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Huge mistake at the Oscars and the lessons to learn

Manner of Speaking

Good grief! I didn’t think that I would be writing another post of this nature so soon after the huge mistake that was made at the 2015 Miss Universe Pageant, but here we are. Again. In case you missed it, … Continue reading → Uncategorized Faye Dunaway La La Land Moonlight Oscars public speaking Warren Beatty

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Verbal communication is the MOST important candidate skill

PowerPoint Tips

I want to shout this from the rooftops! They make this information available to colleges so colleges can teach those skills. How can this be? They try.

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5 Really Simple and Cheap Ways To Improve Your Presentation Skills

Presentation Guru

Presenting better than the norm gives you a clear competitive advantage in your field.

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What is the Real Cost of Fear?

Speaker Launcher

Have you ever gone around and around trying to get something knocked off your goals list and you just cannot get it done? Is […].

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Famous Speech Friday: Viola Davis accepts an historic 2017 Oscar

The Eloquent Woman

And this week's acceptance speech by Davis at the Academy Awards--for best supporting actress in a feature film--brings her entries here to six.

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Gabby Giffords, women speakers, & the courage to face public audiences

The Eloquent Woman

There are all sorts of reasons why women speakers need courage, and unlike most observers, I don't think the reason lies within them inherently.

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Uber's Travis Kalanick Has That Moment of Clarity

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The man featured in the 2017 book "The Upstarts" - Travis Kalanick - has decided to become, well, more normal. Uber didn't.

[Podcast] Taking Your Book from Idea to Print: A Process for Getting it Done with Sam Horn

Speaker Launcher

A huge part of writing a book is getting your ideas down on paper. Podcasts

How to Create Interest and Connect with Anyone

Executive Speech Coach

TEDx video of Sam Horn as she demonstrates how to use Intrigue to create interest and connect. You might need to watch this at least twice. TED talk

The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

The Eloquent Woman

I always collect them here for you on Mondays as well. We strong, right? We strong! We strong, right? You know what I’m saying? Scream it!"

2017 13

"Over the Moon" - Way Back in 2008, Already Over-Used BuzzPhrase

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"Over the moon" had once been a cool phrase to describe a naturally induced state of euphoria. That was the situation way back in 2008.

Learn to Speak Up in Public and Life Will Bring Opportunities to Share Your Gift

Speaking Freely

I believe we each have a gift to give the world. We each have some contribution to make that adds value to humanity […].

Why Public Speaking Should be Taught in Schools

Presentation Guru

Being able to speak persuasively is a vital skill, and not just for politicians, business leaders and teachers.

Neilson Rizzuto Likely Didn't Know He Shouldn't Be Behind the Wheel of His Truck

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Unless they are homicidal or suicidal, drunks don't make the decision to get into their vehicle and cause harm. Here is the media coverage.

The Arnold v The Donald

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Call it "Big Name Feud." " Arnold Schwarzenegger blames Donald Trump for the poor rating of "Celebrity Apprentice." " And Trump blames Schwarzenegger for the downward trajectory of that once hit show. The feud may never end. We know from the plays of William Shakespeare how those can hang on for centuries.

Chelesa Clinton Finds Her Voice - Confident, Edgy

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Papa Bear's voice was high-voltage empathy. Mama Bear's voice was wonkish, as in the smartest girl in the class. With a new voice.

Elton John Belts Out Ageism Blues

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Can iconic British rock  & roller Elton John, 69, become a victim of ageism? Just like so many others over-65 in the U.S.

Job Interviews - Don't Go Beyond Scope of the Question

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Face it, in this labor market of glut of talent, employers approach hiring as a process of ruling out a whole lot of applicants. Don't elaborate.

President Trump Blows It with Over-Used Buzzphrase "Witch Hunt"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

At a time when the new U.S. attorney general Jeff Sessions needs top-level support, the president Donald Trump blows it. And smirks. Congress.

Class of 2017 - You May Be Able to Afford Your La La Land

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Members of the Class of 2017, you can dream big. That might be in New York, LA, San Francisco, Washington D.C., Seattle or Miami. And 12.7%

Job Interview Game - The 5 Tells

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In the new economy, continually turbulent, many of us are forever searching for work. What goes along with that is THE INTERVIEW. Nervousness +.

Barnes & Noble Should Run Contest at MBA Programs For Transformational Strategy

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

No surprise, Barnes & Noble had a dismal Q4 2016. Its same store sales numbers were down 8.3%. Here are more details from Bloomberg.

Oh, No, Not Again - Jeff Sessions' Crisis Deepens

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Address to Congress had been a pivot for the distressed Trump Administration. A very positive one. But that was then. It concerns U.S.

President Winfrey - It's Out There

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Yes, it made Oprah Winfrey speechless. At least momentarily. Here you can see the video, posted by Bloomberg. We trust Oprah. We like Oprah.

Outplacement - New Rite of Passage for Professional Class

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

There was the day we got our driver's permit. Then our license. We made it through college and received that degree. How could that be?

That 94 Million Jobless Number - Sounds on the Money (or lack of it)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Yes, the Department of Labor put it out there. But, as Fortune notes, it includes groups such as retirees, students and the disabled. Take retirees.

Equal Access for All Members of the Press

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The decision is not related to any bit of Trumpism. At least not directly. But it could be some day. In "Nicholas v. High rankings on Google.

Tesla Joins Uber, Sterling Jewelers in Being Accused of a Toxic Culture Targeted Against Females

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It's now out there that Tesla too allegedly has a culture toxic for females. Here is the coverage in Fortune. High rankings on Google.

Elite v Street - Harvard Law School Administrators Accused of Having Hands in Cookie Jar

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

If the allegations are proven to be true, then Harvard Law School has had some troubles with its accounting checks and balances.

"Jock et al. v Sterling Jewelers" - Women Could Stop Shopping at Kay, Jared

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In class action arbitration case "Jock et al. Sterling Jewelers" the stakes are high. Here is the coverage in The Washington Post.

Drudge Report - Business of Private Space Travel Positioned as "Mission"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Drudge Report doesn't miss a trick. Here is the media coverage Drudge links to. As yet, their identities have not been released. Bart's."

Blogs - Old-Line But Effective Business Development Tool

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Blogs have been around a long time. And in digital there is a rush to the new. So, those who need to market wonder: Are we wasting our time blogging?

White Collar/Blue Collar - Let's Stop Thinking That Way & Get Work, Anything Paying Well

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In America, the masses went to college after World War II. That started wit the GI bill. Should that message change to: Earning a living is difficult.

Uber - Oh, No, Now Ever More Trouble

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Some of those who knew Susan Fowler way back in high school have caught up with her again. And it's not for social reasons.