Review of two books on speaking

PowerPoint Tips

TJ Walker’s Secret to Foolproof Presentations was sent to me by the Jess Todtfeld, complete with a sticker that says, “Autographed by the author.&# He also has an interesting marketing technique: at the end of the book, he asks readers to review it on Amazon, write about the book in their blog (which I’m doing now), recommend the book, go to his web site, etc. I recently read two books on speaking and thought I’d review them together.

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May Cartoon Caption Contest Results

Humor Power

After all, it’s the 8th time this week. – Can I help it if I have dumb DNA? – But someone has to be the anchor. – Is that my acceptance letter to the military academy? – Let me guess: Denied by another magnet school? – I can’t believe you have a security camera in the girls locker room. – But I’m not going to college. Contests Cartoon caption creative writing humor contest

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Hockey Night on Ossington Avenue

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Watching him on the CBC, I cheered as he hoisted the silver trophy above his head and I laughed when the cameras caught him in the dressing room after the game, wearing nothing but a toothless grin and champagne-soaked underwear. He’s asleep on the couch in the living room. Ma bursts into my room like a tornado. I scramble out of the living room. And scribbled across the cover is Bower’s real-life autograph. .

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Twitter Tips for Speakers: Before, During & After the Event

http://delicious.com/akarrer/prospeaker

Again, I’m not going to keep saying Twitter but this is an article about using Twitter so please assume I mean pass it along or write it on Twitter. Write a follow up blog about the event with lessons learned, people met and useful information for anyone – then tweet the URL. Last but not least, don’t leave your Twitter and hashtag savvy, bored 13 year old son alone in the hotel room in a hotel with weak (bad for gamers) WiFi.

Top 20 Seminar Scams and How to Avoid Them

Great Public Speaking

I decided to write this article after spending over half my speaking career (about 12 years) speaking at public seminars and watching the decline of service provided by seminar speakers and promoters and the increase in scammer speakers getting rich while committing fraud at the expense of mostly unknowing and trusting people. Find out before you agree to attend a seminar what their policy is and get it in writing. Make sure you get the refund policy in writing.)

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