April, 2016

Integrating Live Power BI Dashboards into PowerPoint

PowerPoint Tips

Introduction. At SlideModel.com we create professional PowerPoint Templates to help our subscribers save time creating professional presentation decks. An important segment of our customers is interested in presenting business data and require professional visualizations for this task.

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Fear of success is real, and it sucks

Speak Schmeak

At last month's Shake Up Your Speaking retreat, I gave the attendees an exercise that involve picking a temporary tattoo out of a bag, applying it to their arm, and then applying the message on the tattoo to where they were in their speaking journey.

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14 Public Speaking Lessons from the United States Supreme Court

Manner of Speaking

I am a lawyer (both a barrister and solicitor), and a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada. I began my legal career with Fasken Martineau, one of Canada’s oldest and largest law firms. There, I specialized in corporate … Continue reading → Uncategorized law oral advocacy Presentation public speaking United States Supreme Court

A thought on pseudoscience…

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

Would you use a soap containing drain cleaner as a key ingredient? If you won’t, then you probably won’t use any soap. One of the best drain cleaners is sodium hydroxide. The reason it is so good at cleaning drains is that it dissolves fat. But what happens when the fat dissolves?

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Public Speaking Trends

The Communication Blog

Here’s an interesting article that I just ran across while researching trends in public speaking. Lisa B. Marshall identifies 7. I paraphrase these in brief but the article is worth reading especially if you’re teaching public speaking. Public speaking in the business world is becoming more casual.

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Do you tic when you talk?

Kate's Voice

When I was in high school, I had a French teacher who grunted between every few words; little pig-like grunts would come from her mouth even when she was not speaking. It was awkward for us, to say the least, and she was the brunt of many jokes.

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Speaking to inspire

PowerPoint Tips

Last Monday, I spoke to the Boca Raton Junior League. The topic was “From Death by PowerPoint to Life by PowerPoint: Speaking to Inspire.”.

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14 Public Speaking Lessons from the United States Supreme Court

Manner of Speaking

I am Barrister and Solicitor, and a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada. I began my legal career with Fasken Martineau, one of Canada’s oldest and largest law firms. There, I specialized in corporate commercial litigation and environmental … Continue reading → Uncategorized law oral advocacy Presentation public speaking United States Supreme Court

Lessons from David Grier

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

A few days ago, I listened to David Grier giving a speech. David does crazy runs that make my marathons look like a walk around the block. He ran across the entire Great Wall of China (4200km), across Cuba (1800km), and a bunch of other crazy runs.

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The Two-Minute Speech: Distinguish Between

The Communication Blog

Here is a brief public speaking exercise built around the theme of distinguishing two things. The main purpose of the exercise is to illustrate some principles of organization and can be used as a regular prepared/researched speech or as an impromptu speech. For this exercise, the speeches should be organized in either of these two ways. Organizational Patterns Introduction A basic orientation as to what will be discussed Body I. Item No. 1 (e.g., muffin) A. Property No. 1 (e.g., ingredients) B.

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New official guide to TED talks shares the 'secret': It's all in your ideas

The Eloquent Woman

Recently, I was coaching a scientist who had given a short 15-minute "TED-style" talk and wanted help revising it for a high-stakes conference. It had to be shorter, just 10 minutes.

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Leveraging existing slides with TeamSlide, slide library software

PowerPoint Tips

This post is an interview with Kartik Sundar, co-founder of TeamSlide, Slide Library/Management software. I asked him some questions so you can evaluate whether it might be useful to you. —————– Ellen: How does TeamSlide help its customers?

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Lawsuit against J. Walter Thompson - Seeming setback for defendants in courts of public opinion and law

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"Lawyers for J. Walter Thompson Chief Communications Officer Erin Johnson have posted online a redacted video of former Chief Executive Gustavo Martinez making a joke about rape.

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John Oliver on Quotations

Manner of Speaking

Regular readers of this blog know that I am a big fan of quotes. I have a running series of them which, as of the writing of this post, is more than 230. From Mark Twain (the first quote in the series) … Continue reading → Quotes for Public Speakers John Oliver Last Week Tonight quotations Quote Investigator quotes The Quotations Page

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Day One review

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

If you use a Mac and keep any sort of journal this is an app to look at. If you are a Windows user this is one more reason to make the switch. I have been a user of Day One version 1 for several months, and it is an excellent tool for journaling.

2016 141

Digitizing and Widgetizing Our Textbooks

The Communication Blog

The textbook as many of us have known it, it on the way out and the digital/widgetal textbook is in. Well, not exactly, just yet but it’s coming. This brief description of what’s happening may be of some value to those new to this type of textbook but also to those who intend to write a textbook as well as to students who want to know why the change is happening. All of the major publishers and a variety of smaller publishers are engaged in creating these interactive textbooks.

Famous Speech Friday: Emma Watson's United Nations 'feminist' speech

The Eloquent Woman

Sometimes, when considering famous speeches by women to put here on Famous Speech Friday, I act quickly. Other times, I wait--more by instinct than any other factor. So it was with Emma Thompson's speech launching the He for She campaign at the United Nations.

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Does Public Speaking Training Work?

Inter-Activ Presenting and Influencing

Do you ever read something that makes you see red? Something that is so obviously wrong that you want to grab your pen or rush to your keyboard and let rip?

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"Pivot" - Must-use buzzword

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Buzzwords are tribal language. Those leveraging them show they belong. Those who rant that such words are roaring clichés show they aren't one of us. We laugh at them. Among the must-use buzzwords is "pivot."

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John Oliver on Quotations

Manner of Speaking

Regular readers of this blog know that I am a big fan of quotes. I have a running series of them which, as of the writing of this post, is more than 230. From Mark Twain (the first quote in the series) … Continue reading → Quotes for Public Speakers John Oliver Last Week Tonight quotations Quote Investigator quotes The Quotations Page

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How to look and sound impressive without saying anything important.

Executive Speech Coach

Masterful demonstration of style while mocking substance. This entertaining TED x Talk is worth watching more that once to make note of the eleme nts of style. Enjoy - it' s l ess than six minutes.

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Presentation lessons from Steve Pinker's advice on writing

Presentation Zen

One of the most interesting books I read last year was Steven Pinker’s The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person's Guide to Writing in the 21st Century.

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For #EarthDay, 9 famous speeches by women on the environment

The Eloquent Woman

Today, we celebrate Earth Day, and it's no surprise that women have shaped so much of the public speaking about environmental issues, given that women are more affected by climate change and related environmental impacts than men.

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Presenting Business Diagrams: How to Deliver a Strong, Positive Impact

SlideModel

Business means a lot more than just making profits. For the most part, it is a melting pot where unique combinations of processes, concepts, goals and mantras evolve into brands. The most successful brands — those that generate profits in the most efficient way — are those whose stories resonate most with their internal and external audience. For a narrative to attract a positive response, it must first be understood by the people it means to persuade.

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MWW & Strategy: The Anthony Weiner Experiment

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Attention is the currency of the second decade of the 21st century. Have it and your products, services, causes, and, as with MWW public relations, your clients are welcome everywhere. The game is about getting, maintaining, and growing attention.

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Your Talk is a Gift

Manner of Speaking

Seth Godin is the author of several books about “marketing, the spread of ideas and managing both customers and employees with respect” They are bestsellers. His blog is one of my favourites and I highly recommend it. This post is part of … Continue reading → Seth Godin TED audience Preparation Presentation public speaking

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How to position your hands for greater influence.

Executive Speech Coach

All an Pease - TE D x talk on how to position your hands to encourage people to work with you. worth watching the whole video.

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The Epic Keynote - a Review

Speak and Deliver

Yesterday, I reviewed several books I've read this year in my Win Anyway Blog. Two of those books, The Art of Doing and You are a Badass , had some good lessons for speakers, but were still motivational in nature enough that I included them in that batch of reviews.

Famous Speech Friday: Harriet Tubman's fable on colonizing slaves

The Eloquent Woman

In the run-up to the American Civil War and the discussion of whether to free the slaves, one proposal that gained some traction was repatriation or colonization--that is, sending black Americans, enslaved and free people alike, back to Africa.

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[Podcast] Sharpen Your Sales Game with Colleen Francis

Speaker Launcher

Like it or not, selling is a necessity for speakers. It doesn’t have to be intimidating, though. Hall of Fame Speaker and CEO of Engage Selling, Colleen Francis shows the audience how to sharpen their sales game. There are a lot of practical sales tips here that will help any speaker.

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Women Who Sue Their Employer (Past/Present) - Majorie Walker Has Nothing To Lose

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In The Guardian , Majorie Walker explains why she is suing The New York Times Inc. for discrimination. She had worked eight years in the advertising department and is an African-American in her 60s. Because of her age and that she is battling cancer, she really has nothing to lose.

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 231) – Susan Cain

Manner of Speaking

“Some introverts are perfectly comfortable with public speaking; I’m not one of them.” ” — Susan Cain Filed under: Quotes for Public Speakers. Quotes for Public Speakers introverts Public Speaking Quotations quotes Susan Cain

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How did The Harvard Professor Abuse the Audience PT 2

Executive Speech Coach

How did he fail? What three things did the guest speaker persistently do to sabotage his presentation? We Can’t See You The first sign of a keynote-gone-wrong was his position on the floor instead of on the stage. He never stepped upon the stage.

2016 56

Technology & humanity: The Luke Hand Organization

Presentation Zen

The work of Hugh Herr and his bionic legs is such a remarkable story that it got me thinking about the possibilities. I immediately thought of the bionic hand Luke Skywalker received at the end of The Empire Strikes back (called a Mechno-arm I believe).

6 things you might be hiding behind as a public speaker

The Eloquent Woman

Playwright Harold Pinter said, "One way of looking at speech is to say it is a constant stratagem to cover nakedness." Perhaps that's the origin of the lectern* and the reason why so many speakers stay tucked behind it. But speakers, clever beings, have found many things behind which to hide.

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How Well Does Your Business Rate When It Comes to Delighting Customers?

Speaker Launcher

This past week I attended my first Masters Golf Tournament at Augusta National Golf Course. I surprised my husband with the tickets for Christmas, and we were both blown away by the experience and the operation. I say “operation” because each day approximately 30,000 people descended on this golf course all at once and it […]. The post How Well Does Your Business Rate When It Comes to Delighting Customers? appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

Everyday Talk - More important to success than being invited to deliver TED Presentation (5 tips)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

TED talks have raised the bar on public speaking. Its rules of success are four: Have something to say, make the audience care about the subject, use common language, and leverage stories.

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