Tue.May 08, 2012

You only need one successful presentation

Speak Schmeak

Many of my clients come to me with doubts about their speaking abilities and lack of confidence in their possibilities for improvement.

Presenting with an iPad

The Presenter's Blog

You no longer take your laptop to a picnic if you want to play music; you take your MP3 player instead. The same thing is happening to how we deliver presentations, with tablets and even phones becoming potential delivery devices for mobile presenters. Light and easy for carrying around.

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Relevant Resources: To conquor your creative block

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

I help edit SPEAKER Magazine for the National Speakers Association (NSA). Each month I curate the Relevant Resources column – a list of time-saving tools and technologies. The May 2012 edition suggests resources to stimulate your creative juices. Creativity and fresh ideas are essential to the success of any professional speaker, and even naturally creative [.].

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You only need one successful presentation

Speak Schmeak

Many of my clients come to me with doubts about their speaking abilities and lack of confidence in their possibilities for improvement.

The Conquest of Kong (short story from Rebel in the Back Seat)

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

The Conquest of Kong: By Paul Lima. It was on the congested fair grounds of the Canadian National Exhibition that Father conquered the world-famous ape. The huge, stuffed, glassy-eyed creature, wearing a New York Yankee baseball cap, glared down at the midway masses from his perch in the Strike Out tent.

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Why your email fails to get results – and what to do about it

SpeakerSue Says...

The prospect was in a “time crunch,” she said, and didn’t appreciate being “threatened” by the email. That is how I landed a new client! Here is the email my new client sent to her prospect that caused the above reaction: Good Morning Sophie, This is just a friendly reminder that the rooming list for the ABC room block at the *Hotel* is due to me by 4:00PM today, April 2nd, 2012.

Relaunching the coalition and the cost of Etonian English?

Max Atkinson

About a month ago, I blogged about a speech by the leader of the Labour Party in which Ed Miliband used quite a lot of verbless sentences ( HERE ). Today, I'm grateful to Stefan Stern for alerting me via Twitter (@stefanstern) to an article by David Cameron in today's Daily Telegraph, presumably written as part of the coalition's 'relaunch' after Tory and LibDem losses in the recent local elections.

Writers’ League of Texas

Joan Detz Speaker Services

. Sheila Allee, who attended one of my speechwriting seminars this year, is now the interim executive director of the Writers’ League of Texas, a nonprofit that seeks to elevate the art and enterprise of writing. Sheila’s main responsibilities are fundraising and gearing up for the organization’s big event of the year — the annual Agents and Editors Conference June 22-24 in Austin.

Observational Humor — Case Study #81

Humor Power

I attended an excellent humor workshop presented by Dawn Elizabeth. She was fine-tuning her workshop which was to be presented at the upcoming District 33 Conference. Before the workshop started, Dawn asked me if I would present some Observational Humor halfway though the meeting, to demonstrate how to create fresh humor making funny connections. . THE SET-UP (What was said and what happened during the workshop before the monologue was delivered.).