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.

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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.

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Famous Speech Friday: Julia Child's "The French Chef" cooking demos

The Eloquent Woman

Her lectern was a kitchen island, and, as you can see in the photo at right, she had a television crew at her feet while she spoke. Because it was a public television show on a tight budget, she was encouraged to start talking and not to stop, if at all possible, to avoid racking up overtime charges.

Create a quiz in PowerPoint:demo of Technique #7 from my e-book

PowerPoint Tips

Learn more about 101 Advanced Techniques Every PowerPoint User Should Know.

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.

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.…

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PowerPoint Lessons at 30,000 Feet

DeFinis Communications

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

TJ Walker Interactive

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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.

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

DeFinis Communications

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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.

Content Tips: How Much is Too Much?

DeFinis Communications

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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.

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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.

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.

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Charli Jane Speaker Services - producing a demo video


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.

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.

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.

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No projector? No problem. Use QR codes + SlideShare to share your slides

The Eloquent Woman

Here's a useful and easy social-media option speakers can use to put their slides into the hands of the audience right away--even if there's no projector or the projector's not working.

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.

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Never leave the playground: The key to a long, happy life

Presentation Zen

Below is a good, simple demo that introduces Stephen Jepson the public speaker and his key message. "We don’t stop playing because we grow old," George Bernard Shaw said. "We We grow old because we stop playing."

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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.

Make the product unique, not the packaging

Speak Schmeak

9 things you can learn from a home shopping show Some tips from a tip jar 5 public speaking lessons from a Vitamix demo How is a speaker like a cinnamon roll cake?

Steve Jobs: The Great Presenter

Duarte Blog

Instead of doing a boring iPhone demo, he listened to a visual voice mail from Al Gore and called Starbucks and ordered 4,000 lattes (one latte for everyone in the audience). Many refer to Steve Jobs and the Great Inventor, but to me, he will always be the Great Presenter.

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When you have to submit slides early.

Speak Schmeak

Of course you can add content to your presentation, which you then deliver verbally and with handouts or additional visuals, demos or props. Many of us speak for events where we are required to turn in our PowerPoint slides ridiculously early. What do I mean by ridiculously early?

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.).

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

DeFinis Communications

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Add pop-up text to explain a slide

PowerPoint Tips

Watch the demo! Sometimes you need to explain a specific area of a chart or diagram. This is hard to do either by just talking about it or adding text, because neither points to the specific area you are referencing. One choice many presenters make is to use a laser pointer.

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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

Miliband's naïvity of youth strikes again?

Max Atkinson

Watching this clip from his speech at yesterday's anti-cuts demonstration, I was reminded again of the naïvity of youth - and more than a little flabbergasted to hear him equating the demo with some rather more important movements from the past.

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Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Distressed Barnes & Noble has appointed Demos Parneros as chief executive officers. That's the 5th one of those in 4 years, notes The Wall Street Journal. It's not that brick and mortar bookstores can't survive in the second decade of the 21st century.

Master the Camera to Expand Your Exposure

Pivotal Public Speaking

Your speaking, training and consulting career can be helped or hindered by how you come across on camera, whether it’s a media interview, your demo DVD or a YouTube segment. with Shawne Duperon. Video media exposure can expand your visibility exponentially to potential customers and powerfully cement your credibility — when you use it well! If not, it can actually hurt your brand. Using on-camera strategies and tactics, Shawne shares all the inside secrets to become exquisite on camera.

Using video in a presentation: 7 steps to success

Max Atkinson

So, whilst I still think it's important to show that the same techniques work in the same way irrespective of the party represented by a speaker, I've found it necessary to exclude certain speakers from my demo tapes over the years.

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7 famous speeches from women with vocal verve in The Eloquent Woman Index

The Eloquent Woman

Listen to any of Julia Child''s cooking demos , and you''ll know exactly what it means to have a musical voice. Some speeches just seem to sing. The sounds of words and the sounds of silences carry as much content as the words themselves.

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How to promote deep processing and transform attitudes

PowerPoint Tips

A demo with a physical object is excellent where appropriate. I’m glancing through a textbook called Engaging Ideas: The Professor’s Guide to Integrating Writing, Critical Thinking, and Active Learning in the Classroom by John C.

Skype Training Services with TJ Walker, Media Training Worldwide

TJ Walker Interactive

If’ you’d like a free demo, please call me to set on up. Skype Training Services with TJ Walker, Media Training Worldwide. The training I am now doing with clients through skype is really taking off. Below are the specifics. TJ 212.764.4955 (If you can think of other applications for Video training through Skype, please let me know). Skype Training Services include the following. Face to Face training/consultation with TJ Walker via Skype video.

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.

Famous Speech Friday: Cindy Wu's Pitch at Y Combinator

The Eloquent Woman

The student-turned-innovator made people sit up and take lots of notice after her short pitch at Y Combinator's 2013 "Demo Day" brought in--yes--$1.2 Any headline you've read about Cindy Wu probably contains these stats: three minutes, $1.2 million.

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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.