Mon.Feb 27, 2012 Episode 2: Avoid Clichés

Duarte Blog

Bob and Finn are back for the latest episode: Avoid Clichés. If you like what you see, please share with your friends, and be sure to leave a note in the comments. You just might hear back from Bob or Finn in person!

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New book on introverts advises finding your public-speaking "sweet spot"

The Eloquent Woman

Call it a quiet but powerful statement: The most-wished-for book on right now is a book about introverts, and public speaking plays a big role in the book's effort to describe introverts' strengths.

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Being Open Is Risky Business - But the Alternative Is Riskier

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

When you stand up to speak in front of others, you're risking a great deal.    You can fail to engage the crowd, you can make a fool of yourself, you can attempt too little or too much and miss the mark.    And while the risk is almost always greater in your own mind that it is in reality, it is a real risk nonetheless. Knowledge of that risk is what causes people to play it safe when they’re preparing their presentations. 

News broadcast of a speech read out in full for 3 minutes: too much & too inauthentic?

Max Atkinson

Something very unusual happened today.

Speaking Lesson from Meryl Streep: Take a Breath

Green Room Speakers

So often Oscars acceptance speeches are a torrent of thank you's - the speaker tries to get everything in before the music cuts in. While understandable at the Oscars, this is a mistake speakers often make. We try to fill up the space with as many words as possible - and leave no room for what is one of the speaker's most powerful tools - silence. What made Meryl Streep's acceptance speech so refreshing - and so elegant - was her pacing. She breathed. She spoke slowly.

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Public Speaking Presentation Graphics

Great Public Speaking

[link] Do you think your presentation graphics will make up for your poor performance? Better think again. Over 450 public and professional speaking videos

The Power of Words

Pivotal Public Speaking

Did you see this when it went viral on Facebook? It really is a powerful reminder that every word we use has an impact – in our sales presentations, our speeches, whatever their desired outcomes and our marketing – not to mention any communication that we use.

Alum success: getting bylines to boost your career

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Speechwriting is largely an anonymous business. To counter the anonymity, I encourage attendees in my speechwriting seminars to look for freelance writing opportunities … op-eds, magazine articles, books, online essays, a whole range of options. Congratulations to Robert Lerose, who wrote a short piece for “Scouting” magazine. He focused on the oral histories of veterans, a project undertaken by the Library of Congress.

Bailout Binging Bainster TV Ad

TJ Walker Interactive

Mitt Romney opposed bailing out Detroit but accepted a $10 million bailout from the FDIC when Bain wouldn’t pay back its loans. Is Mitt Romney the new face of the “Welfare Queen” Ronald Reagan warned us about more than three decades ago? Communications americanlp bain capital Mitt Romney

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Warren Buffett Rule of Rhetoric: Balance between elite & street

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"A few years back, I spent about $2 billion buying several bond issues of Energy Future Holdings, an electric utility operation serving portions of Texas.    That was a mistake - a big mistake."  "  - Warren Buffett, Annual Letter to Shareholders of Berkshire Hathaway for 2011 corporate performance.