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Noisli: A Simple, Effective Productivity Hack

Manner of Speaking

Preparing a good speech or presentation takes time and focus, both of which are often in short supply these days. In this post, I’d like to offer you a suggestion that might help you with the latter. For the past … Continue reading → Preparation focus Noisli white noise

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What We Can Learn from the Products that Made History

Presentation Guru

What can we learn from great speakers who have had to pitch to the entire world? While we’ve detailed the importance of sales pitches and how to spread your message through digital mediums before, we’ve never really looked into some of the more successful combinations of the two.

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The Power of Using Crowdsourcing for Product Development

Speaker Launcher

The post The Power of Using Crowdsourcing for Product Development appeared first on Jane Atkinson. Most Recent Post Speaker Product Development crowdsourcing customer feedback product development product inspiration

Make the product unique, not the packaging

Speak Schmeak

My hubby, a marketing manager and buyer for a specialty foods store, was visited by a vendor with a new product, a product that is similar to other products in its category, except for one thing: the size of the packaging, which is a good 1-2 inches taller than the other packaging in the category.

9-Step “Create Anything” Outline for Information Products

Succeed Speaking

So do you currently have products or resources that allow your attendees to “take you home&# with them? Business Strategy Product Creation Writing Books Information Products Product Creation for SpeakersDo you have a message and/or expertise that can help people? Of course you do. Are you able to “download&# everything you have to offer in a 45-90 minute keynote? Of course not.

Ppted.com & EllenFinkelstein.com partner to offer 3 products in 1

PowerPoint Tips

Ppted.com and I have partnered to offer a great joint product that contains: Green PowerPoint template package. Click here to see 2 of the variations in each package, plus read more about this joint product. But you can get this joint product for only $50!

Focus on Your Pitch Not Your Product

SpeakerSue Says...

It’s all about the pitch; the way you present your ideas about your product determines how safe and smart your buyer feels about taking a chance with your product. Two things: -Knowing your product. Pitch.

Your Company is Bleeding Cash, and You Can Stop It!

Matt Eventoff

If you are in meetings all day, an organization doesn’t just lose productivity, employee satisfaction and a boatload of money. Give defined assignments and give people a bit more time to accomplish them, rather than just scurrying to create a last minute work product in their “free time.”. For more information, please see this article from USA Today.

Conducting More Effective Meetings: 8 Steps

Matt Eventoff

If you are in meetings all day, an organization doesn’t just lose productivity, employee satisfaction and a boatload of money. Give defined assignments and give people a bit more time to accomplish them, rather than just scurrying to create a last minute work product in their “free time.”. For more information, please see this article from USA Today.

9 Tactics to Ensure Your Emails Get Results

SpeakerSue Says...

Here are 9 quick tips to boost productivity and results. Boost productivity and results with these simple email tips. Email Etiquette & Productivity Selling Skills email as a sales tool email etiquette and productivity Power Sales Writing sales mastery sales training SpeakerSue

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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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Get Paid to Speak: 3 Keys to Getting Started

Speaker Launcher

Most Recent Post Speaker Product Development Speaking Business Strategy Speaking Profession Get Paid to Speak getting paid to speak speaking strategies starting a speaking businessMany of our blog posts are for people who speak for a living. However, what if you are just getting started?

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Tom Antion: Use Product Related Stories

Great Public Speaking

You can bring your product to life in the eyes of the client with stories. But the ones that do may be influenced to buy immediately if you are ready with this kind of information about your product, idea, or service.

Book review: Your Best Just Got Better

The Presenter's Blog

This is the approach that Jason Womack takes in his personal productivity guide “Your Best Just Got Better”. The running timer enables you to establish what your daily productive base-line looks like. At that point my learning stops, and I limp along with the product as best I can.

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Public Speaking - Use Product Related Stories

Great Public Speaking

You can bring your product to life in the eyes of the client with stories. But the ones that do may be influenced to buy immediately if you are ready with this kind of information about your product, idea, or service. You should also develop interesting or humorous stories or one-liners about how your product was used. Think up ways such as my one-liner to talk about your product, idea, or service to keep it in the customer's mind with a nonsales sales pitch.

Public Speaking - Use Product Related Stories

Great Public Speaking

You can bring your product to life in the eyes of the client with stories. But the ones that do may be influenced to buy immediately if you are ready with this kind of information about your product, idea, or service. You should also develop interesting or humorous stories or one-liners about how your product was used. Think up ways such as my one-liner to talk about your product, idea, or service to keep it in the customer's mind with a nonsales sales pitch.

Email Etiquette meets I Love Lucy: Part 2

SpeakerSue Says...

Email Etiquette & Productivity Communication Skills email as a sales tool email etiquette email productivity how to say it to sell it say it to sell it Selling Skills SpeakerSue

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Productive Photo Walk Today

Thoughts On Presenting And Design

That doesn't mean I haven't been productive. Yeah, it's been quiet on this blog. In fact, as I'm writing this, I'm posting more of my most recent work from this morning's stroll through Martinsburg, WV. To see everything I'm putting out there, just hop over to my flickr page. To see what I consider to be my best work, follow the link below to my little home on 500px. mikepulsifer on 500px. Grab Bag

How To End A Speech or Presentation, Pt. II

Matt Eventoff

Whether taking a company public, introducing a new product to market, delivering a new lecture or simply leading a team meeting, the conclusion is crucial to the success of any presentation. It is the final impression to you will leave your audience with. Last week we went over three ways to effectively end a speech. So what are other effective ways to close a speech or presentation? Here are three more of my favorites: 1.

Five Reasons YOU Need Products – and “More Money” Is Not One of Them

Succeed Speaking

Rarely do I talk to a speaker who is indifferent about having products in his or her business. Most speakers are either enthusiastic about the benefits products bring to their businesses, or they hate products and say, “I don’t want to sell anything!&#

Transparency: Lessons from a Soft Launch

Speaker Launcher

Most Recent Post Speaker Product Development business lessons product launch soft launchLast week I launched my 8 Week Acceleration Course. Really, one of the best things I’ve ever put together.

Make the product unique, not the packaging

Speak Schmeak

My hubby, a marketing manager and buyer for a specialty foods store, was visited by a vendor with a new product, a product that is similar to other products in its category, except for one thing: the size of the packaging, which is a good 1-2 inches taller than the other packaging in the category.

10 Mobile Apps for Highly Creative People

Duarte Blog

Design Diary News Strategy Technology Tips adobe apps creative investment iPad mobile productivity studio suite toolsWith an increasing number of mobile design options emerging by the day, creative people are finding new and powerful ways to flesh out their visual concepts while on the move.

Help me help Daisy, and get a special deal for yourself!

Speak Schmeak

About Me Not About Speaking Products Specials and Sales If you''ve ever had a furry friend, you know how disheartening it is to discover that she or he has health problems. You want the best for your loved ones, whether human, canine, feline, or other fuzzy, feathered or scaly family member.

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Looking Forward to Research/Anecdotes about Lost Productivity - Banned Laptops

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The latter could include millions of lost hours of human productivity. "The Trump administration issued a new travel restriction on bringing large electronics in carry-on luggage on direct flights to the U.S. from 10 airports in eight Muslim-majority countries on Tuesday."

Holiday gift list for speakers!

Speak Schmeak

Fun Stuff Products Programs Resources Technology I''ve updated my annual shopping list again this year to help you find the best gifts for your favorite speaker -- who might just be you! You''ll also find the oldies but goodies here, so take a look and have fun shopping!

Revealed! The Productivity Secrets of Laura Stack

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Laura Stack is a personal productivity expert, author, and professional speaker. Her mission is to build high-performance productivity cultures in organizations by creating Maximum Results in Minimum Time®. She is the president of The Productivity Pro®, Inc., a time management training firm, specializing in productivity improvement in high-stress organizations as well as the current president [.].

Why Your 2nd Self Must be as Brilliant: Email Etiquette Part 1

SpeakerSue Says...

Communication Skills Email Etiquette & Productivity how to say it to sell it sales training Selling Skills SpeakerSue If you aren’t already familiar with the term “second self”, it’s time. Your second self is the self you opt to put out there to the world.

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Sell a Sense of Place for More Sales

SpeakerSue Says...

In an attempt to provide a consistent luxury product, some of the fun of being in a place is lost. Email Etiquette & Productivity Communication Skills email etiquette how to say it to sell it sales skills Selling Skills SpeakerSue

12 Ways to Make the Most of the Seasonal Slowdown in your Business

Speak and Deliver

Have old product in stock? Even though you can use some of this time productively, don''t forget productivity can come in many forms - and spending this time with your family and friends, or even on vacation, can be extremely valuable.

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Dump the Mystery Shop to Build More Sales

SpeakerSue Says...

Communication Skills Email Etiquette & Productivity Selling Skills high impact presentations how to say it to sell it sales mastery sales skills sales success sales training say it to sell it SpeakerSue

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What is your email style? Take this quick quiz…

SpeakerSue Says...

Communication Skills Email Etiquette & Productivity Selling Skills email as a sales tool email etiquette Hospitality Sales how to say it to sell it Power Sales Writing sales mastery sales training

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3 Important Tips from Psychology to Write Better Emails

SpeakerSue Says...

It takes a second to type Hi <Name> and will set the tone for a more productive email result. Want to communicate more easily, make your point more quickly and persuade another person to take action. Here are 3 tips from psychology to help you accomplish your goals more easily.

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How to Write the Best Subject Line Ever

SpeakerSue Says...

No one likes to be sold to and everyone likes to buy the best product (best doesn’t mean most expensive; it means best for their needs). That means keep your product name out of the subject line unless it will specifically help your buyer. (If

How is public speaking coaching like going to the dentist?

Speak Schmeak

Video Programs Products Public Speaking Anxiety Taking RisksBelieve me, I know how resistant many of you are to seeking out public speaking coaching. By hiring a coach, you are acknowledging two things: 1. Your skills or confidence are lacking and you need help.

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Two products updated for PowerPoint 2010

PowerPoint Tips

I’ve just updated two of my products for PowerPoint 2010: 7 Steps to Great Images , my short e-book on quick image edits you can do to make a big difference right away. Create an Outstanding Presentation Self-Study Course , my full-length presentation skills course. If you bought one of these from me in the last two years and have upgraded to PowerPoint 2010, e-mail me (go to EllenFinkelstein.com and click the Contact link). I’ll send you the updated version for free.

Supercharging Your Speaking Business: Tips and Techniques from the Best and the Brightest

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Business Communication Public Speaking productivity sales NSA/NC Meeting Report: Saturday January 12, 2014 Last Saturday the Northern California Chapter of the National Speakers Association hosted NSA National President Ron Karr, CSP, and the best and brightest of NSA/NC, including Chapter founder Patricia Fripp, and a brains-trust of experienced, successful speakers. Ron Karr: Sales Leader Ron talked about “How to Turn a [.].

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Use your customers to improve your product

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

I am sure that they are using the community-gathered information to add new words to the dictionary to make for an ultimately better product. This is a simple and elegant way to make a better product, and to have happier customers. What are you doing to make your products better?

Developing Product: Risks and Rewards

Speaker Launcher

Imagine being on vacation and coming home to several thousand in on-line product sales? So what are some of the things we need to think of when developing product and how can we reduce our risk? If you are a sales expert then creating products for sales people makes perfect sense.

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Day One review

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

Products Web/Tech reviewsIf you use a Mac and keep any sort of journal this is an app to look at. If you are a Windows user this is one more reason to make the switch. I have been a user of Day One version 1 for several months, and it is an excellent tool for journaling.

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