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6 myths about slides that are holding you back as a speaker

The Eloquent Woman

Many presenters believe in a mythology about slides that's so strong, it's hard to shake. The result? A better alternative? The problem?

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How Fear of Public Speaking Can Hold Back Your Career


The post How Fear of Public Speaking Can Hold Back Your Career appeared first on SketchBubble Official Blog. While some people […].

What's holding you back from more or better public speaking?

The Eloquent Woman

When it comes to public speaking, what's holding you back? But external factors also might stand in your way, things out of your control.

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Improving presentation skills – Don’t let your comfort zone hold you back

Inter-Activ Presenting and Influencing

Have you ever stopped yourself from doing something because it took you outside your comfort zone? Giving a speech? Applying for a promotion?

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How to Hold Your Own During a Conference

The Communication Blog

How to Hold Your Own During A Conference. Holding your own in a conference boils down to holding your own in a conversation. Learning how to hold your own in a conference is just like learning a foreign language, which is why simulation training is so important for anyone wanting to maintain a competitive edge. link].

The 6 Key Ingredients to Body Language « Elizabethkuhnke's Blog

Kuhnke Communication

How we hold our bodies reflects our state of being. Hold this position for 10 seconds to lengthen your spine. P – Posture. L – Legs.

Getting/Holding Onto Work = New American Heroes

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Also, as law-firm partners get pushed out, those who are able to hold onto their positions are the ones we analyze. That was then.

How to make a great first impression « Elizabethkuhnke's Blog

Kuhnke Communication

Hold the front page! Flash! News Break! YOU NEVER GET A SECOND CHANCE TO MAKE A FIRST IMPRESSION. What?!” I hear you say, “Is that it?

Drudge Report - 5 Dead & Hold Platitudes about Prevention

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Drudge Report, of course, headlines with the latest shooting tragedy. After all, it's a news service. 5 are dead. At least not yet.

June Jobs Report: Hold Euphoria

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That means those with jobs can't count on holding on for them for a long time. According to the U.S. percent. req.).

How do I Keep my Audience Awake? « TJWALKER INTERACTIVE

TJ Walker Interactive

How you can make a financial presentation more interesting so that you can hold on to the audience’s attention and not put them to sleep.


Donald Trump - Not Holding Back as Rhetorical Signature

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

So, Trump leveraged not holding back as a signature trait. For instance, in a note to Mike Tollin, he ends with calling him a loser.

Are You Holding Out On Them?

Succeed Speaking

Let me begin by asking you a series of questions. Do you believe you have a valuable message to share? Of course… Can you share all of your insights/expertise in 45-90 minutes (a typical keynote)? Of course not… So are you offering some way people can “take you home&# — ideally, more than a book.

Presidential Debates: Hold the pizza

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

As marketing and public relations pros know, gimmicks involve risk.  This time it wasn't, Pizza Hut decided.   Branding Politic

A Clinton Administration - Will It Put SCOTUS, Job-Hunters On-Hold for 4 Years

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Everything seems to be on hold. A nation on hold for four years could be bad news for hiring and promotions in the legal sector.

Crazy Families - We Probably All Got One, So Hold Any More Memoirs

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"An Abbreviated Life" by Ariel Leve has joined the genre of memoirs about crazy families. The new term for that is "dysfunctional."

Happy New Year 2017 (and a new book!)

Manner of Speaking

I hope that 2017 is a happy, healthy and successful one for you and for those whom you hold dear. I want to wish all readers Happy New Year. If you are a regular visitor to this blog, you might … Continue reading → Book Review Der TED-Effekt Florian Mueck

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The center cannot hold

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In THE NEW YORK TIMES today, Benedict Carey surveys all the terms applied to that state of being when the center cannot hold.  "  No longer could I hold down who I was with careerism, ideology, and even writing.   They range from "nervous breakdown" to "burnout." 

Hold the intimacy

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

One of the positive results of the grim downturn is that we, at least those of us who economically survived, got down to business.    We ditched all expectations of work to be a social arena of intimate sharing, emotional support, and validation.     I don't accept the latter for clients. 

Hold The Words: The most compelling communications

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Words, words, words. That's what the prince of Denmark Hamlet lamented. He could well be the unofficial patron saint of zen.

VOGUE not holding up

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In the second half of '09, newsstand copies of VOGUE were down 15.1%.    During the same timeframe, those of VANITY FAIR were up. Could we women be rebelling about being told how to look?    VOGUE never was focused on real women, like Dove soap has been.    It might have to pay dearly for that.  

Pentagon Holds Its First Gay Pride Event

TJ Walker Interactive

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Shooting survivor holds ‘Congress on Your Corner’

TJ Walker Interactive

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Happy New Year 2017 (and a new book!)

Manner of Speaking

I hope that 2017 is a happy, healthy and successful one for you and for those whom you hold dear. I want to wish all readers Happy New Year. If you are a regular visitor to this blog, you might … Continue reading → Book Review Der TED-Effekt Florian Mueck

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Can GOP Save Itself From Trump, Keep Hold on U.S. House

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

If the Republican nominee isn't forced to drop out of the race, opines Cohn, he could lose by a landside and the GOP could lose its hold on the U.S. In The New York Times , Nate Cohn speculates on the possibility of the worst-case scenarios resulting from Lewd-Trump video. House.

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WIRED not holding up

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The blame game has started.    WIRED's troubles, reports  Ryan Tate in GAWKER, are being blamed on its head Christopher Anderson.    Instead of pushing ads, which have been going down down down, Anderson has been focused on hawking his books and delivering keynote addresses.    I wasn't impressed. 

Public Speaking - Hold the (Smug) Ah-Ha Moments

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Styles change in public speaking. In the question and answer period they weren't expected to grapple with assumptions. That was then.

The Relationship: Dying in sales, holding accounts

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  In pitching, we soon find out that we should hold the personality, just tout the benefits and cost of the service. 

Ending a Speech the David Cameron Way

Manner of Speaking

Cameron took a big gamble when he pledged to hold a referendum on the United Kingdom’s membership in … Continue reading → Humour Brexit David Cameron public speakingThe impact of Brexit has been swift and brutal. British politics has been turned on its head. One of the first victims was David Cameron.

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Contest Results — Music On Hold

Humor Power

The contest theme of Music On Hold was suggested by Sol Morrison from Santa Barbara. There were many great lines submitted this month. New Joke Contests are announced on the first of the month (alternating months). New Cartoon Caption Contests are announced on the first of the month (alternating months).

"Mad Men" - Don can't hold it together

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

We know the Don Draper type.    We went to college or graduate school with them. Despite being screwed up they did well professionally.    Because they did they attracted an attractive mate.    Then came the limitations of middle age.    They began to hit walls and couldn't handle all that.

Hold Free Food - Give Us More Training & Development

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"According to our recent Qualtrics study on millennials in the workplace, respondents ranked 'free food' as one of the least important elements of company culture." " - Ryan Smith, Fortune, June 10, 2015. Here is the article. It is almost deja vu of Marie Antoinette's Let Them Eat Cake. Of course, we became sleepy.

when holding back breeds eloquence

The Eloquent Woman

Those who dread speaking often use "eloquent" to describe those for whom words come easily, even too easily.

Finally, Something to Hold on To!

The Shy Speaker's Guide to Succes on Stage

Quotable Quotes] On Life and Learning Finally, Something to Hold on To! Home About Gary Testimonials FREE MATERIALS! It’s that simple!

Days of Rage - McDonald's didn't hold the cheese, twice

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Hold the cheese, he had told 'em.' Doesn't anything work?    We can also feel it. 

Power Presentations: Hold Attention

Executive Speech Coach

Hold the attention of your listeners First be aware that you will never hold 100% of everyone’s attention. It is extremely difficult to hold 100% of the attention even when you are talking to one person. So forget about holding the attention 100% of the time. When we don’t receive enough input we daydream.


Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Although it's been out there a while, Andrew Young's THE POLITICIAN is still selling well.    Tonight on, it's at #481 , which is excellent. Young confirms that promoting a book is 90% of the new book game.    The marketplace is glutted with books.    Also, self-publishing makes that easier. 

Ghostwriters: Advising clients to hold back on humor, wit, irony

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Money isn't funny.    It never was.    Funny has become the enemy of credibility.

Never Hold Discussions With The Monkey…

Can You Hear Me Up the Back?

Never hold discussions with the monkey when the organ grinder is in the room. “Two pages or less, dammit!&#.

New Joke Contest — Music On Hold

Humor Power

The theme for this month’s contest, Music On Hold , was suggested by Sol Morrison from Santa Barbara. Your challenge this month is to name a company or business and then decide what would be the perfect “music on hold&# for their voice mail system. The next Cartoon Caption Contest will be announced November 1, 2010.