August, 2015

5 Reasons Every Speaker Should Write a Book (and How to Write Yours in 90 Days)

Succeed Speaking

[NOTE: This post contains affiliate links to free resources, which means I may be paid a commission if you choose to purchase any products for sale on the external sites. Thank you for reading.]. If you’re a speaker, or if you want to speak, you should write a book.

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Lessons from driving: Don't be a mechanical speaker

Speak Schmeak

(c) Jenny Rollo Do you remember what it was like when you were learning how to drive? There were so many things to pay attention to, so many details. Where do I put my hands and my feet? When is it too soon or too late to press the brake pedal? How much pressure do I put on the gas?

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Unmasking the Myths of Silicon Valley Innovation

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Alerted to the work of the economist Mariana Mazzucato by an intriguing Lunch with the FT article I took a look at her blog.

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Quickly create a grid of tiled images

PowerPoint Tips

Can you imagine creating this slide in under 5 minutes? Well, you can. Using SmartArt picture layouts. Few people use or even know about the SmartArt picture layouts. They help you lay out multiple images in a preset pattern. They even crop the images for you!

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How to take a moment to lead…quietly

Kate's Voice

An actor is required to get up on stage and do their part whether they feel like it or not. Leaders need to do that too. However, very capable leaders may resign themselves to sitting back and letting someone else speak up or show up because that leader can’t seem to get a word in […].

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Relationships and Divorce

The Communication Blog

Here's a great post on divorce. In addition, there's a wonderful summary of research on a variety of topics relating to divorce and relationship breakup. link]. divorce interpersonal relationships relationship breakups relationships

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5 Reasons Every Speaker Should Write a Book (and a FREE Guide to Write Yours in 90 Days)

Succeed Speaking

[NOTE: This post contains affiliate links to free resources, which means I may be paid a commission if you choose to purchase any products for sale on the external sites. Thank you for reading.]. If you’re a speaker, or if you want to speak, you should write a book.

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More Trending

Guest Posting: How to write a really good three-minute speech in 10 minutes, by David Murray

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

David Murray is the editor of Vital Speeches of the Day. This posting recently appeared there and I was impressed by the practical advice it contains. It captures the essence of the speechwriting process. The title says it all. This appears with David’s express permission.

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Side-by-side speaker video and slide content for a live presentation feel

PowerPoint Tips

Start by watching this short video. What do you think? https://s3.amazonaws.com/ellenfinkelstein.com/pptblog/powerpoint-tips-video-slide-content-side-by-side.mp4.

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New! 2 workshops on creating a TED-quality talk set for January 2016

The Eloquent Woman

I've spent much of the past five years coaching more than 100 speakers who've been featured on the TEDMED stage, at TEDx conferences around the world, or on TED.com to give proper TED talks.and many more to give talks in the style of TED.

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Cultural Sensitivity and the Cultural Defense

The Communication Blog

In Interpersonal Messages , I include this discussion prompt. The Cultural Defense Consider these two cases (Sikora, 2001): (1) A Chinese immigrant discovers that his wife has been unfaithful. In a rage, he kills his wife. His defense was that this is the way his culture has taught him to react to infidelity. (2)

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Breaking Comedy’s DNA: Review

Pro Humorist

I’ve been on author Jerry Corley’s mailing list for a couple of years now. I really enjoy what he has to say. And there’s a lot to be learned, for free, on his blog. He’s always entertaining and insightful. If you’re not sure who he is, Jerry is a comedy who worked the road for a number of years, and also worked the corporate comedy market. Not only that, but he wrote for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno for eight years. Now, before you think “urgh, Leno?

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A Note to the Losers in the 2015 World Championship of Public Speaking

Speak and Deliver

Yeah, congratulations and all to 2015 World Champion Mohammed Qahtani. I was watching here in my office in Colorado as you literally smoked the competition. But this post is for the rest of you. The losers.

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Going Global: Toastmasters International Reaches Growth Milestones

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Toastmasters International, the global organization devoted to communication and leadership skills development, has grown its membership by 57 percent over the past 10 years.

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Design an e-book or report cover in PowerPoint

PowerPoint Tips

Last week, I talked about how to convert a presentation to a report or e-book. This week, I want to show you how to design a cover for that report or e-book in PowerPoint.

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Famous Speech Friday: Jimmy Carter on religion & women speakers

The Eloquent Woman

When I watched former U.S. President Jimmy Carter's TEDWomen talk on a livestream this year, I knew it was headed for the blog. Frequent readers know that I've only published a man's speech one other time in our Famous Speech Friday series.

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Apologies and Excuses, Vietnamese Translation

The Communication Blog

It's a real pleasure to post this translation Vietnamese by Nicy Nguyen of a post on Apologies and Excuses. For more information on such translations check out: [link] Why Do We Translate?

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Comedy Writing for Late-Night TV: Review

Pro Humorist

Note: This is a version of a review I posted on Amazon. I don’t believe you can learn to be funny. Some reading this (when I say some I mean all one of you), will disagree with me. Some suggest you can learn to be funny. In my experience, people like this, myself included, have been stuck using techniques that stifled their own sense of humour. Once they break out of that, and learn to effectively capture their sense of humour, then it seems as though they learned to be funny.

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Call Him "Joe" - VP Biden Becomes 1-Name Celebrity

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

As the anyone-but-Hillary movement hardens into rage about imploding Clinton Inc., Vice President Job Biden has become a celebrity. A prerequisite for that is being known by 1 name. Now, everyone is calling him "Joe." " Among others, California Governor Jerry Brown wants Joe to run.

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Guest Posting – Fog City vs. The Big Smoke: what a year in San Francisco has taught me, by Felicity H. Barber

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Felicity H. Barber is a speechwriter, executive communications specialist and coach. She write speeches, advises business leaders on messaging and coaches people to deliver stellar presentations and pitches. Before moving to San Francisco from London she was an in-house speechwriter at Lloyd’s of London, the global insurer. She wrote speeches and prepared business executives for […]. Cultural Differences Speechwriting

Single-source publishing with PowerPoint–use PowerPoint for all versions of your training!

PowerPoint Tips

This is a guest blog post by Dimitri Roman. Dimitri is a Learning Architect at a leading supplier of strong authentication, He has been creating learning solutions with the use of PowerPoint for the last 15 years.

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Famous Speech Friday: Elizabeth Warren on The Daily Show in 2009

The Eloquent Woman

With the recent end of Jon Stewart's The Daily Show, now-Senator Elizabeth Warren took the time to share on Facebook her first appearance on the show six years ago. At the time of the 2009 interview, she was chairing a congressional oversight panel on the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP).

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Rehearse your presentation

Executive Speech Coach

Presentation Tips on Twitter Presentation Skills Club on Facebook Executive Speech Coach , Business presentation tips from George Torok , the Speech Coach for Executives Executive Speech Coach & Business Presentation Skills Expert George Torok www.SpeechCoachforExecutives.com.

Not Taking No for an Answer

Pro Humorist

My second son is nearly 4 months old at time of writing. I cannot help reflect back three years and think about the crummy guidance a nurse gave us when we had our first son. “Your life is now on hold for the next 18 years” Huh? Naturally, we panicked. We felt we hadn’t even scratched the surface of what we wanted to do. My son had only turned two a couple of weeks when we wrapped filming on “Falling for You”, our first feature film.

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5 Best Halloween Costumes For Public Relations Pros

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Halloween is a relative-free holiday in America. That's why it has replaced Thanksgiving and Christmas as the time for joy. The only family members allowed to participate in the Halloween collective fantasy of other identities are our 4-footers.

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Microsoft Sway: give it a try, avoid the hype

More than PowerPoint...

Microsoft Sway is now freely available online. If you’re a story teller, check it out. Take a few minutes to watch the Microsoft tutorial video. It will give you a broad overview of what Sway is and how you might use it. Then, go monkey around with it a little. It’s at Sway.com.

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Turn a presentation into a report or e-book

PowerPoint Tips

You might find it valuable to create a report or e-book from a presentation. While you may be familiar with creating handouts, you might want something longer or more structured. For example, you might want to include a table of contents and a cover.

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The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

The Eloquent Woman

Fans of The Eloquent Woman on Facebook see links to good reads, resources and ideas from other sources there, in addition to posts from the blog. But you won't miss a thing, since I'm summarizing that extra content and putting it here on the blog for all readers to see.

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Presentation Zen seminar in Paris October 5. Don't miss it!

Presentation Zen

My friends at Ideas on Stage will hold the first ever Presentation Zen Experience seminar in Paris on October 5, 2015. The facilitator for the seminar is the incomparable Phil Waknell , co-founder of Ideas on Stage, the premier presentation design and training company in Europe, based in Paris.

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Reading your speech is boring.

Executive Speech Coach

Presentation Tips on Twitter Presentation Skills Club on Facebook Executive Speech Coach , Business presentation tips from George Torok , the Speech Coach for Executives Executive Speech Coach & Business Presentation Skills Expert George Torok www.SpeechCoachforExecutives.com.

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Drudge Report Double Dipping - Focuses Not Only Emailgate, But Also Monicagate

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Conservative site Drudge Report has been specializing in posting photos of an evil-looking Hillary Clinton during emailgate. To that it has added "Memories." " That section features cover stories from newspapers on monicagate.

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The 18-Minute Rule and More Must-have Skills for Public Speakers

SketchBubble

You’ve studied for years to become an expert in your field and now you’ve been called to deliver a keynote address to a conference of your peers. It’s an exciting moment and when they ask you to speak for half an hour, you want to say “yes, yes, yes!” But if you want them to […].

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150+ Free PowerPoint Slides to Make Great Visually Appealing Presentations

SlideModel

As our content catalog has grown, we have started to publish free PowerPoint slides every new week. Our free slides have had a very good adoption and we could also notice the number of free downloads is increasing over time.

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The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

The Eloquent Woman

Fans of The Eloquent Woman on Facebook see links to good reads, resources and ideas from other sources there, in addition to posts from the blog. But you won't miss a thing, since I'm summarizing that extra content and putting it here on the blog for all readers to see.

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Tough Crowd? 5 Ways to Stay Calm, Cool, and Collected

Duarte Blog

I love it when a new season of Downton Abbey makes its way across the Atlantic every January. But during the torturous months of waiting to see what happens next, I distract myself with a different British program: British Prime Minister’s Question Time. During the weekly session, the British Prime Minister stands in front of the entire House of Commons and answers questions from any Member of Parliament who wants to raise an issue.

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Be clear about the purpose of your presentation.

Executive Speech Coach

Presentation Tips on Twitter Presentation Skills Club on Facebook Executive Speech Coach , Business presentation tips from George Torok , the Speech Coach for Executives Executive Speech Coach & Business Presentation Skills Expert George Torok www.SpeechCoachforExecutives.com.

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Bernie Sanders - Maybe It's Time For Hillary Clinton To Give Her Supporters To Him

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Emailgate is deepening for Hillary Clinton. And it's expanded to her aides. Conservative sites like Drudge Report are having a ball detailing the latest developments. Meanwhile, Bernie Sanders has been drawing more than 100,000 folks to his rallies in recent weeks. He seems the real deal.

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