April, 2020

Exciting news!

Manner of Speaking

I have some exciting news to share. I began writing this blog in May 2009. It was an experiment to see what blogging was like. However, given that the lifespan of the average blog is short – most blogs stop … Continue reading → The post Exciting news! appeared first on Manner of Speaking.

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Collaborate with others in real time using PowerPoint on the Web

PowerPoint Tips

Did you know that you can collaborate with others on a PowerPoint file in real-time using PowerPoint on the Web? That’s the same thing as PowerPoint Online.) You can do the same in Microsoft Word and Excel, but I’ll focus on PowerPoint, of course.

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Adjust your expectations of virtual presenting

Speak Schmeak

One of the things that presenters love so much about being in front of a live audience is the instant gratification of your audience's responses. We're in direct contact with the emotional impact of our words and delivery. The audience smiles, they laugh, their body language changes and shifts.

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Understanding Gen Z: Characteristics, Habits, and Differences from Millennials Explained

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Generation Z, Zoomers, iGen, Homeland Generation, Gen Tech — many names are floating around the interwebs to describe the “commonly uncommon” generation of 8 to 23-year olds. So who is Gen Z really? Let’s figure it out together! What is Generation Z?

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An Exercise for Managing Anxiety from Sandra Zimmer

Speaking Freely

It seems like a good time to share some techniques and exercises for managing anxiety with whomever happens to land on my blog. The Coronavirus outbreak has brought a focus on anxiety. It is a real issue for many of us as we are working from home and sitting with uncertainty about our future.

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Zoom Tips to Earn More Through Virtual Speaking with Marquesa Pettway

Speaker Launcher

We did this recording before social distancing was in effect, but now more than ever we need to find new and creative ways to serve our clients. On this episode of The Wealthy Speaker Show, I am so happy to welcome Marquesa Pettway.

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A new look for Manner of Speaking

Manner of Speaking

Manner of Speaking has a new look. I began writing my blog on public speaking in May 2009. After almost 11 years and nearly 4 million visits, it was time to upgrade the website. Over the past two months, I have been working with Moonshot , a team of website developers based in Budapest, Hungary.

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Embrace imperfect action

Speak Schmeak

"It's always easier to just say no. It's always easier to say 'We can't do it.' Because when you say 'We will try to do it,' now you're changing things, and whenever you change, there's opposition. Every time. So it's always easier just to stay status quo.

2020 141

Micromanagement: Signals to Avoid It and Become a Better Leader

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Micromanagement can turn your company into a toxic workplace that good employees abandon. Most leaders realize this, but few take proactive action towards addressing this issue.

2020 93

There Are Only 6 Types of Slides You Should Be Using – and This Isn’t One of Them!

Presentation Guru

Simple visuals that emphasise the spoken message help the speaker and the audience in every way. Slides should only be used to add impact and emphasis to your spoken words but please don’t make the mistake of confusing your story (script) with your visuals.

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A 2-Step Approach to Building Your Confidence and Your Speaking Business

Speaker Launcher

There’s no question. We have never seen anything like COVID-19 before. There’s been nothing in our history quite like it. And as we are seeing, it can have a massive impact on your business and your confidence.

2020 76

Webinar on Storytelling

Manner of Speaking

Jim Harvey and I are two of the three founders of Presentation Guru. Given the current state of affairs in the world, we have decided to experiment with webinars. We are creating a series of four webinars for anyone interested in delivering better speeches and presentations.

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Step Up Your Virtual Setup: Quick Fixes to Look and Sound Great From Anywhere

Duarte Blog

We’ve all been there. Receiving a virtual pitch from a backlit silhouette or straining to understand the garbled audio of a co-worker. You may have been the culprit yourself once or twice (I know I have been).

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8 steps to ditching perfection and creating connection

Speak Schmeak

Even if we've mastered our perfectionist tendencies, these new challenges of presenting virtually seem to be bringing them all back up again. (At At least for me. ??) So I'm launching a new workshop on ditching perfection and creating connection, based on the concepts in my book. Ready to ??"let

2020 141

A Manager’s Guide to Interpersonal Communication

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People are promoted to management positions for a variety of reasons. For many, they rise to the top because of their knowledge, technical skills, and decision-making capabilities. Unfortunately, not all managers arrive at their jobs with all of the competencies they need to be successful.

2020 84

Zoom Meetings: Prevent BATS IN THE CAVE with 2 simple tips

More than PowerPoint...

I’ve been in quite a few Zoom web meetings lately, and I’ve seen a lot of BATS IN THE CAVE, if you know what I mean.

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How To Deliver a Profitable Webinar with Rhonda Scharf

Speaker Launcher

Continuing with our efforts to bring you compelling and relevant information while we are still under quarantine, I’ve thought a lot about how we can offer our content virtually.

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Live test: phase 1

Manner of Speaking

The post Live test: phase 1 appeared first on Manner of speaking. Analysis of a Speech Audience

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5 Things CanceledCon Taught Me About Virtual Events and Life

Duarte Blog

At the end of February, I found out that an event I was looking forward to—Creative South—was getting postponed, along with countless others. Not even a day later, Andrew Hochradel, the emcee of the event, came up with an idea for a free, online creative conference.

2020 69

Is busyness a competition?

Speak Schmeak

People are busy. People are overwhelmed. People have too much on their plates. And yet, the complaint is often laced with pride. We can't wait to tell everyone how busy we are. How are you?" "SO SO busy!" Perhaps busyness triggers our competitive nature. At least, I think it triggered mine.

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Breaking Points: From Dr. Lorna Breen to Harry Chase

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Today the world learned that the committed Emergency Room medical doctor Lorna Breen, 49, committed suicide. She herself, as the New York Post reports, had been infected with the coronavirus. When it was assumed she had recovered she returned to work.

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What is the Direct to Consumer (DTC) Business Model?

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Everyone should be paying more attention to the Direct to To Consumer (DTC) space as it’s booming! According to a study by the IAB , two-thirds of customers expect to have direct connectivity with brands.

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Raising Your Uncertainty Tolerance with Sara Ross

Speaker Launcher

In an effort to keep supplying relevant and practical content, I keep thinking about what we all need in this time of constant news intake and the uncertainty of what’s coming next.

2020 67

Make your words sing like Obama – 9 rhetorical tools that will help your message be remembered forever

Presentation Guru

A big big thank you! Thanks to all of you that attended our podcast on storytelling – ‘Make your words sing’ last week. It’s the second in a series of four podcasts by John Zimmer and Jim Harvey, founders of Presentation Guru, to help you do just that.… … Uncategorised

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Powerful Women Speakers: Leila Janah

Duarte Blog

Leila Janah was a powerful speaker who could capture and hold the attention of her audience. During speeches and while writing on her blog, she’d often share her immigrant story and the events in her life that made her to want to change the world.

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Your audience needs you - now

Speak Schmeak

??What are you holding back on releasing to the world because you're still getting ready. to get ready. to get ready? ??Are Are you delaying the release of a new program, a new product, a new virtual training? ??What

2020 130

"Good Girls" - Has This Dark Comedy Become Too Dark?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In this season of "Good Girls" two characters have been murdered. One was the innocent Lucy. The other was the non-innocent Boomer. But both deaths were jarring. After all, "Good Girls" was supposed to be a dark comedy, with a lot of fun goofiness.

2020 56

Coronavirus: is this what retirement feels like?

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

It’s 9:50. I’ve walked the dog 4 times today and just taken him out for a final pee. Normally he gets walked twice, and doesn’t always get taken out for a late night pee unless he asks. He didn’t ask. … Continue reading →

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Delivering Virtual Keynotes with Rohit Bhargava

Speaker Launcher

With so many cancellations and events being rescheduled in this time of quarantine, we’re hearing the term “virtual” more than ever before. On this episode of The Wealthy Speaker Show we are so happy to welcome Rohit Bhargava who will talk about how to deliver the most effective virtual keynote.

Let’s Get Trigger Happy!

Presentation Guru

We all know it’s important to engage our audience when presenting. And we all know how distracted and hard to impress audiences can be… so here at Presented we have a few suggestions you should start using. In a nutshell, let’s get Trigger Happy.

2020 56

4 Tips for Choosing the Best Virtual Backgrounds on Zoom Meetings

Duarte Blog

Here at Duarte, we not only teach communication skills, we teach people how to present themselves. In this new virtual world, we have to consider how we appear and communicate virtually—like on Zoom meetings—and what that means for how our audience perceives our brand.

2020 67

A Quick Guide to Buyer Personas

SlideModel

Personalization. Every marketer today understands that personalized messages hit the mark way more frequently than generic pitches. In fact, every dollar invested in advanced personalization generates twenty dollars in return.

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Getting Out of the Uber Habit

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Depending on who is doing the counting, Uber's core business - ride-hailing - is down 80% to 94%. With shelter-in-place standard in so many locations, folks aren't using Uber much.

2020 56

6 Valuable Tips for Small Business Owners to Master the Art of Public Speaking

SketchBubble

Are you one among those whose hands quiver as they adjust the microphone and legs wobble as they approach the podium? Does the thought of addressing a large audience make your palm sweat and heart pound fast? If so, it’s the indication that you have a fear of public speaking.

2020 63

How to Build Your Profitable Speaking Business with Grant Baldwin

Speaker Launcher

Looking at the current landscape of the speaking industry and thinking about how to best serve my audience…I decided to invite Grant Baldwin back to the Wealthy Speaker Show to talk about what’s happening now and how to keep moving forward in your speaking business.

2020 59

Storytelling 101 – A Presentation Guru Podcast

Presentation Guru

A big big thank you! Thanks to all of you that attended our first podcast on storytelling last week. We had 100 people from all over the world and we recorded the event and uploaded the video to our YouTube Channel.…

2020 54

3 Ways to Inspire Others with Data Stories 

Duarte Blog

Data helps organizations gain valuable insights into customers, employees, products and markets, but there is a limit to what databases and charts can do on their own.

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