Convert iTunes M4P (and other) sounds to MP3

PowerPoint Tips

A subscriber recently asked me how to insert songs that he bought from iTunes into a PowerPoint presentation. He wanted to use them for a presentation to a Rotary Club conference. Before I start, let me say that I'm not a lawyer. If you have questions, get legal advice. That said, here's my understanding. Correct me if I'm wrong.) In most cases, you need permission to use copyrighted music in a presentation to someone else. One exception is

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Public Speaker Marketing - Using MP3 Files To Promote Your Business

Great Public Speaking

MP3 is a very common compression format for audio files. Once you have recorded an audio file for your CD there is no reason to ignore the MP3 version. Choose "MP3". Listen to an MP3 file: [link] Variable Quality The entire reason to have a compression format like MP3 is to make the file size smaller so the file can be distributed more easily. 128 kbs (kilo bits per second) is considered CD quality MP3. At CD Quality MP3 the file size was 69.5

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This week’s sound byte: Public Speaking Success System

Pivotal Public Speaking

This is an mp3 album. Tags: public speaking public speaking business storytelling mp3 public speaking career Some of the topics: 10 Tips for Speakers. 6 Questions That Professionals Speakers Answer. Easy Ways to Remember Your Speech and Other Material.

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Lois Interview - available now

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

The folks at Good Hope FM have kindly given us an MP3 recording of Lois’ interview from today. You can listen online, or download it.

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My sound won’t play! Embed narration or music so you can send the PowerPoint presentation to others

PowerPoint Tips

That means that MP3 and other audio files will be linked. In PowerPoint 2010, sounds are embedded by default, including MP3 files. The good news is that MP3 sounds are compressed, so they’re significantly smaller than WAV files. Make PowerPoint think that an MP3 is a WAV file. But if you have 2003 or 2007, there’s a trick you can use to make PowerPoint think that your MP3 file is a WAV file, so you can embed it (if the file is 50 MB or less).

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Do you need a Competitive Edge in Your Job Interviews?

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

Then listen to these free mp3’s , in which Patricia Fripp, CSP interviews Al Hops, creator of The Interview Edge. The two 20 minute long MP3’s can be downloaded for free of the World Champions Edge website. Al Hops is an award-winning sales professional who has consistently developed innovative ideas leading to success in job interviewing and closing sales.

Share your presentations at MyBrainshark

PowerPoint Tips

You can record Mp3 files (perhaps using Audacity) and upload them. (I MyBrainshark is a free slide-sharing site that allows you to record narration in one of 3 ways: You can call a telephone number and speak your narration on the phone. You can use a microphone or webcam and record your narration. I explain how to use Audacity in another context here.). You can also upload video and photos and narrate over them.

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4 steps to create a video from PowerPoint slides

PowerPoint Tips

You’ll also need the LAME MP3 encoder to export MP3 files.) You can create great videos using PowerPoint! A common reason to create videos is to post them on YouTube but you can post them on a website or on social media as well. You can make them as simple or as complicated as you want. Here are the basic steps to create a video from PowerPoint slides: 1. Create animated slides (including transitions). Of course, you start with animated slides.

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Secrets for successfully narrating a presentation

PowerPoint Tips

If you download it, be sure to also read the instructions for, and download, the LAME MP3 encoder, which lets you save files in MP3 format. When you add narration to a presentation, especially with slide timings, you create a self-running presentation.

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How to Capitalize on Your Uniqueness to Ensure Repeat Business

Pivotal Public Speaking

Register or order the CD or MP3 recording. Note: people who register for the teleseminar will get the MP3 recording of the session for free. With your order of Glenna’s teleseminar, CD or MP3, at checkout you will be offered these recordings. with Glenna Salsbury, CSP, CPAE.

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Be More Funny, Make More Money

Pivotal Public Speaking

Register or order the CD or MP3 recording. Note: people who register for the teleseminar will get the MP3 recording of the session for free. With your order of David’s teleseminar, CD or MP3, at checkout you will be offered these recordings. Be More Funny, Make More Money ®.

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Podcast - Dr. Drew Interviews Fripp on Sales Presentation Skills

Fripp THE Executive Speech Coach

Listen now and enjoy this informative MP3! Patricia  Patricia Fripp is interviewed by Dr. Drew Stevens sharing secrets to effective sales presentations from an in-demand sales presentation skills trainer.

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Storytelling Secrets from the Masters

Pivotal Public Speaking

Get all three programs, in MP3 format, for only $34. Enthralling speakers interweave captivating stories into their key points. What are the nuances that distinguish an entrancing story from a boring one? How can you craft your stories to make your points — and you — more memorable? Three master storytellers tell their secrets to ensuring stories are memorable and engaging. Each has a different slant on the topic so hear their ideas and adapt them to your style.

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Presenting with an iPad

The Presenter's Blog

You no longer take your laptop to a picnic if you want to play music; you take your MP3 player instead. The same thing is happening to how we deliver presentations, with tablets and even phones becoming potential delivery devices for mobile presenters. Light and easy for carrying around. Small enough to be useful even in cramped airline seats. Instant-On capacity. Just flip open, and there’s the presentation ready to go. Highly usable presentation software.

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Get Your Audiences Involved and Get More Business

Pivotal Public Speaking

Register (the date of the seminar is Tuesday, June 9) or order the CD or MP3 recording. Note: people who register for the teleseminar will get the MP3 recording of the session for free. with Karen Lawson, Ph.D., Today’s audiences are different.

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Public Speaking Business Marketing - Self Publishing CDs

Great Public Speaking

Cd's have real perceived value as opposed to MP3 and ebooks. by Amazon and both will produce your compact disc and ship it to your customer even while your sleeping, with no more than an investment of your MP3 file and cover art work. Realistically, you could record a CD length MP3 in your home office and have someone (even a teenager) create the cover in Photoshop, and already have everything these two companies need to print and ship your Cd's.

Podcasts - Not Much Different from Conversational Speeches

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That's where the recording and MP3 file are made. The term is so cool:  podcasts. But really there is little difference between scripting and recording a podcast than what goes into conversational speechwriting and delivery. For instance, sentences are short and informal. Actually, there are lots of fragments which aren't sentences. The focus is on the you - that is, the audience. And always kept in mind is that the listeners don't have the text in front of them.

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Fire, Without Shooting Yourself in the Foot

Speaker Launcher

Whether it be Teleclass MP3’s, DVD’s, CD’s or books, you’ll get 20% off. How is next year going to be different for you? As we start to wind down for the holidays, you’ll no doubt be thinking about how you want to start off the New Year in your business.

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What’s a Social Media Listening Station?

Speaker Launcher

If you did register and can’t make it, a free MP3 audio will be made available to you. Today’s teleclass ‘Creating Fame Using Social Media’ has been postponed until January. Our guest expert Laura Roeder felt really bad about having to reschedule.

Creating Distinction in the Speaking Industry:How to Make the Marketplace Irrelevant

Pivotal Public Speaking

Register or order the CD or MP3 recording. Note: people who register for the teleseminar will get the MP3 recording of the session for free. with Scott McKain, CSP, CPAE.

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Master the Camera to Expand Your Exposure

Pivotal Public Speaking

Register or order the CD or MP3 recording. Note: people who register for the teleseminar will get the MP3 recording of the session for free. with Shawne Duperon. Your speaking, training and consulting career can be helped or hindered by how you come across on camera, whether it’s a media interview, your demo DVD or a YouTube segment. Video media exposure can expand your visibility exponentially to potential customers and powerfully cement your credibility — when you use it well!

Toastmasters Friday: Keep Your Contest Speech Alive

Speak and Deliver

MP3 It - record your speech and compile it with other speeches and commentary, and create a downloadable MP3. It's sad really. Each year 30,000 some odd contest speeches disappear into the dark recesses of hard drives all over the world, never to be heard again.

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Top takeaways from the PowerPoint Live conference

PowerPoint Tips

You can add narration by telephone or MP3 file. The first part of this post is here. Cliff Atkinson ’s keynote empowered us to be evangelists for better presentations: better results, a better story, better graphics (in that order). He gave suggestions for presentation professionals who need to convince presenters to improve their presentations: Improve the core template. Provide before and after examples. Educate. See the story beneath the bullet points.

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The speaking gig from hell

Speaker Confessions

It will be the best ten minutes of your day - Listen here or download the mp3. As research for the book, I’ve been collecting stories of things going wrong. From hecklers, to equipment failures, to tough crowds. Today I’ve heard one of the best stories of things going wrong. It’s a great story of what he calls a hell gig.

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Turn Your Content into e-Learning for Steady Income

Pivotal Public Speaking

Registe r or order the CD or MP3 recording. Note: people who register for the teleseminar will get the MP3 recording of the session for free. You’ve got content from your keynotes and trainings. You know you could reach more people and make more money if you turned your intellectual capital into an online course — or maybe even an online academy. But how do you do that quickly, easily and inexpensively? Doesn’t it take an instructional designer and tech expert?

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Have a Book? Use The Content For Article Marketing

Great Public Speaking

They can be published as article content on your own websites , uploaded to article marketing services such as, used as blog posts, given away as PDF files for opt-ins, recorded as MP3's or podcasts and broken into smaller ebooks and training. 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.

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How Strong is Your Carrot?

Speaker Launcher

An MP3? How many times have you gone onto a speaker’s website and read the words: SIGN UP FOR MY NEWSLETTER. Yaaaaaaawn! We need more enticing copy when asking people for their e-mail address. With today’s spam, our “@&# has become our most preciously guarded possession.

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The speaker's stocking: Speech-bubble gifts, tools and tech

The Eloquent Woman

MOMA's speech-bubble mini speakers , aptly called the Speak-er, to attach to your iPod or MP3 player, or your laptop, which make them a fun thematic tool to use in presentations.

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Public Speaking Marketing: BlogTalkRadio

Great Public Speaking

The archived shows are available as MP3 downloads that you can share on your own website or even sell as products BlogTalkRadio is a very popular Internet radio service that you can use to help build a following and spread the message about your business. Based on topics and highly searchable in Google, coaches, consultants ans speakers from all over the world use the power of Internet radio to reach the masses.

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Public Speaking is the One Thing They Don't Teach You in School

Great Public Speaking

There you will find hundreds of articles , videos and MP3 recordings in a exclusive membership style setting that you'll have access to 24/7 or whenever you'll need it Many young people get excited about the idea of going off to college. They're getting away to study a host of disciplines to become successful: finances, business, advertising, english, literature and more.

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Learn lessons from an academy-award winning slide strategist

Pivotal Public Speaking

Note: Everyone who registers for the teleseminar will get the MP3 recording of the session for free. ( WEBINAR ). with Nancy Duarte. Why did Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth” win an Academy Award? It was, in large part, how the information was illustrated that made it impactful. Nancy Duarte’s firm created those visuals. She’ll share how to adapt what worked for an Oscar-winning documentary to your presentations. You have worked hard to prepare for your next presentation.

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How To Create Online Courses


Record your commentary to a slide and save it in either of the following formats: MP3, WMA, WAV. The e-learning industry keeps growing at a rapid pace. By 2025, it is expected to reach $325 billion , up from the estimated $107 billion last year. What’s even more interesting is that online courses specifically comprise $46 billion of the total e-learning market. These numbers should come as no surprise as teaching online has become easier than ever.

Does Your Website Git-R-Done?

Speaker Launcher

To listen on MP3 - check it… [link]. Larry the Cable Guy may not be the most profound person you know, but his catch phrase git-r-done is meaningful. Translated… You’ve got to take action. I’m offering 2 THINGS this month that will help you take action on your website.

Presentation Tip: Repurpose your presentation as a web video

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

You can then add audio via the phone, your computer mic, or MP3 file. If you read the statistics about online video, you will see that online video is growing dramatically. And it is not just people watching funny cat videos. Executives and professionals are watching video online and making decisions based on the content and quality of what they watch. Earlier this year I was hired to speak because a C-level executive watched my video online. The expectations of online video have changed.

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Music can help set the mood in your presentation

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

You can use a free audio editor such as Audacity to cut out the section you want and save it as an MP3 or WAV file that can easily be incorporated into your PowerPoint presentation. When I was flying home Tuesday night from St. John’s, I was tired after speaking the two days and instead of pulling out my laptop, I plugged in my noise cancelling earphones and watched a light hearted movie.

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Are Bureaus “Just Not That Into You”?

Speaker Launcher

Check out the MP3 version here [link]. He’s just not that into you. A phrase first made famous by Sex in the City, turned book, now very popular movie. The reason for its success? It allows you not to take it personally when someone rejects you. The same goes for speakers bureaus.

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Developing Product: Risks and Rewards

Speaker Launcher

PS: It may surprise you, but I just happen to have an awesome new MP3 product called The Wealthy Speaker Seminar LIVE. We’d all like to bring in more money while we sleep. Imagine being on vacation and coming home to several thousand in on-line product sales? Sweet!

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PowerPoint Tip: Equipment to carry when presenting

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

It plugs in to the headphone jack on the laptop, and it can also be used to play music from an MP3 player if you want to. I was speaking at the CSAE Trillium Chapter Winter Summit last Friday. I brought a lot of cables and equipment because I was doing a live demonstration of how you can create a video for your web site using visuals you create in PowerPoint. I normally don’t carry that amount of gear with me, but I do carry more than just my laptop and remote.

How QR Codes Can Build Your Speaking Business

Great Public Speaking

Quick Response (QR) codes are a matrix type barcode that consist of a pattern of black squares on a white background. This code can represent binary, alphanumeric, or even Kanji symbols. Smart phone owners can use their phone camera to scan the image. Once scanned, the code will direct the user to any number of options determined by the code's creator.

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Does Your Preview Video Get You the Gig?

Speaker Launcher

To check out the MP3 of this class go to: [link]. In some cases, the speaker booking process might. look something like this: 1. The client decides they need a speaker. If they don’t already have someone in mind, they shop around online based on the topic or call. a speaker’s bureau for suggestions. They view all of the speaker’s materials and. preview videos. They narrow their list and perhaps set up a. phone call with the 3 or so speakers who have made. the short list.

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Creating A Memorable Live Experience

Can You Hear Me Up the Back?

MP3 audio, the first major format in the history of recorded music to be noticeably worse than its predecessor. Nobody Forgets The Claw. As a piece of Youtube entertainment, the global U2 show was pretty good.

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PowerPoint Tip - Adding Audio Clips to your presentation

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

Second, save the audio in either the WMA (Windows Media Audio) format or the popular MP3 format. The program I use is Audacity, which can be downloaded for no charge and handles WAV and MP3 files. (Tip from today's newsletter) Last issue we talked about video in your presentation, this issue we will cover audio clips. First, when would you want to use an audio clip over a video clip?

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Tips For Preparing Your Elevator Speech

Pivotal Public Speaking

In today’s environment of smartphones, mp3 systems and other personal technology devices, you have about 10 seconds to capture the other person’s interest before they begin to think about looking at their phone or they get that glazed over look of disinterest. What is an elevator pitch or speech? Imagine that you have walked into the first floor of a multi level office building and you press the elevator button to go up to the tenth floor.