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Unplugged for the week

The Eloquent Woman

This and all my blogs are on hiatus this week while I unplug. Normal service will resume next week! weekly speaker toolkit


Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Denziens of the San Francisco tech scene are greeting the sun at a series of Daybreaker Digital Dextox dance parties in Mission District lofts.

Michael Pollan, Live and Unplugged

Duarte Blog

Photo by Mark Heaps. We recently worked with Michael Pollan to design a presentation for the Annual Pop!Tech Scary, right? And he does.).

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When to unplug your remote or mouse

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

Second, if you get unstable behaviour while presenting, unplug the receiver from the computer. I had a good conversation with a client this week about a struggle they had during a presentation. They eventually made it go away but were unsure what they did to stop the problem. Two suggestions.

12 famous protest speeches by women

The Eloquent Woman

Today is inauguration day in the U.S., when a new president takes office. Tomorrow, women from all over the world will march in Washington, D.C.--where

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Personal Kaizen: 15 Tips for your continuous improvement

Presentation Zen

11) Get completely unplugged and off the grid — no iPhones or BlackBerrys, etc. — Kaizen (??) means "improvement" — "kai" (?)

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Famous Speech Friday: Betty Friedan's call for a women's strike

The Eloquent Woman

Active verbs make a call to action: Read the verbs in the excerpt above: Put, close, unplug, stop, assemble, carry, converge, occupy, sacrifice, make.

What Inspires You?

Speaking Of...

Unplugging and listening to my own thoughts is one of the best ways to approach speaking with a fresh viewpoint. What inspires you? For the long weekend, I spent time in the place that inspires me the most--the nearby Berkshire hills. The book shown at left will give you an idea of why I find the Berkshires so inspiring. inspiring

Oy Vey: The Land of LinkedIn Groups

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  The electronic village now is debating if there should be monitoring of compliance of the Unplugged Order. Members had much to share.

Technology--Friend or Foe of Good Communication?

Speaking Of...

Is silence, or being 'unplugged,' now unnatural to you? The Great Idea, that will make a speech memorable, or maybe even change a life, often comes when we least expect it, when we are otherwise unplugged, or listening to another person speak. Friend or Foe? We all seem to have too much to do, and too little time. Speakers, beware.

The Experience Economy: No one needs Starbucks, Sephora, et al.

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

 There, where there was WiFi, I blogged about how we who had been unplugged by nature found refuge in a book store.

No TV Set: Catching peeks at other folks' houses

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Do TV executives realize that there is a a growing number of choice demographics who have not only unplugged but are no longer even boxed in? 

Confessions of a Public Speaker – review

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

Confessions of a Public Speaker, by Scott Burken. When I received a copy, my initial reaction was that it was yet another publich speaking guide.

The Power Of the Metaphor

Thoughts On Presenting And Design

All too often, when people are trying to do the right thing by creating a strong visual to represent an idea, they fall back on the literal meaning of the word. This often makes it very difficult to find the right image to convey the idea and will often result in a visual that seems forced. Flags. Person at a computer. Open doors. Open windows.

Are You A Tech Master?

Speaking Of...

You can take a tech break, e.g. unplug, and your stress level doesn't increase. You understand that unplugging helps those other parts of your brain, that aren't tech wired, to flourish. Here are a few signs that you master technology and use it to improve your speaking. You own only the tech tools you get the most value from.

Are You A Tech Slave?

Speaking Of...

For those of us who speak and write, a bountiful source of stories and information is passing us by if we don't stop, unplug, and start listening. Technology, no matter how wonderful its claims, can turn you into its slave if you're not careful. I just came back from a business trip, and hadn't flown in about two years.

PowerPoint Tip: Corrupted PowerPoint file

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

If you suspect that a piece of hardware is causing the issue, unplug it and try the presentation again. I got a panicked call recently from a past workshop participant. She supports presenters who were out on the road doing a major presentation in venues across the country. It is likely that the PowerPoint file got corrupted.


Writers & Demon Alcohol

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Another lesson I learned is that I can unplug from that awful entity reality [which even T.S. Have you've known an influential writer who hasn't battled Demon Alcohol [DA]?    Unlikely.    The two seem to go together like W.B. Yates's concept of the interrelation between the dancer and the dance.

12 ways to get the most out of a speaking or presentation training session

The Eloquent Woman

Unplug. I'll be leading the "Good on Your Feet" workshop on dynamic speaking skills next week--you have signed up, haven't you?--and Rest up.

Joke Contest Results

Humor Power

Cure: Effected by releasing the TV’s magnetic pull; typically by interrupting the TV signal by turning it off or unplugging it. Here are the results of this month’s joke contest– Disease Definitions. New Joke Contests are announced on the first of the month (alternating months). seconds. Cure: None. Two main cures: 1.