Toastmasters Friday: Taking a Break doesn't mean Breaking Up

Speak and Deliver

Yes, I took a break. Thankfully, I have acquired a few clients during the break, which is great, but I haven''t been up and speaking at all. So.with no more excuses, after a two and half month break, I returned to my club last night. Even though I didn''t want to.

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Speaking Freely

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Secrets of breaking into a public speaking career

Pivotal Public Speaking

Multimillion-copy bestselling author and prominent psychologist Dr. Robert Anthony offers the secrets to breaking into this lucrative field–and guides readers to a career that can bring them national acclaim and astounding wealth! How to Make a Fortune from Public Speaking.

Famous Speech Friday: Mary Ann Shadd Cary's 1858 "Break Every Yoke"

The Eloquent Woman

(Editor's note: Mary Ann Shadd Cary is one of a number of nineteenth-century American black women orators like Sojourner Truth who defied societal norms against women, and black women, speaking in public.

Breaking the habit of speaking to the screen

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

In today’s article I want to move the discussion to a higher level and talk about the mindset that can help break the habit of speaking to the screen. In the past, I have discussed the habit some presenters have of talking to the screen instead of the audience when using PowerPoint.

Podcast: Breaking Down Your Power Presentation

Communication Steroids

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Drudge Report Takes Break from Politics - Headlines with Amateur-Hour Snow Event (don't even call it a storm)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Drudge Report might be becoming as weary of Trumpism as many of us are. The tipping point might have been the Saturday Afternoon Massacre. That was when U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Preet Bharara, was fired by the Trump Administration.

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Speak Schmeak

Hey everyone! I apologize for not writing sooner. My mom had a heart attack on Monday and I've been up in Sacramento with my family since then. We thought we might head home today, but she's had a little backslide, so we're probably going to stick around for the weekend, or at least until we're feeling a little better about her condition. I hope to get back to the blog next week, but if I fall behind, now you know why. Back soon! News About Me

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Speak Schmeak

Hey everyone! I apologize for not writing sooner. My mom had a heart attack on Monday and I've been up in Sacramento with my family since then. We thought we might head home today, but she's had a little backslide, so we're probably going to stick around for the weekend, or at least until we're feeling a little better about her condition. I hope to get back to the blog next week, but if I fall behind, now you know why. Back soon!

Breaking Up Via Facebook

The Communication Blog

Is this preferable to breaking up face-to-face? If you do break up, what is the proper etiquette for dealing with your former partner's friends, siblings, or parents? Here's an interesting article on teenagers' romantic breakups and poses some interesting questions. For example, is it o.k. to breakup via a posting on your former-partner's wall? Is it o.k. to breakup by simply changing your status to "single"?

On breaking the rules…

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

But then as soon as they hear a good presentation, the speaker seems to breaks all of the rules. However, experienced speakers constantly break the rules, but they do so with intent, and for specific effect. Almost every time I have seen somebody break a rule without knowledge of the rule or without reason, it has backfired and resulted in a poorer presentation. Go ahead and break the rules, but do so with intent! Tags: Communication Speaking breaking rules

Breaking the rules

Speak Schmeak

Knowing all the rules can make you a decent speaker, but knowing which rules to break - and how - can make you an outstanding and memorable speaker. Which rules do you break? We could say something similar about speakers.

Networking: Break into a conversation

Speak Schmeak

Why does it seem rude to break into a conversation at a networking event, when we are clearly all there to meet people? We've all been taught that it's rude to interrupt, and it's a hard rule to break.

Networking: Break into a conversation

Speak Schmeak

Why does it seem rude to break into a conversation at a networking event, when we are clearly all there to meet people? We've all been taught that it's rude to interrupt, and it's a hard rule to break.

Election Sanity Break: Funny TED-Like, Non-TED Talk a Must-See

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

We succeed because of our weaknesses, not in spite of them.    With that counter-intuitive thought, David Rendall takes his audience on a funny, insightful journey through the mysteries of growing up different, coping with flaws and finding entrepreneurial success.    This video is one of the funniest, TED-like, non-TED talks I’ve seen, and I recommend it highly for David’s wit and wisdom, his energy, and some of the mistakes he makes as a speaker. Mistakes? 

Elmo's Secrets to Speaking Success

Speak and Deliver

Speak with Passion Break into Speaking Toastmasters Secrets of Successful Speakers Constant and Never Ending Improvement Intention Think DifferentlyI hate Elmo. With a passion. That annoying voice. The stupid laughing followed by "Ooh, that tickles".

Breaking Bad Habits in Presentations

Professionally Speaking...

"An unfortunate thing about this world is that. the good habits are much easier to give up than the bad ones." W. Somerset Maugham British playwright.

What is the Disadvantage of Using PowerPoint? « TJWALKER INTERACTIVE

TJ Walker Interactive

PowerPoint can certainly make or break any presentation. News analyzed from a communication perspective.

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Travis Kalanick Brand Catches Lucky Break, At Least Temporarily

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The issue has been: Will Benchmark Capital's lawsuit filed personally against former Uber head Travis Kalanick bring him down the way Fox News' former on-air personality Gretchen Carlson's finished off Roger Ailes?    The odds are against that, at least for the time being.

How to make a great first impression « Elizabethkuhnke's Blog

Kuhnke Communication

News Break!

Gimme a break, part 2

Speak Schmeak

When audience evaluations came back, one of the most common complaints was that there were no breaks. People need breaks. I haven't talked about this for a while, so forgive me if you remember my post from last year about the same subject. It's worth repeating.

GOP-Controlled Senate - Will Civil War Break Out?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The once-conservative Drudge Report has loosened its ideological straightjacket to exploit the crazy developments in these unusual times. Today the headline is:  "Republicans on Brink of Civil War."  "  The dynamics of that war could be two-fold.

PowerPoint Slide Makeover #64: Breaking the addiction to bulletizing a single point

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

In an effort to fill a slide, too many presenters break one point into multiple bullet points. This makeover shares lessons for breaking this addiction and creating visual slides that help you communicate more effectively.

Will Your Q&A Session Make or Break Your Next Presentation?

DeFinis Communications

Most presentations benefit from a question-and-answer session (Q&A). Audience members appreciate this time to get clarification, share comments or ideas, and get deeper information on key concepts. However, because the Q&A feels less formal than the main presentation, many speakers neglect to prepare for this time. In reality, the Q&A requires just as much preparation as any other section of your talk. Following are seven tips for a successful Q&A. Encourage questions.

"Breaking Bad" - Walt cowers

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It's Walt's cell phone, which Hank tracks, that proves his undoing.  He meets up with law enforcement in the desert where he went to retrieve his money that's buried in canisters.  Hank arrests him and reads him his rights.

Brief break in the iOS workshop

Thoughts On Presenting And Design

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Women - Beware Career Breaks For Rearing Children

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

One of the reasons being put out there for this problem is the typical career break females take to rear their children. Now it's the female over-50 who is having a tough time landing a job after a lay off.

How Obama Can Smoke Out Mitt: Call for Breaking Up the Biggest Banks – Robert Reich

TJ Walker Interactive

Uncategorized "Barack Obama (US President)" "Mitt Romney (Businessperson)" Breaking banks Biggest financial regulation Robert Reich

Republican U.S. Senate candidate John Raese breaks environmental laws to build golf course

TJ Walker Interactive

Senate candidate John Raese breaks environmental laws to build golf courseUncategorized "United States Senate (Governmental Body)" Golf Republican U.S.

"Breaking Bad" - Hank knows

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The game is over, and Walter doesn't know it.    He made the bad sentimental move of keeping a book of poetry by Walt Whitman which Gale gave him.    In it Gale made the warm gesture of inscribing it to Walt who later helped murder him. 

"Breaking Bad" - Theme of poison

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In last night's episode of "Breaking Bad," what's obvious is that poison has entered all systems.   Hank is neutralized because he realizes his status as lawman has been poisoned by the money from the meth operation.

"Breaking Bad" - Starting over

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Sure the meth factory was about power and control.      But all that was secondary (despite how much Walter was preoccupied with such intangibles) to the money. 

"Breaking Bad" - The Horror

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"  We who have become so involved with the characters on "Breaking Bad" feel the same sentiment tonight.  Somehow, those who put together "Breaking Bad" have created the fright and shock value of a Stephen King novel. 

Drudge Report Plays (Yawn) WeatherMan, Taking Break from Bitter-Hillary

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Surprisingly, the bombastic Drudge Report is taking a break from the fun of headlining with Bitter-Hillary. This evening, the conservative news site has lapsed into the ultimate platitude: weather.

Break-through in Animal Rights: CT Allows Dogs, Cats to Have Advocates in Court

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In New England, there has been a  ground-breaking law. Many of us have been weeping about what will be the plight of abandoned animals as s result of Harvey. The one bit of good news is that that dog chained to a tree amid rising waters in Victoria, Texas, has been rescued.

During the Break - WGN news anchors entertain

Speak to Lead

I've taken a long break from posting - 11 months. But, to quote Hillary Clinton in Iowa, "Im Baa-aack!" So, before I get to insights from my hiatus, here is a chance to see two WGN anchors during their two. Television Hillary Clinton Lou Hampton Speak to Lead tv anchors WGN

During the Break - WGN news anchors entertain

Speak to Lead

I''ve taken a long break from posting - 11 months. But, to quote Hillary Clinton in Iowa, "Im Baa-aack!" So, before I get to insights from my hiatus, here is a chance to see two WGN anchors during their two. Television Hillary Clinton Lou Hampton Speak to Lead tv anchors WGN

Speechwriting: How to break in

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  So, how do you break into this niche? The sweet spot in writing has always been speechwriting.  That's because we in the craft can charge premium fees since what we put together must fit the speaker perfectly.

Hillary, You Break Our Baby Boomer Hearts

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

When Hillary Rodham Clinton entered the White House as First Lady, we Baby Boomers were thrilled. She was carving a different path. Okay, that didn't pan out too hot. Her initiatives in reforming healthcare were deep-sixed. But she was smart enough to lay low.

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Florida Massacre - Vanity Fair Now Does Breaking News

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That's breaking news and its writer Benjamin Landy jumped right in. Yes, influential Vanity Fair has covered the tragedy of the Florida Massacre. Here is his take.    Vanity Fair, obviously, is doing whatever it takes to remain relevant in this fast-changing media market.