Reference books for design

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Would you like your PowerPoint presentations to look better? Invest a couple hours to read about design from top design authorities. I keep these books in my library and recommend them highly: Resonate: Present Visual Stories that Transform Audiences, by Nancy Duarte Envisioning Information, by Edward R. Tufte. Presentation skills Speechwriting

How are you referred to in speeches--your own, and those of others?

The Eloquent Woman

You might apply this test: Would a male executive refer to his gender here in the speech? Inserting references to "as a woman, I." As a coach, I think you, the woman speaker, needs to take charge of how your speeches--and those of others--refer to you.

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Reference: UK quotes

Joan Detz Speaker Services

If your speakers want to include British details in their speeches (historical, literary, or political references), turn to Brewer’s Quotations: A Phrase and Fable Dictionary by Nigel Rees. While you will also find good quotations from the United States and other European countries, this book is best for accurate notes pertaining to Britain, Australia, Scotland and Wales. Well researched, solid sourcing

Reference: African-American Quotations

Joan Detz Speaker Services

The book provides a Name Index, Subject Index and Occupation Index - the sort of reliability I’ve come to expect from Facts on File reference materials I was asked if I could recommend a good collection of African-American quotes. I can: African-American Quotations , by Richard Newman (with a foreward by Julian Bond). It’s published by an imprint of Facts on File, Inc., which has an excellent track record of providing authoritative material.

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. .

Good reference tip from Alum

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Margie Gabriel, Maj, USAF, has attended several of my speechwriting seminars, and she is always wonderful about sharing information. Today I received this email from Margie: . “I was sent this resource and thought it might be useful for other speechwriters. Today’s page features the opening of the Brooklyn Bridge and I can see it being used as an example for a multitude of different kinds of speeches.

Do all your references to women in speeches cast us as "mothers, wives and daughters?"

The Eloquent Woman

I'll bet this protest comes as a surprise to politicians and their speechwriters, who commonly load up speeches with references to moms, wives, and daughters when women's issues are on the table.

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Why I referred a speechwriting assignment to another speechwriter

Joan Detz Speaker Services

A timing conflict made it impossible for me to add this job to my schedule, so I referred the work to someone else. I referred it to a skilled speechwriter who has attended several of my speechwriting seminars over a 5-year period. This week, a last-minute speechwriting request came into my office. So, that’s why I made the referral. Now, more to the point: Who did I recommend for this freelance assignment?

Public Speaking : Check Local References

Great Public Speaking

On the international speaking tour I just returned from I could have made a serious flaw had I not checked out material with the locals after I got in the country. Apparently one country hates a certain kind of animal to the point where some natives actually try to run over the animal when driving on the road. A nearby country loves the same animal.

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SCOTUS Ruling: Pelosi reinforces Dem victory with reference to Kennedy legacy

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

A stroke of political genius, Nancy Pelosi reinforced the Obamacare victory with a reference to the Kennedy progressive agenda.    POLITICO  reports that Pelosi stated, "Now, Ted can rest."

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Plastic: Just as in "The Graduate," only it refers to credit cards

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In writing - oh, excuse me, we have to now call what we do "creating content" - the game is all about following the money.    Some of us assumed the money was going to be in green, pun not intended. 

150 Resources to help you write better, faster, and more persuasively

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Business Communication Speechwriting reference material writers Here’s an incredibly comprehensive listing of 150 resources for writers compiled by Claire Morgan and published on the Open Education Database website. It includes everything writers need, from proper citation and grammar guides to organizational tools, legal help, news digests, media resources, and much more.

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A dramatic reading from one of the books in the PPT Reference Listing

PPT - Powerful Presentation Techniques

Speaking of Religion

Speak and Deliver

Should we balance our Christian references with Buddhist, Islamic, Judaic, and Sikh references (among others) ? How do YOU handle religious references in your speaking? Over the past few days, the worldwide Christian community celebrated Easter, and were vocal about it.

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The Communication Blog: Communication Strategies: Confront Your.

The Communication Blog

1.10.2011 Communication Strategies: Confront Your Stereotypes Originally, the word stereotype was a printing term that referred to the plate that printed the same image over and over. A sociological or psychological stereotype is a fixed impression of a group of people. Everyone has stereotypes—images of national groups, religious groups, or racial groups or perhaps of criminals, teachers, or plumbers.

Stopping Unwanted Behavior

The Communication Blog

2.15.2010 Stopping Unwanted Behavior A recent letter to Dear Abby is from a woman whose husband slaps her on the bottom which he refers to as a "love tap" and she as "degrading and frustrating." Although she has told him repeatedly to stop, he doesnt. What to do? The answer to "Dear Soar" was "Its one in which there is a serious communication problem. Hardly a satisfactory answer.

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Outing

The Communication Blog

Originally the term was used to refer to disclosing someone’s homosexuality as a way of preventing him or her from discriminating against the gay community. 8.17.2009 Outing In the discussion of self-disclosure, we often mention the process of outing which essentially is disclosure by some third person. So, if a politician advocates homophobic policies, outing him or her, effectively strips the person of influence.

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Viva Victoria! – VJC Public Speaking Bootcamp « The Shy Speaker's.

The Shy Speaker's Guide to Succes on Stage

I’m referring to the vivacious students from Victoria Junior College! 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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Guest posting: A Speechwriters Wish List, by Boe Workman

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Boe said he keeps this list pinned to his notice board and refers to it whenever he starts a new project. […].

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Analysis of a Speech by Khizr Khan

Manner of Speaking

I refer to the speech by Khizr Khan, the father of a Muslim-American soldier who was killed in Iraq. Of the 204 speeches that were delivered at the 2016 Republican and Democratic Conventions in the United States—71 by Republicans and 133 by Democrats—one has stood out. … Continue reading → Analysis of a Speech Authenticity Donald Trump Hillary Clinton Khizr Khan Monica Lewinsky Olivia Schofield quotes United States Constitution

Book Review: The Freelancer’s Bible, by Sara Horowitz

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

An excellent reference for all freelance workers The primary value of this well-designed 462-page book is as a one-stop reference for new freelancers [.]. Having heard Sara Horowitz interviewed on KQED Radio I immediately ordered her book The Freelancer’s Bible: Everything You Need to Know to Have the Career of Your Dreams – On Your Terms.

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Book Review: Keynote Mastery, by Patrick Schwerdtfeger

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

I need to explain in more detail the many positive elements of Patrick’s story as well as clarify why I referred to it on Amazon ‘flawed’ and show where other emerging speakers can learn from […]. My recent review on Amazon of the new book, Keynote Mastery: The Personal Journey of a Professional Speaker was incomplete.

101 Public Speaking websites

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

This is a comprehensive, annotated list of websites and blogs dealing with Public & Professional Speaking Presentation Blogs & Tools Speechwriting General Communication & Debate These include many of the sites I refer [.].

Julia Child's advice to speakers

Speak Schmeak

“This is my invariable advice to people: Learn how to cook – try new recipes, learn from your mistakes, be fearless, and above all have fun!” ~ Julia Child Okay, so maybe she wasn't referring to speakers, but who can argue that her advice surpasses cooking and crosses over into many other areas?

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41 Reasons Good Speakers Give Bad Speeches

Successful Speeches Blog

If you subscribed to my newsletter more than a year ago, then you know what I’m referring to. This year, I didn’t even think about it. Well, I did think about it, but I didn’t think about doing it. On my birthday, I usually attempt to do the number of push ups that equals my [.]. Opinion PowerPoint Presentation Skills Public Speaking Rhetorical Devices Scripting Your Speech Speech Writing Uncategorized

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It’s January. That means it’s time for all speechwriters to …

Joan Detz Speaker Services

If your LI profile doesn’t have any 2017 references yet, get moving. It’s time for all speechwriters to update their LinkedIn profiles. Career info Speechwriting

41 Reasons Good Speakers Give Bad Speeches

Successful Speeches Blog

If you subscribed to my newsletter more than a year ago, then you know what I’m referring to. This year, I didn’t even think about it. Well, I did think about it, but I didn’t think about doing it. On my birthday, I usually attempt to do the number of push ups that equals my [.]. Opinion PowerPoint Presentation Skills Public Speaking Rhetorical Devices Scripting Your Speech Speech Writing Uncategorized

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International speeches?

Joan Detz Speaker Services

If you write speeches for audiences in other countries, consider this reference source: www.historyorb.com. It provides fast access to “on this date in history” references from countries throughout the world

Textbooks

The Communication Blog

In some cases I think this is a good idea, for example, keeping the texts in your major or perhaps texts for courses you really enjoyed and want to refer to at a later time. Here's an interesting piece on keeping your used textbooks. In some cases, however, it probably would just add to clutter. link] [link]. used textbooks Textbooks

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Riveting analysis of Steve Ballmer speech

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

She color-coded Apple campaign references; unnecessary filler words or phrases; confusing words, phrases or statistics; Ballmer’s references to himself; upgrade fixes problems, and bold statements with no supporting information. Nancy Duarte (whose company designed the slides in “An Inconvenient Truth”) did a riveting analysis of Steve Ballmer’s Windows 7 launch speech transcript.

Riveting analysis of Steve Ballmer speech

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

She color-coded Apple campaign references; unnecessary filler words or phrases; confusing words, phrases or statistics; Ballmer’s references to himself; upgrade fixes problems, and bold statements with no supporting information. Nancy Duarte (whose company designed the slides in “An Inconvenient Truth”) did a riveting analysis of Steve Ballmer’s Windows 7 launch speech transcript.

Riveting analysis of Steve Ballmer speech

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

She color-coded Apple campaign references; unnecessary filler words or phrases; confusing words, phrases or statistics; Ballmer’s references to himself; upgrade fixes problems, and bold statements with no supporting information. Nancy Duarte (whose company designed the slides in “An Inconvenient Truth”) did a riveting analysis of Steve Ballmer’s Windows 7 launch speech transcript.

Public Speaking Commentary: The Third Era?

Successful Speeches Blog

The first claim she makes refers to great orators of the past and the era of the orator in general. I recently read a post by Olivia Mitchell called “Are You Ready for the Third Era in Presenting?&# In the post, Mitchell makes some sweeping claims that still have me scratching my head. She claims: [.].

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"Memorable" doesn't necessarily mean "good"

Speak Schmeak

If you question whether this really happened, there are references at the bottom of the blog post. One of my clients, a medical doctor, sent me this amusing (and slightly disturbing) story of a memorable presentation at a urology conference, which took demonstration to a whole new level.

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Conversational Analysis

The Communication Blog

Here are a few references that might prove helpful. Tools to analyze and ultimately improve conversation and communication generally have traditionally come in the form of suggestions or guidelines written in a textbook or a how-to-do-it trade book. But, recently, software programs such as Cogito have been developed.

"Memorable" doesn't necessarily mean "good"

Speak Schmeak

If you question whether this really happened, there are references at the bottom of the blog post. One of my clients, a medical doctor, sent me this amusing (and slightly disturbing) story of a memorable presentation at a urology conference, which took demonstration to a whole new level.

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How To Do a Proper Thesis Defense Using the Right PowerPoint Presentation

SlideModel

And these two words are often used interchangeably by most students when referring to research studies. Stand on the right of the white screen if you are right-handed so you can easily refer to the slide without giving your back to the committee. Writing a thesis is stressful but preparing an oral defense can be even more painful.

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Speeches about nuclear energy?

Joan Detz Speaker Services

If you have a speechwriting assignment related to nuclear power, consider this reference source from the National Academy of Engineering: www.nae.edu/TheBridge

Polite Messages: An Exercise in Interpersonal Communication

The Communication Blog

Positive face refers to the desire to be viewed positively by others, to be thought of favorably, to be held in high esteem. Negative face refers to the desire to be autonomous, to have the right to do as you wish, to not be imposed upon. Made popular in the 1980s in rap music, the term refers to a form of impoliteness in which you criticize, act rudely, insult, put down, offend, or disrespect another person, verbally and/or nonverbally. To Read [References] 1.

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5 Reasons Every Speaker Should Write a Book (and How to Write Yours in 90 Days)

Succeed Speaking

Oh, by the way… did you notice that throughout this blog post I referred to publishing a book rather than publishing your book?

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