September, 2018

5 Books for Public Speakers

Manner of Speaking

I am one of the co-founders of Presentation Guru, a digital magazine for public speaking professionals. This post is part of a series designed to share the great content on Presentation Guru with the Manner of Speaking community. ——— Today, there are hundreds of books about … Continue reading → Book Review Presentation Guru books Presentation public speaking

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Use triggers to create interactive presentations

PowerPoint Tips

Audiences today want an interactive experience. As a presenter, you can: Ask them questions. Answer their questions. Organize small group exercises. But you can do more. You can also integrate your audience into the presentation itself.

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The Secret to Perfecting Your Style and Delivery as a Speaker

Presentation Guru

What a seasoned public speaker brings to the stage is a collection of presentation skills. It is these skills that help the speaker connect with the audience, communicate a clear message, and make that message memorable.

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Speaking of fascism: ‘Bigmouth’ exposes the use and misuse of rhetoric

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

The Chicago Tribune has reviewed the play ‘Bigmouth’ (created by the Antwerp, Belgium-based SKaGeN) currently on stage in Chicago. It’s a one-man tour de force by Belgian actor Valentijn Dhaenens who delivers extracts of political speeches from the time of the Greeks to the 21st century. Dhaenens speaks in English, German, Greek, Flemish, French, Italian […]. Culture Shock! Public Speaking Uncategorized

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6 Reasons Why You Should Tell Stories in Presentations, Leadership Messages and Meetings

Speaking Freely

Story Telling is a powerful way to open up presentations, leadership messages and meetings of all kinds. Telling the right story produces astonishing results for you as a speaker and leader. If you’re not sure what a story is, it’s just what happened. That means it involves human beings doing or experiencing something. In case you don’t […].

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Re-branding: Down the rabbit hole and a new era for this blog

Kate's Voice

For the past 10 years, I have been writing Kate’s Voice and been honored with a growing, loyal following and recognition by groups such as Global Gurus, as well as many individuals who I respect and admire. I’ve enjoyed the ride.

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22 tips for effective video presentations

Manner of Speaking

These days, an increasing number of presentations are delivered, not from a stage, but in front of a computer screen. The audience is live but dispersed across offices and cities or even countries and time zones. Presentations via videoconference on … Continue reading → Video public speaking Skype video conference video presentations Zoom

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5 of the Best Books for Public Speakers

Presentation Guru

The best way to become a better speaker is — wait for it — to get up on stage and speak. We never learn faster than when we have “skin in the game”. But we can also learn from others. Today, there are hundreds of books on the market that can help people become better speakers and presenters.…

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Power posing debunked: the truth about power poses

More than PowerPoint...

Some people feel scared or nervous before they deliver a speech. To gain confidence, they might go somewhere private right before they speak and strike what’s called a power pose. This is a broad, expansive gesture like putting your arms over your head and looking up.

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Tip for Finding Stories to Make Talks and Presentations Engaging and Compelling

Speaking Freely

Here’s a valuable tip for finding stories from your life that you can use to make talks and presentations more engaging and compelling. Both professional and personal stories can be used to illustrate ideas, make points and sell your services. If you read my last post on 6 Reasons to Tell Stories in Presentations, Leadership […].

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How To Choose the Color Scheme for a PowerPoint Presentation

SlideModel

First impression is the last impression, and rightly so. In almost every facade of life, and especially in professional areas.

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 293) – Hillary Clinton

Manner of Speaking

“If you’re not comfortable with public speaking—and nobody starts out comfortable—you have to learn how to be comfortable. Practice. I cannot overstate the importance of practicing. Get some close friends or family members to help evaluate you, or somebody at … Continue reading → Quotes for Public Speakers Hillary Clinton practice public speaking Public Speaking Quotations quotes

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Matt Damon's Kavanaugh Brings "SNL" Back

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It went into a slow, then much faster decline from too much Trump.    Even loyalists to the satiric network tabloid stopped tuning in.

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The Guru’s Big Five Questions – Tulia Lopes

Presentation Guru

The community is the Guru. We want to help our readers build their skills as presentation designers, speakers and coaches, learning from a wide range of our colleagues from across the world.

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Hey, you used to ? Show & Tell. What happened?

More than PowerPoint...

Hey remember third grade? You got up and you did show-and-tell and you loved it. You didn’t feel nervous or anxious. So what changed? What made you thrilled about public speaking when you were eight… and anxious about it as an adult? Three things: One: you’re more inhibited as an adult.

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How to Think on Your Feet by Speaking from a Blank State of Mind

Speaking Freely

When asked to think on your feet, many people say there is nothing in their heads to talk about. They think they are frozen. They say they are “blank.” Worse, they judge themselves negatively, and think having a blank mind is wrong. It is not wrong to be blank. I believe it is the right place […]. The post How to Think on Your Feet by Speaking from a Blank State of Mind appeared first on Read The Self-Expression Blog to Improve Speaking Skills.

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How Parkinson’s Law Can Make Your Presentations Better

SlideModel

There are times when even the best presenters procrastinate their work until the very last moment. And then, suddenly, they get a flow of ideas to complete their slide deck and present like they have been preparing for it since ages.

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A lesson from the skyline of Chicago

Manner of Speaking

According to the Chicago Architecture Center, “Chicago has long been a laboratory for architectural innovation and experimentation.” ” I was recently in Chicago for a conference and got to experience that great city firsthand. While in Chicago, I was joined by … Continue reading → Structure architecture Architecture River Tour Art Deco Chicago Postmodernism public speaking speech structure

The World Has Been Zucked

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

During the past four months there have been three major security breaches at Facebook. The latest involved at least 50 million accounts. If the lapse in security violated FTC regulations, Facebook could find itself potentially facing trillions of dollars in damages. Shareholders beware.

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3 Tips to Boost Your Confidence

Presentation Guru

Be more confident! That’s what they all say but no doubt you’re thinking, ‘If only it was that simple…’ This delightful short TED-Ed video explains where confidence come from – and how you can get more of it, with 3 quick tips to boost your confidence.…

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Let’s be real: Authenticity, Presence, and Intention

K8sVoice

“We are constantly invited to be who we are.” Henry David Thoreau. At the intersection of intention, content and delivery is a space created by their alignment or misalignment.

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Book Review: Influence and Persuasion (HBR Emotional Intelligence Series)

Duarte Blog

If you want to be a leader who can consistently convince a team to get behind your cause, you need to be a master of influence and persuasion. After all, only by getting people to share your viewpoints and champion your ideas can you make your goals a reality.

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How to Write an Effective Quarterly Business Review

SlideModel

If you are walking down the street to establish yourself as a business advisor, there are some aspects that you will have to pay attention to. The Quarterly Business Review is an important concept you would need to ponder upon. Let’s take a quick look at what these reviews are and their importance.

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My one (really obvious) tip that can make you amazing at reading body language…

More than PowerPoint...

You’re a bit psychic. You may not know this. But you can forecast the near future pretty well. For example, you can look at a stranger’s face as she walks toward you in a crowded airport. With one wordless glance, you know where she’s going next.

Shimron Smith - Unprotected

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Shimron Smith died at four years of age. It was in the courtyard of a Brooklyn six-story apartment building. Police found the body about 3:30 this morning.    There will be no more falling asleep with his head next to a teddy bear. No more birthday parties for him.

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6 Design Ideas for a Killer Presentation

Presentation Guru

(This article contains affiliate links). At some point in our lives, we all have to make a speech or present something to an audience. To present something comfortably and confidently requires plenty of preparation.

The Day I Nearly Quit the Business

Speaker Launcher

Have you ever wanted to pack it in? Just give it all up, quit and maybe get a “real” job? I’ve been there. Recently, in fact. But the moments where we are at our lowest may also be a gift. Let me tell you why. A few weeks ago, I was on day two of […]. The post The Day I Nearly Quit the Business appeared first on Jane Atkinson. Most Recent Post Speaking Profession building a speaking business new speakers professional speaker speaking speaking business

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not just beards, but specs and baseball caps baffle me too

Max Atkinson

Why wear your specs on your head? I've been fortunate in never having to wear glasses for anything other than reading, drawing and painting. I do of course occasionally wear sun-glasses.

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Five (Plus One) Ways to Share a PowerPoint Presentation

Presentation Guru

When you think of a PowerPoint presentation, slides on a projector or a large screen display come to mind. But, the typical classroom has changed. So has the conference room, for that matter. If you’re giving a presentation, your audience may not even be in the same room as you.…

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"Searching" - Extreme Crime Thriller Via Smartphones, Laptops

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In the "Law & Order" programming, the detectives use law enforcement databases to help get their man - or woman. In the film released last month - "Searching" - the father of a missing teenager relies on what is in smartphones and laptops.

CBS' Moonves Troubles Deepen - NYC DA/Human Rights Commission Investigate

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In a Securities and Exchange Commission filing yesterday, CBS disclosed that the sexual allegations associated with its former chief executive office Les Moonves have moved beyond the in-house investigation.

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Game Theory: Never Go First (like Christine Ford Had To)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

A fundamental of game theory is never make a move in isolation. Media tycoon Rupert Murdoch studied game theory at Oxford. I picked it up in doctoral studies at the University of Michigan.

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Getting the Edge - Let World Know You Don't Use Ghostwriter/Speechwriter

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Today, SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh let the world know from the get-go that he wrote his own opening statement. In itself that seemed to position and package him to kill it during the Senate Judiciary hearing today. And, that he did.

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"A Million Little Things" - Insult to Human Suffering, Especially Pain of Suicide Survivors

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In 1983, the beginning of the yuppie ethos, the movie "The Big Chill" explored that new world through the suicide meme. Former college friends take time from their professional preoccupations to bear witness to the one of them who offed himself. At the time, the formula worked.

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Selling - It's about Results, Not Information, Now How Smart You Are

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The glut of just about everything has thrown many otherwise savvy sellers off their games.    In all mediums - digital, print, video, in-person - they are putting out there information and, yes, evidence of how smart they are.

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The Good Wife - Like, Who Cares that Ashley Estes Kavanaugh Vouches for Hubby's Character, Heart

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Good Wife role has become out-of-date. The expiration date on its shelf life happened when fictional Alicia stood next to fictional Peter at the kick-off of that popular television series "The Good Wife."

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Sunday Night Massacre - Michael Avenatti's Allegations Finish Off Job Started by Those of 2nd Woman Deborah Ramirez

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The chaos generated by the Brett Kavanaugh nomination to be a justice on the U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) has mutated into madness. As many know, in The New Yorker, Jason Farrow and Jane Mayer broke the story this evening about a second woman accusing Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct.

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