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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 302) – Martin Luther King Jr.

Manner of Speaking

“A man dies when he refuses to stand up for that which is right. A man dies when he refuses to stand up for justice. A man dies when he refuses to take a stand for that which is true.” ” … Continue reading → The post Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 302) – Martin Luther King Jr. appeared first on Manner of Speaking. Quotes for Public Speakers Martin Luther King public speaking public speaking quotes quote

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National Speakers Association, Northern California, January Chapter Meeting

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

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PowerPoint vs. PDF: Which Is the Best Way to Deliver Your Presentation?

Presentation Guru

Giving a presentation is a daily occurrence for many of us. From travelling sales people pitching in high pressure environments, to teachers imparting knowledge in a fun way to children, presentations are vital to communication. Millions are taking place each day.…

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So You Wanna Get Paid to Speak

Speaker Launcher

You’ve arrived here at the doorstep of The Wealthy Speaker community, and I’m guessing you’d like to know some secrets on how to get paid to speak (or how to get paid more to speak). Am I right? Well, you’re in luck! Sharing how you can build and grow a speaking business so you can […].

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What do ‘ill’ freelancers do?

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

As many followers of this blog know, I have been a freelance writer and writing teacher/trainer for 25+ years. Some of you may know that I also have MS (Multiple Sclerosis). I was able to work while dealing it for over a decade, but for the last four years it has slowed me down considerably. Can’t go out to teach or train (although I conduct some webinars and teach some online courses) and I can’t attend client meetings.

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Economic Jitters - All-Ears for Socialism (remembering days of heaven as doctoral student)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

As anticipated, after the MLK holiday, the DOW opened lower.    It's 9:33 AM ET and the DOW is down 152.63. When I check my portfolio at the close of trading, it will probably also be down. 

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Don’t let this moment define you

Manner of Speaking

Have you ever had one of these experiences while speaking in public? You forgot what you wanted to say and froze on stage. Your computer crashed and you fumbled your way through the presentation. An audience member made a comment … Continue reading → The post Don’t let this moment define you appeared first on Manner of Speaking. Motivation fear of public speaking public speaking Ryan Speedo Green

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Skiing with Paddy Ashdown: fond, if sometimes exhausting, memories

Max Atkinson

SKI HOLIDAY TOUR OPERATORS These pictures of Paddy and me were taken ten years ago on the last of many ski-holidays we'd spent together since 1988, when he'd become leader of the LibDems.

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How to Create Realistic To-Do Lists and Get More Done

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The to do list debate never gets old. Some swear by their agendas saying that having a to do list is the only thing keeping them sane. Others shrug and state that listing up a bunch of tasks never helps them get more done. Yes, it’s true that 41% of to­-do items are never completed.

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John Coughlin, 33 - Suicide of Award-Winning Figure Skater

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

This is the era of high scrutiny of professional behavior. Just about any report of alleged misconduct - sexual and otherwise - is taken seriously. Some of those allegations may be false. Many of us observing this dynamic anticipated a suicide. That is what has happened.

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 301) – Jimi Hendrix

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“Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.” ” — Jimi Hendrix Photo attributed to Scanpix. The post Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 301) – Jimi Hendrix appeared first on Manner of Speaking. Quotes for Public Speakers Jimi Hendrix public speaking quotes

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The Best Way to Protect Yourself from Misleading Graphs

Presentation Guru

A person trying to persuade you toward their point of view may well use a graph to present information. After all, “a graph isn’t an opinion – it represents cold hard numbers and who can argue with those?” ” Well, guess what?…

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How to Use Focused Hustle to Build Your Speaking Business

Speaker Launcher

Over the last few months, I’ve seen a number of stories in the news saying “success is not all about hustle… what we really need is a balance”. Because of this, I felt inclined to define, and get very clear about, the “Wealthy Speaker” interpretation of hustle. At The Wealthy Speaker, we actually call it […]. The post How to Use Focused Hustle to Build Your Speaking Business appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

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Student Loan Debt, Compassion Fatigue, No Life/Work Balance - Veterinarians Are Driven to Suicide

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

How many of us animal lovers regret not training to become veterinarians? That professional path seems to offer both the satisfaction of helping animals and a good living. So wrong. The Washington Post has a major article on how veterinarians are committing suicide at a rate 2 to 3.5

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David Stokoe - The Invisible Hand Gets a Gun

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It was economic thought leader Adam Smith who explained that all's well that ends well when the marketplace is allowed to operate unfettered. He called that dynamic "the invisible hand." " But, what Smith didn't anticipate is that the invisible hand might get a gun.

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Life - Likely, It Doesn't Get Better Than This

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Last week, the postman brought a large check. It was payment for three rush assignments for a client. Now I no longer have to go into high angst about any financial emergency. That doesn't exist any more because I am rolling in dough, again.

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Election 2020 - Doug, Kamala Harris' Husband, Contacted Me

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It's been going on for several days. That is, the campaign associated with Election 2020. But it wasn't until this evening that I received an email from, of all people, Kamala Harris' husband Doug. All nice and friendly. Like he, Kamala, and I have been buddies since grade school. 

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"The Good Doctor" - Renewed for Season 3? Will Shaun Murphy MD Lose His License?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"The Good Doctor" had made it to Season 2. That was despite the oddball premise that an autistic surgeon who becomes distracted would he hired as a resident in a major hospital. And not terminated after a few days. Well, the ratings for Season 2 haven't been too hot.

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"Dateline" - Video Games as Social Networks

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

On television, viewers like real-life crime and mystery. So, it's expected that the combination of the two would flood programming. There are plenty of shows on television with the format of real-life crime that gets solved on the air.

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Car Stuck on Ice - Gold Coast of CT vs. What Will Probably Be Post-Lordstown OH

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"You should have a garage." " That's what some Gilded Age types told me on the Gold Coast of Connecticut. There had been snow, then a freeze. I was struggling to extricate my car off the ice. Yes, there was alternating rocking/shoveling.

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Fleeing NY State - It's Not Just the Snow

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

This weekend's BigSnow probably has some residents of New York state considering fleeing the region.    But the reasons why 180,306 did just that between July 2017 and July 2018 went beyond the weather. Here are more details from the New York Post. According to the U.S.

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SmirkSmirk - "Fox and Friends" Quite Contrite about Alleged Technical Error

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

What was the graphic doing anyway, floating around the material for audience viewing on "Fox and Friends?" " That graphic, now forever iconic, was of SCOTUS justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg with what's usual in death announcements: dates of birth and death.

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Celebrate Graying as Rite of Passage - Not So Fast

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Of all media, The Wall Street Journal , which is focused on business, has an article on graying as new cool.    Some are positioning and packaging graying as a meaningful rite of passage. Others are simply not pushing back against aging.

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Blizzard of 2019 - Likely Not One for History

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

There were blizzards that made history. The blizzard of the early 1960s shut down schools in northern New Jersey for a week. The one in the late 1970s left unplowed streets throughout western Pennsylvania for about as long.    The blizzard of 2019 probably will no way be historic.

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The Secret of Extreme Influence: Don't Chase Money (e.g. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Has World All-Ears about Socialism)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The current Gilded Age has created a myth: Chasing wealth will bring BigInfluence. That's mostly wrong. Sure, moneybags Michael Bloomberg could run for U.S. president (and afford to finance all that himself).

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Hurt People Hurt - Poignant Takeaway from "Law & Order SVU"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Finally, after decades, serial rapist Infinity is captured. Meanwhile, an oddball who revered him commits a copycat rape.

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Less Boozing - Is It Also Because of Less Socializing?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Americans are drinking less alcohol. Overall, the sale of alcoholic beverages keeps declining. In 2018, it dropped another 0.8%. Beer got hit the worst, with another 1.5% decline. The Wall Street Journal provides lots of the reasons why this could be happening.

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Your Medical Doctor - 1 in 7 Thinking about Suicide (and for a surprising reason)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

On the "doctor shows" on television you see MDs working tirelessly to save their patients' lives.    In real life, they have less time to care for patients because of the demands of inputting data about each interaction.

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Cartoonish "he didn't do it" Campaign in Defense of Andy Lack

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Of course, the long knives are out in the media world, pointed at the Andy Lack brand. He has been linked to both the Megyn Kelly and Matt Lauer disasters.    A scapegoat is required. That's just the way it is. Now, comes a cartoonish defense.

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"Blue Bloods" - Will It Make It to 10th Season

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"Criminal Minds" has been renewed for 2019-2020 but that will be its last season.    The fate of "Blue Bloods" is still up in the air. During its 9th season the ratings in the important 18 to 49 demographic have been down 10% and in general down 5%.

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I Can't Leave My Hairdresser

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Last night I wound up in a meltdown.    At about 2:20 in the afternoon I had my hair styled, shampooed, and blow-dried by Hannah at Great Clips, Austintown, Ohio. I emerged looking like a million bucks, as many kept on commenting throughout the day.

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Raw Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough for These Unusual Times

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

LinkedIn Update, it turns out, is the Land of No Spin. Those tightly scripted (as well as the tightly wound) have few followers. Often their posts go without any likes or comments. Those who flash raw sincerity are the ones who pull in the attention. And keep it.

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Betting the Ranch on BigName - SmirkSmirk

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

At NBC, Andy Lack could be scapegoated for the Megyn Kelly folly. At Yahoo, probably a lot of careers blew up over the Marissa Mayer no-results fly-by.    SmirkSmirk.

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Gillette's "We Believe" Commercial = Product Suicide

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Gillette wants us to believe it comes to praise the values of the #MeToo Movement. Instead, its commercial "We Believe" comes across as exploiting it in a ham-handed manner.    The tone is high gravitas. Way too much for a razor-blade brand.

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Selling Salvation - "20/20" Presents Jim/Tammy Faye Bakker, Kinds of Grifters Who Dominate Today

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The two-hour "20/20" resurrection of the Jim/Tammy Faye Bakker scam made many of us reflect on the grifters of today. Like the Bakkers, they are peddling all sorts of salvation. Those range from the promise of a return to supposed American exceptionalism to extreme wellness.

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Mom, What Was Facebook?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Facebook can't catch a break. In so many circles of influence it's been the night of the long knives. Those range from regulators in the EU to thought leaders in the U.S. The latest blade aimed at its heart is the new book by former insider Roger McNamee. The title is "Zucked."

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Unthinkable But It Happened: Squeaky Fromme Got Parole in 2009, Has Been Model Citizen in Upstate NY

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In 2009, one of most colorful characters from Charlie Manson's gang and the woman who attempted to assassinate Gerald Ford was granted parole. That was Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme.

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