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How I Overcame the Fear of Public Speaking

Several years ago, I was invited to give my first public speech, and I made the mistake of saying yes. I was terrified: as a student, my heart used …

Communication lessons from Frank Sinatra, 1963

The legendary Frank Sinatra (1915–1998) can teach us a thing or two about engaging an audience. I stumbled upon this 1963 Playboy interview with …

Help For The Reluctant Presenter

In most fields, there comes a time when we not only must do our work, but we also have to present it. Presentations help us win clients, obtain …

Presentation Tips

For professionals today, presentation and public-speaking skills are more important than ever. Management guru, Tom Peters, for example, says that …

Education

Want to be a Successful TEDx Speaker? Here's How

TEDx speakers are increasingly claiming some of the top spots on the list of the most popular TED talks of all time. A couple examples:<p><i>How Great Leaders Inspire Action</i>, a talk delivered by author Simon Sinek at TEDxPugetSound, has more than 23 million views and is the 3rd most popular talk on …

Public Speaking

8 New Rules Of Public Speaking

The rules of public speaking are changing in an age of TED Talks and YouTube. Here’s how to adapt.<p>TED Talks, YouTube videos, and even new platforms like Periscope are all changing the ways we transmit and receive messages. Powerful communication is no longer the formalized ritual it used to be, …

Public Speaking

Le dieci frasi che un ottimo speaker non dice mai

Quanto è difficile <b>domare una folla</b>? Beh, per gli uomini comuni è un’impresa ardua perché spesso subentra <b>l’ansia da prestazione</b> o più banalmente <b>la</b> …

Top Ten Slide Tips

1. Keep it Simple<p>PowerPoint uses slides with a horizontal or “Landscape” orientation. The software was designed as a convenient way to display …

Edward Tufte

Slidedocs®: Spread Ideas With Visual Documents

<i>Presentations are one of the most powerful tools for persuasive communication, but they’re not always the right vehicle to deliver information.</i> …

Data Visualization

Make Better Presentations by Slides News

Slides is a place for creating, presenting and sharing slide decks.<p>It runs in the cloud and is available wherever you are. Even on your phone.<p>Let us …

12 Great Communication Secrets You've Never Heard | Inc.com

Being a great leader and doing great work are important, but to be truly successful you need to know how to be a great communicator.<p>What makes one person better at it than another is often a matter of a few little-known communication skills. Here are the 12 most valuable ones.<p>1. Connect with …

Public Speaking

Quotes from Sir Ken Robinson’s 2013 TED talk

Ken Robinson’s talk “How to escape education's death valley” is one of my favorites. It was recorded in April of 2013. I highly recommend that you watch his latest talk on TED.com. The quotes I assembled for the talk are the one’s most salient to me personally. This is not an attempt to summarize …

TED Talks

My Favorite PowerPoint Shortcuts

This week I was reminded how much I hate traffic. When I found myself rushing to a meeting yesterday morning downtown, you can guess how I felt seeing bumper to bumper gridlock. Luckily, I know a few shortcuts.<p>Shortcuts. They are one of my life’s most beautiful things. Whether it be backroads, …

Become a Presentation Hero: 21 tips

No notes for slide<p>Kleurenschema, stijl bepalen<p>Werk met een template<p>http://www.colourlovers.com<p>Een identiteit<p>Kleurenschema, stijl bepalen<p>Werk met een template<p>http://www.colourlovers.com<p>Een identiteit<p>16/9 of 4/3?<p>Maak een template > footer, titelslides, …<p>- Werk bij lange presentaties met …

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Sometimes in the midst of presenting, there’s a tendency for us to get carried away & go off-topic, often divulging on unnecessary information, & in …

Love seeing the methods in the wild! RT "@CSHeinz: Planning a presentation and getting my @Duarte on. http://t.co/tPyLQymhIf"

10 tips for Improving Your Presentations Today

A couple of years ago, I was asked back to the TEDxKyoto stage to give a few words regarding tips from storytelling as they relate to modern …

Top 20 Presentation and Public Speaking Blogs (2014 edition)

I’m a bit of a blog junkie and my RSS reader is always overflowing with new stuff to read. When it comes to presenting and public speaking there are …

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Has there ever been a time, where nervousness, anxiety or adrenaline rushes gets the better of you, & you begin to speak like a machine gun that …

8 Psychological Principles to Make a Memorable Presentation

We all have experienced our fair share of bad presentations. A colleague steps up to the front of the room. He or she presents. We all fall asleep. It’s the plague of the current business landscape.<p><b>Why is it this way?</b><p>Most presenters are neglectful of how individuals learn. A few years ago, a …

Heroic Public Speaking

MASTERCLASS 2<p><i>Plunge deep into a content-driven format as Michael helps Dyan “The Penguin Lady” DeNapoli weave childhood awkwardness with her</i> …

Q&A Highlights with Nancy Duarte and Garr Reynolds

In July, Duarte hosted an Eat & Meet event with Nancy Duarte and special guest Garr Reynolds.<p>Nancy and Garr discussed what makes a great communicator, the importance of listening, and how to embrace constraints to create compelling presentations.

Visual Design

7 things good communicators must not do

In this simple but informative TED Talk, Julian Treasure offers up seven things that effective communicators must exclude from speech. This list of …

Learn to Persuade Your Customers with Powerful Communication

"We are all storytellers," proclaimed Patti Sanchez, senior vice president at Duarte Inc. as she opened her session on persuasive communication at …

Why You Hate The Sound Of Your Own Voice

If you've ever listened to yourself speak in a voicemail or video, you've probably wondered aloud "is that what I really sound like?" The unfortunate truth is: yes, that's what you really sound like. Find out why your voice sounds so different from what you hear in your head.<p><i>Produced by Will</b> …

Voice Mail

PowerPoint Slide Design: How Simple is Too Simple?

Presenters often find themselves in a fix when choosing a design for their next presentation. <i><br>“Should we keep it simple and clean with a soothing</i> …