2012 U.S. “Prezi”dential Election Recap

Manner of Speaking

Slide Presentation Barack Obama Keynote Mitt Romney PowerPoint Prezi U.S. I came across this presentation on Prezi that provides a recap of the recent election in the United States. If you are not familiar with Prezi, have a look.

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Why are US visa questions so weird?

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Journalist Michael Skapinker notes in the FT that US Visa questions include Are you coming to the United States to engage in prostitution or unlawful commercialized vice or have you been engaged in prostitution or procuring prostitutes within the past 10 years?

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What Kurt Vonnegut Can Teach Us About Business Stories

Manner of Speaking

Storytelling is powerful. Stories resonate with people on a deep, psychological level. Stories are memorable and help support our messages. Hence the speaker’s maxim: Tell a story, make a point. The best stories contain many elements related to plot, character, dialogue, etc. For … Continue reading → Stories and Storytelling Business Kurt Vonnegut Maya Eilam Stories storytelling the shapes of stories

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Obama v. Romney: Blogging the 2012 US Presidential Debates

The Presenter's Blog

The ancient Romans and Greeks gave us the skills we today call Public Speaking. They also brought us the arena. This week, we will see those traditions of the ancient world resonate in the gladiatorial collision of the US Presidential Debates.

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What babies can teach us about better speaking

Kate's Voice

I think most of us can agree on that. Breathing is a good idea. And most people figure there’s only one way to go about it. Breathe in, breathe out. Simple.

2014 39

What Japan Can Teach the World About Communication / ?????????????????????????

Matt Eventoff

I recently returned from conducting workshops throughout Japan on behalf of the State Department, U.S. Japanese students are taught very differently than are U.S. “When one teaches, two learn.” – Robert A. Heinlein.

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SXSW | Meet us in Austin!

Duarte Blog

And if you’re not there but wish you could be, we want you to live vicariously through us via Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, interpretive dance, smoke signals, and, of course, a presentation. So, send us a shout out, and let’s meet.

13 famous U.S. political convention speeches by women

The Eloquent Woman

As Americans head to the polls with the option, finally, to elect our first women president, it seemed right to focus on political speeches by women.

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What have the Romans done for us?

The Presenter's Blog

When it comes to presenting, the Romans and the Greeks taught us all we know. That’s the subject of “What Have The Romans Done For Us?”, ”, which is my guest-blog for my new friends at Big Fish Presentations. My new blog can be found here. Drop in for a read.

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton: An analysis of their speeches

Manner of Speaking

As I write this post, the votes are still being counted in some states, but the results will not affect the outcome; Trump … Continue reading → Analysis of a Speech Donald Trump Hillary Clinton public speaking US electionThe 2016 Presidential election in the United States is over and Donald Trump has emerged as the winner.

Drudge Report - Earth Hack Makes Us Wonder If There's a "Patch" for Evil

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Drudge Report posted just the right headline: "Day the Earth Was Hacked." " This global catastrophe has made everything from climate change to Comeygate seem small potatoes. Of course, lives will be lost since hospitals can't function normally. Global GDP can take a hit.

13 communication and life tips that children teach us

Presentation Zen

Our fear and our tendency to keep our minds fixed on the past and the future keeps us from being spontaneous in the moment. (3) When we were kids, no one had to tell us to get out of the house and exercise. Play helps us learn and discover new insights.

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5 famous speeches by women candidates for U.S. president or vice president

The Eloquent Woman

But we do have a representative sample of the women who wanted to represent us through the ages, from the first to the most recent. She was not only the first woman to run for U.S. Shirley Chisholm''s 1969 introduction of the Equal Rights Amendment preceded her run for U.S.

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The Worker Bee U.S. President

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

They are: Withdrawing the U.S. Essentially this prohibits any NGO receiving U.S. The conservative Drudge Report spent most of the weekend on football. But today, Monday, it got back to covering the dynamics of Trumpism. And what a day it has been.

Slides Prevent Us From Connecting at a Human Level

Duarte Blog

Mac Slocum interviews Nancy Duarte at Web 2.0. The kind folks at O’Reilly had me speak at Web 2.0 and then Mac Slocum asked some s-m-a-r-t questions at their booth. Watch the video below to hear answers to these four questions: Are presentations inherently broken? Are we going about it the wrong way?

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Picture this: US college kids – then and now

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Thanks to the fascinating website Sociological Images for a pointer to this interactive map at The Chronicle of Higher Education website that presents data on the proportion of U.S. adults with a bachelor’s degree over time. In 1940, in the vast majority of counties no more than 10% of the population had graduated from college [.]. Business Communication Keynotes Speechwriting

Two Things Charles Dickens Can Teach Us About Successful Presentations

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

Charles Dickens is 200 today, and in his honor, this blog will explore a little-known side of the great novelist:  his public speaking, and in particular 2 lessons the great Boz still can teach us today.   At 200, Dickens can still teach us a thing or two about speaking, performance, and memory. 

How to answer the dreaded question: "Tell us something about yourself"

Speak Schmeak

And these introductions are dreaded by most of the people in the room, who find deep discomfort with having to talk about themselves, especially when the question is vague, like "Tell us something about yourself." Remember: They aren't judging you.

Corsets come off in Downton Abbey. Time they come off for us as well

The Presenter's Blog

When we ring-fence our IP it is because scarcity mentality tells us that if we release this precious idea, we’ll never get another one. Abundance mentality however would tell us that where that idea came from, there are plenty more waiting to be born. Poor Lord Grantham.

PowerPoint at war – how one soldier changed US strategy in Iraq

Duarte Blog

US forces in Iraq lowered their flag on Wednesday, officially marking the end of our nine-year military mission. At the time Ramadi was the source of some of the worst violence in the country, having claimed the lives of hundreds of US soldiers.

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Save Us From Ugly PowerPoint Slides

Executive Speech Coach

How can you change this ugly PowerPoint typical bar chart slide.into this simple and more visual pleasing PowerPoint slid e? Notice that the second slide is more visually pleasing. It's also much easier to understand the key point - that Australia leads the world in this study.

"Nimble" and Other Buzzwords Which Make Us Seem 20th Century

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Back in pre-digital times, corporate folk would use the buzzword "nimble." " It was intended as shorthand to indicate needed flexibility. Post-Chrysler turnaround by the Lee Iacocca team, the company was warned to remain "nimble."

Women in the U.S. Senate. 17 Strong…and Hopefully Growing

DeFinis Communications

And while those figures are low, have you ever noticed how few women represent us in the United States senate? Here are few shocking facts: Since the establishment of the US Senate in 1789, there have been only 39 female Senators. Currently, only 17 of the 100 US Senators are women.

Humor techniques of 22 prominent U.S. politicians

Speak to Lead

As the 2012 U.S. presidential primaries begin, humorist John Kinde has analyzed the key humor techniques of 22 current and former candidates. Here, with his permission, are his findings: With the caucus and primary events coming soon, let’s reflect on. Humor 2012 Republican primaries John Kinde Lou Hampton political humor presidential humor

Do all your references to women in speeches cast us as "mothers, wives and daughters?"

The Eloquent Woman

In Stop Calling Us Wives and Moms , Salon writer Tracy Clark-Flory shares word of a petition calling on President Obama to "stop using the rhetorical frame that defines women by their relationships to other people." Former U.S.

Famous Speech Friday: Jane Goodall's "What Separates Us From the Apes"

The Eloquent Woman

So what does separate us from the apes, anyway? Most people find it difficult to name a living scientist , and even tougher to name a woman scientist, dead or alive.

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How to Get Angry in Public - Australian Prime Minister Gillard Shows Us How to Get It Right

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

    Many of us are uncomfortable with anger, especially in public, and we’ll often avoid making eye contact with the object of our fury because it’s easier to unload if you block out the other. 

Obama vs. Romney. Blogging the 2012 US Presidential Debates. Round 2. Head to Head at Hofstra.

The Presenter's Blog

Reblogged from make a powerful point: Over $1.1billion has been spent so far on this year’s presidential debate. The American public, tired of two wars, a recession and a flagging economy is also suffering from campaign fatigue. There’s an outcry against political rhetoric.

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Mr. Rogers Video Showed the US Senate how to Speak from the Heart

Speaking Freely

2011 22

Presentation Lessons from a Cooking Demonstration

Professionally Speaking...

In my volunteer role at the U.S. Presentation Tips and Techniques business presentation cooking demonstration U.S. What do a cooking demonstration and a business presentation have in common? More than you might think.

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Robots - They Could Take 38% of U.S. Jobs in 15 Years

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The statistic PWC puts out there for the U.S. Already Artificial intelligence (AI) is gobbling up those well-paying jobs on Wall Street and in the legal sector.

Famous Speech Friday: Susan B. Anthony's "Is it a crime for a U.S. citizen to vote?"

The Eloquent Woman

This week's famous speech took her case to the court of public opinion in a direct effort to reach potential jurors : Anthony delivered the speech "Is it a crime for a U.S. It was public speaking that spurred Susan B.

James Comey Said at Cybersecurity Conference He Didn't Want to Freak Us Out - But, He Sure Did

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

As you see in this video , at the Boston College conference on cybersecurity, FBI director James Comey said he didn't want to freak us out. But he did exactly that. He hammered that there is no such entity as "absolute privacy."

How to us Humor in Public Speaking

TJ Walker Interactive

One Laugh At a Time. The reality is that you don’t have to be a natural born comic or even the class clown to develop a reputation as a humorous speaker. It’s really just a function of hard work. If you speak on a similar subject on a regular basis, the trick is to occasionally say something that strikes you as amusing or funny. If it is funny to you, it might be funny to someone else. The, if you get a laugh, make a note of it. If it works with one audience, it might work with others.

Let Us Pray

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The conservative Drudge Report is providing a "journal" of the first days of the Trump Administration. Yesterday it headlined with the description of how the new president leveraged Day One for work. It was not all pomp, circumstance and dancing at gala balls.

Strike News: speeches inside, cameras outside and a reporter gives us a lecture.

Max Atkinson

Both our 24 hour news channels had positioned their cameras on some sort of platform outside Central Hall, from where we could see lots of people milling about and, crucially, to listen to one of their reporters who had just been inside giving us a two and a half minute lecture on what some of the speakers had been saying - even though other speeches were apparently still going on.

The Internet is NOT making us stupid - It's making us different

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

Lots of commentators -- like my old friend Nicholas Carr , for example --  have bemoaned the rise of the Internet, and before that television, arguing that these evil distractions have shortened our attention spans and caused us to become digital idiots, capable of only the briefest moments of focus.    We can now handle visual shortcuts and codes that would have baffled us even 20 years ago. 

"U.S. Supreme Court" = Popular Keyword

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Yesterday, lawyer-journalist, Kathleen Rubino, chose a question associated with the U.S. As you can read here , it asked which justice was appointed on an interim basis as Chief, then not confirmed by the U.S.

Stuck Speechwriters - Let Us Pray

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

They will lift us out of our angst and get us back into the creative trance. His tone was that of one of us - a searcher for inner peace. Religion in America, from Puritan times. has been the platform for rhetoric which persuades, inspires, and, yes, changes behavior.

U.S. Supreme Court Sides with Obamacare: 5 to 4 decision

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  The cornerstone of his progressive agenda - Obamacare - was upheld by the U.S. Today was a significant victory for Barack Obama the political candidate and the Harvard trained lawyer.