Harvey - Dog Abandoned, Chained in Victoria, TX Rescued by Photographer

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In the Daily Mail, Keith Griffith reports that a photographer: " unleashed the stricken dog from the pole and brought it out of the water.;" During Katrina, part of the tragedy was that many struggling to survive had to leave their animals.

I Am A Photographer…

Thoughts On Presenting And Design

With that said, I did receive some critical feedback from a then-friend & professional photographer from Frederick, MD. In our last conversation, he claimed I don’t think about exposure-related EXIF data because, as he put it, he’s a professional photographer and I’m not. No, I’m not a professional photographer. Yes, I am an amateur photographer. Yet, when it’s all said and done, I am a photographer.

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PowerPoint Tip: Full Screen Photos

Manner of Speaking

In it, Dave Paradi explains why photographs in a presentation can be more effective than reams of text when it comes to getting a message across to our audiences. Tags: PowerPoint Dave Paradi font size looking at pictures and text photographs I recently came across this short video. Dave uses an example from a presentation on which he worked. He shows the original slide that was full of text and the slide that he developed to replace it.

Oded Wagenstein – Travel photographer an

The Shy Speaker's Guide to Succes on Stage

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Alec Baldwin Punches Tabloid Photographer!

TJ Walker Interactive

Uncategorized alec baldwin photographer punchAlec Baldwin has punched another journalist on the steps of city Hall. I say Baldwin should forget about ever running for Mayor. Instead, he should run for president! The Democrats have long been plagued with weak-willed namby-pamby politicians who seem to melt away the first time a conservative media figures shout “boo.”

Presentation design trends

PowerPoint Tips

Photographs. Photographs. It is common to see a slide with a single photograph and minimal—if any—text. Dominant photographs are here to stay for three reasons: Focus is on the presenter to provide the narrative. This is a guest post by Mike Parkinson.

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Instagram: iPhone app opens fresh career path for photographers

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Here's a case of an iPhone app creating a new line of work for photographers.    One photographer found, reports Lauren Indvik on Mashable , that "even the darkest and least remarkable photos are transformed into art with Instgram's and Camera+'s filters."

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Public Speaking: How to Work with Newspaper Photographers

Great Public Speaking

The next time a newspaper photographer takes your photo, remember the 8 things they hate: 1. Never tell the photographer whom to photograph. Know-it-all photo subjects, usually amateur photographers, who think they know the correct angles, lighting and backdrops.

photographer's tips on eye contact & more

The Eloquent Woman

TED, the technology/education/design conference, hires a photographer to capture its dynamic speakers, and James Duncan Davidson offers this "dear speakers" essay on everything from taking off your name tag to how to move effectively around the speaking space.

The Old Lady and The Sea: Millennial photographer wanted to take my photo

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  The posing took a while since this professional photographer Spencer Worthley was experimenting with a 1940s type camera his boss allowed him to use this weekend. 

Icons are hot now — how to get, make, and use icons

PowerPoint Tips

They are always simple, which can give them an advantage over a photograph which might contain extraneous content. That explains why you should crop photographs and remove their background when possible.). Iconography is hot in design now. Here is an example from one of my websites.

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Tell Powerful Stories with Pictures: A National Geographic Photographer Shares Tips for Speakers (WEBINAR)

Pivotal Public Speaking

If you want to use photos, come learn from Dick Durrance, one of the world’s top photographers who now uses that background to add impact as a professional speaker. He’ll show you how to better create or select photographs for your use. However, you’re not a professional photographer. with Dick Durrance. A speech or presentation is in part a visual experience for the audience.

Lessons from a Stunning Three-Minute Stop Motion Film

Manner of Speaking

According to the people who made this creative work, they took 60,000 photographs, developed 9,600 prints and reshot 1,800 photos. But don’t worry, nobody is expecting you to take 60,000 photographs!).

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4 ways to get the right people images

PowerPoint Tips

Go around your office and ask people if you can photograph them. A client of mine needed images of people to make his presentation come alive. But he couldn’t find the diversity he needed. And he’s in the field of education, which has many more females than males.

Use a texture as a frame for your slides

PowerPoint Tips

Take a photograph of something that has a nice texture. Drag a rectangle across the slide so that it leaves a border around its edges, showing the textured photograph. Do you want an interesting background but fret that it is distracting from you message?

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2 PowerPoint 2013 secrets

PowerPoint Tips

In PowerPoint 2010 and earlier, when you chose Insert > Clip Art, you could specify that you wanted only photographs. I just gave a webinar on upgrading to PowerPoint 2013, explaining all the new features and how to use them.

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Camille Seaman on Taking Photos and Taking Risks

Duarte Blog

Photographer Camille Seaman’s daughter was watching Storm Chasers on the Discovery Channel one day, when Camille stopped what she was doing to admire the storm’s light. Camille’s documentary-style photographs reflect some of nature’s most breathtaking phenomena.

A Day In the Life of a Mighty Killer

Duarte Blog

These are the magicians behind this incredible collective of photographers. If you have an Instagram account , chances are you’ve seen a photo or two from these guys. We recently had the pleasure of collaborating with the Mighty Killers , to create our first Duarte One-Shot.

Being There, Before You’re There

Manner of Speaking

Seeing photographs of the venue also allows speakers to visualize themselves addressing the audience, much like athletes such as skiers who visualize themselves racing down the course before they actually do it. So what insights can speakers glean from these photographs?

Photo Field Trip | Contrast

Duarte Blog

Then he compiled the footage with our photographs to make this. We like photography. We also like fun, and Saturdays, and San Francisco, and sunshine. And we really like each other. Recently we went on a Photo Field Trip, and had the chance to enjoy all of these things, simultaneously. I know.

4 Tips and 1 Tool That Will Help You Perfect Your Slide Design

Duarte Blog

Use the same typeface (or two), the same color palette, and photographs in the same style throughout. The photographs look random and like they came in from another presentation. A good presentation depends, at least partly, on good slide design.

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Karen Jacobsen: The GPS Girl

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

I am using professional photographs taken in the past 12 months. No member of the National Speakers Association speaks to as many people on a daily basis as does Karen Jacobsen. Her voice is one of the options on over 100 million GPS systems and 300 million smartphones.

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4 tips and 1 Tool That Will Help You Perfect Your Slide Design

Duarte Blog

Use the same typeface (or two), the same color palette, and photographs in the same style throughout. The photographs look random and like they came in from another presentation. A good presentation depends, at least partly, on good slide design.

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4 Tips and 1 Tool That Will Help You Perfect Your Slide Design

Duarte Blog

Use the same typeface (or two), the same color palette, and photographs in the same style throughout. The photographs look random and like they came in from another presentation. A good presentation depends, at least partly, on good slide design.

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Create a textured PowerPoint background that changes colors

PowerPoint Tips

You can also create your own textured images by photographing water, stone, tree bark, sand, etc. You can create a background that changes colors when you change your theme’s color set. It’s really cool to watch. I’ve written about this before here , in an example that include a few objects on the slide. In this case, I wanted to show you a slightly different concept, which is a semi-transparent rectangle over a grayscale textured image.

Business concept diagrams: Group 1–Working together, parts of a whole, integrating the parts

PowerPoint Tips

Sometimes, you need to illustrate a concept, but don’t want a photograph. In this situation, the graphic might replace a photograph. I’ve started creating some business concept diagrams. Diagrams like this are so useful!

Make your communication personal with photos

PowerPoint Tips

I have particularly noticed the effect of eyes in a photograph. I see lots of presentation files and have started to notice that when people start designing slides, they go into a formal mode that makes the presentation less personal — and less effective.

Two Slides You Can Lose

Manner of Speaking

Much has been written (in this blog and elsewhere) on ways to improve the quality of slide presentations by, for example, reducing the number of words on a slide, using good visuals, going easy on the bullet points, turning the screen black from time to time, etc.

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The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

The Eloquent Woman

Shame on them: Facebook removed a photographer's post of a family holiday photo in which the mother and daughters had duct tape over their mouths, and the men in the family had a sign that said "Peace on Earth." Fans of The Eloquent Woman on Facebook see links to good reads, resources and ideas from other sources there, in addition to posts from the blog. But you won't miss a thing, since I'm summarizing that extra content and putting it here on the blog for all readers to see.

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The Most Talked About Super Bowl Commercial Was a Presentation in Disguise

Duarte Blog

The commercial featured a slideshow of photographs, accompanied by the recognizable voice of radio personality Paul Harvey. During Sunday’s Super Bowl, a presentation went undercover, posing as a commercial.

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On sharing your own personal story to make a difference

Presentation Zen

Megumi Nishikura''s talk visually contained a mix of short bilingual messages and photographs (and her movie trailer ). • Here are two wonderful examples of telling your own personal story on stage. These two examples below are from the recent TEDxKyoto 2013 event which I attended.

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"We don't deal with emotion"

Speak Schmeak

I guess someone forgot to tell that to all the people there wearing white T-shirts bearing the photographic likeness of Sergio Romero, the 15-year-old kid killed last October while trying to cross Milpas Street."

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Nude conference shots: “I am very, like, remorseful for what I did.”

Can You Hear Me Up the Back?

In court, the young photographer said: “I am very, like, remorseful for what I did.&#. Tags: Speaker Support Trends conference managers conferences flipping burgers McDonalds nude phone photographs As if in response to this afternoon’s post on public apologies, this story popped up. A 21 year old McDonalds manager at a island resort conference took phone shots of her 48 year old room mate sleeping naked and showed them around the next morning.

Office Clip Art gallery is going away

PowerPoint Tips

This means that you add a text box to your slide with the link to the website and/or the name of the photographer. According to the Microsoft Office blog , the Office Clip Art gallery is going away. I’m very upset by this, because I use its photos daily.

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Body Language Blunders Of Anthony Weiner -Media Training

TJ Walker Interactive

Anthony Weiner struggled to explain how a picture of somebody’s bulging underwear briefly appeared on his Twitter account, claiming in a back-to-back string of interviews that he was clearly hacked — but hinting the photograph could have been an image of him. [link] [link] Rep.

"Mountain Between Us" - Useful Tutorial for Corporations on Team Work

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  The three are Ben the neurosurgeon, Alex the Guardian photographer, and dog (which never does get a name). In the current film "Mountain Between Us" the three main characters only survive through team work.

Why "but all my slides are pictures" isn't a smart public speaking strategy

The Eloquent Woman

And no, these speakers aren''t photographers for National Geographic. When I''m coaching executives who are using slides in their presentations, I feel as if I''ve heard every excuse in the book.

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Famous Speech Friday: Taylor Swift's harassment testimony

The Eloquent Woman

A radio host who posed with her in 2013 for a photograph had groped her. It was courtroom testimony by a harassed woman the likes of which is rarely seen, and that's really the pity here.

Making conferences with @NoWomenSpeakers visible: 7 trends I see

The Eloquent Woman

People are picking up programs or looking at stages, seeing no or few women, and sharing photographic evidence and data. The common comeback is "We're posting women speakers soon," but the photographic evidence speaks volumes.

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Smart self-promotion: 6 must-haves on your speaker page

The Eloquent Woman

Again, sometimes your conferences will handle this for you, and your job will be to get permission and credit the photographer on your page. Forget "shameless self-promotion." What's smart self-promotion for a public speaker?