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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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So You Speak English – What If Your Audience Doesn’t?

Presentation Guru

Anyone who speaks to international audiences in English faces a particular set of challenges that can affect their confidence, and their competence. For the native English speakers, their lack of empathy for their audience can make them very difficult to understand, or even to like.

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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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Nancy Pelosi - Targeted on Age Issue by Drudge Report

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Conservative Drudge Report is especially hard on women in the Democratic party. Now that there isn't much clickbait payoff in attacking Hillary Clinton (especially with unflattering photo coverage), Drudge is going after Nancy Pelosi. 

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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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No Response - That Shouldn't Be Ambiguous, Not in Over-Communicated 2018

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Everyone knows: A no response means "no." " That's what I assumed. Given the burden of email, texts, social media notifications, and even old-fashioned voice communications, the no response has become the standard way to say "no," without having to say anything.

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How to Get Sh*t Done with Erin Falconer

Speaker Launcher

Today we are going to set our focus on productivity. On this episode of The Wealthy Speaker Podcast, we welcome Erin Falconer to share her ideas on how to create balance in our busy lives. Erin is an author and digital entrepreneur. In 2018, she released the critically acclaimed self-improvement/female empowerment book, How To Get […]. The post How to Get Sh*t Done with Erin Falconer appeared first on Jane Atkinson. Today we are going to set our focus on productivity.

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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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Philip Roth - Got Down Cold Ethos of All Ethnics in Northern New Jersey

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Alexander Portnoy's family was the family of all us ethnics in northern New Jersey back in the 1960s. That was the genius of Philip Roth who captured the well-meaning but oppressive values of ethnics struggling to make their place in WASP America.

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Deutsche Bank - If You Are Among the 10,000 Laid Off

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It could be this Thursday that Deutsche Bank will announce 10,000 job cuts. As Bloomberg reports, some of them will happen in the U.S. where Deutsche is shrinking its presence.    If you are among those cuts, don't underestimate the sense of loss.

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Michael Rotondo Saga Makes ABC News with David Muir

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It's a story of our times: The case of a failure to launch. Only in this situation the parents did not welcome a 30-year-old non-employed son to keep living under their roof. After repeated letters to him to leave, which he ignored, they went to court.

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Vanity Fair Lays Off Six, Following Cutting 15 Last February

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Will the paywall it erected trigger many more layoffs at Vanity Fair? Only time will tell. Meanwhile, today it cut six more employees, mostly from the print side. Last February it laid off 15. The party line on this is that the media outlet is aligning manpower needs to its changes in branding.

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In Transition - Preventing Attack

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

 The history of life and death on planet earth is filled with sagas of entities destroyed during transitions. The classic illustration of that is the crab. Nature dictates it must shed its shell. That's called "molting."

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English Not Spoken Here - A Career Edge

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

A major public relations incident had been triggered by two U.S. citizens being overheard for a Border Patrol agent speaking Spanish. He assumed the worst. That is, that they were in the U.S. illegally. They, of course, were traumatized. And members of the media had another story with legs.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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The Campbell Brand - Conduct Contest for New Name and Logo

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Wall Street Journal headlines its coverage of Campbell with the indictment that everything is going wrong there. Therefore, that influential newspaper is not surprised that its chief executive officer Denise Morrison has stepped down, abruptly. Here is that article. 

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Why Your Unhappy Lawyer Is Still Practicing Law

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The legal-sector manpower game has become increasingly brutal. Once knocked out of the box, it's more difficult to land another position or fairly-paid contract assignment associated with law. Check Craigslist and the low compensation keeps getting lower.

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"S.W.A.T." - Shemar Moore Grows into Hondo, Derek from "Criminal Minds" Fades Away

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

After a rocky start, "S.W.A.T." " has come together. And that's because Shemar Moore has finally become Hondo. Also, maybe we fans of "Criminal Minds" have allowed him to stop being Derek. In the "S.W.A.T."

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Plunging Birth Rate - Family Values, Not Trumpism, Could Bring Down Alt-Right

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

From 2016 to 2017, the birth rate in the U.S. declined 2%, documents the National Center for Health Statistics. Currently there are about 60.2 births for every 1,000 females. Here are more details from Bloomberg.

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Thomson Reuters, D.C. - White House Correspondent (help-wanted)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Here are details and how to apply. careers

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Dow Jones, Multiple Job Openings on Mediabistro.com Jobs 5/23/18 (help-wanted)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Here is just one of the opportunities. careers

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The Hill, D.C. - Communications Director (help-wanted)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Here are details and how to apply. careers

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Law Firm, D.C. - Marketing Manager ($100k+) (help-wanted)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Here are details and how to apply. careers

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Writer for Cartoon Magazine, Fairburn, GA (help-wanted)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Here are details and how to apply. careers

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