Yes, Business Is a System - Things Go Very Wrong in Mattel's System (and what could set 'em right)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It was a pile-on of things gone very wrong in Mattel's business system. To do that, it might have to come up with other distribution systems for its products and manage them in ways that engage customers.

2018 52

Public Speaking Tips…for Navigation Systems

Kate's Voice

When we arrived in France, we rented a car and made sure that it had a navigation system in it. It was an adventure, and we eventually called the female voice of our navigation system “our consort.” communication Practical application vocal power public speaking tips” We became quite close and trusted her implicitly as she knew all the streets, even the little back [.].

2009 100

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.

2015 93

Ari Afilalo, Will Gardner, et al. - Assuming they could game the system

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

He was suspended for a short period from practicing law. Perhaps lawyers, because they understand the law so well, assume that they have figured out how to game the system.

2016 52

Drudge Report Does Smackdown on John Podesta's Participation in Occult Practices

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Those who do it, and want to retain their credibility, keep that belief system under wraps. Wikileaks is a gift that keeps giving to conservative, bombastic the Drudge Report.

2016 74

Speaking Science: Practice out loud with others to sharpen persuasion skills

The Eloquent Woman

And according to two Columbia University education researchers, practicing out loud with others--in mock Q-and-A sessions or debates-- might be the best way to sharpen your persuasive reasoning skills, all the more reason to build time into your prep for out-loud practice sessions.

How to Boost Productivity using the Pomodoro Technique®


One of the most important things to do while practicing the Pomodoro technique is to take short breaks. Pomodoro is one of the time management systems that can be used to prevent procrastination and maximize productivity.

The ultimate presentation practice: the murder board

If you want to become an effective and persuasive presenter, this realistic practice session is the most effective shortcut to speaking excellence. Not only is proficiency in speaking increased by such a meticulous practice, so too is self-confidence.

Practice with a teleprompter--at your desk, free

The Eloquent Woman

5 Ways to Keep Your Sales Team Focused on Improving their Presentation Skills

DeFinis Communications

Pair up for progress: The buddy system works. For example, they can listen to each other on phone calls and give feedback, or they can practice the same skill for one week and make it a point to catch each other doing it well.

2014 208

Tips From the Acting Stage, Episode #3

Professionally Speaking...

They don't speak too fast or too slowly, because they have practiced their lines until they get just the right tone and pace. But I am saying that if you practice your presentation enough times to become very familiar with your content and how you want to say it, you can come across as polished and intentional as an actor delivering lines. Tags: Practice and Rehearsal Presentation Tips and Techniques business presentation rehearsal story line

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Cisco Social Media Conference: Teaching elephants to dance

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

The Ragan Communications Social Media Best Practices for Communicators Conference, hosted by Cisco Systems, wrapped up on Friday. The 3-day event promised to share ways to “engage employees, build strong customer relationships and create brand buzz online&# using social media. Workshop and presentation topics included: How video is reshaping employee communications Social media tools for PR. Social [.]. Social Media Ragan Communications

The Left Brain PowerPoint

Beyond Bullet Points

Bridging the gap between left and right takes repeated practice – it’s not something that will change permanently after simply reading or book or taking a workshop.

2013 93

Circular Economy to Save the Planet


A System which Promotes Reduction of Waste. The circular economy consists of a system where there is an emphasis on the reduction of waste, reuse and recycling. What is the Circular Economy?

2019 52

Meeting Report: Cisco Social Media Conference

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

For the rest of this week I’ll be attending the Ragan Communications Conference Social Media Best Practices for Communicators hosted by Cisco Systems. The event kicks off on Wednesday when I plan to attend the Pre-Conference Workshop on Corporate Video given by Deanna Govoni and Alex Romano. This workshop will discuss how to think differently [.]. Social Media

Managerial Guide to After Action Review (AAR)


Instead, they practice continuous evaluation throughout the project lifecycle. In the late 90s, the AAR practice made its way to the industry. Before this, the common practice at Shell and, indeed, still in use by many organizations, was a post-mortem analysis.

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Dennis Hartley - Yet Another Tarnished Legal Brand

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

legal system. In 2014, his license to practice law had bee suspended. However, Hartley continued to practice law. During that time as he practiced law he did not report to the state bar two convictions for drunk driving.

2019 52

Boost Your Public Speaking Skills by “Sounding” Confident!

DeFinis Communications

If you have an important speech to give and you wake up feeling nervous, you can shift your mood quite naturally by practicing the tips below: 1. Practice moving your voice up and down the scale. Need some practice?

2017 153

Do you tell, teach, or train?

PowerPoint Tips

There might be some element of teaching in them — for example, you might want to teach a prospective customer about the need for a social media automation system before you go on to tell them why they should buy yours. Practice sessions.

2018 149

First BBP Live 1-Day Courses a Big Success!

Beyond Bullet Points

Here’s what a few of the attendees had to say: “I came to BBP training hoping to get a practical and effective system for creating videos and standard PowerPoint-style presentations. Manager, System Support & Integration.

Group Presentations

Professionally Speaking...

For example, "Now that I've provided an overview of the new accounting system, Alex will now show you how some of the features will make your daily reporting so much easier." Practice together, with the slides, to work out rough spots in timing, transitions and integration.

2010 183

Presentation delivery tips for the greatest impact

PowerPoint Tips

Also, light systems are more flexible, so that you can often turn off lights in the front but leave the rest of the lights on. Practice so that you can take one glance at the slide and then look at the audience to make your point.

C-Level Presentation Tip #1: Start with Conclusions

Professionally Speaking...

But with a few tweaks to your presentation practices, you can navigate successfully in the C-Suite. The system enhancements I am recommending can cut that abandon rate in half which will increase our revenues by $500,000 annually.

Top Tech Tools to Build Audience Engagement

DeFinis Communications

Audience Response Systems. At the other end of the technology spectrum are Audience Response Systems (ARS). Imagine knowing your audience members’ questions while you’re speaking and being able to address them on the spot, before the Q&A.

2014 245

The #1 thing employers want most in a new hire

PowerPoint Tips

in their rating system). But recently a professor wrote me, “I walk our halls and see students practicing their class presentations and I see lots of bullet points and words. Are presentation skills important to employers?

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Your lizard brain doesn't want you to speak

Speak Schmeak

This part of the brain, the part that regulates our "fight or flight" response and other subconscious responses, is the limbic system—also called our "lizard brain," although it's not the same as what's called the "reptilian brain."

2018 163

Karen Jacobsen: The GPS Girl

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Her voice is one of the options on over 100 million GPS systems and 300 million smartphones. Her voice is one of the options on over 100 million GPS systems and 300 million smartphones.

2015 239

5 Reasons Every Speaker Should Write a Book (and How to Write Yours in 90 Days)

Succeed Speaking

Thankfully, I just discovered an awesome book, Book Launch: How to Write, Market & Publish Your First Bestseller in Three Months or Less AND Use it to Start and Grow a Six Figure Business , which is both motivational and practical… so now I know what I need to do!

2015 266

Does your audience want to fast-forward you?

Speaking about Presenting

They want material that they can use – not just new or interesting – they want practical. If you’re using our SpeakerMap system you’ll know how to divide your material into (usually three) sections.

2013 255

Online Courses & eLearning for Income Beyond Speaking with Janet Stewart

Speaker Launcher

Janet’s company specializes in translating your message into practical learner-centred training that can be delivered online, in person or both. Systems to start with. Have you been wondering how to create new income streams? Today on The Wealthy Speaker Podcast, we are discussing how to create income with online courses and eLearning. We are very fortunate to be joined by Janet Stewart who is a long-time friend of mine as well as CEO of We Love Learning. Janet’s company […].

2019 65

How Speakers, Authors and Thought Leaders Can Capture More Leads, Make More Connections and Close More Sales

Succeed Speaking

Evaluate your current lead management practices by answering “True” or “False” to these 10 statements: I capture and follow up with every business opportunity I get from meetings, networking events and conferences I attend.

2012 142

Enjoy presentation adrenalin. Purge post-presentation epinephrin.

The Presenter's Blog

Its designed to stay in our bodies until the stressor has passed, and shifting it from your system requires aerobic activity. You are, at that moment fully topped-up on epinephrin which, without aerobic activity, will hang around your system all the way home and beyond. That slug joins the epinephrin pool already present in your body and tops the system up to a new higher level. Much of my own life involves airports, and as a practical measure I avoid the moving walkways.

2012 104

How To Create Online Courses


Anyone can now sign up with an e-Learning platform and publish an online course, and the great availability of learning management systems (LMS) allows you to host an e-course on your own website. Practice – add various activities to facilitate recall, utilization, and evaluation of knowledge.

2019 61

Distill Your Message for a More Impactful Presentation

Professionally Speaking...

The solution, although requiring a bit of practice, is simple and entails two steps: BE CLEAR ON YOUR OBJECTIVE A laser focus on what you want to accomplish in your presentation will help you decide what facts, details and examples will do the job. Distill. It has such a nice sound.

2010 148

7 Tips to Ensure You’re Understood when Speaking to a Foreign Audience

Speaking about Presenting

Below I’ve outlined some practical and easy-to-implement tips for anyone addressing an audience of ‘foreigners’ Use these for minimizing inevitable cross-cultural misunderstandings and appealing to a larger crowd. This is a guest post by Leon Potgieter.

2012 257

Voice Typing: 4 Tips to Get Good at It

More than PowerPoint...

With daily practice, I’m getting good at it. After almost 3 months of daily practice with voice typing, I gleaned some insights. What Voice Typing system do I use? I’ve been voice typing every day since the middle of February.

2017 52

An unconventional approach to overcoming the fear of public speaking

Speaking about Presenting

For people who have been brave enough to take that initial leap, they don’t have regular public speaking opportunities, so they never get enough practice to truly get over the fear. You’ll also find details of the sliding scale of payment system that I’m using to make the program affordable to every woman who wants to do it. At the beginning of this year, I was stuck in bed following a major accident. I had a lot of time to think.

2018 116

Lawyers 0, Employees 1 - Global M&A

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

So, lawyers in that practice should be worried. The integration of everything from culture to systems proves too difficult. The Wall Street Journal fingers political unrest and slowdowns in national economies.

2019 52

How to Do Market Segmentation The Right Way


Best Practices For Market Segmentation. Don’t forget the information you can gather via your offline channels such as data collected from point of sale systems in brick and mortar locations, information from direct mail campaigns, or attendance related data from events.

Two Peter Block workshops you should attend

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

“Block has distilled years of experience into a wise, down-to-earth, and eminently practical guide to excellence in consulting. If you are new to the practice, Flawless Consulting will chop years off your learning cycle. Flawless Consulting is not simply about becoming a better consultant; it is about using consulting as a path toward becoming a better person.&# (Barry Oshry, president, Power & Systems, Inc., author of Seeing Systems and Leading Systems).

Which Presentation Style Suits You According to the Myers Briggs Test?


This is based upon a system developed by Katharine Cook Briggs and Isabel Briggs Myers; the latter being the daughter of Katharine Cook. While ISTJs can often be plagued by self-doubt, it is usually what makes them get things done in a manner which is practical and effective.

2019 52

Burning Some Bridges in Professional Life - Actually, That Could Be a +

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Among them is the closed system of law. " When should you follow the ancient practice of extreme caution in relationships and when dealing with organizations? The conventional wisdom: Don't burn bridges. Play it safe.

2019 56

Best Public Speaking Gestures

The Speaker Point

3) Practice your natural delivery in front of a mirror. Currently, Eric is editing his first book and creating systems for small business success. More importantly, I suggest that none of these will be as effective as your own trial and error, and finding what works for you through your own practice.