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Famous Speech Friday: California State Senator Janet Nguyen's silencing

The Eloquent Woman

Maybe we should change this to Famous Silencing Friday? Senator Janet Nguyen, a Vietnamese immigrant to the U.S. Below is the video of Sen.

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Future Business Leaders of America – California State Leadership Conference

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

I was fortunate to volunteer as a speech contest judge for an impromptu speech contest for High School students held Friday and Saturday as part of the State Leadership Conference of the California Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA). FBLA is the largest and oldest business student organization in the world. Be afraid, be very afraid.

California Dreaming

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

There’s a shockingly misinformed review of the new San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in the Weekend FT. The article, Westward, look, the land is bright (the title taken from a line in an an obscure 19th century poem) is written by the cosmopolitan architect Thomas Sevcik. While I can’t comment on his claims about […].

Speaking With Conviction…Over the Phone

DeFinis Communications

What does it take to properly convey your message and deliver a captivating presentation over the phone? Pay attention to your clarity and speed.

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Three Influential First Ladies

DeFinis Communications

As the old saying goes, “Behind every great man is a great woman.&# When it comes to talking about American presidents, nothing could be truer.

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Powerful Women in Hedge Funds

DeFinis Communications

If you’re a man reading this, please enjoy it and then forward these weekly Wednesday blogs to the powerful women in your life. She loved her job.

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PowerPoint Lessons at 30,000 Feet

DeFinis Communications

I was flying to Houston recently and sat next to a woman who was working on…you guessed it… her PowerPoint presentation. It was, in a word, atrocious!

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The Perfect Retreat

DeFinis Communications

This is another installment in my Wednesday for Women blog series, where I feature information to help women gain greater influence, power, and confidence in their professional and personal life. If you’re a man reading this, please enjoy it and then forward these weekly Wednesday blogs to the powerful women in your life. They’ll thank you for it!

Refining Your Presentation Skills in a Group Format Works…Especially for Women

DeFinis Communications

Elegant Skills for Powerful Presentations Fear of public speaking Line by Line Coaching Northern California presentation Public Speaker Public SpeakingWomen are, by nature, very social beings. This is a good thing in many respects. Knowing this, it makes sense that so many women enjoy group learning environments. Networking opportunities.

Commonwealth Club of California: New Service Offered

DeFinis Communications

One of our greatest Bay Area resources for learning about current events and watching an array of talented, educational and inspiring speakers is the Commonwealth Club of California. We are lucky to have the Commonwealth Club of California right here in the Bay Area but many local communities offer similar live current events calendars.

Stephen Glass: No Law License in California

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  But he did, for some puzzling reason, obtain a JD and apply in New York and California for bar admission.  I did stupid things.

Money Talks: Silicon Valley Venture Capitalists

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

’s). Legions of young hopefuls pitch their ideas to shrewd investors ready to back the next new thing to the […].

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Five Characteristics You need to Succeed as a Public Speaker

Manner of Speaking

He has a degree in molecular and cell biology from the University of California at Berkeley. This is a guest post by Arman Sadeghi. Arman is an entrepreneur, professional speaker and founder of Titanium Success. Arman has a passion for healthy mind, body, and spirit.

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Denise Helms, California Woman, Fired After Calling Obama N-Word, Hoping He’s Assassinated (VIDEO)

TJ Walker Interactive

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Toastmasters’ Most Buzzworthy Speeches of 2015

Manner of Speaking

Headquartered in Rancho Santa Margarita, California, the organization’s membership exceeds 332,000 in more than 15,400 clubs in 135 countries. Toastmasters International is a nonprofit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of meeting locations.

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What Do You Call an Excellent Presentation?

DeFinis Communications

Performance Presentation Skills Presentation Tips Speaking Tips Top Speaking Tips Northern California Prepare presentation Public Speaker Public SpeakingNothing is more professionally satisfying to me than having long-term client relationships. I delight in the personal connections that develop over time. Dugoni School of Dentistry.

Linda P.B. Katchi - University of California Brand Takes Second Major Hit

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In a relatively brief time, the University of California brand has taken two high-profile hits. Katchi, has been put on administrative leave.

Debate Between California Congressional Democrats Gets Physical

TJ Walker Interactive

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Speechwriting secrets for professional speakers

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

This is the first of a two-part report on the September 27th meeting of Northern California Chapter of the National Speakers Association.

BusinessInsider V. Old-Line Public Relations Tactics (e.g. Publicity for "People Of California V. ARCO")

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In handling the publicity for the seminal lead paint public nuisance class action lawsuit "People of California v.

National Speakers Northern California Chapter Fun n’ Games

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

End of Year Party The NSA/NC year ended on May 2nd with a final day-long meeting at the Sheraton Burlingame. I handed over the gavel to our new president Karen Walker-Tunoa who had arranged with singer/comedian Lauren Mayer to toast me in song with a tribute to everything from my knowledge of social media to my love [.].

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Ellen Pao, O.J. Simpson - Outsized California Setting For Over-The-Top Courtroom Drama

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

But, hey, that's California-style courtroom theatre. In evidence and testimony for "Pao v. Had O.J. The "Pao v. That's plenty.

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How to Thrive in a Challenging Public Speaking Situation

DeFinis Communications

Current Affairs Perseverance Presentation Skills Bioneers Northern California overcome challenges Prepare Transition USA few weeks ago I had the pleasure of working with Carolyne Stayton, the Executive Director of Transition US. Carolyn’s topic was “Resilient Communities: Mobilizing and Equipping Local Citizen Action.”. To sauté him.

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The History of the Northern California Chapter of the National Speakers Association

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

The Northern California Chapter of the National Speakers Association (NSA/NC) was founded in 1980. Ken Braly was one of the founding members. He served as President in 1984-85. Ken is still active in NSA/NC and is also a member of the Pro-Track class of 2009 - taking his speaking career to the next level. The [.].

Relationships Shape Women’s Communications

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Elegant Skills for Powerful Presentations Executive Speech Prep Harvard University Northern California Power of Communication Power of Connection Power of Relationships Public Speaking relationships Wednesday for Women blog series Woman blog series women workplaceAmy and Jake were told a story that involved an ethical dilemma.

How to Reach Decision Makers and Close a Sale

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Attendees at Saturdays’ meeting of the Northern California [.]. Professional speakers, freelance speechwriters and entrepreneurs must learn the sales strategies and techniques that will secure appointments in today’s volatile economy. That means getting past gatekeepers and getting to decision makers.

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National Speakers Association Northern California member kisses Fripp

Fripp THE Executive Speech Coach

  National Speakers Association Northern California member kisses Fripp. The best place to learn public speaking skills for professional speakers is NSANC or Northern California Speakers Association National Speakers Association. The programs are very professional and especially good this year. This year is our 30th anniversary.

Extreme meeting report

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

The National Speakers Association of Northern California March Meeting Saturday’s meeting of the Northern California Chapter of the National Speakers Association was one of the most valuable and informative meetings I have attended in the last five years. If we collectively [.].

Essential tools for visual communications

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

This is the second of a two-part report on the September 27th meeting of Northern California Chapter of the National Speakers Association.

Laughing All the Way to the Bank: Ways to Add Humor to Speeches

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Howard Putnam: Top-flight speaker Howard Putnam took a struggling airline called Southwest and turned it into one of the most [.].

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Green never was black and white - Counterintutive lessons from California

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  That counterintuitive approach - called decoupling - was presented to California utilities, it worked and it's still working.  "  By documenting the success of this approach in the article "California Experiment," Brownstein shows how much of green isn't black and white. 

Politics and Debate Performance: What to do in a crowded field

DeFinis Communications

These were the challenges twelve candidates running for the recently redrawn 2nd Congressional District of California faced at a debate held at Dominican University in San Rafael, CA last week. Keep in mind this is Northern California! Which sound bites do you perfect? And I hate to say it, but that’s exactly what happened here.

Hollywood Secrets Help Professional Speakers

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Hall of Fame keynote speaker and executive speech coach Patricia Fripp joined forces with Hollywood story expert (and Will […].

NSA/NC Speaker Academy Success Stories

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

The Northern California Chapter of the National Speakers Association has been running an Academy for emerging speakers since 2005. I [.].

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Is your audience suffering an engagement drought?

Speak Schmeak

Doing "nothing" in California has led us to the place we are today, with our state having to take drastic measures to reduce water use. Great!

Atheists Inflame Local News Anchors With Billboard Campaign, Residents Hilariously Unaffected

TJ Walker Interactive

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Supercharging Your Speaking Business: Tips and Techniques from the Best and the Brightest

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

NSA/NC Meeting Report: Saturday January 12, 2014 Last Saturday the Northern California Chapter of the National Speakers Association hosted NSA National President Ron Karr, CSP, and the best and brightest of NSA/NC, including Chapter founder Patricia Fripp, and a brains-trust of experienced, successful speakers.

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Allison Massari wins major National Speakers Association contest

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Allison, a 2010 NSA Northern California Pro-Track graduate, had made it to the final group of six contestants after being selected by the Northern California [.]. Public Speaking Speech Showcase National Speakers Association

Secrets to Building a Successful Speaking Business

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

It is getting the speech” – Shep Hyken The National President of the NSA, Shep Hyken, CSP, CPAE spoke to members of the NSA Northern California Chapter on Saturday. It is getting the speech” – Shep Hyken The National President of the NSA, Shep Hyken, CSP, CPAE spoke to members of the NSA Northern California Chapter on Saturday.

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NSA Influence ‘11 Convention – 50 Key Take Aways

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

20 members of the Northern California Chapter of the National Speakers Association met on Saturday to debrief on the #nsa11 National Convention held July 30 – August 2 in Anaheim and share their key take-aways. We have held these meetings for a number of years, with the understanding that since only 12% of people [.].