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A Working Life III: My Early Career

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

In the spirit of full disclosure I should say that, following my adventures in America detailed in Part II of this series, I returned to England in the Summer of 1978 after three years in the States without a graduate degree.

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Why It Pays to Invest in a Professional Presentation

Presentation Guru

Why would you need to pay a professional presentation designer to create your next presentation? Everyone knows PowerPoint, right? Well they may, but do they know it well enough, and do they know what makes a winning presentation?

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Announcing: A conversation with Felicity Barber on Women Speaking

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

I first met Felicity in 2014 shortly after she moved from England to San Francisco. She’s a speechwriter who has worked in both the UK and USA and has expertise in B2B, finance, insurance and technology.

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50th Anniversary of the Death of Martin Luther King Jr.

Manner of Speaking

Today, 4 April 2018, marks the 50th anniversary of the death of Martin Luther King Jr. He was assassinated on 4 April 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee. He was 39 years old. On 3 April 1968, the day before his assassination, … Continue reading → History of Public Speaking I have been to the mountaintop Martin Luther King public speaking

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Let go instead of holding on (to your content)

Speak Schmeak

"Perfection is finally attained, not when there is no longer anything to add, but when there is no longer anything to take away." ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, aircraft designer and author of The Little Prince I'm fortunate that, in most of my speaking, I'm not required to be particularly concise.

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 280) – Tim Ferriss

Manner of Speaking

“I agree with Warren Buffett that public speaking is one of the best investments you can make. … When you take the ability to communicate messages effectively to groups of people and layer it on top of almost anything else, … Continue reading → Motivation Quotes for Public Speakers public speaking public speaking quotes quotes Tim Ferriss

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How to… Be Mesmerising

Presentation Guru

As a presenter, you have one simple goal: get information which is in your brain into those of your audience. So that they feel, think, or do something differently.

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Apartment Living, Single Girlfriends, Yapping Dogs

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The same chemistry that took over after-work living for Mary Richards ("Mary Tyler Moore" show) has come to my apartment complex, also based in the Midwest. On the ground-floor there are four units. Each now has a single woman with one or more yapping dogs. It's days of heaven.

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5 Simple Tweaks for Killer TED Talk Slides

Duarte Blog

Since their launch in 1984, TED Talks have become a sort of cultural institution. Today, people turn to TED Talks for a variety of purposes: wisdom, advice, knowledge, and inspiration.

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Books Reviewed: How to Stop Time, by Matt Haig and Forever, by Pete Hamill

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

(Full disclosure: Matt is the nephew of my good friend James Haig. I heard Matt speak at a recent Marin County bookstore where I purchased his book. I’ve not read any of his other writing, but see from Twitter that he has a large and loyal fan base. It was Matt who told me that […].

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The Importance of Presentation Skills in the Workplace

SketchBubble

For most people, public speaking is akin to visiting the dentist: it’s unavoidable, though avoidance is preferable. But, though you may feel your heartbeat quicken at the mere idea of giving a presentation, it’s important that you acquire and hone these speaking skills.

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Ageism - Remarks Like "You Don't Look Your Age" Will Be Legally Treated as Hate Speech

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The next big movement will be anti-ageism. The #MeToo initiative will look like small potatoes. So, will #DeleteFacebook.    Here is my article about how ageism is biting. And not not only workers but businesses. It was published in Odwyerpr.com this week. And went viral. 

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Is Your Speaking Business Transaction Based or Relationship Based?

Speaker Launcher

So, you are going along in business, doing your thing, focused on what… Getting the gig, right? That is what most of my clients want. They want to get onto the shortlist and close the deal. Then, they hope to go in, do an incredible job and have the client fall in love them. If […]. The post Is Your Speaking Business Transaction Based or Relationship Based? appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

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Overcome the fear of forgetting what to say

Pivotal Public Speaking

Making speeches and presentations is a powerful way to influence, create change, get your message out there, make sales. We know that power, you and I. We know the feeling of communicating, connecting, making a difference, creating the difference.

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How to Add Video into Text and Shapes in PowerPoint

Presentation Guru

Ever wondered how to do those cool slides where the video plays inside either text or shapes? Wonder no more, because we’ve put together this short video showing you exactly how to do it.

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Danny Reagan on "Blue Bloods" - Exactly the Wrong Law-Enforcement Model for Our Times

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

They're earnest. They save lives. They achieve justice. And, so television audiences have accepted the stock character of the hot-headed detective.    On "Blue Bloods," that's Danny Reagan. On reruns of "Law & Order SVU," it's Elliot Stabler. 

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From Road Warrior to Financial Freedom with Ken Keis

Speaker Launcher

Today we are going to get very intentional. Intentional about building the business that is perfect for you. We have the perfect guest on this episode of The Wealthy Speaker Podcast to help us – Dr. Ken Keis. Ken is an expert on leadership, life purpose, and the foremost global authority on behavioral assessment strategies and […]. The post From Road Warrior to Financial Freedom with Ken Keis appeared first on Jane Atkinson. Today we are going to get very intentional.

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A Working Life: Going West

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

“Go West, young man.” ” — Horace Greeley, 1865 This is the second part of the review of my working life. Part 1, The Early Years, covered the part-time jobs I had while in school in England. In Part 2 I graduate from college and move to the States.

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11 tips on writing bo-o-oring content

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

From the blog of That White Paper Guy : You work in an interesting industry. And you have an amazing product. If other companies buy it, they’ll get a great ROI. Your new product might change people’s lives. Maybe even yours. If you do a good job promoting it, you might get named employee of the month. Pats on the back. Even a raise! If you are a freelancer, maybe you’ll win more clients! Who needs that kind of pressure?

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10 Tips for…Using Your Voice

Presentation Guru

It’s your instrument and most people don’t really know how to use it. But it can greatly influence people’s perception of both you and your brand. Projecting your voice is so much more than just speaking louder. Follow these 10 tips to make sure they hear you – in every sense.…

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Tronc Layoff - Why Writers, Et Al., Have Such Tough Time Exiting Comfort Zone

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Another sign of the downsizing times in the writing industry, Tronc has laid off dozens of content providers. Tronc formerly had been known as Tribune Publishing. No, those terminated were not associated with the dino- world of print. They were online players.

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Shopping for Business in Your Own Backyard

Speaker Launcher

How do I get more bookings? That’s often the first question someone might ask me, and it is a valid question. We all want more business. One of the areas that I often see people overlook when trying to find more business is their existing client pool. We are so busy trying to find new clients, […]. The post Shopping for Business in Your Own Backyard appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

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A Working Life: The Early Years

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Last month marked the end of my official full-time employment. This used to be called “retirement” but neither my past working life nor my future activities are so easily compartmentalized.

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10 Tips for…Freshening Your Delivery

Presentation Guru

You are, most often, the final ingredient that will make a presentation, that is good on paper, go well in the real world. Here are 10 tips that will add that little extra something to your delivery and will ensure that your presentation stands out for the right reasons.…

Millennials - Financial Reality Bites, Which Is Bad News for Economy

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The net worth of those 25 to 34, with college degrees, is a minus $1,900. That's the grim financial reality announced by Young Invincibles. Here are many more details from MarketWatch. Mostly that's due to the "perfect storm" of: College debt. 

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Universal Basic Income - Psychic Shift From Work Ethic to Taking Hand-Outs

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

From Oakland and Stockton, California all the way to the nation of Finland, there are experiments in Universal Basic Income (UBI). Here in Fortune Grace Donnelly describes what could be The Future: Accepting a payout in exchange for not working. 

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Michael Cohen: Friends Don't Flip on Friends, Or Do They

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Brilliant criminal attorney and former Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz delivered a warning to Trump insiders: The feds could flip Donald Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen. Politico reports that Dershowitz referred to that as singing like a canary.

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High-Rise Manhattan Again Suicide City - Teenager Jumps From Greenwich Village Apartment

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Is suicide-by-jumping wired into Manhattan's DNA? That could be.    Again, a distraught human being chose that method to end a life. This time, reports the Daily Mail , it was a 15-year-old girl. Wednesday, about 5 P.M., she made the 15-floor leap at 54 W.

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Class of 2018 - Best Time in Years to Rent Apartment in New York City

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It's a renters' market in New York City.    And, that means members of the Class of 2018 can try out their dreams in Manhattan at a time when the median rents are the lowest in about 7 years. Douglas Elliman Real Estate found that rents have fallen more than 3%.

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Baby Boomers as Newbie Renters - Look Beyond Move-In Incentives

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Many of us Baby Boomers did what personal finance experts told us what was prudent: Sell the family house, at least when the market price was right. That made good financial common sense.

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Shemar Moore - Talent Is Terrible Thing to Waste

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

On ION, every Monday and Tuesday, there are re-runs of "Criminal Minds." " That means we still can enjoy Shemar Moore as Derek. That was "Criminal Minds" at it peak. Currently with convoluted plot lines and lackluster acting, it is probably on short time.

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The Language of "Old" - Getting Kocked Out of the Box after-50

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

As soon as they open their mouths or put words on paper, they transmit this message to the world:  We are "old." " Currently, no one in professional or social circles welcomes old. Ageism is embedded in Americana's capitalistic DNA. Old is code for lacking max productivity.

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Yoselyn Ortega Found Guilty - Those of Us Who Couldn't Have Served on That Jury

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

According to the New York Post , the 12 members of the jury struggled to reach a verdict. But, they did finally agree to find the defendant guilty. Sentencing will be Mary 14th. The criminal case focused on immigrant Yoselyn Ortega. With a knife she ended the lives of two young children in her care.

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Willow Dies - Queen Elizabeth Mourns End of an Era

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Over the weekend, Queen Elizabeth made a selfless decision: She allowed her Corgi Willow, who was suffering from cancer, to be put to sleep.    Now the Queen is not only consumed with pet grief. That particular Corgi represents the end of an era.

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