Mon.Mar 05, 2012

7 Tips to Ensure You’re Understood when Speaking to a Foreign Audience

Speaking about Presenting

This is a guest post by Leon Potgieter. Americans who travel abroad for the first time are often shocked to discover that, despite all the progress that has been made in the last 30 years, many foreign people still speak in foreign languages.” – Dave Barry.

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TED Talks, #illustraTED

Duarte Blog

It’s no secret that Duarte has a big crush on TED. As presentation people, and lovers of all things story, TED is the man of our dreams. This year, we declared our love by hosting #illustraTED, a tweet-stravaganza dedicated sharing content inspired by #TED talks.

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12for12 March Challenge: Speak up

Speak Schmeak

Have you joined my 12 Speaking Challenges for 2012 program yet? Build your "confidence muscles" with monthly challenges designed to help you get out of your comfort zone and build confidence in a variety of settings that will prepare you for your upcoming speaking engagements! Each month, there will be several levels to the challenge, so you can tailor the challenge to your own level of comfort. But remember, this is all about getting out of your comfort zone.

From the vault: When the last-minute speaker needs to wing it

The Eloquent Woman

(Editor's note: This post from 2009 recounts a speech that still has audience members coming up to me, years later, to say how much they enjoyed it. I haven't changed much, but fortunately, the procedure described here is no longer so widely recommended.)

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Terry Canfield's Testimonial for the "Ultimate Guide To Professional Speaking"

Great Public Speaking

[link] Terry Canfield explains how Tom Antion's Ultimate Guide has helped him

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12for12 March Challenge: Speak up

Speak Schmeak

Have you joined my 12 Speaking Challenges for 2012 program yet? Build your "confidence muscles" with monthly challenges designed to help you get out of your comfort zone and build confidence in a variety of settings that will prepare you for your upcoming speaking engagements!

Using Humor in Your Presentation? Here’s a Checklist for Success

DeFinis Communications

For the last six months I’ve been working with an accountant in our Executive Immersion program. As his coach, I’ve helped him polish his presentation skills, strengthen his image, project personal presence and build self-confidence. Most recently I helped him prepare for an internal presentation he was giving to five hundred division managers. Today I received his email report card. “My My presentation was a success,” he wrote. “I I received countless compliments.

The Freelancing Life: Profiled on MASHABLE

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

This is one situation in which there is no generational divide: freelancing.    Silent, Baby Boomer, X, and Y - we're all independent contractors, reports Lauren Hockenson on MASHABLE. 

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Sweep clean

Pivotal Public Speaking

“If each of us sweeps in front of our own steps, the whole world would be clean.” ” – Goethe. quotations inspiration

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Robert Scoble: What he's up to

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Microsoft's First Blogger and co-author of "Naked Conversations," Robert Scoble got a whole generation blogging.    Since he left that job at Microsoft, where he often created 40 posts daily on his blog, he's remained a force in social media.

Freelance speechwriting fees

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Ask prospective clients about their budget for freelance speechwriting assignments. But be prepared: You won’t always get solid answers. One freelance speechwriter told me about a recent meeting with a prospective client who couldn’t (or wouldn’t) say how much the organization wanted to pay for freelance speeches. The freelancer was afraid to make a quote - would his quote be too low, too high?

Mitt Romney Has a 2 in 3 Chance of beating Obama and has already won the GOP Nomination

TJ Walker Interactive

Yes, Mitt Romney is a terrible political candidate. Sure, Santorum could embarrass Romney in Ohio. Gingrich could raise questions by winning Georgia. And Paul could upset Romney in some small caucus state. And of course, Romney will continue to stick his foot in his mouth and say things to remind everyone he is an out [.]. CEOs/Financial americanlp Mitt Romney obama