Day One review

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

Here’s my review. Disclaimer: I was given a complimentary review copy from Day One. Products Web/Tech reviewsIf you use a Mac and keep any sort of journal this is an app to look at. If you are a Windows user this is one more reason to make the switch.

2016 141

Book Review: Speechwriting In Theory and Practice

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Kjeldsen, Amos Kiewe, Marie Lund and Jette Barnholdt Hansen Reviewed by Neil Hrab, Rhetoric Editor, Vital Speeches of the Day A Book We’ve Long Awaited Speechwriters have hoped for a long time to see a book like this appear in print. Speechwriting Book ReviewSpeechwriting In Theory and Practice, by Jens E.

2019 117

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Product Review: Logitech Spotlight Remote

Manner of Speaking

Slides are a staple of most presentations. And if you use slides, you should use a good remote to go through them. My latest remote is the Logitech Spotlight. I have been using it for the past couple of months and am … Continue reading → Slide Presentation Logitech presentations Spotlight

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Book review: The Healthy Programmer.

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Disclaimer: I was given a free review copy, and I run 20km+ races on a regular basis. Books agile programming review This book is a practical guide for computer programmers (or any office worker) who want to get more fit and healthy.

2013 172

Book Review – Visual Thinking by Emma Bannister

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Book review: Your Best Just Got Better

The Presenter's Blog

It’s a pleasure to review a book that has changed not only how I achieve results, but most importantly has affected the results that I choose to achieve. Tips From The Top book review business inspiration Jason Womack performance productivity public speaking Wiley Your Best Just Got Better

2013 225

Review: “HBR Guide to Persuasive Presentations” by Nancy Duarte

The Presenter's Blog

Now for the confession: This wasn’t the Nancy Duarte book that I initially wanted to review. If you track the world of presentation skills, then you’ll know the name Nancy Duarte as a multi-channel celebrity of the public-speaking world.

2013 205

Movie Review: Steve Jobs

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

For anyone who has worked in the speechwriting, executive communications or PR business and supported an executive who has presented at a major event, much about the new movie Steve Jobs will seem very familiar.

2015 193

Book review: Obstacle Illusions

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

Books deaf reviewObstacle Illusions: Transforming Adversity into Success. Stephen J. Hopson was born deaf but quickly learned to speak and began attending public school.

Book Review: The Circle by Dave Eggers

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Social Media Book Review The Circle is a dystopian view of Silicon Valley set in a future time that could be, oh, sometime the day after tomorrow.

2013 204

Book Review: The Speechwriter, by Barton Swaim

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Cultural Differences Speechwriting Book ReviewIn a book that is in part the machinations of The Good Wife and in part the political farce of Yes Minister, Barton Swaim shares insights he gained into the life of a speechwriter during the second term of South Carolina governor Mark Sanford. The author of The Speechwriter does not dwell on the series […].

2015 157

Review: Viewfinder

Thoughts On Presenting And Design

If you’re like me, you like to take advantage of the power of visuals to not only get your point across, but also increase retention of that very message.

2009 151

Review: PowerPoint 2010 Bible

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2010 145

Review: Cloudberry online backups

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

I have far too many friends that just don’t create backups, and far too many that backup to an external drive that lives next to their computers, which while marginally better is still basically useless.

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Charteo review – create custom slide decks

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

PowerPoint Products reviewsHere is an interesting way to create your presentations. It’s an online tool called Charteo, which allows you to create a custom slide deck based on a selection of over 10000 online slides. In summary, you pick and choose your slides and create a custom desk.

Hackers: book review

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Thanks to the folks at O’Reilly for the review copy. Related posts: Book Review – Speak Up! Book review – The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership I have just finished reading a remarkable book – The. Tags: Books Resources computers hackers hardward review software Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution – 25th Anniversary Edition Steven Levy.

Breaking Comedy’s DNA: Review

Pro Humorist

The post Breaking Comedy’s DNA: Review appeared first on Pro Humorist. Comedy Reviews Comedy Writer comedy writing humor Stand-up ComedyI’ve been on author Jerry Corley’s mailing list for a couple of years now. I really enjoy what he has to say. And there’s a lot to be learned, for free, on his blog. He’s always entertaining and insightful.

2015 109

Review: Beyond Bullet Points by Cliff Atkinson

PowerPoint Tips

ReviewThis is the 3rd edition of this very successful and well-known book. Cliff Atkinson was one of the first major presentation experts to talk about ridding slides of bullet points and with the 1st edition of the book, he launched a revolution in slide design.

2012 144

Managerial Guide to After Action Review (AAR)


In a nutshell, that’s what is AAR (After Action Review) entails. This after-action review is then reduced to writing, in an after-action report, so that it is available for future reference. Project Post Mortem vs. After Action Review: Key Differences .

2019 56

I’m feeling lucky – book review

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

Books google reviewI’m Feeling Lucky. The Confessions of Google Employee Number 59. Doug Edwards. This book is for anybody looking for an inside view into the growth of one of the biggest brands in the world.

2011 151

Book Review: Disrupted, by Dan Lyons

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Cultural Differences Technology Book Review start upsPeople in Limerick like to point out that Angela’s Ashes is more a story of Frank McCourt’s life in a dysfunctional family with an alcoholic father than it is about growing up in the Ireland of the 1930s. I’d like to point out that Dan Lyons has written more of a story about one dysfunctional […].

2016 109

Timeline 3D: A Review

Thoughts On Presenting And Design

This surely doesn’t seem like a glowing review. If you’re a Mac user like me, you might be aware of those software bundle deals like Mac Heist and MacUpdate Promo. I bought the promo bundle last year, which gave me $500 of legit, full-featured (not demo) software for $50.

2010 163

Confessions of a Public Speaker – review

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Thanks to the Folks at O’Reilly for the review copy. How to introduce a speaker The other day I head a speaker being introduced, Book Review – Speak Up! Tags: Books Communication Speaking book review Confessions of a Public Speaker, by Scott Burken.

2010 151

After Life: mini review

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

If you like series written by and starring Ricky Gervais, you will love After Life, a six episode comedy (and I use the word “comedy” loosely) on Netflix. In After Life, the wife of main character, Tony (Ricky Gervais) dies after a prolonged battle with illness.

2019 43

How to Write an Effective Quarterly Business Review


The Quarterly Business Review is an important concept you would need to ponder upon. Let’s take a quick look at what these reviews are and their importance. What is a Quarterly Business Review? A quarterly business review is also an option to unveil hidden business opportunities.

2018 56

Before Keying in Negative Review - The Law

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Of course, those online reviews have power. With so much choice available, would anyone check out an apartment in Tucson, Arizona that, two online reviews claim, is the hangout for cockroaches? But, leaving a negative review can have serious legal consequences.

2019 52

Speaking PowerPoint by Bruce Gabrielle — A review

PowerPoint Tips

Full disclosure: I received a free copy of this book for review. I’m embarrassed to say that I received the book many months ago and am only now getting around to writing the review. ReviewSpeaking PowerPoint: The new language of business , by Bruce Gabrielle is an important book. Why do I say that? It covers “boardroom presentations&# exclusively. These in-house business presentations are undoubtedly the most common type of presentation given today.

2011 133

Book Review: Influence and Persuasion (HBR Emotional Intelligence Series)

Duarte Blog

The post Book Review: Influence and Persuasion (HBR Emotional Intelligence Series) appeared first on Duarte. Audience Book Reviews Message book empathy HBR Nancy Duarte presentation speech

2018 52

Book Review: Leonardo’s Brain, by Leonard Shlain

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Deep End Book Review Leonardo da Vinci Leonard Shlain’s latest, and final, book is a tour-de-force. Leonardo’s Brain: Understanding Da Vinci’s Creative Genius follows from the spirit of the author’s previous books, most notably The Alphabet Versus the Goddess: The Conflict Between Word and Image and Art & Physics: Parallel Visions in Space, Time, and Light. Taken together, the three books examine […].

2014 144

Comedy Writing for Late-Night TV: Review

Pro Humorist

Note: This is a version of a review I posted on Amazon. The post Comedy Writing for Late-Night TV: Review appeared first on Pro Humorist. Comedy Jokes Reviews Comedy Writer Late Night Stand-up ComedyI don’t believe you can learn to be funny. Some reading this (when I say some I mean all one of you), will disagree with me. Some suggest you can learn to be funny.

2015 109

Book Review: Cold Cream, by Ferninand Mount

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

A memoir by a shy and retiring British aristocrat with the unlikely title Cold Cream: My Early Life and Other Mistakes would not usually grab my attention, or warrant a review in this blog.

2014 189

Book Review: Discover Your CEO Brand, by Suzanne Bates

PowerPoint Tips

I reviewed Suzanne Bates’ first book, Speak Like a CEO , because it was so related to presenting. I was impressed with the thoroughness with which she researched and covered a topic, so I’ve continued to review her books, even though they are less related to presenting.

2011 152

Review of “Start strong – 3 gripping ways to open your talk” by Craig Hadden

PowerPoint Tips

This is a review of a blog post by Craig Hadden , who blogs about presenting at Remote Possibilities. The post Review of “Start strong – 3 gripping ways to open your talk” by Craig Hadden appeared first on PowerPoint Tips Blog.

2016 203

Book Review: Speaking Up Without Freaking Out

Professionally Speaking...

:: Grab your audience's attention with a powerful opening. :: Maintain eye contact. :: Don't read your PowerPoint slides. :: Encourage the audience to ask questions throughout your presentation.

2012 175

Book Review: Cash Out, by Greg Bardsley

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Book ReviewAll these people that you mention Yes, I know them, they’re quite lame I had to rearrange their faces And give them all another name – Desolation Row, Bob Dylan Fear and Loathing in Silicon Valley Greg Bardsley does for Silicon Valley what Hunter S. Thompson did for Las Vegas. His new novel, Cash Out, [.]. Culture Shock!

Review of a new e-book: Visual Presentations

PowerPoint Tips

Review Design Ramgopal Visual PresentationsI recently received a free copy of a new e-book, Visual Presentations: Boring Slides to Visual Presentations in 3 Easy Steps, by M.S. Ramgopal. The author owns a company, Metamorph Training, and has a website at

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Review of PowerPoint 2013–the beta of the next version of PowerPoint

PowerPoint Tips

Review PowerPoint 2013Everyone can now see what the next version of PowerPoint– Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 – will look like.

2013 188

Book Review: Everyone Communicates, few connect by John Maxwell

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

Thanks to Thomas Nelson for the (signed) review copy. Related posts: Book review – The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership I have just finished reading a remarkable book – The. Book Review – Speak Up! Everyone Communicates, few Connect by John Maxwell.

2010 151

Book Review: Cold Cream, by Ferdinand Mount

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

A memoir by a shy and retiring British aristocrat with the unlikely title Cold Cream: My Early Life and Other Mistakes would not usually grab my attention, or warrant a review in this blog.

2014 163

Book Review: The Art of Immersion, by Frank Rose

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Business Communication Social Media Speechwriting Book Review storytelling transmediaA decade ago, the tools of communications belonged to a chosen few.

2012 178

Review of two books on speaking

PowerPoint Tips

I recently read two books on speaking and thought I’d review them together. Jess asked if I’d be willing to review the book. Tags: Resource Review books public speaking

2010 130

Review: Muppets and Tweets

Duarte Blog

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2010 81

Book Review: Keynote Mastery, by Patrick Schwerdtfeger

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

My recent review on Amazon of the new book, Keynote Mastery: The Personal Journey of a Professional Speaker was incomplete. 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