Focus Groups For Public Speaking – 5 Steps

Matt Eventoff

Focus groups have long been the domain of political campaigns – focus groups to test messages , focus groups to test appearances, focus groups to test images, sound bites, opposition research, research on a campaign’s own candidate – just about anything that one can test, political campaigns utilize focus groups to test. Here are a few steps to set up a quick, effective focus group before your next big speech: 1.

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Focus Groups For Presentations – 5 Steps

Matt Eventoff

Focus groups have long been the domain of political campaigns – focus groups to test messages , focus groups to test appearances, focus groups to test images, sound bites, opposition research, research on a campaign’s own candidate – just about anything that one can test, political campaigns utilize focus groups to test. Here are a few steps to set up a quick, effective focus group before your next big speech: 1.

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Presenting to a Large Group? Follow These 8 Tips

SketchBubble

Presenting to any sized group can be a difficult undertaking. But presenting to large groups comes with its own unique challenges. Check the Equipment Large groups require large […]. The post Presenting to a Large Group?

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Group & 1:1 speaker training for TED talks and more: 4 case studies

The Eloquent Woman

If you have a group of executives and want them to do a better job as speakers, there are lots of ways to reach that goal.as In many cases, these coaching projects have included a mix of group and 1:1 coaching.

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How to Have a Good Voice for Public Speaking and Group Communication

Speaking Freely

Most people don’t know they can have a really good speaking voice. Many are surprised when they hear themselves on a voice recorder. People often tell me they don’t like the sound of their voices. And they think they are stuck with the voice they have been used to using. Having a beautiful voice quality [.].

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Guest Posting: Non-Verbal Techniques in a Large Group Forum, by Theresa Zagnoli

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Theresa Zagnoli has 28 years of experience providing practical trial expertise and communication solutions as a jury consultant, communication expert and founding CEO of Zagnoli McEvoy Foley LLC in Chicago.

Business concept diagrams: Group 1–Working together, parts of a whole, integrating the parts

PowerPoint Tips

Download this first group of 2 diagrams in 4 styles, including sample slides. I’ve started creating some business concept diagrams. Diagrams like this are so useful! Sometimes, you need to illustrate a concept, but don’t want a photograph.

Refining Your Presentation Skills in a Group Format Works…Especially for Women

DeFinis Communications

Knowing this, it makes sense that so many women enjoy group learning environments. Additionally, learning theory researchers have long said that all adults need to participate in group activities during the learning process to move them beyond understanding to application, analysis, synthesis, and evaluation. Group learning provides an opportunity for people to share, reflect, and generalize their learning experiences. Women are, by nature, very social beings.

Words and Phrases you use when Speaking to Groups

Executive Speech Coach

The words and phrases you use when speaking to groups can build rapport or trigger disconnects. That could be based on different cultural, age, or sex perspectives. Sometimes the gaff can seem cute. Other times the misspoken phrase might send your audience off on a tangent.

Don't Forget to be Social on Social Media Join a Group!

Great Public Speaking

Sites such as LinkedIn and Facebook have thousands of groups with members that are there to share and find information that is important to them. By joining a group related to your industry and niche you can expose yourself to the many resources available to you.

New LinkedIn group: Great Communicators! Effective presenting & PowerPoint

PowerPoint Tips

Thanks to those of you who responded to my request for help in naming the group, a new LinkedIn group is up and running! If you’re on LinkedIn, go to [link] to join the group and the fun! And it’s running fast, with active comments and a great discussion going. Current discussions are: What is your biggest challenge when you create or deliver a presentation?

Group Presentations

Professionally Speaking...

In a group presentation, several presenters need to collaborate and coordinate so they offer a seamless end result to the audience. Here are some tips to help make group presentations effective. But only if the entire group comes across as a cohesive, integrated whole.

Mary McCarthy's "The Group" - When Graduates of Women's Colleges Get Old

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In 1963, Mary McCarthy shocked the literary world with her novel "The Group." Unlike the eight in "The Group," we were beginning our lives when culture-changer Jack Kennedy was president.

Create a safe space for group interaction

Speak Schmeak

She had encountered a group who was resistant to some of her ideas and essentially put up a roadblock to any further discussion. Start with a group agreement Together as a group, create some guidelines on a flipchart that spell out the behavior you would like to see in the group.

How To End A Speech or Presentation, Pt. II

Matt Eventoff

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Same material, different group

Speak Schmeak

I got a question in my workshop yesterday from a student who has been invited to speak at two different banquets for two different groups of people, and he wondered if he could use the same material for both.

Sheldon Adelson Injects More Cash Into G.O.P. Groups

TJ Walker Interactive

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Who’s Got Your Back?

Speaker Launcher

Whether you have a mastermind group, a business networking group or a team of staffers, meeting with other people to hold yourself accountable can be highly effective. PS: What a surprise that I have a new group coaching club starting in September!

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The Perfect Retreat

DeFinis Communications

This is another installment in my Wednesday for Women blog series, where I feature information to help women gain greater influence, power, and confidence in their professional and personal life. If you’re a man reading this, please enjoy it and then forward these weekly Wednesday blogs to the powerful women in your life. They’ll thank you for it! I’m a big proponent of vacations.

Group Interviews - Insight from Game Theory

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Increasingly,  those hiring are conducting group interviews. Group interviews are not new. She was placed in a group of four. For example, a client participated in a group interview for the communications account of an assisted living facility.

Aspiring Women

DeFinis Communications

Despite these truths about the workplace, there is a core group of women who aspire to reach new heights and who will stop at nothing to get there. No one ever said work was easy, but for women, the workplace can be an increasingly difficult place. First, the old cliché of the “glass ceiling” is still alive and well in many industries. Second, the fact is that women still earn less than men—77 cents to every man’s dollar, to be exact. Yes, women have to overcome a lot to be successful.

One Group Is Getting 2.2% Raise in 2018

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

This year, Social Security beneficiaries didn't receive much of an increase in monthly benefits. And there was no increase for 2016. The official explanation for that was low inflation. Next year things are projected to be a lot better. As USA Today reports, the boost for 2018 could be a 2.2%.

"Hidden Figures" - Victory of High Group Emotional Intelligence

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

How the three STEM professionals, who also were women of color, made it was through their high group emotional intelligence. In Alcoholics Anonymous the group is always there for you. In Dale Carnegie seminars you stand up before the group every week and try out new things.

Fall group coaching program starts 9/14 in Santa Barbara

Speak Schmeak

Try group coaching ! Santa Barbara's only public speaking group coaching program starts a new six-week series on September 14 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. If you enjoy the support and camaraderie of a small group environment, this program is for you!

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Fall group coaching program starts 9/14 in Santa Barbara

Speak Schmeak

Try group coaching ! Santa Barbara's only public speaking group coaching program starts a new six-week series on September 14 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. If you enjoy the support and camaraderie of a small group environment, this program is for you!

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Targeted - Now The Immigrant Group Is Muslims

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Washington Post coverage of Muslim fear of being targeted is really no news. Given Americans' low setpoint for extreme fear, it was predictable post massacres at Paris and California. Back in the days of World War II, Japanese-Americas were not only targets. They were placed in camps.

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Public speaking group coaching in Santa Barbara.

Speak Schmeak

I'm offering a six-week group coaching program in the Santa Barbara area for six people, focusing on building public speaking skills and confidence. If you enjoy a safe and encouraging small group environment, this program is for you! Try group coaching! The group will max out at six people; currently only two slots remain.

Public speaking group coaching in Santa Barbara.

Speak Schmeak

I'm offering a six-week group coaching program in the Santa Barbara area for six people, focusing on building public speaking skills and confidence. If you enjoy a safe and encouraging small group environment, this program is for you! Try group coaching! The group will max out at six people; currently only two slots remain.

Save the dates: Group coaching call-in program starts soon!

Speak Schmeak

I've had a lot of people express disappointment that my current group coaching program is only available in person in Santa Barbara, so I've decided to start a simple Q&A-based subscription call-in program that will run once a month for anyone to join.

Save the dates: Group coaching call-in program starts soon!

Speak Schmeak

I've had a lot of people express disappointment that my current group coaching program is only available in person in Santa Barbara, so I've decided to start a simple Q&A-based subscription call-in program that will run once a month for anyone to join.

Public Speaking: Diverse Groups

Great Public Speaking

If you are not familiar with your intended audience, you might ask in your pre-program research, or questionnaire How diverse is your group? What are some of the characteristics of the members from each of the countries represented?

How to set up a mastermind group

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The Eloquent Woman book group

The Eloquent Woman

Reader Emily Culbertson suggested a book group -- online -- to discuss Scott Berkun's new book, Confessions of a Public Speaker , and I've started such a group on Google Wave. Tags: Google Wave book group books we like Wave is still in the experimental stages and you need an invitation to join; I have a few invitations to extend to followers and fans of the blog.

The Vantage Group's 30th Anniversary - Live-Blogging

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

For 30 years  Vantage Group Inc.    Vantage Group's Executive Director Rick Pittman, MS, CSS will recognize those who helped create what some call "Philip's Home" and the front lines who nurture the  current 70 men and women.

Post-Catastrophe: How Humans Re-group

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

What we learned at today's discusson of how humans process catastrophe at St. Philip's in the Hills , Tucson, Arizona was that it essentially plays out either of two ways. One is that people never get through it to the other side.

Oy Vey: The Land of LinkedIn Groups

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The land of LinkedIn began to be filled with friendly helpful groups.  They couldn't keep up with all the activities of the groups.  He declared that July 4, 2013 had to be a moratorium from group activity.

Vantage Group's 30th Anniversary - A Mother Speaks

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

 Vantage provides group homes and other serivce to the disabled.   Live-blogging from Amarante, New Haven Connecticut.   Exclusive interview with Deb Selder, mother of Kirk Selder who suffers from the disability of Down's Syndrome.

PowerPoint Design in 2009 -- group blogging project

Speak Schmeak

Olivia Mitchell has gathered blog posts and e-mails from 40 contributors on our wishes and fantasies for PowerPoint design in 2009. But that's not all: she has gone on to analyze and synthesize the posts around some central themes: whether design matters, simplicity vs. detail, design and presentation issues agreed upon by most contributors, and predictions for 2009. Olivia has pulled together a wealth of information to be delved into, and I can't wait to start reading everyone's opinions.

Public speaking group coaching starts in Santa Barbara Jan. 26

Speak Schmeak

Try group coaching ! My groups are speaking/presentation focused, with an emphasis on building skills and confidence. The group should be flexible enough to go where we need to go, but structured enough that our focus areas don't fall by the wayside. If you enjoy a safe and encouraging small group environment, this program is for you. Group coaching by phone will follow soon, but for now it's all in person in SB.

Public speaking group coaching starts in Santa Barbara Jan. 26

Speak Schmeak

Try group coaching ! My groups are speaking/presentation focused, with an emphasis on building skills and confidence. The group should be flexible enough to go where we need to go, but structured enough that our focus areas don't fall by the wayside. If you enjoy a safe and encouraging small group environment, this program is for you. Group coaching by phone will follow soon, but for now it's all in person in SB