Recovering From an Onstage Flop

Speaker Launcher

The post Recovering From an Onstage Flop appeared first on Jane Atkinson. Twice in the past week I’ve had clients come to me and say they thought their presentation went smashingly well, but then the feedback came… and they were wrong. The audience did not love their performance. In fact, some people didn’t even like it a little bit. Yikes! What would you do if you had […]. Most Recent Post Presentation Skills new speakers professional speaker speaking business

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Have You Done Your Marketing Flip Flop

Speaker Launcher

Have you done your marketing flip flop? Many speakers I run across don’t realize their positioning needs a flip flop. The flip flop is not a difficult switch to make on your website, but if you need a hand, check out my Focus 40 session at a special introductory price.

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Your Client's LinkedIn Pulse Post Flopped - Delete

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The potential exposure provided by posting on LinkedIn Pulse can be as great as having an opinion-editorial (op-ed) published in The Wall Street Journal. The potential downside can be equally huge. There is little traffic. No likes. No comments. That data - or the lack of them - are made public on the Pulse site. Your client looks bad. The good news is that Pulse platform allows you to delete. And that's what I recommend. Products fail and are taken off the market.

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Don’t Forget that Marketing Flip Flop!

Speaker Launcher

If you answered “no&# to any of these questions consider doing a marketing flip flop to switch the order of your home page copy to be more client and outcome oriented. ps: need help with your flip flop? I originally posted on this topic in 2008, but it appears it needs repeating!

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Summer Goals, Cha-Chings & Flip Flops

Speaker Launcher

Where I used to be aggressively thinking about marketing and how to ramp up biz for the Fall, now I base the success of my summer on my flip flop tan line. My summer time goal has shifted quite drastically over the past 5 years.

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Presentation Recovery after a Flop

Executive Speech Coach

Presentation Recovery after a flop A business presenter should never try to be a comedian. So when a joke flops - what do you do? Watch how one of the best, Johnny Carson, recovers from a flop - hereeeees Johnny! Always be ready to recover when things flop. Yes, it is a good idea to include humor, but don't relay on the humor to make your point. We can learn a lot from stand up comedians whose job is to be funny and make people laugh.

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Mitt Romney is now Very Pro-Life, at least for today

TJ Walker Interactive

Uncategorized Abortion Flip Flop Mitt Romney. Pro-Life pro-choice

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Afraid to flop? Twitter CEO's keynote lessons

The Eloquent Woman

No one would have bet on this, but by all accounts, yesterday's SXSW keynote by Twitter CEO Ev Williams flopped. Focusing on these four steps, basic as they are, will help you avoid a flop the next time your big speaking opportunity rolls around.

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Ann Coulter And Bill Maher Duke It Out Over Racism, Obama, And Romney Flip-Flopping Mediaite

TJ Walker Interactive

Uncategorized ann coulter bill maher obama racism romney

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Head to Mouth Disconnect

Speak and Deliver

FLOPPED! Usually your flops are only flesh wounds, and they look worse than they are. The more dangerous cuts come when our flops interfere with our message by deadening the audience response, inadvertently contradict our intent or ideas, or tear down our credibility.

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French Speaking Mitt Romney Ad

TJ Walker Interactive

Foreign Languages Humor Politics Video ad Flip Flop French liberal Mitt Romney tvAmericanLP, a new Democratic Super PAC, announced today that it is launching a new advertising campaign designed to mock Mitt Romney and the current state of the Republican Party.

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CBS - Crazy for Norah O'Donnell to Try to Take on ABC's David Muir

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

And that was a flop, both in the evening and late morning. Mostly, the evening television news is dead. Like, they say in sales:  That dog don't hunt. But some of us still tune in. And the majority are opting for ABC.

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Is Mitt Romney Too Smart for the Republican Base?

TJ Walker Interactive

A lot has been written about Mitt Romney’s flip flopping on important philosophical and public policy issues, but does he have a greater problem with the GOP electorate? Perhaps Romney appears too smart, as in the intellectual variety. You don’t have to be Bill Maher (he calls the GOP the “stupid party”) to acknowledge that [.].

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Overcoming Sunk Cost Fallacy: Get Better at Decision-Making

SlideModel

rather than an obligation to make that investment work no matter what i.e. keep burning money on further product enhancements if it flopped in the target market.

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Santorum out. But can Romney learn to like himself?

The Presenter's Blog

And yet, while he will indeed leave the campaign as nominee, he will also leave it weakened by evasiveness and flip-flopping. The personal characteristics that enable others to believe in us the most, are often the ones coached out of us as being most likely to frighten the horses. The Republican nomination process for the candidate to face President Obama this November, has demonstrated this supremely.

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American Conservatism - Rebranding To Become, Well, More American Liberal

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That's the crude slang in sales about flops in products and services. This dog don't hunt. It also applies to political ideologies. As Jack Hunter observes in Politico , many American conservatives are hawking values that are increasingly unmarketable.

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"Megyn Kelly Today" - Damage Control Rumored at NBC

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That would consist of a flip-flop. The disaster had been obvious when Megyn Kelly was hosting the Sunday evening interview show which was supposed to crush "60 Minutes." " She couldn't connect with an audience.

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Practice like you mean it, revisited

Speak Schmeak

Hands hung limply, legs flopped lazily, and there was no energy or effort behind the steps. I wrote a post two years ago about watching some young football players giving their all on the practice field.

Let go instead of holding on (to your content)

Speak Schmeak

Stomach does flip flops* Second of all, I want it to be lean.

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The debates - More media event than input for voters

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

But, in Iowa, he did a belly flop. Just about every media property assigns its best commentators to tweet, blog, and officially cover the debates, both GOP and Democrat. For Abovethelaw.com, those front lines include Elie Mystal and Joe Patrice.

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Who is Your Website About?

Speaker Launcher

Do what I call the “marketing flip flop” and make it about them (your audience, your clients) and the outcomes of your work, and people will be more likely to lean in.

The History of Your Company - 98% Irrelevant in Marketing/Sales

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Maybe that was why the film about Steve Jobs was a flop. Some websites have a section on the organization's history. Those of us in digital marketing communications scratch our heads when we encounter that.

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Washed Up - It Happens All the Time, So How Do We Put Together Another Line of Work?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  ShowBiz411 points out that the last several albums Madonna has put out have been "flops."  " … [Madonna'] 'Medellin' failed to catch on.

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How to Start a Presentation: 5 Strong Opening Slides and 9 Tricks To Test

SlideModel

Knowing how to start a presentation is crucial: if you fail to capture the audience attention right of the bat, your entire presentation will flop.

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Using Humor in Your Presentation? Here’s a Checklist for Success

DeFinis Communications

What if your humor flops? For the last six months I’ve been working with an accountant in our Executive Immersion program. As his coach, I’ve helped him polish his presentation skills, strengthen his image, project personal presence and build self-confidence. Most recently I helped him prepare for an internal presentation he was giving to five hundred division managers. Today I received his email report card. “My My presentation was a success,” he wrote. “I

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Practice like you mean it, revisited

Speak Schmeak

Hands hung limply, legs flopped lazily, and there was no energy or effort behind the steps. I wrote a post two years ago about watching some young football players giving their all on the practice field.

Facebook Faces Changing World

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

judging it as a flop.  THE WALL STREET JOURNAL poll found that 50% of those responding viewed Facebook's first day of trading as a dud, with another 39.9%   Clearly there is a lesson here in PR about not over-hyping.    The whole entity can overheat.

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Chelsea Clinton: Will she be next Sally Quinn, but w/o journalism background

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Now, Chelsea Clinton, w/o any background in journalism, may also be a flop. Television is a tough medium.    Many have failed at it - for example, Sally Quinn who had done so well in print journalism. 

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Old-Fashioned Solution for Multi-Dimensional Problems: Bringing Back Boarding Houses

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Most were flop houses.  iGen members of the Class of 2019 may be going to a job in high-priced cities like LA, Boston, New York, D.C., Seattle, or San Francisco. They may be simply relocating to major metro areas to hunt for that first job out of college. 

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4 Ways to Use Storytelling in Marketing That Have Nothing to Do With Heart Wrenching Videos

Duarte Blog

Relating to your customer can make the difference between a well-received campaign or a flop. So many of the articles about storytelling in marketing today focus on brand storytelling.

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Surviving the mini-presentation: Your self-introduction

Speak Schmeak

First, his stomach did a flip-flop. Last night, hubby and I attended a dinner hosted by one of the distributors he works with in his job at a specialty foods store.

Paul Ryan selected for VP by Romney

TJ Walker Interactive

Does Paul Ryan Flip Flop less than Mitt … HD. Who is Paul Ryan? August 11, 2012 9:00 AM. Edit. " />. 1 0 0 0. Is Paul Ryan an Atheist? August 11, 2012 8:58 AM. Edit. " />. 1 0 0 0. Is Paul Ryan the “Biggest Brown-Noser?” ” HD. August 11, 2012 8:57 AM. Edit. " />. 2 0 0 0. Will Paul Ryan Help or Hurt Mitt Romney? August 11, 2012 8:54 AM. Edit. " />. 0 0 0 0. Why did Mitt Romney Pick Paul Ryan? August 11, 2012 8:50 AM. Edit. " />. 2 0 0 0.

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Be yourself? Why not be someone else?

More than PowerPoint...

Telling a nervous neophyte speaker to "act naturally" on stage sets them up to flop. Say you're giving a live presentation to a large audience. And let's say this is not something you do on a regular basis.

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So, what’s a great website really look like?

Speaker Launcher

These would need what I call a “Marketing Flip Flop&# to highlight client outcomes first, speaker second. Here’s a tip I wrote awhile back on Flip Flops.

New Decade, New Marketing

Speaker Launcher

I talked alot in 2009 about doing a marketing Flip Flop. Yesterday during my workout, I was watching “So You Think You Can Dance&#. There was a section where they stopped the auditions and told the dancers what the do’s and dont’s for this year were. First thing to go?

Physical comfort is overrated

Speak Schmeak

But on stage, every little flop of her sleeves was noticeable. I recently came across an excerpt from Tim Gunn's book, Gunn's Golden Rules: Life's Little Lessons for Making It Work , and was struck by number 3: " 3.

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See, hear and taste your audience

Speak Schmeak

And along with all the logistical chatter, we're also obsessed with every physical aspect of nervousness: the flip-flopping stomach, the quivering voice, the gelatinous knees.

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POM Wonderful Presents. Good lessons for speakers

Speak Schmeak

All three are flops. Yesterday I watched the movie "Pom Wonderful Presents. The Greatest Movie Ever Sold," Morgan Spurlock's advertisement-within-a-movie-within-an-advertisement about product placement and marketing in movies. He filmed every aspect of putting together the advertising for the movie, including his pitches to the companies who ended up being his major sponsors.

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Peaking of Upliftment Industry?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Maybe if Oprah leaves  talk-ville and "Precious" flops  critically and in profits, we will finally know that upliftment industry has peaked.    Then we can go on to trying to figure out what are mainstream American values post-Crash.    My hunch is that we will return to an over-educated version of common sense.    I tried to return to my non-educated common sense roots and that didn't work. 

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Be yourself? Why not be someone else?

More than PowerPoint...

Telling a nervous neophyte speaker to “act naturally&# on stage sets them up to flop. Say you’re giving a live presentation to a large audience. And let’s say this is not something you do on a regular basis.

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Physical comfort is overrated

Speak Schmeak

But on stage, every little flop of her sleeves was noticeable. I recently came across an excerpt from Tim Gunn's book, Gunn's Golden Rules: Life's Little Lessons for Making It Work , and was struck by number 3: " 3.

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Surviving the mini-presentation: Your self-introduction

Speak Schmeak

First, his stomach did a flip-flop. Last night, hubby and I attended a dinner hosted by one of the distributors he works with in his job at a specialty foods store.

Hockey Night on Ossington Avenue

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

I flop a lot and throw my boots, arms, chest and stick in front of every shot. By accident, I belly-flop on a loose puck during a scramble in front of my net. To celebrate the Toronto Maple Leafs (finally) making the playoffs, I present my short story Hockey Night on Ossington Avenue from Rebel in the Back Seat … and other short stories. Hockey Night on Ossington Avenue. by Paul Lima. Johnny Bower was my hero. He led the Leafs to victory.

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