A conversation with Conor Neill

Manner of Speaking

It was my 7th year working with fellow speaking professionals — and dear friends — Tony … Continue reading → The post A conversation with Conor Neill appeared first on Manner of Speaking. I have just returned home after my annual week teaching public speaking and communication skills at the IESE Executive MBA Programme in Barcelona, Spain.

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.

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Conversation

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.

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 My mom was the master of this art. One year I had a traumatic experience with a man- the kind that shapes you forever- and when I arrived home, I was sad and frightened. Even though I […].

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. .

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? What makes for a good conversation, or a meaningful meeting? Why are good conversations so elusive? The Social Construction of Reality My own interest in conversation pre-dates my life in the corporate world.

Meetings: When to Present and When to Converse

Duarte Blog

But sometimes it’s better to have a conversation, where other voices are considered [.] The post Meetings: When to Present and When to Converse appeared first on Duarte. Business Culture Presentations Tips conversation HBR meeting meetings Nancy Duarte present presentation slidedocsMeeting hosts often think that presenting to a room full of people is the best way to share ideas.

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.

A conversation with Bob Lehrman

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

On Thursday September 1, members of the Silicon Valley Speechwriters Roundtable hosted a conference call with with renowned author, speechwriter and professor Bob Lehrman. Robert A.

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.

"A Million Little Things" - Conversations

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The current meme in communications is:  Conversations. Well, tonight's episode of "A Million Little Things "  focused on conversations. That happens because Rome, during a conversation with an important movie producer, is able to feel his father's pain. Abruptly, Rome exits the conversation with the producer and reaches out to dad. Dad considers having a conversation with therapist Maggie about his pain since he lost his wife.

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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. Prior to joining the Fed she ran her own business, Thoughtful Speech for three […] On April 26, 2018 the Silicon Valley Speechwriters Roundtable Held a conference call with Felicity Barber.

Announcing: A Conversation with Jeff Davenport

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

On Thursday, August 30th the Silicon Valley Speechwriters Roundtable will host Jeff Davenport in a free conference call.

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.

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.

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. I will handle the conversation beautifully."

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. communication conversation listening public speakingImagine how this skill can make you shine in business and personal relationships.

A Conversation with Matt Kivel, Cicero Speechwriting Award Winner

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

The call covered a wide range of topics including: His hour-long conversation with Warren Beatty. On Thursday, July 19th the Silicon Valley Speechwriters Roundtable hosted Matt Kivel in a free conference call.

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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.

Email Blasts - Be Topical to Boost Open/Conversion Rate

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That usually means low open/conversion rates.  Here is an email which piggybacked on this, boosting the open rate 17% and the conversion rate 9% Download TopicalHeaderforEmailOutreachTimingIsEverything. Smart communicators know to be topical in creating opinion-editorials for third-party media, posts for blogs, speeches, podcasts, and snippets for social networks.    Yet, they simply don't consider the engagement power of the topical in email blasts.

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. Intention Musings conversations listening perception Valentine''s Day Valentine’s Day can be confusing, if not downright depressing. You stress and sweat about what to say, when […].

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A Conversation with Jeff Davenport on Speechwriting, Screenwriting and Delivery Coaching

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

On Thursday, August 30th the Silicon Valley Speechwriters Roundtable hosted Jeff Davenport in a free conference call.

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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. We’ll be hosting Bob on a worldwide conference call at 11:45am (Pacific) on Thursday September 1, 2016. Robert A. Lehrman served as Chief Speechwriter to […]. Speechwriting political speechwriting US Elections

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Announcing: A Conversation with Cicero Award Winner Matt Kivel

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

On Thursday, July 19th the Silicon Valley Speechwriters Roundtable will host Matt Kivel in a free conference call. Matt is the overall 2018 Cicero Speechwriting Award Winner for his speech The Power of a Story delivered by Gregory L.

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Tipping Point in Conversations: The Pause

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It documents the conversational power of the pause. It can even function as a reset if the conversation is not moving in the desired direction. We talk our way to success. That includes how we propose marriage, land a job offer, or convince the board of directors to fund our department's initiatives. The high stakes can, of course, trigger insecurity. We try too hard. That is, we say too much. Too quickly. We don't listen.

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Tipping Point in National Conversation

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Now we can decide. We have the Mueller Report (along with redactions). It has become the loudest voice in the U.S, drowning out all the usual ranters on social media as well as in the blogosphere. Check Twitter, check advocacy blogs. There has been a plunge in the typical number of likes, shares, and comments.    This could be the tipping point in the power of social to control public opinion.

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?

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. On Wednesday October 4th the Silicon Valley Speechwriters Roundtable will host Shel on a conference call. We’ll be discussing […]. Business Communication Speechwriting Shel Holtz

A Conversation with Ian Griffin on Speechwriting, Social Media & Blogging

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

On Thursday, December 13 the Silicon Valley Speeechwriters Roundtable hosted Ian Griffin in a free conference call. I’m usually the one doing the interviewing. However, Barbara Seymour Giordano suggested she turn the tables and interview me. Barbara had been my guest back in May. Barbara and I discussed my career as a freelance speechwriter, corporate […] On Thursday, December 13 the Silicon Valley Speeechwriters Roundtable hosted Ian Griffin in a free conference call.

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Announcing: A conversation with Felicity Barber on Women Speaking

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

I first met Felicity in 2014 shortly after she moved from England to San Francisco. She’s a speechwriter who has worked in both the UK and USA and has expertise in B2B, finance, insurance and technology. Felicity is currently the Executive Speechwriter at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. She’s a communications expert specializing […]. Speechwriting women speaking

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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A Conversation with Ursula Burns, CEO of Xerox…and You’re Invited

DeFinis Communications

Titled, “ When Two Luminaries Meet: Ursula Burns, CEO of Xerox, in conversation with George Colony, CEO of Forrester Research,” the event promises to be an unscripted, candid conversation between two powerful global business leaders about topics that matter to our economic success as a nation, as companies, and as individuals. Business Tips Current Affairs Uncategorized Conversation Northern California Public Speaker Public Speaking

A Conversation with Bob Sands on Sermons and Speechwriting

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

On June 19, 2018 the Silicon Valley Speechwriters Roundtable held a conference call with Bob Sands. Bob is a speaker and speechwriter who has helped people and businesses tailor and tell their stories for the last 25 years. He has also been a Pastor, Entrepreneur, Coach and Radio Broadcaster. Currently, he is focusing his time […] On June 19, 2018 the Silicon Valley Speechwriters Roundtable held a conference call with Bob Sands.

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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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Announcing: A Conversation with Bob Sands on Sermons

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

On Tuesday, June 19th the Silicon Valley Speechwriters Roundtable will host Bob Sands in a free conference call. Bob is an ordained minister and “preaching man” David Murray’s recent PSA White Paper titled A Provocation from the Pulpit: Dead Preachers Challenge Living Speechwriters states that the lessons in a 1971 book on writing sermons “helped […]. Speechwriting conference call

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A Conversation with Barbara Seymour Giordano on Storytelling

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

On May 24, 2018 the Silicon Valley Speechwriters Roundtable Held a conference call with Barbara Seymour Giordano. Barbara is a Story Doctor, Speechwriter and Presentation Coach who specializes in helping speakers tell memorable stories that audiences yearn to hear and share. Her specialty is guiding speakers — from the page to the stage — through […] On May 24, 2018 the Silicon Valley Speechwriters Roundtable Held a conference call with Barbara Seymour Giordano.

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Fierce Conversations: Leaving the United States

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In person, on Facebook, and in the media the conversation is this: becoming an expat.    And, as Gallup documents, the intense talk is not just by aging baby boomers who can't afford the standard of living in the U.S. Of the 16% of American adults contemplating leaving the U.S., 30% are under 30. Among the top locations being considered, indicates Gallup, is Canada.

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."

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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Podcasts - Not Much Different from Conversational Speeches

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

But really there is little difference between scripting and recording a podcast than what goes into conversational speechwriting and delivery. The term is so cool:  podcasts. For instance, sentences are short and informal. Actually, there are lots of fragments which aren't sentences. The focus is on the you - that is, the audience. And always kept in mind is that the listeners don't have the text in front of them.

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Green Drinks - A Great Way to Converse About Sustainability

Dahle Communication

' Their website explains that: Sioux Falls Green Drinks is an informal monthly mixer for people who are interested in conversation and learning about sustainable business, design, policy and living.

3 Steps to Bust Through Shyness and Start a Conversation

K8sVoice

The post 3 Steps to Bust Through Shyness and Start a Conversation appeared first on Vocal Impact, Inc. I used to be shy. I was nervous about going out to meet-ups, parties or networking events because I would have to talk to people. That may seem odd for someone passionate about public speaking, but that was my situation. I believed I would have to think of something to say and it would have […].

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