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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Create an animated intro for videos in PowerPoint

PowerPoint Tips

If you want to create a series of short training or promotional videos, it’s useful to have an intro that you put in front of each video. This might include your company’s branding or just create a theme that viewers associate with your videos.

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Seven Tips to Crush Your Next Conference Call

Matt Eventoff

It occurs on a regular basis for almost every individual in the corporate world, and it is also the most fraught with peril. The scourge of the modern executive. The captor of thousands (or maybe millions) of hours each and every day. The dreaded… conference call!

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An Exercise for Managing Anxiety from Sandra Zimmer

Speaking Freely

It seems like a good time to share some techniques and exercises for managing anxiety with whomever happens to land on my blog. The Coronavirus outbreak has brought a focus on anxiety. It is a real issue for many of us as we are working from home and sitting with uncertainty about our future.

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Garbage Language

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Obfuscation is alive and well in the corporate world. Molly Young writes in New York Magazine about the ways the Millenial generation of white-collar workers replicate the communication patterns of the organization man and woman.

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How can I help?

Speak Schmeak

You don't need any advice from me on hand-washing or social distancing. I'm not going to share "how The LisaB Company is responding to COVID-19." Pretty sure you don't care. ?? I'm not a mental health expert, a scientist or a life coach, and I know you can find resources on how to cope elsewhere.

2020 130

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.

2020 79

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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Responding to COVID-19 and Coronavirus

Manner of Speaking

One of Gabriel García Márquez’s novels is entitled Love in the Time of Cholera. We could easily call the current state of affairs in the world Life in the Time of Coronavirus.

2020 162

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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Introduction to The Atheist Chronicles

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Introduction, and table of contents, to The Atheist Chronicles: Why the Beliefs of Theists of Every Stripe Are So Unbelievable Introduction I was raised a fundamentalist Christian. A Pentecostal. A theist. My father believed that the earth is six thousand … Continue reading →

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Grow your Self-Confidence

Speaking Freely

Self-Confidence – a feeling of self-assurance arising from your appreciation of your own abilities or qualities. No quality is more important for success than self-confidence. Confidence in yourself allows you to go through life as an adventure.

2020 130

Recommended: Korean Romantic Dramas

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

These are unusual times. A challenge we all face as the minimize the spread of the coronavirus is how to stay healthy and sane in the growing regions of the world where we’ve been asked to stay indoors. An antidote to the ‘self-isolation blues’ is to lose yourself in a good TV series. Apologies to […]. Shallow End coivd-19 coronavirus k-drama Korean Romance

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Empowering women means paying them

Speak Schmeak

After yet another request from a women's organization asking me to speak for free, I wrote this post on Facebook. I then posted it on Instagram and Twitter, and as an article on LinkedIn. My speaking colleagues are sharing it and getting lots of comments!

2020 130

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!…

2020 78

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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Creating Your “All Weather” Speaking Business with James Taylor

Speaker Launcher

We are doing our best to keep you informed and help create ideas to keep your business running throughout this global crisis.

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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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Generation Z - Lost Edge

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Generation Z went by the nickname "iGen." " Their signature had been their total comfort with digital technology. Digital, not analog, had been the world they had been born into. And that gave them the unique edge. They were designated as Golden. That was then. 

2020 56

Price of Rhetoric – The Public Speaking Game™ reduced

Manner of Speaking

These are difficult times. The coronavirus, COVID-19 has hit the world hard. And it looks like things are going to get worse before they get better.

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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.

2020 56

How to Communicate as We Anticipate COVID-19, and why we must

K8sVoice

Many people have expressed to me that they are scared right now. Although I didn’t expect that to mean we should stock up on toilet paper, the fear is valid, or at least understandable. We are overwhelmed with conflicting reports, doomsday headlines, and mass uncertainty.

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Governments Must Take Urgent Financial Action To Deal With Life Under COVID-19

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Governments are going to go into stupidly ridiculous debt, or bankrupt, supporting their populations as businesses go under during this COVID-19 virus outbreak… Here’s what they should do, and do soon: Suspend all rent and mortgage payments Roll back prices … Continue reading →

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National Speakers Association, Northern California, January Chapter Meeting

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Did you get your free gift?

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 !

2020 130

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?

2020 70

4 Tips for Choosing the Best Virtual Backgrounds on Zoom Meetings

Duarte Blog

Here at Duarte, we not only teach communication skills, we teach people how to present themselves. In this new virtual world, we have to consider how we appear and communicate virtually—like on Zoom meetings—and what that means for how our audience perceives our brand.

2020 67

The Best Speaker Website Contest 2020: And the Winner Is…

Speaker Launcher

This year’s Best Speaker Website contest brought us some fantastic examples of speaker websites. The process of narrowing down all the fabulous submissions was tough! And now all of your final votes are in… and it was the closest contest we’ve ever had!

2020 66

A Quick Guide to Buyer Personas

SlideModel

Personalization. Every marketer today understands that personalized messages hit the mark way more frequently than generic pitches. In fact, every dollar invested in advanced personalization generates twenty dollars in return.

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Coronavirus Economy, Legal Sector & Branding - How Law Firms Frame Cost-Cutting Initiatives

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The challenge for many law firms in what could be called The Coronavirus Economy is this: How to do extreme cost-cutting without appearing to be in financial distress. Yes, that's a branding issue. And it's serious.

2020 56

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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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.”.

2020 56

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.

2020 52

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!

2020 65

Reimagining Conferences

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

At a time when the COVD-19 novel coronavirus is causing conferences around the world to be canceled or postponed, it’s more important than ever to take a long hard look at the fundamental ways that large gatherings for professional purposes are structured. For too long, organizers have tried to cram a full schedule of keynotes, […]. Business Communication Keynotes Public Speaking Technology conferences coronavirus COVID-19 Forbes

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