2020

Exciting news!

Manner of Speaking

I have some exciting news to share. I began writing this blog in May 2009. It was an experiment to see what blogging was like. However, given that the lifespan of the average blog is short – most blogs stop … Continue reading → The post Exciting news! appeared first on Manner of Speaking.

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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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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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Become a “Consumer” of Virtual Presenting

DeFinis Communications

If you want to become great at something, you have to immerse yourself in the topic and study it thoroughly. This is true for everything from art and technology to music and even virtual presenting.

2020 130

Adjust your expectations of virtual presenting

Speak Schmeak

One of the things that presenters love so much about being in front of a live audience is the instant gratification of your audience's responses. We're in direct contact with the emotional impact of our words and delivery. The audience smiles, they laugh, their body language changes and shifts.

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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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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!

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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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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.

2020 91

Lucas County, OH Leads State in COVID-19 Deaths - Face Mask Maker Marki

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Such a reversal of fortune. Lucas County, Ohio had been a relative safe heaven from COVID-19. We who lived here felt blessed. On Facebook we reassured our friends around the world that we were doing just fine. That was then.

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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.

2020 243

Cut Through the Noise: How to Design Slides for Virtual Presentations

Duarte Blog

Before you start pushing pixels on your next slide, take a moment to put on your design thinking cap. Design thinking isn’t just knowing how a design program works, or what colors look nice next to each other. You’re actively design thinking?—even even in your non-design jobs?—when

2020 81

Collaborate with others in real time using PowerPoint on the Web

PowerPoint Tips

Did you know that you can collaborate with others on a PowerPoint file in real-time using PowerPoint on the Web? That’s the same thing as PowerPoint Online.) You can do the same in Microsoft Word and Excel, but I’ll focus on PowerPoint, of course.

2020 170

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.

2020 130

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 158

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

Trusting Yourself and Taking Risks with Jason O. Harris

Speaker Launcher

Quote: “I’ve been absolutely blown away by the commitment, by the caring and the conscious endurance and persistence that people have had on the front lines.” Jason O. Harris We recorded this podcast around the beginning of April when we were a few weeks into the COVID shut down.

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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

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 96

Understanding Gen Z: Characteristics, Habits, and Differences from Millennials Explained

SlideModel

Generation Z, Zoomers, iGen, Homeland Generation, Gen Tech — many names are floating around the interwebs to describe the “commonly uncommon” generation of 8 to 23-year olds. So who is Gen Z really? Let’s figure it out together! What is Generation Z?

2020 95

Zoom Meetings: Prevent BATS IN THE CAVE with 2 simple tips

More than PowerPoint...

I’ve been in quite a few Zoom web meetings lately, and I’ve seen a lot of BATS IN THE CAVE, if you know what I mean.

2020 72

A new look for Manner of Speaking

Manner of Speaking

Manner of Speaking has a new look. I began writing my blog on public speaking in May 2009. After almost 11 years and nearly 4 million visits, it was time to upgrade the website. Over the past two months, I have been working with Moonshot , a team of website developers based in Budapest, Hungary.

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10 Ways to Communicate with Empathy and Authority in Times of Crisis

Duarte Blog

This is a rapidly evolving situation. For the most up-to-date information on the Coronavirus visit the World Health Organization’s website here, and view their latest advice on public self-care here.

2020 83

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.

2020 148

Working with Co-Presenters: How to Organize a Team Presentation

DeFinis Communications

If you’ve ever had to co-lead a virtual meeting, you know the challenges inherent in online team communication. First, it can be complicated simply deciding which topic or aspect of the presentation each presenter will address.

2020 130

I have a secret.

Speak Schmeak

There are so many great online programs out there, and I have several coaches whose programs I'm pretty much always going to join.

2020 151

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.

2020 130

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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National Speakers Association, Northern California, January Chapter Meeting

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Problem Solving with Digital Signage

Presentation Guru

Everywhere you look, digital signage screens are popping up. Banks, restaurants, waiting rooms, government facilities, and factory floors are all using this new technology to keep their employees and customers informed.

Micromanagement: Signals to Avoid It and Become a Better Leader

SlideModel

Micromanagement can turn your company into a toxic workplace that good employees abandon. Most leaders realize this, but few take proactive action towards addressing this issue.

2020 93

COVID-19: More Than 1,000 New Cases in 1 Day in Ohio

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Ohio's governor Mike DeWine had been a national hero. Before COVID-19 reached his state, he was proactive. Part of that was doing the unpopular: imposing a comprehensive shutdown.    For a while, the state was spared the worst of the virus.

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How to speak with authentic charisma

Manner of Speaking

How can we speak with charisma—authentic charisma—when we are on stage? That is the subject that Jim Harvey and I discussed in the fourth and final edition of our webinar series. The first webinar covered some of the secrets of storytelling. The second webinar covered rhetorical devices.

2020 176

How to Lead Better Virtual Meetings

Duarte Blog

Leading effective meetings is hard enough; and suddenly, we all have to be just as effective without the benefits of meeting in person.

2020 81

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.

2020 130

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.

2020 130

Embrace imperfect action

Speak Schmeak

"It's always easier to just say no. It's always easier to say 'We can't do it.' Because when you say 'We will try to do it,' now you're changing things, and whenever you change, there's opposition. Every time. So it's always easier just to stay status quo.

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