November, 2016

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

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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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.

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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!

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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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Tips from “The Positive Guy”

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

I hard Andre du Toit speak “ The Positive Guy ” this evening, and he left us with a few valuable tips about public speaking. Here they are. I hope they are useful! Some tips. It’s all about personal brand – you and not your company are the brand. Small audience – content; large audience – a show. You have to want to be a better teacher. PowerPoint is used for training – not for speaking. Companies hire you to: Make more money. Save money.

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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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More Trending

Acts 2:19

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

I will show wonders in the heavens above and signs on the earth below, blood and fire and billows of smoke.

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Prosocial Communication

The Communication Blog

This discussion of prosocial communication is a preliminary version of a section I'm considering adding to the new edition of The Interpersonal Communication Book. It would be the final section of the last chapter. I'd be very interested in hearing what you think of this section. Any comments, positive or negative, will be greatly appreciated.

The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

The Eloquent Woman

If you want to keep up with my wide-ranging reading list about women and speaking in real time, follow The Eloquent Woman on Facebook where these links are posted all week long--or just head here on Mondays, where I summarize them all for you.

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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.

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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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Drudge Report - Stern Warning to Assassination-Threat Tweeters

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Drudge Report links to the New York Post coverage of the assassination tweeting about President-Elect Donald Trump. That article warns that those making the threats will be hunted down by law enforcement. In a sense, the Drudge Report is delivering a message to the busy bands of protestors.

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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.

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Will Your Q&A Session Make or Break Your Next Presentation?

DeFinis Communications

Most presentations benefit from a question-and-answer session (Q&A). Audience members appreciate this time to get clarification, share comments or ideas, and get deeper information on key concepts. However, because the Q&A feels less formal than the main presentation, many speakers neglect to prepare for this time. In reality, the Q&A requires just as much preparation as any other section of your talk. Following are seven tips for a successful Q&A. Encourage questions.

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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 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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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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Drudge Report - America Wants Strong Leadership, Exit Polls Show

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It's actually election day. And the Drudge Report isn't skipping a beat. It has nicely shifted from putting the knock on Hillary to more general matters related to this big day in world history. There is a neutral photo of Hillary and a headline that Americans want strong leadership.

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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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Can Using Presentation Skills Help You Keep the Peace this Thanksgiving?

DeFinis Communications

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. Having grown up in the restaurant business I love bringing people together for a traditional Thanksgiving feast. It is a time to celebrate community and share our gratitude for our close-knit family and wonderful friends. Yet even with our mild mannered guests, conversations can get awkward. And while we don’t have “family feuds” per se, tensions can mount when we talk about such topics as politics, social issues or world affairs.

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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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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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The Holy Grail of Good Design

Manner of Speaking

When it comes to slide presentations, I am a believer in good design, even though I am not a design specialist. Oh, I know a few things that you can do with software like PowerPoint and Keynote, but most of it … Continue reading → Design Dieter Rams Julie Zhuo Pablo Picasso Presentation Presentation Zen public speaking Slide:ology slides Steve Jobs

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Drudge Report - Close Race in 5 States

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Drudge Report has ramped up expectations that Donald Trump could win on Tuesday. That could encourage his supporters to vote, if they haven't already. And to discourage Hillary supporters from not even bothering to vote next Tuesday.

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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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Will The Presentation Start and Finish on Time?

Executive Speech Coach

How important is that? The answer probably depends on whether you are the presenter or a member of the audience. What are the consequences of being late? How do you feel when the presenter fails to start on time? You planned or rushed to arrive on time. Perhaps you even arrived a few minutes early.

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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.

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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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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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Drudge Report Does Smackdown on John Podesta's Participation in Occult Practices

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Wikileaks is a gift that keeps giving to conservative, bombastic the Drudge Report. This morning the Drudge Report gleefully reports that the campaign manager for Hillary, John Podesta, participated in the occult.

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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.

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

SketchBubble

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.

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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.

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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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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

Aging Executive Communications Players Who Lost It All - No, You Don't Have to Think Ecuador

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It's happening all the time. They were riding high in communications jobs, including ghostwriting and speechwriting, in major metro areas. Then age bias hit hard. In disbelief, they assumed another good job would come along. They went through their nest egg.

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