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If you don't want the relationship, don't ask for the favor

Speak Schmeak

In this blog post , John Greathouse describes a phone call from someone seeking referrals to contacts in John's field. They feel special.

Accept Applause but Don’t Expect It

Manner of Speaking

Seth Godin is the author of several books about “marketing, the spread of ideas and managing both customers and employees with respect” They are bestsellers.  His blog is one of my favourites and I highly recommend it.   His Squidoo Lens is also worth a look. Isn’t it a key part of the experience? The louder, the better, I say!

Florence Nightingale and the rise of the pie chart

The Eloquent Woman

The pie chart, perhaps the only presentation tool that reminds you of dessert, is older than you think. The New York Times magazine took a look at the founder of the pie chart, William Playfair , who first used it in 1801. Pie charts didn't catch on until the middle of the 19th century, however. Congratulations, Emily

There's No Such Thing as a Motivational Speaker

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

A friend sent this funny video dispelling the myths of motivational speakers.    It has a good time poking fun at the occupational hazards of the job.    But let me take the idea here one step further.    There is no such thing as the job category, “Motivational Speaker.”    Why, you say? 

How an Assistant Can Help Your Presentation

Executive Speech Coach

Working with a Presentation Assistant An assistant can help your presentation in several ways. In either case give them clear instructions.

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Overcome obstacles and convey your message with confidence, poise, and persuasiveness

Pivotal Public Speaking

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Joe Muto, Still Playing Role of Rogue: Accused of grand larceny

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Joe Muto aka "Fox Mole" has moved onto the legal stage of attempting to be a headline-grabbing rogue. 

Observational Humor — Case Study #80

Humor Power

Here is another Observational Humor monologue presented at the end of a meeting: THE SETUP (What was said and what happened during the meeting before the monologue was presented.). 1.  I was introduced by the General Evaluator. 2.  THE MONOLOGUE. Scott…hit the floor for 50 push-ups.  And you thought Bill was tough on you. Very big laugh.).