Practice Makes Perfect, or what Oscar Telecast producers could learn from watching Leonardo DiCaprio

Duarte Blog

That was the pledge made by producers of the 88th annual Academy Awards when they announced that winners could list their “thanks yous” on ticker tape that would run live during the ceremony. Instead of subjecting audiences to endless lists of agents, producers, and supporting “teams,” speeches could be kept short, heartfelt, and meaningful. Producers clearly chose to focus attention on the message behind Lady Gaga’s nominated “Til It Happens to You.” No more boring speeches.

How to Produce a Great Speaker Video

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

  If you use slides or video clips, just make sure to deliver the source material to your producer to edit directly into your video.  If you’re a professional speaker, you need a video showcasing your talents; it’s an essential part of your marketing.    You want that video to show you delivering a fantastic talk in front of an engaged, appreciative audience.    What are the ins and outs of creating such a video? 

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Mini-review of Produce, Price and Promote Your Self-Published Book and eBook

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

A short review of Produce, Price and Promote Your Self-Published Fiction or Non-fiction Book and eBook has just been posted on Amazon: Paul Lima’s book Produce, Price and Promote Your Self-Published Book or eBook was a valuable resource to me as a new author. You can read more about Produce, Price and Promote Your Self-Published Fiction or Non-fiction Book and eBook here – [link

Introduction to “Produce, Price and Promote Your Self-Published Fiction or Non-fiction Book and eBook”

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

I presume you are reading this book because you have written a book, or are writing a book or plan to write a book, and are thinking of self-publishing it. Or you have written a book and have been shopping it around but have not landed an agent or publisher, and are now thinking of self-publishing it. My Books Self-Publishing & Print On Demand POD print on demand self-publishing

Establishing a Connection

Kuhnke Communication

Connecting with your listener is essential for developing rapport and producing great results.

How can an expert Produce Daily Video content? | Media Training

TJ Walker Interactive

Uncategorized Media Training

We All Need A Win - Make First 100 Days Of 2016 Produce One For You

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

One contention in the infamous Silicon Valley trial "Pao v. Kleiner Perkins" was that the defendant gave a male firm member the opportunity to sit on a board instead of the female plaintiff, Ellen Pao.

How to Produce Profitable Public Seminars

Pivotal Public Speaking

If producing profitable public seminars is a goal for you, this session will provide invaluable learning, tips, and tricks of the trade. Can you still make money by selling seats at public seminars? Or is it one of the easiest ways to lose your shirt? Yes, and yes. Public seminars are a fantastic way not only to make good money, but also to have potential clients preview you, and build your list of fans.

Infographic: The Do’s and Don’ts of Presenting

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

The good people at Walkerstone in the UK (a team of professional trainers who are also business writers and marketers) have produced a great infographic, with an informative preamble, on the Do’s and Don’ts of Presenting. This content appears with their express permission. The Do’s And Don’ts of Presenting There are two elements to making […]. Business Communication Public Speaking Infographic

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They Want You to Produce Sample Content - They Should Share Risk

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Increasingly, organizations are demanding applicants for jobs and contract assignments create a sample of what would be done on the job. Reasonable request, usually. Some, though, verge on the bizarre. One brandname media outlet had a three-hour test. There was no compensation.

Make Your Blog Produce By Making It Relevant

Communication Steroids

Ghostwriting: Will robots be producing those opinion-editorials for THE WALL STREET JOURNAL?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  After all, I never anticipated that likes, comments, shares, and retweets would determine my marketability as a content-producer on the web. Robots are here and, as CNBC reports, ready to take our jobs. 

"Mad Men" - Creatives listen up, can a happy Don Draper still produce great concepts, copy?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

If the writers for "Mad Men" are worth their salt, they could have Don transcend his old style and produce breakthrough concepts and copy. Charles Schulz refused to go to therapy.    He feared that being released from his demons would destroy his creative talent. 

The Cowardly Lion: James Comisar could fundraise for Museum of Television by mass producing this meme

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In this era of economic turbulence and sustained uncertainty, who isn't afraid?    Therefore, the market for inspirational lessons based on the tale of the Cowardly Lion from "The Wizard of Oz" could be strong. 

Speechwriting & Soundbiting

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Speechwriters who know how to produce good soundbites get the best jobs – whether on staff or freelance. Speechwriting is the top paying specialty for writers. Learn how to make speechwriting and soundbiting work for you at my PRSAdallas bootcamp on Friday March 24. Bring your questions … get professional answers … boost your career. […]. Career info Professional organizations Speechwriting

BBC Television NEWS: produced for or by morons?

Max Atkinson

I’d very much like to know if I’m alone in noticing that BBC television news programmes are making more and more use of slide shows and graphics in their bulletins. So I’ve put together some edited highlights from the 10 o’clock News on 8th October to illustrate the style of news coverage that seems to be taking up an increasing proportion of the available air time (see below to view), and there follows a step-by-step commentary on some of the news stories as they unfolded that night.

Charli Jane Speaker Services - producing a demo video

http://delicious.com/akarrer/prospeaker

Writing an Award-Winning Annual Report

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

I helped produce their 2011 Annual Report. Last year I worked as a freelance writer for Wolters Kluwer, a global information services and publishing company based in the Netherlands.

How To Write & Give A Speech: coming soon in Chinese

Joan Detz Speaker Services

How To Write & Give A Speech was originally published in 1984 and has remained continuously in print (producing royalties) for more than three decades – a distinction in publishing and a testament to the commitment of publisher […]. The Chinese rights for How To Write & Give A Speech have been placed with ThinKingdom Media.

Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 124)

Manner of Speaking

“Si tu presentación no produce un cambio en la audencia, es una pérdida de tiempo para todos.” Gonzalo Álvarez - Spanish Telecommunications Engineer and Ph.D. in Computer Science.

Non-fiction book titles and SEO

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Excerpt from "Produce, Price and Promote Your Self-Published Fiction or Non-fiction Book and eBook" on using SEO in your non-fiction book titles. Freelance Writing - General Marketing Your Services My Books Search Engine Optimization

A Public Speaking Lesson in a Pot of Clay

Manner of Speaking

Everyone in the first group, she said, would be graded based on the total weight of the ceramic pots that they produced during the semester. The more pots they produced, the more the weight would add up; the heavier the weight, the higher the mark. They only had to produce a single pot, but their marks would depend 100% on the aesthetic beauty of their work. Every class, they were hard at it producing clay pots.

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Crisis Communications - Pork Wins, Politicos Get The Flu!

Matt Eventoff

The Good… Kudos to the Center for Disease Control, Secretary of Agriculture, USDA, the American Meat Institute and the National Pork Producers Council.

Show Biz Lessons for Speakers

Humor Power

Bill Stainton is a motivational speaker who also is a 29-time Emmy Award winning TV producer, writer, and performer. He recently posted a video using “ being a producer ” as a metaphor for your life. Humor In Speaking Life Skills being a producer speaking skillsIt’s an excellent example of taking an experience from your life an making it relevant to the lives of other people. Also watch for his relaxed, natural use of facial expressions.

Hosting Toastmaster Time Television

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Toastmaster Time is a long-running San Francisco Bay Area monthly television program, produced by members of Toastmasters International clubs in District 57. Shows are broadcast on local television community access channels and a complete archive of the past eight years are available for viewing on the Toastmaster Time website. The show presents talks by Toastmasters, [.]. Business Communication Public Speaking television studio

Celebrating Voices of Leadership with The Bright Side of Life

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

This was a well-produced, motivational and educational event perfect for emerging speakers to develop skills that will take them from “free to fee” in the exciting world of professional speaking.

HUMOR: With or Without U

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Thanks to Oriana at Gotham Ghostwriters for alerting me to this artfully produced parody of Irish rock band U2′s song “With or Without You”, recast as a promo for a recently published book on Scrabble: Is That a Word?: From AA to ZZZ, the Weird and Wonderful Language of SCRABBLE. If you are part of [.]. Culture Shock! book promotion scrabble U2

Bill Murray: How Art Can Change Your Life.

Presentation Zen

People often ask great storytellers—writers, producers, directors, authors, etc.—where Bill Murray is a wonderful storyteller. A couple of years ago, I linked to this wonderful interview with Bill Murray by Howard Stern.

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Publishing Tips for the Multimedia Age

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Greg will present Publishing Tips for the Multimedia Age, a look at how you can turn the material you produce for your agency into […]. On Wednesday, November 16, the National Association of Government Communicators hosts Greg Leatherman, managing editor of ECO magazine and former communicator for NASA, the U.S. Department of Energy, and the FBI.

Tips For Putting On A Better Show

Can You Hear Me Up the Back?

A lot of material is produced in HD now, then crunched down to standard DVD resolution for the live presentation. Use an Event Producer. Hire an experienced creative producer to plan out the presentation for you.

My 5 favorite fixes for your #publicspeaking

The Eloquent Woman

Don't wear all black : Both men and women need this fix to stand out on stage--and on any video that might be produced of your talk. Well-worn and tried and true, these five fixes are tactics I turn to again and again when I'm coaching speakers.

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Presentation design trends

PowerPoint Tips

Over the last decade, the presentations we produce, the tools and processes we use, and the industry have evolved. Because of its plainness, flat design is often less expensive and time-consuming to produce. This is a guest post by Mike Parkinson.

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Unleash your imagination: watch creative videos

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

The challenge is to not only to research, script, edit and produce the content, but to do so in as creative a [.]. Executive communications professionals increasingly work with video. They range from simple Flip videos which tell winning stories to full-blown studio productions with panel discussions, remote participation via TelePresence and pre-recorded transition or interstitial segments.

Want your data to go viral? Make it visual.

Duarte Blog

After the script and voiceover were completed, a team of Duarte designers and producers created visuals to accompany the script and produced a video showing the animation. How do you turn an academic report into a viral video?

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How to Design a Presentation like Apple

Manner of Speaking

Emily Stewart recently brought my attention to a short animated video that she and her team produced for OnlineMBA that illustrates some of the key values that Steve Jobs and his team espoused when designing products for Apple.

Toastmaster Friday: 9 Ways to Pump Up Your Evaluations

Speak and Deliver

Edward Tufte on Data, Analysis, & Truth

Presentation Zen

Scattering the eye and mind, producing vague anxiety & clutter At the end of his talk, Tufte said something very wise. All scatter the eye, and mind, produce diverting vague anxiety, clutter short-term memory.

PowerPoint Surgery: Tips to create presentation slides that make your message stick, not suck -- Guest post by Lee Jackson

Speak Schmeak

If you''re going to produce a presentation slide deck, then do just that - don''t be tempted to make it into a handout with a slightly larger font. There are 300 million PowerPoint users in the world and it''s estimated that there are a million presentations happening right now.

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Marissa Mayer & Elizabeth Holmes - Both Damaged Goods

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Both she and Holmes were unable to produce results. When the Verizon deal goes through, Yahoo will be Altaba , headed by Thomas McInerney. Whether Marissa Mayer will have a role in Altaba has not yet been made public. But, she could receive a $23 million severance package. Like now-distressed Theranos' founder Elizabeth Holmes, Mayer had been a darling of the media.    She was not only attractive, had fashion down cold and was a player.

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Resonate Is Hot Off the iBook Presses!

Duarte Blog

The iPad technology allows us to produce the book in the visual, cinematic manner I originally envisioned.”. Resonate has made the leap from book to iBook ! A significantly enhanced version of the best-selling business book is currently on an iBookshelf near you.

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