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Wear a looser dress

Speak Schmeak

Photo courtesy of fixedgear On last week's American Idol, the top 12 women performed. Jennifer's "duh" response: " Wear a looser dress." to a point.

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How Rush Limbaugh is helping me celebrate Women's History Month

The Eloquent Woman

I have to confess: I struggle with Women's History Month. Every year when March rolls around, I'm reminded how tough it is to write about an issue like women and public speaking when, as Kathleen Hall Jamieson so succinctly put it, "History has many themes. One of them is that women should be quiet." He did me an enormous favor. if you're 12.

Speaking up about silencing women

Speak Schmeak

Powerful Guy! Public Woman? Prostitute! To them, it was the right to speak that was worth fighting for; the vote was a way to ensure it.

Transforming learning and development: the need


Do any of the following apply to you? Budgets for training are flat or reducing. The fact is that changes are necessary and sooner rather than later.

How to sound really natural when delivering a fully scripted speech

Inter-Activ Presenting and Influencing

Recently I came across a great post by fellow presentation skills trainer Cordelia Ditton. It covers the thorny topic of how to deliver a speech from a script. loved Her step by step take on how to make the speech sound like it was yours and I thought you might find it useful too. Thanks to Cordelia for allowing be to republish it in full.

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6 Things Your Home Page Must Do (to Keep from Sucking) | A Better User Experience

Content Marketing Today

Home pages. If you have a website, you have one of these bad boys. And no matter whether you’re selling real estate or racoon prevention (that’s really the entire spectrum there, right?) there are certain things that your home page MUST do if you hope to sell your product or service. Let’s break it down. The 6 Things Your Home Page Must Do.

Interview: Rod Dunican – Wikipedia expert

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Rod Dunican is an accomplished senior manager and trainer, whose entire career has been centered on delivering exceptional results with a positive, “can do” attitude. With more than 25 years of experience, Rod shares his thirst for learning, managing and personal growth to help individuals and organizations thrive.


Speaking up about silencing women

Speak Schmeak

Powerful Guy! Public Woman? Prostitute! To them, it was the right to speak that was worth fighting for; the vote was a way to ensure it.

Don Draper: Will "Mad Men" kill him off?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Now that's a question: What will Don Draper die of?    Adam Raymond raises it in NEW YORK Magazine.   So, how could Draper die? 

Public Speaking: Be There And Be Firm

Great Public Speaking

Do not let people with other things on their mind mess up your presentation! If you are in your presentation room early and have real reasons for doing what you are doing, you will have the best luck at commanding your stage. I was the opening speaker at an event recently and was in the room way early to set up and test everything.

Personal Blogs: Everything changes

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Like being on LinkedIn and Facebook, a personal blog is, more or less, a must.    We can't settle into a routine.  Weblogs


Observational Humor — Case Study #78

Humor Power

Here’s another Observational Humor Monologue with an analysis of what makes the humor tick. THE SET-UP (What was said and what happened during the meeting before the monologue was presented.). 1.  The emcee of the evening was introduced by the club President.  The theme of the meeting was Scuba Diving. 3.  She does not like to swim.

Creative Destruction: The supermarket

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Can a cat treat be the bellwether for an industry?    For me it is.  With a skip to my step I went to the pet aisle.