November, 2016

Don’t join Toastmasters? Seriously?

Manner of Speaking

While skimming through my Twitter feed the other day, a Tweet caught my eye. It contained the link to a post on Entrepreneur by Jonathan Li entitled 10 Mistakes Successful Speakers Never Make Again. I was intrigued. I thought, I make mistakes; I … Continue reading → Toastmasters John Zimmer practice presentations public speaking

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Review of “Start strong – 3 gripping ways to open your talk” by Craig Hadden

PowerPoint Tips

This is a review of a blog post by Craig Hadden , who blogs about presenting at Remote Possibilities. Craig is an instructional designer living in Sydney, Australia. Currently, the main tool he uses at work is Articulate Storyline. He loves “the way presenting is both a science and an art.”

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My 5 favorite fixes for your #publicspeaking

The Eloquent Woman

Well-worn and tried and true, these five fixes are tactics I turn to again and again when I'm coaching speakers. No reason you can't start to put them in play, too--if only you will. While these are deceptively simple fixes, they can have a long-lasting, positive impact on your public speaking.

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How To Give A Great Presentation With Just Your Phone

Presentation Guru

Mobile devices are becoming increasingly capable of doing more than offering the means for checking emails, sending text messages, and playing frivolous games. And of course, they can also be used to make calls!

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She said / He said …

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

As the dust settles on the recent US election it’s fascinating to read the draft acceptance speeches that were penned by Democratic pundit Bob Lehrman and Republican Aram Bakshian. Bob was Al Gore’s speechwriter and Aram used to write for President Reagan. Note that these speeches were written 36 hours before the results were known […]. Speechwriting Donald Trump Hillary Clinton

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The speaker coach's last-minute backstage toolkit for TED talks or your talk

The Eloquent Woman

I'll be backstage coaching speakers next week at TEDMED , the medical and science TED conference, for my sixth year. Some of our speakers are first timers on a big stage; others, seasoned pros. But good old fight-or-flight syndrome can affect all of them--along with many other last-minute issues.

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RHETORIC – The Game That Will Make Public Speaking Fun

Presentation Guru

RHETORIC–The Public Speaking Game™. Public speaking. The mere thought of it can set hearts pounding! And yet, being able to communicate one’s ideas in public is an important and sought-after skill.

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Public Speaking for Fun and Profit

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

While there are many Toastmasters and National Speakers Association members who speak for fun and profit, none can touch the stellar earnings that retired (but not retiring) politicians can rake in at the podium.

3 Steps to Keep Momentum In Your Business

Speaker Launcher

I always ask my clients to complete a 2-minute check-in form before we have our phone calls. Doing so helps them establish what has gone well since our last conversation, focuses our time together and determines what we will talk about during our coaching call. Last week, one of my clients (let’s call him Bill) […]. The post 3 Steps to Keep Momentum In Your Business appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

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Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton: An analysis of their speeches

Manner of Speaking

The 2016 Presidential election in the United States is over and Donald Trump has emerged as the winner. As I write this post, the votes are still being counted in some states, but the results will not affect the outcome; Trump … Continue reading → Analysis of a Speech Donald Trump Hillary Clinton public speaking US election

Duarte Launches New Strategy Practice to Help Leaders Spark and Sustain Movements

Duarte Blog

For the past 30 years, Duarte has played a role in many movements that matter , including its work with Silicon Valley’s leading brands such as Cisco and Salesforce, former Vice President Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth,” and the transportation revolution led by Hyperloop One.

2016 22

New Book for Researchers, Scholars, & Technical Presenters

Presentation Zen

There's a new book just out that focuses on improving the kind of presentations that scholars, researchers, and other technical specialists need to give. The book is Better Presentations: A Guide for Scholars, Researchers, and Wonks by data-visualization pro Jonathan Schwabish.

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How To Prepare For The Unexpected Questions

Presentation Guru

As presenters, many of us have been caught off guard during the Q&A section after a presentation. In this article, Jim gives a detailed list of the importance of rehearsal and preparation, and the necessity for speakers to anticipate what their audience may ask.

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Want Beautiful PowerPoint Presentations? It’s Easy When You Follow These 7 Rules


It’s almost a miracle if a person can get through life without having to sit through one, let alone many, boring and ugly PowerPoint presentations. For most of us, these less-than-thrilling presentations are a part of our everyday lives.

2016 20

[Podcast] Expand Your Brand: Income Streams Beyond Speeches with Joe Calloway

Speaker Launcher

Hall of Fame Speaker and wealth of knowledge, Joe Calloway is back for another informative episode. This episode focuses heavily on generating different revenue streams within a speaking career. When should you toss out the old model for making money? What might the speaking industry look like tomorrow? Jane and Joe go over all of […]. The post [Podcast] Expand Your Brand: Income Streams Beyond Speeches with Joe Calloway appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

2016 19

Manner of Speaking recognized by Feedspot

Manner of Speaking

Manner of Speaking has been chosen by Feedspot, a popular RSS Reader, as one of the Top 50 Public Speaking Blogs on the Internet. And, among the Top 50, Manner of Speaking was rated 7th. Here’s what Feedspot had to say: … Continue reading → Personal Feedspot Manner of Speaking public speaking

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My FLOTUS #publicspeaking wish list for Melania Trump (or any new leader)

The Eloquent Woman

Many in America and around the world have expressed their dismay about the recent results of the U.S. presidential election by sharing memes like the one at left, making fun of our next First Lady, Melania Trump. I admit, I've laughed at my share.

2016 16

Changing your presentation: When is it too late?

Joan Detz Speaker Services

In theory, it’s never too late. You can make changes to your presentation anytime. But – and this is a big but – changes always present a cost. Sometimes changes pose a financial cost: * rush fees for a graphic designer to fix your PowerPoint * rush fees for a speechwriter to rewrite your notes […]. Audio Visual, PowerPoint & Podcasts Career info Presentation skills Speechwriting

How To Speak – And Get Paid For It!

Presentation Guru

Many of our readers and contributors are consultants and small business owners who learned their skill or trade through previous careers and then began to share them using the presentation industry. But how does one transition from corporate life into consultancy?

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Public Speaking: 7 Tips on How to Replace Fear with Confidence


Selling is an art, and to be successful at it, you’ve got to be confident in yourself and your product or service. Since public speaking is essentially selling, it’s important for speakers to confidently articulate the value of their offer.

[Podcast] Leveraging Your Content & Intellectual Property with Dan Miller

Speaker Launcher

Dan Miller, author of the highly acclaimed book, 48 Days to the Work You Love, has built a successful business helping people achieve personal and business and success. Dan drops by to talk about how he was leveraged products, writing, seminars, and podcasting to have the business he’s always wanted. Listen Now! Show Notes: :20 […]. The post [Podcast] Leveraging Your Content & Intellectual Property with Dan Miller appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 245) – Aristotle

Manner of Speaking

“An emotional speaker always makes his audience feel with him, even when there is nothing in his arguments; which is why many speakers try to overwhelm their audience by mere noise.” ” — Aristotle. Quotes for Public Speakers Aristotle Emotion public speaking public speaking quotes rhetoric

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13 famous U.S. political convention speeches by women

The Eloquent Woman

As Americans head to the polls with the option, finally, to elect our first women president, it seemed right to focus on political speeches by women.

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The Communication Blog - Untitled Article

The Communication Blog

Here is something I'm very proud of. Thank you Champ Ravirath. Champ Ravirath Yesterday at 2:00am · Bangkok, Thailand · การพัฒนาความสามารถในการสื่อสารระหว่างบุคคลโดยใช้โปรแกรมฝึกอบรมเชิงจิตวิทยา • Thesis • 267 pages • Joseph DeVito Your IC approach was published in Thailand as training methodology!

What Do You Think About Having Notes When You Present?

Presentation Guru

We’ve published a few articles on presentation preparation , but we’ve never addressed the use of notes when presenting. It’s exactly the kind of issue that the Guru was set up to tackle. Should a presenter use notes? What will the audience think?

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The Next Hot Job in Silicon Valley Is Speechwriting

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

An interesting post in OZY explains why the next hot job in Silicon Valley is speechwriting.

2016 11

What is Your Social Media Strategy?

Speaker Launcher

I admire people who have a strong content and social media strategy. They know exactly who they are talking to and what content to deliver to them on a regular basis. They skillfully pepper in personal content along with solid ideas based on their area of expertise to not only deliver content of value but […]. The post What is Your Social Media Strategy? appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

RHETORIC Game App: Thanksgiving / Black Friday Sale!

Manner of Speaking

In a previous post, I announced that Rhetoric – The Public Speaking Game™ is now available as an app. You can read that post here. RHETORIC can be played in English, Spanish, French, German and Catalan. More languages will be added in 2017. … Continue reading → Rhetoric Dan Pink Florian Mueck gamification public speaking Rhetoric - The Public Speaking Game Springwise

Keeping it real with Mozilla Tech Speakers: Case study

The Eloquent Woman

(Editor's note: I recently had the fun assignment of going to Berlin, Germany, to coach a worldwide group of young tech experts as they gave five-minute talks on topics they might need for a future presentation.

2016 16

How will you boost your writing career this week?

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Start every Monday by asking “What will I do to boost my writing career this week?” ” You have many options: * Sign up for a webinar * Polish your LinkedIn profile * Join a professional organization (I’ll encourage you to join the American Society of Journalists and Authors. ASJA is the nation’s oldest and largest […]. Career info Freelance Writing Speechwriting

Better Presentations – A Guide For Scholars, Researchers and Wonks

Presentation Guru

Jon Schwabish is a Government Economist turned presentation guru. He works for the Urban Institute – a non-profit organization, where he specialises in data visualisation. He’s a straight-talking, smart, presentation expert with a book to sell.

In time for Christmas: Books on business, promotional, article writing and business of freelance writing

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Just in time for Christmas for the writer on your gift list: popular print and e-books (for Kindle and Kobo) on business, promotional, book, article, social media and website writing, self-publishing and the business of freelance writing. Book have been written by Paul Lima , a professional writer for over 30 years and a freelance writer for over 20 years. A number of the books are used at the University of Toronto (and other colleges) by adult education writing students.

Gettin’ R Done in 2017: A Handy 3-Step Goal Setting Worksheet

Speaker Launcher

It is that time again! The time when we review our goals for the year, see how well we did and move forward with initiatives for the next year. When I reviewed my goals for 2016, I was so happy to see how many of my ideas had come to life. To help you move […]. The post Gettin’ R Done in 2017: A Handy 3-Step Goal Setting Worksheet appeared first on Jane Atkinson. Most Recent Post Speaking Business Strategy business planning goal setting goal setting worksheet

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 246) – Garr Reynolds

Manner of Speaking

“Humans are completely incapable of reading and comprehending text on a screen and listening to a speaker at the same time. Therefore, lots of text (almost any text!), and long, complete sentences are bad, Bad, BAD.” ” — Garr Reynolds. Quotes for Public Speakers Garr Reynolds PowerPoint Presentation Presentation Zen public speaking quotes

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