Email Pitching - High ROI, Despite Small Percentage of Opens

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It's nothing new.   Way back in the 1970s, "What Color Is Your Parachute?" " shocked us with the reality that the professional who was best at applying for whatever got the whatever.  That person was not necessarily the most qualified.

When a bar chart can be misleading

Presentation Zen

The two major problems with the chart are that (1) showing only percentage increases over the last seven years says nothing about the actual dollar amount being allocated to each category nor its relative percentage to the entire NASA budget. (2)

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The Communication Blog: Taboo language: gender differences

The Communication Blog

In 1996 the percentage of public swearing by men and women was 67% for men and 33% for women. In 2006, however, the percentages were much more similar: 55% for men and 45% for women. 7.02.2010 Taboo language: gender differences Heres an interesting gender difference reported by Psychology Today (August 2010). Categories: gender differences , swearing 2comments: maestra said.

What if Your PowerPoint Slides Make You a Liar?

Executive Speech Coach

I was captivated by the numbers and percentages until he reached the graph slide in his PowerPoint presentation. Executive Speech Coach - Business Presentations Business presentations tips for executives, sales presenters, managers, technical experts and professionals from the "Speech Coach for Executives" George Torok. Transform your business presentations into effective conversations. George Torok is a Toronto based presentation coach and presentation skills trainer.

$5 Off

The Communication Blog

11.29.2010 $5 Off $5 Off The $5 off coupon and the large percentage reductions provide good examples of media literacy and its relevance to everyday living. Increasingly we see coupons for saving money at the various stores. One such one is Bed Bath & Beyond. The coupon says “$5 off any purchase of $15 or more.&# Not a bad deal or so you’d think.

Presenters: Have you ever had any presentation skills training?

PowerPoint Tips

Effective Presenting and PowerPoint&# about what percentage of presenters have had presentation skills training. A great discussion is going on in the LinkedIn group, “Great Communicators! We’ve had guestimates from 1% to 75%! True, if you read this blog, you probably are more committed to improving your presentations skills than the average presenter, but let’s get some hard data! Here are two steps: Go to [link] and complete the short survey.

Address your audience's fears up front

Speak Schmeak

We were able to have a brief discussion acknowledging one truth about abusive relationships at the same time another truth was revealed: that only a small percentage of men are abusive in relationships.

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Insights from Audiences: Results of the 2013 Annoying PowerPoint survey

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

Here are the top three, with what percentage of respondents included them in their top choices. The percentages did not change much from the last survey two years ago. I recently wrapped up my latest survey of audience members on what annoys them about PowerPoint presentations.

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The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

The Eloquent Woman

It gets worse: A male blogger's take on the lack of women speakers in the tech world: It's worse than it seems, as women are a higher percentage of workers in cerrtain categories.

I'm my own worst audience member

Speak Schmeak

I wondered what percentage of pitch to content there would be, and I wondered if the content would be worth my drive, or if it was going to be a lot of fluff to fill the time in between pitches. But this is a small percentage of the audience and we can't only speak to this person.

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Who says managers can't talk about numbers without using slides?

Max Atkinson

My attention was drawn to this by a Twitter link from Shane Greer (@shanegreer), to whom many thanks.

How To Win the Toastmasters World Championship of Public Speaking: A Book Review

Speak and Deliver

The first time I became aware of Jeremy Donovan''s new book, How to Win the Toastmasters World Championship of Public Speaking (non-affiliate link) , it was via email, from a fellow veteran of the ''Big Stage'', as they asked me ''Have you seen this?'' and ''Do you know this guy?''

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Quick Tips to Kick-Out Boring Bullet Points

SlideModel

We can make additional improvements to the previous design in order to visually reflect the percentage values. In the sample below, we have used small pie charts on each component to denote the percentage value associated to each item. Using alternative bullet points delivers a powerful impact on your audience.

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How I did a makeover of my signature story at the Story Theater Retreat

Speaking about Presenting

You can see my struggle with this technique in this extended clip which includes Doug’s coaching: Or you can just watch my final attempt: I’ve only covered a small percentage of what I learned at Doug Stevenson’s Story Theater Retreat.

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Acceptance speeches improved by strong openings

Speak Schmeak

My percentages aren't great. " Why didn't I lose that 20 pounds? " ~ Robert Stromberg, accepting the Academy Award for Art Direction: Alice in Wonderland.

Toastmasters Friday: My Road to DTM - CHECK!

Speak and Deliver

Yet - such a small percentage of Toastmasters become DTM''s that it clearly is difficult to achieve. I''ve been a Toastmaster for almost 15 years. I''ve competed on the world stage. Twice. I''ve even been invited to keynote or speak in 13 different districts.

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Presentation Tip: Eliminate 75% of the numbers

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

Our Excel spreadsheet usually has four columns for each item: the current measured results, the standard we are comparing to, the absolute difference between the results and the standard, and the relative difference expressed as a percentage.

Acceptance speeches improved by strong openings

Speak Schmeak

My percentages aren't great. " Why didn't I lose that 20 pounds? " ~ Robert Stromberg, accepting the Academy Award for Art Direction: Alice in Wonderland.

Speakers - Where's Your Book?

Speak and Deliver

Even in today's world of on-demand publishing, the percentage of speakers who actually write and print a book is slim. Yesterday I finished reading "Fumes and a Prayer" by Speaker Dennis Bauer. It's a good book, with some life-changing advice, if one chooses to apply it.

PresentationEssentials-New E-book by Oliver Adria

PowerPoint Tips

As a result, he’s offering me a percentage of each sale. Oliver Adria, who blogs about presenting at ReThink Presentations , has just come out with an e-book called PresentationEssentials: 39 Ideas on Content, Design and Delivery. (I I like his categories — I use the same ones to describe the components of a presentation.). Oliver has a great sense of design; the book is beautifully designed.

89% of employers want colleges to place more emphasis on communication

PowerPoint Tips

That was a higher percentage than any other skill, knowledge, or ability. In a survey of over 300 businesses, 89% of employers stated that they want colleges to place more emphasis on oral and written communication. This comes from the Association of American Colleges & Universities ‘ LEAP initiative. You can find the PDF of the results here. Why are oral and written communication so important?

Living Without the Internet

The Communication Blog

32-33), on the percentage of people in various countries who would be willing to give up an important lifestyle habit to keep the Internet: · 89% of those in Indonesia and 65% of those in the United Kingdom would give up alcohol instead of the Internet. · One way to introduce computer-mediated communication and its role in our everyday lives would be to identify important lifestyle habits that we’d be willing to give up as long as we could keep our Internet connection.

Drudge Report Poll Has Donald Trump Winning First Debate

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The percentage of those who perceived it that way was 92.11. For Hillary Clinton the percentage who determined she was the winner was 7.89. No surprise, the Drudge Report conducted a poll after the first debate. Based on 16,367 votes,, Donald Trump was declared the winner. One must remember that the Drudge Report is a conservative website. Therefore, it could have been that mostly it was conservatives who went to the site post-debate and voted. I am a registered independent.

PowerPoint Tips, Mistakes and Ideas from 2011

Executive Speech Coach

I was captivated by the numbers and percentages until he reached the graph slide in his PowerPoint presentation. What are the best ideas that you can use to improve your PowerPoint Presentations? What if Your PowerPoint Slides Make You a Liar? The marketing director of a well known Internet company presented us with fascinating stats about Internet use and users. One of my colleagues raised his hand to ask a question.

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The Presidential Debates: Round 1. Our Analysis

The Presenter's Blog

He moved the jobs question quickly to a discussion on taxes, and then lost me and I am sure thousands of others in an unclear explanatory monologue of numbers and percentages. The showdown in Denver.

How do You Handle the Haters?

Speaker Launcher

Focus on the percentage (usually 95%) of the people that did like your work. You look over in the middle of your speech and notice someone who has their arms folded and a major scowl on their face. What do you do? I call these “haters&#.

13 Speaking Lessons in 30 Days

Speak and Deliver

I''ve scaled back my speaking considerably since spending such a high percentage of my time away from my family in that particular job, and focused on coaching emerging speakers to discover, develop, & deliver their keynotes, as well as work with Toastmasters speech contestants.

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Need quotes for math/science speeches?

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Topics run from Actuary and Analysis, to Outliers and Percentages, to Truth and Variability STATISTICALLY SPEAKING: A DICTIONARY OF QUOTATIONS. selected and arranged by CC Gaither and AE Cavazos-Gaither, published by the Institute of Physics).

Presentation Tip: The one question a sales presentation must answer

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

Structuring a sales presentation in this way would improve a large percentage of the sales presentations done each day Last week I was reviewing a sales presentation someone sent me. They are pitching their services to a major prospective client and they know that their competition will be strong. So how do they start their presentation? With slide after slide about their firm, with text and graphics copied from their web site.

Presentation Tip: Five tips for preparing financial slides

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

Too many presenters copy the column of measured values, the standard, the difference and the percentage difference. Financial information is a part of many presentations today. Whether you are presenting the budget for next year, current project spending status, or any other financial information, resist the temptation to just copy a spreadsheet and paste it on a slide. Copied spreadsheets overwhelm the audience and leave them confused.

Occupy Wall Street, Mitt Romney, and the NBA: Three Problems in Search of a Solution

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

  Sure government regulation is irritating, but a recent study found that only a tiny percentage of businesses actually cite it as a real problem.  It’s Friday and almost Thanksgiving here in the US, and so it seems like a good time to put my storyteller-speaker coach’s hat on, kick back, and take on a few of the current issues in the news.    Great stories, like great speeches, present compelling problems to the audience. 

Address your audience's fears up front

Speak Schmeak

We were able to have a brief discussion acknowledging one truth about abusive relationships at the same time another truth was revealed: that only a small percentage of men are abusive in relationships.

Webinar “How to Plan an Audience-friendly Presentation”: Your Questions Answered

Speaking about Presenting

How many metaphors (based on a percentage) are commonly applied to a presentation? Last week I delivered a webinar “How to plan an Audience-friendly Presentation&# as part of Ellen Finkelstein’s Outstanding Presentations Workshop.

Full Results of the Annoying PowerPoint survey

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

Here are the top five annoyances along with the percentage of respondents that selected them as one of their top three: The speaker read the slides to us – 73.8% As I analyzed the responses and comments in the survey of “What annoys you about bad PowerPoint presentations?”, a clear theme emerged. Audiences are fed up with presenters who fill their slides with too much content and are then compelled to read it all to those seated in the room.

Public Speaking - Projector Set Up

Great Public Speaking

Decide early what percentage of your presentation will be based on visuals. A very high percentage of visual use may warrant a more central screen placement. When using projected visuals, or any visuals, it is important to incorporate them into your presentation from the beginning. You will want to plan your visuals to enhance your presentation. You don't want them to compete with you for attention. This will help you decide how to seat the audience for maximum comfort.

Six Secrets from a Professional Speaker on Audience Participation

Speaking about Presenting

Keep in mind there will always be a small percentage of the population that does not want to play with you. Last week I wrote about the challenge of the third era of presenting: the era of the audience.

The Difference Between Good and Great

Speaker Launcher

Our industry pie will always contain a large percentage of people who are making a living vs. a small percentage of people who are getting wealthy. Every year American Idol shows us the differences between singers who are good, and singers who can really go the distance. Greatness.

Are You Creating Followers?

Speak and Deliver

Actual valuable and useful information All distilled to 140 or so characters apiece, with the percentage of one over the other either serving or betraying the communicator's purposes , just as your content as a speaker will betray or serve your audience. The Original Facebook.

Hans Rosling: the zen master of presenting data

Presentation Zen

Watch the clips below to get a little background concerning the challenges faced when a country (like Japan or Italy) has both a high percentage of people over 65 and a shrinking fertility rate. .

Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg Speaks Out

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

  Sandberg begins with the problem – women make up more than 50 % of the population, but only hold a small percentage of leadership roles in government, non-profit organizations, and the private sector.  Sheryl Sandberg’s TED talk is a tour de force of strong message coupled with an elegant delivery.    The talk is aimed at women and discusses the role of women in the workplace, but both men and women can profit from studying this compelling speaker.