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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 247) – Mark Twain

Manner of Speaking

“Don’t use a five-dollar word when a fifty-cent word will do.” — Mark Twain. Quotes for Public Speakers Humour language Mark Twain public speaking quotes quotes Samuel Clemens

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Present in Four Places at the Same Time

Presentation Guru

Technology has completely changed the way presenters can get their message out to an audience.

10 tips for modern design in 2017

PowerPoint Tips

Recently, I worked with a client who was presenting to millennials. He wanted the design to look modern. Nothing here is hard to do. Use a flat design.

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Our 9 most popular posts on using slides (or not)

The Eloquent Woman

In general, there's nothing wrong with slides.if you use them thoughtfully and have real reason to use them. Are these what you're telling yourself?

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Good advice for advertising & good advice for speechwriting

Joan Detz Speaker Services

I’ve long admired advertising genius David Ogilvy. When I was in the account executive training program at Wells Rich Greene Advertising in NYC, I tried to learn as much as possible about communication. And one thing I learned? Heed David Ogilvy. Speechwriting

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The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

The Eloquent Woman

Either way, you'll be expanding your understanding of women and speaking: What is annoying? Mansplaining was featured on Jeopardy! Did you miss?

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Past provincial life

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

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Edward Tufte on Data, Analysis, & Truth

Presentation Zen

Edward Tufte is a leading expert in the data analysis and data visualization space. His books are foundational. Tufte stressed the importance of ".full

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You talk funny…and so do I

Kate's Voice

Preparation to facilitate a workshop in India got me thinking about the differences in how we humans communicate with each other, and how that influences the kind of relationships we have with each other. Every culture has its unique language, both verbal and non-verbal. The culture may be that of a country, a state, a […].

Storytelling Theory and Practice = Landmine of Platitudes

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

We got it: Storytelling is the near-bulletproof way to attract and hold attention. That is, if it's put together effectively. And attention is the currency of the 21st century. Without it, there can't be responses to the Call to Action (CAT). They are stuck in platitudes. The most recent book, well, tells stale stories.

8 famous speeches by women before the U.S. Congress

The Eloquent Woman

Some would say there's no more high-stakes talk you can give than testimony or an address before the U.S. and 8. famous speeches

Trevor Noah on the language of Donald Trump

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

In a wide-ranging interview on Fresh Air, late night TV host Trevor Noah comments on the appeal of Donald Trump, specifically the language he uses.

10 Of The Best Tools For Hosting A Webinar

Presentation Guru

There are a number of methods used by individuals and organizations to reach a wide audience using the internet.

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[Podcast] Assembling a Keynote with Patricia Fripp

Speaker Launcher

Putting together a great keynote is a fine art. good keynote likely weaves together elements of storytelling and dialog, much like a good Hollywood movie. Few people have a better handle on the art of keynotes than Hall of Fame speaker, Patricia Fripp. Patricia joins us for an information-packed episode on how to put […]. Listen Now!

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Gawker - Who Even Thinks About It Any More

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Yesterday, Gawker came up in conversation. prospect for my blogging services asked me how I had parachuted into that niche. Gawker."

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Personal story practice: What's your dining-out story?

The Eloquent Woman

You know the one I mean. It may be funny, self-revealing, or somber, but it's one you know backwards and forwards. Then edit and polish it.

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Guest Posting: What’s Your Rate of Speech? by Kate Peters

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Kate Peters is the Founder and President of Vocal Impact, Inc. network of communication impact professionals dedicated to guiding and inspiring leaders to be real and relevant heroes in their own stories and the stories of their organizations or causes; heroes who transform hearts and minds, and create solutions for a vibrant and peaceful […].

Get writing tips on Twitter @JoanDetz

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Looking for quick writing tips? tweet often about: #speechwriting #publicspeaking #reference sources #freelancing #writing #HTWGAS #HowToWriteAndGiveASpeech #CanYouSayAFewWords? Freelance Writing Social media Speechwriting

My Gift to You: A Little ‘AUM’ for the Holidays

Speaker Launcher

Do you find the holidays stressful? Being a business owner means having to find a work/life balance. This can become especially hard during the holiday season when we are faced with both trying to move our business strategy forward and increased family obligations. It can be extremely stressful and if you do not have a […].

Megyn Kelly - Hollywood Still Not Ready to Accept Trump

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

They were politely received. But when she applied platitudes to Donald Trump, she was booed. And the liberals are out. The world has changed.

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Lifehack, et al. - Read through Application Before Applying

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

There is something those searching for work better get down cold. Frequently, 100 to 300 reply to help-wanted ads. For Lifehack it was an article.

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Office Politics - After You Bet on Wrong Horse

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

 you aligned yourself with are demoted or even forced out. That's how things go in a volatile economy driven by both politics and tech.

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Tiffany Trump - She Could Be Leaving the Reservation

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It could really be happening: Tiffany Trump will enroll in law school. So, she was planning to study for the LSAT exam. Instead it was urban studies.

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The Cover Letter - It's Not About You

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Successful salespeople know two things. One is that the selling process is not about therm. Otherwise, the pitch will not be heard. Selling is selling.

Drudge Report - Angela Merkel Channels Donald Trump

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

 The conservative Drudge Report headlines with a stunner: German chancellor Angela Merkel has banned the burqa. That was the American Way.

Madeleine McCann - New Development in the Case Pulling at Our Heartstrings

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The mystery is 10 years old. But because it involves a child, it continues to pull at the hearts and minds of human beings around the world.

Mixed in with the Snow, Some White Witchcraft

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Seven white candles. Olive oil rubbed on them. Seven deep breaths. Prayer for help to Mary, Fatima and Michael. 15 minutes of meditation.

'Tis Season for Over-Communication - 5 Tips for Positioning/Packaging Expressions of Goodwill

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The growing impediment is that this is the era of over-communications. "). How to navigate these realities during the 2016 holiday season?

Cold Emailing in Job Search - 5 Tips

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Most jobs, contract assignments, and new business for our enterprises aren't advertised. The trick is how to do that in ways that do get responses.

Drudge Report - World Leadership Down to 1 Player, Will There Be 2 in January 2017

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Drudge Report hammers how much the world has changed. In a short time. The headline reads that there is only 1 world leader left standing. to Europe.

Drink, You Lose - Holiday Season Takeaway from "The Girl on the Train"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

'Tis the season to stuff down feelings of loss and regret with heavy boozing.  Each in her own way. Anna enjoys the chase way too much.

Drudge Report, et al. - How You Too Can Learn to Bet on the Right Horse

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Drudge Report ranks near the top in page views in digital media. That's even though the sit's been around a long time.

Hey, Want a Good Tip on a Lawsuit - Investing in Litigation, Instead of Equities

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"In June the rules committee of the U.S. The next step is for the court to consider the question." " -Bloomberg, December 1, 2016.

Ripperology - "Jack" Left the Best & Brightest with Big Mystery to Solve

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Those brutal murders of London prostitutes in 1888 have never been solved. They required knowledge of human anatomy. This has been one of them.