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So what should you do if you’ve been asked to speak on a panel and haven’t had much experience in that area? Try these tips.
It’s that time of year again! The next two days we’ll be blogging from GovLoop and YGL’s Next Generation of Government Training Summit. Follow along @NextGenGov and read more blog posts here. Kiyona Miah, Program Analyst at the U.S. Census Bureau, has a secret confidence killer. Kiyona struggles with public speaking and private speaking…well allRead… Read more »
When was the last time you used your Elevator Pitch? The Elevator Pitch is your brief and concise marketing statement to promote you talents and business acumen. It clearly identifies your areas of expertise in 60 seconds or less. The best elevator pitch offers the opportunity to engage, inform and persuade a potential new clientRead… Read more »
Spring, for me, is full of many things: cherry blossoms, outdoor activities, getting to wear sandals instead of real shoes, and this year ….. my graduate school graduation. It is a bittersweet moment and it can’t happen with out a commencement ceremony. Tis the season of college graduations and the ever anticipated announcement of theRead… Read more »
Cross posted from the Federal Communicators Network blog: Is it really as hard as it looks? I asked myself this question many times when I decided to apply to become a speaker at the Next Generation of Government Summit in Washington, DC. After 15 years of public service, I knew exactly what topic I wantedRead… Read more »
On Thursday, November 21, SPICE Toastmasters heard from a dynamic speaker — 2013 District 27 Table Topics Winner Clarence Featherson! Our Toastmaster of the Day kicked off this special meeting with the pledge of allegiance, mission statement, word of the day, and inspirational quote. Word of the Day: Cogent – Convincing or believable Inspirational Quote:Read… Read more »
“I” is a very powerful pronoun, but it has two distinct personalities – no doubt you have observed both. “I” can be used to convey power and significance to the subject at hand – the speaker is going all in as the poker players would say – infusing their knowledge, experience, and reputation into theRead… Read more »
Just as surely as the sun will rise tomorrow in the east, politicians and business types will continue to forget the presence of a live microphone at precisely the wrong times. Consider President Obama talking sotto voce with Dmitry Medvedev after a joint appearance a couple of weeks ago, confiding to the Russian President thatRead… Read more »
Public Speaking: Stand & Deliver I’ve been coaching candidates for the Presidential Management Fellowship’s in-person assessment lately, and one part of the assessment process is a 5-minute policy presentation which each candidate must deliver in front of a panel of judges. Public speaking is, for many people, scarier than watching Aliens while on PCP. ScarierRead… Read more »