Making text stand out with text formatting techniques

PowerPoint Tips

Changing the slide background color is another technique that will attract attention. So let’s look at some techniques for formatting striking text. The first and most obvious technique is to make the text big and bold.

3 techniques for putting less text on your slides

PowerPoint Tips

This technique also involves replacing text with images, but not icons. Make over some overly wordy slides using these techniques and practice delivering them without all of the text on the slides. Get my free video training, "13 techniques that will make designing your slides EASY."

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Risk Management Techniques

SlideModel

Using Different Techniques for Identifying and Presenting Risks. There are a number of techniques that businesses use to identify risks. If you need to create a PowerPoint presentation about risk management, you can use a number of handy templates and techniques listed below.

3 techniques to copy formatting in PowerPoint

PowerPoint Tips

The good news is that PowerPoint has several techniques to copy formatting and animation. This is actually 2 techniques but I’m putting them together because they’re similar. Again, I’m combining 2 techniques because they are similar–and both very useful. You can use a similar technique to change a shape without losing the formatting. Get my free video training, "13 techniques that will make designing your slides EASY."

Try this 1 mindfulness technique to reduce stammering

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” It’s both a theater technique + a mindfulness technique rolled into one exercise. When smart people start to stammer… …it’s often because they’re thinking 10 steps ahead! They’re thinking about what they’re going to say in 5 minutes.

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Techniques for Using Critique Language for More Powerful and Effective Presentations

Duarte Blog

The post Techniques for Using Critique Language for More Powerful and Effective Presentations appeared first on Duarte.

Microphone Techniques for Speakers and Performers

Inter-Activ Presenting and Influencing

Why is handheld microphone technique so important for speakers? Bad microphone technique is like bad breath. The primary cause of poor microphone technique is a lack of understanding of a property of microphones called directionality, which relates to the direction from which they best pick up the sound. The second most common reason for poor microphone technique relates to how far you hold the microphone from your mouth.

SCAMPER Technique & Ideation Method (Quick Guide for Interactive Presentations)

SlideModel

SCAMPER is a technique that provides a structured approach towards thinking outside the box to explore new concepts, solutions and to enhance learning. This activity-based thinking technique enables finding out of the box solutions and can be used to assist ideation and aid learning.

Try the Turkey Tail Technique in your next Zoom Meeting

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Try using what I call ‘THE TURKEY TAIL TECHNIQUE.” Try the Turkey Tail Technique in your next Zoom interview or Zoom meeting. ——————————————————-. You need to maintain eye contact with a reporter or interviewer during an on-camera appearance.

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Seven speech-techniques powering Obama’s UN Address

The Presenter's Blog

It was the number one rhetorical technique within the president’s UN speech, and we saw it in the very first line: “… we come together at a crossroads between war and peace; between disorder and integration; between fear and hope.”. The technique is called Antithesis, and it suspends audiences between doubt and certainty – darkness and light – peril and salvation. President Obama used a technique called Polysyndeton, which is a deliberate overuse of conjunctions.

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Guest Posting: Non-Verbal Techniques in a Large Group Forum, by Theresa Zagnoli

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Non-Verbal Techniques in a Large […]. Theresa Zagnoli has 28 years of experience providing practical trial expertise and communication solutions as a jury consultant, communication expert and founding CEO of Zagnoli McEvoy Foley LLC in Chicago. She counsels attorneys, witnesses, and CEOs on how to be effectively public speakers in and out of the courtroom. ?? Business Communication Theresa Zagnoli

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Fear of Public Speaking, Pt. II – Breathing Techniques

Matt Eventoff

Today will focus 0n a few of my favorite breathing techniques to use prior to presenting or giving a speech: 1. It is a yogic breathing technique I first learned from struggling through Vinyasa yoga classes with Nicole , and now practice for 5-10 minutes every day. Alternate Nostril Breathing Technique (my favorite) – All you need for this is your thumb, your pinkie finger, and your nose (sounds like the start of a bad joke!). In Pt.

How to Boost Productivity using the Pomodoro Technique®

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The Pomodoro technique® is used by people around the world to get rid of distractions and to split work into set intervals to get things done on time. In what is to follow, we will tell all that you need to know about increasing productivity by using the Pomodoro technique for better time management. Pomodoro Technique® Basics. What is Pomodoro Technique®? History of Pomodoro Technique. The Pomodoro Technique® is a registered trademark by Francesco Cirillo.

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Supercharging Your Speaking Business: Tips and Techniques from the Best and the Brightest

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

NSA/NC Meeting Report: Saturday January 12, 2014 Last Saturday the Northern California Chapter of the National Speakers Association hosted NSA National President Ron Karr, CSP, and the best and brightest of NSA/NC, including Chapter founder Patricia Fripp, and a brains-trust of experienced, successful speakers. Ron Karr: Sales Leader Ron talked about “How to Turn a [.]. Business Communication Public Speaking productivity sales

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Two unconventional (okay, downright weird) anxiety techniques

Speak Schmeak

Two Unconventional (Okay, Downright Weird) Anxiety Techniques I’m Teaching in my Public Speaking Class That You Can Try, Too! So I pull out my next trick, the biggest anxiety-busting technique I’ve ever learned. I tell students that they can do this technique anywhere: In the car, and even at the speaking venue (I say, “Hold up your notes and whisper and people will think you’re practicing.”).

Making Effective Group Decisions with the Stepladder Technique

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The Stepladder technique can help provide a step-by-step approach to help make effective group decisions. What is the Stepladder Technique of Decision Making? When is the Stepladder Technique Used? Steps Involved in the Stepladder Technique.

Two Views on Public Speaking Training: Skills and Technique vs. Personal Style

DeFinis Communications

We teach the techniques, behaviors and skills that are associated with powerful and effective public speaking —and we do it with a proprietary coaching approach that gets great results. So I will stick with skills and technique training every time. Tags: Presentation Skills Speech Preparation Personal Style Public Speaking Skills Technique

Using video and interviewing techniques

Speak Schmeak

Gena Haskett shares her expertise on using video to expand your reach online, and Tracy Pattin shares her knowledge of interviewing techniques. Using Video and Interviewing Techniques from Lisa Braithwaite on Vimeo. Here's another video from PresentationCampLA. PresentationCampLA

Using video and interviewing techniques

Speak Schmeak

Gena Haskett shares her expertise on using video to expand your reach online, and Tracy Pattin shares her knowledge of interviewing techniques. Using Video and Interviewing Techniques from Lisa Braithwaite on Vimeo Here's another video from PresentationCampLA.

How to Move Your Presentation Audience With This Powerful Story Technique

Duarte Blog

The post How to Move Your Presentation Audience With This Powerful Story Technique appeared first on Duarte. You can probably recall the last story you heard, but you likely don’t remember the last presentation you sat through. A big part of this is because you physically react to story: your heart races, your eyes dilate, you get a chill down your spine, you laugh, you clap, you lean forward, you jump back. [.] continue reading.

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Would it help if I sounded like a man? 5 Techniques for Quiet Talkers

Kate's Voice

Many women think that a powerful voice is a low voice. Perhaps believing this to be the case, as women have stepped into more and more leadership positions in business, politics and the community, the average pitch of women’s voices in the western world has dropped significantly. On the average, women now speak only 2/3 […]. Executive Presence gender mask resonance vocal power

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This ONE technique is essential for performing under pressure:

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My colleague continued, “Of course, we couldn’t practice or drill on that technique. If a technique is effective, you need to practice it. It may be uncomfortable, but PRACTICE is essential to making a new technique second nature. I’m not sure if the “dirty word” self defense technique is effective. But I know if students don’t practice the technique, they won’t use it effectively when faced with a high-pressure situation.

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Two unconventional (okay, downright weird) anxiety techniques

Speak Schmeak

Two Unconventional (Okay, Downright Weird) Anxiety Techniques I’m Teaching in my Public Speaking Class That You Can Try, Too! So I pull out my next trick, the biggest anxiety-busting technique I’ve ever learned. I tell students that they can do this technique anywhere: In the car, and even at the speaking venue (I say, “Hold up your notes and whisper and people will think you’re practicing.”).

New ebook! 101 Advanced Techniques Every PowerPoint User Should Know

PowerPoint Tips

101 Advanced Techniques Every PowerPoint User Should Know. After more than a year of work, I’ve finally finished a new ebook, 101 Advanced Techniques that Every PowerPoint User Should Know , that puts together so much of the advanced PowerPoint techniques I’ve learned and used. Here’s a sample of the new techniques: Save a presentation to a DVD.

Vocal Techniques

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Humor techniques of 22 prominent U.S. politicians

Speak to Lead

presidential primaries begin, humorist John Kinde has analyzed the key humor techniques of 22 current and former candidates. As the 2012 U.S. Here, with his permission, are his findings: With the caucus and primary events coming soon, let’s reflect on. Humor 2012 Republican primaries John Kinde Lou Hampton political humor presidential humor

Create a quiz in PowerPoint:demo of Technique #7 from my e-book

PowerPoint Tips

Learn more about 101 Advanced Techniques Every PowerPoint User Should Know.

The Most Powerful Techniques for Speaking I Learned from Movie Speeches

Duarte Blog

The post The Most Powerful Techniques for Speaking I Learned from Movie Speeches appeared first on Duarte. If I asked you to quote a line from one of the most inspirational speeches you know off the top of your head, there’s a chance you’d recite something by a political or Civil Rights leader, like John F. Kennedy Jr. or Martin Luther King Jr. But, it’s more likely you’d give me lines from [.] continue reading.

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22 Humor Techniques from Politics

Humor Power

The Obama Technique. The Gingrich Technique. The Mitt Romney Technique. The Cheney Technique. The Rick Perry Technique. The Bill Clinton Technique. The Hillary Clinton Technique. The Ron Paul Technique. The Herman Cain Technique. The Jon Huntsman Technique. The Nancy Pelosi Technique. The Joe Biden Technique. The John Boehner Technique. The Michele Bachmann Technique. The Bush Technique.

Acting techniques for everyday life: Guest post by Jane Marla Robbins

Speak Schmeak

The second is from actress and author Jane Marla Robbins , on how to use acting techniques to improve your presentations. I was an actress for thirty-five years; I share acting techniques with my clients. There are other acting techniques to combat fear. Here's an example of me using these two techniques. I prepared all day, trying to discover which techniques might get me through what seemed like an insurmountable challenge.

Gorgeous and Cheap Video Production Technique

Great Public Speaking

Complimentary video to teach you how to make gorgeous backgrounds on your video productions for literally pennies. Would you like to have a powerpacked day of training? link] Exclusive Video Training Day at the Great Internet Marketing Retreat Center Video is exploding and it costs a fortune to have someone else do it for you. In this powerpacked day for only 4 people at a time I show you all the equipment and lighting needed to do gorgeous and profitable video.

Recording available for the training webinar: Animation and Video in PowerPoint—Advanced Techniques

PowerPoint Tips

If you missed it, we had a great webinar last week on Animation and Video in PowerPoint—Advanced Techniques. It was jam packed with 10 techniques and attendees also got a 14-page handout with detailed instructions and the presentation itself, containing all the techniques! You can now purchase the recording for $24.95, or buy all 5 webinars for the price of 4 for only $98.

Nine awesome techniques for managing presentation and public speaking nerves

Inter-Activ Presenting and Influencing

– what techniques have you found to help you or your colleagues. Nine awesome techniques for managing presentation and public speaking nerves is a post from: Inter-Activ Presenting and Influencing. The most asked question I get is “how can I overcome my fear of public speaking&#. In this post I want to share my top tips for managing your anxiety and encourage you to add yours. 1) Breathe!

Recommended book: storytelling techniques

Joan Detz Speaker Services

I found this book listed in the August House Publishing catalog and recommend it to any professional speaker who wants to develop higher-level storytelling skills: Improving Your Storytelling: Beyond the Basics for All Who Tell Stories in Work or Play , by Doug Lipman (a storyteller, musician, Parents’ Choice Award-winning recording artist, and storytelling coach

Persuasion Technique: Imagine This!

inCredibleMessages

An article on the power of suggestion in persuasive communication relays an important lesson for business communicators. Most of us approach persuasion as an exercise in logic and statistics. According to Don Price, we’ll get much better results if we appeal to a person’s imagination ( [link] ). . Price claims that the power in the words of politicians, sales, and marketing professionals just might be hypnotic.

6 Techniques to Make Your Presentation Unforgettable

Pivotal Public Speaking

It’s great to find yourself at the front of the room, speaking clearly, shuffling confidently through your perfectly-chosen slides, seeing looks on the faces of your audience members that seem to say “Yes, I am listening. No, I cannot turn away.”. If only it was always that easy…. It can be helpful to think about attention in terms of presentations in three ways …=> [link]. audience in public speaking public speaking audience attention

Acting Techniques for Everyday Life: A Book Review

Speak and Deliver

I completely agree, and today I'll review a book that isn't about speaking, per se, but, as the title reads: Acting Techniques for Everyday Life , by Jane Marla Robbins. Logically separated into four parts: Prepare Like an Actor, Nuts and Bolts Techniques, More Tricks of the Trade, and Real-Life Challenges, Robbins covers a lot of ground, with something to readers of most any experience level in acting OR speaking. Robbins techniques.

Acting techniques for everyday life: Guest post by Jane Marla Robbins

Speak Schmeak

The second is from actress and author Jane Marla Robbins , on how to use acting techniques to improve your presentations. I was an actress for thirty-five years; I share acting techniques with my clients. There are other acting techniques to combat fear. Here's an example of me using these two techniques. I prepared all day, trying to discover which techniques might get me through what seemed like an insurmountable challenge.

Stacking the Observations — A Humor Technique

Humor Power

Here’s a good technique to add more power to your set-up. What the technique involves is using multiple call backs to set up your punchline. The power in the technique is that it seems that making a serious point is the only reason you referred to the call-back. The more you use the stacking technique, it becomes internalized and will tend to happen naturally without a complex thinking process cluttering your mind.

PPT - Powerful Presentation Techniques Resource Guide Rev 11

PPT - Powerful Presentation Techniques

I've updated the PPT - Powerful Presentation Techniques Resource Guide listing to include several new books, blogs, web sites and article links that I've come across or that have been submitted to me. The Resource Guide is now in its 11th version. You can download and share the Guide - Download PPT-PowerfulPresentationTechniquesResourceGuideRev11. If you have additions or changes that should be made to the listing, please send me an e-mail. .

Technique, Style, and Strategy from America’s Top Speaking Coach

Pivotal Public Speaking

The Power Presenter: Technique, Style, and Strategy from America’s Top Speaking Coach. Learn the successful presentation techniques used in over 500 IPO road shows and featured in The Wall Street Journal and Fast Company. Jerry Weissman. Filled with illustrative case studies of Barack Obama, Ronald Reagan, George W. Bush, John F. Kennedy, and many others, The Power Presenter will bring out the best in anyone who has to stand and deliver.

Public Speaking : COLUMBO TECHNIQUE

Great Public Speaking

The same technique can be used by speakers (without the cigar). Here's how the Columbo technique works: Save one of your really critical points. Just one more thing" technique and deliver your big point. Until you've tried this out several times, don't try to use this technique at the end of your speech because people will start shuffling their materials in anticipation of the talk being over.This would cause too much distraction for the technique to have it's full effect.

Public Speaking Techniques - How to Close a Speech

Great Public Speaking

This same technique can be very effective in ending a mostly humorous speaking engagement. One of the worst mistakes you can make as a public speaker is talking too long. Not only will you send some folks to never, never land, you will make some of them downright mad. It doesn't matter if your entire speech was brilliant and the audience came away with information that will change their lives. If you talk too long, they will leave saying, "That speaker just wouldn't quit."