200 Top Tweets from #NSA12

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

The annual National Speakers Association Convention was held July 14 – 17, 2012 at the JW Marriott Hotel, Indianapolis. I was not able to attend this year’s event, but took the opportunity to follow along on Twitter. Over 1,000 professional speakers met for the four days and attended a series of main stage keynotes, break [.]. Public Speaking Social Media Conference National Speakers Association

Veterans Day: another resource for speechwriters

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One of the 3,000 quotations to choose from: “They [Union soldiers and sailors] gave ungrudgingly; it was not a trade, but an offering.&# (Acceptance speech given by Benjamin Harrison in Indianapolis on September 11, 1888 Military speechwriters will find much good material in THE BULLY PULPIT: QUOTATIONS FROM AMERICA’S PRESIDENTS, edited by Elizabeth Frost, and published by Facts on File (well respected for the excellent documentation in its reference books).

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Kennedy's speech to an audience in Indianapolis that night.

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Excellent Events

Humor Power

Indianapolis, Indiana. Invest In Yourself. – Have Fun. – Advance Your Career. – Expand Your Network. Here are some great professional development conventions I’d recommend: AATH’s 25th Annual Conference. Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor. April 19-22. Chicago, Illinois. Humor Project Conference. The Positive Power of Humor and Creativity. June 1-3. Silver Bay, New York. Alexander Technique Workshops.

Book Review: 10 Steps to Writing a Vital Speech, by Fletcher Dean

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Structure the speech Write the material Rewrite for clarity Using PowerPoint Coaching the speaker Some of the most enjoyable, and insightful, parts of the book are the analysis of icons of American rhetoric including General Douglas McArthur’s 1962 speech to West Point cadets and Robert Kennedy’s 1968 speech in Indianapolis on the night Martin Luther King was assassinated.

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Famous Speech Friday: Robert Kennedy on the death of Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Eloquent Woman

He arrived in Indianapolis to learn that civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. If I''m going to blow up the rules for Famous Speech Friday, it will be for this speech. I saw it broadcast live 45 years ago, and it stands among the best impromptu speeches I know.

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The speaker in a crisis

The Eloquent Woman

Kennedy's impromptu remarks at a 1968 Indianapolis rally, in which he informed the mostly black audience of the assassination of Rev. What would you say if you were the speaker and a crisis occurred?

Call an audible during your presentation

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

On Sunday I was watching the AFC Championship game between the Indianapolis Colts and the New York Jets. Even if you are not a football fan, stick with me on this one. I like watching top performers in their fields and in this case I got to watch Peyton Manning, one of the best quarterbacks in football. He is this year’s Most Valuable Player in the NFL. One thing he does better than any other quarterback is change the play at the line of scrimmage based on what he sees the defence doing.

Joke Contest Results — City Slogans

Humor Power

Here are the results of our October Joke Contest. The theme is City Slogans , inspired by the Las Vegas slogan: What happens in Vegas…stays in Vegas. 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, 2011. ** FIRST PLACE **.

Joke Contest Results — Blended Cities

Humor Power

It’s time for the results of our Blended Cities joke writing contest. The contest theme was inspired by Sol Morrison of Santa Barbara. New Joke Contests are announced mid-month. New Cartoon Caption Contests are announced on the first of the month. Here are this month’s top lines: ** FIRST PLACE **. Maryland and Tijuana — Mary-Juana: A city Bill Clinton visited but didn’t inhaled once while he was there. Darin Thompson, Smithfield, Utah, USA. ** SECOND PLACE **.

Joke Contest Results — Blended Cities

Humor Power

It’s time for the results of our Blended Cities joke writing contest. The contest theme was inspired by Sol Morrison of Santa Barbara. New Joke Contests are announced mid-month. New Cartoon Caption Contests are announced on the first of the month. Here are this month’s top lines: ** FIRST PLACE **. Maryland and Tijuana — Mary-Juana: A city Bill Clinton visited but didn’t inhaled once while he was there. Darin Thompson, Smithfield, Utah, USA. ** SECOND PLACE **.

Making Public Speaking FUN! Part 10

Communication Steroids

Professional Speaker Ryan Moran from Indianapolis offers another way to talk to young people: relate directly to them by ‘becoming’ one of them for a bit: Having been involved in student leadership since Jr. Skip to content Follow: RSS Twitter Home About Contact Us Current Programs Inner Circle Newsletter Products 20 Presentation Skills That Kill: Audio CDSeminar Social Media and Public Relations: Audio Task Oriented Teams: Audio CDSeminar What We Do Making Public Speaking FUN!

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Robby Slaughter We're organizing a small conference (the Indianapolis Productivity Summit on March 30) and are facing these issues as the event draws nearer.