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How To Stretch The Truth In A Speech

When a speaker has to exaggerate, they need to do it correctly Image Credit: Photo by NeONBRAND on Unsplash As speakers we are expected to be able to use the importance of public speaking and deliver information to our audience. They have come to listen to us and, with a little bit of luck, learn something new that they can put to work in their lives. What this means for us is that we have to do research before we give a speech so that we can deliver a speech that will contain the content th...
Tags: Fun, Conflict, Storytelling, Practice, Entertaining, True, Improbable, Speaking, Paul Bunyan, 2 - Organize, Exaggeration, Jim Anderson, Entertain, Ox, Outlandish, Tall Tale


How Can Managers Stay Focused While Working Remotely?

The goal is to find ways to boost your concentration Image Credit: Dimitris Kalogeropoylos The Covid-19 pandemic has changed life for all of us. We used to go into the office and use our manager skills to do manager stuff. Now we find ourselves staying at home and participating in countless Zoom meetings. In the beginning it was all new and different and we were able to focus and get work done. However, things have changed over time and now it’s getting harder and harder to stay foc...
Tags: Career, Work From Home, Environment, Careers, Breaks, Focus, Distractions, Plan, Boundaries, Jim Anderson, Pandemic, Real World IT Management Skills Question, COVID-19, IT manager skills, IT manager training, IT team building


Speakers Learn The Secret To Talking About Themselves

It turns out that your story is really about the people who have made you you Image Credit: Bob n Renee Let’s face it – the most interesting story that you have to tell is the one that you tell about yourself. At some point in time during your speaking career, you will undoubtedly be asked to give a speech about yourself. Now the good news here is that you are not going to have to do a lot of research to come up with your material – you already know it! However, being asked to speak ...
Tags: Family, Success, Story, Mistakes, Speaker, Bob, Speech, Audience, Speaking, Mentor, Toastmasters, 3 - Create, Successes, Coworker, Jim Anderson, Real World Public Speaking Skills Question


It’s Labor Day – Take The Week Off!

If There's A Parade, Then It Must Be Labor Day! In the U.S. it’s the week of the Labor Day holiday (on Monday). Since a lot of you will be making the most of this last gasp of summer, I’m going to join you and take the week off. Enjoy your holiday and we’ll pick our discussions up again next week, same place, same time! – Dr. Jim Anderson The post It’s Labor Day – Take The Week Off! appeared first on The Accidental IT Leader.
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It’s Labor Day – Take The Week Off!

If There's A Parade, Then It Must Be Labor Day! In the U.S. it’s the week of the Labor Day holiday (on Monday). Since a lot of you will be making the most of this last gasp of summer, I’m going to join you and take the week off. Enjoy your holiday and we’ll pick our discussions up again next week, same place, same time! – Dr. Jim Anderson The post It’s Labor Day – Take The Week Off! appeared first on The Accidental Communicator.
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The Challenges Of Speaking To Global Audiences

Speakers need to be careful about how they interact with global audiences Image Credit: ClaraDon Follow I think that we can all agree that giving a speech is a difficult thing to do. If you’d like to make things just a bit more difficult, then try to give your speech to a global audience. Now we’re talking about a real challenge! The reason that addressing a global audience and sharing the importance of public speaking with them is so difficult to do well is because of the differences betw...
Tags: Germany, Korea, Latin America, Speaking, Toastmasters, 5 - Rehearse, Jim Anderson, ClaraDon, Real World Public Speaking Skills Question, Spain France Italy, Global Audiences, Benefits Of Public Speaking, Importance Of Public Speaking, Effective Multicultural Communication, Experiencing Intercultural Communication, Intercultural Communication And Education


Secrets To Moderating A Panel Session

The best panel sessions are the ones where good ideas are exchanged Image Credit: NHS Confederation As speakers, we are seen as being skillful at all types of speeches. Although we may generally see speaking as writing a speech and then getting up on a stage and delivering that speech, it turns out that due to the importance of public speaking there are many different forms that speaking can take. One of the more common ones is being asked to moderate a panel session. The people on the pan...
Tags: Expertise, Ideas, Panel, Exchange, Speaking, Discussion, Diverse, Welcome, Toastmasters, 2 - Organize, Jim Anderson, NHS Confederation, Introduction, Prepared, Real World Public Speaking Skills Question, Wrap Up


How A Speaker Can Become A Speechwriter

If you give speeches, then you are qualified to write speeches Image Credit: Doug Davey So you are a speaker. Congratulations. What’s your next step now? Have you ever thought about writing speeches for somebody else? I mean, you can write a pretty good speech for yourself, why not do it for somebody else? You might decide to do this simply because you are a nice person and you want to help somebody out, or you might decide that this is a type of business that you want to go into. N...
Tags: School, Style, Writing, Workshop, Speaker, Speech, Politicians, Speechwriting, Certificate, Speaking, Mentor, Structure, Don, Toastmasters, 3 - Create, Storyline


The Problem With Allowing Fake News Into Your Speech

Fake news can make your whole speech fake Image Credit: Scott The reason that an audience will come to listen to what you have to say in your next speech is that they understand the importance of public speaking and they hope to learn something new. The thinking is that you have had an experience, done some research, or experienced something that changed you in a way that you will now be able to share with your audience. It is through your words that your audience hopes to experience what y...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Twitter, Internet, Propaganda, Speaking, Facebook Twitter, Twitter Facebook, Facebook Google, 3 - Create, Jim Anderson, Fake News, Disinformation, Real World Public Speaking Skills Question For You, Inaccurate Information, Manipulated Information


How To Keep Your Best Team Members

Employees are your most valuable asset. Here’s how to hold on to them Image Credit: Joshua Ganderson Follow During the course of a normal day, a manager has a lot of different things that we need to spend time worrying about. However, using our manager skills to keep the team that we have onboard is often not one of the things that we worry about on an average day. However, perhaps we should be. If we hold off until they are walking out the door in order to find out why they are lea...
Tags: Education, Resume, Careers, Strategy, Recruiting, Culture, Employees, Managers, Engaged, Staffing, Stay, Longevity, Retention, Jim Anderson, Advancement, IT manager skills


How To Give A Speech That Will Connect With Your Audience

What do you have to do to make your next speech really work? Image Credit: gato-gato-gato Let’s face it – sometimes our speeches just don’t “click” with our audience. We get up there, we deliver our speech, they hear what we have to say, but nobody is moved. Nobody is motivated. We really have not changed the world by giving this speech. We’ve not been able to show this audience the importance of public speaking. Dang. This was a wasted opportunity. What we need to do as speakers is...
Tags: Inspire, Evidence, Gestures, Speaking, Toastmasters, 3 - Create, ACT, Jim Anderson, Connect, Real World Public Speaking Skills Question, Emotional Impact, Benefits Of Public Speaking, Importance Of Public Speaking, Emotional Shift, Intended Outcome, Universal Appeal


Managers Need To Learn How To Move Slower

Is it possible that slowing down may help you to be more successful? Image Credit: katiedee47 As managers we always want to find ways to use our manager skills to get more things done. Our to-do lists just seem to keep getting longer and people are always asking us to accomplish more things in less time. Our bosses are willing to send us to manager training where we’ll learn how to look like we are working hard even if we may not be producing as much as we should be. Managers need t...
Tags: Health, Energy, Productivity, Careers, Management, Body, Results, Spirit, Mind, Clarity, Direction, Emotion, Fulfillment, Hustle, Successful, Succeed


How To Impress Your Next Audience

Yes, your audience heard you, but were they impressed? Image Credit: Greg Williams Let’s face it – you are not the first presenter your audience has ever seen. In fact, they have probably seen lots of other presenters. However, you would like to be able to use the importance of public speaking to become the presenter that your audience remembers. You’d like this to happen if you are the only presenter that they are seeing today or if they are going to be seeing a lot of different p...
Tags: Photos, Video, Simple, Impressive, Visuals, Mcdonalds, Evidence, Theme, Speaking, Impress, Dan Johnson, Greg Williams, Toastmasters, 3 - Create, Repeatable, Jim Anderson


Mastering The TED Talk

To do well, you need tips on how to be successful at TED Image Credit: Lawrence Wang Follow So of course, the first question is do you know what a TED talk is? I would suspect that most of us do by now. TED is an acronym that stands for technology, entertainment, and design. There is one big TED event each year at which all sorts of famous people come and present to show off the importance of public speaking and then there are a host of other so called “TEDx” events that are held in...
Tags: Style, Time, Ted, Content, Delivery, Tedx, Ownership, Speaking, Don, Toastmasters, 5 - Rehearse, Jim Anderson, Method, Outcome, Real World Public Speaking Skills Question For You, Benefits Of Public Speaking


How Managers Deal With Reorganizations

Change happens, will you be ready to deal with it? Image Credit: bark As though the job of being a manager was not tough enough, it turns out that there is something that can make it just a bit more challenging: change. You know what I’m talking about here. Every so often your company gets the good idea that they could become more effective if they reorganized. Arggg! This is exactly the kind of thing that can throw even the best laid plans up into the air no matter what manager ski...
Tags: Google, Career, Disruption, Careers, Change, Growth, Uncertainty, Jim Anderson, Reorganization, Cutting Costs, Reorg, IT manager skills, IT manager training, IT team building, Market Changes, Office Shakeup


How Can You Write A Speech So That It Can Be Spoken?

Speakers need to understand how to get from page to stage Image Credit: Fredrik Rubensson I’m hoping that we can all agree that in this world in which we live in, there are three types of writers out there. There are the writers who are able to write for the spoken word, writers who are able to write for the written word, and writers who are just flat out bad writers. I’m hoping that none of you fall into that later category. However, when it comes to writing your next speech, are yo...
Tags: Writing, Ted, Flow, Missing, And, Speech, Song, Spoken word, Rules, SO, Essay, Speaking, Toastmasters, 5 - Rehearse, Cadence, Now


What Are The Traits Of A Successful Manager?

Do you have what it takes to be a great manager? Image Credit: Photo by bruce mars on Unsplash There are a lot of managers out there. However, not all of them are great managers. If you would like to become a great manager, this of course brings up the question of just exactly what you will have to do in order to make this happen. It turns out that there is not just one characteristic that you are going to have to have, there are a number of them. Do you have what it is going to ta...
Tags: Leadership, Careers, Optimism, Manager, Great, Charisma, Jim Anderson, Customer Obsession, Let Go, Value proposition, IT manager skills, IT manager training, IT team building, Juggling Skills


What To Do When Your Mind Goes Blank

What to do when you can’t think of what you want to say next Image Credit: Shandi-lee Cox Let’s face it – because of the importance of public speaking, giving a speech involves a great deal of stress. This stress has a way of affecting each of us differently. However, there is one thing that can happen to any of us – our minds can go blank at exactly the wrong point in time. Just like me, I’m sure that this has happened to you at one time or another. You are standing in front of an a...
Tags: Notes, Water, Anxiety, Forget, Pause, Speaking, Train Of Thought, Don, Blank, Eye Contact, Toastmasters, 6 - Present, Jim Anderson, Rewind, Real World Public Speaking Skills Question, Fast Forward


Up Over 300% Since the Start of 2019, Is Lattice Semiconductor a Buy?

It's been nearly two years since Lattice Semiconductor (NASDAQ: LSCC) CEO Jim Anderson took the reins, after leading AMD's (NASDAQ: AMD) Computing and Graphics segment for a few years. It's true Lattice has gotten some external help. New computing power requirements for data centers, industrial equipment, and 5G mobile network construction have boosted demand for the small chip designer's field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs).
Tags: Business, News, Amd, Jim Anderson, Lattice Semiconductor NASDAQ


Happy Independence Day — Take The Week Off!

Take A Week To Celebrate Your Independence Loyal readers & subscribers, here’s hoping that this upcoming week is a great week for you — I’m taking it off! Blogging will resume next week… For my readers in the U.S., you know that this week is all about family, fireworks and general celebrating. The cause for all of this celebration is the signing of the U.S. deceleration of Independence. Now if only the work that we do could have the same type of impact 234 years later on! For my internatio...
Tags: Uncategorized, Careers, United States, Jim Anderson


What Were You Going To Say Next?

What can you do if your speech gets derailed? Image Credit: Lawrence Whittemore I’m pretty sure that this has happened to all of us. We’re standing in front of an audience giving a speech and we’ve just said something clever or meaningful. We pause and get ready to go on to our next point when all of sudden we realize that we have absolutely no idea what we want to say next. This is probably the worst possible feeling that a speaker can have. What can we do now to save the situation...
Tags: Uncategorized, Speaking, Jim Anderson, Real World Public Speaking Skills Question, Lawrence Whittemore


Happy Independence Day — Take The Week Off!

Image Credit Take A Week To Celebrate Your Independence Loyal readers & subscribers, here’s hoping that this upcoming week is a great week for you — I’m taking it off! Blogging will resume next week… For my readers in the U.S., you know that this week is all about family, fireworks and general celebrating. The cause for all of this celebration is the signing of the U.S. deceleration of Independence. Now if only the work that we do could have the same type of impact 234 years later on! For...
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The Millennial Workplace Is Coming – Will Managers Be Ready?

The workplace is changing, will you know how to handle it? Image Credit: Photo by Helena Lopes on Unsplash As all managers have probably realized by now, the millennials have arrived. That younger generation of workers are moving into the office at the same time that the baby boomers are starting to move out. The arrival in force of this new type of worker is going to cause some fundamental changes to occur in the workplace. As a manager, you need to have the manager skills to be r...
Tags: Google, Tools, Technology, Workplace, Wikipedia, Future, Careers, Management, Tech, Change, Mobile Apps, Culture, Collaboration, Workspace, Platforms, Millennial


How Speakers Can Boost Their Self-Confidence

You need to practice in order to develop your self-confidence Image Credit: Amy Wilbanks Is there anything in this life that is as scary as getting up on a stage and giving a speech? There might be, but I’m not sure what it is. Despite knowing about the importance of public speaking we all feel nervous and uncertain about ourselves when we prepare to make a presentation. We’d like to be able to become more self-confident and be able to face our fears head on. The good news is that ...
Tags: Skills, Confident, Self-confidence, Influence, Curve, Speaking, Don, Components, Jim Anderson, Practicing, Practiced, Characteristic, 1 - Plan, Real World Public Speaking Skills Question, Trait, Improved


How To Create Slides That Will Convince Your Audience

You want your slides to help you to make a powerful pitch Image Credit: Photo by rawpixel on Unsplash When we give a speech, we want to accomplish something. We want to be effective in using the importance of public speaking to get our audience to start to look at their world just a little bit differently. We want our words to have connected with them and caused them to open their eyes just a little bit more so that they can see the world around them in a different light. When we g...
Tags: Story, Point, Speech, Presentation, Pitch, Background, Build, Anchor, Speaking, Effective, 3 - Create, Bullet Points, Sans Serif, Jim Anderson, Font, Real World Public Speaking Skills Question


New Tech Tools For Speakers

New products can help speakers to boost their presentations Image Credit: Peter (Tae-Young) Kim As a speaker, I must confess that I can get pretty comfortable with the ways that things are. I use PowerPoint, I have an automatic slide advancer, and I know where to get royalty-free images. I have a bad habit of thinking that I know everything that I need to know I order to share the importance of public speaking. However, it turns out that time marches on. What this means is that thin...
Tags: Tools, Trends, Presentations, Speaking, Tech Tools, Memorable, 6 - Present, Handouts, Jim Anderson, Flat Design, Presentation Technology, Impactful, Real World Public Speaking Skills Question, Slide Cap, Visually Compelling, Peter Tae Young Kim


Good Managers Know About The Power Of Failure

Managers know that failures are not to be hidden Image Credit: Photo by chuttersnap on Unsplash Becoming a successful manager is a difficult enough thing to accomplish. So why would we want to jeopardize it once we achieve it? But research says we unwittingly do just that when we withhold or try to bury one thing about ourselves in particular – our failures. Yes, you heard me correctly – we’re supposed to tell people about the things that we’ve done wrong and the mistakes that we’ve...
Tags: Leadership, Failure, Careers, Success, Teamwork, Behavior, Performance, Obstacles, Team Building, Accomplishments, Public Forum, Jim Anderson, Malicious Envy, Admiration


It’s Memorial Day – Take The Week Off!

If There's A Parade, Then It Must Be Memorial Day! In the U.S. it’s the week of the Memorial Day holiday (on Monday). Since a lot of you will be making the most of this 3-day weekend, I’m going to join you and take the week off. Enjoy your holiday and we’ll pick our discussions up again next week, same place, same time! – Dr. Jim Anderson The post It’s Memorial Day – Take The Week Off! appeared first on The Accidental IT Leader.
Tags: Uncategorized, Careers, Jim Anderson


Giving A Toast In Both Informal And Formal Settings

Toasts can happen in both an informal and formal setting Image Credit: Photo by Scott Warman on Unsplash As speakers we are all well aware of what it means to give a speech in a formal setting. These are the events where an audience has assembled, there is a stage, you take the stage, and everyone understand the importance of public speaking and listens to what you have to say. When it come to giving toasts there are similar settings. These can be at weddings and at formal company f...
Tags: Energy, Time, Sincerity, Celebration, Clarity, Moment, Prepare, Theme, Speaking, Toast, MEAN, Jim Anderson, Respond, Brief, 1 - Plan, Occasion


It’s Memorial Day – Take The Week Off!

If There's A Parade, Then It Must Be Memorial Day! In the U.S. it’s the week of the Memorial Day holiday (on Monday). Since a lot of you will be making the most of this 3-day weekend, I’m going to join you and take the week off. Enjoy your holiday and we’ll pick our discussions up again next week, same place, same time! – Dr. Jim Anderson The post It’s Memorial Day – Take The Week Off! appeared first on The Accidental Communicator.
Tags: Uncategorized, Speaking, Jim Anderson