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Death By Powerpoint Video

As a reader or subscriber to this blog, you know that I teach public speaking skills to business owners and executives as well a Persuasion Presentation Principles that Unleash The Speaker Within You.

One of the most popular presentation tools is Powerpoint. That being said, Powerpoint can often KILL rather than improve a presentation.

Watch this short video to make sure you’re not killing your presentation attendees!

DEATH BY POWERPOINT

Powerpoint Presentation

Business Coaching Sydney, Business Coach Sydney, Business Coaching Melbourne, Business Coach MelbourneToday’s submission is from Jocelyn Donovan of Donovan Associates, Sydney’s premier Civil and Structural Engineers and Surveyors. It’s a special and unique Powerpoint presentation that I can’t reveal to you.  You have to download it to fully understand why it’s such a powerful presentation.

Click on the hyperlink to access the Powerpoint Presentation – then leave a comment below to let us know what you think!

How NOT to speak in public

In my cornerstone event, Unleash The Speaker Within, I teach people the art and science of how to speak in public. This is the antithesis – How NOT to speak in public. That being said, this was an elected official in the United States – can you believe it?!?

Think before you speak…

This Professional Mastery Blog covers all the elements you need to run up the corporate or business ladder of success two rungs at a time. Sometimes avoiding a stumble is as valuable as learning what your Next Best Step™ is… We have a brand new event called Become The Next Corporate Rockstar that teaches public speaking skills you want to master to develop greater influence and persuasion without sounding like a spruiker.

Here are six reasons why you should think before you speak – The last one is great!

Have you ever spoken and wished that you could immediately take the words back… Here are some examples of a few people who did…

Case Study #1:

I walked into a hair salon with my husband and three kids in tow and asked loudly, “How much do you charge for a shampoo and a blow job?

I turned around and walked back out and never went back.

My husband didn’t say a word…

He knew better. Continue reading ‘Think before you speak…’

Language Lunacy

If you want to become a better professional speaker, you’d agree that a command of the English Language is a must. So why is it that speaking in public is  feared by so many? it might just be due to the lunacy of the language…!

English is definitively the most widely used language in the history of our planet. One in every 7 humans can speak it. More than half of the world’s books and 3 quarters of international mail is in English. Of all the languages,it has the largest vocabulary – perhaps as many as 2 MILLION words. Nonetheless, let’s face it – English is a crazy, crazy language.

For example ….

There is no egg in eggplant nor ham in hamburger; neither apple nor pine in pineapple.

English muffins weren’t invented in England or French fries in France.

Sweetmeats are candies while sweetbreads, which aren’t sweet, are meat.

We take English for granted. But if we explore its paradoxes, we find that quicksand can work slowly, boxing rings are square and a guinea pig is neither from Guinea nor is it a pig.

And why is it that writers write but fingers don’t fing, grocers don’t groce and hammers don’t ham? If the plural of tooth is teeth, why isn’t the plural of booth beeth? One goose, 2 geese. So one moose, 2 meese? One index, 2 indices?

Doesn’t it seem crazy that you can make amends but not one amend, that you comb thru annals of history but not a single annal?

If you have a bunch of odds and ends and get rid of all but one of them, what do you call it?

Continue reading ‘Language Lunacy’

Metaphors: Examples To Avoid

In the Professional Protégé Program within the Professional Mastery Curriculum, we cover the use of metaphors extensively – especially at the cornerstone event Unleash The Speaker Within. Today’s post is a humorous twist that I thought you would enjoy. It’s a submission from www.OnlyFunnyStories.com, one of the hundreds of sites owned by our Virtual Real Estate Moguls, graduates of the Flipping Websites For Profit Program.

Every year, English teachers from across the country can submit their collections of actual analogies and metaphors found in high school essays. These excerpts are published each year to the amusement of teachers across the country. Here are last year’s winners.

Her face was a perfect oval, like a circle that had its two sides
gently compressed by a Thigh Master.

His thoughts tumbled in his head, making and breaking alliances
like underpants in a dryer without Cling Free.

He spoke with the wisdom that can only come from experience, like a
guy who went blind because he looked at a solar eclipse without one
of those boxes with a pinhole in it and now goes around the country
speaking at high schools about the dangers of looking at a solar
eclipse without one of those boxes with a pinhole in it. Continue reading ‘Metaphors: Examples To Avoid’