Making room for fear: Inspiration for speakers from Elizabeth Gilbert

The Eloquent Woman

I caught this gem in a section on making room for--rather than running away from--your fear. She even created a short "welcoming speech" inviting fear along. There's plenty of room in this vehicle for all of us, so make yourself at home.

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Presentation Lesson from the Applebees Men’s Room

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

The first time I went in to the men’s room, I stopped and looked at the mirror above the sink. In too many presentations, the presenter keeps a visual up on the screen even though the visual doesn’t add to what they are saying. Don’t worry, this is a G-rated blog post.

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Everybody can get better. Even the most experienced presenters can.

Communication Steroids

Even the most experienced presenters can learn new techniques that improve their skills. Our company has a contract to offer tips and techniques to a group of experienced professional consultants; a room full of men and women who routinely stand before an audience.

Famous Speech Friday: Virginia Woolf's 'Room of One's Own' lectures

The Eloquent Woman

Millions of writers claim inspiration from Virginia Woolf's 1929 A Room of One's Own , a short book of long essays about the challenges women writers face because of their lack of education and financial independence.

Who's in the room?

Speak Schmeak

Sometimes you just can't tell what someone is thinking, even if they're not making eye contact and they appear hostile. Rhett Laubach posted a nice overview of how to read your audience members and how best to connect with them, based on their motivations for being there.

13 Speaking Lessons in 30 Days

Speak and Deliver

You can''t control everything, and often not even what you thought you could control. Even if you type introductions, even if you talk to your introducer before time. Even if you give specific time instructions.

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Elephant in Room: ROI on Academic Degrees (especially those from elite institutions of learning)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Even after psychotherapy and tutoring, they still can't pass. The question about the return on investment (ROI) on official academic degrees has no absolute answers. What is known is that a degree from an elite institution, such as Harvard, can open doors.

Artificial Intelligence - Even Steve Cohen Is Figuring Out If Robots Can Replace Money Managers

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Could his new firm Point72 wind up to be essentially a room full of software systems doing their thing? It really is happening. Bloomberg headlines a major feature with "Robots Are Coming for These Wall Street Jobs." " And it's in the present tense.

Even to an Audience of One: Speaking Lesson from the Muppets

Green Room Speakers

From the Green Room: Aim to be at your best every time you get up to speak - even if only one person shows up. It happens to the best of us. You prepare a super presentation - and no one shows up. Wait it gets worse.

How Room Design May Affect Your Presentation

Pro Humorist

The article suggests that rooms with low ceilings might foster detailed thinking, whereas rooms with high ceilings may allow people to create loftier, more abstract ideas. What might be interesting is to see the affect that rooms with these particular features affects groups in break-out sessions. If you want your groups to have free-flowing ideas then rooms with higher ceilings may be of benefit.

How Room Design May Affect Your Presentation

Pro Humorist

The article suggests that rooms with low ceilings might foster detailed thinking, whereas rooms with high ceilings may allow people to create loftier, more abstract ideas. What might be interesting is to see the affect that rooms with these particular features affects groups in break-out sessions. If you want your groups to have free-flowing ideas then rooms with higher ceilings may be of benefit.

How Room Design May Affect Your Presentation

Pro Humorist

The article suggests that rooms with low ceilings might foster detailed thinking, whereas rooms with high ceilings may allow people to create loftier, more abstract ideas. What might be interesting is to see the affect that rooms with these particular features affects groups in break-out sessions. If you want your groups to have free-flowing ideas then rooms with higher ceilings may be of benefit.

Speakers - Where's Your Book?

Speak and Deliver

Speak & Sell - With a book, you should be able to double or triple the speaking engagements you have, and never leave without have made some money, even at a rubber-chicken volunteer engagement. Yesterday I finished reading "Fumes and a Prayer" by Speaker Dennis Bauer.

"The Room" - Meme Of Extreme Pain Of Transition

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

And that's the meme of new film "The Room," which has been derived from a novel. The transition is complete when he asks to return to the room. Finally, he says "Bye, room."

I-Day - No One Even Invited Us to Gawk

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

And despite social media if you don't have a lot of money you're not going to be one of the loud voices in the room. He became the loudest voice in the room at Fox News. One of the 3 Obama MuscleTeers, Valerie Jarrett, tweeted that she had just shut off the lights.

Advice for speakers and presenters - 7 ways to turn a free gig into a financial windfall

Pivotal Public Speaking

Otherwise, known as back of the room (BOR) sales, here are some tips for ensuring that you rake in the cash even if you’re speaking for free. Tags: public speaking public speaking and business public speaking business Back of room sales speeches You’ve been asked to speak for an audience. However, the event organizer or meeting planner tells you they can’t pay you. Your heart sinks knowing that speaking for free will cost you in the long run.

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Green Room Speakers: Move Purposefully

Green Room Speakers

I dont know if those are good purposes or bad purposes, but I think they add up to purposes, even if students dont know what they are. From the Green Room: A speaker can ramble in words and in movement - both are problematic.

Dining Room: Symbol of Pre-Digital, Pre-Fitness Ethos

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

But what we're not sharing are sit down meals in the dining room.   The rich, reports The Wall Street Journal, have even reconfigured the rooms of their mansions. Gone is the dining room, now an anchronism in a digital, fitness era.

Find Your Green Room Trigger

Green Room Speakers

Tuesday, February 16, 2010 Find Your Green Room Trigger How do Olympic athletes train their minds for the challenges of such intense competition? I know that even if I didnt win, I put in enough work that I couldve won," Reutter says. "I

CEO of American Apparel Sued for Using Teen Employee as Sex Slave.

TJ Walker Interactive

did you even practice this before putting it on the internet? News analyzed from a communication perspective.

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find your green room trigger

Green Room Speakers

Saturday, June 27, 2009 Find Your Green Room Trigger In this weeks New Yorker, Alex Ross writes about Marlboro Music, an elite summer music program at Marlboro college in Vermon t "where artists could forget about commerce and escape into a purely musical realm."

Getting in the Green Room - The Zen of Surfing and Speaking

Green Room Speakers

In other words, the green room is a place for performers to prepare before they get on stage. Yet I recently learned that green room has a second definition. In surfing , the green room is the inside of a barrel that is produced by a wave.

Green Room Speakers: Eat, Pray, Love, Present

Green Room Speakers

In an interview on NPRs All Things Considered , Gilbert reflects on the experience: So that evening I found a quiet bench in a garden and decided to just sit for an hour, Vipassana style. From the Green Room: Want to have stage presence?

Don't Wait for Your Perfect Audience: Speak Anyway!

Speak and Deliver

Even if you speak at a "Fill in Your Topic Here Conference", the audience will all be at different levels of understanding and ability to act on your message. Pass out a sign-up list for your newsletter or for a free article or book, or even the video of the presentation.

Valley of Tears: Vet Waiting Room

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Only an animal lover would understand how soul-wrenching this was, even though the cats, who I had played with for five years, were not mine. The waiting room was full of other sad stories.  Today I did a good deed.    I offered to accompany a neighbor who decided it was time that her two aged cats passed over.    One cat Pumpkin obviously had cancer.    The other cat Lucy had something too.    Both were about 21.

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How to Triple Your Back of the Room Book Sales Every Time You Do a Public Speaking Engagement

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

I’m darn good at selling at the back of the room. You’ll sell three times as many books and you’ll hardly have to even mention it’s for sale. Just put a box in the back of the room at your table and mention that you’ll be at the table if anyone wants to take the book home with them it will be 20 bucks (or some round number). Tags: Books Guest Posts Speaking sales back of room sales Guest post by Tom Antion.

9 ways to act like a pro, even if you're not

Speak Schmeak

Just because you're not a pro, it doesn't mean potential organizers are going to let you get away with bad practices, and you will not be invited back -- if you are even invited in the first place. Visit the event space in advance to see how the room is set up.

9 ways to act like a pro, even if you're not

Speak Schmeak

Just because you're not a pro, it doesn't mean potential organizers are going to let you get away with bad practices, and you will not be invited back -- if you are even invited in the first place. Visit the event space in advance to see how the room is set up.

9 ways to make your topic sound exciting…even when it’s not!

Kate's Voice

There were 200 people in the room. The other day, I attended a presentation at a two-hour “All-hands” meeting. There were 800 others listening or watching via IPTV. Most of the presenters went over time, and their presentations were full of data and slides that were hard to read. People were squirming in their chairs, [.]. Speaking vocal delivery vocal image vocal power color delivery Expression public speaking tips

"Room" - Plasticity v. being ossified by economic trauma (e.g. Talia Jane)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

They aren't even trying to figure out a way to make a decent living. "Room" chronicles the adjustment of a mother "Ma" and boy "Jack" to "real life." " They had been held captive in a shed for seven years. The child was born in captivity, the son of the kidnapper. After the boy flees and the police locate Ma, they are brought to a hospital.

Green Room Speakers: Speaking Lessons from a Three-Year Old

Green Room Speakers

From the Green Room: Before you work on delivery skills such as volume, articulation, etc., Even beyond offering specific presesentation skills, your blog exemplifies how ordinary life experiences can be mined for insights & strategies.

Watch lights fade in every room: Cautions about commencement speeches

The Eloquent Woman

Commencement speakers may have the toughest job, even tougher than standing between the audience and lunch, because they're standing between seniors and graduation.

Green Room Speakers: Getting to the Root Cause of Stagefright

Green Room Speakers

At Green Room Speakers, clients learn how to overcome stagefright first by identifying the root causes. From the Green Room: Have Stagefright?

Green Room Speakers: Anne Hathaway and James Franco: What Not to Do

Green Room Speakers

They managed to appear even younger and sillier than they actually are. Franco acted as though the evening were a joke, and Hathaway acted like a star-struck teenager. From the Green Room: The next time you MC an event, be masterful.

Using props to create a vibe

Speak Schmeak

Her topic was feng shui, and because it was a dinner event (serving Chinese food as part of the theme), she not only decorated her own space around the lectern, but also decorated the whole room! And there was definitely a vibe in the room.

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#publicspeaking save: 8 ways to say "I don't know" gracefully

The Eloquent Woman

Even so, when a question arises for which the correct answer is "I don't know," it leaves many speakers shaking in their boots. Put the question to the audience, the rest of the panel, anyone in the room, then listen to the responses and make sure those offering answers get to speak.

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How to present when there’s no time to prepare

PowerPoint Tips

It’s not unusual to be asked to chair a meeting or even present on a moment’s notice. Then, when you have to address a group, you can quickly list 3 main points as soon as you know you have to present/preside — or even as people are coming into the room.

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Playing with audience perceptions of size

The Presenter's Blog

Here’s an example of a recent conversation I had with the receptionist of a hotel that I was checking into: “Good evening Mr Watts. We will therefore be upgrading you to one of our Executive Rooms”. by Peter Watts. Size is relative to the words you use.

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Being There, Before You’re There

Manner of Speaking

Not even the travel chaos caused by the eruption of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano in Iceland could stop them from hosting a terrific event. But in today’s world of long-distance travel, we often do not get to visit the venue until the day (or even a few hours) before.

Slide design rules–what are yours?

PowerPoint Tips

Rule 2: The text should be big enough to be read by a person with mediocre eyesight at the back of the room. Even chart labels should be readable and main text should be even larger. Rule 1: All the text on a chart should be legible, even the axes.