Toastmasters Friday: Top 8 Ways to Guarantee Victory in Your International Speech Contest

Speak and Deliver

Today I want to answer the question most people who start competing really have in their mind - "How do I guarantee victory?" And, as Jim Key says, if you run into a coach who is serious about guaranteeing you victory run away - FAR AWAY!

Why “sending in the A-team” is guaranteed to lose the business

SpeakerSue Says...

Here are 3 key reasons why this scenario is guaranteed to lose the business: #3. And the most important reason why sending in the A-team is guaranteed to lose the business: #1. “What happens when not every one has something to contribute to the presentation?” ” my new prospective client asked me.

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Steal the Show: From Speeches to Job Interviews to Deal-Closing Pitches, How to Guarantee a Standing Ovation for All the Performances

Pivotal Public Speaking

Manhattan, Intentional Explosion, Campaign 2016 - No nominee can guarantee safety

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

President can't guarantee safety. The intention bomb explosion around W. 23rd, Manhattan, on September 17, 2015 represents a worst-case scenario in domestic terrorism. As yet, not much is known. And even if those responsible aren't "brandname" violent enemies of the U.S.,

Greta Goes to MSNBC - No Guarantees She, Megyn Will Succeed in Their New "Homes"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

When Roger Ailes imploded, some careers looked like they were heading on an upward trajectory. Among those has been that of Megyn Kelly who was critical of Ailes. And some became unhinged. One was that of Ailes supporter Greta Van Susteren. She quit abruptly.

I Guarantee I will Eliminate Your Public Speaking Fears | Fear of Speaking

TJ Walker Interactive

Uncategorized fear of public speaking

Closing A Speech or Presentation, Part I

Matt Eventoff

ex. ”In order to guarantee that we save tomorrow, we need to __ today!” ” “If every person in this room leaves and immediately __, I can guarantee that will result in next year? The moment of truth has arrived. You had them entranced at the open. The audience was clearly focused, nodding as you delivered your message; eyes locked as you wove through a carefully crafted medley of stories, anecdotes and analogies, all supporting your message.

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How To Close A Speech That Brings Your Audience To Their Feet

Matt Eventoff

Here are some examples: “In order to guarantee that we save _ tomorrow, we need to _ today! If every person in this room leaves and immediately _, I guarantee you’ll enjoy _ next year!”. “We You’ve engaged your audience from the beginning of your presentation.

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Book marketing hints and tips to help you sell your published or self-published book

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Using the book marketing hints and tips in this blog post won't guarantee that your book will become a best seller or that you will sell boxes of books. However, not using the book marketing hints and tips in this blog post all but guarantees that you will not sell any, or will only sell a few, books. Marketing Your Services My Books Self-Publishing & Print On Demand POD promoting books self-publising

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Niche or Long Tail No Guarantee - 10 Gay Newspapers Hit Since 2008

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

We in marketing communications talk up niche or the long tail a lot.    But it better be the right niche at the right time.    The niche of being a gay newspapers isn't saving that category.    In the June/July 2009 edition of THE ADVOCATE, Ronni Radner reports that in 2008, about 10 gay papers "ceased publication or cut their frequency."  "  Among them has been the NEW ENGLAND BLADE.

You have a platform, but are you making it count?

Speak Schmeak

You don't think of yourself as Meryl Streep at the Golden Globes—and you're not—but I guarantee that many of you are using the platforms you DO have every day.

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4 for 3 special is back in time for summer!

Speak Schmeak

Grab this great opportunity now, because I can't guarantee I'll offer it again. In December, I offered a limited-time holiday special that gave clients four sessions for the price of three, and it was so popular, I decided to offer it again as a windup to summer. Do any of these sound familiar? You're tired of giving mediocre presentations that just don't make an impact on your audiences.

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Discover PowerPoint Mix for interactive online lessons

PowerPoint Tips

There isn’t even a guarantee that Microsoft will continue to support it. PowerPoint Mix is a new PowerPoint add-on by Microsoft, now in beta (not finalized). What is PowerPoint Mix? PowerPoint Mix is a PowerPoint-based tool for creating interactive online lessons.

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6 Presentation Mistakes Every Professional Should Avoid

Duarte Blog

Presenting Irrelevant Information Guarantees a Bad Presentation. A monotone presentation is a presentation mistake that pretty much guarantees a bad performance. “There’s this one guy at my company who…”. So began my in-flight conversation about presentations and presentation mistakes.

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Rhetoric – The Pubic Speaking Game™

Manner of Speaking

Learning, laughter and applause are guaranteed! I am pleased and excited to announce Rhetoric – The Public Speaking Game™, the brainchild of my friend, Florian Mueck , and me. Florian and I have a passion for good public speaking.

The Dreaded Word

Communication Steroids

It’s guaranteed to terrify all but the most courageous and self-assured executive.

Rehearse Away Your Fear

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

In addition, I talk about rehearsal -- why it is helpful, and how to do it, including some ideas for rehearsal that you've never thought about, guaranteed. In this podcast, the ninth and final one in the series based on my book, Give Your Speech, Change the World , I talk about ways my clients and I have found useful over the years for reducing fear. I offer some tips on preparing just before a speech or presentation, and some longer-term ideas.

High-ticket speakers have some of the worst habits

Speak Schmeak

Regarding sponsors, if anyone can be a sponsor if they have enough money, then you really have no guarantee that this person will say something worth listening to or will deliver it an a way that makes you care. You''ve seen them.

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We don't seek your perfection, only your authenticity

Presentation Zen

There are no guarantees in life except change. Passion dies in an environment of fear and a yearning for guarantees and certainty. Sometimes giving and accepting love is the hardest of all because there are never, ever guarantees.

Rhetoric – The Public Speaking Game™

Manner of Speaking

Learning, laughter and applause are guaranteed! I am pleased and excited to announce Rhetoric – The Public Speaking Game™, the brainchild of my friend, Florian Mueck , and me. Florian and I have a passion for good public speaking.

Graduate With Skills, Not Just a Degree

Executive Speech Coach

Huhman Not long ago, earning a college degree could almost guarantee you would land a great job much faster than those who were not college-educated. Executive Speech Coach - Business Presentations Business presentations tips for executives, sales presenters, managers, technical experts and professionals from the "Speech Coach for Executives" George Torok. Transform your business presentations into effective conversations.

The Silent Killer…(aka “Death by Meeting”)

Matt Eventoff

Hard start and end times – all meetings can get off track – a lack of preparation and clearly defined goals guarantees this will happen, which will lead to…. Portions originally in USA Today. “If you had to identify, in one word, the reason why the human race has not achieved, and never will achieve, its full potential, that word would be ‘meetings.” ” – Dave Barry. We all attend them, participate in them, and to varying degrees, loathe them. The meeting.

Talk like a human, not like a robot

More than PowerPoint...

Stilted words guaranteed a clumsy delivery. This morning, a company rep told me, “”Customer satisfaction is our number one priority.” ” I laughed, because no human being actually talks like that, right? Clearly, he was badly coached.

How to Get a Standing Ovation

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

  Follow the steps I outline, and I can just about guarantee a standing O.  You know you want one -- that spontaneous eruption of applause and enthusiasm that has the audience leaping to its feet in approval.    Every speaker's dream.    OK, this podcast will show you how.    I qualify the claim only because you have to do a decent job of delivering the speech as well, but that's for the next podcast. 

The one thing an entrepreneur can't hand off to someone else

Speak Schmeak

Why do you make public speaking the last priority on your list when it's FREE and you are almost guaranteed to find new customers and clients? If you're an entrepreneur, you wear many hats. You are responsible for all the aspects of your business, whether you like it or not.

The 4.5 Promises You Don't Want to Make

Speak and Deliver

"Guaranteed 10 lbs GONE in just 10 days - WITHOUT Diet or Exercise!" Guaranteeing the number of pounds lost or amounts of money to be made is a recipe for disaster. Make $10,000 in Your First Month - While You Sleep!" Regain Your Full Head of Hair - With Just a Few Drops a Day!"

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4 finds to streamline your public speaking and presenting

The Eloquent Woman Sending a big slide deck via email and PDF is no guarantee that your recipient will do more than hit "delete." Presentations (most of the time) involve technology and tech headaches to match.

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Why Giving a Thanksgiving Toast is Like the Macy’s Parade

The Presenter's Blog

An awkward silence will be guaranteed to follow. by Peter Paskale. Thanksgiving morning, and if you’re lucky enough not to be in the kitchen wrestling a turkey, then maybe you’re reclined in front of the TV and watching the floats glide down 6th Avenue.

2014 56

Communication Tips for Technical Professionals

Matt Eventoff

While these tips are not ground-breaking, and can’t guarantee that you will move up within your organization, they will definitely give you a leg up on your competition. This is the first in a series of communication tips and advice for technical professionals looking to ascend through the ranks, whether you are a front line associate looking to move up, or a Senior Vice President looking to ascend to the C-suite. .

17 locks

Speak Schmeak

A strong analogy is almost guaranteed to make your points stick in the audience's minds, like this one will stick with me -- probably forever. A friend of mine is one of the top computer security experts in the country.

Shatter Your Writer's Block Pt II: 7 Quick & Dirty Writing Solutions

Speak and Deliver

I guarantee you know something someone in your audience won''t - teach it, and you''ll suddenly bring up memories and stories of you learning how to do it, and doing it. A few weeks ago, I wrote about ''Speechwriting in Reverse'' as a solution to Writer''s Block.

Fall presentations are on your calendar. are you ready?

Speak Schmeak

You can avoid thinking about them till the last minute out of anxiety, which will just about guarantee a haphazard and unfinished talk. It's fall, one of the two times during the year, along with January, when many of us think about starting fresh.

Two live presentation events that will enrich your presentations – and your life

Speaking about Presenting

I can guarantee that you will have good time, lots of laughs and learn heaps about presenting. If you live in the States, there are some excellent live events coming this spring. There’s also an opportunity to win a free ticket, so read on: Hook Presentation Conference.

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Two live presentation events that will enrich your presentations – and your life

Speaking about Presenting

I can guarantee that you will have good time, lots of laughs and learn heaps about presenting. If you live in the States, there are some excellent live events coming this spring: Hook Presentation Conference.

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Speaking tips from Taylor Swift

The Presenter's Blog

Over the months to come as tracks from ‘1989’ continue to be released you’re guaranteed to hear people humming the tunes. Photo credit: Sarah Barlow / Taylor Swift’s new album ‘ 1989 ’ contains three ideas to stir-up your writing and your speaking.

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What are your questions about presentations?

Executive Speech Coach

No guarantees. What questions do you have about presentations and public speaking? Perhaps something that happened in a past presentation troubled you. Maybe you are preparing for a future presentation. What questions do you have? Maybe I can help you. But I will try to answer your questions as best and helpful as I can. I won't write your speech and I won't write an essay. Post your questions in the comments and I will address them in a future blog post.

Please describe women's speeches as something other than 'emotional'

The Eloquent Woman

In those cases, it often seems, that guarantees coverage as an emotional speech, and nothing else. Maybe it's because we're coming off of a U.S. election season with a female candidate, and heading right into Hollywood awards shows, with their dozens of acceptance speeches.

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TransCanada chief uses rhetoric to lay the blame on rhetoric

The Presenter's Blog

A well structured sound-bite is guaranteed to win you headlines. Communicators call this antithesis, and it’s a guaranteed tool of the sound-bite. TransCanada president and chief executive, Russ Girling, knows this.

Save Us From Ugly PowerPoint Slides

Executive Speech Coach

Click here to grab your copy of Slides Make Simple PS: It comes with a money back guarantee. How can you change this ugly PowerPoint typical bar chart slide.into this simple and more visual pleasing PowerPoint slid e? Notice that the second slide is more visually pleasing.

The quantified speaker: 6 kinds of speaker data to know about yourself

The Eloquent Woman

The 120 words per minute rule of thumb virtually guarantees that you will stay precisely on time. A practical way to advance your speaker skills also is often overlooked: Quantifying your performances as a speaker over time.

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