The On-Call Economy - People Work Real Jobs But with No Guaranteed Hours, No Set Schedule

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That's the lack of guarantee, even on a supposed traditional job, of how many hours employees will get or when those hours will be. It would expose me to technologies I could learn on the job and best business practices.

Practice speech timing with TEDTalks by length

The Eloquent Woman

By the time you reach the 18-minute talks, I guarantee you'll find them ample. (If Go ahead and practice with these speeches, and use them to practice pacing, cadence, tone and timing.

Practice with a teleprompter--at your desk, free

The Eloquent Woman

It's ideal for reading with a natural tone and while a teleprompter doesn't guarantee a no-stumble reading, it can help your delivery and take away the need to remember all your phrasings.

A Platform for Falling, Practicing and Growing

The Shy Speaker's Guide to Succes on Stage

I think the wonderful thing about joining a Toastmasters Club is that the club provides you with a platform for falling, practicing and growing. Learning and growth is guaranteed via the generous feedback shared by insightful evaluators and experienced Toastmasters. Related Posts: A Platform for Falling, Practicing and Growing [.] Home About Gary Testimonials FREE MATERIALS!

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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. Practical tips to help you deliver more effective. 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.

Glue your audience to their seats without Krazy Glue, hot glue or Mod Podge

Speak Schmeak

Sure, you can practice all the vocal techniques and hand gestures and you can even write really good content. I hear this time and time again from clients, from audiences, from strangers who find out I'm a public speaking coach. How do I get the audience's attention and keep it?"

2013 186

Talk like a human, not like a robot

More than PowerPoint...

Stilted words guaranteed a clumsy delivery. Employees can practice responding to the many moods and scenarios they encounter on a daily basis. Employees learn and practice empathy skills when they act as customers in each scenario.

2012 93

Book review of Big Magic

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

If you would be creative if only you could guarantee that someone would buy your output. If you would be creative if only you could guarantee the reaction to your creativity. This is both a personal and practical book. If you are suffering for your creativity. If you are facing barriers and obstacles to your creativity. If you feel you have to be drunk or do drugs to be creative. If you think you need a Masters of Fine Arts to be creative.

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Three good reasons to distribute your handout after the presentation

Speaking about Presenting

With a handout – goodbye surprise and the attention boost it guarantees. Related posts: 13 Best Practice Tips for Effective Presentation Handouts. In my last post on presentation handouts I suggested that it’s best to distribute your handout before your presentation. The comments to that post identified three situations when it makes sense to distribute your handout after the presentation.

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

The Presenter's Blog

An awkward silence will be guaranteed to follow. Practice what you’re going to say. by Peter Paskale.

2014 162

What can you say in 45 seconds?

Speak Schmeak

However, 45 seconds should be plenty long enough for anyone who takes the time to prepare and practice. Each nominee should have taken the time to prepare a speech, practiced it, and made sure it fit into the 45-second time slot.

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Fall presentations are on your calendar. are you ready?

Speak Schmeak

You also get several chances to practice mini-presentations and see yourself on video. You can avoid thinking about them till the last minute out of anxiety, which will just about guarantee a haphazard and unfinished talk.

2011 189

What can you say in 45 seconds?

Speak Schmeak

However, 45 seconds should be plenty long enough for anyone who takes the time to prepare and practice. Each nominee should have taken the time to prepare a speech, practiced it, and made sure it fit into the 45-second time slot. Download audio here.

2010 130

The Lighter Side of Public Speaking

Manner of Speaking

There are a couple of things you can try, though none of them is guaranteed to work: Take a deep breath. You can find some other ideas here , although not all of them are practical for people who are on stage in front of an audience. Every now and then, it happens. Often, there is no explanation. It catches us unawares. But when it happens, we are almost always powerless to stop it.

2010 177

Do you embed YouTube videos on your website? If so, you need this (in my opinion)

Succeed Speaking

You’ve got video on your website, right? The overwhelming majority of clients and prospects have told me that’s the first thing they’re looking for when they come to a speaker’s profile.

8 tips for assertive communication

Speak Schmeak

You may want to practice what you're going to say before a situation where assertiveness will be required.) Now let's be clear: Assertive communication does not guarantee that you will always get what you want.

Distill Your Message for a More Impactful Presentation

Professionally Speaking...

I guarantee you this approach does not make for a happy audience. Distill. It has such a nice sound. It suggests that something is being made purer or more concentrated or more essential. It is a word and activity presenters should learn to embrace.

2010 148

3 Easy Ways to Calm the Nerves before a Presentation

The Speaker Point

When I create a new presentation, I try to practice it at least 5-10 times (this means that if I’m giving a 30-minute presentation, I need five hours just to practice the delivery). Each time I practice the presentation, I visualize the audience in my room with me, so I have a chance to feel the nervousness and fear.

2011 126

Best Public Speaking Gestures

The Speaker Point

3) Practice your natural delivery in front of a mirror. More importantly, I suggest that none of these will be as effective as your own trial and error, and finding what works for you through your own practice. blog comments powered by Disqus Subscribe to The Speaker Point Its guaranteed to make you smarter!

Startups and Venture Capitalists Beware

Matt Eventoff

Killer App # 2 – No Practice. Practice does not cost anything other than time. Every person benefits from practicing before presenting. . . If you practice, review, practice more, review again, and continue practicing - you will improve and you will give a better presentation, guaranteed. . . There are two communication “killer apps” that I witness plague startups with frightening frequency.

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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…. Communication Practice – If you were paying each employee by the hour, meetings would be a lot more concise. 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.”

Best iPhone Apps for Public Speaking

The Speaker Point

A lot of sections come with practice exercises that take you outside of the app. For example, a practice exercise on the Facial Expressions section (under “Gestures”) has you go to YouTube to watch comedians use specific facial expressions. The audio files are saved in the Archive section, and you have several countdown timer options such as 3, 5, and 10 minutes, as well as a Practice Mode, where the clock counts upwards until you stop it. It is perfect for practicing!

2011 174

How to communicate social issues through art and parody

The Speaker Point

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8 tips for assertive communication

Speak Schmeak

You may want to practice what you're going to say before a situation where assertiveness will be required.) Now let's be clear: Assertive communication does not guarantee that you will always get what you want.

Save Us From Ugly PowerPoint Slides

Executive Speech Coach

Download this practical guide to creating simple and effective visual slides and you will immediately start re-programing your brain to design better slides every time. Click here to grab your copy of Slides Make Simple PS: It comes with a money back guarantee.

2013 67

Media Relations – If You Say It, It Will Run

Matt Eventoff

Media Relations 201 – Calling a reporter after the fact and asking that the segment get pulled because you had a headache during the taping is not only a guarantee the segment will air, it also ensures that you will now have to deal with more stories (about the phone call), a much larger audience, and most importantly, it means you lose control of messaging for a period of time. There are lots of lessons here, the three most relevant: 1) Practice and Prepare before going on the air.

Always bring your A game

Speak Schmeak

Have you ever justified not preparing or practicing for a speaking engagement by telling yourself, "It's only going to be a few people" or "None of the bigwigs will be there" or "I'm doing it for free"?

2011 198

3 surefire ways to glue your audience to their seats without Krazy Glue, hot glue or Mod Podge

Speak Schmeak

Sure, you can practice all the vocal techniques and hand gestures and you can even write really good content. Join me on my call and learn some of my best secrets, like: * How the title of your presentation can make or break your audience's trust * 7 guaranteed ways to *lose* the audience's attention, even if you already had it * And the #1 thing you can do better to engage your audience from start to finish.

2012 122

Book Review: Confessions of a Public Speaker

The Speaker Point

The take-away People are lazy, most rooms suck for speaking, imagining people naked is awkward, and professional speaking is a hard business that you can master with lots of practice.

Becoming a Better Presenter with the Learning Cycle

Inter-Activ Presenting and Influencing

It’s when you have to stay committed and polish your developing skills with repetition and practice. After a while, if you get support, training and practice, you’ll find that things get easier and that you start to get things right more often than you get things wrong.

2014 83

Interview with Stephen Hopson: Author and Motivational Speaker

The Speaker Point

My speech has become even more articulate due to my experience practicing Transcendental Meditation. Practice, practice, practice, and make the investment in a website. Yahya blog comments powered by Disqus Subscribe to The Speaker Point Its guaranteed to make you smarter!

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Send me your video and get free public speaking feedback

The Speaker Point

Also check the “Speech Analysis&# section often, as there may be new speakers in need of your expertise and experience Love and light, -Alex Filed Under: Featured , Speech Critiques Tagged With: speech feedback blog comments powered by Disqus Subscribe to The Speaker Point Its guaranteed to make you smarter!

2011 126

Fall presentations are on your calendar. are you ready?

Speak Schmeak

You also get several chances to practice mini-presentations and see yourself on video. You can avoid thinking about them till the last minute out of anxiety, which will just about guarantee a haphazard and unfinished talk.

2011 130

TED Talk Analysis: Tony Porter “A Call to Men”

The Speaker Point

Related Articles: The Power of Visual Information 3 Presentation Skills You Can Practice Any Time How to communicate social issues through art and parody Filed Under: Featured , Speech Critiques Tagged With: engaging , Resonate , story-telling , TED [link] Nancy Duarte Thanks for the mention, Alex.

How to get the most from a Toastmasters Club

The Speaker Point

Both have exercises you can practice on your own time. Related Articles: 3 Easy Ways to Calm the Nerves before a Presentation Best iPhone Apps for Public Speaking 3 Presentation Skills You Can Practice Any Time Filed Under: Featured , Preparation , Reviews Tagged With: calming nerves , fear of public speaking , filler words , toastmasters blog comments powered by Disqus Subscribe to The Speaker Point Its guaranteed to make you smarter!

2011 116

Speaker Profile: Seth Braun

The Speaker Point

There are three areas of life that I could practice more; 1. blog comments powered by Disqus Subscribe to The Speaker Point Its guaranteed to make you smarter! April 12, 2011 Posts Comments The Speaker Point Helping you master public speaking and communication skills Home Delivery Speech Analysis Making Money Preparation Reviews About Speaker Profile: Seth Braun April 1, 2011 By Alex Cequea View Comments Who are you? Seth Braun What do you do?

2011 146

Tip of the Week: Save an Extra Copy on Google Docs

The Speaker Point

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2011 122

Lessons from a bad presentation

Speak Schmeak

Had I not tried to include so much new material into a presentation when I didn't have the time to practice it, my presentation last June would have gone much smoother. A client told me about a presentation he gave recently that was terrible.

2009 130

The Power of Visual Information

The Speaker Point

blog comments powered by Disqus Subscribe to The Speaker Point Its guaranteed to make you smarter! April 12, 2011 Posts Comments The Speaker Point Helping you master public speaking and communication skills Home Delivery Speech Analysis Making Money Preparation Reviews About The Power of Visual Information February 2, 2011 By Alex Cequea View Comments We live in information overload. That’s the downside of the internet, globalization, mobile technology and 24-hour news cycles.

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Skills we can learn from comedians

The Speaker Point

Related Articles: TED Talk Analysis: Tony Porter “A Call to Men” The Power of Visual Information Filed Under: Delivery , Featured , Preparation Tagged With: comedians , engaging , repetition blog comments powered by Disqus Subscribe to The Speaker Point Its guaranteed to make you smarter!

2011 109

Spirituality - The Great Overindulge

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Somehow they got the message that a guarantee of everything good comes with the meditation cushion or yoga mat. The classic example is those who bet the ranch on their "spiritual practice." Meditation, yoga, and prayer.

2018 56

Elephant in Room: ROI on Academic Degrees (especially those from elite institutions of learning)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

But, aside from that, investing in any academic credential, just like many other kinds of investments, has no guarantees. Of course, they cannot practice law. The question about the return on investment (ROI) on official academic degrees has no absolute answers.

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7 tips for speaking up in meetings

Speak Schmeak

Plan what you want to say, and practice it if you're unsure of how it might come across. This doesn't guarantee that you won't sound dumb, by the way. Meetings. We hate them, yet we have to go to them. There are too many, yet not enough. We even call them ourselves from time to time.