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. Think about the energy you'll project. 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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Design Your Space

Green Room Speakers

Wednesday, October 27, 2010 Design Your Space Slate is running a contest this week called: The 21st Century Classroom: Contributor Linda Perlstein explains the origins of the project: While going about my day, I sometimes engage in a mental exercise I call the Laura Ingalls Test.

Let go instead of holding on (to your content)

Speak Schmeak

But in the process of preparing for the upcoming Storytellers Project event in May, I'm having to approach my speaking in a way that is unfamiliar to me. Stomach does flip flops* Second of all, I want it to be lean.

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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. What is of value are your present client list, how you approach projects, case studies, white papers, and offers of complimentary consultations.  Some websites have a section on the organization's history.

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

DeFinis Communications

As his coach, I’ve helped him polish his presentation skills, strengthen his image, project personal presence and build self-confidence. What if your humor flops? For the last six months I’ve been working with an accountant in our Executive Immersion program. 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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Surviving the mini-presentation: Your self-introduction

Speak Schmeak

First, his stomach did a flip-flop. Project your voice so everyone can hear you. 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.

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. If you’re like me, you usually want more support (read: dollars) behind your projects. He had no access to his coding projects.

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Physical comfort is overrated

Speak Schmeak

If you don't know Tim Gunn, he has been the designers' mentor on the show Project Runway for eight seasons, and is a former instructor and chair of fashion design at Parsons The New School for Design. But on stage, every little flop of her sleeves was noticeable.

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Physical comfort is overrated

Speak Schmeak

If you don't know Tim Gunn, he has been the designers' mentor on the show Project Runway for eight seasons, and is a former instructor and chair of fashion design at Parsons The New School for Design. But on stage, every little flop of her sleeves was noticeable.

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Surviving the mini-presentation: Your self-introduction

Speak Schmeak

First, his stomach did a flip-flop. Project your voice so everyone can hear you. 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.

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. But you can channel the spirit of someone you admire, and project their personality when you speak. Say you’re giving a live presentation to a large audience.

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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. One of the “total flops&# I mentioned was a workshop that went (I felt) horribly bad. Basecamp My preferred web app for internal and client project collaboration. 20 tips for better conference speaking ~ 16 February 2009 ~ View from on stage as I’m preparing to speak at An Event Apart New Orleans 2008.

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Five Ways to Speak Like Obama | BNET

http://delicious.com/akarrer/prospeaker

Say one thing, then flip-flop. His best quality is his calm and measured tone, which projects both confidence and self-control.

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