Create a screenshot and screen recording in PowerPoint

PowerPoint Tips

If you create training presentations, especially technical ones, you often need to include screenshots (static images of the screen) and screen recordings (videos showing activity on the screen). Take a screen recording. As I mentioned at the beginning, screen recordings are newer.

Shatter Your Writer's Block Pt I: Speechwriting in Reverse

Speak and Deliver

I don''t know what to write! It''s a complain I hear from all kinds of speakers, whether they''re writing a keynote, a business presentation, or their next Toastmasters speech. I hated writing down speeches , even though I enjoy writing. But I still hate writing.

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How to write a funny speech – Part 1

Inter-Activ Presenting and Influencing

WHY YOU SHOULD LEARN HOW TO WRITE A FUNNY SPEECH. Today we expect speakers to entertain as well as inform us, so understanding how to write a funny speech is an essential skill for aspiring presenters. When it comes to writing a humorous speech, think of it in terms of a story. Everyone has such stories, and everyone shares them with family, friends and sometimes colleagues, but most people do not bother to record them.

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How to write a funny speech – Part 1

Inter-Activ Presenting and Influencing

WHY YOU SHOULD LEARN HOW TO WRITE A FUNNY SPEECH. Today we expect speakers to entertain as well as inform us, so understanding how to write a funny speech is an essential skill for aspiring presenters. When it comes to writing a humorous speech, think of it in terms of a story. Everyone has such stories, and everyone shares them with family, friends and sometimes colleagues, but most people do not bother to record them.

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5 speakers share what writing a script did for their talks

The Eloquent Woman

Whether you memorize it and fly without a text in front of you, or cling to the script, writing out your remarks is an important exercise, worth trying if you normally wing it from your slides. The speech had a purpose: Lucy Rogers, PhD, also says that writing a script " was new for me.

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Yes! I Want You to Write Your Speech!

Speak and Deliver

I was working with a new client this week, and got the question I so often get from new clients: Do I need to write out my speech? Write your speech! One big reason to write it is so you can EDIT it - which I wrote about in 2009. Wing the speech, record it, and transcribe it.

5 Questions to ask before you start to write your non-fiction book

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

A friend of mine told me he was starting to write a non-fiction book. I’m writing a book,” he said, “not a news article. I suggested that he take a look at the W5, from the perspective of thinking about and planning his book, before he started to write. Before you start to write any non-fiction book, ask yourself who. Who am I writing for? A few students may be freelance writers who want to expand the writing services they offer corporate clients.

Write Like You Speak - Listen to Yourself!

Speak and Deliver

Source: Library of Congress Last week, I encouraged all of you to Write Your Speech. But, what if you don't Write Like You Speak ? Many, if not most of us, do not automatically write like we speak. If you don't Write Like You Speak, what's the point of writing your speech?

Public Speaking: Record Their Blurbs

Great Public Speaking

One of the smartest things you can do is to be ready to write down or audio tape things the audience yells out to you when you are having fun with them. One time when I told the story someone yelled out from the crowd something about the dog went on to write a country music song which obviously referred to all the doom and gloom I was suffering.

Public Speaking : RECORD THEIR BLURBS

Great Public Speaking

One of the smartest things you can do is to be ready to write down or audio tape things the audience yells out to you when you are having fun with them. One time when I told the story someone yelled out from the crowd something about the dog went onto write a country music song which obviously referred to all the doom and gloom I was suffering.

Dominick Dunne - Recorder of Courtroom Drama Dies

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Tags: Writing My professional comeback as a writer piggybacked on Dominick Dunne's.    After falling from grace like myself, Dunne followed Tina Brown's advice and applied his Hollywood mindset to covering courtroom drama.    That visual, gossipy, and value-laden approach changed not only legal journalism but also how attorneys, judges, plaintiffs and defendants comported themselves during trials.    All the world's a stage. 

Write It Out - A Guest Post by Speaker & Blogger David Goad

Speak and Deliver

“If I write out my speech, it will sound too formal and stiff. Writing is a discovery process, not an end in itself. I try to achieve a solid structure through a process of writing, feedback and editing. Writing makes you think.

WIRED article on AA brings record # of reader comments [850]

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

No surprise, the July article in WIRED "The Secret of AA" brought in a record number of reader responses.  " Tags: Personal Musings Writing   To be exact, WIRED reports in the current issue that the number was 850 versus the 525 which had come from readers responding to the article "The New Atheism."  "  That's no surprise to any drunk, still drunk or now sober, because of unique agony and ecstasy we have been through. 

What about PowerPoint 2016 (Windows)?

PowerPoint Tips

” It’s SO much easier to just write them, and now you can. Insert a screen capture recording as a video. Now, you can now include screen recordings as well! The click the Record button and record your video.

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Book 9 of 52 in 52: The Message of You - Judy Carter

Speak and Deliver

For years, I struggled to find a program that could teach me how to write a great keynote. I picked it up on Audible, then on Kindle, and my eyes were opened to a whole new structure of writing keynotes.

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Add power to your message with better slide titles

PowerPoint Tips

Use verbs when writing slide titles. We often write differently than we speak. When we write, our language is more formal. They’re writing, so they use written language style. I recommend that you record yourself giving the presentation and listen to the recording.

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Leave your audience wanting more, not less

Speak Schmeak

While scrolling through channels looking for movies to record one weekend, I found the following one-line movie descriptions: 1. More importantly, can you write a description this concise?

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

Speak and Deliver

Reward your current list by sending the new item, maybe an audio or video recording, as a holiday bonus. Start with an outline, and try writing it in a different way than you did last time. Bloggers - you can go on a writing binge - write 5, 10, 15 posts to start off the new year.

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10 reasons to join the Presenting for Humans Success Circle

Speak Schmeak

Join the meeting from wherever you are, and even if you can't join live, it will be recorded so you won't miss a thing. And because it's virtual, you choose your own method of interaction: You can exclusively stick to the Facebook group if you prefer to write out your thoughts.

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How to Write, Structure & Prepare a More Effective Presentation.

Executive Speech Coach

Wednesday, January 05, 2011 How to Write, Structure & Prepare a More Effective Presentation - audio class Questions, Comments and Feedback from the Jan 6 Audio Class If you listened to the live broadcast or downloaded the recording - you can post your questions here. How to Write, Structure & Prepare a More Effective. ► 2010 (76) ► December (7) How to Write, Structure & Prepare a More Effective.

How to Write, Structure & Prepare a More Effective Presentation in.

Executive Speech Coach

Wednesday, December 29, 2010 How to Write, Structure & Prepare a More Effective Presentation in Half the Time Listen in to this Free Audio Class on January 6, 2010 If you can not attend the class you can download a free recording - as long as you register before the class. Register now “How to Write, Structure & Prepare a More Effective Presentation in Half the Time&# Do you want your presentations to be more focused and more successful?

Writing a Short Speech

Speaking Of...

There are two schools of thought about writing out your speech, yes or no--if you don't know your speaking rate, determine that by writing it out, doing a word count, then taping a practice run. Somehow seeing the words on paper, then watching and listening to a recording will tell you what to leave out, and in some cases, add in. The whole process of writing a short speech can take an hour or less, if you have the topic in mind beforehand.

Jet Fuel For Writing

Communication Steroids

Skip to content Follow: RSS Twitter Home About Contact Us Current Programs Inner Circle Newsletter Products 20 Presentation Skills That Kill: Audio CDSeminar Social Media and Public Relations: Audio Task Oriented Teams: Audio CDSeminar What We Do Tags verbs Jet Fuel For Writing by Roger Pike on March 10, 2010 Powerful communicating depends on high octane fuel. What powers writing, you ask? And, when you throw in a metaphor (or simile) or two, you truly have high octane writing.

"Burroughs: The Movie" - The Legacy Of Survival Outlives Dated Writing

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Who, except some literature scholars, care about much of the writing of William Burroughs? The trauma, which he recorded in his diary, prevented him from writing for years. Asked by an interviewer if his books were autobiographical, he answered: Of course, all writing is. Fortunately, with social media, any one who bumps up against malevolent spirits can write it out.      Books Branding careers Film Personal Musings Writing

15 ways I use @evernote for public speaking & coaching speakers

The Eloquent Woman

We both contribute notes to it, and they''re accessible to either of us when we''re writing those posts. Practice video storage: The same is true when clients record their practice sessions and share them with me in other ways: They all wind up in Evernote, where I can find them easily.

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2 reasons and 5 easy steps to convert a PowerPoint presentation to EXE

PowerPoint Tips

Now that his latent writing abilities have finally been discovered, iSpring website visitors enjoy reading his every single article. For example, you can easily insert a web object, or record an audio narration with it. This is a guest post by Brian Tarr of iSpring.

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The Freelance Writing Life - Editors, Readers, Critics Expect You To Keep Up On Everything, Everyone

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

No more, hey, my track record researching and publishing on diverse topics shows I can handle anything. If their focus is mortgages or assisted-living facilities, they screen for new writing talent based on concrete clips and the prestige of where they had been published.

Secrets to Building a Successful Speaking Business

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

His ideas ranged from the value of writing articles that will establish you as an expert in your field to how blogging, books, a website and social media are all part of a coordinated program to build momentum in the market. Drop the text into telepromt+ so it scrolls by on the screen as you record the video on your webcam. Works best if you write as you speak. “The job is not doing the speech.

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Can the audience read your scribble?

Speak Schmeak

You may have great content, smooth delivery, great audience connection, a sharp outfit, well-groomed eyebrows and a well-rounded sense of humor, but if you're going to write on a flip chart, white board or overhead, your handwriting better damn well be legible.

Use a script or transcript to manage your speaking speed

The Eloquent Woman

Here's how to do it: Write the script to a standard speed: The speechwriters' rule of thumb is about 120 words per minute. You may speak faster or slower, but if you write your script with this in mind, you'll know whether you are faster or slower than the standard.

How to Create a Short Speech

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

  I recommend beginning with an excommunication, followed by mice traps, poison, and the playing of Barry Manilow recordings in the basement. Speech WritingI tweeted recently that every speaker needs a 3-minute and a 20-minute version of her speech.    To that I would add that every speaker needs to know how to give a minute-long response, in answer to a question, for example, or for responding to the media.    So how do you all of these well? 

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To Be a Better Speaker - Watch Other.Writers?

Speak and Deliver

And I find my greatest inspiration for speech-writing style in the books I've read over the years. Below are some books that have strongly influenced my style of writing. For the record, I'm not trying to make any money here - all links are non-affiliate.

5 Quick Steps to a Killer TED Speech

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

  Make it something you’re passionate about, because if you’re going on record, it better be something that gets your heart racing. Speech WritingI spend a fair amount of time these days as a communication coach helping people prepare for TED speeches.    Even people who never prepared a speech before, preferring to wing it, suddenly get coaching religion when it comes to TED. 

Finding Sources Who Will Leak - Dig for Resentments

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Uncover those and you will have sources within organizations who will provide you information and insight - off the record.   Content-provider Current Affairs DigitalInfluencer Games Interviews Intuitive legal Personal Musings Web/Tech Weblogs Writing

Sanford and Family Values

The Communication Blog

He has now admitted to an affair while at the same time voting to ban adoptions by gay men and lesbians and is on record as being against same-sex marriage and even against civil unions for same-sex couples. 6.25.2009 Sanford and Family Values Let’s add one more name to our list of hypocrites—Mark Sanford, Governor of South Carolina.

Public Relations - Have Down Cold Pros/Cons of Blockchain

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  That approach can be exactly what is needed for entrepreneurs in developing economies to have a low-cost, convenient, digitally secure, and stable method for conducting and recording transactions.

My 2015 holiday speaker gift list is here!

Speak Schmeak

I''ve also been doing more webinars and teleseminars over the past couple of years, and good audio is a critical component of these recordings. If people can''t clearly hear you, if the sound is scratchy or contains interference, they will turn off your recording, period.

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Writing Market Doing a Lazarus - at least for free agents

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That's my experience with the writing market, at least for us free agents or contract folks.    I was focused on my presentation niche for career transition - here and here - and, boom, the writing market did a Lazarus.   Don't answer ads or seek work where there is no track record. Tags: Writing Sometimes cliches are what resonates. 

The Key to story structure in two words: Therefore & But

Presentation Zen

Much of the advice is helpful, but the enormous volume of information related to writing or telling better stories can be overwhelming. This approach to writing (or speaking) is dull and does not generate momentum, let alone sustain it.

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Turn a presentation into a report or e-book

PowerPoint Tips

If you didn’t write a script. If you have a recording, you can have someone transcribe it for you. You might find it valuable to create a report or e-book from a presentation. While you may be familiar with creating handouts, you might want something longer or more structured.

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