Sat.Jul 18, 2009 - Fri.Jul 24, 2009

Unique Storyboard Method: Receipt Tape

Duarte Blog

Presentations are only as good as the idea, visuals and delivery. Some visual thinkers challenged me to write a very short presentation about the power of visual thinking during these tough economic times. So I whipped out our presentation map and got to work. First, I considered my audience.

Lessons from a Street Fighter |

Speaking Freely

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eLearn: Best Practices

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15 Tips for Webinars: How to Add Impact When You Present Online By Patricia Fripp, CSP, CPAE July 7, 2009 Whenever you open your mouth, whether youre talking to one person or a thousand, you usually want to get a specific message across. How do you do that best when you are communicating through a webinar? Whats different when the lecture is in the virtual world? How do you catch and keep your audience? Here are 15 tips. In the Beginning 1. Use looping slides.

How to Connect with Voters

Matt Eventoff

Hint – it happens long before the campaign begins. . Watch C-SPAN on any given evening and watch members of Congress and the Senate read speeches into the public record. Very rarely exciting or moving. . . Comments are usually read verbatim from a text, not too much emotion, and often confusing. All too often, this is the case in legislative bodies throughout the country as well. . . This is how it should be done: .

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Don’t follow these presentation tips

Speaking about Presenting

Whenever I read a top 10 presentation or public speaking tips post, I often find at least one tip that makes me cringe. And I’m not talking about the obviously stupid presentation tips like “Imagine the audience naked&# or “Look at the back of the room&#.

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Walter Cronkite and the Death of Communication

Dahle Communication

Over the years, there are certain individuals that have made an impact on American culture. Martin Luther King Jr., JFK, and Ronald Regan are just a few of those who have made that impact. Walter Cronkite was one of them.

Presentation Tip: President Obama and How to be Credible

Professionally Speaking...

Participants in my presentation skills workshops typically cite concerns about not being credible to the audience as one of the key contributors to their presentation nervousness and anxiety. This worry gets expressed in a variety of ways: I won't be able to answer a question from the audience. I won't sound like I know what I'm talking about. I'll forget what I wanted to say. The audience knows more than I do. So what is this magical quality called credibility? And how do we get it?

Olivia Mitchell on Twitter and presenting

Speak Schmeak

The first PresentationCampLA video has been posted! Watch Olivia Mitchell speak on how to incorporate Twitter into your presentations! I hope to get all the videos on the PresentationCampLA site, so stay tuned.

Obama Inaugural Address

The Communication Blog

Here's an interesting discussion of President Obama's Inaugural Address which should make an effective outline for a discussion of this speech or speeches in general.

How to Give a Funny Presentation – A Best Man’s Speech

Pro Humorist

If you’re interested in learning how to give funny presentations, or even your own best man speech, then this post will provide you with a useful analysis of a humorous speech in action. I got asked to have a look at a video clip of former GB & Ireland Toastmasters Speaking Champ Simon Bucknall’s Best Man’s speech.

Interview: NSA Convention - Illusion Jewelry

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

NSA Exhibit Area As with many large conventions, the National Speakers Association gathering has an exhibit area where vendors sell everything from self-publishing solutions to, well, handbags and jewelry. Speakers have to look good on stage and off. I took the opportunity to ask a couple of the vendors about the goods they sell and why they come [.]

And THEN what happened?

Speak Schmeak

Here's a fun way to start a presentation: Open with a story, but don't finish it until the end of the presentation. It works best if there's some drama and anticipation built into the story, so the audience gets caught up wondering, "What happens next?"

Communication

The Communication Blog

Here's an interesting site for material on communication that we don't often see in our textbooks. Especially interesting are the lists of the ten best and worst speakers of different years. This, and much more on this site

How to Give a Funny Presentation - A Best Man’s Speech

Pro Humorist

If you’re interested in learning how to give funny presentations then this post will provide you with a useful analysis of a humorous speech in action. I got asked to have a look at a video clip of former GB & Ireland Toastmasters Speaking Champ Simon Bucknall’s Best Man’s speech. Check out the clip here… With a social speech, as with any speech or presentation, you have to have an equal balance of humour as well as making any point or message that you want to convey.

Interview: NSA Convention - Dressed Up Cat Bags

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Continuing my investigation of the NSA Vendor fair I talked with Tracy Penwell who sells handbags under the name Dressed Up Cat. Her one-of-a-kind bags are created from “found&# bags & objects. The bags are all made from recycled components, Penwell says, and in 2008, she was a finalist for “Best Green Handbag” in the Independent [.] Continuing my investigation of the NSA Vendor fair I talked with Tracy Penwell who sells handbags under the name Dressed Up Cat.

And THEN what happened?

Speak Schmeak

Here's a fun way to start a presentation: Open with a story, but don't finish it until the end of the presentation. It works best if there's some drama and anticipation built into the story, so the audience gets caught up wondering, "What happens next?"

DG in the news

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

Hi All. The recent Toastmasters Induction Dinner has made it into the Cape Town local papers. Cape Community Newspapers ran an article which was syndicated to most of the local community newspapers. You can read the article below. I hope that it brings some new members in.

ProHumorist’s 2nd Birthday plus July Speedlinks

Pro Humorist

Wow, so another year has flown by and this blog hits it’s second birthday!! So my blog is now a toddler and is entering its “terrible twos&# … oh joy. I just to take this opportunity to thank everybody who has become involved with the community here through their comments, I’d like to thank all my RSS readers, both old and new, and also those of you who have subscribed to my newsletter.

Interview: NSA Convention - Illusion Jewelry

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

NSA Exhibit Area As with many large conventions, the National Speakers Association gathering has an exhibit area where vendors sell everything from self-publishing solutions to, well, handbags and jewelry. Speakers have to look good on stage and off. I took the opportunity to ask a couple of the vendors about the goods they sell and why they come [.]

Preparing for the wrong audience

Speak Schmeak

On this week's episode of Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List , Kathy is preparing for a set at the Apollo Theater.

Alltop: All the top Speaking news

DeFinis Communications

Two weeks ago, I shared an amazing public speaking blog collective called, Speaking Pro Central. I’d like to follow that up with another spectacular resource called Alltop. Founded by Guy Kawasaki and debuted in 2008 at SXSW , Alltop is an “online magazine rack” of your favorite websites and blogs. There are over 32,000 information sources covering any topic you can imagine. As Guy puts it, Alltop is “aggregation without aggravation.”. .

ProHumorist’s 2nd Birthday plus July Speedlinks

Pro Humorist

Wow, so another year has flown by and this blog hits it’s second birthday!! So my blog is now a toddler and is entering its “terrible twos&# … oh joy. I just to take this opportunity to thank everybody who has become involved with the community here through their comments, I’d like to thank all my RSS readers, both old and new, and also those of you who have subscribed to my newsletter.

Interview: NSA Convention - Dressed Up Cat Bags

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Continuing my investigation of the NSA Vendor fair I talked with Tracy Penwell who sells handbags under the name Dressed Up Cat. Her one-of-a-kind bags are created from “found&# bags & objects. The bags are all made from recycled components, Penwell says, and in 2008, she was a finalist for “Best Green Handbag” in the Independent [.] Continuing my investigation of the NSA Vendor fair I talked with Tracy Penwell who sells handbags under the name Dressed Up Cat.

Preparing for the wrong audience

Speak Schmeak

On this week's episode of Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List , Kathy is preparing for a set at the Apollo Theater.

ON SELECTING YOUR NICHE

Sandra Schrift - Executive Speech Coach

Today’s economy urges us to look at new ways to market our services and products creatively. Look around and see what peopleare most frustrated by or being blocked by. What needs are emergingfor people? What will people need or want more or less of in the next10 years? How will their goals/needs change? How have YOUR goals/needs changed recently? Label that, provide the product or the speech or the service, or the program and you will make money.

Three quick tips for improving your connection with your audience

DeFinis Communications

Nick Morgan, author of Trust Me: Four Steps to Authenticity and Charisma , is one of the nation’s top communication coaches. He graciously contributed the following post. Please take a moment to explore Nick’s blog and his wonderful insights contained within. . ———-. . Connection with an audience is a goal all speakers want to achieve, but it can be elusive. How can you ensure that your connection with your audience is quick and durable?

Busting Mehrabian myth: words matter

The Eloquent Woman

Here's a great animated video that helps explain away a myth about public speaking that convolutes some science: The Mehrabian theory about the importance (or lack thereof) of words in communicating a message.

"Who cuts your hair?"

Speak Schmeak

One of my favorite little pleasures in life is being complimented on my haircut. Why is that? Because my husband cuts my hair, and I love giving him the credit. People ask if he's a stylist and I say no, he just likes cutting my hair. Over the years, he's gotten pretty good at it, too.

Media debilitated by swine flu news pandemic

Max Atkinson

I just tried (but failed) to catch up with the news by listening to The World Tonigh t on BBC Radio 4 at 10.00 Twenty minutes into the broadcast and they were still banging on about the latest flu statistics, when a vaccine would be ready, government help lines, websites, etc.,

Top 10 Qualifiers That Make Your Message Weak and Wimpy

Can You Hear Me Up the Back?

Pic courtesy Hamed Saber. I was at a launch of some new software that everyone in the audience was excited about. Then from the back of the room came one of the most popular questions of the 21st century. “It It looks great. But will it be available for the Mac as well as PC?”.

can public speaking come naturally to you?

The Eloquent Woman

One woman public relations professional who's coming to my Step Up Your Speaking workshop next Monday sent me a message on Twitter that said, "Looking forward to the workshop. Public speaking should come naturally given my profession but I'm afraid that it doesn't. I've been there myself.

"Who cuts your hair?"

Speak Schmeak

One of my favorite little pleasures in life is being complimented on my haircut. Why is that? Because my husband cuts my hair, and I love giving him the credit. People ask if he's a stylist and I say no, he just likes cutting my hair. Over the years, he's gotten pretty good at it, too.

Don’t Get Discouraged, Fight for What’s Right!

Duarte Blog

In every Q & A I get the same question: I’m in a culture that thinks presentations are fine being hideous and ineffectual, what should I do?

15 Words Proven To Make People Listen and Act

Can You Hear Me Up the Back?

Want your audience to actually act on your message? Here’s a list of words that will help you. But before you get them, grasshopper, take a moment to learn about the man who made this sort of list possible.