What will you do this week to get involved in a professional organization?

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Keep in mind: You don’t have to join a professional organization to start getting involved. You can follow an organization on Twitter (IABC has great #commchats), get […]. Career info International speakers Professional organizationsI rejoined the International Association of Business Communicators – Philadelphia Chapter. I started my career as a member in the New York City chapter – seldom missing a meeting.

Technology & humanity: The Luke Hand Organization

Presentation Zen

Then he states the organization's objective in simple terms, almost Kennedy moon-speech clear: "To create an open source bionic hand that matches the functionality of a human hand, built for a four-year old within four year."

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Free video training: How to Turn Your Organization’s Leaders into Powerful Presenters

PowerPoint Tips

The topic is a timely one: How to Turn Your Organization’s Leaders Into Powerful Presenters. You’ll learn why Death by PowerPoint is no longer acceptable and how you can lead the presenters in your organization to greater levels of accomplishment.

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Organize an action plan presentation like a soldier

PowerPoint Tips

Command: What other organizations (teams, suppliers, etc.) Content action plan organizeIn an article in Time magazine (August 29, 2011 issue), “The New Greatest Generation,&# a veteran explains how military officers are trained to construct an action plan for every mission.

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5 Quick Ways to Organize a Speech

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

  Here’s how to organize that one:  1. Too many people structure their presentations by pulling together slides and then assembling them like a deck of cards, in what seems like an OK order.    That usually means that no one except the presenter can divine where the speech is headed.    That’s a bad idea.    At the heart of a successful presentation is a clear structure.    Which one should you use? 

What can video do to help you get that speaking gig? An organizer's tips

The Eloquent Woman

Learn from these practical tips, based on real needs of conference organizers. I organize and program a few large conferences, including Web 2.0 And when you come across a conference organizer that asks for it, what should you do?

How do you organize and structure your presentation content?

PowerPoint Tips

Olivia Mitchell recently presented in the Outstanding Presentations Workshop and recommended that everyone use a planner to organize content. What is the organization that lets you do this? You can get her e-book with the planner here.). In her presentation (and the planner), Olivia recommended answering the following questions that your audience will have about your topic: Why?

Public speaking: Working with a professional speaker

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Many organizations go to a great deal of work/expense to hire a professional speaker for their conference – but then let the ball drop by overlooking the final travel logistics. International speakers Professional organizations

Perceptual Organization

The Communication Blog

Here is a brief discussion of that stage of perception concerned with organizing what we sense. Organization by Rules. In the organization of perceptions by rules , one frequently used rule is that of proximity. Organization by Schemata. Another way you organize material is by creating schemata , mental templates that help you organize the millions of items of information you come into contact with every day (as well as those you already have in memory).

Presentation Skills - Organization

Great Public Speaking

Some type of system of organizing all this material is essential to efficient preparation. Being able to find humor, stories, quotes and other speech material when you need it is very important. It is very frustrating to know you have a piece of material, but you can't find it.

Collect & Organize Your Presentation Ideas

Executive Speech Coach

Call it old school, but a simple yet effective way to capture and organize your presentation ideas is to write them on index cards. Write your ideas on separate index cards. Go ahead and simply write as many ideas and questions on index cards while preparing for your next presentation.

National Association of Government Communicators offers crisis communications presentation

Joan Detz Speaker Services

News, events, and awards Professional organizationsJoin NAGC this Friday October 6th for Encore! Uprising: A City Divided With Mark Basnight Senior Public Affairs Training Specialist, National Public Affairs Academy, Argonne National Laboratory In crisis communications, you can’t know what’s coming. But you can look ahead to prepare for the unexpected. And you can look back to learn from what others have been through. At […].

Public Speaking - Organization

Great Public Speaking

Some type of system of organizing all this material is essential to efficient preparation. Another important organization and sales tool has to do with cataloging your material. Being able to find humor, stories, quotes and other speech material when you need it is very important. It is very frustrating to know you have a piece of material, but you can't find it. A file and cross-reference system will help you keep track of your material.

Presentation Tip: Word clues to better organize information

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

With information overload being the number one issue for audiences today, how can presenters better organize their information so it is easier to understand? I have come up with four clues that I look for in the words being used on the slide that indicate an opportunity to better organize the message for the audience. A much better way to organize the information is in a comparison table. Organize your information into two parts.

7 Deadly Sins of Presentation Preparation

DeFinis Communications

Content Development Content structure and organization Presentation TipsHave you ever found yourself sitting in the center seat of a packed auditorium—hemmed in on both sides by people and laptops—listening to a keynote speaker who is supposed to be imparting knowledge and wisdom, but instead is droning on and on? You want to run, but you can’t. So you endure what seems like torture. You probably think this only happens in large university lecture halls, right? Not so.

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Speechwriting & Soundbiting

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Career info Professional organizations SpeechwritingSpeechwriting is the top paying specialty for writers. Speechwriters who know how to produce good soundbites get the best jobs – whether on staff or freelance. Learn how to make speechwriting and soundbiting work for you at my PRSAdallas bootcamp on Friday March 24. Bring your questions … get professional answers … boost your career. […].

ASJA membership has its advantages

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Career info Freelance Writing Professional organizationsI’ve been active in the American Society of Journalists & Authors since HOW TO WRITE & GIVE A SPEECH (St Martin’s Press) was first published in 1984. I credit the book’s 32 years of publishing success (read: 32 years of royalties) to the savvy advice I’ve gotten at ASJA. Consider joining. Make 2017 the year […].

7 and a Half Ways to Make Your Information Matter

Speak and Deliver

Chunk It Down - once you've simplified your word choices, simplify your conceptual organization. Instead of bulldozing ahead with everything you have, or indiscriminately weaving from topic to topic like an out of control bundle of computer code, organize your information.

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7 Deadly Sins of Presentation Preparation

DeFinis Communications

Content Development Content structure and organization Presentation Tips Practice presentation preparation Speech Preparation Have you ever found yourself sitting in the center seat of a packed auditorium—hemmed in on both sides by people and laptops—listening to a keynote speaker who is supposed to be imparting knowledge and wisdom, but instead is droning on and on? You want to run, but you can’t. So you endure what seems like torture.

[Podcast] How to Run a Virtual Summit with Bailey Richert

Speaker Launcher

The Wealthy Speaker Podcast Bailey Richert How to run a virtual summit Jane Atkinson Organizing a Virtual Summit public speaking Running a Virtual Summit speaking business virtual summits Wealthy Speaker

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3 tips to improve your speaking skills

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Career info International speakers Professional organizationsI received a question: A financial advisor asked me how to improve his speaking skills. He says he does well one-on-one with clients, but his group presentations fall short. He knows that better presentation skills will boost his business. My advice has three parts: 1. Speak as often as possible. Public speaking is a skill: […].

How to write perfect press releases … how to choose the right typeface … how to handle intellectual property: Book reviews for anyone who writes

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Freelance Writing Professional organizationsMy 7/5 blog talked about Technical Communication: the Journal of the Society for Technical Communication. Technical Communication runs an excellent book review department. In the hard-copy issue I’m looking at (ISSN 0049-3155), the book review section runs from pages 57-79. That’s amazingly large. Books reviewed include: Conquering the Content: A Blueprint for Online Course Design and Development How […].

How to network with top editors and content providers: ASJA’s Atlanta regional writing conference

Joan Detz Speaker Services

The American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA), the nation’s largest professional organization of independent nonfiction writers, invites freelancers and college students pursuing writing careers to attend its […]. Freelance Writing News, events, and awards Professional organizationsASJA Regional Conference: Dream Bold Atlanta Network with top editors and content providers November 5th The program is completed and exciting clients are signing up to attend.

What is the future of journalism?

Joan Detz Speaker Services

This panel is being organized by NAGC’s current president, John Verrico. Career info Media training News, events, and awards Professional organizationsI look forward to attending “The Future of Journalism” panel at next week’s NAGC Communications School in Washington DC.

Calling all speakers for IABC Heritage Region Conference

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Career info News, events, and awards Professional organizationsCalling all Speakers! IABC Heritage Region Seeking Speakers for the 2017 Region Conference being held at the Omni William Penn Hotel, Pittsburgh, PA, November 5-7, 2017 The IABC Heritage Region is currently seeking speakers for the 2017 Regional Conference being held November 5-7 at the Omni William Penn Hotel in Pittsburgh. The conference will consist […].

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Another High-Stakes Presentation: The Wedding Toast

DeFinis Communications

June is here, and ‘tis the season…for giving a toast at your best friend, sister, cousin, or mother’s wedding. That’s right, mothers can re-marry later in life, and if you are an adult child, you may be asked to toast your mother. This is exactly what happened to my good friend Dawn Josephson.

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The Ripple Effect

Manner of Speaking

I recently had the privilege of working with members of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative at the World Health Organization (WHO) on their presentation skills. Uncategorized Poliomyelitis Presentation public speaking Ripple Effect World Health Organization

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Apply John Bohannon’s proposal to your organization

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

In his presentation, John quotes a calculation from an article I published a few years ago to illustrate how much poor PowerPoint presentations are costing organizations. I suggest you consider applying his thought to your own organization, no matter how small or large it is. If you could plan and create presentations more efficiently, and the presentations were so good that they allowed quick decisions and increased profits, your organization would reap clear benefits.

Nancy’s New Book on Shelves Now

Duarte Blog

Organize a coherent narrative. Book Reviews Delivery Design Event News Tips Video announcement book free download Guide to Persuasive Presentations HBR launch measure impact organize a coherent narrative presentations strike the right tone tips win over tough crowds

Analysis of a Speech by Bruce Aylward

Manner of Speaking

First, the talk is given by Bruce Aylward , a fellow Canadian and one of my colleagues at the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland. I have a special interest in this TED Talk for two reasons.

Conference update from the American Society of Journalists & Authors

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Career info Freelance Writing Professional organizationsNo, you don’t have to be an ASJA member to benefit from ASJA’s terrific writing conferences. Read on. May 5 – 6, 2017 Annual Conference Update By Estelle Erasmus, ASJA New York City 2017 Conference Chair I’m excited to make two announcements: that the big reveal of our conference program will be up on […].

Resource: Where can you learn about technical communication?

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Freelance Writing Professional organizationsIf you write about technical communication issues, tap into the resources of the Society for Technical Communication. STC’s journal, TECHNICAL COMMUNICATION, is a peer-reviewed quarterly journal aimed at both tech comm practitioners and academics. The journal’s multidisciplinary perspective brings value to nonfiction writers in a wide range of fields. I first learned about the Society […].

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CoSchedule – Everything you Need to Get Organized

Presentation Guru

At Presentation Guru, we recently began using an editorial workflow program called CoSchedule to help organize our editorial calendar. We’ve been so impressed with the program that our editorial team decided it’s only fair that we write a review of the product.…

What do reporters say they would like from government Public Affairs offices?

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Media training Professional organizationsWhen I attended the annual NAGC Communications School (National Association of Government Communicators), I heard reporters’ perspectives on dealing with Public Affairs offices. The reporters’ biggest frustration?

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Are you an editorial freelancer – or do you want to be one?

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Career info Freelance Writing Professional organizationsEditorial Freelancers to Rally at Salon on Sept. 7 at Content Marketing World Freelance writers, editors, and editorial professionals now have an official presence at the largest and most important event for the content marketing industry: the Content Marketing Institute’s Content Marketing World, to be held Sept. 6 – 8 in Cleveland. ASJA members Sherry Beck […].

ASJA offers writing conference in Atlanta: Sat Nov 5

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Freelance Writing News, events, and awards Professional organizationsSaturday, November 5, 2016: Dream Bold Atlanta Join ASJA for Dream Bold Atlanta, a one-day writing conference at Agnes Scott College in Decatur, GA, where freelance writers will have an opportunity to meet one-on-one with editors, content providers and agents. Keynoter and international bestselling author Robert Hicks will debut his new book: The Orphan Mother. A limited amount of rooms […].

New speaker added to ASJA regional writing conference in Atlanta

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Freelance Writing News, events, and awards Professional organizationsLearn as much as you can at #ASJAatl … Sat Nov 5 Dream of Being Pitch Perfect: Practice Your Skills With Top Editors Christine Moore @chrissiebmoore Christine Moore is a senior digital content strategist, editor and writer for Healthgrades, a leading physician search and health content brand serving up to 1 million users a day. […].

The Key Factor for Your Presentation’s Success

DeFinis Communications

When you’re preparing a presentation, who is the most important person you need to consider? The answer: Your audience. You’ve likely experienced, at least once in your career, what happens when you forget about your audience.

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National Association of Government Communicators: June 13-15, St. Louis

Joan Detz Speaker Services

News, events, and awards Professional organizationsHere’s some information on NAGC’s Communications School in St. Louis: Chris O’Neil, Chief of Media Relations for the National Transportation Safety Board, will teach you how to define communication goals, separate strategy from tactics, and effectively use research and evaluation in a half-day advance training workshop at the 2017 NAGC Communications School in St. Louis. […].

2017 ASJA conference (I’ve already marked my calendar)

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Freelance Writing News, events, and awards Professional organizationsKeynotes Announced for ASJA’s 46th Annual Writers Conference – Fri May 5 & Sat May 6, 2017, Roosevelt Hotel, NYC By Estelle Erasmus As Chair for the 2017 ASJA Conference in NYC, I’m delighted to share that we have been getting many of your proposals for sessions and I’m really impressed with the level of […].

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