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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."

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

The Eloquent Woman

It's a popular device. Trouble is, they're leaving out all sorts of women and the wide variety of roles they play other than familial roles.

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.

Speaking of Religion

Speak and Deliver

Should we balance our Christian references with Buddhist, Islamic, Judaic, and Sikh references (among others) ? What about your clients?

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Sound Bite Tools Pop Culture References | Media Training

TJ Walker Interactive

Uncategorized Media Training

"Bums" - That's 1950s Word NY Post Writers Use To Refer To Bronx Homeless

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The headline for the New York Post article reads "Bums declare war on Christmas." That was Jersey City, New Jersey.

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. The best part of the site is the links to info on the topic.

Speaking With Humor: Catchy Cultural References

Speak and Deliver

One of the easiest ways to build humor into your messages is by using Catchy Cultural References, as its described in "Go Ahead and Laugh".

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. Speechwriting

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.

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 […]. Freelance Work Public Speaking

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. 

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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.

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. 

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. […]. Speechwriting Checklist

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101 Public Speaking websites

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

I’m honored to have my blog listed among the 101 Public Speaking websites published by the Guide to Online Communication Master Programs.

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

PPT - Powerful Presentation Techniques

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 [.]. Freelance Work Book Review

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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 [.].

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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. Very likely, you do. There may be a variety of possible explanations.

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? Hardly a satisfactory answer. I want you to stop this behavior.


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.

"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.

3 easy, evidence-based ways to calm your public speaking nerves

The Eloquent Woman

These are among the simplest tools in my coaching toolkit--so simple, many speakers dismiss them out of hand as ineffective. And it works.

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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. To Read [References] 1. In short you treat the person as you would want to be treated.

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Podium vs. Lectern

Manner of Speaking

And yet, many people say “podium” when they are actually referring to a lectern. Conversely, I have never heard anyone say “lectern” when referring to a podium.). No, today’s post is not about a new sci-fi movie. A podium (pl. “Podium” is derived from the Greek word ???? Small. Medium.

Julia Child's advice to speakers

Speak Schmeak

As a speaker, if you're willing to try new things , learn from your mistakes , be fearless and have fun , well, you're ahead of the game already.

13 Best Practice Tips for Effective Presentation Handouts

Speaking about Presenting

Include references. If you’re citing research do include the references in the handout. Audience members can easily contact you later.

How to Communicate with Teenagers, Part 1

Matt Eventoff

In all seriousness, in order to effectively communicate with someone, you need to have a basic understanding of that person’s frame of reference. In order to relate, you must first understand, and in order to understand, you must have some frame of reference. When you figure it out, please tell me. . How different?

The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

The Eloquent Woman

Rewired globally: The World Economic Forum shared a video on how being bilingual rewires your brain. Did you miss? weekly speaker toolkit

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Visual presentation lessons from Alfred Hitchcock

Presentation Zen

Hitchcock refers to D. Throughout his career, Hitchcock continued to believe in cinema as a visual medium," says curator Mark Duguid.

Friday Fun: Comedians

Speak Schmeak

Enjoy these 25 posts that reference sitcoms, comedians, and documentaries about comedians and comedy! Most recent posts are at the top.)

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When the right words create the wrong message

The Presenter's Blog

If your audience uses a specific term to refer to a specific entity, then you had better use either the same term or a close approximation.

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Remember your successes to build speaking confidence

Speak Schmeak

Here''s a simple trick for mustering up some confidence before your next presentation: Recall positive memories of public speaking from your past.

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Getting a shiny Web 2.0 look in PowerPoint-Part I: Reflections

PowerPoint Tips

really refers to how a website functions–especially interactivity and sharing. Maybe Web 2.0 Of course, Web 2.0 But, along with Web 2.0

Resonate Is Hot Off the iBook Presses!

Duarte Blog

Resonate’s original print publication contained references to online multimedia content , but it was a separate experience from reading the book.

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Famous Speech Friday: Penny Mordaunt's Loyal Address in Parliament

The Eloquent Woman

Many speakers throw away analogies and comparisons, referring to them only briefly instead of working them all the way through an argument.

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The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

The Eloquent Woman

This week, the blog asked How are you referred to in speeches--your own, and those of others? Did you miss? weekly speaker toolkit

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Famous Speech Friday: Theresa May's 1st prime minister's questions

The Eloquent Woman

In the United Kingdom Parliament, there's no greater show than Prime Minister's Questions , commonly referred to as PMQs. And it shows.

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