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Famous vs Great

Speaking Freely

Martin Luther King Jr. was quoted as saying, “Not everyone can be famous, but everyone can be great because greatness is determined by service.” Does it seem to you that many of us in America are struggling with a misplaced desire to be famous? Do you harbor a secret wish to have your name [.]. Authenticity public speaking self-expression Uncategorized being with audiences Public Speaking Course

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Does your audience feel welcome?

Speak Schmeak

On Friday I had an appointment with a new client. It was a long drive to get there, and a long drive to get back, especially on the Friday of a holiday weekend. I was probably in the car a total of seven hours.

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Comfort zones for the nervous speaker: 5 places to go

The Eloquent Woman

Do you get that "nowhere to run, nowhere to hide" feeling before you start a speech or presentation? If you're stressed or nervous about that speaking gig, you might want to factor in your speaker personality type, since the introverts among us, especially, will need to be by themselves before and after a speech or presentation. But any speaker who's nervous about speaking might need to find a comfort zone right on the spot at the meeting venue.

Storytelling-II. 5 Ideas. 5 Blogs. 5 Days.

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

This is the second blog in a series about storytelling – 5 in 5 days.    Everyone seems to get it that storytelling is important, because we’re awash in data and information and can’t remember it all.    But we do remember stories.    That’s because they are how our brains work.    For example, they are why we all feel that it’s safer to drive than fly, even though the statistics prove the opposite. 

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Does your audience feel welcome?

Speak Schmeak

On Friday I had an appointment with a new client. It was a long drive to get there, and a long drive to get back, especially on the Friday of a holiday weekend. I was probably in the car a total of seven hours.

How do you know if your presentations are any good?

Inter-Activ Presenting and Influencing

Like you, I have sat through thousands of presentations and the majority have been mediocre at best. Reflecting on this the other day I started to wonder how much of our own time, and that of our staff , businesses were wasting due to poor presentations? How often do we assume that our staff or clients understand and are able to act on information just because it has been “presented” to them? Presentations should have a clear purpose and [.]

Kellogg Breaks out of Boy Scout Branding

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Kellogg, started by a wholesome health activist, has broken with that.    At least a lot of it.    In purchasing Pringles, which comes in versions with extra salt, it is veering away from its Boy Scout branding and hawking a snack like Pringles just for the taste of it. 

101 Ways to Captivate a Business Audience

Pivotal Public Speaking

There’s nothing worse than sitting in the audience while an inept speaker stumbles through an ill-conceived business presentation– unless, of course, you’re the one floundering in the spotlight.

Joke Contest — Being Single

Humor Power

It’s time for the results of our February Joke Contest — Being Single. . New Joke Contests are announced on the first of the month (alternating months). New Cartoon Caption Contests are announced on the first of the month (alternating months). The next caption contest is March 1, 2012. Here are this month’s top lines: ** FIRST PLACE **. Being single is like garbage.

Jeremy Lin Winning Beyond The Box Score: Mike Bako on America Radio News Network

TJ Walker Interactive

This is one of the great storylines the NBA has ever seen. The guy is exceeding the freight train of hype surrounding him, as he led the Knicks with 28 points and 14 assists Sunday in a comeback win over the Dallas Mavericks. Mike Bako offers his analysis on America’s News Radio Network. Analysis Audio Media Press Room jeremy lin mike bako new york knicks

Komen’s Reversal Of Fortune Goes Beyond Reputation Damage: Inside Communications Radio With Mike Bako

TJ Walker Interactive

Kamer, Principal, Kamer Consulting Group recently called into Inside Communications Radio with host Mike Bako to discuss crisis communications and his enlightening article on Bulldog Reporter entitled: “Komen’s Reversal of Fortune Goes Beyond Reputation Damage.” ” Kamer discusses the fallout from the Susan G. Komen controversy as well as other companies in need of major [.].