What Happens When the Win Anyway Guy Loses? Part I

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OVERTIME. And I knew it when I sat down, just like I knew it 10 years ago when I last went overtime, at the Semi-Finals in Oregon. International Speech Contest Losing Overtime Table Topics Toastmasters Win Anyway.

World Championship of Public Speaking, 2011

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In fact, the only thing wrong with Olivia’s speech … was that it ran 15 seconds overtime and she was disqualified! I know that I am biased, but I am certain that had she not gone overtime, Olivia would have been on the podium and may well have won the contest.

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When a man hogs the mic at the the Women's March on Washington

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For actor Scarlett Johansen, whose impassioned speech came near the end of the already overtime program, they simply turned off her mic and turned on music, to her obvious dismay. She'd passed the preferred 7-minute mark, and they were overtime. "Who's speaking now?"

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A Note to the Losers in the 2015 World Championship of Public Speaking

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Lost at District this year, for the first time - because I went OVERTIME. Yeah, congratulations and all to 2015 World Champion Mohammed Qahtani. I was watching here in my office in Colorado as you literally smoked the competition. But this post is for the rest of you. The losers.

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The quantified speaker: 6 kinds of speaker data to know about yourself

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Go overtime too often? A practical way to advance your speaker skills also is often overlooked: Quantifying your performances as a speaker over time. Put another way, if you keep track of certain measures after each talk, you can compare your data over time and make changes as needed.

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7 secret advantages of the speaker who practices

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The unprepared speaker is more likely to run overtime, stumble, forget and otherwise look forced. As a speaker coach and trainer, I can tell you that the one thing I always recommend is the same thing my trainees rarely do: Practice, and lots of it.

Famous Speech Friday: Julia Child's "The French Chef" cooking demos

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Because it was a public television show on a tight budget, she was encouraged to start talking and not to stop, if at all possible, to avoid racking up overtime charges.

4 ways to plan a panel to delight the audience

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go overtime. A great panel shouldn't so surprising. But because so many speakers and organizers fail to prepare for delighting the audience, the truly delightful panels are few and far between. Far more common are panels that use up the listeners' goodwill and then some.

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Chairing a conference: How did I do? Lessons for chairs from #esnbxl

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Early on, a speaker ran overtime. I''d say my ability to handle an overtime situation and get the meeting back on track, as described above, was one good moment--after all, it''s the biggest task facing the chair. "You are going to tell us how it went, aren''t you?"

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Inside Voice: Brian Jenner, European Speechwriters Network

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I share his views on speakers who go overtime, among many topics!) ( Editor''s note: Inside Voice is a new interview series on The Eloquent Woman, in which we''ll ask speakers, speechwriters, and storytellers to share their insights.

Does your speech need Spanx? 5 ways to rein it in.

Speak Schmeak

For the chronically overtime talker, written remarks are the time-honored way to focus and contain your speaking. While I'm moving this week, I've invited some of my favorite public speaking and communications bloggers to guest post here on Speak Schmeak.

From the vault: 7 secret advantages of the speaker who practices

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The unprepared speaker is more likely to run overtime, stumble, forget and otherwise look forced.

Speaking pace off to the races? How to plan your speaking speed

The Eloquent Woman

No roadmap: I can''t count high enough to tell you the number of speakers I''ve met who write out everything they wish to say and then are shocked to be told they''re overtime. I''ve been coaching more than 50 speakers 1:1 this autumn.

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Toastmasters Friday: I Lost My Contest - Now What?

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You went just one second overtime, but were clearly the winner.

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Quick & Dirty Views on the Obama/Romney Debate: Round Three

Speak and Deliver

Obama also battled for time, and often started going overtime with the words 'let me say this because' and would continue for up to a minute or more. Tonight's third debate between President Obama and Governor Romney had a different feel that the others, to my eyes and ears.

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5 secret advantages of the panel moderator

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You can be the audience's best friend: Moderators, if wise and deft, can keep the talkative panelist from going overtime, and can help make sure the questions have plenty of time.

BigLaw Firm Sued for Alleged Racial Discrimination

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Maimon Kirschenbaum who also represented document reviewers suing for overtime pay. Among the alleged miscreants in this racial discrimination lawsuit is the Trial Logistics Director at Quinn Emanuel: Yllen Cruz. The time frame was when that big law firm was handling the Apple v.

Bill to Avoid Fiscal Cliff: Lots of articles and talks for personal finance writers, ghostwriters, and speechwriters to knock out

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  We will be working overtime to knock out all the articles and talks needed to explain the provisions and their implications for all classes of taxpayers.  America's wealthy probably aren't too happy with the bill Congress passed to avoid the fiscal cliff. 

Giants And Patriots Headed For Super Bowl Rematch In Indy: Mike Bako on America’s News Radio Network

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The New England Patriots and the New York Giants are headed to Super Bowl XLVI, after New England edged the Baltimore Ravens 23-20 for the AFC title, and the Giants beat San Francisco 20-17 in overtime, for the NFC trophy. This marks a rematch. Back in 2008, when the same two teams met in the [.]. Audio Media Training Press Room eli manning mike bako super bowl rematch tom brady

Setback for NRA Lobbyists - Where is Charles Heston when we need him

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  The NRA's lobbyists will have to work overtime to counteract these events, particularly since there are a lot of alienated-from-the-system folks out there. Guns make irreversible decisions for those using them.    First Fort Hood.    Now Orlando.  So far, one dead, six injured. 

Pubic Speaking - Watch Your Clock So They Don't Watch Theirs

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One of the quickest ways to bomb is to go overtime or try to stuff too much information in too little time. If the audience is really great , it sometimes makes you want to go overtime because things are going so well. I don't know which one of these schools is right, so I simply make a statement to the audience sometime during the talk (usually the beginning or end) that I will not go overtime.

America, Don't Cry for Jim Tinney

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Lots of action, overtime and interesting co-workers between careers. Every lawyer and every well-trained security guard knows: Beware how to approach anyone suspected of attempting a five-finger discount.

Unusually Warm 2/16 in Tucson, AZ - I almost feel guilty not suffering New York Metro cold/snow/ice

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The winter had been atypically cold, so much so that all I could hear in this apartment complex was our heating units working overtime. At one point this afternoon, it got so warm in Tucson, Arizona, that my dog refused to walk. I had to carry him home and try again after it cooled down.

Famous Speech Friday: Reps. Jackie Speier and Gwen Moore

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You win no points--and may lose your chance for impact--by going overtime or behaving inappropriately. In a heated debate and a highly formalized setting, when you have no time to prepare anything else, would you throw away your remarks? That's what Rep.

Mastering Your Speech - Lance Miller - Book 31 of 52 in 52

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Heck, I might''ve competed against Lance had I not gone overtime by 3 seconds at my Regional that year. OK - I admit, this isn''t a book.

World Championship of Public Speaking, 2011

Manner of Speaking

In fact, the only thing wrong with Olivia’s speech … was that it ran 15 seconds overtime and she was disqualified! I know that I am biased, but I am certain that had she not gone overtime, Olivia would have been on the podium and may well have won the contest. The 2011 World Championship of Public Speaking , hosted by Toastmasters International in Las Vegas, Nevada, is now history.

Does your speech need Spanx? 5 ways to rein it in.

Speak Schmeak

For the chronically overtime talker, written remarks are the time-honored way to focus and contain your speaking. While I'm moving this week, I've invited some of my favorite public speaking and communications bloggers to guest post here on Speak Schmeak.

The number of words per minute

Joan Detz Speaker Services

If you “test it” at 15 minutes using your usual fast pace of 185 words per minute, your client will run overtime if he speaks at a slower rate. How many words do you speak per minute? How many words does your client speak per minute? . You need to know these numbers. Speechwriting success depends on this math. Suppose you have to write a speech that should run 15 minutes.

Attention Oscar Winners!

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These highly trained actors always seem to fall short on awards nights--no prepared remarks, they run overtime, lots of filler words, and lack of style. Before another night of long and bad Oscar acceptance speeches--here is Christoph Waltz' gem of a speech when he won--1 minute, 15 seconds of brilliance, includes cuts to the faces to those he thanked. I posted this last year, and it was so good I'm posting it again.

You're always selling something

Speak Schmeak

Do you sit in long meetings with your colleagues, discussing policy changes, event planning, equipment failure, financial spreadsheets or overtime?

You're always selling something

Speak Schmeak

Do you sit in long meetings with your colleagues, discussing policy changes, event planning, equipment failure, financial spreadsheets or overtime?

The Work Is Not Glamorous

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  They would likely make more than minimum wage and be paid for overtime.  Somehow a mythology has evolved among Millennials that ghostwriting and speechwriting are glamorous lines of work.    Sure, presidential writers are receiving plenty of coverage. 

Timing Yourself

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Those who work in radio or television know that time is a finite resource and going overtime is the enemy. Do you consider time in every speech or presentation you give? If you are media savvy , the answer has to be yes. To consider: in your next presentation of any kind, rehearse your talk, timing it as you go. This will let you know right away what stays and what you throw overboard. Think about 'nice to know' versus 'need to know,' especially in educational type talks.

Schoolmarm Wal-Mart

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Those claims range from gender to overtime issues.  If it looks, walks, smells like a brilliant public relations move, maybe it is.    Wal-Mart, as many know, has had and is still having a heap of trouble with the EEOC and private-sector lawyers suing on behalf of employees who contend they have been treated unfairly.    Well, as Matt Townsend reports  in BLOOMBERG BUSINESSWEEK, Wal-Mart has turned schoolmarm. 

Dubai - Will it deep-six Black Friday momentum?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Currently, they are primarily meeting the uptick in demand through increased overtime. The Dow Jones closed after many of Black Friday optimists had checked out their purchases.    That closing was down 155 points.    And it isn't just the numbers which can halt today's shopping momentum.    It's the reason for the plunge: Debt problems, to the tune of $60 billion, in the city of Dubai. 

Powerful Presentation Lesson from Stanley Cup Final

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Commentators are saying the Pens Game 5 performance (winning in the third round of overtime) is one of the most inspiring performances in the finals’ history. . A winning goal in a third round of overtime means the Pens battled through nearly two full games back-to-back, finally winning in the wee hours of the morning.

Those 8000 new Huffington unpaid Patch bloggers: Develop niche expertise

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Our mirror neurons or that part of our wiring which is the platform for human empathy are not working overtime on this one.    According to Jeff Bercovici in FORBES , 8000 unpaid bloggers are being recruited by Huffington's hyper-local Patch. 

Does your speech need Spanx? 5 ways to rein it in

The Eloquent Woman

For the chronically overtime talker, written remarks are the time-honored way to focus and contain your speaking. You've tried and tried, but it just won't fit. You can envision it in a smaller size, one that would make you look good, but it keeps spilling over the edges, bulging at the seams.

How dynamic starts can help you get "good on your feet" when presenting

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Worse, some speakers use the start to give the audience something to dread, as in the speaker who announces he's going to go off-topic or overtime. When you're seeking ways to make your presentations or speeches more dynamic, it's tough to beat the impact of a dynamic start.

The 5 weakest speaker statements

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I know [insert a boundary/rule/time limit/announced topic here], but I'm going to [do the opposite/go overtime/talk about something else]": Speakers do "have the floor" and the mic and the attention.