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.

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.

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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.

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)?

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.

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.

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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

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

Make the product unique, not the packaging

Speak Schmeak

More posts inspired by retail: 6 customer service tips for speakers Your audience has simple requests: can you fulfill them?

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.

Invisibility works for superheroes -- not for speakers

Speak Schmeak

All the times you didn''t do something because you feared being judged and criticized more than you valued your own happiness and fulfillment. How many times have you held yourself back from doing what you wanted to do because you didn''t want to rock the boat?

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The Speechwriting Secrets of Jon Favreau

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Obama resisted the advice from some on his team that he coin a tagline, instead speaking from the heart about why he was the right person at that moment in history to be elected President: I am not in this race to fulfill some long-held ambitions or because I believe it’s somehow owed to me.

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5 Blogs. 5 Days. 5 Quick Takes Improving Your Speaking in 2012.

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

  Put them together and you should have a good ‘cheat sheet’ for fulfilling your resolution to improve your public speaking in 2012.  What are the 5 most important quick ideas for improving your public speaking?    I’m going to go for broke this week and blog on 5 quick takes for fast quality enhancement in 5 days.    1.    Think of your job as persuading the audience.  

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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.

5 Blogs. 5 Days. 5 Quick Takes for Improving Your Speaking in 2012.

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

  Put them together and you should have a good ‘cheat sheet’ for fulfilling your resolution to improve your public speaking in 2012.  What are the 5 most important quick ideas for improving your public speaking?    I’m going to go for broke this week and blog on 5 quick takes in 5 days.    2.    Don’t do Q and A at the end.      Most people who have an hour speaking slot talk for 45 minutes or so and then take questions. 

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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.

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Book 3 of 52 in 52: Drive by Daniel Pink

Speak and Deliver

I know, I know - I''m WAY late to the party. Five years apparently. Sure, I''d seen the TEDtalk video - but everytime I thought about buying the book - well, other offerings just seemed to jump up instead. I still haven''t bought the book. I listened to it on Audible. And I was bored.

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Interview: Monique Martineau – Wellness Wisdom Catalyst

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

They want fast food and TV or a fancy dinner and a drink…too frequently, in which case, it’s neither a healthy nor a truly fulfilling life. Monique Martineau’s mission is to share profound insights learned during her own pursuit of health and happiness. She’s had several painful “wake up calls” ranging from childhood crisis to having a baby at 19, giving him up for adoption, and meeting him as an adult. At 26, she lived the dark-year-of-the-soul, when doctors couldn’t figure [.]

#5: 5 Blogs. 5 Days. 5 Quick Takes for Improving Your Speaking in 2012.

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

  Put them together and you should have a good ‘cheat sheet’ for fulfilling your resolution to improve your public speaking in 2012.  What are the 5 most important quick ideas for improving your public speaking?    I’m going to go for broke this week and blog on 5 quick takes in 5 days.    5.    Make your speaking personal – talk to individuals. 

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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.

Sam Berns presents "My Philosophy for a Happy Life"

Presentation Zen

He was devastated by the reality that he would be unable to fulfill one of his dreams. Three years ago, HBO produced a documentary about Sam Berns called "Life According to Sam." I had not seen the documentary until earlier this year. It''s a remarkable story.

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Eye gaze and the power of faces

Presentation Zen

Above: The broader theme the speaker was touching on related to personal freedom and fulfillment, so the image of a bird soaring high — an image I took myself while visiting the Oregon Coast — seemed fitting. We have evolved to be amazingly good at seeing faces.

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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!

Famous Speech Friday: Viola Davis accepts an historic 2017 Oscar

The Eloquent Woman

Every speech has a job to do , and this one fulfilled all its jobs admirably, from thanking the Academy right at the start--lest one forget to do so--to specifically thanking, without notes, some 18 people and companies by name.

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8 famous speeches by women speakers about (yes) women speakers

The Eloquent Woman

I should never be able to fulfil what is, I understand, the first duty of a lecturer." You won''t mind if we get a little meta this week on Famous Speech Friday, and round up the speeches from The Eloquent Woman Index in which women talk about women and public speaking, will you?

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#4: 5 Blogs. 5 Days. 5 Quick Takes for Improving Your Speaking in 2012.

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

  Put them together and you should have a good ‘cheat sheet’ for fulfilling your resolution to improve your public speaking in 2012.  What are the 5 most important quick ideas for improving your public speaking?    I’m going to go for broke this week and blog on 5 quick takes in 5 days.    4.    In delivery, don’t fall into the Power Point Triangle of Death. 

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#3: 5 Blogs. 5 Days. 5 Quick Takes for Improving Your Speaking in 2012

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

  Put them together and you should have a good ‘cheat sheet’ for fulfilling your resolution to improve your public speaking in 2012.  What are the 5 most important quick ideas for improving your public speaking?    I’m going to go for broke this week and blog on 5 quick takes in 5 days.    3.    Don’t start with Power Point. 

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Famous Speech Friday: Kron & Tesori's unseen Tony Awards speech

The Eloquent Woman

Tesori wove generations into her speech: My grandfather, Dominic Venta, was a composer in Italy, he came to this country to try to fulfill that dream.

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A World Without Work - Unlearning Mandates of Protestant Ethic

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Framed in a futuristic way, UBI could be considered a stage of civilization in which every human being can search for his or her unique fulfillment. Already in the United States, Spain, Netherlands, Kenya, Uganda, and India, there are pilot programs for UBI - Universal Basic Income.

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.

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Famous Speech Friday: Michelle Obama at the 2012 Democratic National Convention

The Eloquent Woman

Parallelism, the technique of using similar ideas in a balanced construction, helped the First Lady frame the President’s drive to make it possible for everyone to fulfill their lives.

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Speak Up For Your Business - by Michelle Mazur - Book 22 of 52 in 52

Speak and Deliver

It''s a tough promise to make, and tougher still to fulfill. Yet another book not on my list, but just released, and directed straight at those who read Speak & Deliver!

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Toastmasters Friday : Are You About to Get Burned?

Speak and Deliver

Especially for technical roles involving sound, video, or websites – it becomes very easy to fall into a pattern of leaving one person to fulfill the role until the end of time.

The Most Boring Speaking Advice in the World

Speak and Deliver

Reverse-Engineered - Start with the ideal scenario, the fulfilled promise, then build the story of getting there.

2014 24

Ichi ju san sai: A lesson in less-is-more

Presentation Zen

Variety and balance are keys to many aspects of our lives, however, including education — how we learn and help others to learn — and our pursuit to make a contribution in the world and find some bit of happiness and fulfillment while doing so.

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.

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Famous Speech Friday: Helen Gahagan Douglas & the "Pink Lady" speech

The Eloquent Woman

The great mass of the American people will never exchange democracy for communism as long as democracy fulfills its promise. Some speakers do what we speaker coach is referred to as "throat-clearing," taking the long way to their topic with lots of preamble, greetings, and other filler.

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Fear of Public Speaking: Speak Anyway

Speak and Deliver

You will invariably fail to fulfill the image you've created into your brain of what you have to do to become a speaker. Over the last few weeks, I've been working with a client who is simply scared to death of speaking in front of other people.

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.

Body Language Quick Takes 3 – Are You Connected?

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

  Part of the pleasure of a good story, or a good joke, or a good speech, is fulfillment of expectation.  How do you tell – in body language terms – when you’re connected with someone?    A conversation between two connected people – lovers, friends, colleagues – who are in sync is a beautiful thing to behold.    If you’re one of the parties involved, it may spoil the connection to take time out to notice it, so be careful.