Sat.Jul 20, 2013 - Fri.Jul 26, 2013

Presenter roles: What role do you play?

PowerPoint Tips

As presenters, we play various roles. It all depends on the situation. Who gave you the assignment to present. What the goal is. Who the audience is. I think that all too often, the “presentation police” ignore the variety of situations that presenters face when they present.

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Presentation Ethos, Mr Burns, a Dental Nurse, and Me

The Presenter's Blog

by Peter Watts. Credibility in public speaking is associated with the level of ethos that you command with your audience, customer, or patient. Ethos is founded on reputation, it’s founded on the title before your name or the qualifications that trail after it.

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Eric Schmidt and Improv Theater

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

One of the rules of improv theater that I learned when I took classes at the Pan Theater in Oakland is learning to say “Yes, and…” in response to any suggestion from another actor who is a partner in a scene. For a story to be built, the players have to agree to the basic [.].

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Turning Republicans and Democrats into Americans: a talk by Mickey Edwards

Speak Schmeak

I may be biased, because this speaker in this video is my uncle, former Republican Congressman from Oklahoma Mickey Edwards, but I really enjoyed this talk based on his book, The Parties Versus the People: How to Turn Republicans and Democrats into Americans.

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Open Your Heart to Speak from your Heart at Weddings

Speaking Freely

Once in a while, I have the pleasure of working with someone who is giving a speech at a wedding. If any speech should come from the heart, it would be a wedding toast. Last week a delightful man, I’ll call him Daniel, came for help with giving the speech of his life at his [.].

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Visuals can tell a story

Presentation Zen

50 years later. Same place. Same ship. On the. left, my dad and me in 1962 on deck somewhere in the Strait of Juan de Fuca on. the way to beautiful Victoria, British Columbia. On the right, my son and me last week on the. same deck.

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OK, so never start a sentence with these 10 words…

More than PowerPoint...

No offense, but I recently had to leave a lecture because the speaker began every other sentence with either “So…” or “Alright, so…” His information may have been spectacular, but after a half hour, I felt too distracted to listen anymore.

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Famous Speech Friday: Malala Yousafzai's UN speech on youth education

The Eloquent Woman

Less than a year after she was shot in the head by the Taliban for promoting education for girls in Pakistan, Malala Yousafzai stood in front of a United Nations youth congress and delivered a 15-minute manifesto on making education a human right for all.

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Digital Dommination Summit

Presentation Zen

The Digital Dommination Summit featues "video interviews with 30 leading experts sharing strategies on how to dominate business in the Digital World." There are interesting, informative, and inspiring interviews with people such as Guy Kawasaki , Gary Vaynerchuk , Alicia Navarro , and 27others.

How to Hold Your Own During a Conference

The Communication Blog

Here is a guest post on communication during conferences. Hope you like it. How to Hold Your Own During A Conference. In the fast-paced world of business, every meeting is an important meeting. Mobile applications and web conferencing makes any location a suitable location for a business meeting, and true success comes from being able to transition seamlessly from one environment to the next.

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Transitions: Making the connection between ideas

Speak Schmeak

You''ve probably never noticed this when you''re watching TV, but commercials have only a vague connection to the TV shows they interrupt.

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Arrogance vs. Confidence - What Are You Showing From the Stage?

Speak and Deliver

Thinking you can have that many letters, for starters. There is often a fine line between arrogance and confidence, a line that can be easily crossed without intent, and even without knowledge. This is true in real life, and true, certainly, in speaking.

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"Could have been me:" 4 lessons from Obama's remarks on Trayvon Martin

The Eloquent Woman

There''s power afoot when a prominent public speaker takes on the persona of another.

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". self-publishing is the new business card," James Altucher, TECH CRUNCH

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

For those in professional services, a book always was, is, and will always be the price of entry.  Prospects, current clients, media, thought leaders, those who can invite you to talk at TED, and head hunters considering you as a lateral demand  to see that book.

In U S , 87% Approve Of Black White Marriage, Vs 4% In 1958, Gallup

TJ Walker Interactive

Uncategorized 1950s conservative interracial marriage liberal poll

Top Ten Ways to Make Money Speaking

Great Public Speaking

SELL YOUR KNOWLEDGE This is my overriding principle that came from years of hard knocks trying to get people to hire me to speak. I got more speaking engagements than I ever had before when I quit trying to sell them and began selling my knowledge in as many different formats as possible.

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9 things to check if you're speaking from a text

The Eloquent Woman

It''s perfectly fine to work from notes or a text when you speak , but when you choose to work from the written word rather than extemporaneously, you need a checklist just for that mode of speaking--because even a text is no guarantee that things won''t go wrong.

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Over-60, Hungry, Invisible: The new global gay rights

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  " [In Japan] Grandpas and grandmas steal bento boxes, sashimi, rice balls, sweets, beef, sake, and eel - in bags, pockets, sleeves, and socks." " - BLOOMBERG BUSINESS WEEEK , July 22, 2013.

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Why The Anthony Weiner and Bill Clinton Cases are NOT Alike

TJ Walker Interactive

Various conservative talk heads and Republican hacks are trying to score cheap political points by claiming that Democrats are hypocritical for saying “the private sex lives of politicians don’t matter” during the Clinton years, but now say “Weiner must go.”

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Presentation Tip: Updating the three "Tell Them" statements

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

There is a classic piece of advice that many presenters have heard when thinking about how to structure their presentation. The advice is to: "Tell them what you are going to tell them, tell them, then tell them what you told them." I think this advice is outdated and in this article I’d like to propose a new version of the three "Tell Them" statements that I think will serve presenters, and their audiences, much better. Why doesn’t the classic advice work anymore?

The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

The Eloquent Woman

If you''re a fan of The Eloquent Woman on Facebook , you see these good reads, resources and ideas from other sources there, in addition to posts from the blog. But I want to share the insights with all the blog''s readers, so I''m summarizing that extra content and putting it here on the blog.

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House of Windsor: The firm needed this new acquisition (William's, Kate's son)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The House of Windsor, altough a revenue-generator in tourism, relies on good will for the continued existence of the firm.  Those who pay to keep it rolling have long had doubts if the investment is worth it.

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Almost Finished reading World Class Communication by my friendly competitors Virgil Scudder and Ken Scudder

TJ Walker Interactive

Great book for anyone trying to be a better communicator. The Scudder’s real world examples drive communication lessons home in a simple and yet not simplistic manner. It’s now a part of my communications library.

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Top 20 Seminar Scams and How to Avoid Them

Great Public Speaking

I decided to write this article after spending over half my speaking career (about 12 years) speaking at public seminars and watching the decline of service provided by seminar speakers and promoters and the increase in scammer speakers getting rich while committing fraud at the expense of mostly unknowing and trusting people. I’m hoping those speakers/promoters on the edge will clean up their acts and the really bad ones will be exposed.

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Superior Presentations - 12 simple tips to deliver Superior Presentations

Executive Speech Coach

This ebook captures the first 12 tips in this series of powerful presentation tips. You can claim your copy on Amazon for less than one dollar. That''s less than ten cents a tip. Go and grab your own copy now by clicking here.

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Big Data, The Cloud: That's what ghostwriters/speechwriters have to know

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The conversation now is about Big Data and The Cloud.  That's what prospects want to see samples of in our portfolio.  Forget social media. 

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TJ Tries to Learn How to Juggle

TJ Walker Interactive

Uncategorized how to juggle juggling TJ Walker

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A Survival Guide: Email Error #1: Sending an email to the wrong person

SpeakerSue Says...

If you haven’t yet had that horribly nauseating feeling of realizing, about a nanosecond after hitting send, that you just sent an email to the wrong person, you will.

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Join a Group to Establish Yourself as an Expert Speaker

Great Public Speaking

It is no secret that social networking can take your business to the next level and increase brand awareness with your target market. Every day millions of people gather to find friends and even search for information by specific topic while on social networks. Sites such as LinkedIn and Facebook have thousands of groups with members that are there to share and find information that is important to them.

Doing a Helen Thomas: Positioning my age as edge

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The sweet spot has turned out to be my age. I made it that way, after several years of trying to conceal the reality that I was no longer in my middle years.  I suspect the late Helen Thomas decided to do the same thing.

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Special Note TJ Walker Community

TJ Walker Interactive

Uncategorized blogger punidt TJ Walker

Playing With Words

Humor Power

A good source of humor is anagrams. An anagram is where you take a word or phrase and mix up all the letters to form a different word or phrase. An example, using a simple three-letter word: TEA. – Eat. – Ate. – ETA. Playing with words just for the fun of it, here are some anagrams I came up with: FILIBUSTER. – If I bluster. – Lie. OBSERVATIONAL HUMOR. – A bathroom revulsion. – Behavioral room nuts.

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A Survival Guide: Email Error #1: Sending an email to the wrong person

SpeakerSue Says...

If you haven’t yet had that horribly nauseating feeling of realizing, about a nanosecond after hitting send, that you just sent an email to the wrong person, you will. Sending an email (or text) that you forgot to proof, wasn’t complete, ranted when you should have found a way to rave, was poorly, foolishly and childishly written or worst of all, sent to the person you ranted about, is just one click away. Here are 8 tips to survive that OMGOMGOMG. OMG moment: 1. Pick up the phone.

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Power: Edward Snowden, Nelson Peltz, Carter Mario Law Firm are the new front lines

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Public relations representatives have to explain to their large clients how vulnerable their power has become.

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Conservatives Want it both Ways with IRS

TJ Walker Interactive

Uncategorized irs obamacare

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Time with Teachers-- or What I Did on my Summer Vacation

Speaking Of...

I am a tenured professor, and this is July of my first-ever sabbatical. According to many critics of higher education, I am currently sunning my buns on the shores of Bermuda, sipping cocktails and snacking on brie while the taxpayers labor at home to pay my salary. On the contrary.

Communications Players Mourning Lousy Career Moves: Grief of lawyers a lot worse

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Around 2:00 A.M. the emotional vultures descend.  They pick clean the self confidence of professionals. In their place they leave obsessive thoughts about what might have been in careers if only.

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