Sat.Apr 07, 2012 - Fri.Apr 13, 2012

Lost in Translation – Ten Tips for Working with Interpreters

Manner of Speaking

Lost in Translation is a terrific film that received critical acclaim when it was released in 2003. Starring Bill Murray and Scarlett Johanson, it’s the story of an aging actor and a young college graduate who meet in Tokyo and develop a touching friendship.

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Clearing up throat-clearing: Guest post by Joanna Cazden

Speak Schmeak

While I'm on vacation in Sonoma, stuffing myself with cheese and wine, I've got a couple of guest posts lined up for you! The last is from voice therapist and author Joanna Cazden , on how to avoid unnecessary throat-clearing. Enjoy! Don't clear your throat—it's bad for your voice."

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Create professional-looking 3D effects with bevels

PowerPoint Tips

The single most effective way to add a professional look to shapes on a slide is to add a bevel. What’s a bevel, you may ask? A bevel is a 3D effect on the edge of a shape. The bevel makes the shape look raised.

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How to Be the Highlight of Any Meal: Tips for Making the After Dinner Speech

DeFinis Communications

Most presenters shy away from being the one to give an after dinner speech. If you’re not careful, talking when people are full and tired can be a recipe for disaster.

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Santorum out. But can Romney learn to like himself?

The Presenter's Blog

The personal characteristics that enable others to believe in us the most, are often the ones coached out of us as being most likely to frighten the horses. The Republican nomination process for the candidate to face President Obama this November, has demonstrated this supremely. Candidate Rick Santorum spoke from the tightly constructed belief system of a 17th century religious fundamentalist. He knew what he stood for, and had that stand consistent.

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Triangulate your rate before you quote

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

When it comes to writing and editing services, there is no 'one rate fits all' rate. Yet many clients want cost certainty--and I don't blame them--so you have to give them a quote. Unfortunately, too many writers and editors are blind-folded and playing pin the quote on the client - hoping to hit a quote that is worthwhile -- to them and the client!

Sharpen your Skype, conference call & Hangout speaking skills: 8 tools

The Eloquent Woman

There are new worlds to conquer when it comes to the conference call.today, in addition to speaking on a speakerphone or using videoconferencing, you might be using Skype or Google+ hangouts to communicate with far-flung colleagues.

Steeplechase presenting? Try trick-jumps

The Presenter's Blog

Easter Sunday at our local church started with a 7:00 a.m. service; the first of five Easter services for the Reverend Louise; three in the morning, and two in the afternoon. For a busy Vicar, Easter Sunday must feel like a steeplechase. One service falls directly after another, and each congregation, whether the first or the last, regards it as a special time they have cleared in their day just to come and hear the Vicar’s message. As presenters, our world is sometimes the same.

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Podcast: PR Troubles with Ozzie Guillen

Communication Steroids

Ozzie Guillen, manager of the Miami Marlins, stuck his foot in his mouth this week by saying he ‘loved Fidel Castro’ and caused a rumble in the Cuban Community in Florida. Tim and Roger take a look and see how the Marlins and Ozzie in particular, handled this PR situation. Share this!

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Anatomy of landing a client on the Web

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

About 70% of my new training and writing gigs come to me through my website. The rest are from referrals or my marketing.) Recently, I wrote a business letter for a client in Russia who is trying to land distribution deal with an American company. Other writers have asked me how a client from Russian [.]. Marketing Your Services Search Engine Optimization Search engine optimization SEO writing for the web

Famous Speech Friday: Journalist Marie Colvin's eulogy for fallen war correspondents

The Eloquent Woman

Journalist Marie Colvin, who died this February in a targeted attack in Syria on the day she was due to leave the country, was a longtime war zone reporter. She'd seen every kind of dangerous assignment, even losing an eye in the process.

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Guest Posting: The 5 Best Alternatives to Powerpoint by Joanne Westley

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Joanne Westley is a senior manager in the supply chain of the UK’s Jansen Display. In her spare time Joanne likes to go mountain biking as well as hiking in the Lake District. Presentations are stressful, and PowerPoint can make them even more so. Will the computer read your USB stick? Will the version of [.]. Business Communication Public Speaking Technology Jansen Display Joanne Westley

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Podcast: PR Troubles with Ozzie Guillen

Communication Steroids

Ozzie Guillen, manager of the Miami Marlins, stuck his foot in his mouth this week by saying he ‘loved Fidel Castro’ and caused a rumble in the Cuban Community in Florida. Tim and Roger take a look and see how the Marlins and Ozzie in particular, handled this PR situation. Ozzie Guillen, manager of the Miami Marlins, stuck his foot in his mouth this week by saying he ‘loved Fidel Castro’ and caused a rumble in the Cuban Community in Florida.

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Hockey Night on Ossington Avenue

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

If you are a die-hard fan of the Toronto Maple Leafs, you might remember a time when the team actually won the Stanley Cup every now and then … and if you remember the last time, 40+ years ago, you might remember how you emulated your favorite Leafs player and aspired to be him … [.]. My Books creative writing Hockey Night on Ossington Avenue Johnny Bower Toronto Maple Leafs

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Another strong woman speaker movie coming: Viola Davis as Barbara Jordan

The Eloquent Woman

Following in the wake of The King's Speech and The Iron Lady comes word that public speaking--and a strong woman speaker--will be on the big screen again.

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Why Presentations Are Doomed to Fail

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

When you’re standing up in front of a group of people ready to give a modern business presentation, your ancient instincts take over.    Honed over a million years of evolution, your body says to itself I’m in danger!    I must be prepared! thanks to your ancestors’ battles of survival of the fittest from the cave person era. Here’s what happens, thanks to evolution. 

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You know that aggravating co-worker…

SpeakerSue Says...

Most likely that annoying person that you work with – and who drives you crazy – is driving others crazy too. And more than that, he/she (it!) is sending your customers away. I called my financial advisor yesterday to ensure he would receive my SEP contribution. The receptionist answered as if he had marbles in his mouth. More than that, I heard him audibly sigh as he picked up the phone.

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The Shocking Truth About What Your Teachers Told You About Answering Questions

Executive Speech Coach

How to Answer Questions in Business Presentations: Your Teachers Lied to You If you remember your school teachers you probably recall afew favorites and some ogres. Most of them meant well but they gave you badadvice when it comes to you delivering a business presentation. It was elementary and later high school where we wereindoctrinated with the rules of answering questions. Some of those rules aremisguided. You might need to break your blind obedience to these rules.

2012 10

Factors Influencing Self-Disclosure

The Communication Blog

Many factors influence whether or not you disclose, what you disclose, and to whom you disclose. Among the most important factors are who you are, your culture, your gender, who your listeners are, and your topic and channel. Who You Are Highly sociable and extroverted people self-disclose more than those who are less sociable and more introverted. People who are comfortable communicating also self-disclose more than those who are apprehensive about talking in general.

How to Avoid the Presentation Doom Loop

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

As I said in my last blog, modern presentations are doomed to failure because of ancient survival instincts.    Your body goes into flight or fight mode, and your audience responds similarly, thanks to mirror neurons.    Communication breaks down.    You sense that things are not going well, and you panic more completely.    The audience responds with panic back.    What can you do to avoid that doom loop? 

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Interview – Cynthia Klein: Speaker, Educator, Author

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Since 1994, Cynthia Klein has been guiding parents to creating happy and healthy families. As a speaker to over three hundred groups, Cynthia has given parents the tools and confidence to improve their family dynamics. Her presentations are interactive, highly visual and easy for parents to apply to their own family situations. Parents leave encouraged [.] Since 1994, Cynthia Klein has been guiding parents to creating happy and healthy families.

Public Speaking - Getting The Sale

Great Public Speaking

Humor can help you get the sales presentation in the first place. It will also help you stay upbeat in the face of rejection, overcome inevitable problems that arise during a presentation, break down sales resistance, and create loyal customers who will buy again. Let me tell you how humor has greatly helped me. One of the ways professional speakers gain business is to do no fee demo talks in front of potential buyers.

Speaking With Humor: Irony

Speak and Deliver

Humorous Irony - the juxtaposition of a statement with a reality that contradicts it in an unexpected, occasionally outrageous, manner.

When and How to Use Props in Your Presentation

Executive Speech Coach

Props Props have the sensory appealof making your presentation more visually pleasing and different. Difference iswhat interests us and what we tend to remember. Forexample, if you travelled to work today – the same as always – you tended not tonotice things nor remember anything specific.

To Overcome Fear of Public Speaking, You need to Understand the Underlying Causes. 

Pivotal Public Speaking

Once you can identify the causes that are underlying your public speaking nerves and fear, you can choose the strategies you need to build your confidence, use the fear and present successfully. Most people suffer from some fear of public speaking. The survey that identified it as America’s number one fear was accurate then and remains so today. But the causes of that fear can differ from person to person.

Mitt Romney Attacks President Obama’s Harvard Ties

TJ Walker Interactive

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Public Speaking - Anecdotes For Presentations

Great Public Speaking

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What top achievers say when asked: “Tell me about your …”

SpeakerSue Says...

What do you say when you’re at a networking event and you meet a likely prospect and he asks you, “What do you do?” ” What do you say when you’re asked, at a trade show or sales blitz, “Tell me what makes you different from ABC and XYZ”? How do you respond to your DOSM when she asks you, “So what is that you’re selling to this customer?”

Rowan Williams: Emperor, Archbishop or Cambridge academic with no clothes?

Max Atkinson

Regular readers will know that I've found the communication skills of the Archbishop of Canterbury an occasional source of bewilderment and amusement: More gobbledygook from the Archbishop of Canterbury in his Christmas sermon What does a 147 word sentence sound like?

Please Hire The Fox News Mole From Gawker

TJ Walker Interactive

The Fox News mole only made $5,000 from Gawker according to a report by Mediaite. Analysis Media media relations Media Training Politics Video fox news roger ailes

Public Speaking Business Humor

Great Public Speaking

YOU KNOW YOU WORK IN CORPORATE AMERICA IF. You sat at the same desk for 4 years and worked for three different companies Your company welcome sign is attached with Velcro Your resume is on a diskette in your pocket Your company logo on your badge is applied with stick-um You order your business cards in "half orders" instead of whole boxes When someone asks about what you do for a living, you lie You get really excited about a 2% pay raise Get the best presentation tips on the web

Clearing up throat-clearing: Guest post by Joanna Cazden

Speak Schmeak

While I'm on vacation in Sonoma, stuffing myself with cheese and wine, I've got a couple of guest posts lined up for you! The last is from voice therapist and author Joanna Cazden , on how to avoid unnecessary throat-clearing. Enjoy! Don't clear your throat—it's bad for your voice."

C-Level Presentation Tip #5: Analyze Your Audience

Professionally Speaking...

Executive level presentations can entail all the challenges of scaling Mount Everest : the footing is slippery, balance is critical and the drop is a long way down.

Why Republicans Always Beat Democrats In The PR/Media Spin Wars?

TJ Walker Interactive

An in depth look at the Hillary Rosen scandal and Newt Gingrich’s comments directed at Fox News. Analysis Politics public relations reputation management Video anne romney Barack Obama Mitt Romney Ron Paul