May, 2020

How to speak with authentic charisma

Manner of Speaking

How can we speak with charisma—authentic charisma—when we are on stage? That is the subject that Jim Harvey and I discussed in the fourth and final edition of our webinar series. The first webinar covered some of the secrets of storytelling. The second webinar covered rhetorical devices.

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I have a secret.

Speak Schmeak

There are so many great online programs out there, and I have several coaches whose programs I'm pretty much always going to join.

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How Stories Can Help Your Virtual Presentation Come Alive!

DeFinis Communications

When leading a virtual presentation, many speakers find it difficult to hold people’s attention. Keeping an audience engaged on a screen, when your listeners have many other things around them competing for their attention, is definitely a challenge.

2020 130

Revenue Roundtable Discussion with an ALL-STAR Cast

Speaker Launcher

In this episode of The Wealthy Speaker Show, I have assembled some of my friends and clients who are world-renowned speakers and industry leaders to have a discussion about how they continue to move forward and support their clients throughout this quarantine and in the future.

2020 84

Lucas County, OH Leads State in COVID-19 Deaths - Face Mask Maker Marki

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Such a reversal of fortune. Lucas County, Ohio had been a relative safe heaven from COVID-19. We who lived here felt blessed. On Facebook we reassured our friends around the world that we were doing just fine. That was then.

2020 83

Cut Through the Noise: How to Design Slides for Virtual Presentations

Duarte Blog

Before you start pushing pixels on your next slide, take a moment to put on your design thinking cap. Design thinking isn’t just knowing how a design program works, or what colors look nice next to each other. You’re actively design thinking?—even even in your non-design jobs?—when

2020 81

6 tips for better visual aids

Manner of Speaking

Jim Harvey and I are two of the three founders of Presentation Guru. Given the current state of affairs in the world, we have decided to experiment with webinars. We have a series of four webinars for anyone interested in delivering better speeches and presentations.

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Lights, Camera, Action! Presentation Skills for Virtual Delivery

DeFinis Communications

On the surface, acting in a blockbuster movie and delivering a virtual presentation may appear to having nothing in common, aside from the fact that they both use a “screen” as their modus operandi. But a closer look reveals striking similarities between the two.

2020 130

Are You a Pusher or Attractor?

Speaker Launcher

As I left the zoom call with Gabriella, I thought about how the call went. Was I in the mode that I wanted to be in when it came to my business? And the answer was “no”. I felt myself “selling” Gabriella on my services and it wasn’t the position that I wanted to approach my calls from.

2020 80

Top 10 Tips for Creating an Engaging Virtual Presentation

Presentation Guru

All conferences across the U.S. and indeed a lot of the world!) are currently on hold and the majority of offices are also being temporarily (and perhaps eventually permanently) moved online. In fact, prior to the virus, about 47 percent of companies were already offering remote options.…

2020 79

Facilitating Virtual Collaboration: Tips and Tricks for Being Creative Virtually

Duarte Blog

While our new virtual world has changed the way we do business, it hasn’t stopped the creative wheel. Many of us are still tasked with solving creative challenges for ourselves, our clients, and customers.

2020 68

Webinar on Rhetorical Devices

Manner of Speaking

Jim Harvey and I are two of the three founders of Presentation Guru. Given the current state of affairs in the world, we have decided to experiment with webinars. We have a series of four webinars for anyone interested in delivering better speeches and presentations.

2020 130

Why Customer Centricity Will Win You More Business (in 2020)

SlideModel

Customer centricity is a buzzword you can hardly escape these days. But, despite so much talk, few companies actually understand how to keep their customer focus sharp and, more importantly, why this area is worth more attention.

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Get Energized! 5 Tips to Create Energy in Your Virtual Presentations

DeFinis Communications

This morning I was speaking to a client who has worked remotely for many years.

2020 130

What’s Next When Your Speaking Calendar is Wiped Clean? with Josh Linkner

Speaker Launcher

Being in the midst of the COVID 19 quarantine puts us in a very unique position. With cancellations and postponements, many are finding the “downtime” overwhelming and some are putting it to great use.

2020 72

Filthy rich people are mentally retarded

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Filthy rich people are mentally retarded Okay, I know that “mentally retarded” is not a politically correct term. But I think it is a phrase we should reserve, and use, to describe filthy rich people. Not to describe your run … Continue reading →

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Delivering Dynamic Virtual Presentations: How to Stand out in the Crowd

Duarte Blog

These days, we’re all inundated with virtual presenters. It seems every week we’re sitting through more and more virtual presentations. Think of how many you’ve sat through in the last month. Every one of those presenters wants to communicate something important. ?They’re

2020 66

After a Very Very Bad Week - Opening to Mysticism

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It was only Thursday. The job numbers hadn't even come out yet. I was unware that what had been a safe haven from COVID-19 - Lucas County, Ohio - was experiencing an ongoing rise of cases.    But I was already done.

2020 61

The Executive?s Guide to Marketing Automation

SlideModel

Automation, analytics and big data are among the top of mind concerns for marketers these days. And it makes perfect sense as the volume of data has grown exponentially over the past several years and it becomes impossible to effectively deal with such volumes manually.

Simple Visual Aids That Work – 6 Rules for Non Designers

Presentation Guru

A BIG BIG THANK YOU! Thanks to all of you that attended the third podcast in a series of 4, ‘How to create and use simple visuals aids that work’. It’s the third in a series of four podcasts by John Zimmer and Jim Harvey, founders of Presentation Guru.…

2020 57

Expanding Your Online Revenue Streams with Janet Stewart

Speaker Launcher

With so many of us working from home, online options are the only options right now. In this episode of The Wealthy Speaker Show, we welcome back Janet Stewart to talk about how to create and execute online and virtual learning possibilities for your clients.

2020 69

Zoom Polls: Use the Popcorn Rule

More than PowerPoint...

How long should you wait before ending your Zoom poll? USE THE BURNT POPCORN RULE!”. What’s the Popcorn Rule? Think about popping corn. After a few minutes of popping, you’ve got a good batch of popcorn to eat. But you still might be thinking, “But wait. There might be a few unpopped kernels.

2020 56

Get More From Your Virtual Platform: Confessions of an Accidental Platform Expert

Duarte Blog

For the foreseeable future, our working lives will require quite a bit of communication through virtual platforms: conference calls, video meetings, weekly webinars, and team chats.

The End of Work - Microsoft News Leads the Way, Role of Human Being Being Reviewed

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In a very bad last week one development cast the most darkness. That was Microsoft's announcement that its News unit (MSN.com) was replacing about 50 human editors with robots.

2020 56

70-20-10 Model for Learning and Development

SlideModel

People don’t like to admit it; however, many people indeed learn skills not before but during a job. When labeled as an ‘expert’; people tend to shy away from admitting that they lack knowledge of certain aspects of their job.

2020 56

Presentation Podcast 4 – How Everyone Can Speak With Authentic Charisma

Presentation Guru

A big big thank you! Thanks to all of you that attended our podcast on storytelling – ‘How to speak with authentic charisma’ last week. It’s the last in a series of four podcasts by John Zimmer and Jim Harvey, founders of Presentation Guru, to help you do just that.…

2020 54

Moving from Frantic to Freedom in Your Speaking Business

Speaker Launcher

The COVID-19 pandemic has allowed us to put everything that we do in our speaking business under the microscope. Oddly, this crisis has presented an opportunity for us to examine all parts of our business and evaluate what’s working and what’s not.

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Wait! Is it just me or are meetings as bad as before?

K8sVoice

The five components of a good meeting are just as important as the technology we use. The post Wait! Is it just me or are meetings as bad as before? appeared first on Vocal Impact, Inc. Presence coronavirus intention virtual meetings

2020 52

Calming 5-Minute Pre-Presentation Meditation

Duarte Blog

Calming breathing techniques, muscle relaxation, and positive visualization. Calming breathing techniques, muscle relaxation, and positive visualization. The post Calming 5-Minute Pre-Presentation Meditation appeared first on Duarte. Video thank-you-confirmation-captivate-virtual-workshop

2020 52

Influence Doesn't Pay the Bills - Daily Mail & General Trust Experience 70% Plunge in Print Ad Revenue

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Media outlets under the umbrella of the Daily Mail & General Trust are influential. And influence is the religion of the 21st century.    But, influence doesn't necessary generate revenue.

2020 56

Product-Led Growth (PLG): The Ultimate SaaS Business Growth Strategy To Pursue

SlideModel

The competition today, both in the product and services space, is tougher than ever. Superior UX (user experience) and CX (customer experience) are the two key battlefields with the most at stake.

2020 52

The Best Presentation Tools for Students in 2020

Presentation Guru

Presentations have long been an integral part of every academic programme and there are quite a few reasons for that. First of all, due to the rate of progress nowadays, children now are more technologically advanced than ever.

2020 52

We’re All in This Together with Mike Robbins

Speaker Launcher

On this episode of The Wealthy Speaker Show, I am very thankful to be joined by Mike Robbins, who will talk to us about finding inspiration, connection and community in uncertain times.

2020 65

Try the Turkey Tail Technique in your next Zoom Meeting

More than PowerPoint...

You need to maintain eye contact with a reporter or interviewer during an on-camera appearance. And yet, you need to cover your main talking points. And stick to an agenda and stay on time. And you don’t want to have wandering or shifty eyes while you’re talking on-camera!

2020 52

Prospect effectively (now) with this critical email tip

SpeakerSue Says...

Covid-19 is not an ice breaker. You’re ready to connect with past leads, except you’ve been radio silent for the last few or thirty months. How to start? It’s way too easy to go the virus route. How have you been holding up during these difficult past few months? I’m hopeful you’ve been well during these difficult times. I just wanted to check in and see how you are doing in these uncertain times. These openings inadvertently add negative energy and drama.

2020 40

Mergers Mean Reductions-in-Force: ViacomCBS Cuts Loose 400 More at CBS

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

For many members of the workforce, a merger is the professional kiss of death. Mergers create redundancies. And the jobs of those from all entities in the merger are in play. Also, mergers are expensive. That cost has to be recouped. 

2020 56

Parole: the legacy of a progressiveHome Secrtary

Max Atkinson

As murders by terrorists recently released from prison hit the headlines a few weeks ago, I was reminded of my first job after graduating in 1965 - as a lowly assistant research officer at the Home Office Research Unit

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