Martinsburg – a set on Flickr

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Flora – a set on Flickr

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via 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 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].

Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 113)

Manner of Speaking

Photo courtesy of Kazuhiro Shiozawa / Flickr. Steve Jobs (1955-2011) American Businessman and Co-Founder of Apple Inc. “We We make progress by eliminating things, by removing the superfluous.”. Steve Jobs. Quotes for Public Speakers Design public speaking simplicity Steve Jobs

Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 126)

Manner of Speaking

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.

Clear Communication: A Must-Have Job Skill in 2013

Manner of Speaking

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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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

Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 121)

Manner of Speaking

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.

Using Twitter to Enhance Audience Engagement

Professionally Speaking...

Photo Credit: flickr/Brianfit C.C. . There's an intriguing article in this morning's New York Times about elementary and secondary school educators using Twitter or other " backchannels " in the classroom to increase student involvement and participation.

Speeches from the 2012 Republican and Democratic National Conventions

Manner of Speaking

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.

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Quickly create a grid of tiled images

PowerPoint Tips

Mine are in Flickr which is connected to PowerPoint, so that’s where I went. Can you imagine creating this slide in under 5 minutes? Well, you can. Using SmartArt picture layouts. Few people use or even know about the SmartArt picture layouts.

Reflections on Lance Armstrong’s Confession

Manner of Speaking

First photo courtesy of mnorri / Flickr. Second photo courtesy of Tom Raftery / Flickr. Third photo courtesy of will_cyclist / Flickr. An awful lot of ink has been spilt over the past few days about Lance Armstrong in the wake of his confession to Oprah Winfrey.

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On sharing your own personal story to make a difference

Presentation Zen

TEDxKyoto on Flickr. Here are two wonderful examples of telling your own personal story on stage. These two examples below are from the recent TEDxKyoto 2013 event which I attended. In storytelling, the key is to make sure your message is about the audience, not about yourself.

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12 Lessons from Pablo Picasso for Public Speakers

Manner of Speaking

Photo courtesy of Flickr / teadrinker. Pablo Picasso. Pablo Picasso was one of the greatest and most influential artists of the 20th century. His paintings are among the most recognizable of any great artist that has lived.

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

Professionally Speaking...

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.

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Meetings are Presentations Too

Professionally Speaking...

Photo Credit: flickr/Amanda Schutz C.C. In a classically funny John Cleese video entitled Meetings, Bloody Meetings , Cleese's wife says to him, "Why can't you do your work while you're at work?" He replies, "There isn't time. I have to go to meetings.".

Repetition in Your Presentation

Professionally Speaking...

Photo Credit: flickr/Repetition C.C. Repetition has long been heralded in advertising, politics and public speaking as a device which can add emphasis and impact to key thoughts and phrases. But too much repetition in a presentation becomes annoying rather than powerful.

Presenting Yourself: The Elevator Speech

Professionally Speaking...

Photo Credit: flickr/Steve Cherches C.C. I am so fortunate to be able to do what I love (teach presentation skills) in both my professional and volunteer lives.

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Madeleine Albright: "Learn to interrupt"

The Eloquent Woman

Photo from World Economic Forum's Flickr photostream ) Related posts: Confidence: Fake it until you make it Speaking up for introverts Dilbert on speaking up in meetings Ruth Bader Ginsberg on speaking up in meetings Memo to the boss: 6 reasons I need training A book on women speaking up in meetings.

Beware of Being a Presentation Robot

Professionally Speaking...

Photo Credit: flickr/Andy Field (Hubmedia) C.C. I attended a presentation yesterday given by a woman I've been wanting to hear speak for a while. I'm fascinated by her topic; she is the author of two books on the subject and is frequently quoted as an expert.

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Using Humour When Speaking to a Foreign Audience

Manner of Speaking

Photo courtesy of Bram / “ brum d ” on Flickr. My last post about delivering a speech or presentation via an interpreter has generated a lot of discussion.

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Why memorizing your talk is like memorizing lyrics on your favorite album

The Eloquent Woman

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Office Clip Art gallery is going away

PowerPoint Tips

If you’re OK with giving attribution, use Flickr and Wikimedia instead. According to the Microsoft Office blog , the Office Clip Art gallery is going away. I’m very upset by this, because I use its photos daily.

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

Professionally Speaking...

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.

Better Listeners Get Better Speakers

Professionally Speaking...

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'.

Miscellaneous Photos

Thoughts On Presenting And Design

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

Kawasaki Practices What He Preaches: Enchantment

Duarte Blog

Above Right: Photo courtesy of flickr user eschipul.). In a span of two weeks I shared the stage with Guy Kawasaki twice. After watching the hosts and audiences FAWN over him, I realized that Guy is qualified to write Enchantment because he lives it. It’s kinda autobiographical in a way.

No Time for Presentation Practice

Professionally Speaking...

Photo Credit: flickr/simpologist C.C. Over and over again I hear participants in my presentation skills training classes or colleagues in different organizations and companies complain that they don't have enough time to practice a presentation.

Do you use the Kindle for speaking? Do it now with a gift-card bonus

The Eloquent Woman

Affiliate links) Related posts: Why speakers should take a second look at the new Kindle (Photo from Prime Image Media's Flickr stream) Use the Evernote clip button, above, to save this post in an Evernote notebook.

When to use social search to supplement Google search…

More than PowerPoint...

You can post a photo on your blog, on Twitter, on Facebook, on YouTube, on Flickr — and ask your friends. You can ask Google almost anything. But at the moment, you have to use your words. Today, I can’t show Google a photo of an unknown thing and ask, “What is this thing?”

What Bugs Your Audience

Professionally Speaking...

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 are you using improv skills to build credibility?

More than PowerPoint...

Image by bpsusf , on Flickr. by gaelenh , on Flickr. True story: I haven’t formally interviewed for a job since 1999. So when a local university called to ask if I could conduct a training session about interviewing skills, I politely declined.

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Photos from the International Speechwriting Conference in London

The Eloquent Woman

Photos from the recent International Speechwriting Conference have just been posted on Flickr, and I''ve pulled shots of the day and some of my favorite speakers for an album on The Eloquent Woman on Facebook.

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.

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.


Thoughts On Presenting And Design

This is another free (with upgrades available to those willing to pay) social photo sharing site that sort of fits between flickr and Smugmug. This site seems to attract more quality photographers and photographs than other sites I've visited, especially flickr. Lately, there's been a lot of noise in the photography community around

Presenting a lunar eclipse

Presentation Zen

Link • Fantastic shots from last night''s eclipse on Flickr Last night we were treated to a lunar eclipse here in Nara, Japan (and elsewhere in the world, assuming you had clear skies).

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