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? Audiences all over the world are experiencing what's commonly known as "death by PowerPoint," although it can happen with any slide software.

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Famous Speech Friday: Janet Yellen on holding women back

The Eloquent Woman

Pronouncements by the Fed chair--currently economist Janet Yellen, the first woman to hold the post--are read like tea leaves for signals of change in the economy, and hold great weight.

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. If you suffer from a fear of public speaking, you are definitely not alone. In fact, fear of public speaking often lands in the top five of the biggest fears that humans have.

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? I asked readers to share the barriers they think are holding them back from more or better public speaking.

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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? Even eating a new type of food?

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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.

Why Do We Hold Hands?

Sandra Schrift - Executive Speech Coach

I love when I can hold hands with one or more people. Author Robert Fulghum, of All I Really need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten, wrote: “When you go out in the world, watch out for traffic, hold hands, and stick together.” They held hands and when they died soon after, they were still holding hands. because they were holding hands! who can you hold hands with today It feels like we are caring and cared for – feeling connected.

"Criminal Minds" Holds Up W/O Aaron Hotchner

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Fans of "Criminal Minds" weren't optimistic that the series could hold up without the character of unit leader Aaron Hotchner. But, surprisingly it is. Last night's episode "Neon Terror" worked well. It featured two kinds of attention-seekers who fed on each other.

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

Kuhnke Communication

Hold the front page!

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. In a time of faster economic growth, the adage used to be: Those who die with the most toys win. That was then.

N.C.I.S. - Can It Hold Onto Ratings w/o Abby?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It's official. Zany Abby announced she is leaving N.C.I.S.    In that communication she denied the parting was on bad terms with the powers that be on the show.    But, the reality is that her decision puts the ratings of N.C.I.S. in play.

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. Labor Department, in June 2014, 288,000 jobs were created and unemployment was at 6.1 percent. Here is the wrap-up in The Wall Street Journal (sub. req.).

Please, Not Another Watergate - America Can't Go on Hold Again

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Those of us who endured the experience of the Watergate hearings remember how so much of the nation went on hold. All linguistic caution has been thrown to the wind. The term "impeachment" is now being used freely by the media.

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. News analyzed from a communication perspective.


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. Business Strategy Product Creation Information Products Product Creation for Speakers

Facebook - The All-Knowing Being We Were Socialized to Hold in Reverence in Catholic School

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It's the kind of all-knowing supreme being we were socialized to hold in reverence in Catholic school. This morning Facebook gave me a heads up about what the weather will be like in my hometown of Austintown, Ohio. 

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. Not just a platform for conservative political points of view. This time carnage occurred at a baggage claim area in a Florida airport. 5 are dead. In custody is Estenban Santiago.

Donald Trump - Not Holding Back as Rhetorical Signature

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

So, Trump leveraged not holding back as a signature trait. Donald Trump's style of rhetorical bombast didn't start with his presidential campaign. The New York Times presents letters in which he verbally let loose, with seeming smug satisfaction.

Presidential Debates: Hold the pizza

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

As marketing and public relations pros know, gimmicks involve risk.    But given the possible awesome results, the gamble could be worth it. This time it wasn't, Pizza Hut decided.  

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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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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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."  "  But they lack the self-conscious wordsmithing of those narcissistic types like Hamlet who take that road increasingly traveled. 

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. A Hillary Clinton presidency could likely mean that the U.S. Supreme Court will remain with at least one vacancy. Maybe more.

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.      Actually, it's become binary: those who got it and have become all business and those who didn't.    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. At the New Haven Zen Center in Connecticut, the most compelling communications are wordless.

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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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.      It could seek salvation by having a major spread on consignment stores which carry lots of size-12 brands.

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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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. Before that, Augusten Burroughs had created a brandname for himself detailing his mentally ill mother and the eccentric psychiatrist who reared him, in exchange for the child support money.

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.    Meanwhile there have been ongoing layoffs at WIRED, which is owned by the beleaguered Conde Nast.

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.  Lewis Cirne, serial technology entrepreneur, predicts the death of the salesman. 

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

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Styles change in public speaking. There was a time in the 20th century when brandname business leaders and research scientists could pontificate at the podium. In the question and answer period they weren't expected to grapple with assumptions.

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). The next caption contest is November 1, 2010. Here are the top lines selected by our panel of ten judges (speakers and improv players). ** FIRST PLACE **.

when holding back breeds eloquence

The Eloquent Woman

Holding back comment, then speaking with care, can hold great persuasive power, as we've seen this month with Caroline Kennedy's New York Times op-ed piece endorsing Barack Obama for president.

"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. Those walls included the women on the side no longer so eager to please them. 

Finally, Something to Hold on To!

The Shy Speaker's Guide to Succes on Stage

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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. So many companies have joined the conga line of providing free eats to employees.

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?    That's what Sean Varone might have been thinking when the counter person at McDonald's drive thru in Pennsylvania got his order wrong twice. 

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. Because our brain processes information much faster than you can speak – we will often be starving for input. When we don’t receive enough input we daydream. Instead focus on grabbing their attention back.