The commute communicator: Practicing speeches in your car

The Eloquent Woman

"I''m still practicing my speech on my way to the office! He''s one of many speakers I coach who don''t have much time to practice, thanks to their busy schedules. Yet I know that practice may be the single most important determinant in whether their speeches are a success.

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BBC plug-a-book shows: how and why is so much offered to so few?

Max Atkinson

There are quite a number of plug-a-book shows on BBC Radio 4 (e.g. When I mentioned Lend Me Your Ear s, she told me I wasn’t supposed to be plugging my book, to which I replied that I thought this was the whole point of Radio 4. Start the Week, Midweek, Thinking Allowed, etc.), which is, I suppose, what you’d expect from the country's leading talk radio channel.

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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.    After all, anyone can pop for one cup of something and monopolize the table forever, keying in, surfing the Internet, checking help-wanted.

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Presenting with an iPad

The Presenter's Blog

Unable to plug-into the power while connected to a projector. With the iPad’s out-port connected to the VGA, there is nowhere to plug-in the power. Practice first. Practice prior to your first time in front of an audience.

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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. VisualBee was a Gold Sponsor of my Outstanding Presentations Workshop last fall.

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Fake Lawyers Killing Off Competition on Amazon

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It's easier just to pull the plug on the whole thing-which Amazon did. And, if it is, does such and such a lawyer practice there.  The competitive move works like this. A rival's product is selling well on Amazon.

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A Public Speaker’s Checklist

Manner of Speaking

C onverter plugs for electrical equipment if speaking in a foreign country. Consider having a PowerPoint version as well, if practicable.). 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.

Winning Emmy speeches

Speak Schmeak

Humor is best in a situation like this when prepared and practiced in advance, except for observational humor which, by definition, is taken from what's happening in the moment. He started with humor, he ended with a plug for his show (nothing wrong with that at the Emmys!),

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5 public speaking tips from Nemo

Speak Schmeak

Use your 6th sense too, your intuition and plug yourself in your audience. Public speaking is a skill you can learn by practice. While I'm moving over the next week, I've invited some of my favorite public speaking and communications bloggers to guest post here on Speak Schmeak.

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6 great gifts to encourage your favorite speaker

The Eloquent Woman

Help your speaker practice and promote her talks with a Sony Bloggie Touch , the same ultralight camcorder I use in group training workshops for speakers. Give your speaker a practice advantage with a portable presentation lectern.

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5 public speaking tips from Nemo

Speak Schmeak

Use your 6th sense too, your intuition and plug yourself in your audience. Public speaking is a skill you can learn by practice. While I'm moving over the next week, I've invited some of my favorite public speaking and communications bloggers to guest post here on Speak Schmeak.

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PowerPoint Tip - Equipment Connections

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

While it may seem obvious, I have seen people struggle to figure out why the projector isn't working when it was simply the cord not being plugged in. And I have seen laptops display a low battery warning in front of 1,200 people because the cord wasn't plugged in. So while they may be too obvious for many, top presenters always make sure the power cords are plugged in and working properly.

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PowerPoint Tip: Presenting from someone else’s computer

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

Today’s article gives some best practices when presenting from a different computer. It plugs in to any computer and doesn’t require additional software, so it is easy to take with you. By designing your slides with portability in mind, following practices that help ensure linked files will work, taking your reference notes, and having a backup, you give yourself the best chance of success when you have to take your PowerPoint presentation to another computer to present

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Great Lessons from a Green Conference

DeFinis Communications

While some speeches were obvious product plugs and some speakers appeared lost in the wild world of public speaking, two presentations stood out above the others. . One of my colleagues attended the Sustainable Brands 2009 conference last week in Monterey, California.

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PowerPoint Tip: Corrupted PowerPoint file

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

Plug in the remote, connect to the projector, and plug in the speakers. Finally, practice recovering from glitches. I got a panicked call recently from a past workshop participant. She supports presenters who were out on the road doing a major presentation in venues across the country. Whenever they started the presentation, its gives them the Blue Screen of Death (BSoD as it’s known). It is likely that the PowerPoint file got corrupted.

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Avoid production problems in your presentation

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

Plug in your laptop, fire up the projector, test sound connections and any other equipment that will need to be set up. Fourth, practice how transitions between presenters will run. Practice the handoffs so they are smooth. My wife and I watched the Golden Globe Awards on TV Sunday and were shocked by how poor the production was.

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Humor Spotlight: Learning from Brad Montgomery

Speak and Deliver

While you don't want to adopt a style that isn't your own, be aware of how your cadence affects how your message is received - and practice speeding up and slowing down during different parts of your presentation, based on the nature of your content.

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

The Eloquent Woman

Have I allowed extra time in advance to plan my content and practice it so I'm more comfortable? 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? more practice?

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A checklist to prepare the whole speaker, annotated for introverts

The Eloquent Woman

Have I allowed extra time in advance to plan my content and practice it so I'm more comfortable? 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? more practice?

Fear Busters – 10 Tips to Overcome Stage Fright! « The Shy.

The Shy Speaker's Guide to Succes on Stage

Acknowledge it as being part of you… use it to identify the possible pitfalls, then work to plug those loopholes that may most likely (you can’t plug all… can you?) But i prepared well practiced many a times and even presented in front of my project guide then it was ok … but while at final presentation i totally messed it… please help me. Home About Gary Testimonials FREE MATERIALS!

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BLOG INDEX: Sept 2008-August 2009

Max Atkinson

BBC plug-a-book sho slot for aging new left author JULY 2009 ? Clarke has more to say about Brown than a few weeks ago • Book plugging news • Why doesn’t Amazon have a Spanish site? Book plugging • How to stay awake during a repetitive ceremony • BBC plug-a-book shows: how and why is so much offered to so few? This is a list of everything posted since the blog started in September 2008.

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Rands In Repose: Keynote Kung-fu Two

http://delicious.com/akarrer/prospeaker

How To Not Throw Up and Out Loud walk you through the basics of constructing and practicing your presentation, but there’s more to say about Keynote because, as with any well-designed tool, the more you use it, the better you get and the more layers of awesomeness you will find. In your practicing, you’re going to know the regular flow of your deck, but what about when you screw up?

20 tips for better conference speaking ~ Authentic Boredom

http://delicious.com/akarrer/prospeaker

Ultimately I run through my entire presentation a couple times the same as I’ll give it on stage, but knowing roughly how much content I’ll need before practicing is helpful. I’ve also had good luck with the Kensington 33374 because it only uses the batteries when the USB receiver is plugged into the computer, and when you’re not using it, there’s a secret compartment that pops right back into the presenter so you don’t lose it.

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BLOG INDEX: Sept 2008-July 2009

Max Atkinson

Clarke has more to say about Brown than a few weeks ago • Book plugging news • Why doesn’t Amazon have a Spanish site? Book plugging • How to stay awake during a repetitive ceremony • BBC plug-a-book shows: how and why is so much offered to so few? This is a list of everything posted since the blog started in September 2008. It's updated at the end of each month, and you can access direct links to each post by clicking HERE or from the monthly lists on the left.

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Where do the best speakers go to get better?

Executive Speech Coach

He's also a really good speaker :-)) If you'd like info on the Canadian BootCamps, fire a note to Kit Grant CSP HoF at Kit@KitGrant.com Great site George, thanks for the plug for Laura's Hope! Practical tips to help you deliver more effective. 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.

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Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 2, 2013: Trombetta & Assocs. $88K to make the world friendlier for cybercharters

Speaking Of...

Right now, though, I''m frustrated that the Vermont Secretary of Education''s answers to my 28 Questions about the Common Core aren''t worth a plug nickel.

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