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Biographies of Famous Personalities You Know - No, Readers Don't Want TMI about You

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That can create the makings of an outstanding biography. On the one hand, being a friend of a famous personality gives you insider information.

"That Woman" - New biography of Wallis Simpson recreates world of Downton Abbey

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  She had no strong supporters when Prince Edward struggled to make her his queen.  " Books Television

Want to Speak like Steve Jobs?

Speaking Freely

Then I began reading his biography Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson. I had never seen Steve Jobs talk before; but after he died, I heard lots of people rave about the way he spoke in public. It seemed like many people thought he was the epitome of a great speaker. Before even finishing a [.].

Smart self-promotion: 6 must-haves on your speaker page

The Eloquent Woman

Forget "shameless self-promotion." What's smart self-promotion for a public speaker? Don't have any such video? Are you experienced at keynotes?

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9 tips to design presentations for webinars

PowerPoint Tips

By the word “design,” I mean both the visual design of the slides and the design of the content. Greater reach (all over the world).

"So you liked my talk? Now what?" 8 ways to make the most of a speaking gig

The Eloquent Woman

You killed that keynote, iced the Ignite! talk, took the TEDx audience by storm. You just have to do it. Always a panelist? Ask for an individual slot.

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Presentation lessons from Steve Martin's autobiography

Presentation Zen

One of the most enjoyable auto biographies I have ever read is Steve Martin''s Born Standing Up: A Comic''s Life. It''s brilliant. I

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For #BlackHistoryMonth, 38 famous speeches by black women

The Eloquent Woman

Desert Rose: The Life and Legacy of Coretta Scott King is a recent biography. Ida B. Read the book To Tell the Truth Freely: The Life of Ida B.

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Famous Speech Friday: Harriet Tubman's fable on colonizing slaves

The Eloquent Woman

It happened at a meeting of the New England Colored Citizens' Convention, where the audience had voted to condemn the proposed repatriation.

Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 100)

Manner of Speaking

The following brief biography is taken from her website: Janine Shepherd’s story reads like the plot of a hollywood movie. Ten days ago, I asked for your help in choosing the speaker of the 100th quote for public speakers on this blog. Thank you to all who voted. You can see the results by clicking on the link above. And fly she did.

Famous Speech Friday: Jeannette Rankin's "I cannot vote for war"

The Eloquent Woman

From the House biography: Rankin was en route to Detroit on a speaking engagement when she heard of the attack on Pearl Harbor by the Japanese.

Not the usual suspects: 8 books that make me think differently about public speaking

The Eloquent Woman

Here's one look at how to translate that standard into your own speaking style Barbara Jordan: Speaking the Truth with Eloquent Thunder is an unusual biography focusing on the public speaking of a woman--but what a woman speaker. You'll find plenty of books on public speaking, but this group features unusual takes on the topic. worthy read.

Famous Speech Friday: Julia Child's "The French Chef" cooking demos

The Eloquent Woman

Her lectern was a kitchen island, and, as you can see in the photo at right, she had a television crew at her feet while she spoke.

For Black History Month, 29 famous speeches by black women

The Eloquent Woman

Desert Rose: The Life and Legacy of Coretta Scott King is a recent biography. Ida B. Read the book To Tell the Truth Freely: The Life of Ida B.

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Famous Speech Friday: Sheena Iyengar's TED talk on the art of choosing

The Eloquent Woman

And when she spoke at TED Global in 2010, she joined the ranks of one of the very few TED speakers to use a lectern. You''re blind. Can you be?

Roger Ailes Hires Superlawyer Charles Harder for Possible Lawsuit against Journalist Gabriel Sherman

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Obviously, the pro-Ailes biography wasn't new. " That expose remains a brisk seller on Amazon - ranking at 41,687.  Gawker."

5 Quick Steps to a Killer TED Speech

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

  Now we need a little bit of your biography woven in to the subject.  I spend a fair amount of time these days as a communication coach helping people prepare for TED speeches.    Even people who never prepared a speech before, preferring to wing it, suddenly get coaching religion when it comes to TED. 

Famous Speech Friday: Bella Abzug's American Express ad parody

The Eloquent Woman

You can read more about this famous speaker in the biography Bella Abzug. Not quite 40 years ago, a woman in the U.S.

Famous Speech Friday: Nancy Astor's "maiden speech" in Parliament

The Eloquent Woman

Nancy Astor wasn''t the first woman elected to the British Parliament. She wasn''t even British. She lacked ties to the suffragette movement.

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Famous Speech Friday: Margaret Thatcher's "Iron Lady" speech

The Eloquent Woman

But long before anyone knew her, it was her speaking that made her stand out. Let us," "Let's," "we must" are her call-to-action constructions.

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Famous Speech Friday: Juliette Low's 1924 Girl Scouts speech

The Eloquent Woman

million girls and adults, with more than 59 million alumnae, myself included. branch from veering too far from the international standards of scouting.

Speaking of MLK

Speak and Deliver

He was a great man, though, like all of us, he had his foibles, depending on which interviews and biographies you read. He was an orator.

Melania Trump's Business Website Vanishes - Hey, Hillary, put your best people on this

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That had come under question in an unauthorized biography about the presidential nominee's wife. Now, the website has disappeared.

Famous Speech Friday: Sarah Palin at the 2008 Republican National Convention

The Eloquent Woman

On August 29 2008, U.S. Senator John McCain announced that he was picking a little-known Alaskan governor as his vice presidential running mate.

Are you ready for fall conference season? How speakers should prepare

The Eloquent Woman

It's summer here in the U.S., and perhaps a time when you're more focused on vacation than on voicing your views as a speaker. Get coaching.

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Gabriel Sherman - Superhero for 21st Century Fox Investors, Ailes Watchers

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Perhaps he set this catastrophe in play with his 2014 negative Ailes' biography "The Loudest Voice in the Room."

Famous Speech Friday: Lady Bird Johnson's 1964 whistlestop tour

The Eloquent Woman

Robert Caro, prolific biographer of the late U.S. Eventually, circumstances forced her to face -- and speak to -- the public. Word will get around.

That Gretchen Carlson Lawsuit - Roger Ailes Strikes Back

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Conservative site - Drudge Report - links to   The Hollywood Reporter article   in which Roger Ailes pushes back.

Nelson Mandela, 95 - Now belongs to the ages

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

On a commercial note, Hollywood is bound to do well with the Mandel film biography to be released this holiday season. He died at age 95.

Martha Graham Showed the World How She Felt (Part II)

Duarte Blog

In her biography of Martha, author Agnes de Mille describes the scene: “She hung onto the barre, clung to the walls. In 1955, the U.S. Stark.

52 Books in 52 Weeks - 2014 Challenge Wrap-Up

Speak and Deliver

The Long Walk to Freedom - Nelson Mandela - perhaps the must-read auto-biography of the year for me. Thank you for following me on this journey.

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Speechwriter - Author

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Congratulations to political journalist and speechwriter Charlene Smith for her biography of Nelson Mandela.  This authorized biography contains a foreword by Nobel Peace prize-winner, Archbishop Desmond Tutu. . I met Charlene when I conducted a speechwriting workshop for ASJA (the American Society of Journalists and Authors). 

14 famous African-American women's speeches from The Eloquent Woman Index

The Eloquent Woman

Desert Rose: The Life and Legacy of Coretta Scott King is a recent biography. Which is your favorite? Ida B. An eloquent extemporaneous speech.

Gretchen Carlson's Lawyer Says Roger Ailes Is ". the Bill Cosby of Media"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

However,the  biography Dilenschneider was promoting had been out there already for a while. That story now has legs. In his book.

Gabriel Sherman Keeps Ailes Scandal Clickbait - Brands him in The Guardian as "reckless"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Here you can order Sherman's Ailes' biography "The Loudest Voice in the Room." And not just for Sherman. 

Famous Speech Friday: Clara Barton's Andersonville testimony

The Eloquent Woman

The American Red Cross biography of its founder takes her speaking as a matter of course: Barton had a talent for words. Congress. Question.

Alum success: an excellent book

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Hutchison, LtCol, USAF Retired, who has published an excellent book in her post-military career … MENTOR INBOUND:  The Authorized Biography of Fred J. To learn more about this authorized biography (including an overview, an excerpt, and the author’s credentials), visit www.authorhouse.com. Congratulations to Sheryl L.

Famous Speech Friday: Aimee Semple McPherson's speech in a speakeasy

The Eloquent Woman

She built the first megachurch, seating 5,000, in Los Angeles and filled it sometimes daily. There is something on the other side.

Robert Downey Jr. - Hot mess

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  It's Ben Falk's biography "Robert Downey, Jr: The fall and rise of the comeback kid."