Sat.Sep 13, 2014 - Fri.Sep 19, 2014

Guest Posting: 18 Tips for Mastering Public Speaking, by Kyle Ingham

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Kyle Ingham is the founder of The Distilled Man, a website that helps men learn essential “gentlemanly” skills. Like knowing how to cook a perfect steak. How to mix a cocktail. Or how to give a toast.

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Speaking with integrity

PowerPoint Tips

A few days ago, I bought an expensive product, because it promised to help me promote my products in a new way and with some automation. I thought that the concept was good — and I still do. But once I got the product, I started reading the instructions.

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So many great learning opportunities -- Join me!

Speak Schmeak

I''ve got several super cool projects going on this month and next, and I want to make sure you don''t miss out!

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Spice speech

The Presenter's Blog

Peter : Over the years, I’ve killed my throat. Or toughened it up – it all depends on your perspective. You see the thing is – I love spice.

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Storytelling and presenting explained

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Following my recent post about graphic recording videos I’ve been amazed at the variety of entertaining and instructional material that’s out there in this format.

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Instead of wincing, 10 things to look for on that video of your talk

The Eloquent Woman

(Editor''s note: I''ve just finished coaching the speakers at TEDMED 2014 , and promised many speakers that I''d republish this post, which originally appeared in 2010 and has been updated annually ever since.

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The Basic Communication Course

The Communication Blog

I wrote this little piece to respond to some concerns voiced on the Basic Course List and I thought it might be relevant more generally. The recent posts about increasing class size and the new student learning objectives/outcomes are alarming. And, as the economic pressure on colleges continues, it only looks like it’s going to get worse. Now may be the time to reconsider and reconceptualize the basic course.

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More Trending

Visual communication with Graphic Recordings

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

I’ve been impressed with a number of videos on YouTube that use hand-drawn images to convey complex information.

Famous Speech Friday: Indra Nooyi's "middle finger" speech

The Eloquent Woman

Commencement speakers get a thumbs-up or thumbs-down depending on how well they can make a hidebound ceremony seem fresh and memorable. Indra Nooyi got a definite thumbs-down from some quarters when she offered up a 2005 commencement speech that included a starring role for, ahem, the middle finger.

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SP Tip # 78: Four Ways to Transform Your Presentation into a Conversation

Executive Speech Coach

Four Ways to Transform your Presentation into a Conversation ? Which feels more inviting to you - "Let''s talk" or "I''m going to deliver a speech"? Most of us don''t want to hear another lecture or a pitch. But we are more inclined to participate in a conversation.

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Apple (AAPL) Exploits Greatest PR Gimmick Ever

TJ Walker Interactive

Apple (AAPL) just enacted the greatest PR Gimmick ever. As a media trainer, I am often critical of Apple because they violate almost every rule of good media relations.

Winston Churchill analyses the Scaffolding of Rhetoric

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

In 1897, while serving as a 22-year-old Army officer in India, Winston Churchill wrote an unpublished essay The Scaffolding of Rhetoric. It begins, with considerable prescience given Churchill’s later career, with an appreciation of the lasting power of public speaking: Of all the talents bestowed upon men, none is so precious as the gift of […]. Public Speaking Rhetoric

The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

The Eloquent Woman

Fans of The Eloquent Woman on Facebook see links to good reads, resources and ideas from other sources there, in addition to posts from the blog. But you won''t miss a thing, since I''m summarizing that extra content and putting it here on the blog for all readers to see.

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Leadership Communications - Getting Your Op-Ed Published In Brandname Media

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Leaders who want their opinion-editorials (op-eds) published in brandname media can get that done. Here's how. Hire media placement pro with track record. 

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PR Firm Offers to Pay Media for Placements | Media Training

TJ Walker Interactive

Uncategorized pr public relations

Joke Contest Results — State Slogans

Humor Power

Our State Slogans theme was inspired by long-time subscriber and funny guy Sol Morrison, Santa Barbara, California. New Joke contests are annonced on the first of each month. Look for the next contest on October 1, 2014. Here are the top lines selected by our panel of judges (speakers and improv players). The Theme: State Slogans. ** FIRST PLACE **. California: All Shook Up. Terry Wall, Washington Township, New Jersey. ** SECOND PLACE **. Washington: Like rain? We’re Rainier!

Seton Hill University, Greensburg, PA - Perfect Timing for Re-Branding

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Sooner than later, the dog fight will come to Seton Hill University in Greensburg, Pennsylvania. Along with so many other academic institutions it will be fighting for survival as consumers and those picking up the tab (e.g.

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Leadership Communications - Plenty Of Assignments With Those Over-39

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The meme, at least in some circles, is shifting toward Winter's Coming in Startupville. Here is a piece of that covered in Tech Crunch.

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Those Bad Guys - How To Describe Them Right

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Hmmmm. What's the difference between the psychopath who shoots up a school and a psychotic who mows down politicos at a town meeting? Communications pros have to get that right.

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Image - The New 2 Tiers

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The panhandler who talks smart about communications probably will get the assignment before the freelancer who has a real office in one of those suburban parks. There is the type of client looking for, yes, talent but also at a very affordable price.

Leadership Communications - Cut Complexity

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Everyone knows. What they know is that complexity is a con. The goal of that scam is to convince others that they should buy your points of view, products or services. One of the last leaders to leverage the supposed power of complexity in communications had been Alan Greenspan.

Humor, Especially Dark Kind, Always Risky

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Ironically, public speakers worry about humor in their talks. However, the reality is that any presentation coach would advise them to stick with a bit of wit and avoid humor per se.  Humor is idiosyncratic. Its impact is subjective.

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David Tovar - Not All Lies Are Created Equal

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Unless the media reach sources inside Wal-Mart, probably we will never know the tipping points in the departure of David Tovar. He had been the company's respected public relations director for years. Here is the coverage by Susan Berfield in Bloomberg Business Week. 

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Public Speaking - Clintons Do Un-Christie in Iowa

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Hillary and Bill Clinton are all grown up - in terms of public speaking. At the Senator Tom Harkin Steak Fry Sunday in Iowa, they held their own in their speeches. But they didn't overshadow the Senator. This must have required extensive restraint for Bill, the Great Speechifer.

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Before Frugal Went Cool

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Now even pockets of the wealthy in Manhattan are embracing cheap. Here's the analysis of that emerging trend in the New York Post. And, every generation is being socialized to pay off credit card balances by the end of the month.    But there was a time when frugal was not cool.

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Media Camp, Along with Tennis, Baseball Camp for Generation Z

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Youth is supposed to be totally savvy about manging media. After all, they were born in a digital era in which communication is immediate, convenient, and low-cost. 

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The History of Your Company - 98% Irrelevant in Marketing/Sales

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Some websites have a section on the organization's history. Those of us in digital marketing communications scratch our heads when we encounter that. Henry Ford I might not have been completely right when he spouted, "History is bunk." But

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Steven Fulop's Jersey City - No More "Let Us Praise Famous Men (over in Manhattan"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It didn't take a clear day for us Baby Boomers growing up in Jersey City to see Manhattan. That symbol of our inferiority was always visible.  From the get-go in Catholic grade schools like St.

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College Students use Cell Phones 10 Hours per Day | Media Training

TJ Walker Interactive

A new study from Baylor University shows that college females are on their cell phones 10 hours a day, while college males are on 8 hours a day. This seems like an absurdly high number (does anyone smile at each other on the quad anymore?). I’m also not quite sure how you tally the hours up.

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Hillary Clinton’s ‘Dead Broke’ Gaffe Continues to Haunt | Media Training

TJ Walker Interactive

Uncategorized Hillary clinton Media Training

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Just-In-Time Track Records - How To Get New Business, Jobs, Contract Assignments

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"You're [lawyers] only as good as your last trial, your last settlement. You are constantly looking for more clients." " -  Terry Robertson, Dean of Empire College School of Law, in interview with North Bay Business Journal. Here you can read that interview.

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Miss America Show Spells "Jane Austen" Wrong - So?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

This is the era of all kinds of abbreviations in texting and infinite word play for social media.  I just blogged about Bill Clinton's being The Great Speechifer. Typepad's Spell-Check went ballistic. Of course, I didn't care. 

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Digital First Media Could Put Itself Up For Sale - That Could Be More Bad Job News for Journalists

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Not too long ago News Corp separated its newspapers from entertainment. That means the newsprint part, such as The Wall Street Journal, has to stand on its own financials.  No longer can it rely on the faster-growth and more lucrative Fox part.

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New Technology Use Revolutionizes Communications Training | Media Training

TJ Walker Interactive

The more some things change, like technology, the more some things stay the same, like most people’s desire to get certain types of trainings face-to-face. I’ve been conducting media and presentation training for 30 years and most of what I do is face-to face, which sends me to interesting places like Dubai and Delhi not infrequently. But face-to-face training is very expensive and can be inefficient, given travel costs and scheduling needs.

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The Future of Learning and Training

TJ Walker Interactive

For decades I’ve dreamed about training people on public speaking and media training through the computer. Online training was a huge fantasy. I actually launched an online media training school with audio tutorials in the 1990s. And it was a complete failure. In the mid 2005-6 range I again invested in online training. I hired developers and staff to create relatively sophisticated interactive training courses.

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Paranormal Is New Normal - Marketers, Public Speakers Should Exploit Occult Before It Peaks

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" the supernatural is experiencing a cultural renaissance." " -  Chris Putnam, "The Supernatural Worldview: Examining Paranormal, PSI, and the Apocalyptic" 2014. Here you can order the book from Amazon.com. Since America is the main headquarters for capitalism, commercial enterprises have already made a good buck from the paranormal as the new normal.

Emergency Speech Preparation – What to do if you have to give a speech tomorrow morning and you haven’t started preparing

TJ Walker Interactive

Emergency Speech Preparation – What to do if you have to give a speech tomorrow morning and you haven’t started preparing. We’ve all done it-procrastinated on a speech or presentation and now it is staring us in the face-it has to be given at 9 AM tomorrow morning. So other than panic, what do you do?

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