The Power of Storytelling

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

The opening paragraph captures the power of story to sway us: From the villagers tuning in to the troubadour of yore, to the […]. I’ve written many blog posts about the relevance of storytelling for speechwriters and public speakers. Jo Ellision pays homage to Philip Roth, one of America’s great storytellers, in the Weekend Financial Times.

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Power Strategies

The Communication Blog

Strategies for Power. Here is a discussion of the communication of power which I wrote for my 50 Communication Strategies book and that I thought might be of interest to a wide variety of readers. Power is the ability of one person to influence what another person thinks or does. You have power over another person to the extent that you can influence what this person thinks or what this person does. & Types of Power. Power can increase and decrease.

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Powerful “Stories of Unlimited”

Manner of Speaking

Our … Continue reading → Making it Stick Stories and Storytelling All Marketers Are Liars: The Power of Telling Authentic Stories in a Low-Trust World Made to Stick public speaking Stories of Unlimited storytelling Western Sydney UniversityThis morning, I was rereading the chapter on storytelling in one of my favourite books, Made to Stick by Chip and Dan Health. (To To see the seven-part series that I wrote on the book, you can find all the posts here.)

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Integrating Live Power BI Dashboards into PowerPoint

PowerPoint Tips

Power BI. In the last months, SlideModel.com has been receiving requests from their dashboard users in order to integrate their templates with the new tool of Self Service Business Intelligence from Microsoft, called Power BI. Step 1 – Installing the Power BI Add-In.

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6 steps to harness energy for vocal power

Kate's Voice

Delivery Executive Presence Vocal Production energy focus posture vocal power How Green is Your Voice? We all want to be green. But as Kermit so wisely said, “it’s not easy being green.” Especially for people who have to get up and speak or sing in front of others.

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The Power-Cut Presenter

The Presenter's Blog

When the power cut hits and the lights all fail, everybody freezes. The COO had become a Power-Cut Presenter. In the second that the lights pop there is a moment of perfect puzzled peace. Have you ever noticed?

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Power - DIY

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

For Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes her DIY power tools included her signature Steve Jobs turtleneck and her rhetoric of disruption. For lawyers, the DIY power tool is sprinkling communications with legal phrases.

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To Become A Powerful Public Speaker Master These Qualities

Duarte Blog

But before anyone can become a powerful public speaker, there are several qualities they must master. Picture in your mind the most powerful public [.] The post To Become A Powerful Public Speaker Master These Qualities appeared first on Duarte.

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Use Storytelling to Present with Power

Presentation Guru

Storytelling is the most powerful form of communication ever invented.… Think of the last good movie you watched. It likely had bright images, a compelling script, music, rhythm and heroic characters.

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Presentation Tip: Powerful Closings

Professionally Speaking...

Many of the same techniques that work in creating a powerful opening will also be effective as a closing: a startling statistic; humor; a clever definition; a rhetorical question.

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Beyond the Power of Position

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The joint survey by the Women's Bar Association of Massachusetts and the Rikleen Institute for Strategic Leadership found that unequal power in all sizes of law firms generates inappropriate behavior. The victims are those with no or little power. Years ago, the unequal power in higher education also generated inappropriate behavior, ranging from sexual abuse to turning students into unpaid work slaves on behalf of professors. That's "The Power Game."

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Beyond the Power of Position

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The joint survey by the Women's Bar Association of Massachusetts and the Rikleen Institute for Strategic Leadership found that unequal power in all sizes of law firms generates inappropriate behavior. The victims are those with no or little power. Years ago, the unequal power in higher education also generated inappropriate behavior, ranging from sexual abuse to turning students into unpaid work slaves on behalf of professors. That's "The Power Game."

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Pause: Create a Powerful Presence Through Silence

Kate's Voice

For this reason alone, silence is a powerful tool. Speaking vocal delivery vocal power breathing delivery vocal impactIn a non-stop world, we have become non-stop speakers. Silence also allows you to breathe, and give your audience time to breathe as well. In our crazy world, silence is not easy to find, and it’s just not that easy to use either. Here are some [.].

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Power - Check Its Expiration Date

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Power is real. In his book "Presentation of Self in Everyday Life," iconic sociologist Erving Goffman explains why the person with the most power defines the situation. However, confusion sets in when power lessens or even ends.

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Use the Power of Practice to Build Your Speaking Skills

DeFinis Communications

After reading the book The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg (which I first wrote about here ), it is clear that habits define virtually every aspect of our lives, from how much we eat, save, or spend to how we work, communicate, and interact with others.

How to Sell From Any Platform Without Selling a Thing with Jane Powers

Speaker Launcher

The post How to Sell From Any Platform Without Selling a Thing with Jane Powers appeared first on Jane Atkinson. Jane Powers will be discussing how to position yourself powerfully in the marketplace with a talk that sells. Using her straightforward, big-hearted style, Jane M Powers guides thousands to transform their message to money from any platform, with her “Speak to Profit” Formula. Podcast Resources: Learn more about Jane Powers HERE.

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Seven points for powerful debating

The Presenter's Blog

The Romans called them the “hidden darts”; fabulously powerful, but only effective when kept, as the name suggests, hidden. If you cross chess with WWF wrestling, throw in battle strategy and forensics, then mix in the disciplines of public speaking, you get debate.

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Power & Over-Exposure - What's Next

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That play-out of power and over-exposure will go down in the history of network television. But abuse of power evolves and more women could be getting into the game. Already it's happening that females with some kind of power showcase their flat stomachs.

The power of presence

Speak Schmeak

Specifically, the article is about the power of appropriate and well-practiced eye contact, the use of personal space, and the practice of being present in developing a charismatic and influential personality.

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The Power of the Pause

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

The most telling sign of an amateur speaker is their inability to pace themselves and speak slowly. If you can learn to get comfortable with silence and pauses, the quality of your delivery will improve instantly. Here is an excellent primer from Nadine Hanafi on five ways to help you use the silent pause effectively. […]. Public Speaking Nadine Hanafi

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6 Powerful Pitch Deck Tips to Get Seed Funding

Duarte Blog

To do so, keep in mind these powerful tips. The post 6 Powerful Pitch Deck Tips to Get Seed Funding appeared first on Duarte. Congratulations on having a great business idea. Extra congratulations if you’ve started the company and gotten some traction. Good job, you!

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Create a vignette effect to make a photo more powerful

PowerPoint Tips

Can you see how the vignette effect intensifies the center of the photo and therefore makes the man’s dismay feel more powerful? The post Create a vignette effect to make a photo more powerful appeared first on PowerPoint Tips Blog.

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Love from Austin Powers

The Communication Blog

Here's a brief article on love and romance that might be an interesting way to introduce interpersonal relationships: 10 love lessons derived from the character/behavior of Austin Powers. link]. love interpersonal relationships

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Powerful Sentence Structure for Your Speech

Manner of Speaking

Here is a little gem of advice from writer Gary Provost. The highlighting is mine.) Vary Sentence Length This sentence has five words. Here are five more words. Five-word sentences are fine. But several together become monotonous. Listen to what is happening. … Continue reading → Speechwriting Uncategorized Brent Kerrigan public speaking

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Powerful Sentence Structure for Your Speech

Manner of Speaking

Here is a little gem of advice from writer Gary Provost. The highlighting is mine.) Vary Sentence Length This sentence has five words. Here are five more words. Five-word sentences are fine. But several together become monotonous. Listen to what is happening. … Continue reading → Speechwriting Uncategorized Brent Kerrigan public speaking

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The power of presence

Speak Schmeak

Specifically, the article is about the power of appropriate and well-practiced eye contact, the use of personal space, and the practice of being present in developing a charismatic and influential personality.

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Analogy: emotionally powering your sales logic

The Presenter's Blog

Immediately anybody hearing the analogy will get not just the impression of a pick-and-mix array of offerings, but also a powerful impression of the type of customer that would be attracted to the service. by Peter Watts. Analogy is to a sales presentation what 3D surround sound is to a movie.

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The Power of Words

Matt Eventoff

. Challenge Day - The Power of Words. Challenge Day - The Power of Words. It is one of the most powerful clips I have seen, and illustrates the power of words and messages in a way that very few speeches or presentations can. There is also a communications lesson here - Challenge Day effectively illustrates how to a) craft a very powerful message and b) make it very easy for everyone who comes in contact with the message to personalize and internalize it.

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Powerful Women in Hedge Funds

DeFinis Communications

Welcome to my Wednesday for Women blog series, where I feature stories, resources and valuable information to help women gain greater influence, power, and confidence in their professional and personal life. As these successful women tell us, there’s power in numbers.

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"Moonlight" - Power of Forgiveness

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The only real meme in "Moonlight" is that making sense of a life can come through forgiving betrayals. The other parts of the film are too raw to be processed as learning lessons. The action takes place in the black section of Miami, Florida.

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Power - Everyman's and Everywoman's Struggle to Matter

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The rest, it seems, have figured out they can get access to power by killing. "  Information on the internet, the availability of guns, and the powerlessness of having nothing to lose have made that kind of power rather easy to put in play.

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The Power of Self-Expression

Speaking Freely

“What we say is important… for in most cases the mouth speaks what the heart is full of.”- Jim Beggs There is simply nothing that transforms your life as much as self-expression, because a profound shift in consciousness happens when you open yourself to share your truth. As you express your inner Self, your whole [.].

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Meryl Streep Speaks Truth to power at 2017 Golden Globes

Speaking Freely

Watch her use her acceptance speech for a life time achievement award to speak truth to power. The post Meryl Streep Speaks Truth to power at 2017 Golden Globes appeared first on Read The Self-Expression Blog to Improve Speaking Skills.

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How to Move Your Presentation Audience With This Powerful Story Technique

Duarte Blog

The post How to Move Your Presentation Audience With This Powerful Story Technique appeared first on Duarte. You can probably recall the last story you heard, but you likely don’t remember the last presentation you sat through.

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Add power to your message with better slide titles

PowerPoint Tips

We work together to make the slide titles more powerful. Of course, I can’t show you the actual presentation, but I wanted to share with you something I discovered — using verbs in your slide titles makes your point much more clear and powerful.

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Over-50: Emergency Introduction to Porcupine Power

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

So, for a while now, to even survive professionally and personally we have to understand and adopt a form of power our mentors never taught us. That's known as "porcupine power." But, it's currently a must-include power strategy.

The Most Powerful Techniques for Speaking I Learned from Movie Speeches

Duarte Blog

The post The Most Powerful Techniques for Speaking I Learned from Movie Speeches appeared first on Duarte.

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The Power of Storytelling to Persuade

Presentation Guru

So begins Garr Reynolds excellent post on the power of storytelling to persuade. “As a method of persuasion, I am not a big fan of PowerPoint presentations,” says the legendary screenwriting guru Robert McKee.

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PowerPoint and the power failure

Speak Schmeak

Power failures were all the rage during last week's heat wave. While I'm moving this week, I've invited some of my favorite public speaking and communications bloggers to guest post here on Speak Schmeak. Please enjoy this post by Laura Bergells, from her blog, More Than PowerPoint.

PowerPoint and the power failure

Speak Schmeak

Power failures were all the rage during last week's heat wave. While I'm moving this week, I've invited some of my favorite public speaking and communications bloggers to guest post here on Speak Schmeak. Please enjoy this post by Laura Bergells, from her blog, More Than PowerPoint.