July, 2018

Create presentation handouts using Notes pages

PowerPoint Tips

I recommend using the Tell ‘n’ Show SM method for your slides. That means putting a slide title on each slide that tells the point and adding an image, diagram, chart, etc. to show the point. You DON’T put everything you say on the slide.

Adult Entertainment

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

I’ve noted before that the Financial Times — the British equivalent of the Wall Street Journal — isn’t reticent about treating readers as adults and using four-letter words when appropriate.

Inside Higher Ed: Connecting With Your Class

Matt Eventoff

For many thousands of students, the new semester, and academic year, is about to begin. Many professors will be speaking to a rapt classroom with eager students who are consumed with their subject matter.

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Recovering from a memory lapse during a presentation

Manner of Speaking

The people at Visme have designed a simple infographic with eight tips to recover from a memory lapse when delivering a presentation. They expand on these points in a blog post that you can read here. I like the tips, … Continue reading → Delivery memory lapse pause Presentation public speaking Visme

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3 Signs Your PowerPoint Template Is Broken and Why

Presentation Guru

The chances are very high that the corporate template you’ve been forced to use all this time is designed to fail. Now you might be wondering, “My company spent a lot of money hiring professionals to produce our template. How could it be designed to fail?”

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Demosthenes and Public Speaking, Part 2

Matt Eventoff

What lengths would you go to in order to become a master orator, or to take your public speaking to the next level? Stand barefoot on blacktop while reciting your speech to test your patience and create proper cadence? Practice on a tightrope to master balance and control over motion?

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 288) – Salvador Dalí

Manner of Speaking

“Have no fear of perfection. You’ll never reach it.” — Salvador Dalí. Motivation Quotes for Public Speakers public speaking public speaking quotes quotes Salvador Dalí

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5 More Ways to Get Instant Feedback from Your Audience

Presentation Guru

No matter what your profession, there will come a time in your career where you’ll need to deliver a presentation to an audience of either your peers, superiors or potential investors.

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Impostor Syndrome is not the problem. Expert Syndrome is.

More than PowerPoint...

Apparently, I have Impostor Syndrome. An estimated 70% of us do. Even so, I don’t feel I should write this post. Who am I to write about my own experience? I don’t even know how to spell it. Is it Imposter Syndrome? Or is it Impostor Syndrome? E or O?

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How to Deliver a Great Video Presentation

SketchBubble

Unless you’ve been living in a secluded Tibetan monastery high atop a Himalayan ridge, you probably know that video is a hot new online trend. From vlogging to online video workshops, skype to Youtube, Periscope to videoconferencing, there is no escaping the power of video.

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Speechwriters speak out in Cambridge

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

The European Speechwriter Network held their 16th annual conference at King’s College, Cambridge on 12 & 13 April.

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Wall Street Journal/MarketWatch: Bernanke’s $250,000 Fee

Matt Eventoff

By Greg Robb. "Matt "Matt Eventoff, owner of Princeton Public Speaking, a firm that trains executives to give speak in public, said Bernanke will be highly desirable as a speaker for at least the next two years.

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A lesson from the 2018 World Cup

Manner of Speaking

A month of terrific football (soccer) came to an end yesterday in Moscow with the World Cup Final. France lived up to expectations and claimed the title of World Champion by defeating Croatia 4 – 2 in an entertaining game. Félicitations … Continue reading → Motivation Croatia Football France public speaking World Cup

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Big-Picture Thinking for Speakers: Don’t Get Lost in the Weeds

Presentation Guru

There’s a significant difference between how less-experienced and more-experienced speakers approach a presentation. The less-experienced speaker tends to focus on minute details at the expense of the big picture, while experienced speakers work backward from the big picture into the details.…

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The Most Powerful Techniques for Speaking I Learned from Movie Speeches

Duarte Blog

If I asked you to quote a line from one of the most inspirational speeches you know off the top of your head, there’s a chance you’d recite something by a political or Civil Rights leader, like John F. Kennedy Jr. or Martin Luther King Jr. But, it’s more likely you’d give me lines from [.]

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From Webinars to Holograms, Rocking Your Virtual Engagements with Douglas Hall

Speaker Launcher

Today’s podcast is brought to you by Accelerate Live 18 which is our live event which will be held in Toronto Sept. 7-9th. In Toronto, we are going to be doing deep dives on Sales and Storytelling – oh boy, I am excited about this one. On this episode of The Wealthy Speaker Podcast, […]. The post From Webinars to Holograms, Rocking Your Virtual Engagements with Douglas Hall appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

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Announcing: A Conversation with Cicero Award Winner Matt Kivel

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

On Thursday, July 19th the Silicon Valley Speechwriters Roundtable will host Matt Kivel in a free conference call. Matt is the overall 2018 Cicero Speechwriting Award Winner for his speech The Power of a Story delivered by Gregory L.

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Fear of Public Speaking: Reframing “Fear”

Matt Eventoff

“The only thing we have to fear is… fear itself.” ” – President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Fear and anxiety surrounding public speaking is nothing new. Google “Cure for the Fear of Public Speaking” and you will return over 2 million results. 2 million! Most individuals experience some degree of anxiety and/or nervousness prior to presenting.

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Grammar: “Less” is more except when it’s “fewer”

Manner of Speaking

This post is part of a series on grammar and vocabulary. From time to time, I will post short articles highlighting some of the common mistakes that people say during their presentation or write on their slides, and how to … Continue reading → Grammar English English language fewer and less grammar public speaking Tesco

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5 PowerPoint Hacks That Will Make You Look like a Pro

Presentation Guru

Investing in improving your PowerPoint skills is definitely worth the time and effort.

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How to Develop the Best Big Idea for Your Presentation

Duarte Blog

When it comes to choosing the content in your next talk, it’s important to remember: less is more. While planning a presentation, it’s tempting to include everything you know. All of the facts, ideas, and fascinating anecdotes probably won’t yield an audience raptly entertained.

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Downward Mobility Lifestyles - Opening Up Paths to New Careers For Older Professionals

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In MarketWatch , Paul McGinnis blesses the concept of a downward mobility lifestyle - that is, for those mid-career or beyond want to experiment with other professional options. 

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What are you doing with your face + body during a team presentation?

More than PowerPoint...

Being a part of a team or ensemble can be fun and uplifting. And for the audience, a great team is a joy to watch. Ask any sports fan. They’ll tell you this is true. In contrast, let me describe the on-screen action I saw in a recent online group presentation.

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The Times – Princeton Public Speaking founder teaches and learns from Japanese students

Matt Eventoff

The U.S. State Department, on behalf of the U.S. embassy in Tokyo, sent Eventoff… to the Far East on a seven-day, five-city teaching tour geared toward coaching the island nation’s top-level business executives and university students on communication skills for effective leadership. Read More. Originally posted 2012-06-25 15:58:58. » » Read more.

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 290) – Hamilton

Manner of Speaking

When you got skin in the game, you stay in the game But you don’t get a win unless you play in the game … God help and forgive me I wanna build Something that’s gonna Outlive me … I … Continue reading → Quotes for Public Speakers Hamilton public speaking public speaking quotes quotes The Room Where It Happens

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The Secrets to a Successful Conference Presentation

Presentation Guru

…And it’s going to take a whole lot more than just a set of great PowerPoint slides.

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How To Do a Proper Thesis Defense Using the Right PowerPoint Presentation

SlideModel

Writing a thesis is stressful but preparing an oral defense can be even more painful. But it doesn’t have to be, with proper preparation and a good presentation you will be able to better equip yourself come time to present your thesis defense. But what makes a good thesis defense? A proper presentation helps you with your thesis defense because it helps you to capture the panels attention and give you cues and reminders on what to say as well.

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New York City - Cartoonish Version of Gilded Age

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In Harpers , Kevin Baker declares New York City (and other large wealthy urban areas like San Francisco) over. The tipping point has been affluence. That's what has made New York City boring.    To paraphrase F. Scott Fitzgerald, the rich are different from us - they are bland.

?? Are you tapping into the red-hot octopus power of emoji? ??

More than PowerPoint...

On a personal note, friends have texted me the octopus emoji over the past year. Same deal with the fire emoji. These are inside jokes. They make me smile. The red hot octopus emoji? They help me bond with my friends. But what about using emoji in business?

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Famous Orators – 5 Lessons from William Bourke Cockran

Matt Eventoff

Today is a special day in the world of public speaking and communication. Today is the 89th anniversary of the death of William Bourke Cockran, who in my estimation may be one of the greatest speakers of all time. Who is William Bourke Cockran, and how can I make such a bold statement, having never witnessed him speak, as he passed away well before speeches were recorded on video?

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In the footsteps of Aristotle

Manner of Speaking

In May 2018, I visited Athen, Greece to speak at a conference. While there, I had the opportunity to visit the Acropolis and see the Parthenon. With the Parthenon as an amazing backdrop, I made a short video on Aristotle’s … Continue reading → Uncategorized Acropolis Aristotle Lyceum Parthenon public speaking rhetoric

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Do More with PowerPoint – and Do It Quicker!

Presentation Guru

In a recent article, 5 PowerPoint Hacks That Will Make You Look Like a Pro, I rather flippantly dismissed keyboard shortcuts as a great intention but really just a bit of a pain to learn. That might have sounded like it wasn’t worth even bothering, but I have to eat my words now.…

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How Timely is Your Response?

Speaker Launcher

David Avrin does it. Ryan Estis does it. Lisa Larter does it. Joe Calloway does it. All of these people take their business response time very, very seriously. They endeavor to get back to people with such speed that it makes the client’s head spin. I love it and I think we should all strive […]. The post How Timely is Your Response? appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

Marketing Professional Services - Google Is Our Store Front

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Traditional large and midsized law firms should join the small ones and solos in feeling threatened by the online, on-demand services of LegalZoom. It has managed to migrate from B2C to B2B. So far, its target market is small business but that could change.

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