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Intensive — Fine Tune Your Voice
As a presenter, you know your voice is critical to getting your message across. Speakers with weak or inauthentic voices are rarely successful. Audiences want confident presenters who telegraph their assuredness without going over the top.
Knowing something is an important tool is different from mastering its use. Just as with any fine instrument, you have to know how to care for it, use it for the best sound, and take care of it when something is wrong. When was the last time you thought about your voice? When did you last get some tips for making it even more effective?
These three recordings will give you new ideas on how to use and preserve your most important speaking instrument.
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Sobering look at AI — Beth Terry
This is a good recap from “60 Minutes,” and an update on what’s really happening with AI. This is a must-watch, as it shows how it will impact not only our profession, but all of society.
ChatGPT and Intellectual Property — Rebecca Morgan
Interesting article by IP attorney Bill Honaker on this topic. Be careful what you load into ChatCPT to rework for you, and you may not own the results it gives.
Great News for podcasters — Vickie Sullivan
Thinking about using podcasts to extend brand awareness? Great news! YouTube now supports podcasters, and it’s a game-changer.
YouTube was already a search engine for videos, so applying that same system for podcasts isn’t a stretch for them. While there’s still some big unanswered questions (such as what constitutes a podcast), YouTube provides two things we really need: better monetization with ads sold by Google,and updated analytics that’s usually supplied by third parties.
Result: Watch for other well-known folks to monetize their popularity with podcasts. As for us thought leaders, YouTube’s entry will change our expectations. We still need to find our audience, but these tools will definitely help us and all podcasters.
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Save time with ready-made business forms — Susan Friedmann
Google Forms has just released a variety of ready-made form templates for business. You can access them through the Google Forms Chrome extension. The best part is there’s no cost.
Flight-finding tool — Rebecca Morgan
When you have some flexibility, Google flights lets you find the best price for flights on different days. Put in your departure and arrival airports and dates, then choose the Date Grid option (to the right). You’ll see the price of RT flights by day. This makes it so easy to plan around the best deal, especially when planning leisure travel, or if you want to stay a day on either side of an engagement.
Topic of the Month (TOTM) — Your Input Wanted
This is the last week we’ll post responses to this TOTM: How are you using AI (artificial intelligence) to further your business goals?
Our *next* TOTM comes from Beth Terry: What is one piece of advice seasoned speakers should pass along to newer speakers?
Send your brief, pithy responses *that are different from those previously mentioned* to editor@SpeakerNetNews.com. Please put “Topic of the Month” or “TOTM” in the subject line.
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