Telecommuting: Losing the power of presence (including tailored-made suits)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

 The suit was not custom-tailored, as had most of my professional clothes before telecommuting. And they would return to their tailor. Men always knew what a tailor could do for them.  Not only did the tailor enhance the flow of their natural bodies, minimizing flaws.  The tailor's work was noticed as a sort of secret handshake by others with status, influence and wealth.  I had to learn the tailoring part on my own. 

Public speaking: acrimony, royalty, charity, Spinetti, simplicity

Nick R Thomas - A Public Speaker's Blog

As far as the musical acts were concerned, as a speaker who is constantly blogging about tailoring content, it was interesting for me to see who chose to perform material that was actually appropriate. Public Speaking Tip #486: Just as tailored material makes a big impact, totally inappropriate content can stand out like a sore thumb! U3A lectures Women's Institute speakers quotations tailoring speechesSpeaking after an acrimonious meeting!


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Public speaking from the Staines snowball to confidence-boosting in a cafe!

Nick R Thomas - A Public Speaker's Blog

Public Speaking Tip #482: Tailored local references in presentations can also include somewhere nearby that you passed through on the way, not just the location of the venue itself. U3A lectures mayor-making presentation skills training press quotations tailoring speeches timing a speech venuesThe Civil Service Pensioners Alliance, Bournemouth and District Group.

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Speaking and sport

Nick R Thomas - A Public Speaker's Blog

You have to be careful with this - I don't always feel entirely comfortable with the way that some comedians pick on audience members to make fun of them - but gentle references to personalities at a speaking engagement can help to tailor your content. Humour perfectly tailored for London. U3A lectures Women's Institute speakers audience involvement eulogies humour interviews quotations repeat bookings speechwriting tailoring speeches television

My Public Speaking Year 2011: December - 5 festive talks and a Patrick in a society!

Nick R Thomas - A Public Speaker's Blog

Christmas talks for groups Townswomen's Guild talks U3A lectures repeat bookings seasonal humour short notice speaking tailoring speeches topical humourSouth Wessex Archaeological Society, Bournemouth. I was originally booked to deliver my Patrick Campbell talk for the South Wesses Archaeological Society at Bournemouth's Kinson Community Centre on 16 April 2012 but they found themselves needing a short-notice speaker for 5 December 2011.

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3 Ways to Effectively Communicate to Different Types of Decision-Makers

Duarte Blog

When preparing to communicate data to a specific type of decision-maker, you need to think through who will be involved in its approval and tailor your approach to appeal to each of them.

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A Conversation with Bob Sands on Sermons and Speechwriting

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Bob is a speaker and speechwriter who has helped people and businesses tailor and tell their stories for the last 25 years. Bob is a speaker and speechwriter who has helped people and businesses tailor and tell their stories for the last 25 years. On June 19, 2018 the Silicon Valley Speechwriters Roundtable held a conference call with Bob Sands. He has also been a Pastor, Entrepreneur, Coach and Radio Broadcaster.

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Free Presentation Skills Assessment

Manner of Speaking

Upon completion of the questionnaire, you will receive a tailored report that details your strengths and areas for development. For the remainder of 2021, you can complete the questionnaire and get your tailored report for free.

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How to give speeches with local details

Joan Detz Speaker Services

“How can I tailor a national message so it connects with local audiences?” A few days ago, I taught a speechwriting workshop in Washington DC. One question that came up? ” Here are a few ideas: 1. Praise the city for a recent achievement 2. Tie your theme into the motto of the city/state 3. Cite […]. Presentation skills Speechwriting

No Excuse For Scary Slides

Professionally Speaking...

Here you provide the text you want on your presentation slides and, in seconds, Slidebot designs slides tailored to your content and presents alternatives for you to choose from. Scary may be a good thing for Halloween decorations and theme park rides but certainly not for presentation slides.

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Book Review: 5 Steps To Conquer 'Death by PowerPoint'

Professionally Speaking...

Stepping off the PowerPoint treadmill requires courage," says Bergman, and to help guide us in this new direction, he provides a 5 step model: Put Your Audience First by tailoring the discussion to the audience's specific needs.

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Interview: Susan Gluss, UC Berkeley School of Law

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

If you have any suggestions for the ways Susan can specifically tailor social media to meet her needs, email her or send a tweet to @BerkeleyLawNews. At the end of the second day of the Ragan Social Media Conference I met Susan Gluss who is the Media Relations Director and spokeswoman for the UC Berkeley School of Law. She is investigating the use of social media, specifically blogging, as as way of promoting both the activities of the Law School and her [.]

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BREAKOUT! - The Babe, Boys, Gov

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

She will look cute teaching tailoring. Joyce Mitchell is the lovestruck babe. Richard Matt and David Sweat are the Machiavellian cons who get her to help them break out of prison. Andrew Cuomo is the government official who has to create the story line that things are under control. Finally, we have all the pieces for a fun film "Breakout! It  It doesn't matter how this real story ends. All the winning ingredients are already in-place.

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How to give directions

Speak Schmeak

Another example of tailoring your communication so your audience is able to receive it! This post on giving directions stirred up a little controversy, so I'm happy to share a new study that clears up the question of east/west vs. left/right a little. We each have different preferences for how we like to give and receive directions, but a combination of both "route perspective" and "survey perspective" can be helpful.

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Joyce Mitchell's Unforgivable Sin

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

When a tailor at Clinton Correctional facility she had assisted inmates Richard Matt and David Sweat in their escape. No surprise, Joyce Mitchell has been denied parole - for a third time. She is serving up to a 7 year sentence at Westchester County, New York Bedford Correctional facility. The manhunt went on for 3 weeks.    Of course, the correctional system looked foolish.

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Understanding Gen Z: Characteristics, Habits, and Differences from Millennials Explained


Also, 58% of them are ready to pay more for hyper-personalized products, tailored specifically to their personalities.

2020 95

Create handouts for data-heavy decision meetings

PowerPoint Tips

Some of the important issues in a meeting like this are to: Tailor the presentation to the audience’s level of expertise. One of the most common uses of PowerPoint is to present data that will be used to make a decision at a meeting. A good example is a market research team presenting to marketing executives. Distill the data to the important conclusions. Create clear slides in spite of the complexity of the material.

Start with the audience.

Inter-Activ Presenting and Influencing

The second golden rule is to tailor your presentation content to suit your. The audience were a group of small business owners and sole traders. I suspected that the presenter had previously given the talk before to a completely different audience and had not bothered to tailor it to this particular group. Here are three examples of the sort of things you might consider doing to tailor your presentation. RESEARCH YOUR AUDIENCE BEFORE WRITING YOUR PRESENTATION.

70-20-10 Model for Learning and Development


Just-in-time should provide the job aids, e-learning content, short videos or written material in a manner which is tailored to aid the learning of the employee according to specific learning requirements.

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When the right words create the wrong message

The Presenter's Blog

His speeches are tailored precisely to the audience. by Peter Watts. Addressing the Republican Jewish Coalition, Governor Chris Christie accidentally dropped a geographic f-bomb that left him apologizing to the gathering’s sponsor, leading GOP cash donor, Sheldon Adelson. And all that poor Governor Christie had done, was to use a perfectly correct term. What went wrong? How is it there are times in public speaking when using the correct words can be fatal to your message?

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Interview: Melinda Heryford – Dental Consultant

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Doctors and staff report that they like having an approach that is tailored to their specific personalities and needs. Melinda is an enthusiastic, effervescent motivational speaker, coach and management counselor with over three decades of experience in the dental industry. She is a past board member of the Academy of Dental Management Consultants and a DiSC certified trainer. Since 1986, she has been assisting Dental Professionals and coaching winning teams.

10 Ways Public Speakers Should Be Like Santa Claus

Manner of Speaking

Speakers need to tailor their messages for their audiences. Prepare thoroughly. Santa spends most of the year getting ready for his one big night. When he takes off in his sleigh, there’s no turning back. Similarly, when you step on that stage, be sure that you know your material. Don’t be afraid to ask for help. Sure, on Christmas Eve Santa is the main attraction, but the Big Man can’t do it all by himself.

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My new book “The Backchannel” now available at online retailers

Beyond Bullet Points

For those who use BBP, it’s more important than ever to: Use old and new tools to research and connect with your audience so you tailor your material to them. Buckle your presentation seatbelts, because the backchannel is coming! I’ve spent the last part of the year writing my new book The Backchannel: How Audiences are Using Twitter and Social Media and Changing Presentations Forever , which is now available at online retailers and soon in a bookstore near you. .

10 Ways Public Speakers Should Be Like Santa Claus

Manner of Speaking

Speakers need to tailor their messages for their audiences. Prepare thoroughly. Santa spends most of the year getting ready for his one big night. When he takes off in his sleigh, there’s no turning back. Similarly, when you step on that stage, be sure that you know your material. Don’t be afraid to ask for help. Sure, on Christmas Eve Santa is the main attraction, but the Big Man can’t do it all by himself.

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The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

The Eloquent Woman

Global speakers need this article on how to tailor your presentation to fit different cultures. Fans of The Eloquent Woman on Facebook see links to good reads, resources and ideas from other sources there, in addition to posts from the blog. But you won''t miss a thing, since I''m summarizing that extra content and putting it here on the blog for all readers to see.

2014 71

I want to see the speaker, not the coaching

Speak Schmeak

Coaching has to be tailored to each person's needs based on individual strengths, individual personality and style, and desired result. I recently attended an event with a long lineup of speakers. I'm like a kid in a candy store at events with lots of speakers! As a speaking coach, I always learn something from watching others present, and of course, I analyze everything about their approach to see what I can pass along to my community.

2016 119

A Manager’s Guide to Interpersonal Communication


Understanding their audience and tailoring your communication style to their level of understanding. People are promoted to management positions for a variety of reasons. For many, they rise to the top because of their knowledge, technical skills, and decision-making capabilities.

2020 85

Marketing - "Fun" Is Open Niche in The New Aging

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

For example, in this era of declining interest in organized religion, clergy can tailor recreational activities for the new aging. Here is the backgrounder on my coaching services tailored-made for seasoned professionals  Download BACKGROUNDERJaneGenovaCoaching. Once ignored, those in over-50 demographic are being chased by marketers. Already, as always happens, there are glutted categories such as "great places to retire" and adult bladder-control underwear.

2018 40

Presentations: 5 Boring Behaviors and How to Fix Them

Professionally Speaking...

Do your homework to find out the audience's needs so you can tailor your message and content to what is relevant to them. | I'm pretty sure that no one sets out to give a boring presentation. Yet why do so many presentations end up that way? There are a number of classic presentation behaviors that will send you off the charts on the boring meter.

2010 123

Halloween: Best costumes for era of anti-hero

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Dressed in a custom-tailored suit with phones coming out all pockets. With fallen sports role model, convicted establishment types for insider trading, and a former iconic CEO who tweets away his legacy, the best Halloween costumes will embody the meme of the the anti-hero.    Let's review some possibilities. Lance Armstrong.    Dressed with a pair of Nike sneakers tied around his neck, like a noose. Rajat Gupta. 

The Secret to Writing a Call to Action in A Persuasive Speech

Duarte Blog

The way to ensure that you write a call to action that persuades is to keep in mind that one size does NOT fit all—and you’ve got to tailor your CTAs. However, to make sure your well-tailored CTAs lands, you shouldn’t end with your call to action. A well constructed and delivered presentation changes minds and ignites action.

2017 55

You're not just competing with other speakers

Speak Schmeak

If hallway conversations are more attractive than what you're offering - whether because you haven't properly tailored your content to the group, or you haven't described it well, or you do a poor job of delivering your message or engaging the audience during the session - you will lose potential and actual audience members to the hallway. In the entrepreneurial world, and especially in the speaking and coaching worlds, we like to say "There is no competition."

2016 107

Throw Out Your Sales Pitch and Win More Business

Beyond Bullet Points

As you merge minds with the real and specific people who will be in the room, it will become easier to distill and tailor your content specifically to their needs. If you’re part of a team that delivers pitches to win new business, you’re keenly aware of the value of the brief and precious time you have to meet in person with your prospective clients.

2015 47

Quick Review of Project Management Methodologies


Furthermore, PRINCE2 consists of seven principles including continued business justification, learn from experience, defined roles and responsibilities, manage by stages, manage by exception, focus on products and tailor to suit the project environment.

How to Decide Between Top Down & Bottom Up Management Styles


For local programs, the bottom up structure is more common, allowing workers to tailor individual programs to the specific needs of their communities.

10 Ways Public Speakers Should Be Like Santa Claus

Manner of Speaking

Speakers need to tailor their messages for their audiences. Prepare thoroughly. Santa spends most of the year getting ready for his one big night. When he takes off in his sleigh, there’s no turning back. Similarly, when you step on that stage, be sure that you know your material. Don’t be afraid to ask for help. Sure, on Christmas Eve Santa is the main attraction, but the Big Man can’t do it all by himself.

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QR Codes in Times of COVID


Participants in a webinar, conference or presentation can scan a QR Code and automatically open a presentation poll that is tailored for that specific event. QR codes have been around even before major internet platforms were even born.

2020 56

Same material, different group

Speak Schmeak

So yes, use the same speech or presentation, but make sure that you're taking the time to tailor it to each group with specific references, personalized humor, and appropriate exercises and activities. I got a question in my workshop yesterday from a student who has been invited to speak at two different banquets for two different groups of people, and he wondered if he could use the same material for both.

Darn Good Design at the HOW Design Conference

Duarte Blog

The program can be tailored to fit your needs by choosing from more than 60 sessions on: getting the most out of your software, from Photoshop and InDesign to After Effects and Flash finding inspiration and transforming it into creative design solutions negotiating like a pro to get what you want at work and more They also have daily and individual session options available. Imagine my delight to be speaking at the HOW Conference in Austin.

Want your data to go viral? Make it visual.

Duarte Blog

Since these projects were tailored to introduce several other presentations, Duarte built videos resembling self-animated slides that highlighted key data and findings in the reports. How do you turn an academic report into a viral video? The Rauch Foundation challenged Duarte to solve this puzzle as they re-launched the Long Island Index in January. The Long Island Index aims to reveal the challenges and opportunities facing Long Island through the collection of unbiased data.

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Creating visual aids that really work: Designing effective slides using PowerPoint

Pivotal Public Speaking

PowerPoint also lets you create your own graphics and tailor the data to meet your own special needs. Used wisely, PowerPoint® and similar programs can be an effective tool to help audiences remember your message, while allowing you to prove, reinforce, and support your claims. Used unwisely, PowerPoint becomes a distraction that upstages the presenter and buries the message. With its tumbling, whooshing, flying, singing and screeching graphics, PowerPoint can take on a life of its own.

Webinar “How to Plan an Audience-friendly Presentation”: Your Questions Answered

Speaking about Presenting

If you find don’t have enough information about the audience to tailor your presentation in the way I’ve suggested above, then find out more about your audience. Last week I delivered a webinar “How to plan an Audience-friendly Presentation&# as part of Ellen Finkelstein’s Outstanding Presentations Workshop. The message of my presentation was “To create an audience-friendly presentation, use a planner&# (pictured right).

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How to recover from a nightmare speaking experience

Speaking about Presenting

For example, in our Introduction to Presenting course which is tailored for nervous beginners I know that some participants are unlikely to make eye contact with me during the first hour. Photo credit: Roger Smith. Getting no feedback from your audience is hard. That’s what happened to a reader, Emma, this week: I did a 20-minute presentation during a lunch yesterday and I’m feeling pretty terrible about it.

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