5 public speaking lessons from a Vitamix demo

Speak Schmeak

After the last one, which I didn't have time to watch, I called to find out when they would be in town again and made a point of showing up at Costco to watch the demo. But first, I wanted to see the demo. The demo was relevant and effective.

2011 204

5 public speaking lessons from a Vitamix demo

Speak Schmeak

After the last one, which I didn't have time to watch, I called to find out when they would be in town again and made a point of showing up at Costco to watch the demo. But first, I wanted to see the demo. The demo was relevant and effective.

2011 199

Thursday Ratings: Rachel Maddow Wins The Day Among All Cable News Shows In Demo

TJ Walker Interactive

Uncategorized Demo msnbc News Shows rachel maddow tatings tv wins

2012 56

Sanjay Gupta - Show, Don't Tell (Ebola Demo With Chocolate Sauce)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Here is the demo. To max the impact of the demo, Gupta uses chocolate sauce. The best among the pros will use imagination about how to configure the demo.  The oldest fundamental in communications is: Show, Don't Tell.

2014 56

The Power of Polished Technical Demos and Why I Love My Work

DeFinis Communications

AEs give demo presentations for a living and they have speaking and travel schedules to prove it. In the world of presentation skills the demo presentation stands alone. Tags: Presentation Skills Autodesk demo presentation presentation technical demos Last week I was in Charlotte, NC teaching a technical presentation skills program for one of my favorite clients, Autodesk. Autodesk, Inc.

2009 100

The Key Factor for Your Presentation’s Success

DeFinis Communications

Elegant Skills for Powerful Presentations Executive Speech Prep Northern California Public Speaker Public Speaking Speech technical demosWhen you’re preparing a presentation, who is the most important person you need to consider? The answer: Your audience.

2011 157

Want to Be a Better Public Speaker? Play with Your Kids

DeFinis Communications

Elegant Skills for Powerful Presentations Public Speaker Public Speaking technical demosMy husband and I celebrated our wedding anniversary in Hawaii last week and went to the beach every day.

2011 145

Need a Remote for Your Next PowerPoint Presentation? There’s an App for That

DeFinis Communications

I work with many people who give PowerPoint presentations. And no matter how experienced they are, invariably a few of them forget to bring (or don’t own) a remote control for advancing their PowerPoint slides.

Remote 130

Speaking With Conviction…Over the Phone

DeFinis Communications

Elegant Skills for Powerful Presentations Fear of public speaking inflection Northern California pitch presentation Public Speaker Public Speaking Slides speak with conviction speaking with conviction technical demos Telemarketers video Vocal Resonance voice

2011 145

PowerPoint Lessons at 30,000 Feet

DeFinis Communications

Elegant Skills for Powerful Presentations Executive Speech Prep Fear of public speaking less is best Line by Line Coaching Northern California PowerPoint Prepare presentation presentation preparation procrastination Public Speaker Public Speaking Speech technical demos

Three Influential First Ladies

DeFinis Communications

Elegant Skills for Powerful Presentations Executive Speech Prep Famous Speakers Fear of public speaking First Ladies Hillary Clinton Historical Speakers Influential First Ladies listener Michelle Obama Northern California Public Speaker Public Speaking Speech technical demos

2011 130

The Most Unusual (and Amazing) Speech Preparation Story I’ve Ever Heard

DeFinis Communications

Distinctive Language Examples of Powerful Speakers Language Perseverance Persistance Presentation Skills Presentation Tips Speaking Tips Speech Preparation Vocabulary passion influential women Prepare presentation presentation skills training for women Public Speaker Public Speaking Speech technical demos Vocal Resonance voice W4W Wednesday for WomenI just completed a week’s training with the faculty at the University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry.

Content Tips: How Much is Too Much?

DeFinis Communications

Tags: Technical Presentations content technical demos technical professionals

2010 118

Improve Your Presentation…One Bit at a Time

DeFinis Communications

I spent three days last week teaching our Technical Demo Presentation Skills program to a wonderful group of Application Engineers. In today’s world, touch points can include technical information, data, charts and graphs, pictures and images, demonstrations of concepts, or in the case of the technical demo, product functionality. Elegant Skills for Powerful Presentations Line by Line presentation stage fright Technical Demo

Learning About Webinars

Communication Steroids

It’s called My Brainshark and it allows you to narrate slide shows, make a narrated photo album, post a video demo and more.

10 Of The Best Tools For Hosting A Webinar

Presentation Guru

These may include: advertising online using pay-per-click ads, social media marketing, posting a YouTube video of screencasts, demos and events, or simply, conducting a webinar.…

2016 57

Does Your Preview Video Get You the Gig?

Speaker Launcher

Tags: Booking Speeches Speaker Marketing Speaker Demo video

2008 40

When Murphy Pays A Visit

Thoughts On Presenting And Design

demos. He may have ruined the demos, but the presenters (and their assistants) saved their presentations. The first incident was during Pasco’s demo of their Spark application, presented by Wayne Grant.

2009 130

Apple’s HTML5 Showcase

Thoughts On Presenting And Design

However, just from my testing, many of the demos do work in Chrome as well. If you must use Chrome, Click the "Learn More" link to access the demos. About the video demo: The HTML5 video tag allows you to integrate video within your website’s code. via apple.com.

Crushing the Platform… Rocking the Video with Robin Creasman

Speaker Launcher

In this episode of The Wealthy Speaker Podcast, I’m talking to Robin Creasman about crushing the platform and creating a killer demo video to get more speaking business. In this podcast, Robin and I discuss how crushing the platform and creating a killer demo video or sizzle reel are two very effective ways in which you can get more business as a speaker. You want more speaking gigs, but feel as though you’ve exhausted the possibilities in your niche.

Presentation Lessons from a Cooking Demonstration

Professionally Speaking...

Here are some ingredients we business presenters can adapt from a good cooking demonstration: Prepare Your Space Before the Presentation :: Well before visitors entered the room, the cooking demo host set out all her pans, foodstuffs and utensils.

2011 130

How do you organize and structure your presentation content?

PowerPoint Tips

For example, Olivia did a short demo presentation that recommended lending money to a person in a developing country with Kiva.org. In this demo, she answered the questions as follows: Why would you lend money to a person in a developing country? Olivia Mitchell recently presented in the Outstanding Presentations Workshop and recommended that everyone use a planner to organize content. You can get her e-book with the planner here.).

2010 120

Simon Morton speaks at the Outstanding Presentations Workshop

PowerPoint Tips

Two of the non-PowerPoint options Simon mentioned were doing a demo and writing on a flip chart. Simon Morton founded Eyeful Presentations , which offers presentation consultancy and design services for businesses of all sizes from offices in the UK, US and Holland.

2011 139

5 new webinars in June! Get high-value training in presentation skills

PowerPoint Tips

I’ve planned an exciting structure that will give you solid training, demos and makeovers, and plenty of time to ask questions and get answers.

2011 175

Karen Jacobsen: The GPS Girl

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Her speaker demo reel shows some of what we enjoyed: Directions for Speaker Success Following this showcase presentation, Karen shifted gears (so to speak) and shared her insights into success in the speaking business.

2015 179

9 tips to design presentations for webinars

PowerPoint Tips

Do a demo. I recently gave a presentation on this topic at the Presenters Network meeting in Manhattan and thought I’d share with you my points for designing presentations for webinars.

Design 173

When Visuals Are Just Pointless

Thoughts On Presenting And Design

One one projector, we had the slide deck and on the other, a demo. I’ve had to sit though some presentations recently where when it came to visuals, the presenters took cramming information in the audience’s face to a whole new level.

Visual 141

11 famous speeches by women in engineering & technology

The Eloquent Woman

Entrepreneur Cindy Wu used a 3-minute pitch at Y Combinator's Demo Days to net $1.2 Pioneer and engineer Grace Hopper, in later years, started giving demos anyone could understand about nanoseconds.

10 Ways a Contestant Can Add Value to their District

Speak and Deliver

Support Demo Meetings - your District is always trying to grow, and spread the goodness of Toastmasters to the world. Volunteer for a role - ANY ROLE - at a demo meeting.

2015 71

3 Steps to Build a Six-Figure Speaking Business

Succeed Speaking

How do you build a six-figure speaking business? There are several ways to go about it, but I’ll give you my favorite one: Step One: Find someone who’s already done it. Step Two: Adapt and model your strategy based on what they’ve done. Step Three: Execute the strategy.

2012 141

[Podcast] Accelerating Your Speaking Business with Kindra Hall

Speaker Launcher

21:46 Kindra discusses her most recent demo video. Kindra Hall has built her brand on storytelling. As a speaker and consultant (and soon-to-be author), Kindra has helped an impressive roster of corporate clients harness the power of storytelling to connect with their audiences.

2017 58

Can audience introductions work?

Speak Schmeak

The topic was connecting regional food buyers with sellers, and the speaker was unveiling and demoing a site that will facilitate this process. Here's an example of something that shouldn't have worked in an hour-long presentation, but it did.

"Exciting" - Let's Ban That Term In Public Speaking for 20 Years

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Speakers will be forced to demo the excitement versus simply putting the burden on that tired old word. No surprise, in her New School speech , Hillary Clinton described the sharing economy as "creating exciting opportunities" (emphasis mine.). Clinton has never been an exciting speaker. So, she defaulted into a term which hasn't transmitted any electricity for about a century. Actually, using it marks the speaker as likely having nothing exciting to say.

2015 43

slideboxx: Slide management software

PowerPoint Tips

You can watch a demo. slideboxx (by Zinali) helps you find slides from PowerPoint presentations using keyword search. Charles Wolfus of Zinali sent me a free copy (that’s my disclosure statement!) and I’ve been using it ever since. It runs with PowerPoint 2000 through 2007. slideboxx opens and works in your browser. It automatically indexes your presentations—which can take some time, depending on how many you have, and I probably have more than most people.

Charteo review – create custom slide decks

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

Charteo demo from Craig Strachan. Here is an interesting way to create your presentations. It’s an online tool called Charteo, which allows you to create a custom slide deck based on a selection of over 10000 online slides.

Can audience introductions work?

Speak Schmeak

The topic was connecting regional food buyers with sellers, and the speaker was unveiling and demoing a site that will facilitate this process. Here's an example of something that shouldn't have worked in an hour-long presentation, but it did.

Do you embed YouTube videos on your website? If so, you need this (in my opinion)

Succeed Speaking

For example, you would like your speaking demo video to stimulate speaking inquiries, right? You’ve got video on your website, right?

Observational Humor — Case Study #139

Humor Power

She mentioned a person’s demo video which opened with high-fiving the audience. I’m recording a demo reel for my CSP application. (I The laugh came after the demo-reel comment, which I added, but which was not on the script. Here are jokes used at an NSA Las Vegas chapter meeting. We’ll look at the set up. The then look at the jokes and examine why they were funny.

Humor & Marketing - Risky Business

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Do a demo at the senior citizen luncheon. "Nordstrom became the latest retailer to land in hot water with customers over a piece of clothing [Chai Maintenance Hanukkah sweater] intended to be humorous but instead offended some shoppers."

2015 56

The Amazing Ms. Holmes

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Yes, the demo was a scam. The amazing Elizabeth Holmes, founder of Theranos, has bought the company time. Theranos' general counsel, David Taylor, announced that the company settled the 2 lawsuits filed by hedge fund investor Partner Fund Management. The terms and conditions are confidential. Here are details from New York Magazine. Partner Fund Management contended Theranos represented its technology as capable of performing what it couldn't - at least not yet.

2017 40