October, 2019

“Duck and Cover” won’t help

Manner of Speaking

In the years following World War 2, the threat of nuclear war hung over the world. As the United States and its allies faced the Soviet Union and its allies, a Third World War was a distinct possibility. Given the … Continue reading → The post “Duck and Cover” won’t help appeared first on Manner of Speaking. Motivation audience Bert the Turtle duck and cover lectern Nerves PowerPoint public speaking speak with conviction

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The Communication Blog - Untitled Article

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Another interesting article on workplace communication. link]. communicating at meetings communication in the workplace Interpersonal Communication workplace communication

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Are Your Speaking Fees a Hot Mess?

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How are your speaking fees? Are you able to stand tall when it comes to selling yourself and demanding your fee for each gig? Or are your speaking fees a hot mess, and you are constantly negotiating and lowering them to just get the job?

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How to … Use Video in Your Presentations

Presentation Guru

Earlier in September, my fellow columnist Rob Oliver wrote a great piece on using video in sales presentations. If you are in sales or pitching, he has some fantastic ideas for you.

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How to Pump Yourself Up Before a Presentation (or Calm Yourself Down)

Duarte Blog

Public speaking affects people in different ways. Some people get jittery and anxious before they talk; they need to spend time calming themselves down before they go onstage. Other people want to make sure they have extra energy when they’re in front of an audience.

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How to Do Market Segmentation The Right Way

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You may have a great product, top-notch go-to-market strategy and a bullet-proof sales campaign, and still fail to generate the revenues you expected. Well, because you are trying to spray and pray approach – trying to appeal to everyone and hoping that someone will bite.

Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 321) – Plato

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“Rhetoric is the art of ruling the minds of men.” — Plato Photo courtesy of Marie-Lan Nguyen / Wikimedia Commons. The post Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 321) – Plato appeared first on Manner of Speaking. Quotes for Public Speakers Plato public speaking public speaking quotes quotes rhetoric

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Punch Up Your Program with Humor with Rik Roberts

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They say laughter is good for the soul…it’s also a great way to make your audience relax and feel more connected to you as a speaker. On this episode of The Wealthy Speaker Show, we welcome comedian Rik Roberts to share his insight on how to inject a little humor into your keynote.

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How AI is Set to Shape Our Presentations in the Future

Presentation Guru

The Algorithmic Mentor. Wouldn’t it be great to know if your presentation will be warmly received before giving it? Thanks to a machine-learning system developed by Toshihiko Yamasaki, this could soon be the case.

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How to Get Others to Adopt Your Recommendation

Duarte Blog

As my company grew, I’d periodically be accused of making decisions slowly. I couldn’t figure out why, until one day it dawned on me: While employees thought they were asking me to weigh in on a choice that had to be made, I thought they were making small talk at the coffee machine. It wasn’t [.]

How to Use Gap Analysis to Improve Business Performance

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How do you run a business that’s profitable, efficient, and primed for growth? You have to stay on top of things at once. Every process must work as perfectly as possible. At any given moment, you should know where you should invest time and resources. That’s much easier said than done.

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Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Members of iGen (born in 1998 and beyond) grew up only-digital.    So, the findings of a global survey by DfK, as reported by BusinessInsider , should alarm the tech industry. In addition, they have game-changer implications for marketers and employers.

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The Communication Blog - Untitled Article

The Communication Blog

Here's an interesting article on an important but rarely discussed (at least in our interpersonal texts) issue/problem: [link] WELL-BEING // October 17, 2019 How to Decline an Invitation Without Hurting Your Relationship Expert-backed strategies to RSVP “no” to anything and protect your well-being. By Alexandra Hayes , Multimedia Reporter [link]. declining an invitation Interpersonal Communication responding to an invitation saying No

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How Vistage & Video Can Boost Your Speaking Business with Gair Maxwell

Speaker Launcher

Let’s face it…it’s becoming increasingly more difficult to stand out from the crowd in the speaking business. So, how do we get an edge and differentiate ourselves from the pack?

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7 Public Speaking Secrets You Wished You Knew Earlier

Presentation Guru

How do you feel when your college or university professor asks you to come on stage and deliver a presentation? Does stage fright get the better of you? Does fear of public speaking prevent your words from coming out naturally? If yes, then you are not alone.…

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How Intrapreneurship and an Unfulfilled Dream Led Me to NYC

Duarte Blog

When my Creative Director, Dan, said he needed to move back to New York to be closer to family, I assumed he would become one of our many remote employees. But he had bigger dreams.

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The 5 Worst Ways to Begin a Speech or Presentation…

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Let’s explore 5 of the worst ways to open your next keynote or major presentation…that we hear ALL TOO OFTEN! clearing your throat – do vocal warmups beforehand, please!) Thank you…. your audience doesn’t need to hear this.) It’s really great to be here….(you’re you’re wasting even more time.)

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Fearless Investigative Reporter Ronan Farrow Has Mama Bear Mia Worried

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Of course, investigative reporters have a bullseye on their back. Probably what saves them from being offed is their high profile as they publish their disclosures. Immediately, we know from "Court TV," law enforcement would interrogate the subjects of those articles.

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Circular Economy to Save the Planet

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What is the Circular Economy? The circular economy is an economic model based on eliminating waste and making the economy more sustainable. The model is a diversion from the linear economy, which focuses merely on the take, make, consume and dispose of method.

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Is Your Speaker Website Getting You Gigs?

Speaker Launcher

Your speaker website can either do one of two things. It can get you into the “maybe” pile. Or it can eliminate you from the competition. Let me explain. A decision-maker identifies that they need a speaker. They may meet with the team to bat around ideas. They may call the speaker’s bureau.

NLP Can Take Your Presentation Game to the Next Level

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Effective presentations are rarely just about confidence and content; they start with your body language. This accounts for at least 50% of what people look for to tell them what’s good or not, with another 30% being the tone of voice you’re using.…

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Successful Change Movements All Have 3 Acts

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Leaders of world-changing movements, from social leaders such as Martin Luther King Jr. to business leaders such as Steve Jobs, persuade people to follow them into the unknown, the unpredictable, the untested.

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Team Presentations: what position will you be playing?

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So, you’ll be presenting as a team. Super! Make sure you know what position you’ll be playing. One of the biggest mistakes I see in team presentations is when one person on the team is speaking — and the others on the team don’t exactly know what to do with their bodies.

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Authenticity & Public Speaking - Tradition of the Baptist Church

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In public speaking, the holy grail right now is authenticity, that is, speaking from the soul. Yet, much of public speaking formal training and coaching focuses on tactics, not the inner programming which shapes the channel of transmission from one human being to another human being.

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Business Bullet Journal Guide: A Great Strategy to Max Your Productivity

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Everyone has personal and professional goals. Everyone has bucket lists. And if our goals and wish lists are important enough, we do things to make them happen, usually in small increments. As a business owner, you have a whole separate array of aspirations.

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Judgement, Pivots & Do Overs with Jason Hewlett

Speaker Launcher

What happens when you feel you did an amazing performance and then everyone in your audience responded differently than you’d hoped? Do you stew over it and let it bring you down or did you take the criticism, refocus and use it to improve?

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Get free PDF copy of “The Accidental Writer: A Memoir”

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Discover how to receive a free PDF copy of this book at the end of the excerpt from: The Accidental Writer: A Memoir Didn’t know rules of grammar; became a writer Had a vasectomy; became a dad Liked cats; became … Continue reading →

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How to Create Visual Documents That Motivate Senior Leaders

Duarte Blog

A few years ago, in an all-hands meeting at my former company, my CEO asked the entire team to suggest ideas on how to get us to our Q1 goal. My hand shot up. I was excited to share my ideas with him, and after I did, he responded enthusiastically: “Great! Write up the details [.] continue reading.

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White board markers and the stages of grief

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You go to give a whiteboard presentation. You pick up a marker. But it’s dead. Happens all the time. You then go through 5 stages of grief. Denial: It’s not really dead. Bargaining: Shake it really hard, try to write with it. Sadness: Pick up another. Anger: Argh! This #@@!!

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Global Tensions - Corporate Leaders Finding They Have to Put the Kibosh on Posting Personal/Organization Values on Social Networks

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

On the one hand, the Business Roundtable put out there that the purpose of the corporation was not simply creating value for investors. Business leaders had to also factor in the interests of other kinds of shareholders, ranging from communities to the future of planet earth.

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5 Ways to Market Yourself as a Public Speaker

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All new entrepreneurs share a similar journey. They’ve spent months and even years planning their business and developing their products. Time and money went into building a website and hiring the right on-site staff. The day finally arrives when they can cut the ribbon and finally OPEN for business.

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Who Is Your Perfect Audience?

Speaker Launcher

Many of my readers have already honed in on their perfect audience. My client Bob decided to go all-in on dentists years ago and that has paid off in spades. Sarah loves non-profits, especially in health care. Kendal is loved by bankers. And Frank is all in on sales audiences.

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Feedback on Family Tree, chapter 1 requested

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

I am looking for feedback on Family Tree, chapter 1, before sending it a literary agent for consideration. Family Tree is historical fiction. Feel free to leave any comments in the comment section of this blog or email them to … Continue reading →

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3 Ways to Help People Understand What Your Data Means

Duarte Blog

Last year, Jeff Bezos became the richest person in the world with a net worth of more than $130 billion. The world was abuzz trying to make sense of just how rich the Amazon CEO really was, and headlines grabbed hold of this tweet from Neil deGrasse Tyson.

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Introduce emotional relevance to your presentations

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“We don’t pay attention to boring things.” ” John Medina, Brain Rules. Sounds basic, right? But how do you NOT be boring when you’re speaking or presenting? Medina tells us to be sure to introduce something emotionally relevant every 10 minutes.

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Fox, Shep Smith & Ghost of Roger Ailes

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In this Halloween season of ghosts, the one of Roger Ailes is hovering over Fox. There is speculation, reports Deadline , that had he still been at Fox, Shep Smith would also still be there. Ailes would have protected all his employees from a force field of extreme conservatism.

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Day 14 Live Video of the 51 Day Challenge

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