Sat.Sep 16, 2017 - Fri.Sep 22, 2017

What if we put the audience first?

Manner of Speaking

What if we stopped thinking of the audience as the number of seats filled? What if we started thinking about the audience as individuals who are giving us 15 minutes, 30 minutes, one hour of their time? Time that they … Continue reading → Audience audience Presentation public speaking

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Exercise: How to jump start your voice without saying a word

Kate's Voice

I don’t have to tell you that your voice is attached to your body. And I probably don’t have to tell you that your body needs exercise. But what kind of exercise makes your voice work better? And how does a full-body workout compare with vocal warm-ups for getting your voice going?

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This is What Presenters Can Learn From Dancing Scientists

Duarte Blog

From the time of Biblical David to the era of Kevin Bacon, people around the world have been dancing to celebrate, worship, entertain, and tell stories.

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7 Surprisingly Simple Ways to Keep Your Audience Hooked

Presentation Guru

There’s nothing worse than realising mid-presentation that your audience is asleep. In fact, a recent Harris Poll survey discovered that half of respondents do something other than listen during a presentation. Texting, checking email, and dozing off were the most popular distractors.

Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain!

Manner of Speaking

When I was boy, one of my favourite movies was The Wizard of Oz. Back in the day, there was no streaming on demand, so you had to wait until it was shown on television. With few channels available, that usually … Continue reading → Slide Presentation bad PowerPoint slides Bill Gates Keynote PowerPoint presentations Prezi public speaking Slide Presentations Wizard of Oz

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 260) – Madeleine Albright

Manner of Speaking

“It took me quite a long time to develop a voice and now that I have it, I am not going to be silent.” — Madeleine Albright. Quotes for Public Speakers Madeleine Albright public speaking public speaking quotes quotes

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[Podcast] How to Transition from Event Speaker to Event Business Partner with Enette Pauze

Speaker Launcher

When a company hires you to speak at an event, do you simply think of yourself as just another person they’ve hired that will appear on their stage? You parachute in, do your thing, leave and then collect a check? Or, do you think of yourself as a ‘partner’ with the organization and someone who […]. The post [Podcast] How to Transition from Event Speaker to Event Business Partner with Enette Pauze appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

When a great speech comes back to haunt you: Speaker credibility

The Eloquent Woman

Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi has become a beloved figure, thanks to all the trouble she has endured in pressing for human rights. But today, the activist-turned-leader of her country is under fire for failing to condemn publicly the systematic persecution and ethnic cleansing of the Rohinga, a Muslim minority in Myanmar. The persecution includes burning entire villages, raping women, and shooting adults and children for no reason; some 300,000 have been forced to leave the country for Bangladesh.

Speechwriters and speakers: When you develop your research skills, you develop your professional clout

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Your speeches and presentations can only be as good as the research you use to write them. Over the next few weeks, watch this space. I’ll share tips and techniques for doing better research in less time. Presentation skills Speechwriting

Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 261) – Steven Pressfield

Manner of Speaking

“The amateur believes he must first overcome his fear; then he can do his work. The professional knows that fear can never be overcome. He knows there is no such thing as a fearless warrior or a dread-free artist.” — Steven … Continue reading → Quotes for Public Speakers public speaking public speaking quotes quotes Steven Pressfield

Over-65: Falling-Down Drunk, Literally

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

What we are hearing more and more about, Paula Span's article in The New York Times documents: There's an increase in late-life drinking.    The spike is 65%. That statistic is based on a study by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. 

Amber Tamblyn: "The more we open our mouths, the more we become a choir"

The Eloquent Woman

Film and television actor Amber Tamblyn has been on our screens since she was 12 years old, and this week, the now-34-year-old actor took the time to write in the New York Times about the issue of women who've been harassed and how difficult the backlash they face makes it to speak up.

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September is Translation Month. Gratitude is in order.

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Thank you to Elena Bernardo Gill for translating HOW TO WRITE & GIVE A SPEECH (St. Martin’s Press, 30th anniversary edition) into Spanish. TY to Alba Editorial of Barcelona for their publishing integrity – and to Maria Tena for her steady editorial support all along the way.

Announcing: A Conversation with Shel Holtz

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

I’ve long been an admirer of communication strategist Shel Holtz. who is a regular speaker on topics surrounding the application of online technology to strategic organizational communication. He speaks regularly at IABC and Ragan Communication conferences.

Millennial Women & Mommy Issues - Way Different From Those of CounterCulture Women

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"My mother said I wasn't hired for the grocery store's management training program because of my tattoo." " That's what the 25-year-old woman told me. She was concerned about her mother's opinion. 

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. Here's what I've been reading lately: Wait a minute: This video takes a look at the prevalence of women being talked over.

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IABC regional conference: Heritage Region

Joan Detz Speaker Services

The 2017 IABC Heritage Region Conference is fast approaching You can now download the complete conference brochure to review the schedule and learn more about the speakers for this year’s 4 KEYNOTES and 21 BREAKOUT SESSIONS. Be sure to check out the schedule and explore the complete list of speakers. Join us in one of the “17 Best […]. Career info News, events, and awards Professional organizations

When You Want the Stage to Swallow You Whole – This is What You Need To Do

Presentation Guru

Did Bananarama and Fun Boy 3 have any idea what a profound message they were sending to the world of presentation professionals in their classic 1982 hit? It ain’t what you do, it’s the way that you do it – and that’s what gets results.

For the Thrill of It and More - The End of Jason Mark Sims' Legal Career

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It's for the excitement.    That's what a psychologist, who previously had worked in the corrections system, told me. Now he was in private practice.

A World Without Work - Unlearning Mandates of Protestant Ethic

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Already in the United States, Spain, Netherlands, Kenya, Uganda, and India, there are pilot programs for UBI - Universal Basic Income. Essentially, UBI provides string-free monthly income.

The Comeback: Can Publishing a Book (like Ellen Pao) Jump-Start the Process, Even in Digital Times

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Ellen Pao had lost the high-profile gender discrimination lawsuit against her former employer venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins.   The trial-"Pao v.Kleiner"-was high profile. The stage setting was Silicon Valley. Lousy place to crash. 

Maria - Woe to Policy Folk Who Dare to Doubt Climate Change

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Maria may or may not affect the United States. But, that now-cat 5 hurricane is sucking in enough media attention to hammer the last-needed nail in the coffin for burying doubters of climate change. 

Crowdfunding - New No-Tech Version for U.K. Wedding

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Crowdfunding has many forms. This one, developed in the U.K. for a wedding, is no-tech. Here is the coverage from Daily Mail. The groom Ben Farina and the bride Clare Moran have positioned and packaged that special event as a three-day holiday at a posh resort. To participate in the fun each of the 60 adult guests will be ponying up 150 pounds and each of the 20 children 50 pounds. Each pound is equivalent to 1.3484 U.S. dollars. The couple consider their arrangement a type of business model.

Now that Workplace Is Vale of Tears.

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

From the get-go in a career, at least for ambitious females, it was verboten to cry at work. At least in public. Usually we found an empty stall in the rest room, and kept the sobbing muted.    That was then.

Uber - Public Opinion Not Only Voice in Room, Or Loudest

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

For Uber, London is a major market. There, it has 40,000 registered drivers and 3 million consumers. That could be history. Regulator of the taxi industry in London-Transport for London-made the decision not to renew Uber's license at the end of the month. Uber can appeal.

BigPR, BigLaw - Outing of Circles of Influence, How They Operate

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" Paul Manafort arranged for [Skadden] to draft a report that was used by allies of his client, Viktor Yanukovych, the Russia-aligned president of Ukraine, to justify the jailing of a political rival." 

Your Resume - Having All Those Big Cap Employers Listed Might Not Be a +, At Least Not For Long

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

You had worked for those Big Cap companies. They were listed on the S&P 500. That's what prospective employers liked to see. When you submitted your resume, you were bound to land an interview.    That was then.

Ecommerce - Brick & Mortar Is (Burnt) Toast

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

An aging Baby Boomer, my purchasing comfort zone is seeing, touching, and often even trying out what I am shopping for. That goes from tomatoes to equipment for a home gym.

From Law Student to "Game of Thrones" and Porn Industry - Elia Hughes

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

You might recognize Elia Hughes from "Game of Thrones." " She's an extra in the series. Or you might have seen her having sex on camera or doing a striptease for a webcam. If you are a fan you might have purchased her used undies.

Preet Bharara - Now We Know What His Next Is

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Former U.S. Attorney of the Southern District New York Preet Bharara has been media savvy since he was chief counsel for U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer. His probes and wins as a prosecutor were heavily promoted.

That Mid-Life Crisis - Even Scott Turow Can't Make It Cool Again

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

On Abovethelaw , lawyer-journalist Kathryn Rubino reminds us of the existence of the International Criminal Court. It's based in the Hague, in the Netherlands, and 124 nations belong. One-Burundi-has dropped out.    The ICC is most well-known for the investigation of Nazi war crimes.

"Roe v. Wade" - Time Passes

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Usually the philosophical stances of the prosecutors on "Law & Order" were predictable. Not in today's re-run. The crime was the murder of an abortion medical doctor who performed late-term abortions. In New York, at that time, they were legal.

Megyn Kelly - When Success Formula of Past Become Platform for Failure in the Present

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In Vanity Fair , Sarah Ellison describes Megyn Kelly's presentation style on TV as "litigious cross examination." " And, that's a major reason why the powers that be as well as the rank and file at NBC are holding their breaths. On September 25th, Kelly takes over the 9:00 A.M.

Mmmmm. Maybe, Just Maybe, Our Way of Thinking About Mental Breakdowns & Recovery Is Nutty

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

One understanding of a mental breakdown is that your tires have been wearing out for an extended time. Then, they give out. Sometimes, it's a blow-out. Other times, it's just impossible to keep going on those tires.