Recommended: Korean Romantic Dramas

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

These are unusual times. A challenge we all face as the minimize the spread of the coronavirus is how to stay healthy and sane in the growing regions of the world where we’ve been asked to stay indoors. An antidote to the ‘self-isolation blues’ is to lose yourself in a good TV series. Apologies to […]. Shallow End coivd-19 coronavirus k-drama Korean Romance

How to Get Others to Adopt Your Recommendation

Duarte Blog

The post How to Get Others to Adopt Your Recommendation appeared first on Duarte. Business Delivery Presentations Storytelling data datastory duarte Nancy Duarte presentation recommendations storyAs my company grew, I’d periodically be accused of making decisions slowly. I couldn’t figure out why, until one day it dawned on me: While employees thought they were asking me to weigh in on a choice that had to be made, I thought they were making small talk at the coffee machine.

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Recommended Podcasts

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

I am a big fan of podcasting. Both those I create myself and post to this blog, but more so those I can download and listen to as a source of news and information from around the world. Thanks to Jasmine of Online Classes here’s a listing of 80 excellent podcasts. I was pleased to see [.]. Podcasts

Which projector do you recommend?

PowerPoint Tips

Any advice or recommendations? A reader asked: A client needs a new business projector. They will be using it for small groups up to 150 participants and it needs to be portable. Which projector do you use and why? What do you like about it? Dislike? Do you have advice about how to shop for a projector? Here are some of the more comment specs you’ll see for projectors. Which specs do you find essential? LCD or DLP (or LCOS). Native resolution? 1080p for hi-def video.

Power of the Pre-Read: Make Mighty Recommendations Through Story

Duarte Blog

The post Power of the Pre-Read: Make Mighty Recommendations Through Story appeared first on Duarte. Recently, a participant in one of our workshops asked me how to handle a situation where she sends a pre-read deck, then has to present it to people who have (presumably) already seen her deck. I was in a rush and gave an okay, but not fantastic answer. It has been haunting me ever since. [.] continue reading.

Which presenter remote do you recommend?

PowerPoint Tips

If you presenter from a laptop, you probably have — or should have — a remote, so that you don’t have to be tied to your laptop to forward the slides. I use a small Targus presenter remote and I like it very much. I lost it for a while (thankfully, I’ve found it), but I started looking for a new one and realized that my old one is no longer available. I’d love to hear which presenter you use, and why. Please leave a comment so others can benefit from your experience.

Recommended: The King’s Speech

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

I enjoyed the Tom Hooper movie The King’s Speech with Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush and Helena Bonham Carter. It details the relationship between a (literally) tongue-tied King George VI and the Australian speech coach he rather reluctantly hires to help him overcome his debilitating stutter. The film covers the period leading up to his ascension [.]. Culture Shock! Public Speaking movie review the king's speech

RECOMMENDED: Death By PowerPoint, by Alexei Kapterev

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

I’ve just come across Alexei Kapterev’s 2007 slideshare presentation that has attracted over a million hits. Take a look: Death by PowerPoint View more presentations from Alexei Kapterev Kapterev will be presenting on February 23, 2012 at the UK Speechwriters’ Guild London Spring Conference. Business Communication Speechwriting Technology nancy duarte

Recommended book

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Thanks to George Chartier (a Federal government speechwriter) for sending this recommendation: “If you haven’t read Alan Alda’s book, Things I Overheard While Talking to Myself, (2007, Hutchinson, London ISBN 978-0-091-92106-4), I urge you to look for it. Tags: recommended books

Presentation Tip: Presenting a recommendation

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

When you have been asked to investigate possible solutions and present your recommendation, you want the decision makers to act on that recommendation. The one mistake that too many presenters make in this situation is to think that the audience wants to see everything you did to come up with the recommendation. How do you structure a presentation that gives a recommendation? I suggest that you start with the recommendation itself.

Recommended: 10 Powerful Body Language Tips for your next Presentation

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Here’s a presentation that is both beautifully designed and contains excellent information on the use of gestures and body language when presenting. 10 Powerful Body Language Tips for your next Presentation from SOAP Presentations. Public Speaking Presentation tips

Recommended book

Joan Detz Speaker Services

An Almanac of Words at Play , by Willard R. Espy (author of The Game of Words ). If you enjoy reading about words (and since you’re visiting a speechwriting blog, I’ll assume you do), you’ll find much to appreciate in this wonderful book

Book Recommendation: The Likeness, by Tana French

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

I’ve just finished reading an astonishing well-written novel by the Irish writer Tana French. The Likeness is a police crime story set in modern Ireland. Published in 2008, it foreshadows the collapse of the Irish economy in an orgy of property speculation. Tana French’s novels are set on the edges of Irish society. Her [.]. Culture Shock! tana french

The business of speechwriting: Get recommendations

Joan Detz Speaker Services

These recommendations can be as brief as one phrase (“The best freelance speechwriter we’ve ever hired”) or run as long as a paragraph. Whether you work on-staff as a speechwriter or work independently as a freelancer, you need testimonials for your speechwriting. Testimonials play a critical role in the business of speechwriting. Don’t wait for […]. Career info Speechwriting

Doing College in 3 Years - Bloomberg Editors Recommend That

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That's among the reasons they recommend college last 3, not 4, years. The 21st century is on fast time. And the faster college is done, the sooner the full-time building of a career can start. Also, as the Editors at Bloomberg hammer, the less student debt piles up. Purdue is experimenting with the model. Europeans and those in India already use it. But, let's face it, academic institutions in the U.S.

O.J. Simpson & Finding Work - What Would an Outplacement Coach Recommend

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Here is what an outplacement pro might candidly recommend to a guy who has been out of the job market nine years and on the wrong side of 40: Research the names of employers who made it their mission to hire the aging. If granted parole today and released from prison in the fall, O.J. Simpson will have to find work. After all, he still owes the $33.5 million in the civil lawsuit about the two murders which will be forever famous.

Recommended books for the reader on your Christmas list – or for you!

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Uncategorized Book for Christmas recommended book Here are my suggested books for the reader on your Christmas list, or for you if you are looking for something to read: - Still Foolin’ ‘Em – Billy Crystal – Hilarious. If you like funny books, you will love Billy Crystal’s biography. You will learn about Billy, and you will laugh, laugh, laugh. Insane City – Dave Barry – Also hilarious.

Tim Ferriss Recommends Social Media Fast - Not on My Network

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The only-work-4-hours-a-week guru, Tim Ferriss, has a new meme: Taking a break or fast from social media. As Recode reports, Ferriss posits a correlation between reactivity and high consumption of social media. He perceives social media as a negative force, dragging down our spirit. The solution? Just say no. Don't retrieve or participate in social media when you get up in the morning, for example. Ferriss notes that he doesn't use Facebook for personal reasons.

Recommended book: storytelling techniques

Joan Detz Speaker Services

I found this book listed in the August House Publishing catalog and recommend it to any professional speaker who wants to develop higher-level storytelling skills: Improving Your Storytelling: Beyond the Basics for All Who Tell Stories in Work or Play , by Doug Lipman (a storyteller, musician, Parents’ Choice Award-winning recording artist, and storytelling coach

Recommended reference for speechwriters

Joan Detz Speaker Services

The best source for proverbs from England? The Little Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs , edited by Elizabeth Knowles and published by Oxford University Press. Oxford has been collecting, sourcing and researching proverbs since 1935. This book contains an international selection (proverbs from Africa, the U.S., Haiti, China, etc), but I turn to it most often for its carefully sourced English proverbs. .

Recommending Gone Girls, and only a few pages in!

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

I was only a few pages in to Gone Girls, the novel by Gillian Flynn, and I thought, I have to recommend this my blog readers. I'm enjoying the book, but the recommendation was based primarily on this passage. Freelance Writing - General

Building More Email Subscribers with Recommendations

Great Public Speaking

You can get your existing subscribers to recommend your E-zine , blog or website to their friends and colleagues. You make it easy on people to recommend you by giving them a website form to do it. You can try: [link] Here's an example of an old recommend form still available at [link] You can use a version that pops back up already filled in so that the person can easily recommend you to several different colleagues.

Recommended reading: The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

I’ve just finished reading The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work an enjoyable and uniquely insightful book by Alain de Botton. In de Botton’s own words, he wrote the book to “shine a spotlight on the working world,” exploring both its beauty and its beastliness. By turning a philosopher’s eye on the intricacies of labor and trade, [.]. Deep End Accountancy Alain de Botton Ernst & Young John Berger Modern Life Tuna Work

Recommended reading: The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

I’ve just finished reading The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work an enjoyable and uniquely insightful book by Alain de Botton. In de Botton’s own words, he wrote the book to “shine a spotlight on the working world,” exploring both its beauty and its beastliness. By turning a philosopher’s eye on the intricacies of labor and trade, [.]. Deep End Accountancy Alain de Botton Ernst & Young John Berger Modern Life Tuna Work

Recommended reading: The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

I’ve just finished reading The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work an enjoyable and uniquely insightful book by Alain de Botton. In de Botton’s own words, he wrote the book to “shine a spotlight on the working world,” exploring both its beauty and its beastliness. By turning a philosopher’s eye on the intricacies of labor and trade, [.]. Deep End Accountancy Alain de Botton Ernst & Young John Berger Modern Life Tuna Work

Recommended: Little Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs

Joan Detz Speaker Services

I recommend it in my speechwriting workshops and use it for a wide range of international coaching assignments. Edited by historical lexicographer Elizabeth Knowles, this book is an outstanding resource. Well documented, with an excellent index

Leadership Communications - Just-In-Time Analysis, Recommendations (learning from Business Insider)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Business Insider is the leader in business analysis because it understands just-in-time. Audiences want it now. And well done. The most recent example is its reporting and deconstruction of what seems to be stock market rally. Here you can read that. Just-in-time casts spells. We become transfixed by the voodoo of the immediate (and risk-laden, shoot-from-the-hip) examination of what is. Those who are determined to be thought leaders in other fields also have to be out there.

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The Good Enough and the Foolproof. Recommended reading for boosting your presentation IQ

TJ Walker Interactive

REVIEW of TJ Walker’s Secret To Foolproof Presentations: Claudette Lugano Professionally Speaking The Good Enough and the Foolproof Recommended reading for boosting your presentation IQ Recently, a client expressed anxiety about presenting. She said she always over-prepared, obsessing for weeks in advance, losing sleep and repeatedly rehashing what she wanted to say and do. I [.]. Analysis

U.S. v Gupta: Former McKinsey head Rajat Gupta receives 1/5th sentence prosecution recommended

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Defense attorneys for convicted insider trader Rajat Gupa asked for probation.    Federal prosecutors asked for 10 years.    The sentence handed down by U.S. District Judge Jed Rafoff was 2 years in federal prison, with a $5 million fine. In prison, Gupta can start on his comeback.    He is in his early 60s.    He can pen a memoir about his shift from a pillar of the establishment to a man who hung out with thugs. careers legal

Max Atkinson wonders whether the BBC is recommending that 4th July should also be a national holiday in the UK???

Max Atkinson

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How Your Brain Reacts with Coffee and Beer

The Shy Speaker's Guide to Succes on Stage

This Is How Your Brain Responds To Beer vs Coffee First Seen on: So Bad So Good Original Source: I Love Coffee Filed under: General, Recommended Sites, The Shy Speakers'' […]. General Recommended Sites The Shy Speakers'' Guide Coffee General Knowledge Good to Know Interesting Information

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Presentation Zen: 10 non-PowerPoint books that can help you create better presentations

Presentation Zen

I don't usually suggest PowerPoint or Keynote "how-to" books, but instead recommend reading books from various design and communication fields to stretch your knowledge and perspective. Below are ten additional books I can highly recommend; three of them I have recommended before. To learn how to design and deliver better presentations, we need to pull from many educational sources. Books are good, but which ones?

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The Shy Speaker's Guide to Succes on Stage

Links to two new recommended readings have been uploaded on my facebook page! Home About Gary Testimonials FREE MATERIALS! NTU PPT TRAINING FILES The Shy Speaker's Guide to Success on Stage Tips & Strategies to Help You Speak Effectively to Anyone, Anywhere, Anytime Stay updated via RSS Get Gary Now!: Facebook: Shy Speakers Guide on FB Mobile: (+65) 91380556 Email: gary@garyguwe.com Subscribe Click below !

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Quotes about America

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Someone who recently attended one of my speechwriting seminars emailed to ask if I could recommend a book of quotations about the United States. Tags: recommended books I can. If your speaker travels throughout the US to give presentations, you’ll want to get a copy of AMERICAN THE QUOTABLE, by Mike Edelhart and James Tinen (Facts on File Publications). .

A lesson from Dubrovnik

Manner of Speaking

If you ever get the chance to visit, I highly recommend it. My wife, Julie and I recently went for a vacation in the Croatian city of Dubrovnik. Wonderful people, beautiful scenery, fascinating history. One day, we took a cable … Continue reading → The post A lesson from Dubrovnik appeared first on Manner of Speaking. Preparation Dubrovnik message public speaking Speech

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Like Riding a Bike

Manner of Speaking

His blog is one of my favourites and I highly recommend it. Seth Godin is the author of several books about “marketing, the spread of ideas and managing both customers and employees with respect” They are bestsellers. I love cycling. And living … Continue reading → Seth Godin practice Presentation public speaking

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Squeezing the last minute out of a session

Manner of Speaking

His blog is one of my favourites and I highly recommend it. Seth Godin is the author of several books about “marketing, the spread of ideas and managing both customers and employees with respect” They are bestsellers. In this blog post from … Continue reading → Seth Godin closings Presentation public speaking

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Seth Godin: Speakerphone voice

Manner of Speaking

His blog is one of my favourites and I highly recommend it. Seth Godin is the author of several books about “marketing, the spread of ideas and managing both customers and employees with respect” They are bestsellers. In this blog post from … Continue reading → Seth Godin Microphone public speaking speakerphone

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Trump: What's Next For His Rhetoric? (3 recommendations)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Well, Donald Trump didn't get crushed in Iowa. But he didn't get the lead. Ted Cruz did, at 28%. That means Trump will have to re-visit the performance art which got him so far, until now. What might he wind up changing? Well, he will have to include more memes which resonate with evangelicals and traditional conservatives. They come out to vote. Rather than pontificating, he has to engage. That's the way the earnest Cruz does it.

Your Talk is a Gift

Manner of Speaking

His blog is one of my favourites and I highly recommend it. Seth Godin is the author of several books about “marketing, the spread of ideas and managing both customers and employees with respect” They are bestsellers. This post is part of … Continue reading → Seth Godin TED audience Preparation Presentation public speaking

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Equipment for Speakers

PowerPoint Tips

So I thought I’d list my recommendations for equipment for speakers, including webcam, lighting, screening, mics, and much more. I’m writing this during the Coronavirus pandemic and I just heard that webcams are on backorder. That’s because so many more people are presenting and attending meetings from home. The links are on Amazon. Note: They are affiliate links.). You can see all of the items in one place here. Lighting. Ubeesize 10″ Selfie Ring Light.

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Finding Your Way to Success as a Public Speaker in 2020

Speaker Launcher

As I was scrolling through Instagram the other day, I came across a funny image that showed 1 out of 5 stars highlighted and the text: 2020 – “Definitely would not recommend!”.

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What Are the Simple Rules that Help Us Design Better Visual Aids?

Presentation Guru

I recommend that you watch this TED talk from David J Phillips. You don’t need to be a PowerPoint expert to create effective visual aids. The rules I outline here are based on scientific research and human experience. I have built on the ideas that David explains in his video and added my own beliefs.… … Visuals featured PowerPoint Presentation Design Slide Design Slide Makeover Visual Aids

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