October, 2017

A simple, 4-step guide to beautifully visualize data in your presentations

PowerPoint Tips

This is a guest post by Yousef “Yoyo” Abu Ghaidah, a PowerPoint ninja who founded Slide Cow , a learning platform for all things PowerPoint, presentations and public speaking. When he’s not designing slides or giving presentations, he’s on another coffee run.

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 263) – Winston Churchill

Manner of Speaking

“Of all the talents bestowed upon men, none is so precious as the gift of oratory. He who enjoys it wields a power more durable than that of a great king. He is an independent force in the world.” ” — Sir Winston Churchill. Humour Quotes for Public Speakers public speaking public speaking quotes quotes Winston Churchill

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Stuck in a Slump? Use Stories to Motivate a Low Performing Team

Duarte Blog

It’s an all-too-common scenario: you’re looking at your numbers, and you’ve finally realized that your team just isn’t performing well. Marketing leads are down, sales numbers are off, and customer satisfaction scores are flagging, too.

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The Guru’s Big Five Questions – Oscar Santolalla

Presentation Guru

This community is the Guru. We want to help our readers build their skills as presentation designers, speakers and coaches, learning from a wide range of our colleagues from across the world.

2017 30

Let it go: How to tell when your public speaking script should be frozen

The Eloquent Woman

When I'm coaching speakers who are preparing and then memorizing a script for a talk--often a talk in the style of TED--we invest a lot of time on the script early in the process. We discuss concepts, go through drafts, reorganize, restate, revise.

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3 Speaking Skills That Will Help You Communicate Data

Duarte Blog

Have you ever had lunch with a genius? And I don’t mean just someone really smart, but someone who lives and breathes their profession and can explain its mysteries with both passion and skill to anyone, regardless of education.

2017 31

Intimacy - Yes, It's Possible on Social Networks (and, Jean Twenge, on smartphones)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Those who haven't yet gotten the hang of social networks and i-phones rant. They contend the technologies prevent authentic communication. Facebookers just posture, right. Members on LinkedIn just want to sell, right. Therefore, they declare intimacy is impossible.

10 lessons,10 years into blogging The Eloquent Woman

The Eloquent Woman

You weren't looking, and apparently neither was I, but Monday last week was the 10th anniversary of this blog, The Eloquent Woman. I often miss my blogs' anniversaries, but managed to catch this one before it was quite past.

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Shutting Down the Comparison Game

Speaker Launcher

As I walked into the hot yoga studio in early September, I thought to myself, “Oh no, the students are back!” ” What did that mean for me? That the room was filled with gorgeous 18-year-old University girls sporting Size 0 spandex on their flawless bodies. Oh geesh!!! I have to check myself. The temptation to […]. The post Shutting Down the Comparison Game appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

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Rethinking Final Slides

Presentation Guru

All good things must come to an end, but how? As your presentation draws to a close, how should you wrap it all up so that you end with a bang, and not a fizzle? In John’s earlier post, Rethinking Title Slides, he considered the options available when opening your presentation.

Rhetoric – The Public Speaking Game™ featured in Toastmaster Magazine

Manner of Speaking

My fellow public speaker, business partner and good friend Florian Mueck and I are proud to announce that Toastmasters International has published an article about Rhetoric – The Public Speaking Game™ in the October 2017 edition of its monthly magazine. Readers … Continue reading → Rhetoric Toastmasters Florian Mueck Rhetoric - The Public Speaking Game Toastmasters International

How to Display Data the Right Way in Presentations

Duarte Blog

It can be tricky to display data in presentations because different rules apply in different contexts. A sales director presenting financial projections to a group of field reps wouldn’t visualize her data the same way that a design consultant would in a written proposal to a potential client.

2017 31

National Association of Government Communicators offers crisis communications presentation

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Join NAGC this Friday October 6th for Encore! Uprising: A City Divided With Mark Basnight Senior Public Affairs Training Specialist, National Public Affairs Academy, Argonne National Laboratory In crisis communications, you can’t know what’s coming. But you can look ahead to prepare for the unexpected. And you can look back to learn from what others have been through. At […]. News, events, and awards Professional organizations

Famous Speech Friday: Anita Sarkeesian tackles trolls at VidCon

The Eloquent Woman

You've read--here and elsewhere--about women getting harassed on panels at conferences, particularly in the tech space. But if you haven't experienced what that looks and feels like at a real conference panel, it can be hard to imagine.

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Why You’ve Gotta Have a Team If You Want to Scale Your Speaking Business

Speaker Launcher

Where would I be without my team? I would be frustrated, overworked and ready to pack it in to try something else. In fact, that is exactly where I was eight years ago, at the height of the most exhausting and trying time in my business. I was a successful coach, gave lots of speeches […]. The post Why You’ve Gotta Have a Team If You Want to Scale Your Speaking Business appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

2017 18

Why a six-pack packs a punch for voice users

Kate's Voice

When I tell people they need to breathe, they often look at me funny. That look says, “Of course I am breathing. I am alive, aren’t I?”

2017 11

Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 264) – Oprah Winfrey

Manner of Speaking

“Turn your wounds into wisdom.” — Oprah Winfrey Photo courtesy of oprah.com. Motivation Quotes for Public Speakers Oprah Winfrey public speaking public speaking quotes quotes vulnerability

Podcast: Shel Holtz on Social Media and Speechwriting

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

On Wednesday October 4th the Silicon Valley Speechwriters Roundtable hosted a conference call with Shel Holtz.

NAGC webinar: What internal communicators can learn from the contact center world

Joan Detz Speaker Services

E-mailing Customers and Colleagues: What Internal Communicators Can Learn from the Contact Center World Wed Oct 18 Webinar (1-2pm, ET) from the National Association of Government Communicators With Leslie O’Flahaven of e-Write So much e-mail, so little time. You need to get critical agency information into the hands of your colleagues, but their inboxes are inundated. […]. News, events, and awards

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Famous Speech Friday: Theresa May's interrupted speech

The Eloquent Woman

We've had a cascade of prominent women speakers being interrupted this year--and that's not a mistake--but UK Prime Minister Theresa May's speech at the Conservative Party conference seems to have been a big, juicy target for a grand interruption.

[Podcast] Marketing Strategies to Book More Business with Carolyn Crummey

Speaker Launcher

I think one thing anyone reading this article can agree on is that developing effective marketing strategies for your speaking business is essential for finding and securing new prospects and clients. So, let me ask you this: Do you have effective marketing strategies in place and are they doing what you want them to do? […]. The post [Podcast] Marketing Strategies to Book More Business with Carolyn Crummey appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

Brandnames - Switch to "On-line Blockchain Plc." from "On-line Plc" Boosts Value of Shares Almosts 400%

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

British company On-line Plc changed its brandname to "On-line Blockchain." " And, as Lisa Pham reports in Bloomberg , the value of its shares increased almost 400%. The company invests in internet and information businesses.

Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 265) – Neale Donald Walsch

Manner of Speaking

“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” — Neale Donald Walsch Photo courtesy of Sarah Rozenthuler and Gil Dekel. Motivation Quotes for Public Speakers comfort zone Neale Donald Walsch public speaking public speaking quotes quotes

The Best Screen Mirroring Apps and Technology for Every Occasion

Presentation Guru

In this article we have compiled a list of the best screen mirroring apps and devices to help our readers pick a platform or device that best suits their needs.

9 Speaking Mistakes that will Kill your Presentation


The number one speaking mistake that will kill your presentation is to deliver an address that is not relevant to your audience.

Famous Speech Friday: Rep. Maxine Waters's "reclaiming my time"

The Eloquent Woman

In America, we started this year with a million women marching in Washington, DC, and yet more doing the same around the world. Now the same group behind the Women's March is convening a Women's Convention this weekend in Detroit, Michigan--and they're using a now-iconic line from U.S.

Accelerating Your Speaking Business with Kindra Hall (Part 2)

Speaker Launcher

Kindra Hall has been a storyteller almost all of her life. Stories are the core of her focus and what she has built a profession around, both in her former corporate career and now as a professional speaker. Last March, Kindra sat with us to discuss how she has so successfully made the transition to […]. The post Accelerating Your Speaking Business with Kindra Hall (Part 2) appeared first on Jane Atkinson. Kindra Hall has been a storyteller almost all of her life.

Rex Tillerson - When a Leader Is Used to Being #1

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Politico is among the media outlets which label U.S. Secretary of State-Rex Tillerson-as "unhappy."  "  Trial lawyers would argue that there is no definitive proof of that. Designating Tillerson as The Unhappy is based only on speculation.

12 easy hacks to be more charismatic

Manner of Speaking

I am one of the co-founders of Presentation Guru, a digital magazine for public speaking professionals. This post is part of a series designed to share the great content on Presentation Guru with the Manner of Speaking community. ——— Charisma. It’s not a special talent bestowed … Continue reading → Audience Authenticity Delivery Presentation Guru Slide Presentation charisma Jim Harvey Presentation public speaking Seth Godin

Why Science Needs to be a Story

Presentation Guru

Following on from our earlier post, The World’s Worst Research Presentation, we now offer you advice to make the best research presentations. The following two TED talks share a common thread but one that is close to our hearts.

Visual Presentations: 5 Mistakes to Avoid at all Costs


If the visual presentations that accompany more than 90 percent of the world’s speeches could be dismantled and crushed into tiny pills for insomniacs, every continent would be full of well-rested people. Sadly, we continue to blame the tools, not the carpenters.

Getting your audience physically involved in a speech or presentation

The Eloquent Woman

Back when the U.S. launched its war with Iraq, I was working for a nonprofit whose conference was coming up.

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Back to the Drawing Board: Overcoming a Setback in Your Speaking Business

Speaker Launcher

Undoubtedly, everyone reading this blog has experienced a setback in their business when the great plan in their head didn’t exactly go as planned when executed. While at the moment it can be frustrating and disappointing, it isn’t a failure. It’s just a setback in your speaking business and a reminder that when things go […]. The post Back to the Drawing Board: Overcoming a Setback in Your Speaking Business appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

2017 16

"Copy Cat" - Phrase Now Out There, Unfortunately

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Now, society holds its breath. On the evening news the phrase "copy cat" was uttered. It was on our minds. But no one wanted to say it in public.