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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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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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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Infographic: The Do’s and Don’ts of Presenting

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

The good people at Walkerstone in the UK (a team of professional trainers who are also business writers and marketers) have produced a great infographic, with an informative preamble, on the Do’s and Don’ts of Presenting. This content appears with their express permission. The Do’s And Don’ts of Presenting There are two elements to making […]. Business Communication Public Speaking Infographic

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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 […].

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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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Pseuds Corner: The language of perfume

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Back in 2007 I commented on the pretentious language of wine reviewers with their overblown phrases such as ‘dried cherry, pebbles and black tea aromas’ and ‘roasted red cherry, warm oak to round the edges’ I’ve now discovered a topic even more worthy of inclusion in Private Eye’s Pseuds Corner — the language of perfumiers. […]. Shallow End FT perfume

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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.

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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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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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

Why Public Speaking Should be Taught in Schools

Presentation Guru

Being able to speak persuasively is a vital skill, and not just for politicians, business leaders and teachers. It is important for everyone because almost everyone will, at some point in their lives, have to persuade others.

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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 […].

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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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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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3 Steps to Building Confidence as a Speaker and Business Owner

Speaker Launcher

Confidence. It can be a professional speaker’s best friend or nemesis. As speakers and business owners, we all experience moments where doubt and fear seep in, and our confidence dwindles. How you move past this to build confidence back up is what sets those who succeed apart from those who fail.

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Drudge Report - The Message Gigantic Robot Method-2 Hammers about Amazon

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The conservative Drudge Report focuses on a future dominated by gigantic robots, including Amazon's Method-2. Here is the media coverage it links to. At its annual invite-only MARS event, Amazon's head Jeff Bezos manipulated Method-2's lumbering movements.

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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.

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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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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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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[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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Bill Murray: How Art Can Change Your Life.

Presentation Zen

Bill Murray is a wonderful storyteller. A couple of years ago, I linked to this wonderful interview with Bill Murray by Howard Stern. In this radio interview, Murray said the key to being funny was being able to tell stories. How, then, does one become a good storyteller, Stern asked. "Is

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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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Public Relations Representatives - Can They Have the Legal Right Analogous to Attorney-Client Privilege

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"A California appellate court opened the door this week to extending attorney-client privilege to an unlikely source, experts say - a litigant's public relations team." " - Andrew Strickler, Law360, March 16, 2017. Here is the article. The particulars of the case are not the issue.

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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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

[Podcast] Taking Your Book from Idea to Print: A Process for Getting it Done with Sam Horn

Speaker Launcher

A huge part of writing a book is getting your ideas down on paper. As a speaker, communications strategist and author of 6 books, Sam Horn knows a thing or two about the authoring process.

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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

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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.

Public Relations - AI Can Wipe Out Humans

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In the prestigious, lucrative fields of law and finance , humans are already being wiped out by artificial intelligence (AI). Those responsible for the bottom line can achieve cost efficiency and improved quality by creating models to replace human manpower.

Famous Speech Friday: Virginia Woolf's 1931 "Professions for Women"

The Eloquent Woman

British author Virginia Woolf has always been a muse of mine. As a woman writer, her A Room of One's Own provided me with inspiration and courage, as well as a sense of the barriers women face.

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.

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?

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