New survey: How people are using Twitter at conferences

Speaking about Presenting

The paper reports on a survey of tweeters at five different conferences. The methodology of the survey seems a little light. Only 41 people responded to the survey (the url for the survey was circulated using twitter and the conference hashtag).

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Survey Results: Are you Happy with your Fees?

Speaker Launcher

Well, the survey’s are in and here’s the overall result: People are not happy with their fees! Only 18% of those surveyed reported getting their full fee most of the time. The post Survey Results: Are you Happy with your Fees?

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The Presentation Industry Salary Survey Needs You!

Presentation Guru

The Presentation Guild’s annual Industry Salary Survey is now open and are welcoming responses from all over the globe. The Presentation Guild is working hard to advance the role of presentation professionals and promote the industry.

Survey: Speechwriters Seek to Turn Serendipity to Security

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Having “stumbled into” influential roles and a relatively lucrative career, members of the new Professional Speechwriters Association seek a safer, more strategic path, says the results of a membership survey.

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Help me by complete a LinkedIn poll/survey

PowerPoint Tips

Click here to access the poll/survey. Tags: Surveys LinkedIn poll survey I want to start a LinkedIn group where people can get together and talk about best practices in presentations. What makes a good presentation? How can you solve a presentation problem that’s been bothering you? What presentation techniques increase sales or engage an audience? But I can’t think of the right name.

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The Presentation Guild Benchmark Salary Survey Report

Presentation Guru

Their aim is to provide a forum where you ‘strengthen your support networks, stoke your creative passion and cultivate skills which can further your career’ Rather helpfully they’ve just published their first Presentation Guild Benchmark Salary Survey Report.…

Subscriber Survey Results

Humor Power

If were too busy to take the survey, you can do it now if you would like to. Click here to go to the survey. Here is a summary of the survey results. Percent of subscribers completing the survey: Current subscribers 8% (of those who “opened” the newsletter). A special Thank You to everyone who participated in our survey. If you have NOT participated in the survey and would like to do it now click here.

2011 Annoying PowerPoint Survey results have been released!

Speak Schmeak

The results of Dave Paradi's Annoying PowerPoint Survey for 2011 have been released! Dave mentions three recurring themes in the comments to the survey: 1. Dave's conclusion from the survey?

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Annoying PowerPoint survey

Speak Schmeak

Following up on this post , I've just been reading the results of Dave Paradi's Annoying PowerPoint Survey. I'm not at all surprised by the results.

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Surveys: Smart tactic for 2013

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That's because of its surveys conducted by its Polling Institute.    The aura created by those heavily cited surveys extends to that whole institution of higher education. So, it probably has occurred to you to do your own survey

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How Does Group of 3 or More Make Decision about Pizza Toppings? - Survey Bob Dilenschneider Might Conduct

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Sure, with great earnestness sponsor a global survey how a group of 3 or more makes the decision what toppings to put on that one pizza. After a fairly decent start off the launching pad, Bob Dilenschneider's "Decisions" has gotten stuck during its first month out there.

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Full Results of the Annoying PowerPoint survey

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

As I analyzed the responses and comments in the survey of “What annoys you about bad PowerPoint presentations?”, This has been in top spot for all five of the surveys I have done going back to 2003. Moving up one spot from the last survey, the second most annoying thing is the presenter filling the slides with full sentences of information instead of summarizing the key messages in bullet points. In the survey, I also ask how many presentations people see on a weekly basis.

Facebook - Internal Survey Shows Employee Confidence in Social Network's Future Plunges 32%

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

As The Wall Street Journal reports, an internal survey found that employees' confidence in the future of that social network has dropped to 52%. Facebook employees are giving their employer coal in its stocking this year.

No-Tech Survey Monkey - Unitarian Minister Matt Alspaugh Measures Happiness

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Matt Alspaugh did a no-tech version of Survey Monkey. The surprise was this: The Happiness Index at the First Unitarian Universalist Church , based in Youngstown, Ohio was 7+ on a scale of 10 (the latter was the highest.).

Book Authors Now Earn $17,500 Annually (Authors Guild Survey)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

According to the Authors Guild survey, reports Yahoo , the average annual income for a full-timer is $17,500. Being a book author was like being an English college professor. You loved what you did but you didn't expect to make much money.

2011 Annoying PowerPoint Survey results have been released!

Speak Schmeak

The results of Dave Paradi's Annoying PowerPoint Survey for 2011 have been released! Dave mentions three recurring themes in the comments to the survey: 1. Dave's conclusion from the survey?

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Insights from Audiences: Results of the 2013 Annoying PowerPoint survey

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

I recently wrapped up my latest survey of audience members on what annoys them about PowerPoint presentations. The first key insight from the survey is that presentations are becoming a more common form of communication. In the survey, 25.5%

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Facebook Surveys If Okay for Adult to Ask Minor for Sex Photos on Its Platform

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"Facebook apologized on Monday [yesterday] for a survey it sent to some users a day earlier asking if it was acceptable for an adult male to ask a 14-year-old girl for sexual pictures on its service. The survey seemed to be positioned and packaged as a genuine research project.

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Employee Engagement: 6 Strategies That Work


On the other hand, the same survey indicates that the number of engaged employees reached 38% of the total workforce — the highest since 2000. Happy and productive employees are good for business. It’s a fact. However, few workplaces managed to maintain high engagement levels.

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Please complete the 2013 Annoying PowerPoint Survey

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

Recently I launched my biennial survey of audience members and what annoys them about bad PowerPoint presentations. This is the sixth survey, and the results are reported in newspapers, articles, and used by book authors to help presenters understand what to avoid in PowerPoint presentations. Click here to take the short survey (it will take less than two minutes to complete). The survey will be open until September 19, but click here now to complete the survey today.

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Why you present

PowerPoint Tips

I did a survey of my subscribers, asking them 3 questions. I asked people to do the survey so I could know what type of content I can provide that will best help presenters. If you haven’t completed the survey, please do so here.

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Survey Reveals What Annoys Audiences About PowerPoint® Presentations

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

Here is the press release that will be going out that summarizes the results from the recent survey. This is the conclusion of the recent survey of over 600 audience members by author and consultant Dave Paradi. Almost three-quarters of the respondents to the fifth biennial survey cited reading the slides as one of the top three choices from a list of twelve annoyances. More detailed results and analysis will be available next week.

Media - Almost 70% Surveyed by Gallup Willing to Trust Again (but, should they)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Media players have positioned and packaged themselves as having as a mission the public interest.    Maybe. But not many believe that is a major priority. The bottom line on media is that the outlets are a business. Those businesses are operated by ambitious professionals.

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Dilbert illustrates Annoying PowerPoint survey results

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

Check out today's Dilbert comic by Scott Adams: I think it is a perfect illustration of the latest Annoying PowerPoint Survey that found, once again, that reading your slides to the audience is the most annoying thing you can do as a presenter using PowerPoint. Full survey results are here

Survey: What Annoys You About Bad PowerPoint Presentations?

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

At the end of this week I'll be wrapping up my survey of audience members on what annoys them about bad PowerPoint presentations. I conduct this survey every two years and the results get published in my own newsletter, other people’s newsletters and in books by different authors. It only takes a couple of minutes to complete the survey and everyone who delivers PowerPoint presentations will appreciate knowing your opinion.

PowerPoint Slide Makeover - Showing Survey Results

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

When someone showed a way to make survey statistics more visual, they made a few key errors. This makeover shows the correct visual for survey results so the audience understands them and trusts them.

Calling all presentation consultants – survey now open

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

To support the information at the workshop, I am conducting an anonymous survey of presentation consulting businesses. If you own or run a presentation consulting business, please take a few minutes to complete this survey. The survey asks questions about your business and your results so that we can get a true picture of what this industry really looks like. The survey will close on June 30th and I will then start the analysis over the summer.

Public Speakers: Be like Edelman, do a survey, talk about implications

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Surveys, even the mundane ones, get our attention.   Some of us posit that part of public relations firm Edelman's success is rooted in its elaborate annual trust survey. "   Here are the highlights from the SGP survey

Verbal communication is the MOST important candidate skill

PowerPoint Tips

The National Association of Colleges and Employers does a survey of employers each year, asking the most important skills they want from new candidates. Resources Surveys NACE presentation skills training verbal communicationsI want to shout this from the rooftops!

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Results of the Fourth Annoying PowerPoint Survey

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

The message from my biennial survey of what annoys audiences about bad PowerPoint presentations is that audiences are fed up with the overload of text on slides and how that text causes presenters to read the slides to them. A total of 548 people responded to the survey over a six week period. In the survey, I list twelve annoyances and ask people to select the top three. It has topped the survey every time I have done it.

The annual speechwriting salary survey

Joan Detz Speaker Services

I’ve been conducting salary surveys (for both staff speechwriters and freelance speechwriters) since 1992, and I have good information from all sectors. Do you ever wonder how much other speechwriters make? Do you ever suspect you could be earning more? . Find out in the 2011 Master Class in Speechwriting, Mon-Tues, October 3-4, Philadelphia. .

Annoying PowerPoint Survey Now Open

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

Every two years I repeat my survey on what audience members findanoying about bad PowerPoint presentations. This month the 2007version of the survey is taking place. It only takes two minutes tofill out and the results will be first announced at the ThinkOutside The Slide workshop in Seattle. The benefit of participatingis that you will help all of us avoid making key mistakes in thefuture. Please take a couple of minutes to complete the shortsurvey at: [link

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Results of survey: What resources would help you improve your presentation skills?

PowerPoint Tips

Thanks to all of you (about 100 people) who answered the survey! 1) What version of PowerPoint are you using? 2000 or earlier. 2002/2003. 40.2%. 55.4%. 2001,x,2004 (Mac). 2008 (Mac). 2) Which books would help you most with presentations? Advanced PowerPoint techniques. 53.4%. Effective presentation skills. 34.1%. Design principles for non-designers. 54.5%. Other suggestions: Presenting boring information in an exciting way. Design principles.

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PPP Survey Says America’s Most Unpopular Senator Is…

TJ Walker Interactive

Uncategorized least popular mitch mcconnell senatro

The Facts on How People Create Presentations

Presentation Guru

Presentation design experts, Presentation Panda, recently carried out a survey amongst their subscribers on how people create their presentations and the challenges they face. … Build Your Skills Elsewhere on the Web Industry SurveysThe results make for interesting, if perhaps not entirely surprising, reading. It seems that: People understand the simple fact that those who create and deliver outstanding presentations excel in business.

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How Is Your Business Doing? Take the Mid-Year Review Survey & Charge Ahead in the Second Half of 2016

Speaker Launcher

Take the Mid-Year Review Survey & Charge Ahead in the Second Half of 2016 appeared first on Jane Atkinson. To improve your speaking business, it’s important that you take the time to reflect and assess your progress, then make goals that will push you ahead. A common time to do this is January 1st when we reflect on the past year and make resolutions that will help us achieve more in the year ahead. […]. The post How Is Your Business Doing?

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Retirement: Not even on radar screen for 6 out of 10 of us (Source: Pew Survey)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

According to a recent Pew Survey, reports Bloomberg Business Week , 6 out of 10 Baby Boomers between ages 50 and 61 sense that they will not be able to retire any time soon.  Will retirement go the way of the landline phone?    Could be.

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Presenters: Have you ever had any presentation skills training?

PowerPoint Tips

Here are two steps: Go to [link] and complete the short survey. Ask your colleagues to complete the survey. Surveys presentation skills survey trainingA great discussion is going on in the LinkedIn group, “Great Communicators! Effective Presenting and PowerPoint&# about what percentage of presenters have had presentation skills training. We’ve had guestimates from 1% to 75%!

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The Fury Survey, Anger as Social Tool

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

NEW YORK Magazine conducted the Fury Survey.    Those interviewed seemed to tilt toward very liberal.    Not a Tea Party member among them.    They were most enraged about unemployment and not as hard on Barack Obama as conservatives would like us to think the nation is.    Around the same time, Dr. Aaron Sell released his study that anger served as a bargaining tool in society. 

Survey reveals how journalists rate public relations practitioners and what they want from them

Speak to Lead

Thanks to publication coach Daphne Gray-Grant for alerting me (via Twitter) to the Bulldog Reporter/Cision 2010 Journalist Survey on Media Relations Practices. If you are dealing with the media, the survey provides useful information about productive relationships between journalists and.

PowerPoint slide design survey

Executive Speech Coach

What would you like to see in PowerPoint slide design in 2009? Hurray to Oivia Mitchell, presentation trainer and blogger from Wellington, New Zealand for posing the above question and collecting responses from 40 experts. Of course there are some disagreements and some common issues. Here is a list of all the blog posts in reply to this question. Here are the email replies received. Hightlights of the blog posts. Read my reply on this blog.

Last Day for What Annoys You About Bad PowerPoint Presentations Survey

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

Tonight I'll be wrapping up my survey of audience members on what annoys them about bad PowerPoint presentations. I conduct this survey every two years and the results get published in my own newsletter, other people’s newsletters and in books by different authors. It only takes a couple of minutes to complete the survey and everyone who delivers PowerPoint presentations will appreciate knowing your opinion.

Geezers and Generation Y: Opinions far apart, ESQUIRE survey found

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Here you can ponder that fascinating survey which ESQUIRE conducted. About 68% of Baby Boomers aka geezer males are for the death penalty.    Only 49% of Gen Y males are pro death penalty.      That's almost a 20-point spread.      ESQUIRE Magazine gives us this and 49 other snapshots of the opinion generational divide.