Your presentation deserves the same respect as your website and brochures!

PowerPoint Tips

The company bought a sponsorship table (which I’m sure was expensive) and had nicely-designed brochures laid out on the table, along with a monitor displaying the software. If you can, hire a designer, just like you do for your website and printed brochures. A story.

Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 220) – William Zinsser

Manner of Speaking

What member of an insurance plan can decipher the brochure explaining the … Continue reading → Quotes for Public Speakers public speaking public speaking quotes quotes simplicity William Zinsser“Who can understand the clotted language of everyday American commerce: the memo, the corporate report, the business letter, the notice from the bank explaining its latest “simplified” statement?

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IABC regional conference: Heritage Region

Joan Detz Speaker Services

The 2017 IABC Heritage Region Conference is fast approaching You can now download the complete conference brochure to review the schedule and learn more about the speakers for this year’s 4 KEYNOTES and 21 BREAKOUT SESSIONS. Be sure to check out the schedule and explore the complete list of speakers. Join us in one of the “17 Best […]. Career info News, events, and awards Professional organizations

How many uses for PowerPoint can you think of? (my 500th post!)

PowerPoint Tips

Design marketing brochures. Most people think of PowerPoint as a visual aid for a live presentation. But there are so many other ways that people use PowerPoint. Here are some of them: Create marketing videos. Edit photos. Create graphics (ads, icons, buttons, infographics) for a website.

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BBP 101 – LIVE 1-Day Course in Washington DC, May 27th

Beyond Bullet Points

Click here to view the full brochure: Washington DC BBP Brochure. Attend the next BBP 101 – LIVE 1-Day Course! Taught personally by Cliff Atkinson, and limited to only 10 participants to ensure a high amount of interaction with Cliff.

BBP 101 – LIVE 1-Day Course in Washington DC, May 27th

Beyond Bullet Points

Click here to view the full brochure: Washington DC BBP Brochure. Attend the next BBP 101 – LIVE 1-Day Course! Taught personally by Cliff Atkinson, and limited to only 10 participants to ensure a high amount of interaction with Cliff.

Why branding is essential for your presentations

PowerPoint Tips

If you’ve thought about branding at all, you’ve applied it to your website and maybe to a printed brochure. Over and over again, I see small companies with websites, brochures, and products that look professional and have a unified look.

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Don’t hire me if you don’t have the time to answer these questions

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

You should not hire me if you want to hand me a pile of information and tell me to write a web page, web landing page, Google ad, advertisement, direct marketing brochure or sales letter, or case study based on the information, without answering my questions.

Get Certified in BBP in Only 3 Days this November 11, 12 & 13th

Beyond Bullet Points

Read the full brochure on the BBP 1-Day Courses here If you’ve been interested in getting certified in Beyond Bullet Points, here’s your chance to get a jump start and get trained in an accelerated format. If you attend both the BBP 101 and BBP Advanced courses on Nov. 11 and 12 in Los Angeles, you’re invited to attend a third day of basic certification training on Nov. 13 – at no charge!

Your Dog, The Speech Coach

DeFinis Communications

According to a program brochure, “Addressing a friendly and nonjudgmental canine can lower blood pressure, decrease stress, and elevate mood—perfect for practicing a speech or team presentation.” Whether or not dogs are man’s (and woman’s’) best friend they have certainly risen on the popularity scale recently. You see dogs everywhere you go from city streets, to office cubicles to airplanes not to mention dog parks and front yards.

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How well do you welcome?

More than PowerPoint...

Your brochures let them know what’s going on, where. Your “Welcome” mat may be a visual cliché. You may think it’s de rigueur — but is it really making your audience feel welcomed?

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Ch. 39: Accurately Pricing Services (Everything You Wanted To Know About Freelance Writing)

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

What’s this document (media release, brochure, Web page, speech, script.) Although the formula I outlined (in the previous chapter) should help you determine your per-hour rate, most clients are interested in the bottom line. going to cost me? What is your quote for this job?” Before you quote on a project, you need to define the scope of the project.

Announcing – Our First Public BBP 1-Day Courses!

Beyond Bullet Points

Click the following link for a brochure with more details about the courses, agenda and our exciting venue: BBP LIVE 2010 Los Angeles. Hello BBP friends!

Quiz Marketing in Professional Services

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That ranged from  frontloading it in AA local meeting brochures to ensuring it makes its way into the desks of medical doctors.  Quiz marketing is nothing new. Way back when, nonprofit Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) attracted new members with its quiz about drinking habits.

Reimagining: You bet, that's what clients really want

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

 A client actually used the word "reimagine" for a brochure. That unbearable lightness of being.  The Buddhists call it "groundlessness" and describe the state as descending in air without a parachute and with no ground in sight.

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Fortune 500 - Use of Blogs, Social Media Declines

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Those include standard print books, white papers, opinion-editorials for establishment media, pitches to the media, brochures, and direct mail. 

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Learn BBP in Person at Our First Public 1-Day Courses!

Beyond Bullet Points

Click here to download the PDF brochure with course descriptions and pricing: [link] nts.com/public/BBP%20LIVE% 202010%20Los%20Angeles.pdf. Announcing – Our First Public BBP 1-Day Courses! Only 14 Days Left for Early Bird Pricing. We hope you can join us Nov. 11 and 12th in Los Angeles for our first BBP 1-Day Courses! If you sign up by Aug.

Our Live BBP Courses in LA – only 15 days away!

Beyond Bullet Points

For details and pricing, read the full PDF brochure here. The dates of Nov. 11th and 12th are fast approaching for our LIVE 1-Day courses in Los Angeles. BBP 101 and BBP Advanced are two intensive, accelerated courses that are designed to ensure that you’ll be the bold, effective presenter you were born to be. Or, jump straight to the online registration here to reserve your spot.

Cartoon Caption Contest — Butterfly

Humor Power

Visit the web site of Dan Rosandich for information on how he can design custom cartoons for your next special project, book, newsletter, brochure, holiday card, T-shirt and more. It’s time for our September Cartoon Caption Contest.

Cartoon Caption Contest — Report Card

Humor Power

Visit the web site of Dan Rosandich for information on how he can design custom cartoons for your next special project, book, newsletter, brochure, holiday card, T-shirt and more. It’s time for our August Cartoon Caption Contest.

POWERPOINT FIRST AID: A PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS

Professionally Speaking...

This technique could be used to graphically display a particular theme in a presentation or to make a point about (for example) the content of a marketing brochure, customer service letter or the CEO's speech. In many presentations, a thousand words is what it feels like as slide after bullet point-laden slide goes by. When I teach and consult on how to use PowerPoint effectively, I always encourage people to ditch the bullet points wherever feasible and replace them with visual images.

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12for12 April Challenge: Review Your Image

Speak Schmeak

Here are some similar questions to the web questions above: Are your cards, brochures and handouts free of typos, grammatical errors and design flaws? If you don't know how to design a business card or brochure, hire someone.

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Make Money Speaking: Powerful Websites

Great Public Speaking

Check out this fast-paced video promo and when your ready to create online wealth for yourself, click on the link above to download the FREE brochure and watch the introductory video. Look at all the websites that Tom Antion's [link] program has built for his mentees! This is just a small sampling of the great businesses that Tom has helped create and these mentees even learned to maintain these websites for themselves, eliminating the costly need for web designers.

Start Making An eBay Fortune

Great Public Speaking

[link] If you are going to take the time to start an online auction business you may as well make as much as you can. In this video I teach you how to maximize the amount of money you make from your ebay business.

Famous Speech Friday: Ida Tarbell's 1916 "Industrial idealism"

The Eloquent Woman

The back page of this brochure calls the speech "Industrial Idealism," and says Tarbel summed up the situation in America in that day as "A peaceful nation unprepared for peace!"

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Matchmaking, Not Technology, Is Brand, Profit Potential

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

 The compensation was lucrative for a brochure and flyer for an executive search firm. The value of online services like Dog Vacay comes from its ability to matchmake.  Essentially it screens and connects pet parents needing to board their animal companions with care-givers.

Public Speaking: Even for that anniversary celebration, downsize history

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

 They can be mounted on the walls and/or distributed in a high-quality print brochure at the event. The anniversary keynote speech is back.  Maybe it's celebrating surviving in business for one year.

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Nutella: Beware, You Could Wind Up Jihadi Bride

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

So many of my female classmates decided to select Seton Hill College , Greensburg, Pennsylvania because the brochure opened with the photo of a horse. For a while, we have been aware that Nutella is the magic ingredient which gets college students through stress times like tests.

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Ask Your Future Into Existence

Speak and Deliver

You can spend a fortune on one-sheets, brochures, and a demo video of you in front of an audience, assuming you can get one together - then spend another fortune getting in front of people you think will pay you to speak. "How do I get speaking gigs?"

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November Cartoon Caption Contest

Humor Power

Visit the web site of Dan Rosandich for information on how he can design custom cartoons for your next special project, book, newsletter, brochure, holiday card, T-shirt and more. It’s time for the November Cartoon Caption Contest.

Cartoon Caption Contest — Halloween

Humor Power

Visit the web site of Dan Rosandich for information on how he can design custom cartoons for your next special project, book, newsletter, brochure, holiday card, T-shirt and more. It’s time for the October Cartoon Caption Contest.

Writing services you can offer corporate clients

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Most of this internal communication is done in employee newsletters, newspapers, magazines, brochures and websites, or by email. If you have the ability to write ad copy or direct mail brochures, this can be a lucrative market. Product/services promotional brochures, spec sheets, price lists : Supplementary or collateral material to support the advertising effort; again, frequently coordinated by the marketing department. Writing services you can offer corporate clients.

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Public Speaking : Make it Easy

Great Public Speaking

You can give them flyers and brochures to distribute. If you want other people to spread your name around the planet, why not make it really easy for them. You can give your advocates websites that look like they belong to them. You can give them articles and interviews that promote your cause. The best way to really give them an incentive to promote you is if you embed an affiliate link for them in the promotional piece.It

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Online Education: Writers, forget trying to pick up a few bucks as adjunct professor

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  As a marketing communications pro, I might suggest to the current president of Seton Hill Joanne Boyle to create brochures for condos and time shares.

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Contest Results — Living on Mars

Humor Power

It says right here in the brochure that the Martians will have us for dinner. - It’s time to share our best lines from our June Joke Contest. The theme is “I Want To Live On Mars Because…” Our readers submitted their unusual reasons why they would want to live on Mars. Here are the results selected by our panel of six judges (speakers and improv players). Our next contest will be announced on July 1. And now: I Want To Live On Mars Because… ** FIRST PLACE **.

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"Sell The Sizzle"

Speaking Of...

To the audience an event brochure is like an advertisement and as we know the best ads work on several levels to get you to buy the product or service. Today I was looking at the meeting brochure for a nearby state professional event. If you're like most professionals you get notices for conferences and workshops that invite you to attend for educational purposes.

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PowerPoint Tip: Getting the audience excited before your presentation

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

You can achieve this with a well-written description of your presentation that is included in a program, agenda or brochure. These are the people who write the brochures, letters and e-mails that convince people to buy a wide variety of products or services, such as newsletters, health-care products or consumer goods.

How QR Codes Can Build Your Speaking Business

Great Public Speaking

Your brochures and other marketing materials. • Quick Response (QR) codes are a matrix type barcode that consist of a pattern of black squares on a white background. This code can represent binary, alphanumeric, or even Kanji symbols. Smart phone owners can use their phone camera to scan the image. Once scanned, the code will direct the user to any number of options determined by the code's creator.

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12for12 April Challenge: Review Your Image

Speak Schmeak

Here are some similar questions to the web questions above: Are your cards, brochures and handouts free of typos, grammatical errors and design flaws? If you don't know how to design a business card or brochure, hire someone. First impressions are important ; sometimes your business card -- lying on a table amongst other cards and brochures -- is the first and only impression a prospect gets. Have you joined my 12 Speaking Challenges for 2012 program yet?

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PowerPoint Tip: Using PDF files during presentations

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

When you display a brochure in the Adobe PDF Reader, it usually opens showing the full page, which is usually far too small to be able to read or explain. Your PDF document will usually have multiple pages, since it is usually a brochure that you are showing. If you want to give people a context of where they are in a multi-page document by showing facing pages as if they had opened a brochure on their desk, select the icon that looks like two pages beside each other.

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4 Tips to Avoid “Premature Elaboration”

SpeakerSue Says...

And did you know that we have 15,125 feet of flexible meeting space and a spa – oh it is fabulous, you should really try the Pumpkin Peel – and 487 rooms and 12 suites and we’re located blah, blah, blah,blach…I’ll send you our marketing brochure and a floor plan and a photos of the spa and the sleeping rooms. Maybe it’s the whole Fifty Shades thing (book 2 completed) but when I read this term that Jill Konrath used, I had to steal it.

Great Public Speaking: Make It Easy

Great Public Speaking

You can give them flyers and brochures to distribute. If you want other people to spread your name around the planet, why not make it really easy for them. You can give your advocates websites that look like they belong to them. You can give them articles and interviews that promote your cause. The best way to really give them an incentive to promote you is if you embed an affiliate link for them in the promotional piece.

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Interview: Jane Atkinson - The Wealthy Speaker

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Focus on your speech: "No fancy brochure or website can overcome a mediocre speech." NSA/NC September Meeting September marks the start a new year of meetings for the Northern California Chapter of the National Speakers Association (NSA/NC). It kicked off with a “Wealthy Speaker Seminar&# conducted by Jane Atkinson, who promised to share a “Proven Formula for Catapulting You To The Top 3%&# of the speaking business. [.]

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