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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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.

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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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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 ?

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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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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.

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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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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.

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.

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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.

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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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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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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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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.

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

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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. Whose Idea Should It Be?

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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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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.

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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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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Simple Presentation Ideas for First-Time Presenters


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, […].

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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.

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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 ideas

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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.

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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).

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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.

What Idea Will You Have Today?

Speak and Deliver

skip to main | skip to sidebar What Idea Will You Have Today? Posted by Rich Hopkins, Speaker, Author, Coach on Tuesday, December 29, 2009 Labels: Barnes and Noble , Books , Choices , Christmas , DSi , Ideas , Stories Thats right - youre destined to have an idea today.

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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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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. " There are only ideas to experiment with. Finally, I got that.

How to Give A Compelling Interview Presentation: Tips, Examples and Topic Ideas


You can find even more ideas for designing your presentations in this post. Swipe either of the following job interview presentation samples: How to Come Up With 15-Minute Interview Presentation Ideas. Backup your statements with facts.

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9 ideas to mix up your speaking in 2018

The Eloquent Woman

(Editor' s note: Reader and client Cate Huston -- an engineer, frequent speaker, and enthusiastic booster of getting more women in tech to speak-- offered this guest post sharing ways to switch it up when preparing talks as inspiration for you early in the new year. Thanks, Cate!)

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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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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.

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: v=uCt1I20Bdyc

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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.

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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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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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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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?

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New official guide to TED talks shares the 'secret': It's all in your ideas

The Eloquent Woman

Just when we get to the point where your idea should be clear, you skip past it. Many coaches make the error of urging speakers with big, complex ideas to skip over details in order to keep things simple. build your idea from concepts and language your audience already understands.

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5 Video Ideas for the Speaker Author Solo-Entrepreneur

Great Public Speaking

Here are a few video ideas: Interviews Ask your fans to send in questions and film the response. Behind the scenes You readers want to know how your book was created or where the idea came from. Are you a professional speaker that also has a book out or in the works?

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.

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