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Monday, August 25, 2014

Allen Klein and his Great Books - Opening Keynote

Undoubtedly you’ll find something here to lighten your load as Fall beckons:
* WorkLaughs
* TeacherLaughs
* ParentLaughs

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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Words Usage over Time - Opening Keynote

How has the use of a word or phrase grown or declined over time? Through its service Books Ngram Viewer, Google has scanned in a million+ books published in the last two centuries. When you ask it for something like "conference," it shows the percentage of books published each year that use the word. In deciding how to phrase a meeting announcement, you can search phrases, as well as compare different words and phrases.

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Monday, August 04, 2014

Give them Doubles! - Opening Keynote

When distributing handout material for attendees, offer a second copy to everyone and, in a short note, invite them to share the information with someone who could benefit from it. Tell attendees that if the other party contacts me to run a program for them as a result of receiving my handouts, I will provide the original attendee with a gift of a coaching session or products. This generates new business contacts.

FYI, my other blogs:

* for the time-pressured: www.BreathingSpaceBlog.com

* for the oft-interrupted: www.interruptionmanagement.com

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Eliminate "Um" "Ya know" "Like" - Opening Keynote

Patrica Kitchen, writing in Newsday reported years back that some celebrities over-use filler language such as "likes," "umms," "ya knows," "I means." Britney Spears, was caught uttering 73 "likes" and "ya knows" in a five-minute video interview.

Eminem and Michelle Wie, "used 15 'ya knows' and 'I means' in a one-minute interview. "
"A certain number of fillers are normal, but when speakers flip into overuse, they can come across as unfocused and unprepared," says Judy Cavallo, a speech-language pathologist and director of New York Speech Solutions, which evaluates and treats speech disorders. Her first step is to heighten awareness among clients, who are "usually shocked" when she plays back tape recordings of them speaking.

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Sunday, July 20, 2014

How We Remember - Opening Keynote

A falsehood that's been circulating for years holds that 55% of what we learn is through what we see and hear; 38% of learning is through what we see, and only 7% is through what we hear.  

These figures come from a study commissioned by a company that sells visual aids worldwide.  For thousands of years, people passed information to each other by sitting around the campfire and grunting, and later sitting on porches and telling stories. Stories can be more powerful than any visual aid.

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Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Tongue Twisters Tests - Opening Keynote

Tongue twisters have their place in the life of career professionals and all others who stand up before a group and “say a few words.” The more adept we become at diction, enunciation, and articulation, the better we can be for our audiences.

Here are two tongue twisters that I created, by accident – I tripped over each of them on the first encounter:
                * enriched white rice
                * fried white rice

Here are twelve other tongue twisters that I collected from the internet. Many of can be said easily enough the first time, but the second time... well you try them:

    * Frogfeet, flippers, and swimfins
    * Green glass globes glow greenly
    * Red Buick or blue Buick
    * He threw three free throws

    * Iranian uranium
    * Three short sword sheaths
    * Freshly-fried flying fish
    * Unique New York

    * Imagine an imaginary menagerie manager
    * The epitome of femininity
    * A skunk sat on a stump
    * Green Greek grapes

When you master these, don't be surprised if your elocution skills in general improve, it's a natural outcome of the exercises you have undertaken.

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Wednesday, July 02, 2014

The How of Wow - Opening Keynote

Observations from The How of Wow by Tony Carlson:

* According to Carlson only 1 in 500 speeches is good enough to be remembered. To be among those remembered, Carlson says you need to give audiences insight, enlightenment, meaning, stimulation, wit, and entertainment.

* Few speakers ever rehearse enough. Every extra moment you have ought to go into rehearsing.

* Your opening line can be a shocker that lets the audience know you mean business. Don't be afraid to say something that people already suspect, but no one will say except for you.

* Show your vulnerability early in the speech.

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