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Powerful Persuasions

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How and Why to Give an Ignite Talk - Scott Berkun

How and Why to Give an Ignite Talk - Scott Berkun - Ignite Seattle 6 - 2009-04-29

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Lincoln's eloquent, enduring Gettysburg Address is worth studying and being inspired by. (Full speech text with original slideshow featuring images of Gettysburg.)

10 Tips from Lincoln on Writing a Kick-ass Speech

If you ever have to give a speech, unless you're an accomplished public speaker, it's often best to write your speech beforehand. Be prepared. And don't just write a plain, boring old speech that anyone else can give any day of the week - make it a kick-ass speech, one that will be listened to and remembered.

"Six Word Stories 2013" - A Haiku Deck by Leah Paul

Created with Haiku Deck, free presentation software that's simple, beautiful, and fun.

Challenge Based Learning - Write to Change the World! is a social networking site for educators and students interested in Challenge Based Learning (CBL). Find other educators interested in CBL, propose challenges and share solutions. Take action and make a difference!

Opening Doors for Students: An ISTE 2013 Ignite Presentation

In June 2013 at the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) conference in San Antonio, I had an opportunity to share a short "Ignite" presentation during the opening session. An Ignite presentation typically includes 20 slides which auto-advance every 15 seconds, so each presentation is five minutes long.

The secret structure of great talks

From the "I have a dream" speech to Steve Jobs' iPhone launch, all great presentations have a common architecture. In this talk, Nancy Duarte draws lessons on how to make a powerful call-to-action. (Filmed at TEDxEast .)

Resonate by Nancy Duarte

This significantly enhanced multimedia version of Resonate reveals how to transform any presentation into an engaging journey, by leveraging techniques normally reserved for cinema and literature. You will discover how to understand your audience, create persuasive content, and elicit a groundswell response.

With Resonate, you’ll be able to:

Leverage the hidden story structures inherent in great communication
Connect with your audience empathetically
Create captivating content
Craft ideas that get repeated
Inspire enthusiasm and support for your vision