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The Super-Hero Struggle with Jamie Clarke

Speaker Launcher

Have you struggled with your identity during Covid? Listen to hear Jamie Clarke speak openly about the battle to embrace speaking virtually. The post The Super-Hero Struggle with Jamie Clarke appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

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Analysis of a speech by Apollo Robbins

Manner of Speaking

This is a tremendously fun speech to watch. If you have not heard of Apollo Robbins, you will enjoy his 8-minute TED Talk. Robbins is a professional pickpocket and one of the best in the world. He has studied human behaviour, human attention, and how to misdirect that attention.

Desolation Row

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Dylan’s recording of Desolation Row was the longest track (at just over 11 minutes) on his 1965 album Highway 61 Revisited. While I can’t remember the first time I heard it, it’s been in my head for most of my adult life.

How to Build Your Business Vocabulary

DeFinis Communications

No matter what industry you’re in, if you want to reach higher levels of success, having a strong business vocabulary is key. Your vocabulary helps in not only your everyday business communications, but it also enables you to navigate the political landscape within your organization.

Catch your inner coach to develop self-awareness and change negative thinking

Speaking Freely

When you want to develop greater self-awareness and transform negative thoughts, you can use a skill I call catching your inner coach. What I mean by catch your inner coach is to become aware of your thoughts especially your thoughts that are coaching you internally.

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How to Create a Vision Statement and Present it to the World


If you are running a company, at some point you are going to need to present your vision for it. That means explaining to others why you are doing what you do and which things you aspire to pursue in the future. In short, that’s the purpose of having a corporate vision statement.

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4 Ways to Incorporate Meaningful Movement Into Your Daily Communication

Duarte Blog

After a long day of work sitting in front of my screen, I often stand up to make dinner and think, “Oh, my shoulders have been up to my ears ALL DAY!” With driving deadlines, back-to-back virtual meetings, and—let’s face it—the non-stop nature of our world at this moment, it’s easy to go an entire [.]

Smile Like Tom Brady to Make All Your Presentations a Success

DeFinis Communications

Seeing Tom Brady’s smile after he won the Super Bowl with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday night was one of the game’s high points. His grin stretched from ear to ear, highlighting the absolute joy he was feeling in that winning moment.

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Workplace Mentorship: A Guide for Leaders


At work, everyone has plenty of opportunities to learn — independently, through peer collaboration, and via help from more experienced colleagues. At most workplaces, such learning interactions are often informal, unplanned, and thus delivering varied results.

Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 337) – Abraham Lincoln

Manner of Speaking

Abraham Lincoln (1809 – 1865) 16th President of the United States. “Extemporaneous speaking should be practiced and cultivated. It is the lawyer’s avenue to the public. However able and faithful he may be in other respects, people are slow to bring him business if he cannot make a speech.

“Kitty” section from Chronic: A Sick Novel

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Having grown up with cats, I am biased, but this short excerpt is one of my favorite sections from Chronic: A Sick Novel, a book about four folks with different maladies who live together. The character named Paul has MS, … Continue reading →

Transformative Storytelling From Black Communicators

Duarte Blog

“Narrative is radical, creating us at the very moment it is being created.” – Toni Morrison In 1993, Toni Morrison, the first African American to win the Nobel Prize in Literature, gave a speech in the Grand Hall of the Swedish Academy.

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Scaling your Consulting Business with Bill Fournet

Speaker Launcher

Tune in to hear Bill Fournet offer great tips on how to scale the consulting side of your speaking business and maybe even expand your team. The post Scaling your Consulting Business with Bill Fournet appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

What is an Open Door Policy and Why Your Company May Need One


One of the main features that distinguish a good workplace from a mediocre one is effective communication at all levels — from interns up to the CEO. Ideas flow freely between different teams. Issues are identified at a nascent stage and resolved before they spiral into chaos.

The Brainpower of Story


“Let’s talk story.” That’s an invitation you might hear if you are in Hawaii. It’s a pidgin phrase that means to be together, not just chatting but sharing experiences, finding commonalities and connecting with each other.

Where is your focus when you speak in public?

Manner of Speaking

Too often, people don’t focus on the right things when they speak in public. They worry about how they look or whether the microphone is working properly. They wonder where they should place their hands.

Using Digital Communication to Drive Digital Change

Duarte Blog

Leaders trying to get their organizations to adopt new technologies or new ways of thinking tend to kick things off with big, inspirational speeches. When we’re finished,” they like to say, “we’re going to be the Apple of [insert niche industry here]!” This gets everyone fired up about the change.

Recognizing and Addressing the COVID Blues So You Can Move Forward in Your Speaking Business

Speaker Launcher

Last March many of you had your entire calendars wiped clean. Being in isolation and quarantine, unable to see our extended families and loved ones is one thing, but we have a layer on top of that in that our identities have been challenged. Many of you have never been home this many days […].

The 10 Key Differences Between Leadership vs Management


Many managers assume that they are providing leadership to their subordinates, however that might not be true! There is a distinct difference between leadership and management. This difference not only lies in the form of standard definitions but the way a team is managed or led by an individual.

Is Your Impulsive Behavior Sabotaging Your Public Speaking Skills?


“Words transform. Speak only with a good purpose. Say only things that serve you and others.

Six secrets of President Kennedy's rhetorical success

Max Atkinson

JFK's inaugural speech: Six secrets of his success By Max Atkinson Rhetoric expert Published 19 January 2011 The poetic "ask not" quotation is among the speech's most memorable lines President John F Kennedy would have been delighted to know that his inaugural address is still remembered and admired 50 years later.

The Path to Scaling Your Business with John Lee Dumas

Speaker Launcher

Want some great strategies for scaling your business? Listen to hear John Lee Dumas share his secrets to making more money.even now! The post The Path to Scaling Your Business with John Lee Dumas appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

A Guide to Organizational Change Management for Leaders


Nearly 7 in 10 business leaders have experienced at least one corporate crisis in the past 5 years — with the average number of crises, handled by them being three. And that’s even before 2020 has rolled it.

10/20/30 PowerPoint Rule: Relevant or Irrelevant?


You may have attended several meetings and conferences and have seen several speakers using different presentation formats. And after attending these presentations, you might be wondering how a perfect PowerPoint presentation looks like. Does that sound familiar?

3 Tips to Connect with Virtual Buyers

SpeakerSue Says...

It was so embarrassing! I clicked on my camera and could see the “decorations” my 3-year old granddaughter had placed on the table behind my desk. Lined up proudly, in full view, were Barbie, Catboy, wooden giraffe, Jasmin and an elephant. All just behind my right shoulder. I quickly tossed them out of video image and started admitting people to the webinar. What do YOUR viewers see?

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Mar 2 - Win Anyway LIVE - Speaking Tip Tuesday - What Should You Memorize?

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Creating Sales Connections (for Non-Sales People) with Frank Somma

Speaker Launcher

Does your sales pitch need a little polishing? Listen to hear Frank Somma share how to connect with your clients and feel great about selling. The post Creating Sales Connections (for Non-Sales People) with Frank Somma appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

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How to Create a Vision Statement and Present it to the World


If you are running a company, at some point you are going to need to present your vision for it. That means explaining to others why you are doing what you do and which things you aspire to pursue in the future. In short, that’s the purpose of having a corporate vision statement.

9 Tips to Create a Visually Appealing eLearning Course


The power of visuals can be established by the fact that 40% of people respond better to images and visuals than plain text, and visuals transmit 90% of the information to the brain.

Want to book more business? Change your email response.

SpeakerSue Says...

Do people tell us the truth about why they don’t buy from us? When they tell us, often they say “price,” but what they mean is “you.” You’re the reason I went “in another direction.”. Harsh? Please know I include myself in that word. We sabotage our own success when we think our clients and prospects only want answers. They also want (and need) emotional certainty. The buyer is always thinking, “Can I, should I stake my happiness, success, reputation on you?”

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Feb 20 - WinAnyway LIVE - Late to the Party

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Keys to Getting Paid (More) in Speaking with Jane Atkinson

Speaker Launcher

Wanna make more money? Who doesn’t? Listen to Coach Jen interview Jane on the Keys to Getting Paid (More) in Speaking. It’s gonna be EPIC! . The post Keys to Getting Paid (More) in Speaking with Jane Atkinson appeared first on Jane Atkinson. The Wealthy Speaker Podcast

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Granite Construction Claims Staff, Managers Gave Auditors 'Potentially Misleading' Data

ENR Construction

The company says it has received SEC subpoenas

Making Your Linkedin Profile Pop with Jennifer Darling

Speaker Launcher

Listen to hear Jennifer Darling share her ideas about utilizing your Linkedin profile to find the leads that matter. The post Making Your Linkedin Profile Pop with Jennifer Darling appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

#SpeakerSuccessTip: Circling Back to Find the Buyers

Speaker Launcher

This month in the Wealthy Speaker School, we are focusing on Finding the Buyers. All month we’ve been sharing content that helps you find new prospects and convert them to buyers. But today, I’m sharing a tip that is more of a reminder on where to drum up more business.

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6 Steps to Hiring the ‘Right Fit’ Team

Speaker Launcher

There’s more to a leader than signing the paycheck of the person who works for you. And moving into the role of “leader” of your organization is something that we talk about a lot in my new book “Scaling Your Speaking Business.”