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Your Dreams - Permission To Pull The Plug

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

She gives us the permission we need in America to pull the plug on all that. There is the strange voodoo of dreams.

Book plugging news

Max Atkinson

It's 10 days since I posted some comments about the impact of BBC 'plug-a-book' shows on sales, following a mention of Speech-making and Presentation Made Easy (see above) on the BBC website. Tags: Book plugging Amazon waterstones booksellers What this means in terms of actual sales, I'll have to wait for news from the publishers.

Book plugging

Max Atkinson

So instead of posting stuff about the impact on sales of BBC 'plug-a-book' shows, I thought I should be doing a bit more in the way of plugging my own books on the blog. If you're wondering why my books have suddenly appeared in such a prominent place at the top of the page, there are two reasons.

Facebook: Why I pulled the plug

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

She and I also added to the reasons for pulling the plug on Facebook: I am way too private for all that sharing and liking.  Not one.


Journalism Academic Programs: Emory pulling the plug

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Everything changes.    Respected Emory is phasing out its academic program in journalism.    That sends a lot of messages.

Barnes & Noble - Should it also pull plug on laptop users, non-paying magazine readers?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

I always had my profit doubts about the genteel practice of turning coffee shops and book stores into those Third Places - that is, where folks could just hang.    Now so do some of those Third Places in New York.    They are banning laptops.    Just before I left, he did - bookless.    My suggestion?

Presentation Crimes I Have Committed #1

Can You Hear Me Up the Back?

Neat lines of plugs criss-cross his head, with painful looking red welts at the base of each. It must be really painful to get fully plugged.

4 finds to streamline your public speaking and presenting

The Eloquent Woman

Presentations (most of the time) involve technology and tech headaches to match. No software or editing on your part! No projectors needed.

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Presenting with an iPad

The Presenter's Blog

Unable to plug-into the power while connected to a projector. Light and easy for carrying around. Instant-On capacity. The pitfalls.

Interview with Shai Schwartz of VisualBee, automatic PowerPoint design software

PowerPoint Tips

Answer: VisualBee is a Free PowerPoint 2007/10 plug-in that automatically designs presentations. We launched VisualBee 2.0

Why doesn't Amazon have a Spanish site?

Max Atkinson

Tags: Book plugging Amazon booksellers

How to use the Magic of Live to be a Compelling Speaker

Speaking about Presenting

You can plug into that. Photo credit: AndiH. Live performances are magic. We pay more for a Broadway show than to see a film. Live is Magic.

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Setting your corporate writing rate

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Plug in an hourly rate and you know how much you can earn, gross (before expenses and taxes), per year. Let’s say you plug in $50 per hour: 4 hours/day x 5 days/week x 50 weeks/year x $50/hour = $50,000/year. [Excerpt from Everything You Wanted to Know about Freelance Writing – [link] ]. What do I mean by “at what level” ?

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Review of the Targus wireless remote/laser pointer

PowerPoint Tips

You just plug the USB adapter into your laptop and it works. Targus wireless remote. Click the right button to go to the next slide.

5 public speaking tips from Nemo

Speak Schmeak

Use your 6th sense too, your intuition and plug yourself in your audience. Follow her on Twitter: @MarionChapsal. The Inmost Cave?? Relax.

My Biggest Blunders of 2011

Speaker Launcher

I think it’s healthy to learn from your mistakes, don’t you? So let’s get right to it: FIRE, BEFORE READY AND AIM. The results?

2011 20

A Public Speaker’s Checklist

Manner of Speaking

C onverter plugs for electrical equipment if speaking in a foreign country. As public speakers, we should be focused on our audience and the material. The last thing we want is to be distracted because we’ve overlooked a logistical detail. Set out below is checklist of 50 things that public speakers need to remember before speaking.

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From the vault: A checklist for the speaker's wardrobe

The Eloquent Woman

Will my wardrobe allow me (if needed) to do things like crawl under a table to plug in a cord or reach high to point at a chart? Is it worth it?

How to use the Magic of Live to be a Compelling Speaker

Speaking about Presenting

You can plug into that. Photo credit: AndiH. Live performances are magic. We pay more for a Broadway show than to see a film. Live is Magic.

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Trading Time for Coffee

Speaker Launcher

And put in a little plug for myself at the same time). Are you spending your time effectively? Is this a good use of your time? OR, for every.

The commute communicator: Practicing speeches in your car

The Eloquent Woman

Feel free to plug it into your dashboard''s audio system. "I''m still practicing my speech on my way to the office! Please join me

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The Benefits of Collaborative Presentation Development

Inter-Activ Presenting and Influencing

Collaboration plugs critical gaps in your knowledge and skill. Discover the benefits of collaborative presentation development. Writing a presentation or speech on your own can be difficult and challenging – and it doesn’t need to be. Why use collaborative presentation development? Collaborators bring a fresh perspective.

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How to Play a PowerPoint Slideshow on TV


Step 1: Plug in your HDMI cable into your laptop’s HDMI Port (as shown below). PowerPoint presentations are often presented via projectors, where an individual can copy files to a computer which is connected to the projector in the hall. However, sometimes the projector is replaced with a large monitor or TV. Use a Video Streaming Device.

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Presentation books: The Pin Drop Principle

The Presenter's Blog

The introduction is so laden with marketing plugs for that concept that I almost didn’t get past page ten. The Pin Drop Principle.

A bizarre method of measuring speaking skills

Speak Schmeak

The Sunlight Foundation took the entire Congressional Record dating back to the 1990s and plugged it into a searchable database. Guess what?

Use social media to build sales

SpeakerSue Says...

Sorry for that shameless plug.). Is a connection a conversation or a fantasy? Always-on/always-on-you devices provide three powerful fantasies: that we will always be heard; that we can put our attention wherever we want it to be; and that we never have to be alone. From a sales perspective, this is both good and better.

6 great gifts to encourage your favorite speaker

The Eloquent Woman

These gifts work as thank-yous for your invited speaker as well as for holiday gifts that say "You''re doing great--keep going!" So last century.

PowerPoint Tip: Equipment to carry when presenting

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

It plugs in to the headphone jack on the laptop, and it can also be used to play music from an MP3 player if you want to. I was speaking at the CSAE Trillium Chapter Winter Summit last Friday. I normally don’t carry that amount of gear with me, but I do carry more than just my laptop and remote. I am now using the Microsoft Arc Mouse.

To read or not to read? That is the question for speechwriters - or is it?

Max Atkinson

As with the last one ( HERE ), he'd pulled yet more rabbits out of the hat, including speakers from Russia and the Netherlands, rounding it off with a memorable double act starring Graham Davies and Phil Collins (even though it was an extended plug for a forthcoming book that might compete with mine). Authenticity? So what were they on about?

Winning Emmy speeches

Speak Schmeak

He started with humor, he ended with a plug for his show (nothing wrong with that at the Emmys!), And I think we've proven that tonight."

Are You an iPad Speaker? Here are the apps you need.

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

  Because they were controlling the show, using their own computers, they didn’t want me just plugging in to their system.  A number of readers have asked me to talk about iPad/iPhone apps for speakers, especially since I recommended giving that special speaker in your life an iPad as a present this holiday season. 


How can I give a presentation using my iPad

Inter-Activ Presenting and Influencing

I’ve been using my iPad for almost a year now and it has become an indispensable piece of kit. An external projector or monitor. B) 2screens.

YouTube Launches Limited HTML5 Support

Thoughts On Presenting And Design

Hopefully, this is the opening salvo in what will mean the end of plug-in driven sites using Flash and Silverlight. via

A checklist for the speaker's wardrobe

The Eloquent Woman

Will my wardrobe allow me (if needed) to do things like crawl under a table to plug in a cord or reach high to point at a chart? Is it worth it?

Speaking of Chris Brogan Speaking.

Speak and Deliver

Last week, Chris Brogan posted a video of his speech to the Inbound Marketing Summit in Boston. If I could embed the video, I would. And No.

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From the vault: A checklist for the whole speaker, annotated for introverts

The Eloquent Woman

Will my wardrobe allow me (if needed) to do things like crawl under a table to plug in a cord or reach high to point at a chart? Do they fit me?

Write a Book. Change the World.

Content Marketing Today

Keep plugging away, no matter how painful or frustrating. Great business books do change the world. You can see their book covers here.

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The Writing Life - What If It's Over for You.

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

If that business doesn't eventually yield a profit, maybe it's time to become more businesslike or consider pulling the plug.

Ted Cruz Ends It - Beginning of Trump v Clinton

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

No surprise, Ted Cruz pulled the plug on his presidential campaign. Things started going all wrong for him. president during 2016.

‘The Lost Art of Oratory’ by a BBC executive who helped to lose it in the first place

Max Atkinson

Having just heard him plugging the programme on BBC Radio 4’s Start the Week , I’m not expecting much in the way of news or insight into the subject. But it should be worth recording in case they play any clips that I don't already have in my collection. See also Did the media ignore Hannan because they think speeches are 'bad television'?