Write for your audience—and a delicious recipe!

PowerPoint Tips

Recently, I tasted a delicious candy that a friend of mine made and she gave me the recipe. I’ve written on this topic before (see the links below), but it’s important enough to cover again. This past weekend I went to a conference. I heard some great content, but a lot of it was either over my head or irrelevant to my needs. From what the audience said (a number were beginners), I think this was true for others.

Does Your Speaking Menu Look Delicious?

Speaker Launcher

And why not make it delicious? Have you ever been to a restaurant where they. matched the food with the wine that they. recommend? Yum, love that! And it makes it. easier for you, the customer. When working with speakers on their websites, we’ve recently started to match up product ideas. with keynotes and workshops. By doing this you are adding value for the client. and also increasing your income by selling up. For instance with a leadership keynote, we.

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Communication Secret to Getting Your Way

Speaking Freely

I buy delicious food from her each week which she delivers to my house every Monday. Marian Bell of www.MarianBell.com demonstrated the most powerful communication skill I know – she asked me gently for what she wanted me to do. In order to get her food, I have to place an order each week. She really wants customer’s [.]. Authenticity Communication Speaking from the Heart Transparency Connection Persuasion self-expression

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Oxymoron – the birthplace of brilliant

The Presenter's Blog

Oxymorons gave us the most delicious phrase in the English language – “sweet and sour’, which became especially flavourful when combined with the oxymoronic “jumbo shrimp”. Does double the oxymoron equal double the delicious? Oxymorons tamper with established meanings in a way that can deliciously subversive and that’s why proscriptivists of all stripes hold them in such contempt.

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Oxymoron – the birthplace of brilliant

The Presenter's Blog

Oxymorons gave us the most delicious phrase in the English language – “sweet and sour’, which became especially flavourful when combined with the oxymoronic “jumbo shrimp”. Does double the oxymoron equal double the delicious? Oxymorons tamper with established meanings in a way that can deliciously subversive and that’s why proscriptivists of all stripes hold them in such contempt.

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Comic Sans and Helvetica walk into a bar.

Speak Schmeak

Here's some delicious PowerPoint humor for a fun Friday. Don McMillan rips PowerPoint culture to shreds and busts my gut at the same time. I especially liked the parts about graphs and charts: his family org chart with Steve the cat at the top, his spreadsheet of spreads, his potpie chart and his various cake charts. Enjoy! If this video doesn't work, watch it on YouTube.

Podcast: Political Messaging

Communication Steroids

Tweet Facebook LinkedIn Tumblr Stumble Digg Delicious With the Presidential campaign in full swing, we thought we’d look at the messages that are being sent out by different parties. With the Presidential campaign in full swing, we thought we’d look at the messages that are being sent out by different parties. Share this!

Podcast: Political Messaging

Communication Steroids

Tweet Facebook LinkedIn Tumblr Stumble Digg Delicious With the Presidential campaign in full swing, we thought we’d look at the messages that are being sent out by different parties. With the Presidential campaign in full swing, we thought we’d look at the messages that are being sent out by different parties. Share this!

Fun Friday: Comic Sans and Helvetica walk into a bar.

Speak Schmeak

Here's some delicious PowerPoint humor for a fun Friday. Don McMillan rips PowerPoint culture to shreds and busts my gut at the same time. I especially liked the parts about graphs and charts: his family org chart with Steve the cat at the top, his spreadsheet of spreads, his potpie chart and his various cake charts. Enjoy! If this video doesn't work, watch it on YouTube. Fun Stuff PowerPoint Entertainers

Podcast: Using Social Media to find your Client’s Pain Points

Communication Steroids

Tweet Facebook LinkedIn Tumblr Stumble Digg Delicious Social media can be an effective way to uncover what ails you (or your clients). Social media can be an effective way to uncover what ails you (or your clients). Tim and Roger take a look at the ways you can use Twitter, Facebook, et al to diagnose those ills. Share this! Tim and Roger take a look at the ways you can use Twitter, Facebook, et al to diagnose those ills. Share this!TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

Podcast: Using Social Media to find your Client’s Pain Points

Communication Steroids

Tweet Facebook LinkedIn Tumblr Stumble Digg Delicious Social media can be an effective way to uncover what ails you (or your clients). Social media can be an effective way to uncover what ails you (or your clients). Tim and Roger take a look at the ways you can use Twitter, Facebook, et al to diagnose those ills. Share this! Tim and Roger take a look at the ways you can use Twitter, Facebook, et al to diagnose those ills. Share this!TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

Podcast: Our Favorite Stand-up Comedians

Communication Steroids

Tweet Facebook LinkedIn Tumblr Stumble Digg Delicious The recordings of our favorite stand-up comedians were a big influence when we were growing up. The recordings of our favorite stand-up comedians were a big influence when we were growing up. On this podcast, we discuss who those comics were and why and how they influenced us. Share this! On this podcast, we discuss who those comics were and why and how they influenced us. Share this!TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

Podcast: Our Favorite Stand-up Comedians

Communication Steroids

Tweet Facebook LinkedIn Tumblr Stumble Digg Delicious The recordings of our favorite stand-up comedians were a big influence when we were growing up. The recordings of our favorite stand-up comedians were a big influence when we were growing up. On this podcast, we discuss who those comics were and why and how they influenced us. Share this! On this podcast, we discuss who those comics were and why and how they influenced us. Share this!TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

Stocking Inspiration: Your Holiday Party Speech

The Presenter's Blog

Let’s take “Suzy Snowflake”, and “Dominick the Donkey”, and then of course there’s the phrase itself: “Happy Holidays” Doesn’t “Delightfully delicious” sound so much more delicious than “delicious” alone? by Peter Watts and Gavin McMahon. Will your Holiday speech be a Holiday stocking, with tempting surprises and interesting shapes?

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Podcast: The Attention Economy

Communication Steroids

Tweet Facebook LinkedIn Tumblr Stumble Digg Delicious The Attention Economy…it’s not the Information Economy. The Attention Economy…it’s not the Information Economy. Tim and Roger take a look at how to get people attention when they’re drowning in information. Share this! Tim and Roger take a look at how to get people attention when they’re drowning in information. Share this!TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

Podcast: What to do in the Hour Before You Speak

Communication Steroids

Tweet Facebook LinkedIn Tumblr Stumble Digg Delicious In the hour leading up to your presentation or speech, there are a number of things you can do to prepare yourself (and your audience) for the presentation. In the hour leading up to your presentation or speech, there are a number of things you can do to prepare yourself (and your audience) for the presentation. Yes, the rehearsals are over, the prep is done – so what’s left to do? You might be surprised. Share this!

Podcast: What to do in the Hour Before You Speak

Communication Steroids

Tweet Facebook LinkedIn Tumblr Stumble Digg Delicious In the hour leading up to your presentation or speech, there are a number of things you can do to prepare yourself (and your audience) for the presentation. In the hour leading up to your presentation or speech, there are a number of things you can do to prepare yourself (and your audience) for the presentation. Yes, the rehearsals are over, the prep is done – so what’s left to do? You might be surprised. Share this!

Podcast: Why Blog?

Communication Steroids

Tweet Facebook LinkedIn Tumblr Stumble Digg Delicious Blogging isn’t for wimps. Blogging isn’t for wimps. But it could be one of the best things you do for your business and branding. Tim and Roger take a look at several reasons to blog, and what to watch out for. Share this! But it could be one of the best things you do for your business and branding. Tim and Roger take a look at several reasons to blog, and what to watch out for. Share this!TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

Podcast: Why Blog?

Communication Steroids

Tweet Facebook LinkedIn Tumblr Stumble Digg Delicious Blogging isn’t for wimps. Blogging isn’t for wimps. But it could be one of the best things you do for your business and branding. Tim and Roger take a look at several reasons to blog, and what to watch out for. Share this! But it could be one of the best things you do for your business and branding. Tim and Roger take a look at several reasons to blog, and what to watch out for. Share this!TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

Toasts for the Season

Professionally Speaking...

May your yams be delicious, and your pies take the prize, and may your Thanksgiving dinner stay off your thighs!" Unknown. "In With Thanksgiving kicking off the festive holiday season next week here in the US, many of you will find yourselves in numerous situations where a toast or a few words to a group will be in order.

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Podcast: PR Troubles with Ozzie Guillen

Communication Steroids

Tweet Facebook LinkedIn Tumblr Stumble Digg Delicious Ozzie Guillen, manager of the Miami Marlins, stuck his foot in his mouth this week by saying he ‘loved Fidel Castro’ and caused a rumble in the Cuban Community in Florida. Ozzie Guillen, manager of the Miami Marlins, stuck his foot in his mouth this week by saying he ‘loved Fidel Castro’ and caused a rumble in the Cuban Community in Florida.

The Lighter Side of Public Speaking

Manner of Speaking

My favourite part is from 1:10 to 1:30 when Merz tries to say “for example, Bündnerfleisch &# which is a delicious type of dried meat produced in eastern Switzerland. (It Every now and then, it happens. Often, there is no explanation. It catches us unawares. But when it happens, we are almost always powerless to stop it. I’m talking about the giggles – the uncontrollable urge to laugh, precisely when we should not be laughing.

2010 188

Hyperbole: A tool of jest, not of anger

The Presenter's Blog

How about when approaching a deliciously laden buffet table. by Peter Watts. Hyperbole is a rhetorical weapon best used with tongue-in-cheek, and that’s a public speaking lesson Governor Bobby Jindal of Louisiana appears to have missed. During yesterday’s press-pack of the nation’s governors, Jindal broke free from the agreed statement in order to launch an outburst all of his own when he referred to President Obama’s plan to raise the federal minimum wage as “waving a white flag”.

2014 135

Podcast: Pinterest!

Communication Steroids

Tweet Facebook LinkedIn Tumblr Stumble Digg Delicious What is Pinterest? What is Pinterest? Well, it’s the hottest and fastest-growing social media site in years and it’s bullying its way into the conversation. Tim and Roger take a look at what it is and how how might be able to use it. Share this! Well, it’s the hottest and fastest-growing social media site in years and it’s bullying its way into the conversation.

Podcast: Pinterest!

Communication Steroids

Tweet Facebook LinkedIn Tumblr Stumble Digg Delicious What is Pinterest? What is Pinterest? Well, it’s the hottest and fastest-growing social media site in years and it’s bullying its way into the conversation. Tim and Roger take a look at what it is and how how might be able to use it. Share this! Well, it’s the hottest and fastest-growing social media site in years and it’s bullying its way into the conversation.

Sixth anniversary gifts for you!

Speak Schmeak

October marks my sixth anniversary since starting my business as a public speaking coach and trainer ! To celebrate, I'm offering one $60 gift certificate (from six of my favorite online and local businesses) to each of the first six people who sign up for any of my services in October, including individual public speaking coaching, live or video presentation review, and PowerPoint design. This offer excludes group coaching.

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The endless pause

Speak Schmeak

On last week's episode of Monk , I watched as the characters sat through one of the most delicious and awkward pauses I've ever seen. Monk and Samuel are tied up in the back of a delivery truck, being driven to a remote location by a killer. Samuel turns to Monk and says: "I have an idea. I have an idea. Can you reach into my pants?" They look at each other. Pause. Pause. Pause. Pause. Pause. Yesss.?" "My My cigarette lighter." They burn the ropes and escape. Ten seconds! It was brilliant.

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Ronan, Chelsea: Passing the celebrity torch to a new generation

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

 In addition, there is the delicious possibility that they will be making big mistakes, providing the media, both tabloid and brandname, with scandal. From the gossip rags like GLOBE to establishment media like THE NEW YORK TIMES, the celebrity spotlight has shifted to a new generation. Ronan Farrow and Chelsea Clinton dominate. And, like all celebrity figures in America, they go on a first-name basis.

This blog post is not about writing

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

I hated having her delicious meals rejected by my tongue! Not many days, but there are days when I am chowing down to a delicious meal and I think, ‘At least I can enjoy the taste!’ If you are a regular reader of my blog, you know all my posts are about writing or the business of freelance writing. Today, I am taking a break from that topic to write about something more personal. I have recurring-remitting multiple sclerosis (MS). Right now, I am in a recurring phase.

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Lesson From Minute Maid: Use Concrete Language

Green Room Speakers

We fill every glass with the delicious refreshing goodness you have come to expect from us. This is what is reads on every carton of Minute Maid Lemonade: Put Good in. Get Good Out. You can taste and feel these words in every drop of Minute Maid. All because, when it comes to life, we believe what you believe. The effort you put in is equal to the good you get out. Ultimately, these words are meaningless. There is not a single concrete word about the lemonade itself. And no wonder!

Podcast: Creating Your Platform

Communication Steroids

Tweet Facebook LinkedIn Tumblr Stumble Digg Delicious Speakers and authors will benefit greatly from creating and building a platform from which to launch their careers. Speakers and authors will benefit greatly from creating and building a platform from which to launch their careers. What exactly is a platform and how can you build it? We mention Suzanne Falter-Barns in the podcast as an expert on platform-building. Here are her websites: Get Known Now. How Much Joy. Get Known Now Blog.

Podcast: Creating Your Platform

Communication Steroids

Tweet Facebook LinkedIn Tumblr Stumble Digg Delicious Speakers and authors will benefit greatly from creating and building a platform from which to launch their careers. Speakers and authors will benefit greatly from creating and building a platform from which to launch their careers. What exactly is a platform and how can you build it? We mention Suzanne Falter-Barns in the podcast as an expert on platform-building. Here are her websites: Get Known Now. How Much Joy. Get Known Now Blog.

The endless pause

Speak Schmeak

On last week's episode of Monk , I watched as the characters sat through one of the most delicious and awkward pauses I've ever seen. Monk and Samuel are tied up in the back of a delivery truck, being driven to a remote location by a killer. Samuel turns to Monk and says: "I have an idea. I have an idea. Can you reach into my pants?" They look at each other. Pause. Pause. Pause. Pause. Pause. Yesss.?" "My My cigarette lighter." They burn the ropes and escape. Ten seconds! It was brilliant.

A battle of the apples, and your last email

SpeakerSue Says...

Why pay USD$3.99+ for Honeycrisp (your brand) when I can get Galas, Romes, Granny Smiths and Red Delicious for half of that? How many types of apples are available in the market where you live? I haven’t actually counted (because that would be too weird) but I’m guessing my grocery sells at least 10 different kinds. At different price points. I can tell the difference between red and green. But then what?

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Podcast: State of Social Media 2012

Communication Steroids

Tweet Facebook LinkedIn Tumblr Stumble Digg Delicious Michael Stelzner of Social Media Examiner (one of our favorites!) Michael Stelzner of Social Media Examiner (one of our favorites!) and Kipp Bodnar of Hubspot (ditto!) held a great webinar this week discussing the State of Social Media for this year. In the webinar they revealed interesting results from the surveys they did of over 3800 marketers.

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You can't harvest until you cultivate

Speak Schmeak

Never liked them before, but I had some really delicious local organic berries and was sold. We recently bought two blueberry bushes, and I''m ecstatic! I suddenly "discovered" blueberries about two years ago. Besides the one berry that was on the plant when we bought it, I have yet to harvest any blueberries. Why not? Well, the bush hasn''t been planted yet. Why not? The ground hasn''t been cultivated.

2013 170

Will The Tribe Drive Her Off the (Elite) Reservation - The (Once) Well-Connected Amy Chua

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

How delicious it is to bear witness to a god tumbling down from the heavens. "Humans are tribal. We need to belong to groups. We crave bonds and attachments … But the tribal instinct is not just an instinct to belong. It is also an instinct to exclude."  "  - Amy Chua, in book "Political Tribes: Group Instinct and the Fate of Nations."

2018 43

A Timeless Recipe for a Great Speech

DeFinis Communications

Yet I learned many lessons from growing up in the kitchen and eating delicious, well prepared food. . . From Rachel Ray to The Iron Chef to Bobby Flay , today’s TV chefs teach us that food is to be carefully prepared, presented with style and savored with enjoyment. They also show that sound cooking principles, a flare for the unique and the freshest ingredients can make all the difference. . I grew up in the restaurant business.

2009 138

Sixth anniversary gifts for you!

Speak Schmeak

October marks my sixth anniversary since starting my business as a public speaking coach and trainer ! To celebrate, I'm offering one $60 gift certificate (from six of my favorite online and local businesses) to each of the first six people who sign up for any of my services in October, including individual public speaking coaching, live or video presentation review, and PowerPoint design. This offer excludes group coaching.

2011 100

Presentation Help That’s Good Enough to Eat

Duarte Blog

Now he gives you the tools to help you create those effective presentations, all in one beautifully designed (shall we say delicious?) Longtime friend of Duarte, Garr Reynolds has championed the cause of effective presentations through his blog and books for years. package. Combining his love of presentations and his love of Japanese culture, Garr packaged his presentation job aids into a bento box-style container that is as functional as it is lovely.

2010 63

How to Create an Effective Brainstorming Process in Your Company

SlideModel

Three months later that chef earned three stars from the NYT food critics for his unique, yet delicious food pairings. Maintaining a competitive edge is critical for businesses that want to survive and flourish in today’s age of skittish consumer interests. One day you are in vogue. In a week you are out when a competitor storms the market with that unique idea. Brainstorming is the easiest trick in the books for innovations, and today it remains as relevant as ever.

2019 62

Good things take time

Speak Schmeak

I mean, a quick summer salad of ripe tomatoes, fresh burrata cheese and a drizzle of olive oil takes about five minutes, but it's delicious. Okay, maybe not all good things take time. And I'm sure you've been struck by inspiration before, where instead of struggling with a solution for weeks, the idea came to you instantly and you were able to make a problem go away almost as soon as it arose.

2016 136