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Working with multi-speaker presentations

PowerPoint Tips

I just finished work for a client on a multi-presenter presentation. When it comes to coordinating comments from all the speakers, I learned a lot.

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 251) – Marie Curie

Manner of Speaking

“I was taught that the way of progress was neither swift nor easy.” ” — Marie Curie. Quotes for Public Speakers Marie Curie public speaking Public Speaking Quotations quotes

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Infographic: The Do’s and Don’ts of Presenting

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

The good people at Walkerstone in the UK (a team of professional trainers who are also business writers and marketers) have produced a great infographic, with an informative preamble, on the Do’s and Don’ts of Presenting. This content appears with their express permission. Business Communication Public Speaking Infographic

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Bill Murray: How Art Can Change Your Life.

Presentation Zen

Bill Murray is a wonderful storyteller. A couple of years ago, I linked to this wonderful interview with Bill Murray by Howard Stern.

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The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

The Eloquent Woman

I always collect them here for you on Mondays as well. Discomfort zone? For example, I have a history of being uncomfortable with public speaking.

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Prototype for Fox News, Donald Trump, et al. - Jimmy Breslin Dies at Age 88

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Today Breslin re-located to that great typewriter in the sky. He was 88. They saw the impacts. A good time is had by all. And less is more.

Buzzwords - Why They Go Flat So Fast

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Pivot.    Breakthrough.    Smackdown. Sustainable. Transparent. Not so long ago those were buzzwords.   That was then.

Uber's Proposed Culture Fixes - Will "Cult of Individual" Fade from Capitalism

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Much of capitalism's ideology is built around individualism. You are responsible for your economic fate. Do well you win big. This could change.


"That Train Has Left the Station" - BuzzPhrase Still Has Power

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In digital time, buzzwords can go stale quickly. But one buzzphrase which still packs power is: That train has left the station.


Conservative The Wall Street Journal Editorial Compares Trump's Wiretap Claim to Drunken Behavior

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Wall Street Journal is a conservative business media outlet. It is owned by News Corp , founded by Rupert Murdoch. That

In America, Global Headquarters for Capitalism, You Are Your Job

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Parents, wise mentors and spiritual leaders tell us that we are not just our job. After all, the U.S. is the global headquarters for capitalism.

Deepak Chopra Shoots Himself in Foot

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Chopra isn't a psychiatrist. All that USA Today mentions in its article about Chopra. His brand could be damaged. The world is quite media savvy.

Drudge Report - The Message Gigantic Robot Method-2 Hammers about Amazon

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The conservative Drudge Report focuses on a future dominated by gigantic robots, including Amazon's Method-2. The stagecraft was brilliant.

Food Shopping - It's an Old-fashioned Price War

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

A sign of the times, the main drag in rural Austintown, Ohio has a number of competing food retailers. Mine is Wal-Mart. High rankings on Google.

Medical Bills, Taxes, Car Repairs - That Perfect Storm Bloomberg Flags

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Most of us who consider ourselves financially secure are probably wrong. That's what Bloomberg points out. That could even trigger a bankruptcy.

Thought Leadership - So 20th Century

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Thought leadership seems so last century. Back then, when there was high GDP growth, businesses could afford to be branded as "thought leaders."

Uber - More Turmoil as Jeff Jones Exits, But Travis Kalanick's Leadership Style Not Necessarily Bad in Itself

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The cloud hanging over Uber has gotten darker. Today Uber announced that its president Jeff Jones is leaving after only six months.

4-Day Confirmation Hearing - Neil Gorsuch Is Not the Big Story

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Whether Neil Gorsuch is confirmed or not as a U.S.    Supreme Court justice is not the issue. has become or has the bitterness receded.

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Post-Oz - Did Dorothy Find Kansas No Longer Her Idea of "Home"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Dorothy clicked her ruby teds, chanting, "There's no place like home." " We all have that ideal concept of "home."

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Suicides, Political Scandals & Layoffs - No-Fail Media Formulas for High Traffic, Likes, Shares, Comments

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Playing in the media sandbox - both establishment and social - has become a brutal game. If you don't attract enough traffic as well as likes, shares and comments,  you could go out of business and/or lose influence. The media outlets, such as AOL, where I have been a contract blogger, have real-time dashboards. There's no ambiguity.

Academia Never Disappoints - Continual High Drama

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The article Kathryn Rubino posts on today sounds much like so many published by Vanity Fair about the feuds in academia.


A Fast, Easy Way to Add Images to Your Presentation

Presentation Guru

Subscribing to pricey image libraries is probably not something the everyday presenter would consider.

Looking Forward to Research/Anecdotes about Lost Productivity - Banned Laptops

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"The Trump administration issued a new travel restriction on bringing large electronics in carry-on luggage on direct flights to the U.S.

Preet Bharara - Boxed-In on Revenge Option

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In a Shakespearean sense, the feud has hardened between former federal prosecutor Preet Bharara and the president who fired him - Donald Trump.

Games (Crooked) Psychics Play

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The traditional Mafia might threaten to relocate us to sleep with the fishes. One of the best known had been Rose Marks. That totaled $17.8 million.

Alan Dershowitz: Is His Next in Trump Administration

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Over the weekend, there were two "star snaps" of superlawyer and former Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz. High rankings on Google.

Ecommerce Retailers Not Sitting Pretty

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Tristan Walker is a successful entrepreneur. He intends to stay that way by positioning and packaging his startups as technology companies.

Ghostwriting Assignment Posted On Craigslist - Unethical/Poorly Paid

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

A student posted on Craigslist a help-wanted. It's for ghostwriting a formal research paper, along with APA footnotes, on childhood obesity.

"Getting Borked" Branding - No Way Back

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

They were right. In fact, "Getting Borked" became a buzzphrase for a reversal of fortune with no upward trajectory. High rankings on Google.

Neil Gorsuch - Game Law Professors Play

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Was Neil Gorsuch playing devil's advocate in a 2016 law course he was teaching? The reason is to call attention to what Gorsuch did say.

Consumer Beware - First Theranos, Now Lily

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Lily joins the conga line of dazzling startups which flame out. In 2015, some remember, it released a promotional video. The video did go viral.

Legal Nightmare - Eliminating the Legal Services Corporation

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Pop culture has made us familiar with public defenders. On television crime shows they parachute in to assist the low- or no-income with criminal defenses. That function is guaranteed by the Sixth Amendment. Few, though, know about the Legal Services Corporation (LSC). Started in 1974, it assists the poor with civil legal matters.