2020

6 tips for speaking English to non-native speakers

Manner of Speaking

Speaking English to an audience of non-native speakers is tricky. Because English is so widely spoken around the world, many native English speakers tend to forget just how complicated English can be for others.

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How to create a logo in PowerPoint

PowerPoint Tips

Would you like to create your own logo, product image, or course symbol in PowerPoint in a few minutes — following some easy steps? If so, you’re in luck, just read on. I’m going to show you how to create this logo — and you can customize it in any way you want.

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Speak Schmeak

Hey peeps! I created a new free offering last year and I want to make sure you got yours! In case this fell through the cracks, here's the info on my new-ish Easy Speaker Proposal Template and tracking sheet !

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National Speakers Association, Northern California, January Chapter Meeting

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

People try to put us d-down (talkin’ ’bout my generation)Just because we get around (talkin’ ’bout my generation)Things they do look awful c-c-cold (talkin’ ’bout my generation)I hope I die before I get old (talkin’ ’bout my generation) — The Who, 1965 Over 50 members and guests of the Northern California Chapter of the National […] People try to put us d-down (talkin’ ’bout my generation)Just because we get around (talkin’ ’bout my generation)Things they do look awful c-c-cold (talkin’ ’bout my generation)I hope I die before I get old (talkin’ ’bout my generation) — The Who, 1965 Over 50 members and guests of the Northern California Chapter of the National […] Podcasts Public Speaking Social Media Generation Coding National Speakers Association

The Ricky Gervais Lesson – If You’re Going to Offend, Do It on Purpose

Presentation Guru

Ricky Gervais, the overexposed English comedian, writer, and actor, hosted Hollywood’s Golden Globes for the fifth time.

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Growing Your Speaking Business with Mark LeBlanc

Speaker Launcher

A successful speaking business doesn’t just happen, it’s a culmination of hard work, dedication and consistently putting strategies in place to grow and flourish over time. On this episode of The Wealthy Speaker Show, we are thrilled to welcome legendary speaker Mark LeBlanc.

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The Ultimate Guide to Using Metaphors in Presentations and Speeches

SlideModel

Metaphors are one of the often-forgotten tricks among presenters. Along with other figures of speech such as similes, analogies personification, and alliteration, they make your texts more engaging, memorable and eloquent.

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Jobs Report, Dow Jones - It's a Dog Fight in Election 2020

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It's palpable. The growls and extreme aggressiveness of a dog fight will dominate Election 2020. That is, if the Democrats want to hold on to what they have now. Can they increase their power? That is not looking good. What is is this: 4 more years. Influential Drudge Report is back to politics.

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Why might speakers cross their legs on stage?

More than PowerPoint...

A woman stands on stage. She’s got her head down as she reads from her index cards. She’s tugging at her scarf and hair with her left hand. Her voice trembles and shakes. Then, she crosses her legs as she stands.

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Communicating on Purpose

K8sVoice

Purpose is a trendy word in business today, but it’s not just another marketing ploy. Humans are hardwired to perform better when they are focused on purpose. It also seems that having a sense that one’s life has purpose significantly supports the health of the central nervous system.

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5 tips to save your batteries (and your presentation)

Manner of Speaking

Slide presentations are a staple of the business world. Every day, there are millions of PowerPoint, Keynote other slide presentations around the world. By some counts, the figure is 30 million each day!

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Why You Should Pay Someone to Coach You in the Toastmasters Int'l Speech Contest

Speak and Deliver

My First Thought? You probably shouldn't. I mean, c'mon, it's just some trophies in a contest determined in a completely subjective manner, and there are a ton of people around in your club and district who will give you totally free advice. But Let's Go Deeper.Not So Good, Good, Great!

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8 Tips to Give a Memorable Academic Presentation

SketchBubble

If you’ve ever been in the audience of an academic presentation, you know that many, if not most, are a bit… well, dull. And when an audience is bored, they tend to forget everything the presenter has said.

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What kind of education do freelance writers need?

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

What kind of education do freelance writers need? An aspiring freelance writer asked me that question recently… I had to pause for a moment to think about it. I’m an English major from York University, but you don’t have to … Continue reading →

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3 New Design Trends to Use in Your Presentations

Presentation Guru

Let’s be honest, not everyone is a designer or has a professional designer on staff. A lot of business owners and marketers are creating their own graphics from scratch. At Venngage we have a ton of designers on staff but I still create a lot of my visuals!…

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The Keys to Closing More Business with Ron Karr

Speaker Launcher

Are you a good closer? It’s not everyone’s superpower, some are fantastic, and others struggle with it. On this episode of The Wealthy Speaker Show, we welcome speaker, author and marketing consultant, Ron Karr who will share some of his insight on how to create the deal that the client must have.

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5 Problem Solving Strategies to Become a Better Problem Solver

SlideModel

A lot of people would agree on the fact that life is full of challenges. People become proficient enough when it comes to catering small problems or issues in hand. However, those who attain exceptional insights into problem-solving can gain success in the long run.

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Tips for Kids on How To Nail Presentations in the Classroom

Duarte Blog

As an adult, public speaking can be a scary thing, and for kids—without the benefit of years of built-up social coping mechanisms—it can be even scarier! Luckily, the same techniques that help adults improve their presentation skills can be a big help to kids in the classroom, too.

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"A Million Little Things" - COMPLEXITY!

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Nothing is simple.    At her six-month check-up Maggie realizes that, no, she does not have her whole life ahead. Not necessarily. All she has ahead is life until her next six month screening. At that time she could find out that the breast cancer has returned.

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Weird is where the growth happens

More than PowerPoint...

A client was rehearsing her presentation. She stood on stage with her arms crossed in front of her. I stopped her. Try standing with your palms out,” I told her. She did, then stopped. That feels weird,” she said. Good,” I said. Try it again.”. She did. Still feels weird,” she said. Again.”.

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3 Lifehacks to increase your impact by doing what you’re already doing

K8sVoice

If you could do one thing to increase your impact, and it was a simple tweak to what you already do AND it would have a positive effect on almost every area of your life, would you do it? Most businesspeople spend 45% of their time listening and 30% speaking (International Listening Association.)

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 326) – Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Manner of Speaking

“Good communication is just as stimulating as black coffee, and just as hard to sleep after.” ” — Anne Morrow Lindbergh. The post Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 326) – Anne Morrow Lindbergh appeared first on Manner of Speaking. Quotes for Public Speakers Anne Morrow Lindbergh Communication Personal development public speaking self-development

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50 Weeks Left

Speak and Deliver

Yes, it took me two weeks to finally podcast in 2020 - but I've been busy! link]. 2020 Coaching Keynotes Motivation New Year Presentations Speaking

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Uncomfortable with conflict? You’re likely a better negotiator

SpeakerSue Says...

“Get comfortable with conflict” is one of the worst bits of advice anyone can receive. Conflict sucks. It causes our stress responses to kick in spewing all sorts of unhealthy body chemicals which makes us act like fools. Instead of getting comfortable with conflict, eliminate it.

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How to Write Any Non-fiction Document

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

If you write non-fiction — be it business documents or promotional copy, or even articles and/or blog posts, you might want to listen to my new podcast: How to Write Any Non-fiction Document You can find it online at: [link] … Continue reading →

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It’s Time to Improve Speaking Skills for the Classroom and Beyond

Presentation Guru

Most adults fear public speaking and, let’s me honest, lots of us aren’t actually very good at it. If adults who have had years to hone the skills are not very good, what do you think the average school kid is like?

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How Our Thinking Impacts the Bottom Line with Kris Plachy

Speaker Launcher

What does it take to create a positive mindset?

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Leadership Styles: What Type of Style Should You Adopt?

SlideModel

Being a good corporate leader is both art and science. On one hand, you need to experiment and often use your “gut feeling” to decide on how you should behave in one situation or another.

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How to Develop a Growth Mindset and Accelerate Your Career

Duarte Blog

If you had to name one thing that would keep you employed, get you hired, or advance your career—what would it be? According to research by LinkedIn, the most sought after soft skills in 2020 are: Creativity, persuasion, collaboration, adaptability, and emotional intelligence.

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Likability Is Power - And Mike Bloomberg Is Clueless How to Nuzzle Up to Everyman/Everywoman

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In that seminal book "The Power Game" by D.C. insider Hedrick Smith, what was hammered was this: Likability is a form of power. What we could add currently is that it's also the source of big bucks paid to influencers on social networks.

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Body Language Tip: when networking, look at feet

More than PowerPoint...

Some people find networking awkward, but it doesn’t have to be. Not if you get in the habit of looking at feet. Feet??? Yes, feet! Feet point toward interest. If you’re talking to someone and your feet are pointing toward each other, cool. You’re both interested and engaged.

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 327) – Kobe Bryant

Manner of Speaking

“Everything negative—pressure, challenges—is all an opportunity for me to rise.” ” — Kobe Bryant Photo courtesy of Keith Allison. The post Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 327) – Kobe Bryant appeared first on Manner of Speaking. Quotes for Public Speakers challenges Kobe Bryant public speaking quote self-development

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 324) – Richard Wagamese

Manner of Speaking

“There is such a powerful eloquence in silence. True genius is knowing when to say nothing, to allow the experience, the moment itself, to carry the message, to say what needs to be said. Words are less important, less effective … Continue reading → The post Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 324) – Richard Wagamese appeared first on Manner of Speaking. Quotes for Public Speakers public speaking public speaking quotes quotes Richard Wagamese

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 21) – Miguel de Cervantes

Manner of Speaking

“A speech that is good, if brief, is good twice over.” — Miguel de Cervantes. The post Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 21) – Miguel de Cervantes appeared first on Manner of Speaking. Motivation Quotes for Public Speakers Demosthenes Public Speaking Quotations quotes

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 325) – Marc Benioff

Manner of Speaking

“Presentation skills are key. People who work for you represent your brand. You want them to present themselves—and represent you—in a certain way.” ” — Marc Benioff Photo courtesy of World Economic Forum. The post Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 325) – Marc Benioff appeared first on Manner of Speaking. Quotes for Public Speakers Marc Benioff presentation skills public speaking public speaking quotes quotes

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Bio Like Beyoncé with Caroline Mays

Speaker Launcher

Have you read your own bio or “about me” page lately? Is it compelling? Do you feel that it’s engaging enough to entice a potential client to stay on your website? To click further into your world and choose you…over the sea of others out there who offer the same thing that you do?

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How to Use Business Systems to Find More Buyers

Speaker Launcher

This month at The Wealthy Speaker School, we are focusing on the topic of finding more buyers. This is an area that many speakers struggle with, regardless of how long they’ve been in business.

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