November, 2020

New Logo for Manner of Speaking

Manner of Speaking

Manner of Speaking has a new logo. For a website devoted to public speaking and presentation skills, there were many designs I could have chosen. A microphone or lectern or speech bubble were some of the obvious ones.

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5 ways to improve your micro-presentations

Speak Schmeak

Have you noticed presentations getting shorter? I have! Because speakers are onscreen, sitting at desks, or on the couch, or in the kitchen while we're presenting, it's much easier to switch speakers quickly at online conferences and summits.

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Produce and self-publish your book. It is not difficult to do!

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Book Writers, you do not have to pay several thousand dollars to get your book published by a vanity press or vanity publisher. Trust me. I’ve self-published 20+ books, and it hasn’t cost me a cent to make my books … Continue reading →

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Creating Your Virtual Speaking Roadmap with Jane Atkinson

Speaker Launcher

Join Jane as she takes you on a journey to build your custom step-by-step roadmap to take your virtual speaking program to the next level. The post Creating Your Virtual Speaking Roadmap with Jane Atkinson appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

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Dunning Kruger-Effect: Why Unintelligent People Don’t Learn?

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Many people claim to be experts at something they are simply not good at. Despite this, they can claim to be exceptionally good at the task. This includes not just people boasting about something to gain attention or praise, but people who believe to be competent when they are not.

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10 Smart Ways to Wrap-Up Your Presentation

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A Motivational Tale that Reflects Your Key Message 2. Propel the Audience into Action with a Powerful Quote 3. A Surprise Fact or Statistic 4. A Rhetorical Question 5. Inspire with a Powerful Visual 6. A Running Clock 7. Wind Up with a Summary 8. Finish It With a Call to Action (CTA) 9. […].

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Rhetorical Devices: Antanagoge

Manner of Speaking

This post is part of a series on rhetorical devices. For other posts in the series, please click this link. For a comprehensive, step-by-step overview of how to write a speech outline, please see this post. Device : Antanagoge (pronounced an-tana-goji). Origin : From the Greek ??????????

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Giving away PDFs of 2 novels

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

I am giving away PDFs of my two novels, one which is available now, and the other which should be available by mid-December. How to get them at the end of this post. Available now: Geri: A Post-Pandemic LGBTQ+ Novel … Continue reading →

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Creating an Idea Worth Sharing with Tamsen Webster

Speaker Launcher

Tune in to hear Tamsen Webster share her Red Thread Method and learn how to create an idea worth sharing to make your speech unforgettable! The post Creating an Idea Worth Sharing with Tamsen Webster appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

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Thesis Statement Examples

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The complexity and requirements of a thesis or dissertation can vary according to the university, program or even country you are studying in.

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Do’s and Don’ts of Conquering the Public Speaking Fear

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“They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel.” – Carl W. Buechner You might have come across various presentations where the presenters would have delivered the speech so effortlessly, compelling you to think – “Is speaking in front of the mass audience a child’s play?” Well, it’s […]. The post Do’s and Don’ts of Conquering the Public Speaking Fear appeared first on SketchBubble Official Blog. Presentation Tips

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We who went to Guy Fawkes's old school

Max Atkinson

Like my brother and me, Guy Fawkes went to St Peter's School York , as too did quite a lot of the other gunpowder plotters. When we were there, this was used as an excuse for not allowing us anywhere near a bonfire or fireworks, on the grounds that it was regarded as "bad form" to burn an old Peterite. Many years and many headmasters later, the policy has been changed rather dramatically.

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This one small change gets BIG results

SpeakerSue Says...

Have you noticed all the ocean analogies lately? Maybe it’s because I’m in St. Lucia this week but … Change today, the podcaster said, is like a drop of blue dye in the ocean. Not even noticeable. And, like the ocean, we are not separated droplets… More, from Seth Godin’s blog today: the ocean is made of drops, too many to count. But it all starts with a drop. Which got me thinking about how one tiny drop of a change can yield BIG results.

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Becoming Known via Your Personal Brand with Candis Hickman

Speaker Launcher

Tune in to hear Personal Branding Coach, Candis Hickman share how to find the intersection between personal growth and personal branding. . The post Becoming Known via Your Personal Brand with Candis Hickman appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

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#SPEAKERSUCCESTIP: WHY YOU NEED TO RETHINK YOUR STRATEGY FOR LIST BUILDING

Speaker Launcher

A key marketing strategy for any business, speaking businesses included, is building a list of qualified prospects that you can market to and nurture from prospect to customer. This month’s #SpeakerSuccessTip is focused on rethinking your strategy for list building.

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The Email Marketing Blueprint for Speakers with Nathan Littleton

Speaker Launcher

Is your email marketing creating business for you? Join me to hear Nathan Littleton share his proven formula to ensure your emails get opened and clicked through! The post The Email Marketing Blueprint for Speakers with Nathan Littleton appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

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QR Codes in Times of COVID

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QR codes have been around even before major internet platforms were even born. Before Google Search, Facebook or responsive UI designs taking the Internet by storm, the QR code was being used for high-speed component scanning during vehicle manufacturing.

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Delivering an EPIC Keynote: 4 Resources to Help You Become an Epic Public Speaker

Speaker Launcher

Let’s imagine Covid is in our rearview mirror and you are standing in front of your ideal audience – a live audience (yahoo!). You have them at “hello” and you rock your talk all the way through to closing. Your stories are eloquent and your style conversational.

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An Introductory Guide to Brand Management For Business Leaders

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Did you know that displaying consistent branding across different sales platforms can increase revenue by up to 33% ? That’s a good pocket of growth. But it’s hard to tap into without a systemized approach. Enter brand management. What is Brand Management?

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3 Ways to Stay Focused on Your Speaking Business and Finish 2020 Strong

Speaker Launcher

Have you ever been to or watched a horse race? To keep the horses focused and away from distractions, they put blinders on them to keep them looking straight ahead at the finish line. I feel as though 2020 has been the “year of the distraction.” Between the pandemic, the U.S.

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Get ready, get set, go! Be ready to win!

SpeakerSue Says...

The wonder of it all! When I was a kid living on Long Island, my parents took me to the Worlds Fair in Queens, NY. Bell Systems had this Jetson type futuristic phone – the picturephone! – where you could actually talk and SEE the caller. It freaked me out but my parents assured me that future was very far away. And it was. Until late February. It wasn’t that we didn’t have the modern technology to communicate virtually. We just didn’t have the desire. Or need. Or both.

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Is it Your Open or Close Sabotaging Sales Success?

SpeakerSue Says...

You’ve swiped right to let them know you’re interested. Now what will you write that is authentic yet clever, friendly but not desperate sounding, and likely to motivate a positive response? That first impression you make will likely determine if there is even going to be a relationship. Prospecting for new business is the same! As my friend and UK wedding consultant, Kelly Mortimer says, the secret to conversion is in the open, not the close.

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