A Conversation with Matt Kivel, Cicero Speechwriting Award Winner

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

He started as a freelance music critic, and soon became an editor and writer for the entertainment industry bible/trade publication/newspaper Variety, where he interviewed prominent members of the entertainment industry including Warren Beatty, David Lynch, and George Stevens Jr.

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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.

2017 61

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A Conversation with Barbara Seymour Giordano on Storytelling

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Entertainment Television. 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.

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Carol Channing, Rich Little, Steve Rossi. Conversation at its best!

Fripp THE Executive Speech Coach

San Francisco's Carol Channing, internationally acclaimed star of stage and screen, joins inimitable entertainer Rich Little, and hilarious stand-up comic and actor Steve Rossi. What an afternoon! Wow.what a show. They were all so happy to be together they were interviewing each other. Robert Strong who is a star in his own right is the producer and it was a labor of love. His parents flew in to support him and see the show.

Herman Cain et al.: When money is irrelevant in staying part of the conversation

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Despite his new-found wealth, Boy CEO Mark Zuckerberg may become less valued and credible for input into "the conversation."  "  This is an era in which fresh ideas and the ability to package information and insight into entertainment count much more than money. 

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Why isn't Question Time as entertaining as it used to be & what should be done about it

Max Atkinson

I've nothing against Sissons or Dimbleby, other than that they are too straight and predictable to make the programme anything like as entertaining as it was when Day was in charge. Different from Day, yes, but both with a degree of eccentricity and unpredictability of the kind that used to make Question Time so very entertaining.

Carol Channing, Rich Little, Steve Rossi. Conversation at its best!

Fripp THE Executive Speech Coach

San Francisco's Carol Channing, internationally acclaimed star of stage and screen, joins inimitable entertainer Rich Little, and hilarious stand-up comic and actor Steve Rossi. What an afternoon! Wow.what a show. They were all so happy to be together they were interviewing each other. Robert Strong who is a star in his own right is the producer and it was a labor of love. His parents flew in to support him and see the show.

Speakers: dress the part

Speak Schmeak

I attended our local French Festival last weekend and, for about a half hour, hubby and I sat in the audience at one of the entertainment stages. For example, I once met Chellie Campbell at an event, and struck up a brief conversation while we were getting coffee and pastries.

2013 227

Steve Jobs, One of Today’s Great Presenters, Steps Down from the Main Stage

DeFinis Communications

His slides are exciting and dynamic visual entertainment, with a powerful point. Anyone in the public speaking business has likely paused at the news that Steve Jobs has resigned from the iconic Apple Computer.

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One special moment

Speak Schmeak

On the TV special "Talking Funny" the other night, host Ricky Gervais facilitated a conversation between fellow comedians Jerry Seinfeld, Louis C.K. For Ricky Gervais, it's not enough to entertain the audience, a point he brings up several times during the conversation.

2011 228

What Makes Women Successful Business Owners?

DeFinis Communications

of all businesses are women-owned), administration and support and waste management and remediation services (37.0%), retail trade (34.4%), and arts, entertainment, and recreation (30.4%). Business Tips Fear of Public Speaking Performance Perseverance Persistance Presentation Skills Presentation Tips Sales Presentations Speaking Tips Technical Presentations Top Speaking Tips Uncategorized Connection Content Development Conversation Distinctive Language Encore!

2011 146

Keeping the pace lively: The job of an emcee

Speak Schmeak

I am constantly impressed with how Tom keeps the audience entertained and informed, while rolling with the unpredictability of a live two-day event with hundreds of participants and thousands of spectators. Speakers Fun Stuff Entertainers

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Inspired to speak: The King's Speech

Speak Schmeak

Through physical exercise, breathing, conversation and a variety of (sometimes questionable) techniques, Lionel guides Bertie through the process of facing his fear, his frustration, his setbacks, and his ultimate responsibility.

2011 259

Make your audience feel like rock stars

Speak Schmeak

Have audience members converse with each other in pairs or small groups to discuss issues and get to know each other. Engaging the Audience TV inspired EntertainersHave you ever gone to a concert or watched one on TV? Specifically a rock or other popular music concert?

2011 188

Tell me how to win your heart, for I haven't got a clue.

Speak Schmeak

Have a conversation, like it's just you and the guy in the second row. Engaging the Audience American Idol TV inspired Entertainers

2011 187

TEDxUCLA: The good and the great

Speak Schmeak

I don't know why this is the case; I don't know why TED speakers are encouraged to lecture rather than converse, but thankfully not all of the speakers of the day took heed of this tradition. I had the privilege of attending TEDxUCLA this past weekend.

2011 228

Make your audience feel special

Speak Schmeak

He thanked us for buying his CD, and engaged us in conversation. Tags: Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies The Business of Speaking Entertainers We saw a lesser-known local band perform recently at a community event.

2009 173

One special moment

Speak Schmeak

On the TV special "Talking Funny" the other night, host Ricky Gervais facilitated a conversation between fellow comedians Jerry Seinfeld, Louis C.K. For Ricky Gervais, it's not enough to entertain the audience, a point he brings up several times during the conversation.

2011 130

Make your audience feel special

Speak Schmeak

He thanked us for buying his CD, and engaged us in conversation. Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies The Business of Speaking EntertainersWe saw a lesser-known local band perform recently at a community event.

2009 141

Don't say "you" when you mean "I"

Speak Schmeak

Perhaps he's trying to maintain a professional demeanor and uses "you" to keep the conversation more formal and general (another way of doing this would be to use "one," as in "One goes into these things with the greatest intentions." Quick Fixes Engaging the Audience Entertainers CommunicationIn this interview with Ellen Degeneres, Seal talks about his separation from his wife, Heidi Klum.

2012 136

Make your audience feel like rock stars

Speak Schmeak

Have audience members converse with each other in pairs or small groups to discuss issues and get to know each other. Engaging the Audience TV inspired EntertainersHave you ever gone to a concert or watched one on TV? Specifically a rock or other popular music concert?

2011 130

Keeping the pace lively: The job of an emcee

Speak Schmeak

I am constantly impressed with how Tom keeps the audience entertained and informed, while rolling with the unpredictability of a live two-day event with hundreds of participants and thousands of spectators. Speakers Fun Stuff Entertainers

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Uncertainty is the mother of creativity

Speak Schmeak

Some of the conversation around creativity caught my attention: Mike Myers: " I want to be the architect of my own embarrassment. Stories TV inspired Public Speaking Anxiety Taking Risks Interviews EntertainersDownload audio here.

2009 169

Uncertainty is the mother of creativity

Speak Schmeak

Some of the conversation around creativity caught my attention: Mike Myers: " I want to be the architect of my own embarrassment. Tags: Stories TV inspired Public Speaking Anxiety Taking Risks Interviews Entertainers Download audio here.

2009 169

Tell me how to win your heart, for I haven't got a clue.

Speak Schmeak

Have a conversation, like it's just you and the guy in the second row. Engaging the Audience American Idol TV inspired Entertainers

2011 130

Awkward

Speak Schmeak

There's a strong, confident young woman in there somewhere, the one that converses easily with friends, laughs and has a good time being herself. Preparation Public Speaking Anxiety EntertainersSo you think the audience is secretly judging and criticizing you?

2009 130

Note to self: Never do that joke again

Speak Schmeak

At one point in his show "Glorious," he plays two characters who have a 2-minute conversation about why a joke didn't work. Tags: Eddie Izzard Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies Fun Stuff Taking Risks Entertainers

2008 141

Happening in Las Vegas

Humor Power

A New Event to Energize the Art of Conversation. Loren Ekroth, publisher of Better Conversations newsletter, has created a new competition like the successful Dancing with the Stars TV show. With their skills of asking questions and lively language, each pair will connect with the audience for 10 minutes of entertaining talk. Since 2002 he has published over 450 articles on conversation skills and has been a guest expert on radio talk shows. Talking with the Stars.

Like, cool.

Speak Schmeak

The most effective speakers are those who have a conversation with their audience. Tags: Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies The Business of Speaking Taking Risks Entertainers Communication

2008 130

Inspired to speak: The King's Speech

Speak Schmeak

Through physical exercise, breathing, conversation and a variety of (sometimes questionable) techniques, Lionel guides Bertie through the process of facing his fear, his frustration, his setbacks, and his ultimate responsibility.

2011 130

Your voice: small pebble. big ripples

Speak Schmeak

2) People dominating animals for entertainment is harmful to both the animals and to the onlookers, as the audience becomes desensitized to the suffering of animals. That still doesn't make it okay as entertainment.)

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Don't say "you" when you mean "I"

Speak Schmeak

Perhaps he's trying to maintain a professional demeanor and uses "you" to keep the conversation more formal and general (another way of doing this would be to use "one," as in "One goes into these things with the greatest intentions." Quick Fixes Engaging the Audience Entertainers CommunicationIn this interview with Ellen Degeneres, Seal talks about his separation from his wife, Heidi Klum.

2012 100

9 things you can learn from a home shopping show

Speak Schmeak

She speaks in a conversational style. Tags: Stories Preparation Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies Resources Entertainers You want to see a real public speaking pro at work? Watch a few minutes of a home shopping channel.

2008 151

TEDxUCLA: The good and the great

Speak Schmeak

I don't know why this is the case; I don't know why TED speakers are encouraged to lecture rather than converse, but thankfully not all of the speakers of the day took heed of this tradition. I had the privilege of attending TEDxUCLA this past weekend.

2011 130

What to do when you're bombing

Speak Schmeak

Eddie frequently plays two characters having a conversation onstage. Tags: Quick Fixes Eddie Izzard Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies Public Speaking Anxiety Entertainers I learned a few things from Eddie Izzard the other night about how to deal with bombing.

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Things that make you go “hmmmmm”

Successful Speeches Blog

A speech is a conversation. Hmmmmm … I can agree that, at times, speeches should be conversational, but a conversation? If your conversations are like your speeches, remind me not to sit down and have coffee with you. Arsenio Hall.

2009 151

Your presentation deserves the same respect as your website and brochures!

PowerPoint Tips

During the session, she discussed the sales process, starting with getting leads and ending with the sales conversation. She asked the audience, “How many of you get to the sales conversation and wing it?” A story.

Power Presentations Tip 45: Spice Up Your Presentation with Quotations

Executive Speech Coach

Transform your business presentations into effective conversations. Thursday, October 28, 2010 Power Presentations Tip 45: Spice Up Your Presentation with Quotations The Right Quotation Can Spice Up Your Presentation Add one or a few quotations to your presentation to make it more entertaining and insightful.

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Game Time

Humor Power

It’s easy to play the game sprinkled around dinner conversation, ordering, serving and eating. Life Skills fun games party entertainmentJeremy Webster, a talented member of our Las Vegas improv troupe, is a Game Master. He has dozens of fun games and we can always count on him to add a spark to a party. The right game is a sure-fire way to add laughter to an event. I asked him what are some of his favorite games. Here are a few, along with his comments: .

Hook, Line, and Sinker! Your Guide to Creating Interesting.

The Shy Speaker's Guide to Succes on Stage

Strike up a conversation. And how are you going to keep the conversation going? Initiating conversations, and keeping them going are probably some of the biggest challenges that people face when it comes to meeting new people. And one of the key concerns that most people have when it comes to striking conversations is maintaining the initiating and maintaining a high level of interest throughout the conversation. Home About Gary Testimonials FREE MATERIALS!

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Spice Up Your Presentation with Quotations

Executive Speech Coach

Transform your business presentations into effective conversations. Friday, December 17, 2010 Spice Up Your Presentation with Quotations Add one or a few quotations to your presentation to make it more entertaining and insightful. Executive Speech Coach - Business Presentations Business presentations tips for executives, sales presenters, managers, technical experts and professionals from the "Speech Coach for Executives" George Torok.

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Power Presentations Tip 39: Tell Me a Story

Executive Speech Coach

Transform your business presentations into effective conversations. The entertainment industry thrives on telling stories. Story telling entertained, educated and excited people eons ago and it still enthralls us today. Executive Speech Coach - Business Presentations Business presentations tips for executives, sales presenters, managers, technical experts and professionals from the "Speech Coach for Executives" George Torok.

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6 presentation tips from a professional speaker

Speaking about Presenting

Scott Berkun’s book Confessions of a public speaker is an entertaining and enlightening read on what it what it takes, and what it’s like, to be a professional speaker. Want more great tips mixed with entertaining anecdotes (and horror stories) about public speaking?