Podcast: Exhibitor 2012 and Expo West Re-Cap

Communication Steroids

Tim Patterson, aka Tim ‘Gonzo’ Gordon, discusses his recent visits to Exhibitor 2012 in Las Vegas and Expo West in Anaheim with podcasting partner Roger Pike. Check out the various videos Tim posted from the show at YouTube.com/tradeshowmarketing/feed. Tim Patterson, aka Tim ‘Gonzo’ Gordon, discusses his recent visits to Exhibitor 2012 in Las Vegas and Expo West in Anaheim with podcasting partner Roger Pike.

CAPS Convention 2009 Calgary

Executive Speech Coach

CAPS Convention 2009 in Calgary If you are in the business of professional speaking then the event of the year is the annual convention of your national professional speakers' association. As a Canadian speaker, I am an active member of the Canadian Assocation of Professional Speakers , (CAPS). I was there at the first CAPS convention in Toronto 14 years ago. Naturally I will attend the upcoming CAPS convention in Calgary this month. See you at the CAPS convention.

Your Resume - Having All Those Big Cap Employers Listed Might Not Be a +, At Least Not For Long

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

You had worked for those Big Cap companies.   In addition, having been employed by a Big Cap might not be a + for long. As Joe Ciolli hammers in BusinessInsider , the Big Caps remain Big Caps for shorter and shorter periods of time.

Are Chinese Small Caps The Greatest Investment Opportunity Ever, Or Are They All Fraudulent Con Operations?

TJ Walker Interactive

I have a new venture, the PitchingWell, that provides a forum for small cap companies and investors. We do TV and radio interviews with CEOs and other interesting experts for the small cap community. Currently, I face a dilemma, do I include Chinese small cap companies or not into the mix? Analysis china Media Training small caps TJ WalkerIf I leave them [.].

Uber Price Cap = Good Public Relations, For Uber & NY AG Eric Sneiderman

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In New York State, Uber will cap its taxi fare during emergencies and natural disasters. As Bloomberg reports, the mobile sharing economy transportation company indicated on its blog that it will apply the cap across the nation.

Fast Track Your Professional Speaking Business

Executive Speech Coach

CAPS Canadian speakers professional speakingPRO-TRACK is a year-long program teaching aspiring, new and mid-career speakers the business of professional speaking. We help you develop the level of presentation and platform skills needed as an expert professional speaker.

Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 89)

Manner of Speaking

“A graduation ceremony is an event where the commencement speaker tells thousands of students dressed in identical caps and gowns that ‘individuality’ is the key to success.&# — Robert Orben. Robert Orben - American Magician, Author and Comedy Writer.


The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

The Eloquent Woman

Here's what I've been reading lately: Speaking fees capped: A woman got a record speaking fee in New Jersey.so the governor pushed legislation capping those fees. I read a lot about women and public speaking, and post my finds first on The Eloquent Woman on Facebook.


Trends in the Investor Relations Industry

TJ Walker Interactive

Neil Stewart from IR Magazine speaks with TJ Walker about trends in the small cap markets. To view the full interview visit: [link]. To learn more about IR Magazine visit: [link]. CEOs/Financial Video IR Magazine Neil Stewart


Just for fun – or is it? How to sound smart in your TEDx Talk

Pivotal Public Speaking

In a hilarious talk capping off a day of new ideas at TEDxNewYork, professional funny person Will Stephen shows foolproof presentation skills to make you sound brilliant — even if you are literally saying nothing. There are such huge dangers in following a formula and sounding the same as everyone else!!

Looking into the future with Jack Bloom

TJ Walker Interactive

answers TJ Walker’s questions about Small Cap investing and his view on the future of the markets. Jack Bloom of Alpha Capital Corp. To watch the rest of the interview visit: [link] Learn more about Alpha Capital Corp. link]. CEOs/Financial


What about PowerPoint 2016 (Windows)?

PowerPoint Tips

The tab titles are no longer all upper case and have returned to the 2010 (and previous) initial caps. It’s time for me to talk about PowerPoint 2016, since it’s been out for a few weeks now. Here’s a screenshot of it. So, what’s new?

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The Conquest of Kong (short story from Rebel in the Back Seat)

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

The huge, stuffed, glassy-eyed creature, wearing a New York Yankee baseball cap, glared down at the midway masses from his perch in the Strike Out tent. The Conquest of Kong: By Paul Lima. It was on the congested fair grounds of the Canadian National Exhibition that Father conquered the world-famous ape.


For #HispanicHeritageMonth, 6 famous speeches by Hispanic women

The Eloquent Woman

Dolores Huerta at the Delano Grape Strike March gave this stirring speech as the cap to a 300-mile protest march to shed light on migrant workers' job conditions.

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The Incomparable Carl Sagan: Scientist & Presenter Extraordinaire

Presentation Zen

NOTE The same version of this article (with some editing) appeared in the magazine Communicating Astronomy with the Public (CAP) in 2008 ( PDF available here ). LINKS • The International Year of Astronomy 2009 • Communicating Astronomy with the Public (CAP Journal

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Dial it back, speakers: When you *don't* need extra emphasis

The Eloquent Woman

As my fellow TEDMED coach Peter Botting likes to say, "Your delivery is like writing with all caps, bold, italic, and underscore all at the same time!" When coaching speakers at TEDMED or for TEDx conferences, I often find myself asking them to take off a few layers of emphasis.

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Good Penmanship for Public Speakers

Manner of Speaking

If you are going to talk for an extended period before writing again, I suggest capping the marker and putting it down or in your pocket. The pen is mightier than the sword; but when it comes to public speaking, an empty hand is mightier than the pen. Sometimes, a speaker will take the stage holding a pen and deliver the entire speech or presentation without ever writing a single word.

Post-Protestant Ethic of Work - Universal Basic Income

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

But, if the UBI proves out to accomplish a socio-economic good there could be no cap on the "hand-out."  Finland is the first nation to actually experiment with Universal Basic Income (UBI). In the U.S., Hawaii and Y Combinator Research will conduct formal studies.

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Apple (AAPL) Exploits Greatest PR Gimmick Ever

TJ Walker Interactive

That little escapade of poor crisis communications cost Apple $30 billion in vaporized market cap in a day or two. Apple (AAPL) just enacted the greatest PR Gimmick ever. As a media trainer, I am often critical of Apple because they violate almost every rule of good media relations.

Crisis Communications Training for Oil and Gas Executives

TJ Walker Interactive

You will learn how to avoid disastrous sound bites and off message quotes that have cost other energy companies billions of dollars in market cap in the past. The BP Gulf disaster cost that company tens of billions of dollars in market cap, in part, because of how poorly their executives handled the media during this crisis. FYI, as a visitor to this blog, I am giving you a free pass into my $695 online course. Just click here.

Should I wear a neck-tie for selling diapers?

The Presenter's Blog

In the past, politicians such as Foreign Secretary Hague and Prime Minister Cameron, have both attempted to mirror their audience with excursions into backwards worn baseball caps and rolled-up shirt sleeves that have made them look not simpatico, but insincerely silly. by Peter Watts.

Mother's Day 2017 - Austintown, OH Public Library Closed

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

So, I put on my target marketing cap. That's what I thought when I saw the signs on the Austintown, Ohio public library. They read: Closed Sunday, May 14th, 2017. That's Mother's Day. And in my experience in the world, it's not an official holiday.

The Most Boring Speaking Advice in the World

Speak and Deliver

Just be sure to cap off the ending with your take-home message. If you''ve been in a speaking class, a training room, a Toastmasters club, or even worked with many speaking coach, you''ve heard the following advice: Tell them what you''re going to tell them. Tell them.

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STOP! Move Away from the Overload Blues

Speaking Out

The lid of the jar is his head and policeman’s cap, which is hinged to his body. I have a kitsch cookie jar called Gus. He has a bright cheery kitsch face, and is dressed in a shiny blue patrollman’s uniform. He is short and squat, an American style cop. If you raise his head [.]. All Articles

Famous Speech Friday: Diana Nyad on dreams, determination and defeat

The Eloquent Woman

You've got tight bathing caps over your ears trying to keep the heat of the head--that's where the hypothermia starts--so you don't hear very well.

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PowerPoint keyboard shortcuts

PowerPoint Tips

They text will cycle among ALL CAPS, Inital Caps (Title Case) and no caps. I follow several LinkedIn groups related to PowerPoint and presenting (and started one of my own, Great Communicators! Effective Presenting & PowerPoint). Sometimes, you can find gems of useful information.

News Corp Under Increasing Attack

TJ Walker Interactive

It doesn’t matter if you are a large cap, small cap or privately owned. They’ve lost $7 billion in market cap in the last week and that may be just the tip of the iceberg. In business, reputation matters. And that’s why the investors of Rupert Murdoch’s Newscorp should be very scared now. Earlier this [.]. Analysis CEOs/Financial Crisis Communications newscorp Rupert Murdoch TJ Walker

Public Speaking - Why Use Props?

Great Public Speaking

The first hat is a gag ball cap that has really long hair attached to it so that you look like a hippie when you wear it. Putting on the longhaired ball cap immediately reminds me to talk about when the company was young and aggressive. After that section I remove the ball cap (if you have a fun and playful audience, you could put it on an audience member's head), then I put on the black top hat. Props help warm up the audience. They can be used as a substitute for notes.

Are you an aspiring, new or mid-career speaker who wants to build a successful and sustainable business?

Executive Speech Coach

If you want to stack the odds in your favour - ch eck out the Pro-Track program run by CAPS Toronto. It's part of my community service as a long time member of CAPS.

12 famous protest speeches by women

The Eloquent Woman

Dolores Huerta at the Delano Grape strike march capped a boycott and a 300-mile march to the California state capital to protest working conditions for people working for the state's grape growers. Today is inauguration day in the U.S., when a new president takes office.

Getting Hired to Speak: What's Their Why?

Speak and Deliver

You're a Toastmaster/NSA Member/CAPS Member/Certified Awesomely Cool & Nifty Speaker with a Certificate You Paid Thousands of Dollars For. The self-help industry often focuses on the question "What's Your Why?" , as in why do you want to succeed?

Create a better PowerPoint template

PowerPoint Tips

The initial cap slows down reading; I suggest using Sentence case, in which only the first word of the title is capitalized. PowerPoint’s default blank template is annoying! It really needs work. And with more and more people using white backgrounds, you’re probably using the blank template more often. Here’s what to do to make a better template. Here are the steps: Open a new presentation file, which uses the default blank template.

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Two unconventional (okay, downright weird) anxiety techniques

Speak Schmeak

Conversation buzzes as students’ fingers busily craft dollar signs, cars, nursing caps, laptops, initials, “stick” people, etc. While I'm moving this week, I've invited some of my favorite public speaking and communications bloggers to guest post here on Speak Schmeak.

Looking for a few good adjectives?

Joan Detz Speaker Services

And, yes, the all-cap format is used in the title.). Read this book: BETTER THAN GREAT: A PLENITUDINOUS COMPENDIUM OF WALLOPINGLY FRESH SUPERLATIVES , by Arthur Plotnik. (And, You will never think about adjectives the same way again

Are You Flat Lining on Stage? Express Yourself!

Speak and Deliver

When we have lunch with someone and tell them how angry we are that our spouse left the toothpaste cap off for the 1000th time, our voice and face has emotion. "I hate you," I said angrily. I'm so happy", I exclaimed, and a wide grin took over my face. "I

Win by Telling Great Stories with Peter Guber

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

  That’s brilliant advice, and a nice cap to a valuable book. Peter Guber has written a masterful additional to the storytelling library shelf with his book, Tell To Win.   In the course of showing you how to research, use, prepare, share, borrow, set, mine, and kill with a story, Guber tells a hundred wonderful stories himself, about his career in the movie business, and about many other celebrities along the way. 

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Will the 50th anniversary of March on Washington remember the women?

The Eloquent Woman

stood to give his famous "I Have a Dream" speech, capping the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom in 1963, 50 years ago this month. I keep threatening to put together a public-speaking tour of Washington, DC, where I live--and if I did, this spot would be a highlight of the tour.

"Law & Order Special Victims Unit" - 5 Lessons for How to Succeed in Business, Despite the Odds Against You

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In specifying an hourly rate, agree to a cap on the number of hours. The "Law & Order Special Victims Unit" shouldn't have made it beyond the first few episodes. After all, it deals with the unpleasant and scary subject of sexual crimes.

Public Relations Firms - What You Have to Teach Your Legal Clients

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

At the Women's Marches, both inside the beltway and in major cities of influence, the pink cat ear cap delivered a statement that couldn't be ignored. Law firms have long been savvy how the courts of law and public opinion intersect.

Drudge Report Hammers Nasty-Woman Part of Women's March (but, aside from Madonna/Ashley Judd, it was uplifting)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Trump's p sy comments, many wore woolen caps with cat ears. The conservative Drudge Report faced a formidable challenge this afternoon.