PowerPoint Karaoke?

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

You have to deliver a PowerPoint presentation about an unfamiliar topic, with slides you’ve never seen, to an audience eager to heckle and laugh at you. If you’re clothed, it’s called PowerPoint Karaoke. Tags: Humor PowerPoint Speaking Battle decks Karaoke table topics Here is an interesting technique that will both improve your thinking skills, and provide an unusual form of entertainment: PowerPoint Karoake.

Speaking with Authentic Authenticity

Speak and Deliver

Earlier this week, I spoke about Audiences with X-Ray Eyes & Ears , and the dangers of speaking on a topic you dont believe in. Some speakers, such as Scott the Nametag Guy, make their clothing a part of their brand. Your authenticity, combined with your passion for your topic, and desire to give something of value to the audience will lead both your and your listeners to the results youre looking for as you continue to Speak.and Deliver!

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Fun Friday: Wearing nothing new

Speak Schmeak

I love Jessi Arrington's message in this short TED talk, of an alternative to overconsumption, even if you're a clothes horse. While her topic is not original, her perspective, enthusiasm, and personal experience make it feel brand new. But I also love Jessi's presentation style. She's fun, she's real, she keeps her talk simple, her visuals are engaging, and her points are easy to follow. She herself is a prop and a visual aid in the presentation.

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Fun Friday: Wearing nothing new

Speak Schmeak

I love Jessi Arrington's message in this short TED talk, of an alternative to overconsumption, even if you're a clothes horse. While her topic is not original, her perspective, enthusiasm, and personal experience make it feel brand new. But I also love Jessi's presentation style. She's fun, she's real, she keeps her talk simple, her visuals are engaging, and her points are easy to follow. She herself is a prop and a visual aid in the presentation.

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Lights, Camera, Action! Presentation Skills for Virtual Delivery

DeFinis Communications

Developing a “story” that engages listeners and pulls people into the topic requires having not only a forceful message but also a well-organized structure that’s logical and easy to follow. Avoid clothing with patterns.

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Green Drinks - A Great Way to Converse About Sustainability

Dahle Communication

This allows the people who show up to feel comfortable and not feel like it is some big event that they have to be tense or dress up for (even though a lot of them come straight from working, so they are in their business clothes). has been a great way to get a discussion started on those topics.   In Sioux Falls, Astronaut Studios has been putting together an event each month called ' Green Drinks.'

Understanding Gen Z: Characteristics, Habits, and Differences from Millennials Explained

SlideModel

Even the Generation Me representatives are rather cautious when it comes to their finances (as their tendency to resell clothes shows). In fact, the average age when they start researching financial planning topics is 13 years!

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Four Tips to Crush Your Fear of Public Speaking

Succeed Speaking

If you start to get nervous, a good coping mechanism is to envision the entire crowd in something embarrassing: their undergarments, silly clothes or pretend everyone has a mustache — even the women. When you figure out what your triggers are, start to focus on them and tell yourself these things instead: Lots of people are interested in my topic. A Guest Post from Catherine Joyner.

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The Seven Types of Presentation to Avoid

Speaking about Presenting

This presenter is in love with their topic and wants to share it all with you – every nuance, every subtlety, every story. Clothe your structure with your stories and anecdotes. Have you inflicted one of these types of presentation on your audience? These seven types are all a result of a lack of planning or the wrong sort of planning. I’ll be looking at how to avoid some of these presentation planning traps in a live webinar with Ellen Finkelstein next week.

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The Seven Types of Presentation to Avoid

Speaking about Presenting

This presenter is in love with their topic and wants to share it all with you – every nuance, every subtlety, every story. Clothe your structure with your stories and anecdotes. Have you inflicted one of these types of presentation on your audience? These seven types are all a result of a lack of planning or the wrong sort of planning. I’ll be looking at how to avoid some of these presentation planning traps in a live webinar with Ellen Finkelstein next week.

2010 218

The 7 Triggers that will Fascinate your Audience

Speaking about Presenting

Wear clothes that make you feel good and look good. The word “damn&# led the audience to think the speaker was more passionate about the topic – and hence more persuasive. Sally Hogshead has written Fascinate – a book exploring the seven triggers that fascinate people. In this post, I explore how the triggers can be used when you’re presenting. These triggers have tremendous power and executed skilfully will compel your audience to listen to you.

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When it Comes to Public Speaking, Less is More

DeFinis Communications

It’s what the TV makeover professional tells the woman who’s stuck on busy, patterned clothes and too much jewelry. Of course, I could go on about this topic, but I’m taking my own advice with this one. We’ve all heard it before: “Less is more.” It’s what makes fine-dining portions feel so special. And in terms of presentations, the same concepts are true: Less has greater impact, and small portions make the audience feel special. But here’s the kicker: Less is more work, too.

2010 172

Speakers: dress the part

Speak Schmeak

It all depends on the audience, the venue, the topic, your personal style, your message and the image you want to convey. I later saw her onstage and discovered that her topic was financial stress reduction and the colors of her outfit represented MONEY! I don''t typically subscribe to generic rules about how to dress as a speaker. However, within these parameters, dressing appropriately for different audiences and events is not unimportant.

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The 7 Triggers that will Fascinate your Audience

Speaking about Presenting

Wear clothes that make you feel good and look good. The word “damn&# led the audience to think the speaker was more passionate about the topic – and hence more persuasive. Sally Hogshead has written Fascinate – a book exploring the seven triggers that fascinate people. In this post, I explore how the triggers can be used when you’re presenting. These triggers have tremendous power and executed skilfully will compel your audience to listen to you.

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9 ways to use props for maximum impact in your presentations

Speak Schmeak

When she lifts that bag into the air, you can imagine the few items of clothing, maybe a small doll or teddy bear, and the sadness of a child without a permanent home. I watched a speaker prepare for his presentation a few years ago by putting on layers and layers of clothing. Or you could actually wear the clothing and bring the shapes, textures and colors from another time right into the room where your audience can see it up close and personal.

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A checklist for the speaker's wardrobe

The Eloquent Woman

Here it is: Are my clothes clean, pressed and mended? Do my clothes suit the occasion at which I'm speaking? Do my clothes fit me? Go here to subscribe to Step Up Your Speaking, my free email newsletter that looks at a different speaking topic in depth each month.then become a fan of The Eloquent Woman on Facebook and join the conversation with thousands of other women (and men) about public speaking skills and confidence

The Executive?s Guide to Marketing Automation

SlideModel

Engagement workflows — special promo events, triggered by the special events e.g. birthday, seasonal holidays; personalized product digests, triggered by customer’s recent on-site activity/wishlist items; topic-based workflows, triggered by customer’s recent on-site searchers/in-app actions.

Wardrobe lessons from a woman who only packed underwear for TED

The Eloquent Woman

This talk is really about living a life with less impact on the environment and about giving back--which she does twice, since she donates the clothes back at the end of the conference. You might do the same with a surprising wardrobe accessory, a special uniform or piece of task-oriented clothing, or literally something up your sleeve. Here's a TED talk that puts wardrobe front and center: Jessi Arrington talks about wearing nothing new.

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12for12 April Challenge: Review Your Image

Speak Schmeak

I'm going to start this post with the shocking lack of attention I see every day to professional image: clothes that don't fit; an e-mail full of typos; disheveled hair; a website that looks like it was built by a 5-year-old; a voice mail message spoken so fast, I can't understand the phone number; a week or more response time to a phone message. Do your clothes fit properly ? All with a shift in the color and shape of their clothing, makeup and hair.

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Does your presentation taste as good as it looks?

Speak Schmeak

If all you focus on is the external, that is, your movement, gestures, voice, clothing and slides, your presentation will be nothing but an empty shell. However, take the time to prepare your purpose and your objective, determine your audience needs and wants, dig deep into your emotional well and find what drives you and what excites you about this topic. Download audio here. Thank you to fellow speaker and trainer Bert Decker for today's food and public speaking analogy.

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Nonverbal Communication Project

The Communication Blog

The idea here is to cover a limited topic but in some depth rather than a broad topic in only general terms. Clothing and communication, [link] , 2.02. Clothing—do clothes make the man?, Here is exercise that I'm working on for a nonverbal book I'm doing that I thought might be useful. It contains just a few general instructions for creating a video and lots of video examples.

Does your presentation taste as good as it looks?

Speak Schmeak

If all you focus on is the external, that is, your movement, gestures, voice, clothing and slides, your presentation will be nothing but an empty shell. However, take the time to prepare your purpose and your objective, determine your audience needs and wants, dig deep into your emotional well and find what drives you and what excites you about this topic. Thank you to fellow speaker and trainer Bert Decker for today's food and public speaking analogy.

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Famous Speech Friday: Chai Jing's "Under the Dome" Documentary

The Eloquent Woman

Much of what Chai included in the documentary has been reported before, but she skillfully weaves together topics like diesel refining and bureaucratic corruption with information on atmospheric chemistry and the history of smog across the globe. Your choice of clothing can speak for you. But her personal narration on stage is underscored by her simple, down to earth clothing. The video debuted on Chinese websites on February 28, 2015.

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How to Speak & Offend: Part I

Speak and Deliver

If your topic isn''t speaking about one of these directly, bringing it in as part of a story or a ''humorous'' aside, can be risky. What are your clients taboo topics, and taboo humor? In addition to types of clothes, watch the shoes you wear, the jewelry you choose, the makeup you wear, and any fragrance you may choose for an event. Just as with clothing, if it''s part of your identity as a speaker, make sure your audience knows it ahead of time.

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How much can you earn as a freelance writer?

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

And they sometimes pay more if they want a particular writer to cover a particular topic, but that’s more of an exception than the rule. Will it let you pay for rent, food, clothing, and entertainment? Excerpt from Everything You Wanted to Know About Freelance Writing – Find, Price, Manage Corporate Writing Assignments & Develop Article Ideas and Sell Them to Newspapers and Magazines.

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Language works: This is your brain on metaphors

The Eloquent Woman

We grasp that the right piece of cloth can represent a nation and its values, and that setting fire to such a flag is a highly charged act. Go here to subscribe to Step Up Your Speaking, my free email newsletter that looks at a different speaking topic in depth each month.then become a fan of The Eloquent Woman on Facebook and join the conversation with thousands of other women (and men) about public speaking skills and confidence. Do you use metaphors when you speak or present?

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12for12 April Challenge: Review Your Image

Speak Schmeak

I'm going to start this post with the shocking lack of attention I see every day to professional image: clothes that don't fit; an e-mail full of typos; disheveled hair; a website that looks like it was built by a 5-year-old; a voice mail message spoken so fast, I can't understand the phone number; a week or more response time to a phone message. Do your clothes fit properly ? All with a shift in the color and shape of their clothing, makeup and hair.

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Public Speaking - Tips For Television and Video

Great Public Speaking

Make sure a lavaliere or lapel microphone and transmitter can be attached to your clothing. Lillian Brown has written the best resource I know of on the topic of appearing on television. MEN * Wear knee-length socks. Always keep double breasted jackets buttoned. Single breasted jackets can be opened, but not too wide. * I SAY AGAIN Wear Makeup. TV lights can penetrate several layers of skin. You can't possibly shave close enough to prevent whiskers from showing without makeup.

Women and Power « Elizabethkuhnke's Blog

Kuhnke Communication

Talk about what you do, who you work for and any other topic of interest before saying who you are. While many of these involve getting settled in their seat, women will also make adjustments to their clothes, hair and jewellery. Elizabethkuhnke's Blog Entries (RSS) Comments (RSS) Home About Elizabeth Communicating with Confidence Gestures Women and Power Posted by: Kuhnke Communication on: October 7, 2010 In: Executive Presence | Lifestyle Comment!

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DeeDee Myers on speaker appearance: "Bad hair day=virtual mute button"

The Eloquent Woman

She covered topics from her recent book, Why Women Should Rule the World, and touched on many issues that face women who speak -- or speak up. You can do more with your hairstyle, clothing, jewelry and overall appearance than can men.and yet, it's tough not to notice that men have plenty of appearance advantages, from flat shoes to a relatively uniform appearance code. Last week, I saw Dee Dee Myers, former White House press secretary, speak at a luncheon.

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Presentation Skills - Appropriate Targets For Humor

Great Public Speaking

The topic might be too hot to tease about. You can joke about your physical appearance, clothing, weight, etc., You must constantly remember to base your humorous material on an important target shared with your intended audience. You get this information from your pre-program questionnaire and other pre-program research. People Use people they know in your jokes and stories. Talk about their CEO or supervisor (get permission from these people first).

Two engaging women speakers from British politics - and two models for powerful women?

Max Atkinson

Clothes + fashion = frivolous waste of time peddled by supercilious saleswomen The other evidence comes in the first chapter of her autobiography, Climbing the Bookshelves (of which I'm now the proud owner of a signed copy), where she reveals that she already had little or no interest in clothes and fashion by the time she was 10 years old. She loved clothes and used to take me with her while she tried on the elegant polka-dotted silk dresses and emphatic hats of the 1930s.

2011 63

The Presenter’s Guide to Porter’s Five Forces Analysis

SlideModel

In this posts, we will describe which items should be presented on each of the five forces, in order to emphasize the important topics of the analysis in your presentation, and make it effective. If we take Nike Five Forces Analysis as an example, we are talking of a crowded industry (talking of sports clothing and accessories) so there is a STRONG force behind the competitive rivalry. Introduction.

Audience participation ideas

Speak Schmeak

I've started meetings with icebreaker-type questions like, "What's the oldest item of clothing you're wearing?" If your topic is sensitive and you know there are people in the room who are uncomfortable sharing, an anonymous question box is a great way for everyone to be heard. Depending on the size of your group, and especially when you're conducting a workshop or longer training, you will want to encourage participation from your audience.

June's top 10 public speaking tips and issues

The Eloquent Woman

Wardrobe lessons from a woman who packed only underwear for TED will wow you with its color and humor--but a serious message is underlying those layers of clothing. Go here to subscribe to Step Up Your Speaking, my free email newsletter that looks at a different speaking topic in depth each month.then become a fan of The Eloquent Woman on Facebook and join the conversation with thousands of other women (and men) about public speaking skills and confidence.

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Public Speaking - Appropriate Targets For Humor

Great Public Speaking

The topic might be too hot to tease about. You can joke about your physical appearance, clothing, weight, etc., You must constantly remember to base your humorous material on an important target shared with your intended audience. You get this information from your pre-program questionnaire and other pre-program research. People Use people they know in your jokes and stories. Talk about their CEO or supervisor (get permission from these people first).

Public Speaking Humor: Church

Great Public Speaking

The ladies of the church have cast off clothing of every kind. At the evening service tonight, the sermon topic will be "What is Hell?" These are supposedly ACTUAL announcements from ACTUAL church bulletins. Don't let worry kill you -- let the church help. Thursday night - Potluck supper. Prayer and medication to follow. Remember in prayer the many who are sick of our church and community. For those of you who have children and don't know it, we have a nursery downstairs.

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Famous Speech Friday: Nancy Astor's "maiden speech" in Parliament

The Eloquent Woman

She dressed in a type of uniform, avoiding fashionable clothing to keep her clothing out of the discussion , something Hillary Clinton would do decades later. You may not be debating a rule, but make sure we know where you stand on your topic. Nancy Astor wasn''t the first woman elected to the British Parliament. She wasn''t even British. She lacked ties to the suffragette movement.

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How Do You See Yourself When You Speak?

Speak and Deliver

artwork by Fernando Botero Self-image is such a hot topic in our world - and it has been since Adam & Eve realized they were naked! Today's world is full of solutions for how we look - plastic surgery, endless types of exercise programs, infinite diet fads, fancy and not-so- fancy make-up, oils, organic body washes.and that's on top of the old stand-bys: a new haircut and dark clothing with vertical stripes.

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How to Start a Presentation: 5 Strong Opening Slides and 9 Tricks To Test

SlideModel

After sharing a quick self-deprecating line, you transition back to your topic, reinforcing the audience attention. billion per year on producing clothes no one will ever purchase”. Knowing how to start a presentation is crucial: if you fail to capture the audience attention right of the bat, your entire presentation will flop. Few listeners will stick with you to the end and retain what you have told.

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Famous Speech Friday: Debi Jackson on her transgender child

The Eloquent Woman

Mothers get five minutes or so on stage, and cover every topic under the sun. The day I let her go to school in girl clothes, she was happier than I had seen her in a very long time. The Listen To Your Mother tour (motto: "Giving motherhood a microphone") is an important platform for women speakers, with events in more than 30 U.S. cities this year.

2014 72

Lessons for 6th Graders (and us)

The YouBlog

The clip art images were actually appropriate to the topic, but they really did look lame. The third version added photos and illustrations I'd found on the web, but still retained all the bullets that my older son had used two years ago. All those killings and ritual sacrifices and weird clothes and bizarre foods and using leeches in lieu of Band-Aids? TALK ABOUT A TOUGH CROWD! If you think it's hard keeping adults engaged, try standing in front of a class of 12 year-olds.

Sunday Special: How To be Funny-John Kinde Style

The Public Speaking Blog

My improv troupe makes an artistic choice to be prop-neutral and clothing-neutral. I have written quite extensively on the topic on how to be funny. Photo credits to sharumpe. This week, I’m featuring another article from a fellow friend of mine… and a very funny man — John Kinde. But before you go on to reading his article, let me spoil it for you by telling you why I liked this one.

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