2019

How to handle public speaking nerves

Manner of Speaking

On 3 June 2017, professional rock climber Alex Honnold accomplished something that few people thought could be done. He climbed the 3,000-foot granite wall of Yosemite Park’s famous El Capitan, the vertical wall in the photo above. Alone.

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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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Interview: Resolving Public Speaking Anxiety with Jonathan Berent, L.C.S.W., A.C.S.W

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Jonathan Berent, L.C.S.W. has pioneered treatment for performance and social anxiety since 1978. A certified psychotherapist, he has worked with thousands of individuals of all ages in individual, group, and family psychotherapy. He has appeared on “The Oprah Winfrey Show”, “Sally Jessy Raphael”, “Joan Rivers”, “CNN Medical News” and many other TV and radio shows. […] Jonathan Berent, L.C.S.W.

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Learning is not a one-way street

Speak Schmeak

I frequently hear colleagues and friends complain about all the money they’ve spent on coaching or training with disappointing results. Literally never have I heard someone complain about all the work and effort they put into coaching or training, with disappointing results.

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The Power of the Pause

Presentation Guru

A story from Spain. I teach public speaking and presentation skills at a few Executive MBA Programmes in Switzerland and Spain. A few years ago, I was teaching a class at IESE in Barcelona. One of my students was a fellow named Manuel.…

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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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Building Leadership Presence and Power through Embodying Gravitas

Speaking Freely

Learning to embody the physical, vocal, psychological and spiritual qualities of gravitas can help you build leadership presence and power. I coach leaders to build leadership presence and power through developing the characteristics of gravitas. Gravitas is a mix of several complex skills and behaviors – being comfortable in your physical body, thinking deeply, acting […].

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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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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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Alleged Sins of the Parents - Olivia Jade Giannulli Blames Loughlin-Giannulli for Messing Up Her BigTime Life

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Already Olivia Jade Giannulli has lost the accounts of Sephora, TRESemme, and Estee Lauder.    That was through the alleged fraud her parents - Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli - committed in getting her admitted to college.

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Patrick Stewart: A lesson from Shakespeare and Star Trek

Manner of Speaking

I do not consider myself to be a Trekkie, but I was a big fan of Star Trek: The Next Generation. It was the second Star Trek series and the only one that I watched from beginning to end.

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Transcribe or translate your live talk in PowerPoint with a Star Trek twist

PowerPoint Tips

If you have Office 365 (the subscription version that is always updated), there’s a new feature coming out that is truly extraordinary! If you’re in the Office Insider program , you may have it already. Otherwise, you’ll get it when it’s rolled out to everyone with Office 365.

National Speakers Association, Northern California, January Chapter Meeting

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

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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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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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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6 Steps to Enhance Your Leadership Presence through Embodying Gravitas

Speaking Freely

Training in acting can enhance your leadership presence through learning to embody gravitas! Acting teaches you how to become something new. To “become” means to be comfortable with new qualities, behaviors and skills. I taught acting for many years to adults who were mostly professionals. Many of them came to acting classes because they thought […].

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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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Crafting the Perfect Promise Statement for Marketing Your Speaking Business

Speaker Launcher

The Promise Statement. Those of you in my community know that I talk about the importance of a perfect promise statement often. It is, after all, essential for effectively marketing your speaking business and getting people to understand exactly who you are and what you’ll deliver.

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How Your Speaking Style Can Enhance Your Personal Brand

SketchBubble

In today’s ever-changing and increasingly-competitive business landscape, it’s no longer enough to define your company’s brand, you’ve got to also develop your own personal brand.

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Facts - Smirk

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Facts. In her book "Merchants of Truth," former big wig at The New York Times Jill Abramson decries the death of facts. In their place in what is supposed to be journalism is commentary.    Yet, facts are a mutable entity. 

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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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Layer images and shapes for stunning slides

PowerPoint Tips

A simple way to create stunning slides is to layer an image, a shape, and text placeholders. Here are 2 examples: Here are the steps to create these slides: 1. Enter your text. Use the Title and Content layout. You can right-click any blank area and choose Layout>Title and Content.

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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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My next LIVE Online Appearance.

Speak and Deliver

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3 Easy Steps to Smash an Impromptu Speech Out of the Park

Presentation Guru

There was nothing Andrew Brindle hated more than surprises. So, when his boss pointed at him during the weekly meeting and said, “Your turn”, Andrew’s heart began beating a million miles an hour.

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Power of the Pre-Read: Make Mighty Recommendations Through Story

Duarte Blog

Recently, a participant in one of our workshops asked me how to handle a situation where she sends a pre-read deck, then has to present it to people who have (presumably) already seen her deck. I was in a rush and gave an okay, but not fantastic answer. It has been haunting me ever since. [.]

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Stop making these two common HUGE proposal mistakes

SpeakerSue Says...

What is a proposal? Is it a communication tool to: A. provide specific rates, inclusions, availability. persuade buyers you’re the best choice and why.

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16 Graphic Design Trends of 2019 To Use In Presentation Design

SlideModel

Do you want to give your presentation a new distinctive look this year? In that case, you should know the latest graphic design trends.

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5 Strategies for Making a Name for Yourself in Your Target Market

Speaker Launcher

How well known are you in your market? When someone says, “If you want to know all about [insert your industry/expertise here], you’ve got to check out [??]” – is it your name that is coming up in the [??]? If yes – then you have probably done a great job positioning yourself in the […].

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How To Use Your Presentation Skills To Be A Great Leader

SketchBubble

“If you can’t communicate and talk to other people and get across your ideas, you’re giving up your potential.” – Warren Buffet The world of business is guilty of perpetuating a very old myth, which is that leaders are born and not made.

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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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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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3 Steps to Bust Through Shyness and Start a Conversation

K8sVoice

I used to be shy. I was nervous about going out to meet-ups, parties or networking events because I would have to talk to people. That may seem odd for someone passionate about public speaking, but that was my situation.

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Interview: Dr. Gail Ferreira – Agile Leader

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Gail is an executive level expert and thought leader driving the vision and tactical decisions for large-scale transformation programs, from the C-Suite to the team level. Gail excels at leading complex, multidimensional transformations, managing client and vendor relationships.

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Something starts with nothing

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Something starts with nothing… I was bored this morning. All tableted out and didn’t feel like turning on my computer. So I turned on the TV. A woman was being interviewed about the positive side of boredom. Said it could be the beginning of creativity, but most people were too scared to be bored and thought of boredom in negative terms. But she said there were positive sides to boredom. For instance, it begets meditation and opens doors to creativity.

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The Complete Guide to the Best PowerPoint Add-ins

Presentation Guru

Maurizio La Cava makes presentations every day and makes extensive use of PowerPoint add-ins, so he has put together a list of what he considers to be the best ones, grouped for top functions and discusses them in detail below.

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