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Changing your presentation: When is it too late?

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Audio Visual, PowerPoint & Podcasts Career info Presentation skills SpeechwritingIn theory, it’s never too late. You can make changes to your presentation anytime. But – and this is a big but – changes always present a cost.

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How to decide if you need PowerPoint

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Would the visuals convey important […]. Audio Visual, PowerPoint & Podcasts Presentation skillsYou’ve been asked to give a presentation. Should you use PowerPoint – or not? I’ve seen more presentations ruined by PowerPoint than enhanced by it. I’ll bet you have, too.

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From American Society of Journalists & Authors, Wed July 20: Learn about Hybrid Publishing

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Audio Visual, PowerPoint & Podcasts Freelance Writing News, events, and awardsJuly ShopTalk Hybrid Publishing: Your Book, Your Way The great news for authors is that they no longer have to choose between the restrictive arrangements of traditional publishing and the Wild West of self-publishing.

Publishing Tips for the Multimedia Age

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Audio Visual, PowerPoint & Podcasts Freelance Writing News, events, and awards Professional organizationsOn Wednesday, November 16, the National Association of Government Communicators hosts Greg Leatherman, managing editor of ECO magazine and former communicator for NASA, the U.S. Department of Energy, and the FBI.

NAGC webinar: Teach kids about emergency preparedness

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Audio Visual, PowerPoint & Podcasts News, events, and awards Professional organizationsJoin NAGC for the next Webinar Wednesday presentation: Have No Fear, Ready Girl Is Here! Wednesday, October 19, 1-2 p.m. In a little over a […].

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How to make money writing speeches

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Audio Visual, PowerPoint & Podcasts Career info News, events, and awards SpeechwritingYou’ll discover how to prepare a professional speechwriting portfolio, identify the best leads for freelance assignments, […].

Learn how to make money writing speeches

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Audio Visual, PowerPoint & Podcasts Freelance Writing News, events, and awards SpeechwritingYou’ll discover how to prepare a professional speechwriting portfolio, identify the best leads for freelance assignments, […].

Are you making these rookie mistakes?

Speak Schmeak

There's nothing wrong with being an inexperienced speaker. We all have to start somewhere, and it's usually at the beginning. I have a big voice."

Find a Presentation Designer Here

Speaking about Presenting

I create designs that attract, inspire, and motivate people to respond to visual messages. Are you looking for a presentation designer? Better.

How do you treat the true friends of the speaker?

The Eloquent Woman

Is something wrong?" he asked. Not for me," I said. I'm the facilitator today. We shook hands and introduced ourselves by name. he asked. "No,

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The dynamic prop: 6 questions for speakers to ask

The Eloquent Woman

From the transcript: But, malaria — even the million deaths a year caused by malaria greatly understate its impact. How recognizable is it?

Secrets of Power Presentations Book Review

Executive Speech Coach

It’s about the package that includes your words, delivery, body language, Audio Visual aids, and the environment. Details matter.

Public Speaking - Characteristics of a Good Technical Program

Great Public Speaking

Changes in training technique like moving from lecture to exercise to audio-visual presentation to discussion sessions, etc., An effective technical program will meet the following criteria : * It will provide information that is generally useful. It will provide specific, "how-to" information, rather than theoretical concepts.

ON SPEAKING LIKE A PRO

Sandra Schrift - Executive Speech Coach

Visualize your success at the lectern. When you visualize your success, you will be successful.' Check the audio/visual equipment as needed. Here are some tips to reduce speech anxiety that I have gleaned from working with professional speakers over the last 24 years. Greet your audience as they arrive in the room.

5 things speakers should ask the meeting planner

The Eloquent Woman

Finding out the overall format of the presentation is critical as well as allowances for audio visual equipment, including internet access.

"Visual aids scare me!" How to embrace visual presentations

The Eloquent Woman

One response came from Gail Colborne Gustin , who said " Have the opportunity to work more with visual aids. They SCARE me!"

Public Speaking: Don't Go To The Bathroom

Great Public Speaking

Before the event, I made the big mistake of going to the bathroom while other audio visual people were coming into the room. I just spoke at an association meeting where I had set up all my equipment and got everything working just right. When I returned, my entire setup was moved.

Public Speaking: Bilingual Help

Great Public Speaking

Terms that are familiar to most English speaking speakers are difficult to translate into a foreign language. and carry them with you to the event.

Microphone manners

The Eloquent Woman

I sometimes joke that I have two kinds of clients, those who need to be pushed toward the mic and those who must be pulled away from it.

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Public Speaking: Bilingual Help

Great Public Speaking

Terms that are familiar to most English speaking speakers are difficult to translate into a foreign language. and carry them with you to the event.

Public Speaking : DON'T GO TO THE BATHROOM

Great Public Speaking

Before the event, I made the big mistake of going to the bathroom while other audio visual people were coming into the room. I just spoke at an association meeting where I had set up all my equipment and got everything working just right. When I returned, my entire setup was moved.

Reviewing those use-or-lose-the-lectern lessons

The Eloquent Woman

If you're going this route, be sure to work with the audio-visual technicians to be sure your microphone can move with you). Enjoy!)

Are you making these rookie mistakes?

Speak Schmeak

There's nothing wrong with being an inexperienced speaker. We all have to start somewhere, and it's usually at the beginning. I have a big voice."

Obama Administration, Sotomayor Nomination, Progressive Movement - All Toast

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In this era of just-in-time media coverage, digital, print, audio, visual and on-your-feet, developments can have immediate and far-reaching impacts.    Both conservatives and liberals I contacted expected this ruling, one in favor of common sense.    Radical doesn't live here anymore. 

Five things speakers can learn from event planners

Speak Schmeak

I have two clients who are event planners. They create amazing social and corporate events as well as weddings that would charm your socks off.

Five things speakers can learn from event planners

Speak Schmeak

I have two clients who are event planners. They create amazing social and corporate events as well as weddings that would charm your socks off.

Who's the boss? You are!

Speak Schmeak

What can you do to help the process along and make sure that you're able to do your part in giving the most value to the group you're serving?

Presentation Skills: Body Language & TV

Executive Speech Coach

TV is an audio-visual medium with extra emphasis on the video. The audio was in Chinese with Greek subtitles - neither of which I understand. Presentation Skills : Body Language & TV You can improve your presentation skills by watching TV. Of course you will miss the nuances of the words and details. I watch a kung fu movie.

Check (out) your audience at the door: 8 reasons speakers should

The Eloquent Woman

When you're giving a speech or presentation, do you stay away from the audience before you start? Do they know something you don't? Maybe so.

Public Speaking: Caricature, Cartoons and Comic Strips

Great Public Speaking

Describing a cartoon is an easy method for using cartoons without having them physically available or needing audio/visual equipment to show them.

Secrets To Sizzling Seminar Presentation

Pivotal Public Speaking

Find out the numbers expected, the seating arrangement, the type of microphone available; what type the audio visuals will be at your disposal; whether copies of your handout will be made ahead of time or if you have to bring those yourself. You have to muster all the skills at your disposal and then some. Do your homework.

when you're a frequent speaker

The Eloquent Woman

I've got a full slate of speaking engagements , already in motion, between mid-April and late May--and all over the U.S., You can't hydrate enough.

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

Fripp THE Executive Speech Coach

Audio visual: If you are using a PowerPoint projector make sure the equipment is working well. 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. Check in early. How will you reach the lectern?

The World of Communication

Executive Speech Coach

Communication takes place in many forms - audio, visual, sensual - through sounds, images, and physical impulses. The World of Communication If two otherwise equally qualified individuals compete for the same senior position in an organization, most of the time the one with better communications skills gets the job.

10 Tips for Public Speaking from Executive Speech Coach Patricia Fripp

Fripp THE Executive Speech Coach

Check the microphone, lighting, audio/visual equipment, and any other factors that may affect your performance. Giving a Speech? 10 Tips for Public Speaking. An article on how you can be more effective when you deliver a speech and how to be better at public speaking. Patricia Fripp, CSP, CPAE. Write your own introduction.

Let a future speaker tag along and learn how to prep

The Eloquent Woman

One of my former employees asked me out to lunch recently. Only problem? She was both untrained in, and daunted by, public speaking.

Get a better handle on your speaker self

The Eloquent Woman

Speakers face all sorts of variables that can and do go wrong, from broken audio-visual systems to less time than they prepared for.

Week 13: Following up after a speech

The Eloquent Woman

From the audio-visual team to the organizers or audience, be sure to take the time to let them know how much they helped you.

Week 7: Use-or-lose lectern lessons

The Eloquent Woman

If you're going this route, be sure to work with the audio-visual technicians to be sure your microphone can move with you).

when the speech hands you lemons.

The Eloquent Woman

I’m always coaching speakers to plan ahead, then be ready for anything on the ground. They'd in fact learned of it just within the hour.)