Create a tabbed presentation for longer presentations with lots of topics

PowerPoint Tips

When you do a long presentation with lots of topics, you can help your audience understand and remember more by explicitly displaying the presentation’s organization. A visual list of topics helps them relate each topic to the wholeness of the presentation.

TV Cop Shows - Topical Hacks

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Most of the cop shows leverage topical controversial issues to capture and keep eyeballs. The world of network television is very competitive. Last night, "Law & Order SVU" featured as a sub-theme the problem of the alcoholism gene.

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Should women speakers include--or avoid--topics about women?

The Eloquent Woman

Women speakers have so often been silenced in our world history that they deserve the right of self-determination for the topics of their speeches. The radio producer had found this blog and wanted to use it as a muse for a program on women and public speaking. Great news!

Choosing a speech topic

Inter-Activ Presenting and Influencing

Sometimes you are told given a speech topic and other times the choice is left entirely up to you. The purpose of this short post is to give you some practical guidance on how to choose the best speech topic of a presentation. This latter option can leave people feeling completely stuck. The [.]. Speech Writing Presentation Skills Public Speaking speech writing tips

From the vault: 6 ways to speak about a contentious topic

The Eloquent Woman

Whether you're campaigning or just trying to get through a meeting, tough topics add extra layers to your task. But when your topic or subject creates the difficulty, you're facing the great equalizer , the challenge that might thwart both the confident and the shy speaker.

Structuring a topical comedy monologue within a speech

Nick R Thomas - A Public Speaker's Blog

How to construct a logically-sequenced and effective short topical comedy routine for public speaking In my previous post I wrote about adding topical jokes to a speech or presentation. and your audience will find it easier to follow if your topical gags and observations flow in a logical sequence rather than just delivering jokes in a scattergun fashion. The routine was introduced after the part where I spoke about writing topical comedy for radio.

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Topical cartoon???

Max Atkinson

Yet again, this week''s Private Eye contains some brilliant cartoons, of which this is one of many very different topical themes - keep up the good work, chaps

Shatter Your Writer's Block Pt II: 7 Quick & Dirty Writing Solutions

Speak and Deliver

Table Topics. Brainstorming Life Story Speechwriting Table Topics Writer''s Block A few weeks ago, I wrote about ''Speechwriting in Reverse'' as a solution to Writer''s Block. In a nutshell, it means Speak, Record, Transcribe.

Same topic, two different approaches

Speak Schmeak

Two speakers, same topic. Two presentations: same topic, but different outcome. Here's a visual example of the same topic presented in a bare-bones unemotional fashion vs. an engaging, interesting, artistic fashion: skateboard deterrents.

Same topic, two different approaches

Speak Schmeak

Two speakers, same topic. Two presentations: same topic, but different outcome. Here's a visual example of the same topic presented in a bare-bones unemotional fashion vs. an engaging, interesting, artistic fashion: skateboard deterrents.

Tough topics, tough audiences

Speak Schmeak

I came across the topic on two other public speaking blogs, so I decided to post a link to my own two cents. This seems to be the month to talk about difficult audiences.

Ideas for the weekly team meeting

The Presenter's Blog

It’s subjects meander through presenting, sales, e-commerce, customer services and all manner of behavioural and motivational topics. Introduce the theme at next weeks meeting and ask your team to explore that topic over the week to come before reporting back. by Peter Watts.

What topics should I write more about?

Speak Schmeak

Please leave me a note in the comments about what public speaking-related topics you'd like to read more about. I cover some topics to death and others not enough, so it would be great to know what you're wanting more info about so I can do that for you!

Snowquester: Weather as bonding topic

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The sweet spot in bonding with strangers, neighbors, service providers, and even classmates and clients from decades ago has been the weather.    At least since Irene.    As Sandy and Nemo followed, the pull force of concern about the weather intensified.

How to speak on a Boring Topic | Public Speaking | Presentation Training

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 250) – Seth Godin

Manner of Speaking

The topic of the talk isn’t you, the topic of the talk is the audience, and specifically, how they can use your … Continue reading → Quotes for Public Speakers audience public speaking Public Speaking Quotations quotes Seth Godin“You are not being judged, the value of what you are bringing to the audience is being judged.

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Public Speaking - Informative Speech Topics

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There is no such thing as a dry topic

Speak Schmeak

I've heard from my clients who are engineers, finance people, doctors and scientists that their topics are dry and boring, that their audiences want tons of data, and that there's no way to make their presentations interesting. A topic is dry when the writer or speaker makes it that way. I sat with a client last week who was going to be giving a presentation on cloud computing, a technical topic for an audience who was going to be new to the concept. Download audio here.

There is no such thing as a dry topic

Speak Schmeak

I've heard from my clients who are engineers, finance people, doctors and scientists that their topics are dry and boring, that their audiences want tons of data, and that there's no way to make their presentations interesting. A topic is dry when the writer or speaker makes it that way. I sat with a client last week who was going to be giving a presentation on cloud computing, a technical topic for an audience who was going to be new to the concept. Download audio here.

Public Speaking: Speech Topics

Great Public Speaking

Talk only about what you know about and your credibility in your public speaking engagements will skyrocket. AmazingPublicSpeaking.com offers you a $5.00 30 day trial with over 350 public and professional speaking videos.

Toastmaster Friday: 5 Steps to Surviving Table Topics Successfully

Speak and Deliver

When I hear people talk about the hardest part of a Toastmasters meeting, the strong majority answer is Table Topics. Sometimes the role of Table Topics Master (who leads the questions) is the easiest role to fill, since that person doesnt actually face a question!

Public Speaking: Fun Speech Topics

Great Public Speaking

9 ways to make your topic sound exciting…even when it’s not!

Kate's Voice

The other day, I attended a presentation at a two-hour “All-hands” meeting. There were 200 people in the room. There were 800 others listening or watching via IPTV. Most of the presenters went over time, and their presentations were full of data and slides that were hard to read. People were squirming in their chairs, [.]. Speaking vocal delivery vocal image vocal power color delivery Expression public speaking tips

What Happens When the Win Anyway Guy Loses? Part I

Speak and Deliver

I had qualified to represent my Division in both Table Topics (Impromptu Speaking) and the International Speech Contest. This time, however, I failed to place in Table Topics at all in the morning - which, frankly, didn't bother me.

OT (off topic) Tiger Wins!

Speaking Of...

With darkness descending and victory riding on the final stroke of the tournament, Tiger Woods came from a five stroke deficit to win the Arnold Palmer Invitational: [link] Welcome back, Champ. Tiger Woods

Book Review: The Compelling Communicator, by Tim Pollard

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

While much of the literature on what makes a ‘compelling communicator’ focuses on cultivating delivery skills and stage presence, Pollard rightly consigns these topics to a brief Epilogue. The true value of Tim Pollard’s excellent new book is conveyed by the subtitle: Mastering the Art and Science of Exceptional Presentation Design.

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Topical Debate Panelist Reveals All!

Nick R Thomas - A Public Speaker's Blog

A new kind of online speaker profile: The topic cloud

The Eloquent Woman

I know I just told you about Lanyrd, the "social conference directory" that lets you explore conferences, speakers, topics and more--and better yet, add past and present speeches and presentations (your own or those of others), making it a good roster of experience for speakers.

August's top 10 public speaking tips and topics

The Eloquent Woman

Then join The Eloquent Woman on Facebook , a vibrant community that gets to discuss these topics before they appear on the blog; or contact me about your public speaking training and coaching needs. Just like footprints in the sand, these 10 posts left an impression with readers this month.

Toastmasters Announces Speakers for 2016 Convention in Washington, D.C.

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Ten dynamic speakers will share their insights and expertise on a variety of topics. Toastmasters announced an impressive lineup of speakers for its 2016 International Convention, to be held at the Marriott Marquis Washington, D.C., 17-20.

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How to approach a tough topic: 5 ways

The Eloquent Woman

But when your topic or subject creates the difficulty, you're facing the great equalizer , the challenge that might thwart both the confident and the shy speaker. And the definition of "tough topic" rests with you, the speaker. You may not like to speak in public.

Brainstorm Every Topic and Message for Your Speech | Public Speaking Training

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How do I know what messages and topics will be? | Public Speaking Training

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You Must be Passionate About Your Speech Topic | Public Speaking Training

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What’s the best way to elaborate on an impromptu topic or question? Public Speaking

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How to create blog post topics and schedule posts

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Before you write each blog post, you should clearly decide on your topic, which segment of your target market the post will appeal to and what problem or opportunity you will address. And your post should stay focused on the topic, segment and issue. That might mean some prospects will not be interested in particular posts; however, if you try to be everything to everybody in each post, you will end up being nothing to nobody.

Quality Number Seven--Preparation of Topic

Speaking Of...

To carefully research a topic takes a natural curiosity and interest for the topic itself. Using a variety of resources enables you to see the topic from different viewpoints. My next speech, about the topic of summer wines, means I need to seek out a number of sources to have a working knowledge of what how these wines differ from others and what will make them interesting to my audience. What does thorough speech preparation mean?

Dinner with Gov. Rick Perry, Defense Sec. Leon Panetta, & DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz

Speak to Lead

Musings-On Topic & Off Gridiron Dinner Leon Panetta Lou Hampton off the record Patrick J Sloyan Rick PerrySaturday evening I dressed up in white tie and tails for an intimate dinner with Rick, Leon and Debbie. But it's hard to keep meetings secret in Washington, especially with an exquiste, definitely-not-rubber-chicken, menu, so soon we were joined by.

D.C. - Freelance writing opportunity for transactional law topics

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

This help-wanted on Craigslist warns that the subject matter dealing with transactional law is complex.      Yet, it is seeking freelance writing help, not a full-timer.    Might provide money and a portfolio of writing samples for law students and newbie JDs looking to leverage their knowledge in ways other than actually practicing law. Here are the details and how to apply.

How to start a presentation

PowerPoint Tips

Don’t… …say “My name is x and my topic is y. Tell the audience a startling fact or statistic: Pique their curiosity about your topic with a fact they didn’t know. Your topic. Explaining the importance of your topic to your audience is essential.

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