Grouphigh: End to manually compiling blogger lists and more

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

For about 18 months I had been putting together blogger lists for clients the old-fashioned way: Searching the Internet, clicking on each blog to get a sense of what it was about and if it was worth reaching out to, hunting down the contact information, and summarizing my findings for the client.

The Shy Speakers' Guide on Facebook!

The Shy Speaker's Guide to Succes on Stage

And to celebrate this launch, I’m going to release my latest compilation of speaking tips and techniques (with bonus resources) that will be free for you to download! Home About Gary Testimonials FREE MATERIALS!

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Cool Tools I Use and Love

Communication Steroids

I got to thinking the other day that I’ve never actually compiled a list of those tools and posted it.

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The Best Websites for Google Slides, Prezi and PowerPoint Templates

Presentation Guru

We have compiled a list of template providers for Google Slides, Prezi and PowerPoint, including some which offer templates that are compatible with more than one platform.

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150 Resources to help you write better, faster, and more persuasively

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Here’s an incredibly comprehensive listing of 150 resources for writers compiled by Claire Morgan and published on the Open Education Database website. It includes everything writers need, from proper citation and grammar guides to organizational tools, legal help, news digests, media resources, and much more. Business Communication Speechwriting reference material writers

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PowerPoint effectiveness based on research

Speak Schmeak

Here's a helpful post on Jennifer Kammeyer's blog Comm Comm , compiling research on what makes PowerPoint effective.

Best of Speak Schmeak 2006-2008

Speak Schmeak

It's a compilation of the top 21 most popular posts from my first two years of blogging, including: The truth about 7% - 38% - 55% Why you can't read slides and listen to a speaker at the same time Public speaking: talent or skill? " The Best of Speak Schmeak 2006-2008 " e-book is now available for purchase!

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Submit your top ten speakers

Speak Schmeak

For the last couple of years, Bert Decker has been compiling a list of the Top Ten Best and Worst Communicators , and he's looking for your input for the 2008 list, which will be announced on December 31. Here's his 2007 list , and his 2006 list. Who do you think should be on the lists? Don't forget to post your list on Bert's blog!).

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Labor Day speeches

Joan Detz Speaker Services

For quotes on Labor Day and other holidays (Halloween, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, etc), turn to Quotations for All Occasion s , compiled by Catherine Frank. “If all the cars in the United States were placed end to end, it would probably be Labor Day weekend.” ” (Doug Larson). Excellent source notes

New book, Master Presenter, collects lessons from the world’s top presentation experts

PowerPoint Tips

I’m very pleased to announce a new book, Master Presenter, published by Wiley, which is a compilation of articles from presentation experts who have contributed to the Presentationxpert newsletter over the years.

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Cameron's "up & running" (twice in 50 seconds)

Max Atkinson

If it isn't already on the #BannedList being compiled by the Independent on Sunday's @JohnRentoul, it surely ought to be So far, the PM has had a good press on Twitter for his performance in the House of Commons today.

It's my blogiversary! (Did I mention the free gift?)

Speak Schmeak

To celebrate our two-year partnership, readers, I'm offering you a special gift for the rest of the month: an e-book compilation of my 21 most popular blog posts over the past two years. Well, what do you know? It's my two-year blogiversary today! Who ever thought I could come up with enough content to keep up a blog for this long? At some point last year I started writing six days a I can't stop!

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The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

The Eloquent Woman

Laugh riot: The Smithsonian Institution wants volunteers to review and transcribe the huge file of jokes compiled by comedian Phyllis Diller.

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Drudge Report - Down Memory Lane of Those Who Laughed About a Trump Presidency

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That's a compilation of those who had a merry old time of it making fun of the very possibility of Trump actually becoming president of the U.S. The Drudge Report is taking a break from the high drama of anti-Trump protests and the serious work of the Trump Administration transition team.

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Introducing The Eloquent Woman Booklist

The Eloquent Woman

A reader suggested a compilation of the books we've covered on the blog over the years, and here it is: The Eloquent Woman Booklist. It's not intended to be a comprehensive directory of books about speaking, just those we've featured here.

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Need material for holiday speeches?

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Consider this resource: QUOTATIONS FOR ALL OCCASIONS, compiled by Catherine Frank. . Several speechwriters have told me they’re tasked with writing motivational speeches for holiday events, and they don’t know where to find fresh material. You’ll find sections for Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, and the New Year … as well as an excellent section of quotes about Winter.

Photo Field Trip | Contrast

Duarte Blog

Then he compiled the footage with our photographs to make this. We like photography. We also like fun, and Saturdays, and San Francisco, and sunshine. And we really like each other. Recently we went on a Photo Field Trip, and had the chance to enjoy all of these things, simultaneously. I know.

Advancing the narrative through first person interviews

Presentation Zen

Moving a narrative forward through the thoughtful compilation of first person interviews has long been one of my favorite documentary storytelling styles.

give us your quotes

The Eloquent Woman

Kathleen Hall Jamieson, in Eloquence in an Electronic Age) I'd love to compile your suggestions for a future project on the blog. Do you have any favorite quotations about women and public speaking --by men or women? Here's one of mine: History has many themes.

Beating the clock?

Joan Detz Speaker Services

You can also find good ideas/quotes in Quotations for All Occasions , compiled by Catherine Frank. Did you get a last-minute speechwriting assignment for Labor Day? Check the blog post I wrote back on August 18th. That reference source should be useful. Buy this book. You’ll use it often.) . Of note: J. Walker McSpadden (1874-1960), author/editor The Book of Holidays traces how labor unions created the Labor Day holiday

And the Winner is…

Duarte Blog

This morning, we compiled all the names… and chose a winner… Congratulations, Trevor Cuss! We asked you to complete a survey about our blog. And a whopping 469 of you did! Thank you, thank you, thank you!


Professionally Speaking...

If you need to hear inspiration, one of my previous posts has a video compilation of inspirational speeches of the 20th century. A pot pourri of posts this time ranging from advice from Confucius. Garr Reynolds offers some interesting thoughts on inspiration, something every presenter should always be on the lookout for.

Storytelling and emotion: Their physical impact on speaker and audience

The Eloquent Woman

The researchers then compiled all of the maps, being careful to mitigate the effect of sensation-specific phrases (cold feet, heartbroken, hot-headed, a shiver down your spine), and to remove any “anomalous painting behavior” (doodles, symbols, etc.)

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The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

The Eloquent Woman

Here''s what I shared in the week just past: Word overusers, heads up: This writer''s compiled 32 alternatives to "a lot," a nice tactic if you find yourself overusing a particular word.

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A List of the “Best of the Best” in Public Speaking Information

DeFinis Communications

Knowing that there are lots of great resources for speakers online, they set out to compile and highlight the best of the best. In many career paths (business, media, PR, etc,), public speaking skills are essential.

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6 minutes: definitive speaking blogroll

The Eloquent Woman

Six Minutes is a public speaking blog that offers a great service: Author Andrew Dlugan takes the time to read a wide swath of public speaking blogs, and (almost) weekly compiles the "weekly might have missed list" of what you need to read in the public speaking blogosphere. Dlugan also has compiled his definitive list of public speaking blogs -- and I'm delighted that The Eloquent Woman clocks in at number 20 on that list of more than 100 public speaking blogs.

Jones Day - When Timing Is Everything.

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Last Thursday - the day after Above the Law posted the associate salary information we've compiled from attorneys at the firm, which is notoriously tight-lipped on compensation issues - the firm announced a new policy ending access to personal mail at the firm."

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7 Mental Strategies to Help you Recover from a Presentation Disaster

Speaking about Presenting

The book is a compilation of people’s answers to a set of questions posed by Tim. The complaints started within the first half hour of the course: “I don’t understand what this means” “This is too hard for us” “This doesn’t work for the presentations that I have to do.” ” By the end of the day I was exhausted and dispirited.

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top women speakers: commencement

The Eloquent Woman

I'm delighted that LaFleur compiled her list after reading other reviews of commencement speakers and finding few women highlighted!

A List of the “Best of the Best” in Public Speaking Information

DeFinis Communications

Knowing that there are lots of great resources for speakers online, they set out to compile and highlight the best of the best. In many career paths (business, media, PR, etc,), public speaking skills are essential.

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2013's top 10 Famous Speech Friday posts on The Eloquent Woman

The Eloquent Woman

Later, we collect the FSF posts in The Eloquent Woman Index , and this year, we''ve also been posting compilations that collect FSF posts by type of speaker, topic, or type of speech. Every week, we publish a "Famous Speech Friday" post featuring a famous speech by a woman.

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Sandra Schrift - Executive Speech Coach

Here are tips compiled (by speaker Jeff Davidson)over the years from various masters: Recognize that a good introduction must both set the stage and put the audience at ease. We’ve all been there: listening to someone totally botch our introduction to an audience. Now is a time to revisit your approach to your speaker introduction and how you support your introducer.

What Matters Now: free ebook

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

Internet Guru Seth Godin has compiled and released a free ebook containing thoughts and ideas from some very big thinkers. He says. Here are more than seventy big thinkers, each sharing an idea for you to think about as we head into the new year. From bestselling author Elizabeth Gilbert to brilliant tech thinker Kevin Kelly, from publisher Tim O’Reilly to radio host Dave Ramsey, there are some important people riffing about important ideas here.

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The Epic Keynote - a Review

Speak and Deliver

Atkinson seems more intent on compiling wisdom than chronicling her own. Yesterday, I reviewed several books I've read this year in my Win Anyway Blog.

How to design the ultimate TED talk.or nearly so

The Eloquent Woman

The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

The Eloquent Woman

No wonder women don't want to speak up: This compilation of how women are referred or spoken to on one TV network offers one answer for why women don't seek speaking or interview roles.

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When audience members attack

Speak Schmeak

Here are a couple of resources for dealing with true hecklers and tough audiences: Heckle Schmeckle Tough Topics, Tough Audiences Dealing With Hecklers (a compilation of suggestions from subscribers to

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The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

The Eloquent Woman

NPR compiled a treasure trove of greatest American commencement speeches that stretches back to the 18th century, 300 in all--but fewer than 100 are by women.

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The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

The Eloquent Woman

Here''s what I shared in the week just past: Get your story tutorial here: Handily for speakers, TED has compiled this 6-talk playlist of TED talks about storytelling.

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70 public speaking blogs agree.

Speak Schmeak

I can't imagine the time it took him to compile this list, divide it up into categories, and include representative posts from each blogger "to give a flavor of the blogger's style." Andrew Dlugan gets major brownie points today!

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