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How to Foster a Culture of Creativity in Your Team

Presentation Guru

Many of us (especially if we’re working in any kind of corporate role) wrongly assume that to be creative, means to be artistic. In fact, creativity involves using our imagination or original ideas to create something. It’s about being inventive.

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How to Give A Compelling Interview Presentation: Tips, Examples and Topic Ideas

SlideModel

Backup your statements with facts. Interview presentations have now become the new norm for most industries. They are popular for sales, marketing, technology and academic positions.

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6 tips for handling a remote when presenting

Manner of Speaking

If you use slides in your presentations, whether PowerPoint, Keynote or some other software, you must become comfortable using a remote to advance those slides. The alternatives are not great: 1. Standing by the computer the entire presentation and advancing … Continue reading →

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5 Apps To Make You a Better Public Speaker

Presentation Guru

I’ve never been great at public speaking. I’ve never even been great at giving and taking interviews. Just talking to strangers makes me anxious.

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How to Use an Empathy Map to Understand Your Audience

SlideModel

As a presenter, one can tend to focus too much on the final presentation, missing one essential ingredient in the mix, empathy!

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Sandra Zimmer and Shonda Rhimes Agree on how to Really Overcome Fear of Public Speaking

Speaking Freely

What do a little known public speaking coach and a world renowned TV writer have in common? They agree on how to really overcome fear of public speaking actually transforming it into the power to speak authentically! For over 30 years, Sandra Zimmer has been evangelizing about what you really have to do to overcome and transform stage fright […].

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What if food prep becomes the top tech skill we can’t live without? Sound crazy? Bear with me…

More than PowerPoint...

What if we started learning food prep and cooking in elementary school? And I’m not thinking about food prep as an elective course or two. No, my vision is much bolder: Learning to cook needs to be mandatory. Food prep needs to be integrated into every class you take in school.

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What is a Business Model Canvas?

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Based on the work of Alexander Osterwalder, a Business Model Canvas , or BMC for short, is a diagram used to visualize a business model; it allows structured organization and a quick method of evaluation and reflection on the effectiveness of a Business Models. The Role of the Business Model Canvas.

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Sandra Zimmer and Shonda Rhimes Agree on how to Really Overcome Fear of Public Speaking

Speaking Freely

What do a little known public speaking coach and a world renowned TV writer have in common? They agree on how to really overcome fear of public speaking actually transforming it into the power to speak authentically! For over 30 years, Sandra Zimmer has been evangelizing about what you really have to do to overcome and transform stage fright […].

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For the New Year - Ditch Goal-Setting, Resolve to Totally Engage

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Success usually comes in through some back door. Not from careful planning of goals and then methodically tracking them. The same goes for happiness. That's why it would be a useful experiment not to set goals this New Year. Instead, just commit to be totally engaged in your little life.

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Two important components of writing explained

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

This blog post is about something that many writers realize consciously and some realize subconsciously. It is something that all writers should realize consciously so that is at the forefront of their minds as they write. Here it is : there are two components to writing. There is the technical component and there is the content component. The technical component includes spelling and grammar. But it is more than that.

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What Makes a Good Innovation Story?

Presentation Guru

The ability to frame ideas in a compelling manner is critical for companies working on innovation. Developing new products involves enormous levels of uncertainty. Entrepreneurs, therefore, need to get their story straight if they want to get attention – and funding.…

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Sandra Zimmer and Shonda Rhimes Agree on how to Really Overcome Fear of Public Speaking

Speaking Freely

What do a little known public speaking coach and a world renowned TV writer have in common? They agree on how to really overcome fear of public speaking actually transforming it into the power to speak authentically! For over 30 years, Sandra Zimmer has been evangelizing about what you really have to do to overcome and transform stage fright […].

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FIRE - Bear Market, Steve Cohen Sees Possible, Could Delay Financial Independence, Retire Early

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Several key players at his law firm have left. My client, a partner, has been mulling over doing a FIRE - that is, Financial Independence, Retire Early. Then he can do what he wants in terms of work, without the long days and extreme pressure.

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What Are Your “Pinch Me” Moments?

Speaker Launcher

You’re standing in front of your ideal audience, you had them at “hello” and you rocked them all the way through until you close. As you exit the stage to thunderous applause, the leader of the organization pumps your hand and says “Thank you so much, that was exactly what my people needed to hear.” […]. The post What Are Your “Pinch Me” Moments? appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

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Fear and Nerves Are Normal – but Here’s How to Deal with Them

Presentation Guru

On 3 June 2017, professional rock climber Alex Honnold accomplished something that few people thought could be done. He climbed the 3,000-foot granite wall of Yosemite Park’s famous El Capitan. Yes – it’s that vertical wall in the photo above!) Alone.…

What if you didn’t own a car anymore?

More than PowerPoint...

I own a car. When it dies, I may not buy another. In fact, I may never own another car again in my lifetime. I don’t want to be careless. I’d rather be carless. This is a shocking statement for a middle-aged Michigan suburbanite to make. For a time, I worked in the auto industry.

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Leaders Who Get Organizational Change Right Know How to Listen

Duarte Blog

Organizational change comes at a cost. It requires people to sacrifice something they value, whether it’s time, money, responsibilities, control, status, comfort, or relationships. The more your change effort disrupts those things, the more people will resist or even rage against it.

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Facebook - Internal Survey Shows Employee Confidence in Social Network's Future Plunges 32%

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Facebook employees are giving their employer coal in its stocking this year. As The Wall Street Journal reports, an internal survey found that employees' confidence in the future of that social network has dropped to 52%. That's down 32% from last year's 84%.

Are You Ready For Your Greatness?

Speaker Launcher

At the beginning of his speaking career, one of my clients, Roger, wasn’t quite ready to step into the spotlight of greatness. He thought he had some good ideas and he knew he had some skill, but the confidence hadn’t really kicked in yet. The day that Roger made a declaration that he was indeed […]. The post Are You Ready For Your Greatness? appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

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Presenting a Force Field Analysis to an Executive Audience

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A Force Field Analysis is a principle, which was developed by an American psychologist, Kurt Lewin. It looks at to opposite forces influencing a situation to help assess the best course of action. At an organizational level, a Force Field Analysis might be used for making essential decisions.

Speaking To Time – Learn How to Avoid Overrunning

Inter-Activ Presenting and Influencing

Speaking to time - Hands up if you get frustrated by speakers who overrun! Presenters who have not mastered the art of speaking to time are one of my pet hates, and it seems that I am not alone. Overrunning is one of the most common complaints in both the business and community sectors. Few people appreciate speakers who fail to respect their audience's time. The consequences of poor presentation timekeeping. Audiences get bored by overlong presentations, and some members may even walk out.

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? Do we need business cards any more? Really?

More than PowerPoint...

I’m going to save a tree. I’ll stop handing out business cards. Do we really need business cards anymore? I find that when I go out to meet people, I’m more inclined to exchange LinkedIn information. Other people I know exchange electronic contact info to stay in touch. . When someone tries to hand me a business card, I usually try to ward them off. I know I’m only going to throw it away later. It seems like a waste.

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"Today" Ratings Up 10% Post Megyn Kelly Exit

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It was a situation of a talk show host who couldn't connect. That was Megyn Kelly's tragic flaw. And once she was gone from "Today," its ratings went up 10% in the demographic important to advertisers. Here are more details.    Kelly was no newbie to broadcast.

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Building and Maintaining a World-Class Speaker Reputation with Alan Stevens

Speaker Launcher

Today, The Wealthy Speaker Podcast is being brought to you by The Emerging Speakers Business Booster FREE Webinar on how to accelerate your speaking business and position yourself as an expert to get paid what you are worth … even if you have no clue how to get booked! Listen and learn about positioning yourself […]. The post Building and Maintaining a World-Class Speaker Reputation with Alan Stevens appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

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Ridgewood Mobile Park - 97 Lots Had Been Affordable Home for Retirees

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The West is different from the East. One of the first of those differences a transplanted East Coaster picks up on is this: There is no stigma in thinking about buying a mobile home.

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Lugging a Mortgage into Retirement/Semi-Retirement

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The dream is to be sitting sipping a cold beverage, watching the ocean, and having the deep satisfaction of being-debt-free. However, for 35 percent of those 65 to 74 and 23 percent of those over 75 that's not how it plays out, documents the Federal Reserve.

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Conde Nast - Joseph Libonati Takes on Role of Chief Communications Officer

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Conde Nast is struggling to shift from a print publications empire to a full-fletched media company. Now, Joseph Libonati will tell that story. He has been moved up to chief communications officer. Here are more details. 

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FIRE Haters - Are They Jealous Or, Maybe, Just Addicted to Work?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

FIRE (Financial Independence, Retire Early) haters are nothing new. They simply have secured a place on the media radar because more of us have embraced FIRE. Incidentally, FIRE doesn't necessarily mean not working.

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In Ivy League Education We Trust

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Recently, ivy league academic institutions, such as Yale , have been sued by students, current and past, alleging sexual misconduct.    However, the $70 million lawsuit filed today against the trustees at Dartmouth College is, well, in a unique category.

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Roy Kim - Where Was Government?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Another standard way of making a good living, if you work very hard, is being blown up by technology. That's driving a taxi in New York City.

Career Paths - Remembering Peter Thiel's Big Disappointment

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Sure, Jones Day paid bonuses up to $400k to the 11 former U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) clerks. And, sure, that has become a story in itself, and, according to Tony Mauro at Law.com , not an entirely positive one. But, likely Jones Day doesn't give a damn.

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Story-Telling - Christmas Narrative Not Credible in 2018

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

An iconic part of the Christmas story is the altruism of Joseph.    According to the standard saga, Virgin Mary told him that she was pregnant. Since they had not had sexual relations, he knew he was not the father. He also accepted that Mary had not had sex with anyone else. 

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Yes, I Named Lassie's Puppies, But.

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Tone-deaf. That's the best way to describe the recruitment policies of an established organization dealing with economic development. I had applied for a contract position rewriting content. Quickly I received a response. I had been selected to create sample content. That would be paid. 

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Shifting Memes - What Could Become the "Next Tobacco"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

When I was blogging the iconic Rhode Island lead paint public nuisance class action trial, the formal public relations focused on advocacy. That was November 1, 2005 until February 22, 2006. 

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Female Professionals Learn to Think Like Lawyers - "Caroline Ruiz v. New Avon and Avon Products"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Distressed Avon should be braced for lots more stress. This time it will be on its branding as a business that empowers women. Eventually, the pressure also could be financial if there is a verdict against it in a jury trial or if it ponies up a hefty settlement. 

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Real Crime - Such an Inconvenience

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

On all those well-done television shows like "FBI," crime is riveting. There's the fun of struggling to connect the dots about the identity of the bad guy or girl.    But, in real life, crime is totally an inconvenience. Yesterday, I was heading out to run must-do errands.

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