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Do you need massive action or fine-tuning?

Speak Schmeak

One of my clients just emailed out his speaking schedule, inviting colleagues to attend. I was mistakenly added to the group—wrong Lisa! Here's what I saw: 29 speaking engagements. over 3 months. across five midwestern states (they drive to the majority of their engagements).

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The Communication Blog - Untitled Article

The Communication Blog

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An important lesson from Bohemian Rhapsody

Manner of Speaking

I finally got around to watching the film Bohemian Rhapsody. I was not disappointed. Queen is one of my all-time favourite bands and the driving force behind Queen was the inimitable Freddie Mercury.

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3 ways to use images

PowerPoint Tips

As I see it, there are 3 ways to use images on a slide: As a background, behind text: The purpose is to make a slide that is essentially all text look better. As a supplement to text: The purpose is to help people understand and remember the text.

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Stunner: Drudge Report Poll on Who Will Dem Nominee Has Hillary Come in Second

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

She hasn't even entered the race. Of course, there are hints out there that will happen. But, already some people are assuming she will parachute in, even at this late date. A sort of stunner: This morning (8:45 A.M.,

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 322) – Thelonius Monk

Manner of Speaking

“A genius is the one most like himself.” ” — Thelonius Monk. The post Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 322) – Thelonius Monk appeared first on Manner of Speaking

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Systems for Getting to 7 Figures with Josh Linkner

Speaker Launcher

Climbing the ladder of the speaking world takes time, dedication and hard work. I have been looking forward to this episode of The Wealthy Speaker Show since it was booked and today, I’m thrilled to welcome Josh Linkner.

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The Guru’s Big Five Questions – Stephen Welch

Presentation Guru

Stephen Welch is an independent communications and leadership consultant. He works with individuals and organisations to improve how they communicate their messages and drive change.

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Supposedly Sending a Message: Will Harvard Graduate Teaching/Research Assistants Be Heard (inside and beyond that elite academic institution)?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It's Harvard. So, of course, the strike by graduate and research assistants is being closely watched by the media. The Wall Street Journal had covered it. And now, right on the scene, Boston Magazine is explaining the issues involved.

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Zhooshing up your business language with made-up or unusual words

More than PowerPoint...

“Zhoosh” It’s a word that’s fun to say, but hard to spell. It has its roots in Polari, the slang language of low creative and underground subcultures. And yet, I used the word “zhoosh” in a client work email last month. Was I being professional?

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The Focused Hustle 5 | December 2019

Speaker Launcher

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Moving on to 2nd Round of the 250-word Microfiction Challenge!

Speak Schmeak

Like many people, I'm very happy in my comfort zone. I mean, it's comfy, right? That's why we stay there. At the same time, I know that if I don't force myself out of my comfort zone, I won't grow as a person or as a professional.

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Becoming a Master of Giving Thanks

Duarte Blog

“Thank you” was probably etched into your brain early in life, alongside its trusty compatriot—the “magic word”—“please.” ” In English, “thank you” comes from the word “think” and it originally meant something along the lines of “I will think about what you did for me.”

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Crying Game or Authentic Strong Emotion - Whatever, It Has No Place in Media Interviews, Legal Testimony

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Tears.    They are assumed to be a sign that an adult human being is undergoing extreme emotion. So, yes, they tend to attract a lot of attention, both in the courts of public opinion and law.

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How to Deliver Robust yet Inspiring Presentations

Presentation Guru

Presentations. We have all been there and with varying degrees of success too. While a successful presentation is a proud moment, too often these are few and far between – with most receiving a lukewarm reception and almost immediately forgotten.

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Social Media Like a Boss with Erin Gargan King

Speaker Launcher

For most of us, creating a great social media following doesn’t come easy. We have to work hard to generate content that entices our audience to follow us and keep them engaged. What is the best platform? How often should I post?,

Closed Captioning with Google Slides provides CC for live presentations

More than PowerPoint...

In an attempt to make live presentations more accessible, I first used Closed Captioning in Google Slides for a presentation I gave around a year ago. Closed Captioning in Google Slides is easy to use and does a terrific job.

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How Gratitude Motivates and Sustains Our Workshop Facilitators and Coaches

Duarte Blog

I’ve been leading workshops and coaching for nearly 10 years now, and I’ve realized that gratitude is one of those essential characteristics of an impactful facilitator. First of all, it helps to be personally grateful. Grateful to be doing something that you love.

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A Most Beautiful Trike Christmas Story

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Google Maps, the Directions Part, got it wrong. Or maybe the coders don't factor in headwinds and uphill terrain on streets of Toledo, Ohio. But, based on the time Google indicated it would take me to travel to from Point A to Point B, I decided against going by a cab.

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A High-Level Overview on Strategic Planning

SlideModel

Every organization has grand goals on their business agenda. However, there’s a long way between formulating those goals and seeing the results of their successful accomplishment.

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How to Find Speaking Gigs that Pay

Speaker Launcher

I just got off the phone with a client who was told by somebody that there is no money in speaking and that you should only speak for free. Well, if that’s true, then someone is going to have to explain to me how it is that my clients are getting paid, $3,500, $7,500, $15K, and $30K per speech!

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Powerful Presentation Formats You Didn’t Know About (But Should!)

Presentation Guru

We live in a world of public speakers who are so good at presenting information, they’re famous for it. There’s something about their style and delivery that just gets us to listen. As public speakers, they’re skilled and well-practised.

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Walk and Talk meetings for data and research briefs

More than PowerPoint...

Do you do “walk & talk” meetings at your organization? One of my favorite times for a “walk & talk” is when I’m presenting research findings. If it all possible — due to the weather and other constraints — I want to get my clients out of the office and into nature. My reasoning?

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Glut of Editorial Types - Expect It to Surge Mid-2020 (and not just in New York City)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Every time there's a change in ownership or power at media companies, the editorial market gets more glutted. Reductions-in-force are inevitable. Those knocked out of the box have fewer and sometimes no boxes in which to regroup.

The State of Remote Work: Key Trends for 2019-2020

SlideModel

The face of the modern workplace is changing. It’s a matter of several things – companies are going global, or at least employing workers in places all over the globe.

Launching Your Podcast with Doug Sandler

Speaker Launcher

Do you currently have a podcast…if not, what are you waiting for? If you do, are you happy with how it’s going? On this episode of The Wealthy Speaker Podcast, we are so fortunate to welcome back Doug Sandler to share his expertise on how to create and maintain a successful podcast.

Freelance writing world continues to change, not always for the better

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Never have so many words been written by so many people. Never have so many, not all, writers been paid so little. Yes folks, the freelance writing world continues to change. And not always for the better. The Internet is kicking … Continue reading →

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How to Speak Up in a Meeting Even When You’re an Introvert

SketchBubble

There are many things that can have an impact on a person’s career trajectory, not the least of which is how they handle themselves when speaking “off the cuff.” A team member’s participation in meetings shows their ability to think, listen, and share their ideas in a clear and concise manner.

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Your Situation Is High Stakes - Should You Publish a Book? (Alan Dershowitz is convinced that's a must-do)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Publishing a book eats resources, as well as one's soul. Just consider the expense of hiring a ghostwriter such as myself. In addition, a book is organic. What becomes Chapter 3 could change much in Chapter 1. Then, there's the promotion piece.

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Are You Where You're Supposed To Be?

Speak and Deliver

Inspiration Motivation Results Sales

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Overcoming Obstacles and the Power of Attitude with Alvin Law

Speaker Launcher

Imagine for a minute if you can, a world where you are born different. How would you live your life? Would you focus on your disability, or would you strive to create your best possible life? On this episode of The Wealthy Speaker Show, we are thrilled to have Alvin Law join us to share his story.

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Do freelancers ever retire? How MS has changed my perspective.

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Do freelancers ever retire? If you had asked me that question 25 years ago, my answer would have adamant. I’m going to keep on conducting writing workshops until my voice gives out. I am going to keep on writing … Continue reading →

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3 Email etiquette rules to follow to get ahead in 2020

SpeakerSue Says...

What is the biggest difference between email and verbal communications? For verbal, we know the rules. We hear intonation, understand pauses, detect nuances. Email. Not-so-much. Here are 3 email etiquette rules to buy respectability and elevate your reputation: Use a searchable subject line How will your buyer find your email when they want it? Your subject lines should be an accurate, honest summary of the email you’ve just sent. Not the email you originally sent a month ago.).

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"The Good Doctor" - Shaun, His Dying Father, and Passive Mother Inspect Old Wounds

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In tonight's soul-wrenching episode of "The Good Doctor" Shaun Murphy makes the leap into emotional complexity. He learns that his father is dying and wants to talk with him. Finally, through endless conversations with those on his support system, Shaun agrees to return to his hometown. 

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Your Best Foot Forward

Speak and Deliver

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Johnson v Corbyn TV 'debate'?

Max Atkinson

I've spent a long time watching, recording and analysing politicians speaking in different contexts and, after writing books on legal language, political speeches and presentation skills, I sometimes get invited to appear in radio shows as an expert. So a few days ago, I was asked by two BBC local radio stations (Berkshire and Somerset) to comment on ITN's TV 'debate' between Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn.

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From the Schladetzky House to Hiding Under Desks During Cold War - Illusion of Safety

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The divorce was final. Kjersten E. Schladetzky and her two young sons probably felt "safe" from whatever the undertow had been. That assumption was wrong, dead wrong. All three were murdered by David Schladetzky, who after a standoff with police, committed suicide. 

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