Public Speaking Blogosphere: Week in Review [2008-01-19]
Week in Review: Six Minutes
- Speech Analysis Series: How to Study and Critique a Speech
The first in a series of articles devoted to improving speech evaluation skills. Subsequent articles will be coming this week.
Week in Review: Public Speaking Blogosphere
Of the many fine articles published last week, here are a few that stood out for me.
- Presentation Tips from a Steve Jobs keynote
Garr Reynolds analyzes the recent presentation by Apple’s CEO and summarizes “6 takeaways for aspiring presenters.” [For a very different speech style, see this speech critique of Steve Jobs at Stanford.]
- Crafting a convincing conclusion [part 2, part 3]
Jef Menguin gives us not one article on designing a speech conclusion, but a series of three articles to convince us not to end with phrases like “… and that’s all I’ve got to say about that.“
- PowerPoint – Dodging Bullets and Dodging bullets – a follow-up
Rowan Manahan examines the bullet points vs. visual slides debate with an energetic two-part series.
- Find Your Niche
Marilyn Jess encourages speakers to focus our speaking energy on areas of expertise.
- Red Flags in your slideshow
Wayne Botha offers “You can’t read this slide, but the text says…” and four other excuses that we shouldn’t be making to our audience.
- How to Make Your Speech Sound Like Music to Their Ears
John Watkis teaches us about two essential speech elements: the chorus and the hook.
- Observational Humor — Case Study #17
John Kinde delivers the latest in his series which demonstrate how to transform a series of event observations into clever and quick-witted observational humor.
New Public Speaking Blog
One more blog has been added to the public speaking blogosphere list, bringing the total to 78 blogs.
Thank you for helping to spread the word, thus helping to achieve the primary aim of the list: “to aid readers in the discovery of excellent public speaking blogs.”