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

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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?

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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. 299) – Adam Duritz

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’“ — Adam Duritz Photo courtesy of Taylor Spaulding / Flickr. “People ask me if I have stage fright. I say, ‘God, no, I’m completely comfortable there. I have rest-of-the-day fright.’“ Humour Quotes for Public Speakers Adam Duritz Counting Crows public speaking Public Speaking Quotations quotes

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 113)

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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

Miscellaneous Photos

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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. 125)

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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. ”.

Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 128)

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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.


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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

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

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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

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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.

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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'.

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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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Dear Santa.

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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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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 #4: Beware of Too Much Detail

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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.

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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.

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Keynote Speaker's photostream

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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

4 ways to change a picture in PowerPoint without losing formatting

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It lets you search on Bing and in connected online services like Flickr. The Change Picture feature in PowerPoint is very powerful because it lets you substitute another picture but keep the most of formatting.

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Happy Holidays

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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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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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No Excuse For Scary Slides

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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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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.

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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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Meet Me At ArtBerkeley’s Exhibit At the Dunn Building

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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 #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.

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C-Level Presentation Tip #7: Anticipate Tough Questions

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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.

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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 #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 152

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.

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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.

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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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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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.

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Using Twitter to Enhance Audience Engagement

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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.

In Presentations, Less is More

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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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Body Language Practicum II - Hand Gestures

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Photo Credit: flickr/Hands In Pockets C.C. A big challenge for many students in my presentation skills courses is what to do with their hands. When standing at the front of a room, suffering from nerves, one's hands seem like unwelcome and awkward appendages.

Repetition in Your Presentation

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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.

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Body Language Practicum I - Power Poses

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Photo Credit: flickr/pullip_junk C.C. What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say. Ralph Waldo Emerson]. In any presentation, body language -- also known as non-verbal communication -- can strengthen your message or undermine it.

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.