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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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.

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.

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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Sound Bite Tools Pop Culture References | Media Training

TJ Walker Interactive

Uncategorized Media Training

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.

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". Most of us have been brought up on a steady diet of television, movies, music, and have an emotional response whenever a specific reference is made.

"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." " The journalists who wrote it are Kevin Fasick and Bob Fredericks. The subject is how the tree lighting ritual in the Little Italy section of the Bronx was cancelled.

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.

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: 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.

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."

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. 

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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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 [.].

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 [.]. 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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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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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.


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.

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. Rather, it’s about the distinction between two mainstays of public speaking: the podium and the lectern. A podium (pl. podiums or podia) is the raised platform on which the speaker stands to deliver his or her speech.

"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.

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.

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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. 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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A simple, 4-step guide to beautifully visualize data in your presentations

PowerPoint Tips

After all, data is just a bunch of facts or statistics that are collected together for reference and analysis. Refer back to the first image in this post.

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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. For most presentations (scientific presentations to a scientific audience would be an exception), don’t clutter up your presentation or your slides with references.

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. Beloit has done a wonderful job establishing the frame of reference for today’s teen. When you figure it out, please tell me. .

Visual presentation lessons from Alfred Hitchcock

Presentation Zen

Hitchcock refers to D. He refers to the shower scene in the Psycho as an example of what he calls a more cinematic approach to assembling visual content. (2)

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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Friday Fun: Comedians

Speak Schmeak

Enjoy these 25 posts that reference sitcoms, comedians, and documentaries about comedians and comedy! I am constantly fascinated by how much speakers can learn from comedians.

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Go to Black

Manner of Speaking

If you need to refer back to a slide you can easily do so. Many people do not know this, but when you are in the middle of a PowerPoint or Keynote presentation, you can make the screen go black at any time by simply pressing the letter “B” (as in ”Black”).

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When the right words create the wrong message

The Presenter's Blog

Everything was going wonderfully, until an unfortunate reference to “the Occupied Territories” accidentally slipped a non-Kosher item onto the buffet of his pro-Israeli credentials. How would you refer to the lands contested between the Israelis and the Palestinians? by Peter Watts.

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Increase understanding and retention with the Tell ‘n’ ShowSM method

PowerPoint Tips

I use the expression Tell ‘n’ Show SM method to refer to Michael Alley’s concept of assertion-evidence and apply it to all presentations, not just technical ones. The purpose of your presentation is to create change.

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The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

The Eloquent Woman

Either way, you'll be expanding your understanding of women and speaking: Hey, lady: In Lady Day is Everyday , a female Google shareholder speaks up after a male shareholder refers to the chief financial officer as "the lady CFO," and wonders why the CFO didn't make the correction.

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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. I’ll refer you to a YouTube video by Mark James Normand that covers this topic. Maybe Web 2.0 is already an old look, but you still see a lot of it. Of course, Web 2.0

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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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. Resonate has made the leap from book to iBook !

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