How to simplify your presentation without dumbing it down

Speaking about Presenting

One of the hallmarks of a good rider is that their heels are down. But the low heels of the good rider are a product of the way they sit on the horse, not a product of jamming their heels down. Making a presentation simple requires hard thinking.

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Do your company's meetings and offsites need a code of conduct?

The Eloquent Woman

It's called "voting with your feet," and many have suggested riders do the same with Uber to make their disapproval known.

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Reflections on Lance Armstrong’s Confession

Manner of Speaking

My wife Julie and I got engaged in France in 1991 and spent three days in the French town of Alençon cheering on riders like Greg LeMond, Steve Bauer and Sean Kelly. An awful lot of ink has been spilt over the past few days about Lance Armstrong in the wake of his confession to Oprah Winfrey.

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Famous Speech Friday: British Olympic cyclist Nicole Cook's retirement speech

The Eloquent Woman

Because she isn''t Lance Armstrong, you may not have noticed British cyclist Nicole Cook''s retirement speech back in January. In fact, it occurred in the same week that Armstrong sat down with Oprah Winfrey for a "tell all" interview.

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Big Apple & New Year's Eve - Choose Between Uber Surge Pricing Or Cost of DUI Lawyer

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" In the Second Circuit is the specific matter if riders have to submit to arbitration for resolving complaints. As many Uber riders know, they usually "click" the agreement to surrender the right to litigation.

A lesson from George Hincapie

Speak Schmeak

At 36, Hincapie is a veteran rider of five Olympic Games, 13 Tours de France, dozens of international races, and has several national and world championships to his name.

Girl Falls From Amusement Park Ride - Legal/Branding Fall-Out

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Not giving appropriate instructions to riders. On the con side, here are the amusement park's usual defenses: Riders are aware of the risks and decided to go ahead anyway. The world rejoices that the ride-faller at Six Flags Great Escape was rescued.

Are You Storytelling Challenged?

Speak and Deliver

It took a few days, but now Riley is an expert rider, and loves the feeling of the wind blowing through her blonde hair as she zooms down our street." Storytelling is the sinewy strength of your ability to Speak & Deliver.

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Quick takeaways from Presentation Summit 2011–Day 1, Part 2

PowerPoint Tips

She used a Buddhist metaphor of a rider on an elephant. The rider represents the mind and the elephant represents emotions and instinct. In the afternoon of the first day of Presentation Summit 2011, I heard 2 excellent presentations and wanted to share them with you.

Don't crash and burn

Speak Schmeak

Some teams and riders have been caught off guard by tight curves and hairpin turns, causing crashes or loss of time taking unexpected turns too cautiously. Riders will note how tight the turns are, how bumpy or gravelly the road is, where there might be slippery painted lines on a rainy day.

Don't crash and burn

Speak Schmeak

Some teams and riders have been caught off guard by tight curves and hairpin turns, causing crashes or loss of time taking unexpected turns too cautiously. Riders will note how tight the turns are, how bumpy or gravelly the road is, where there might be slippery painted lines on a rainy day.

Joke Contest — Creative Cures

Humor Power

The cure for young people wearing low-rider pants exposing their underwear: Require all parents to wear low-rider pants exposing their underwear. The challenge for this month’s Joke Contest is Creative Cures. The theme was inspired by Sol Morrison from Santa Barbara, California. Here are three examples: The cure for global warming: Outlaw political speeches.

Let go of your ego

Speak Schmeak

How hard do you think it must be to take a back seat to a fellow rider? As speakers, we are often concerned with appearing perfect and flawless to our audiences.

Crashes are part of the race

Speak Schmeak

Having watched the Tour de France for the past eleven years as well as other cycling races, I have come to understand that riders will get sick, the weather will range from sweltering to freezing, people will crash, get injured and leave the race, and all of this is completely normal.

Crashes are part of the race

Speak Schmeak

Having watched the Tour de France for the past eleven years as well as other cycling races, I have come to understand that riders will get sick, the weather will range from sweltering to freezing, people will crash, get injured and leave the race, and all of this is completely normal.

"Michelangelos" - Titan Brings Ceiling Ads To MBTA Trains, Buses

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

When stuck on the subway or bus and determined to avoid eye contact with fellow riders, we tend to stay looking up. Yes, we look up. That's what the Titan Advertising Agency in the Boston area knows.

Cereal Needs Its Cool Factor

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Uber riders' rankings could go up one notch on that 1-to-5 scale if they tip partly in those mini boxes of cereal.  Cereal just isn't cool. And in this era of high tech we all have to be cool or seem it. No surprise, Kellogg's earnings for Q2 were down 16%.

The Stare: Perception

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

 As the NEW YORK POST reports, she perceived fellow rider Heather Burke staring at her. It must have been pretty hot standing on the subway platform waiting for the #6 train heading north in Manhattan.  Once on the train Ashley Jacob's demons might have started in on her.

Post-Affluence: Salvation Army vs. Goodwill

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  The other riders interrogated her what was the better thrift shop: Salvation Army versus Goodwill. "This top, which still had a Talbot label on it, cost me $1.80 in the Salvation Army." "   That was the talk on the bus today.    The woman, who had been laid off from a bank last year finally got another job at Wal-Mart.    She was boasting about her bargains. 

"Remember James Tate" - Speakers have a new multi-purpose anecdote

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Currently the state legislature is considering a rider on a bill which would permit Tate to attend the prom.  James Tate has evolved into a global symbol of a miscarriage of justice. 

Current Speakers and their Books – V: Chip and Dan Heath

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

The second, Switch , creates a very simple framework for accomplishing change: Direct the Rider (provide clear directions for our rational sides), Motivate the Elephant (engage our emotions), and.

I went for my third bike ride in 13 years today.

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

From the ages of 5 to almost 45, I was an avid bike rider. I went for my third bike ride in 13 years today. Rode spring, summer and fall almost on a daily basis; a one-hour ride was a short ride for me.

How are your observational skills?

Speak Schmeak

A lot of riders, Bob, are going to have to dig deep today." During last night's Tour de France coverage, commentator Craig Hummer made the following segue: "We should make note of the area's most famous landmark, the coal mine behind us.

How are your observational skills?

Speak Schmeak

A lot of riders, Bob, are going to have to dig deep today." During last night's Tour de France coverage, commentator Craig Hummer made the following segue: "We should make note of the area's most famous landmark, the coal mine behind us.

Building the Best Possible "Pay It Forward" Model for Higher Ed Finance

Speaking Of...

The only way to make it financially feasible and prevent it from furthering inequality is to reduce the fraction of free-riders. There are simply too many free-riders in the Pay It Forward model, affecting both its sustainability and creating some really negative consequences for those in the public sector. The last week was swept away by Hurricane "Pay It Forward," a new bill advanced by progressives in Oregon.

Jobsworthy News: Council official to walk along a path that doesn’t exist

Max Atkinson

A council surveyor will have to walk the length of the path, which does not yet exist, and decide if trees might be damaged by cyclists, walkers and horse riders. For sheer entertainment, our local newspaper takes some beating. Where else but in the Wells Journal would you find such surprising news in the run-up to Christmas as was revealed under the headline ‘BUSY TIME FOR POSTAL WORKERS’?

Top Stories for Wednesday

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Occupational Illness — Joke Contest Results

Humor Power

The Occupational Illness contest was popular. It’s time for the results. New Joke Contests are announced mid-month. New Cartoon Caption Contests are announced on the first of each month. Here are this month’s top lines: ** FIRST PLACE **. Vanna White: Irritable Vowel Syndrome. Marty Bernstein, Oak Park, Illinois, USA. ** SECOND PLACE **. McDonald’s restaurant manager: Fallen Arches. Carrie Paige. ** THIRD PLACE **.

Rosa Parks: Speak for yourself

The Eloquent Woman

Famous for refusing to give up her seat on the bus in Montgomery, Alabama, for a white rider, Parks often had her story interpreted for her, as Gail Collins notes in America's Women : The legend that built up around the incident.was that Parks, a simple woman exhausted from a hard day at work, took her stand because she was tired.

Contest Results — IQ Pressure Points

Humor Power

It’s time for the results of our July Joke Contest. The theme is “ IQ Pressure Points.” ” Things that raise and lower your IQ. The top lines were selected by our panel of eight judges (speakers and improv players). New Joke Contests are announced at the start of the month. The next contest will be announced on August 1. Here are the top lines for the July contest: ** FIRST PLACE **.

Creating Passionate Users: Give users a Hollywood ending

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Let the other riders burn out.