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What To Do When Your Mind Goes Blank

You thought that you knew what you were going to say… Image Credit: Shandi-lee Cox I’m pretty sure that we’ve all been there: we’re standing in front of an audience ready to use the importance of public speaking to give a speech that we’ve practiced and then all of sudden, our mind goes blank. There’s nothing there. The speech that we’ve spent so much time practicing has suddenly packed up and left. This has got to be the worst feeling in the world. There has got to be a way to pre...
Tags: Notes, Forget, Audience, Anchor, Speaking, Blank, Eye Contact, Toastmasters, 6 - Present, Jim Anderson, Deep Breath, Refocus, Real World Public Speaking Skills Question, Benefits Of Public Speaking, Importance Of Public Speaking, Shandi lee Cox


What Should Managers Look For In A Mentor?

Positivity may not be the most important factor Image Credit: Brian Ujiie In order to become better managers, we all realize that there are a number of ways to make this happen. We can go seek manager training and try to develop the manager skills that we know that we need. However, there is another way to go about becoming better: get a mentor. If you decide to go this route, right off the bat you’ll be faced with a difficult question: what should you look for in a mentor? Wha...
Tags: Career, Expertise, Careers, Experience, Mentor, Positive, Gruff, Jim Anderson, Cheerleader, IT manager skills, IT manager training, IT team building, Brian Ujiie, Tough Talker, Underperforming


What Happens When You Forget What You Wanted To Say?

It is possible to survive forgetting your lines Image Credit: What’s the worst thing that can happen to you as a speaker? Having the audience get up and leave during your speech would certainly be a bad thing, but since there is very little chance of that actually happening perhaps we should focus on things that are more likely to happen to you. Like completely forgetting your speech as you stand there on the stage. That can happen to anyone at any time. If it happens to you, what...
Tags: Attention, Mindset, Focus, Routine, Comparison, Forget, Speaking, Blank, Toastmasters, 6 - Present, Preparing, Jim Anderson, Deep Breath, Real World Public Speaking Skills Question, Benefits Of Public Speaking, Importance Of Public Speaking


Before You Take That New Job, Check Out Its Culture

Is that new job really going to be a good fit? Image Credit: Chris Devers As managers, we are often presented with opportunities to switch jobs. We may be presented with a new job that catches our attention and we may start to seriously start to think about switching employers. However, as attractive as a new job may appear, it might be in our own best interest to not rush into taking a new job. One of the big questions that we have to use our manager skills to answer before making...
Tags: Career, Careers, Job, Questions, Switching, Talk, Walk, Counts, Corporate Culture, Jim Anderson, Chris Devers, IT manager skills, IT manager training, IT team building, Suitability


Will Your Speech’s Humor Translate?

Getting international audiences to laugh can be hard to do Image Credit: ZeNahla Humor is one tricky beast. What seems funny to you and may even seem funny to your audience just might go over like a lead balloon if you tried to present it to in a different language or to an audience that comes from a different culture. That does not mean that we can’t try to work humor into the speeches that we give to people from other cultures. It just means that because of the importance of pu...
Tags: Translation, International, West, Humor, Practice, Inappropriate, Speaking, Toastmasters, 7 - Change, Jim Anderson, Real World Public Speaking Skills Question, Benefits Of Public Speaking, Importance Of Public Speaking, Self-depreciating, Test Group, ZeNahla Humor


Japanese Workplaces Become High Tech

Technology is slowly entering the Japanese workplace Image Credit: Bryan Jones As managers, we are used to being able to use our manager skills and technology in the workplace. In fact, at this point in time I would guess that most of us could not imagine a day in the office without using the full collection of technology that we have come to rely on. That’s why it can be very startling when we realize that this is not the way that it is everywhere in the world. Sure, I think that ...
Tags: Japan, Technology, Email, Microsoft, Careers, Virus, Teams, Tokyo, Chat, Zoom, Fax Machine, Bryan Jones, Jim Anderson, Ink Stamp, IT manager skills, IT manager training


Adding Some Passion To Your Next Speech

Know why you care the next time you give a speech Image Credit: Anthony Easton So here is an awkward question for you to consider: why will you be giving your next speech? What motivated you to agree to give it? Were you picked to give the speech and really didn’t have any say in the matter? Or did you volunteer to give it? If you want to do a good job of giving your next speech, you are going to have to understand why you are giving it. Just to make things a bit trickier, there is ...
Tags: Motivation, Passion, Purpose, Audience, Speaking, Toastmasters, 2 - Organize, Jim Anderson, Connect, Authentic Voice, why ME, Real World Public Speaking Skills Question, Anthony Easton, Benefits Of Public Speaking, Importance Of Public Speaking


The Problem With Lying At Work

Lying at work can do a lot of damage Image Credit: Cat Branchman Life is complicated and, yes, there are times when it is inconvenient to tell the truth. It can be as simple as one of you friends asking if you like the outfit that they are wearing (you don’t) or your boss asking if that report will be done by the end of the day (it won’t). It can be very easy to “bend the edges” or tell white, gray, or even black lies when we are at work. Our manager training does not teach us how...
Tags: Career, Resume, Careers, Lying, Reference, Dishonesty, Contagious, Jim Anderson, IT manager skills, IT manager training, IT team building, Get Ahead, Resume Padding


How To Write Jokes For Your Next Speech

You can use jokes to make your next speech even better Image Credit: Natalia mon As speakers we all know that the more humor that we can work into our next speech, the better chance we have of connecting with our audience. Everyone likes to laugh and if we can make our audience laugh, they’ll remember what we had to say and we just might be able to make an impact in their lives using the importance of public speaking. The challenge that we face as speakers is that getting an audien...
Tags: Jokes, Fact, Assumptions, Speaking, Natalia, Toastmasters, 3 - Create, Jim Anderson, Twist, Misdirection, Real World Public Speaking Skills Question, Benefits Of Public Speaking, Importance Of Public Speaking, Punch Phrase, Punch Word


30 Purple Hearts to be awarded for American service members killed or injured at the Kabul airport

Purple Hearts are being posthumously awarded to the 13 American service members who died last month in the bombing attack of the Kabul airport. And 17 others wounded in the blast as they helped process evacuees trying to flee Afghanistan before U.S. troops withdrew have also been approved to receive the special honor. A dozen more Purple Hearts are pending final approval. In each case, the decision to award the medal was made by U.S. Central Command, said Yvonne Carlisle, a spokesperson for the ...
Tags: News, Navy, California, Berlin, Sport, Afghanistan, Marine, Soccer, Military, United States, Marine Corps, Kabul, Air Force, Local News, Anderson, American Legion


29 Purple Hearts to be awarded for American service members killed or injured at the Kabul airport

Purple Hearts are being posthumously awarded to the 13 American service members who died last month in the bombing attack of the Kabul airport. And 17 others wounded in the blast as they helped process evacuees trying to flee Afghanistan before U.S. troops withdrew have also been approved to receive the special honor. A dozen more Purple Hearts are pending final approval. In each case, the decision to award the medal was made by U.S. Central Command, said Yvonne Carlisle, a spokesperson for the ...
Tags: News, Navy, California, Berlin, Sport, Afghanistan, Marine, Soccer, Military, United States, Marine Corps, Kabul, Air Force, Local News, Anderson, American Legion


What Does A Joke Look Like In A Speech?

We need to learn how to structure our speech to include comedy Image Credit: Denis De Mesmaeker Every speaker wants to be able to use the importance of public speaking to connect with their audience. We all know that there are lots of different ways to make this happen. If we can find a way to work humor into our next speech, then we have a pretty good chance of being able to connect with our audience. The challenge here is that humor can be very difficult to work into a speech. The...
Tags: Surprise, Laugh, Joke, Speaking, Toastmasters, 3 - Create, Punch Line, Jim Anderson, Twist, Repercussions, Misdirection, Negative Feedback, Real World Public Speaking Skills Question, Benefits Of Public Speaking, Importance Of Public Speaking, Concise


Managers Want To Know Why Being A Leader Is So Hard To Do

Management is easy, leadership is hard to do well Image Credit: Guitguit Ok, hopefully we can all agree that the basic management stuff is pretty easy for just about anyone with manager skills to do: sign time cards, have an annual review, keep things on track. These things don’t require a great deal of manager training. I like to think of management as being the process of having everyone work on what they are supposed to be doing when you are in the room. However, then we move on ...
Tags: Leadership, Careers, Jim Anderson, Leadership Program, IT manager skills, IT manager training, IT team building, Leadership Training For Managers, Leadership And Training, Leadership Skills Training, Team Leader Training, The Leadership Challenge


Is It Time To Quit?

What do managers need to think about before quitting? Image Credit: Erin Kelly Let’s face it: we’ve all been through a lot. Life may have been quite busy before, but then that pandemic thing happened and things just sorta went out of control no matter how good your manager skills are. Now that life is getting back to normal, it’s perfectly ok for you to be thinking about perhaps quitting your job and looking for a new one. Although this is an acceptable thought to be having, before yo...
Tags: Career, Careers, Job, Quit, Burnout, Reputation, Alternatives, Regrets, Erin Kelly, Fresh Start, Jim Anderson, IT manager skills, IT manager training, IT team building, Turnover Shock


Know What To Say When The Spotlight Is On You

When it’s your turn, you need to be ready to speak Image Credit: Steven de Jong Who doesn’t like winning an award? We all do. When we receive an award, it’s because we did something special or we have done something better than anyone else has. These are great moments for us. When we get an award, we are often asked to stand up and say a few words. Oh, oh – this is where things can start to fall apart. If we don’t have a plan for what we want to say, then we’re going to end up fumb...
Tags: Spotlight, Personality, Speech, Recognition, Honors, Presentation, Speaking, Toastmasters, 3 - Create, Jim Anderson, Brevity, Acceptance Speech, Recognize, Real World Public Speaking Skills Question, Benefits Of Public Speaking, Importance Of Public Speaking


Will Work From Home Keep You Behind?

Working from home may cause your career to shift Image Credit: Lengyel Márk So where do you want to work? This used to be a fairly easy question to answer: everyone went into the office when they went to work. However, that darn pandemic changed everything for everyone. We all spend a year working from home. A lot of us discovered that we liked working from home. There was no commute to the office required. We didn’t have to dress up. However, now that the pandemic is pretty much ove...
Tags: Careers, Jim Anderson


Create Better Speeches By Becoming A Better Speech Editor

Get more out of your next speech by cutting more of it out Image Credit: Eelke I can only speak for myself, but I can tell you that every word that I write when I’m putting together a speech is pure perfection. The words just flow together and create a seamless whole. The very idea of going back and editing one of my speeches after it has been written just seems to be a travesty – who would want to mess with perfection? This is the speech that I am going to use to show my audience the impor...
Tags: Editor, Redundancy, Clever, Audience, Speaking, 5 - Rehearse, Platitudes, Pruning, Jim Anderson, Bore, Excursions, Real World Public Speaking Skills Question, Effectively, Needless Complications, Unnecessary Words, Better Speech Editor


Does Your Team Need Couples Counseling?

Couples therapy can help work relationships Image Credit: Henderson Hills As a manager, we know that the key to our success is the ability to get along with the members of our team. It turns out that things go a bit deeper than that. In order for our team to be successful, everyone on the team has to get along with everyone else who is on the team. I’d like to be able to tell you that this is something that just seems to happen naturally; however, there are times that it doesn’t. W...
Tags: Workplace, Careers, Communication, Stress, Manager, Emotional Intelligence, Authenticity, Team Building, Counselor, Jim Anderson, Problem, IT manager skills, IT manager training, IT team building, Marriage Counselor, Henderson Hills


How To Support A Speaker

You can make a difference when someone else speaks Image Credit: O’Reilly Internal As speakers, we tend to spend a lot of time thinking about the importance of public speaking and how we speak. We try to find ways to connect with our audience and we try to be aware of anything that we are doing that might take away from our speech. However, it turns out that we also have another job that we need to be doing. We have to help out our friends and colleagues who are giving speeches. Sin...
Tags: Friend, Listen, Speech, Feedback, Presentation, Meaning, Speaking, Understanding, Don, Toastmasters, 7 - Change, Jim Anderson, Accomplishment, Nod, Real World Public Speaking Skills Question, Benefits Of Public Speaking


Managers Deal With The Challenge Of Remote Workers

Managers need to find ways to make remote workers feel like a member of the team Image Credit: ThoroughlyReviewed As we move further and further into the 21st Century, what work looks like is continuing to change. Managers realize that successful teams exhibit a type of office camaraderie where the different members of the team are willing to go above and beyond for the other members of their team. This can start to get tricky when we start to include remote workers as a part of our...
Tags: Careers, Relationship, Play, Manager, Managers, Teams, Staffing, Slack, Bonding, Don, Face to Face, Remote workers, Jim Anderson, Downtime, IT manager skills, IT manager training


Make Your Next Speech Better With A Single Sentence

Take the time to think about what you really want to say Image Credit: andrechinn As speakers, we all know that creating a great speech is hard work. All too often we can sit down to start to create a speech and have no clear idea where we are trying to go or just exactly what points we want to be making while we deliver our speech despite our understanding of the importance of public speaking. As we put our speech together, things just tend to go from bad to worse – our words start ...
Tags: Themes, Gift, Ideas, Insight, Attention, Perspective, Clear, Sentence, Speaking, Thought, Toastmasters, 3 - Create, Big Idea, Jim Anderson, Wing It, Backbone


How Managers Can Manage A Hybrid Work Environment

Managers need to find new ways to engage team members Image Credit: Z33 House for Contemporary Art, Design & Architecture The world of workplaces has undergone a great deal of change. It used to be that everyone would go into work, sit at a desk, and then go home again at the end of the day. The pandemic sent everyone home for a year and the workplace that we all knew and loved appears to be gone for good. What is taking its place is being called a “hybrid work environment”. In this ...
Tags: Relationships, Careers, Management, Experience, Managers, Jim Anderson, Pandemic, Returning, IT manager skills, IT manager training, IT team building, Intentional Engagement, Z33 House


Invite Some Technology To Your Next Speech

Speakers have access to tools that can make them a better speaker Image Credit: stekelbes How lucky we all are. We get to live in these modern times with all of the advantages that technology can bring to us. Yes, giving a speech is still a difficult thing for any of us to do. However, it turns out that if we’re willing to invite some technology to our next speech we can make the whole process a great deal easier and do a better job of sharing the importance of public speaking. I’m ...
Tags: Parrot, Pace, Anxiety, Speaker, Speech, Public Speaking, Presentation, Speaking, Toastmasters, 7 - Change, Jim Anderson, Orai, Timing, Real World Public Speaking Skills Question, Filler Words, Teleprompter


Using Modern Audience Interaction Tools In Your Next Speech

Speakers need to find ways to get instant feedback from their audience Image Credit: Tobias Toft All to often when we are giving a speech, we do it in what is called the “classic style”. This means that we stand on a stage and we speak to our audience and they listen to us because of the importance of public speaking. This is a one-directional monologue. However, times are changing. We are no longer limited to having to give our speeches in this way. Our audiences want more intera...
Tags: Speaker, Interactive, Speech, Hashtags, Presentation, Interaction, Polling, Speaking, Facebook Twitter, Toastmasters, 7 - Change, Jim Anderson, Real World Public Speaking Skills Question, Tobias Toft, Benefits Of Public Speaking, Importance Of Public Speaking


How Managers Can Get Candidates To Stop Turning Down Job Offers

Managers need to understand why candidates are turning job offers down Image Credit: Amtec Photos As a manager, one of the most important things that we are tasked with doing is using our manager skills to make sure that our teams are fully staffed. In order to do this, we have to perform a set of tasks: interview candidates, select the ones that best meet our needs, make an offer, hope that they accept the offer, and then onboard them. However, this whole process can fall apart if ...
Tags: Interview, Careers, Communication, Automation, Manager, Staffing, Candidate, Jim Anderson, Communicate, Human Connection, IT manager skills, IT manager training, IT team building, Negative Experience, Turn Down, Amtec Photos


All The World’s A Stage – Are You Using Yours?

Your stage is a big visual aid just waiting to be used Image Credit: liver photo As speakers, when we are standing in front of an audience, we are actually pretty naked. All that we have to work with when we are giving our speech are the words that are tumbling out of our mouths, some hand gestures, and perhaps some props that we’ve brought along. That’s pretty much it as we try to show the importance of public speaking. Unless you realize that you actually have a very large visual ...
Tags: Energy, Story, World, Pace, Stage, Speaker, Scale, Speech, Continuum, Tension, Presentation, Speaking, Props, Toastmasters, 6 - Present, Jim Anderson


Taylor Swift 'doesn't need' to earn streaming royalties, according to a former Spotify boss who said the company is a distribution platform that wasn't built to pay artists money

Taylor Swift performs in 2015 during the "1989" world tour. Feature China/Barcroft Media via Getty Images Former Spotify boss Jim Anderson said the platform was designed to distribute music, not pay artists. "I think Taylor Swift doesn't need .00001 more a stream," Anderson told singer Ashley Jana. Apple Music's average per play rate is $0.01. On Spotify, it takes around 250 streams to make $1. See more stories on Insider's business page. A former Spotify boss who is credited ...
Tags: Spotify, Music, New York, Sweden, Media, Taylor Swift, Trends, EK, Streaming, Swift, Daniel Ek, Apple Music, Anderson, Digital Music News, Jana, Jim Anderson


Using The Power Of The Camera To Become A Better Speaker

Speakers can use a video recording to discover things that nobody else will tell them Image Credit: Cancillería del Ecuador As speakers, the one thing that all of us want to do is to become better. We may go about doing this in a number of different ways. We may take courses. We may watch videos of other speakers. We may have our friends listen to our speeches and then provide us with feedback. However good all of this is, in the end we may still not be getting all of the feedback t...
Tags: Camera, Speaker, Body Language, Ecuador, Speech, Mirror, Presentation, Speaking, First Impressions, Rehearsing, Eye Contact, Toastmasters, 5 - Rehearse, Jim Anderson, Facial Expressions, Real World Public Speaking Skills Question


Managers Have To Practice Conscientiousness

A manager’s success is actually about conscientiousness, not competition Image Credit: Fabio Venni When a manager is looking to use their manager skills to add someone to their team, what are the qualities that we should be looking for? Sure, we often go looking for a future team member who will be driven, aggressive, and focused on reaching their goals. However, is it possible that we’ve been getting this all wrong? It turns out that the personality trait that predicts success at ...
Tags: Leadership, Careers, Success, Jim Anderson, Conscientiousness, Diligent, IT manager skills, IT manager training, IT team building, Conscientious, Considerate Of Others, High Complexity Jobs, Personality Trait, Fabio Venni


Speakers Have To Understand The Speaking & Listening Link

The way that you speak affects how your audience listens Image Credit: larkery As speakers we spend a great deal of time worrying about the importance of public speaking and what we are going to be saying the next time that we give a speech. We think about our topic. We mull over the words that we’ll use. Finally, we lay out the sequence that we want to use in order to share our thoughts with our audience. This is a lot of work. However, it turns out that we may be missing a key part...
Tags: Communication, Values, Change, Culture, Language, Speaker, Listen, Speech, Unique, Presentation, Filters, Circle, Hear, Speaking, Beliefs, Toastmasters