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12 famous protest speeches by women

The Eloquent Woman

Today is inauguration day in the U.S., when a new president takes office. Tomorrow, women from all over the world will march in Washington, D.C.--where

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Audience Motivation Secrets for Speakers and Presenters

Inter-Activ Presenting and Influencing

I was prompted to write this post after a question from one of my students. Tip 1 - Pace and Lead for Audience Motivation. Sounds counterintuitive?

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Some “very” good advice

Manner of Speaking

Mark Twain once gave the following advice to writers: Substitute ‘damn’ every time you’re inclined to write ‘very’; your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be. American novelist and columnist Florence King was … Continue reading → Grammar Florence King grammar Mark Twain public speaking very writing

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From Bullet Points to Visual Presentation – Finding the Right Images

Presentation Guru

There is an art to finding visuals that support your message.

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Conference update from the American Society of Journalists & Authors

Joan Detz Speaker Services

No, you don’t have to be an ASJA member to benefit from ASJA’s terrific writing conferences. Read on. May 5 – 6, 2017 Annual Conference Update By Estelle Erasmus, ASJA New York City 2017 Conference Chair I’m excited to make two announcements: that the big reveal of our conference program will be up on […].

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Women's March Signs Classified as "Protest Art" - But Law Usually Has Last Word

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Museums and libraries are classifying signs from the Women Marches around the world as "protest art." They are in process of collecting some.

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Queen for a day

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

I enjoyed a wonderfully eclectic article by Douglas Coupland in the Weekend FT on the Queen. Business Communication Culture Shock! Financial times

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You have a platform, but are you making it count?

Speak Schmeak

It's inappropriate!" they say. Are you on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Google+ or Tumblr? Yeah, you're using your platform. See, we do this every day.

PowerPoint Presentation Tips – How to Avoid Common Powerpoint Pratfalls

Inter-Activ Presenting and Influencing

“How Not to Give a Slideshow Presentation. Guest Post by the SlidePro a French PowerPoint Presentation Design Agency who share some great Powerpoint presentation tips. If you ever dread either listening to or giving a PowerPoint presentation , it’s worth asking yourself why that is. Not Keeping Your Slides Concise. No Consistent Templates.

The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

The Eloquent Woman

always collect them here for you on Mondays as well. Did you miss? We're partial to this one, focused as it is on women's voices.

Public Relations Firms - What You Have to Teach Your Legal Clients

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Law firms have long been savvy how the courts of law and public opinion intersect. Despite the huge feminist support, Ellen Pao lost "Pao v.

What Brexit and Trump can teach us about Rhetoric

Presentation Guru

What can any presenter, who wants to stand out from the crowd, learn from the momentous events of 2016 and the speeches that defined it?

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Big fish or little fish. what's right for you?

Speak Schmeak

It's a new year, and with a new year comes lots of marketing hyperbole. Lots of "New year, new you!" and "Step into your greatness!"

[Podcast] How to Get Your Book In Print with Robert Mackwood

Speaker Launcher

Are you wondering how to get your book into print? There’s a lot more that goes into publishing a book than the actual writing part. Of course, editing, book design, printing, getting your book into stores, it can be a massive undertaking. Robert Mackwood has spent over 30 years in the publishing business and now […]. Podcasts

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Pivotal Public Speaking

Be the best. The best. Successful, yes. Getting results, yes. Feeling good about your speaking – in flow, connecting, feeling the power. The best. Most famous. Most recognised. Admired, hired, applauded, discussed at conference mealtimes, quoted. The best. Better than … who … Tony Robbins, the Dalai Lama?

Drudge Report Hammers Nasty-Woman Part of Women's March (but, aside from Madonna/Ashley Judd, it was uplifting)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The conservative Drudge Report faced a formidable challenge this afternoon. That was then. Right now, it was called The Women's March. president.

It’s January. That means it’s time for all speechwriters to …

Joan Detz Speaker Services

It’s time for all speechwriters to update their LinkedIn profiles. If your LI profile doesn’t have any 2017 references yet, get moving. Career info Speechwriting

Email Marketing - 8 Common Mistakes

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Email marketing is low in cost. Do it right and the outcomes could be amazing. The reality, though, is that many email campaigns fail.

The Writing Life - What If It's Over for You.

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"Father, forgive me. I can't let go of The Writing Life." " Career shifts are rarely simple or easy. Here is that article.

A Gilded Age - Lawyers On Front Lines

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The court journalist and crime novelist, Dominick Dunne, observed the values of the very wealthy. Their ethos was: Don't get caught. End of story.

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E-Learning - Technology Better Fix This Problem

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Online education or e-learning has yet another challenge. Or parts of it, such as assignments, exams and quizzes. High rankings on Google.

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Small Town U.S.A. - Can It Be Exit Ramp from Wild-Eyed Careerism

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Today the influential New York Post contends that Donald Trump made Small Town U.S.A. matter again.  They liked what they heard.   career

Writers - Trapped in Buyers' Market, Pivoting to Sellers' Influencer Market

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The world of leadership communications has split in two. There are those with full-time jobs with benefits. They work very hard to earn their money.

Daily Mail - The Business of Dressing Politicos (Ralph Lauren Stock Price Jumps)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Fashion designers favored by Melania and Ivanka Trump have already arrived in the Promised Land of an administration with independent wealth.

Term "Presidential" - Is That As Irrelevant as Term "Eloquent" in Trial Closing Statements, "Statesmanlike" in Corporate Speeches

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Atlantic has a fun online video playing with the question: Are Donald J. Trump's tweets "presidential." " Here you can watch it.

Let Us Pray

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The conservative Drudge Report is providing a "journal" of the first days of the Trump Administration. That force has been labeled: God.

"The Split" - Come On, Don't We All Have Multiple Personalities

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

No question, if law enforcement ever does catch up with Kevin, psychiatrists would declare him unfit to stand trial. Or the flight from failure?

Drudge Report - President Trump Gets Right to Work

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The conservative Drudge Report which has been a Trump cheerleader headlines with the news that the new president went right to work.

I-Day - No One Even Invited Us to Gawk

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

One of the 3 Obama MuscleTeers, Valerie Jarrett, tweeted that she had just shut off the lights. Here you can read them all. Donald J. Money talks.

Snail Mail - Powerful Marketing Tool, When Customized

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Most clients come to me to boost their click-open/Call To Action rate in email. Since the Pony Express, that kind of marketing tool has been effective.

Comedy Is All About Timing - Alec Baldwin's Is Off

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Comedy is all about timing. And the SNL kind of humor has passed its prime time. Here you can read all about it. Baldwin, et al. The World Has Changed.

El Chapo - How We Love Our Anti-Heroes

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Joaquin Archivaldo Guzman Loera aka El Chapo is in custody in the U.S. As LawNewz reports, El Chapo now faces federal charges. Today Donald J.

Inauguration Protests - Ideal Platform for Networking, Romance

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The cameras will pan on the anti- Trump protestors today. Some journalists will move in close and interview those with a cause.  Love will bloom.

1/20/17 - The Big Bad Wolf Role Will Be Over for Donald J. Trump

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The conservative Drudge Report screams out the headline: The Day The World Changes. Drudge, of course, assumes that we all know what that day is.