Presentation Crimes I Have Committed #1

Can You Hear Me Up the Back?

The Scene: a meeting of a global committee to decide on a new brand. Neat lines of plugs criss-cross his head, with painful looking red welts at the base of each. It must be really painful to get fully plugged. We get to the meeting room early and prepare. He tilted his head forward to reveal – oh, yes - hair plugs. Tags: Presentations air travel embarrassment exploding hair conditioner hair plugs hair transplant man presentation crimes Pic: Stgermh.

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Choosing a platform for your online course

PowerPoint Tips

Live webinars or meetings? If you want to drip content and give every participant a unique password, membership software, usually as a WordPress plug-in, is a good option. WordPress course plug-ins. You can buy WordPress course plug-ins.

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What are your speaking skills worth to Warren Buffet?

Speak Schmeak

On November 12, Warren Buffet and Bill Gates were interviewed at a town hall meeting by CNBC's Becky Quick and students from Columbia Business School. Toward the end of the meeting, the following question was asked by a student: "What's the one thing that your MBA didn't prepare you for when you got out into the real world?" Okay, so not a very articulate plug for public speaking training, but you get the gist. (

The Benefits of Collaborative Presentation Development

Inter-Activ Presenting and Influencing

Collaboration plugs critical gaps in your knowledge and skill. This could be in a team meeting or over a lunch break. Ray Adams, a friend, shared this great example. “I always get my boss to review my slide deck before any meeting with senior stakeholders to ensure it flows, is accurate, but most importantly that people will get it first time reading it. Discover the benefits of collaborative presentation development.

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Social Media Gadflies - Best short-term therapy around

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"  I looked around to plug in my laptop. About a year after our meet-up, he opened his own transportation business. It was the worst of times.    I stopped at a truck stop half way between Boston, MA and my home office in New Haven, CT. From the get-go, I knew the assignment wasn't for me. And I had traveled all that way, expenses not reimbursed (parking for 2 hours set me back $32), to check out the "opportunity." 

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The Man Is Sticking It to Those Over-35 - Tender Mercies (for some) During Gov Shutdown

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That's a lot of us because more of us have opted to plug into that system at age 62. No, usually we can't make ends meet solely through Social Security. This week The Wall Street Journa l chronicled how the work world is sticking it to us aging. About 8 million of older professionals are unemployed or in low-quality jobs. Essentially, age bias is kicking in at age 35. Yes, 35.

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What are your speaking skills worth to Warren Buffet?

Speak Schmeak

On November 12, Warren Buffet and Bill Gates were interviewed at a town hall meeting by CNBC's Becky Quick and students from Columbia Business School. Toward the end of the meeting, the following question was asked by a student: "What's the one thing that your MBA didn't prepare you for when you got out into the real world?" Okay, so not a very articulate plug for public speaking training, but you get the gist. (

Build the audience into your presentation

Speak Schmeak

Last week at my networking group meeting, one of the speakers managed to mention five or six people in the room as he went through his ten-minute presentation. His lighthearted approach also added some humor to the presentation, as his main point was that he was not going to talk about his business while, of course, talking about his business, and plugging other businesses in the process.

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UnConference Versus Conference

More than PowerPoint...

Those who present often overtly plug their companies with overblown introductions. No overt product plugs: unless they are pertinent to the presentation. People who speak enthusiastically -- not for the ulterior motive of plugging their wares, but because they are passionate about sharing their ideas. Conversely, if you give a stellar performance, your reward is continuing the conversation with the engaging, delightful people you meet. It's a Conference.

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4 finds to streamline your public speaking and presenting

The Eloquent Woman

I''ll be revising my prep, delivery and followup for presentations now that these tools are available: Unwhiteboard: You''re probably already taking pictures with your smartphone to capture whiteboard musings from meetings. VideoStream for Google Chromecast: The Google Chromecast HDMI Streaming Media Player itself is handy: For less than $30, you can plug it into any TV with an HDMI port and stream video programming.

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5 public speaking tips from Nemo

Speak Schmeak

Fortunately, Nemo's father, on his way to save his son, meets a very brave and joyful creature, a female fish named Dory, who soon becomes his Mentor , in spite of her crazyness and very poor memory. Well, women on board meetings can also fall into that trap and would rather remain silent than ask for what they want. Use your 6th sense too, your intuition and plug yourself in your audience.

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Breakfast with Clayton

Speaking Of...

I spotted a young man working on his laptop with an iPhone plugged into it. I'm convinced that had to do with the fact that I was unplugged, he had a natural cuiriosity about meeting new people, and he gladly engaged in a real conversation as a break from his graduate studies homework. On a rare snowy day in Dallas I found myself having breakfast at the Dallas Fort Worth airport, in a distant corner of the terminal next to a small Starbucks.

How to Start Digitizing Your Supply Chain Management

SlideModel

The customer demand levels are changing at a break-neck speed and companies are constantly forced to optimize their supply chain strategy to meet those shifts and remain as competitive as industry leaders in their category. New technological innovations are disrupting every major business sector, and every business process out there. Supply chain management is no exception.

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The #1 way to get best results with email

SpeakerSue Says...

You know how you plug a destination into Google maps or Waze or whatever nav system you use? Are you looking for fresh, modern ideas to boost success at your next sales meeting or conference? SpeakerSue will energize your meeting, keep everyone engaged and provide the “kick” your team needs to create a cultural change in the way they communicate. You input where you want to go, and the app provides the path. Same thing with email.

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Lessons from a lifestyle entrepreneur

Speak Schmeak

We had several meetings to discuss themes, materials, and direction for the line. Ultimately, after we both spent hundreds of hours and thousands of dollars on the project, Gigi decided to pull the plug. I'm enjoying Jane Pollak's book " Soul Proprietor: 101 Lessons From a Lifestyle Entrepreneur. Jane is a business coach who specializes in working with creative women entrepreneurs.

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The commute communicator: Practicing speeches in your car

The Eloquent Woman

Feel free to plug it into your dashboard''s audio system. I''m getting in my car to drive two hours to a meeting across the state, so I''ll practice on the trip," was a typical comment when we''d check in on Skype. "I''m still practicing my speech on my way to the office! Okay, not every day, but many days.It''s hard to break habits." So wrote one of my speaker coaching clients after having given a successful talk.

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Magic flip chart

Speak Schmeak

I was given the opportunity recently to test out a new product called Papershow by Canson, a new way to digitize meeting notes that would normally be written on a flip chart or white board. As you draw, the camera records the pen tip's position and sends it to the Bluetooth USB key plugged into the computer.

Observational Humor — Case Study #119

Humor Power

More Observational Humor from an excellent meeting. THE SET-UP (What was said and what happened during the meeting before the monologue was delivered.). The Club awards for Toastmaster of the Year and Spark Plug of the. Before the meeting started, Bobby joked that he loved seeing guests because he likes seeing people he doesn’t owe money to. They are talented and bring great energy to the meetings.

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Observational Humor — Case Study #117

Humor Power

We had another excellent meeting. THE SET - UP (What was said and what happened during the meeting before the monologue was delivered.). The awards for Toastmaster of the Year and Spark Plug of the Year for the club were presented. Before the meeting started, Bobby joked that he loved seeing guests because he likes seeing people he doesn’t owe money to. They are talented and bring good energy to the meetings. Two guests.

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Humor Spotlight: Learning from Brad Montgomery

Speak and Deliver

April is Humor Month here in Speak & Deliver , so when I found out I'd have the opportunity to see Brad Montgomery "Funny Motivational Speaker and Meeting Energizer" speak for free, I jumped at it! The meeting is a networking function, and about 30 of us introduced ourselves and what we did before he spoke. Later in the meeting, he questioned the man's willingness to admit he'd had nothing to do on Thursday mornings for 42 years ( charter member )!

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Public Speaking - What to Do When Things Go Wrong

Great Public Speaking

I had a back-up, hand-held microphone with a long cord with me so I plugged it into the meeting room's sound system. The first time I gave the full day seminar associated with my book I had a few MINOR problems. The sound man who had the mixing board, wireless microphone, and tape deck didn't show up. The videographer was delayed with a speeding ticket and showed up 10 minutes before the program was to start. That caused a 40-minute delay. So what did I do?

Lessons from a lifestyle entrepreneur

Speak Schmeak

We had several meetings to discuss themes, materials, and direction for the line. Ultimately, after we both spent hundreds of hours and thousands of dollars on the project, Gigi decided to pull the plug. I'm enjoying Jane Pollak's book " Soul Proprietor: 101 Lessons From a Lifestyle Entrepreneur. Jane is a business coach who specializes in working with creative women entrepreneurs.

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Claptrap 8: Sparks in the background

Max Atkinson

How many electricians does it take to check a plug? After filming at the TUC in Brighton, Don Jordan, the researcher in daily charge of the production, had arranged a business meeting in London the next day. This is the eighth in a series of posts marking the 25th anniversary of the publication of Our Masters' Voices and the televising of Claptrap by Granada Television. Part 1: Claptrap - The Movie Part 2: Eureka!

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Observational Humor — Case Study #74

Humor Power

Here is the analysis of an Observational Humor monologue presented at the end of a Toastmasters meeting. THE SET-UP (What happened and what was said during the meeting before the monologue was presented.). Ryan announced that he would be stepping into the role of MC for the evening because Mary, the person scheduled for the job, could not attend the meeting due to family problems. At the start of the meeting, the President pointed out where the restrooms were located.

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SXSW Interactive: Amazing from Every Perspective

Duarte Blog

No one person could attend all the panels , go to all the surrounding events and exhibits, or meet all the interesting people who flock to the area every year. The Aurasma plug-in creates a really interesting format for interacting with mobile devices and print media. When we came home from SXSW Interactive last year, we vowed to return.

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From the vault: A checklist for the whole speaker, annotated for introverts

The Eloquent Woman

This type of preparation is great for all speakers, but utterly essential for introverts to feel more comfortable when speaking , be it in a meeting or a major speech. Content What do I need to include or exclude to meet my intentions and those of the audience? Does that mean getting questions submitted online, or standing at the door so I can greet people one-on-one first, rather than "meeting" them all at once?

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Public speaking from the Staines snowball to confidence-boosting in a cafe!

Nick R Thomas - A Public Speaker's Blog

My first talk in May was back here in Bournemouth, a presentation about Patrick Campbell for the Bournemouth and District Group of the Civil Service Pensioners Alliance , who meet at St Michael's Church Hall. It was good to finally meet him after being aware of his name and work for so many years. Public Speaking Tip #479: Any presentation following a business meeting may have to be shortened if the items on the organisation's agenda involve more discussion than anticipated.

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A checklist to prepare the whole speaker, annotated for introverts

The Eloquent Woman

This type of preparation is great for all speakers, but utterly essential for introverts to feel more comfortable when speaking , be it in a meeting or a major speech. Content What do I need to include or exclude to meet my intentions and those of the audience? Does that mean getting questions submitted online, or standing at the door so I can greet people one-on-one first, rather than "meeting" them all at once?

Be There, From Miles Away: The Webinar As A Sales Tool

Communication Steroids

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 Tags customer service , marketing , Meetings , Social Media , social networking , training Be There, From Miles Away: The Webinar As A Sales Tool by Roger Pike on June 13, 2010 Where’s the best place to finish your sales pitch and close a deal?

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Speaking Season - 37 of 37?

Speak and Deliver

Meeting #37 was unique. About an hour before the meeting, I ended up on a call with my boss - corporate had made the decision to send a replacement speaker for the rest of the schedule, making my last meeting that night, my last day the next day, to transfer equipment. I was surprised, since they had previously agreed to the Colorado meetings, but not disappointed. Telling me an hour before the meeting though - that put me in an odd state of mind.

Speaking of Chris Brogan Speaking.

Speak and Deliver

The sub-opening story about meeting people in-person for the first time after only knowing them online works very well, and could easily be moved up as a true opening to break the ice, build familiarity, and be interesting all at the same time. Last week, Chris Brogan posted a video of his speech to the Inbound Marketing Summit in Boston.

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a checklist to prepare the whole speaker

The Eloquent Woman

Too many of my trainees focus on preparing the speech and not the speaker.and those who do focus on preparing themselves often zero in one just one aspect of what they need to do to really be ready to speak in public, whether it's a small meeting or a large assembly. Content What do I need to include or exclude to meet my intentions and those of the audience?

Speaking Season - 32 to 36 of 107

Speak and Deliver

Saturdays first meeting in front of High School students saw a power problem hit. It was plugged in, and for a few minutes, troubleshooting it was getting frustrating. Sundays final meeting in Mankato saw only three families show up.

Bye-Bye Boring Bio: Attract Clients, Speaking Gigs & Media Interviews Now.

Fripp THE Executive Speech Coach

Juetten has special advice for speakers: Lead with a compelling headline that lets the meeting planner know exactly what you talk about, why it matters and the key take-away your audience is going to hear. If you don't have a plug from Kiplinger's magazine, get a testimonial from your best clients, Juetten suggests. Nancy Juetten President, Main Street Media Savvy said “Taking your speaking school was among the best decisions I ever made to advance my business.

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Bye-Bye Boring Bio: Attract Clients, Speaking Gigs & Media Interviews Now.

Fripp THE Executive Speech Coach

Juetten has special advice for speakers: Lead with a compelling headline that lets the meeting planner know exactly what you talk about, why it matters and the key take-away your audience is going to hear. If you don't have a plug from Kiplinger's magazine, get a testimonial from your best clients, Juetten suggests. Nancy Juetten President, Main Street Media Savvy said “Taking your speaking school was among the best decisions I ever made to advance my business.

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Make Money Doing Free Speaking Engagements

http://delicious.com/akarrer/prospeaker

Hint: Having them laminated will give them a professional look and if you want to go a step further you can turn them into a magnetI know Im pushing it, but if youre going to do free engagements you want to get your plug in anyway you can! Name: Email: FREE Speak-to-Me eZine for Speakers & Meeting Planners Includes great tips, Speaker of the month profile, and much more!

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Finding the Right Toastmasters Club

Speak and Deliver

Visit a few, and consider the parameters below to ensure you get plugged into the right club. Are they a happy, positive group with clear goals each week, or are they an old boys (or girls) club, set in their ways and happy to sip coffee and walk through the meeting with zombie-like zen?

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James Comey's "A Higher Loyalty" - Books Still Power Tools

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

James Comey's "A Higher Loyalty" meets those criteria.  In addition, Comey has the contacts to plug into publicity machines in all the mediums. Establishment media and high-school English teachers were among those which used to debate: Can one book be  the  force of change in a society?    That was then. 

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Market Your Book with a Movie Trailer

http://delicious.com/akarrer/prospeaker

" Doing It Yourself If the likes of VidLit and Expanded Books are out of your range, youd be better advised to invest a few hundred dollars (or less--Apples iLife is only $79 and the Producer plug-in to create Windows Media Video is free for licensed owners of PowerPoint) in software to allow you to convert PowerPoint or Keynote into video and add a soundtrack.

Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 2, 2013: Trombetta & Assocs. $88K to make the world friendlier for cybercharters

Speaking Of...

PA Special Education Funding Formula Commission Upcoming Meetings 1. Next Meeting: Wednesday, September 4 th , 10:00 am at the Nittany Lion Inn State College To consider special education funding and charter schools 2. Save the date: September 19 tentative meeting date in Reading ; no venue announced yet To consider charter and cyber special education funding Referenced in the indictment, but not the subject of any criminal count, are $40,000 in campaign contributions.

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Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 25, 2013: Ed Policy Roundup Hiatus

Speaking Of...

Career Connections violated terms of its charter, made changes to its charter commitments without the school district''s approval and failed to meet student performance requirements," Ms.

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20 tips for better conference speaking ~ Authentic Boredom

http://delicious.com/akarrer/prospeaker

I’ve also had good luck with the Kensington 33374 because it only uses the batteries when the USB receiver is plugged into the computer, and when you’re not using it, there’s a secret compartment that pops right back into the presenter so you don’t lose it. Alos I find meeting people who are experienced conference attendees provide a good litmus test for your talk.

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