March, 2017

Two-time Academy Award winner needs an acting coach?

Speak Schmeak

Billboard Daily Blog Are you a fan of "Grace and Frankie," the hot Netflix series starring Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin? My husband and I arrived late to the party, but are now all caught up and attempting to savor season 3 instead of bingeing, like some of my friends have done.

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Working with multi-speaker presentations

PowerPoint Tips

I just finished work for a client on a multi-presenter presentation. It was a presentation that will be given to nurses at a nursing school and I thought I’d share my experiences with you.

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Trending Sources

When is your next public speaking engagement?

Manner of Speaking

It doesn’t have to be a TED Talk or a formal presentation at a conference. It could be a five-minute status report on your project at the next team meeting; it could be saying a few words about a colleague … Continue reading → Motivation Leonardo da Vinci Nike public speaking

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4 Tips and 1 Tool That Will Help You Perfect Your Slide Design

Duarte Blog

A good presentation depends, at least partly, on good slide design. Surprisingly, if you want to make great presentation slides, it helps to understand a little bit about the human attention span. Let’s start with you. Picture yourself arriving at the last presentation you attended.

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Five Things You Didn’t Know PowerPoint Could Do

Presentation Guru

PowerPoint has come a long way since the days of bullets and text, but how many people actually realise just how much is possible with this most widely used presentation software? Taking the time to learn just that little bit more than everyone else will make your presentation instantly stand out.

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 250) – Seth Godin

Manner of Speaking

“You are not being judged, the value of what you are bringing to the audience is being judged. The topic of the talk isn’t you, the topic of the talk is the audience, and specifically, how they can use your … Continue reading → Quotes for Public Speakers audience public speaking Public Speaking Quotations quotes Seth Godin

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4 tips and 1 Tool That Will Help You Perfect Your Slide Design

Duarte Blog

A good presentation depends, at least partly, on good slide design. Surprisingly, if you want to make great presentation slides, it helps to understand a little bit about the human attention span. Let’s start with you. Picture yourself arriving at the last presentation you attended.

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Data Needs Context

Presentation Guru

Is your presentation data meaningful? It’s all about context. Numbers are meaningless on their own. Jude Barak shows us how to share our data in the most effective way. Every entrepreneur and manager knows how important it is to make the right business decisions.…

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Marissa Mayer & Elizabeth Holmes - Both Damaged Goods

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

When the Verizon deal goes through, Yahoo will be Altaba , headed by Thomas McInerney. Whether Marissa Mayer will have a role in Altaba has not yet been made public. But, she could receive a $23 million severance package. Like now-distressed Theranos' founder Elizabeth Holmes, Mayer had been a darling of the media.    She was not only attractive, had fashion down cold and was a player. She had a STEM background.

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Speechwriting & Soundbiting

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Speechwriting is the top paying specialty for writers. Speechwriters who know how to produce good soundbites get the best jobs – whether on staff or freelance. Learn how to make speechwriting and soundbiting work for you at my PRSAdallas bootcamp on Friday March 24. Bring your questions … get professional answers … boost your career. […]. Career info Professional organizations Speechwriting

Trends in shorter talks, from TED talks to your next talk

The Eloquent Woman

Lots of people assume that all TED talks are the famous 18 minutes long, and think that's plenty short enough. But in reality, the lengths of popular talks in this style are getting shorter and shorter.

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 251) – Marie Curie

Manner of Speaking

“I was taught that the way of progress was neither swift nor easy.” ” — Marie Curie. Quotes for Public Speakers Marie Curie public speaking Public Speaking Quotations quotes

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How to Master Audience Engagement When You Present

Duarte Blog

Don’t panic, but if you want to engage your audience in a presentation, you have a little less than 9 seconds to make it happen. Recent studies show that the average human attention span is 8.25

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A Fast, Easy Way to Add Images to Your Presentation

Presentation Guru

Subscribing to pricey image libraries is probably not something the everyday presenter would consider.

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[Podcast] How to Run a Virtual Summit with Bailey Richert

Speaker Launcher

Bailey Richert left the corporate world in 2013 because she wanted the freedom to build her ideal lifestyle as an “infopreneur”. From the beginning, one of the linchpins of her business been virtual summits.

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Dying in Debt = The American Way

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

About 73% of us will die in debt, found research by Credit.com. Usually, it will be our creditors who get stuck. Not our families. For example, if the credit card is only in our name, the balance due vanishes when we die. Where debt will linger is when others co-sign.

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Why speaker coaches think you should spend more time preparing

The Eloquent Woman

Any speaker coach worth her salt will tell you that the one thing her speakers don't do enough of is practice. It's not at all unusual for me to suggest a two- to-three month horizon to prep for a major talk, only to have the speaker exclaim, "But I've never spent more than two days getting ready!"

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How To Be A Better Speaker – Recognise Progress On Your Journey

Inter-Activ Presenting and Influencing

If you want to be a better speaker, learn from my mistake. Nobody becomes a better speaker overnight. Mastering the art of public speaking takes time and practice, but this means that, if your goal is to be a better speaker, every mistake or slip feels like a failure. Two years ago I decided to learn to play the Ukulele, after never having played a musical instrument in my life.

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How to Master Audience Engagement When You Present

Duarte Blog

Don’t panic, but if you want to engage your audience in a presentation, you have a little less than 9 seconds to make it happen. Recent studies show that the average human attention span is 8.25 seconds—if you don’t get listeners engaged that quickly, there’s a good chance you’ll lose their focus to their phone, laptop, reading materials, daydreams, etc. However, there are a few techniques that can help you hijack a person’s flighty focus and direct it towards hanging on your every word.

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Spice Up Your Speeches with these 3 Rhetorical Devices

Presentation Guru

Many of the greatest speeches in history have influenced their audience on an almost subliminal level.

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Presenting for Humans: Insights for Speakers on Ditching Perfection and Creating Connection

Speak Schmeak

It's coming, it's coming! I'm expecting my book, Presenting For Humans: Insights for Speakers on Ditching Perfection and Creating Connection , to be available on Amazon by the end of March, and hopefully to have some hard copies in hand to sign for my VIP supporters!

Leaks - As Old as Beginning of Mankind

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The leaking going on inside the beltway is only a more sophisticated, convoluted version of what has been taking place since the beginning of mankind. There were always entities cunning enough to gain access to private information - or pretend to.

The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

The Eloquent Woman

Savvy speakers keep up with my wide-ranging reading list on women and public speaking by following The Eloquent Woman on Facebook , where these links and articles appear first. I always collect them here for you on Mondays as well.

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Why the Word ‘NO’ Must Be in Your Business Vocabulary

Speaker Launcher

When we first get into business, we say yes to everything. Am I going to work on the weekend? Will I do a speech for a reduced fee? Might I try every idea that comes my way? Probably yes. However, once you have circled the block a time or two, you start to […].

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Help keep environmental journalism in the spotlight

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Four days left to enter the Society of Environmental Journalists Awards for Reporting on the Environment … Monday, April 3 SEJ offers $500 for first-place winners in seven categories. But much more than that, SEJ shines a light on environmental reporting. We live in a time when both journalism and environment are being attacked in […]. Freelance Writing News, events, and awards Professional organizations

5 Really Simple and Cheap Ways To Improve Your Presentation Skills

Presentation Guru

Presenting better than the norm gives you a clear competitive advantage in your field. If you present slightly better than the norm in your industry, firm or profession, you’ll tend to stand out. If you stand out, you’ll get a reputation for being capable in so many more areas than that.…

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How Fear of Public Speaking Can Hold Back Your Career

SketchBubble

If you suffer from a fear of public speaking, you are definitely not alone. In fact, fear of public speaking often lands in the top five of the biggest fears that humans have. In some surveys, it even lands in the number one slot, with death coming in at a close second! While some people […].

Ivanka Brand Jewelry Shifts Downscale - What Should We Read Into This

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Ivanka Trump's brand of jewelry had been high-end. That was then. Now, as USA Today reports, the brand has gone downscale. Typical is a $58 rhodium-plated white metal hinged bracelet. Downscale may be where a larger market is. Ivanka is just being a smart businesswomen.

Famous Speech Friday: California State Senator Janet Nguyen's silencing

The Eloquent Woman

Maybe we should change this to Famous Silencing Friday? Yet another woman legislator--this time, a Republican state senator in California--was silenced mid-speech on the floor of her legislature in late February. Senator Janet Nguyen, a Vietnamese immigrant to the U.S.

The Vibration of Selling vs. Serving

Speaker Launcher

Recently I interviewed Joel Boggess, a well-known author, speaker and podcaster. Joel shared with me how his podcast grew and grew and ultimately translated into his speaking business. One of the things that Joel said was that he did everything in his business from a place of service. Cool, right?

18 books for the writer in you

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Looking for a book for the writer in you or a writer you know? Here is where you can find 18 books on business and promotional writing, article, book, web and social media writing, self-publishing and the business of freelance writing. Most are available in print, Kindle and epub (Kobo) versions: paullima.com/books. How To Write A Non-Fiction Book in 60 Days. Ideal for those who want to write a non-fiction book. Produce, Price and Promote Your Self-Published Fiction or Non-fiction Book and eBook.

The 3 Legs of the Better Presentation Stool

Presentation Guru

Do your company presentations hit the spot each and every time? Be honest. If the answer’s no, you may be pleased to know you’re not alone but that doesn’t solve the problem.

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Learn to Speak Up in Public and Life Will Bring Opportunities to Share Your Gift

Speaking Freely

If you are feeling dissatisfied with your life, it could be because you have not learned to speak up in public in order to fulfill your soul’s desire to make a difference. I believe we each have a gift to give the world. We each have some contribution to make that adds value to humanity […].

Public Relations Firms - Don't Invite Millennial Prospects to Play Golf

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The usual courting rituals to attract new clients are changing. When it comes to Millennials, many of them making big bucks in tech, forget inviting them to a game of golf. The Sports & Fitness Industry Association reports that Millennials have little interest in the game.

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