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.

Rethinking Title Slides

Manner of Speaking

I am one of the co-founders of Presentation Guru, a digital magazine for public speaking professionals. This post is part of a series designed to share the great content on Presentation Guru with the Manner of Speaking community. ——— Have you ever sat in the audience, … Continue reading → Presentation Guru Slide Presentation PowerPoint Presentation public speaking title slides

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Evaluating an Enterprise-Grade Direct Sourcing Solution

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Five benefits your organization can gain from implementing an enterprise-grade direct sourcing solution

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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.

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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

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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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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.

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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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Public Speaking Tips to Accelerate the Growth of Your Business


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 […].

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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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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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6 public speaking tips for your next protest rally speech

The Eloquent Woman

With protests rising in number worldwide, public speakers need to dust off--or just learn for the first time--the skill of addressing a public protest rally. It's a particular form of public speech, and one we are apparently rusty at doing, based on some of the recent rallies I've seen.

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Drudge Report Highlights Mark Zuckerberg's Moves Toward Entering Politics - Economic Man Becomes Overshadowed by Man The Political Animal

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Drudge Report has devoted its prized left hand column over to detailing Mark Zuckerberg's activities which look, talk, walk and smell like he is considering entering politics.

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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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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.

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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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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Why my favorite conference won't let speakers sit down

The Eloquent Woman

The UK Speechwriters' Guild and European Speechwriter Network conference is my favorite for many reasons, but particularly this one: They don't let the speakers sit when delivering their remarks. Here's how organizer Brian Jenner explains the policy : We don’t let speakers sit down.

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He was hired at 63 and fired at 64. Yep, that could still be age discrimination.

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

A lesson on why it’s so important to tell it like it is when firing someone. “It’s not working out.” ” The plaintiff in McMullin v. Evangelical Services for the Aging (opinion here ) began his job as CFO in March 2014. He was 63.

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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.

Growing Pains: How Hard is Letting Go?

Speaker Launcher

In a few weeks our next 12-week business accelerator online course will be starting. It is a program where we deliver learning modules and meet bi-weekly with the students in the course. For this course, I will be practicing the art of letting go as I am handing a lot of the duties over to […]. The post Growing Pains: How Hard is Letting Go? appeared first on Jane Atkinson. Most Recent Post Speaking Business Strategy growing your speaker business by letting go letting go outsourcing

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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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Famous Speech Friday: Olivia Gatwood's "Ode to My B h Face"

The Eloquent Woman

If you've read Let's take the 'b h' out of 'resting b h face:' About not smiling , you know that I see "resting face" as a normal quality of men and women. But that's the research side. Spoken-word performer and poet Olivia Gatwood tackled the shame side by writing an "Ode to My B h Face."

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Et Tu, Newt - Drudge Report Headlines with Newt Gingrich Attack on Donald Trump in Conservative Daily Caller

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In one headline, the influential Drudge Report manages a two-fisted punch to the Trump presidential brand. The Drudge Report headline links to the conservative  Daily Caller ,  founded by now-Fox News on-air personality Tucker Carlson.

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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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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.

My return to public speaking blogging: many more presentations skills tips to follow.!

Nick R Thomas - A Public Speaker's Blog

It's back: the blog with free advice and observations from the author's decades of public speaking, comedy speechwriting and presentation skills training. Ladies and gentlemen, honoured guests - I'm back! This public speaking blog, which was started exactly ten years ago today, has not been updated for a very long time and for a number of reasons. Firstly, in 2013 I became more involved in scriptwriting than I had been for quite some time.

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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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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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Public Relations Industry in U.S. - Slowing Growth

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

While other kinds of professional services, such as law, were struggling during and after the financial crash, the public relations industry was growing.    That was then. Now, studies have found that the rate of growth for public relations firms in the U.S. has been declining.

10 Tips on How to Make Slides that Communicate Your Idea

Presentation Guru

Is there a tendency to overplay the TED card? Everyone, it seems, is now urged to ‘Talk Like TED’ or even ‘Present Like a TED Pro’, but not everyone is actually going to be giving a TED talk.

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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.

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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