Thu.Jul 05, 2012

3 Steps for Quick Speech Prep

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

How to prepare for that big presentation?    It’s at once an intellectual, emotional, and kinesthetic activity.  It   It has a lot of moving parts.  Here’s a quick program to carry out before each speech that will get you in peak form. The Intellectual.  Every   Every speech has an intellectual ‘spine’ – the basic ideas that you’ll discuss during the course of the speech.  You

July 12for12 Challenge: Get Creative With Your Voice

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!

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The Eloquent Woman in Toastmaster magazine

The Eloquent Woman

If you're a member of Toastmasters, you'll see my short article on using Twitter to enhance your speech on page 10 of the July 2012 issue of Toastmaster, the member magazine. Members are getting the magazine first in the mail, and you'll be able to find the digital edition here when it goes online.)

July 12for12 Challenge: Get Creative With Your Voice

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!

With Serious The New Black: No more wit from me, not until 2025

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It's high gravitas, even for toddlers as their tiger mothers oversee their learning Mandarin.    Yes, serious is the new black.    It took several pitches, with a little wit on the side, and several rejections for me to get it: There will be frivolity, anywhere. 

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Procter & Gamble: The quiet company which gave us brand management, the soaps

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Amidst the noisy leadership of the auto companies, high tech, and now social media, there has been the zen of Procter & Gamble management.    The leaders gave us brand management back in the 1930s and the soap operas during the beginnings of the golden age of television. 

Drudge Continues Right-Wing Distortion Of Obama’s Record On Israel

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Chris Christie: Living proof that differentiation is a must

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

There are those who still won't take the risk and use the resources to differentiate themselves from their competition.    Shame on them.    Over and over again Chris Christie has proved out the power of differentiation. 

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Billy Baldwin says Alec Baldwin May run for Mayor

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Barclays: Is "others were doing it" shrewd public relations?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

There's frequently a disconnect between what the law involves and what seems to be shrewd public relations.    The classic example has been hospitals making apologies to those who might sue.    In the case of actor James Wood and Kent Hospital that worked. 

Media Bias: Calling Obama PAC “Left Wing”

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International speeches?

Joan Detz Speaker Services

If you write speeches for audiences in other countries, consider this reference source: www.historyorb.com. It provides fast access to “on this date in history” references from countries throughout the world

I’m on the Wall Street Journal’s Daily Wrap today 6:15 and 8:15 PM EST discussing Presidential campaign DailyWrapWSJ.com

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The Business of Government Speechwriting

Joan Detz Speaker Services

“The Business of Government Speechwriting: How to Write Speeches that Create Value for Your Organization” . I delivered a session on this topic at NAGC’s 2012 Communications School (National Association of Government Communicators). Here’s a quick summary of my three key points: 1.

Are you afraid of people looking at you?

Inter-Activ Presenting and Influencing

Recently I have had a number of presentation coaching clients who have avoided making presentations because they suffered from an acute fear of being looked or judged. The technical name for the fear of people looking at you is Scopophobia and can be a very debilitating. Whilst some cases need specialist 1:1 therapy, many people find that simple [.]. Confidence Nerves Presentation Skills Public Speaking overcoming fear presenting Scopophobia tips

Afraid of people looking at you? – you may have scopophobia

Inter-Activ Presenting and Influencing

Recently I have had a number of clients who suffered from an acute fear of being looked at in a presentation. Scopophobia can be a very debilitating condition and, whilst some cases need 1:1 intervention, many people find the simple technique I will share in this post to be really helpful.

Are you using stories effectively?

Inter-Activ Presenting and Influencing

I have blogged before about the importance of stories in business presentations but I still find that many presenters don’t make enough use of them to engage their audience and make their messages more memorable. Here are some examples of where you can use stories. 1) Case studies These are a powerful and memorable way of bringing the benefits of your product or service to life for your audience. they also have the added benefit of harnessing the power of “social proof” to [.].