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Speaking with laryngitis? Don't whisper

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The New York Times recently did some health fact-checking and looked at whether whispering is harmful to your voice , since people with laryngitis are often advised to avoid whispering, lest it further damage the vocal chords.

5 Steps to Turning Professional Envy Into Inspiration

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It is that ugly green-eyed monster that hops up on your shoulder and whispers in your ear, “Why aren’t I doing as well as that person?” I have clients that suffer from it. Heck, even I suffer from it from time to time.

Remarkable, inspiring interview with Cesar Millan

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show ( Dog Whisperer ), but I did not realize what an incredible story he. The other day, while surfing the net on the bullet train to Tokyo, I. stumbled on a great interview with Seth Godin conducted by Bryan. Elliott.

The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

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The voice whisperer: This article on how public radio reporters find their voices has much to inform your speaking voice. Fans of The Eloquent Woman on Facebook see links to good reads, resources and ideas from other sources there, in addition to posts from the blog.

Facebook Is For Old People - So Says Generation Z

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Zers do their social networking on Snapchat, Whisper, and Instagram. Members of Generation Z, reports Lindsay Stein in PR Week , view Facebook as for old people. To me, that's been long obvious because of all the photos of grandkids.

Reader question: What to do when the audience buzz distracts you

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Take the time to come up with a quick one-liner or aside that will let the entire audience know that you can hear the whisperers, and get them to be quiet at the same time. "I Recently, I asked readers to share an answer to "What are you looking for here about public speaking?"

My Biggest Blunders of 2011

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If I had my time back, I would start blogging 3 years before launching “The Frog Whisperer” (a book on love and dating). I think it’s healthy to learn from your mistakes, don’t you? And in this situation, by sharing, I might help you avoid some of my biggies.

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5 famous speeches by women that made secrets public

The Eloquent Woman

Betty Ford's 1975 speech to the American Cancer Society came at a time when admitting you had cancer just wasn't done in American society--it was whispered about, a source of shame. It's one thing to slip up and spill the beans in a conversation.

Results of the defend a doomed dictator speechwriting competition

Max Atkinson

You are hearing whispers of a better future from people who are faceless. The whisperers exist. In case you're wondering what this is all about, you can catch up on the details here: Defend a doomed dictator speechwriting competition The speeches Doomed dictator Twitter challenge: the sound bite winners Results And the (first-past-the-post) winner is. Julien Foster for speech D (see below). Second is. Bryn Williams for speech F (see below).

Do You Have a Speaking Tic?

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

I’ve seen a thousand tics over my years as a speech coach, and I’ve had a thousand people come up to me and point out someone else’s tic, usually in whispered tones, along with, “Can’t you fix them?”. Some people say “like” and “you know,” so often that you want to strangle them. Others say “um” often and enthusiastically. Some people swallow nervously and spasmodically. Some people let their voice swing up in pitch at the end of every sentence as if they were always asking questions.

Famous Speech Friday: Virginia Woolf's 1931 "Professions for Women"

The Eloquent Woman

Directly, that is to say, I took my pen in my hand to review that novel by a famous man, she slipped behind me and whispered: "My dear, you are a young woman. British author Virginia Woolf has always been a muse of mine.

Are You Having a Mid-life Business Crisis?

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The Frog Whisperer: A 3-Step Approach to Finding Lasting Love was born out of crisis. It’s not uncommon for us to look outside the walls of our business and wish we were somewhere else. This is certainly what led to my own Mid-Life Business Crisis (MLBC).

The Show Must Go On.

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That''s the first time I was given the advice not to whisper, as it would hurt my voice. A couple of weeks ago, I was booked to speak at my Advanced Toastmasters Club, Professional Presenters.

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Acting vs. Speaking

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You know what you want to say, how you want to say it (whisper here, yell here) , what gestures you want to use, and you don't want to miss a practiced beat. Have you ever watched a speaker and wondered if he knew you were even in the room?

Rhetorical Devices: Epistrophe

Manner of Speaking

It was whispered by slaves and abolitionists as they blazed a trail toward freedom through the darkest of nights: Yes we can. This post is part of a series on rhetoric and rhetorical devices. For other posts in the series, please click this link. Device : Epistrophe (also known as Epiphora). Origin : From the Greek ????????? epistrofi), meaning “turning about&# or “upon turning&#. In plain English: Repetition of a word or phrase at the end of successive sentences or clauses.

Toastmasters Friday: It's a Lab - Experiment!

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What if I changed my opening to me looking at a sheet of paper, looking panicky as I stared at my audience, and whispered the words to myself - encouraging my 7th grade self to "Say Something", vs. just telling the story as narrative, as I had, effectively, so many times before?

Speeches from Film: Henry V

Manner of Speaking

At times, he speaks in normal tone; at times his voice rises in a crescendo of emotion; at times he speaks in a whisper. William Shakespeare wrote many inspirational speeches for his different characters. One of the best known is the St.

Three traps when using images in your presentation

Speaking about Presenting

Make them talk or sing out loud or let them whisper. My post Presentation Images: Are you making these mistakes? sparked many wise comments. German presentation trainer, Anke Troeder wrote about combining words and images in your presentation , and I invited her to elaborate on that comment.

Two unconventional (okay, downright weird) anxiety techniques

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I tell students that they can do this technique anywhere: In the car, and even at the speaking venue (I say, “Hold up your notes and whisper and people will think you’re practicing.”).

Talk About the Talk: Ann Davison's remembrance of Rod Durham

The Eloquent Woman

I could imagine him whispering, “You go girl!” (Editor's note: Ann Davison, who chairs Burson-Marsteller's U.S. public affairs and crisis practice, is a longtime colleague of mine--we served together as senior officials at the U.S.

My First Internet Radio Interview

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While many of you will be doing your holiday shopping, I'll be on air speaking with Jerry Kennedy, The Blog Whisperer, who has a new radio show about blogging. Saturday November 27, 2010 12 noon Eastern Time The Blog WhispererHope you'll be listening, either live or later to the recording. Have you made the leap to Internet radio? It's a wonderful Stage for speakers!

Nelson Mandela, 95 - Now belongs to the ages

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

 As was whispered when another radical - Abraham Lincoln - died we can tearfully say, Nelson Mandela belongs to the ages. Nelson Mandela is no longer with us on earth, as a symbol of restrained, persistent defiance. He died at age 95.

Observational Humor — Case Study # 114

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She came over, and whispered in my ear: Will you be my bowling partner? Here is another look at an Observational Humor monologue presented at the end of a meeting. We’ll look at what set up the jokes, then we’ll look at the jokes themselves, and finally we’ll take a brief look at what made the jokes work. THE SET-UP (What was said and what happened during the meeting, before the monologue was presented.).

How to Read Others’ Body Language (Is Body Language Really Necessary? - II)

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

   At first, your unconscious will only whisper its information to you, and it will do that slowly.  In the first blog in this series I recommended turning over your body language chores – monitoring your own body language and others’ – to your unconscious mind.    Here are 3 easy steps to accomplishing the second half of that – monitoring others’ body language.    I’ll cover how to handle your own body language in subsequent blogs.  

Doomed dictators speechwriting competition: the judges & the speeches

Max Atkinson

You are hearing whispers of a better future from people who are faceless. The whisperers exist.

Stillness: A Speaker's Place of Power

Speak and Deliver

If the angled movement is planned for a specific line, it can also be a strong way to use your voice to climb up our down to an appropriately loud or stage whisper crescendo. Who's Your Favorite Karate Kid? Last week I watched an excellent speech on the benefits of Karate. During the presentation, he gave a few demonstrations of martial arts movements, which added a wonderful physical element to the mostly historical and philosophical content of his speech.

The Journalist and the Ghostwriter Enter the Bar

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

 A man whispers a tip about the mayor's race. After a steamy day on the hustling streets of Manhattan, the journalist and the ghostwriter enter the bar.   Everyone in the bar, including the bartender, calls out wild welcomes to the journalist.

Famous Speech Friday: Elizabeth Glaser and Mary Fisher convention speeches on HIV/AIDS

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Then, their children and yours may not need to whisper it at all." Count how many times she compares the "whisper" or "quiet" surrounding HIV to the "voice," messenger," and "call" that she hopes will replace them.

July 12for12 Challenge: Get Creative With Your Voice

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When you rehearse your presentation, make note of where you could speak a little louder, incorporate a dramatic pause, bring your voice to a whisper, or speed up when you want the audience to get excited. Have you joined my 12 Speaking Challenges for 2012 program yet?

Hockey Night on Ossington Avenue

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Vito’s whisper rouses me from my dream. To celebrate the Toronto Maple Leafs (finally) making the playoffs, I present my short story Hockey Night on Ossington Avenue from Rebel in the Back Seat … and other short stories. Hockey Night on Ossington Avenue. by Paul Lima. Johnny Bower was my hero. He led the Leafs to victory. In 1967, the year he turned forty-three, the craggy-faced goal­tender backstopped the Toronto Maple Leafs to their third straight Stanley Cup triumph.

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Public Speaking Tip – energy

Pivotal Public Speaking

Energy comes in many colours and hues, from a whisper to a shout. The greatest asset any speaker can have is ENERGY. Some will define energy as passion, enthusiasm or “fire in the belly.&# With this fire, even a trivial message becomes compelling; without it, the most powerful message will fall unheard. We say “fire your purpose with passion. Run it through your principle-filter. Prepare. Practice. Then, present. The result will be enormous POWER.&# => [link]. public speaking

Play big

Speak Schmeak

Even when using a microphone , you still need to project your voice; the microphone makes you louder, but if you're whispering or mumbling, it's only going to magnify your whispering or mumbling. I met with two clients this week who are both dealing with the same problem: playing small.

Play big

Speak Schmeak

Even when using a microphone , you still need to project your voice; the microphone makes you louder, but if you're whispering or mumbling, it's only going to magnify your whispering or mumbling. I met with two clients this week who are both dealing with the same problem: playing small.

Gen Z (with Gen Alpha not far behind) As The New Influencers

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That's why they are heavy users of temporary platforms such as Snapchat, Whisper, and Yik Yak. For both public relations and marketing Gen Z (those born since 1998) is a game-changer. And not far behind them is Gen Alpha, that is those born since 2010.

Learning a Script: Lessons from Road #1

Speak and Deliver

Last and First - speak the script aloud (even if you whisper it) right before you go to bed and first thing when you wake up.

Competing against yourself

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Steve Pavlina has a great post here about competing in a Toastmasters humor speech contest. The text of the speech is on John Kinde's blog , where he analyzes Steve's use of humor.

Brown speaks and the BBC doesn't tell you what he says

Max Atkinson

On last night's BBC 10 o'clock News, there was another similar gem with political editor Nick Robinson standing on a balcony whispering about Gordon Brown's election strategy, while the PM himself was speaking, presumably about something else, to an audience down on the floor below (bottom left of the screen

"Jason Is Gone," Vet Said: 48 hours of magical thinking

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

 Within 10 minutes, the Vet whispered, "Jason is gone." Maybe if I go to my 12-step meeting, Jason will figure out things.  He will rally.  He will live to 21 or more.   That was the last bit of my 48 hours of magical thinking.

Contest Results: Official Book/Movie/Song

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Kentucky: The Horse Whisperer. It’s time for the results of the Official State Book/Movie/Song contest. The top lines are listed below. New joke contests are announced on the first of the month. Our subscribers submitted the Official Books, Movies, and Songs for the different states. Not REAL ones. Just ones they came up with using their creativity. The next contest is November 1, 2014. Here are the top lines from this month’s contest. ** FIRST PLACE **. OFFICIAL STATE BOOK.