11 Tips: When Technology Comes to Work

Matt Eventoff

Technology in the workplace has certainly become a proverbial “double-edged sword.” ” While it is making life easier on many levels, sometimes easier actually becomes harder. There are now countless potential pitfalls to avoid when meshing our new found mobility with face-to-face interaction in the workplace.

Don't be a technology dinosaur

Speak Schmeak

I attended a conference last weekend where several speakers had technology issues that could easily have been solved in advance if they had any idea how their technology worked. If there's one little technology glitch, the audience can get past it and the speaker can move on.

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Technology is a luxury, not a necessity

Speak Schmeak

I''ve just got one tip for you, which precludes all the others: Prepare for your technology to fail. Consider technology "nice to have" rather than "must have." Slides and technology are nice, but humans have been giving presentations for centuries without them, and if you are relying on your slides or your monitor to tell you what to say, you will be unpleasantly surprised if something goes wrong. Technology cannot do the work for you.

Technology & Other Fun Stuff for Speakers with Scott Klososky

Speaker Launcher

Do you ever wonder where technology is heading and how it will affect the speaking world? On this episode of The Wealthy Speaker Podcast, we are joined by Scott Klososky who will share his expertise and give us a glimpse into the future to see what we can expect in technology. The post Technology & Other Fun Stuff for Speakers with Scott Klososky appeared first on Jane Atkinson. Do you ever wonder where technology is heading and how it will affect the speaking world?

12 Tips for the Technologically Challenged Speaker

Presentation Guru

Technology presentation technologyIf you are a presenter who finds yourself somewhat ‘technically challenged’, then check out this conversation that Presentation Guru’s Jim Harvey had recently with public speaking coach Nancy Hardcastle from Stand Up Be Great. Nancy contacted us after reading the article Travelling Presentation Coach?…

Presentation Resolutions: Embrace Technology

Professionally Speaking...

Although we only have three hundred and forty-four days left in 2010, I, for one, don't think it's too late to create some New Year's resolutions for the year.

The KFC Brand - Technology, Branding, Timing

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

One was technology. There was a time - and it wasn't that long ago - when it was easier and less expensive to "try on" careers. And that was exactly what Harland Sanders, born in 1890, did.

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The Best Screen Mirroring Apps and Technology for Every Occasion

Presentation Guru

In a previous post we discussed the various apps and hardware that you can use for presenting a presentation with just your phone and were asked by various readers to suggest more cross-platform devices that can help them harmonize their classrooms and offices. … Apps & Add-ins Projectors Technology Apps & Add-Ins featured presentation technology

Military & Defense Technology Writer - REMOTE (help - wanted)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

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Technology As Executive Coach

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Before technology facilitated establishing boundaries, I might have felt compelled to analyze with a coach what seemed to be a red flag in a business relationship and we assess options for how to manage it. The must tech tools for most professionals are gmail and iPhone. The essential social network is LinkedIn. The personal one is Facebook. All have blocking/delete features. Because they do, we need fewer $150 sessions with our executive or even our life coach. 

Who Doesn’t Want Great Presentation Technology on the Cheap?

Presentation Guru

As a fellow communicator, geek, and genuine cheapskate (just ask my wife), I’ve always been intrigued by great technology for presentations and events that provide effective ways to engage an audience and yet are truly “on the cheap”.… … Events Technology presentation technology Resources Software VideoFrom broadcasting webinars for free to downloading free powerpoint templates, we’re always working on sharing cost-effective solutions with our audience.

Don't be a technology dinosaur

Speak Schmeak

I attended a conference last weekend where several speakers had technology issues that could easily have been solved in advance if they had any idea how their technology worked. If there's one little technology glitch, the audience can get past it and the speaker can move on. Take the time to understand the technology you're using, and take the time to smooth out the bumps before you get in front of an audience.

Has Technology Got Us All Scrooged Up?

Speaker Launcher

The technology pendulum has swung all the way in one direction towards our being "connected" to everything and everyone. Here's your 2011 Technology Check-in: 1. Most Recent Post Speaker Marketing Speaking Business strategy technology for speakers

Technology & humanity: The Luke Hand Organization

Presentation Zen

Luke’s hand was science fiction, but the technology that is being developed these days is approaching the level of that pictured in the world of science fiction. Ormsby reminds us that technology has created remarkable things. Technology has helped create amazing achievements, but "has been fairly deficient in terms of bionics, in terms of prosthetic development," Ormsby begins.

America's Unbanked - Technology Can End Exploitation

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Technology to the Rescue. One of the most promising solutions for reducing or even ending the sufferings of the unbanked comes via technology. They are called "the unbanked." " That's because they have no official association with a financial institution. Maybe they don't want to pay ongoing bank fees for checking accounts. Maybe they don't trust banks. It could be that members of their network need to remain anonymous.

No amount of technology will make a bad story good

Presentation Zen

I was a bit of a technology geek in those days so what propelled me to actually go see the film initially was the fact that it was the first truly digital animation feature film. In spite of Pixar''s amazing technology, there has always been a focus on the people creating the picture, the people in the audience, and above all, the commitment to the story and the story process. When Toy Story opened in the US at the end of 1995, it was met with enthusiasm and great critical acclaim.

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Technology made accessible - Simon Wardley explains cloud computing

Speak Schmeak

Tags: Technology Speakers Engaging the Audience Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies Graphics Resources Analogies PowerPoint

E-Learning - Technology Better Fix This Problem

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It will take a technological solution to stop this farming out of instructional tasks. Online education or e-learning has yet another challenge. Some of the standard ones range from low-completion rate to the learners' need to engage with a real human being in-person.    The latest wrench in the works is that there are vendors out there who will, for payment, complete the entire course. Or parts of it, such as assignments, exams and quizzes.

Technology Bonanza: Must Have Apps for Speakers

Speaker Launcher

Whether you are a new speaker, or someone who has been around awhile, there’s always some new technology that you haven’t heard about. for more on this, remembering that technology changes daily. We’ll explore the various apps and software for running your speaking business more smoothly. SPEECHES : After researching Powerpoint, Keynote. (by by Apple) and Prezi - Prezi came off as the. coolest (but comes with a learning curve) with. Keynote as a close second.

No amount of technology will make a bad story good

Presentation Zen

I was a bit of a technology geek in those days so what propelled me to actually go see the film initially was the fact that it was the first truly digital animation feature film. When Toy Story opened in the US at the end of 1995, it was met with enthusiasm and great critical acclaim.

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Brand Arizona - Tarnished by Blind Trust in Technology

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Eventually, Theranos, which hadn't actually developed the proprietary technology it touted, wound up being sued by consumers for inaccurate tests. Its blind faith in technology makes it appear reckless. No one in the know trusts technology. It was the government of Arizona which allowed startup Theranos to allow consumers to have blood tests without a medical doctor's authorization. Progressive move? Right?

No amount of technology will make a bad story good

Presentation Zen

I was a bit of a technology geek in those days so what propelled me to actually go see the film initially was the fact that it was the first truly digital animation feature film. In spite of Pixar's amazing technology, there has always been a focus on the people creating the picture, the people in the audience, and above all, the commitment to the story and the story process. When Toy Story opened in the US at the end of 1995, it was met with enthusiasm and great critical acclaim.

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Your Significant Other Rants that You Work All the Time - There's a Technology for That

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Fortunately, there's a technology for that. Actually the technology should be embraced before entering in a committed relationship with a human. " But as Greg Nichols explains in ZDNet.com , the technology is on its way to providing entities which can function as intelligent and loving companions. What relationship hasn't been blown apart by one partner "having to work work work" and cancelling dinners, vacations, and more?

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Technology made accessible - Simon Wardley explains cloud computing

Speak Schmeak

Technology Speakers Preparation Engaging the Audience Products Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies Resources Analogies PowerPoint About MeDuring our lunch break at a recent training, one of the training participants put up this video as an example of a technical speaker using creative visuals. It was a big hit with the group, who are in a technical field and are conflicted about the concept of image-based slides. I just have to mention that Simon Wardley and I clearly think alike.

Does IBM Need Leaders Who Have Disruptive Technology Down Cold?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

There have been questions if the current top layer of leadership at IBM is in-touch enough with disruptive technology. IBM, which is trying to establish itself as a major cloud player, just suffered a setback. Although the FAA has been a long-term client of IBM, it was, to quote Julie Bort at BusinessInsider , "left out in the cold" in the deal which recently went down. Amazon and Microsoft did a smackdown.

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Problem Solving with Digital Signage

Presentation Guru

Banks, restaurants, waiting rooms, government facilities, and factory floors are all using this new technology to keep their employees and customers informed. … Technology Visuals Digital Signage featured PowerPoint presentation technology Visual Aids

Embrace Church 'Embracing' New Technology - How Twitter can be used for good

Dahle Communication

via www.keloland.com. There have been numerous articles and blogs written about Twitter over the past year. Some of those articles have been good and others have been bad. I have commented several times about twitter and how it can be used for good. Embrace Church in Sioux Falls is doing just that.

Matchmaking, Not Technology, Is Brand, Profit Potential

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

 Those parents could care less about the technology.  However, the technology which allows the care-giver to upload photos and videos of Fido is, of course, a competitive advantage.  Consumers focus on if they find their match (if not for life, at least for a meaningful relationship for a while), not the how of technology.  Of course, I had and have no interest about the technology involved. 

Solos, Small Firms: Success = Technology

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

No matter what the professional service, be it law or public relations, success as a solo or small firm comes from how technology is leveraged.    Today, thanks to technology including digital, newbie attorneys report they are making more than they would have laboring in the vineyards of Big Law.    Everything we're learning about positioning and packaging ourselves through technology we can pass on to clients and prospects. 

New Technology Use Revolutionizes Communications Training | Media Training

TJ Walker Interactive

The more some things change, like technology, the more some things stay the same, like most people’s desire to get certain types of trainings face-to-face. Thankfully, technology has now arrived (and more important, most people feel comfortable using it) to solve this problem. I’ve been conducting media and presentation training for 30 years and most of what I do is face-to face, which sends me to interesting places like Dubai and Delhi not infrequently.

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PowerPoint Tip: Saving money on technology purchases

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

According to retail statistics, this time of year is now more popular for technology buying than Christmas. The back-to-school purchases for those heading to high school or college/university often include technology such as computers, software, tablets, and smartphones. Our kids have been using PowerPoint in school since grade 3, so we know how important technology is in schools today. For any of these technology purchases, look for non-cash ways to pay.

11 famous speeches by women in engineering & technology

The Eloquent Woman

Women are underrepresented in engineering and technology, and when it comes to speaking, often find themselves at conferences with no or few women speakers.

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Can’t-Live-Without Technology Tools for Speakers

Pivotal Public Speaking

public speaking technology and public speakingYour life is complicated. You have your home life, office life, and travel life. How do you keep them all coordinated easily and with the least headaches?

10 Webinar Tips That Will Keep Your Audience Engaged

Presentation Guru

Technology Audience Connection featured Interaction presentation technology Software WebinarWouldn’t it be great if you could grab and hold your audience’s attention through-out the webinar?

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Get the best price on technology purchases, clothing — and anything else!

PowerPoint Tips

Do you buy electronics and more on Amazon, Newegg, or other sites? If so, I’d like to introduce you to a new, free service that will help you get the lowest price. Many people don’t realize that prices fluctuate constantly, particularly on websites like Amazon, which allow third party vendors to continually undercut one another.

Taking Productive Action Now with Brian Fanzo

Speaker Launcher

The Wealthy Speaker Podcast build your speaking business Building your speaking Business Get Paid to Speak marketing your speaking business professional speaker Social Media Speaker Technology technology technology for speakersQuote: “I’m a big believer that you don’t build a following on a social network, you build a community that will follow you wherever you go.” Brian Fanzo Have you found yourself feeling overwhelmed by all of the many tech options that surround us?

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Technology, or Lack Thereof, at the Podium

TJ Walker Interactive

To read David Pogue’s thoughts on technology and presenting from the NewYorkTimes.com click here. Reader response by TJ Walker Dave, you are my favorite tech columnist in the world and your videos are brilliant. But for the love of Pete, you over-complicate speaking. I recommended that you have a single sheet of notes printed in big bold [.]. Uncategorized david pogue Media Training new york times

In Technology We No Longer Trust (including crypto) - The Herzberg Effect

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Until the end of the human race, the name "Elaine Herzberg" will appear in discussions of technology, state regulations, and liability in personal injury. For the layperson, the seminal one is: Can technology be trusted. Not only can technology not be trusted. And, since she was a so-called "street person," she could become a symbol of homelessness in the second decade of the 21st century. 

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Starting Over: Still an illusion but technology makes it seamless

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Of course, human beings don't start over, not really.  Even in the witness protection program they still bring themselves.  And unless they have done considerable work on those selves they cart along plenty of emotional baggage.  In 12-step programs, when such illusions take the form of relocation, they are labeled "geographics."

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BATS Global Markets: Its problems shake trust in technology

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Is the universe sending mankind a message about technology?    It will take a lot longer to fix the perception that technology fails too often and in too potentially catastrophic a manner.   At the very time BATS Global Markets was having its IPO, it developed such serious technical problems wrong quotes were being listed for the stock Apple.    BATS is an alternate stock exchange which, THE NEW YORK TIMES reports, executes about 11% of U.S. equities.

Presentation Technology Checklist

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

It is called the Presentation Technology Checklist and it lists items that you may need to take along for your presentation in a checklist format. Recently I had a request to reprint a checklist I produced in 2002 that clearly people still have and use. It is especially useful when you are travelling to deliver a presentation or preparing someone else to deliver a presentation in another location. It is based on my own experience taking equipment to present all over North America.

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Top 10 Tips for Creating an Engaging Virtual Presentation

Presentation Guru

… Build Your Skills Technology featured presentation technology Remote Meetings Virtual Presentations WebinarAll conferences across the U.S. and indeed a lot of the world!) are currently on hold and the majority of offices are also being temporarily (and perhaps eventually permanently) moved online. In fact, prior to the virus, about 47 percent of companies were already offering remote options.…

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Seth Godin on tech support

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

Technology support technologyHere is a old but still great post on Seth Godin's website about how to get effective tech support. I love one of his comments : If you own a computer, back it up. If you don’t, all bad things are your fault.

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