When Does Saying No to a Speaking Engagement Make Sense?

Speaker Launcher

Isn’t it interesting how our perspective on saying no to a speaking engagement can evolve over time? The post When Does Saying No to a Speaking Engagement Make Sense?

Is your audience suffering an engagement drought?

Speak Schmeak

For speakers, there are also many, many ways to achieve your goal of engaging an audience. There is always a way to engage your audience that will fit with your style and your personality. And yes, you can combine audience engagement techniques - in fact, it''s better if you do.

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Sales pitch strategy

The Presenter's Blog

If you decide to make an ad hoc quip about how annoying you find it to remember IT passwords, then ask yourself which persona you’ve engaged. Match your character to the customer. Audiences like to believe that presenters see, hear, and feel the world as they do.

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How to Use Two Factor Theory to Improve Employee Engagement

SlideModel

Employee engagement has finally come to the forefront of the business world. Businesses with engaged employees enjoy lower rates of employee turnover. Further, engaged employees are more productive and demonstrate 21% more profitability.

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Power Strategies

The Communication Blog

Strategies for Power. Here is a discussion of the communication of power which I wrote for my 50 Communication Strategies book and that I thought might be of interest to a wide variety of readers. Here are some strategies for communicating power nonverbally. ·. People who maintain eye contact are judged to be more at ease and less afraid to engage in meaningful interaction than those who avoid eye contact. (Be Here are a few verbal strategies: ·.

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How to Master Audience Engagement When You Present

Duarte Blog

Don’t panic, but if you want to engage your audience in a presentation, you have about 30 seconds to make it happen. Over the years, Duarte’s studied thousands of effective presentations that have kept audiences engaged, engrossed, and even on the edge of their seats.

Presentation strategies for women

Speak Schmeak

This article has been selected for DeFinis Communications' “Top Presentation Strategies for Women” Blog Carnival. For this blog carnival, I agreed to write about the topic, "Presentation Strategies for Women." Pet Peeves Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies

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How to Master Audience Engagement When You Present

Duarte Blog

Don’t panic, but if you want to engage your audience in a presentation, you have a little less than 9 seconds to make it happen. seconds—if you don’t get listeners engaged that quickly, there’s a good chance you’ll lose their focus to their phone, laptop, reading materials, daydreams, etc.

4 ways to move people from attention to engagement

Speaking about Presenting

The task is not to grab attention, but to actively nurture the attention that you have and transform it into engagement. Here’s the difference between attention and engagement: If your audience is attentive you can pour information into them. Engagement is more valuable than attention.

4 ways to move people from attention to engagement

Speaking about Presenting

The task is not to grab attention, but to actively nurture the attention that you have and transform it into engagement. Here’s the difference between attention and engagement: If your audience is attentive you can pour information into them. Engagement is more valuable than attention.

Communication Strategies: Empathy

The Communication Blog

In this continuing effort to identify and explain (briefly and practically) the skills/strategies of interpersonal communication, here is a brief discussion of empathy. Women, research shows, are perceived as more empathic and engage in more empathic communication than do men. Empathy communication strategiesEmpathy is feeling what another person feels from that person’s point of view without losing your own identity.

Strategies for Apprehension Management

The Communication Blog

Here we consider a few preliminaries to communication apprehension and then offer four strategies, four sets of skills, that may help you manage your own fear of speaking. Strategy One. Strategy Two. Strategy Three. Strategy Four. You might then go on to engage in the actual behaviors after you have comfortably visualized them: ask a question, answer a question, and so on.

Communication Strategies: Mindfulness

The Communication Blog

Among the many communication strategies are the competencies of interpersonal communication which I thought would make a neat sub-set of strategies to post. I owe these strategies to a wide variety of researchers and theorists—I’ll mention a few tho’ I’m sure I’m omitting many: Art Bochner, Michael Hecht, Brian Spitzberg, William Cupach, James McCroskey, and Gerald Miller stand out in my mind. communication strategies mindfulness

Making science engaging

Speak Schmeak

If only every science presentation could be so engaging! Tags: Speakers Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies Fun Stuff Here is a video that I enjoyed -- yes, for the fascinating behind-the-scenes explanation of a space toilet, but also for the speaker's excellent delivery.

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"Speak to Engage: 7-Step Shortcut to Public Speaking Success" starts October 4

Speak Schmeak

Yes, you can give engaging presentations -- presentations that compel your audiences to take action, presentations that persuade your audiences to buy, presentations that take your audiences from apathetic to motivated -- and you can do it with ease and with confidence!

Communication Strategies: Listening Choices

The Communication Blog

Although for most communication situations empathic listening is the preferred mode of responding, there are times when you need to engage in objective listening—to go beyond empathy and measure meanings and feelings against some objective reality. Engage in equal, two-way conversation. Clearly, engage in nonjudgmental listening first; listen for understanding while suspending judgment. listening effectiveness communication strategies listsening choices

Engage in the Power of Negative Thinking

More than PowerPoint...

Instead, I try to spend some quality time every day engaging in negative thinking. Instantly, my brain starts working on coping strategies and tactics. Engage in a little negative thinking. I’m a cheerful person. And I don’t like positive thinking. It makes me cringe.

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Communication Strategies: How to avoid ageist talk

The Communication Blog

Rarely, for example, does a TV show or film show older people working productively, being cooperative and pleasant, and engaging in romantic and sexual relationships. < avoid engaging older people in conversation as you would wish to be engaged. ageist talk ageism communication strategiesAlthough used mainly to refer to prejudice against older people, the word ageism can also refer to prejudice against other age groups.

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Step-By-Step Guide to Creating a Viable Go to Market Strategy

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These are just a few questions a go to market strategy is designed to answer. What is a Go-to-Market Strategy? A Go-to-Market Strategy (GTM Strategy) is a tactical framework that breaks down all the steps necessary to succeed in a new market or with a new audience segment.

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Crafting Stories that Connect & Engage with Kelly Swanson

Speaker Launcher

The post Crafting Stories that Connect & Engage with Kelly Swanson appeared first on Jane Atkinson. Learn the secrets to getting booked more at higher fees as well as the “insiders” strategy for long term business building! Kelly Swanson is with us to share what she has learned about connecting and engaging to have more influence in business, through the use of one tool – strategic storytelling.

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How to Master Audience Engagement When You Present

Duarte Blog

Don’t panic, but if you want to engage your audience in a presentation, you have a little less than 9 seconds to make it happen. seconds—if you don’t get listeners engaged that quickly, there’s a good chance you’ll lose their focus to their phone, laptop, reading materials, daydreams, etc. Over the years, Duarte’s studied thousands of effective presentations that have kept audiences engaged, engrossed, and even on the edge of their seats.

The Keys to Closing More Business with Ron Karr

Speaker Launcher

The Wealthy Speaker Podcast business sales Customer Engagement customer service Jane Atkinson Ron Karr speaking business speaking business strategies speaking strategy velocity mindsetAre you a good closer?

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Website Strategy/Content-Creation - GLUT!

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

They are engaged in a dog fight to land work. On Upwork, the digital platform for independent contractors, two help-wanted were posted for website strategic planning and content creation. In less than an hour, for one, 74 proposals came in.

Curling with kisses: How a teacher engages the audience

Speak Schmeak

She named the lesson 'Curling With Kisses.'" ~ Daily Sound Remember your junior high school science teacher, toiling away to come up with activities and experiments every day to make science fun and engaging? Was it a powerful and engaging activity?

Curling with kisses: How a teacher engages the audience

Speak Schmeak

She named the lesson 'Curling With Kisses.'" ~ Daily Sound Remember your junior high school science teacher, toiling away to come up with activities and experiments every day to make science fun and engaging? Was it a powerful and engaging activity?

Wednesday4Women Blog Carnival: “Top Presentation Strategies for Women”

DeFinis Communications

For this blog carnival, I asked several experts to share their views on “Top Presentations Strategies for Women.” Top Presentation Strategies for Women. Strategies that can help you overcome your presentation fears and “wow” your audience. Top Presentation Strategies for Women. Top Presentation Strategies for Women. Top Presentation Strategies. Top Presentation Strategies. Speaking Engagement? Presentation Strategies for Women.

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Presentation strategies for women -- but not men?

Speak Schmeak

This article has been selected for DeFinis Communications' “Top Presentation Strategies for Women” Blog Carnival. For this blog carnival, I agreed to write about the topic, "Presentation Strategies for Women." Pet Peeves Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies

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Business Bullet Journal Guide: A Great Strategy to Max Your Productivity

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What activities are you engaging in that are not on your weekly or daily lists? ” The post Business Bullet Journal Guide: A Great Strategy to Max Your Productivity appeared first on SlideModel. Everyone has personal and professional goals. Everyone has bucket lists.

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Professional Speaking Marketing Strategies

Great Public Speaking

Learn a strategy that will get you more speaking engagements at higher fees.

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Communication Strategies: Six Guides to Thinking and Talking More Logically

The Communication Blog

When you retain an evaluation of a person, despite the inevitable changes in the person, you’re engaging in static evaluation. allness fact-inference confusion logical thinking static evaluation polarization indiscrimination communication strategies intensional orientation General SemanticsHere are six guides to thinking and talking more logically, more sanely. All of these come from General Semantics—the study of the relationships among language, thought, and behavior.

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The Communication Blog: Communication Strategies: Increasing.

The Communication Blog

2.19.2011 Communication Strategies: Increasing Accuracy in Impression Formation Successful communication depends largely on the accuracy of the impressions you form of others. There are a variety of uncertainty reduction strategies. Categories: accuracy in perception , communication strategies , names and perception , people perception 2comments: Christian Fey said. ► March (5) Introducing People Communication Strategies: Guidelines for Facilitat.

Using Word Clouds to Increase Audience Engagement in Presentations

SlideModel

Immediately your presentation will become more memorable, engaging and easy-to-understand. Beyond that, adding word clouds to your presentation delivery can help you elicit more emotions from your audience – an important factor contributing to the overall audience engagement.

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3 strategies to create a proposal that wins the business

SpeakerSue Says...

SpeakerSue will energize your meeting, keep everyone engaged and provide the “kick” your team needs to create a cultural change in the way they communicate. According to Hubspot, 80-90% of business is lost at the proposal stage. I couldn’t find actual research to support this and it’s reasonable it’s just the odds. If a planner sends an RFP to five (or more) companies with the intent of saying yes to only one, the math is simple.

7 Public Speaking Social Media Strategies

Speak and Deliver

7 Public Speaking Social Media Strategies 1. Just as you would for a speaking engagement, consider who your friends and followers are - and how they will perceive what you say. Is Facebook Public Speaking?

Seating Strategies to Engage and Involve Your Audience… and Boost Back-of-Room Sales

Pivotal Public Speaking

You are used to people laughing, nodding, and being engaged, but this room is set with rounds of 8 and people’s backs are to you. How do you specify and educate meeting planners to set the room to get more engagement from the audience? with Paul O. Radde, PhD.

The Communication Blog: Communication Strategies: Educate Yourself.

The Communication Blog

1.25.2011 Communication Strategies: Educate Yourself for Intercultural Communication There’s no better preparation for intercultural communication than learning about the other culture and about how you think and feel about communicating with members of cultures very different from your own. Become mindful of your own feelings, particularly your possible fears of engaging in intercultural communication. Communication Strategies: Guidelines for Making Se.

Communication Strategies: How Not to Talk Like a Heterosexist/Homophobe

The Communication Blog

As you think about heterosexism, recognize not only that heterosexist language will create barriers to communication but also that its absence will foster more meaningful communication: greater comfort, an increased willingness to disclose personal information, and a greater willingness to engage in future interactions. homophobic language heterosexist language communicatioin strategies

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Four reasons to stop using PowerPoint

Speak Schmeak

They say slides are boring, prevent engagement, and distract the audience away from the speaker's message. Slides can be part of an engaging, fun and creative presentation. Engaging the Audience PowerPoint Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies Technology

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Four Steps to Add Coaching to Your Speaking Business

Speaker Launcher

Coaching between speaking engagements is a great way to bring in additional income to your business. So, you want to be a coach? Let’s look at four steps you can follow to add coaching to your speaking business. Many of my clients are adding coaching to their mix of offerings.

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Engagement: Beyond Social Media in Campaign 2012

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Even at AOL , the shaky edifice built on page views, more folks are talking Engagement.  House Speaker John Boehner is being dumped on because he can't engage with his championing of the Defense of Marriage Act, reports POLITICO.

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How to Develop an Effective Lead Generation Strategy

SlideModel

And the methods you will use for turning those visitors into customers comprise your lead generation strategy. How to Create a Winning Lead Generation Strategy. Inbound Marketing Lead Generation Strategies. Outbound Marketing Lead Generation Strategies.

I dare you to be expressive

Speak Schmeak

And also, as a speaker, you must engage your audience emotionally in order to be persuasive. Authenticity Confidence Engaging the Audience Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies Taking Risks

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The Communication Blog: Communication Strategies: Confront Your.

The Communication Blog

1.10.2011 Communication Strategies: Confront Your Stereotypes Originally, the word stereotype was a printing term that referred to the plate that printed the same image over and over. Or they may be about to engage in carjacking. Categories: communication strategies , stereotypes 2comments: Anonymoussaid. Communication Skills Classes | Add your site ARCHIVE ▼ 2011 (18) ► April (1) Communication Strategies: Guidelines for Resisting.