Martinsburg – a set on Flickr

Thoughts On Presenting And Design

via flickr.com. Posted via web from Mike Pulsifer's posterous.

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Flora – a set on Flickr

Thoughts On Presenting And Design

via flickr.com. Some photos I’ve recently gotten around to uploading. Posted via web from Mike Pulsifer’s posterous.

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Antietam – a set on Flickr

Thoughts On Presenting And Design

via flickr.com. Took these a while ago and recently fixed up, knowing what I know now and didn’t then. Posted via web from Mike Pulsifer’s posterous.

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What now … Death by Flickr Musak?

Pivotal Public Speaking

But I did see a disturbing trend – the overuse of flickr photos and other interesting images. This great post from Olivia Mitchell. Are your slides ‘Visual Musak’? I saw very few bullet-point presentations at the SXSW conference. These photos sometimes feature stunning photography, they’re quirky and interesting. The problem is … … [link].

Miscellaneous Photos

Thoughts On Presenting And Design

Some stuff I once had on SmugMug, now back online, but now on Flickr: Tags: Grab Bag

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 128)

Manner of Speaking

Photo courtesy of Michael Himbault / Riebart on Flickr. His speeches to an hourglass, Do some resemblance show, Because the longer time they run, The shallower they grow. Author Unknown. Filed under: Humour , Quotes for Public Speakers.

Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 126)

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Photo courtesy of Angela George / Flickr. Liz Smith - American Journalist. Begin somewhere; you can’t build a reputation on what you intend to do. ”. — Liz Smith. Filed under: Quotes for Public Speakers.

Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 125)

Manner of Speaking

Photo courtesy of Kazuhiro Shiozawa / Flickr. Steve Jobs (1955-2011) American Businessman and Co-Founder of Apple Inc. People judge you by your performance, so focus on the outcome. Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected. ”.

Podium vs. Lectern

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Photo courtesy of Nathan Colquhoun ( nathancolquhoun / Flickr ). Photo courtesy of Andrew Feinberg ( Andrew Feinberg / Flickr ). Photo courtesy of Jeff Hitchcock ( Arbron / Flickr ). No, today’s post is not about a new sci-fi movie. Rather, it’s about the distinction between two mainstays of public speaking: the podium and the lectern. A podium (pl. podiums or podia) is the raised platform on which the speaker stands to deliver his or her speech.

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Productive Photo Walk Today

Thoughts On Presenting And Design

To see everything I'm putting out there, just hop over to my flickr page. Yeah, it's been quiet on this blog. That doesn't mean I haven't been productive. In fact, as I'm writing this, I'm posting more of my most recent work from this morning's stroll through Martinsburg, WV. To see what I consider to be my best work, follow the link below to my little home on 500px. mikepulsifer on 500px. Grab Bag

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Remembering the Presentation Brilliance of Steve Jobs

Professionally Speaking...

Photo Credit: flickr/COG LOG LAB C.C. The world lost a visionary, Apple lost a leader and the public speaking world lost a role model with the death yesterday of Steve Jobs.

2011 151

No Excuse For Scary Slides

Professionally Speaking...

Flickr :: A wide selection of images, some whimsical or amusing. Scary may be a good thing for Halloween decorations and theme park rides but certainly not for presentation slides.

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Dear Santa.

Professionally Speaking...

Photo Credit: Flickr/docjohnboy's photostream C.C. Dear Santa, I know you are terribly busy at this time of year building and packing all the toys, motivating the elves, polishing the sleigh and grooming the reindeer. But I could really use your help.

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Happy Holidays

Professionally Speaking...

Photo Credit: flickr/Christmas Ornament C.C. . ''Twas the night before Christmas and all through the hall. the well-rehearsed speaker kept her audience in thrall. Her metaphors were crisp, her words well chosen, on her the attention of the people was frozen. .

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Keynote Speaker's photostream

Executive Speech Coach

Keynote Speaker's photostream on Flickr. International Keynote Speaker, George Torok, speaking on the big stage at conferences in Iran. Notice the passion, body language and energy Executive Speech Coach & Business Presentation Skills Expert George Torok www.SpeechCoachforExecutives.com

Meet Me At ArtBerkeley’s Exhibit At the Dunn Building

Thoughts On Presenting And Design

If you can’t make it, you can see my submissions, which I pulled from my Black & White set that can be found on flickr & SmugMug.

C-Level Presentation Tip #4: Beware of Too Much Detail

Professionally Speaking...

Photo Credit: flickr/sponng C.C. Executive level presentations can seem like swimming in shark-infested seas, even for the intrepid business presenter. The risk of drowning is high.

2012 151

Better Listeners Get Better Speakers

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Photo Credit: flickr/e_monk C.C. When we think of a presentation -- whether a formal one on a stage with slides and a microphone or an informal one around a boardroom table -- we think of the presenter 'giving' and the audience 'getting'.

2013 158

Review: Viewfinder

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To get those visuals, you can use your own photographs for the ultimate in originality, stock photography for professional, yet expensive and unoriginal images (if you use the popular ones, that is), or go to flickr for an image with a Creative Commons license you can live with.

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POWERPOINT: VISUAL POWER

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Attribution: katiescrapbooklady, Flickr ). . Attribution: sidehike, Flickr ). Attribution: urbanwild, Flickr ). It's no secret that I think visuals should dominate words in a presentation where any type of slideware is used.

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Presenting Through the Fear

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Photo Credit: flickr/An Introvert's Bag of Books C.C. I recently read an essay in The New York Times Book Review by Susan Cain, author of Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking.

2012 130

Clear Communication: A Must-Have Job Skill in 2013

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Photo courtesy of 05com / Flickr. I just came across a recent article by Ruth Mantell in the Wall Street Journal entitled Must-Have Job Skills in 2013. The four skills are personal branding, flexibility, productivity improvement and … clear communication (which is listed first).

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C-Level Presentation Tip #5: Analyze Your Audience

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Photo Credit: flickr/Deetrak C.C. Executive level presentations can entail all the challenges of scaling Mount Everest : the footing is slippery, balance is critical and the drop is a long way down.

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C-Level Presentation Tip #8: Don't Use All Your Time

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Photo Credit: flickr/Airbourne Supremacy C.C. Executive level presentations can threaten the equilibrium of even the most skilled business presenters. A planned delivery can be tossed upside down as unexpected interruptions, questions and dialogue usurp the allotted time.

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 121)

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Photo courtesy of Joi Ito ( Joi / Flickr ). Seth Godin - American Entrepreneur, Author and Public Speaker. “The purpose of an elevator pitch isn’t to close the sale. The goal isn’t even to give a short, accurate, Wikipedia-standard description of you or your project. And the idea of using vacuous, vague words to craft a bland mission statement is dumb.

C-Level Presentation Tip #2: Link to Business Issues

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Photo Credit: Flickr/Blacktip Shark, Moorea, French Polynesia C.C. Executive level presentations can seem like swimming in shark-infested seas, even for the intrepid business presenter. Stakes and visibility are both high.

2012 130

Infographics Help Audiences Visualize Data

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Photo Credit: flickr/Proctor Archives C.C. Most presentations are filled with truck loads of data, communicated through slide after slide of mind-numbing bullet points. The likelihood of your audience extracting the significant facts from this data dump is low.

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C-Level Presentation Tip #1: Start with Conclusions

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Photo Credit: Flickr/Shark Fin C.C. Executive level presentations can strike fear into the hearts of even the most courageous business presenters. Both stakes and visibility are high. But with a few tweaks to your presentation practices, you can navigate successfully in the C-Suite.

3 Places To Use A Neutral Face In Your Presentations

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Photo Credit: flickr/Aztec Greenstone Mask C.C. Since the days when we were mere babes in arms we have used facial expressions to convey what we feel, what we want, what we think.

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C-Level Presentation Tip #7: Anticipate Tough Questions

Professionally Speaking...

Photo Credit: flickr/On the Helm C.C. Executive level presentations can strike fear into the hearts of even the most courageous business presenters. The conditions can be stormy and the likelihood of obstacles high. This series of tips will help you make a few tweaks to your.

2013 130

C-Level Presentation Tip #6: Beware of Too Many Slides

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Photo Credit: flickr/Visit Anchorage PR C.C. Presentations to senior executives can seem a lot like ice climbing -- the terrain is slippery, it's hard to get a solid grip and the drop is a long way down. This series of tips will help you make a few tweaks to your.

2013 130

In Presentations, Less is More

Professionally Speaking...

For another perspective, take a look at this video where Guy Kawasaki , in his charmingly blunt style, gives us the 10-20-30 rule for simplifying presentations: Photo Credit: Flickr /Andreas H.

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Speeches from the 2012 Republican and Democratic National Conventions

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Photos courtesy of DonkeyHotey / Flickr. The hoopla is over, the streamers and confetti have been swept up and the delegates have returned home. Yes, the Republican and Democratic National Conventions in the United States have concluded, but not before treating us to a Smörgåsbord of speeches.

2012 133

When NOT To Give Thanks

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Photo Credit: Flickr/The Texas Collection, Baylor University C.C. As we approach the holiday of Thanksgiving in the United States, we find ourselves giving thanks.for our family, for our good fortune, for our freedom. And that all seems like a good idea.

2012 130

Presentation Thanks

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Photo Credit: Flickr/riptheskull's photostream C.C. Throughout the year in this blog I focus on techniques and strategies we can implement to improve our presentations. As we celebrate the holiday of Thanksgiving this week in the U.S.,

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What Bugs Your Audience

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Photo Credit: flickr/Writing a Letter C.C. Dear Presenter, You suck. Sincerely, Your Audience. Luckily most of our audiences are too polite or professional to write such a letter but that doesn''t mean they don''t want to.

How To Avoid a Scary Presentation

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Photo Credit: flickr/Jack o'' Lanterns C.C. The frightening ghosts and goblins who will be afoot this Halloween are no match for the scary things that can happen [or you imagine can happen] during your presentation.

2013 130

C-Level Presentation Tip #3: Expect and Be Happy About Interruptions

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Photo Credit: Flickr/Sky Diving with Clara C.C. Question: What's the relationship between sky diving and making executive presentations?

Once Upon A Data Point: Using Stories To Make Your Facts More Memorable

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Image Credit: flickr/Sherlock Holmes C.C. If you''re familiar with the character of Sherlock Holmes -- whether from literature, the BBC''s production starring Benedict Cumberbatch or the CBS series, Elementary -- you know that Sherlock is a data junkie.

2014 151

Presentation Myths

Professionally Speaking...

Photo Credit: flickr/The Unicorn C.C. Of the various titles I’ve held in my career, myth-buster actually hasn’t been one of them.

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