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5 Steps to a Brilliant Keynote Presentation

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It is a rare occasion where, when a presenter asks for feedback on a presentation, I have no constructive suggestions to offer. This unusual situation occurred at the American Society for Training & Development's International Conference and Expo in Orlando last week.

Corporate training-The never-ending course

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What do you think is the biggest problem in corporate training? Suppose a training course had a life after the course? Need training?

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Presenting Yourself: The Elevator Speech

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For more information about EWI's innovative work and how you can help, click here.]. THE PERFECT ELEVATOR SPEECH. tell me more.". Be memorable!

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Will Obama's speech tomorrow match up to Reagan's Westminster masterpiece in 1982?

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Not for the first time, he finds himself up for comparison with Ronald Reagan, whose speech to both houses of parliament in 1982 was a tour de force of the kind that earned him the title of 'the great communicator'. A] And, yes, voices have been raised protesting their sacrifice for lumps of rock and earth so far away. [B]

President Obama's speech at Westminster awarded a B-

Max Atkinson

Taking rhetoric, content and delivery into account, I'd have given the original great communicator a straight A and a B- for his sucessor.

Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 20, 2013: If you are involved with policy regarding charter schools you need to read SRC member Joseph Dworetsky’s lucid analysis of their financial impact on school districts (and taxpayers).

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Keystone State Education Coalition: Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 20, 2013 : If you are involved with policy regarding charter schools you need to read SRC member Joseph Dworetsky’s lucid analysis of their financial impact on school districts (and taxpayers). Are you a member? Have your friends and colleagues?

Designing Choreographies for the New Economy of Attention

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For that matter, does distraction always detract from the learning that takes place in these environments? User attention needs our attention.

On the death of Margaret Thatcher: notes on the evolution of charismatic woman

Max Atkinson

Nor had I ever voted for Margaret Thatcher at the time when I wrote the following (first posted on the blog 4 years ago). Audience: "Hear-hear."

THOUGHTS ON A CONFERENCE

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I spent most of last week at the American Society for Training and Development ( ASTD ) International Conference and Expo (8000+ attendees) here in Washington, DC at the very impressive Walter E. This is also a great way to archive the 'in the moment' participant comments for future sharing or dissemination.

Can British Prime Ministers still learn from Aristotle and rhetoric?

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As a note for anyone outside the U.K., Tory is the nickname for the Conservative Party. Britain now has a new Tory Prime Minister.

Can British Prime Ministers still learn from Aristotle and rhetoric?

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Aristotle is important to us as speakers because he is generally credited as developing the basics of rhetorical theory in his book, which is often translated into English as The Art of Rhetoric. As a note for anyone outside the U.K., Tory is the nickname for the Conservative Party. Britain now has a new Tory Prime Minister.

"Pay It Forward" or "Pay It Yourself?"

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Growing demand for the education and training that college provides has helped propel millions into public institutions providing postsecondary education, which history predicts would lead to calls for a greater role in the provision of that education. percent for each year of college attended). The consequence?

Five Ways to Speak Like Obama | BNET

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Talk About the Audience’s Concerns Notice that when Obama addressed a joint session of Congress for the first time , he told our story before he told his own. He talked about our sleepless nights, for example, and the college admission that might have to be turned down because of a lack of financing. And thanks for inspiring me!