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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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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National Speakers Association, Northern California, January Chapter Meeting

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

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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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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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More Trending

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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My next LIVE Online Appearance.

Speak and Deliver

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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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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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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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Public speaking for women

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

It’s good to see Susan Cain getting well-deserved press in the Financial Times. Her 2013 book Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking and guest posting on this blog are a a great resource for anyone intimidated by the challenge of speaking in public. Opening an article in the Dec […]. Public Speaking Kate Peters lisa braithwait Patricia Fripp susan carter women speakers

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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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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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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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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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"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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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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How to Overcome Analysis Paralysis to Make the Best Possible Decision

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Life - Likely, It Doesn't Get Better Than This

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Last week, the postman brought a large check. It was payment for three rush assignments for a client. Now I no longer have to go into high angst about any financial emergency. That doesn't exist any more because I am rolling in dough, again.

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Election 2020 - Doug, Kamala Harris' Husband, Contacted Me

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It's been going on for several days. That is, the campaign associated with Election 2020. But it wasn't until this evening that I received an email from, of all people, Kamala Harris' husband Doug. All nice and friendly. Like he, Kamala, and I have been buddies since grade school. 

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"The Good Doctor" - Renewed for Season 3? Will Shaun Murphy MD Lose His License?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"The Good Doctor" had made it to Season 2. That was despite the oddball premise that an autistic surgeon who becomes distracted would he hired as a resident in a major hospital. And not terminated after a few days. Well, the ratings for Season 2 haven't been too hot.

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"Dateline" - Video Games as Social Networks

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

On television, viewers like real-life crime and mystery. So, it's expected that the combination of the two would flood programming. There are plenty of shows on television with the format of real-life crime that gets solved on the air.

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Car Stuck on Ice - Gold Coast of CT vs. What Will Probably Be Post-Lordstown OH

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"You should have a garage." " That's what some Gilded Age types told me on the Gold Coast of Connecticut. There had been snow, then a freeze. I was struggling to extricate my car off the ice. Yes, there was alternating rocking/shoveling.

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Fleeing NY State - It's Not Just the Snow

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

This weekend's BigSnow probably has some residents of New York state considering fleeing the region.    But the reasons why 180,306 did just that between July 2017 and July 2018 went beyond the weather. Here are more details from the New York Post. According to the U.S.

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Celebrate Graying as Rite of Passage - Not So Fast

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Of all media, The Wall Street Journal , which is focused on business, has an article on graying as new cool.    Some are positioning and packaging graying as a meaningful rite of passage. Others are simply not pushing back against aging.

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Blizzard of 2019 - Likely Not One for History

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

There were blizzards that made history. The blizzard of the early 1960s shut down schools in northern New Jersey for a week. The one in the late 1970s left unplowed streets throughout western Pennsylvania for about as long.    The blizzard of 2019 probably will no way be historic.

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