June, 2020

Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 330) – David Gerrold

Manner of Speaking

David Gerrold – American Science Fiction Screenwriter and Novelist. “The single most important lesson of effective communication is this: Focus on clarity. Concentrate on precisions. Don’t worry about constructing beautiful sentences. Beauty comes from meaning, not language.

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The Final Word on the Final Thought: End Your Virtual Meeting Successfully

DeFinis Communications

Over the past several months, many people have asked me if the formalities of standard speech preparation apply to the more casual virtual presentations taking place today.

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Equipment for Speakers

PowerPoint Tips

I’m writing this during the Coronavirus pandemic and I just heard that webcams are on backorder. That’s because so many more people are presenting and attending meetings from home.

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9 Steps to Conquer Nerves for Interviews and Communicate Authentically

Speaking Freely

In 2008, I was asked by Andrew Dlugan to write an article for his 6 Minutes Public Speaking blog about steps to help conquer nerves for interviews. Now in 2020 with so many people being laid off due to the COVID19 pandemic, I am revising that article and posting it here.

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Don't let the words distract you from the work

Speak Schmeak

Equating racism with hate is a red herring for white people. (Or Or maybe just liberal "enlightened" white people.) Making hatred the defining characteristic of a racist person allows white people to disengage from the exploration of white privilege and implicit bias.

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Blended Learning Models and How to Implement Them

SlideModel

Learning is no longer confined to merely brick and mortar schools where students are confined to whatever is taught by the teacher. It is now common for students to reach out to multiple sources, especially via the Internet to enhance their perspective regarding a topic.

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How to write a speech outline

Manner of Speaking

What is a speech outline? Think of it as a blueprint for a successful speech or presentation. You wouldn’t start construction on a house or building without a blueprint and you shouldn’t build a speech or presentation without proper preparation. That means having a basic outline.

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Racial Injustice, Inspiring Change & the Speaking Business with Orlando Bowen

Speaker Launcher

“Hurt people, hurt other people.” Orlando Bowen “A sustained lack of humanity in its expression, makes you think deeply about your own existence.”Orlando Orlando Bowen I wanted to provide a platform for a conversation that will spark others to start their own conversations.

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Job Interview Strategy to Win Managerial and Executive Positions

Speaking Freely

Use This Job Interview Strategy to Win Managerial and Executive Positions Massive numbers of layoffs during the COVID19 pandemic mean having a job interview strategy to win managerial and executive positions is a wise skill to polish.

2020 130

El Susto: The Role of Storytelling in Solving Type 2 Diabetes in Mexico

Duarte Blog

Recently I attended a discussion series event hosted by The diaTribe Foundation that posed a fascinating question: What is the role of storytelling in solving the Type 2 Diabetes public health crisis?

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What Are the Simple Rules that Help Us Design Better Visual Aids?

Presentation Guru

You don’t need to be a PowerPoint expert to create effective visual aids. The rules I outline here are based on scientific research and human experience. I recommend that you watch this TED talk from David J Phillips.

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 329) – James Baldwin

Manner of Speaking

James Baldwin (1924 – 1987) American Novelist, Poet and Activist. You have to decide who you are and force the world to deal with you, not with its idea of you.”. James Baldwin. Photo courtesy of Allan Warren. The post Quotes for Public Speakers (No.

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The Power of Inquiry: How to Ask Engaging Questions

DeFinis Communications

When presenting to a virtual audience, it’s easy to lose people’s attention and feel the energy plummet. In fact, “the distraction factor” is one of the most important differences between speaking to a live audience versus a virtual audience.

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Inspiring Hope in the Speaking Business with Libby Gill

Speaker Launcher

Quote: “What is the best possible vision of the future and is it within my power to control and make it happen?” Libby Gill The past few months have brought about some very doom and gloom moments for many of us, especially in the speaking business.

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Job Interview Strategy to Win Managerial and Executive Positions

Speaking Freely

Use This Job Interview Strategy to Win Managerial and Executive Positions Massive numbers of layoffs during the COVID19 pandemic mean having a job interview strategy to win managerial and executive positions a wise skill to polish.

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Crafting Content for Virtual Communication: Keep it Short and Interesting

Duarte Blog

You’ve been on the audience end of virtual gatherings for the past couple months. So, when it’s your turn to lead one, you know what you’re up against.

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How the Endowment Effect can Affect Businesses

SlideModel

Businesses can be affected due to consumer behavior that they might find hard to predict. Many theories, models and research have long tried to predict motivations of consumers for buying goods or services based on consumer preferences.

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For a Week Which Will Probably Be More Turbulent Than Usual: Madame Clairevoyant

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

New York Magazine's Madame Clairevoyant's column is something you can hang your hat on. It's a bit of solidity when everything else is whirling around wildly.    This week, with corona out of control, will probably be brutal on the stock market.

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Connect with Your Virtual Audience – Use Compelling Touch Points

DeFinis Communications

Giving a great virtual presentation is all about connecting with your audience, right? But as you may have already realized, building connection through a device screen isn’t that easy.

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How I Made My Dream a Reality… and You Can Too!

Speaker Launcher

With coronavirus and all of the change in the world, it’s easy to forget about the dreams for your business and your life. Many have been in survival mode. Some hanging on by a thread. But what about your dream? Is now the right time to bring it back into your view? I say, heck ya!

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5 Ways Public Speaking Can Be Instrumental in Your Career Growth

SketchBubble

What do you want to become – a sales manager, a talent acquisition expert, a computer analyst, or a doctor? Whatever your career aspirations are, good public speaking skills make you stand out in the extremely competitive job market and give you an edge over other job seekers.

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Influencing Through Story

Duarte Blog

Story is a powerful and persuasive communication device that can move people to dream big dreams, embrace big ideas, and accomplish big things, like transitioning to a new normal. Stories simultaneously engage our senses and trigger thoughts, memories, and emotions.

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Talking about race

K8sVoice

I was born into white privilege. Not wealth, but privilege, nonetheless. I know that. My first ancestor on this North American soil arrived in Boston in 1658. That was on my dad’s side. On my mother’s side, they arrived around the same time but further south in the mid-Atlantic region.

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Equality of Sacrifice, Government Leadership (at all levels), American Optimism - Such Hubris

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The New York Times is blunt: What was put out there to manage or just create the illusion of managing COVID-19 hasn't been effective. More than four months into the pandemic in the U.S., the virus retains total control. Those efforts could go down in history as The Folly of 2020.

2020 56

Public Speaking and Speaking on Camera: Why “Just Act Natural” is Bad Advice

More than PowerPoint...

Let me explain what I’m doing right now. I am sitting alone in a room and I am talking to a piece of glass. And that’s why I think the advice “just act natural” is a bogus piece of public speaking advice.

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Reinventing Your Wealthy Speaker Business with Michelle Villalobos

Speaker Launcher

“We don’t put bums on seats anymore, we put souls in seats. We serve humans, it’s a different vibe.” Michelle Villalobos I met with Michelle just as COVID was starting and the word Coronavirus was beginning to circulate.

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How to Set Up a Winning Customer Success Program

SlideModel

The customer success movement is getting stronger year over year. In 2019, 83% of Customer Success teams increased in size. This year, even more organizations plan to invest in new customer success management programs to ramp up their service levels. But what does customer success mean?

ATD Virtual Conference Q&A with Patti Sanchez and Nancy Duarte

Duarte Blog

During the 2020 Association for Talent Development (ATD) Virtual Conference, Patti Sanchez and Nancy Duarte gave a keynote titled, “Influence Through Story.” ” They spoke about the power of story and how you can use it to increase your influence and impact.

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Am I finally writing my final book?

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Am I writing my final book? I have written 25 or more books (I’ve honestly lost count), all but three or four of which are still for sale (print, epub, Kindle and PDF in most instances; check them out at … Continue reading →

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Unilever Yanks Advertising from Facebook - The Social Network Caves

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It could have gone either way. The movement to boycott advertising on the Facebook platforms could have fizzled out. It was put in play by civil rights groups. Or, it could have picked enough traction to make the social network pay attention to preventing hate speech and misinformation.

2020 56

What can you do when you’re presenting and you freeze?

More than PowerPoint...

What can you do when you’re onstage and you freeze? Try a BIG MUSCLE MOVEMENT. What to do: Find a BIG MUSCLE MOVEMENT that works for you. It should be something you can do easily, that you enjoy doing, and yet looks great or reasonable on stage. Practice this technique. Do it daily.

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How to Book More Business with Speakers Bureaus with Diane Goodman and Kris Young

Speaker Launcher

Navigating toward the “new normal” in the speaking world is proving to be a large learning curve for all of us. On this episode of The Wealthy Speaker Show, I have invited 2 of my long-term friends and veterans of booking speakers for large scale meetings to join me.

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Master the Art of Public Speaking with These 10 P’s

SketchBubble

Public speaking is a vital skill for business owners, potential entrepreneurs, marketing and sales executives, coaches, trainers, and all the individuals related to professional services.

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3 Strategies High-Performing Brands Use to Communicate Data

Duarte Blog

Whether it’s a billion dollar pharma company driving to cure cancer or a local accountant who touts her ability to consistently get customers more money back on their taxes, all companies are using and communicating data in some form or another.

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Working on book: How To Figure Out What You Want To Do, and Get It Done

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

I am working on my 23rd book: Clustering & Chunking: How To Figure Out What You Want To Do. And How To Get It Done. It’s for people who want to get stuff done, be it for pleasure, for work, … Continue reading →

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Summer of Great Suffering: Possible Newsroom Carnage If Alden Global Boosts Stock Ownership of Tribune Publising

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Journalism remains a vocation or sacred calling. Not just a job. In this summer of great suffering, there might be more horror piled on that sector which has always been mission-driven. 

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What You Must Know in an Almost Post Quarantine World

Speak and Deliver

Discipline Inspiration Marketing Motivation Sales Speaking

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