Politicians Beware… Appearances Matter!

Matt Eventoff

Associate Professors Chappell Lawson and Gabriel Lenz, along with University of Colorado Associate Professor Andy Baker, led a study where subjects living in the United States and India were presented with black and white pictures of candidates for elected office ( in 122 elections ) in Mexico and Brazil, asking which candidates would be better elected officials. . matter matters mit political looks politicial appearance politicians politics pretty study university of colorado boulder

Professors and Public Speaking/Presentation Skills

Matt Eventoff

I have been fortunate to regularly lecture at colleges and universities around the country and am writing this post at 30,000 feet on a red eye flight returning from Boulder following a lecture at a conference at the University of Colorado. The presentation was entitled Know Your ABC’s, and you will be reading more about it in the coming months.

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If Northern Colorado can Secede, why not Greenwich Village?

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Amendment 64 Passes: Colorado Legalizes Marijuana For Recreational Use

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Gunshot Shatters Window At Obama Campaign Office In Denver, Colorado – Mediaite

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Mike Bako on Fox News Radio KCOL Colorado discussing the life, legacy and death of Randy ‘Macho Man’ Savage

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Debate Preparation – Don’t Hit Your Opponent

Matt Eventoff

Political debates are tricky. Success is part art and part science, and in-situation debate preparation is crucial. Physical contact with your opponent, other than a handshake and friendly pat on the shoulder, is a no-no.

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Madonna booed after touting Obama in La. Concert – USA Today

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Those journalism programs - U of Colorado looks at whether to keep or cut

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  But maybe not for long at the University of Colorado. The old journalism is rather boring, expensive to produce, and has lessening demand in the marketplace.    Yet, traditional journalism programs still are operating.  The institution is looking at whether to keep or cut its School of Journalism and Mass Communication.    That will start next week with a committee review, reports AP. 

You've got to MEAN it!

Speak and Deliver

Well - she is, and she could be, and sometimes she even WANTS to be - but she's a wife, a mom, and in management at Colorado's largest movie theater - NOT a speaker.

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The best speech about education -- ever.

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

   Today, Mike Johnston is a state senator from Colorado, but his passion is education, and it was ignited as a Teach for America teacher in the Mississippi delta in 1997.    Johnston moved on to become the principal of a school for challenged kids in Colorado

Meeting Report: Systems for Professional Speakers

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Colorado-based customer satisfaction expert Ruby Newell-Legner, CSP — the current President of the National Speakers Association — was the featured presenter at Saturday’s NSA Northern California Chapter meeting.

A Note to the Losers in the 2015 World Championship of Public Speaking

Speak and Deliver

I was watching here in my office in Colorado as you literally smoked the competition. Yeah, congratulations and all to 2015 World Champion Mohammed Qahtani. But this post is for the rest of you. The losers.

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A Triumphant Return?

Speak and Deliver

Once in Denver, then that afternoon in Colorado Springs. After coming home from the International Conference in August, I haven''t done much speaking. In fact, other than a couple of 5-7 minute speeches in my home club toward the end of the year, I''ve really done NONE.

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The Key to story structure in two words: Therefore & But

Presentation Zen

Now back in Colorado, they find themselves with no ideas for the next episode of South Park and with the pressure of producing a show that will air in less than a week. There are a ton of storytelling-related books and websites in the cosmos.

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Famous Speech Friday: Kelley Johnson's Miss America speech on nursing

The Eloquent Woman

And that was true in earlier pageants for this year's Miss Colorado, Kelley Johnson, who played piano for the talent turn. When it comes to the talent competition at the Miss America pageant, the skills on show run to lots of singing and dancing.

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The Beautiful Spirit & Creativity of Zina Nicole Lahr

Presentation Zen

Thousands of people have now been moved by the amazing work and personality of 23-year old Zina Nicole Lahr from Ouray, Colorado. Yesterday, I was deeply moved by the beautiful spirit of a young, creative, and intelligent woman, a woman who I''ve never met. I was not the only one.

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March Madness and the World Championship of Public Speaking

Speak and Deliver

This can happen at any round, and who knows if all the speakers in, say North Carolina are better than all the speakers here in Colorado.

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I Owe it All to Toastmasters

Speak and Deliver

The second time was 10 years later, from a woman I met at a church singles event - she invited me to her club (Titan Toastmasters, in Littleton, Colorado) , which she was not only the President of, but the reigning Toastmaster of the Year. I owe it all to Toastmasters.

Famous Speech Friday: Jessica Mendoza calls major league baseball playoff

The Eloquent Woman

Gayle Gardner called a Colorado Rockies-Cincinnati Reds game in 1993.

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Steven Tyler’s Rooster Feathers are a High Performance Prop

DeFinis Communications

Located in western Colorado, Whiting Farms sells feather products for fly-fishing to over 50 countries. In entertainment, performance, and even public speaking, props play an important role when creating an image or making a key point.

7 Rules of Taking Feedback

Speak and Deliver

I'm practicing for my next big event, the World Championship of Public Speaking, by visiting Toastmaster clubs throughout Colorado, and getting as much input as possible.

Help-Wanted For Ghostwriting - $90 Offered For Researching/Ghostwriting 3000-Word Article On Branding

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

To qualify for this opportunity, the professional in Denver, Colorado placing the ad requests applicant outline a topic for the first post. Here you can read all about. No, I did not respond. The going rate for most public relations agency clients is a dollar or two dollars per word. 

Talk About the Talk: Resa Lewiss, MD, at TEDMED

The Eloquent Woman

Lewiss is an associate professor of both emergency medicine and radiology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. (Editor''s note: Talk About the Talk is our new series in which I ask speakers I''ve worked with to share their perspective on giving big or important talks.

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What I Learned from Lance Miller

Speak and Deliver

Collins, 2 hours with us in Denver the next morning, then heading to Colorado Springs, and, I believe, Grand Junction and Southern CO were also on this docket. Hey - Look who''s coming to TLI!

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A Tough Act to Follow

Manner of Speaking

He writes on behalf of Colorado Technical University and has a keen interest in blogging and social media. Today’s post comes from Jesse Langley. Jesse lives near Chicago and divides his time among work, writing and family life. He also writes for The Professional Intern. . ——— Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last decade, you are likely aware of at least some of the buzz about Steve Jobs.

Public Speaking Isn't Talking to Yourself

Speak and Deliver

Yesterday I wrote about my recent visit to Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs. As I looked around in this amazing setting, I realized something: I had no one to talk to.

John Conor Kennedy, Oldest Son of Robert Kennedy Jr., Charged with Disorderly Conduct

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Daily Mail reports that in Aspen, Colorado, today police allegedly attempted to break up a fight between Conor and another man. The Kennedy dynasty is again in the news. This time the coverage is negative. The focus is the oldest son of Robert Kennedy Jr.

Famous Speech Friday: Anita Hill's Senate testimony about Clarence Thomas

The Eloquent Woman

According to University of Colorado Law Professor Melissa Hart, "the hearings certainly brought this issue into the public eye, and people started being willing to say, 'This happened to me.'"

Bloomberg Brand: Reaching out by attacking both presidential candidates

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Recently a total of 18 people have died in massacres in Colorado and Wisconsin. Presidential campaigns are ideal vehicles for others to create brandnames for themselves or enhance the one they already have. 

Speak & Deliver's Reckoning Day - Part I

Speak and Deliver

Keynoting a Toastmasters Training in Northern Colorado. I put out some public goals last year for 2012. Today, it's time to look back: 1. Write my definitive keynote - Yes & No.

Drudge Report - Close Race in 5 States

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Drudge Report headline this morning is that the race is tied in Colorado, Michigan, New Hampshire, Nevada, and Pennsylvania. The Drudge Report has ramped up expectations that Donald Trump could win on Tuesday. That could encourage his supporters to vote, if they haven't already.

"The Voyeur's Motel" - How much fact-checking should have Gay Talese done?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

For example, that source Gerald Foos did not own the Colorado motel where he spied on guests from 1980 to 1988. Now, Gay Talese finds out that the source for his new book "The Voyeur's Motel" might have not disclosed key data.

Book 4 of 52 in 52: TED:ology by Akash Karia

Speak and Deliver

I think we have at least four here in Colorado alone, annually. Speaker, Presentations Coach, Well-Known Toastmaster, and my friend, Akash Karia , has made quite the splash over the last few years in the industry.

What Happens When the Win Anyway Guy Loses? Part I

Speak and Deliver

Currently, I'm in D26, which is Colorado, Wyoming, and parts of Nebraska. Yesterday was a unique day for me, in terms of competing in Toastmasters at the District Conference Level.

Jason Throne, et al. - Should there be course in professional schools on How To Stay Out Of Jail

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Throne spent his added income on lux houses in Colorado and Maine. "A former patent attorney [Jason Throne]. was sentenced to 71 months in federal prison and ordered to pay $4.84

James Holmes et al. - Shopping for trouble online

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Colorado shooting suspect James Holmes got all the ammunition he needed.  The dark part of shopping onlne is that those looking for trouble can easily find it. 

The Economy May Be Global And Digital - But Time Zones Still Count In Selling

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

After all, since 2004, I had been hustling from my home office in New Haven, Connecticut to get business assignments from California, Colorado and Texas. "My business partner wanted a vendor on the West Coast." " That's what the new client told me last night, 8 P.M.,

4 Types of Audience Tension or A Review from an Evening with Ed Tate

Speak and Deliver

Overall, it was a fun evening that succeeded in its goals to support District 26 Toastmasters, welcome Ed Tate back to Colorado (if he ever actually finalizes his move.),

Menendez Brothers, et al. - Gawking at Privilege Gone Very Wrong

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Recently, the American royal family which keeps on giving - the Kennedys - provided us with the arrest of Robert Kenney Jr's son Conor in Aspen, Colorado. This morning the Daily Mail returned us to three decades ago.