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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Presentation delivery tips for the greatest impact

PowerPoint Tips

” Near the end, I used a slide that summarized a few points about presentation delivery. There you have it — a (non-parallel) list of points that will help you improve your delivery. What presentation delivery tips do you suggest? Delivery delivery

10 Tips for…Freshening Your Delivery

Presentation Guru

Here are 10 tips that will add that little extra something to your delivery and will ensure that your presentation stands out for the right reasons.… Confidence Making it Memorable Practice Presentation Delivery Public Speaking

Public Speaking Delivery Drama – Two Lessons

Matt Eventoff

Almost every discussion has focused on delivery. Lesson 1 – Delivery is not secondary to content when speaking – “How you say it&# is as important as “what you say.&#. This is something to see – it can render one simply… speechless.

The Most Actionable Presentation Delivery Tips


The post The Most Actionable Presentation Delivery Tips appeared first on SketchBubble Official Blog. A speaker can have the most prepared, well thought out talk. But, if the presentation of the talk, falls flat, the message won’t get across.

Humor Content Versus Delivery

Humor Power

But occasionally, it’s the physical action or delivery that makes the joke funny. Keep in mind, the success of a humor line may sometimes depend on your physical delivery moreso than the content or the words. The more physical and high-energy the speaker is, the more the elements of physical delivery take center stage. The physical element of the joke can be accentuated by enlarging the delivery, making it bigger.

The value of “delivery”…

Pivotal Public Speaking

“It is delivery that makes the orators success.”. Tags: public speaking quotations about public speaking delivery quotations Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.

Little-used methods to make the delivery of your PowerPoint stand out

Speaking about Presenting

There’s a revolution in the design of PowerPoint slides, but not the delivery. They click, they talk, click, talk, click, talk… Here are five methods that will make the delivery of your PowerPoint presentation stand out. Tags: Delivery Powerpoint PowerPoint

10 Steps to Delivery an Outstanding Speech

TJ Walker Interactive

Brainstorm on every possible message (one sentence max for each message) you would want to convey to your audience. Prioritize your messages. Eliminate all but your top 5 messages. Think of a story involving an actual conversation with a real person, client, colleague, customer about each message point. (if if you can’t think of a story for the message point, then throw away the message point). Create a visual for each message point. Do not use any text. DO NOT USE ANY TEXT.

Beware the uncanny valley of presentation design and delivery

More than PowerPoint...

Borrowing from the world of robotics, I call this phenomenon the uncanny valley of design and delivery. I don’t run into the uncanny valley of presentation design and delivery too often, but when I do — my hair stands on end.

North Pole Disruption - Santa Announces Hybrid Delivery Model For 2016

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The North Pole brand took a hit this holiday season: Too many late deliveries. As a result, Santa announced this morning that the firm will be implementing a hybrid distribution system. It will bundle both the traditional reindeers and drones. Reindeers will be offered buy-outs.

Maple, Delivery-Only Restaurant, Folds - Niche Isn't as Easy as Delivering Pizza

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The concept had been a delivery-only restaurant in an app. Originally there had been a fixed price which included delivery and tip. Then an added delivery fee of $1.95 Venture-capital backed food delivery startup SpoonRocket has gone out of business.

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5 tips from speakers on getting past practice to great delivery

The Eloquent Woman

But for many speakers, moving from practice to a seemingly effortless delivery is the biggest leap of all. By the time the mike cut out, I was so enjoying my delivery that I didn’t let it faze me.

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Dog Fight in Meal-Delivery Niche - Blue Apron Lays Off about 6%

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Pizza was about the only edible which could arrive at your doorstep, hot and reasonably priced. Within 30 minutes. That was then. Currently, that niche has widened to include complete meals. And the activity within it has become a dogfight. Losing a lot of fur recently has been Blue Apron.

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Amazon + USPS = Sunday delivery for Prime Members in NY, LA

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  As TECH CRUNCH describes, Amazon and USPS have partnered for Sunday deliveries in New York and Los Angeles.  That guarantees two-day delivery.  A nice perk was that the delivery was made early in the day.

Humor Delivery Vehicles — Part 2

Humor Power

Humor Delivery Vehicles — Part 1 . Tags: Humor In Speaking comedy creative writing humor delivery vehicle top ten list A Top-Ten List is a great vehicle for creating and delivering humor. It’s a regular feature on the David Letterman show. The key isn’t TEN items. The key is that it is a LIST. Yours could be a Top Five List. In fact, you’re usually better served to make your list shorter. It’s better to be short and brilliant, than long and good.

“How can I improve my delivery skills?”

Joan Detz Speaker Services

The more interesting your research (examples, statistics, case histories, quotations, comparisons, news reports, etc), the more interesting your delivery will become. A skilled speechwriter wrote to say he’d like to improve his own speaking skills, and he asked for some suggestions. Look for opportunities to speak more often. Speaking is a skill (like tennis or golf). The more you do it, the better you will get. Improve the research you put into your presentation.

'Check against delivery'

Max Atkinson

I’ve seen plenty of speeches (and have even penned a few) that started with the instruction ‘Check against delivery’ in the first line, but had never bothered to do so in any detail. What's more, you can go beyond checking against the speaker's delivery and check against what anyone else might saying about a particular speech. You can read the whole speech HERE and check against delivery HERE. Tags: Miliband delivery Crawford

Bad presentations, good delivery? Or good presentations, bad delivery?

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

  So on that score, a good delivery of a bad message is worse than its opposite.    We are quick to see through slick ad copy, but slower to find the gems hidden in clumsy phrasing, awkward delivery, or poor production.  Which is worse, a well-written presentation badly delivered, or a badly written presentation delivered well?    The short answer is that they’re both bad. 

Humor Delivery Vehicles — Part 1

Humor Power

A great tool for creating and delivering humor is to use a delivery “vehicle.&# An example of a delivery vehicle is the Reverse-Question formula (giving the answer first and then giving the question). Your vehicle is something that gives a structure or a pattern to the humor. Or it gives you a reason or an excuse to deliver the lines. The vehicle gives a rhythm which helps the audience get the punchlines.

week 14: Stephanie considers her message delivery

The Eloquent Woman

This week, Stephanie used a great analogy--how you see your progress when you're trying to lose weight--to describe her reaction to her public-speaking progress in our Step Up Your Speaking program.

PowerPoint Tip: Solve your presentation delivery problems

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

In today’s newsletter, I want to share some of the delivery tips I most often use when answering questions from participants in my workshops. After you have planned your presentation and created persuasive visuals, you need to prepare to present your presentation. I’ll start with a good presenter evaluation feedback form I featured earlier this year from Jim Endicott of Distinction Services that you can find here.

Mr Miliband's style of delivery gets into the headlines

Max Atkinson

I''ve blogged before about politicians - including President Obama and Ed Miliband - using teleprompters, reading from scripts, speaking without scripts, pretending not to have a script, modelling management guru walkabouts, etc. In his leader''s speech yesterday, Mr Miliband excelled himself by forgetting some crucial lines from the script he had tried to remember.

Feedback--Part 4 of 4 Delivery

Speaking Of...

Others work on perfecting their delivery for many years. It's also tempting to be so overwhelmed with a speaker's style and delivery that we miss the substance (content) and the structure. When giving feedback to a speaker all three aspects --structure, content and delivery form the overall impression of the speech. Tags: speech delivery , presentation skillsHow you deliver the content of a speech or presentation is the other important facet of speaking.

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Great delivery isn’t a substitute for good content

Inter-Activ Presenting and Influencing

In it he argued that many speakers are lead to believe that “delivery is everything&# and he wanted to redress the balance by making sure that content and language were given at least equal billing. It fills you up at the time but after a few hours you can’t even remember eating it. The reason we put so much emphasis on the delivery side of things is because great content on its own is not enough either. Both are needed for effective and long lasting communication.

Women’s Voices in Business: Strategies for dealing with 3 common issues

Kate's Voice

communication vocal delivery vocal power delivery gender characteristics of speech International Women''s Day vocal impact women women''s voices This week, I attended a conference for women presented by one of my corporate clients.

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Recovering from a memory lapse during a presentation

Manner of Speaking

I like the tips, … Continue reading → Delivery memory lapse pause Presentation public speaking VismeThe people at Visme have designed a simple infographic with eight tips to recover from a memory lapse when delivering a presentation. They expand on these points in a blog post that you can read here.

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When Content and Delivery Don't Match: Speaking Lesson from the High Line

Green Room Speakers

From the Green Room: If you want your presentation to be both understood and remembered, make sure your delivery is in sync with your content In the Digital Empathy , an art installation by Julianne Swartz, on display at the High Line park in NYC, listeners hear loving messages in computer-generated voices. The effect is supposed to create a dissonance between the warmth of the content and the coldness of the speaker.

What happens when a speaker pauses for a few seconds?

Manner of Speaking

The audience does not think that you … Continue reading → Delivery Uncategorized pause pausing presentations public speakingFirst, let’s talk about what doesn’t happen. The audience does not think that you’ve forgotten something. The audience does not hear your heart beating. The audience does not think that you are stupid.

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Change your perspective

Manner of Speaking

Thus, … Continue reading → Delivery gestures Presentation public speaking stage movement Using the StageGood, better, best. Bad, worse, worst. One, two, three. Past, present, future. When we speak, we often find ourselves comparing things (e.g., different investment opportunities; different options for a business) or reviewing a timeline (e.g., stages of a project).

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Never wear a name tag when you speak

Manner of Speaking

It will usually be in a plastic envelope that you attach to your clothing with a pin, or … Continue reading → Delivery lanyard name tag Presentation public speakingIf you are invited to speak at a conference or other event, you will likely receive a name tag when you register.

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Don’t blow it with your audience

Manner of Speaking

Everything … Continue reading → Delivery audience Microphone presentations public speakingLast week I attended the graduation ceremony for the class of a business school where I teach. The graduates had taken their seats, the audience was settled in, the three-piece orchestra had just finished the last of its pieces.

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Why striving to be authentic can be a trap

Speaking about Presenting

DeliveryI suggested to Michaela that when she was delivering the most important parts of her presentation, she stand square to the audience. She pushed back on my suggestion, claiming that it wouldn’t be authentic. What she really meant is that it didn’t feel natural to her because she had never done it before. I agree with the concept of being authentic when you’re public speaking.

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A Guide to Mastering Overcoming Audience Resistance

Duarte Blog

Audience Delivery Message Presentations audience presentation ResistanceWhen you walk into a room as a presenter, it’s easy to feel as if you’re the central figure: You’re up front, and people came to hear you. In reality, though, you’re not the star of the show. The audience is.

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How to create a strong voice, Part 1: Resonate!

Kate's Voice

vocal delivery vocal health vocal power delivery mask resonance vocal impact Do you lose your voice at parties and conferences because you can’t be heard over the noise? Ever wondered how to create a voice that is strong- one that carries well over a distance? You’re not alone I love my blog. It connects me with people all over the world. Many write to me via [.].

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Make your next presentation your best yet

Manner of Speaking

The infographic captures some important principles from three experts in the field of … Continue reading → Delivery Design Slide Presentation Chris Anderson Guy Kawasaki Nancy Duarte PowerPoint Presentation public speaking TEDThe infographic in this post comes courtesy of the design agency Ghergich & Co. They developed it for Salesforce Canada and invited me to share it with you.

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How to be more expressive

Kate's Voice

Delivery engagement expression vocal varietySome people are just more expressive than others. When you listen to an expressive person, you hear lots of pitches and pace changes and even more pauses than someone who is not as expressive.

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Four Public Speaking Lessons – and a Drone!

Manner of Speaking

The first week was spent at IESE Business School where, once or twice a year, I join four others to teach public speaking and communication … Continue reading → Delivery Conor Neill Feedback Florian Mueck gestures IESE pause public speaking Tobias Rodrigues Tony AnagorI recently had the pleasure of spending 10 days in Barcelona for work and pleasure.

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Be prepared to cut your ending short

Manner of Speaking

Logistics … Continue reading → Delivery Jon Stewart public speaking Speech Stephen ColbertI have written in the past about managing your time when giving a speech or presentation. One of my tips in the link above related to being prepared to cut material if necessary: Have a plan to cut material.

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Create presentation handouts using Notes pages

PowerPoint Tips

Delivery handouts Notes pages PowerPoint PowerPoint tips presentation handoutsI recommend using the Tell ‘n’ Show SM method for your slides. That means putting a slide title on each slide that tells the point and adding an image, diagram, chart, etc. to show the point.