August, 2017

3 techniques to copy formatting in PowerPoint

PowerPoint Tips

You can spend a lot of time formatting a shape or some text in PowerPoint and you certainly don’t want to have to repeat that process if it isn’t necessary. The good news is that PowerPoint has several techniques to copy formatting and animation.

Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 258) – Sophocles

Manner of Speaking

“Much speech is one thing, well-timed speech is another.” — Sophocles Photo courtesy of shakko. Quotes for Public Speakers public speaking public speaking quotes quotes Sophocles

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Can Exercise Make You a Better Public Speaker?

DeFinis Communications

Most people know that exercise is good for you, both physically and mentally. Physical activity can be a great stress reliever too. However, when it comes to bulking up the brain, not all exercise is created equal.

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The Secret Weapon of the Most Successful Speakers

Presentation Guru

Imagine that you’ve been engaged to coach a senior speaker for an upcoming keynote presentation. You get up in the morning, put on your second best suit, polish your shoes and get on the train or plane to travel to your client’s place of work.…

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Big Meeting Coming Up? Close the Slideshow; Pick Up the SlideDocs

Duarte Blog

Presentations have long been a staple in meetings. And, like everything popular, they’re also getting some backlash. Does a presentation actually make a meeting better, or can it make the meeting experience worse?

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Media interviews: another phrase to avoid

Joan Detz Speaker Services

I heard this on a media interview a few days ago: “You don’t look seventy.” ” Some thoughts: What does seventy look like? Who knows?] Will the phrase create value for the audience? [No] No] Does this line rank as a key message?

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So You Want to be a Presentation Designer?

Presentation Guru

What’s Your Goal? When I was pregnant with my first daughter, I had the idea of creating a little business sideline that would bring in some extra cash and afford us some nice holidays overseas.

Master the Struggle of Working with Executives on Presentations

Duarte Blog

Executives are b-u-s-y and working with executives on presentations is not e-a-s-y. Their calendar is often fractured into a million pieces, so they have only shards of time to think about their next talk.

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Famous Speech Friday: Sally Yates on your moral compass

The Eloquent Woman

Fired from her transitional post as Acting U.S. Attorney General by the White House after she refused to defend or enforce President Donald Trump's travel ban on Muslims coming into the United States, Sally Yates went from relatively unknown to famous in a short span.

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[Podcast] The Journey to A Million Dollar Speaking Business with Ryan Estis (Part 1)

Speaker Launcher

Do you wonder what the journey to a million dollar speaking business looks like and what it takes to achieve? In this week’s podcast, we are joined by professional speaker Ryan Estis, who does about 80 live events per year and has a $1M as a speaking business, to learn just that! In 2009, Ryan […]. The post [Podcast] The Journey to A Million Dollar Speaking Business with Ryan Estis (Part 1) appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

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David Blaine and the magic of a preposition

Manner of Speaking

David Blaine is my favourite magician. I first saw him on television years ago doing tricks for people on the street. Since then, Blaine’s career has morphed into performing such death-defying feats as shooting himself in the mouth or holding … Continue reading → Audience audience David Blaine magic public speaking Tim Ferriss

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Media training: Words to avoid

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Avoid repeating the host’s name. You can say, “Thank you Jake” once – but that’s about it. Jake is not your audience. Jake’s audience is your audience. Every time you interject the host’s name, you’re weakening your connection with the real audience. Make every second count. Sell your key messages and don’t waste a syllable. Focus […]. Audio Visual, PowerPoint & Podcasts Media training Speaker coaching

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6 Common Pitch Deck Mistakes You Need to Avoid

Presentation Guru

So, you have a great idea for a business. Maybe it’s something that will revolutionise the industry you’re targeting, or something that will change the lives of consumers forever. Or maybe it’s something simpler.

The Secret to Writing a Call to Action in A Persuasive Speech

Duarte Blog

A well constructed and delivered presentation changes minds and ignites action.

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28 famous speeches by women in the United Kingdom

The Eloquent Woman

One impetus for this blog has been the many lists of famous speeches which list few or no women speakers--including a top 100 list of 20th century speeches published by The Guardian.

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Charlottesville - Theatre of Boston Tea Party

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The violence at Charlottesville resonates. Three days afterward it is still a front-page story in the media. And, it can be the game-changer America needs in blowing up the hate memes.

Moving Beyond Time Management to Life by Design

Speaker Launcher

Are you running your business or is your business running you? If you are anything like me, you value freedom. Freedom to choose how you want to spend your time. Freedom to spend that time with the people you love, doing things that make you happy. Of course, there are times in our business where […]. The post Moving Beyond Time Management to Life by Design appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

Public Speaking Tips to Accelerate the Growth of Your Business

SketchBubble

When you are invited to be a keynote speaker or participate in a public forum, as full as your schedule may be, you want to say yes because of the opportunity it presents to promote your business. Then you sit down to write your remarks and you find yourself stopped cold. How do you speak […].

Rethinking Title Slides

Presentation Guru

The title slide is prime presentation real estate. You can either choose to invest in it or miss a great opportunity to grab you audience’s attention from the start.

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How to Have Better Conversations

Executive Speech Coach

In this 11 minute video from a TEDX talk, radio show host, Celeste Hendlee offers ten powerful points to help you become more productive in conversations. Imagine how this skill can make you shine in business and personal relationships.

The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

The Eloquent Woman

I read a lot about women and public speaking, and post my finds first on The Eloquent Woman on Facebook. But I always collect them here for you on Mondays as well.

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BigPR in U.S. - Will Mueller Investigation Throw Shade, What PR Firms Must Do

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It isn't just the Mad Men industry-advertising-which is under attack. As many know, WPP's financials are down. Clients and prospects complain about everything from disappointing outcomes to an overly complex user experience. 

[Podcast] The Journey to A Million Dollar Speaking Business with Ryan Estis (Part 2)

Speaker Launcher

Today we are continuing our conversation with Ryan Estis about his journey to a million dollar speaking business. If you didn’t catch Part I of this podcast…stop right now and click here to listen before you go any further. While this podcast is jam packed with more valuable information, we just don’t want you to miss […]. The post [Podcast] The Journey to A Million Dollar Speaking Business with Ryan Estis (Part 2) appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

Enter Natl Assn of Govt Communicators Awards Program

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Free Webinar: Wednesday, August 16, 2017, 1-2 p.m. Eastern You’re doing terrific work this year, and one of the top awards in government communications would look beautiful on your desk. We want to help you compete for a NAGC Blue Pencil & Gold Screen Award. Find out more at our complimentary August edition of Webinar Wednesday. We’ll hear […]. Career info News, events, and awards Professional organizations

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Pixar is now Teaching the Art of Storytelling

Presentation Guru

The power of story is the ability to connect with people on an emotional level.

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Schrodenger’s Restaurant

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

Isn’t it interesting that as soon as you find a quiet, out of the way restaurant, everybody starts going there. You know what I mean, the sort of place that is reasonably priced, serves really fine food, and has a fine ambience. Then everybody hears about this place, and before you know it you have to book weeks in advance. And then when you finally manage to visit the restaurant, its full, noisy and impersonal. Everything that you liked about it has gone.

Famous Speech Friday: Elizabeth I's 1563 speech on her singlehood

The Eloquent Woman

It wasn't enough that she was the queen, the ruler of the British Empire. Parliament wanted Elizabeth I to marry and produce an heir. In 1563, five years into her eventual 45-year reign, the House of Lords presented her with a petition asking her to do just that.

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Margaret Mead Created Her Fame By Writing for General Public, Not Scholars

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Those were the days of rigid boundaries. It was the late 1920s. Either you were pursuing scholarship in academia or you were one of those writers for the masses. Anthropologist Margaret Mead blurred those boundaries. Back then, that wasn't done.

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The Fastest Path to Growing Your Speaking Business: Being Epic on the Platform

Speaker Launcher

You have all heard me talking about some of my fastest growth clients before. Ryan Estis moved past the million dollar milestone in about four years. Kindra Hall is in year three and well on her way. “And what do these two have that is so special,” you might ask? They have the platform. And […]. The post The Fastest Path to Growing Your Speaking Business: Being Epic on the Platform appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

How to speak when you’re put on the spot

Kate's Voice

We’ve discussed the necessity to practice to be a better communicator, but many of you have told me that you love speaking extemporaneously; to your mind that means you would be better off not practicing. Practicing may take the joy out of something that you really like to do, to shape ideas as they come […]. Content Delivery Public Speaking acting technique improv practicing

Will the Power of PowerPoint Lie in its New 3D Tool?

Presentation Guru

The boundaries of what and how you can present with PowerPoint are being pushed ever further. In an earlier post we discussed five things you didn’t know PowerPoint could do, including 3D models. In this post, Emma Bannister test drives the feature and gives us her verdict.

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4 tips on PowerPoint

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

Use PowerPoint to enhance your presentations, not as a substitute for poor presentations. Create your content first, and then create the visuals. Creating slides is far more fun that creating good content; don’t fall into the trap of creating great slides that support a weak message. Budget your time. Allocate a set amount of time to create the slides, and budget that across all the slides you need.

When the male moderator won't let the lone woman panelist speak

The Eloquent Woman

It's what women speakers dread about panels with just one woman on them: What happens if the guys overtalk you and the moderator ignores you? Or worse, starts mansplaining your answers so you can't get a word in edgewise.

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Teneo Representing Travis Kalanick in Reputation Restoration - Plot Thickens as Benchmark Capital Sues Kalanick

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Recently, Benchmark Capital had gone on record, indicating that the Uber search was seeking a new chief executive officer (CEO). That was code for: We are not letting former CEO Travis Kalanick pull off a Steve Jobs, that is parachute back in.