Steve Jobs, One of Today’s Great Presenters, Steps Down from the Main Stage

DeFinis Communications

He begins with a strong hook, states his purpose, and then lays out the agenda of his three to five main points. He develops the body of his presentation with a series of touch points, including analogies, metaphors, stories, data, statistics, and humor.

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Review of “Start strong – 3 gripping ways to open your talk” by Craig Hadden

PowerPoint Tips

Currently, the main tool he uses at work is Articulate Storyline. Cite a startling statistic. ” Then he gives 3 very specific examples of the exact words you could use to start your presentation using a scenario, a startling statistic, or a story. (

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Discover PowerPoint Mix for interactive online lessons

PowerPoint Tips

You get statistics about who watched the Mix as well as quiz scores. The two main additions you make to your presentation are: A recording, during which you can record both your voice and your webcam. PowerPoint Mix is a new PowerPoint add-on by Microsoft, now in beta (not finalized).

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Nick R Thomas - A Public Speaker's Blog: The Great Catch-Up Part 1

Nick R Thomas - A Public Speaker's Blog

Even statistics or technical details can become interesting/entertaining if presented in the right manner. Main PageSpeaking engagements December 2009 - March 2010 Sharp-eyed readers may just have noticed something missing from this blog of late: namely accounts of 16 months' worth of speaking engagements! Bloggers often fall behind on their postings.

How to be an Outstanding Communicator

Manner of Speaking

In organisations, language is often used as a protective veil whose main purpose is to cover the speaker’s back rather than enlighten their audience. Statistics are abstractions that leave us cold. Outstanding communicators understand the limits of statistical data – they know that in most instances it just goes over the heads of a lay audience. To most lay people, a statistic like: 50 million acres of rainforest are cut down every year, doesn’t mean too much.

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Cyberflirting etc

The Communication Blog

12.20.2010 Cyberflirting etc Here is a startling statistic from a survey by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and reported in The Week magazine (December 17, 2010, p. I checked the website (www.aaml.org) and couldn’t find exactly that statistic but I did discover there a wealth of material on the role of cyber flirting and e-communication generally and their impact on interpersonal (mainly romantic) relationships.

4 ways to move people from attention to engagement

Speaking about Presenting

For example, if you’re delivering a project team update or a presentation to a decision-making committee, you don’t really need to give a shocking statistic or a story of how the issue has affected you personally.

4 ways to move people from attention to engagement

Speaking about Presenting

For example, if you’re delivering a project team update or a presentation to a decision-making committee, you don’t really need to give a shocking statistic or a story of how the issue has affected you personally.

Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 16, 2013: Since 1991-92 there has been no set formula for providing funds for PA schools. 65% of all funds now distributed in this school year are based on statistics from the 1989-90 school year.

Speaking Of...

65% of all funds now distributed in this school year are based on statistics from the 1989-90 school year. 65% of all funds now distributed in this school year are based on statistics from the 1989-90 school year. No venue announced yet To consider charter and cyber special education funding Diane Ravitch will be speaking in Philly at the Main Branch of the Philadelphia Free Library on September 17 at 7:30 pm.

In Praise of Proverbs

DeFinis Communications

I spent this weekend at the Inn on the Harbor in the charming seacoast village of Stonington, Maine, where I have stayed many times before. When you want to add variety to your support evidence, and not just bore your audience with dry data and statistics, look for a proverb to help you convince and persuade. Tags: Content Development Speech Preparation Inn on the Harbor Maine proverbs Stonington zany

Quick Solutions to Help You Build a Compelling Presentation Deck in Under an Hour

SlideModel

Identify your main topic, determine the purpose for which you are doing the presentation, and evaluate the type of audience you will engage. . Because people generally perceive statistics and other numerical data as tedious, getting ahead of the curve using attention-grabbing visuals is critical. Introduction. What would you do when you suddenly need to deliver a new PowerPoint presentation by the end of the day?

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Anatomy of a Speaker's Introduction: Part I

Speak and Deliver

Instead, use your introduction to draw them in, make them laugh, and prepare them for the main event - YOU. Attention Grab - just as you might in a speech, start with a question or shocking statistic or statement related to your content, or yourself.

Why do 60% of students find their lectures boring?

PowerPoint Tips

“One of the main contributors to student boredom is the use of PowerPoint. It’s almost certainly different in India; in fact each region probably has its own statistics. I just found a great article by Sandi Mann in The Guardian, called, “ Why do 60% of students find their lectures boring? (Dr. Sandi Mann is senior lecturer in occupational psychology at the University of Central Lancashire in the UK.) You can probably guess what’s coming.

Query letter: how to sell your article ideas to editors

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Maybe include some statistics or trend information. Baked or turned into applesauce, they can be used as a side dish for main meals or as scrumptious dessert. 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. Note : See link to Query Letter Video at end of blog post.

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Famous Speech Friday: Sally Ride's "Shoot for the Stars"

The Eloquent Woman

She's able to give guidance to a teacher who says her students think math is too difficult, and she offers some statistics on the employment outlook for engineers and technical workers. This Saturday marks Sally Ride Day, honoring the first American woman in space.

What Moves an Audience?

Speak and Deliver

skip to main | skip to sidebar What Moves an Audience? You have statistics and famous quotes to back you up. Posted by Rich Hopkins, Speaker, Author, Coach on Monday, September 21, 2009 Labels: Storytelling Youre passionate about the topic. You know what you want your audience to do.

May 12for12 Challenge: Be Prepared

Speak Schmeak

Then, you have to think about what your main message is going to be. Once you know your main message or theme, then you can start putting down ideas. Now, what three main ideas do you want to convey? Statistics, stories, examples and analogies fill in here.

Is your presentation like a flea market?

Speak Schmeak

What's your main message and what are the three key points you want to make in order to get that message across? Image by Pedro Moura Pinheiro Presentations can go wrong in a lot of different ways. Here's one way that you may have perpetrated, or perhaps experienced as an audience member.

Start your presentation with PUNCH

Presentation Zen

After talking about how import "our children" are (most people in the audience had children), he confessed that the children on screen were his and that his main concern in his life was being around a great long while to take of them.

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Inside Voice: Speechwriter Amélie Crosson-Gooderham

The Eloquent Woman

Another trick to make the story real for listeners in the room, if you are presenting any kind of statistics or numbers, is to express them in relation to the size to the audience or the population of the city where you are speaking.

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Three levels of presentation openings - which should you use? : Speaking about Presenting

Speaking about Presenting

Key Message: Here’s the main thing I want you to take away from my presentation: [give key message of your presentation]. Refer to a shocking statistic. Tags: Content Attention-getting presentation Presentation opening quotes statistics stories I get frustrated at presentation advice which says you have to do something clever or dramatic at the beginning of a presentation to grab your audience’s attention. That’s for three reasons: 1.

May 12for12 Challenge: Be Prepared

Speak Schmeak

Then, you have to think about what your main message is going to be. Once you know your main message or theme, then you can start putting down ideas. Now, what three main ideas do you want to convey? Statistics, stories, examples and analogies fill in here. Have you joined my 12 Speaking Challenges for 2012 program yet?

Death by TMI

Pivotal Public Speaking

Unfortunately, when this is the main aim, we lose sight of the point of the speech and the needs of the audience and consequently have no clear message. So we give our audiences masses of facts that prove the point we are making – statistics, reports, graphs and diagrams, proof in all its forms. There should be three main points. If it is a longer presentation, then have three subdivisions of those main points.

Speak & Deliver - A Public Speaking Blog For the Speaking Public.

Speak and Deliver

skip to main | skip to sidebar Grabbing the Audiences Attention: Myth or Method? opening with your main point is one of the most debated methods in speaking.

Quick takeaways from Presentation Summit 2011–Day 3

PowerPoint Tips

His main point was that the only reason to give a presentation is to change the world. He recommended starting with an “explosion,” a story or interesting statistic. Day 3 was the last day of the Presentation Summit and had fewer scheduled sessions.

Quick takeaways from Presentation Summit 2011–Day 1, Part 2

PowerPoint Tips

That’s why a good start to a presentation might include mentioning a shocking statistic, asking the audience a question or evoking emotion in some way–such as by telling a story about spending thousands of dollars to visit a city and forgetting why you came.

Successful Speeches Blog " 39 Things I've learned About Public Speaking

Successful Speeches Blog

When put to the test, most statistics about public speaking are. Before using a statistic in your speech, research the statistic. There are a lot of myths disguised as statistics. Always put statistics in context. Explain what the statistic. It will reinforce your main. Every year, I challenge myself on my birthday by doing consecutive. push-ups to match the birthday I’m celebrating.

How to create a “new” presentation from pre-existing slides

Speaking about Presenting

Sort your slides into two groups: Slides containing mainly text. It’s probably the main reason most presentations go on too long. Now out of the material that you have left, identify the main points that support the key message. There are four main types of evidence: Stories , case studies, examples, anecdotes. Statistics and numbers. Create a slide for your key message and each main point.

Mindmapping your Presentation: Are you Making this Mistake?

Speaking about Presenting

Take these additional steps: Craft a key message for your presentation that expresses the main point you want to get across. Ensure each point you make is supported by evidence: examples, statistics, endorsements or metaphors.

Mindmapping your Presentation: Are you Making this Mistake?

Speaking about Presenting

Take these additional steps: Craft a key message for your presentation that expresses the main point you want to get across. Ensure each point you make is supported by evidence: examples, statistics, endorsements or metaphors.

Visualizing the Sun Food Agenda with Michael Pollan

Duarte Blog

In the video, as he describes his experience, notice how Michael also outlines the three main issues that he’ll be talking about in the rest of the presentation. Climate change, health statistics, and energy use are pretty abstract concepts. The statistic stuck.

Four lessons for speakers -- from Broadway

Speak Schmeak

And when Princeton, the main character, forgets what he's looking for, the monitors drop down and remind us, with just the word "Purpose." Avenue Q 's main message is that, while life is hard and there are no easy answers, everything (good and bad) is "only for now."

Four lessons for speakers -- from Broadway

Speak Schmeak

And when Princeton, the main character, forgets what he's looking for, the monitors drop down and remind us, with just the word "Purpose." Avenue Q 's main message is that, while life is hard and there are no easy answers, everything (good and bad) is "only for now."

Little-used methods to make the delivery of your PowerPoint stand out

Speaking about Presenting

Here’s an example of how I use this technique: “Here’s the main thing that I want you to get. “Here’s the main thing I want you to get:&# [click - silence]. This is also effective for single numbers and statistics.

How to be an Outstanding Communicator

Manner of Speaking

In organisations, language is often used as a protective veil whose main purpose is to cover the speaker’s back rather than enlighten their audience. Statistics are abstractions that leave us cold. Outstanding communicators understand the limits of statistical data – they know that in most instances it just goes over the heads of a lay audience. To most lay people, a statistic like: 50 million acres of rainforest are cut down every year, doesn’t mean too much.

New Evidence on Need-Based Grant Aid

Speaking Of...

They find that YES, need-based aid (without any performance criteria) produces strong and statistically significant impacts on credits earned and degree completion. In short, the answers do not surprise me at all and lend important empirical evidence to a debate that has been tilted towards merit & performance aid mainly because of a lack of tests on the need-based aid.

Carless in America

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  He rents a car to vacation in Maine.   They will if, as statistics are showing, they are moving back into the city.  The price of benchmark West Texas Intermediate Crude is up $2.45. 

Did Gordon Brown take my advice?

Max Atkinson

Here's what I said in The Times after Mr Brown had made his speech: Judging from his conference speech, Gordon Brown seems to have taken on board the three main points I recommended on these pages on Monday, and arguably gained from some of the benefits I had in mind. Not pausing often enough can cause two main problems.

Public Speaking: Make Your Website a Part of Your Daily Business Life

Great Public Speaking

In addition to uploading new information to keep your public speaking readers interested, there’s research to conduct, statistics to study and maintenance to do. It’s important to include your main keywords in the title of your blog. Just like your public speaking business, your website needs daily attention. As you are performing your day-to-day review of your site, try some of the concepts below to increase your rankings and draw repeat visitors.

What is the most interesting part of your presentation?

More than PowerPoint...

“The overwhelming amount of facts and statistics that support my main thesis.&#. And I like statistics. Let’s say you’ve been asked to stand & deliver a one-hour presentation to a large business audience. So you craft a presentation. You rehearse.