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. Sign up for The Eloquent Woman's free monthly newsletter, Step Up Your Speaking Shop for books, technology and supplies for speakers at The Eloquent Woman's Speaker Resources Store.

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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. And it provides free entertainment for the public. Just about every media property assigns its best commentators to tweet, blog, and officially cover the debates, both GOP and Democrat.

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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. Your first presentation slide can be text-free.

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Facebook Faces Changing World

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

judging it as a flop.  The challenge facing Facebook is that it can no longer assume the free pass given youth.  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%

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Public Speaking - Lost In Translation Humor

Great Public Speaking

The American slogan for Salem cigarettes, "Salem - Feeling Free," got translated in the Japanese market into "When smoking Salem, you feel so refreshed that your mind seems to be free and empty." Ford had a similar problem in Brazil when the Pinto flopped. Scandinavian vacuum manufacturer Electrolux used the following in an American ad campaign: "Nothing sucks like an Electrolux." The name Coca-Cola in China was first rendered as Ke-kou-ke-la.

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. He chops air with his free hand and says “Nicky!” 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.

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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. ps: Feel free to e-mail me directly if you’d like to change your submission.

Speaking of Sarcasm

Speak and Deliver

This can be fine with regular humor, but sarcasm that flops is like acid that drops - you're creating your own hole to fall into. It can be convicting and freeing all at once.

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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. He chops air with his free hand and says “Nicky!” By accident, I belly-flop on a loose puck during a scramble in front of my net. As the Toronto Maple Leafs get set to take on the Detroit Red Wings in the NHL Winter Classic, I present to you Hockey Night on Ossington Avenue – from the short story collection Rebel in the Back Seat – [link]. By Paul Lima. Johnny Bower was my hero.

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Audience on the Stage

Duarte Blog

These rooms were completely free (with the occasional advertisement) and they don’t require any signup or registration from the guests. Meebo is free and there were no limits on the number of responses from the audience. There are audiences out there that will LOVE this kind of two way discussion, and there are some audiences with whom polling would be a complete flop. Last month Nancy Duarte spoke at Web2.0 Expo and it was a huge success.

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ALAN WEISS INTERVIEWS PATRICIA FRIPP

Fripp THE Executive Speech Coach

Many of my first free or low-fee talks to their companies eventually led to major long-term relationships. Do you have a favorite “flop”? ALAN WEISS INTERVIEWS PATRICIA FRIPP. When and how did you begin speaking professionally (for a fee)?

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20 tips for better conference speaking ~ Authentic Boredom

http://delicious.com/akarrer/prospeaker

I’ve had my share of presentations that have been total flops, along with some very successful ones. Just last week I saw Museo (free!) Bring a lightweight jacket on board and you’re set for just about any temperature, freeing you to focus on polishing your presentation. One of the “total flops&# I mentioned was a workshop that went (I felt) horribly bad.

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ALAN WEISS INTERVIEWS PATRICIA FRIPP

Fripp THE Executive Speech Coach

Many of my first free or low-fee talks to their companies eventually led to major long-term relationships. Do you have a favorite “flop”? ALAN WEISS INTERVIEWS PATRICIA FRIPP. When and how did you begin speaking professionally (for a fee)? In 1975, a hairstyling company called Markham paid me $350 a day for hairstyling demonstrations. What set me apart from other stylists was the fact I could cut hair for four hours and talk the entire time!

Five Ways to Speak Like Obama | BNET

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