March, 2019

How to handle public speaking nerves

Manner of Speaking

On 3 June 2017, professional rock climber Alex Honnold accomplished something that few people thought could be done. He climbed the 3,000-foot granite wall of Yosemite Park’s famous El Capitan, the vertical wall in the photo above. Alone.

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Layer images and shapes for stunning slides

PowerPoint Tips

A simple way to create stunning slides is to layer an image, a shape, and text placeholders. Here are 2 examples: Here are the steps to create these slides: 1. Enter your text. Use the Title and Content layout. You can right-click any blank area and choose Layout>Title and Content.

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The Power of the Pause

Presentation Guru

A story from Spain. I teach public speaking and presentation skills at a few Executive MBA Programmes in Switzerland and Spain. A few years ago, I was teaching a class at IESE in Barcelona. One of my students was a fellow named Manuel.…

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Building Leadership Presence and Power through Embodying Gravitas

Speaking Freely

Learning to embody the physical, vocal, psychological and spiritual qualities of gravitas can help you build leadership presence and power. I coach leaders to build leadership presence and power through developing the characteristics of gravitas. Gravitas is a mix of several complex skills and behaviors – being comfortable in your physical body, thinking deeply, acting […].

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Power of the Pre-Read: Make Mighty Recommendations Through Story

Duarte Blog

Recently, a participant in one of our workshops asked me how to handle a situation where she sends a pre-read deck, then has to present it to people who have (presumably) already seen her deck. I was in a rush and gave an okay, but not fantastic answer. It has been haunting me ever since. [.]

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Crafting the Perfect Promise Statement for Marketing Your Speaking Business

Speaker Launcher

The Promise Statement. Those of you in my community know that I talk about the importance of a perfect promise statement often. It is, after all, essential for effectively marketing your speaking business and getting people to understand exactly who you are and what you’ll deliver.

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Three ways to rethink your title slide

Manner of Speaking

Your title slide occupies prime real estate in your slide deck. It is the gateway to your presentation. You can either spend time thinking how to use it to maximum advantage or miss an opportunity to grab you audience’s attention from … Continue reading → The post Three ways to rethink your title slide appeared first on Manner of Speaking. Slide Presentation James Bond Keynote PowerPoint Presentation public speaking title slides

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The Only PowerPoint Templates You’ll Ever Need

Presentation Guru

There are three fundamental skills for the modern-day presenter.

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Occupational Hazards - Rapper Nipsey Hussle, Like Tupac Shakur, Gunned Down

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Each high-powered profession has its occupational hazards. In the world of rap, there's the danger of being gunned down. The murder of Tupac Shakur long symbolized that.    Now, that symbolism has been reinforced by the death of Emmy-nominated rapper Nipsey Hussle.

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How Your Speaking Style Can Enhance Your Personal Brand

SketchBubble

In today’s ever-changing and increasingly-competitive business landscape, it’s no longer enough to define your company’s brand, you’ve got to also develop your own personal brand.

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Understanding Speaking Fees and How Much You Should Get Paid to Speak

Speaker Launcher

Time and time again in my webinars and mastermind groups, a common question arises: “How much should I get paid to speak,” or “How do I know how to set my speaking fees?” Most often, my answer is “it depends.”

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 305) – Christopher Vogler

Manner of Speaking

“As the polarized nature of magnetic fields can be used to generate electrical energy, polarity in a story seems to be an engine that generates tension and movement in the characters and a stirring of emotions in the audience.” ” — … Continue reading → The post Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 305) – Christopher Vogler appeared first on Manner of Speaking. Quotes for Public Speakers Christopher Vogler public speaking public speaking quotes quotes

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16 Graphic Design Trends of 2019 To Use In Presentation Design

SlideModel

Do you want to give your presentation a new distinctive look this year? In that case, you should know the latest graphic design trends.

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3 Habits That Will Take Your Presentation Skills to the Next Level

Presentation Guru

There are lots of articles on here that will help you build a strong foundation as a public speaker: articles to help you create a strong story , articles to help you build professional and engaging visual aids , and articles to help you connect with your audience as you speak.

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"Good Girls" - Sex Vibes Explode Between Beth, GangBanger (who has become her mentor)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In her bed, Beth uses a vibrator and thinks about GangBanger. They had had one sexual encounter, in a bar bathroom. More will come. Beth's hubby has admitted having not one but four side dishes. So, any vestige of loyalty to the marriage vows is over.

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Something starts with nothing

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Something starts with nothing… I was bored this morning. All tableted out and didn’t feel like turning on my computer. So I turned on the TV. A woman was being interviewed about the positive side of boredom. Said it could be the beginning of creativity, but most people were too scared to be bored and thought of boredom in negative terms. But she said there were positive sides to boredom. For instance, it begets meditation and opens doors to creativity.

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5 Phases of the Professional Speaker Career: Which Are You In?

Speaker Launcher

Over the past 30 plus years, I’ve had a bird’s eye view into the careers of many professional speakers. It has been incredible to watch so many talented individuals build and grow their speaking businesses.

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March is #WomensHistoryMonth … ALL of March (not just the first few days)

Joan Detz Speaker Services

When the calendar goes from February to March, Women’s History Month gets a lot of attention. But as March progresses, the attention drops off. A presentation tip for speakers wanting to honor Women’s History Month: Include visuals – not just in your presentation, but also in the announcements for your presentation and in the follow up […]. Audio Visual, PowerPoint & Podcasts Presentation skills Social media

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Step-By-Step Guide to Creating a Viable Go to Market Strategy

SlideModel

The ultimate goal of any business is to grow and scale over time. Conquering a single market or customer segment is never enough – there’s always room for expanding further. To scale, businesses need to innovate and often innovations involve operational risks.

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12 Tips for the Technologically Challenged Speaker

Presentation Guru

If you are a presenter who finds yourself somewhat ‘technically challenged’, then check out this conversation that Presentation Guru’s Jim Harvey had recently with public speaking coach Nancy Hardcastle from Stand Up Be Great.

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Heading into Q2 - Those of Us on Rollercoaster Ride Are Plum Worn Now

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

MarketWatch plays out scenarios for Q2 of 2019.    There could be a continuation of the strong market gains from Q2.    There could be a lessening of the momentum. There could also be a move downward if optimism fades or a Whatever happens.

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Harold Wilson deals with a heckler

Max Atkinson

One of the greatest achievements of Labour prime minister Harold Wilson was to keep the UK out of getting involved in the Vietnam war.

Injecting Humor into Your Speech with Tim Gard

Speaker Launcher

On this episode of The Wealthy Speaker Podcast we are talking about how to add humor to your speech. My good friend Tim Gard is joining us today to share his wisdom on how to keep it clean, relevant and funny at the same time.

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March is National Essential Tremor month – How do tremors impact public speakers?

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Essential tremor is a neurological disorder that causes involuntary shaking – often of the hands or arms. Speakers with essential tremor (ET) might gesture to the audience and notice that their extended arm begins to tremble. Or they might use a pointer to highlight something on a slide and find their hand begins to shake. ET can […]. Audio Visual, PowerPoint & Podcasts Presentation skills

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How to Handle Difficult Situations YOU Create for your Client

SpeakerSue Says...

My flight was oversold and the gate agent needed travelers to give up their seats. She started by offering $250. In the end, she upped the offer to $750. Those who got the $750 looked like they won the lottery; the $250 takers, not-so-much. And many who didn’t give up their seats were distraught….I I even heard a couple moaning about their loss of $750! A few satisfied people. Lots more unhappy. It wasn’t an easy day for the “seller” either.

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Doing a Monica Lewinsky - Ditch the Forgiveness Platitudes

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Among the most popular articles on the influential MarketWatch is one focused on Monica Lewinsky. Slimmed down a bit, glammed up, and a master of the game of The New Authenticity, Lewinsky has become a media hottie.

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Our Bulletproof, A/B Tested Personal Narrative in Nervous Times - Don't Leave Home W/O It

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Does this sound like a credible reason for moving to southern Arizona? That's the question I am using in my A/B testing of the story - that is, the personal narrative - I will put out there when I relocate from the midwest in August.    This is a nervous era.

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2019, So Far - 2,400 Layoffs in Media (that brutal moment of clarity)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

On the one hand, former bigwig at The New York Times Jill Abramson laments that commentary is replacing facts in media. That's her rant in "Merchants of Truth."

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In 2003, I Was Struck Stupid

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

This explains a lot.    The National University of Singapore's Social Service Research Centre conducted research on the cognitive and psychological consequences of debt. What they found was surprising. Owing money can actually impair cognitive functioning.

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What Seems to Be Their Long Game - Linda McMahon and Laura Ellsworth

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Out of nowhere - that is, from the world of business, not politics - Linda McMahon appeared. She was running for the U.S. Senate as a Republican, representing the state of Connecticut. She lost. Then she ran again. She lost again. But we have to conclude that she was playing a long game.

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The Resourceful Elizabeth Holmes Back in Lux Lifestyle (via 27-yr-old finance Billy Evans, hotel heir)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Elizabeth Holmes' signature trait is the ability to bounce back from whatever. She had lost her billions, her company, and her brand as tech genius. She is awaiting trial for fraud and more.    But she, at age 35,  has managed to snag herself a wealthy young finance.

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Financial Services Industry - Watch Your Language

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The sales pitches of the financial services industry are stuck back in the 20th century. It was then that language about "financial security" could be used. Now, when a financial planner leverages that phrase, the smart among us in The New Aging smirk.

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Commencement Speeches to Class of 2019 - Bring on The Darkness

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Perhaps it was the subliminal advertising by institutions of higher education. Maybe it was simply magical thinking by those who have invested so much time, money, test-taking, and hope in degree-getting.

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Drudge Has 10-Subject Headline Positioning and Packaging Mueller Report as Donald Trump Win

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

If you click on the influential Drudge Report right now, you will read an amazing 10-subject headline. It kicks off with this: TRUMP WINS!     Once an alt-right forum, the Drudge Report had moderated its tone since liberals took on Donald Trump during the 2016 campaign.

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Megyn Kelly Seems to Kick Off Comeback Attempt through Mueller Report

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Megyn Kelly's strength is sharp-elbowed political rhetoric combat. Not moderating soft-ball talk shows. So, it was predictable that she could leverage the findings of the Mueller Report as a platform for attempting a comeback. 

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Alleged Sins of the Parents - Olivia Jade Giannulli Blames Loughlin-Giannulli for Messing Up Her BigTime Life

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Already Olivia Jade Giannulli has lost the accounts of Sephora, TRESemme, and Estee Lauder.    That was through the alleged fraud her parents - Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli - committed in getting her admitted to college.

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Facts - Smirk

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Facts. In her book "Merchants of Truth," former big wig at The New York Times Jill Abramson decries the death of facts. In their place in what is supposed to be journalism is commentary.    Yet, facts are a mutable entity. 

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