Is Your Writing Aiming Right?

Speaker Launcher

Who is your copy writing designed to capture? During our coaching, a client and I will often spend time deciding WHO we want to speak to with our website or marketing materials. However, skipping this step will certainly lead to confusion when it comes to developing a strong promise statement and writing the copy for your site. For instance, a promise that says: “Have fun at work, get along well with others&# (speaks directly to the employee).

Make Your Speech the Soundtrack of Their Lives

Speak and Deliver

Even as I write this, I'm listening to my 'Movie Soundtrack' station on Pandora. The music you use while you work out, while you study, while you write. I'm not talking specifically about music, though some top speakers intro and outro their speaking engagement with theme music. Phrases that, when said in a setting years later, brings back echoes of the speaker, and the ideas they passionately shared from the stage.

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Presentation structure: Why it’s smarter to put your conclusion in your opening

Speaking about Presenting

But most of the time (exceptions below), it’s more effective to tell your audience your conclusion near the beginning of your presentation. In Brain Rules , John Medina argues that we learn and remember best when we: Start with the key ideas and, in a hierarchical fashion, form the details around these larger notions. Managers who engage Effective Speaking to run courses for their staff often tell us ‘I want to know immediately what they’re telling me.”

Sample Agreement Documents

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MY PROFILE EVENTS INSIDE NSA TOOLS MEMBER SERVICES CHAPTERS/GROUPS PUBLICATIONS BLOGS Related Topics CSP Application NSA Logos Request Form Sample Agreement Documents Sample Business Documents Sample Speaker Agreement Documents Writing an effective speaking agreement that fits the needs of both parties is a tricky process, but MyNSA has attempted to make this process as painless as possible.

What's the point of speech contests?

Speak Schmeak

In the speaking world, there are two instances of "world's best" that are growing pet peeves. Then there's the Toastmasters "World Champion of Public Speaking." And I'm speaking as a former speech team member who competed in speech contests and occasionally won events. We speak at conferences where an audience member is torn between three different breakout sessions, and might leave in the middle to catch parts of each.

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What's the point of speech contests?

Speak Schmeak

In the speaking world, there are two instances of "world's best" that are growing pet peeves. Then there's the Toastmasters "World Champion of Public Speaking." And I'm speaking as a former speech team member who competed in speech contests and occasionally won events. We speak at conferences where an audience member is torn between three different breakout sessions, and might leave in the middle to catch parts of each.

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Finding Feedback

Speak and Deliver

Jamal Wallace is an inner city kid with great basketball skills and a great mind to go with them, as well as a penchant for writing. As speakers, finding the right feedback - feedback that doesn't either fill our heads with delusional opinions of our greatness (which seems to be the modus operandi of the American Idol judges this year) or blast our speeches with such ferocity that we run underground wondering if it will ever be safe to speak again - is a tremendous challenge.

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