Category Archives: SpeakerToolbox™

SpeakerToolbox: Score the State of the Union Address

  President Obama will step up to give the State of the Union Address tomorrow evening — talk about a high stakes presentation!  This event challenges us once again to be attentive to both what is said and how it is expressed. What type … Continue reading

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SpeakerToolBox: Remembering To Say Thank You, A TED Talk

In this deceptively simple 3-minute TED talk, Dr. Laura Trice muses on the power of the magic words “thank you” — to deepen a friendship, to repair a bond, to make sure another person knows what they mean to you. … Continue reading

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SpeakerToolbox: A Presentation Planning Checklist

Having a good presentation isn’t enough.  Thinking beyond the presentation is essential. Doing it well in advance will help ensure you hit a home run!   Try this SpeakerToolbox – “Planning Checklist” as you prepare for your next presentation and knock … Continue reading

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SpeakerToolbox: “UP” Your Value Quotient

Rather than emphasizing facts during your presentation, capture the essence of what makes your message unique and therefore memorable to your listeners. This key differentiation can be referred to as your Unique Perspective (UP). Think of your UP as a … Continue reading

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SpeakerToolbox: Extreme Slide Makeover

Extreme slide makeover results in a stronger campaign for the NJ Sharing Network NJ Sharing Network speakers were held captive by the words on their slides. After participating in the Professionally Speaking workshop they revamped their presentations replacing content heavy … Continue reading

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SpeakerToolbox: Remaking my voice…a TedTalk

When film critic Roger Ebert lost his lower jaw to cancer, he lost the ability to eat and speak. But he did not lose his voice. In a gripping TED2011 talk, Ebert spoke with the help of a computer voice, … Continue reading

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SpeakerToolbox: Every kid needs a champion…a TedTalk

Rita Pierson, a teacher for 40 years, once heard a colleague say, “They don’t pay me to like the kids.” Her response: “Kids don’t learn from people they don’t like.’” This TED Talk is a rousing call to educators to … Continue reading

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