Practice Breathing to Manage Public Speaking Fear

Speaking Freely

Breathing to manage public speaking fear really works. Every article you read on managing fear and anxiety for public speaking will suggest learning to breathe deeply and diaphragmatically.

University Crisis Management – Lessons from the Penn State Crisis

Matt Eventoff

University crisis management must begin today, whether a crisis exists in the public eye or not. Again, university crisis management must begin today. Crisis Communication Uncategorized athletic crisis communication athletic crisis management college crisis communication college crisis management crisis communication crisis response effective crisis response football how to respond to a crisis.

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Penn State Crisis Management: What to Do Now

Matt Eventoff

Penn State has a crisis management problem, caused by the actions of one man and the inaction of many men. The actions, and the report, are a crisis management issue for more than a football program and a board. Re-frame – The University cannot redefine the crisis, change its (flawed) crisis management strategy of the past year or eliminate future stories. Effective crisis management is not easy. The Freeh Report , released this week, was gut wrenching to read.

Moving Beyond Time Management to Life by Design

Speaker Launcher

The post Moving Beyond Time Management to Life by Design appeared first on Jane Atkinson. Uncategorized creating the life you want life by design moving beyond time management setting intentionsAre you running your business or is your business running you? If you are anything like me, you value freedom. Freedom to choose how you want to spend your time. Freedom to spend that time with the people you love, doing things that make you happy.

Crisis Management: The Anthony Weiner Way

DeFinis Communications

What would “better” look like when it comes to crisis management? I’ll take the high road for just a moment and say that if you are a leader—political, corporate, or otherwise—the first line of defense in crisis management is to resist indiscretion to begin with.

Strategies for Apprehension Management

The Communication Blog

Here, then, is my most complete discussion of communication apprehension (with an emphasis on skills for managing apprehension) from my Essential Elements of Public Speaking , minus the reference citations to research. Here we consider a few preliminaries to communication apprehension and then offer four strategies, four sets of skills, that may help you manage your own fear of speaking. Managing Your Apprehension.

Fear of Public Speaking: A Definitive Guide to Managing and Moving Forward

Matt Eventoff

* Pt I of a 3 part series, as seen on A random internet search for cures for fear of public speaking produces over 2 million results. That is a shame. No matter how many books, courses, DVDs, websites or snake oil salesmen promise to “cure” you of your fear of public speaking; it is never that simple, or that easy. And that is ok. The reality is that every executive has a rush of adrenaline before presenting – the normal “fight or flight” response.

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Communication Strategies: Impression Management

The Communication Blog

Impression management (some writers use the terms self-presentation or identity management) refers to the processes you go through to communicate the impression you want other people to have of you. Impression management is largely the result of the messages communicated. Communication messages, however, are not the only means for impression formation and management.

slideboxx: Slide management software

PowerPoint Tips

slideboxx (by Zinali) helps you find slides from PowerPoint presentations using keyword search. Charles Wolfus of Zinali sent me a free copy (that’s my disclosure statement!) and I’ve been using it ever since. It runs with PowerPoint 2000 through 2007. slideboxx opens and works in your browser. It automatically indexes your presentations—which can take some time, depending on how many you have, and I probably have more than most people.

Six Ways To Manage Audience Expectations

Professionally Speaking...

While meeting or exceeding any expectations the audience may hold is a worthy objective, a sensible parallel one is to learn to manage them. Here is an integrated approach to managing any audience's expectations. As a speaker, you will always deal with audience expectations. – Managing Your Worst Nightmare « TJWALKER INTERACTIVE

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Ch. 3: Time Management (from “Everything You Wanted To Know About Freelance Writing”)

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

It is your job to overcome resistance by managing your time effectively. Everything You Wanted To Know About Freelance Writing Freelance Writing - Corporate Freelance Writing - General Freelance Writing - Newspaper/Magazine Time ManagementIf you feel yourself resisting—thinking there is not enough time in the day to do what you want to do, or chiding yourself for being a born procrastinator—then you should understand that such resistance is natural.

Managing your energy as a speaker: The 90-minute cycle for you and your audience

The Eloquent Woman

Managing your energy levels is vital for speakers who want to be more dynamic and connect effectively with audiences. How do you manage your energy when you're speaking--or see to the energy needs of your audience?

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Who says managers can't talk about numbers without using slides?

Max Atkinson

What Ms Sandberg demonstrates, yet again, is that managers can give clear and compelling presentations about complicated subjects without having to depend on slides at all. My attention was drawn to this by a Twitter link from Shane Greer (@shanegreer), to whom many thanks.

The 7 things senior management need to know about effective presenting

Inter-Activ Presenting and Influencing

Whenever a CEO or Senior Manager stands up to speak they have the opportunity to positively engage and influence. I believe that this opportunity is all too often squandered, Here are some thoughts on the common Senior Management presentation mistakes made by senior executives along with some simple solutions. 1) Just because you are senior doesn’t mean you are automatically a great speaker: I have heard a lot of senior management, directors and CEO’s speak.

Communication Tips for Technical Professionals

Matt Eventoff

II with more communication tips coming soon… Uncategorized Career communication tips for technical professionals Human Capital Management Human Resources Information Technology management matt eventoff Strategy Team Team Management Technical professionals technology professionals Workforce Management

Leveraging existing slides with TeamSlide, slide library software

PowerPoint Tips

This post is an interview with Kartik Sundar, co-founder of TeamSlide, Slide Library/Management software. Either in the cloud or on your premises, TeamSlide provides a secure repository or slide library to organize and manage all your PowerPoint content.

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Interaction Management

The Communication Blog

The term interaction management has been used in a variety of studies on interpersonal communication and refers to the techniques and strategies by which you regulate and carry on interpersonal interactions. Effective interaction management results in an interaction that’s satisfying to both parties. Of course, all interpersonal communication theory, research, and skills are devoted to the effective management of interpersonal interactions.

More 3-part lists and a touch of management speak from Obama on Egypt

Max Atkinson

Management-speak? Unless President Obama really does want to sound like an MBA graduate who's just swallowed a dictionary of management jargon, I think it's time he had a word with his speechwriters.

“Everything” – Chapter 4: Time Management

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Everything You Wanted to Know About Freelance Writing: Chapter 4: Time Management. Tags: Everything You Wanted To Know About Freelance Writing Freelance Writing - Corporate Freelance Writing - General Freelance Writing - Newspaper/Magazine Time Management Everything you wanted to know about freelance writing freelance writing I find a degree of organization helps me effectively deal with editors and clients. Sometimes, for instance, an editor or client will shout, “Catch!”

Guerrilla Communications - Power Brokers, Media Will Have to Get Hang of Interpreting/Managing TweetStorms

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Swallow your pride and start over again in decoding and managing TweetStorms. Right now, observes influential Politico , the inside the beltway power brokers and the media are unhinged by Donald Trump's Tweetstorms. 

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Hey Mr Executive Speaker – Why should anyone listen to you?

Inter-Activ Presenting and Influencing

Whether you are a middle manager or the CEO you can’t afford to forget that your audience are the most important people in the room, not you. Drop the title, drop the management BS and talk to them as human beings. Why should anyone listen to you?

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Nine awesome techniques for managing presentation and public speaking nerves

Inter-Activ Presenting and Influencing

In this post I want to share my top tips for managing your anxiety and encourage you to add yours. Nine awesome techniques for managing presentation and public speaking nerves is a post from: Inter-Activ Presenting and Influencing. The most asked question I get is “how can I overcome my fear of public speaking&#. 1) Breathe! I know this one sounds like a no brainer, but when we are nervous, our breathing gets shallow and rapid and we deprive ourselves of vital oxygen.

Back to the Drawing Board: Overcoming a Setback in Your Speaking Business

Speaker Launcher

Best Website Contest Expert adaptability back to the drawing board Jane Atkinson overcoming setbacks in your speaking business problem solving success success despite adversity time management tips for successUndoubtedly, everyone reading this blog has experienced a setback in their business when the great plan in their head didn’t exactly go as planned when executed. While at the moment it can be frustrating and disappointing, it isn’t a failure.

Talbots: Brutal Lessons in Managing Brand Identity

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Talbots used to be the place to shop for midlevel professional women. The  The merchandise, although no bargain, was affordable.    And, no matter what I selected, I couldn't make a mistake. 

How to be a more confident – fire your fear of public speaking

Inter-Activ Presenting and Influencing

In this post, I'd like to share why it happens and how, by learning how to manage it, you can fire your fear of public speaking and become a more confident communicator. Learning how to be a more confident speaker includes understanding how to manage or prevent emotional hijack. The solution is to learn to manage the emotional hijack but becoming more aware of what is going on inside you. Managing emotional hijack when it happens.

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Reputation Management Post-Death

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In the April issue of Vanity Fair, Michael Kinsley explores reputation management after we die. The compulsion to be famous has expanded to maintaining a high profile even after death. In the article - which you can read here - his primary focus is on us 76 million Baby Boomers.

Managing Your Image Library

Thoughts On Presenting And Design

If you have an image management application such as Lightroom, Aperture, or iPhoto, you could use it. As we design more and more slide decks, we inevitably create or consume an ever greater number of images, whether they’re photographs, icons, or whatever.


How to manage feedback from the presentation backchannel

Speaking about Presenting

In my eBook How to present with a backchannel I recommend that the first time you present with a backchannel, you shouldn’t try and monitor or respond to feedback in real-time (the term backchannel refers to an online conversation taking place at the same time as people are talking live).

Why Toastmasters

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

Communication Leadership & Management ToastmastersI was asked to write a short piece as to why I have been a member of Toastmasters for over 15 years. I have shared it below.

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Reputation Management – Mr Chen Stiffs the Homeless

TJ Walker Interactive

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How Gretchen Rubin Uses Social Media to Lead The Happiness Project Movement

Succeed Speaking

Surely she has a team to help her manage it, right? “I get help when there are design needs, but as far as posting content, I manage that myself,&# Gretchen said when I asked her that question. Marketing Social Media Time Management Website Strategy

Presentation nerves

The Presenter's Blog

Second point to be aware of: The tangible bodily sensations that come with presentation nerves, can be easily managed if we understand the mechanics that create them. Managing Nerves "Peter Watts" beating body language breathing calm cold hands confidence confident fear jitters nerves nervousness panic perfectionism presentation presentation skills presenters' blog presenting public speaking sales tips

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Running with the Olympic Blade Runner: Oscar Pistorius in London 2012

The Presenter's Blog

London Olympics 2012 Managing Nerves Tips From The Top blade runner London 2012 olympics Oscar Pistorius performance presenting public speaking results south african The Blade RunnerThe biggest battle presenters face is the battle to push their comfort zones as speakers.

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Hear the sound of your self-esteem. Coach accordingly

The Presenter's Blog

Managing Nerves Presentation skills Presenting Tips From The Top "Peter Watts" blog coaching confidence inner dialogue nerves presentation skills presenters' blog self-esteem self-talk trainingI became aware of a damp patch. Inevitable with a Victorian cottage.

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Conflict and how to manage it

Inter-Activ Presenting and Influencing

Conflict and how to manage it is a post from: Inter-Activ Presenting and Influencing. Does your business or at least some areas of it suffer from moaning, bitching & complaining? If it does, these are all symptoms of low level conflict and they could be costing your business dearly. Think about it for a moment. What are the consequences of such behaviour – Poor customer service, low productivity, poor quality, and low staff morale to name but a few.

Book 3 of 52 in 52: Drive by Daniel Pink

Speak and Deliver

52 Books in 52 Weeks Books for Speakers Daniel Pink Drive Management Motivation I know, I know - I''m WAY late to the party. Five years apparently. Sure, I''d seen the TEDtalk video - but everytime I thought about buying the book - well, other offerings just seemed to jump up instead.

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Winning the Story Wars – Jonah Sachs is Leading the Charge

Duarte Blog

Book Reviews Business Interview Strategy Tips Video book communication HBR Jonah Sachs leadership management story storytelling Winning the Story WarsWe were thrilled to welcome author Jonah Sachs for a visit to the shop.

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Johnson & Johnson Brand Equity from Tylenol Crisis Management - Over

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" So much for the powerful brand equity Johnson & Johnson had acquired during its management of the Tylenol tampering crisis. A Florida jury changed the world of digital media.

Managing Trumpism - Buddha As Executive Coach

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

He parachutes into organizations where leaders and managers are stuck. The world has changed. That ranges from national/domestic alliances to branding or, more accurately, rebranding. The buzzword to describe all that is “Trumpism.”.