Tangible examples always win

Speak Schmeak

Use an example or a comparison to something that your audience is already familiar with. Here's an example I found in our local weekly paper. What examples have you seen of turning numbers and data into engaging stories and examples for audiences?

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Public Speaking Example

The Communication Blog

Here’s a great public speaking example to illustrate how to make large numbers real to an audience, courtesy of the HuffingtonPost.com: Walmart’s CEO earns an annual salary of $20.7 example numerical data Public Speaking million. To make the same amount of money, it would take an average Walmart worker (earning $12.67 per hour, working 40 hour weeks, 52 weeks a year, without paying any taxes) 785 years. link].

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Even famous speakers are made, not born: 4 examples

The Eloquent Woman

She''s a great example of how that preparation pays off. British Prime Minister Winston Churchill. President Bill Clinton. Lady Bird Johnson, a First Lady of the United States. Susan Cain, TED speaker.

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When Colorful Language Overshadows Accomplishments – The Carol Bartz Example

DeFinis Communications

This is just one example of why I stress the need for executives and anyone who does public speaking to use distinctive language that’s free of jargon, slang, non-words, and hostile language. After two and one-half years as Yahoo’s CEO, Carol Bartz was let go last week.

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Speakers' great examples of the invisible visual

The Eloquent Woman

A reader recently asked for more examples of what I call "the invisible visual" --not a hidden slide or image, but something the speaker describes so vividly that the audience members can picture it in their mind's eye.

How To Close A Speech That Brings Your Audience To Their Feet

Matt Eventoff

Here are some examples: “In order to guarantee that we save _ tomorrow, we need to _ today! Here are two examples: “What choice will you make when you leave here today? You’ve engaged your audience from the beginning of your presentation. They nodded as you delivered your message.

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Confirmation Examples

The Communication Blog

These are all perfect examples of confirmation and "cherishing behaviors" and should help make concepts that are often overly abstract, more concrete and useful. Many are also good examples of politeness--another indication that politeness is an essential component of interpersonal communication, though ignored in many of our textbooks. Here's an interesting piece that is intimately related to much of what we talk about in interpersonal communication.

A public speaking example

The Communication Blog

9.02.2009 A public speaking example In a recent ad to defeat the debt there’s an interesting example of using statistics (just numbers, actually) and making the numbers real for the audience, something we always tell our public speaking students. In this example, the $9 trillion debt for the next ten years is made real in this way: How big is a trillion?

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PowerPoint Slide Makeover #70: Using proportional diagrams (example from Pres. Obama SOTU)

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

Below I’ve posted a new Slide Makeover Video Podcast based on the ideas in "The Visual Slide Revolution". In the recent State of the Union address, President Obama used some visuals in the enhanced broadcast on the web. One of those visuals was a proportional diagram.

Steve Jobs, One of Today’s Great Presenters, Steps Down from the Main Stage

DeFinis Communications

Current Affairs Examples of Powerful Performers Examples of Powerful Speakers Executive Speech Tips Famous Speakers Historical Speakers Presentation Skills Stage Presence Top Speaking Tips Uncategorized body language Connection Conversation Distinctive Language Encore!

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Three Influential First Ladies

DeFinis Communications

Business Tips Examples of Powerful Speakers Language Physical Presence Presentation Skills Speaking Tips Top Speaking Tips Uncategorized American presidents American presidents first ladies audience Connection Content Development Distinctive Language Eleanor Roosevelt Encore Encore!

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Oprah’s Farewell: The Final Ovation for One of the World’s Most Influential Public Speakers

DeFinis Communications

Wednesday for Women Celebrates Oprah! Oprah’s legend is…well…legendary. For 25 years, she has been the foundation of daytime TV for millions of people all over the world. And throughout it all, her presence and messages have been uplifting, inspiring and revitalizing.

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Embrace Your Authenticity: It’s the Backbone of Public Speaking Success

DeFinis Communications

For example, I have a female client who is struggling with this exact issue. True, authentic communication is about creating a bond and connection with your listeners, whether you’re talking with one person or one hundred.

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What It Really Means to Share the Stage

DeFinis Communications

If you want to see a good example of partnership, collaboration, and sharing the stage, then take notice of the current interactions between President Barack Obama and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.

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Wednesday for Women: Public Speaking Lessons from Meryl Streep

DeFinis Communications

The combination of these two women on stage gave us a powerful example of how different styles and backgrounds can yield equally successful presentations.

The Queen’s First Speech

The Presenter's Blog

In that one short line, “ I have in my parents and grandparents an example which I can follow with certainty.” You’re young, inexperienced, female, and taking over an empire when the only women in the boardroom are usually taking shorthand.

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The Key Factor for Your Presentation’s Success

DeFinis Communications

For example, Andrew Winston is a well-known consultant who is dedicated to helping companies grow and flourish by utilizing green environmental strategies. When you’re preparing a presentation, who is the most important person you need to consider? The answer: Your audience.

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50 great examples of data vizualization

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Thanks to Scott for sharing this link to 50 great examples of data visualization and tools for creating your own visualizations, covering everything from Digg activity to network connectivity to what’s currently happening on Twitter. Another source that I blogged about back in 2006 is Gapminder. As I said at the time “A picture sometimes [.].

50 great examples of data vizualization

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Thanks to Scott for sharing this link to 50 great examples of data visualization and tools for creating your own visualizations, covering everything from Digg activity to network connectivity to what’s currently happening on Twitter. Another source that I blogged about back in 2006 is Gapminder. As I said at the time “A picture sometimes [.].

50 great examples of data vizualization

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Thanks to Scott for sharing this link to 50 great examples of data visualization and tools for creating your own visualizations, covering everything from Digg activity to network connectivity to what’s currently happening on Twitter. Another source that I blogged about back in 2006 is Gapminder. As I said at the time “A picture sometimes [.].

The Best “San Francisco” Speakers at SXSW

DeFinis Communications

Tomorrow begins the twenty-fifth annual South by Southwest (SXSW) interactive media, film and music conference. Nearly 12,000 registrants will invade Austin, TX from March 11 th -20 th for an all-out entertainment extravaganza.

Use the Power of Practice to Build Your Speaking Skills

DeFinis Communications

One interesting example in Duhigg’s book focuses on Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps. Public speakers can learn a lot from this powerful example. For example, during water cooler chat, practice your gestures.

Remembering John F. Kennedy – Speaking Lessons from a Heroic Orator

DeFinis Communications

Examples of Powerful Performers Examples of Powerful Speakers Famous Speakers Historical Speakers Political Speakers JFK John F. When asked to describe John F. Kennedy, many people mention the phrase “great speaker.” It’s true.

Remembering John F. Kennedy – Speaking Lessons from a Heroic Orator

DeFinis Communications

Examples of Powerful Performers Examples of Powerful Speakers Famous Speakers Historical Speakers Political SpeakersWhen asked to describe John F. Kennedy, many people mention the phrase “great speaker.” It’s true.

How will the New Pope Fare as a Public Speaker?

DeFinis Communications

The good news is that if we look at recent history, we can see many examples of various speaking styles of former Popes. Here are some noteworthy examples of past Popes who give us interesting insight into how speaking and leadership go hand-in-hand.

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How will the New Pope Fare as a Public Speaker?

DeFinis Communications

The good news is that if we look at recent history, we can see many examples of various speaking styles of former Popes. Here are some noteworthy examples of past Popes who give us interesting insight into how speaking and leadership go hand-in-hand.

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Speaking Variety – Jim Cramer Example « TJWALKER INTERACTIVE

TJ Walker Interactive

The oats have been harvested, ground up, reprocessed and turned into soggy cornflakes.&# » Speaking Variety – Jim Cramer Example Jim Cramer has a wild TV personality. News analyzed from a communication perspective.

For example or for instance?

Executive Speech Coach

Tuesday, January 05, 2010 For example or for instance? For example or for instance? Choose well Do you use examples in your presentations? An "example" is a hypothetical occurrence. "In This is an example of what may or might have happen. The distinction between instance and example is a minor one, but I find that preachers, teachers, moralists, bureaucrats, censors, politicians, etc., If you want to base your argument on emotions, use examples.

Sound Bites: Give Specific Examples | Media Training

TJ Walker Interactive

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Creative Presentation Agenda Examples

Pivotal Public Speaking

Is your audience getting lost during your big presentation? The issue might be in the clarity of your presentation agenda. Learn 5 creative ways to provide a clear and memorable agenda to your presentation. => [link]. PowerPoint public speaking

Rotten Tomatoes - Yet Another Example of How We Resist Traditional Marketing

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The impact of Rotten Tomatoes is yet another example of how irrelevant the company's own promotions are. Rotten Tomatoes is the go-to site and probably the only one we check before deciding to pony up the money for a film. It aggregates all the consumer and critic reviews.

Aspiring Women

DeFinis Communications

No one ever said work was easy, but for women, the workplace can be an increasingly difficult place. First, the old cliché of the “glass ceiling” is still alive and well in many industries. Second, the fact is that women still earn less than men—77 cents to every man’s dollar, to be exact. Yes, women have to overcome a lot to be successful. Therefore, having the advanced skills to break through that ceiling and help shrink the pay gap is critical.

What Do You Want? – Al Sharpton Video Example « TJWALKER INTERACTIVE

TJ Walker Interactive

– Al Sharpton Video Example When preparing to speak to the media it’s important to not only think of what interests the reporter but also what you want. News analyzed from a communication perspective.

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Need a last minute gift for your favorite Public Speaker?

DeFinis Communications

Her content development process gives readers a model to create presentations, and it advocates using a well-developed, example rich storyline coupled with powerful, visual design. Resonate: Present Visual Stories that Transform Audiences , by Nancy Duarte.

Repetition is the Key - Using Twitter as an example

Dahle Communication

One of the key methods of public speaking that I learned early is the idea of repetition - you have to repeat yourself a lot when speaking because there is a good chance that people either didn't hear you the first time or they weren't paying attention. When speaking, you have to repeat yourself to ensure that the key ideas you want to get across are remembered. This can apply to Twitter as well. In fact, I am going to use twitter in two ways to describe what I am talking about.

Cultural Rules

The Communication Blog

It''s a great example to use in class to illustrate the differences in cultural rules within the United States/Canada and the consequences of violating them. classroom example cultural rules cultural differences cultural rule violation Take a look at this article. link]. link].

Wangari Maathai: Honoring a Powerful Female Leader and Speaker

DeFinis Communications

Examples of Powerful Speakers Famous Speakers Presentation Tips Speaking Tips Stage Presence Public SpeakingA little over a week ago, on September 25 th , the world lost a great environmental and political activist, Wangari Muta “Mary Jo” Maathai.

Stand Tall

Kuhnke Communication

Spring is here and the daffodils are standing proud setting an example for you to follow. For example, bowing implies deference; in many Eastern countries it is an expected behaviour for demonstrating respect.

Women in the U.S. Senate. 17 Strong…and Hopefully Growing

DeFinis Communications

Examples of Powerful Speakers Famous Speakers Political Speakers Public SpeakingMany bloggers (including myself) often lament the dismal number of women in corporate executive leadership positions.

"Good" visual examples to get you thinking

Presentation Zen

My aim, as always, is not to say that you should do it exactly like these examples on GOOD, but simply to suggest that you watch a few of these and ask yourself in what ways did the visuals work, in what ways do they need improvement, what could you copy, and so on.