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Stop hiding [part 3]

Speak Schmeak

Remember last year, when no one could get their hair cut or colored professionally? There was a huge panic among women.especially around those silver roots?????????. Remember what happened? Thousands, maybe millions, of women went natural!

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A Lesson from the Colosseum

Manner of Speaking

In June 2021, I took a stroll around Colosseum in Rome, Italy. I was in Rome because I had speaking engagements there and, a few days later, in Turin – my first in-person events in almost a year because of the pandemic.


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Elevate Your Personal Brand with Kiirsten May

Speaker Launcher

Do you know what it takes to create a brand that targets your audience? Join me to hear Kiirsten May of UpHouse share strategies that will help you decide if you’re on the right track. The post Elevate Your Personal Brand with Kiirsten May appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

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Why You Should Absolutely Avoid Using Filler Words (& How to Actually Stop)

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Imagine you’re telling a story to co-workers about a road trip you took a few years back. You set up the context of the trip including where you were going, why you were going there, and who was in the car with you. But as you list out the people in the car, you realize [.] continue reading. The post Why You Should Absolutely Avoid Using Filler Words (& How to Actually Stop) appeared first on Duarte.

Stop hiding [part 2]

Speak Schmeak

"Forgive the no-makeup face!" Please don’t judge the 'fresh face.'" "Ignore the no-makeup morning face." Forgive the 'I work from home' messy bun and lack of makeup." Have you apologized for your appearance on social media? This is a picture I deleted the other day instead of posting.

A Lesson from the Colosseum

Manner of Speaking

In June 2021, I took a stroll around Colosseum in Rome, Italy. I was in Rome because I had speaking engagements there and, a few days later, in Turin – my first in-person events in almost a year because of the pandemic.

6 Ways to Crush Your Remote Sales Presentations


As a salesperson, you must be used to giving presentations. But in this pandemic-led ‘work from home’ scenario, it’s a little harder to sustain your remote audience’s interest. After all, research shows that people’s attention doesn’t go beyond the 10/15-minute mark.

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Stop hiding [part 1]

Speak Schmeak

I consider this to be a horribly unflattering picture of me. Not only is my hair thinning, I have a couple of bald spots that happened spontaneously a couple of years ago that never grew back. I don't like how my aging body looks a lot of the time.

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Two Japanese Words for Public Speakers

Manner of Speaking

I love the Japanese culture and hope to visit Japan one day. It is a country with a rich heritage. I especially appreciate the ability of the Japanese to find beauty in simplicity and removing what is unnecessary. Japanese is an incredibly intricate language.

13 Texting Must-Knows to Boost Revenue & Engage Customers

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When a text pops up, we read it. As both a customer engagement and sales tool, texting boosts revenue and satisfaction. Here are 13 texting must-know guideposts to increase revenue and delight customers: 1. Get permission first (Boring tip, but necessary). Keep it short. Max your message to 600 characters which is about 90 words or 4 – 6 sentences. If it’s longer than that, put it in an email or pick up the phone. Add links if you have more info.

Is There Need for Alarm?

Speak and Deliver

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Present Your Tableau Analysis in PowerPoint


Presenting complex data in simple and understandable ways is one of the challenges presenters face when building their own Presentation Dashboards.

One Thing – Stick to That and Everything Else Don’t Mean S**t

Manner of Speaking

City Slickers is one of my favourite movies. It’s a 1991 Western comedy starring Billy Crystal , Daniel Stern , Bruno Kirby and Jack Palance. It received critical claim and won several awards. It is frequently hilarious but also contains some deep truths about life. Well worth watching.

10 reasons to walk the room before you speak

Manner of Speaking

In November 2018, I spoke at an event in Genoa, Italy for a big corporate client. I arrived the day before I was scheduled to speak. One of the reasons why I went early, was so I could “walk the room” beforehand.

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 340) – Anthony Fauci

Manner of Speaking

Anthony Fauci – American Physician, Scientist and Immunologist “I accept and welcome the opportunity to have an impact [in the battle against Covid-19] because I know the things I can do well and the things that I would prefer not to do.

Do this calculation every time you speak in public

Manner of Speaking

Whenever you have a speech or presentation to deliver, there’s a calculation that you should always do beforehand. Multiply the time you have to speak by the number of people whom you anticipate will be in the audience. The result is the true amount of your speaking time.

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Charisma: It’s what you do that counts

Manner of Speaking

Charisma is not who you are. Charisma is what you do. Many people bemoan the fact that they “are not charismatic” But this kind of thinking is not productive. Anyone can be more charismatic if they are willing to work at it. Because charisma is all about actions and behaviours.

Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 341) – Khalil Gibran

Manner of Speaking

Khalil Gibran (1883 – 1931) Lebanese Poet and Writer “You talk when you cease to be at peace with your thoughts.” Khalil Gibran – ????? ???? ?????? The post Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 341) – Khalil Gibran appeared first on Manner of speaking.

7 Tips for Public Speakers in a 2-minute video

Manner of Speaking

If you give me 2 minutes, I will give you 7 tips that will help you be a more effective, more impactful speaker. In my previous post , I shared a video from my YouTube Channel in which I drew on Japanese culture and talked about the benefit for public speakers of being out in nature.

Aristotle’s pillars of persuasion

Manner of Speaking

More than 2,300 years ago, Aristotle wrote Rhetoric , considered by many to be the Bible of persuasive speaking.

Get Your Thoughts Together and Just Speak!

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Back on my feet. Or foot. Whatever.

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6 technical tips for your next online presentation

Manner of Speaking

The Covid-19 pandemic has changed the world in countless ways. Among other things, the world has been pushed even more online. I am guessing that if you are reading this post, you have participated in at least one online presentation over the past year or so. Probably more than one.

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