August, 2021

Three Lessons from the Island of Corfu

Manner of Speaking

I recently returned from a lovely – and much needed – vacation in Corfu, Greece. Stunning scenery, beautiful weather, delicious food and, most importantly, some of the nicest people you will meet anywhere.

Making text stand out with text formatting techniques

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A presentation style that’s sometimes called the Takahashi or Lessig method, involves putting just a word or two on a slide, usually with very large text. The text is used as a prompt, but also as a graphic.

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Misleading COVID-19 map

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

This map is an Edward Tufte-level poster child of the poor visual display of quantitative information. MSNBC show it at least once a day. At first glance it appears to show that Wyoming, Vermont, and Maine are *much* safer places than COVID-19 hotspots like California and Texas.

Does Tom Brady even eat bread?

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Have you seen the new Subway commercial featuring Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady? The dialogue goes like this: Brady: This new turkey Cali Fresh is incredible Stephen Curry: You even eat bread? Brady: Steph, it's a commercial.

How to Write a Project Proposal and Present it to Stakeholders

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Every manager or executive has at some point of their career the need to create a project proposal (or initiative, we will use both terms instinctively in this post). In this opportunity we will briefly define the concept, how to write it and more importantly how to present it to an audience.

8 Essential Skills for a Successful Zoom Presentation

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Giving Zoom presentations is just as challenging as making a real-life pitch in the office. Capturing your audience’s attention is even harder, given that they can turn off their screens – and focus on something instead. Despite these predicaments, you can still ace your virtual pitch.

Three Lessons from the Island of Corfu

Manner of Speaking

I recently returned from a lovely – and much needed – vacation in Corfu, Greece. Stunning scenery, beautiful weather, delicious food and, most importantly, some of the nicest people you will meet anywhere.

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Is interrupting an interruption?

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During COVID, we came to expect interruptions by children, gardeners, and package deliveries. Some of those interruptions were endearing, highlights of a difficult time, such as the famous BBC interview with Professor Robert Kelly.

How to Write and Present a Performance Review

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The performance review, as a crucial part of performance management, is one of the dreaded exercises of both managers and team members. However, it doesn’t have to be an intimidating, negative situation.

6 Ways to make Your PowerPoint eLearning Slides More Interactive

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The Covid-19 has caused unprecedented disruption in all industries and impacted people from all walks of life. The crisis forced the complete shutdown of several activities worldwide; education is one of them.

AWE: Acronyms Without Explanation!

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HE: That presentation was filled with A-W-E. Acronyms Without Explanation! ME: So, it was an AWEful presentation? HE: Yep. Totally AWEful. I had no idea what was going on! Hey, it’s a good idea to avoid industry jargon and acronyms. But if you’ve got to use ‘em, at least explain ‘em.

#SpeakerSuccessTip – Have a COVID Strategy!

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At this point in the pandemic, we are accustomed to pivoting and being creative when planning live events. Unfortunately, it seems as though every time we think we are ready to host live speaking events again, another wave starts to ramp up.

Living Vicariously.

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Updating Your Email Sig Line Boosts Reputation and Results!

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“People. What happened to your email signature? I don’t know who you are. I don’t know how to contact you. I’m going to lose my mind.”. Yes and yes! Thank you for posting, @Jennifer Watson. This lack of courtesy – not providing needed info in your sig block – is not only frustrating; it creates friction for the customer meaning you are less likely to convert the lead. The etiquette of your signature line (or lack of it) can sabotage your win ratio.

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Executive Summary: A Guide to Writing and Presentation

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Executive summaries precede nearly every type of business document. Despite being the shortest part, they often leave the biggest impression on the reader. Yet, many writers choose to treat an executive summary as an afterthought. And some presenters too!).

12 Visually Engaging Roadmap Templates to Ace Your Business Presentations

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Roadmapping helps you envision your business in an uncomplicated manner. It defines your present status and also displays the future aims and targets of your company.

What do Moby Dick and Bad PowerPoint have in common?

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Hey, think about that one time in high school when you were reading Moby Dick for lit class. Did your teacher take all the pages of Moby Dick and display them on the wall? Did they then talk about symbolism, the mid-1800’s, and the whaling industry?

Break Through Scarcity to Speaking Success with Amira Alvarez

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Do you believe in yourself? Believe that you can do whatever you put your mind to? Join me to hear Amira Alvarez share strategies on how you can achieve success in your speaking business by choosing to believe it’s possible. .

Did You Make Your Day Worth It?

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Networking by Email? Increase Your Success Ratio with these 3+ Tips

SpeakerSue Says...

You know that emoji that shows steam coming from the nose, eyes closed, brows scrunched? That is exactly how I’m feeling right now because bad sales email misinformation is being offered from a company that offers awesome products but outdated training. And some of you will waste your time applying what they suggest and then wonder why you aren’t getting results. Worse, no results will likely cause you to get down on yourself when it truly isn’t you! It’s them.

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Guide to Presenting and Using Speaker Notes in PowerPoint

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It can be hard to remember all the information you intend to discuss during a presentation. To avoid text-heavy slides and missing out on important information, some presenters use notes or flashcards. A more elegant method of presenting your slides is to use speaker notes in PowerPoint.

10 Tips to Help You Succeed in Pitching to Your Potential Investors

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If you are an entrepreneur, you need to know the basics of how to pitch your ideas to potential investors. It doesn’t matter if you wish to raise funds or not; having a presentation ready and knowing the basics of how you would present it will help you in your future endeavors.

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Video blog: Just Do It

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My video blog, Just Do It, is not a Nike commercial. It’s for those with MS and/or New Daily Persistent Headaches (NDPH). What do you do if you are chronically ill? You figure out what you can do, how to … Continue reading →

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4 Important Questions Every Entrepreneur Should Ask with Sean Castrina

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Have you wondered if being an entrepreneur is a good fit for you? Tune in to hear Sean Castrina share 4 Important questions you should ask yourself to decide if being an entrepreneur is the path you should take.

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Use Email to Bring Joy to Prospects

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My prospecting efforts had not been yielding the result I wanted. The emails were spot-on (duh!). Personalized. Brain-friendly storytelling. Outcome specific. Frictionless. So was the latest research about what resonates with buyers wrong/skewed/biased? Was I interpreting, applying and teaching it incorrectly? Did the pandemic sicken the magic? Not at all. I was simply thinking about prospecting wrong. I was looking at pre-pandemic behavior and prospecting the wrong prospects.

The Lean Startup Approach for Creating Successful Startups

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Most startups begin with an idea. Maybe a product or a service seeking to bridge a gap that exists in the market. And traditionally, the first steps involved in setting up a startup have been the same. Coming up with a business pitch, getting investors and then pushing a product to consumers.

9 Ways to Drive Growth with Webinars

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Webinars are considered a socially leading platform for professional individuals to share their ideas and marketing plans with a large audience, ensuring their message is delivered effectively and engagingly.

Unconscious Bias and Living UNapologetically with Kelly Charles-Collins

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We’re talking about biases and the unintentional thoughts that creep in when we meet someone. Join me to hear Kelly Charles-Collins share her ideas on reducing those negative thoughts to create a more inclusive culture.

Client Success Spotlight: From Olympic Glory to Speaking Success with Sami Jo Small

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Listen to hear 3-time Olympic Medalist Sami Jo Small share her journey from the Olympic podium to finding success on the speaking platform. The post Client Success Spotlight: From Olympic Glory to Speaking Success with Sami Jo Small appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

Why You Should Aim to Be a ‘Tall Poppy’ of Public Speaking

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Have you ever heard the term ‘tall poppy’? It’s an Australian term defined as: In Australia, the culture used to say that if you were too successful, too wealthy, too anything, you were a ‘tall poppy’ and needed to be cut back and put in your place. I hope that is changing.

From Sport to Speaking: How Olympic Athletes and Coaches Can Get Paid to Speak

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So you’ve worked your entire life to become excellent at a sport, and you’re retiring. So now what? Can an Olympic athlete who won a medal get paid to speak? The answer, no surprise, is yes.

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New Routines Are Annoying

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Well, That Was Unexpected.

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Yes Man!

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Passing the Buck

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