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?

Recommended: THNKR: PODIUM YouTube Channel

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

I’ve just come across a fabulous Channel on YouTube. THNKR posts original videos in four sub-categories: on books, prodigies, thought leaders and public speaking. The public speaking channel (called PODIUM) is described as Embracing oration & those with something to say. From historic political speeches, to contemporary commencement addresses, to wedding toasts, the series explores [.]. Business Communication Public Speaking Speechwriting YouTube

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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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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?

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

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?

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. .

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.

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

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

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.

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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.

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Facebook Page Updates

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!

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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). .

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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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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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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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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Speaker Magazine

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Recommended. An excellent resource for anyone curious to learn more about the business of professional speaking (and presentation tips in general) is the archive of SPEAKER magazine, published each month by the National Speakers Association. You can scroll through back issues back to 2007 (including my own Relevant Resources columns from 2012). Public Speaking National Speakers Association

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Washington Post: When travel companies sue their customers

Matt Eventoff

Matt Eventoff, an expert on crisis management and communications, recommends documenting everything… Executives might have second thoughts about suing a customer who keeps meticulous records and isn't afraid to talk publicly about a grievance… Read More.

A Conversation with Jeff Davenport on Speechwriting, Screenwriting and Delivery Coaching

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

The three books on screenwriting he recommends speechwriters read: Screenplay: The Foundations of Screenwriting, by Syd Field Save the Cat!, On Thursday, August 30th the Silicon Valley Speechwriters Roundtable hosted Jeff Davenport in a free conference call.

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How Did Josh Shipp Build an Empire of Impact as a Youth Motivational Speaker?

Succeed Speaking

Josh is AWESOME and one of the few guys I recommend to my friends and followers. Josh Shipp is a young man who has done remarkable things. In this interview with Jaime Tardy , he shares — very candidly — some of his keys to success as a youth motivational speaker.

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On Demand: National Speakers Association 2014 Conference

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

For speechwriters, I highly recommend Nancy Duarte’s talk “Resonate: Present Visual Stories that Transform Audiences” and Giovanni Livera‘s “Storyboarding Workshop” Both are listed in the tab for Monday June 30. Here’s a free On Demand archive of certain presentations from the conference.

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C-Level Presentation Tip #1: Start with Conclusions

Professionally Speaking...

Tell them up front what the problem is, what you recommend or what you're asking for. The system enhancements I am recommending can cut that abandon rate in half which will increase our revenues by $500,000 annually.

You can't bore me into buying your stuff

Speak Schmeak

Watch below to hear about what he calls "Punched in the Gut Storytelling," a technique he recommends for copywriting, and I recommend for public speaking! In this video by Moneyfingers, Inc.

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