June, 2021

Charisma: It’s what you do that counts

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Charisma is not who you are. Charisma is what you do. Many people bemoan the fact that they “are not charismatic” But this kind of thinking is not productive. Anyone can be more charismatic if they are willing to work at it. Because charisma is all about actions and behaviours.

Dylan’s Lyrics: Written for the ears not the eyes

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

On a recent episode of the charming Start the Week BBC Radio 4 program we heard Frances Wilson, Salman Rushdie and Simon Armitage discuss the rehabilitation of DH Lawrence and the relationship between the writer and their work. In the closing minutes (approx 37:00) host Andrew Marr asks Armitage about an essay that claims Bob […]. Culture Shock! Deep End Speechwriting bbc radio 4 Bob Dylan nancy duarte Robert Lehrman simon armitage start the week

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Ya gotta own it

Speak Schmeak

It all started with a Gmail address. I received an email from a woman who asked me if I was interested in a learning platform for my clients, and requested a conversation. She referred to "we" in her email, yet didn't mention a company or partners. And her email came from a Gmail address.

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Case Study: How to Write and Present It


Marketers, consultants, salespeople, and all other types of business managers often use case study analysis to highlight a success story, showing how an exciting problem can be or was addressed. But how do you create a compelling case study and then turn it into a memorable presentation?

3 Situations that Demand a Story

Duarte Blog

Critical communications require you to influence an audience. Whether you’re asking a customer for a sale, motivating your team to tackle a new challenge, or helping your boss see you in a new light—your goal is to persuade. Nothing persuades like stories. Stories are how humans interpret the world.

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Retired. Something I thought I’d never say.

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

It’s official. I am retired. That is something I never thought I’d say. I thought I’d keep on working until my fingers fell off. I didn’t think about age and illness. But I’m 66. I’ve had multiple sclerosis (MS) for … Continue reading →


8 Actionable Tips for an Awesome Marketing Presentation


Have you ever wondered the difference between a Nike shoe and the one that you get at a fifty percent discount from a local store down the street? You may consider the comfort or quality, whereas it is all about the marketing.

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Powerful Words to Use in Presentations: Ultra Long List 


The power of words is immense and palpable when it comes to sharing ideas with others. The way you frame your sentences and cherry-pick specific words will affect how the audience preserves you. Not just that.

5 Reasons Why Your Story Falls Flat

Duarte Blog

For years, communicators have been told about the importance of telling a story in a professional or business setting. They know stories leave a greater impact on listeners than facts alone, persuade audiences toward action, and help keep listeners engaged.

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How much Follow-up is Too Much?

SpeakerSue Says...

One of the most frequent questions I get is, “How many emails can I send before annoying my prospects?”. Except the question is wrong. It’s way less about quantity than quality. With an apology to Jeff Foxworthy, you know you’re being a pest when: You think you’re being a pest. (If If you think you are, you are.). You send a follow-up that asks if they received/read/reviewed your last email. (If If they didn’t respond with your best shot, what makes you think they will with your follow-up?).

5 Ways to Help Your Employees Ace the Presentations


Let us consider a snippet- you start a company with twenty people and gradually scale it up.

Why Every Public Speaker Should Be Taking Advantage of LinkedIn and LinkedIn Live

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If you are building and running a successful public speaking business, you need to invest in marketing – especially social media. But where do you focus your efforts on social media to get the biggest bang for the buck?

WinAnyway LIVE - Still Living, So There's That

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Psychological Biases to Avoid When Decision-Making in Business


What are Psychological Biases? Psychological biases (AKA cognitive biases) are flaws in the way we process information and think about things.

Why Should I Tell a Story?

Duarte Blog

Business communication gurus have been touting the importance of using story to influence listeners for years. Because of this, most communicators understand the value of telling a story in a customer conversation, a team meeting, a one-on-one, or a keynote. But what’s so great about telling a story?

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Free writing (and thinking) webinars

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

I have a series of pay-what-you-can and free webinars that are all free during the pandemic (simply ignore the request to PWYC!). List below, and you can read about them at www.paullima.com/pwyc/ – Creative Writing: Getting Started – Format Your … Continue reading →

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12 Excellent Content Writing Tips for Effective PowerPoint Presentations


If you’re in business or a job, the odds are great that you’ll be creating a PowerPoint slideshow at some point in time. Unfortunately, even if your spoken presentation is well rehearsed, a poor visual experience can ruin it for your audience.

Announcing the Winner of the Best Virtual Demo Video Contest

Speaker Launcher

Wow, we were just blown away by the response to this year’s best virtual demo video contest. First, we had so many submissions, thank you to all those who entered our contest. There was an abundance of talent to choose from and narrowing it down to just six was tough. But we did it!

WinAnyway LIVE - Time Management is so 90s

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What Makes a Great Graduation Speech


If you’re looking for advice on how to write a graduation speech, then there’s a good chance you’re either: getting ready for your moment to shine at graduation and want to make it as memorable as possible or are scared to death of public speaking and want any help you can get before graduation.

How to Write Your Best Email Ever

SpeakerSue Says...

A friend asked: “Have you ever noticed how some people’s email persona is different from their direct eye contact self?” ” Umm- Yes! A leader I know is charismatic, communicative and clever. But to read his emails, you’d think he skipped grades four onward. Because I really respect this guy, it’s (mostly) easy to give him the benefit of doubt. (He He is busy. He wanted to respond quickly. He doesn’t think this is high priority.).

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From 0 to 7-Figures with David Horsager

Speaker Launcher

Are you working hard to scale your speaking business? Hear David Horsager share some great tips on how to get from zero to 7-figures. The post From 0 to 7-Figures with David Horsager appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

Diversity and Inclusion on the Platform with Evolve Benton

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Quote: “It’s important that when we’re telling the stories of our business, that it’s not just told from one lens. That’s what really gives us the diversity of voices.”

WinAnyway LIVE- A New Four Letter Word

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Risk Management Techniques


Risk and business cannot be separated! For an entrepreneur, the possibility of a loss is as real as the possibility of profitability; what lies in between the two is risk. In simple terms, the risk is the possibility of loss for a business, with financial implications.

How to Incorporate Decision Trees into Your Presentations


Decision Trees Are Powerful Assets for your Presentations. Even if you’ve never heard of a decision tree, you’ve probably seen them at some point in your life. You might have even made one without realizing it.

How to Use the Brand Essence Wheel


For any brand to be successful, it needs to resonate with the target market. For example, some brands might offer a low-cost product, whereas others might be seen as a symbol of success and luxury.

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Powerful Words to Use in Presentations: Ultra Long List 


The power of words is immense and palpable when it comes to sharing ideas with others. The way you frame your sentences and cherry-pick specific words will affect how the audience preserves you. Not just that.

Top 10 Europe Maps PowerPoint Templates


It´s possible that at least once, either on media, a movie, or a book, you´ve seen a sight from Europe. It doesn´t matter which country it is, but always European views seem alluring and exciting.

Using Kata for Lean Management and Presentation Skills


You might have heard of the term ‘Kata’ in martial arts, where it is used to practice and memorize the different patterns of movements. This is later practiced with a sparring partner or a group in the form of a ‘bunkai’ that is meant to help analyze the kata.

WinAnyway LIVE - How do I love JUNE?

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WinAnyway LIVE - Information vs Coaching

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WinAnyway LIVE - The Perfect Day

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WinAnyway LIVE - How Well Do People Really Know You

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#SpeakerSuccessTip: Don’t Wait for Everything to be Perfect

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When your business is all about you and representing yourself, it is easy to get caught up in the small details and wanting all of the conditions to be perfect before beginning a new project. Though the intentions are genuine, it can delay projects and set you back.

WinAnyway LIVE - Stop Thinking About Tomorrow

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