October, 2016

How to start a presentation

PowerPoint Tips

The first minute after you start speaking is crucial. Your audience wants you to succeed, but they also judge you pretty quickly. So don’t be boring in that first minute! Don’t… …say “My name is x and my topic is y. Let’s get started.”

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It's my tenth blogiversary!

Speak Schmeak

Ten years ago this week, I started blogging. My first post was published on October 9, 2006. Since that time, I've published 1,475 posts, I've saved 86 drafts that are still waiting to be finished and published, and I'm turning about 60 of them into a book to be published by the end of this year.

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9 Public Speaking Tips from a Slam Poet

Manner of Speaking

Adobe Spark is a suite of applications designed by Adobe System to help people create and share stories with graphics and videos. It looks like a great tool and I plan to investigate it. To learn more, and to try … Continue reading → Delivery Guest Posts Adobe Spark pacing Pages Matam pauses tone voice

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Why My Clients Will Pay $2000/hour for PowerPoint

Presentation Guru

For many in the presentation industry, deciding on an appropriate hourly rate to charge clients can be frustrating. How to determine how much your time is worth as a business can be incredibly difficult.

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How to Illuminate the Future and Inspire Others to Follow

Duarte Blog

To thrive in the long-term, organizations must continually reinvent themselves to avoid decay and decline. To envision the future is one thing; getting others to go there with you is another. By harnessing the power of persuasive communication, you, too, can turn your idea into a movement.

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Zen and the Art of Public Speaking

Manner of Speaking

Robert Pirsig’s Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance was published in 1974. The book has sold more than 5 million copies and is widely considered a modern philosophical classic. In Zen, Pirsig discusses the metaphysics of quality. He explores the subject over the course of … Continue reading → Audience Preparation audience Presentation public speaking Robert Pirsig Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

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The Questions You Need To Ask To Really Know Your Audience

Presentation Guru

The ability to connect with your audience is imperative when presenting.

Trick or Treat: Costumes, Pumpkin Carving, Harry Potter Hogwarts School Halloween House Will Treat Visitors to Augmented Reality “Wizardry”

Duarte Blog

At Duarte, Halloween is one of our favorite holidays and lets us flex our creative thinking and design skills every year – and this year is no exception.

How to End Your Presentation Like a Master

SketchBubble

How many presentations have you listened to where the speaker ran out of steam at the end? For 30 minutes they were entertaining, captivating and engaging. And then… they ended with a thud.

The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

The Eloquent Woman

If you want to keep up with my wide-ranging reading list about women and speaking in real time, follow The Eloquent Woman on Facebook where these links are posted all week long--or just head here on Mondays, where I summarize them all for you.

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Query letter: how to sell your article ideas to editors

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Excerpt from Everything You Wanted to Know About Freelance Writing – Find, Price, Manage Corporate Writing Assignments & Develop Article Ideas and Sell Them to Newspapers and Magazines. Note : See link to Query Letter Video at end of blog post. You become a freelance writer when you start selling ideas to editors who pay you. To sell your ideas to editors, you need to pitch them using the query letter… Many freelance writers have difficulty with the idea of sales and marketing.

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 244) – Nikola Tesla

Manner of Speaking

“The mind is sharper and keener in seclusion and uninterrupted solitude. No big laboratory is needed in which to think. Originality thrives in seclusion free of outside influences beating upon us to cripple the creative mind. Be alone, that is … Continue reading → Quotes for Public Speakers Nikola Tesla prepration public speaking public speaking quotes quotations quotes

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The Easiest (And Most Effective) Way To See How You Really Present

Presentation Guru

From maintaining good body language to speech preparation, we’re continuously trying to help our audience improve their abilities when presenting.

Quick Tips to Kick-Out Boring Bullet Points

SlideModel

Using alternative bullet points delivers a powerful impact on your audience. Stamping out bullet points from the presentations is one of the most challenging task while preparing business presentations, as bullet points use high-value keyword phrases within bulleted content in a structured manner. Yet, at the same time using the basic, black font bullet points will leave a little room for creativity.

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5 Public Speaking Tips for Busy Entrepreneurs

SketchBubble

If you were to list some of the qualities of an entrepreneur you’d probably say courageous, intelligent, risk-taker, and committed, to name a few. But you would certainly have to include busy on that list. Today’s entrepreneurs have more on their plate than ever before.

Famous Speech Friday: Michelle Obama's "Enough is Enough"

The Eloquent Woman

This is the speech I've been waiting for, in more ways than one. In a year-plus of misogynistic insults and slurs aimed at our highly qualified first woman candidate for president, this is the speech I've been waiting for.

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How much can you earn as a freelance writer?

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Excerpt from Everything You Wanted to Know About Freelance Writing – Find, Price, Manage Corporate Writing Assignments & Develop Article Ideas and Sell Them to Newspapers and Magazines. Before we look at developing article ideas and pitching them to editors, we should talk money. I have been a freelance writer for almost two decades. People often ask me if one can make a living freelancing for newspapers and magazines.

Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 243) – Ibn Battuta

Manner of Speaking

“Traveling—it leaves you speechless then turns you into a storyteller.” — Ibn Battuta (أبو عبد الله محمد بن عبد الله اللواتي الطنجي بن بطوطة). Quotes for Public Speakers Ibn Battuta public speaking public speaking quotes quotations quotes storytelling travel

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Is Your Sales Presentation Fit For Purpose?

Presentation Guru

From preparation to execution, sales presentations can be difficult to manage. Previously, we’ve published some tips for pitching in general, but in this article Simon delves deeper into the underlying problems with sales presentations today – and tells us how to address them.

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3 tips to improve your speaking skills

Joan Detz Speaker Services

I received a question: A financial advisor asked me how to improve his speaking skills. He says he does well one-on-one with clients, but his group presentations fall short. He knows that better presentation skills will boost his business. My advice has three parts: 1. Speak as often as possible. Public speaking is a skill: […]. Career info International speakers Professional organizations

Was that a good excuse?

Executive Speech Coach

He arrived late for the workshop. We were into our first exercise. As the instructor, I was asking each person for their answer to the initial question about their expectations. When it was his turn, he replied, “I missed the beginning. I don’t know what you want.” My private thoughts? That’s his problem. Not mine. I don’t know if that was a circumstantial problem or a systemic problem. Is he always late? Second Chan ce I gave him the benefit of the doubt and said, I’d come back to him.

Famous Speech Friday: Shirley Chisholm's 1972 contested debate time

The Eloquent Woman

These days, women candidates for President are often standalones in a sea of male candidates, and this election year, they've sometimes fallen afoul of television networks' insistence on poll data to determine who gets to debate.

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Feedback and the Communication Process

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Excerpt from Fundamentals of Writing: How to Write Articles, Media Releases, Case Studies, Blog Posts and Social Media Content . Communication is a process that often, but not always, ends with feedback. If you want to communicate effectively—in writing or when speaking—you should understand the communication process. Communication requires a sender who sends a message through a channel (email, letter, report, article, tweet, blog post and so on) to a receiver (the reader).

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[Podcast] Is Making Money Killing Your Business with Chuck Blakeman

Speaker Launcher

We’ve all been there. We get so caught up working in our business that we don’t spend enough time working on our business.

The Best Presentation Apps for iPhone and iPad

Presentation Guru

In the wake of the demise of Symbian phones, the near death of BlackBerry and the expensive failure called Windows Phone, there are two obvious mobile OS competitors still standing; Android and iOS.

How To Write & Give A Speech: coming soon in Chinese

Joan Detz Speaker Services

The Chinese rights for How To Write & Give A Speech have been placed with ThinKingdom Media. How To Write & Give A Speech was originally published in 1984 and has remained continuously in print (producing royalties) for more than three decades – a distinction in publishing and a testament to the commitment of publisher […]. English as a second language (ESL) News, events, and awards Speechwriting

Talk - Nothing Small about It in Networking

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Architects, just like journalists and lawyers, are struggling with a downsized market for their skills. The overall economy may be improving. But glut is a fact of professional life in a growing number of career paths.

The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

The Eloquent Woman

If you want to keep up with my wide-ranging reading list about women and speaking in real time, follow The Eloquent Woman on Facebook where these links are posted all week long--or just head here on Mondays, where I summarize them all for you.

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No Excuse For Scary Slides

Professionally Speaking...

Scary may be a good thing for Halloween decorations and theme park rides but certainly not for presentation slides.

[Podcast] What’s New (and working) in Social Media with Chris Tompkins

Speaker Launcher

Chris Tompkins, social media expert and CEO of the Go! Agency is back to tell us what’s new and working, in social media. Social media changes fast. So fast, in fact, that some of what Chris talked about only a year ago is already out of date. Chris drops by for an updated take on […]. The post [Podcast] What’s New (and working) in Social Media with Chris Tompkins appeared first on Jane Atkinson. Chris Tompkins, social media expert and CEO of the Go!

What Is The Best Multi-Touch Presentation Tool Around?

Presentation Guru

At Presentation Guru, we continuously try and keep our audience updated with the newest technology available. In this article, Damjan introduces us to Intuiface, a multi-touch capable program for presenters that’s geared toward the ever-growing market of touch-screens. .

How line editing can improve your next speech

Joan Detz Speaker Services

This week, I’m line editing a speech for a client I’ve worked with for years. The client wrote the first draft of the speech in-house and then sent it to me to polish. With some line editing, I was able to: * Make the speech easier for the executive to deliver * Make the speech […].

"Trust Gut," Shark Tank's Lori Grenier Tells Youngstown U

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

This is the era of trusting algorithms. So, it was a just-in-time gift for Shark Tank's Lori Greiner to parachute in and remind us: Trust the gut. At least if we want to be a successful entrepreneur or venture capitalist investing in the products/services of the future.

For #HispanicHeritageMonth, 6 famous speeches by Hispanic women

The Eloquent Woman

Over the airways or through a bullhorn, from the bench or the ballpark or the awards stage, these six Hispanic women made their marks with speeches that swayed audiences and set the bar high.

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