October, 2021

Interview with Alfred Poor: Better Online Presentations

PowerPoint Tips

Alfred Poor is an expert in helping speakers and companies create successful online events.

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Free Presentation Skills Assessment

Manner of Speaking

Jim Harvey , my co-founder of Presentation Guru , and I have been developing a comprehensive questionnaire to help people assess their level of skill when it comes to presentation skills and public speaking.

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It's okay to be "unprofessional"

Speak Schmeak

"Emotion in business is unprofessional." Black women's natural hair is unprofessional." Tattoos are unprofessional." Facial hair is unprofessional." Poor grammar/spelling is unprofessional." And for speakers (I've actually heard these): "Flat shoes are unprofessional." Curly hair is unprofessional."

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Speaking on Tricky Topics with Gregg Brown

Speaker Launcher

Quote: “You have to build a bridge between you and your audience. It doesn’t matter if it’s a tricky topic or not; how do we build that bridge, take them to where we need to get to, and then do the reveal when people can hear it.” Gregg Brown Have you ever been speaking to […].

3 Visual Communication Strategies for Your Sales Team

SketchBubble

Effective communication is grist to the mill for businesses of all sizes, from small to large.

Lessons from Our Training Pivot: How Virtual Presentations Build Soft Skills and Connections

Duarte Blog

Remember when everyone thought the pandemic shut-down was going to last a couple of weeks? We figured we’d catch up on our favorite shows, bake some loaves of bread, go on a few walks, then life would be back to normal. But then weeks turned into months. And months turned into…well, you know.

3 techniques for putting less text on your slides

PowerPoint Tips

You probably know that creating slides with lots of text on them is a sure sign of “Death by PowerPoint.” ” Even if your content is valuable and interesting, the text makes it LOOK boring. Also, research has shown that images attract more attention.

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The Presentation Guru Presentation Skills Questionnaire – How Do YOU Rate?

Presentation Guru

For the past 18 months, Presentation Guru has been developing a comprehensive presentation skills questionnaire to help people (whatever their experience as presenters) assess their current ability in this life-changing skill.

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The Power of Contagious Enthusiasm with Cassandra Worthy

Speaker Launcher

Are you presenting your authentic self on and off stage? Join me to hear Cassandra Worthy share how she has created a very successful speaking career just by being herself. The post The Power of Contagious Enthusiasm with Cassandra Worthy appeared first on Jane Atkinson. The Wealthy Speaker Podcast

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6 Public Speaking Tips to Make a Long-Lasting Impression at Your Next Business Meeting

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Are you one among those who feel intimidated and overwhelmed by getting an email regarding an invitation to a business meeting? If so, you are not alone!

How to talk like a business leader…or a pirate

K8sVoice

A great costume needs a great vocal disguise, just as a great slide deck begs for a great speaker. In this post, you will find three steps to prepare for either Halloween or your next business presentation. After all, it’s not every business leader who can talk like a pirate! .

Guide to Presenting Using the Pyramid Principle

SlideModel

The conventional method for presenting a PowerPoint presentation entails reflecting upon the facts and fine details to draw the audience towards a conclusion.

Write What You Know

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Write What You Know I confess, as a freelance journalist and non-fiction freelance writer, if I followed the “write what you know” rule of writing, I would have written very little. Because I know very little. I had to bend … Continue reading →

What Do the Best Presenters and Public Speakers Do (That Makes Them Better Than the Rest)?

Presentation Guru

We have used the last 18 months to build a competency framework and a presentation skills questionnaire that will help individuals, professionals, and organisations understand the current level of their presentation skills, and easily identify ways to build the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and habits of the very best communicators.…The

Why Building a Diverse Business Matters

Speaker Launcher

Diversity in business is a topic that many of you know about, and some of you may even speak about. But for business owners like me, or like you running a speaking business, diversity doesn’t always come into consideration when building out your team. But it should.

Change your Email Action Request Depending on Your Stage of Sale

SpeakerSue Says...

(Prospecting emails that land in my inbox are natural fodder for this blog.). Imagine when I realized how turned off I was by a cold prospecting email where the seller wrote, “Please check my * Calendar App * for an available time” but NOT by the seller who wrote almost the identical (ever slightly more brain friendly) words, “Please choose a convenient time here [Calendar App link] to further discuss”. A blinding flash of the obvious!

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Book Review: There is Nothing for You Here, by Fiona Hill

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Fiona Hill burst onto the national, and international, stage when she testified in the 2019 impeachment hearings for President Donald J. Trump.

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Consulting Report: How to Write and Present One

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Consultants have many tools of the trade at their disposal — frameworks, analytics dashboards, data science models, and more. Yet many clients still expect to receive a narrated consulting report. So how do you write one? This guide will show you. What is a Consulting Report?

Spreading Kindness as a Business Strategy with Shola Richards

Speaker Launcher

Looking for a kinder, gentler workplace? Join me to hear Shola Richards share how embracing a culture of kindness changed his life and his business for the better! The post Spreading Kindness as a Business Strategy with Shola Richards appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

30 Days to Better Marketing that Helps You Book More Speaking Gigs

Speaker Launcher

Have you ever been in the running for a speaking gig only to lose it to someone that you know is not nearly as good a speaker as you are? Frustrating, right? Then you are left wondering what tipped the scales in their favor. What are they doing that you aren’t that is getting them […].

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A Checklist for Presenters – Our New FREE Questionnaire is Here

Presentation Guru

The team at Presentation Guru has been developing a comprehensive presentation skills questionnaire to help people assess their current level of skill in this life-changing ability.

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Update your playbook with this email tip

SpeakerSue Says...

Your sales emails sound exactly like your competitors. I know because before working with a client, I always mystery shop their competition. The result: If I take out the name of the hotel, pharmaceutical or artificial intelligence company and swap it with its competitor, no one would know. Those mystery shops have taught me that passionate sales professionals so want to make – exceed – their numbers, that they stick to what used to work.

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One simple tip to write email to get action and results

SpeakerSue Says...

Subject: Is now a bad time? Likely, you already know what I’m going to say: The subject line sucks. It’s negative. Self-sabotaging. Depressing! More, Georgetown professor, Christine Porath, found “the mere exposure” to negative words can impact customers and colleagues abilities “to process information and perform up to standards.”. Our choice of negative words actually impacts our well-being, and that of our recipients, too. The simple tip to ensure your emails get action?

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Consulting Report: How to Write and Present One

SlideModel

Consultants have many tools of the trade at their disposal — frameworks, analytics dashboards, data science models, and more. Yet many clients still expect to receive a narrated consulting report. So how do you write one? This guide will show you. What is a Consulting Report?