Using Storytelling as a Sales Tool

Speaker Launcher

The post Using Storytelling as a Sales Tool appeared first on Jane Atkinson. Emerging Speaker Rising Superstar Speaker Seasoned Speaker Speaking Business Strategy Motivational speaker professional speaker sales pitches sales strategy speaker agent speaker launcher storytelling as sales tool

2020 92

Top Tech Tools to Build Audience Engagement

DeFinis Communications

The good news is that today’s technology tools can help you do that—while you’re speaking in real time. Of course, ARS tools have evolved over the years and come in all shapes and sizes and do much more than simple polling.

2014 256

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Guest Blog: The 3 Best Recruiting Automation Tools For 2018

Manner of Speaking

Here are the 3 best recruiting automation tools for 2018. The post Guest Blog: The 3 Best Recruiting Automation Tools For 2018 appeared first on Ideal. Blog ai and automation ai for recruiting recruiting automation recruiting tools recruitment tech

2018 169

The Secret Tool for Booking More Speaking Gigs

Speaker Launcher

The post The Secret Tool for Booking More Speaking Gigs appeared first on Jane Atkinson. One of the most important aspects of building a successful speaking business is remembering that our success is built on the relationships we build.

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Free photo-editing tools

PowerPoint Tips

And you may find the tools elsewhere to be better or easier to use. So here’s a list of free photo-editing tools. I like this tool so much, that I’ve set it as my default to open JPGs and PNGs. Pixlr is a free online photo editor that is also a drawing tool.

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How to Turn Your Website Bio Into a Selling Tool

Speaker Launcher

The post How to Turn Your Website Bio Into a Selling Tool appeared first on Jane Atkinson. How do we write a killer website bio that makes our clients pick up the phone or email us to ask us if their date is free on our calendars?

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Essential tools for visual communications

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

This is the second of a two-part report on the September 27th meeting of Northern California Chapter of the National Speakers Association. On Saturday we heard from two communications experts: Speechwriter Pete Weissman and visual thinking expert David Sibbet.

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Opinion is a persuasive tool

The Presenter's Blog

Audiences, be they customers or colleagues, act when presentations are delivered with the fist-punch impact of belief. They remember presenters who deliver not just the facts, but the flavour of their opinions.

2013 167

Job Search/Career Change - Informational Interviews Are THE Power Tool

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Pay attention: Informational interviews are a power tool in a job search as well as a career change. Unfortunately, that tool tends to be neglected.

2020 52

Tears - Underused Tool in Communications

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

After all, crying as part of a mea culpa is an equal-opportunity tool. In court yesterday when she made her guilty plea, Felicity Huffman also made all the right moves.    Her body language was subdued. She took full responsibility for what she had done. There was remorse.

2019 52

New Tools for Your Presentation Toolbox

Professionally Speaking...

Just like a carpenter has a box of tools, each appropriate for a certain job, we speakers have access to a presentation tool kit filled with things that can help us to better communicate our message and engage our audiences.

2012 175

Top Tech Tools to Build Audience Engagement

DeFinis Communications

The good news is that today’s technology tools can help you do that—while you’re speaking in real time. While some people may think that having technology front and center during a presentation (aside from PowerPoint™) would be too distracting and hard to manage, there are technology tools that make engagement much easier. Of course, ARS tools have evolved over the years and come in all shapes and sizes and do much more than simple polling.

2014 143

5 great tools for presenters

PowerPoint Tips

Jon Thomas, in his blog, Presentation Advisors , has written a post, “ My Five Favorite Free Presentation Design Tools ,&# and I thought I’d share them with you. Compfight is a tool to search for images on Flikr. While I don’t think its tools are the best, it has the most traffic, so uploading your presentations there will get you the most traffic.

2011 144

10 tools for presenting with Twitter

Speaking about Presenting

Gradually tools are being developed to make it easier for you as the presenter to manage the backchannel. I would love to see more tools available which work within the most common slideware – PowerPoint and Keynote.

The Best Presentation Tools for Students in 2020

Presentation Guru

Presentations have long been an integral part of every academic programme and there are quite a few reasons for that. First of all, due to the rate of progress nowadays, children now are more technologically advanced than ever.

2020 52

Hyperbole: A tool of jest, not of anger

The Presenter's Blog

Hyperbole is a well known tool of speech. Not only is it completely the wrong tool for the job but it sounds downright childish, and this is exactly what it was. by Peter Watts.

2014 175

Video - Marketing Power Tool, But Only If Used Right

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It's all-good with video for marketing and sales. For example, more than 50% of those in the loop have found the use of video to be generating the highest ROI. And, about 80% documented that having a video on a landing page can boost conversion rates by 80%. 

2020 56

Sacred Cow #8: The Laser Pointer Is A Useful Tool

Thoughts On Presenting And Design

It seems, at least in my stomping grounds, that it’s just accepted that laser pointers, being presentation tools are wholly appropriate. Tags: Presenting Presenting; technique; tools We’ve seen these people. They’re all over the place.

2009 158

The Smirk - Ultimate Power Tool

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Confidence is power. Read Hedrick Smith on that in "The Power Game." "  And nothing transmits the message of power like The Smirk. The message is: I can't even be bothered with that. However, I am amused. Ridicule is the move we learn in adolescence.

2015 70

Blogging - Mature Medium, But Useful Marketing Tool (7 strategies)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Is blogging worth the time? After all, unlike social networks such as Twitter, the blogging medium is long form. That requires much more than a fleeting thought. Another concern is that blogging is mature. Some recall when it was a "toddler."

2020 52

Master the relationship even when your only tool is email

SpeakerSue Says...

When email is the only tool, top achievers use it strategically and smartly. Email may not be the best tool but it’s up to you to make the most of everything you write. I was on the phone with a client and we were laughing and bonding.

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Technical Writer for Power Tools, Tucson, Arizona (part - time)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Details. careers

How to Engage Your Audience Using Games and Other Fun Tools with Stephen Shapiro

Speaker Launcher

The post How to Engage Your Audience Using Games and Other Fun Tools with Stephen Shapiro appeared first on Jane Atkinson. On this episode of The Wealthy Speaker Podcast we welcome Stephen who will share with us how he uses games and innovation to engage and inspire his audience.

2019 83

Blogging = Branding/Networking/New Business Development Tool

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The blog remains a powerful tool for branding, networking and new business development. Since 2005, I have leveraged blogging as my primary marketing tactic.

2016 65

[Podcast] Behavior Tools and How to Use Them with Jill Davis

Speaker Launcher

These tools are often used in businesses to help avoid bad hires, manage more effectively and retain top talent by identifying the natural traits a person possess and then capitalizing on those for best performance. […]. The post [Podcast] Behavior Tools and How to Use Them with Jill Davis appeared first on Jane Atkinson. To learn more – take a listen to the full podcast below: Ready to start using DISC as a tool to help in your speaking business?

2017 42

Your Voice: The Most Powerful Tool You Have

Presentation Guru

Rightly or wrongly people make lasting assumptions based on first impressions and, I think its fair to say that if you speak with no vocal inflection at all most people will think you sound a bit weird – or if we’re being kind, a lot like a robot.…

2018 67

That "Open Letter" - Communications Power Tool (both internally and externally)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

At DLA Piper, junior partner Vanina Guerrero's open letter achieved its objective: She wanted the right attention for her request to be released from mandatory arbitration to deal with a complaint against one of the law firm's leaders. 

2019 52

Are you giving the audience tools they can use?

Speak Schmeak

One of the things I find lacking in many presentations is the useful take-home tool. How can you provide more useful, relevant and practical tools for your audiences? Sure, I hear lots of good ideas from speakers, but I don't often go home with action steps rather than concepts.

2012 223

A tool I can't live without

Speak Schmeak

I mentioned this briefly in another post, but I thought I would give more time to a recently discovered lifesaving tool that I now realize I can't live without. For more of my lifesaving (or just fun) tools, click here. What tools can you not live without when you present?

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Cool Tools I Use and Love

Communication Steroids

I got to thinking the other day that I’ve never actually compiled a list of those tools and posted it. So here ’tis: some are old friends, some are brand new tools. Tons of additional stats and tools with this free Google tool. My favorite new cool tool!

2010 63

Snail Mail - Powerful Marketing Tool, When Customized

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Since the Pony Express, that kind of marketing tool has been effective. If you haven't experimented with snail mall for a while, you owe it to yourself to invest again in this tool. Most clients come to me to boost their click-open/Call To Action rate in email.

Mail 52

How to create your very own cool shapes with the Custom Shapes tools: Part III-Intersect

PowerPoint Tips

In Part I of this series, I explained the Union tool and how to get all the Custom Shapes tools on your Quick Access toolbar. In Part II, I covered the Subtract tool. The 3rd tool is the Intersect tool and it results in a shape that is the intersection of the selected shapes.

Dog Leash - Multi-Purpose Networking Tool

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The secret to leveraging walking your dog as a multi-purpose networking tool is the same as in real estate: Location, location, location.    But that doesn't necessarily mean an ultra upscale location where you meet the movers and shakers.

2014 69

Using all your tools: Adele tells a story

Speak Schmeak

There is a reason we present in person, and that's to make a case, to stand up and face our audience with all the tools available to us. She simply tells her story , using all the tools at her disposal, and tells it spectacularly.

2011 184

What Is The Best Multi-Touch Presentation Tool Around?

Presentation Guru

At Presentation Guru, we continuously try and keep our audience updated with the newest technology available. In this article, Damjan introduces us to Intuiface, a multi-touch capable program for presenters that’s geared toward the ever-growing market of touch-screens. .

2016 77

Make your words sing like Obama – 9 rhetorical tools that will help your message be remembered forever

Presentation Guru

A big big thank you! Thanks to all of you that attended our podcast on storytelling – ‘Make your words sing’ last week. It’s the second in a series of four podcasts by John Zimmer and Jim Harvey, founders of Presentation Guru, to help you do just that.… … Uncategorised

2020 56

Sandra Zimmer featured in Houston Chronicle Article on Public Speaking as a Career Tool

Speaking Freely

Today, Sunday, March 23, 2014, The Houston Chronicle Jobs Section is printing an article entitled “Public Speaking an Important Career Tool.” ” This article written by Emilia Benton, a copy editor from the Special Publications of Houston Chronicle Media Group, features some of my ideas about the value of public speaking skills for career development. Benton [.].

2014 177

Best Tools for Pitching to Angel Investors « TJWALKER INTERACTIVE

TJ Walker Interactive

News analyzed from a communication perspective.

2011 68

Best Tool for Building a New Space: Google SketchUp

Duarte Blog

My tool of choice for projects like this is Google SketchUp. So we at Duarte would like to extend an extra special thanks to Google for putting a powerful 3D modeling tool into a package even a layman can use.

2013 103

Create The Best Video Presentations With These Innovative Tools

Presentation Guru

We’ve detailed the importance of good streaming services for presentations before, and we’ve also shown how products like GoReact can help you improve your presenting ability by watching yourself after you present.

2016 71

James Comey's "A Higher Loyalty" - Books Still Power Tools

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

However, books still can be power tools. That's because the authors and their teams will be naïve about what it takes to create a book which will be a power tool.

2018 52

How to create your very own cool shapes with the Custom Shapes tools: Part IV-Combine

PowerPoint Tips

This is the final installment of a 4-part series on the Custom Shapes tools. Part I: Union (This part tells you how to find the tools, which are hidden by default.). If you haven’t read those posts, I recommend reading them first.

LinkedIn Pulse Mutating Into Multi-Dimensional Tool

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

LinkedIn Pulse is mutating into a multi-dimensional tool. Remember how it started out as a platform restricted to brandname experts? When it opened the doors to Everyman and Everywoman, evolution kicked in. Currently, on LinkedIn Pulse is a post by writer/editor/consultant Claire Zulkey. She is working on a project and needs to interview cancer survivors who have used online support services. Yes, she is seeking out interview subjects in this way. Interesting.

2015 50