45 years ago today, a speech never given

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

In advance of the mission, anticipating the risks involved, White House speechwriter Bill Safire prepared a speech to be given by President Nixon if the lunar module was unable to return to Earth. 45 years ago today, on July 20 1969, Apollo 11 touched down on the surface of the Moon. Thankfully, this was a […]. Speechwriting Apollo 11

2014 157

Beyond Bullet Points Online Course is Ready to Go!

Beyond Bullet Points

Modules include: • Previewing the Route You’ll Take with BBP (Running time 12 minutes 48 seconds). Module 1: Comparing Two PowerPoint Routes, and Two Outcomes (26:55). Module 2: Igniting Your Ideas by Sparking Emotion (36:53).

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Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

Darren has now gone a step further by offering offering 52 weekly modules (IE 1 year) via email for free. I have listened to Darren LaCroix’s “Get Paid to Speak by Next Week&# CD’s several times, and they provide great insight into the business and art of public speaking. You can signup or find out more here. Coaching Products Speaking course darren laCroix email

2011 109

Growing Pains: How Hard is Letting Go?

Speaker Launcher

It is a program where we deliver learning modules and meet bi-weekly with the students in the course. In a few weeks our next 12-week business accelerator online course will be starting. For this course, I will be practicing the art of letting go as I am handing a lot of the duties over to […]. The post Growing Pains: How Hard is Letting Go? appeared first on Jane Atkinson. Most Recent Post Speaking Business Strategy growing your speaker business by letting go letting go outsourcin

2017 50

Save 40% in July on the BBP 101 Online Course!

Beyond Bullet Points

Seven modules featuring narration, examples, downloads, and interactive quizzes to test your knowledge and help you to build your own personal presentation along the way. To try the Preview Module at no obligation, click the Start button at the Coggno course page at this link: [link]. From now until July 31, 2012 take advantage of our July savings with 40% off the BBP 101 Online Course.

Presentation delivery tips for the greatest impact

PowerPoint Tips

Voice: Modulate your tone, speak loud enough for people to hear without being too loud, and use pauses for effect. I just did a webinar for the Canadian Association of Communicators in Education called “Presentations that Impact Lives.”

Two Weeks Left to Enroll in the Online Course for $99.98 – price to increase on June 1

Beyond Bullet Points

To try the Preview Module at no obligation, click the Start button at the Coggno course page at this link: [link Since we launched the BBP 101 online course we’ve offered enrollment at the low introductory rate of 1-year of full access for only $99.98. The introductory offer ends on May 31, so if you’re interested in taking the course, be sure to do so by the end of the month.

2012 40

What to do when you’re losing your audience

Speaking about Presenting

For example, John Medina says in his book Brain Rules : “I decided that every lecture I’d ever give would come in discrete modules. Since the 10 minute rule had been known for many years, I decided the modules would last only 10 minutes.&#.

2011 285

When Things Go Wrong: Ten Presentation Lessons from Apollo 13

Manner of Speaking

Lesson 6: Weigh your options carefully but quickly and decide which workaround you will use. (“The only engine we’ve got with enough power for a direct abort is the SPS on the Service Module. The day of the big presentation has arrived.

2012 263

What’s my best presentation tip for the presentations that you do?

Speaking about Presenting

So he applies the 10 minute rule: “I decided that every lecture I’d ever give would come in discrete modules. Since the 10 minute rule had been known for many years, I decided the modules would last only 10 minutes.&#. Every type of presentation has its own challenges.

2010 210

Hillary Clinton - Power Of Self-Control

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Instructors in anger management courses can provide a "do a Hillary" module. Watch Hillary lose it at the Benghazi hearing. That was probably the expectation of her enemies. And there are many. But Hillary has mastered the art of self-c0ntrol.

2015 65

A Group Training Us in Public Speaking - But no one can manage a one-on-one conversation

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Those developmental courses in public speaking should have a module or more on what it takes to manage a conversation. Speaking to an audience effectively is one thing. Being able to conduct a one-on-one conversation is another. 

2016 56

How To Create Online Courses

SlideModel

Brush-up your modules and course plan. When most of your content and educational slides are ready, shape those into dedicated e-modules (based on your outline) and scrutinize your final course plan. How to Cold Email on LinkedIn (Module 2) – framework + email templates.

Comparing webinar services-Google Hangouts on Air, GoToWebinar, and Zoom-and why I chose Zoom

PowerPoint Tips

Zoom has both meeting and webinar modules. Here are some more advantages of Zoom: It can handle up to 3000 attendees with the webinar module — not that I’ve tested that many people! More and more, presenters are presenting online, using webinar services. So I thought I’d share my experience and maybe comparing webinar services will help you make a choice. I’ve switched to Zoom!

2016 158

Webinar “How to Plan an Audience-friendly Presentation”: Your Questions Answered

Speaking about Presenting

Design an “umbrella” key message for the whole day, and then a key message for each module of your training. For training sessions, break up the session into several modules. Design each module using a separate planner.

2010 224

Boomerang Employees - Burning Bridges Not Smart

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

A module on this should be created in outplacement. There was a time when being pushed into retirement, laid off, or fired turned former employees against employers. The push-back could range from flaming them in social media to making whistleblower reports. That was then.

2018 56

Public Speaking Training – The Essential Guide

Manner of Speaking

Thus, I break my public speaking training courses into modules. Why invest in public speaking training? The ability to speak well in public and share a message that is clear, compelling and that moves people to take action is a critical business skill.

2020 130

Webinar “How to Plan an Audience-friendly Presentation”: Your Questions Answered

Speaking about Presenting

Design an “umbrella” key message for the whole day, and then a key message for each module of your training. For training sessions, break up the session into several modules. Design each module using a separate planner.

2010 213

6 reasons why you shouldn’t give an overview presentation

Speaking about Presenting

They can get the information much more efficiently in other ways, via a report, your organization’s intranet, a short elearning module, or surfing the internet. Garr Reynolds said you can’t go both deep and wide in a presentation.

2010 222

6 reasons you shouldn’t give an overview presentation

Speaking about Presenting

They can get the information much more efficiently in other ways, via a report, your organization’s intranet, a short elearning module, or surfing the internet. Garr Reynolds said you can’t go both deep and wide in a presentation.

2010 214

9 tips to design presentations for webinars

PowerPoint Tips

Modulate your voice more. I recently gave a presentation on this topic at the Presenters Network meeting in Manhattan and thought I’d share with you my points for designing presentations for webinars.

Design 173

Side-by-side speaker video and slide content for a live presentation feel

PowerPoint Tips

Here are some ideas for using such a presentation: For internal training, on your organization’s Intranet or LMS (Learning Module System). Start by watching this short video. What do you think?

2015 192

The Executive?s Guide to Marketing Automation

SlideModel

Some of the best-in-class marketing automation tools are as follows: Salesforce — cloud-based CRM software with advanced marketing automation modules. Automation, analytics and big data are among the top of mind concerns for marketers these days.

Ed Milliband Conference Speech. Showing how it’s meant to be done!

The Presenter's Blog

He also manages to achieve a full range of emotions, and those emotions are backed-up with… 4: Superb voice modulation. Congratulations Ed Milliband. The leader of Britain’s Labour Party just delivered what can only be called a barn-stormer of a speech.

2012 146

Professional Services: The Soul-Crushing Trauma of Being Stiffed

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  If I were teaching a course in Business 101, the first lesson module would contain: Be prepared to be stiffed. Among the most soul-wrenching experiences in professional services is this: Pulling out all stops to serve the client and then getting stiffed.

2018 52

Free PowerPoint alternatives–OpenOffice.org

PowerPoint Tips

>OpenOffice.org Impress to start the presentation module. OpenOffice.org is a Microsoft Office clone, pretty close to Office 2003.

Free 199

Year of COVID-19: March 29, 2020 (a time of miracles)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Their voices aren't modulated. COVID-19 isn't just a sustained narrative of fear and suffering. There have been miracles. Big ones, that is, the old-fashioned kinds when people assumed to be dying roared back to a life. Also, there have been profound acts of generosity. 

2020 56

Webinar "How to Plan an Audience-friendly Presentation": Your Questions Answered

Speaking about Presenting

Design an “umbrella” key message for the whole day, and then a key message for each module of your training. For training sessions, break up the session into several modules. Design each module using a separate planner.

2010 165

Why you need to take every speaking opportunity

Speak Schmeak

The topic wasn't new; it's a module that I usually teach as part of my Shake Up Your Speaking retreat. I forgot my stuff. I had a workshop Friday morning, and I thought I was ready, but I wasn't. I had finished my slides, I had finished my notes, I had printed my handouts.

2017 196

Extend your reach as a speaker or trainer with webinars

PowerPoint Tips

Create short elearning modules. Are you a public speaker or trainer? Right now, you might speak or train in front of a live audience. While that scenario isn’t going away, other options have been available for a while and are changing rapidly. You should know about the latest trends.

The power of presence

Speak Schmeak

In contrast, if you learn to modulate these five different factors, and combine them in different ways, you can make your conversation partners feel safe and comfortable while at the same time feeling close and intimate with you."

Power 208

Authenticity & Public Speaking - Tradition of the Baptist Church

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  During socialization the objective is: modulation of voice volume. In public speaking, the holy grail right now is authenticity, that is, speaking from the soul.

2019 56

What Can Your Audience Absorb?

Professionally Speaking...

Chunk your material so that it falls into logical modules. Use transition statements between modules to help the audience move into a new section. When we prepare a presentation, in our enthusiasm for and expertise in our topic, we often disregard our audience's capacity to absorb information. We operate from a "more is better" mentality, reluctant to leave out any detail that somehow, possibly, maybe could be relevant. The result, however, is far different than what we intend.

PowerPoint Tip: Designing Non-Linear Presentations

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

To create a non-linear PowerPoint presentation, there are three different ways you can do it - hyperlinks, slide numbers or link to module files. First, design your presentation in modules that can stand independent of each other. Think of how your audience groups the information to decide on the modules (ie. Second, assume that each module is the first module you present, and that the audience has not seen any preceding information.

2008 40

Give Your Presentation Skills a Pilates Workout

DeFinis Communications

Proper breathing will help you maintain control, calm your nerves, and give you the air you need to speak effectively with an even and modulated rate of speech. Joseph Pilates, the man who created and promoted the Pilates method of physical fitness, may not have been a public speaker, but all presenters can still learn a thing or two from him. In the course of his work, Pilates formulated six key principles to improve the quality of your physical strength and endurance.

2012 167

LinkedIn Could Wind Up "Owning" Online Professional Training/Development Space

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

For one set fee, I could view the instruction module over and over again and return to it at any time during a certain time period. "LinkedIn Corp. agreed to acquire online career-skills educator Lynda.com in cash-and-stock deal valued at about $1.5 billion, representing the professional social network's largest deal ever." " - Tess Stynes, The Wall Street Journal, April 9, 2015. Here is the article (sub. req.). What Jack Welch is trying to do, LinkedIn may accomplish.

2015 50

Wealthy Speaker U: Catapult Your Business

Speaker Launcher

A combination of private coaching with Jane, monthly calls with your group, and 10 fabulous audio and video learning modules, this program will help catapult your. The Wealthy Speaker University was a huge hit last year! And we’re starting our 2013 classes in January.

2012 66

Big Words - How 20th Century

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Even in grade school, we had lesson modules to improve our vocabulary. " My students don't use 'big words.' ' And most of the time they stare into the ether when I use any word longer than two syllables."

2016 52

Are You Making These 5 Critical E-Commerce Mistakes?

Great Public Speaking

Most of my business runs through a shopping cart system that includes broadcast email, autoresponders, upselling modules, promotion testing modules and many other features that help you sell more to each customer that visits your site. Keywords With all the fancy technical capabilities available to small businesspeople when it comes to their websites the same problem still exists that has existed for years.

2013 59

The Year of COVID-19: April 12, 2020 (the future of work)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Those guests to this residential complex, allowed by law to visit, don't modulate their voices. Today is Easter. That Christian holiday has been a symbol of renewal. The message is one of rebirth.    But, the reality of COVID-19 is loss, not renewal.

2020 56

How to manage feedback from the presentation backchannel

Speaking about Presenting

If you prepare your presentation as a number of discrete modules you’ll find that adjusting your content to audience feedback will be much easier.

Checklist for Evaluating a Shopping Cart System

Great Public Speaking

If you start getting answers like, “Well if you wanted it to do that, we could custom program it for you,” or “Yes it will do that if you buy another module from a third party vendor,” or “I think we could get it to do that, but we’ve never had anyone ask before,” then you may be on pretty shaky ground by going with the system or shopping cart in question. Does it have integrated upsell modules? Does it have a “Tell a Friend” module?

Ruth Madoff - Media Pinata

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

I was preoccupied with a major assignment creating online modules for a LEED certification course. Ruth Madoff had to know. And the "what" she had to know is that her husband Bernie Madoff was operating a massive Ponzi scheme.

2017 52