Mon.Mar 12, 2012

Question your thinking to communicate more clearly

PowerPoint Tips

When you create a presentation, you start with the content. But how do you know if your content is clear and logical? Here are some questions you can ask yourself.

The 2012 Ragan Speechwriters Conference

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

I’m off this week to the 2012 Ragan Speechwriters Conference in Washington DC. It’ll be my fourth conference and the second one at which I’ve presented. As in 2009, I’ll be podcasting interviews with attendees and presenters and grabbing some video with my Flip video camera to post to YouTube. It all fits with the [.]. Speechwriting Ragan Communications

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The introverted speaker at TED: Susan Cain

The Eloquent Woman

I've told you before about Susan Cain's book, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking, but last month, she took it one step further, giving a TED 2012 talk about introverts.

Controlling flashy graphics

The Presenter's Blog

I recently observed an exciting approach to presenting a boring subject. The type of subject that is entirely fact driven, very technical, and needs a lot of slides! This approach held an auditorium of 200 people in rapt attention for just under two hours. The entire presentation had been professionally animated! The basic animation scheme was simple.

Power Presentations Tip 58: So What?

Executive Speech Coach

So What? You probably didn't hear it but your audience is asking this question often during your presentation. So what? There it is again. Most of the time, it's silently echoing in their minds. If you don't answer this question you might lose them. And your presentation fails. This question is the silent killer of many presentations because it is seldom spoken yet often interrupting their thoughts.

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Great Article on Why Public Speaking Scares You by Susan Adams at

Speaking Freely

Public Speaking Presentations: What to Do If.

Great Public Speaking

YOU TRIP GOING TO THE LECTERN I also do magic tricks. It took years of finishing school to learn to do that. I had a good trip. See you next fall. I'm the only speaker who can fall UP a set of steps. Is there a doctor in the house? Say this in a playful manner so you don't alarm the audience.] All that money I spent at Arthur Murray's was a waste. Who planted the banana peel? I used to be too humble to stumble. Give me an inch and I'll take a fall.

Pet Grief: The quiet miracle of sympathy cards via U.S. Postal Service

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It's so old-fashioned: snail mail.    But it was exactly the right thing at the right time.    Almost every day after my 16. 5 year-old Havana Brown baby Carlotta passed over on February 20th, a sympathy card arrived via the U.S. Postal Service. 

3 Conversations You Must Have to Get Big-Fee Speaking Engagements

Pivotal Public Speaking

Many experts who want more big-fee speeches start off with all the right tools: great topics, fabulous speaking style, and a book with a lot of buzz. Unfortunately, many don’t get past the free-speech circuit. Their book and publicity get people to take their call, but their conversations cause them to lose the speaking engagement. Any expert who wants big speaking fees has to be adept at handling three conversations in the sales process.

LinkedIn - It knows plenty

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The sweet spot in LinkedIn is all the data it collects about us professionals, how it can collect that in real time, and how it can aggregate it so that even the White House is clamoring for it.    That's why investors are going for the stock even though the P/E ratio is bizarre.