April, 2021

One Thing – Stick to That and Everything Else Don’t Mean S**t

Manner of Speaking

City Slickers is one of my favourite movies. It’s a 1991 Western comedy starring Billy Crystal , Daniel Stern , Bruno Kirby and Jack Palance. It received critical claim and won several awards. It is frequently hilarious but also contains some deep truths about life. Well worth watching.

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I talk about presentations having 3 components: content, design, and delivery. I probably spend the least time talking about delivery, but it’s important! You can be engaging, lively, and informal. You can also appear wooden, dull, and formal.


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There's no such thing as a dry topic, only a dry speaker

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The other day someone commented on a post I wrote, saying, "Public speaking is easy if you love what you're speaking about and know it thoroughly. Then you just can't wait to stand up and tell everyone about it." But sadly, not everyone feels passionate about their speaking topic.

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How to Use Theory of Change to Plan Successful Programs


Humans are resistant to change; especially one imposed externally. We may prefer the status quo, even if the proposed changes improve our lives. Program managers and policy-makers are well-aware of this tendency. Yet, they manage to drive successful outcomes even for the most challenging initiatives.

Can Forest Bathing Improve Your Presentation Skills?

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Even though many of us have been working remotely for the past year, few would say the time at home has felt like a vacation. Quite the contrary!

10 Must-Have Slides for Your Corporate Profile Presentation


Whether you are a startup or a Fortune 500 company, you must have a distinguished company profile to make an unforgettable impression in front of the intended stakeholders. However, creating a company profile presentation afresh is indeed a tough row to hoe.

10 reasons to walk the room before you speak

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In November 2018, I spoke at an event in Genoa, Italy for a big corporate client. I arrived the day before I was scheduled to speak. One of the reasons why I went early, was so I could “walk the room” beforehand.

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Three key words for any Slayer

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Were you a fan of the TV show "Buffy the Vampire Slayer?" I missed it the first time around; having been out of high school for some time when it came out, I didn't find a show about high school kids killing vampires to be very appealing.

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How to Become Great in Public Speaking: Presenting Best Practices


As the popular lore tells: you can talk your way into success. Indeed, great public speakers often hold top corporate positions, lead the nations, and rally others to take joint action. But what if talking isn’t your forte, especially when it comes to doing so in front of large audiences?

Why You Should Join Clubhouse to Boost Your Public Speaking Business

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For those of you social media savvy speakers out there, you’ve probably already heard about the new platform Clubhouse. And I know what you might say; “I don’t have enough time for another social media platform, Jane!” But hear me out and let me make my case for joining Clubhouse.

April 21 - SpeakAnyway LIVE - Butter Battles

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Two Japanese Words for Public Speakers

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I love the Japanese culture and hope to visit Japan one day. It is a country with a rich heritage. I especially appreciate the ability of the Japanese to find beauty in simplicity and removing what is unnecessary. Japanese is an incredibly intricate language.

4 Tips to Present Like a Pro Over Video Conference


With the outbreak of Covid-19, the global business has got considerably affected in the last few months. The ban on travel during global lockdown made virtual meetings more of a necessity than a convenience.

Update Your Out-of-Office Today!

SpeakerSue Says...

Thank you for your email, I’m currently out of the office. Should you need immediate assistance please call 555-555-5555. Is this supposed to help the recipient? Really? What is the point of this (or any) out-of-office? For how long are you out? Who am I calling at 555-555-5555? Are you enjoying PTO, just home for the evening, furloughed? And yes, of course, I want immediate assistance or I wouldn’t have emailed. But the worst mistake isn’t any of the above!

Kanban Boards, The Power of a Visual Tool


Overview. It is easy to schedule daily tasks, like making a bed or doing laundry. However, if more than one person is living under the same roof, and many more chores need to be arranged, managing everyone’s tasks can be more challenging.

The Future of Speaking with Barry Banther

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Have you been wondering what the future of speaking looks like? NSA Chairman Barry Banther shares his thoughts on where it’s all heading. The post The Future of Speaking with Barry Banther appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

April 19 - SpeakAnyway LIVE - Playing in the Sandbox

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7 Tips for Public Speakers in a 2-minute video

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If you give me 2 minutes, I will give you 7 tips that will help you be a more effective, more impactful speaker. In my previous post , I shared a video from my YouTube Channel in which I drew on Japanese culture and talked about the benefit for public speakers of being out in nature.

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Video Blog: MS Warrior Paul Lima has written 3 non-fiction books: Rebel in the Back Seat, 10 coming of age no matter the age collection of short stories Geri: Post-Pandemic LGBTQ+ Novel About Something, aka a humorous spoof of Seinfeld, … Continue reading →

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Your Secret Success Formula for Email Subject Lines

SpeakerSue Says...

I was happily reading my email and enjoying my second cup of coffee when I nearly spit. Another article about subject lines that get opened but not one word about response rate. Who cares if they open if they delete and don’t act? Here is the secret subject line formula. Incorporate as many of these points as you can to motivate prospects to pay attention to, engage with and respond to. Be human. Making a great impression doesn’t mean being formal or fake.

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Coworking Spaces Post-Pandemic: Where the Industry Is Heading?


If you were told a year ago that you’d be working from home full-time, could you believe that? Surely not. However, a year into the experience, most people are eager for a change of scenery. But that doesn’t necessarily mean a full-time return to the office.

Success Exhaustion with Dr. Tangie

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Considering a big change, but let fear stop you? Dr. Tangie shares her Success Exhaustion theory to help you take that next step. The post Success Exhaustion with Dr. Tangie appeared first on Jane Atkinson. The Wealthy Speaker Podcast Dr. Tangie Success Exhaustion

April 8 - Win Anyway LIVE - Is It Time to Upgrade

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Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace, the New Rule


Diversity and Inclusion in the workplace is important. We’ve heard it before, sure, but probably we have not emphasized its power enough. Diversity and Inclusion is something more than a new concept that your HR team needs to understand.

April 18 - Win Anyway LIVE - Day 77 of the non #77DayChallenge

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April 16 - Win Anyway LIVE - Friday Feelings

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How to Use the PMBOK Guide in Practical Project Management


Project management has become an incredibly popular management style, career, and research area. Sometimes it’s easy to forget it isn’t just “the management of projects”, but rather a specific group of management processes.

TDODAR Decision Model for Making Difficult Decisions Under Pressure


Making important decisions under pressure is essential for people engaged in certain professions. For example, such decision-making is often required when a pilot has to make a quick decision during a flight, it might mean life or death for the passengers, crew, and the pilot.

Expectancy Theory of Motivation and Decision Making


Some employees reach early, work hard and stay late to do their job to the best of their abilities. Then some employees have punctuality issues, are lazy, and seem to lack motivation. Several questions arise: What distinguishes the two? Can you motivate everyone to be at the same level?

Enhancing Workplace Performance using the Flow Model


Workplace performance can often suffer from mental roadblocks. You might feel stuck in completing a report or procrastinating an urgent task because you cannot find the right momentum that can enable you to ensure that everything is done right.

Quick Overview of the GROW Model


Goal setting and problem-solving are essential parts of being a leader, coach, or mentor. Whether you’re an entrepreneur, CEO, project manager, or coach looking to get the best out of your team, its essential to explore the options available to reach desired goals.

What is TRIZ and How to Use it in Problem Solving?


There are a number of problem-solving techniques and methodologies, including brainstorming , root cause analysis , and 5 whys analysis. We covered these methods in a previous post, in which we provided you with 5 Problem Solving Strategies.

Quick Review of Project Management Methodologies


Project management plays a vital role in accomplishing goals, following schedules, and course correction during projects. However, getting your team organized and keeping the project on track can be a daunting task.

Leader-Member Exchange Theory and Managing Subordinates


As a manager, you come across different types of associates. Some are hardworking and never let you down, but unfortunately this is not the rule. People managing other people , especially in newly found managerial roles might want to learn how to manage their teams better.

Self-Efficacy: How to Take Charge of Your Life?


There are times when you look at a particular task and have a firm belief that you can not only get it done, but do it with perfection. Other times, tasks seem too difficult to perform, and the challenge seems impossible.

A Quick Guide to Kano Model


Product development and customer satisfaction require careful analysis of data, trends, and consumer demand. There are models used for gauging the aforementioned. One of the most famous among them is the Kano model. What is the Kano Model?

April 13 - Win Anyway LIVE - Speaking Tip Tuesday

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