December, 2017

Easily create a menu slide with the Zoom feature

PowerPoint Tips

There’s an important reason that you should consider creating a menu slide, which is a slide that links to other parts of your presentation (and maybe outside resources as well). You could also call it an agenda slide. (In

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The Myth of the Perfect Presenter

Speaking about Presenting

As a young lawyer I idolized a senior lawyer in our city. Margaret Nixon was cool and poised. As a speaker she was clear and logical, but still warm and engaging. She got her message across every single time. And did I mention she could also make people laugh!

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How to talk to each other when you don’t agree

Kate's Voice

The other night, I was in New York City where we saw a new play on Broadway called The Band’s Visit. It’s the story of an Egyptian band that plays a concert in a small Israeli village and what happens there.

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A blast from the past: The influence of the wealthy in politics

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Dipping into past blog posts I came across my 2006 comments on the cultural differences between Japan, Australia and the US around attitudes toward the wealthy.

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 271) – Timothy Leary

Manner of Speaking

“If you want to change the way people respond to you, change the way you respond to people.” ” — Timothy Leary. Quotes for Public Speakers Communication public speaking Public Speaking Quotations quotes Timothy Leary

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Sex, Lies and Resonance

Kate's Voice

Top Posts on the Blog in 2017 I’ve been blogging since 2006, which means that next year marks my twelve-year anniversary. Frankly, I’m amazed that I have kept it up this long. I do it because, as my partner once said, I think I have something to say, and of course, because of readers like […]. Miscellaneous lessons public speaking tips sex

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The Year of the Sahasrara

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

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Break the Internet

Manner of Speaking

In just days, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will vote to end net neutrality—breaking the fundamental principle of the open Internet. If you are concerned, and do not want your ability to surf the Internet to be held hostage by your Internet … Continue reading → Uncategorized Break the Internet Net Neutrality

13 P’s of creating a speech – lessons from Ken Annandale

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

Ken Annandale gives us a very effective speech outline – the 13 P’s of creating a speech. I think that it is pretty self-explanatory – enjoy! Preparation. Point description (ask yourself). Purpose Objective (Why am I doing this presentation?). People -Audience (Who is going to listen to me?). Introduction. Promise Attention grabber (How do I get their attention?). Present Position (Historical situation What was the situation like before?).

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How To Speak So You Engage Your Exceedingly Restless Millennial Audience

Presentation Guru

“If the stereotype of Gen Y is one who is spoilt, irresponsible and immediate gratification based, Benjamin Loh defies all that!”

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Ways of Creating and Maintaining a Positive Company Culture

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Having a group of people who are bound together by a common interest is a strategy that only works in the short-run. Therefore, your company, no matter how small or how new, cannot be only profit-oriented.

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How Communication Training Leads to Superstar Teams

Duarte Blog

I’ve spent much of my life working in sales. That’s meant lots of time flying or driving on the way to meet a client. Typically, we’d meet in conference rooms; if things went well, we’d do dinner. No matter what, we spent time face-to-face.

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Let’s welcome more refugees to America!

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Flashing for the refugees on the unarmed road of flight — Bob Dylan, The Chimes of Freedom As I’ve previously posted immigration, legal or otherwise, is the lifeblood of the United States. Refugees form an important source of immigrants who are often among the least understood, most victimized and yet most valuable additions to a […]. Cultural Differences #MAGA immigration

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 270) – Shiv Kera

Manner of Speaking

“There are good leaders who actively guide and bad leaders who actively misguide. Hence, leadership is about persuasion, presentation and people skills.” — Shiv Kera Photo courtesy of Rajeev Verma. Leadership Quotes for Public Speakers public speaking public speaking quotes quotes Shiv Kera

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The Embodied Speaker: How Your Body Speaks as Loud as Your Words

SketchBubble

When you are making a public presentation in which you hope to pass on knowledge to your audience, it turns out that your body’s gestures speak as loudly as your words.

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3 Keys to Getting Your Day on Track Even When It Is Going Off the Rails

Speaker Launcher

Last week I had a big “ah ha” moment! On Tuesday it was about mid-morning, and I could feel my day starting to circle the drain. Things were not going my way. My inbox was overflowing thanks to a technical glitch that sent every email I deleted or filed away back into my inbox. I […]. The post 3 Keys to Getting Your Day on Track Even When It Is Going Off the Rails appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

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How to Stop Ourselves from Doing All the Talking

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Frequent academic conversation supports learning for all students, and especially ELLs. PD specialist Valentina Gonzalez offers strategies to help teachers avoid ineffective practices and remove barriers to meaningful student-to-student and student-to-teacher dialogue.

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Dreamforce 2017: Ushering in the 4th Industrial Revolution

Duarte Blog

“Every industrial revolution is defined by trailblazers. We’re in the Fourth Industrial Revolution, a wave of innovation and technology, radically transforming our economies, societies, and lives.”.

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The Greatest Sales Pitch I’ve Seen All Year

Presentation Guru

How do you differentiate yourself in a marketplace crowded with similar offerings? Product differentiation, by itself, has become indefensible because today’s competitors can copy your better, faster, cheaper features virtually instantly.

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Humor - Females, Beware

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"I Love Lucy" was a popular television series during the Golden Age of television. It made Lucille Ball famous and financially comfortable. But the character she played - Lucy Ricardo - marginalized women.

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Power - Check Its Expiration Date

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Power is real. In his book "Presentation of Self in Everyday Life," iconic sociologist Erving Goffman explains why the person with the most power defines the situation. The classic example is the boss. Employees learn to read the boss' signals for what to do when and in what ways.

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Barry and Honey Sherman - That Undertow, Again

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The authorities in Canada have gone on record saying they will search for "answers." " Yet, human beings have such limited access to understanding the mysteries of life and death.

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The Old Neighborhood - Beyond the Nostalgia (during the best time of the year)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The memory - often vivid - is of blue-collar, ethnic caring and sharing. That's the fixed image so many of us Baby Boomers have of The Old Neighborhood. It was in an urban area. The apartments, usually consisting of railroad rooms, were huge. Rent was about 30 bucks a month.

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Virtual Law Firms - Business Model for Lawyers Who Don't Need Status, Financial Security of BigLaw

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The concept of the virtual law firm has caught on. That's despite the reality that lawyers who participate in this business model trade off the status and financial security of BigLaw. They may also not have access to those large brandname corporations and individuals as clients.

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Dreamforce 2017: Ushering in the 4th Industrial Revolution

Duarte Blog

“Every industrial revolution is defined by trailblazers. We’re in the Fourth Industrial Revolution, a wave of innovation and technology, radically transforming our economies, societies, and lives.”

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How to Transform Your Presentation with Powerpoint Morph

Presentation Guru

A presentation doesn’t have to be dull, long or linear and a PowerPoint is no exception! PowerPoint is the most widely used presentation tool but has features that are hugely underused.

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Where Can I Find Great Clip Art and More for Powerpoint?

Presentation Guru

Is it too controversial to say that, a t some point, most people could benefit from some clip art in their presentations? It may have earned itself a notorious reputation but at its most basic definition the term clip art does simply represent pre-made images that can be used in whatever medium.

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The Best Presentation Remote Control for under $10

Presentation Guru

Can you really get a decent presentation remote for less than $10? Last week we published a review of the Logitech Spotlight. Without doubt this is an impressive bit of kit and, if you have to give a lot of presentations, is a great investment.…

5 Easy-to-Use Solutions to Boost Your Audience Engagement

Presentation Guru

The key to a good presentation isn’t knowing all the facts. It’s not even putting all the facts into a shiny, pretty PowerPoint or whizzy Prezi document. Practice, and cracking a few jokes will help, but that’s not all of it either.…

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How to Avoid Half Cadence Video Simulations

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The first time I immersed myself in a video-based simulation, I felt like something was off, uneasy,, or just plain awkward. For those musically inclined, it was like hearing a half cadence or a sequence of incomplete notes.

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Work/Life Balance - How 20th Century

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The work we do as professionals represent tasks other professionals could also do. Sometimes gently, sometimes brutally, our employers and clients let us know that. 

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Non-Disclosure Agreements - Issue Crying Out for Congressional Investigation

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Often, both employees and gig workers are required to sign Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs). Usually, they are necessary to protect intellectual property and other kinds of confidential information. 

Trump Administration - The Power of Crazy

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Since the get-go - that is, when Donald Trump ran for U.S. President - media, political experts, and the public have gotten it all wrong. They were analyzing Trump's moves from the perspective of rationality. For example, what gain would such an initiative serve?

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Track Palin - Is He Victim of Combat-Induced PTSD?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

During the 2008 presidential campaign when she was on the McCain ticket, Sarah Palin kept touting that her son Track was serving in Iraq. Given that son's two recent run-ins with the law for domestic violence, Sarah might wish Track had never performed that military service.

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