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How to Display Data the Right Way in Presentations

Duarte Blog

It can be tricky to display data in presentations because different rules apply in different contexts. A sales director presenting financial projections to a group of field reps wouldn’t visualize her data the same way that a design consultant would in a written proposal to a potential client.

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Let it go: How to tell when your public speaking script should be frozen

The Eloquent Woman

When I'm coaching speakers who are preparing and then memorizing a script for a talk--often a talk in the style of TED--we invest a lot of time on the script early in the process. We discuss concepts, go through drafts, reorganize, restate, revise.

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Intimacy - Yes, It's Possible on Social Networks (and, Jean Twenge, on smartphones)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Those who haven't yet gotten the hang of social networks and i-phones rant. They contend the technologies prevent authentic communication. Facebookers just posture, right. Members on LinkedIn just want to sell, right. Therefore, they declare intimacy is impossible.

What will you do this week to get involved in a professional organization?

Joan Detz Speaker Services

I rejoined the International Association of Business Communicators – Philadelphia Chapter. I started my career as a member in the New York City chapter – seldom missing a meeting. Keep in mind: You don’t have to join a professional organization to start getting involved. You can follow an organization on Twitter (IABC has great #commchats), get […]. Career info International speakers Professional organizations

[Podcast] Marketing Strategies to Book More Business with Carolyn Crummey

Speaker Launcher

I think one thing anyone reading this article can agree on is that developing effective marketing strategies for your speaking business is essential for finding and securing new prospects and clients. So, let me ask you this: Do you have effective marketing strategies in place and are they doing what you want them to do? […]. The post [Podcast] Marketing Strategies to Book More Business with Carolyn Crummey appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

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Seth Godin on tech support

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

Here is a old but still great post on Seth Godin's website about how to get effective tech support. I love one of his comments : If you own a computer, back it up. If you don’t, all bad things are your fault. Technology support technology

3 Strategies for Getting Speakers’ Bureaus to Notice You

Speaker Launcher

Ah… the elusive Speakers’ Bureau. Why aren’t they calling? Why aren’t they sitting up and taking notice of the fabulous work you are doing in your field? Well, let me explain why and give you a little insight into their world by sharing a few facts that you may not be aware of: Most bureaus […]. The post 3 Strategies for Getting Speakers’ Bureaus to Notice You appeared first on Jane Atkinson. Most Recent Post Speakers Bureaus, Vendors, etc.,

The Presentation Industry Salary Survey Needs You!

Presentation Guru

The Presentation Guild’s annual Industry Salary Survey is now open and are welcoming responses from all over the globe. The Presentation Guild is working hard to advance the role of presentation professionals and promote the industry.

Famous Speech Friday: Anita Sarkeesian tackles trolls at VidCon

The Eloquent Woman

You've read--here and elsewhere--about women getting harassed on panels at conferences, particularly in the tech space. But if you haven't experienced what that looks and feels like at a real conference panel, it can be hard to imagine.

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Ghostwriters/Speechwriters - Guess You & In-House Clients Will Be Winging It Commercial

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

A standard in corporate ghostwriting/speechwriting has been to ride the private corporate jet, along with the in-house executive client. There would be a flight attendant to dispense beverages and deluxe nuts. Usually the boarding was at a suburban location.

Famous Speech Friday: Theresa May's interrupted speech

The Eloquent Woman

We've had a cascade of prominent women speakers being interrupted this year--and that's not a mistake--but UK Prime Minister Theresa May's speech at the Conservative Party conference seems to have been a big, juicy target for a grand interruption.

The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

The Eloquent Woman

I read a lot about women and public speaking, and post my finds first on The Eloquent Woman on Facebook. But I always collect them here for you on Mondays as well. Here's what I've been reading lately: Dear Brain, Please shut up: Tactics for conquering your critical inner voice.

How Benson Interrogates Weinstein-Type Character Will Make TV History - "Law & Order SVU"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The producers, directors, and writers on "Law & Order SVU" probably are already busy putting together an episode featuring a Harvey Weinstein type predator. Ripped from the Headlines Formula. That's the show's signature: programming "ripped from the headlines."

Annalise Keating - Hurt People Hurt, Including Themselves

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

On "How to Get Away with Murder," the main plot line focuses on the new trial for a man imprisoned for 12 years. But that really only provides a platform to depict the driven lawyer. That particular lawyer is Annalise Keating whose super drive had been a factor in her problem drinking.

The World’s Worst Research Presentation

Presentation Guru

Is this the world’s worst ever research presentation? We are indebted to Marc Jadoul for discovering this little gem. The renowned researcher, Dr Fisher-Katz, addresses an audience of undergraduates on her specialist subject, Nano Electronics.

Higher Education - Niche in Turmoil

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The business of advanced professional degrees keeps changing. It took a while for prospective law school students post-Crash in the legal sector to realize the golden age of BigLaw was over. But once they did, law school deans have had to struggle to fill 1L seats. That battle continues. 

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Drudge Report et al. - Attempting to Throw Shade on Robert Mueller's Integirty

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

On the left hand side of its influential conservative news site, the Drudge Report links to a column by Harvey Silverglate. Actually, it's an expose that depicts special prosecutor Robert Mueller as a "modern-day Tomas de Torquemada" rather than "the choirboy."

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Mental Illness - More and More Reasons to Be Circumspect

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Reality: There always had been a stigma about mental health issues. You bet, I kept my clinical depression under wraps when I had been employed full-time in the Fortune 100.    That stigma has increased exponentially with the sustained violence throughout America.

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Weinstein Co. Board Members - The Governance Issue

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Corporate governance again has emerged as a key business issue. A primary reason why, explains The Conference Board , is because of all the uncertainty. Among the sources for that uncertainty are: The election of Donald Trump. Changes at the SEC. and  Cyberterrorism. 

LuLu Forced Out of CIA K-9 Training - What We Can Learn from Career Derailment's Happy Ending

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

LuLu was in an elite and important CIA training program. That was the K-9 unit for detecting explosives. The graduates have become a fixture in the growing number of television crime shows.    But, LuLu seemed ambivalent in her calling.

"Chicago PD" - But, We Could Be the Ones Pursued/Arrested

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

One thing all "Chicago PD" viewers will agree on is this: How raw the content is. The tone, plot action, and scenes mirror what made "Reservoir Dogs" so memorable.

Economically Confident Senior Citizens, But Not Spending

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

According to the way The Conference Board measures things, we senior citizens are more optimistic about the economy. Here are the details from The Wall Street Journal.    The problem is this: We're still not spending. 

Abovethelaw.com - The One Group of (Former) Lawyers America Loves

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It was 11 years ago that odd phenomenon Abovethelaw.com (ATL) happened online. It followed in the tradition of Anonymous Lawyer (which made fun of those august law firm partners). Harvard Law School JD, who had also graduated from Harvard undergraduate, Elie Mystal was and is its brand voice.

Dog Fight in Meal-Delivery Niche - Blue Apron Lays Off about 6%

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Pizza was about the only edible which could arrive at your doorstep, hot and reasonably priced. Within 30 minutes. That was then. Currently, that niche has widened to include complete meals. And the activity within it has become a dogfight. Losing a lot of fur recently has been Blue Apron.

Trump Administration - New Roles for Charles Harder, Gabriel Sherman

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Everything changes. And glossy Vanity Fair doesn't miss a beat. Circling the Wagons Post Reince Priebus Testimony. Superlawyer (since the "Hogan v. Gawker" verdict) Charles Harder had exited the Harvey Weinstein Legal Dream Team.

Crisis Reaching Tipping Point, Literally - Will NBC Flip "Megyn Kelly" to Later Time Slot

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Soon enough it could be that the proven "Kathy Lee and Hoda" will be the lead-in to "Megyn Kelly Today." " Or, NBC could provide the inability-to-connect Megyn Kelly with a co-host. Or, in the worse-case scenario, Kelly could be yanked off morning network television.

"So Exciting" - Red Flag You'll Be Bored, Disappointed, Annoyed

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Mom and later our mentors always warned us: If someone professors to be honest, run. The truly honest demonstrate that character trait through their behavior. Not verbiage. Buzzphrases Lacking a Soul. The same applies to anyone stating in any medium that X or Z will be "so exciting."

Bob Weinstein - No Longer The Good Brother

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Unlike the Caine & Able narrative in "Genesis," both Weinstein brothers are murdered-at least in the media. Like Harvey, Bob is now being exposed as a kind of moral lowlife.    Bully. The Wall Street Journal unleashes the story of Bob as an volatile, abusive boss. 

35 New Saints for Roman Catholic Church - Development Will Further Reduce Global Market Share

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Pope Francis was supposed to be the new kind of marketing mindset. And that was what was needed to halt the church's global loss of market share.    Instead, he followed the tradition of dogmatism. His focus has been on what members of the church should believe.

David Kent's Countersuit Raises Serious Questions about DHI Governance

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

David W. Kent had joined that special niche of entrepreneurial tech geniuses. Like them, he assumed he could fly above the law. After all, Kent had invented a version of LinkedIn for energy professionals in 2000. That was Rigzone. And it was before LinkedIn itself existed.

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America's Unbanked - Technology Can End Exploitation

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

They are called "the unbanked." " That's because they have no official association with a financial institution. Maybe they don't want to pay ongoing bank fees for checking accounts. Maybe they don't trust banks.

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#MeToo - That Includes Males

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Hopefully, some of those participating in the #MeToo messaging are males. That's the elephant in the room. According to RAINN , 1 in every 10 victims of sexual assault are males. That might be a low estimate. The odds are that many young boys who are sexually abused might remain silent. 

Peter Thiel Marries Long-Time Partner Matt Danzeism

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Many speculate that tech venture capitalist Peter Thief became the litigation investor in "Hulk Hogan v. Gawker" because the defendant had outed him as gay. That may or may not have been the primary factor in his financially backing a lawsuit which seemed so iffy.

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Monicagate - Harvey Weinstein a Donor to Bill Clinton's Legal Defense Fund

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In terms of sex scandals, the Monica Lewinsky one seems so 20th century. Which it was.    In 1998, Bill Clinton's pal from Arkansas started a Legal Defense Fund for him. It was to help with the expenses of defending himself for lying about having a sexual relationship with his intern.