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 158

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).

A freebee from the best

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 48

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.”

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.

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’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 211

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 245

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

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

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

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 227

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 182

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 176

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 215

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 224

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 199

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 216

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 193

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

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 203

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 164

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

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?

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.

Digitizing and Widgetizing Our Textbooks

The Communication Blog

And periodically, usually at the end of each module, there is a brief quiz to assess the student’s understanding of the material. And so, the learning objectives are identified first in the chapter opener, then at the beginning of each module, and then again, in the summary. Module (noun) A main section of the chapter Static text (noun phrase) A text without a widget Widget (noun) An interactive.

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

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

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.

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

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 130

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 63

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 155

Have a Book? Use The Content For Article Marketing

Great Public Speaking

Break down all the parts, chapters, sections and modules and repurpose them into searchable content for the web. I know that many of you out there have published books. I have a few myself. Books are excellent calling cards and can quickly increase your worth to a meeting planner and add an additional revenue stream to your online business. But let's use that same book and its content to your advantage.

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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

M.B.A. - Brand in Play

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Last year I developed the online modules for the LEED green associate certification.  Everyone (at least the pragmatic kind) agrees: The basic BA/BS is necessary for a shot at sustained decent-paying employment over a lifetime. Yeah, the kid has to go to college.

2018 52

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.

Drudge Report - Look At Him This Week (saluting female entrepreneurs)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

And left to return to ghostwriting a book on cognitive therapy and modules on climate change for an online teaching company. The Drudge Report headlines with "New Week."

2017 52

Power Presentations Tip 59: When They Cut Your Presentation Time

Executive Speech Coach

To make it easierto trim your presentation, create it as a series of modules. Rehearse the presentation as modules so you can separateor reorder them when necessary. How to Adapt to Changing Time Constraints The worstpresentation sin is to waste time. Imagine thissituation.

2012 60

Buddha and Cleveland Clinic Branding

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  For the first of many modules we each would have to pony up $15. By time all the modules were ordered that could add up to three figures. Mindfulness  has been encouraged for stressed professionals.