Creating an Idea Worth Sharing with Tamsen Webster

Speaker Launcher

Tune in to hear Tamsen Webster share her Red Thread Method and learn how to create an idea worth sharing to make your speech unforgettable! The post Creating an Idea Worth Sharing with Tamsen Webster appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

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A Radical Presentation Idea

Manner of Speaking

Seth Godin is the author of several books about “marketing, the spread of ideas and managing both customers and employees with respect&#. Much better to have slides (whatever the number) that are limited to one idea each; that use few words or, better yet, use great images; that catch the audience’s imagination and keep them following along; that force you, as the speaker, to be creative, on your toes and much more interactive with your audience. ———.

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Workable idea + bad execution = puppymonkeybaby

Speak Schmeak

I do believe that this commercial is an example of an idea that COULD HAVE worked, but the execution is where it went wrong. You might have a great idea, but not know how to put it together in a way that is compelling or makes an impact on your audience. An idea is just an idea until you bring it to life. I'm going to share an example of a re-do, where the idea and execution are better aligned, and I would love to have you share an example if you can come up with one.

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Turn ideas into images

Speak Schmeak

This is fun. Haiku Deck took my 2007 blog post "7 ways to practice public speaking at work" and freshened it up into an image-based format. (I I don't use "elevator pitch" any more. will have to change that in the blog post!) This is pretty much what my PowerPoint presentations look like. Nice job, Haiku Deck! Fun Stuff Resources PowerPoint

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Childhood - Revisiting a Modern Idea

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The concept of "child," an invention of modern times, may need an overhaul. Increasingly, in America, it's easy to conclude that there is no such entity. No children live here. Instead there are strategic-making human beings capable of inflicting the same kinds of darkness usually attributed to so-called "adults."  "  The latest "evidence" of that is the manhunt taking place in connection with the murder of Tessa Majors.

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How to Develop the Best Big Idea for Your Presentation

Duarte Blog

All of the facts, ideas, and fascinating anecdotes probably won’t yield an audience raptly entertained. The post How to Develop the Best Big Idea for Your Presentation appeared first on Duarte. Audience Presentations Tips audience Big Idea Nancy Duarte point of view presentation storytellingWhen it comes to choosing the content in your next talk, it’s important to remember: less is more. While planning a presentation, it’s tempting to include everything you know.

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Finding article ideas to pitch to editors

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Allow me to start with a few words from Gabriele Rico, the author of the critically acclaimed Writing The Natural Way : “What the writer often lacks is not ideas but a means of getting in touch with them.”. Developing ideas is essential if you are to develop your freelance writing business. Many people who want to write feel they lack ideas for articles. … I have developed a number of ideas while walking my dog. Did my article idea light bulb burn brightly?

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KFC + JDRF: Still a bad idea

Speak Schmeak

People are not informed about the causes of diabetes, and therefore JDRF partnering with KFC to sell giant sodas is still a bad idea. Did you follow the recent news about a fundraising partnership between a KFC franchise in Utah and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation ? You may have seen this photo traveling around the Web and Facebook.

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Transitions: Making the connection between ideas

Speak Schmeak

In public speaking, transitions are like the links in a chain, connectors between our ideas. Here''s a post I wrote about ten ways to transition to your next idea. You''ve probably never noticed this when you''re watching TV, but commercials have only a vague connection to the TV shows they interrupt. Commercials are chosen for a particular time slot based on demographics - the age, gender, income, education and other details about the people who watch shows on that network.

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Mindfire: Big Ideas for Curious Minds

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

Book review: Mindfire: Big Ideas for Curious Minds – Scott Berkun. This eclectic series of short essays discusses ideas, questions and concepts that make you think. If you are looking for new ideas, or to find a different take on old idea, you will enjoy this book. As a Toastmasters, there are some great ideas for your next speech. Some of the ideas discussed are: The cult of busy. The size of ideas.

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Presenting ideas, or inspiring confusion?

The Presenter's Blog

Is your presentation constructed to “promote ADD, rather than an exchange of ideas”? Every presentation should contain a key message; a single idea that holds everything together and provides narrative structure. I opened a Twitter account in order to have access to the random thoughts of one of my favorite authors, Christopher Moore.

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Practical Audience Engagement Ideas For Public Speakers

Inter-Activ Presenting and Influencing

Do they lack audience engagement ideas ? Do you lack audience engagement ideas? In this post, I’ll outline some powerful audience engagement ideas that anyone can use. Here are a few ideas to get you started. Try out these audience engagement ideas for yourself and see what happens. Presentation Skills Public Speaking audience engagement ideasHands up if you enjoy being lectured to?

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6 Design Ideas for a Killer Presentation

Presentation Guru

(This article contains affiliate links). At some point in our lives, we all have to make a speech or present something to an audience. To present something comfortably and confidently requires plenty of preparation. That means rehearsing your dialogue, practising your nonverbals , knowing your subject matter inside and out, and having solid visuals to guide your audience along.…

One idea, one image

Speak Schmeak

That way, each individual idea stands out on its own. Whether you click on each sentence to make it "fly in" or click on each slide to advance it, each idea takes the same amount of time to talk about. So if you think that cramming multiple ideas on one slide saves you time, it really doesn't. Sometimes people panic at the image-based slide concept with one idea per slide, thinking that there will be far too many slides for their presentation.

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Build a Stronger Speaking Business by Labeling Your Ideas and Processes

Speaker Launcher

In the speaking business, we develop ideas and tools that can help our clients achieve results, build our credibility and scale our business. While we know that any book or any product needs a title, what we often overlook is labeling the ideas and tools that are part of our processes, or even still just […]. The post Build a Stronger Speaking Business by Labeling Your Ideas and Processes appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

Three ideas from improv to improve your speaking

Speaking about Presenting

By practicing the exercises you condition your brain to come up with ideas spontaneously and to use story structure, physicality, humour and emotion. But what I realise is that improv can help me generate ideas and improve my material during the preparation phase of working on a speech or presentation. I’ve just finished a four day improvisational comedy course for speakers.

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Why the stickiest idea in presenting is just plain wrong

Speaking about Presenting

The stickiest idea in presenting and public speaking is that the meaning of your message is communicated by: Your words 7%. The first chapter of Jerry Weissman’s book The PowerPresenter is called “Your actions speak louder than your words&# , and is dedicated to the idea behind Mehrabian’s formula: At the Moment of Truth, the story takes third place behind the body language and voice. Albert Mehrabian.

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September 12for12 Challenge: Make your ideas sticky

Speak Schmeak

Now, for our ninth challenge: Make your ideas sticky. Chip and Dan Heath, authors of the book, " Made to Stick ," created an acronym for their six principles of "sticky" ideas: Simple Unexpected Concrete Credible Emotional Stories = SUCCESs. In short, a sticky idea is an idea that your audience remembers. If your idea follows the SUCCESs principles outlined in Made to Stick , your audience can't help but retain your message.

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Improve Your Storytelling Presentation Skills and Get Your Ideas Adopted

Duarte Blog

No matter what industry you work in, there’s a good chance that if you’re giving a presentation you have the same goal that Al Gore had: you want your audience to leave understanding and supporting the ideas you just delivered. This means that stories make people more likely to adopt new ideas and act based on those ideas. Finally, your ideas and the content of your presentation can guide them through their quest to reach a better resolution.

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PowerPoint idea: Introduce a panel of speakers

PowerPoint Tips

To introduce a panel at a panel discussion or employees to a group, you can create a slide with their photos, name, title, and so on. Because you want to speak about each person in turn, you can use animation to display each person’s photo and name when you click. Here is one approach you can use. Follow these steps: Collect the photos of your panel members. Ideally, they should be approximately the same shape. Insert a shape and size it according to your needs. This will contain the photo.

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One idea, one image

Speak Schmeak

That way, each individual idea stands out on its own. Whether you click on each sentence to make it "fly in" or click on each slide to advance it, each idea takes the same amount of time to talk about. So if you think that cramming multiple ideas on one slide saves you time, it really doesn't. Sometimes people panic at the image-based slide concept with one idea per slide, thinking that there will be far too many slides for their presentation.

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Whose Idea Should It Be?

Speak and Deliver

Obviously, the difference was a matter of control, of Whose Idea It Was! It was my idea, so the result would either be good, or at least, if it were bad, my own fault. I used two methods of making my conclusion your idea in the paragraph above: 1. Building to your conclusion through a positive form of Groupthink will anchor the ideas with your listeners. Finally, a slightly more manipulative form of making it Their Idea is the Takeaway. Whose Idea Should It Be?

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Six Degrees of Your Great Ideas

Speak and Deliver

The one that matters today might just help you find your next great idea - so I'll see if I can focus on that for you. It can help you create new ideas and draw new conclusions. The ideas you reach may help you immediately, or they can be held for future consideration, just like those epiphanies you have as you fall to sleep or take a shower. Six Degrees of Separation Free Association Story Ideas Speech Ideas Story Log Creativity Imagination Toastmasters Speech Writing

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Grant Writing 101: How to Secure Funding For Your Big Idea

Duarte Blog

So, you’re a creative person with a big idea. You can’t make your idea come to life without financial support. The post Grant Writing 101: How to Secure Funding For Your Big Idea appeared first on Duarte. You’ve fleshed out your new program, dreamed up a performance, or crafted a community class. But you’re missing one crucial detail. As a dancer, choreographer, and filmmaker currently beginning a new creative process in New [.] continue reading.

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Simple Presentation Ideas for First-Time Presenters

SketchBubble

You’ve studied hard, achieved expertise in your field, and are building a solid reputation for yourself and your innovative ideas. You want to do it to advance your ideas, […]. The post Simple Presentation Ideas for First-Time Presenters appeared first on SketchBubble Official Blog. The one thing you haven’t done is achieved a comfort level in public speaking. Now you’ve been asked to be a presenter at an upcoming event.

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Query letter: sell your article ideas

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

In this 10-minute video, Paul Lima discusses how to sell your article ideas to newspaper and magazine editors using the query letter. He looks at how to structure and write query letters to pitch your article ideas: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uCt1I20Bdyc v=uCt1I20Bdyc

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Use super sticky notes for super sticky ideas

More than PowerPoint...

If you’re brainstorming ideas with a team, give a different colored pack to every team member. We jot down ideas on sticky notes and slap them on the big editorial calendar that we keep on the wall (think of a giant grid sectioned off by time and editorial topics). A story headline idea that seemed perfect for, say, a July 6 online post may get usurped for a much larger breaking news story.

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Audience participation ideas

Speak Schmeak

Here are some ideas that have worked for me: 1. Depending on the size of your group, and especially when you're conducting a workshop or longer training, you will want to encourage participation from your audience. There are always some participants who participate more and some who participate less. It's easy for people who are shy to sit back and wait for the more outgoing members to speak up. How do you keep some people from dominating and help others to break out of their shell?

Sixteen Sensational Storytelling Ideas

Pivotal Public Speaking

Storytelling is such an important skill for the public speaker, that any of these ideas could stimulate an improvement. This article is aimed at people working with children, but would be just as effective for a group of adults. Oral storytelling is one of mankind’s oldest traditions. It’s probably the origin of teaching too. Storytelling skills are excellent ones for children to learn, and attending storytelling sessions given by an adult will pay dividends.

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“Defund the Police” – A good idea but a terrible slogan

Manner of Speaking

There is an important lesson in all of this for anyone who has to persuade people about an idea, whether in a speech, presentation or other format. The post “Defund the Police” – A good idea but a terrible slogan appeared first on Manner of speaking. In the wake of the murder of George Floyd , there has been a powerful backlash against racism and police brutality. I hope it finally leads to permanent, meaningful change.

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Query letter: how to sell your article ideas to editors

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Excerpt from Everything You Wanted to Know About Freelance Writing – Find, Price, Manage Corporate Writing Assignments & Develop Article Ideas and Sell Them to Newspapers and Magazines. You become a freelance writer when you start selling ideas to editors who pay you. To sell your ideas to editors, you need to pitch them using the query letter… Many freelance writers have difficulty with the idea of sales and marketing.

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Speechwriting idea

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Consider putting a short quiz in your next speech. People love to take quizzes. Flip through popular magazines and best-selling books … you’ll see what I mean.) . Create a quiz with perhaps 5 “yes” or “no” answers. It’s an excellent way to build audience engagement.

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Packaging: Without it, most good ideas wither

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Yet, too many would-be influentials are ignoring the mandate that they have to package their ideas into what will get the right attention. The gift industry taught us the power of packaging. Or should have.  Upscale stores such as Sephora usually establish a whole function focused exclusively to wrapping purchases.  A lot of ritual goes into it, creating an experience in itself.  Shoppers leave the store euphoric to be carrying that package in their hands.

David S. Rose on the art of entrepreneurs pitching ideas

Presentation Zen

conquering entrepreneur" by NewsWeek Magazine and has been dubbed The Pitch Coach for his many years of helping entrepreneurs pitch their ideas to potential investors. You are asking people to invest in you , not just the idea. David S. Rose is a business-savvy, fast-talking New Yorker who has been called a "world. Last week a tweet was going around asking ".if if an info-rich investor deck was preferable to a ''Presentation Zen'' investor deck?" David S.

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Ideas - Prospects Want Those, Not Laundry List of Credentials

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The currency of 2017 is The Idea. When prospects contact communications strategists/content-providers, they want us to showcase that we are a bulging source of ideas. Then, after what could have been another go-nowhere discussion with a partner, I emailed ideas about how to put an account out there in a new way. " There are only ideas to experiment with. Finally, I got that.

Improve Your Storytelling Presentation Skills and Get Your Ideas Adopted

Duarte Blog

No matter what industry you work in, there’s a good chance that if you’re giving a presentation you have the same goal that Al Gore had: you want your audience to leave understanding and supporting the ideas you just delivered. This means that stories make people more likely to adopt new ideas and act based on those ideas. Finally, your ideas and the content of your presentation can guide them through their quest to reach a better resolution.

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Bold idea: Could you be the summary speaker?

The Eloquent Woman

But he turned that slot to advantage with a bold idea: I threw in a wrinkle the awesome organizers let me try: I built my talk during the day, based on the best and most dangerous ideas I heard other speakers and attendees say. What do you think of this idea? bold ideasFrequent speaker Scott Berkun writes about being the last speaker of the day , following a long line of speakers.

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The CEO’s Guide to RPA: Robotic Process Automation Explained

SlideModel

Here are some ideas: Candidate pre-screening and shortlisting. Business Analysis Tools Business Ideas Business Intelligence Business Planning Business Presentations Corporate Presentations Robotic Process Automation

10 Tips on How to Make Slides that Communicate Your Idea

Presentation Guru

There is little point getting hung up on the idea that you need to talk like a TED presenter as that type of presenting may not be relevant to your situation.… Is there a tendency to overplay the TED card? Everyone, it seems, is now urged to ‘Talk Like TED’ or even ‘Present Like a TED Pro’, but not everyone is actually going to be giving a TED talk.

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Finding the Right Presentation Metaphors for Your Audience

Duarte Blog

Audience Presentations Storytelling audience Big Idea HBR Idea ideas metaphor metaphors presentation storytellingWhen trying to persuade people to think and act differently, we study their wants and needs, what they care about, what keeps them up at night. Sometimes we reach them by making clear, concise arguments that address those concerns. But often it takes a little something more to engage an audience. Presentation metaphors can help [.] continue reading.

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Collect & Organize Your Presentation Ideas

Executive Speech Coach

Call it old school, but a simple yet effective way to capture and organize your presentation ideas is to write them on index cards. Write your ideas on separate index cards. Go ahead and simply write as many ideas and questions on index cards while preparing for your next presentation. Don't judge the ideas as you write them. After you've run dry on generating ideas for your presentation start to sort them.

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Think BIG to create high-impact presentations

PowerPoint Tips

Big ideas help to inspire people. How to think big in terms of ideas. In terms of ideas, connect: The local to the universal. In all cases, visuals should reflect the ideas you’re trying to get across. You can increase the power of your ideas with images that are big, inspiring, and powerful. Content Design principles Images Slide layout big concepts big ideas big images high-impact slides inspire think big

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Lead Magnet Ideas For Self-Published Authors

Great Public Speaking

We transact things faster, meet people faster, we communicate faster and of course, we share our ideas and talents faster. Ideas come in different forms, shapes and sizes. To help you understand further, here are some lead magnet ideas that can be of interest to you. Let them wonder about what it means, what message it brings and the main idea you could possibly formulate. Living in the information highway has made life easier for all of us.