April, 2019

Authenticity

Manner of Speaking

The temptation to be like others is strong. But if we always try to fit in, we will never stand out. We become just one more slice of bread in one more bland, homogenized loaf. And there are millions of … Continue reading → The post Authenticity appeared first on Manner of Speaking.

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IBM Project Debater – will AI eliminate speechwriters?

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

I caught a rebroadcast of an Intelligence Squared debate on NPR last night. Intelligence Squared is a weekly forum for balanced and intelligent debate. Their goal is to restore critical thinking, facts, reason, and civility to American public discourse. Hurray for them, although I can’t help thinking they’re p **g into the prevailing wind these days.) […]. Speechwriting Technology AI Artificial Intelligence Debating

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Speaking tips from "Serial"

Speak Schmeak

I finally got around to finishing the original season of the podcast "Serial," in which the case of convicted murder Adnan Syed is re-evaluated in detail by investigative journalist Sarah Koenig. I had listened to the first four episodes on a road trip last year, but never picked it up again.

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5 Public Speaking Tips for Even the Most Introverted

Presentation Guru

Let’s face it, running a small business requires you to do things you wouldn’t normally do, like public speaking. From presenting in front of investors and lenders to speaking at conferences, public speaking is inevitable for business success. But, up to 75% of people are scared of public speaking.…

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How to Develop a Mindset for Business Growth and Success

Speaker Launcher

Those of you who listen to my podcast or are in my coaching groups know that this first quarter of 2019, I’ve been doing a deep dive into all things mindset. As I’ve been learning first hand, how to develop a mindset for business growth and success is a lot of work. So, let’s get to it!

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Communication in the Workplace

The Communication Blog

WELL-BEING WISDOM WONDER PURPOSE SLEEP SPECIAL SECTIONS COMMUNITY THRIVE TAKES // April 11, 2019 Try This Now: Stop Sending a “Gentle Reminder” A popular way to nudge a co-worker is to employ this phrase, but it misses the opportunity to be compassionately direct.

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A conversation with Conor Neill

Manner of Speaking

I have just returned home after my annual week teaching public speaking and communication skills at the IESE Executive MBA Programme in Barcelona, Spain.

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More Trending

Interview: Maile Collmer, Referral Marketer

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Maile believes that business is built one connection at a time. In other words, she believes in individual excellence as well as team excellence. A team can do so much more than an individual, and excellent teams are made of excellent individuals doing their part. Maile is a marketer who built a referral team that […] Maile believes that business is built one connection at a time. In other words, she believes in individual excellence as well as team excellence.

5 Ways to Make Your Scientific Research Presentation Flow

Presentation Guru

Often, when scientists think of giving a presentation on their research, flow is the furthest thing from their thoughts. The accuracy of the data, quality of the experiments, and intricate details that make up experiments are typically considered to be much more important.…

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Speaking Business Success Strategies Part 1: The Emerging Speaker

Speaker Launcher

When you’ve been around an industry for over 30 years, like I have, it is easy to spot and empathize with people who are going through growing pains. As a professional speaker, it is a part of the journey from speaking for free to earning 6 or 7 figures.

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The Communication Blog - Untitled Article

The Communication Blog

A most interesting article!

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Association of Speakers Clubs Conference in Edinburgh

Manner of Speaking

As regular readers of this blog know, I co-created a public speaking board game with my good friend and fellow speaker, Florian Mueck: Rhetoric – The Public Speaking Game™. It is available as both a traditional tabletop board game and an app. … Continue reading → The post Association of Speakers Clubs Conference in Edinburgh appeared first on Manner of Speaking. Rhetoric - The Public Speaking Game Association of Speakers Clubs Edinburgh John Zimmer public speaking

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Get your free copy of Presenting for Humans before April 15

Speak Schmeak

Hey y'all! I'm giving away 100 digital copies of Presenting for Humans: Insights for Speakers on Ditching Perfection and Creating Connection ! I'm celebrating the second anniversary of publishing my first book on April 14 and I want you to have a copy! The giveaway started today and 51 copies are already gone, so if you're a Goodreads member, get over there ASAP to reserve your free digital download.

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Steve Jobs - Was He Psychic & Did That Help with Product Development?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Over and over again, Steve Jobs told his illegitimate daughter Lisa two things. One, that he would someday be famous. And, two, that he would die young. Both happened. That's what Lisa recounts in her memoir "Small Fry."

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How to Captivate and Persuade Your Audience with Transparency

Presentation Guru

Giving a presentation is like pulling up to a stranger in your car and yelling, “Hey, let’s go for a drive!“ You’re hoping that the stranger will humor you and at least get in the car, giving you a chance to prove that you’re a trustworthy driver and that it’s going to be a great ride.…

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Speaking Business Success Strategies Part III: The Seasoned Speaker

Speaker Launcher

For our third and final piece in the Speaking Business Success Strategies series, we are focusing on the seasoned speaker. These are speakers who have been around for a while and have a very solid speaking income.

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The Age of Social Media Calls for #NewPresentationTips

SketchBubble

Being a great public speaker has always been challenging. Let’s face it, getting up in front of a group of strangers takes courage and a commitment to ensuring the 3 E’s: engagement, education, and entertainment. But these days, even the 3 Es aren’t enough to come off as an awesome speaker.

2019 92

A giant leap forward in your public speaking

Manner of Speaking

There is a lot to learn about public speaking. The fact that I have been writing this blog for 10 years is testament to that. And no matter how much you learn, no matter how good you become, you will … Continue reading → The post A giant leap forward in your public speaking appeared first on Manner of Speaking. Audience Delivery audience gestures public speaking

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Grant Writing 101: How to Secure Funding For Your Big Idea

Duarte Blog

So, you’re a creative person with a big idea. You’ve fleshed out your new program, dreamed up a performance, or crafted a community class. But you’re missing one crucial detail. You can’t make your idea come to life without financial support.

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Shame - Killed off by PR, Lawyers, Free Thinkers

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Puritans imported it into America. That was shame. Back then and until fairly recently shame served as a powerful tool of social control. Men were shamed into being extreme successes. Women into maintaining great bodies. And neighbors into mowing their laws.

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How To Create Online Courses

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The e-learning industry keeps growing at a rapid pace. By 2025, it is expected to reach $325 billion , up from the estimated $107 billion last year. What’s even more interesting is that online courses specifically comprise $46 billion of the total e-learning market.

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Online Courses & eLearning for Income Beyond Speaking with Janet Stewart

Speaker Launcher

Have you been wondering how to create new income streams? Today on The Wealthy Speaker Podcast, we are discussing how to create income with online courses and eLearning. We are very fortunate to be joined by Janet Stewart who is a long-time friend of mine as well as CEO of We Love Learning. Janet’s company […]. The post Online Courses & eLearning for Income Beyond Speaking with Janet Stewart appeared first on Jane Atkinson. Have you been wondering how to create new income streams?

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High school life: from “The Accidental Writer”…

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

This is an excerpt from a memoir that I am writing, The Accidental Writer. It focuses on life in high school, Bloor Collegiate Institute (BCI) in Toronto. Hope to have the book available this fall. I have some distinct high school memories. Not a lot, but some. Very few of them have anything to do with what was going on in the classroom. The classroom was boring and repetitive. Don’t get me wrong, I learned stuff in school. I’ve even retained some of that knowledge.

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 307) – Tyrion Lannister

Manner of Speaking

“When you tear out a man’s tongue, you are not proving him a liar; you’re only telling the world that you fear what he might say.” — Tyrion Lannister, Game of Thrones. The post Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 307) – Tyrion Lannister appeared first on Manner of Speaking. Quotes for Public Speakers Game of Thrones public speaking public speaking quotes quote Tyrion Lannister

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The Three Key Components of a Powerful Voice

K8sVoice

A powerful voice may not be loud at all. When I was in college, I worked as a teacher’s aide for a second-grade teacher. She was a sweet, elegant woman who spoke so softly that if students were talking, I could not hear her. She never raised her voice, and I’m not sure she was […]. The post The Three Key Components of a Powerful Voice appeared first on Vocal Impact, Inc. Delivery Vocal Image intention powerful voice vocalimpact

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Oprah 1, "60 Minutes" 0

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

How naïve. The producers of "60 Minutes" allegedly over-directed mega star Oprah. As many recall, she had been an on-air columnist for a while on that too-long-running series. One of her most memorable segments was on the fresh approach to juvenile therapy.

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Using the Zeigarnik Effect for Presenting Like a Pro

SlideModel

Motivating yourself to complete a task using out of the box methods can be a great way of improving your performance.

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Speaking Business Success Strategies Part II: The Rising Superstar (or Intermediate Speaker)

Speaker Launcher

Last week we started our series on speaking business success strategies that will help you weave your way through the more challenging times in a speaking business. Part I of our series focused on the Emerging Speaker.

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Intro to The Accidental Writer

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Don’ t know why, but I am writing my memoir, The Accidental Writer. About 10 chapters into it. Posting the first draft (pleas excuse any typos) of the introduction here. Seem like something you’d want to read? Do let me know! Introduction to The Accidental Writer. I have been one of Canada’s most successful freelance writers and one of the country’s most successful freelance trainers.

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 306) – Theodore Roosevelt

Manner of Speaking

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, … Continue reading → The post Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 306) – Theodore Roosevelt appeared first on Manner of Speaking. Quotes for Public Speakers man in the arena public speaking quotes Teddy Roosevelt

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How to Use Gestures in your Presentation

Executive Speech Coach

He demonstrates and explains the use of gestures to enhance your presentation.

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Books - Don't Cite Too Many of Those In Book You're Ghostwriting

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

She loved everything in the draft of the book I was ghostwriting for her. The subject was a controversial psychological treatment. With one exception. She told me to delete all the mentions of books.

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How Voice of the Customer Concept Can Boost Sales and Revenue

SlideModel

Many small businesses continue to grow as a result of customer satisfaction, whereas many large organizations can decline when they fail to account for the voice of their customers. The smartphone industry is quite a recent example of this.

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Speaking Business Success Strategies Part II: The Rising Superstar (or Intermediate Speaker)

Speaker Launcher

Last week we started our series on speaking business success strategies that will help you weave your way through the more challenging times in a speaking business. Part I of our series focused on the Emerging Speaker.

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Which post-war Oxford prime minister was the best speaker?

Max Atkinson

Since 1945, 10 of the 14 (72%) UK prime ministers were graduates of Oxford university. None had been to Cambridge, Durham, Manchester, London or any other English university. Gordon Brown graduated and taught at Sottish universities.

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3 Ways to “Overcome” a Difficult Situation

SpeakerSue Says...

How many sales people, revenue managers and general managers does it take to overcome a difficult objection? Only one. But…. #1. To be successful at “overcoming”a difficult situation (or person), stop thinking about it as “overcoming.”. Overcoming” means to defeat, beat, best, conquer, trounce, thrash, rout, vanquish, overwhelm, overpower, Instead: Change your back story. You’re simply answering their questions. Add a dash of compassion. Their meeting/asset means a lot to them.

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Executive Speech Coach Insights on Presentation Coaching

Executive Speech Coach

Your speech coach wants to understand your audience and your intended message. Imagine the results when you deliver a Superior Presentation.

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