Information doesn't excite your audience

Speak Schmeak

He told me he''s afraid that if he doesn''t give enough information, the audience won''t be as excited as he is. But for now, let''s just address this issue of giving a ton of information so people will get excited. Do people get excited from information?

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The Power of Visual Information

The Speaker Point

April 12, 2011 Posts Comments The Speaker Point Helping you master public speaking and communication skills Home Delivery Speech Analysis Making Money Preparation Reviews About The Power of Visual Information February 2, 2011 By Alex Cequea View Comments We live in information overload. Today’s advances in graphic design means we can clarify messages through visual information. I believe visual information should have 3 main characteristics in order to be effective.

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The difference between a persuasive and an informative presentation

PowerPoint Tips

I think that most presentations can be classified as persuasive or informative.These two presentation types can cover quite a range — more entertaining or less, informal or keynote,for example. What is an informative presentation? Informative presentations use emotion much less.

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Job Search/Career Change - Informational Interviews Are THE Power Tool

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Next is researching those you can meet with, That process is what is called the "informational interview." Pay attention: Informational interviews are a power tool in a job search as well as a career change. Not only do the interviews result in information.

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9-Step “Create Anything” Outline for Information Products

Succeed Speaking

Business Strategy Product Creation Writing Books Information Products Product Creation for SpeakersDo you have a message and/or expertise that can help people? Of course you do. Are you able to “download&# everything you have to offer in a 45-90 minute keynote? Of course not. So do you currently have products or resources that allow your attendees to “take you home&# with them? I hope.

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7 and a Half Ways to Make Your Information Matter

Speak and Deliver

If you're a regular person with a regular job living a regular life, chances are the only times you get asked to speak is to share straight information. Even client sales presentations, if you aren't careful, can become massive information dumps. Information isn't inherently bad.

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Information Needs Inspiration.

Speak and Deliver

as much as Inspiration needs Information. In most cases, speakers know their information - that's why they are speaking about it. Great information - useful and specific. In our desire to put forth the best information.

2010 79

Microsoft Office Subscriptions - Verify Information Retailers Provide

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

There could have been an information gap at the retailers. Orange juice and PCs don't mix well.    Sure, I held out hope that the PC would dry out and be functioning again. But, from experience and internet research I knew that was unlikely.

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Information Is Beautiful

Can You Hear Me Up the Back?

So stop reading this blog, and spend some time considering the work of David McCandless on his Information is Beautiful site. Tags: Speaker Support David McCandless Information Is Beautiful presenting numbers

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A List of the “Best of the Best” in Public Speaking Information

DeFinis Communications

So if you’re tired of endless searching for reliable information about public speaking, check out the list (scroll down to entry #6 and you’ll see me!). In many career paths (business, media, PR, etc,), public speaking skills are essential.

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Too much (personal) information

Speak Schmeak

Some speakers and performers have a tendency to give too much information; I recognize this because I'm one of them. I mentioned last week that we saw Rufus Wainwright on Thursday night. Julianna Raye was the opening performer, singing a bossa nova-inspired set from her new CD.

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Time vs. information

Speak Schmeak

Determine the key pieces of information/main points that will be relevant to the audience (and later, their clients). I'm working with a client who is scheduled to give a 12-minute industry presentation on a complex topic with lots of stats and data.

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Facebook - We're sharing less personal information

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"Facebook Inc. is working to combat a decline in people sharing original, personal content, the fuel that helps power the money machine at the heart of its social network, according to people familiar with the matter."  "  - Sarah Frier, Bloomberg, April 7, 2016.

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A List of the “Best of the Best” in Public Speaking Information

DeFinis Communications

So if you’re tired of endless searching for reliable information about public speaking, check out the list (scroll down to entry #6 and you’ll see me!). In many career paths (business, media, PR, etc,), public speaking skills are essential.

2013 195

Will Information about Competitors take Away from My Financial.

TJ Walker Interactive

» Will Information about Competitors take Away from My Financial Presentation? News analyzed from a communication perspective.

Losing Credibility in the Instant Information Age

Speak and Deliver

Sourcing our non-original material and quotes has always been ethical and important, but in today's lightning fast information age, its essential. {EAV:311a9f443c52784a} Did this picture of Morgan Freeman make you want to read this post?

2012 90

From Information to Imagination: Delivering a Good Story

Kate's Voice

“The highest-paid person in the first half of the next century will be the ‘storyteller.’ The value of products will depend on the story they tell. Nike and many other global companies are already mainly storytellers. That is where the money is — even today.” Rolf Jensen, futurist and author of The Dream Society I [.]. intention Storytelling vocal delivery Expression public speaking tips

How Executives Can Keep Their Organization Informed via an Online Platform

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

In two weeks time I’ll be hosting an free webinar on How Executives Can Keep Their Organization Informed via an Online Platform on the INXPO Social Business TV network. I’ll be sharing tips on how executives can effectively inform and engage with their extended teams. Based on my experience with Silicon Valley technology companies, I’ll [.]. Business Communication Social Media Technology INXPO Webinar

2013 160

Selling - It's about Results, Not Information, Now How Smart You Are

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  In all mediums - digital, print, video, in-person - they are putting out there information and, yes, evidence of how smart they are. The glut of just about everything has thrown many otherwise savvy sellers off their games. 

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Bill Maher Battles Frank Luntz Over Obama, Romney, And ‘Low-Information Voters Mediaite

TJ Walker Interactive

Uncategorized And ‘Low-Information Voters Mediaite "Barack Obama (US President)" "Bill Maher (Comedian)" bill maher Frank Luntz hbo r Obama real time romney

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At Work - The Informal Power Grid (including knowing where the bodies are buried)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In organizational theory and practice, that's known as the "informal power network."  No one would survive on the job or in a contract assignment without an intuitive feel for the dynamics of the informal power grid.

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Free Webinar tomorrow: Learn the Physiology of Information Overload

Beyond Bullet Points

Have you ever wondered why your blood boils or you grow ice cold when you experience an overwhelming amount of information? There actually may be a physiological explanation, which heightens the need for getting it right when it comes to presenting information effectively no matter what tools you use. Join Cliff Atkinson at Noon Eastern on Friday, July 20, 2012 , for this complimentary 1-hour webinar and you’ll learn: The physiology of overwhelm.

Public Speaking tips – What use is information?

Pivotal Public Speaking

Yes you can present mountains of information. Choose the pieces of information that will be of most use to them. Yes you are an expert in your field. But it will not impress your audience, nor will it create an impact … unless you make it relevant. Make it relevant to your audience. How will it solve their problems? How will it make life better or more profitable? Each piece of data or fact should be couched in a point about its usefulness.

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Give Employees More Information: Prevent misconduct

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

 One way to reduce the fallout after a layoff or even new leadership is to provide employees with more information about what's going on and why.    CEB found that only 34% felt they were receiving adequate information. Change rattles employees.    So much so that they are are three times more likely to engage in criminal mischief or worse - such as insider trading. That's what CEB discovered in its research, reports CORPORATE COUNSEL. One

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Need More Information? Stop Talking


Assuming you are not asking for private or embarrassing information, a pause is a powerful tool. In the process, that person will often provide more information in relation to the question—exactly what the silent person is looking for. An executive, who is a coaching client, and I were discussing the use of questions to uncover what’s behind a person’s position on a particular issue.

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Presentation Tip: Word clues to better organize information

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

With information overload being the number one issue for audiences today, how can presenters better organize their information so it is easier to understand? The problem is that this assumes that the audience can remember all the points across multiple slides and put all of the information together to figure out the message. A much better way to organize the information is in a comparison table. Organize your information into two parts.

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Need Comfort, Information, Insight? - Have Conversations with Those Who Don't Need to Sound Cool

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Cool gets in the way of conversations with payoffs. Those payoffs range from receiving comfort when in distress to gaining insight into a marketplace or job niche.    That's because those whose signature is sounding cool are preoccupied with showcasing that persona.

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Gilded Age Kind of Murder of Lois Colley - Arrest Made But No Information about Alleged Motivation

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Rural North Salem, New York is horse country. The Colley family had 33 of them. One images that lifestyle something out of the gilded age. Were there gala ballroom dances during the holiday season? But, the family had also become infamous.

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Presentation Tip: How to use “About Us” information

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

In a past article I spoke about the way to structure a sales presentation and suggested that the information about your firm should come after you have demonstrated the solution to their problem. In this article I want to expand on what to do with the “About Us” information that too many presenters feel is essential to include at the start of a presentation. So, based on what I just said, do I think you should have any information about your firm?

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Great Speakers Perform, Inform, Transform | Public Speaking Training

TJ Walker Interactive

Uncategorized public speaking training

2013 52

Book Review: The Wall Street Journal Guide to Information Graphics, by Dona M. Wong

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Dona M. Wong’s slim volume is a beautifully printed guide to “The Do’s and Don’ts of Presenting Data, Facts, and Figures” As a former graphics director at the WSJ she set standards that made sense of complex data for readers. As a student of well-known PowerPoint critic Edward Tufte she takes the theories of [.]. Business Communication Technology design financial data PowerPoint

2011 139

Public Speaking - Informative Speech Topics

Great Public Speaking

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What Information do I tell Investors? « TJWALKER INTERACTIVE

TJ Walker Interactive

How to Start Investor Pitch » What Information do I tell Investors? The information that you tell your potential investors is crucial during your financial pitch. News analyzed from a communication perspective.

2011 61

Green Room Speakers: Speak to Move, Not to Inform

Green Room Speakers

Tuesday, April 5, 2011 Speak to Move, Not to Inform In this TED video, Salman Khan, founder of the Khan Academy, discusses his revolutionary approach to education: Khan advocates flipping the traditional classroom model. From the Green Room: Speak to move, not to inform. Inform?

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5 Tips for Presenting Boring Technical Information - so It Isn't Boring

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

  First, realize giving a presentation is all about persuasion, not information.    Ask yourself, what is the problem that the audience has for which my information is the solution?    That’s when it’s appropriate to give them said information.    Don’t give out information, give examples and case studies.    Case studies and examples bring dry information to life. 

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PowerPoint Slide Makeover #55: Using a table to organize information

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

If you want the audience to understand results or numeric information, don't use text on your slides that reads like your speaker notes.

2010 62

A source for career information

Joan Detz Speaker Services

For more information on a variety of job trends, visit . It contains very practical information (and a healthy dose of motivation, too). The February 15 th CareerGrowth Group newsletter (produced by Beverly R. Daniel, MS, MBA), reports increased hiring for Public Relations specialists. These monthly newsletters address a wide range of topics: readiness toolkits … asking for a raise … New York Area market trends … etc.

Sales Calls: Vendors are the ones looking for information, insight

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  The new story is that, with fast-moving technology and mutating business practices, we vendors look to prospects to provide information and insight about the marketplace in general and application of technology in particular. 

Presenting to Teach and Inform — PowerPoint for Education & Training

Pivotal Public Speaking

How to combine verbal and visual information. You are invited to a training webinar. … presented by Ellen Finkelstein. … Wednesday, February 24th at 11am PT, 12n MT, 1pm CT, 2pm ET. Ellen Finkelstein delivers high content in everything she does.

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PowerPoint Tip: Sequence of Information matters

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

Research by Michael Posner reported in John Medina’s book Brain Rules shows why the typical sequence of information is not helping our presentations be as effective as they could be. I’ve been sharing this with my workshop audiences this year and I’d like to share it with you in today’s tip. The usual sequence is to methodically share every piece of supporting data we have in a logical order and present the conclusion after all the data has been shared.

TED Talk Analysis: Tony Porter “A Call to Men”

The Speaker Point

He only spoke for 11 minutes, but he managed to introduce an outstanding amount of information in a clear, informative, persuasive, entertaining, and shocking manner. Related Articles: The Power of Visual Information 3 Presentation Skills You Can Practice Any Time How to communicate social issues through art and parody Filed Under: Featured , Speech Critiques Tagged With: engaging , Resonate , story-telling , TED [link] Nancy Duarte Thanks for the mention, Alex.

Video Excerpt from Fripp's Informative DVD for Professional Speakers

Fripp THE Executive Speech Coach

Enjoy this video excerpt from one of Patricia Fripp's DVDs for professional speakers, The Speech as Product: Write It and They Will Pay.Not Necessarily. This DVD teaches professional speakers how to develop presentations that clients will actually pay for. 

PowerPoint Slide Makeover - Comparing information at two points in time

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

Just a quick note to let you know that a new Slide Makeover Video Podcast based on the ideas in "The Visual Slide Revolution" is available for your viewing through the iTunes Store, online or through my YouTube channel.

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