Employee Engagement: 6 Strategies That Work

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However, few workplaces managed to maintain high engagement levels. On the other hand, the same survey indicates that the number of engaged employees reached 38% of the total workforce — the highest since 2000. So What is Employee Engagement?

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Make Money Doing Free Speaking Engagements

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Most speakers think doing free engagements is a waste of time, money and energyBUT those that think this may not be using all their resources. once again not bad for doing one free engagement.

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6 Presentation Mistakes Every Professional Should Avoid

Duarte Blog

Look, speaking confidently doesn’t come easily to most of us (though, shameless plug alert: we’ve got a great workshop if you’d like help with that). Audience Engagement Delivery Presentations Tips bad presentations presentations presntation mistakes

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Did you bring batteries?

Speak Schmeak

I tried plugging the drive into different ports, but that wasn't the problem. Tags: Quick Fixes Preparation Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies Public Speaking Anxiety Speaking Engagements

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Did you bring batteries?

Speak Schmeak

I tried plugging the drive into different ports, but that wasn't the problem. Quick Fixes Preparation Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies Public Speaking Anxiety Speaking EngagementsHere's a quick example of what I'm talking about when I harp on preparation over and over again.

2009 130

Magic flip chart

Speak Schmeak

As you draw, the camera records the pen tip's position and sends it to the Bluetooth USB key plugged into the computer. Tags: Products Fun Stuff Resources PowerPoint Speaking Engagements

The Medium of Television - JFK Not First Politico to "Get It"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In general, books have to be shorter, to the point, contain the personal, and engage from the get-go.  Leaders who don't plug themselves smoothly into the myth will be branded as "not authentic."

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5 public speaking tips from Nemo

Speak Schmeak

Use your 6th sense too, your intuition and plug yourself in your audience. Your confidence and passion will engage others. While I'm moving over the next week, I've invited some of my favorite public speaking and communications bloggers to guest post here on Speak Schmeak.

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Trading Time for Coffee

Speaker Launcher

Many people, because they get so many calls, start to think, “hey, I should get into the speaker mentoring business” But as most will tell you after an attempt, your time is much better spent booking high fee engagements. And put in a little plug for myself at the same time).

2013 75

UnConference Versus Conference

More than PowerPoint...

Those who present often overtly plug their companies with overblown introductions. No overt product plugs: unless they are pertinent to the presentation. It's a Conference. But not like we know it, Jim. The first rule of BarCamp? Talk about BarCamp. The second rule of BarCamp?

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5 public speaking tips from Nemo

Speak Schmeak

Use your 6th sense too, your intuition and plug yourself in your audience. Your confidence and passion will engage others. While I'm moving over the next week, I've invited some of my favorite public speaking and communications bloggers to guest post here on Speak Schmeak.

2011 153

From the vault: A checklist for the speaker's wardrobe

The Eloquent Woman

When you choose what to wear for a speaking engagement or presentation, what goes into your thinking? Once you get used to working your way through this checklist, you'll find yourself making smarter wardrobe choices for your speaking engagements and presentations automatically.

2012 98

Breakfast with Clayton

Speaking Of...

I spotted a young man working on his laptop with an iPhone plugged into it. I'm convinced that had to do with the fact that I was unplugged, he had a natural cuiriosity about meeting new people, and he gladly engaged in a real conversation as a break from his graduate studies homework. On a rare snowy day in Dallas I found myself having breakfast at the Dallas Fort Worth airport, in a distant corner of the terminal next to a small Starbucks.

Use social media to build sales

SpeakerSue Says...

Indeed, our new devices have turned being alone into a problem that can be solved,” says the New York Times and quoted in an excellent post by MediaPost Publications, Engage: Gen Y: Disconnection in a Connected World. Sorry for that shameless plug.). Is a connection a conversation or a fantasy?

"Clean Sweep" - Ha-ha-ha, but part of that initiative really does work

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Of course, it was necessary to pull the plug on Facebook. The first two rounds of engaging socially turned up lemons. In less sophisticated times, local politicos in machine-controlled areas like Hudson County, New Jersey would position themselves as the "Clean Sweep." " Ha-ha-ha. Given the dark side of human nature, even then we recognized that the Clean Sweep was impossible. But, some reform did take place.

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The #1 way to get best results with email

SpeakerSue Says...

You know how you plug a destination into Google maps or Waze or whatever nav system you use? 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. You input where you want to go, and the app provides the path. Same thing with email. Knowing where you want to go – your “why” for writing – before you start to write does the same thing.

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A checklist for the speaker's wardrobe

The Eloquent Woman

Once you get used to working your way through this checklist, you'll find yourself making smarter wardrobe choices for your speaking engagements and presentations automatically.

2011 87

The TED Commandments: lose hustle, win friends.

Can You Hear Me Up the Back?

In this situation, the best approach is to do a useful talk on some important industry trend, without the direct product plugs. The ‘TED Commandments’ are a great guide for anyone who wants to really engage an audience, rather than the polite tolerance that most speakers receive. There’s a time and a place for a sales presentation, and conferences aren’t it. People pay good money to go to conferences.

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Zero-Tolerance Humor

Humor Power

He had included a sexual joke in his act and the contest director, acting as Judge, Jury and Executioner, had pulled the plug on his performance. A distinguishing factor between the corporate speaking engagement paid $10,000 for a one-hour performance and the act confined to a smoky room speaking to drunk people for $300 an hour, is the quality of the humor. And then, behind the scenes, people talk, and we fail to get repeat engagements.

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SXSW Interactive: Amazing from Every Perspective

Duarte Blog

The Aurasma plug-in creates a really interesting format for interacting with mobile devices and print media. I felt the most entertained in this talk and was engaged the entire way through. When we came home from SXSW Interactive last year, we vowed to return.

2013 79

Public Speaking Marketing - Sharing Your Articles on the Web

Great Public Speaking

Use sharing widgets and plug-ins such as "Share This" or "Add This" to the bottom of your website article pages so others that are reading your articles can use the widgets to share your work with their friends and followers. How do professional public speakers make money even without speaking engagements

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Naughtie's gaffe: 'C', 'K' & 'U' sounds or 'Freudian slippage'?

Max Atkinson

And on Radio 4 last Monday, it hardly took an hour for just such an expert to pop up in the very next programme, Andrew Marr's Start the Week - where one of the guests, David Aaronovich of The Times , was there to plug a series of programmes he'd made on.

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Winning Emmy speeches

Speak Schmeak

He started with humor, he ended with a plug for his show (nothing wrong with that at the Emmys!), Click to see infographic full size If you think you can't have an opening, a closing, audience engagement and content in a short speech, think again!

2012 189

Speaking of Chris Brogan Speaking.

Speak and Deliver

Its a fine line between the two, and is the difference between a confident, engaging speaker, and one still learning to be comfortable in front of an audience. Last week, Chris Brogan posted a video of his speech to the Inbound Marketing Summit in Boston.

2011 100

From the vault: A checklist for the whole speaker, annotated for introverts

The Eloquent Woman

Do I intend to engage the audience? Will my wardrobe allow me (if needed) to do things like crawl under a table to plug in a cord or reach high to point at a chart?

2012 85

A checklist to prepare the whole speaker, annotated for introverts

The Eloquent Woman

Do I intend to engage the audience? Will my wardrobe allow me (if needed) to do things like crawl under a table to plug in a cord or reach high to point at a chart? My checklist to prepare the whole speaker is one of this blog's most popular posts of all time.

Gordon Brown's interview technique: the tip of a tedious iceberg

Max Atkinson

Yesterday, Iain Dale posted a plug for a new book about handling media interviews and included the following observation (by Dale) about Gordon Brown (or 'Boredom Frown', as my granddaughters prefer to call him): “Gordon Brown has catchphrases he uses over and over again. In the good old days, he said, interviewers could have a really good argument with the likes of Harold Macmillan, who would perk up at the prospect of engaging in serious debate - whereas now (i.e.

a checklist to prepare the whole speaker

The Eloquent Woman

Do I intend to engage the audience? Will my wardrobe allow me (if needed) to do things like crawl under a table to plug in a cord or reach high to point at a chart?

Bye-Bye Boring Bio: Attract Clients, Speaking Gigs & Media Interviews Now.

Fripp THE Executive Speech Coach

You don't have a prayer of inviting an engagement if you don't make that clear. If you don't have a plug from Kiplinger's magazine, get a testimonial from your best clients, Juetten suggests. "He called me about a week after we had done this and said, 'I got a five-figure speaking engagement because of the speaker sheet you created for me,'" Juetten says.

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Bye-Bye Boring Bio: Attract Clients, Speaking Gigs & Media Interviews Now.

Fripp THE Executive Speech Coach

You don't have a prayer of inviting an engagement if you don't make that clear. If you don't have a plug from Kiplinger's magazine, get a testimonial from your best clients, Juetten suggests. "He called me about a week after we had done this and said, 'I got a five-figure speaking engagement because of the speaker sheet you created for me,'" Juetten says.

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Public speaking from the Staines snowball to confidence-boosting in a cafe!

Nick R Thomas - A Public Speaker's Blog

This continues what I am now calling the 'Staines snowball', a large number of ongoing speaking engagements, all from recommendations, that started with my talk for Staines and District Probus Club in July 2010! Of course, it also acted as a naturally-introduced plug for another of my presentations!). The Civil Service Pensioners Alliance, Bournemouth and District Group.

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20 tips for better conference speaking ~ Authentic Boredom

http://delicious.com/akarrer/prospeaker

This doesn’t necessarily equate to jokes and magic tricks*, but it does mean that the content of your presentation, and the delivery of that content, should be compelling and engaging. Don’t be overly concerned about your first engagement. Allow your unique personality to shine through on stage, and it’s likely the audience will be engaged. Get to your engagement (conference) early so you’ll be both well rested and able to sit in on some events.

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Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 25, 2013: Ed Policy Roundup Hiatus

Speaking Of...

The changes will have several benefits, including greater membership engagement and no more absentee ballot process.

2013 40

Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 2, 2013: Trombetta & Assocs. $88K to make the world friendlier for cybercharters

Speaking Of...

Right now, though, I''m frustrated that the Vermont Secretary of Education''s answers to my 28 Questions about the Common Core aren''t worth a plug nickel. The changes will have several benefits, including greater membership engagement and no more absentee ballot process.

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Where do the best speakers go to get better?

Executive Speech Coach

He's also a really good speaker :-)) If you'd like info on the Canadian BootCamps, fire a note to Kit Grant CSP HoF at Kit@KitGrant.com Great site George, thanks for the plug for Laura's Hope! Power Presentations Tip 47: How to be more engaging Have you ever seen people talking to or yelling at the TV? Because they are engaged.