June, 2012

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The Fear of Public Speaking: 25 Tips to Calm Your Nerves

Matt Eventoff

Prepare: The more you prepare and the better handle you have on the material you are presenting, the better it will go. Practice: Once you have prepared, you MUST practice, early and often. Rumor has it that Churchill practiced for one hour per one minute of speech content he was delivering. 5 minute presentation = 5 hours practice. ” 15.

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Ten Tips on Using Body Language When Delivering a Speech

Manner of Speaking

Today’s post features some valuable advice about your body language when delivering a speech or presentation. It comes from my friend, Douglas Kruger. Douglas, who hails from South Africa, is a speaker, author and trainer. Great advice, D ouglas! (My My only complaint is the lighting!) The energy level is diminished. Filed under: Delivery.

Slides that pop! Using the 3rd dimension on a slide–Part II: 3D rotation

PowerPoint Tips

In this post, I explain in detail how to use 3D rotation. That’s because you can’t see the depth until you rotate the object.

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Steve Jobs on life: change it, improve it, make your mark

Presentation Zen

Every year around this time I look for inspirational speeches, presentations, and other words of advice for graduating seniors. The clip on Youtube.

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How to Write a Bestseller – 10 Lessons Learned from Jack Canfield and Steve Harrison

Succeed Speaking

It’s no secret that a good book can help you achieve greater success as a speaker. ” Committee Member #2: ”Yep. Obviously.).

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How to create a poster in PowerPoint 2007 & PowerPoint 2010

PowerPoint Tips

Do you create posters for personal or business use? Let’s create a couple of posters in PowerPoint 2007 or 2010. Set the page size. “).

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Robert McKee: Persuasion through storytelling trumps statistics

Presentation Zen

"As a method of persuasion, I am not a big fan of PowerPoint presentations," says the legendary screenwriting guru Robert McKee. is a term I never use.

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Your Audience’s Audience

Duarte Blog

As far as he knew, he was only speaking to three kinds of people—developers, developers, and developers. Can’t wait for that one.

President Obama’s speech responding to Supreme Court decision: Analysis

The Presenter's Blog

Health care is one of America’s most emotive issues. Today’s outcome in the Supreme Court was critical to President Obama. Really?????”. Proof.

Conference Best Practices: The Tech Policy Summit

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

The recent Tech Policy Summit at the Silverado Country Club in the Napa Valley was a well organized and engaging event. Too many conferences are painful to attend; lengthy keynote speeches in windowless hotel rooms, rubber chicken and endless PowerPoint conspire to dull the senses. This event was an exception. Here’s a list of the [.].

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 134)

Manner of Speaking

Nick Morgan – American Communications Theorist, Speaking Coach and Author. … So let go, and give the moment to the audience. ”.

Link to a specific PowerPoint 2003, 2007 or 2010 slide from Microsoft Word or Excel

PowerPoint Tips

Here’s an example. As I note in that earlier tip, hyperlinking to another file is a great way to connect content that exists in more than 1 file.

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4 for 3 special is back in time for summer!

Speak Schmeak

In December, I offered a limited-time holiday special that gave clients four sessions for the price of three, and it was so popular, I decided to offer it again as a windup to summer. Do any of these sound familiar? You're tired of giving mediocre presentations that just don't make an impact on your audiences. and you want to do something about it.

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What is your intention?

Presentation Zen

When they ask me what I think, I usually begin by asking them what there intention was. What's your intent?" I ask them. Well done, Mr. Hockenberry.

Vocal power to project your pitch. YouTube site will show you how.

The Presenter's Blog

Saturday sunrise in our local farmer’s market. For vendors, successful selling is strongly dependent on vocal power. Where first?

Who Let The Frogs Out?: 3 Quick Remedies for Voice Malfunctions

Kate's Voice

Pulled from the archives, this post is still one of the most popular on this blog, along with its sequel, More Quick Remedies for Voice Malfunctions. We just added a new pic. You are just about to make your point, bringing your dynamic and well-prepared speech to its exciting climax, when you open your mouth [.].

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Analysis of a (Very Short) Speech by Hans Rosling

Manner of Speaking

Hans Rosling is a Swedish doctor, statistician, public speaker and Professor of International Health at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden.

The growing Twitter buzz about conferences with few (or no) women speakers

The Eloquent Woman

On some days, that means dozens of tweets; on others, just a few. But the drumbeat is persistent, and growing. Share your thoughts in the comments

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Guest Posting: The Five Roles of a Speechwriter, by Brian Jenner

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Brian Jenner runs the European Speechwriters Network, an association that brings together international communicators to promote the craft and profession of speechwriting. This is a transcript of a talk [.]. Public Speaking Speechwriting Brian Jenner European Speechwriters Network

Fun Friday: When not to take the stage

Speak Schmeak

"I'm a political leper, and I'm an emotional time bomb. So here's an idea: let's put me on stage." ~ Julia Louis-Dreyfus, " Veep ".

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The Power-Cut Presenter

The Presenter's Blog

In the second that the lights pop there is a moment of perfect puzzled peace. Have you ever noticed? Everybody freezes for just a second. And smoke.

Ichi ju san sai: A lesson in less-is-more

Presentation Zen

The secret to a healthy life, they said, was eating a traditional Japanese diet inspite of the ubiquitous fast food options in today's Japan.

Perfecting the Intangibles of Public Speaking

DeFinis Communications

I regularly write about the tangible aspects of public speaking (the concrete presentation skills), such as gestures, movement, language, and visual aids. But often, being a great presenter has a lot to do with that “certain something” the person possesses. Some people call it charm, energy, self-assurance, or charisma. It’s a tough question.

Presentation Nerves and Our Lizard Brain

Professionally Speaking...

Now imagine yourself sitting at your favorite coffee shop as a muscular tiger, golden eyes blazing, charges through the front door. And then practice.

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 136)

Manner of Speaking

Dianna Booher – American Author, Consultant and Speaker. “If Dianna Booher. Photo courtesy of Booher Communications.

Public speaking gestures: Too many "don'ts"

Speak Schmeak

I read another article the other day that misrepresented Albert Mehrabian's research. How does one navigate these complicated instructions? It's okay.

Presentation books: The Pin Drop Principle

The Presenter's Blog

The Pin Drop Principle. by David Lewis and G. Riley Mills. Published June 5th, 2012. Acting is all about honesty. Are you seeking to challenge?

7 more unusual books on public speaking

The Eloquent Woman

How else can you have redemption if nothing bad happens? You never know how strong she is until she gets into hot water."

Speaking of Your First Move.

Speak and Deliver

"How do I get started?" This is the question that invariably comes up from speakers I coach. If you don't know your message , it will never improve.

Going analog: sketching with an erasable pen

Presentation Zen

As much as I love digital technology, I still prefer using a whiteboard or paper for brainstorming and sketching out ideas.

Rhetorical Devices: Diacope

Manner of Speaking

This post is part of a series on rhetoric and rhetorical devices. For other posts in the series, please click this link. Device : Diacope.

An evocative slide show

Speak Schmeak

Something I rarely see at conferences are slides like mine: image-based, minimal text, one idea per slide.

Imagine “How creativity works”

The Presenter's Blog

“Our most important mental talent: the ability to imagine what has never existed.”. Hard science blends with anecdotes and interviews.

6 secret advantages of the newbie public speaker

The Eloquent Woman

Are you "just a beginner" at public speaking? Good for you! I love to coach beginning speakers, because they all come to the task with these talents.