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.

The Questions You Need To Ask To Really Know Your Audience

Presentation Guru

The ability to connect with your audience is imperative when presenting.

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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.

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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The Best Screen Mirroring Apps and Technology for Every Occasion

Presentation Guru

In this article we have compiled a list of the best screen mirroring apps and devices to help our readers pick a platform or device that best suits their needs.

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.

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.

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.)

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.

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.

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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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Why (and how) you should publish your speeches

The Eloquent Woman

Publish it yourself: Use your blog, website, Scribd , Tumblr , or SlideShare to publish your own text or slides, or use a site like Lanyrd , the social network for conferences, to compile a portfolio of your speeches and presentations.

Would people tell you if you sucked?

Speak Schmeak

Here's a compilation of responses from speakers about how they deal with a negative evaluation. In honor of the new season of American Idol, I bring you the first quote of season 10! I've been singing for years. I think people would tell me if I sucked. " (By the way, he sucked.)

Happy New Year of Journaling in Scrivener

More than PowerPoint...

Cultivating the ‘enter once’ habit will help you if you decide to compile.). I keep a daily journal in Scrivener. I’ve been writing in a personal journal every morning for decades now. Yet I only started using Scrivener for my journal since October 2015.

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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!

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.

Speaking PowerPoint by Bruce Gabrielle — A review

PowerPoint Tips

The compilation of research that the author used to back up his points is impressive. Speaking PowerPoint: The new language of business , by Bruce Gabrielle is an important book. Why do I say that? It covers “boardroom presentations&# exclusively. These in-house business presentations are undoubtedly the most common type of presentation given today.

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The 10 most important speeches by women in 2016

The Eloquent Woman

And what I found in compiling this 2016 list was a mix of themes that are familiar to any woman who engages in public speaking.

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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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Don't Let the Messenger They Shoot Be You!: A Book Review

Speak and Deliver

The book is filled with 122 one to two page chapters organized alphabetically - what one might today view as a series of blogposts compiled into a book, though blogging certainly didn't exist in 1992, if I recall. Time to catch up a bit.

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25 Ways to Make a Point

Manner of Speaking

compiled a list of 25 ways in which to get our point across, whatever the objective of our speech or presentation. 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.

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150+ Free PowerPoint Slides to Make Great Visually Appealing Presentations

SlideModel

Here is a compilation of some of our top free PowerPoint slide designs that you can use the next time you need to make a business presentation. As our content catalog has grown, we have started to publish free PowerPoint slides every new week.

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.

Brené Brown on the Power of Empathy

Presentation Zen

Currently I''m compiling a list of my "Top-10 books for 2014." One of the books I''m including on that list is Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead by University of Houston research professor Brené Brown.

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The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

The Eloquent Woman

Send your lists: If you or someone you know has compiled a list of women speakers in your region or profession in order to increase the number of women on conference programs, please share a link to it in the comments, or in a tweet to me at @NoWomenSpeakers.

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Star Wars VII trailer: Storytelling & the invisible structure

Presentation Zen

Take a look at this compilation of fan reactions to this last scene. The Star Wars storytelling universe has always provided many lessons for storytellers of all kinds.

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From the vault: 16 #publicspeaking tips for eloquent scientists

The Eloquent Woman

Here's an all-in-one resource compiling my posts about becoming an eloquent scientist--or just clearer--when you're sharing a lot of data and details: Brr-illiant tips for technical speakers from a TED Talk on Antarctica : They come from a talk by Wall Street Journal reporter Robert Lee Hotz.

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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.

Abandoned In the Panhandle

Thoughts On Presenting And Design

Though I’m not done shooting abandoned places, I felt now was a good time to make a compilation. I’ve taken the photos from my Abandoned In the Panhandle project and created a book.

If you don't want the relationship, don't ask for the favor: Part 2

Speak Schmeak

I decided to add a Part 2 to my post If you don't want the relationship, don't ask for the favor after a recent experience where I gave a group of people a compilation of resources that they requested, and not a single person responded, even to let me know they had received it.

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What’s worse than a verbal tic?

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

  If you listen to your colleagues speak during a typical day, you’ll soon compile a list of your own.  A few weeks back I did a blog post on verbal tics and how to cure them.    But just as important for speakers – and more insidious – are weasel words.    They subtly undercut your authority as a speaker and weaken your impact.    They're more insidious because usually less noticed.    What are weasel words? 

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Get Noticed in a Noisy World

Duarte Blog

Michael Hyatt has worked hard to build his platform over the past eight years, and has compiled insights from his most popular and effective blogs into a book designed to help people sell their ideas. Michael Hyatt will try to tell you he’s just like you and me.

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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.

15 famous commencement speeches by women speakers

The Eloquent Woman

With all that in mind, we've compiled a list of commencement speakers from The Eloquent Woman Index who managed to meet these challenges, in ways that pleased the people who heard them live and that echoed long after the graduates shuffled off the stage.

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Famous Speech Friday: Ellen Terry's lectures on Shakespeare's women

The Eloquent Woman

John not compiled, edited, and published them, they'd have disappeared entirely. One advantage of the actor is the learned ability to command a stage, something many speakers envy.

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What's next for Famous Speech Friday & The Eloquent Woman Index

The Eloquent Woman

You'll also start seeing Friday posts that compile subgroups of speeches from the Index, such as speeches about failure, or by women in politics, or by kids and teens, or extemporaneous speeches.

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How To Win the Toastmasters World Championship of Public Speaking: A Book Review

Speak and Deliver

The author has done a tremendous amount of work in compiling his data, interviewing the participants and many past champions.

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The quest to find women's speeches: 23 Famous Speech Fridays

The Eloquent Woman

And after working to compile these series, I have a few ideas about why they're having so much trouble. But try entering “famous speeches” in YouTube, or checking the list of top political speeches compiled by political scientists, and it’s tough to find a woman.

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Famous Speech Friday: Anne Summers on Julia Gillard's misogyny factor

The Eloquent Woman

On this blog, I often bemoan the lack of documentation of women''s speeches. Not so in the case of this one. Dr. Anne Summers has published a wide range of materials about this lecture.

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From The Eloquent Woman Index: 8 famous commencement speeches by women

The Eloquent Woman

With all that in mind, we''ve compiled a list of commencement speakers from The Eloquent Woman Index who managed to meet these challenges, in ways that pleased the people who heard them live and that echoed long after the graduates shuffled off the stage.