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For the second year in a row, a group of Duartians — along with about a million other tech, music, and film enthusiasts — will be descending on Austin, TX for SXSW , and we want to share it with you. Diary Event News @nancyduarte agency speed dating Austin duarte facebook sxsw Texas twitter

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Famous Speech Friday: Sue Austin's "most mobile person" at TEDMED

The Eloquent Woman

Last year at TEDMED 2013, British artist Sue Austin managed to bring the audience to silence before she ever got on stage. Powerful as the film was, Austin''s speech at TEDMED was one of the most talked-about at the conference.

Trending Sources

From Creative Process to Global Politics: Insights from SXSW Interactive

Duarte Blog

We sketched, tweeted, talked, and trekked all over Austin fueled by breakfast tacos & BBQ. SXSW is an event like no other.

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Love from Austin Powers

The Communication Blog

Here's a brief article on love and romance that might be an interesting way to introduce interpersonal relationships: 10 love lessons derived from the character/behavior of Austin Powers. link]. love interpersonal relationships

Interview: Austin Hill Shaw – Creativity Instigator

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

For as long as he can remember, San Francisco Bay Area-based Austin Hill Shaw has been enraptured by creativity and the creative process. For as long as he can remember, San Francisco Bay Area-based Austin Hill Shaw has been enraptured by creativity and the creative process. Today, in a time of rampant job automation and outsourcing, Austin’s message regarding the importance of creativity and how to activate it is swiftly making its way out into the world.

Austin Pun-Off Competition

Humor Power

The Austin O.Henry Pun-Off was held on May 10. Here are a couple of links posted from the competition. Marty Bernstein’s set. Marty is a long-time subscriber and participant in our monthly joke contests. He did a great job at the pun contest. Winner of the competition was Alex Petri. A judge’s three-way tie was broken by audience applause-off. The competition was also was featured on CBS News. Humor In Speaking creative humor writing pun contest

Uber, Lyft Exiting Austin - Lose Proposition 1, Despite Spending $8 Million Campaigning

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Austin, Texas is losing Uber and Lyft. Instead the majority in Austin demand fingerprinting background checks in the future. With a diversified economy, Austin can afford to resist any jobs argument Uber and Lyft might push.

Uber, Lyft Exiting Austin - Lose Proposition 1, Despite Spending $8 Million Campaigning

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Austin, Texas is losing Uber and Lyft. Instead the majority in Austin demand fingerprinting background checks in the future. With a diversified economy, Austin can afford to resist any jobs argument Uber and Lyft might push. About 56% of voters gave the thumbs-down to Proposition 1. That would have allowed the riding-sharing services to conduct their own background checks. And, the two companies invested about $8 million campaigning for that.

U of TX at Austin - Speechwriter for office of president

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

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Greenberg Law Firm, Austin, TX - Marketing Communications, Some Office Work

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

This could be wonderful training for a career path in marketing communications in professional services.   Here are details and how to apply. careers

Vocal Impact Tip: Big Voice, big…

Kate's Voice

According to a study last year of 120 executives’ speeches by Quantified Impressions, an Austin, Texas, communications analytics company, the sound of a speaker’s voice matters twice as […]. Does the size of your voice reflect the size of your personality? The size and sound of your voice give others an impression of who you are.

Optimism: Finding the upside of the inevitable

Speak Schmeak

It's a good thing my hotel roommate in Austin didn't book our room for Thursday, because there's no way I could fly out on Thursday. If I fly to Austin on Friday, I can check into my hotel and rest all day.

In Love Poems and Presentations, Less is More

Duarte Blog

The blackout style was made famous by Austin Kleon , the author of Newspaper Blackout , “a best-selling book of poetry made by redacting newspaper articles with a permanent marker.” The latest installation in our Duarte Gallery is a series of blackout poems.

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Two live presentation events that will enrich your presentations – and your life

Speaking about Presenting

Rick has been training people to produce better presentations for well over a decade and organises the Presentation Summit conference (this year September 18-21st in Austin, Texas). If you live in the States, there are some excellent live events coming this spring.

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Two live presentation events that will enrich your presentations – and your life

Speaking about Presenting

Rick has been training people to produce better presentations for well over a decade and organises the Presentation Summit conference (this year September 18-21st in Austin, Texas).

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12 famous speeches by women on disability

The Eloquent Woman

Sue Austin ''s "I am the most mobile person in the room" talk at TEDMED introduced the audience to her performance art--daring deep-water dives in a wheelchair--but prompted the audience to consider the "cages" that are holding them back.

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Prime-time television news reading: double act or solo performance?

Max Atkinson

You might be a fan of Julie Etchingham but not particularly like Mark Austin (or vice versa ).

PowerPoint Tip: Amazing pre-made animation effects

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

At the end of this week I’ll be travelling to the Presentation Summit in Austin, Texas. And if you want to see Julie work her magic live, join me at the Presentation Summit at the end of the week in Austin; all the details are at www.PresentationSummit.com.It is the only gathering of presentation professionals and I look forward to seeing all of my colleagues and learning about the work they have been doing in the past year.

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SXSW Interactive: Amazing from Every Perspective

Duarte Blog

So, this year we came back in full force to soak up Austin’s creative energy, learn from all the brilliant people around us, and, of course, spread the word about creating compelling presentations. When we came home from SXSW Interactive last year, we vowed to return.

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The Best “San Francisco” Speakers at SXSW

DeFinis Communications

Nearly 12,000 registrants will invade Austin, TX from March 11 th -20 th for an all-out entertainment extravaganza. Tomorrow begins the twenty-fifth annual South by Southwest (SXSW) interactive media, film and music conference.

Survey Reveals What Annoys Audiences About PowerPoint® Presentations

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

Paradi has joined other presentation experts from around the world this week at The Presentation Summit in Austin, Texas. Here is the press release that will be going out that summarizes the results from the recent survey. More detailed results and analysis will be available next week. Mississauga, Ontario September 19, 2011 For immediate release The most annoying thing a presenter can do is read their slides to the audience.

For impact: It’s diacope baby, diacope”

The Presenter's Blog

It wasn’t my intention but I appear to be channeling Austin Powers, which for a British blogger is mortifying. by Peter Watts. Oh dear. Utterly mortifying.

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Famous Speech Friday: Sarah Weddington's Roe v. Wade arguments

The Eloquent Woman

In the City of Austin that is true. "In Texas, the woman is the victim." I don''t know what you were or are doing at age 26, but your to-do list likely didn''t include arguing landmark cases before the Supreme Court of the United States.

Using a tablet or e-reader for Speaker Notes

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

One of the sessions I’ll be presenting at the Presentation Summit conference this September in Austin, TX is on the topic of being more environmentally friendly with our presentations. Check out all the great sessions at www.PresentationSummit.com and join me and 249 other attendees Sep 18-21 in Austin, TX.

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Toastmasters Friday : Are You About to Get Burned?

Speak and Deliver

Our guest blogger, Dwayne Windham is a past Division Governor from District 55 Toastmasters in Austin, TX.

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Public Speaking Humor - Dreaming

Great Public Speaking

Austin O'Malley My life's dream has been a perpetual nightmare. Don't tell me what you dreamed last night for I've been reading Freud. Franklin Adams Insomniacs don't sleep because they worry about it, and they worry about it because they don't sleep. Franklin Adams He dreamed he was eating shredded wheat and woke up to find the mattress half gone. Fred Allen It is such stuff and nonsense that dreams are made of. Clifton Fadiman The smaller the head, the bigger the dream.

The Ranking Game - It's Here to Stay, Reformers

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

University of Texas at Austin made it onto the hallowed ground of the T-14. Hey, leadership at Austin, you need a book about your secret sauce. In the business of law schools (yes, it is a business) and the prestige of where a lawyer's degree is from, the U.S.

"Digital First" Probably Won't Save Metro Newspapers

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In that study , journalism professor at the University of Texas at Austin, Hsiang Ins Chyi, found that the growth in website readership was two-tenth of a percent between 2007 and 2005.

London notebook: Lessons from speakers and speechwriters at #ESN2013

The Eloquent Woman

I think it''s better than a handout: Before the conference, I had lunches with two TEDMED speakers with whom I worked this spring: Pritpal Tamber , MD, and artist Sue Austin , both based in the UK.

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Famous Speech Friday: Texas State Senator Wendy Davis's filibuster

The Eloquent Woman

There was no comparison between the filibuster and the Supreme Court decision on the voting rights act; Austin trumped the Beltway. They called it a " knife fight within the confines of Robert''s Rules of Order."

Quick takeaways from Presentation Summit 2011–Day 1, Part 1

PowerPoint Tips

I’m at the Presentation Summit 2011 conference in Austin, TX and thought I’d share some quick takeaways from the speakers so far. First, Austin is a pretty city on the Colorado River. Here’s a tee-shirt that was for sale in a store in the Austin airport.

17 famous speeches by British women in The Eloquent Woman Index

The Eloquent Woman

Sue Austin''s "most mobile person" TEDMED talk had the audience rethinking what it means to be in a cage, whether that meant mental or physical limits.

Darn Good Design at the HOW Design Conference

Duarte Blog

Imagine my delight to be speaking at the HOW Conference in Austin. The HOW Design Conference in Austin, Texas, June 24-27-will be swarming with inspirational talented designers where the masses get creatively rejuvenated. See you in Austin! It means a lot to me because until Duarte had not been recognized as “viable&# by the design community because we developed and designed presentations (which were until now an undesirable communication medium).

Famous Speech Friday: Barbara Jordan's Democratic convention keynote

The Eloquent Woman

Here's a partial video for you to get a glimpse of what they called her "eloquent thunder:" (Photo credit: Larry Murphy, University of Texas at Austin News and Information Service.) For many, Barbara Jordan was the definition of an eloquent woman.

Writers’ League of Texas

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Sheila’s main responsibilities are fundraising and gearing up for the organization’s big event of the year — the annual Agents and Editors Conference June 22-24 in Austin. . Sheila Allee, who attended one of my speechwriting seminars this year, is now the interim executive director of the Writers’ League of Texas, a nonprofit that seeks to elevate the art and enterprise of writing.

PowerPoint Tip: Takeaways from the Presentation Summit

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

Last month I had the privilege of speaking at the ninth Presentation Summit in Austin, Texas. It is the one time during the year that the presentation community gets together and shares ideas and best practices on creating and delivering effective presentations. In addition to being a speaker and connecting with colleagues, I attend to further my knowledge from the excellent speakers who present. Today I want to share three of the many ideas I took away from this year’s conference.

Dr. Nikki Paterson - Yes, Women Still Die In Childbirth

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It was that fear of dying in childbirth which deterred novelist of social norms, Jane Austin , from marrying. Even in more socially stable times, marriage was risky for females. The peril was not that the husband would abandon the wife. No, it was the possibility of dying in childbirth.

How to Spread Your Talk

Duarte Blog

Also, Austin Carr over at Fast Company interviewed Dan on insights from Dan’s study and feedback on how simplicity works for Steve Jobs. If you have an important idea to spread, you’ll probably want it to spread beyond only the folks sitting in the room.

Major Law Firm Mandates Employees Not Waste Time Saying "Thank You" - New Game Your Mother Better Teach You

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The major law firm, Sidley Austin, has told its employees to stop wasting time sending thank-you notes via email. The game your mother taught you might be all-wrong. At least to make it big in business today.

Boston - Why Are People Moving Out?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

 Those range from Austin, Texas to Denver, Colorado. The Boston brand was cool+. In addition to what New York City provided, it had the aura of civilized society, excellence in higher education, and deep historical roots going back to the first tea party. That was then.