Effective Presentations

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This Scientific Analysis of 16 Years of TED Talks Shows Exactly What People Really Care About

No, it's not politics.<p><i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>Sometimes, they're nuggets of pure joy and mental stimulation.<p>Then there are those after which you shake your head slowly and wonder what you've just witnessed.<p>Over the …

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Stop Ending Your Speeches with 'Any Questions' and End With This Instead

Don't let your audience decide how you're going to end your presentation<p>You have a big presentation to make to your client, your funders or your boss. You've spent hours developing a deck that's concise, crisp and visually stunning. You've practiced the delivery so that you speak with clarity, calm …

Public Speaking

5 Unbelievably Simple Ways to Make Your Content More Engaging

These 5 tactics will make your online content the digital page-turner your readers just can't put down.<p>Think about the stories you love. The ones you snuck under your covers after lights out and read with a flashlight. The ones you listened to on repeat. The ones you bailed on your friends for. …

Marketing

3 Tips for Presenting in English When You’re Not a Native Speaker

As a coach and international business school instructor, I have worked with hundreds of current and future leaders who are accomplished, bright, and capable — and who quickly lose their confidence and competence when making business presentations. For a subset of these leaders — those who need to …

Language Learning

5 Best Speech Practices From Sir Winston Churchill

Gary Oldman won this year’s Academy Award for Best Actor because he had an unfair advantage: Sir Winston Churchill, the character he portrayed in <i>Darkest Hour</i>, was so much a larger-than-life character than those played by the other nominees. Sir Winston’s momentous achievements and actions gave Mr. …

Winston Churchill

3 Public Speaking Tips You've Probably Never Thought About

Does the thought of public speaking make you break out into a cold sweat? These tips will help you ditch the fear and connect with your audience.<p>If you Google "public speaking tips," you'll find a plethora of articles on the subject. Some are helpful, but others ... not so much. So, how do you …

Public Speaking

Don't Cry, and 3 Other Rules for Delivering a Passionate Speech People Will Listen To

Delivering a speech on an emotional topic isn't easy, but can be done. Here's how to do it well.<p>There are times when one small speech can send a ripple through society; when someone is able to tame their emotions and find the perfect words to deliver a message that most people couldn't …

Public Speaking

Hit the Mark: Make Complex Ideas Understandable

6 ways to communicate challenging concepts to an audience.<p>Think back to the last time you had that “what the…?” moment when you were listening to …

Stanford University

Register For The AUM Multiplier Webinar — Vital Life Webinar

Discover an Entirely New Client Conversation That Can<br>Multiply the Assets You Have Under Management.<p>Register for the AUM Multiplier Webinar<p>Presented …

Retirement

For a Persuasive Speech, Aim for the Heartstrings. Here's How

Want your audience to feel motivated to act by the end of your speech? Tap into your emotions.<p>If you've ever taken a crash course in public speaking, you might know about the three rhetorical appeals of ethos, logos, and pathos. While ethos relies on your audience perceiving you as trustworthy or …

Public Speaking

5 Public-Speaking Tips From Seasoned Experts

Here's a tip you probably haven't heard: Speak so slowly that it actually feels strange.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>What are you most afraid of? If you're like most Americans, public speaking bothers you more than heights, bugs, snakes, enclosed spaces, flying, …

Public Speaking

To write better, edit out these filler phrases

The biggest improvement in my writing skills happened when I became an editor.Writers are often too familiar with their own ideas to spot mistakes …

Public Relations

5 Tips to Maximize Public Speaking Opportunities

Exposure for your young business is just the beginning<p>Public speaking isn't for everyone. Even for those of us who enjoy it, presenting in front of an audience presents regular stumbling blocks. Just ask Warren Buffet, who overcame stage fright early in his career.<p>The rewards of public speaking …

Public Speaking

How to Hook Your Audience Within the First 60 Seconds

Start with the power your audience craves.<p>How you open and close your presentation decides everything.<p>Nothing matters more for effectiveness.<p>The internet is full of great ideas for how to open and how to close speeches. You'll be ahead of most speakers if you can just avoid the most common …

Public Speaking

You can now access 400,000 free high-res images from the Metropolitan Museum of Art

A year ago, New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art embarked on an ambitious project to give everyone free access to images in its collection. Using the Creative Commons zero license (CC0), the third most visited museum in the world has essentially turned over a trove of high resolution images to any …

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Become a Public Speaking Phenom With These 8 Simple Tips

Speaking onstage to hundreds of people can be daunting, so follow these tips to captivate an audience.<p>As a television anchor, I'm used to being in front of a camera. What I'm not used to is speaking to a room full of blinking, live human beings. It's one thing to stare into a camera lens; it's …

Public Speaking

7 Grammar Hacks to Elevate Your Writing and Public Speaking

Master these and you will ooze authority and confidence<p>Bad grammar can cost you an opportunity -- a speaking engagement, a referral, an interview, a job, and you might not ever know about it. You've seen that phrase, "I'm silently correcting your grammar," emblazoned on t-shirts and coffee mugs, …

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5 Ways to Get Over Your Fear of Public Speaking

We all want to be fearless public speakers. We dream of confidently striding onto the stage to give a speech or presentation, breaking the ice with the perfect joke, captivating the audience with compelling stories, handling the most difficult questions with ease, and exiting to cheers and applause.<p>…

Public Speaking

6 Steps To Becoming A High-Paid International Speaker

Do you dream of turning your expertise and insights into paid speaking engagements?<p>Jeff Gomez, CEO of Starlight Runner has done just that. He’s gone from giving master classes in the U.S. to sharing his thoughts on the global scene. In the process, Gomez got to see the world, meet fascinating new …

Marketing

The Right Stuff: Chart Types and Visualization Best (and Worst) Practices

ABOUT THE EVENT<p>The ability to create smart data visualizations was once a nice-to-have skill. But in today’s complex business world, where the amount …

Data Visualization

The Best Speakers Answer These 3 Questions Before Walking on Stage

Start with the structure to ensure success.<p>Every great TED talk begins with a good outline. If you want your presentation to leave a TED worthy impression, you'll need to start planning long before the day of the speech: how can you make your message memorable? What should be included in the talk? …

Public Speaking

3 Ways To Ensure Your Audiences Never Forget What You Say | Inc.com

Businesses spend a small fortune at events to educate and inspire their employees. Whether it be to stay abreast of the latest business trends and industry news in their fields, or sharpen their skills, the results you see may be tied to how you present your ideas.<p>As a professional speaker, I …

Employment

Big Think

Want your audience to agree with your message before they even hear it?<p>Learn "pre-suasion" tactics from Social Psychologist Dr Robert Cialdini!

Want to Be Funnier the Next Time You Give a Talk? Use These Comedian Tricks of the Trade | Inc.com

David Nihill hated public speaking so much that he wrote a bestselling book about it:Do You Talk Funny? 7 Comedy Habits to Become a Better (and Funnier) Public Speaker. When I first met him -- oddly enough at a TEDx party -- I was immediately engaged by his wry sense of humor delivered with a …

Comedy

Learn How to Tell the Story of Your Idea

An essential part of success is being able to explain how your business will make people's lives better.<p><i>In this ongoing series, we are sharing advice, tips</i> <i>and insights from real entrepreneurs who are out there doing business battle on a daily basis. (Answers have been edited and condensed for</i> …

Entrepreneurship

Perfecting the Presentation | Inc.com

We've spent a lot of time this month discussing how to craft a presentation to deliver an offer in front of a group of potential buyers. While a lot of entrepreneurs may only see value in the sales they close at such an event, dollars never tell the whole story for the value of a presentation at a …

Mentoring

How to Handle Public-Speaking Disasters Like a Pro | Inc.com

On January 2nd, 2018, I hopped on a plane and set off to give my first presentation of the year. I was a little nervous, but by the time it was my session, I was excited. How bad could it be?<p>That question was answered when, about halfway through my two-hour presentation, at the climax of an …

Public Speaking

Speech Coach: This Is the Real Reason Oprah's Golden Globes Speech Was So Powerful | Inc.com

What made Oprah Winfrey's speech at the Golden Globes so incredibly powerful? Yes, of course, Oprah is a seasoned communicator. She was armed with searing material and propelled by the full weight of justice at her back. And sure her speech was well written and peppered with classic, effective …

Golden Globes

TED Talks

• <b>Author:</b> Chris Anderson<p><b>New York Times Bestseller</b><p><b>“Catnip for all the TED fans out there.” —Publishers Weekly</b><p><b>“The most insightful book ever written on public speaking . . . a must-read.” —Adam Grant, Wharton professor and New York Times best-selling author of Give and Take and Originals</b><p>Since taking …