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

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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.”

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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).

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!

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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

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.

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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.

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.

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.

Is your presentation like a flea market?

Speak Schmeak

If I decide I'm going to talk about fear and anxiety in a presentation, I can pull that whole module of, say, 9 slides, from another presentation. 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.

Storytelling and Empathy take Center Stage at the Watermark Conference for Women

Duarte Blog

She modulated the story between the current state and a better possible future state, and she used plenty of emotional content that the audience could relate to. A couple of weeks ago, I attended the Watermark Conference for Women in San Jose.

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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.

How to Get Angry in Public - Australian Prime Minister Gillard Shows Us How to Get It Right

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

  Gillard, on the other hand, keeps her voice well modulated and in a low register of her range. 

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Famous Speech Friday: Annie Oakley's Libel Cases

The Eloquent Woman

Oakley's answers were delivered in a "well-modulated and low voice," even in response to questions like, "Aren't you the woman who used to shoot out here and run along and turn head over heels, allowing your skirts to fall, and you wore buckskin leggings?"

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.

From the vault: Confidence--how to fake it until you make it

The Eloquent Woman

Your voice projects well and modulates effortlessly to fit the emotions and facts in your speech. You can't buy confidence as a public speaker--you can only build it up, like a muscle, over time.

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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.

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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.

Six Elements of Vocal Variety and How to Master Them Part 1- Volume

Inter-Activ Presenting and Influencing

Take a lesson from professional communicators and storytellers and learn to modulate your speech volume to give much-needed contrast. What is Vocal Variety? Vocal variety is just one of nine key components of effective speaking, but it is often ignored or misunderstood. In this series of posts, I’d like to look at this important topic in greater detail and show you how you can improve your impact and engagement by learning how to harness the full power of your voice.

Toastmasters Friday: What Makes A Champion? - Guest Post by Sharookh Daroowala

Speak and Deliver

In the Revitalized Education Program, one of Sharookh’s speeches will be featured in the module “Connect With Storytelling”.

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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.

The Weekend - How 20th Century

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Recently, that's how I landed the assignment to research and create training modules on a technical subject for an online education enterprise. In a digital world, there is no concept of "weekend." " Yet, too many bloggers assume that they can take a weekly two-day vacation from posting. Yet, it's weekend posting which can give them the edge in creating a brandname, building a following and, you bet, developing new business.

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.

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.

"13 Reasons Why" - Generation Z Binge-Watching Netflix Long-Form Series on Teen Suicide

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Other evidence that long form isn't dead is that in creating modules for online instruction about environmentalism, I am using detailed descriptions. The series on Netflix "13 Reasons Why" probes the underlying reasons of Hannah Baker's suicide. She was a teen.

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.

Tom Antion - Handouts

Great Public Speaking

I only use modules that I know will pertain to their group and many times I include quotes that I got from the actual attendees during my pre-program interviews. Handouts are multipurpose tools that enhance most presentations. They are also another way to get audience members in fun.

The Nonverbal Communication Book TOC

The Communication Blog

To Modulate. Here is the Table of Contents for The Nonverbal Communication Book. The Nonverbal Communication Book. Contents in Brief. Welcome to The Nonverbal Communication Book. Part One. Foundations of Nonverbal Communication. Introducing Nonverbal Communication. Part Two. The Codes of Nonverbal Communication. Body Messages. Facial Messages. Eye Messages. Artifactual Messages. Space Messages. Touch Messages. Paralanguage and Silence Messages. Time Messages. Part Three.

Toastmasters Friday: Where Leaders Are Made

Speak and Deliver

The Successful Club series offers leadership training modules at the club level. Two new members joined my small club last night. They've both joined to gain confidence in their public speaking skills - one specifically to help with his accent and mastery of the English language.

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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. 

Is your presentation like a flea market?

Speak Schmeak

If I decide I'm going to talk about fear and anxiety in a presentation, I can pull that whole module of, say, 9 slides, from another presentation. Image by Pedro Moura Pinheiro Presentations can go wrong in a lot of different ways.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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."

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.

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."

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.