October, 2017

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?”

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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

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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This Is Why No One Understands What You’re Saying

Matt Eventoff

If you’re not getting the results you want or if you’re having meeting after meeting and you’re not getting the response you want from your team, it’s time to look at how and what you’re communicating, says Matt Eventoff… Read More. » » Read more.

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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.

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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.

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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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Speaker Magazine

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

An excellent resource for anyone curious to learn more about the business of professional speaking (and presentation tips in general) is the archive of SPEAKER magazine, published each month by the National Speakers Association. You can scroll through back issues back to 2007 (including my own Relevant Resources columns from 2012). Recommended. Public Speaking National Speakers Association

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Seth Godin on tech support

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

Here is a old but still great post on Seth Godin's website about how to get effective tech support. I love one of his comments : If you own a computer, back it up. If you don’t, all bad things are your fault. Technology support technology

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Why Public Speaking is Good for Your Career

Presentation Guru

People listen when Warren Buffett speaks.

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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

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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.

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Stop interrupting women speakers: Another episode

The Eloquent Woman

Kathryn Presner of Get Speaking! encourages women to get started in public speaking, particularly in tech, with web resources and workshops.

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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.

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"So Exciting" - Red Flag You'll Be Bored, Disappointed, Annoyed

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Mom and later our mentors always warned us: If someone professors to be honest, run. The truly honest demonstrate that character trait through their behavior. Not verbiage. Buzzphrases Lacking a Soul. The same applies to anyone stating in any medium that X or Z will be "so exciting."

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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.

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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 Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

The Eloquent Woman

I read a lot about women and public speaking, and post my finds first on The Eloquent Woman on Facebook. But I always collect them here for you on Mondays as well. Here's what I've been reading lately: Dear Brain, Please shut up: Tactics for conquering your critical inner voice.

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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.

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How Benson Interrogates Weinstein-Type Character Will Make TV History - "Law & Order SVU"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The producers, directors, and writers on "Law & Order SVU" probably are already busy putting together an episode featuring a Harvey Weinstein type predator. Ripped from the Headlines Formula. That's the show's signature: programming "ripped from the headlines."

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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.

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

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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.

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The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

The Eloquent Woman

I read a lot about women and public speaking, and post my finds first on The Eloquent Woman on Facebook. But I always collect them here for you on Mondays as well.

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Storytelling for Speakers – Beware The Dark Side

Inter-Activ Presenting and Influencing

Many people have written about the importance of storytelling for speakers from the perspective of the audience. They remind us that packaging information and ideas in the form of a story make it more memorable. But I have never seen an article warning presenters about how the stories they tell could be holding them back from the success and impact they want.

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Dianne Feinstein, 84 - The Test of Age (is it associated with gender?)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Once hailed as a solid progressive voice in the U.S. Senate, Dianne Feinstein is finding her political brand challenged. A major reason is her age, reports the LA Times. She's 84. And, if she wins re-election, her term in office will last until she is 91.

2017 56

The Presentation Industry Salary Survey Needs You!

Presentation Guru

The Presentation Guild’s annual Industry Salary Survey is now open and are welcoming responses from all over the globe. The Presentation Guild is working hard to advance the role of presentation professionals and promote the industry.

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

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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.

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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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What will you do this week to get involved in a professional organization?

Joan Detz Speaker Services

I rejoined the International Association of Business Communicators – Philadelphia Chapter. I started my career as a member in the New York City chapter – seldom missing a meeting. Keep in mind: You don’t have to join a professional organization to start getting involved. You can follow an organization on Twitter (IABC has great #commchats), get […]. Career info International speakers Professional organizations

Georgina Chapman, Harvey Weinstein's Estranged Spouse, Seeks Crisis Public Relations

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Those on Georgina Chapman's network had warned her that being The Good Wife could hurt her Manchesa fashion brand. That's what US Weekly reports.    Members of the media have noted that, yes, she had decided to exit the marriage with Harvey Winstein.

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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.

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