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Social Comparisons: For Class Discussion

The Communication Blog

Here is a brief update on the topic of self-concept/comparison with others. Comparisons with Others Another way you develop your self-concept is by comparing yourself with others. If you play on a baseball team, it’s important to know your batting average in comparison with others on the team. Search engine reports. link].

Presentation Tip: Proportional Shape Comparison Diagrams

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

A proportional shape comparison diagram gives you two dimensions to work with and allows smaller numbers to be more easily compared to larger numbers.

PowerPoint Slide Makeover #51: Combining multiple comparisons

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

When we want to compare one items against two or more other items, we tend to put statistics on a slide to show each individual comparison.

The Communication Blog: College Rankings

The Communication Blog

2.19.2011 College Rankings If you’re concerned with college rankings (or Car and Drivers comparisons), take a look at Malcolm Gladwell’s “The Order of Things&# ( New Yorker , February 14 & 21, 2011, pp. 68-75). Categories: college rankings , Malcolm Gladwell 1 comments: goodsha said. this is a great post.

PowerPoint Slide Makeover #65: Using a common denominator for comparisons

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

This makeover shows how to use a common denominator to make the comparison easy to understand. To subscribe via the iTunes Store, click here.

Speeches from the 2012 Republican and Democratic National Conventions

Manner of Speaking

The hoopla is over, the streamers and confetti have been swept up and the delegates have returned home. Photos courtesy of DonkeyHotey / Flickr.

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Amplification rhetoric. Getting words to go LARGE!

The Presenter's Blog

By itself, ‘ginormous’ has no comparison point to lend it scale. by Peter Watts Paskale. Picture the scene. Jack fought a giant. A large crisis.

Florence Nightingale and the rise of the pie chart

The Eloquent Woman

In fact, Nightingale's design improves upon the original in a way that was much later confirmed by research at AT&T Bell Laboratories, showing that comparison by angle is less accurate than comparison by length , something her design incorporates into the pie chart. She wins a set of The Eloquent Woman's magnetic poetry.

Famous Speech Friday: Mary Beard on "Women in Power"

The Eloquent Woman

The Medusa comparison might be a bit strong,’ the Daily Express responded: ‘We all know that Mrs May has beautifully coiffed hair.’

Steve Jobs: The Great Presenter

Duarte Blog

Comparisons: “A huge heart transplant to Intel microprocessors.”. We should all love what we make or do that much. How did he do that?

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Famous Speech Friday: Melania Trump's speech at the Republican convention

The Eloquent Woman

Side-by-side video comparisons of the two speeches, and videos that overlaid the two speeches, were rushed online. Speculation was natural.

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Playing with audience perceptions of size

The Presenter's Blog

By comparison to where my imagination had been a few moments before, that fruit-bowl now seemed almost humorously insignificant. by Peter Watts.

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New book on introverts advises finding your public-speaking "sweet spot"

The Eloquent Woman

Cain looks at cultural influences, genetics, personality factors and free will as factors in a more complex and thorough vision of introversion.

Presentation Tip: Donut Graphs

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

I also think that a donut graph is a good graph to use when showing a comparison, like the example above.

London 2012. Olympic Opening Ceremony. 7 points for presenters

The Presenter's Blog

And by the way, comparisons don’t count. Comparisons are bogus. What a show! Appeal to history. Here’s where you’ve come from. Really?).

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Alex Kerr's illuminating presentation on sustainable tourism

Presentation Zen

The power of visual comparison: Before/After & Now/Then, etc. Alex Kerr presenting on stage at TEDxKyoto 2013

Shatter Your Writer's Block Pt I: Speechwriting in Reverse

Speak and Deliver

I don''t know what to write! You''ll have to Google James Caan/Misery to find out what he''s actually typing. I totally get it. And I did ok. dreams?

25 Ways to Make a Point

Manner of Speaking

Comparison / analogy / metaphor. One of the many public speaking resources that I consult regularly is an email newsletter from J. Gamache , an internationally acclaimed bilingual (French and English) speaker who finished 3rd in the 2001 Toastmasters World Championship of Public Speaking. . In a recent email , J. Then, we should brainstorm ?

Short and sweet

Speak Schmeak

I'm a big fan of Elizabeth Warren, the consumer advocate and Harvard professor who is heading up the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

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Presentation Insight: Are your slides Re-Tweetable?

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

What does Twitter have to do with effective slides in your PowerPoint presentation? A lot more than you think. So why should this matter to presenters?

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Compromise or betrayal: truth or rhetoric from Paddy Ashdown?

Max Atkinson

Or does it merely remind viewers that the party once had a charismatic leader who was blessed with what I've described elsewhere as the 'je ne sais pas' factor , and implicitly invite them to make negative comparisons with the current leader? Truth or rhetoric? A Lib Dem Dilemma?

The Incomparable Carl Sagan: Scientist & Presenter Extraordinaire

Presentation Zen

When Carl Sagan spoke of statistics he usually followed the number with an illustration or comparison to make it understandable in context.

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The Famous Speech Friday All-Stars to start 2015

The Eloquent Woman

She deftly used Ireland''s independence movement, led by men, as a comparison for how the women activists were treated and turned away.

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Famous Speech Friday: Vandana Shiva at 2014 Food Otherwise

The Eloquent Woman

In this case, the comparison feels so strained and offensive to me that it makes me suspicious of everything she''s discussed to this point.

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Famous Speech Friday: Theresa May's 1st prime minister's questions

The Eloquent Woman

In the United Kingdom Parliament, there's no greater show than Prime Minister's Questions , commonly referred to as PMQs. Begin as you mean to go on.

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Speechwriters, don't write differently for women. Write differently for men.

The Eloquent Woman

I go to a few speechwriters'' conferences, and I blog and do workshops about women and public speaking. There''s no excuse for not quoting women.

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Ten Tips for Using Props in a Presentation

Manner of Speaking

Note how he used the comparison with the Sony notebook to build up interest and expectation. The prop must be relevant to the message.

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Beyond storytelling: Create an experience

PowerPoint Tips

Simply relating the story of the climb just pales in comparison. Mount Kilimanjaro. They weren’t buying it. We should wait for the real thing.

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89% of employers want colleges to place more emphasis on communication

PowerPoint Tips

By comparison, why would only 81% mention critical thinking and analytical reasoning skills? In a survey of over 300 businesses, 89% of employers stated that they want colleges to place more emphasis on oral and written communication. That was a higher percentage than any other skill, knowledge, or ability.

Quick Tips to Kick-Out Boring Bullet Points


Graphs are another extraordinary tool that visibly exhibits your analysis of the content, including, comparison of different topics, highlighting the before and after experiments, etc. Using alternative bullet points delivers a powerful impact on your audience. Crack bullet points with visual slides. Construct Infographic from bullet points.

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"Could have been me:" 4 lessons from Obama's remarks on Trayvon Martin

The Eloquent Woman

There''s power afoot when a prominent public speaker takes on the persona of another. Hadiya Pendleton was me, and I was her. I''m at risk.

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Famous Speech Friday: Penny Mordaunt's Loyal Address in Parliament

The Eloquent Woman

Many speakers throw away analogies and comparisons, referring to them only briefly instead of working them all the way through an argument.

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Starting Your Speech in the Middle

Speak and Deliver

Then you bring this into a comparison with your personal story of climbing El Capitan, and continue into your point about the process of taking risks.

Kindle v. tablet for public speaking: What's on your Black Friday gift wish list?

The Eloquent Woman

Amazon helpfully includes this comparison of Kindle versus iPad features to help you along. Color v. Can't wait for Black Friday?

Tag Cloud for #SMplus

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

A nice comparison with the tag cloud created from the tweets at the Ragan Social Media Conference is this cloud from the 230 top tweets from the Social Media Plus conference. Same same, but different. Click to enlarge – Image by Wordle.

The Third Presidential Debate 2012. Analysis and Commentary. And Who Won?

The Presenter's Blog

It was a nice rhetorical comparison that made Romney seem outdated and misinformed. Up till tonight, it was one round each. He achieved it.

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Metaphor made easy

The Presenter's Blog

Metaphor and simile bring speaking to life by creating comparisons between objects and concepts. It was a most peculiar combination of sound.

Rhetoric isn’t a bad thing—16 Rhetorical Devices Regularly Used by Steve Jobs

Duarte Blog

Simile : An explicit comparison between two things, usually using “as” or “like”. Metaphor : A comparison made by referring to one thing as another. “A The word “rhetoric” gets a bad rap as a form of oratory manipulation; I view it as a communication device. When used well, it can be very moving. Simply brilliant. Steve Jobs. Slogans.

You don't need to speak Arabic to tell that Mubarak isn't much of an orator

Max Atkinson

So too were Stalin, Khruschev and Brezhnev in comparison with Lenin (and I don't speak Russian, either). Apr é s Mub arak?

Be the guy no one wants to speak after

Speak Schmeak

Ever felt concerned that, by comparison with the previous speaker, you would come off lacking? Have you ever said this? "I So did I.