Sat.Mar 30, 2013 - Fri.Apr 05, 2013

The difference between a persuasive and an informative presentation

PowerPoint Tips

I think that most presentations can be classified as persuasive or informative.These two presentation types can cover quite a range — more entertaining or less, informal or keynote,for example. What is a persuasive presentation?

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Is your behavior consistent with your message?

Speak Schmeak

Does your professional organizer's desk look like this? It's typical for most of us humans to notice when others mess up, but to have a blind spot about our own flaws or inconsistencies.

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Sales arguments that build presentations

The Presenter's Blog

by Peter Watts. At the core of a sales presentation are logical arguments that lay out why your product benefits the customer. Those sales arguments need the force of mathematical logic. 1 + 2 = 3.

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Benefits of Studying Nonverbal Communication

The Communication Blog

The following is an edited version of a discussion that will appear in The Nonverbal Communication Book to be published soon (Kendall Hunt). But, I thought it might be of interest more generally--to anyone teaching or taking or contemplating taking a course in nonverbal communication. The exercise at the end should prove useful for stimulating class discussion. The Benefits of Studying Nonverbal Communication.

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Ron Finley’s TED Talk on Guerilla Gardening in South Central LA

Speaking Freely

Ron Finley says, “Food is the problem and food is the solution.” He planted food forests all over LA as an act of guerilla activism. Food is his art. Food is a tool for transformation. Food is defiant. Watch his TED Talk Ron proves that you don’t have to be a perfect speaker to be [.]. Authenticity public speaking Uncategorized Presence stage presence

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Last chance to sign up for free teleseminar!

Speak Schmeak

There's one more day to sign up for my free teleseminar, " 3 Surefire Ways to Glue Your Audience to Their Seats Without Krazy Glue, Hot Glue or Mod Podge! " * Do you always feel like you're not prepared enough when you speak? *

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What you miss when you mock the role of fairy tales in public speaking

The Eloquent Woman

When I'm training a group on the public speaking "rule of three," the rationale for using three key points or chunks of information, I can point to a variety of sources to confirm that organizing your talk into three points or categories makes it easier for the speaker and the audience to remember.

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SAY It This Way - No, Wait, Say It This WAY

Speak and Deliver

Whether you memorize your speech or not, there is one aspect of your speaking you do tend to commit to memory - the Way You SAY It. Once speakers find a line they can remember, it gets anchored into a certain style, and they will end up speaking it the same why time after time.

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Never leave the playground: The key to a long, happy life

Presentation Zen

"We don’t stop playing because we grow old," George Bernard Shaw said. "We We grow old because we stop playing." We know—but too often forget—that play is a key component of learning and creativity (it''s even good for business ).

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13 famous UK & European speeches by women in The Eloquent Woman Index

The Eloquent Woman

I''m giving the closing keynote at this year''s spring conference of the UK Speechwriters'' Guild and European Speechwriter Network in London in May (and readers of The Eloquent Woman get 10 percent off the registration price with the code "EloquentWoman").

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How I followed the Tampon Guy…

More than PowerPoint...

At the start of a corporate training session, our leader initiated an icebreaker. Nobody in the room knew each other, so the leader asked us to get up and “share something about yourself that no one would know from reading your resume.”. Most people I know hate icebreaker games like these.

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Meditation Clears Mind Like Modafinil: April Schedule of Events at New Haven Zen Center

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The performance-enhancing substance for The Achiever Class is Modafinil, reports NEW YORK Magazine.    That has made Walter White's Meth on "Breaking Bad" seem so 20th century. 

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Presentation Tip: Reduce the words in each point

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

In my latest book, Present It So They Get It , I provide five strategies for reducing the information in your presentation down to just what the audience needs to know. Information overload is the single biggest issue in presentations today, and in my workshops, this section on reducing information overload is always a popular one for the participants. Today I want to extend one of the strategies so it is even more applicable to many presentations.

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The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

The Eloquent Woman

I know it's April Fool's Day, but I'm not fooling: Fans of The Eloquent Woman on Facebook see lots of good reads, resources and ideas from other sources that I post there, in addition to posts from the blog. I'm summarizing that extra content every week and putting it here on the blog.

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Spring competition: where, when and to whom should our politicians read their 'press releases'?

Max Atkinson

Regular readers of this blog know that I've been getting exasperated by the growing obsession of leading British politicians with making important speeches at strange times and at peculiar venues. David Cameron's much heralded speech on Europe was given at 8.30

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". popular images make a legal career look attractive" - Steven J. Harper in "The Lawyer Bubble"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

So many of us fell in love with the idea of becoming a lawyer before we even had the maturity to fall in love with a human being.    That's what former partner at law firm Kirkland & Ellis Steven J. Harper explains in his book "The Lawyer Bubble: A Profession in Crisis." 

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Top 20 Seminar Scams + Anti-Scam Update?

Great Public Speaking

I highly suggest you print this document out and take it with you to any seminar you attend and pass it on to anyone you know who attends seminars. link] Some of the biggest names you know are totally involved in robbing you. When you read the article pay special attention to the use of "Dumbass Celebrity" endorsements and how they are used to screw you over. Also, don't forget to watch my "Top 20" webinar at [link] about the sociopathic minds in the seminar industry."

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How Roger Ebert rethought public speaking without a voice of his own

The Eloquent Woman

(Editor''s note: Film critic Roger Ebert died today at age 70. This post originally appeared in 2011, and I am still struck with the effort he made to speak--and speak out--about his cancer, and much more, even after he lost the use of his voice. I''ll miss hearing him.)

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3 Keys to Qualifying Prospects Now

SpeakerSue Says...

Once upon a time, it may have been possible to qualify a prospect by asking questions that would determine whether you had the goods to sell to them. Questions like: • When is the event? (Do Do we space that day? Is it a prime season and can we add a premium). Where have you held events in the past?

President Obama Gives Himself 5% Salary Cut: Brilliant move

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Money talks.    It screams great things when a leader, be it in politics or in business, takes less of it.    In a brilliant move, President Obama has given himself a 5% salary cut.    That totals $20,000 of his $400,000 wages.

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Public Speaking Marketing - How Often Should I Send Emails?

Great Public Speaking

This is a question that has haunted marketers large and small, since the Internet began. How often should one send emails to your subscribers? There is no right or wrong answer on that. It depends on your target market and whether they expect to see notices at certain times of the month or year. You have to test it out and see the reactions.

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New Humor Contest — Games To Play

Humor Power

The April contest is called Games To Play. I heard of a stress reliever game used in a prison environment. The staff and inmates were using a Trivia Game to break up the routine of the day. I started to wonder, “what other games would be good in a prison environment.” ” And I started making up new games from existing, familiar games. The games I created are not real, they’re just a game title, twisted for possible humorous effect.

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How to Persuade Your Boss to Say Yes – in Email

SpeakerSue Says...

“We’d like to improve the way we sound in email,” said the client. “Not our salesteam, but our operations people, our admins, our internal team, even our execs. If we can persuade each other to do what we need done, and if we can’t be civil and if we can’t do it without playing email ping pong all day – what a waste of time! – , it won’t matter how persuasive our sales team is because we won’t be able to support them.”

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Our Inner Ted Bundy: Getting smarter about how we present ourselves

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Was I walking like a victim the evening I got mugged in New Haven, Connecticut or was I simply walking on a block I shouldn't have been on after 3 P.M.? 

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Jack O'Dwyer's Advice to Millennials Flocking to PR, One of the Few High-Growth Industries

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It's morning in America when it comes to the public relations (PR) industry.    As Odwyerpr.com reports, in 2012, 15 of the 25 largest PR firms surveyed had double-digit growth.    Leader of the pack was Edelman, at 12.4%. 

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Revolutionaries: So much for the peasant persona

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It's romantic to think of the political grassroots revolutionary as a peasant type.    After all, Fidel Castro and Che Guevara adopted that raw persona. The reality is, as Stuart A. Kallen explains in the book "Che Guevara," Castro had a law degree and Guevara a medical one. 

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Nelson Castro: From now on, we have to assume that anyone and everyone could be wearing a wire

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

There are many incentives for someone to "wear a wire."  "  Maybe like Bronx Assemblyman Nelson Castro, as THE NEW YORK POST reports, the person is seeking a deal with law enforcement. 

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Troubles (Big): Not only writers get plowed under by that big dumptruck in the sky

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Throughout my over-education, no professor, buddy, or dean ever suggested to me "becoming a writer." " Instead they focused on university teaching, providing counseling to substance abusers, and practicing law in a small firm. 

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Only 88,000 Jobs Created in March: Think contract work

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

With only 88,000 jobs created in March, it's time more professionals begin thinking about contract work as a career path. 

BUSINESS INSIDER + TIMES INTERNET: It takes an infrastructure

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Henry Blodget's BUSINESS INSIDER is following in the footsteps of GAWKER in partnering with TIMES INTERNET, the digital part of TIMES OF INDIA. That's what TECH CRUNCH reports today. Like HUFFINGTON POST, they are expanding their brand overseas. 

"Mad Men" Don Draper: He philosophically observed that clients come, clients go

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

On April 7th, the new season of "Mad Men" begins.    The previous season ended with Peggy Olson's coming into her own.    No longer is she held hostage by Don Draper's creative genius and inner darkness. 

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Roger Ebert: He lost the fight against cancer which he began in 2002

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Like Christopher Hitchens, film critic Roger Ebert chronicled his battle with cancer.    Today he lost that battle, reports THE NEW YORK TIMES which quotes him as telling ESQUIRE, "When I'm writing, my problems become invisible."

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Relocation: The economic indicator shouts recovery

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Moving involves risk, especially if it represents a professional reason for the change.    And it costs money either for the person or the employer.    So, relocation has become an economic indicator that we take seriously. 

Alexandra Marchuk: Did she or did she not "Lean In"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

All women, especially in the tradition-bound legal sector, should be leaning in, right.    So when Alexandra Marchuk first filed her lawsuit against her former employer law firm Faruqi & Faruqi and a partner there Juan Monteverde last March, we felt a sense of solidarity. 

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Speechwriters: Two Recessions over, normal rates back

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Things have been tough since the Enron scandal when executives went low profile, then the two recessions which pushed executives to go even lower profile.    Forget the speeches. Now, that's all over. 

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Humor Back in Speeches: Sign of changing times

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The most powerful and reliable economic indicator: When speakers start demanding humor in their speeches, presentations, and webinars. Well, the demand is back - strong. 

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Modafinil: Now nobody needs Walter White's meth

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Every generation has its performance-enhancing drug.    For Baby Boomers it was speed or "Breaking Bad's" Walter White's meth.    For Generation X it was adder all. 

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