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?

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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.

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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.

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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

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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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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.

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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?

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Communication Congruence – How to Organize Your Ideas to.

The Shy Speaker's Guide to Succes on Stage

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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 Academy Awards

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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.

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Infographics Help Audiences Visualize Data

Professionally Speaking...

Infographics help an audience better understand complicated data and see patterns and trends. Most presentations are filled with truck loads of data, communicated through slide after slide of mind-numbing bullet points.

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Calling in Psychic "Cleanser" - Should That Be Next for Steve Cohen's Point72?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

As it typical, Cohen called in a brandname law firm - Wilmer Cutler - to do an independent investigation of any incidents or patterns of sexual inappropriate activity. Those believing in the paranormal might have a hunch that a jinx has been placed on Steve Cohen's Point72.

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Nor'easter Not News Except to Programmers at ABC

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Since there have been aberrant weather patterns for decades now, it seems odd that the storm system continues to take up a segment on the ABC evening news. Again, David Muir devoted precious newscast time to the Nor'easter.

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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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NY AG Sues Weinstein Co., Brothers - Alleged Sexual Harassment Becomes Legal/Business Issue

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The complaint claims there had been a pattern of sexual harassment and civil rights violations.  As MarketWatch reports, there had been a deal to purchase the company for about $500 million and the assumption of debt. The buyer was a group headed by Maria Contreras-Sweet. 

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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.

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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.

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Cover Letters - Brevity Communicates Confidence

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

I had prepared a long pattern letter for creating digital content in general. It was accidental A/B testing. And, a short one for online technical writing. Of course, there was a bit of apples and oranges differences in these.

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Those What-To-Look-For Can Make You Stupid - And Not Very Successful

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In addition, wealth - the extreme kind - is built by those who spot patterns that others don't. Media sites now have What-to-look-for sections. They cover everything from the presidential debates to the monthly jobs report.

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Mature Market = 3 distinct segments

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

At age 50, the delusion is that we all turn into a like-minded group with identical attitudes and patterns of behavior. The over-50 market is massive.    However, it's proving not so easy to sell to. 

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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.

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Repeater or deleter: Which one are you?

Speak Schmeak

In casual listening we can often hear speakers' distinctive speech patterns when their disfluencies become excessive." That is, each of us is not unique in making mistakes, only in our own personal patterns of mistakes. One of my clients has a concern about finishing sentences.

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Repeater or deleter: Which one are you?

Speak Schmeak

In casual listening we can often hear speakers' distinctive speech patterns when their disfluencies become excessive." That is, each of us is not unique in making mistakes, only in our own personal patterns of mistakes. One of my clients has a concern about finishing sentences.

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Cover Letters - The First Impressions We Never Have a Chance to Make Again

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Sure, it's okay to have pattern letters. Based on that, we derive a custom-made pitch from the pattern letter. We introduce ourselves to prospective employers and clients through what are known as "cover letters." " Actually, they are sales pitches.

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Practice like you mean it

Speak Schmeak

The quarterbacks blocked imaginary defenders (or sometimes the coach), ran their pattern and passed to the receivers, who on their side of the field were running their butts off to make it to the ball.

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Internet Marketing Company Student Experts Offering $20 for 1000 Words - It's Come To This

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

To apply, you can't just shoot off a generic pattern letter. Okay, internet marketing company Student Experts is based in Tucson, Arizona, not the Big Apple. But still, for copywriting, not straight editorial, $20 for 1000 words still seems quite insulting to content providers.

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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.

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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.

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Beyond Client Confidentiality, Lawyers Can Be Wicked Gossips

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

I bumped into that behavior pattern when I was blogging a class action public nuisance trial. In his best-seller "The Whistler," John Grisham observes that lawyers, yes, are bound to confidentiality on client business. Here is my review of that amazing book. 

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Cover Letters & Emotions

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

When we are cycling in negative emotional territory, that's not the right time to respond to help-wanted ads by customizing our pattern letters. We now know: Ev en the supposed stable folks have mood fluctuations.

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Can't Miss Keywords (for now)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The patterns are obvious. In the subject line and frontloaded into the first sentence, keywords are everything. At least for those needing traffic or just enough of the right eyeballs from the right people. There is no one way to assess the pull force of any keyword or a cluster of them. If you're posting on the internet intensely and frequently, then you have your own little keyword lab. So, what are the keywords which I am noticing have magnetic power? Here are some: Pivot.

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Charles Payne - What Every City Kid Knows.

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Given cockroach patterns. What is going down in 21st Century Fox might be explained by the parable of the cockroaches. As every city kid knows: Once you get one roach, they just keep coming. Soon enough, the roaches are embedded in the walls.

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John Bergholz Lawsuit - Ageism, Being a Male Could Go on Trial

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Berhgholz contends in the lawsuit that the termination was the result of a pattern in the law school of discriminating against older male employees. 

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Is your preparation ritual more trouble than it's worth?

Speak Schmeak

In the first two or three years of my career, I decided in my own crazy mind that I couldn't go onstage unless I had some kind of patterned or colored socks and underwear. On an episode of the Graham Norton Show, Graham asked his guests about preparation rituals.

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