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My theory about "winging it"

Speak Schmeak

Check this out: People who "wing it" are far more afraid of failure and rejection than those who prepare, although it might seem to be the opposite. You can even tell yourself "I'm good at winging it." Further than winging it and even further than just "preparing?"

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What Happens When You "Wing" A Speech? Ask Tony Hsieh

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

In his NY Times Bestseller, Delivering Happiness , Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh advises public speakers to “wing it.”    So, Tony concludes, when you’re going to give a speech, “just wing it.”   Tony’s not winging it.    Winging it is making it up as you go along.    That’s not winging it, that’s giving a modular speech, a speech constructed out of familiar chunks that you’ve done many times before. 

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From the vault: When the last-minute speaker needs to wing it

The Eloquent Woman

(Editor's note: This post from 2009 recounts a speech that still has audience members coming up to me, years later, to say how much they enjoyed it. I haven't changed much, but fortunately, the procedure described here is no longer so widely recommended.)

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Winging it - not okay

Speak Schmeak

I hear people say about their presentations, "I just wing it," or "I never practice." They say, "When I wing it, I do okay. Maybe they throw the presentation together the day before and go over it once, briefly. I don't need to practice it." Remember this? It's not about you.

West Wing Writers’ dour Scottish client

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

The left-of-center British newspaper The Guardian has broken the news that beleaguered British Prime Minister Gordon Brown paid Washington, DC based West Wing Writers fees totaling $40,000 for speechwriting services. Tags: Cultural Differences Public Speaking Speech Showcase Speechwriting Gordon Brown West Wing Writers

David Corn Proves There is a Vast Right Wing Conspiracy

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Media Bias: Calling Obama PAC “Left Wing”

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Karl Rove Ripped Off Right-Wing Billionaires of $300 Million

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Guest Posting: The West Wing Whirlwind, by Jan Sonneveld and Rune Kier

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Storytelling – The Whirlwind of The West Wing by Jan Sonneveld and Rune Kier. Jan Sonneveld and Rune Kier are government speechwriters in Holland and Denmark respectively. Rune Kier Nielsen is on Twitter and on LinkedIn. Jan Sonneveld is on Twitter and on LinkedIn.

Franklin Graham is a Right-Wing, Homophobic, Political Hack Who Hates America

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MSNBC’s Scarborough Criticizes GOP Leaders For Kowtowing To Right-Wing Talk Radio

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Anticipating Right-Wing Criticism, NBC News Offers ‘Unskewed’ Take On Its Poll

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How does a right-wing hack Like Jennifer Rubin land at the Washington Post?

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Right Wing Media claims Obama Escalates ‘Romnesia’ Attack by Referencing Stage Three Cancer

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Bill Maher Warns: If You Elect Romney, ‘You’re Electing Every Right Wing Nut He’s Pandered To’

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Right Wing Message Goons Demagogue Obama’s “Lazy” comment

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From Krauthammer to Hannity to Romney, the whole Right Wing message echo chamber is having a field day over Obama’s description of our economic woes being due, in part, to Americans being “lazy” with respect to our competition with other countries like China over the last 2 decades. Government & Politics Politics hannity Krauthammer lazy obama Right wing

Yes! I Want You to Write Your Speech!

Speak and Deliver

To suggest better stories, better phrasings, allowing us to effectively write two or three versions of our speech as we go along, as opposed to ending up with just ONE version of the speech when we choose to wing it. Wing the speech, record it, and transcribe it.

Watch Out Right Wing: John Cook EIC at Gawker

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

   And his enemies included many among the right wing.  When John Cook was simply a reporter on Gawker , no one wanted him to be his enemy.  

Write Like You Speak - Listen to Yourself!

Speak and Deliver

Write it, then wing it. Transcription Write Your Speech Practice Speech Writing Write Like You Speak Winging It Wing Your SpeechSo glad we're in the computer age. Source: Library of Congress Last week, I encouraged all of you to Write Your Speech.

Gawker - Will Its Wings Be Clipped By Minority Investor, Columbus Nova

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

So, we can assume that Gawker's wings might be clipped since Columbus Nova has become a minority investor. Investors get into a game for the potential returns on their investment. Therefore, they do not tolerate recklessness. Gawker's signature has been built on taking extreme risks. One was showing a video of Hulk Hogan having sex with a buddy's spouse.

This is how the pros do it: Kelly Clarkson

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Do you think Kelly Clarkson ever wings a performance? Look back at my recent post on " winging it." By now you've seen last week's performance by Kelly Clarkson on American Idol. It was an extremely moving performance, as we would all agree.

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The Real Problem with all Conservative Media

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Winging it for your speech is always a bad idea | Public speaking training

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Joe Scarborough Says Right-Wing Is Politicizing Trayvon Martin

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Your presentation deserves the same respect as your website and brochures!

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She asked the audience, “How many of you get to the sales conversation and wing it?” Just as you should plan your sales conversation and not wing it, you should plan your presentation — and make the slides look good. A story.

How to use the Magic of Live to be a Compelling Speaker

Speaking about Presenting

Winging it Live. Under the misguided impression that rehearsal will make them stale, some presenters believe that they’re at their best when they’re winging it. Winging it generally comes across to the audience as disorganized rambling chaos. Photo credit: AndiH.

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It turns out, Todd Akin Really is a drooling, right -wing abortion-clinic stalking lunatic

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New Jeffrey Toobin book ‘The Oath,’ Portrays Justice Antonin Scalia as a “right-wing crank”

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Right-Wing Media Opponents Of Affirmative Action Silent On Romney’s Binders Full Of Women

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speaker on ice: when you need to wing it

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If you hang around long enough, someday, someone will come up to you and say, "The speaker just let us know she's sick and won't be coming. Can you fill in?" These aren't words you dread so much as simply fail to expect.

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Drudge Continues Right-Wing Distortion Of Obama’s Record On Israel

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Doesn't an angel need to earn his/her wings

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Unlike with Bailey, though, no angel seemed to need his/her wings.  The carefully stirred stew of self-pity and despair was perfect for this cold June in the the North East, home of the elite unemployed and underemployed.    I huddled next to it and ruminated the dark thoughts  George Bailey  did in Bedford Falls.    A bad day during Depression 2009 makes the worst of days in any other downturn seem trivial.

Demosthenes and Public Speaking, Pt II

Matt Eventoff

Remember that the next time a presentation is coming up and the urge to just “wing it” and focus on other things arises. What lengths would you go to in order to become a master orator, or to take your public speaking to the next level? Stand barefoot on blacktop while reciting your speech to test your patience and create proper cadence? Practice on a tightrope to master balance and control over motion? Of course not – and you shouldn’t!

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As Romney edges toward moderation, Ryan takes a lower profile

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My 5 favorite fixes for your #publicspeaking

The Eloquent Woman

Write and learn a script : If you've always been a fan of winging it, or speaking without too much prep, you may be missing the chance to become a really good speaker--as well as one who's on time, every time.

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ALLRED: Obama Says I’m One of theBEST Lawyers In America…Drudge

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How to use the Magic of Live to be a Compelling Speaker

Speaking about Presenting

Winging it Live. Under the misguided impression that rehearsal will make them stale, some presenters believe that they’re at their best when they’re winging it. Winging it generally comes across to the audience as disorganized rambling chaos. Photo credit: AndiH.

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Video: Scene Cut From ‘Seal Team Six’ Doc Shows Mitt Romney ‘Appearing To Oppose’ Bin Laden

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The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

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In the wings: My last-minute tactics for a sterling presentation appeared on Ragan.com.

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Malala Yousafzai and Public Speaking: 12 Lessons from the Best Speech of 2013

Matt Eventoff

She was not “winging it.” Malala Yousafzai addressed the United Nations and delivered what can only be described as the best speech of 2013, as well as the most powerful address of this decade (so far.) Malala Yousafzai is a great global communicator.

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