September, 2014

Make your webinars super interactive

PowerPoint Tips

This is a guest post from Brenda Bence , who is a corporate branding and personal branding expert. She wrote this as a tip for Speaker Net News subscribers and gave me permission to reprint it. You can read more about her at www.BrendaBence.com.

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Drowning your audience? Try these 3 livesavers.

Speak Schmeak

I''m currently participating in the Bloom Your Online Relationships Challenge , a 30-day free program to encourage relationship-building with our online communities, and today''s challenge dovetails perfectly with a post I''ve been wanting to write.

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Public Speaking Experts – Demosthenes

Matt Eventoff

Public speaking expert is a title that carries tremendous weight. Demosthenes, public speaking expert of the 4 th century BC, is one of the legendary Greek orators. Some of his most famous (and my favorite) addresses of his relate to his opposition to King Phillip II of Macedon. Although he passed away in 322 BC, Demosthenes is relevant to 21 st century orators because of his dedication to practice and preparation. Demosthenes’ dream was to be a great orator, but he had speech impediments.

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Presentation Myths

Professionally Speaking...

Of the various titles I’ve held in my career, myth-buster actually hasn’t been one of them.

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Speechwriting secrets for professional speakers

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

This is the first of a two-part report on the September 27th meeting of Northern California Chapter of the National Speakers Association. On Saturday we heard from two communications experts: Speechwriter Pete Weissman and visual thinking expert David Sibbet.

Seven speech-techniques powering Obama’s UN Address

The Presenter's Blog

by Peter Paskale. Powerful speeches contain powerful content. For that content to shine though, it must be mounted into a powerful structure. Barack Obama’s speech today at the UN General Assembly contained both.

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Speaking with integrity

PowerPoint Tips

A few days ago, I bought an expensive product, because it promised to help me promote my products in a new way and with some automation. I thought that the concept was good — and I still do. But once I got the product, I started reading the instructions.

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More Trending

Health Magazine: How to Get Ahead in Work (and in Life)

Matt Eventoff

Talk Like a Boss. Do you clam up in large groups? Try these remedies from Matt Eventoff, owner of Princeton Public Speaking in New Jersey…. Please find the original article here. » » Read more.

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Qualities and Characteristics of Executive Presence

Speaking Freely

Developing executive presence is much like being an actor working to develop a character. The process is basically the same. You must step into the skin of a leader and embody the physical, mental and emotional characteristics so that you behave as an executive. As Constantine Stanislavski, the father of modern acting technique often said, […]. The post Qualities and Characteristics of Executive Presence appeared first on Speaking Freely.

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Guest Posting: 18 Tips for Mastering Public Speaking, by Kyle Ingham

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Kyle Ingham is the founder of The Distilled Man, a website that helps men learn essential “gentlemanly” skills. Like knowing how to cook a perfect steak. How to mix a cocktail. Or how to give a toast.

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Alliteration Alert: It’s election time!

The Presenter's Blog

by Peter Paskale. How do you choose which candidate to vote for? I’ll bet you go into the booth, earnestly scratch your head, and muse: “Now which of these candidates do I most fervently disagree with? Ah – yes – this guy or gal – they really upset me! I’ll vote for them!”.

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Asking a Favor

The Communication Blog

One of the most difficult of all conversational tasks is to ask someone for a favor. Of course, it depends on the favor and on the relationship you have with the person from whom you want the favor.

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Winning Anyway in Kuala Lumpur - A Look Back

Speak and Deliver

I''ve been back for about 8 days - and I''ve had a chance to more fully digest the 2014 Toastmasters Convention, and specifically, this year''s World Championship of Public Speaking. Here''s the rundown: FIRST - the results - I didn''t place in my semi.

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Public Speaking Experts – Demosthenes, Part 1

Matt Eventoff

Public speaking expert is a title that carries tremendous weight. Demosthenes, public speaking expert of the 4th century BC, is one of the legendary Greek orators. Some of his most famous (and my favorite) addresses of his relate to his opposition to King Phillip II of Macedon. Although he passed away in 322 BC, Demosthenes is relevant to 21st century orators because of his dedication to practice and preparation. Demosthenes’ dream was to be a great orator, » Read more.

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How to Develop Executive Presence and Gravitas

Speaking Freely

Executive Presence is hard to describe but easy to recognize in a room of people. In a group meeting, one person will stand out as a leader because that person exhibits a quality of gravitas. That person may or may not be the stated leader. You’ll find an article at my website called “How to Develop […]. The post How to Develop Executive Presence and Gravitas appeared first on Speaking Freely

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Essential tools for visual communications

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

This is the second of a two-part report on the September 27th meeting of Northern California Chapter of the National Speakers Association. On Saturday we heard from two communications experts: Speechwriter Pete Weissman and visual thinking expert David Sibbet.

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Obama speech underplays strikes in Syria

The Presenter's Blog

by Peter Paskale. It wasn’t a speech. It wasn’t even an address. It was a book report. Speaking today on the White House lawn as Marine One spooled up it’s engines behind him, President Obama tripped-up the media.

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Leadership Communications - Lessons From Mariam al-Mansouri

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Her looks are striking. But leaders already know they will go further and have more influence if they are attractive. What's more compelling, though, about the United Arab Emirates' Mariam al-Mansour are her values.

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SP Tip # 78: Four Ways to Transform Your Presentation into a Conversation

Executive Speech Coach

Four Ways to Transform your Presentation into a Conversation ? Which feels more inviting to you - "Let''s talk" or "I''m going to deliver a speech"? Most of us don''t want to hear another lecture or a pitch. But we are more inclined to participate in a conversation.

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Height

The Communication Blog

Here is a revision of a little quiz to introduce the topic of height in a nonverbal or other communication class. It contains both historical and contemporary personalities and should play well in the classroom. The Self-test Try estimating the heights of the following famous people whom you’ve probably read about or heard about (but probably not seen in person) by circling the guessed height. In each of these examples, one of the heights given is correct.

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How to Communicate with Executives

Speaking Freely

If you are in a position to communicate with executives, it is important to learn the rules for delivering information to a top-level leader. First, understand what an executive is, as it will help you understand how to communicate information to him or her. An executive is a decision-making top-level leader. As such, the executive decides […]. The post How to Communicate with Executives appeared first on Speaking Freely

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Storytelling and presenting explained

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Following my recent post about graphic recording videos I’ve been amazed at the variety of entertaining and instructional material that’s out there in this format.

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Spice speech

The Presenter's Blog

Peter : Over the years, I’ve killed my throat. Or toughened it up – it all depends on your perspective. You see the thing is – I love spice.

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How @TEDMED achieved 51 percent women speakers in 2014

The Eloquent Woman

Assefi hosting a session at TEDMED 2014 (Editor''s note: TEDMED director of stage content Nassim Assefi is a doctor, novelist, civic activist, TED Fellow and active member of the TED community.

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Dont be afraid of spicing up your corporate presentations

Inter-Activ Presenting and Influencing

Spice up your presentation. Last night I was talking to a friend at my local Toastmasters public speaking club when he talked about his challenge to make his work presentations more engaging.

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Apple’s Rotten Crisis Communications Cost $26 1 Billion (AAPL)

TJ Walker Interactive

Apple’s Rotten Crisis Communications Cost $26 1 Billion (AAPL). Earlier this week, Apple was caught up in the security/privacy issues surrounding leaked nude photos of Hollywood stars. How did Apple respond? Typical Apple: Nothing.

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MAKING YOUR PRESENTATION A GIFT

Speaking Freely

by Self-Expression Center Staff The dictionary states that there are two definitions for the words present and presentation. The first definition for present is to exist or occur in the moment; but the second definition is what intrigues me the most for both forms of the word – to bestow or give a gift. How […]. The post MAKING YOUR PRESENTATION A GIFT appeared first on Speaking Freely. Inspirational Talks Presentation public speaking Presentation style public speaking training

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Guest Posting: Non-Verbal Techniques in a Large Group Forum, by Theresa Zagnoli

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Theresa Zagnoli has 28 years of experience providing practical trial expertise and communication solutions as a jury consultant, communication expert and founding CEO of Zagnoli McEvoy Foley LLC in Chicago.

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Public Speaking - (First) Do A Few Loads At Public Laundry

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"Meet you at the public laundry on First Avenue, right off E. Roger Road."  "  That's what I mandate for clients struggling with getting results from their oral communications.

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Instead of wincing, 10 things to look for on that video of your talk

The Eloquent Woman

(Editor''s note: I''ve just finished coaching the speakers at TEDMED 2014 , and promised many speakers that I''d republish this post, which originally appeared in 2010 and has been updated annually ever since.

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The Basic Communication Course

The Communication Blog

I wrote this little piece to respond to some concerns voiced on the Basic Course List and I thought it might be relevant more generally. The recent posts about increasing class size and the new student learning objectives/outcomes are alarming. And, as the economic pressure on colleges continues, it only looks like it’s going to get worse. Now may be the time to reconsider and reconceptualize the basic course.

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Apple (AAPL) Exploits Greatest PR Gimmick Ever

TJ Walker Interactive

Apple (AAPL) just enacted the greatest PR Gimmick ever. As a media trainer, I am often critical of Apple because they violate almost every rule of good media relations.

A New Presentation Skills Infographic

Inter-Activ Presenting and Influencing

I was recently invited to take a look at a new presentation skills infographic. Now, to be honest, I am not normally a fan of infographics. It’s not the premise behind them I dislike. I love the idea of distilling key facts or ideas from many sources and then presenting them in a visually appealing way. What I dislike is the way that they cram so much stuff into one enormously long image that doesn’t print out to any normal paper size.

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How to Prepare and Present Powerful Presentations, with Patricia Fripp

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Hall of Fame keynote speaker and executive speech coach Patricia Fripp spoke to the members of the NSA Northern California Chapter Speakers Academy on Saturday. Fripp is the founder of our Chapter and a leading authority in the world of professional speaking.

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Startups - What Communications Pros Can Learn Working For Them

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"In my experience, a startup is a roller-coaster ride that can offer you incredible career experiences and teach you some invaluable life lessons."  "  - Adam Arbolin, "5 Reasons You Should Work For A Startup At Least Once," in Tech Crunch, September 20, 2014.

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Famous Speech Friday: Indra Nooyi's "middle finger" speech

The Eloquent Woman

Commencement speakers get a thumbs-up or thumbs-down depending on how well they can make a hidebound ceremony seem fresh and memorable. Indra Nooyi got a definite thumbs-down from some quarters when she offered up a 2005 commencement speech that included a starring role for, ahem, the middle finger.

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When to follow up on query letters

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Excerpt from Business of Freelance Writing: How to Develop Article Ideas and Sell Them to Newspapers and Magazines, Conduct Interviews and Write Article Leads. How long should you wait before following up? Some editors reply immediately to queries. Others take weeks. Magazine editors can take a month or more. Some never reply. Here’s my strategy—and it is an important part of my sales and marketing effort: I give editors up to four weeks to reply.

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