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Real Business - Keynote speaking: Tips for improving your skills

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Speaking in public can be hugely stressful, but there are techniques to relax and become an expert keynote speaker.
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Do You Know The Secret Sauce That Turns Stories Into Magic? | Write to Done

Do You Know The Secret Sauce That Turns Stories Into Magic? | Write to Done | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
What if you were told about a secret sauce that turns stories into magic? Here, finally, is the the recipe using conflict in storytelling.

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Web Writing Tips for Better Blogposts and Social Media Posts

Web Writing Tips for Better Blogposts and Social Media Posts | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
A collection of advice and web writing tips for crafting better web copy for blogs and social media.

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donhornsby's curator insight, August 29, 5:42 AM
“Enjoy what you do! Your content shines brighter when you’re shining, too. :)” @KevanLee
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What Music Can Teach Public Speakers About Connecting With Audiences

What Music Can Teach Public Speakers About Connecting With Audiences | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
What came first: music or the spoken word? I'd say that it would be tough call but they probably both showed up at about the same time. What this means is that we've been living with music for at l...
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The Secret To Delivering A Great Speech: Keep It Simple!

The Secret To Delivering A Great Speech: Keep It Simple! | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
Let's face it, creating and delivering a memorable speech requires a great deal of effort. It sure seems as though if we're going to take the time to do this, we may as well try to make the greates...
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Presentation Zen: 7 things good communicators must not do

Presentation Zen: 7 things good communicators must not do | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
In this simple but informative TED Talk, Julian Treasure offers up seven things that effective communicators must exclude from speech. This list of seven is a kind of "bad habits to avoid" list. They are not the only elements that...
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Presentation Design Secrets

Check out the Compilation of proven tips, techniques, and best practices that can help you create Killer Presentations.

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, August 18, 12:03 PM

12 proven tips for making better presentations. The slideshow is suitable for watching and discussing with students.

Judih Weinstein Haggai's curator insight, August 18, 9:16 PM

i love this clear, clean presentation, especially the slide about colours.

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The Secret to Tory Burch's Success: Storytelling

The Secret to Tory Burch's Success: Storytelling | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it

Last February, Tory Burch got a gift from her staff to mark the 10th anniversary of her first store: a coffee-table book chronicling the company’s first decade. Every detail was perfectly on-brand, from the volume’s cloth cover (in a blue hue called “Tory Navy” that appears in every collection) to the numerous photos of family and friends. Though it contained few words, the book illustrated perfectly the cornerstone of Burch’s success: “It’s all about storytelling,” she said one morning as we sat at the kitchen table in her apartment, where the brand began. “It’s years of stories.”


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Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's curator insight, August 18, 4:14 PM

The designer had no design training or entrepreneurial experience. So she built her brand on what she knew: her own story

Ian Berry's curator insight, August 19, 10:38 PM

We all of our own story and need to share it

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Five Steps to Crafting A Great First Sentence

Five Steps to Crafting A Great First Sentence | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it

The infamous first sentence. It can't be too long, it can't be too short. It has to have a deep meaning, it needs to hook the reader. You MUST make it interesting.


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Penelope's curator insight, July 24, 5:21 PM

 

Every piece of writing, whether short or long, must begin with a first sentence. We could argue the day away on what should make up the components of said sentence.

 

One thing we know for sure. It should draw in the reader, and evoke emotion enough to keep them reading.

 

Jordan's article gives us five food-for-thought steps to craft our first sentence. Her first recommendation is to use your imagination. What is the story about? This is your first chance to make a good impression. Don't blow it. Read on for four more excellent suggestions.

 

***This review was written by Penelope Silvers for her curated content on "Writing Rightly"***

 

Link to the original article: http://jewelsfromjordan.wordpress.com/2014/07/19/five-steps-to-crafting-a-great-first-sentence/

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Quick Guide to Locate an Ideal Spokesperson

Quick Guide to Locate an Ideal Spokesperson | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
When you want to make a good first impression in the business world, having an engaging and effective speaker is vital. You can dress up any presentation…
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7 Sure-Fire Steps To A Speech That Produces Action

7 Sure-Fire Steps To A Speech That Produces Action | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
Public speaking is often cited as the number one most common fear, even before death itself. For some of us, high on the list of fears is the dread of listening to a speech that bores, patronizes, or otherwise wastes our time. Whether your next speech is before the local school group [...]
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Jacob M Engel's curator insight, July 22, 7:28 PM

Agreed. I particularly like the opening statement and the storytelling.

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The Hidden Qualities And Tiny Tricks That Make Someone An Influential Leader

The Hidden Qualities And Tiny Tricks That Make Someone An Influential Leader | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
Some leaders seem only interested in themselves while others fall all over themselves apologizing. The best find a balance between the two.
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4 Ridiculously Easy Steps To Becoming A Recognized Expert

4 Ridiculously Easy Steps To Becoming A Recognized Expert | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
Be the person--and the company--that people look to for advice and expertise.
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Body-Language Tricks to Make Anyone Instantly Like You

Body-Language Tricks to Make Anyone Instantly Like You | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
Here's how you can capture -- and hold -- anyone's attention without saying a word.
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Michael J. Schubert's curator insight, August 8, 11:45 AM

Smile-nobody wants to look at a grumpy human!

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5 Tips To Help You Write An Effective Online Press Release

5 Tips To Help You Write An Effective Online Press Release | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
With the ability to instantly publish a press release online, the world of PR has changed. Press releases now have the power to both attract media attention ...
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how to connect with an audience

I was working with some brilliant Grads at a global investment bank last week. Paolo was as handsome, charismatic and imposing a 22 year old as you’re ever likely to meet. He was a technically skilled speaker- He had a point, he […]
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The Dullest, Most Vital Skill You Need to Become a Successful Manager | LinkedIn

The Dullest, Most Vital Skill You Need to Become a Successful Manager | LinkedIn | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it

To three highly effective and successful executives, a boring, often-overlooked ability is one of the most vital skills you can have as a manager — the ability to write.

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How to Present to a Small Audience

How to Present to a Small Audience | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it

When preparing for a seated presentation, certain tools like a lectern, projector, or microphone may not be readily available, as they might if you were presenting in front of the room. Shift your focus by asking yourself these six questions:

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Great Leadership: How to Connect with An Audience—It’s One of Your Most Important Leadership Skills

Perhaps the biggest public speaking mistake emerging leaders make is to focus on delivering information. But a leader never gives a speech to convey content. Instead, the aim should be to influence—and often activate—listeners.

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The 15 Biggest Body Language Mistakes To Watch Out For

The 15 Biggest Body Language Mistakes To Watch Out For | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
Until we get to know someone, our brain relies on snap judgements to try to categorize the person, predict what they will do, and anticipate how we should react. You may have heard that you only have

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donhornsby's curator insight, August 18, 3:57 AM

(From the article): If you discover you have a particular problem with one or two of the gestures on the list, practice by yourself with a mirror or with a friend who can remind you every time you do it, until you become aware of the bad habit yourself.

 

Can you recall a time someone’s body language made you uncomfortable? Are there any other body language blunders you would add? I’d love to hear your anecdotes and ideas in the comments below.

Javier Santana's curator insight, August 20, 7:34 AM

Los 15 errores más grandes de tu lenguaje corporalque debes tener en cuenta.

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11 Powerful Ways to Tell Your Story | American Express

11 Powerful Ways to Tell Your Story | American Express | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it

"Customers connect with businesses when they identify with their stories..  Whether you're trying to position your brand in a crowded market, attempting to evangelize your vision or values to stakeholders, attempting to sell your products or services, or struggling to get your message across at staff meetings, you need to include storytelling in your repertoire."


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Gregory Frye's curator insight, August 11, 7:36 AM

Very useful article for anybody who wants to genuinely connect and draw people in.

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6 ways to start a speech

6 ways to start a speech | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
The opening of your speech needs to be an attention grabber. You want the audience to sit straight in anticipation of what’s coming. A “thank you mr. chairman, I’m delighted to be...
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 27, 7:34 PM

Question, word, statistic, action, quote, and story are great ways to begin a speech and teaching students.

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Forget Pitching. Tell A Story. Here’s How!

Forget Pitching. Tell A Story. Here’s How! | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
This article explores the the single biggest problem that entrepreneurs have when it comes to pitching. Not knowing how to tell a good story. Read on for a great story, a great pitch and some stellar tips to skyrocket your pitching skills.
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How To Say What You Really Mean In Conversations

How To Say What You Really Mean In Conversations | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
You probably have counterfeit conversations every day. Here's how to get past the vague words and jargon to more effective communication.
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TRS_InfoResearchServ's curator insight, July 16, 8:29 AM

Say what you mean, mean what you say!

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Overcome Your Fear Of Public Speaking By Making A Video Of Yourself

Overcome Your Fear Of Public Speaking By Making A Video Of Yourself | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
We often fear public speaking because we are afraid of how we appear to others, and we tend to be perfectionists. Make a video of yourself and share i...
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Carolyn Williams's curator insight, July 17, 8:55 AM

Interesting article Bobby!

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How To Understand Context Instead Of Just Responding

How To Understand Context Instead Of Just Responding | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
Before you give advice or make a judgment, consider these perspective-shifting ideas.
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