds.

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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.

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Company's Publishing Activities, Rockville, MD - Copyrights Clearance (help-wanted)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Here are details and how to apply. careers

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. This weekend could have been an ordinary spring one full of joy. Not a sadsack one focusing on the inhumanity of men against what they didn't want to hear.

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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.&#. Tags: Speaker Support Speechwriting active voice AV passive voice PowerPoint Richard Nixon Pic: Business Week. A big part of the art of PowerPoint is the ability to write slides with clear, short sentences.

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Dick Gregory - His Comedy/Activism Never Turned Brittle

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

At age 84, African-American comic and activist Dick Gregory leaves us. Unfortunately, this is a time when we could use his gentle point of view. However, he put it out there with fierce determination. Baby Boomers remember that he wouldn't perform on Jack Paar's late show unless he could "integrate" the couch. Gregory was lobbying for minorities to lean in, decades before that concept became mainstream.

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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.

An Executive’s Guide to OKRs (Objectives and Key Results) Framework

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That’s where Key Activities come in. Key Activities: Perform market target buyer research. KPI, short for Key Performance Indicator, is a metric for measuring the success of ongoing activities that are already in place. Setting ambitious goals is easy.

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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. My dog, who had insisted on getting out of the (air-conditioned) apartment, quickly changed his mind. He signaled me that he wanted to be carried back home. We will try again about 11 P.M. It may or may not have cooled down by then.

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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. John Doe, reports the Associated Press , had been expelled in 2014 from George Mason because his ex-girlfriend contended she was sexually assaulted. No, Judge T.S. Ellis, a federal judge, ruled. The sex was consensual and simply involved sadomasochistic tactics.

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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. A transgendered woman, she''s best known for starring in the Netflix television series Orange is the New Black, playing a trans character in the series.

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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

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. Plaintiffs may be taking on a food company because of ingredients in its frozen beef. And this is how the war on obesity could be won: in the courts of law. That lawsuit could be simultaneously followed in the court of public opinion.

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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? " That was yesterday. During a brief period the stock price for Sherwin-Williams was down six points. Most of the rest of trading day and into after-hours, it was down a bit over four points.

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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.   Conflict is the stuff of drama.    And drama gets media attention.    Just consider how they got nothing at the Wal-Mart annual meeting. 

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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.

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.

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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. 

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

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Heading to TikTok, Not Court - Digital Activism as THE Tool for Reform

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  The Tulsa phenomenon has been referred to as "digital activism." Digital activism could evolve into  the tool for reform, of all kinds. To put together an effective game they would only need to pick up some training in digital activism. "Thousands of teens on TikTok shared videos encouraging people to reserve tickets for Mr. Trump's rally but not attend …"  - The Wall Street Journal , June 21, 20212.

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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. Yet again it’s that darned team meeting, and yet again, as the person chairing it, you’ve got no idea what to talk about. Let’s just present the weekly team meeting with the same agenda as last week.

What is a Business Model Canvas?

SlideModel

Key Activities. This section should include specific activities that the organization will do that will make it stand out from the rest. Similar to Key Activities but focusing on assets that can be used to gain an edge instead. This may factor into previous sections, like key activities, resources, and partnerships.

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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?

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

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March is International Listening Awareness Month - DC Event

Speak to Lead

Listening active listening International Listening Awareness Month Listening listening skills Lou Hampton power listeningThis is International Listening Awareness Month, a time to focus on using the power of listening to make our lives, our communities, and our nations better. As part of the awareness campaign, I am presenting a free workshop in Washington.

Attacks Continue On Obama’s Comments About Supreme Court

TJ Walker Interactive

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Court Rejects Corporate Campaign Spending Limits

TJ Walker Interactive

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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.

March is International Listening Awareness Month - DC Event

Speak to Lead

Listening active listening International Listening Awareness Month Listening listening skills Lou Hampton power listeningThis is International Listening Awareness Month, a time to focus on using the power of listening to make our lives, our communities, and our nations better. As part of the awareness campaign, I am presenting a free workshop in Washington.

March is International Listening Awareness Month - DC Event

Speak to Lead

Listening active listening International Listening Awareness Month Listening listening skills Lou Hampton power listeningThis is International Listening Awareness Month, a time to focus on using the power of listening to make our lives, our communities, and our nations better. As part of the awareness campaign, I am presenting a free workshop in Washington.

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.

How to be funny in a speech or presentation

Inter-Activ Presenting and Influencing

Tags: Laughter Presentation Skills Public Speaking storytelling funny speech humor humorous speech inter-activ presentation presentation doctor speech humour

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