July, 2019

I dare you to be expressive

Speak Schmeak

One of my clients has been working her way through the upper levels of her organization with a culture-changing idea for her company. She flies jumbo jets, and her idea would impact all pilots in her airline, and ideally, pilots across all of aviation.

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Getting Close

Thoughts On Presenting And Design

Brakes are connected and working. Shifters are installed and the new bar tape has been installed as well. The front derailleur and the cable guides are installed. As you can see, I went with white for the cable housing, in keeping with the original look. I hope to give it a test ride within a week.

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Sketches from the Summer School of Rhetoric – Part 1

Manner of Speaking

On 6 June 2019, I had the pleasure of giving a workshop on public speaking and presentations skills in Hämeenlinna, Finland, at the Summer School of Rhetoric. It is an excellent event, held every summer, in the idyllic Finnish countryside. It was my … Continue reading → The post Sketches from the Summer School of Rhetoric – Part 1 appeared first on Manner of Speaking. Preparation Uncategorized Finland Linda Saukko-Rauta public speaking Summer School of Rhetoric

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3 shortcuts for quickly formatting multiple objects

PowerPoint Tips

I had a client who gave day-long training courses and his presentations were 200-300 slides long. He spent hours changing individual slides–mostly time he could have saved with these 3 shortcuts. You, too, can save a lot of time using these shortcuts to avoid endless fiddling.

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Guest Posting: 102 Common English Idioms

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Michelle Tran is an ESL English teacher. Her Basic English Speaking website lists common English phrases, expressions, basic grammar and more. This list of 102 common English idioms with meaning and examples is reprinted here with her express permission. 102 Common English Idioms with Meaning and Examples, by Michelle Tran Say you’re in a conversation […]. International Communication ESL

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Decorators: Please Don’t Touch the Dust Jackets

The Communication Blog

This brief essay—which really should go in Architectural Digest, Dwell, Interior Design, Elle Décor, or House Beautiful— is about designing with books but also says something about communication and how our decorating says something about who we are. Recently, we had our loft decorated by a professional decorator who was excellent, except for one thing: He wanted to remove the dust jackets (book jackets, dust covers) from my rather extensive library. I resisted.

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Your voice: small pebble. big ripples

Speak Schmeak

A few years ago, I was taking my usual shortcut through Earl Warren Showgrounds on my daily walk, when I was stopped by a family in an SUV. They had a couple of questions about the Fiesta rodeo, a longstanding Santa Barbara tradition that's part of our annual Old Spanish Days festivities.

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Sketches from the Summer School of Rhetoric – Part 3

Manner of Speaking

This is the third post in a series based on the sketches that graphic recorder Linda Saukko-Rauta made during my public speaking workshop in Hämeenlinna, Finland. I was speaking at the 2019 edition of the Summer School of Rhetoric. Today’s sketch is about … Continue reading → The post Sketches from the Summer School of Rhetoric – Part 3 appeared first on Manner of Speaking. Structure Presentation public speaking Summer School of Rhetoric

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The Executive’s Guide to Digital Transformation

SlideModel

Digital transformation is a popular industry buzzword, but a difficult concept to master as it covers so much ground. As a leader, it is your responsibility to understand exactly how emerging technologies are changing the standard business processes, modern workplace and managerial best practices.

7 Ways a Voice Coach Will Make You a Better Public Speaker

Presentation Guru

Vocal coaches do not just coach those who sing.

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5 Systems You Need to Run a More Efficient Speaking Business

Speaker Launcher

I just realized I might be taking my own business systems for granted. The question came up, “Doesn’t everybody have templates in place to answer emails easily?” But my clients tell me that they don’t.

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How Public Speaking Can Help Build Your Brand and Social Media Audience

SketchBubble

What separates a business from a brand? Some might argue that it boils down to yearly earnings, number of locations or quarterly ad spend. But is that really why Starbucks is a brand and your local coffee shop is a business? I don’t think it is.

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Components Start Going On

Thoughts On Presenting And Design

A new 7-speed cassette is now (mostly) on. I need a cassette removal tool with the guide for quick-release to be sure I have it installed with enough torque. The rear derailleur and the front and rear brakes are now also installed.

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Sketches from the Summer School of Rhetoric – Part 2

Manner of Speaking

This is the second post in a series based on the sketches that graphic recorder Linda Saukko-Rauta made during my public speaking workshop in Hämeenlinna, Finland. I was speaking at the 2019 edition of the Summer School of Rhetoric. Today’s sketch captures the … Continue reading → The post Sketches from the Summer School of Rhetoric – Part 2 appeared first on Manner of Speaking. Persuasion Aristotle logos ethos pathos Presentation public speaking Summer School of Rhetori

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Gawker 2.0 - This Dog Don't Hunt

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

There's a classic saying in sales. It refers to an entity - product, service, cause, or idea - which can't be unloaded, not at any price. That saying is:  This dog don't hunt. And that seems the right way to capture the pickle Gawker 2.0 is in.

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6 Questions You Need to Ask When Editing Presentation Content

Presentation Guru

Putting together a presentation is a challenge most of us will face at least once in our professional lives, and although it isn’t rocket science, many people still fail to deliver on the basic principles of an effective presentation.

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Is Perfectionism Holding Back Your Business Growth?

Speaker Launcher

Maybe you’ve been there before… You are knee-deep in a project, and you keep tweaking and refining and adjusting, going round and round in circles until you just want to throw the whole thing away and start over! Does that sound familiar?

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7 Presentation Tips to Help Students Win Big

SketchBubble

Giving a presentation is anxious enough as an adult, but when you are a young person, it can be incredibly challenging. Seasoned presenters have the experience and strategies to help them cope, and even THEY can still get nervous before a presentation.

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Using Word Clouds to Increase Audience Engagement in Presentations

SlideModel

Did you know that our eyes are the most powerful medium for processing information? We need far less time to extract meaning from an image, than from a piece of text. Arguably, that’s the main reason why everyone loves a good PowerPoint presentation.

2019 56

Lessons from Senegal – Part 1

Manner of Speaking

I recently had the privilege of traveling to Dakar, Senegal. There I worked with 30 officials from the United Nations (in French) to help them improve their public speaking and presentation skills. These men and women are doing important work … Continue reading → The post Lessons from Senegal – Part 1 appeared first on Manner of Speaking. Uncategorized Aristotle audience persuasion Presentation public speaking Senegal speech structure

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Maybe Amazon Model "Excommunicado" - Uber Q1 $1B Loss as Public Company

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Business models come and go.    The model of taking on massive losses in order for a startup to grow globally rapidly may be going.

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How to… Use Visual Aids

Presentation Guru

In this episode of my “How to…” series I’m going to talk about using visual aids in your presentation. Visual aids are helpful to give your audience another way of accessing the information you are trying to communicate.

3 Essentials to Raise Your Speaking Fee

Speaker Launcher

As a speaking business coach, there are a lot of questions I get from speakers on the journey to grow their business. One of the most common: “How do I raise my speaking fee?” Before I jump right into the ‘how,’ take a minute and imagine this: Before you is an audience of 5,000 people.

Now: two Chinese editions of How To Write & Give A Speech

Joan Detz Speaker Services

About two years ago, St Martin’s Press did a contract for the Mainland China edition of How To Write & Give A Speech. That Chinese edition (with simplified characters) has just been published in Mainland China. I don’t have my author’s copy yet, but when I get the book, I’ll post and share the details. Now: A […]. English as a second language (ESL) International speakers Presentation skills Speechwriting

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How to Create a Statement of Retained Earnings for a Financial Presentation

SlideModel

Preparing financial statements may not sound like the most exciting task. Albeit, it’s a hugely important one, especially if your company is seeking investment or planning to expand its operations.

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Sketches from the Summer School of Rhetoric – Part 4

Manner of Speaking

This is the fourth post in a series based on the sketches that graphic recorder Linda Saukko-Rauta made during my public speaking workshop in Hämeenlinna, Finland. I was speaking at the 2019 edition of the Summer School of Rhetoric. Today’s sketch is about … Continue reading → The post Sketches from the Summer School of Rhetoric – Part 4 appeared first on Manner of Speaking. Stories and Storytelling public speaking Stories storytelling Summer School of Rhetoric

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Ghosting - Thank You, For Not Getting Back to Me

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"Ghosting," as it's being called, is the new model of communication in an over-communicated world.    One definition of "ghosting" which works is from LifeScience.

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The Powerful Speakers Who Show You How to Wow a Crowd

Presentation Guru

It has been a great decade for speeches, as more individuals have taken the stage to deliver some of the most compelling, humorous, and memorable ones in recent history. Take it from the experts below, who sure know how to wow a crowd or move an entire stadium to tears.…

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Picking a Lane with Anna Liotta

Speaker Launcher

Being specific in your topic is so important to building your brand and becoming recognized as an expert in your field. Today, we welcome Anna Liotta to The Wealthy Speaker Show to talk about her journey and explain, if you unify your focus you can command higher fees.

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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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How to Activate Purpose with Intention

K8sVoice

I discovered intention in a yoga class. I learned to “set my intention” in every session, kept it in mind throughout, and that focus helped me achieve results. People often ask us what the difference is between Purpose and Intention.

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 315) – Ernest Hemingway

Manner of Speaking

“I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never listen.” ” — Ernest Hemingway. The post Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 315) – Ernest Hemingway appeared first on Manner of Speaking. Quotes for Public Speakers Ernest Hemingway listening public speaking quotes quotes

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GenerationX - Generation Stuck

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Born between 1960 and 1980, GenerationX caught all the bad breaks. They were the divorce gen. Also their mothers were the first group to opt for careers rather than nurturing. So they came home from school to an empty house. Baby Boomers overshadowed them in everything.

2019 56

George Torok interviewed (again) on podcast - Small Talk #15

Executive Speech Coach

The conversation continues on the podcast Small Talk with host, Javed Khan and special guest George Torok. We hear more tips on how to convey your spoken message more effectively.

2019 52

What Are You Devoted To?

Speaker Launcher

Devotion can come in different forms. When it comes to business, where do you devote your time and energy? And is that devotion paying off? These past few months, I’ve been devoted to putting together a program for speakers like nothing else available in the speaking world.

2019 66

Book Review: Produce, Price and Promote Your Self-Published Book

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Book Review: Produce, Price and Promote Your Self-Published Book by Paul Lima – [link] Self-publishing is no guarantee that you will sell millions of copies. Paul Lima then goes on to tell you all you need to know to … Continue reading →

Sense-making selling

SpeakerSue Says...

Words! Words to explain what I’ve been teaching for years. It’s a good day! Friction-less. Stanford’s “friction-less” replaced years of saying, easy, effortless, simple. Create a friction-less customer experience. If it causes buyer friction, don’t do it. Perfection. And now a new one. Sense making. Sellers – you! – are the virtual bridge between the information buyers have when they approach you, and their skepticism. I’ve said that for years. But wait! Sense making says it all.

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