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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

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.

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Stephen Colbert Digs Deep Into 7-11 And Pizza Hut’s Delicious Polling Data – Mediaite

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Uncategorized "Stephen Colbert" 7-11 "Pizza Hut" "Polling Data" debate

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.

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.

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.

Sixth anniversary gifts for you!

Speak Schmeak

October marks my sixth anniversary since starting my business as a public speaking coach and trainer !

Fear of success is real, and it sucks

Speak Schmeak

The service given by the hotel was spectacular, the food was abundant and delicious, the view of the ocean across the street was refreshing and inspiring.

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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.

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Ichi ju san sai: A lesson in less-is-more

Presentation Zen

That is, there is much to be learned, they said, from the past and that we are well advised to bring some of those things from traditional "old Japan" with us to the future, such as the healthy, sustainable, and delicious eating habits of the past including the ichi ju san sai approach.

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?

Famous Speech Friday: Gabourey Sidibe's speech at the Gloria Awards

The Eloquent Woman

like eating a delicious cookie. "How are you so confident?" It''s the question that most annoys Academy Award-nominated actress Gabourey Sidibe, who points out in this heartfelt speech that the questioners don''t ask that question, one of "incredulous disbelief," of other performers.

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Storytelling - IV. 5 Ideas. 5 Blogs. 5 Days.

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

  But in fact, there’s nothing more delicious for a reader, a moviegoer, or a listener than to be in on the secret.  This is the fourth blog in a series about storytelling – 5 in 5 days.    Everyone seems to get it that storytelling is important, because we’re awash in data and information and can’t remember it all.    But we do remember stories.    That’s because they are how our brains work. 

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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.

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.

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.

Famous Speech Friday: Nancy Astor's "maiden speech" in Parliament

The Eloquent Woman

In a delicious 1956 BBC interview , Astor recalls those difficult days as the first female parliamentarian. Nancy Astor wasn''t the first woman elected to the British Parliament. She wasn''t even British. She lacked ties to the suffragette movement.

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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.

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!

3 Tips to Upsell: Would you like cucumbers and tomatoes with that?

SpeakerSue Says...

They’re fresh and delicious with the hummus.&# Upselling may be the single easiest way to increase revenue. Once a customer is committed to the purchase (they’re seated in your restaurant, booked the hotel room online, selected your company to perform X service), they are far more likely, according to Robert Cialdini’s extensive work in the field of persuasion, to say “yes&# to another offer from you.

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.

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.

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

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: 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

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.

Sixth anniversary gifts for you!

Speak Schmeak

October marks my sixth anniversary since starting my business as a public speaking coach and trainer !

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

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

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.

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.

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.