Stretch your Speaking – Introduction

Manner of Speaking

Happy New Year! We are one week into 2018 as I write this post. Are you off to a good start? How about those resolutions? Get more exercise; eat better; learn a new language; find a new job. Have you made … Continue reading → Motivation cross-training Presentation public speaking

A good introduction/opener

PowerPoint Tips

A good introduction to the delivery of your presentation is extremely important. Your introduction should answer the following. Otherwise, provide a slightly longer introduction, but just enough to let people know why they should listen to you.

6 Steps to a Great Introduction

Manner of Speaking

On 1 June 2016, I announced the launch of a new digital magazine for public speaking professionals: Presentation Guru. I am proud to be one of the co-founders of the site. This post is part of a series designed to share the great content on Presentation … Continue reading → Presentation Guru introducing a speaker Jack Vincent Presentation public speaking Stories

Can audience introductions work?

Speak Schmeak

Fortunately, the rambling self-introductions that you typically find when a group gives impromptu intros did not surface. Figure out in advance how much time you need for the presentation and how much time you're willing to give for introductions.

Rhetorical Devices: Introduction

Manner of Speaking

Rhetoric is the art of using language with persuasive effect. Aristotle wrote the classic book on the subject, On Rhetoric , in the 4th century BC. For centuries, the study of rhetoric—the ability to speak in public and to move audiences with logic, emotion and credibility—was an important component of many educational systems. The word “rhetoric&# comes from the Greek word ????????? rhetorikos), which means “oratorical&#. “Rhetorikos&# is derived from ?????

Introduction to “The Atheist Chronicles”

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Introduction to The Atheist Chronicles : Why the Beliefs of Theists of Every Stripe Are So Unbelievable. Introduction. Dedicated to my father, John Lima, sadly deceased, who could out-fundamentalist any fundamentalist. I’m sure he’d say I was going to burn in Hell for writing this book. But that’s okay. I loved him in spite of what he believed, and I know he loved me in spite of what I didn’t. I was raised a fundamentalist Christian. A Pentecostal. A theist.

Fun Friday: Miss America introductions

Speak Schmeak

The Miss America pageant figured out a way to make 53 introductions fun, engaging and quick (just over ten minutes)! I''ve included a few of the introductions below if you prefer to read instead. I never managed to post this in January, but it''s a perfect video for a Fun Friday!

Introductions: Don't leave them to chance

Speak Schmeak

I recently watched a speaker who confessed, after being introduced, that he was apprehensive about introductions because "I never know what they''re going to say about me." If you''re lucky enough to have someone introduce you, don''t leave your introduction to chance.

Surviving the mini-presentation: Your self-introduction

Speak Schmeak

While thinking about his own introduction, he was trying to hear what others in the room were saying, but was distracted by his own thoughts. He tried to plan his intro only during the applause breaks, but he still missed some of the others' introductions.

Anatomy of a Speaker's Introduction Part III: Toastmaster Tips

Speak and Deliver

In Part I of this series I covered 6 Key Components for you to use in your Introduction, and in Part II , I discussed What Could Go Wrong with your intro, and how to mitigate the damages. 3 Club Introduction Considerations. PAUSE)' Then go into your actual introduction.

Can audience introductions work?

Speak Schmeak

Fortunately, the rambling self-introductions that you typically find when a group gives impromptu intros did not surface. Figure out in advance how much time you need for the presentation and how much time you're willing to give for introductions.

Introduction to Tell Your Story: How to write memoirs and autobiographies

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

In this post we have the contents from, and introduction to, Tell Your Story: How to Write Memoirs and Autobiographies. Here is what is in the book: Contents Introduction 1 / Memoir versus Autobiography 2 / The Writing Process 3 / Before You … Continue reading →

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Anatomy of a Speaker's Introduction Part II: What Could Go Wrong?

Speak and Deliver

In Part I , we looked at the different parts of an ideal introduction for a real world speech. Vocabulary Hurdles You've crafted a beautiful introduction, and when it's read perfectly, it's like a symphony of syllables.

Fun Friday -- Musical introduction

Speak Schmeak

Check out their musical introductions at our local Chamber of Commerce meetings to promote their business. Here are a couple of regular IT guys who are more comfortable singing in front of an audience than speaking.

Over-50: Emergency Introduction to Porcupine Power

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  In corporate life, the porcupine who has influence can and usually does put the kibosh on the introduction of initiatives, hires, and saving someone from being fired. We Baby Boomers and the oldest members of Generation X had been socialized to be polite. Oriented towards others.

Anatomy of a Speaker's Introduction: Part I

Speak and Deliver

That major key is our Introduction. Too often a Speaker's Introduction is one of two things - a reading of the biography or description provided for the event program, or an equally long biography either written by the clueless speaker or the wannabe helpful introducer themselves.

Fundamentals of Writing – introduction

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Welcome to "Fundamentals of Writing: How to Write Articles, Media Releases, Case Studies, Blog Posts and Social Media Content", a book written specifically for those who want to improve their writing skills and apply them to writing articles (for newspapers, magazines, corporate and other publications), media releases, case studies, blog posts and social media content.

ON THE SPEAKER INTRODUCTION

Sandra Schrift - Executive Speech Coach

We’ve all been there: listening to someone totally botch our introduction to an audience. Now is a time to revisit your approach to your speaker introduction and how you support your introducer. Here are tips compiled (by speaker Jeff Davidson)over the years from various masters: Recognize that a good introduction must both set the stage and put the audience at ease. A bad introduction can diminish your impact.

How not to screw up an introduction like the ABC moderators at the Republican Presidential Debate

Manner of Speaking

The Republican Presidential Debate on 6 February 2016 began in appalling fashion. And I am not talking about the candidates. Take a look. I would have expected better. Seriously, it looked like amateur hour. Many people have been poking fun … Continue reading → Moderating Ben Carsons Donald Trump John Kasich Marco Rubio moderator public speaking Republican Presidential Debate

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A good introduction/opener

Pivotal Public Speaking

A good introduction to the delivery of your presentation is extremely important. public speaking speech writing speeches introductionsThe first minute or so sets the stage for the rest of your talk. You should start with an upbeat, positive mood. The first impression you make lasts. You want to quickly gain the attention, interest, and respect of your audience. Your first words should be lively, interesting, clear, and simple. read more => [link].

Why Your Introduction Matters

SpeakerSue Says...

After stumbling over much of my introduction, she turned to me, in front of her 150 team members and said, “Well, you wrote this.” As I was being introduced by the President of the group, I knew I was in trouble.

Audio: Practical Social Networking - Introduction

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Here’s an edited audio track from the first of the five webinars on Practical Social Networking that Jim Carrillo and I hosted in September. This webinar was first broadcast on Wednesday, September 2, 2009. Audio will not give the full webinar experience - we often refer to information shown onscreen, such as website pages from LinkedIn, [.] Here's an edited audio track from the first of the five webinars on Practical Social Networking that Jim Carrillo and I hosted in September.

Audio: Practical Social Networking - Introduction

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Here’s an edited audio track from the first of the five webinars on Practical Social Networking that Jim Carrillo and I hosted in September. This webinar was first broadcast on Wednesday, September 2, 2009. Audio will not give the full webinar experience - we often refer to information shown onscreen, such as website pages from LinkedIn, [.] Here's an edited audio track from the first of the five webinars on Practical Social Networking that Jim Carrillo and I hosted in September.

Your Public Speaking Introduction – Prepare for Success

Pivotal Public Speaking

The introduction to your speech is not your opening. The introduction begins before you do. You will have planned the opening of your speech and its introduction to work best for you and your speech. So rather than having to make up for a poor introduction, ensure you get a good one – one that works for you. There are five basic ingredients your introduction needs to have. Edit the introduction so that it works as a spoken presentation.

Introduction to Fundamentals of Writing

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Introduction to Fundamentals of Writing: How to write articles, media releases, case studies, blog posts and social media content : [link]. Introduction to Fundamentals of Writing: How to write articles, media releases, case studies, blog posts and social media content : [link].

Surviving the mini-presentation: Your self-introduction

Speak Schmeak

While thinking about his own introduction, he was trying to hear what others in the room were saying, but was distracted by his own thoughts. He tried to plan his intro only during the applause breaks, but he still missed some of the others' introductions.

Quick public speaking tip: your introduction

Pivotal Public Speaking

The introduction to your speech should. public speaking speech structure speech writing speech introduction speechesBuild credibility. State your objectives. Overview the elements. Lead into the main point. and give a short background for the points to follow.

Speaker Introduction

Speaking Pro Central Posts

This has been a long time coming, but I really needed to sit down and finally write an introduction that could be used by emcees to introduce me at events. Most of the time, my bio has been read, which is not a great introduction. Luckily, I had Speaking Pro Central ready to point me to some content related to Introductions and Openings. Or even better looking at Presentation Opening Examples and Presentation Introduction Examples.

Unblock Writer’s Block – Introduction

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Excerpt from Unblock Writer’s Block. There is no such thing as writer’s block. How do I know? I know that there is no such thing as writer’s block because I have a dog. If you are feeling a tad quizzical right now, please stick with me. As a writer, I live a rather sedentary life. I don’t jog, lift weights or go to a fitness club. Basically, I don’t exercise. But I do try to walk thirty minutes every day to counter my sedentary life. Notice the word try.

Wrong introduction - but you still smile

Executive Speech Coach

Friday, February 11, 2011 Wrong introduction - but you still smile I inwardly cringed as the introducer read the wrong introduction for my speech. But I forced a beaming smile because I was the only one that knew it was the wrong introduction. He was still saying nice things about me and I recognized that few people listen to the introduction. After the introduction, I smiled as I approached the stage and opened my presentation.

How to Deliver and Outstanding introduction for a Keynote Speaker

Pivotal Public Speaking

public speaking emcee introductions keynote MCimage source. As the introducer, you are the connector – the broker – between the speaker and the audience. The article is short yes, but oh so to the point. All are excellent reminders.

Introduction to Unblock Writer’s Block

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

There is no such thing as writer’s block. How do I know? I know that there is no such thing as writer’s block because I have a dog. If you are feeling a tad quizzical right now, please stick with me. My Books unblock writer's block writer's block writing

“Everything” Chapter 7: Clustering Introduction

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Introduction to clustering (brainstorming or word association). Later you will use clustering to help you develop article ideas.

Self-serving introductions and butt-kissing thank yous

Speak Schmeak

I downloaded an e-book the other day that went like this: Title page Second title page Copyright page Publisher page About the authors (2 pages) Contents Foreword (5 pages) Introduction by one of the authors (2 pages) Chapter 1 I was fifteen pages into the e-book before the actual content began.

Audio: Practical Social Networking - Introduction

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Here’s an edited audio track from the first of the five webinars on Practical Social Networking that Jim Carrillo and I hosted in September. This webinar was first broadcast on Wednesday, September 2, 2009. Audio will not give the full webinar experience - we often refer to information shown onscreen, such as website pages from LinkedIn, [.] Here's an edited audio track from the first of the five webinars on Practical Social Networking that Jim Carrillo and I hosted in September.

Introduction to Unblock Writer’s Block

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Introduction to Unblock Writer’s Block: How to face it, deal with it and overcome it [link]. “Writer’s block is a phony, made up, BS excuse for not doing your work.” ” – Jerry Seinfeld. * * * * *. There is no such thing as writer’s block. How do I know? I know that there is no such thing as writer’s block because I have a dog. If you are feeling a tad quizzical right now, please stick with me. As a writer, I live a sedentary life.

Test Humor for Introductions

Great Public Speaking

Test humor is humor that is placed in your written introduction. The real value of test humor comes when you have heard the same line being delivered in your introduction over and over. It is to be read by your introducer, not by you. Pick a couple of these lines and stick with them. The laughter of the audience will tell you if they are ready to laugh. This concept is called "in fun" (see Wake' em Up Business Presentations for a complete explanation.) NOTE: The "?"

Self-serving introductions and butt-kissing thank yous

Speak Schmeak

I downloaded an e-book the other day that went like this: Title page Second title page Copyright page Publisher page About the authors (2 pages) Contents Foreword (5 pages) Introduction by one of the authors (2 pages) Chapter 1 I was fifteen pages into the e-book before the actual content began.

Webinar: Introduction to Self-Publishing Sat. Nov. 8

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Webinar: Introduction to Self-Publishing. This introduction to self-publishing looks at publishing both print and electronic (Kindle and ePub) versions of your fiction or non-fiction book. Saturday, November 8,10:00 AM – 12:00 PM (EDT). $20. Self-publishing is a booming business.

Better than "needs no introduction:" Memphis student introduces Obama in wry style

The Eloquent Woman

And then there's the problem of introducing the famous speaker-- you know, that one who "needs no introduction," that overused method of letting everyone know you aren't going to do the obvious and read the speaker's well-known bio. introductions Barack Obama

How to start a presentation

PowerPoint Tips

AFTER you’ve engaged people, you can do a more formal introduction to explain: Who you are. I have another post, called A good introduction/opener , that has more information on this topic. Content beginning introduction opener start

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Public Speaking - Testing Introduction Humor

Great Public Speaking

Test humor is humor that is placed in your written introduction. The real value of test humor comes when you have heard the same line being delivered in your introduction over and over. It is to be read by your introducer, not by you. Pick a couple of these lines and stick with them. The laughter of the audience will tell you if they are ready to laugh. This concept is called "in fun" (see Wake' em Up Business Presentations for a additional training.) NOTE: The "?"

"Bombshell" - The New Usual in David Muir's Introduction to ABC Evening News

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

We anticipated it. And, sure enough, it happened. On the ABC Evening News tonight, David Muir opened with the term "bombshell." " That's become the new usual. The bombshell for that particular newscast was, of course, the flipping of Michael Flynn.

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