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Speech Analysis
I’ve been thinking long and hard about how to provide the best value for readers of this site. I put a lot of time and energy into every post, and my overall philosophy is “Quality and Consistency.” Everything I post must be useful or insightful information that will can help you improve your communication skills (quality), and I will post something every week (consistency). As an aspiring professional speaker myself, I want to learn and improve but also help others improve. If we all communicate better, then the world will not only be a better (and easier to understand) place, but we will all benefit from each other’s growth. I also got inspired by a Steve Pavlina post that talks about continuously creating and delivering value to others. So here…
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Book Review: Confessions of a Public Speaker

Book Review: Confessions of a Public Speaker

Making Money
Scott Berkun’s Confessions of a Public Speaker is an enjoyable read with lots of nuggets and insightful information. The book explores what he has learned as a professional public speaker, the nature of the business, and general speaking tips and suggestions for those looking to make the jump. Here’s my complete review. What I liked After reading this book, it’s hard not to like Scott as a person. He’s funny, interesting, and quirky enough to leave you wanting more. I enjoyed his description of how he answers when people ask him what he does for a living. If he says he’s a writer, they’re disappointed he’s not an ultra-famous one. If he says he’s a public speaker, they think he’s an awful motivational-speaker type, and if he says he’s a…
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Is Prezi Right For You?

Is Prezi Right For You?

Preparation
Prezi is an online presentation editor that looks and feels really cool (www.prezi.com). It’s free to use by registering an account online. I’ve used it for a couple of years on select presentations, and it’s always fun to watch people’s reactions to something different (and slicker) than Powerpoint. However, I’ve found myself using Powerpoint for more serious presentations lately, as Prezi doesn’t support transitions other than zooming in, out, and around the page. So when should you use Prezi, and when should you use Powerpoint? Here I’ll break down the pros and cons of using Prezi. Prezi Pros: Prezi is freaking cool. It’s smooth, it’s cutting edge, and the non-linear canvas feels like it’s moving in the right direction in terms of matching presentations to how we think. A good…
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