Advanced Stickynoting

Duarte Blog

Now we had all the building blocks of our presentation, and the ability arrange and re-arrange until we had a flow that we knew would resonate with our audience. If you have followed this blog or read slide:ology , you know that we are huge fans of sticky notes. We train people how to build effective presentations by writing their main points on sticky notes and then moving them around until they find a compelling flow for their message.

Advanced Stickynoting

Duarte Blog

Now we had all the building blocks of our presentation that we could arrange and re-arrange as needed until we had a flow that we knew would resonate with our audience. . If you have followed this blog or read slide:ology , you know that we are huge fans of sticky notes. We train people how to build effective presentations by writing their main story points on sticky notes and then moving them around until they find a compelling flow for their message.

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The first draft of anything is not so good

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

From Unblock Writer’s Block: How to face it, deal with it and overcome it – with over 70 writing exercises to get you started and keep you writing. So you don’t have writer’s block if your writing isn’t as good as you want it to be or if it is not flowing smoothly and eloquently. And if you stop writing because your first drafts are not perfect, you inflict writer’s block upon yourself. Are you willing to do the work required to break through the block?

2014 52

The Fastest Way to Create an Ignite Presentation

Speaking about Presenting

The Ignite presentation format is a 5 minutes long presentation with 20 slides and with the slides advancing automatically every 15 seconds. Packaged into 15 second blocks. Working from a script allows you to massage your sentences to fit the 15 second time blocks. I set my visual slides to advance automatically at 15 seconds and started rehearsing. I set myself the challenge of preparing my first Ignite presentation as fast as possible.

2011 219

The Fastest Way to Create an Ignite Presentation

Speaking about Presenting

The Ignite presentation format is a 5 minutes long presentation with 20 slides and with the slides advancing automatically every 15 seconds. Packaged into 15 second blocks. Working from a script allows you to massage your sentences to fit the 15 second time blocks. I set my visual slides to advance automatically at 15 seconds and started rehearsing. I set myself the challenge of preparing my first Ignite presentation as fast as possible.

2011 219

The first draft of anything is sh,,,

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

From Unblock Writer’s Block: How to face it, deal with it and overcome it – with over 70 writing exercises to get you started and keep you writing. So you don’t have writer’s block if your writing isn’t as good as you want it to be or if it is not flowing smoothly and eloquently. And if you stop writing because your first drafts are not perfect, you inflict writer’s block upon yourself. Are you willing to do the work required to break through the block?

2015 51

Retrospective in Scrum & Agile: A Quick Start Guide for Managers

SlideModel

As a facilitator, you should help everyone identify the main anchors (blocks and professional inefficiencies) and win (positive forces) for steering the project in the right direction.

Rudi Bakhtiar - Did powerful at Fox treat sex as perk of the job

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Several, such as Rudi Bakhtiar, contend they were sexually harassed by males who could advance their careers at that cable network. For example, the women were blocked from opportunities. The New York Times interviewed former and current female employees at Fox News. If they didn't play along, the male often retaliated. Here is The Times coverage. Therefore, it could be concluded that sexual harassment went further than just the dirty talk by now-gone Fox News head Roger Ailes.

2016 43

Presentation Barriers: The Speaker's Mindset

Professionally Speaking...

Last week I wrote about physical barriers to a presentation -- actual objects that get in between the speaker and the audience and block connection. This mindset can be a real temptation for the subject matter expert who, indeed, may have advanced knowledge and skill in his area. But there are other barriers that, although invisible, are just as damaging. I'm speaking of attitudes, beliefs and perceptions inside the speaker's mind.

2010 117

Presentation Barriers: Physical

Professionally Speaking...

Yet, speakers routinely choose to block themselves from the people trying to listen to them. If your presentations will include any of these three physical barriers, plan in advance how you can compensate for any disconnect they create between you and your audience. Barriers are helpful between skin and sun or between deer and freshly planted flowers. Barriers are a hindrance between speaker and audience.

2010 117

"Law & Order SVU" - Not So Unusual Not Wanting to Grow Up

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That's exactly why graduating from college or, worse, an advanced degree program could be unhinging. But we can block the onset of being fully mature. One of the episodes on the popular "Law & Order SVU" series features the 28-year-old woman who has passed for years as a high schooler. More specifically the plot line is about a murder during extreme fighting. Psychiatrists might trace that back to early trauma.

2017 40

Compulsion - A Killer & Destroyer of Careers

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Science might develop a method for blocking compulsion. Mature professionals who are working advance their careers. A cunning strategic thinker, Ted Bundy could have gotten away with the murders committed in the Northwest had compulsion not overtaken him. His story is a wonderful example of that field force for psychology professors, lawyers, and law enforcement to use to explain its power. It's told most recently by Ann Rule in "The Stranger Beside Me." 

2018 40

Winds, Water, Heat - Climate Change Setback for The New Aging

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

So, we don't have to worry about those huge fires blocking our semi-retirement bliss. Mature professionals who are working advance their careers. The news the 76 million Baby Boomers and the oldest of Gen X are paying attention to is: weather. Climate change seems to be causing extreme phenomenon like Hurricane Hector, already a Category 5. We wonder if it could become a Category 6 and wipe out the little houses we had planned to bunk in during semi-retirement. 

2018 40

Doing The Non-Hustle - Selling By Not Selling

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Meanwhile, more and more of us are blocking those making blatant sales pitches.  Mature professionals who are working advance their careers. This is an era of over-selling. And that's one reason social networks, platform for sales pitches, are in the soup. Lots, ranging from the compulsive salespeople to the cons, made it their business to try to gain an edge for their commercial messages through unethical or maybe even illegal manipulations.

Psychology - Oh, Yeah, Remember How We Used To Cite That Research

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

When we are struggling to figure out what strategy or tactic to use in business the odds are we will analyze what Rupert Murdoch or the successful neighbor in the biggest house on the block has been doing.  Mature professionals who are working advance their careers. Psychological research has joined the list of institutions we can no longer trust. That has major implications for trial lawyers. As we know, the findings from studies are often cited in the courtroom.

2018 40

My favorite fixes for public speaking: Hide before and after your talk

The Eloquent Woman

Hiding might take you to the toilet, a nearby stairwell, a walk around the block or in the park across the street, down an empty hallway. This is a good fix essential for speakers who are at all introverted, and those who are extremely introverted may need more time alone in advance and following a talk. As a speaker coach, it's my job to keep a lot of tools in my toolbox to help my clients improve their public speaking.

2016 61

The New Aging - 60 and Overextended

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Yet, their own expectation that they have to maintain that lifestyle blocks off exit ramps to other options. Some speculated he was, to use the expression, driven to drink, because of feeling compelled to fund advanced degrees for his offspring. Mature professionals who are working advance their careers. The stress is palpable. It even comes through in the email they transmit to set up a complimentary introductory over-50 coaching appointment with me.

2018 40

5 reasons you haven't signed up for the Shake Up Your Speaking retreat

Speak Schmeak

And the special hotel block rate (a really great deal!) In 2 1/2 days, you will experience a greater depth of learning and real collaboration with others who are seeking the same growth and advancement. We're getting down to the wire. Shake Up Your Speaking: Get Real. Get Results" begins on March 21. My Bring-a-Friend rate expires on Friday. is going away on February 27. link] Is one of the objections below keeping you from making a "yes" decision?

2016 130

4 ways not speaking up derails women in the workplace

The Eloquent Woman

Women's leadership experts Jill Flynn, Kathryn Heath and Mary Davis Holt, co-authors of Break Your Own Rules: How to Change the Patterns of Thinking that Block Women's Paths to Power have pinpointed four ways women's lack of confidence creates stumbling blocks for them in the workplace , and it will be no surprise to readers of this blog that they all involve speaking or speaking up in some way. Do you experience these stumbling blocks?

2011 77

Your questions about the Elite Speakers Mastery & Mentoring Program answered!

Speak Schmeak

Q: What do you mean by "advanced" or "experienced" speakers? A: As you may have noticed, this program is for speakers who''ve been around the block a bit and are looking for support, brainstorming, critique and community with their fellow speakers. Here''s a quick reminder that the deadline to submit your application for the Elite Speakers Mastery & Mentoring Program is TODAY, so if you''re still on the fence, you don''t have much time to make a decision.

2013 162

Don't forget to check your room

Speak Schmeak

You never know what kind of crazy configuration you're going to get, so ALWAYS check your room in advance. Weird-shaped rooms, posts blocking people's view, loud A/C units, too-dim lighting, uncomfortable room temperature. I've experienced two odd conference room configurations in the last month, and I thought I would share them with you. When I'm booked for a training, I send the organizer a diagram with my preferred room setup.

Room 136

Someone Else's Nostalgia - No Reason You Have to Be Dragged In

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Unless we had something to trade on the network, other professionals began to block, unfriend, and delete us. Mature professionals who are working advance their careers. When disruption was becoming standard, former marketing guru at GE - Beth Comstock - observed:  Nuke nostalgia. 

2018 40

Jarrod Ramos - Resentments and Voodoo

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Among those over-50 I coach it's frequently a resentment which blocks their ability to focus on how the labor market has changed. Mature professionals who are working advance their careers. It was a resentment - an old one. And that's how resentments play out: They settle in the psyche and grow in intensity as the years pass. There's a peculiar voodoo to the whole process. They can cast fatal spells. 

2018 40

John Carreyrou's "Bad Blood" - Scams and Reality Distortion in Tech

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

We knew superlawyer David Boies had been a bully with Carreyrou to block the story. Mature professionals who are working advance their careers. "Bad Blood" chronicles John Carreyrou's investigative reporting in The Wall Street Journal of the blood-testing startup Theranos. Here is a useful review of the book by Roger Lowenstein at The New York Times. And here it can be ordered from Amazon, where it ranks 38. It was released late this month.

2018 40

Corporation's Golden Age - Perils of Nostalgia, As By "Alumni" from The Oil Patch

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In my coaching of those over-50 I am alert to any sign that nostalgia, particularly the misplaced kind, is blocking a career path.  Mature professionals who are working advance their careers. Corporations' "golden ages" can limit the careers of their leadership and even rank and file employees.    Those players tend to get stuck in time. Or, as it is now labeled "trapped in a comfort zone."

2018 40

Over-50 & Laid Off - Four Reasons to Get Survival Job

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Those demons which target the souls of displaced seasoned professionals are blocked from entrance. Mature professionals who are working advance their careers. A major mistake the over-50 in transition make is this: Not doing paid work between jobs. The typical case was the 61-year-old lawyer laid off last year. She "enjoyed" unemployment. But, because she wasn't working her skills atrophied. And not only the legal ones.

2018 40

How to create a poster in PowerPoint 2013

PowerPoint Tips

While we’re talking about layout, it’s a good idea to sketch your poster’s layout in advance, using regular ol’ pencil and paper. I chose Horizontal Block List. Do you create posters for personal or business use? Many people use Microsoft Word for this purpose, but PowerPoint offers more graphic features and greater flexibility in placing your text and images. Let’s create a couple of posters in PowerPoint 2013.

2013 199

Public Speaking: Check Each Seat

Great Public Speaking

Your stage positioning may be blocking them from seeing visuals. Maybe when you write on a flip chart you block off an entire segment of the audience which would tip you off to step away from the chart after you've finished writing down a particular bullet point. Checking each seat in advance gives you the knowledge you need to make appropriate adjustments so that each audience member can enjoy and learn from your presentation.

150+ Free PowerPoint Slides to Make Great Visually Appealing Presentations

SlideModel

You can visually describe a business model by completing the nine business model canvas blocks. If you are an entrepreneur launching a new product or business, you can use this free slide as a Lean Canvas template by Ash Maurya or combine it with other advanced canvas and PowerPoint layouts like the Value Proposition Canvas template. As our content catalog has grown, we have started to publish free PowerPoint slides every new week.

2015 43

Thinking through the details

Speak Schmeak

Nothing Michael Jackson did in his performances was arbitrary; every step was mapped out and rehearsed in advance, every visual and sound was considered, right down to the buckle on a jacket. Is there a post blocking people's view? TV Guide: The glove, the white socks, the red leather jacket - who came up with those things? Michael Jackson: The glove was just - I thought one was cooler than two. I love to accent movement. The eye goes to where the white is - you know, the glove.

2009 100

Thinking through the details

Speak Schmeak

Nothing Michael Jackson did in his performances was arbitrary; every step was mapped out and rehearsed in advance, every visual and sound was considered, right down to the buckle on a jacket. Is there a post blocking people's view? TV Guide: The glove, the white socks, the red leather jacket - who came up with those things? Michael Jackson: The glove was just - I thought one was cooler than two. I love to accent movement. The eye goes to where the white is - you know, the glove.

2009 100

Presentation Tip: Three uses for a black slide

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

The second use for a black slide is not something you can plan for in advance. One of the most annoying things you can do is walk through the projected image or stand blocking part of it. In a workshop last week in the Boston area a participant noticed that I effectively used black slides during the workshop and wanted to know more about how and when to use them.

2013 45

Public Speaking : CHECK EACH SEAT

Great Public Speaking

Your stage positioning may be blocking them from seeing visuals. Maybe when you write on a flip chart you block off an entire segment of the audience which would tip you off to step away from the chart after you've finished writing down a particular bullet point. Checking each seat in advance gives you the knowledge you need to make appropriate adjustments so that each audience member can enjoy and learn from your presentation

2008 40

Don't forget to check your room

Speak Schmeak

You never know what kind of crazy configuration you're going to get, so ALWAYS check your room in advance. Weird-shaped rooms, posts blocking people's view, loud A/C units, too-dim lighting, uncomfortable room temperature. I've experienced two odd conference room configurations in the last month, and I thought I would share them with you. When I'm booked for a training, I send the organizer a diagram with my preferred room setup.

Room 109

Avoid production problems in your presentation

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

By getting to the room early, you can look for possible problems like poor lighting, missing equipment or seats that are blocked from seeing you or the screen. There are always possible issues that can’t be avoided, but by planning in advance with these suggestions, you can reduce the probability of production problems in your presentations My wife and I watched the Golden Globe Awards on TV Sunday and were shocked by how poor the production was.

2010 40

Safe People - Easy-to-Use Category for Unfriending

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  We Unfriend, Remove, or Block. Mature professionals who are working advance their careers. It dawns on us:  I don't feel safe with X or Y.    Every time we post on Facebook, LinkedIn, or Twitter, there is the undertow of self-consciousness. We, you got it, don't feel safe opening up. So, we hold back. We spin. We default to brittle wit. Or, when click on our email there is a flash of panic when we spot the incoming transmittal from you know who.

2018 40

Unfriending - Necessary, But Tough on Our Comfort Zone

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The major stumbling block had been her decades of relationships with those in the Connecticut legal community. Mature professionals who are working advance their careers. The Wall Street Journal published an article on the challenges involved in unfriending those on our professional network.    The bottom line in its advice is: Think carefully before friending.    No surprise, this issue has become important enough to make it to The Wall Street Journal.

2018 40

Unretirement - Flashpoint for Business

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The clash between those who are aging who need or want work and companies which are blocking that could erupt into the next big business crisis. " Instead, the job description mandates advanced level knowledge of Excel. Emerging trend: Entering and exiting what has been traditionally called "retirement." " That supposed reward of not having to work after a lifetime of work no longer is a permanent state of being. 

2018 40

Public Speaking Advice: 7 Timely Tips for Pre-Presentation Preparation

Fripp THE Executive Speech Coach

Make friends with the stage: When the room is empty walk on the stage, “block” your presentation, Go through the outline of your talk. Pre-written introduction: In advance send your pre-written introduction. Public Speaking Advice.   7 Public Speaking Timely Tips for Pre-Presentation Preparation. By Patricia Fripp CSP, CPAE. The big day has come. You are ready to deliver your presentation.

Criticizing and undermining: How do you respond in a meeting?

The Eloquent Woman

After all, if a man or a woman threatened by your success or potential can''t overtly block your progress, they can at least try to get you to be quiet, to doubt yourself or to pay attention to the criticism, instead of your goals. Enlist teammates: Here''s a good reason to bring another woman to a meeting: You can agree in advance to play good-cop-bad-cop, or to help each other out of a jam.

2013 76

Podcast: Preparing to Teach a 12-Week Training Course

Communication Steroids

To make it more interesting we’re actually presenting different courses for the ‘beginners’ in the group and the ‘advanced’ speakers in the group.

Everybody can get better. Even the most experienced presenters can.

Communication Steroids

We weren’t absolutely sure our advanced class would be entirely thrilled with “going back to the basics&# in this way.

How to write, sell, and market a business book – VI: Writing the Book

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

  The minute you start questioning a sentence or a paragraph on a writing day is the time when writer’s block sets in.    Publishers are not impressed by late delivery of books because they publish to a schedule that’s worked out months in advance.  At long last you’re ready to write the book.    You’ve sold the proposal and a publisher is patiently awaiting the application of your genius to the blank computer screen.