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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.

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 […].

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.

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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. Their meetings involve a talk in two parts, lasting around 90 minutes in total. It's a very funny tale but usually too long to include.

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. weekly speaker toolkit

Would people tell you if you sucked?

Speak Schmeak

In honor of the new season of American Idol, I bring you the first quote of season 10! I've been singing for years. But how do you know? No way.

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Anatomy of a Speaker's Introduction: Part I

Speak and Deliver

Tailored Credibility - you're probably loaded with personal and professional credentials. That someone else is our Introducer. on your website.

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. Have fun.

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Coaching a cadre of scientists to give TED-quality talks

The Eloquent Woman

But there's one other wrinkle that sometimes trips up the process of turning scientists into public speakers: The coach.

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12for12 January Challenge: Make eye contact

Speak Schmeak

Each month, there will be several levels to the challenge, so you can tailor the challenge to your own level of comfort. But bear with me.

When the right words create the wrong message

The Presenter's Blog

His speeches are tailored precisely to the audience. by Peter Watts. What went wrong? Christie gave a passionate speech. Its the correct word.

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Is your presentation like a flea market?

Speak Schmeak

But by tailoring the quote or statistic to the organization I'm speaking to, which takes very little extra time , I show the audience that I created this presentation with them in mind, and that this is not a canned or thrown-together presentation. Image by Pedro Moura Pinheiro Presentations can go wrong in a lot of different ways. Period.

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Guy Kawasaki’s Enchantment: What's In It For Public Speakers?

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

  But you enchant people by tailoring the beginning to them – showing that you know or are connected with them in some way.    You really need to tailor a speech to an audience throughout.  Guy Kawasaki enchants with Enchantment.    Can you use Kawasaki’s insights to give better speeches? 

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!

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 venuesMy best wishes to him. Many thanks Nick".

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. Durrington Women's Institute, Wiltshire.

Throw Out Your Sales Pitch and Win More Business

Beyond Bullet Points

Orienting the pitch around them, rather than their audience. Neglecting the primal role of emotion in decision-making. Do a mind meld.

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Famous Speech Friday: Simone Campbell and the Nuns on the Bus Tour

The Eloquent Woman

What''s more, she is savvy about tailoring her speech to show how these numbers affect her Iowa audience. NETWORK strongly opposed the U.S.

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Query letter: how to sell your article ideas to editors

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

It is better to send a few queries tailored to publications you know publish articles like the ones you are proposing, than to send a generic ‘are you looking for writers?’ Note : See link to Query Letter Video at end of blog post. You become a freelance writer when you start selling ideas to editors who pay you. Position (usually Editor).

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12for12 February Challenge: Be present

Speak Schmeak

Each month, there will be several levels to the challenge, so you can tailor the challenge to your own level of comfort. Still. listen.

Before you recycle that presentation: 5 questions

The Eloquent Woman

Not concerned with tailoring your remarks to the group at hand? But a recycled presentation also comes with risks for the speaker. Are you sure?

What Questions Should You Ask to Prepare a Speech?

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

Basically, you need to know about 3 things besides your area of expertise:  the venue , the audienc e, and the speech itself – how it needs to be tailored.  What questions should you ask a host or meeting planner when you’re preparing a speech?    A good connection is the basis of a great speech.    A. 

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Public Speaking success comes from knowing your audience

Pivotal Public Speaking

You will choose language that they understand, and that is not irritating or offensive to them, and subject matter to suit that audience – themes, supports, anecdotes all will be tailored to them. Your audience knows whether you are speaking to them, of just presenting information. You will keep their attention and their interest.

"You've said enough:" The missing speaker's voice of Mrs. Rosa Parks

The Eloquent Woman

As someone who's been trying to pull together a post on a Parks speech for years, I couldn't agree more. You've said enough," she was told.

UK Speechwriters’ Guild awards: Geoff Burch, Business Communicator of the Year 2011

Max Atkinson

Only he tailors his message to a British audience by claiming to be a ‘miserable bastard’.” The UK Speechwriters’ Guild has awarded the Business Communicator of the Year Award 2011 to the speaker and author Geoff Burch. Chairman of the judges, Brian Jenner, said: “Geoff Burch is an unusual thing, a British motivational speaker.

Famous Speech Friday: Rose Schneiderman on the Triangle Factory Fire

The Eloquent Woman

Here's how she started this six-paragraph speech: I would be a traitor to these poor burned bodies if I came here to talk good fellowship.

12for12 March Challenge: Speak up

Speak Schmeak

Each month, there will be several levels to the challenge, so you can tailor the challenge to your own level of comfort. Have you joined my 12 Speaking Challenges for 2012 program yet? But remember, this is all about getting out of your comfort zone. You have a whole month to practice! More info on how to join is at the bottom of the post.

Facebook @25.83: Return of decorum

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  The best college graduation gift might be sending the son or daughter to a tailor or professional shopper.

'Seasoning' your presentation

Nick R Thomas - A Public Speaker's Blog

But remember: this seasonal tailoring, like a dog, isn't just for Christmas! Public Speaking Tip #363: A seasonal link to part of the content of your speech or talk is another way to make it seem topical and tailored to the audience. Another way is to bring in something about the time of year. Main Page

Cultural Email Differences – Do they exist? 4 Considerations….

SpeakerSue Says...

The more you tailor how you present yourself to their standards, the more successful you’ll be. Two weeks ago I was working in the CZech Republic, in the beautiful city of Prague. We had 8 (plus me) different nationalities represented. One thing that did not come up was cultural email differences. Courtesy. Extending your hand.

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

Speaking about Presenting

The message of my presentation was “To create an audience-friendly presentation, use a planner&# (pictured right). So here are the answers.

June 12for12 Challenge: Prepare Your Mind

Speak Schmeak

Each month, there will be several levels to the challenge, so you can tailor the challenge to your own level of comfort. However.

Inside Voice: Gillian Davis, author of First-Time Leader

The Eloquent Woman

So I adjusted my style (with help from a detail-oriented teammate) and tailored my presentations to include more details, facts and figures.

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How to give directions

Speak Schmeak

Another example of tailoring your communication so your audience is able to receive it!

Walking the Talk - My Turn to Speak & Deliver

Speak and Deliver

The Introduction - I tailor my intro for each group. Monday, I wrote about 'Staying Ready'. It's a great concept. So my content was fairly set.

Arrogance vs. Confidence - What Are You Showing From the Stage?

Speak and Deliver

Thinking you can have that many letters, for starters. This is true in real life, and true, certainly, in speaking. It was quite valuable. Snarr 27.

Famous Speech Friday: Australia Prime Minister Julia Gillard at ANZAC Day

The Eloquent Woman

If you are d ressing to look good from a distance, keep the outline tailored and uncomplicated. (Editor's note: S ydney-based speech and communications coach Claire Duffy , who has a special interest in women and young speakers, is back with a recent speech from Australia's prime minister. First there’s the setting. there can be no other.

Toastmasters Friday: Toasty Resolutions for New Years'

Speak and Deliver

Please, please, please tailor them to your style. Say 'Hi' to a guest , and actually chat with them. If you're the latter, step up! Or an hour.

12for12 April Challenge: Review Your Image

Speak Schmeak

Each month, there will be several levels to the challenge, so you can tailor the challenge to your own level of comfort. We all are. Try cream.

7 Rules of Taking Feedback

Speak and Deliver

If you bring forms, consider tailoring them to ask questions that may direct them to specific areas of your speech you want to improve.