Public Speaking

Some thoughts on Deconstruct 2017

I'm sitting in the airport at 10pm, exhausted. The past two days at Deconstruct Conf have been a wild combination of amazing, frustrating, and …

Programming

Writing the Elevator Speech

When someone turns to you and asks, “So what do you do for a living?” what do you say? Ideally, you have a polished, intriguing answer that takes …

Selling

4 Cool Gadgets To Enhance Your Presentations

There’s plenty of presentation advice that covers everything from public speaking to following up and even how you can attempt to emulate Steve Jobs. But what about the technology involved? Having great equipment can take your presentations to the next level. Everyone’s a fan of cool gadgets, and …

Gear & Gadgets

Taxpayer-funded public college selects Sharia law advocate to give commencement address: ‘It’s nuts’

The City University of New York’s Graduate School of Public Health has announced its commencement speaker will be a controversial supporter of Sharia law and Palestine.<p>According to a report by WCBS-TV, CUNY’s public health graduate school has chosen Linda Sarsour to give its commencement speech on …

Islam

Tips for Putting Together a Powerpoint Presentation

Powerpoint can be either a fantastic way to convey information or a speedy way to put participants to sleep in their chairs. The results depend …

Are You Afraid to Be Alone With Yourself?

People often ask me how I think human beings are changing as a result of our addiction to technology. The fact is, we are changing in innumerable …

Mindfulness

How not to give a TED Talk: Advice from the head of TED

As the TED Conference once again brings 'thought leaders' to Vancouver, TED's head gives tips for a good talk<p>Here's a little secret about TED Talks …

TED Talks

Woman Sends Detailed PowerPoint Presentation On Why Guy Should Date Her, But His Response Was Short

The University of Minnesota student got crafty with her courtship in late March when she decided to draft a PowerPoint presentation entitled <i>Why You</i> …

Humor

Watch Jonathan Anderson Speak on Latest Collaboration With Uniqlo

Arguably one of contemporary fashion’s most talented young designers, Jonathan Anderson and his self-titled fashion line, J.W.Anderson, have stormed …

Fashion

Rhetoric scholars pinpoint why Trump’s inarticulate speaking style is so persuasive

President Donald Trump does not sound like a traditionally impressive orator. His sentences are grammatically awkward, repetitive, and composed of highly simplistic words.<p>Trump’s remarks when he announced his campaign for presidency presents a typical example of his rambling, incoherent speaking …

Presentation Advice from 14 of My Favorite Presenters

As I prepared for a presentation on presentations, I asked fourteen of my favorite math education presenters, “What is your best advice for preparing …

Education Technology

25 Eye Catching Conference Stage Sets and Backdrops

<b>Looking for inspiration for your next stage set? Here are a selection of conference sets and backdrops, to suit all event budgets.</b><p>If your conference …

Interior Design

Share your public service story | Public Service Center

What's your public service story?<p>Help us celebrate the depth and variety of ways that UC Berkeley students, alumni, faculty, staff and friends answer …

UC Berkeley

Present Music jamming with dinosaurs at Milwaukee Public Museum

The present and the past will join hands this weekend, when Present Music fills the Milwaukee Public Museum with the sounds of new music.<p>This unique …

Milwaukee

Former President Obama To Host Speaking Engagement In Chicago

We’ve begged. We’ve meme’d, We’ve even sent the “Hey, Bighead” text. After three and a half very long months of the cold shoulder, Barack Obama is …

Chicago

How to Get Paid By Telling the World What You Already Know

If you've ever watched a professional speaker and thought, "I could do that," but didn't know where to start... Here's the answer.<p>I was recently standing at the back AV table de-microphone-ing after a presentation when one of the attendees approached me. He thanked me for my keynote and revealed …

To Ace Your Job Interview, Get into Character and Rehearse

You’ve landed an interview for the job of your dreams. You’re ideally suited for the position, and your resume is bulletproof. You’ve researched the company, the culture, the job, and the person who will be interviewing you. (Thank you, LinkedIn.) You’ve got your answers ready and selling points …

Employment

The sound of silence

<b>I met with one of my elders this easter for a quick coffee.</b> Nearly two hours later we hugged and said goodbye, having talked about some of the most …

Christianity

Practice Your Mistakes

You’ve just been introduced. Your polished PowerPoint presentation is projecting on the screen. You welcome your audience. You are ready to start and …

Gymnastics

Gaylord Presents “The Science and Practice of LSVT LOUD: Speech Treatment for Parkinson’s Disease”

Gaylord Hospital will present a free wellness lecture, “The Science and Practice of LSVT LOUD: Speech Treatment for Parkinson Disease” on Friday, April 28th at the Wallingford Senior Center, 238 Washington Street, Wallingford, from 10:15 – 11:45 a.m.<p>Cheryl Tansley, M.S., CCC-SLP, Speech and …

Dementia

'We will embarrass Mbete' - EFF says Speaker is attacking free speech

The EFF has condemned National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete for her decision to refer the party’s chief whip Floyd Shivambu to a disciplinary …

South Africa

How to Be a Master Communicator

There are more ways to communicate with employees than ever. Make sure you know how to use them all.<p>Entrepreneurs need to communicate with investors, marketers, employees, influencers, programmers, customers and investors, among other people. All of these individuals have their own form of …

Leadership

Public Speaking in Two Words: Be Direct

Making credible, direct statements and requests gives off the impression that you're a clear thinker.<p>Whether it's public speaking or general conversation, people tend to prattle to be polite, to warm up, and to be liked. Seventy-four percent of people suffer from a fear of public speaking, and that …

Leadership

Infographic: How To Deliver A Killer Presentation

Image via Business Backer<br>Your subject in play could be one belonging to the trash, but with killer presentation skills, you could have a chance at …

Infographics

Lessons on how to talk like TED

What is it about TED talks that has made them so successful, and what can the business speaker learn from them? A new book marking their 30th year,</i> …

8 Powerful Phrases That Will Increase Your Influence [Infographic]

Use these impactful lines to increase your authority with …

Small Business

How I Present

After last year’s NCTM annual conference, Avery Pickford suggested that someone who gives presentations should give a presentation on giving …

Education Technology

Chris Craddock talks about Irma Voth: novel, theatre, and film meet onstage

Andréa Jorawsky, Chris Craddock in Irma Voth, Theatre Network. Photo by Ian Jackson<p><i>By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca</i><p>Naturally playwright/ actor/ master …

Shania Twain Talks Stage Fright on 'Corden': 'I Literally Peed Myself'

Even country queens struggle with stage fright.<p>During last night's appearance on <i>The Late Late Show With James Corden</i>, Shania Twain traced back a …

Music

Logies Q&A: Off-script mishaps “normally involve Julia Morris!”

Nine executive producer Brent Williams again gives us an insight into the mammoth task of staging the <b>Logie Awards.</b><p>There are so many moving parts to …

Entertainment