Monthly Archive for June, 2008

Would you like to win a Macbook Air?
An iPod Touch?
An Amazon Kindle?
A copy of Presentation Zen?

The World’s Best Presentation Contest is returning to SlideShare for 2008.

Get creative, enter the contest, and you can win one of those prizes.

Leave a comment linking to your entry. If a number of Six Minutes subscribers enter, I’ll feature those entries in a future article.

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Every Saturday, we survey the best public speaking articles from throughout the public speaking blogosphere. Topics featured this week include:

  • helping your audience remember your key message;
  • speaking you need to do before your presentation;
  • reducing nervousness;
  • arranging a room for a better training environment;
  • lessons learned from a story file
  • and many more.

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Every Saturday, we survey the best public speaking articles from throughout the public speaking blogosphere.

Topics featured this week include:

  • using statistics in a presentation;
  • persuasive speaking;
  • sales presentations;
  • humorous sounds;
  • choosing the best type of visuals;
  • the benefits of gesturing;
  • and more…

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Note: I originally wrote this article as a guest article for professional writer John Hewitt’s “Poewar” website. However, the article disappeared when the site was reorganized, so it has been published below for readers to enjoy. 

Including facts and statistics in your writing lends credibility to your assertions and grounds them in reality. Quoting a statistic from a credible source means that your arguments are no longer just your arguments: you stand united with experts. Continue Reading »

Every Saturday, we survey the best public speaking articles from throughout the public speaking blogosphere.

Topics featured this week include:

  • interviews with public speaking bloggers;
  • a new speaking portal;
  • audience analysis;
  • speechwriting tips;
  • PowerPoint cheers and jeers;
  • a winning Toastmasters speech; and
  • political speech analysis.

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I’m pleased to announce that a new resource for speakers has been created at speaking.alltop.com.

Guy Kawasaki and the team at Alltop enthusiastically took my suggestion and delivered a great resource. It lists the five most recent articles published by a subset of public speaking blogs listed in the Public Speaking Blogosphere.

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Every Saturday, we survey the best public speaking articles from throughout the public speaking blogosphere.

Topics featured this week include:

  • the value of videotaping yourself;
  • choosing between a slow or fast speech opening;
  • using simple language;
  • dealing with hecklers;
  • choosing appropriate images; and
  • a pair of articles examining the three Presidential candidate speeches from last week.

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