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National Speakers Association, Northern California, January Chapter Meeting

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 301) – Jimi Hendrix

Manner of Speaking

“Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.” ” — Jimi Hendrix Photo attributed to Scanpix. The post Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 301) – Jimi Hendrix appeared first on Manner of Speaking. Quotes for Public Speakers Jimi Hendrix public speaking quotes

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When you speak, break the pattern

Manner of Speaking

I am one of the co-founders of Presentation Guru, a digital magazine for public speaking professionals. This post is part of a series designed to share the great content on Presentation Guru with the Manner of Speaking community. ——— In my seven-part series on Chip and … Continue reading → The post When you speak, break the pattern appeared first on Manner of Speaking. Delivery Presentation Guru be unexpected Made to Stick presentations public speaking Stephen Welc

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PowerPoint vs. PDF: Which Is the Best Way to Deliver Your Presentation?

Presentation Guru

Giving a presentation is a daily occurrence for many of us. From travelling sales people pitching in high pressure environments, to teachers imparting knowledge in a fun way to children, presentations are vital to communication. Millions are taking place each day.…

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Student Loan Debt, Compassion Fatigue, No Life/Work Balance - Veterinarians Are Driven to Suicide

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

How many of us animal lovers regret not training to become veterinarians? That professional path seems to offer both the satisfaction of helping animals and a good living. So wrong. The Washington Post has a major article on how veterinarians are committing suicide at a rate 2 to 3.5

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Skiing with Paddy Ashdown: fond, if sometimes exhausting, memories

Max Atkinson

SKI HOLIDAY TOUR OPERATORS These pictures of Paddy and me were taken ten years ago on the last of many ski-holidays we'd spent together since 1988, when he'd become leader of the LibDems.

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How to Create Realistic To-Do Lists and Get More Done

SlideModel

The to do list debate never gets old. Some swear by their agendas saying that having a to do list is the only thing keeping them sane. Others shrug and state that listing up a bunch of tasks never helps them get more done. Yes, it’s true that 41% of to­-do items are never completed.

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The Best Way to Protect Yourself from Misleading Graphs

Presentation Guru

A person trying to persuade you toward their point of view may well use a graph to present information. After all, “a graph isn’t an opinion – it represents cold hard numbers and who can argue with those?” ” Well, guess what?…

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John Coughlin, 33 - Suicide of Award-Winning Figure Skater

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

This is the era of high scrutiny of professional behavior. Just about any report of alleged misconduct - sexual and otherwise - is taken seriously. Some of those allegations may be false. Many of us observing this dynamic anticipated a suicide. That is what has happened.

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Executive Presence is Not About You

K8sVoice

When we facilitate our Vocal Impact workshop on Executive Presence, we begin with a discussion of the characteristics of EP. What is it? Often, participants describe it as “charisma,” or that indescribable “certain something” that some people have because “they were just born that way.”

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How to Use Focused Hustle to Build Your Speaking Business

Speaker Launcher

Over the last few months, I’ve seen a number of stories in the news saying “success is not all about hustle… what we really need is a balance”. Because of this, I felt inclined to define, and get very clear about, the “Wealthy Speaker” interpretation of hustle. At The Wealthy Speaker, we actually call it […]. The post How to Use Focused Hustle to Build Your Speaking Business appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

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Paddy Ashdown: personal & public memories of a friend

Max Atkinson

PERSONAL The death of a spouse, father, mother, close relation or close friend is always an awful experience for those who survive them. And, having lost every one in this list, I think I may be a bit more expert on experiencing grief than a lot of people. My first wife died from sudden heart attack after supper one night in April 1992 when we were both quite young (48).

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Fleeing NY State - It's Not Just the Snow

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

This weekend's BigSnow probably has some residents of New York state considering fleeing the region.    But the reasons why 180,306 did just that between July 2017 and July 2018 went beyond the weather. Here are more details from the New York Post. According to the U.S.

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Celebrate Graying as Rite of Passage - Not So Fast

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Of all media, The Wall Street Journal , which is focused on business, has an article on graying as new cool.    Some are positioning and packaging graying as a meaningful rite of passage. Others are simply not pushing back against aging.

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Blizzard of 2019 - Likely Not One for History

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

There were blizzards that made history. The blizzard of the early 1960s shut down schools in northern New Jersey for a week. The one in the late 1970s left unplowed streets throughout western Pennsylvania for about as long.    The blizzard of 2019 probably will no way be historic.

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Hurt People Hurt - Poignant Takeaway from "Law & Order SVU"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Finally, after decades, serial rapist Infinity is captured. Meanwhile, an oddball who revered him commits a copycat rape.

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Less Boozing - Is It Also Because of Less Socializing?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Americans are drinking less alcohol. Overall, the sale of alcoholic beverages keeps declining. In 2018, it dropped another 0.8%. Beer got hit the worst, with another 1.5% decline. The Wall Street Journal provides lots of the reasons why this could be happening.

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Your Medical Doctor - 1 in 7 Thinking about Suicide (and for a surprising reason)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

On the "doctor shows" on television you see MDs working tirelessly to save their patients' lives.    In real life, they have less time to care for patients because of the demands of inputting data about each interaction.

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Selling Salvation - "20/20" Presents Jim/Tammy Faye Bakker, Kinds of Grifters Who Dominate Today

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The two-hour "20/20" resurrection of the Jim/Tammy Faye Bakker scam made many of us reflect on the grifters of today. Like the Bakkers, they are peddling all sorts of salvation. Those range from the promise of a return to supposed American exceptionalism to extreme wellness.

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Mom, What Was Facebook?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Facebook can't catch a break. In so many circles of influence it's been the night of the long knives. Those range from regulators in the EU to thought leaders in the U.S. The latest blade aimed at its heart is the new book by former insider Roger McNamee. The title is "Zucked."

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Cartoonish "he didn't do it" Campaign in Defense of Andy Lack

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Of course, the long knives are out in the media world, pointed at the Andy Lack brand. He has been linked to both the Megyn Kelly and Matt Lauer disasters.    A scapegoat is required. That's just the way it is. Now, comes a cartoonish defense.

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"Blue Bloods" - Will It Make It to 10th Season

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"Criminal Minds" has been renewed for 2019-2020 but that will be its last season.    The fate of "Blue Bloods" is still up in the air. During its 9th season the ratings in the important 18 to 49 demographic have been down 10% and in general down 5%.

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I Can't Leave My Hairdresser

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Last night I wound up in a meltdown.    At about 2:20 in the afternoon I had my hair styled, shampooed, and blow-dried by Hannah at Great Clips, Austintown, Ohio. I emerged looking like a million bucks, as many kept on commenting throughout the day.

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Raw Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough for These Unusual Times

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

LinkedIn Update, it turns out, is the Land of No Spin. Those tightly scripted (as well as the tightly wound) have few followers. Often their posts go without any likes or comments. Those who flash raw sincerity are the ones who pull in the attention. And keep it.

2019 56

Betting the Ranch on BigName - SmirkSmirk

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

At NBC, Andy Lack could be scapegoated for the Megyn Kelly folly. At Yahoo, probably a lot of careers blew up over the Marissa Mayer no-results fly-by.    SmirkSmirk.

2019 56

Gillette's "We Believe" Commercial = Product Suicide

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Gillette wants us to believe it comes to praise the values of the #MeToo Movement. Instead, its commercial "We Believe" comes across as exploiting it in a ham-handed manner.    The tone is high gravitas. Way too much for a razor-blade brand.

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"The Good Doctor" - Will Shaun Murphy Have His License Yanked?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

If the goings-on in "The Good Doctor" were occurring in real life, Shaun Murphy MD would have lost his license to practice medicine a few weeks into his residency. Given his autistic syndrome, he does get distracted during medical procedures.

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Unthinkable But It Happened: Squeaky Fromme Got Parole in 2009, Has Been Model Citizen in Upstate NY

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In 2009, one of most colorful characters from Charlie Manson's gang and the woman who attempted to assassinate Gerald Ford was granted parole. That was Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme.

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"A Million Little Things" - Good Fit for Mystery Genre, Not Character Drama

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

What is moving "A Million Little Things" forward - and holding viewers like myself - is the mystery: Who was Jon really and what was he up to that triggered his suicide and put his wife Delilah in $18 million debt? If assessed according the criteria of mystery show, then the series is okay.

2019 52

My Blog Post on Les Moonves Selected As LinkedIn Editors' Choice

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

LinkedIn Updates is the ultimate networking platform for professionals. Therefore, I'm honored to announce that my blog post about Les Moonves has been selected as a LinkedIn Editors' Choice. Here is the link to the LinkedIn coverage.

2019 52

BigLaw Brands - How Much Politics Can They Weather?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

On Tuesday, BigLaw firm Skadden Arps settled with the Department of Justice. Details were released Thursday. Here is coverage by The Wall Street Journal.    Essentially the agreement involved turning over the $4.6 million it earned from its work for the Ukraine in 2012.

2019 52

Les Moonves Ain't Going Away

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The dark drama of the Les Moonves alleged sexual miscount gets a sequel.    The Wall Street Journal reports that instead of going away, Moonves is challenging the CBS board of directors' decision to deny him the possible $120 severance package.

2019 52

Sucker Nation: We Believed Polling Data

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Was it naïve to have been surprised by the article in today's The Wall Street Journal alleging attempted poll rigging by the Trumpettes? 

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Alphabet's Andy Rubin Crisis - Now, 2 Shareholder Derivative Lawsuits

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Last week the ghost of the massive payout to Andy Rubin returned to haunt Alphabet, parent of Google. As many recall, an internal investigation found credible an employee complaint of sexual harassment by Android phone executive Rubin.

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NBC: Andy Lack Could Be Scapegoated for Megyn Kelly Expensive Train Wreck

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The negotiation part of Megyn Kelly's exit from NBC ended last Friday. The former Fox political commentator got her full $69 million, despite an early departure from her contract. 

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Shemar Moore - Brand in Play

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Shemar Moore is iconic for portraying Derek Morgan on "Criminal Minds." " He left that series, which has been renewed for one more and its final year, to star in "S.W.A.T." " His role is head of the elite team in the LAPD - Hondo Harrelson.

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Career Content in High Demand - Yet, DQ Media Only Pays $45 for 1200+ Word Article, Requiring Research, Writing, Editing

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Careers are  the  niche to be in for content-creators. Covering all aspects of that is in demand. Those range from what to major in during college to embracing FIRE (financial independence retire early). Currently, three-fourths of my assignments are focused on the career space.

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