October, 2019

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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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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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 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 Create Visual Documents That Motivate Senior Leaders

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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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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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“Duck and Cover” won’t help

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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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Is Your Speaker Website Getting You Gigs?

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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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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.

Fearless Investigative Reporter Ronan Farrow Has Mama Bear Mia Worried

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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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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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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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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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How AI is Set to Shape Our Presentations in the Future

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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 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.

Authenticity & Public Speaking - Tradition of the Baptist Church

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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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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 [.]

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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Fearlessly Building Your Business with Erin Falconer

Speaker Launcher

Isn’t it great when you start a conversation thinking you know the direction it’s going to take, only to find that it drifts into an unexpected and fantastic ride?

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7 Public Speaking Secrets You Wished You Knew Earlier

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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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All About Using Harvey Balls

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Amidst chunks of data, lengthy bits of text and complex business jargon what saves presenters from making a complete mockery out of their slide decks are visuals. With visual presentations you explain complex ideas and bits of data and make it all easy enough to grasp by your audience.

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

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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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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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Slide design: check your color contrasts for accessibility

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Design your slides with accessibility in mind. (I I was trying to read small black text on a gray-radiant background earlier this month. I gave up.). One accessibility violation I see in many slide designs involves the use of color. Red text on a green background? Yikes!

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How to Handle Difficult Business Situations Before They Become a Problem

Speaker Launcher

In your speaking business, you will undoubtedly run into difficult business situations from time to time. Difficult clients, events that don’t go as expected… there is no limit to the number of things that can go ‘wrong’ as you are building and running your business.

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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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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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Fox, Shep Smith & Ghost of Roger Ailes

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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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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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Never end your presentation with Q&A.

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Never end your presentation with a Q&A. Got that? Don’t end your next presentation by saying, “Any questions?” ” There’s no need to announce that it’s time for questions and answers. You can do better. Always plan a strong closing.

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

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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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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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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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Shep Smith Leaves Fox - The Barbarians Can Now Enter the Gates, Easily

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In this world when positioning and packaging information is both an art and science, we will never know the real reason why Shep Smith is leaving Fox. All we know is that he is leaving and his last broadcast is today. In addition, he had clashed with popular anchor Tucker Carlson.

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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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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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