Wed.Apr 18, 2012

Using Humour When Speaking to a Foreign Audience

Manner of Speaking

My last post about delivering a speech or presentation via an interpreter has generated a lot of discussion. One of the tips that I mentioned in that post was the importance of using humour carefully when addressing an audience of non-native speakers.

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Make the product unique, not the packaging

Speak Schmeak

My hubby, a marketing manager and buyer for a specialty foods store, was visited by a vendor with a new product, a product that is similar to other products in its category, except for one thing: the size of the packaging, which is a good 1-2 inches taller than the other packaging in the category.

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Imagine There's No PowerPoint

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

Imagine there's no PowerPoint It's easy if you try No screens before us No piles of printed slides Imagine all the people focusing on you. Imagine there's no clip art It isn't hard to do Nothing clichéd or stupid No dumb cartoons Imagine all the people focusing on you You, you may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one I hope some day you'll join us And conferences will be more fun.

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New on Pinterest: Great quotes by eloquent women

The Eloquent Woman

If you're on Pinterest , you know how popular it is as a way to share inspiring or funny quotations. Now you can add quotes featured on The Eloquent Woman to the mix.

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Team Presentations - Are you on the same team?

Executive Speech Coach

Group Presentations Having more than one personpresenting together can be effective. Note the success of the old comedy teams,sports commentators, TV news teams and radio show co-hosts. The second personprovides colour, a different voice and a particular perspective.

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Public Speaking - Taping Down Cables

Great Public Speaking

[link] Tom Antion shows you how to run your event better. Taping down cables will keep everything organized and not cause any injuries

Make the product unique, not the packaging

Speak Schmeak

My hubby, a marketing manager and buyer for a specialty foods store, was visited by a vendor with a new product, a product that is similar to other products in its category, except for one thing: the size of the packaging, which is a good 1-2 inches taller than the other packaging in the category.

Memories of High School Self Consciousness & Dick Clark

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It was our sophomore year at Henry Snyder High School in Jersey City, New Jersey.    A classmate Sharon Cohon from our very own homeroom 217 was going to be on Dick Clark's "American Bandstand." 

Dick Clark Dies at 82

TJ Walker Interactive

One of the true giants of broadcasting and a staple of everyone’s New Year Eve TV watching, Dick Clark, has died at the age of 82. What is his legacy as a communicator and broadcaster? He spent parts of 7 different decades in front of the camera but you do not remember him broadcaster, actor, [.]. Analysis Video dick clark

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Barbie: A generation may never comb her blonde pony tail

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Mattel's competitors and critics (after all Barbie was the anti-feminism) licked their chops when the earnings report came out.    Barbie sales had fallen. 

Salespeople who practice sell more…

SpeakerSue Says...

I should be running right now. With the St. Judes 1/2 marathon just 10 days a way, I know that I need to get a last long run in by April 15. (I’m I’m writing this on the 14th.) It’s cold though (for Arizona), rainy (for Arizona) and really windy. I’ll wait until tomorrow… But I’ll do it. Because if I don’t, I know it will be that much more difficult to finish the race.

Journalists: Can mobile save your industry, jobs?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Hope can be a dangerous entity.    However, journalists might just hold on to it for a while longer.    Your industry and your jobs could be saved by mobile.    Actually mobile could return the newspaper to being a key institution in society.

If you write or give speeches about …

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Do you address any of these topics in your speeches? Engineering and health care … Engineering education … Engineering, energy and the environment … Engineering, the economy and society … National security … Public policy. If so, you’ll want to tap into reference sources at: www.nap.edu.

Lobbying: What Schumpeterians didn't expect

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The zen of professional life or the Schumpeterian approach is to anticipate that everything changes.    However, we in public affairs might have assumed that lobbying was a line of work where the players might shift but the industry would remain large and lucrative. We were wrong.