That "Open Letter" - Communications Power Tool (both internally and externally)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

At DLA Piper, junior partner Vanina Guerrero's open letter achieved its objective: She wanted the right attention for her request to be released from mandatory arbitration to deal with a complaint against one of the law firm's leaders.  Of course, the open letter involves risk.

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SEO Experts, Life Insurers, et al. - Pleasepleaseplease, Hold Off on Season Greetings

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

And in these times of overwhelm few are open for any more work.  Soon enough the Halloween pop-up stores will disappear.    And, the holiday season will begin. That means tons of email wishing us a joyful and safe whatever.

2019 52

Can't Sell House - Retirement/Semi-Retirement On Hold

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" For them, that means their future is on hold. That leaves their professional and re-location options wide open.  Is the lesson here: If you're planning to retire/semi-retire in the next 10 years, don't buy a house? Maybe.    Increasingly, from those over-50 I coach I am hearing their angst about "not being able to sell the house."

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Beginning a Speech or Presentation – Four More Tips

Matt Eventoff

This quote certainly holds true for speeches, presentations, group meetings and any other public speaking opportunity that exists. Your opening often determines just how much of your presentation the audience is going to “tune in” for.

2016 130

Presentation structure: Why it’s smarter to put your conclusion in your opening

Speaking about Presenting

It holds people’s attention. When do you put your conclusion in the opening? A long time ago I attended a presentation on ostrich farming. It was pleasantly interesting because I love animals but I didn’t really get the point – after all I wasn’t planning on being an ostrich farmer.

Beginning a Speech or Presentation – Four More Tips

Matt Eventoff

This quote certainly holds true for speeches, presentations, group meetings and any other public speaking opportunity that exists. Your opening often determines just how much of your presentation the audience is going to “tune in&# for. These are by no means the only effective ways to open. Again, these are simply suggestions of other effective techniques to use to open a speech or presentation.

2011 175

Giving Thanks: An Open Letter to Jennifer Aaker

Duarte Blog

Yet the image of you that is burned in my mind, that I’ll treasure the most, is this one: You look so radiantly happy holding your kids, sitting on the grass at your own book launch party because you gave your own stage away for someone else to share about bone marrow registry.

How to Open Your Presentation with Attention Grabbing Pizzazz and.

Executive Speech Coach

Sunday, February 20, 2011 How to Open Your Presentation with Attention Grabbing Pizzazz and Close with Memorable Oomph Free Audio Class - Feb. 24 - Registration Closed If you listened to this free audio class - please complete the survey Click here to take survey ATTENTION: Imagine your audience snapping to attention during the opening of your presentation. Do you want to electrify your listeners with a magnetic opening? Can you tell me hold long this will be archived?

Holiday Gifts for Clients: Hold the fruit basket, don't restrict this opportunity to Christmas

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

 All holidays are amazing openings to send a special message. Clients want to know we appreciate them.  Both their business and them as human beings.   So, a fruit basket at Christmas doesn't do it.

2013 61

Being Open Is Risky Business - But the Alternative Is Riskier

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

  They are choices that close you off to your potential audiences rather than opening you up to them.    Everyone closes down when it’s most important to be open.    If the audience sense that the speaker is holding back, it will not connect with the speaker – in fact, it will fail to trust him (or her).    If you're preparing a presentation, then, go for openness.   Be open to the audience. 

Open Source Webconferencing : Digging the DimDim Experience

More than PowerPoint...

Dimdim is an open source webconferencing service that promises to host web meetings for up to 20 people -- for free. If you need to hold web meetings online, you'll like Dimdim.

2008 61

Macy's Open For Shopping Thanksgiving: That might make the holidays less scary

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The NEW YORK POST laments that Macy's will be open for actual business this Thanksgiving and dares that we change the name of the day to "Black Thursday."  For that reason most 12-step programs hold 24-hour alkathons of meetings, food, and community.

2013 61

Basic Speech Geometry

Manner of Speaking

My friend and public speaking colleague, Florian Mueck , stresses the importance of our introductions in his book, The Seven Minute Star : When you speak in public, you have about 30 seconds, more or less, to create that tension between yourself and your listeners, to gain and hold their attention.

2011 279

Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 117)

Manner of Speaking

“Start strong with a ‘grabber’ A personal story, a quote from an expert or a shocking statistic — something that takes a hold of your audience and gets them hooked and opens their mind to your message. Quotes for Public Speakers Conor Neill IESE Business School openings public speaking Public Speaking Quotations quotesConor Neill - Irish Teacher at IESE Business School, Entrepreneur and Author.

Got Stagefright? Try This.

Green Room Speakers

Many of my clients prefer to speak with a podium because "it gives me something to hold on to." The impulse to hold onto something is sound. You grab hold of the podium and with your hands squeeze as hard as you can. Tuesday, October 6, 2009 Got Stagefright? Try This.

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Reducing Stress, Open Yourself to Fresh Marketing Strategy: Steer clear of internet

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Soon enough, though, I couldn't hold on to that wonderful state of well-being any more. Today, I feel great, despite working on an assignment until 5 A.M. And I have conjured up two new strategies to use to market two niches in my business: financial writing and healthcare. What drove this two-part miracle is that my laptop went kaput. I had called my trusty online digital "therapist" - Jonathan - at Boxaid.

2016 43

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

Kuhnke Communication

Hold the front page!

2010 82

Can a weak speaker with a great message hold an audience?

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

Can a weak speaker with a great message hold an audience?    Ray needs to learn to be as open with an audience as he obviously is to a great idea.    That’s the question that a speaker like Ray Anderson poses.    And can he improve?    I’ll answer that question at the end.    But first, who is Ray Anderson? 

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Stand Out or Lose Out: More Introduction on Impactful Openings.

The Shy Speaker's Guide to Succes on Stage

Quotable Quotes] On Life and Learning Finally, Something to Hold on To! That said, the challenge here lies in making a strong opening that upsetting an audience that you’ve never met before. Home About Gary Testimonials FREE MATERIALS! NTU PPT TRAINING FILES The Shy Speaker's Guide to Success on Stage Tips & Strategies to Help You Speak Effectively to Anyone, Anywhere, Anytime Stay updated via RSS Get Gary Now!:

2007 40

Soothe your stomach without the Pepto

Speak Schmeak

Now instead of holding that ball of fire in your stomach and letting it distract and scare you, toss it out to the audience instead. With your opening statement, story, quote, question or startling statistic, throw the ball of fire right out to the audience.

2010 141

How to Speak & Present Without Notes

Executive Speech Coach

You will hold the attention and respect of your audience as they recognize that you know your topic well. Power Presentations Tip 46: Open and Close with Silence Open and Close with Silence Your presentation starts before you open your mouth. ► February (7) Superior Presentations: Wayne Terry Feedback How to Open Your Presentation with Attention Grabb. Power Presentations Tip 46: Open and Close with Si.

2010 46

Soothe your stomach without the Pepto

Speak Schmeak

Now instead of holding that ball of fire in your stomach and letting it distract and scare you, toss it out to the audience instead. With your opening statement, story, quote, question or startling statistic, throw the ball of fire right out to the audience.

2010 130

Toastmasters Friday: What Makes A Champion? - Guest Post by Sharookh Daroowala

Speak and Deliver

What happens next may go down in Toastmasters history as one of the most memorable openings ever witnessed on the Finals stage. But it will never be forgotten because of its teasing opening and a strong connection with the audience.

2016 87

Put Your Glass Down! « The Shy Speaker's Guide to Success on Stage

The Shy Speaker's Guide to Succes on Stage

Quotable Quotes] On Life and Learning Finally, Something to Hold on To! Posted: October 27, 2007 by Gary in Hope & Inspiration , The Shy Speakers Guide 2 A professor began his class by holding up a glass with some water in it. Hold it for a few minutes in your head; they seem OK. Hold it even longer & they begin to paralyze you. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Stand Out or Lose Out: More Introduction on Impactful Openings!

2007 50

Public speaking tip – arouse, focus and keep attention

Pivotal Public Speaking

The very first thing to do in any speech or presentation is to take and hold the audience’s attention – arouse it, focus it and keep it. Then use an opening that grabs the attention. But choose that opening to grab attention, to align with the audience and their needs, hopes and aspirations, and to lead into your message. . public speaking speech structure speeches speech openings

How to go from boring to bravo

Speak Schmeak

Hold questions until the end (but then wrap up with your final comments or story). There is no right or wrong approach, although I have a strong bias against holding all questions to the end.

2010 164

How to go from boring to bravo

Speak Schmeak

Hold questions until the end (but then wrap up with your final comments or story). There is no right or wrong approach, although I have a strong bias against holding all questions to the end.

2010 130

Speak & Deliver - James T. Kirk Style

Speak and Deliver

Controversial Opening - This was not meant for Chiefs! You probably won't have to speak to a crowd holding large spears, but you will want to knock your audience off center enough to get their ears, pointed or not, to perk up.

2011 102

Toastmasters International goes … international

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

For the first time in its 90-year history, Toastmasters is holding its International Convention outside of North America at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre in Malaysia, Aug. The featured presenters include Robin Sieger the former Head of Development at BBC Television who will deliver the keynote presentation during the Opening Ceremonies on Wednesday, Aug. […].

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How to Make a Comeback When You Mess up Your Presentation

SketchBubble

It was a sign of worse things to come when nobody laughed at your opening joke. The large room that could comfortably hold 100 people and their pet elephants now has only 13 bored-looking stragglers who apparently wandered into your workshop by mistake.

2015 98

Susan Boyle: A Story of Talent, Persistance and Belief « The Shy.

The Shy Speaker's Guide to Succes on Stage

Quotable Quotes] On Life and Learning Finally, Something to Hold on To! Our mindsets pave the way for us to move forward, allows us to pursue opportunities and open up new doors to progress… and overcome adversity and challenges. Home About Gary Testimonials FREE MATERIALS! NTU PPT TRAINING FILES The Shy Speaker's Guide to Success on Stage Tips & Strategies to Help You Speak Effectively to Anyone, Anywhere, Anytime Stay updated via RSS Get Gary Now!:

2007 48

Who is Susan Boyle?

The Shy Speaker's Guide to Succes on Stage

Quotable Quotes] On Life and Learning Finally, Something to Hold on To! Our mindsets pave the way for us to move forward, allows us to pursue opportunities and open up new doors to progress… and overcome adversity and challenges. Home About Gary Testimonials FREE MATERIALS! NTU PPT TRAINING FILES The Shy Speaker's Guide to Success on Stage Tips & Strategies to Help You Speak Effectively to Anyone, Anywhere, Anytime Stay updated via RSS Get Gary Now!:

2007 48

Speaking Rules Shot Down with Stand Up Comedy – How to Survive.

The Shy Speaker's Guide to Succes on Stage

Quotable Quotes] On Life and Learning Finally, Something to Hold on To! Posted: August 8, 2008 by Gary in Humour & Laughter , Public Speaking , The Shy Speakers Guide , Thoughts and Reflections 0 It was an eye opening experience. They’re also extremely open and they can tolerate raw and mature content. Home About Gary Testimonials FREE MATERIALS!

2008 49

Switch to another presentation seamlessly

PowerPoint Tips

Step 2: Animate the other presentation to open it. You can add an animation that opens the other presentation in Slide Show view. In PowerPoint 2007, click Custom Animation to open the Custom Animation task pane. If you choose Edit or Open, you’ll get Normal view.

2012 215

Do you need massive action or fine-tuning?

Speak Schmeak

Every time we meet, we're making small tweaks, changing up the presentation openings, adding new interactive activities, finding new stories, and digging deeper into engagement techniques. Florence Griffith Joyner still holds the women's 100-meter world record from 1988 at 10.49

2019 130

"The Good Doctor" - Shaun, His Dying Father, and Passive Mother Inspect Old Wounds

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

But that opens the door for the father to verbally attack. His roommate holds him in her arms. In tonight's soul-wrenching episode of "The Good Doctor" Shaun Murphy makes the leap into emotional complexity. He learns that his father is dying and wants to talk with him.

2019 52

Hong Kong Model United Nations Conference

The Shy Speaker's Guide to Succes on Stage

Quotable Quotes] On Life and Learning Finally, Something to Hold on To! To put it in the simplest sense, it was a real eye opener, and I enjoyed every minute of it! Home About Gary Testimonials FREE MATERIALS! NTU PPT TRAINING FILES The Shy Speaker's Guide to Success on Stage Tips & Strategies to Help You Speak Effectively to Anyone, Anywhere, Anytime Stay updated via RSS Get Gary Now!:

2008 40

The 5-step cure for boring body language

Speaking about Presenting

Put down anything you’re holding, whether it be a pen, the remote or your notes (once you’re gesturing naturally you can hold your notes or the remote, but for the moment they just make the task of freeing up your gestures more difficult). Could your body language be more expressive?

BF + SBS + Cyber Monday + Free Gift = Today!

Speak Schmeak

However, I know that many of my friends and colleagues are looking for great deals today, and who am I to hold back a great deal from you? ?? I hope you're enjoying the long weekend (if you're in the US)!

2019 130

4 ways to move people from attention to engagement

Speaking about Presenting

Putting pressure on yourself to have an attention-grabbing opening is not helpful. In an effort to have an “attention-grabbing opening” some presenters end up with an opening that has only tangential relevance to their topic.

PowerPoint keyboard shortcuts

PowerPoint Tips

Displays an icon for each open application. Press and hold Alt while repeatedly tapping the Tab key to cycle through them. Cycles through open applications without displaying the icons. Open Print Preview. Then press & hold the Shift key and press the F3 key repeatedly. Ctrl+Alt+V (opens the Paste Special dialog box). Press and hold Shift while dragging objects (not as big a deal in PowerPoint 2010, with the built-in guides).

2011 163

The Myth of the Perfect Presenter

Speaking about Presenting

We hold the Perfect Presenter in our minds as we prepare our presentations, as we walk up to the stage, and as we start speaking. If your embodiment of the Perfect Presenter is someone you know, open a conversation with them. As a young lawyer I idolized a senior lawyer in our city.

2017 174

3 Places To Use A Neutral Face In Your Presentations

Professionally Speaking...

It''s not an " open book." Knowing that you hold certain opinions because your facial expressions have communicated them can shut down opposite points of view. .

2015 207