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Analysis of a speech by Bishop Michael Curry

Manner of Speaking

I hadn’t planned on watching the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, but during a break from work, I decided to skim the news. And there it was: a link to the live stream of the event. “I’ll just … Continue reading → Analysis of a Speech Anaphora Epistrophe Harry and Meghan Meghan Markle Michael Curry Prince Harry public speaking

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The Audience in Online Speaking

The Communication Blog

The following post was sent to the basic course list (Basiccc@lists.udayton.edu) in response to a number of instructors explaining how they incorporated the live audience in an online public speaking course. But, I thought others might be interested in the issue. It's an important one and one that is sure to increase as online courses become more numerous. I’ve read with much interest how various basic course instructors deal with online public speaking assignments.

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3,000,000 visits

Manner of Speaking

In May 2009, I wrote my first post on this blog. Almost nine years to the day later, I have received my 3,000,000th visit. My sincere thanks to everyone who has stopped by. I am glad that so many have … Continue reading →

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10 reasons to join the Presenting for Humans Success Circle

Speak Schmeak

Are you thinking about joining the Presenting for Humans Success Circle , but not sure if it's right for you? Perhaps I can help you decide with these points about the benefits of the program to you!

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A Conversation with Felicity Barber

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

On April 26, 2018 the Silicon Valley Speechwriters Roundtable Held a conference call with Felicity Barber. Felicity is the Executive Speechwriter at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. She is a communications expert specializing in thought leadership, storytelling and speechwriting.

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Laura Ellsworth & Linda McMahon Template

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

When I received an email requesting donations for Laura Ellsworth's campaign for Pennsylvania governor, I thought: She's doing a Linda McMahon. Essentially, what McMahon's strategy had seemed was to create a presence in GOP politics.

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How to… Start with WHY

Presentation Guru

In the second of my “How to…” series, you are going to learn how to how to start with WHY. This will give you a compelling edge to your presentation and leave people feeling inspired to action as a result of listening to you.…

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The Short Version

Manner of Speaking

Has this ever happened to you? You’re asked to give a presentation. You’re told what the audience would like you to speak about. You’re told where and when the presentation will be given. You’re told how much time you have … Continue reading → Preparation Slide Presentation Presentation public speaking short version

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Three More Courses That Teach The Duarte Method™

Duarte Blog

In an earlier post this year I asked you all what still sucks about presenting. You were all very generous with your feedback and I wasn’t surprised to find out—there are more than a few of you that think things that still suck!

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Announcing: A Conversation with Barbara Seymour Giordano on Storytelling

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

On Thursday May 24th the Silicon Valley Speechwriters Roundtable will host Barbara Seymour Giordano in a free conference call. Barbara is a speechwriter with an edge. In fact, she has three distinct edges that set her apart from the run-of-the-mill wordsmiths who clients hire to craft their speech. She is a writer who is also […]. Speechwriting

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Media with Print Legacy - Even Andy Warhol's Interview Couldn't Make It

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Interview was the hot media property. Creatives associated with it had it made. That's because it had been started and overseen by genius Andy Warhol. Now, Interview has become another media outlet with a print legacy which can't survive. After 50 years it is shutting down.

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What is Visual Tone in your Presentation?

Presentation Guru

What is Visual Tone in your presentation and, more to the point, why do you need it? This is an article for all of us who have no background or formal training in design, yet still find ourselves having to design a presentation whose message stands out from the crowd.

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10 tips for setting up on the day of your presentation

Manner of Speaking

I am one of the co-founders of Presentation Guru, a digital magazine for public speaking professionals. This post is part of a series designed to share the great content on Presentation Guru with the Manner of Speaking community. ——— You’ve prepared your presentation and you’ve arrived at the venue well in advance of your start time.

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What is Your Sales Superpower?

Speaker Launcher

I hired Ed Tate to come and deliver presentations skills training for my live event in February and boy did he deliver. When talking about knowing our strengths, one of the terms he used was “superpower” and it got me wondering… What’s your sales superpower? One of my clients, Generations Expert, Amanda Hammett, was busting […]. The post What is Your Sales Superpower? appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

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This ONE technique is essential for performing under pressure:

More than PowerPoint...

A colleague told me about a women’s self defense class she was taking. She shared some surprising information she learned. For me, the information was surprising on two levels. The first level was the actual new information about women’s self defense I learned. My colleague said, “If you’re being attacked, my instructor said you’re supposed to yell as loud as you can to attract attention.

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Living Arrangements - Millennials, Silent Generation, and Baby Boomers

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Members of the media portray adult children still living with parents as the new normal. Both parties seem to derive what they need from the arrangement. However, there are exceptions.

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Public Speaking? There’s an App for That!

Presentation Guru

The best thing you can do to become a better public speaker is to… speak in public as much as you can. Simple, right?

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 282) – Seth Godin

Manner of Speaking

“If you can’t state your position in eight words, you don’t have a position.“ “ — Seth Godin. Quotes for Public Speakers Presentation public speaking Public Speaking Quotations quotes Seth Godin simplicity

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The 30 Day Sales Sprint with Jane Atkinson

Speaker Launcher

On this episode of the Wealthy Speaker, we are going to embark on a 30 Day Sales Sprint. Sometimes in our career we are running a marathon, slow and steady…other times we need to step up our game and turn it into a sprint. In this podcast, I will inspire you to action with […]. The post The 30 Day Sales Sprint with Jane Atkinson appeared first on Jane Atkinson. On this episode of the Wealthy Speaker, we are going to embark on a 30 Day Sales Sprint. .

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Important News About Data Protection

Manner of Speaking

If you’re wondering why you have recently received a raft of emails from different companies, organizations and sites about data protection, there is a reason: a new European law on data protection. What is the GDPR? On 25 May 2018, … Continue reading → Uncategorized data protection GDPR Manner of Speaking

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 283) – Gary Vaynerchuck

Manner of Speaking

“The single biggest reason people are concerned about public speaking is because they worry what other people think of them. The quicker you start learning how to fix that issue and be comfortable with yourself, you’ll become a much better … Continue reading → Quotes for Public Speakers Gary Vaynerchuck Presentation public speaking Public Speaking Quotations quotes

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Broken Networks - Hail, Hail, the Gang's All Gone

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Way back in the 80s - before the work world spun into a new dimension - Judith Viorst published what was then a breakthrough book: "Necessary Losses." " It advocates pruning our lives of what was no longer a fit. That included people. 

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Setback for Employees, Especially Those Over-50

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The decision is based on the provisions of the Federal Arbitration Act. In a 5-4 ruling today, the U.S. Supreme Court said employers have the right to include in employment contracts mandatory arbitration.

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The Language of Business - "Experience" Developing Negative Connotation

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In business, as well as other professions such as law, the term "experience" had been sacred. Now, it carries negative connotations. That's exactly why on job applications it has become a kind of trick question.

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10 Tips for…Presenting in English

Presentation Guru

One of the fundamental principles of public speaking is that the meaning of any message is what is understood by the listener, not what the presenter meant to say, and this can be a slap in the face for many people as they learn their craft as a business presenter.…

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Mother's Day - Our four-Legged Children

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

On Mother's Day, I never expected my four-legged children to do anything special for me. They were and still are bringing me so much joy and selfless love. Even the pet grief I endured when they passed over didn't diminish what they introduced into my little life. 

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Outsmarting Your Comfort Zone - Free Book

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Here it is, hot off the press  Download Over50OutsmartingYourComfortZone. Coaching, auditing, lecturing, and writing/ghostwriting thought leadership content on ageism.     For individual coaching – sliding scale fees. Complimentary initial consultation.

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Civility - Could It Have Saved Shana Fisher's Life?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Daily Mail reports that Texas shooter Dimitrios Pagourtzis was one of those "public nuisances." " He kept pestering classmate Shana Fisher for romance. Fed up, she humiliated him in public. Now she is dead. Fisher might still be alive had she practiced old-fashioned civility.

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10 Tips for…the Final Polish

Presentation Guru

There’s always a little hint or tip that you pick up along the way that can help you stand out from the majority of presenters, who just turn up, turn on the projector and leave when they’re done. This article is part the series ‘10 Tips for…‘. … Build Your Skills 10 Tips for.

2018 57

Alcoholism No Longer Sexy Topic - But Growing Problem Among Aging Professionals

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

At a 12-step recovery meeting, a newcomer apologized for simply being an alcoholic. "I am a dino, I know," he said. Most of the others in the room were there primarily for opioids and crack. Alcohol had been a side dish. Drugs steal the show because they can be fatal - instantly.

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Dimitros Pagourtzis - Confirms Extreme Bias Against Loners

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Reuters headline screams that Dimitros Pagourtzis is a "loner." " Why was that trait singled out for this alleged mass murderer?    Of course, the answer is obvious. In America - the nation of the gregarious - those who aren't social are suspect. That's not new.

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Waymo Crash - Another Setback for Driverless Vehicles

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

As TechCrunch reports, this was no fender-bender. And it represents another setback for driverless vehicles, at least in public relations. Waymo is owned by Alphabet (which used to be called "Google"). One of its driverless vans was hit hard by a sedan in Chandler, Arizona.

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"Chappaquiddick" - Generates Hunger for Integrity

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The film "Chappaquiddick" positions and packages Ted Kennedy as a less intelligent, less self-controlled version of mob boss Michael Corleone from "The Godfather."

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Stephanie Adams - Inflicting Ultimate Revenge

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Former Playboy model turned author Stephanie Adams understood the human heart. She and her former spouse Charles Nicholai were involved in a grim custody battle over their toddler son.

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