January, 2020

6 tips for speaking English to non-native speakers

Manner of Speaking

Speaking English to an audience of non-native speakers is tricky. Because English is so widely spoken around the world, many native English speakers tend to forget just how complicated English can be for others.

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How to create a logo in PowerPoint

PowerPoint Tips

Would you like to create your own logo, product image, or course symbol in PowerPoint in a few minutes — following some easy steps? If so, you’re in luck, just read on. I’m going to show you how to create this logo — and you can customize it in any way you want.

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3 New Design Trends to Use in Your Presentations

Presentation Guru

Let’s be honest, not everyone is a designer or has a professional designer on staff. A lot of business owners and marketers are creating their own graphics from scratch. At Venngage we have a ton of designers on staff but I still create a lot of my visuals!…

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Sweet Spot Pricing with Laurie Guest

Speaker Launcher

Do you have your pricing down to a science? Do you offer different pricing packages or is it one price for everyone? On this episode of The Wealthy Speaker Show, we’re going to explore Sweet Spot Pricing.

5 Problem Solving Strategies to Become a Better Problem Solver

SlideModel

A lot of people would agree on the fact that life is full of challenges. People become proficient enough when it comes to catering small problems or issues in hand. However, those who attain exceptional insights into problem-solving can gain success in the long run.

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National Speakers Association, Northern California, January Chapter Meeting

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

5 tips to save your batteries (and your presentation)

Manner of Speaking

Slide presentations are a staple of the business world. Every day, there are millions of PowerPoint, Keynote other slide presentations around the world. By some counts, the figure is 30 million each day!

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Problem Solving with Digital Signage

Presentation Guru

Everywhere you look, digital signage screens are popping up. Banks, restaurants, waiting rooms, government facilities, and factory floors are all using this new technology to keep their employees and customers informed.

Bio Like Beyoncé with Caroline Mays

Speaker Launcher

Have you read your own bio or “about me” page lately? Is it compelling? Do you feel that it’s engaging enough to entice a potential client to stay on your website? To click further into your world and choose you…over the sea of others out there who offer the same thing that you do?

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The Ultimate Guide to Using Metaphors in Presentations and Speeches

SlideModel

Metaphors are one of the often-forgotten tricks among presenters. Along with other figures of speech such as similes, analogies personification, and alliteration, they make your texts more engaging, memorable and eloquent.

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Lawyers as Character Actors - The Norm Pattis Show Opens in Connecticut

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

On May 24th, 2019, Jennifer Dulos went missing on the Gold Coast of Connecticut. Today, the arrests for murder or conspiracy for murder have finally been made. Those include estranged husband Fotis Dulos. He is accused with capital murder, murder, and kidnapping.

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 326) – Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Manner of Speaking

“Good communication is just as stimulating as black coffee, and just as hard to sleep after.” ” — Anne Morrow Lindbergh. The post Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 326) – Anne Morrow Lindbergh appeared first on Manner of Speaking. Quotes for Public Speakers Anne Morrow Lindbergh Communication Personal development public speaking self-development

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Weird is where the growth happens

More than PowerPoint...

A client was rehearsing her presentation. She stood on stage with her arms crossed in front of her. I stopped her. Try standing with your palms out,” I told her. She did, then stopped. That feels weird,” she said. Good,” I said. Try it again.”. She did. Still feels weird,” she said. Again.”.

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The Ricky Gervais Lesson – If You’re Going to Offend, Do It on Purpose

Presentation Guru

Ricky Gervais, the overexposed English comedian, writer, and actor, hosted Hollywood’s Golden Globes for the fifth time.

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Becoming a Master of the Speaking Industry

Speaker Launcher

I recently interviewed Josh Linker who’s out killing the speaking business. He’s speaking over a hundred times per year (highest number of engagements in a year – 165!, CRAZY!) at $35,000 per engagement. Josh successfully sold his tech companies but had started to speak while he was the CEO.

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Change Leadership & Communication Books to Read in 2020

Duarte Blog

If there’s one lesson the past year of change leadership consulting has shouted at me, it’s that we all need to ask more, better questions. Thomas Friedman, in the most useful book on modern change that I read this past year, asserted that point plainly: “In the 21st century, knowing all the answers won’t distinguish [.] continue reading. The post Change Leadership & Communication Books to Read in 2020 appeared first on Duarte.

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Language - Term "Shame" Goes Way of Low-IQ Phone

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Language is important. For example, use an out-of-date term and that could position and package the speaker or writer as yesterday.    Yesterday no longer exists. Neither does the credibility of that person. 

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 327) – Kobe Bryant

Manner of Speaking

“Everything negative—pressure, challenges—is all an opportunity for me to rise.” ” — Kobe Bryant Photo courtesy of Keith Allison. The post Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 327) – Kobe Bryant appeared first on Manner of Speaking. Quotes for Public Speakers challenges Kobe Bryant public speaking quote self-development

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3 Lifehacks to increase your impact by doing what you’re already doing

K8sVoice

If you could do one thing to increase your impact, and it was a simple tweak to what you already do AND it would have a positive effect on almost every area of your life, would you do it? Most businesspeople spend 45% of their time listening and 30% speaking (International Listening Association.)

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The Guru’s Big Five Questions – Chantal Bossé

Presentation Guru

Chantal Bossé has been a TEDx speaker coach since 2012 and Microsoft PowerPoint MVP since 2013. As a presentation & visual communication leader, she spends her time between writing, training, coaching and designing for her clients and speakers.

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Growing Your Speaking Business with Mark LeBlanc

Speaker Launcher

A successful speaking business doesn’t just happen, it’s a culmination of hard work, dedication and consistently putting strategies in place to grow and flourish over time. On this episode of The Wealthy Speaker Show, we are thrilled to welcome legendary speaker Mark LeBlanc.

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The Complications of Guilt

Speak and Deliver

This was a tough one to record - and I'm looking forward to your reactions. Achievement Greatness Guilt Inspiration Kobe Bryant Regret

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"A Million Little Things" - The Kids Are Not Okay (and neither are the adults)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In the undertow of tragedy and near tragedy in the lives of the characters in "A Million Little Things," the kids are being pulled out into what they can't handle.

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 329) – Kurt Vonnegut

Manner of Speaking

Kurt Vonnegut (1922 – 2007) American Writer. Use the time of a total stranger in such a way that he or she will not feel the time was wasted.” ” — Kurt Vonnegut. The post Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 329) – Kurt Vonnegut appeared first on Manner of speaking.

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How To Do What You Want To Do

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Video Webinar: How To Do What You Want To Do (and figure out what it is you want to do) Do you know what you want to do, but don’t seem to get around to doing it? Are you not sure … Continue reading →

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10 Change Leadership & Communication Books to Read in 2020

Duarte Blog

If there’s one lesson the past year of change leadership consulting has shouted at me, it’s that we all need to ask more, better questions. Thomas Friedman, in the most useful book on modern change that I read this past year, asserted that point plainly: “In the 21st century, knowing all the answers won’t distinguish [.] continue reading. The post 10 Change Leadership & Communication Books to Read in 2020 appeared first on Duarte.

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Leveraging Yourself as an Entrepreneur with Teresa Easler

Speaker Launcher

Many people starting out in the speaking world think that it’s all about getting on stage and sharing their message with the audience.

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Are You Stopping Short?

Speak and Deliver

Are you stopping yourself, getting stopped, or letting yourself get stopped? Check out my website at RichHopkins.com Be sure to share this podcast with your friends - and leave a review!

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2020 - Content Remains King in Marketing

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

According to World Media Group, content will be a top priority among marketers in 2020. As Steve Barnes reports in Odwyerpr.com , 79% of marketers surveyed indicated that content remains king.    But the tough nut to crack is getting, holding, and scaling attention.

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 324) – Richard Wagamese

Manner of Speaking

“There is such a powerful eloquence in silence. True genius is knowing when to say nothing, to allow the experience, the moment itself, to carry the message, to say what needs to be said. Words are less important, less effective … Continue reading → The post Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 324) – Richard Wagamese appeared first on Manner of Speaking. Quotes for Public Speakers public speaking public speaking quotes quotes Richard Wagamese

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Atheist Chronicles video blog

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Video blog: The Atheist Chronicles by Paul Lima… Paul Lima is a freelance writer, writing trainer and a devout atheist. He has written a book called “The Atheist Chronicles.” ” This video-blog is an overview of his book. link] … It’s … Continue reading →

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What if their meeting fails? How to sell higher rate

SpeakerSue Says...

Two clients on the same day called with the same question, “ We’ve increased our rates significantly and my sales team is uncomfortable asking for the higher rate. Of course, our ’loyal’ customers are balking (which makes the sellers crazy, scared and frustrated!). Can you help?”. When I lived paycheck to paycheck, I bought the cheapest stuff I could. When that is the choice, food is more fattening and less nutritious. Clothing and cars fall apart more quickly.

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The 2020 Best Speaker Website Contest

Speaker Launcher

It’s that time… announcing our 2020 Best Speaker Website Contest! This is the 6th year we’ve run this contest and it is a lot of fun and a great way for speakers to get ideas they can use to really amp up their website!

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Is It Still OK to Celebrate Anyway?

Speak and Deliver

You've been taught your whole life to be humble - and that is holding you back. Check out my website at RichHopkins.com Be sure to share this podcast with your friends - and leave a review!

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News Corp's KNEWZ Takes on Google

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Could Rupert Murdoch be The Google Slayer? Maybe, in time. Yesterday his "baby" News Corp rolled out KNEWZ. The New York Post , which is owned by News Corp, describes what that launch was all about. Many recall that Murdoch's first love had been the news business.

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 325) – Marc Benioff

Manner of Speaking

“Presentation skills are key. People who work for you represent your brand. You want them to present themselves—and represent you—in a certain way.” ” — Marc Benioff Photo courtesy of World Economic Forum. The post Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 325) – Marc Benioff appeared first on Manner of Speaking. Quotes for Public Speakers Marc Benioff presentation skills public speaking public speaking quotes quotes

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Free & PWYC Writing Webinars

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

I am offering a setirs of free and PWYC (pay what you can) writing webinars. Here’s what is online so far at paullima.com/pwyc: Free video: 20 books, mostly on writing, by Paul Lima. Take 10 minutes to see how one author promotes his books. This … Continue reading →

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