Why "but all my slides are pictures" isn't a smart public speaking strategy

The Eloquent Woman

When I''m coaching executives who are using slides in their presentations, I feel as if I''ve heard every excuse in the book. Most of them are designed to justify an enormous number of slides--often, too many to get through in one sitting. But of late, one excuse seems to recur with frequency, and I think it''s a dangerous one: "But all my slides are pictures." And no, these speakers aren''t photographers for National Geographic.

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How to Get More Strategic in Your Business with Kristen Westcott

Speaker Launcher

Tune in to hear Kristen Westcott share her strategies to help you map out a solid plan that will help you scale your business! The post How to Get More Strategic in Your Business with Kristen Westcott appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

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Getting Booked with Speakers Bureaus with Tim Mathy

Speaker Launcher

Want to hear what’s happening with speakers bureaus and how you might become a client? Listen to hear Tim Mathy share his 20+ years of bureau experience and what it takes to stand out. The post Getting Booked with Speakers Bureaus with Tim Mathy appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

How to Land Clients from Speaking Events Without Being Slimy with Nikki Rausch

Speaker Launcher

Tune in to hear Sales Maven, Nikki Rausch share some great strategies on how to sell from the stage and feel great about it! The post How to Land Clients from Speaking Events Without Being Slimy with Nikki Rausch appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

Leverage Zoom to Book More Business with Marquesa Pettway

Speaker Launcher

Want to learn how to best utilize Zoom to book more business? Join me to learn from the Zoom Queen herself, Marquesa Pettway. The post Leverage Zoom to Book More Business with Marquesa Pettway appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

The Super-Hero Struggle with Jamie Clarke

Speaker Launcher

Listen to hear Jamie Clarke speak openly about the battle to embrace speaking virtually. Have you struggled with your identity during Covid? The post The Super-Hero Struggle with Jamie Clarke appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

Your Virtual Image Checkup with Anne Morrissey

Speaker Launcher

Looking to up your virtual style game? Hear Style Expert, Anne Morrissey share some great ideas to increase your online look and confidence. The post Your Virtual Image Checkup with Anne Morrissey appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

Risk Forward with Victoria Labalme

Speaker Launcher

Have you been holding back on your risk-taking? Victoria Labalme shares her unique ideas of when it’s good to take a risk and when you might want to take a step back and wait. The post Risk Forward with Victoria Labalme appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

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The Path to Scaling Your Business with John Lee Dumas

Speaker Launcher

Want some great strategies for scaling your business? Listen to hear John Lee Dumas share his secrets to making more money.even now! The post The Path to Scaling Your Business with John Lee Dumas appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

Creating Sales Connections (for Non-Sales People) with Frank Somma

Speaker Launcher

Does your sales pitch need a little polishing? Listen to hear Frank Somma share how to connect with your clients and feel great about selling. The post Creating Sales Connections (for Non-Sales People) with Frank Somma appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

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Your Branded Image with John DeMato

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Are your pictures telling an authentic story about you? John DeMato shares how to create images that show you in the best possible light. . The post Your Branded Image with John DeMato appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

Shifting Your Thoughts to get Better Results with Kris Plachy

Speaker Launcher

Kris Plachy joins Jane to share how you can shift your mindset to turn negative thoughts around and look at them in a more positive light. The post Shifting Your Thoughts to get Better Results with Kris Plachy appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

How to Get Noticed in the Media with Eric Rittmeyer

Speaker Launcher

Looking for some great advice to help you get noticed in the media? Listen and hear Eric Rittmeyer share his best tips so you can land that interview. The post How to Get Noticed in the Media with Eric Rittmeyer appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

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Creating Your Virtual Speaking Roadmap with Jane Atkinson

Speaker Launcher

Join Jane as she takes you on a journey to build your custom step-by-step roadmap to take your virtual speaking program to the next level. The post Creating Your Virtual Speaking Roadmap with Jane Atkinson appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

2020 61

The Email Marketing Blueprint for Speakers with Nathan Littleton

Speaker Launcher

The Wealthy Speaker Podcast email marketing email marketing for speakers email marketing tips growing your speaking business Jane Atkinson marketing marketing your speaking business Nathan Littleton professional speaker speaker coach Speaker Marketing speaking strategies Wealthy Speaker School

2020 56

PR Strategies to Book More Business with Courtney Love Gavin

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The post PR Strategies to Book More Business with Courtney Love Gavin appeared first on Jane Atkinson. Quote: “I just want to make PR a lot more approachable and people to know that it’s not a luxury.”

2020 75

The Keys to Closing More Business with Ron Karr

Speaker Launcher

The Wealthy Speaker Podcast business sales Customer Engagement customer service Jane Atkinson Ron Karr speaking business speaking business strategies speaking strategy velocity mindsetAre you a good closer?

2020 86

10 Steps to Recession-Proof Your Speaking Business

Speaker Launcher

Let’s take a look at 10 steps you can take today to recession-proof your speaking business! The post 10 Steps to Recession-Proof Your Speaking Business appeared first on Jane Atkinson. Okay, let’s face it, there’s chaos all around us. Meetings have been canceled or postponed. The stock market is in free fall and we are heading into a recession. It sounds pretty bleak, doesn’t it?

2020 81

Riches in Niches with Susan Friedmann

Speaker Launcher

The Wealthy Speaker Podcast building a speaking business Get Paid to Speak Jane Atkinson marketing Presentation Skills professional speaker speaking business speaking strategy Wealthy Speaker School

2020 68

Donald Trump - So What's His Public Speaking Strategy?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Or perhaps that's part of his overall campaign strategy. What is that strategy? Branding careers Current Affairs Personal Musings Politics Public SpeakingIf you listen to the actual video interview with Donald Trump in Iowa, he hammers that he is anti-John McCain because of his failure to give enough support to veterans. He backs off from negating the man's record of heroism. That questioning of McCain as a war hero had been part of his actual speech.

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Staying Positive in Tough Times with Christopher Wirth

Speaker Launcher

The Wealthy Speaker Podcast Christopher Wirth Get Paid to Speak growing your speaking business Jane Atkinson mindset positive mindset professional speaker speaking strategies The Wealthy Speaker School wealthy speaker mindsetListen to hear Christopher Wirth share some great ideas to help you keep a positive attitude and look beyond the negativity. The post Staying Positive in Tough Times with Christopher Wirth appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

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Speaking is NOT Rocket Science with Ozan Varol

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The post Speaking is NOT Rocket Science with Ozan Varol appeared first on Jane Atkinson. Quote: “That’s the great thing about “Moonshot” thinking…even if you fail, you’re going to fail above your previous success.”

2020 56

Creating Your Coronavirus Strategy with Andrew Busch

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The post Creating Your Coronavirus Strategy with Andrew Busch appeared first on Jane Atkinson. The Wealthy Speaker Podcast Coronavirus and speaking events Coronavirus and travel Coronavirus speaking strategy SARS vs Coronavirus

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How to Build Your Profitable Speaking Business with Grant Baldwin

Speaker Launcher

Looking at the current landscape of the speaking industry and thinking about how to best serve my audience…I decided to invite Grant Baldwin back to the Wealthy Speaker Show to talk about what’s happening now and how to keep moving forward in your speaking business.

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Scaling Your Business Beyond a Million with Greg Schinkel

Speaker Launcher

The Wealthy Speaker Podcast accelerating your speaking business business growth strategies finding your niche Greg Schinkel picking your lane Speaking Business strategy speaking strategyHave you ever found yourself stuck at a plateau in growing your business?

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Do You Suffer From FOMO?

Speaker Launcher

Most Recent Post Speaking Profession business strategies professional speaker Speaker Marketing speaking business speaking strategiesFOMO: Fear Of Missing Out We’ve all felt it at one point in time – FOMO. There was that conference that you weren’t able to get to, that all of your speaker buddies were attending. There is this new technology that you just don’t seem to have time to figure out. But I’d like to […].

2018 65

How To Tame the Gremlins Holding You Back with Rick Carson

Speaker Launcher

Presentation Skills Speaking Business Strategy The Wealthy Speaker Podcast becoming a confident speaker building confidence confidence Get Paid to Speak Jane Atkinson Rick Carson speaking business speaking strategies taming your gremlins Wealthy Speaker SchoolWe all have that inner voice that tells us we’re not good enough, smart enough, or worthy of what we desire in this life.

2019 70

3 Ways To Get Paid What You’re Worth

Speaker Launcher

Have you been speaking for awhile and want to get paid what you deserve? Each can be adjusted to suit your speaking needs to […]. Booking Speeches Most Recent Post Booking speeches building a speaking business Get Paid to Speak Speaker Marketing speaking business speaking strategyAre you frustrated that you’re not getting the number of bookings that you desire to fill your calendar?

2018 54

Get Paid to Speak: 3 Keys to Getting Started

Speaker Launcher

Many of our blog posts are for people who speak for a living. The post Get Paid to Speak: 3 Keys to Getting Started appeared first on Jane Atkinson. Most Recent Post Speaker Product Development Speaking Business Strategy Speaking Profession Get Paid to Speak getting paid to speak speaking strategies starting a speaking businessHowever, what if you are just getting started?

2016 59

[Podcast] How to Give a Speech that is Memorable, Magical & Motivational with Dr. Willie Jolley

Speaker Launcher

As you might guess, he’s also a wealth of information when it comes to speaking. Podcasts become a public speaker Dr. Willie Jolley Get Paid to Speak Jane Atkinson Keynotes Memorable Keynotes Motivational Keynotes Presentation Skills speaking strategyWillie Jolley is a Hall of Fame speaker, an author, and host of his own radio show. Willie drops by to deliver some empowering advice on how to craft and deliver a truly amazing keynote and how to tell […].

2017 47

Secure More Repeat Business with These 4 Useful Tips

Speaker Launcher

Hopefully, as we enter the new year, you are evaluating new ways to find more speaking business. Most Recent Post Speaker Marketing Speaking Business Strategy book more gigs business strategies how to book repeat business repeat business repeat speaking gigs speaking strategiesIf you have been in the industry for awhile, working hard to close deals, you know that a spin-off piece of business is a real gift.

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What is ‘Be Awesome’ Marketing?

Speaker Launcher

If every speech is leading to more business (there will be some exceptions), then the strategy of ‘be awesome’ marketing is at work. Most Recent Post Presentation Skills Speaker Marketing Speaking Business Strategy Dave Lieber Epic Keynote Lou Heckler speaking strategiesI’ve been talking about it for years – your presentation being your #1 form of marketing.

2015 43

5 Strategies for Overcoming Setbacks in Your Business

Speaker Launcher

The post 5 Strategies for Overcoming Setbacks in Your Business appeared first on Jane Atkinson. Most Recent Post Speaking Business Strategy overcoming setbacks Ryan Estis speaking mishaps speaking strategies speaking tipsHave you ever had a moment in your career that you thought was going to sink the ship? Last week I was talking to a speaker friend named John who confided in me a recent setback.

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Are you Consciously Competent?

Speaker Launcher

In our world of speaking, it's very easy to start the business without alot of strategy. FROM UNCONSCIOUS COMPETENCE (ie: you're doing pretty well but it's without a strong strategy in place). Most Recent Post Become a Professional Speaker speaking strategyConscious Competence. Say that 10 times fast! In fact, alot of people fall into our career by accident. Is that you?

2011 68

Vocal Impact Weekly Tip: 5 Strategies to make sure they hear you

Kate's Voice

Do you have a speaking strategy that supports listening? communication intention listening public speaking tips Storytelling vocal impact To be a great speaker, you need to be a great listener. Probably the most important reason for this is that if you listen, you will know what others want to hear. In a post on The Brilliant Blog, Annie Murphy-Paul cites research showing that great […].

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Is your promise clear, concise and cha-ching??

Speaker Launcher

Well in the business of speaking, our marketing. And the promise should speak. Tags: Speaker Marketing public speaker speaking strategies I first heard the term ‘big promise’ from. copywriting expert Bob Bly. Bob was talking about. writing headlines on your websites and that the. promise better be front and center… and super. enticing. Makes sense, right? requires a promise. to what outcome or solution that you are providing. the client.

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Are You a “Just Do it” Speaker?

Speaker Launcher

When it comes to running your speaking business, there are 3 types of speakers: 1. The Hopeful Speaker is talented on the platform and has a desire to speak more, but does not know how the industry works or how to excel in it. Tags: Speaking Business Strategy public speaking Speaker Marketing speaking strategy Just Do it. The Hopeful Speaker. The 2/3rds Speaker. The “Just Do It&# speaker.

2009 40

Obama vs Romney: Too Late for PowerPoint?

DeFinis Communications

Greater than the adjustments I made to my content and delivery—speaking slower, repeating key ideas, checking in with them often—were the powerful slides I created filled with photos, models, graphics, and quotes that added to the storyline and significantly narrowed the gap between us. I was giving a presentation yesterday to a group of 30 major account sales professionals from a global company.

KICK OFF QUIZ ‘09: What’s your Determination Factor??

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Could PowerPoint Help Obama and Romney Tell Their Story?

DeFinis Communications

Greater than the adjustments I made to my content and delivery—speaking slower, repeating key ideas, checking in with them often—were the powerful slides I created filled with photos, models, graphics, and quotes that added to the storyline and significantly narrowed the gap between us. I was giving a presentation yesterday to a group of 30 major account sales professionals from a global company.

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"Iconic" - One-time Sophisticated Term Goes Flat in Overuse

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

An example would have been an analysis of the public speaking strategies of the Kennedy Brothers.   Branding careers Content-provider Current Affairs DigitalInfluencer Games Media Personal Musings Public Speaking Web/Tech WritingThere was a time when using the term "iconic" signaled that both the author and the media outlet were sophisticated. Their style would have been labeled "iconic" - at least by the in-the-know rhetoric experts. That was then. 

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Our 9 most popular posts on using slides (or not)

The Eloquent Woman

I write about all aspects of public speaking on this blog, but it's the posts about slides that get the most traffic.which suggests to me that many of you are struggling. Not every picture tells a story: "But all my slides are pictures" isn't a smart public speaking strategy. Creative Commons licensed photo by Devon Christopher Adams ) Get involved in more conversations on public speaking with The Eloquent Woman.

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Chris Christie: Plain-speaking, with Jersey Brashness

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Christie's speaking strategy is to simplify issues, then package them in Jersey brashness.   Branding careers Current Affairs Film Politics Public Speaking In the end, it could be Chris Christie's rhetorical genius which gets him to the White House. Audiences will forgive a lot of those who can inspire them. Remember Winston Churchill's comeback during World War II.

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