January, 2018

Creative Video for Communicators

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

This Saturday I attended the annual Presidents Day meeting of the National Speakers Association Northern California Chapter.

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Stop Waiting till you Feel more Confident

Speaking about Presenting

Many times, back when I was working in the corporate world, I would sit in a meeting listening to a discussion knowing that I had a valuable perspective to offer. But as I thought about offering my opinion I would start to feel my heart beating hard inside my chest and feel myself growing hot.

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Analysis of a speech by Oprah Winfrey

Manner of Speaking

The 2018 Golden Globe Awards were handed out last night (7 January 2018). There were several highlights and many winners, but the overwhelming consensus is that Oprah Winfrey stole the show. Winfrey, a talk show host, actress and philanthropist was … Continue reading → Analysis of a Speech Anaphora Epizeuxis Golden Globes Oprah Winfrey Polysyndeton public speaking Recy Taylor Rosa Parks speech analysis tricolon

How to Really Craft Audience-Centric Presentations

Duarte Blog

There’s a saying, “people don’t care what you know until they know how much you care.”. That’s excellent life-advice, and it can also help you when you’re trying to write an audience-centric presentation. If you put the effort into considering your audience (a.k.a.

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Sexual Harassment in the Meetings Industry

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Photo Credit Mike Reddy/Rusty Elliott/SYLV1ROB1/Adobe Stock. The media firestorm over sexual harassment officially became something like an eternal flame last month when Time magazine published its “Person of the Year” issue.

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More Trending

What happens when a speaker pauses for a few seconds?

Manner of Speaking

First, let’s talk about what doesn’t happen. The audience does not think that you’ve forgotten something. The audience does not hear your heart beating. The audience does not think that you are stupid. The audience does not think that you … Continue reading → Delivery Uncategorized pause pausing presentations public speaking

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Communicate Like MLK and Change the World

Duarte Blog

This post was updated January 15, 2018. Thanks to the proliferation and growth of social media and live video today, nearly everyone has a public platform that they can use to convey a message to a large audience.

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New volume of talks from The Moth focuses on uncertainty

The Eloquent Woman

I received as a gift The Moth Presents All These Wonders: True Stories About Facing the Unknown from a friend after a hospital stay during which the doctors couldn't yet diagnose me, so I was living in medical uncertainty.

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University of Northampton launches app-based prospectus

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

University is using software to create an app-based prospectus and improve internal communications

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What Would You Do To Live Your Dream?

Speaker Launcher

Jen McDonough is sitting in her car. It’s -25 degrees in Minnesota but she doesn’t want to turn on the engine and heater or she might miss an important point that I’m making during our group coaching class. She sits, teeth chattering, taking it in, knowing this is an important step to take to live […]. The post What Would You Do To Live Your Dream? appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

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Fixed with Gold – the Painful Lessons That Help the Presenter Grow

Presentation Guru

If you want to grow as a speaker, you can’t learn if you don’t fall, and it’s not whether, or how far, you fall that defines you, it’s how you get up, dust yourself off and carry on.

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Stretch your Speaking – Stand-up Comedy

Manner of Speaking

This post is the second in a series about finding ways to stretch yourself when it comes to public speaking. The goal is to encourage people to explore different ways of developing their speaking skills and thus to become better … Continue reading → Humour Motivation Jerry Seinfeld Mel Kelly Presentation public speaking Stand-up comedy Steve Martin

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Presentation Industry Trends to Watch in 2018

Duarte Blog

Confucius once said: study the past if you would define the future. So, before everyone headed out on holiday vacations, we asked a few Duartians to tell us what they saw in the presentation industry during 2017, so that we all could better understand what 2018 holds.

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Famous Speech Friday: Oprah Winfrey at the Golden Globes

The Eloquent Woman

Oprah Winfrey--talk show host, skilled interviewer, actress, producer, director, publisher and cultural phenomenon--accepted the Cecile B. DeMille award this week at the Golden Globes award ceremony. And, in a not unexpected move, she stole the show.

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You Majored in What!

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

 There is high angst about choosing a major field of study in college. After all, students and their parents are making a significant investment of money. Therefore, come graduation day, the current expectation is that the investment should generate a good job and long-term employability.

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Are you ready to Hustle? Two Opportunities to Accelerate in 2018

Speaker Launcher

This past year we’ve been working hard to put together some programs that help speakers at all levels expand and grow their business. Our theme this year at Speaker Launcher and The Wealthy Speaker U is focused hustle. Why is the theme about “hustle”? Because to reach difficult goals – to get booked more at […]. The post Are you ready to Hustle? Two Opportunities to Accelerate in 2018 appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

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7 Tried and Tested Tips to Overcome Writers Block

Presentation Guru

Have you ever felt you were losing the ability to produce anything worthwhile? Anyone, at any point in their writing career, can experience a creative slowdown, a time when they just completely run out of inspiration.

The benefits of humour and 10 tips for using it in a speech

Manner of Speaking

I am one of the co-founders of Presentation Guru, a digital magazine for public speaking professionals. This post is part of a series designed to share the great content on Presentation Guru with the Manner of Speaking community. ——— French author Victor Hugo said, “Laughter … Continue reading → Humour Presentation Guru humor Presentation public speaking

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How to Really Craft Audience-Centric Presentations

Duarte Blog

There’s a saying, “people don’t care what you know until they know how much you care.” That’s excellent life-advice, and it can also help you when you’re trying to write an audience-centric presentation. If you put the effort into considering your audience (a.k.a.

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"Find your voice and use it:" New book encourages women speakers

The Eloquent Woman

A British writer gave two powerful lectures on women and their right to express themselves, and they were published as a book that went on to be a manifesto for women's right to an independent voice that had a huge impact on women for decades.

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Blockchain Trade Association Hires Lobbying Group

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Globally, the rumble of regulatory noise could slow down the acceptance of blockchain. Therefore, it's no surprise that the trade association promoting blockchain - the Chamber of Digital Commerce - has hired a lobbying group.

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Hustling Your Way To 6 Figures And Beyond with Sarah McVanel

Speaker Launcher

On this episode of The Wealthy Speaker podcast, I have a very special guest – Sarah McVanel. Sarah, the owner of Greatness Magnified, has been collecting and analyzing the exact things that the people who are stalled and struggling to make bank do so they can get out of the ‘rut’ and start ‘rocking’ their […]. The post Hustling Your Way To 6 Figures And Beyond with Sarah McVanel appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

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Even with Great Content You Can Destroy Your Message

Presentation Guru

Even with great content you can destroy your message simply by the way you present it as Mark Robinson shows us in his 2016 TEDx talk: How to Present to Keep Your Audience’s Attention.

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Stretch your Speaking – Introduction

Manner of Speaking

Happy New Year! We are one week into 2018 as I write this post. Are you off to a good start? How about those resolutions? Get more exercise; eat better; learn a new language; find a new job. Have you made … Continue reading → Motivation cross-training Presentation public speaking

8 Presentation Industry Trends To Watch In 2018

Duarte Blog

Confucius once said: study the past if you would define the future. So, before everyone headed out on holiday vacations, we asked a few Duartians to tell us what they saw in the presentation industry during 2017, so that we all could better understand what 2018 holds.

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Famous Speech Friday: Mary Meeker's 2017 Internet trends report

The Eloquent Woman

She breaks every rule in the book with her annual presentation. She tends to wear unremarkable black. Her slide deck is enormous, with more than 300 slides for a 30-minute time slot. Her charts have too much type on them, many impossible to read from the audience.

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Grit - Will It Really Replace Employer Awe with Elite Academic Credentials?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Ever since psychologist Angela Duckworth published her book on that trait, grit has been cited as a key factor in success. At least in some circles. Most recently, Ellen McGirt posits in Fortune that some employers are choosing a track record for grit over impressive academic credentials.

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16 Time-saving Google Slides Tips & Tricks (Even Experts Don’t Know)

SketchBubble

Google Slides is a freely available presentation tool that is already used by millions of people the world over. It provides a fast and effortless way to create compelling presentations right from our browser (or app). Without the hassle of installing third-party applications, you can easily work on Google Slides to draft your next presentation. […]. The post 16 Time-saving Google Slides Tips & Tricks (Even Experts Don’t Know) appeared first on SketchBubble Official Blog.

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Six of the Best Laptops for Presenters

Presentation Guru

Despite the growing use of mobile devices, many people still prefer using a laptop for giving their presentations. However, using a laptop nowadays doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to carry a rock on your shoulder. Here is a list of some of the best laptops for presenters to consider.…

Guest Blog: The 3 Best Recruiting Automation Tools For 2018

Manner of Speaking

It’s unavoidable these days: stories about how artificial intelligence and automation are poised to transform the economy dominate the news. While AI and automation have been slowly penetrating the recruitment industry during the past decade, they’re set to break through in 2018.

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How My Wife Created A Powerful Professional Poster

Duarte Blog

In 2017 I took 131 flights to lead 58 workshops. I spent close to 100 nights in hotels. Yes, it was exhausting, but also worth it because of the success stories I heard from clients. People don’t get smarter as the result of our workshops. They simply become better communicators.

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The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

The Eloquent Woman

I read a lot about women and public speaking, and post my finds first on The Eloquent Woman on Facebook. But I always collect them here for you on Mondays as well.

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Bitcoin - Lobbyists, Public Relations Pros Understand Power of Regulatory Uncertainty

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It's downright primitive. Fear of the unknown is the most terrifying form of angst. CaveMan didn't fear so much the lion he had spotted as the other predators that might or might not be lurking in the woods.

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small talk (show #14) – George Torok (Superior Presentations)

Executive Speech Coach

Enjoy this 5 minute video interview about how to avoid the most common and annoying mistakes that business presenters commit. Host Javed S. Khan of small talk features presentation specialist, George Torok.

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