Your audience has simple requests: Can you fulfill them?

Speak Schmeak

In fact, the buyer had very minimal requests that should have been extremely easy to fulfill. You have a new business. Your product is chocolate-chip cookies. You think your cookies are fabulous and one-of-a-kind, and you contact potential stores to let them know about your product. They tell you, "When you're ready to bring your cookies to market, get in touch so we can sit down and try them." Now you're ready to launch.

Your audience has simple requests: Can you fulfill them?

Speak Schmeak

In fact, the buyer had very minimal requests that should have been extremely easy to fulfill. You have a new business. Your product is chocolate-chip cookies. You think your cookies are fabulous and one-of-a-kind, and you contact potential stores to let them know about your product. They tell you, "When you're ready to bring your cookies to market, get in touch so we can sit down and try them." Now you're ready to launch.

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Lessons from Robin Sharma

Manner of Speaking

Last week I had the pleasure of attending a symposium at the IMD Business School in Lausanne, Switzerland led by Robin Sharma , a globally recognized authority on leadership.

2010 227

Has talking the economy down become a dangerous self-fulfilling prophesy?

Max Atkinson

But are we really doomed to stand by and submit to one gloomy self-fulfilling prophesy after another from everyone on the public stage (with the possible exception of Baroness Vadera)?

Why striving to be authentic can be a trap

Speaking about Presenting

Abraham Maslow developed the idea that we have an inner drive to fulfill our potential – to become self-actualized. Both the part of your potential that you have fulfilled and that which you have not yet fulfilled are part of the authentic you. I suggested to Michaela that when she was delivering the most important parts of her presentation, she stand square to the audience. She pushed back on my suggestion, claiming that it wouldn’t be authentic.

2018 128

Learn to Speak Up in Public and Life Will Bring Opportunities to Share Your Gift

Speaking Freely

If you are feeling dissatisfied with your life, it could be because you have not learned to speak up in public in order to fulfill your soul’s desire to make a difference. I believe we each have a gift to give the world. We each have some contribution to make that adds value to humanity […]. The post Learn to Speak Up in Public and Life Will Bring Opportunities to Share Your Gift appeared first on Read The Self-Expression Blog to Improve Speaking Skills.

2017 149

Pour Your Heart Into It!

The Shy Speaker's Guide to Succes on Stage

Posted: June 16, 2007 by Gary in Networking & Small Talk , Personal Development , Public Speaking , The Shy Speakers Guide 0 Where it comes to speaking and fulfillment of goals, it came to my attention that seldom does one succeed without enthusiasm, passion and belief. Home About Gary Testimonials FREE MATERIALS!

2007 40

Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 119)

Manner of Speaking

And we must pass through solitude and difficulty, isolation and silence in order to reach forth to the enchanted place where we can dance our clumsy dance and sing our sorrowful song—but in this dance or in this song there are fulfilled the most ancient rites of our conscience in the awareness of being human and of believing in a common destiny.”. — Pablo Neruda. Pablo Neruda (1904-1973) Chilean Poet, Diplomat and Nobel Laureate.

Interview: What motivates you to write?

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Is it the promise of money, fame, power, recognition, self-fulfillment or something else? What motivates you to write? And other questions and answers on 'motivation to create'. Freelance Writing - General motivate to create motivation

How Designers Screw up Client Presentations?

SketchBubble

It can be difficult to create a presentation that fulfills all the criteria of good design, while at the same time matching the client’s goal and the expectations of the crowd. Sometimes, even if you are pleased with the work the designer has done, it does not imply that the presentation itself is flawless. Alternatively, […]. The post How Designers Screw up Client Presentations? appeared first on SketchBubble Official Blog. Presentation Tips

2015 53

Book selling milestone reached today

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Just minutes ago, I sold my 1500th print on demand (POD) book through Lulu.com, an online POD sales and fulfillment company. I'm just shy of 3,000 books sold overall through all sources. Self-Publishing & Print On Demand Lightening Source Lulu print on demand

Ten Things to Look Our For in Barack Obama's Inauguration Address

The Speechwriter

In many ways the election of Obama is the ultimate fulfilment of Lincoln's campaign to free the slaves. 1) A prominent mention of Abraham Lincoln. It's the 200th anniversary of the birth of Lincoln this year. 2) Brevity. The speech

Thought for the Day – Success

Pivotal Public Speaking

…But success also includes good health, energy and enthusiasm for life, fulfilling relationships, creative freedom, emotional and psychological stability, a sense of well-being, and peace of mind.&#. “There are many aspects to success; material wealth is only one component.

self-expression

Pivotal Public Speaking

Self-expression must pass into communication for its fulfillment. … but does self-expression need to turn into communication to be fulfilled? Pearl S. … and of course every speech or presentation is communication – hopefully even a conversation. Can one express oneself just for the sake of creating something, for learning mastery? What about the value of a journal that no-one ever reads but that is so cathartic, and supportive of personal growth?

Thomas Schaefer - Financial Fallout from COVID-19, The Suicides Begin

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

And that he wouldn't be able to fulfill that expectation.  Financial leadership can be an overwhelming burden during depressed economic times. Thomas Schaefer might have become overwhelmed by that responsibility. This finance minister of Germany's Hesse region committed suicide. It was at the railway station of Hocheim, near Frankfurt. The New York Post provides more details. 

2020 43

Review: Ruby Sparks – every author’s dream?

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Dream fulfilled. In some ways, the movie Ruby Sparks is every author’s dream. Or should I say every male author’s wet dream. You create a character you’d love. She becomes real. In Ruby Sparks, a novelist (Paul Dano) struggles with writer's block. He wants one thing in life: a woman who loves him, and his dog, on his terms. Calvin, the novelist, dreams of such a woman and, presto, writer’s block is overcome.

When Visuals Are Just Pointless

Thoughts On Presenting And Design

If it doesn’t fulfill its intended purpose or if it really has no purpose, then leave it out. I’ve had to sit though some presentations recently where when it came to visuals, the presenters took cramming information in the audience’s face to a whole new level.

Visual 163

Micromanagement: Signals to Avoid It and Become a Better Leader

SlideModel

With that feedback, most workers will eventually fulfill that prophecy. Micromanagement can turn your company into a toxic workplace that good employees abandon. Most leaders realize this, but few take proactive action towards addressing this issue.

2020 93

The Woman Who Took on the Hollywood Studio System - and Won: Olivia de Havilland Passed Gently into the Night, Age 114

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In 1944, the court ruled that after seven years - calendar ones - the contract was fulfilled. As the world knows: Today, Olivia de Havilland died of natural causes at her long-time residence in Paris, France. She was 104 years old. Here is a backgrounder on her life and career. Her sister Joan Fontaine, also a Hollywood big name, died at age 96. The family genes had been structured for longevity. The Olivia de Havilland brand is most associated with her dramatic performances.

2020 40

Right Out of the Gate, Law School Graduates Learn How Unfair Life Can Be

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Instead, if they fulfill all the other requirements of their state bar association, they can be licensed without passing the bar exam. In four states, those graduating from ABA-accredited law firms got very lucky because of COVID-19. Those states are Louisiana, Washington, Utah, and Oregon. The Supreme Courts in those four approved the Diploma Privilege. That means that the law school graduates do not have to take the bar exam - ever.

2020 40

Public Speaking Irish Style

Professionally Speaking...

One of the roles we frequently fulfill, as public speakers, is using our unique voice to become a voice for others. As public speakers, we all have our own " voice " -- a style, a persona that is uniquely our own.

My New Role: Chief Freedom Officer

DeFinis Communications

Often, a mediocre strategy that is fully executed will be far more successful than a brilliant strategy loosely fulfilled. Competence (also referred to as aptitude, proficiency, and experience) drives the fulfillment of your strategy. Recently, I attended a business planning workshop with a small group of highly successful business owners. There is something about being in a room all day with entrepreneurs that makes you set very lofty goals.

2011 139

The Language of Crisis Communications: Pope Francis Leverages Mea Culpa As Message

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That Francis did by positioning and packaging a Mea Culpa that not only fulfilled all the requirements of solid crisis management. In a world on edge, points out columnist Ruth Marcus in The Washington Post , it's all too easy to lose it. And, that Pope Francis did.

2020 52

Does Wisdom Play a Role in Public Speaking?

DeFinis Communications

Whether it’s in public speaking, losing weight, having a fulfilling relationship, or achieving great success in your chosen career, those with true wisdom know when and how to take action so they can make their lives better. “I have to give a speech in a few weeks and I’m already nauseous and anxious. I need to talk to someone wise. Can you please call me?”. This was a voicemail message I received last week from someone obviously in need of help.

2012 189

Backlash Against Publications Making a Buck from Amazon Prime Day Deals

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The factory has evolved into the fulfillment warehouse. Around the world, Amazon workers have become a symbol of the exploitative labor conditions associated with online shopping. Some compare what's going down now to what was standard in the Industrial Age. In his novels Charles Dickens captured the rawness of that shift from mom and pop home enterprises to the brutality of struggling to earn a living in factories.

2019 43

How to write a presentation title that gets people flocking to your session

Speaking about Presenting

Once you’ve generated some titles, choose the one that resonates best with you and then plan your presentation to fulfill the promise that you’re making to your audience in the title. Get inspiration for your presentation title from magazines. Photo credit: bravenewtraveler.

2010 285

The fear of "Thank you:" Get over it

Speak Schmeak

The audience has taken time out of their busy schedule, maybe paid money to attend, they''ve collaborated and partnered with me to create a fulfilling and memorable experience, and damn right they deserve to be thanked. First there was the rule "Never thank your audience. They should be thanking you !" I wrote on this blog that I find that rule ridiculous and that I always thank my audience (at the end, not the beginning ).

2013 160

ON SPEAKING WITH SIGNIFICANCE

Sandra Schrift - Executive Speech Coach

what do you feel compelled to contribute to your work, your organization, your family and friends that will bring you fulfillment? (C)2009 Jim Collins, in his book, From Good to Great, found the most important ingredient that brought their organizations from good to great was humility. They were servant leaders.

2009 100

ON SPEAKING WITH SIGNIFICANCE

Sandra Schrift - Executive Speech Coach

what do you feel compelled to contribute to your work, your organization, your family and friends that will bring you fulfillment? (C)2009 Jim Collins, in his book, From Good to Great, found the most important ingredient that brought their organizations from good to great was humility. They were servant leaders.

2009 100

ON SPEAKING WITH SIGNIFICANCE

Sandra Schrift - Executive Speech Coach

what do you feel compelled to contribute to your work, your organization, your family and friends that will bring you fulfillment? (C)2009 Jim Collins, in his book, From Good to Great, found the most important ingredient that brought their organizations from good to great was humility. They were servant leaders.

2009 100

ON SPEAKING WITH SIGNIFICANCE

Sandra Schrift - Executive Speech Coach

what do you feel compelled to contribute to your work, your organization, your family and friends that will bring you fulfillment? (C)2009 Jim Collins, in his book, From Good to Great, found the most important ingredient that brought their organizations from good to great was humility. They were servant leaders.

2009 100

Book Review: How to Win a Pitch

Beyond Bullet Points

If you can answer that in your presentation, you’ll have fulfilled the first fundamental. Need make a pitch to win a deal? Take a look at How to Win a Pitch: The Five Fundamentals that Will Distinguish You from the Competition , a new book by Joey Asher that hones in on building presentations that help your business surge ahead of its competitors. The book’s approach fits BBP like two well-crafted puzzle pieces meant for each other.

2009 58

How to magnify your flaws: Try public speaking!

Speak Schmeak

Murphy's Law is a self-fulfilling prophecy. As a personal development tool, public speaking can't be beat. If you don't learn a few things about yourself from the process of building and delivering a presentation, you may be self-awareness-challenged.

2011 240

Corporate training-The never-ending course

PowerPoint Tips

Let’s start a discussion about how training can fulfill its purpose! What do you think is the biggest problem in corporate training? Of course, there’s no one answer and the biggest problem in one organization might not be a problem in another. Here’s my answer. But overall, I think that given a commitment to training and competent people in the Training Department, the biggest problem is implementation.

2015 106

Beyond the F. Scott Fitzgerald's Type of Resentments - Thomas Gilbert Jr.'s Sentence

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Some saw it a play-out of the Ancient Greek "Oedipus" myth, that is, the son fulfills the curse of killing the father. Others put it down to the extreme tantrum by an indulged offspring of privilege who had his allowance cut by a hundred bucks a month. And there had the compassionate who interpreted Thomas Gilbert Jr.'s 's killing of his wealthy father as a symptom of serious mental disease. Whatever.

2019 40

Distressed Harley-Davidson's Brilliant Marketing Initiative - Hiring Interns to Ride/Document on Social Media Hogs Across U.S. of A.

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  At the end of the 12-week project, if they fulfill all the requirements, they get to keep the motorcycle. Harley-Davison's branding challenge has been to connect with a new generation. Baby Boomers, who made the hog a symbol of freedom, are becoming too cautious to continue motorcycling. Actually, I gave up the two-wheeler experience after I started my own business. I couldn't risk time-off for any injuries. Yes, I had had my share of spills.

2018 40

Content Tips: How Much is Too Much?

DeFinis Communications

You may have a drive to fulfill your own interest by telling your audience everything you know and love about your subject. I’ve been working with a group of technical professionals this week and am running into a familiar techie issue. My technical guys love monologue. And the longer, more data packed and deeply obscure the better.

2010 170

Five Essential Questions to ask Yourself

Presentation Zen

Dean Ryan’s central message is that developing an ability for asking good questions is key to one’s path to success and fulfillment. "I Still, even so, are you living a fulfilling life? "My It’s graduation time around the United States, and while many speeches are forgettable, some of them stick. Dean James Ryan’s speech at the Harvard Graduate School of Education ceremony was one such speech.

2016 63

Product Management: 6 Solid Best Practices For Newbie PMs

SlideModel

Their key responsibility is to articulate the main customer needs and bigger objectives that the product should fulfill, communicate that vision to the team, and ensure its successful execution. A product manager ensures that the product a company releases aligns with customers’ needs and expectations. It’s a challenging job that requires a lot of communication and coordination of efforts between different teams.

2020 61

Interview: Timothy Tosta – transformative listener

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

In addition to the topics of planning, development, sustainability and the environment, related to his legal career, Tim is a frequent speaker to legal and business gatherings on topics of human potential, fulfilled living, and conscious dying. Tim demonstrates how to build listening skills that allow you to break through communication barriers that separate you from authentic relationships and fulfilled living.

2012 119

7 ways to keep audience attention during your presentation

Speaking about Presenting

Flow is a state of being where you are fully engaged and fulfilled in what you’re doing. Reference: Hartley J and Davies I “Note taking: A critical review” Programmed Learning and Educational technology, 1978,15, 207-224 cited by John Medina in Brain Rules.

2009 285

Tough Love Thursday: Drop the drama

Speak Schmeak

Once again, I'd like to remind you: You are creating a self-fulfilling prophecy. "I HATE public speaking." "I I SUCK at public speaking." "&#@$* public speaking!" These are some of the comments I read on the Web every day. Stated with such vehemence and anger!

2009 151

Downsides of Retelling Family Stories

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Her mission is to provide evidence that government employment can be very fulfilling. Okay, storytelling and oral history are both hot. The Wall Street Journal even has a piece on the benefits of retelling family stories. But, there are downsides in all storytelling. They can become downright dangerous to careers and relationships if managed without street smarts. To begin with, we are our stories. Keep telling the same one and we get locked into that identity.

2019 43