January, 2019

This year, push yourself beyond your boundaries

Manner of Speaking

My wife Julie and I recently returned home after three days in Zermatt, Switzerland with our friends, Florian Mueck and Rose Chong, and some of their friends. Great people and great skiing! Besides being a friend, Florian is also a fellow public speaker, … Continue reading → Motivation Psychology of Public Speaking Florian Mueck Presentation public speaking Rhetoric - The Public Speaking Game

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National Speakers Association, Northern California, January Chapter Meeting

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

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How to speak like a leader

PowerPoint Tips

Do you think of yourself as a leader? Do you want to sound like a leader when you speak? What does that even mean? A leader tries to guide and motivate others to take action and implement change.

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PowerPoint vs. PDF: Which Is the Best Way to Deliver Your Presentation?

Presentation Guru

Giving a presentation is a daily occurrence for many of us. From travelling sales people pitching in high pressure environments, to teachers imparting knowledge in a fun way to children, presentations are vital to communication. Millions are taking place each day.…

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Why (And How) to Care About the First 30 Seconds of Your Talk

Duarte Blog

In 2010, researchers at The Catholic University in Washington D.C. conducted a study about the attention span of lecture attendees. They found that most people stopped paying attention to a speaker only 30 seconds into the speech.

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What do ‘ill’ freelancers do?

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

As many followers of this blog know, I have been a freelance writer and writing teacher/trainer for 25+ years. Some of you may know that I also have MS (Multiple Sclerosis). I was able to work while dealing it for over a decade, but for the last four years it has slowed me down considerably. Can’t go out to teach or train (although I conduct some webinars and teach some online courses) and I can’t attend client meetings.

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When you speak, break the pattern

Manner of Speaking

I am one of the co-founders of Presentation Guru, a digital magazine for public speaking professionals. This post is part of a series designed to share the great content on Presentation Guru with the Manner of Speaking community. ——— In my seven-part series on Chip and … Continue reading → The post When you speak, break the pattern appeared first on Manner of Speaking. Delivery Presentation Guru be unexpected Made to Stick presentations public speaking Stephen Welc

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More Trending

So You Wanna Get Paid to Speak

Speaker Launcher

You’ve arrived here at the doorstep of The Wealthy Speaker community, and I’m guessing you’d like to know some secrets on how to get paid to speak (or how to get paid more to speak). Am I right? Well, you’re in luck! Sharing how you can build and grow a speaking business so you can […].

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John Coughlin, 33 - Suicide of Award-Winning Figure Skater

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

This is the era of high scrutiny of professional behavior. Just about any report of alleged misconduct - sexual and otherwise - is taken seriously. Some of those allegations may be false. Many of us observing this dynamic anticipated a suicide. That is what has happened.

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Facial Expressions Matter When Presenting, Here’s Why

Duarte Blog

About 8 years ago, while visiting my parents in New Jersey for the weekend, I got bored enough to peruse my mother’s Prevention magazine. Actress Amy Brenneman of ABC’s “Private Practice” was being interviewed on her beauty secrets. Boring.

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The Most Reliable Places to Find Credible Data

Presentation Guru

As a presenter, one of the worst things that can happen during your presentation is not you forgetting to mention an important stat/data, but someone from the audience disputing the authenticity of that data. Not only will it embarrass you, it will blow your credibility out of the water.…

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10 tips for dealing wth dry mouth when you speak

Manner of Speaking

If you give a lot of speeches or presentations, there is a good chance that you have experienced dry mouth (also known as cotton mouth) — that parched, sticky sensation that makes your mouth and throat feel like cracked soil … Continue reading → Delivery Nerves dry mouth public speaking Xerostomia

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Could Public Speaking Make You Feel More Alive in 2019?

Inter-Activ Presenting and Influencing

I was prompted to write this post after one of my friends shared an experience whilst on a Skiing Holiday over the New Year Period. My friend, whom I happened to know is an aspiring speaker, posted the following comment on FaceBook “ “Managed to ski today.

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Spontaneity, Stories & Humor with Kelly Swanson

Speaker Launcher

On this episode of the Wealthy Speaker Podcast we are talking with Kelly Swanson about telling your story, how to be spontaneous, and add a little humor. Today, Kelly is joining us to discuss how to be more authentic on stage. Kelly is an award-winning storyteller, comedian, motivational speaker, Huffington Post Contributor, and cast member of The Fashion […]. The post Spontaneity, Stories & Humor with Kelly Swanson appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

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Student Loan Debt, Compassion Fatigue, No Life/Work Balance - Veterinarians Are Driven to Suicide

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

How many of us animal lovers regret not training to become veterinarians? That professional path seems to offer both the satisfaction of helping animals and a good living. So wrong. The Washington Post has a major article on how veterinarians are committing suicide at a rate 2 to 3.5

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My next LIVE Online Appearance.

Speak and Deliver

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The Best Way to Protect Yourself from Misleading Graphs

Presentation Guru

A person trying to persuade you toward their point of view may well use a graph to present information. After all, “a graph isn’t an opinion – it represents cold hard numbers and who can argue with those?” ” Well, guess what?…

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Don’t let this moment define you

Manner of Speaking

Have you ever had one of these experiences while speaking in public? You forgot what you wanted to say and froze on stage. Your computer crashed and you fumbled your way through the presentation. An audience member made a comment … Continue reading → The post Don’t let this moment define you appeared first on Manner of Speaking. Motivation fear of public speaking public speaking Ryan Speedo Green

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How to Create Realistic To-Do Lists and Get More Done

SlideModel

The to do list debate never gets old. Some swear by their agendas saying that having a to do list is the only thing keeping them sane. Others shrug and state that listing up a bunch of tasks never helps them get more done. Yes, it’s true that 41% of to­-do items are never completed.

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Skiing with Paddy Ashdown: fond, if sometimes exhausting, memories

Max Atkinson

SKI HOLIDAY TOUR OPERATORS These pictures of Paddy and me were taken ten years ago on the last of many ski-holidays we'd spent together since 1988, when he'd become leader of the LibDems.

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Economic Jitters - All-Ears for Socialism (remembering days of heaven as doctoral student)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

As anticipated, after the MLK holiday, the DOW opened lower.    It's 9:33 AM ET and the DOW is down 152.63. When I check my portfolio at the close of trading, it will probably also be down. 

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Executive Presence is Not About You

K8sVoice

When we facilitate our Vocal Impact workshop on Executive Presence, we begin with a discussion of the characteristics of EP. What is it? Often, participants describe it as “charisma,” or that indescribable “certain something” that some people have because “they were just born that way.”

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How to Use Focused Hustle to Build Your Speaking Business

Speaker Launcher

Over the last few months, I’ve seen a number of stories in the news saying “success is not all about hustle… what we really need is a balance”. Because of this, I felt inclined to define, and get very clear about, the “Wealthy Speaker” interpretation of hustle. At The Wealthy Speaker, we actually call it […]. The post How to Use Focused Hustle to Build Your Speaking Business appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 300) – “A Star is Born”

Manner of Speaking

Quote No. 300 for public speakers. Hard to believe. When I began this series back in 2009 with Quote No. 1, I wasn’t sure that I would find enough quotes to keep it running for long. But time and again, … Continue reading → Quotes for Public Speakers A Star is Born Bradley Cooper Lady Gaga public speaking Public Speaking Quotations quotes

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How to Overcome Analysis Paralysis to Make the Best Possible Decision

SlideModel

Many people who believe they’re not good at making decisions are actually not all that bad at coming up with the right decision; provided they can overcome their tendency of overthinking and procrastinating decision making. In other words, they simply suffer from Analysis Paralysis.

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Paddy Ashdown: personal & public memories of a friend

Max Atkinson

PERSONAL The death of a spouse, father, mother, close relation or close friend is always an awful experience for those who survive them. And, having lost every one in this list, I think I may be a bit more expert on experiencing grief than a lot of people. My first wife died from sudden heart attack after supper one night in April 1992 when we were both quite young (48).

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"The Last Days of John F. Kennedy Jr." - More 1950s PRish Than Documentary

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

There are those of a certain age who remain suckers for photos and videos of the Kennedy clan. I belong to that category. So that's why I continued with the two-hour ABC presentation of "The Final Days of John F. Kennedy Jr." " From the father's days as a U.S.

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The best communication advice anyone ever gave me

Joan Detz Speaker Services

More than ten years ago, I did a presentation on public speaking for the Columbia Women in Business Association. It went well. Afterwards, an attendee came up to thank me for the tips I offered. Then she added: “I’d like to thank you by giving you a tip of my own.” Here’s a summary of […]. Career info International speakers Presentation skills

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How to Get Noticed by Meeting Planners with Lori Pugh Markham

Speaker Launcher

On this episode of the Wealthy Speaker Podcast we are talking with Lori Pugh Markham about what it takes to catch the eye of meeting planners. We are excited to have with us, Lori Pugh Markham from Meeting Planners International. Lori has 14 years of experience in the meetings and events industry on both the […]. The post How to Get Noticed by Meeting Planners with Lori Pugh Markham appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 302) – Martin Luther King Jr.

Manner of Speaking

“A man dies when he refuses to stand up for that which is right. A man dies when he refuses to stand up for justice. A man dies when he refuses to take a stand for that which is true.” ” … Continue reading → The post Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 302) – Martin Luther King Jr. appeared first on Manner of Speaking. Quotes for Public Speakers Martin Luther King public speaking public speaking quotes quote

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6 Customer Journey Maps You Can Swipe

SlideModel

When retail was all brick and mortar, things were simple. Business displayed their inventory; customers came in and physically assessed it and bought what they liked. Payments, returns and exchanges were handled in the store. Was there a buying journey then?

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Travelling Presentation Coach? Here’s All the Kit You Need

Presentation Guru

In this article, Jim Harvey explains the equipment that he takes with him all over the world when he’s speaking, training or presentation coaching. Jim has also created a page on Amazon where you can see a selection of all of these devices to buy if you want to do that. … Hardware Mobile & Tablet Technology featured preparation Presentation Hardware presentation technology Technical Problems Video

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David Stokoe - The Invisible Hand Gets a Gun

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It was economic thought leader Adam Smith who explained that all's well that ends well when the marketplace is allowed to operate unfettered. He called that dynamic "the invisible hand." " But, what Smith didn't anticipate is that the invisible hand might get a gun.

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American Donald video; ‘guess who’ is singing!

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

I’ve tried, for me, a different kind of writing: a satiric song: American Donald. You can hear the song, view the video and read the lyrics here: [link]. If you like American Woman, and if Trump is not your cuppa, and if you enjoy a rockin’ female singer, you will enjoy the video!

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Creating the Speech for your Message - Q&A

Speak and Deliver

Follow up Facebook Live Q&A. Get your 30 minute consult by emailing me at rich.hopkins@gmail.com. Don't let 2019 go by without you finally getting your message on stage

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 301) – Jimi Hendrix

Manner of Speaking

“Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.” ” — Jimi Hendrix Photo attributed to Scanpix. The post Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 301) – Jimi Hendrix appeared first on Manner of Speaking. Quotes for Public Speakers Jimi Hendrix public speaking quotes

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Pick Up the Phone & Book That Business with Anthony Stears

Speaker Launcher

On this episode of the Wealthy Speaker Podcast we are talking with Anthony Stears about telephone sales. We are thrilled to be joined by Anthony all the way from the UK, also known as The Telephone Assassin. The Telephone Assassin is on a mission to get businesses talking again and stop people from hiding behind […]. The post Pick Up the Phone & Book That Business with Anthony Stears appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

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