Top Tech Tools to Build Audience Engagement

DeFinis Communications

The good news is that today’s technology tools can help you do that—while you’re speaking in real time. Of course, ARS tools have evolved over the years and come in all shapes and sizes and do much more than simple polling.

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Use the Power of Practice to Build Your Speaking Skills

DeFinis Communications

One of the tools Bowman used was something he called “watching the video tape.” There was no physical video; he was referring instead to the practice of visualization. Every morning and night, Phelps was to relax his body and visualize his practice in the pool.

Presenter View: Your secret presentation tool

PowerPoint Tips

Presenter View is a great tool for presenting, but it’s also excellent for practicing. By the time you are ready to present, if you practice enough, you may not need your notes, but you’ll certainly need them for practicing.

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Top Tech Tools to Build Audience Engagement

DeFinis Communications

The good news is that today’s technology tools can help you do that—while you’re speaking in real time. While some people may think that having technology front and center during a presentation (aside from PowerPoint™) would be too distracting and hard to manage, there are technology tools that make engagement much easier. Of course, ARS tools have evolved over the years and come in all shapes and sizes and do much more than simple polling.

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Are you giving the audience tools they can use?

Speak Schmeak

One of the things I find lacking in many presentations is the useful take-home tool. His examples were practical and relevant. Now, to some of the practical and useful ideas I brought home. Now if only I could get other people to adopt this practice!

2012 221

Video: Practical Social Networking - Websites and Blogging

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Blogging can be a powerful tool to establish your credibility, develop relationships and create [.]. Tags: Social Media blogging blogs Practical social networking Webinar This week Jim and I will be holding a webinar on Websites and Blogging at 5:00pm Pacific Time on Wednesday September 16th. We’ve created a brief video to give you a taste of what we’ll cover in-depth in the full one hour webinar.

Video: Practical Social Networking - Websites and Blogging

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Blogging can be a powerful tool to establish your credibility, develop relationships and create [.]. Tags: Social Media blogging blogs Practical social networking Webinar This week Jim and I will be holding a webinar on Websites and Blogging at 5:00pm Pacific Time on Wednesday September 16th. We’ve created a brief video to give you a taste of what we’ll cover in-depth in the full one hour webinar.

the speaker's wish list: practice tools

The Eloquent Woman

Calling someone a "practiced speaker" is a compliment that recognizes the work involved in becoming a smooth, eloquent presenter, interviewee or speaker. But even speakers who invest in training need to spend time practicing on their own.

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Speaker's Remorse - The Strongest Editing Tool

Speak and Deliver

Unless we've memorized and practiced and given the presentation hundreds of times - well, it can happen EVEN THEN. Don't you love the feeling right after you finish a speech?

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Video: Practical Social Networking - Websites and Blogging

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Blogging can be a powerful tool to establish your credibility, develop relationships and create [.]. Tags: Social Media blogging blogs Practical social networking Webinar This week Jim and I will be holding a webinar on Websites and Blogging at 5:00pm Pacific Time on Wednesday September 16th. We’ve created a brief video to give you a taste of what we’ll cover in-depth in the full one hour webinar.

Are you giving the audience tools they can use?

Speak Schmeak

One of the things I find lacking in many presentations is the useful take-home tool. His examples were practical and relevant. Now, to some of the practical and useful ideas I brought home. Now if only I could get other people to adopt this practice!

2012 141

Face-to-face tools to help speakers

The Eloquent Woman

Want to practice a presentation with a pal? Now you can use video chat in Gmail --which adds tools to make it easy to get the video program you both will need. Tags: web conferencing webinars speaker tools

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Using LinkedIn as a Sales Tool? Try this to build business…

SpeakerSue Says...

LinkedIn is an awesome prospecting tool if your mindset is right. If you’re a hotelier, and she is a meeting planner, make it about your city, or new tech tools, new anything – but not about your hotel! You can count on fresh, practical content to convert more leads and drive revenue and profitability. “This is like asking for a woman’s phone number ten minutes after meeting her.” Eric Field.

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The mic and the woman speaker: Practical tips

The Eloquent Woman

And you can double that again when it comes to wardrobe choices on stage and the speaker's most important tool, the microphone.

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Personal story practice: What's your dining-out story?

The Eloquent Woman

If you're struggling with how to incorporate a personal story into your speeches, talks, or presentations, there's an easy way to practice: Use a story on which you've been dining out for years to practice shaping and delivering a personal story.

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2 more high-tech tools for speakers

The Eloquent Woman

This week, I shared an electronic way to nudge yourself to practice speaking. Great as a practice tool if you have particular points you want to reel off without checking notes. Tags: speaker tools practice online resources we like

Famous Speech Friday: Dorothy Sayers & "The Lost Tools of Learning"

The Eloquent Woman

It''s set so thoroughly in Oxford that it''s practically required reading today for newcomers to the "dreaming spires" of the university. And it was at Oxford that Sayers gave her speech, "The Lost Tools of Learning," in 1947.

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Duarte Launches New Strategy Practice to Help Leaders Spark and Sustain Movements

Duarte Blog

Today, we’re thrilled to announced the launch of a new strategy practice at Duarte that’s focused on building support for bold ideas and sustaining change over time. The new practice we’re launching today is in response to that trend.

2016 64

Sharpen your Skype, conference call & Hangout speaking skills: 8 tools

The Eloquent Woman

To keep your skills sharp, I've collected these tools and resources: Start with the most important call tool: You, the speaker. Along with a good remote, this -- in my view -- is a tool worth investing in for those of us who spend so much time on conference calls.

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Tools of Persuasion - Thinking Like a Lawyer Only One of Them

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Learning to think like a lawyer will be invaluable to them, even if they opt to not practice law. Fortunately, there are many other tools available to wise professionals to get what we need or want. It dates way back: Telling youth that they can't lose by going to law school. In addition, they will be trained in analysis and have a fundamental understanding of how the law operates. That pitch has just been reinforced.

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eLearn: Best Practices

http://delicious.com/akarrer/prospeaker

Date: 07/21/2009 04:06:26 Two webinar "addicts" took an irreverent and almost systematic look at webinar practice. link] From: Lisa Neal ( email ) eLearn Magazine Revising my top 10 list Date: 01/20/2008 05:50:15 Since writing my top 10 list ([link] I started using WordPress and would easily put it in my top 3 tools now (see lisaneal.wordpress.com to see how it has changed my life).

Telepromptitude with a free tool: CuePrompter

The Eloquent Woman

CuePrompter is an online teleprompter--which means you just need to get to the website on your computer or mobile device to use this new tool. This post on 10,000 Words suggests CuePrompter as a portable tool for journalists in the field.

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The Kindle – a public speaking tool

Pivotal Public Speaking

I have just caught up with Denise’s article on using the Kindle as a speaking tool – you can use it for readable notes, to store multiple speeches and ideas for even more, and to hear your speeches, amongst other things. I’m not sure, but an idea worth thinking about and trying out in practice, of that I am sure. What an interesting idea.

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Practice speech timing with TEDTalks by length

The Eloquent Woman

And while the TED.com website includes all sorts of features for these amazing speeches, from transcriptions and translations to video and subtitles, this week it added another great tool for speakers: The ability to search TED talks by their length.

Duarte Launches New Strategy Practice to Help Leaders Spark and Sustain Movements

Duarte Blog

Today, we’re thrilled to announced the launch of a new strategy practice at Duarte that’s focused on building support for bold ideas and sustaining change over time. The new practice we’re launching today is in response to that trend. Through years of in-depth research into the communication practices of great leaders like Apple’s Steve Jobs, Starbucks’ Howard Schultz and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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Blogs: Cheap, Efficient SEO Tool

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Pass on the ethos of sharing [ Marketing expert  Toby Bloomberg still is practicing that.  Currently, blogs are a mainstream business tool, at least for small business.  Twitter has not  killed traditional blogging or long-form social media.    That 140-character medium often called "tweeting" actually adds another reason to blog.    That's because Twitter.com provides the platform on which we can link our blog posts.  

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How do you take notes for speeches you're writing? New tools I like

The Eloquent Woman

Here are the new tools I like best for taking and keeping speech notes: The Amazon Kindle: You know I like the Kindle to serve as my speech text or talking points holder. Thinking out loud or practicing lines extemporaneously? Are you using any new tools you'd like to share?

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PowerPoint Tip: Photo Best Practices

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

This is easy for photos already in that format, but may require you to use a photo conversion tool like IrfanView if the photos are provided in another format (get IrfanView at [link] ). If you see a photo in your company brochure that would really work well in your presentation, check out the tip in the article on using the Snapshot tool of Adobe Acrobat to grab the photo from the PDF version of the brochure.

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Outline Essay Useful Tool For Speeches

Pivotal Public Speaking

Over time with practice, the rest can learn to enjoy making oral presentations. Writing an essay, taking a pop quiz, and giving a speech probably are three of the tasks students dread most. Speaking in public terrifies many people of all ages. Adolescents are not immune. It doesn’t matter that they may be speaking only to their closest friends; most students feel very nervous because peer pressure is so intense.

Why You Need to Invest in Creating Professional Powerpoint Templates

Presentation Guru

That’s fine, but in order not to waste time (and money) you need to make sure your team has been given the right training AND the right tools for the job. … Powerpoint Working practices featured PowerPoint Templates

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Stop making these two common HUGE proposal mistakes

SpeakerSue Says...

Is it a communication tool to: A. Of course, you’ll include the details, but think of your proposal as a SALES tool rather than an informational tool to ensure you’re short listed. What is a proposal? provide specific rates, inclusions, availability.

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The Marketing tools vital to a public speaking career

Pivotal Public Speaking

Nick Morgan has written a very useful, practical post here. I just love his introduction: Let’s talk about the marketing materials you need to develop a paid public speaking career. There are a few essentials: a DVD, a website, a book, a one-sheet. And a number of should-haves: a social media presence, a blog, a press kit, handouts, YouTube videos. And after that, the only limit is your imagination.

A battle of the apples, and your last email

SpeakerSue Says...

You can count on fresh, practical content to convert more leads and drive revenue and profitability. Email Sales Writing Email Tips Featured Selling Skills email as a sales tool high impact presentations hospitality and hotel sales Hospitality Sales how to say it to sell it Power Sales Writing sales mastery sales skills sales success sales training say it to sell it SpeakerSueHow many types of apples are available in the market where you live?

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Presenting with an iPad

The Presenter's Blog

All of these advantages have encouraged me to experiment with my iPad as a presentation tool, and as long as you are aware of the pitfalls, I’d recommend it. Practice first. Practice prior to your first time in front of an audience.

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21 tips to improve your presentations right now

Speak Schmeak

In order to continually improve, we are always trying new techniques, practicing new skills, adding or subtracting technology and tools, watching other speakers to see what's working for them, and of course, watching our audiences to see how they're responding.

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The Presentation Industry Salary Survey Needs You!

Presentation Guru

This short survey is aimed at those involved in presentation creation, design and support and is a useful tool in helping understand where we are now, both as an industry and also on a much more personal level.… … Working practices Elsewhere on the Web

The ultimate presentation practice: the murder board

http://delicious.com/akarrer/prospeaker

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.

Stealing from yourself? Stop! Thief!

SpeakerSue Says...

You can count on incorporating sustainability practices into all aspects of your programming whether your guests are relaxing in our amazing spa or fully engaged in learning. You can count on fresh, practical content to convert more leads and drive revenue and profitability. The bank robber walked into the bank, demanding $2,000 or he’d blow up the bank. The bank manager was at the teller’s window, taken aback by the ask. Exactly $2,000? Why?”. “I

2019 40

Practice with a teleprompter--at your desk, free

The Eloquent Woman

Turning Your Data into Eye-opening Stories

SlideModel

When used mindfully, this tool can transform the way your story is told and perceived. By the end of it all, your goal is to give something practical, believable and real to your audience.

2018 63

Debt is "tool for economic advance," Jackson Lears, THE NEW YORK TIMES

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Specifically, Lears states, "Debt has always played an important role in American lives - not merely as a means of instant gratification but also as a strategy for survival and a tool for economic advance."   Turns out he hated practicing law, at least the kind that's done at Manhattan law firms.  Those middle-class rigids who were/are full of condemnation for those of us living in debt have been stunned. 

4 quick use-now ideas to get action from your follow-up emails

SpeakerSue Says...

You can count on fresh, practical content to convert more leads and drive revenue and profitability. Email Sales Writing Email Tips Featured Selling Skills email as a sales tool high impact presentations hospitality and hotel sales Hospitality Sales how to say it to sell it Power Sales Writing prospecting sales mastery sales skills sales success sales training say it to sell it SpeakerSueFollow-up emails fail for lots of reasons. Here are four: 1.

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21 tips to improve your presentations right now

Speak Schmeak

In order to continually improve, we are always trying new techniques, practicing new skills, adding or subtracting technology and tools, watching other speakers to see what's working for them, and of course, watching our audiences to see how they're responding.

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