Stories, anecdotes, and diversions

The Presenter's Blog

Anecdotes, stories, and diversions bring a presentation to life. The secret is to not leave the anecdote to chance. Like a good story or anecdote, my diversion bought me not just the colors of Istanbul, but it’s sounds, and smells, and textures, and tastes. If we become lost in an anecdote, we are so relieved to rejoin our main thread that we then become lost all over again. When we add something personal to a presentation, it is a gift from ourselves to the audience.

Speech anecdotes

Joan Detz Speaker Services

If you look at the last five paragraphs of this interview, you’ll find excellent anecdotes about Margaret Thatcher and Winston Churchill: [link]. Speechwriting

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Anecdotes for Presentations

Great Public Speaking

This video tells you how using anecdotes can make you a winner or a loser on stage. AmazingPublicSpeaking.com You don't want to be a low level presenter do you? Over 450 public and professional speaking videos

Podcast: Reviewing an Old Speaker’s Anecdote Book

Communication Steroids

Tim stumbled across a 1977 book on speaker’s anecdotes and we thought we’d take a stab at reviewing a few of the anecdotes and testing them for today’s speaker. Tim stumbled across a 1977 book on speaker's anecdotes and we thought we'd take a stab at reviewing a few of the anecdotes and testing them for today's speaker.

Podcast: Reviewing an Old Speaker’s Anecdote Book

Communication Steroids

Tim stumbled across a 1977 book on speaker’s anecdotes and we thought we’d take a stab at reviewing a few of the anecdotes and testing them for today’s speaker. Tim stumbled across a 1977 book on speaker's anecdotes and we thought we'd take a stab at reviewing a few of the anecdotes and testing them for today's speaker.

Public Speaking - Anecdotes For Presentations

Great Public Speaking

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Coining an anecdote!

Nick R Thomas - A Public Speaker's Blog

What’s the difference between an anecdote and a story?

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

Most people tell each other anecdotes, thinking that they’re telling stories.    An anecdote is something that happens.    To be an effective communicator, you should stop telling anecdotes and start telling stories.     That’s an anecdote.    A story has a structure that makes it memorable.    Let’s take an example:  I met a beautiful woman at a party the other day. 

Standing ovation for Gordon Brown after anecdotes about Reagan, Cicero and Demosthenes

Max Atkinson

Readers of my books will know that I give great emphasis to the importance of anecdotes in effective speeches and presentations, and there are two nice examples of this in Mr Brown's speech. And, as you'll see from the first few minutes, someone must have advised Mr Brown that, if you must use PowerPoint, you can't beat genuinely visual slides like pictures: Tags: Reagan anecdotes standing ovation Brown

"Remember James Tate" - Speakers have a new multi-purpose anecdote

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Clearly,  public speakers now have in their menu of bullet-proof anecdotes one that will never not resonate.  James Tate has evolved into a global symbol of a miscarriage of justice.    Media coverage of this "crime" and the punishment inflicted on him by the Shelton, Connecticut high school has gone viral, including late-night's "Jimmy Kimmel" show. 

Held up? Time to resource a presentation web library

The Presenter's Blog

Any web-derived resource, such as TEDTalk, will operate in the same way as an anecdote would. Presentation Content Visuals anecdotes graphics presentation presentation skills presenters' blog presenting public speaking resourcesTechnology used well can bring extra impact to your presentation. Take a look at TED and you’ll find people using laptops, tablets, and phones in new ways to help them tell their stories. The trick to using technology is to reach beyond PowerPoint.

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Great resource for business stories

PowerPoint Tips

At businessballs.com , you can find many short anecdotes that you can use for a variety of messages. Tags: Resource anecdotes stories Stories are a great way to make your point. Some will be familiar, others not, but you’ll probably be able to find something you can use. Check it out!

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Looking Forward to Research/Anecdotes about Lost Productivity - Banned Laptops

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"The Trump administration issued a new travel restriction on bringing large electronics in carry-on luggage on direct flights to the U.S. from 10 airports in eight Muslim-majority countries on Tuesday." " - April Glaser, Recode, March 21, 2017. Here is the article. Say, I am the typical professional dependent on my laptop for most work-related tasks and recognize how risky it is to allow that laptop to be part of checked baggage.

Friendship, Gay and Straight

The Communication Blog

The largely anecdotal article covers the difficulties in such relationships and the advantages of such relationships. 6.29.2009 Friendship, Gay and Straight Heres an interesting article on friendship between gay men and straight men, a little researched area of interpersonal relationships. Categories: friendship , gay and straight , interpersonal relationships 0comments: Post a Comment Newer Post Older Post Home Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom) Loading.

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Late October: literary events, lozenges and linctus!

Nick R Thomas - A Public Speaker's Blog

He had made notes for his talk but rarely referred to them and we could have listened to many more of his anecdotes. Some content was dropped and new anecdotes and observations which I had been mentally rehearsing and refining for weeks were added, I started using a few props and an anecdote which had previously been left towards the end was now moved to somewhere near the start of the presentation. Review: Southbourne Literary Society meeting, Bournemouth, October 2012.

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Finding a great anecdote in difficulty

The Eloquent Woman

But now that her work has been recognized as an innovative approach to cancer research, Mina Bissell is doing just what every woman speaker should do: Using her experience with adversity to build compelling anecdotes that underscore her story.

Don’t Put the Joke On You

Can You Hear Me Up the Back?

Short, relevant anecdotes work well as an introduction, because you can tell them really easily without notes, so the flow helps you create a quicker connection with the audience. Tags: Presentations anecdotes comedians comic timing corporate audience drunken uncles jokes offensive jokes presentation humor punch lines There’s a strange speechmaking tradition that you should ‘warm them up’ with a joke. A funny thing happened to me on the way to the conference today….

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The 'detective story' principle and puzzle-solution formats

Max Atkinson

Tags: Puzzle-solution anecdotes

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Should You Use Storytelling in Scientific Presentations?

Presentation Guru

“Stories are anecdotes and we expect medical technologies to be based on a bit more solid evidence than that.” ” When Dr Oliver Hauss wrote this in response to The Power of Storytelling to Persuade, we couldn’t resist asking him to write an article for us on his views on storytelling in science. … Storytelling complex subjects featured Presenting Data Scientific presentations

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Better Listeners Get Better Speakers

Professionally Speaking...

If an audience smiles at the presenter when hearing a funny story or amusing anecdote, the presenter will work to incorporate more stories and anecdotes, making the presentation more engaging and memorable. When we think of a presentation -- whether a formal one on a stage with slides and a microphone or an informal one around a boardroom table -- we think of the presenter 'giving' and the audience 'getting'.

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The Left Brain PowerPoint

Beyond Bullet Points

Start your presentation with a striking image or anecdote, to activate the right brain at the start and provide the context for the detail to come.

2013 71

How to Develop the Best Big Idea for Your Presentation

Duarte Blog

All of the facts, ideas, and fascinating anecdotes probably won’t yield an audience raptly entertained. When it comes to choosing the content in your next talk, it’s important to remember: less is more. While planning a presentation, it’s tempting to include everything you know. For an effective talk, focus only on one central notion: the [.] continue reading. The post How to Develop the Best Big Idea for Your Presentation appeared first on Duarte.

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Connect with Your Virtual Audience – Use Compelling Touch Points

DeFinis Communications

S tories, anecdotes, analogies T estimonials, quotes R hetorical questions E xamples – yours and others T echnical information, facts, statistics C harts, graphs, visuals, pictures H umor – yours and others Without touch points to add creativity, variety, and interest to your virtual presentation, your listeners may tune out, as your presentation will be boring, uninteresting, and uninspiring. Giving a great virtual presentation is all about connecting with your audience, right?

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How To Close A Speech That Brings Your Audience To Their Feet

Matt Eventoff

Their eyes were locked as you wove through a carefully crafted medley of stories, anecdotes and analogies, all supporting your message. You’ve engaged your audience from the beginning of your presentation. They nodded as you delivered your message. There’s no question; the majority of your audience agrees with what you’re saying. Empowered, the time has come to bring your speech to a close, at which point you exclaim: “In conclusion, I appreciate the time you spent listening about _. »

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Nancy Duarte Resonate iBook

The Presenter's Blog

Anecdotes. Anecdotes from the author are an important part of business books. Nancy Duarte anecdotes are humorous, usually self-effacing, and always relevant. From how to save yourself when presenting while heavily medicated through how to prepare the ultimate beer presentation when you really don’t like beer, each anecdote brings to life another aspect of presenting. by Peter Watts.

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Public Speaking: Churchill & FDR Staffs on Speechwriting

Speak to Lead

He has included on his blog two anecdotes, one from Winston Churchill's staff, one from Franklin D. Yesterday was, as I was reminded by Max Atkinson, the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Britain. Roosevelt's staff, related to the preparation.

25 Ways to Make a Point

Manner of Speaking

Personal anecdote. Third party anecdote. One of the many public speaking resources that I consult regularly is an email newsletter from J. Gamache , an internationally acclaimed bilingual (French and English) speaker who finished 3rd in the 2001 Toastmasters World Championship of Public Speaking. . In a recent email , J. compiled a list of 25 ways in which to get our point across, whatever the objective of our speech or presentation.

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Picking the Perfect PowerPoint Template – Choose, Fill, Apply

SketchBubble

It is well-researched, thorough, structured and organized, interspersed with anecdotes and interesting titbits, and yet, it is just that – a lot of text. You are mentally prepared for that crucial presentation. You have your text ready. Since not many of us are masters at oratory, it can be very tough to keep an audience […]. The post Picking the Perfect PowerPoint Template – Choose, Fill, Apply appeared first on SketchBubble Official Blog. Template Help

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Listening tips for speechwriters

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Remain silent as the speaker tells his anecdote or shares […]. When interviewing your client for a major speech, talk less and listen more. You’ll get better information – and the executive will get a better speech. Sit quietly. Watch body language. Listen to tone. Don’t interrupt. Really: Don’t interrupt. International speakers Speechwriting

Humour in a speech: 5 reasons you need it; 10 tips for using it

Manner of Speaking

Practice by telling humorous anecdotes to friends or colleagues over lunch; join a club like Toastmasters and practice giving humorous speeches; watch examples of humorous speaking online. Using humour is a great way for speakers to connect with their audiences.

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Chapter 17: Soft and Feature Article Leads – from “Everything You Wanted to Know about Freelance Writing”

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Chapter 17: Soft and Feature Article Leads - As you have gathered by now, rather than using the W5 to deliver the news, soft leads capture the attention of readers by using a story-related anecdote, painting a picture of a person, place or thing, or posing a question.

Rhetoric – The Public Speaking Game™

Manner of Speaking

Reflection – Players must share an insight or anecdote about public speaking with their fellow players. I am pleased and excited to announce Rhetoric – The Public Speaking Game™, the brainchild of my friend, Florian Mueck , and me. Florian and I have a passion for good public speaking. Yet we know that for many people, the mere thought of it can get their hearts pounding.

How To Close A Speech That Brings Your Audience To Their Feet

Matt Eventoff

Their eyes were locked as you wove through a carefully crafted medley of stories, anecdotes and analogies, all supporting your message. You’ve engaged your audience from the beginning of your presentation. They nodded as you delivered your message. There’s no question; the majority of your audience agrees with what you’re saying. Empowered, the time has come to bring your speech to a close, at which point you exclaim: “In conclusion, I appreciate the time you spent listening about _.

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Imagine “How creativity works”

The Presenter's Blog

Hard science blends with anecdotes and interviews. “Our most important mental talent: the ability to imagine what has never existed.”. “Imagine” explores the latest mechanics of creative brain science; all our little grey cells and the zaps and flashes of insight zinging between them. Jonah Lehrer brings together all the facts and lays them out in this relaxed guide.

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The Seven Types of Presentation to Avoid

Speaking about Presenting

The presentation is chocka full of stories, anecdotes, jokes, shocking statistics, and metaphors. Clothe your structure with your stories and anecdotes. Have you inflicted one of these types of presentation on your audience? These seven types are all a result of a lack of planning or the wrong sort of planning. I’ll be looking at how to avoid some of these presentation planning traps in a live webinar with Ellen Finkelstein next week.

2010 219

Review of “Start strong – 3 gripping ways to open your talk” by Craig Hadden

PowerPoint Tips

Share a story or anecdote about success or failure (like in this example of being terrified before speaking). This is a review of a blog post by Craig Hadden , who blogs about presenting at Remote Possibilities. Craig is an instructional designer living in Sydney, Australia. Currently, the main tool he uses at work is Articulate Storyline. He loves “the way presenting is both a science and an art.” ” Craig has a Graduate Diploma in Computer-Based Learning. * * * * *.

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Closing A Speech or Presentation, Part I

Matt Eventoff

The audience was clearly focused, nodding as you delivered your message; eyes locked as you wove through a carefully crafted medley of stories, anecdotes and analogies, all supporting your message. The moment of truth has arrived. You had them entranced at the open. There is no question that the majority of your audience probably agrees with what you are saying.

2011 190

The Seven Types of Presentation to Avoid

Speaking about Presenting

The presentation is chocka full of stories, anecdotes, jokes, shocking statistics, and metaphors. Clothe your structure with your stories and anecdotes. Have you inflicted one of these types of presentation on your audience? These seven types are all a result of a lack of planning or the wrong sort of planning. I’ll be looking at how to avoid some of these presentation planning traps in a live webinar with Ellen Finkelstein next week.

2010 218

Analysis of Malala Yousafzai’s speech to the UN General Assembly

The Presenter's Blog

Having earlier set the argument that extremists are afraid of education, Malala then builds that argument to demonstrate the link between women’s education and society, until she concludes her argument with an anecdote, using the technique of narratio: “And I remember that there was a boy in our school who was asked by a journalist: ‘Why are the Taliban against education?’ by Peter Watts.

Rhetoric – The Pubic Speaking Game™

Manner of Speaking

Reflection – Players must share an insight or anecdote about public speaking with their fellow players. I am pleased and excited to announce Rhetoric – The Public Speaking Game™, the brainchild of my friend, Florian Mueck , and me. Florian and I have a passion for good public speaking. Yet we know that for many people, the mere thought of it can get their hearts pounding.

Freelance Comedy Writer

Pro Humorist

Recently, I began submitting jokes, they’re more anecdotal really, to another site. The first anecdote I submitted, cultural differences , was accepted. I am now developing myself into a freelance writer and stay at home humorist. Not that I am abandoning the performing, but looking after a baby right now you take opportunities where you can. Back in August, I signed up with a couple of freelance writing sites (Elance and oDesk, specifically).

2013 109

Presentation Tip: Powerful Closings

Professionally Speaking...

Wrap up with a story, quote or anecdote that summarizes your message. Jimmy Durante , one of America's most popular personalities of vaudeville and early television, used to sign off each of his radio and TV programs with, "Goodnight Mrs. Calabash, wherever you are." Shrouded in an air of mystery [who is Mrs. Calabash?**], this line became his signature. Durante knew how to keep the audience's attention until the last moment and end his presentation memorably.

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Lessons from the Podium

Manner of Speaking

I would have preferred the entire first chapter to focus on the relationship between public speaking and leadership, supported perhaps by opinions from psychologists or at least some anecdotes or insights about famous leaders and their public speaking experiences. A personal anecdote from Cohen himself would also have been a nice touch. Last year, Stephen D. Cohen, author of Lessons from the Podium , kindly sent me a copy of his book.

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