Making room for fear: Inspiration for speakers from Elizabeth Gilbert

The Eloquent Woman

I caught this gem in a section on making room for--rather than running away from--your fear. There's plenty of room in this vehicle for all of us, so make yourself at home.

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Small Talk & Office Holiday Parties - Working The Room Is Counterintuitive

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The angst for those whose performance review indicated they are too shut-down or too apt to suck up all the oxygen in the room is the small talk. Or,  Or, what was called in the dress-for-success days "working the room."

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Presentation Lesson from the Applebees Men’s Room

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

The first time I went in to the men’s room, I stopped and looked at the mirror above the sink. It is similar to what happens on the mirror in the Applebees men’s room. The ad on the mirror disappears when you want to focus on your appearance before you leave the men’s room.

How do I establish credibility when I'm the only woman in the room?

The Eloquent Woman

There are plenty of professions, meetings and situations where you'll find yourself the only woman in the room. Many times, you'll get the sense right away that being the "other" in a group is uncomfortable, without the shared experience you might expect from a room with women in it.

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@DrSalGainsbury asks: "No, seriously. What if the room is silent during Q&A?"

The Eloquent Woman

Pause and smile and scan the room before you assume there are no questions. Who''s going to leave the room and act on this information, and how? @RaganComms @dontgetcaught Good tips for prevention - but what should you do in the moment? Sally Gainsbury (@DrSalGainsbury) September 4, 2013 A couple of weeks ago, Ragan Communications reprinted my post on a common speaker''s concern: What if nobody asks a question?

Public Speaking Tips - Keep the Conference Room Quiet

Great Public Speaking

[link] Tom shows you a quick and easy way to keep the conference room door from slamming

A tough room

Speak Schmeak

TMBG: I'd say the main difference for us as artists is that the kids are a little bit of a tougher room. For some of them, you're just what's going on in the room, and they're not all that worried about it being a successful show. Download audio here.

A tough room

Speak Schmeak

TMBG: I'd say the main difference for us as artists is that the kids are a little bit of a tougher room. For some of them, you're just what's going on in the room, and they're not all that worried about it being a successful show. Download audio here.

Uber - Public Opinion Not Only Voice in Room, Or Loudest

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Public opinion isn't the only voice in the room. For Uber, London is a major market. There, it has 40,000 registered drivers and 3 million consumers. That could be history.

The President, Public Speaking, Presence, and uhhh….

Matt Eventoff

Unfortunately, this occurs every minute of every day in every meeting room, conference room, board room, press conference and trial, and the damage it does to the ability to get a point across or accomplish what you are trying to accomplish is staggering. President Obama’s Press Conference has just concluded and a lot of questions have been asked and answered.

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Who's in the room?

Speak Schmeak

I've found that by giving everyone in the room the same level of energy - and not taking it personally when someone doesn't appear to be paying attention - I still manage to reach those who seem unreachable.

A Triumphant Return?

Speak and Deliver

Back of the Room Sales Back Surgery Self-critique Toastmasters Leadership Institute After coming home from the International Conference in August, I haven''t done much speaking.

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Don't forget to check your room

Speak Schmeak

I've experienced two odd conference room configurations in the last month, and I thought I would share them with you. When I'm booked for a training, I send the organizer a diagram with my preferred room setup. Each room had a screen right in the center of the front wall.

Don't forget to check your room

Speak Schmeak

I've experienced two odd conference room configurations in the last month, and I thought I would share them with you. When I'm booked for a training, I send the organizer a diagram with my preferred room setup. Each room had a screen right in the center of the front wall.

13 Speaking Lessons in 30 Days

Speak and Deliver

Whenever you put timing, introductions, room setup, microphone and projector tech, back-of-the-room sales, etc., Audience Connection Back of the Room Sales Introductions Mistakes Speakers Make Professional Speaking Speaking on the Road Tips for Speakers

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Elephant in Room: ROI on Academic Degrees (especially those from elite institutions of learning)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The question about the return on investment (ROI) on official academic degrees has no absolute answers. What is known is that a degree from an elite institution, such as Harvard, can open doors. Also, while matriculating, high-level networking can take place.

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Speaking Freely

Leave Room for Improv

Green Room Speakers

From the Green Room: Know your core message. Leave room for a little improv! Watch this hilarious Ted talk from this week - Charlie Shodd: The Shared Experience of Absurdity: The absurd scenes created here were funny only because of the people involved who had no idea what was going on.

Restaurant Rest Rooms: Yelp reviews

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Before we take our client to that fancy restaurant in New York we will know what kind of rest room we will both encounter. 

The Death Ticket: Mitt Romney’s Emergency Room Lie Outed By The Mitt Romney Campaign Mediaite

TJ Walker Interactive

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How Room Design May Affect Your Presentation

Pro Humorist

The article suggests that rooms with low ceilings might foster detailed thinking, whereas rooms with high ceilings may allow people to create loftier, more abstract ideas. What might be interesting is to see the affect that rooms with these particular features affects groups in break-out sessions. If you want your groups to have free-flowing ideas then rooms with higher ceilings may be of benefit.

How Room Design May Affect Your Presentation

Pro Humorist

The article suggests that rooms with low ceilings might foster detailed thinking, whereas rooms with high ceilings may allow people to create loftier, more abstract ideas. What might be interesting is to see the affect that rooms with these particular features affects groups in break-out sessions. If you want your groups to have free-flowing ideas then rooms with higher ceilings may be of benefit.

How Room Design May Affect Your Presentation

Pro Humorist

The article suggests that rooms with low ceilings might foster detailed thinking, whereas rooms with high ceilings may allow people to create loftier, more abstract ideas. What might be interesting is to see the affect that rooms with these particular features affects groups in break-out sessions. If you want your groups to have free-flowing ideas then rooms with higher ceilings may be of benefit.

"The Room" - Meme Of Extreme Pain Of Transition

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

And that's the meme of new film "The Room," which has been derived from a novel. The transition is complete when he asks to return to the room. Finally, he says "Bye, room."

Speakers - Where's Your Book?

Speak and Deliver

Speaker's Books Publishing Fumes and a Prayer Dennis Bauer Toastmasters Self-Publishing Retention Back of the Room SalesYesterday I finished reading "Fumes and a Prayer" by Speaker Dennis Bauer. It's a good book, with some life-changing advice, if one chooses to apply it.

Power Presentations Tip 34: Own the Room

Executive Speech Coach

Monday, April 19, 2010 Power Presentations Tip 34: Own the Room Know the room - own the room When you own the room you will be a more powerful presenter. As a presenter, how can you own the room? Owning the room" is a feeling that you can generate within yourself by knowing the room. Know the room Get into the room before your presentation - preferably when no one else is there. It removes the "strangeness" of the room.

Green Room Speakers: Move Purposefully

Green Room Speakers

From the Green Room: A speaker can ramble in words and in movement - both are problematic. I find that I walk around during a talk to point things out on a large screen or to make eye contact with another side of the room.

"The Loudest Voice In The Room" - Ever Resilient Roger

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Given the latest play-out of Roger's ability to land on his feet, it's useful to re-read or read for the first time the book "The Loudest Voice In The Room." This week was one focused on the politics of leadership at Fox News.

Advice for speakers and presenters - 7 ways to turn a free gig into a financial windfall

Pivotal Public Speaking

Otherwise, known as back of the room (BOR) sales, here are some tips for ensuring that you rake in the cash even if you’re speaking for free. Tags: public speaking public speaking and business public speaking business Back of room sales speeches You’ve been asked to speak for an audience. However, the event organizer or meeting planner tells you they can’t pay you. Your heart sinks knowing that speaking for free will cost you in the long run.

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New York wants to ban online anonymity

TJ Walker Interactive

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Real Magic by Nana Danso - A Book Review

Speak and Deliver

Real Magic'' is an ideal back of the room sell - listen to Nana, then bring him home. Success Real Magic Toastmasters Nana Danso Back of the Room Sales Motivation As I''ve said before - every speaker should have a book.

Dining Room: Symbol of Pre-Digital, Pre-Fitness Ethos

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

But what we're not sharing are sit down meals in the dining room.   The rich, reports The Wall Street Journal, have even reconfigured the rooms of their mansions. Gone is the dining room, now an anchronism in a digital, fitness era. We live in the Sharing Economy.

Find Your Green Room Trigger

Green Room Speakers

Tuesday, February 16, 2010 Find Your Green Room Trigger How do Olympic athletes train their minds for the challenges of such intense competition? At Green Room Speakers, I call this finding your Green Room Trigger.

Green Room Speakers Blog Has Moved!

Green Room Speakers

The Green Room Speakers blog has moved to: greenroomspeakers.com/blog Thank you for visiting! Sarah

find your green room trigger

Green Room Speakers

Saturday, June 27, 2009 Find Your Green Room Trigger In this weeks New Yorker, Alex Ross writes about Marlboro Music, an elite summer music program at Marlboro college in Vermon t "where artists could forget about commerce and escape into a purely musical realm."

Public Speaking Tips - Keep the Conference Room Quiet

Great Public Speaking

Amazing Public Speaking Tom shows you a quick and easy way to keep the conference room door from slamming

My take on the BBC’s coverage of Arab Spring for Russia Today TV Network

TJ Walker Interactive

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Getting in the Green Room - The Zen of Surfing and Speaking

Green Room Speakers

In other words, the green room is a place for performers to prepare before they get on stage. Yet I recently learned that green room has a second definition. In surfing , the green room is the inside of a barrel that is produced by a wave.

Green Room Speakers: Speaking Advice from SNL

Green Room Speakers

From the Green Room: Let your message and your content dictate your speaking style. Friday, March 11, 2011 Speaking Advice from SNL In this weeks New Yorker, Tina Fey recounts nine "Lessons from Late Night" - what she learned from working with Lorne Michaels.

Green Room Speakers: Lessons from a Ukulele

Green Room Speakers

In what is a very obvious example of "show, dont tell," Jake expresses his love for the ukulele not by talking about it, but by playing a stirring rendition of "Bohemian Rhapsody:" From the Green Room: Most of us dont something as clear as a musical instrument to show, rather than describe a message.

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