What Kurt Vonnegut Can Teach Us About Business Stories

Manner of Speaking

For … Continue reading → Stories and Storytelling Business Kurt Vonnegut Maya Eilam Stories storytelling the shapes of storiesStorytelling is powerful. Stories resonate with people on a deep, psychological level. Stories are memorable and help support our messages. Hence the speaker’s maxim: Tell a story, make a point. The best stories contain many elements related to plot, character, dialogue, etc.

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Secrets to Building a Successful Speaking Business

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

He shared the tips and techniques that he has used to build his own successful speaking business. Post openings at the business school. Shep’s talk covered many more topics including the secrets of low-cost book publishing in hard cover; scripting your calls to prospective clients when using the phone to build your business; generating passive income from products, and more. “The job is not doing the speech.

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The business of speechwriting: Client service

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Whether you write on staff or freelance, you want your speechwriting clients to feel like they’re in good hands. Think about the clients you served last week. Write down 3 specific things you did to convey your professionalism. Keep this list of actions on file.

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7 business speaking tips from the Inaugural Address

The Presenter's Blog

When we take look under the hood of President Obama’s Inaugural Address, there are easy to replicate techniques for any business presentation. Business Use : First make sure you have a strong key message. Business Use: What is the key message of your next presentation?

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4 Professional Speakers Share Their Biggest Business Mistakes and Missteps

Speaker Launcher

I don’t know anyone in business, myself included, who has not made business mistakes. I recently reached out to four professional speakers and business owners and asked them […]. The post 4 Professional Speakers Share Their Biggest Business Mistakes and Missteps appeared first on Jane Atkinson. Most Recent Post Uncategorized business mistakes business mistakes and missteps greg hawks Joe Calloway linda miles professional speaking business mistakes

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Is lack of attention costing you business?

Speak Schmeak

People of the world, I know you're busy. Your response: "Oh, I'm so busy, it's ridiculous." (See You are responsible for all of these aspects of communication when working with others in the business world. It's not that hard, and you're not that busy.

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Presenting Business Diagrams: How to Deliver a Strong, Positive Impact

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Business means a lot more than just making profits. That means everyone involved in the business needs to clearly articulate their part in the story: HR managers need to establish pride in the company culture. Here are some commonly used business diagrams and corresponding tips on how to present them effectively. SWOT analysis template helps you perform a high level assessment of your business (or a specific product or service).

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[Podcast] The Journey to A Million Dollar Speaking Business with Ryan Estis (Part 1)

Speaker Launcher

Do you wonder what the journey to a million dollar speaking business looks like and what it takes to achieve? In this week’s podcast, we are joined by professional speaker Ryan Estis, who does about 80 live events per year and has a $1M as a speaking business, to learn just that! The post [Podcast] The Journey to A Million Dollar Speaking Business with Ryan Estis (Part 1) appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

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Tapping into Your Why to Catapult Your Speaking Business

Speaker Launcher

I send out my weekly business and marketing tips, promote our upcoming events and use the shopping cart. The post Tapping into Your Why to Catapult Your Speaking Business appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

5 Public Speaking Tips for Busy Entrepreneurs

SketchBubble

But you would certainly have to include busy on that list. The post 5 Public Speaking Tips for Busy Entrepreneurs appeared first on SketchBubble Official Blog.

Is being emotional a positive in business?

Speak Schmeak

Barbara Corcoran posted the following question on Twitter during last week''s Shark Tank episode: "What do you think - is being emotional a positive in business?" Was just saying 2 myself crying in business 2 me is such a turn off.

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Future Business Leaders of America – California State Leadership Conference

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

I was fortunate to volunteer as a speech contest judge for an impromptu speech contest for High School students held Friday and Saturday as part of the State Leadership Conference of the California Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA). FBLA is the largest and oldest business student organization in the world. FBLA is the largest and oldest business student organization in the world.

What can Business Presenters Learn from the Best Street Entertainers in the World?

Presentation Guru

There’s a 36 year old guy, married with a mortgage and 3 kids. He stands on a cobbled street in London, asking tourists for money.

15 Ways to Market Your Speaking Business and Build Your Brand

Speaker Launcher

We all know that whether you are a new business or one that’s been around for years, marketing is the key to building a brand and getting your message to the world. That said, there is no shortage of things that we “should” be doing to market our business. The post 15 Ways to Market Your Speaking Business and Build Your Brand appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

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[Podcast] The Journey to A Million Dollar Speaking Business with Ryan Estis (Part 2)

Speaker Launcher

Today we are continuing our conversation with Ryan Estis about his journey to a million dollar speaking business. The post [Podcast] The Journey to A Million Dollar Speaking Business with Ryan Estis (Part 2) appeared first on Jane Atkinson. Today we are continuing our conversation with Ryan Estis about his journey to a million dollar speaking business. Podcast Resources: You can view more about Ryan Estis and his business on his website.

Let your business vision guide who you become

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Each year I create my business vision. I now earn my living writing and editing for corporate clients, conducting business-writing training webinars , teaching online courses for the University of Toronto, teaching private online courses and selling my books. It is what my business vision says I want to do, so it’s what I do. In other words, having a business vision helps me focus. What’s your business vision say you should be doing?

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Is Your Website Helping or Hurting Your Speaking Business? Take Our Quiz to Find Out!

Speaker Launcher

The post Is Your Website Helping or Hurting Your Speaking Business? Most Recent Post Speaker Marketing Speaking Business Strategy essential website elements quiz speaker website website designAs a speaker, your website is a crucial part of your marketing efforts.

Free PDF book giveaway: Books on writing and business of freelance writing

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

In short, if you are interested in books on business, promotional, article or non-fiction book writing , or the business of freelance writing , or even my book of short stories, go to [link] , pick the book that is of interest to you and email paullima.com@gmail.com and request a free PDF of the book of your choice. To kick off the New Year, I am giving away PDFS of my books–any of my books that might be of interest to you.

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What Makes Women Successful Business Owners?

DeFinis Communications

Recently, I’ve noticed an increasing number of women leaving their corporate jobs in favor of starting their own small business. Here are some interesting facts I came across from the National Women’s Business Council : There are 7.8 million women-owned businesses in the United States. Women-owned businesses make up more than half (52.0%) of all businesses in health care and social assistance.

Business video: get ready for the surge

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Business Communication Technology business video Cisco Laurie BrownBy Ian Griffin and Laurie Brown Laurie Brown has over two decades of experience as a trainer and speaker, helping her audience improve their customer service, sales and presentation skills. She started her career as a professional actor, performing in hundreds of training films, commercials and movies. This experience has provided her with the ability [.].

Women’s Voices in Business: Strategies for dealing with 3 common issues

Kate's Voice

This week, I attended a conference for women presented by one of my corporate clients. There was a lot of discussion around Sheryl Sandberg’s book, Lean In, of course, and lots of tips on how to do that.

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How to book more business and own your niche

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

NSA/NC Meeting Report: Saturday March 2, 2013 The Saturday meeting of the Northern California Chapter of the National Speakers Association featured two savvy businesswomen who shared ways professional speakers and information entrepreneurs can book more business and own their niche markets.

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How to Know When and What to Outsource in Your Speaking Business

Speaker Launcher

Have you ever felt unsatisfied in your speaking business? The post How to Know When and What to Outsource in Your Speaking Business appeared first on Jane Atkinson. Hiring Speaker Staff Most Recent Post Speaking Business Strategy Speaking Profession core competencies delegate delegating delegating tasks focus hiring multitasking outsource outsourcing tasks team team members the zoneLike maybe you wanted to take all of your marbles and go home?

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In business, do looks matter? Really?

More than PowerPoint...

When I was introduced to a man at a business meeting, I felt shocked. As I shook his hand, I stared into the face of an infamous serial killer. The man wasn’t really a mass murderer. Unfortunately, he looked exactly like him. As the man spoke to me, I tried to listen. Really. But I couldn’t.

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Let your business vision drive who you become

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Each year I create my business vision. I now earn my living writing and editing for corporate clients, conducting business-writing training , teaching online courses for the University of Toronto, teaching private online courses and selling my books. It is what my business vision says I want to do, so it’s what I do. In other words, having a business vision helps me focus. What’s your business vision say you should be doing ?

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The Fastest Path to Growing Your Speaking Business: Being Epic on the Platform

Speaker Launcher

The post The Fastest Path to Growing Your Speaking Business: Being Epic on the Platform appeared first on Jane Atkinson. Most Recent Post Presentation Skills Speaking Profession being epic on the platform creating an epic speech generating spin off business growing your speaking business improving your speech spin off businessYou have all heard me talking about some of my fastest growth clients before.

Separating Personal and Business Relationships

Kuhnke Communication

Elizabethkuhnke's Blog Entries (RSS) Comments (RSS) Home About Elizabeth Asserting Yourself in the Workplace How to Win and Lose Gracefully Separating Personal and Business Relationships Posted by: Kuhnke Communication on: March 1, 2011 In: Executive Presence | Lifestyle | Relationships Comment!

Grow Your Business… Grow Yourself

Speaker Launcher

Here’s what Hal said: “You cannot improve your business without first improving yourself.” The post Grow Your Business… Grow Yourself appeared first on Jane Atkinson. Most Recent Post Speaker Marketing Speaking Business Strategy growing your speaking business hal elrodI heard a line on a podcast yesterday that I just had to share. It was on the EO Fire podcast, and the guest was Hal Elrod, author of The Miracle Morning.

Top 5 Business Trends in 2013: Your place, your voice

Kate's Voice

communication Practical application vocal image Expression public speaking tips Top 5 business trendsRecently, Forbes magazine published an article by Meghan Biro called 5 Trends Defining the World of Work and Leadership in 2013. In the article, Meghan points out that “Uncertainty has increased, not decreased this past year. The country does not have its financial house in order. People of all ages and skill levels are worried [.].

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Speak Up For Your Business - by Michelle Mazur - Book 22 of 52 in 52

Speak and Deliver

Speak Up for Your Business comes with an inherent promise - that you can take the skills within and improve your business, either your own business, or the business of your career. Does ''Speak Up For Your Business'' deliver on it''s promise?

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C-Level Presentation Tip #2: Link to Business Issues

Professionally Speaking...

Executive level presentations can seem like swimming in shark-infested seas, even for the intrepid business presenter. LINK TO BUSINESS ISSUES. How will this information help me achieve my business goals? Executive Presentations business presentations C-Level presentations

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It’s time for some good news about your speaking business — opportunities abound in 2012

Succeed Speaking

If you watch the news and listen to the right (wrong) people, you’ll be led to believe that you need to hide your money under the mattress and turn and run from your speaking business as fast as you can — because “things are bad!!” Business Strategy Motivation

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5-Question Q&A about the freelance writing business

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Recently I was interviewed about the freelance writing business. The information will not be available online, but I have posted here the questions I was asked and my answers to them. Marketing Your Services

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6 Tips for Starting a Great Conversation at Business Events

Great Public Speaking

I love networking and networking at a business event is a skill that is developed with practice. Why did you start your business? If you are handing out a business card (one preferably with your picture) this will help people connect the dots with a face even if they don''t remember your name. You want to attract people to you that you can have a successful business relationship with so it is imperative that you be yourself.

Effective use of Twitter by businesses

Dahle Communication

I've spoken a couple of times about the importance of using Twitter correctly over the past couple of years and while some people have not learned that lesson, others are starting to.

Public Speaking Business: Radio Interviews

Great Public Speaking

He's a public speaker that teaches other speakers and small business people how to do what he did. Most public speakers have started writing books to help suppliment their speaking income or using the book as a calling card to get more speaking engagements. A book is a solid way to get more publicity - but how do get the word out so people know about it? A radio interview is a powerful way for people to hear the message about your book and services.

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Generate Repeat Writing Business

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Periodical freelancers, however, should generate repeat business with editors for whom they have worked (nor on that in another blog post). In this chapter, we look at generating repeat business, testimonials, and referrals. If you are thinking you need to generate business before you can generate repeat business, you are right. And one of the best ways of engaging in active marketing is to generate repeat business, referrals, and testimonials.

3 Ways to Immediately Close More Business

SpeakerSue Says...

3 Ways to Close More Business. ”, their most typical answer is, “Close the business!” It’s silly to think that every email can or will close business.

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In time for Christmas: Books on business, promotional, article writing and business of freelance writing

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Just in time for Christmas for the writer on your gift list: popular print and e-books (for Kindle and Kobo) on business, promotional, book, article, social media and website writing, self-publishing and the business of freelance writing. Business of Freelance Writing: How to Develop Article Ideas and Sell Them to Newspapers and Magazines, Conduct Interviews and Write Article Leads. How to Write Media Releases to Promote Your Business, Organization or Event.

Public Speaking Tips to Accelerate the Growth of Your Business

SketchBubble

When you are invited to be a keynote speaker or participate in a public forum, as full as your schedule may be, you want to say yes because of the opportunity it presents to promote your business.