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. Do you remember when you first became aware of climate change?

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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. Do you remember when you first became aware of climate change?

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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.

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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. Hands up if you enjoy being lectured to?

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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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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, […].

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).

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.

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SP Tip # 79: Distance yourself from a bad idea.

Executive Speech Coach

Distance Yourself From a Bad Idea There might be times when you want to persuade your audience to change. When presenting, you can use this to your advantage by placing bad ideas, the status quo or the past on your right side.

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 ideas

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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. I’ve just finished a four day improvisational comedy course for speakers.

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When Is Rehearsing a Presentation a Bad Idea?

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

When is rehearsing a presentation a bad idea?    Clients often try to talk themselves out of rehearsal, because they’re pressed for time, because they don’t like the feeling of rehearsal (you’re not in control yet), or because they argue that rehearsal will make them stale.    Those are bad arguments.    People who ‘wing it’ usually betray their lack of preparation in their body language. 

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. I drive my wife nuts. I know none of you are surprised by this.

The TED Secret to Great Public Speaking

Manner of Speaking

I have decided to create a “tricolon” of posts about Chris … Continue reading → Analysis of a Speech TED audience Chris Anderson ideas metaphor public speaking simplicityMy previous two posts centred around TED Curator Chris Anderson. The first was about his reflections on the day that TED might have died; the second was a quote about compelling presentations.

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Ideas for the weekly team meeting

The Presenter's Blog

Yet again it’s that darned team meeting, and yet again, as the person chairing it, you’ve got no idea what to talk about. by Peter Watts. What to talk about at the weekly team meeting? It’s a seventh-day conundrum. Yet again it’s Monday morning.

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%. Albert Mehrabian. Your body language 38%. Your tone of voice 55%. This is the Mehrabian formula first proposed by Albert Mehrabian in 1967.

Storytelling-I. 5 Ideas. 5 Blogs. 5 Days.

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

  5 blogs, 5 days, 5 ideas on storytelling.  I’m going to do a series of quick blogs about storytelling – 5 in 5 days.    Everyone seems to get these days that storytelling is important, because we’re awash in data and information and can’t remember it all.    But we do remember stories.    They’re even more important than that.    They are how our brains work.

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.

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What's the big idea? What those TED-like talks are looking for

The Eloquent Woman

And there's just one thing standing between you and that goal: One big idea. That's because if you're going to make the most of those 3- or 5- or 15- or 20-minute opportunities, you need to narrow your focus down to one big idea. What's the big idea?

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.

Yes Checklist: what to discuss when and editor says yes to your article idea

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

What you do once an editor says “yes” to your article idea can be as important as how you pitch your ideas (the query letter). Article idea. Short synopsis of your original idea to make sure you and the editor are on the same track or to see if the editor wants to alter the slant of your idea in any way. The particular approach to the article you are taking or that the editor wants you to take; the aspect of the idea the article will focus on.

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The TED Secret to Great Public Speaking

Manner of Speaking

I have decided to create a “tricolon” of posts about Chris … Continue reading → Analysis of a Speech TED audience Chris Anderson ideas metaphor public speaking simplicityMy previous two posts centred around TED Curator Chris Anderson. The first was about his reflections on the day that TED might have died; the second was a quote about compelling presentations.

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Storytelling - IV. 5 Ideas. 5 Blogs. 5 Days.

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

   Great Stories Let their Audiences in on the Secret Before their Characters Know This idea is a tough one for many storytellers to swallow.  This is the fourth blog in a series about storytelling – 5 in 5 days.    Everyone seems to get it that storytelling is important, because we’re awash in data and information and can’t remember it all.    But we do remember stories.    That’s because they are how our brains work. 

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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.

Storytelling-II. 5 Ideas. 5 Blogs. 5 Days.

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

  Have things always been done in a certain way in your industry until a new product, market entrant, or idea comes along to disrupt it?  This is the second blog in a series about storytelling – 5 in 5 days.    Everyone seems to get it that storytelling is important, because we’re awash in data and information and can’t remember it all.    But we do remember stories.    That’s because they are how our brains work. 

Storytelling-III. 5 Ideas. 5 Blogs. 5 Days.

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

This is the third blog in a series about storytelling – 5 in 5 days.    Everyone seems to get it that storytelling is important, because we’re awash in data and information and can’t remember it all.    But we do remember stories.    That’s because they are how our brains work.    For example, they are why we all feel that it’s safer to drive than fly, even though the statistics prove the opposite. 

Twitter Conference Ideas

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Twitter has become a pretty great tool to help with socializing at conferences. Here are a few of the things we've been doing Twitter as Social Chat At both DevLearn and TechKnowledge , we created a hashtag and created a specific Twitter account that was the hub.

Storytelling-V. 5 Ideas. 5 Blogs. 5 Days.

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

  Allowing your characters (or your company or your idea or your product) to change is hard because your instinct (and the advice of your legal department) is to protect your baby and keep it the same.  This is the fifth and final blog in a series about storytelling – 5 in 5 days.    Everyone seems to get it that storytelling is important, because we’re awash in data and information and can’t remember it all.    But we do remember stories. 

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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?

Watching highlights from the third 2010 election debate makes me wonder (again) whether they're a good idea

Max Atkinson

But they haven''t yet asked me what I think should happen in 2015 - even though I''ve blogged extensively about why I think it''s not a very good idea.

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PowerPoint Tips, Mistakes and Ideas from 2011

Executive Speech Coach

What are the best ideas that you can use to improve your PowerPoint Presentations? What if Your PowerPoint Slides Make You a Liar? The marketing director of a well known Internet company presented us with fascinating stats about Internet use and users. I was captivated by the numbers and percentages until he reached the graph slide in his PowerPoint presentation. One of my colleagues raised his hand to ask a question.

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Bad Rules Never Seem to Die: the 5 Worst Ideas in Public Speaking

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

I first published this blog post 3 years ago, and I’m sorry to say I still see people following these 5 (bad) rules all the time.    Let’s stamp them out now!  With thanks to Susan Trivers who reminded me of it.     1.    “Tell ‘em what you’re going to say, say it, and tell ‘em what you said.”   This old chestnut is still widely believed. 

Toastmasters Friday: Is YouTube a Good Idea?

Speak and Deliver

Over the last few years, more and more Toastmasters Clubs and Members have been uploading speeches to the web. Sometimes its to promote the club, sometimes the speaker. Good speeches, so-so speeches, champion-level speeches - they are all there.

Preparing a speech for a friend who's dying: 7 ideas & resources

The Eloquent Woman

When a reader who also is a speaker coach wrote to ask "How do I help a dying friend with a speech about her life and illness?" , she added that she was willing to cast a wide net and see whether The Eloquent Woman community had any tips or ideas to help her. "My I'm happy to say that our fellow speaker coaches, in particular, came up with a wide range of ideas, examples and options. From this, I take a couple of lessons and ideas.

The sushi of speaking: 7 bite-sized ideas to get you speech-ready

The Eloquent Woman

For some speakers, the dangers of a speech lurk in the preparation. They over-prepare for speeches , focus on the writing, or worry about potential pitfalls. In some sense, they may be biting off more than they can chew.

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.

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.

Presentation Tip: Ideas from the 2013 Presentation Summit

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

Every year when I speak at and attend the Presentation Summit conference I come back with great ideas from other presentation experts that I can adapt or use in my own presentations. Lauderdale, FL and in this article I want to share three ideas I picked up at the conference.

TED Conversations let you discuss big ideas with the speakers.online

The Eloquent Woman

TED, the conference where speakers share big ideas in a proscribed format, has launched a new site where you can talk to those speakers: TED Conversations.