When you speak, break the pattern

Manner of Speaking

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How to… Break the Pattern

Presentation Guru

In this one we’re going to talk about pattern-breaking and what you can do to get the audience’s attention by doing the unexpected. Welcome to the latest in my occasional series of ‘How to….’ ’ articles.

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5 Patterns of Popular TED Talks

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Ever wondered why some TED talk recordings on YouTube gather a respectable few hundred thousand views while other go viral and attract many millions? Is there a difference in content, facts and figures or information shared that is more compelling and pertinent to a wider audience?

2015 264

Digital - Shifting Traffic Patterns

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

There are those of us bloggers who repurpose our posts on LinkedIn Update. There is where the action, that is the heavy traffic, is happening right now.    Of course, we still need our blogging platform to post the original content.

Break The Pattern of Dullness: 10 Questions To Ask Yourself

Can You Hear Me Up the Back?

Tags: Technique Top 10 dullness patterns Presentations Q&A

Millennials Can't Shake Memory of Hard Times - That's Blowing Up Traditional Purchasing Patterns

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Millennials are much like Lee Chandler in  Manchester By the Sea.    They experienced a catastrophe and just can't shake the memory of it.    For Millennials, reports BusinessInsider , that was the sustained economic downturn.

Fame: Is the need for it getting re-wired into our brain patterns?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"Neuroplasticity" is the term researchers use to describe how human beings can re-wire the patterns of their brains.    Most commonly this is accomplished through mindfulness training.    MRIs show, for example, how monks' gray matter changes.

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Comments on "Racial Segregation Patterns in Selective Universities"

Speaking Of...

Peter Arcidiacono of Duke University has been publishing a steady stream of papers examining the role of race in college admissions, with a particular focus on the effects of affirmative action. I''ve discussed his work on this blog before , and given the substantial attention that generated, I''m sharing thoughts on another relatively new piece.

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Harnessing the power of self talk to improve your presentation skills

Inter-Activ Presenting and Influencing

He then went on to share a little about his future aspirations as a speaker and I noticed that he used a particularly simple but powerful language pattern in his self talk. What are your favourite positive linguistic patterns and how do you harness the power of your self talk?

2011 74

From Dating to Mating

The Communication Blog

7.11.2009 From Dating to Mating Heres a great article on patterns of pursuit with some really excellent advice on moving from dating to mating. Categories: dating , mating , patterns of pursuit 3comments: Kealah Parkinson said. Thanks for these resources, Joe! As you well know, once you've "mated," communication doesn't end; it increases. Here's some expert insight: [link] 2:22 PM maestra said.

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Garbage Language

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Molly Young writes in New York Magazine about the ways the Millenial generation of white-collar workers replicate the communication patterns of the organization man and woman. Obfuscation is alive and well in the corporate world.

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How to, like, stop using “like” kind of all the time

Kate's Voice

People use speech patterns of popular culture because they are, like, popular. Part of the fun of life is to copy what we hear said in films and TV because it is a way to share common experience. Common experience is a great way to engage others.

2017 198

How to Use Data Analytics in Your Presentation

Presentation Guru

This includes correcting detrimental patterns and further improving the ones that have proven to be positive and effective.… Simply put, data analytics is the close examination of all observable data in order to draw valuable conclusions with which an organisation may improve itself.

2018 76

Communication Congruence – How to Organize Your Ideas to.

The Shy Speaker's Guide to Succes on Stage

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2008 40

Vocal Impact Weekly Tip: Are you afraid to commit or do you just sound like it?

Kate's Voice

Upspeak is a speech pattern wherein […]. One of my clients, a c-level executive, sounds like he is asking questions all the time. At least, that’s what his team tells me.

2015 169

Proving you can do it

The Presenter's Blog

We think in words and that’s why the special speech-patterns used in rhetoric can be so powerful. One of my favourites is a pattern called “Argumentum a Fortiori”. by Peter Watts. Thought is language, and language is thought.

2013 162

Two PowerPoint accessibility features plus one “off label” use

PowerPoint Tips

If it has no meaning — a curlicue border or patterned background — you should mark it as decorative. People with visual disabilities may use a screen reader to read the screen to them.

2019 233

Are you a speaker or an impressionist?

Speak Schmeak

However, when you decide to model yourself so specifically after a particular speaker, to the point of mimicking speech patterns and cadences, then you're going off track. So play with your speech patterns.

2011 207

Summer of Great Suffering: Possible Newsroom Carnage If Alden Global Boosts Stock Ownership of Tribune Publising

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That had been the pattern, years before COVID-19. Journalism remains a vocation or sacred calling. Not just a job. In this summer of great suffering, there might be more horror piled on that sector which has always been mission-driven. 

2020 56

Playing with audience perceptions of size

The Presenter's Blog

Rhetoric works by using word patterns. Whether you intended to do it or not, if you trip one of those patterns during a sale or a presentation, then a sizing spell kicks in and you shrink your positives or enlarge your negatives. by Peter Watts. Size is relative to the words you use.

2013 238

TransCanada chief uses rhetoric to lay the blame on rhetoric

The Presenter's Blog

Item: Use of the sound-pattern ‘FunPhrase’ It’s no coincidence that we’ve got those double ‘M’s, repeated ‘S’s and finally that lovely triple-play on ‘rhetoric…won…reason’. A well structured sound-bite is guaranteed to win you headlines.

Employee Engagement: 6 Strategies That Work


The current state of machine learning enables algorithms to sift through all the data at hand and identify early patterns of dropping performance or engagement. Happy and productive employees are good for business. It’s a fact.

2020 69

The king's real speech

Speak Schmeak

Oscar-nominated Colin Firth did a masterful job reproducing both the speech impediments and the speech patterns of the king. The BBC archives have posted this recording of King George VI's 1939 speech that was recreated in the movie "The King's Speech." Can't embed, though, so go here to listen. If you haven't yet seen the movie, here's my blog post about it. Don't miss it! Speakers Academy Awards

2011 141

Lights, Camera, Action! Presentation Skills for Virtual Delivery

DeFinis Communications

Avoid clothing with patterns. On the surface, acting in a blockbuster movie and delivering a virtual presentation may appear to having nothing in common, aside from the fact that they both use a “screen” as their modus operandi. But a closer look reveals striking similarities between the two.

2020 130

Seasonal variation in presentation

The Presenter's Blog

How can you take advantage of that thought pattern to increase both the pleasure and the memorability of presentations? We’re hardwired to think in seasons.

2012 173

Maria Miller and the jewel of Epanodos

The Presenter's Blog

Figures are word patterns that vary in some way from standard spoken language. They do, after all, rely on knowing just the right patterns of words.

2013 220

Circular Economy to Save the Planet


This often happens as unsustainable consumption patterns hit a roadblock. This leads to a short-term rise in profits and creates unsustainable jobs which decline as soon as the pattern of overconsumption hits a peak. What is the Circular Economy?

2019 52

PowerPoint Tip: Adding crosshatching fills to graphs in PowerPoint 2007/10

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

When I was presenting a course for accountants in July, a number of the participants mentioned that starting in PowerPoint 2007, they had lost the ability to fill graph segments with crosshatch patterns. First, let’s start with what crosshatch patterns are and why you may need to use them. A crosshatch pattern is a series of lines on a white background that is used to fill a shape or, in the case of a graph, a column or pie wedge.

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How to create your very own cool shapes with the Custom Shapes tools: Part IV-Combine

PowerPoint Tips

Here are some patterns I created using the Combine Shapes feature. This is the final installment of a 4-part series on the Custom Shapes tools. If you haven’t read those posts, I recommend reading them first.

Media - Jodi Arias Is Gift That Keeps Giving

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That was even though the court found, in regard to the prosecutor Juan Martinez a "pattern of intentional misconduct saturated the trial." Convicted Fatal Attraction murderer Jodi Arias is back in the news. Yet again. For the media she's the gift that keeps giving.

2020 52

Are you a speaker or an impressionist?

Speak Schmeak

However, when you decide to model yourself so specifically after a particular speaker, to the point of mimicking speech patterns and cadences, then you're going off track. So play with your speech patterns.

2011 130

Jinxed by Aging - How Losing Streaks Begin

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"The pattern of losing can be broken, but not without a serious shift in mentality and focus. "  - From Chapter 3 "Break The Pattern of Losing," in Scott Hamilton's 2018 book FINISH FIRST.

2018 56

Repetition in Your Presentation

Professionally Speaking...

His presentations to live audiences follow a similar pattern. Repetition has long been heralded in advertising, politics and public speaking as a device which can add emphasis and impact to key thoughts and phrases.

2013 160

Sales arguments that build presentations

The Presenter's Blog

If they are then it’s because you’re recognizing the pattern from some of the better examples of television advertising. by Peter Watts. At the core of a sales presentation are logical arguments that lay out why your product benefits the customer.

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The king's real speech

Speak Schmeak

Oscar-nominated Colin Firth did a masterful job reproducing both the speech impediments and the speech patterns of the king. The BBC archives have posted this recording of King George VI's 1939 speech that was recreated in the movie "The King's Speech." Can't embed, though, so go here to listen. If you haven't yet seen the movie, here's my blog post about it. Don't miss it! Speakers Awards shows

2011 100

Weather - The Gift That Keeps Giving to ABC's David Muir, et al.

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The other is the speculation about the linkage of the weather pattern with the emerging new climate. All too often, when ABC's David Muir leads in dramatically with breaking news items, the weather is part of it. For newsfolks like himself, weather has become the gift that keeps giving. 

2019 56

Hey, You With The Stars In Your Eyes - You Still Need A Prenup

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

What must be next is not choosing dinner-plate patterns. You won out against the odds. You are not only in love. You and your soulmate have agreed to make a commitment to each other in marriage. Congratulations. It's seeing to it that you two have a prenup.

2016 56

The three causes of public speaking fear (and what you can do about them)

Speaking about Presenting

Most of us have patterns of thinking that contribute to our nervousness.You can reduce your nervousness by exploring your patterns of thinking. One of the most common patterns of thinking that contribute to the fear of public speaking are demands.

2009 282

Boost Your Public Speaking Skills by “Sounding” Confident!

DeFinis Communications

Using a slower speech pattern makes you sound confident and calms your nervous system. If you’re feeling nervous about giving an upcoming presentation, use your voice to your advantage.

2017 169

A "secret" strategy.

Speak Schmeak

So I wear patterns. Yes, I have a wardrobe of presentation clothing that consists of patterned tops or sweaters that are guaranteed not to show sweaty circles. Here's a quick tip for you today that may save you some aggravation when presenting.

2010 184

Duarte Launches New Strategy Practice to Help Leaders Spark and Sustain Movements

Duarte Blog

we uncovered a pattern in how they motivate and mobilize the masses, and now are applying that pattern to help others do the same.

2016 64

Microstyle: The art of writing little

The Presenter's Blog

He dives into poetry for an exploration of rhythm patterns that can make a micromessage leap off the screen.

2012 155

News Companies - Add Them to Economic Victims of COVID-19

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Once a pattern is put on hold, new patterns of how to promote could be put in its place. "Roughly 28,000 workers at news companies nationwide have been laid off, furloughed or had their pay reduced."  "  - Marc Tracy, The New York Times, April 10, 2020.

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