Sat.Apr 14, 2012 - Fri.Apr 20, 2012

Presenter View: Your secret presentation tool

PowerPoint Tips

Presenter View is a secret view that only you see! It’s a way of seeing your notes and upcoming slides while your audience sees only the current slide as usual. Here’s what Presenter View looks like. What can you do with Presenter View?

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Resonate Is Hot Off the iBook Presses!

Duarte Blog

Resonate has made the leap from book to iBook ! A significantly enhanced version of the best-selling business book is currently on an iBookshelf near you.

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Using Humour When Speaking to a Foreign Audience

Manner of Speaking

My last post about delivering a speech or presentation via an interpreter has generated a lot of discussion. One of the tips that I mentioned in that post was the importance of using humour carefully when addressing an audience of non-native speakers.

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Make the product unique, not the packaging

Speak Schmeak

My hubby, a marketing manager and buyer for a specialty foods store, was visited by a vendor with a new product, a product that is similar to other products in its category, except for one thing: the size of the packaging, which is a good 1-2 inches taller than the other packaging in the category.

Imagine There's No PowerPoint

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

Imagine there's no PowerPoint It's easy if you try No screens before us No piles of printed slides Imagine all the people focusing on you. Imagine there's no clip art It isn't hard to do Nothing clichéd or stupid No dumb cartoons Imagine all the people focusing on you You, you may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one I hope some day you'll join us And conferences will be more fun.

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Do You Need an Elevator Pitch?

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

For my blog today, I'm pointing to a new eBook , How to Craft Your Elevator Speech, I've just written on those brief forms of business haiku known as elevator speeches or pitches -- why you need one -- or two, what they're for, how to create a good one, and some good and bad examples.

Famous Speech Friday: Golfer Sophie Gustafson: Stuttering is "part of who I am"

The Eloquent Woman

Watch any sport on television, and you'll see the athletes segue from their course or court right over to the mic for the postgame interview. Most athletes, anyway.

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Team Presentations - Are you on the same team?

Executive Speech Coach

Group Presentations Having more than one personpresenting together can be effective. Note the success of the old comedy teams,sports commentators, TV news teams and radio show co-hosts. The second personprovides colour, a different voice and a particular perspective.

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Post-Gasoline Angst: I used gallons and gallons for day trip to Rhode Island

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

At $4.19 a gallon here in New Haven, Connecticut, gasoline has become a campaign issue.    But those of us who have gotten beyond the price angst might be making the right investment in our creativity, mental health, and future employability.

What do Kate Middleton and Kim Jong-un have in common?

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

Since I reviewed Kate Middleton’s first public speech, it seems only fair to check out another world leader’s maiden attempt at public communication.    Kim Jon-un, the 29-year-old dictator of North Korea, addressed one of his country frequent military shows yesterday. 

New on Pinterest: Great quotes by eloquent women

The Eloquent Woman

If you're on Pinterest , you know how popular it is as a way to share inspiring or funny quotations. Now you can add quotes featured on The Eloquent Woman to the mix.

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Public Speaking success comes from knowing your audience

Pivotal Public Speaking

Your audience knows whether you are speaking to them, of just presenting information. They will either feel the connection or tune out very quickly. With any conversation, whether it be informal or a formally presented speech or something in between, you keep that conversation going by choosing things to talk about that interest the other person, get them responding. So you need to know what interests your audience, what they will respond to.

Choosing a speech topic

Inter-Activ Presenting and Influencing

Sometimes you are told given a speech topic and other times the choice is left entirely up to you. This latter option can leave people feeling completely stuck. The purpose of this short post is to give you some practical guidance on how to choose the best speech topic of a presentation. The [.]. Speech Writing Presentation Skills Public Speaking speech writing tips

Stop, Drop and Roll into Your Greatness

Speaker Launcher

#eventprofs, Get a musical recap for your conference sessions with @songadaymann

The Eloquent Woman

I just wrapped up several days of coaching speakers at TEDMED 2012 here in Washington, and one of the highlights for me was getting to know Jonathan Mann better. Jonathan-- known as the "Song a Day Guy" --has been writing and posting online a song a day since 2009.

Social Speech Podcast with Rob Cottingham

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

I was recently interviewed by Vancouver-based social media and organizational strategy expert Rob Cottingham. Rob’s Social Signal blog is a rich source of information on social media and public speaking and speechwriting. He’s added a podcast series and you can click through and hear our conversation on the ways speechwriters can take advantage of social [.]. Podcasts Social Media Speechwriting rob cottingham

Humor Spotlight: Learning from Brad Montgomery

Speak and Deliver

April is Humor Month here in Speak & Deliver , so when I found out I'd have the opportunity to see Brad Montgomery "Funny Motivational Speaker and Meeting Energizer" speak for free, I jumped at it!

Prostitutes as Way of Life: From Summit of the Americas to senior citizen housing

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

At the Summit of the Americas there are likely some ticked off prostitutes.    They will be not getting some of the business they had counted on.    Of course, there are also some ticked off U.S.

Presentation Tips Video: How to Rehearse Your Speech

Executive Speech Coach

What's the best way to prepare your presentation? How should you rehearse? Watch this video with George Torok to learn how. Rehearse your presentation the right way and you will be a better speaker.

Public Speaking - Taping Down Cables

Great Public Speaking

[link] Tom Antion shows you how to run your event better. Taping down cables will keep everything organized and not cause any injuries

Speaking With Humor: Costuming

Speak and Deliver

They say clothes make the man. They can also make the laugh, if you're giving a humorous presentation, or even simply making a humorous point within the speech.

Review: Motivate to Create: A Guide for Writers

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Review: Motivate to Create: A Guide for Writers, by Nate Hendley. Freelance Writing - General Guide for Writers motivate to create nate hendley

What the &*+#@*

Executive Speech Coach

Is it okay to use or imply curse words when you present? The person asking this question, suggested using slides withthese words: B#tch B@st&rd Sh*t His purpose was to generate a laugh. My answer to this question is “no, it’s not okay”. The cost of the laugh is too high.

Public Speaking - Why Use Props?

Great Public Speaking

Props help warm up the audience. They can be used as a substitute for notes. They help focus attention on the points you are trying to make along with illustrating them for you. They make better connections than your words with the visually oriented members of your audience. They create interest, add variety, and make your points more memorable. Props can be used pre-program to pass around in the audience in anticipation of the program.

Presentation Tip: Case study/Success story slides

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

In any presentation where you are selling ideas, products or services, your audience will want to know that you can actually solve their problem. Just stating that you can solve the problem is not enough, you have to provide proof. One of the best ways to prove your capabilities is by sharing examples of past situations where you were successful solving similar problems. I call these case studies or success stories.

Make the product unique, not the packaging

Speak Schmeak

My hubby, a marketing manager and buyer for a specialty foods store, was visited by a vendor with a new product, a product that is similar to other products in its category, except for one thing: the size of the packaging, which is a good 1-2 inches taller than the other packaging in the category.

Celebrate World Voice Day

Kate's Voice

Today is World Voice Day. It’s a day to remember that Your Voice Counts! For more resources, besides this blog, please visit the World Voice Day page on the American Academy of Otolaryngology Web Site. Here you will find articles, links to websites on health and care of the voice, and links to help you [.]. vocal health laryngitis tired voice voice problems World Voice Day

Test Humor for Introductions

Great Public Speaking

Test humor is humor that is placed in your written introduction. It is to be read by your introducer, not by you. Pick a couple of these lines and stick with them. The real value of test humor comes when you have heard the same line being delivered in your introduction over and over. The laughter of the audience will tell you if they are ready to laugh. This concept is called "in fun" (see Wake' em Up Business Presentations for a complete explanation.) NOTE: The "?"

What did you Commit to?

Speaking Freely

I had an experience yesterday that humbled me and made me let go of some old thoughts about my past. As a result, I can no longer kid myself about having not made it as a professional actress. Three of the most successful actors who went to school with me at the University of [.]. acting Authenticity Transparency acting classes

A visual that fits in your pocket

Speak Schmeak

If you've been reading my blog for a while, you may have seen a post I wrote in 2008 about Wayne Pacelle, the President and CEO of the Humane Society of the United States. He visited The Ellen Show to talk about Proposition 2, the Prevention of Farm Animal Cruelty Act. One thing I like about Wayne Pacelle is his ability to concisely state his issues. Here's a quote from the recent show: "We need to be good to these other creatures because they're vulnerable.

Schumpeterian Media: For whom the bell tolls

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Today the Mediabistro.com report on developments under that broad umbrella we call "media" is filled with more oustings and layoffs than usual.    Among those losing a job, which means also losing influence, is Xana Antunes at Crain's New York. 

The strange sound of North Korean music

Max Atkinson

Apart from being intrigued by yesterday's first public speech by North Korea's new supreme leader, I was fascinated by the sound of the marching music, brief snippets of which could be heard on the video clips ( HERE ) - so much so that I looked on YouTube for some more specimens (e.g.

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Speaking Freely

Thought for the Day – Detachment

Pivotal Public Speaking

“Until we take how we see ourselves (and how we see others) into account, we will be unable to understand how others see and feel about themselves and their world. Unaware, we will project our intentions on their behavior and call ourselves objective.” ” – Stephen Covey.