Conversational Analysis

The Communication Blog

Tools to analyze and ultimately improve conversation and communication generally have traditionally come in the form of suggestions or guidelines written in a textbook or a how-to-do-it trade book. Cogito Conversation conversation analysis Nonverbal CommunicationBut, recently, software programs such as Cogito have been developed.

A Conversation with Felicity Barber

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

On April 26, 2018 the Silicon Valley Speechwriters Roundtable Held a conference call with Felicity Barber. Felicity is the Executive Speechwriter at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. She is a communications expert specializing in thought leadership, storytelling and speechwriting.

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The Communication Blog

10.23.2009 Annoying Phrases Heres an interesting little graphic bit from USAToday--the most annoying phrases in conversation. Here are the five top (from a survey of 938 adults): "Whatever" 47% "You know" 25% "It is what it is" 11% "Anyway" 7% "At the end of the day" 2% It seems an interesting way to introduce verbal messages--their denotations and connotations, cliches, conversational fillers, and lots more. Categories: annoying phrases , Conversation 6comments: maestra said.

Conversational Empathy

The Communication Blog

Here is an exercise for stimulating class discussion of empathy that I wrote for the conversation chapter in the next edition of Human Communication. Conversational Empathy. involves moving the conversation away from the person and the person’s feelings as in the intellectualizing of Orange 1 or the shifting of the topic away from the person speaking to a fictional example as did Orange 8.

Conversation Infographic

The Communication Blog

Here''s an interesting infographic: 9 Simple Conversation Hacks: How to Turn Any Interaction in Your Favor , sent to me by Sarah Johnson. It''s sure to spark some interesting class discussion on the uses of communication skills or with the section on conversation or persuasion. communication skills Conversation infographic persuasion Thank you, Sarah.

Changing the Corporate Conversation

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

What makes for a good conversation, or a meaningful meeting? Why are good conversations […] There are over 11 million corporate meetings every day in the United States, yet how often do we walk into a corporate meeting wondering why we are there?

3 Essential Ingredients of a Meaningful Conversation

Kate's Voice

What I remember most about being home from college for the holidays is deep, meaningful conversations with people. communication Speaking conversations public speaking tips vocal impact

How to Have Better Conversations

Executive Speech Coach

In this 11 minute video from a TEDX talk, radio show host, Celeste Hendlee offers ten powerful points to help you become more productive in conversations. The ten conversation tips summarized below for you Watch the video to appreciate the context.

Conversational Leadership: A Baker's Dozen

The Communication Blog

But, there’s little on conversational leadership. Who leads a simple social conversation? What makes a conversational leader? [By By “conversational leader” I simply mean someone who controls and literally leads the conversation in the direction he or she desires.] What does a conversational member do that results in attaining leadership? The conversational leader chooses the topics of the conversation.

Announcing: A Conversation with Shel Holtz

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

I’ve long been an admirer of communication strategist Shel Holtz. who is a regular speaker on topics surrounding the application of online technology to strategic organizational communication. He speaks regularly at IABC and Ragan Communication conferences.

Announcing: A Conversation with Barbara Seymour Giordano on Storytelling

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

On Thursday May 24th the Silicon Valley Speechwriters Roundtable will host Barbara Seymour Giordano in a free conference call. Barbara is a speechwriter with an edge. In fact, she has three distinct edges that set her apart from the run-of-the-mill wordsmiths who clients hire to craft their speech. She is a writer who is also […]. Speechwriting

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Announcing: A Conversation with Bob Lehrman

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Election Season heads into the final stretch, the Silicon Valley Speechwriters Roundtable is pleased to announce a timely conversation with renowned author, speechwriter and pundit, Bob Lehrman. As the U.S.

A Conversation with Sanjay Nambiar

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

The focus of our conversation was Sanjay’s recommendations for building a freelance speechwriting business as well as his role as an author and publisher (something he has in common with other speechwriters such as Mike Long — playwright — and Justina Chen — young adult fiction author). On Thursday May 5, members of the Silicon Valley Speechwriters Roundtable hosted a conference call with freelance speechwriter, author and publisher Sanjay Nambiar.

A Conversation with Tim Pollard on Fail-Proofing Your Communication

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

On Thursday May 18 members of the Silicon Valley Speechwriters Roundtable were in conversation with Tim Pollard, author of The Compelling Communicator: Mastering the Art and Science of Exceptional Presentation Design.

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The 2018 Cicero Speechwriting Awards – A conversation with David Murray

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

More than 2,000 years ago, Cicero called rhetoric a “great art.” Since then, staggering advances in mass communication haven’t diminished the transformative power of a great speech. And the Cicero Speechwriting Awards recognize the speechwriters and the speakers who make it great. Presented by Vital Speeches of the Day, the prestigious monthly collection of speeches, […] More than 2,000 years ago, Cicero called rhetoric a “great art.”

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A Conversation with Matt Teper

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

On Wednesday February 24, members of the Silicon Valley Speechwriters Roundtable hosted a conference call with Google speechwriter Matt Teper. Matt is the Head of Editorial at Google, where he is the leader and founder of the Google Ink team. The team is responsible for defining the voice of Google in major speeches, executive presentations, […] On Wednesday February 24, members of the Silicon Valley Speechwriters Roundtable hosted a conference call with Google speechwriter Matt Teper.

Vocal Impact Weekly Tip: The secret to a great Valentine’s Day conversation

Kate's Voice

(Do not read this if you are completely prepared for every upcoming conversation that matters.) This often stems from the fact that all those little cupids and hearts put pressure on you to have an important conversation.

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The Art of Creating a Conversation

Matt Eventoff

A speech is not a solo act - a speech is a conversation. . Looking away, shaking one’s head, raising one’s brow, disinterest or a face anchored in stoicism are all forms of communication, and are all part of a conversation. Smiling, nodding, clapping, cheering and riveted attentiveness are also part of a conversation. Walking out of a conference room and doing nothing is also part of the conversation – usually the end of it. .

Conversations with the Champs

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

Here is a six-part conversation by some of the World Champs of Public Speaking. Here is a six-part video – Conversation with the Champs. These are the guys that you get to hang out with if you attend the Toastmasters International Convention.

Conversational Coolers and Warmers

The Communication Blog

1.20.2010 Conversational Coolers and Warmers Here is a brief article I wrote that appears in the current issue of Etc: A Review of General Semantics , 66, no. What I tried to do was to identify the characteristics of effective and ineffective conversations through this "cooler" idea. Conversational Coolers and Warmers In the little-seen but critically-praised 2003 movie, The Cooler , Bernie Lootz (played by William H. Conversational warmers, on the other hand, are supportive.

Conversation vs. confrontation

Speak Schmeak

So do we confront people or do we have a conversation and try to learn more about where they're coming from? I received a private message yesterday from a Twitter connection, disagreeing with a point of view I had expressed in one of my "tweets."

Tough Conversations

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

We all dread certain conversations -- the one with the boss about a raise, with a teenage child about, say, a problem in school, or with a partner about a festering disagreement over the in-laws. For most of us, though, the anticipation is bad enough, but the actual conversation is worse.

Networking: Break into a conversation

Speak Schmeak

Her concern this week is about joining conversations already in progress, especially at an event where she will know very few people. Why does it seem rude to break into a conversation at a networking event, when we are clearly all there to meet people?

Networking: Break into a conversation

Speak Schmeak

Her concern this week is about joining conversations already in progress, especially at an event where she will know very few people. Why does it seem rude to break into a conversation at a networking event, when we are clearly all there to meet people?

Crisis Communications - Admit, Then Change Conversation

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Then, as he always did and probably will continue to do, he changed the conversation. Expect crisis. It's woven into the new dynamic of volatile times + a gotcha media. Sure, it can be prevented. But, more likely, job number-one will be managing it.

How to Stop Ourselves from Doing All the Talking

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Frequent academic conversation supports learning for all students, and especially ELLs. PD specialist Valentina Gonzalez offers strategies to help teachers avoid ineffective practices and remove barriers to meaningful student-to-student and student-to-teacher dialogue.

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Conversation: Public speaking to a smaller audience

The Eloquent Woman

You can use message development skills to plan ahead what you want to say when asked about any situation--from what you do for a living to what you think of the event you're attending--and use confidence-building skills to get through difficult conversations. message development conversation

Take Control of the Conversation or Message

Dahle Communication

There are times though in which you just have to take control of the conversation and the message. When this happens, having someone take control of the conversation or message can help get things back on track to where they should be.

How to Sound Conversational in a Speech | Public Speaking Training

TJ Walker Interactive

Uncategorized conversational public speaking training speech

Improve your Conversation Skills to be a Better Presenter

Presentation Guru

In her enormously popular Ted talk, Celeste Headlee gives us 10 Ways to Have a Better Conversation.

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Coffee and Conversation

Speaking Of...

They must have designed such places for me--you meet interesting people who are working there, and sometimes you can have real conversations with strangers there. Yesterday my conversation was with a young man who was filling in at a local coffee shop. Conversation is give and receive. See how many real conversations you can be a part of this week--I bet you will get many more high quality ideas that enrich your speaking this way than using email, texts, Tweets, etc.

Real Conversations Matter

Speaking Of...

The event was a great success, and reassured me that even in this tech hungry world, the art of the conversation still rules, and still matters. If you think the art of the conversation or the skill of listening are dead, think again. Tags: conversations networking Last night I had the privilege of helping to put on a networking event for 150 of my peers in dietetics. This was a structured "speed networking" event where people were grouped at tables, five to a table.

Public Speaking Is a Conversation, Conversations Are Experiences

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

 They invite in the audience to have a conversation with them.  And that conversation is an experience. Because public speaking is a conversation, set scripts are a mistake. In public speaking, our clients put out the welcome mat.

Conversational Silos - Millennials Versus Baby Boomers

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

If we want to have close relationships with Millennials we have to be able to destroy those conversational silos. The Therapy Generation, we Baby Boomers were conditioned to talk openly and endlessly about our angst. That recently bit me in the butt.

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Holiday Beauty--Conversation

Speaking Of...

The beauty of conversation and really listening when you're in situations like I was in is a gift that I don't take for granted. Here's hoping each of you receive the gift of conversation during the holidays. Foxwoods conversationFoxwoods Resort & Casino Getaway!

It takes two to make a conversation

Speak Schmeak

It seems that a lot of people don't know how to (or don't care to) carry on a conversation. Here's how to carry on a conversation with someone you've just met. Try to avoid questions with a yes or no answer, but in a pinch, do what you have to do to get the conversation going.

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Jeff Immelt Talk - Conversational but Diplomatic

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That's the way Jeff Immelt talks: conversational but diplomatic.  It's the antithesis to the raw bluntness of Donald Trump. However, it doesn't take on Trumpism. Not directly.   Here he is on Bloomberg BusinessWeek discussing everything from tax cuts to globalization. Immelt's rhetorical genius is in how he masters the craft of criticism. For example, we all know that Trump is against' globalization.

Zamzar PPT File Conversion

PPT - Powerful Presentation Techniques

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How to start an important conversation: An exercise in intention

Kate's Voice

However, if you are willing to get honest with yourself, conversational intent can be very revealing. Sometimes, it can be confusing to discover how you really feel about a relationship, and, therefore, how to talk to that person. This applies to all relationships: lovers, co-workers, and clients. In his terrific book on co-operative communication, The [.]. communication intention postaweek2011

Need Comfort, Information, Insight? - Have Conversations with Those Who Don't Need to Sound Cool

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Cool gets in the way of conversations with payoffs. It wasn't until I had exited that force field that I noticed that even a conversation on the check-out line in a Midwest Walmart would yield payoffs. 

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