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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 320) – Kurt Vonnegut

Manner of Speaking

“You are whatever you pretend to be.“ “ — Kurt Vonnegut (For some great insights from Vonnegut that can help you become a better speaker, click here and here.). The post Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 320) – Kurt Vonnegut appeared first on Manner of Speaking. Quotes for Public Speakers Confidence Kurt Vonnegut Motivation public speaking

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I can't believe I've never taught this.

Speak Schmeak

this is weird. I just realized something yesterday when going through the surveys I've sent to my peeps about what kind of help they need with their public speaking. What do you think shows up higher on the list than building confidence, reducing anxiety and engaging the audience?

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Now Rhoda and Mary Are Back Together Again

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Wasn't the "Mary Tyler Moore" show the template for all future programming about how women can be friends, not rivals for men? The latest wrinkle on that prototype is the offbeat "Good Girls."

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The Slides You Deliver Versus the Slidedoc You Leave Behind

Duarte Blog

When someone comes to Duarte for support with a sales deck, investor deck, pitch deck, or really any deck, one of the first questions we ask is “do you need to project these slides or do you need them as a leave behind?” That’s when we brace ourselves for the response “we need it for [.]

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It’s Time to Maximise the Power of Storytelling

Presentation Guru

Take some time to remember one of the most famous of Aesop’s Fables. A slow, yet persistent reptile defeats a famously quick and cocky rabbit. Despite various setbacks, the underdog tortoise keeps at it and is rewarded with a victory.… … Message Storytelling featured Story Structure

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A lesson from a farmer’s field

Manner of Speaking

Public speakers can learn a lesson from a farmers. Behind our home is a large farmer’s field. Over the years, I have seen that field grow wheat, corn, barley, sunflowers – which look amazing when they are in bloom – … Continue reading → The post A lesson from a farmer’s field appeared first on Manner of Speaking

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Why your role model doesn't have all the answers

Speak Schmeak

"You may not always have a comfortable life and you will not always be able to solve all of the world's problems at once.

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How To Tame the Gremlins Holding You Back with Rick Carson

Speaker Launcher

We all have that inner voice that tells us we’re not good enough, smart enough, or worthy of what we desire in this life.

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5 Ways Using Video Will Make Your Presentation Even Better

Presentation Guru

Thanks to the accessibility of high-speed internet connectivity, staggering amounts of information are available at everyone’s fingertips. This, in fact, makes it even more challenging to deliver a sales presentation that leaves a lasting impression on your potential clients.

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 319) – Nancy Duarte

Manner of Speaking

“Research shows that people learn more effectively from multimedia messages when they’re stripped of extraneous words, graphics, animation and sounds.“ “ — Nancy Duarte. The post Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 319) – Nancy Duarte appeared first on Manner of Speaking. Quotes for Public Speakers Nancy Duarte public speaking public speaking quotes quote simplicity

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She nailed it!

Speak Schmeak

I started working with a client last month who was tapped to give a presentation at a leadership conference within her industry. The audience was made up of younger versions of herself (don't you wish you could always speak to younger versions of yourself?),

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Growth v. Profit Not Cutting It with Uber Investors - End of Gig Business Model Could Come with California AB-5

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

As with WeWork, Uber investors are rising up.    For years, investors had bought into startups' pursuit of growth, at the expense of profit. After all, Jeff Bezos pulled that off at Amazon. That was then. Twice WeWork has dropped the valuation for its IPO.

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Matrix Organizational Structure – Is it the right structure for your company?

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An organizational structure determines the chain of command and the flow of information, instructions and activities in order to acquire organizational goals. There are various structures used by organizations according to their specific needs.

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Have You Heard the One About the Public Speaker Who Tried Comedy?

Presentation Guru

23.04.2019, 7:32pm. It’s show time soon! The nerves are kicking in. The butterflies are fluttering around. Why do I do this to myself? Why did I become a stand-up comedian? I ask myself this every time. The simple answer: I love it and I’m hooked.…

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What Athletes Can Teach Public Speakers About Performance Success

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If you’ve ever watched professional sports, let alone the Olympic games, you’ve probably wondered what it takes to get to that kind of performance level. I mean, how do mere mortals keep their calm under such intense stress and get their bodies to do what they want on command? It’s not magic.

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5 Keys to Scaling Your Speaking Business

Speaker Launcher

Getting your speaking business off the ground is one thing. You’ve worked hard to pick your lane and develop systems for getting booked—it likely hasn’t been easy. But the reality of scaling your speaking business is that what got you to your first $100K is NOT going to get you to $500K or beyond.

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State Farm - UX Accident Claims Process

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In designing systems, software developers for businesses currently are focused on what is known as "UX." " Essentially, the UX mission is the create a user experience that is, of course, easy to navigate. Also, though, it must unlock fresh value for customers and clients.

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Managerial Guide to After Action Review (AAR)

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Business mistakes are costly – most leaders know that. But few take proactive steps to investigate the root cause and establish corrective measures while the project is still on track. Indeed, most investigations are often done post mortem – when the deed is done, and nothing can be changed per se.

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How to Effectively Present to Senior Executives

Duarte Blog

Senior executives are one of the toughest crowds you’ll face as a presenter. They’re incredibly impatient because their schedules are jam-packed—and they have to make lots of high-stakes decisions, often with little time to weigh options.

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Introduction to Tell Your Story: How to write memoirs and autobiographies

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

In this post we have the contents from, and introduction to, Tell Your Story: How to Write Memoirs and Autobiographies. Here is what is in the book: Contents Introduction 1 / Memoir versus Autobiography 2 / The Writing Process 3 / Before You … Continue reading →

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Are You Prepared to Over Deliver?

Speaker Launcher

I used to caution my clients to not give until it hurts. And I stand by the idea of not creating a win-lose situation (for you) in negotiations. But once you reach a win-win, I believe your job is to then over deliver. Let me explain. A Sudden Realization This past year, I’ve been studying wealth.

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Back to Seeing the USA in My Chevrolet - Thanks to Bob Pietkowski at Northland Collision, Toledo, OH

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Yes, we human beings can love our cars. And with good reason.

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Manage your time

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Writing a speech? Rehearsing a presentation? Set a clear timeline, and hold yourself accountable. Hold everyone else accountable, too. For a long term speechwriting assignment, a weekly check-in might work. For a short term speechwriting assignment, check daily to reassess goals and monitor progress.

Which living UK PMs weren't at yesterday's memorial service for Paddy Ashdown?

Max Atkinson

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Stealing from yourself? Stop! Thief!

SpeakerSue Says...

The bank robber walked into the bank, demanding $2,000 or he’d blow up the bank. The bank manager was at the teller’s window, taken aback by the ask. Exactly $2,000? Why?”. “I I promised to get my friend $2,000 today so he won’t be evicted,”. “Oh! You don’t need to rob a bank for that. You just need a loan. Let’s get the paperwork started.”. Now THAT is being customer-centric. This is not: Thanks for your interest in the XYZ Hotel.

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Boost Your Business with Facebook Ads with Claire Pelletreau

Speaker Launcher

Getting your message and offerings out there can seem like a daunting task because in today’s market there are so many options of where to advertise. On this episode of The Wealthy Speaker Show, we welcome Facebook ad and conversion optimization expert, Claire Pelletreau.

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Newspaper Employees, Readers Continue Downward - But Digital No Safe Harbor

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The state of employment in newspapers remains grim.    The Pew Fact Tank throws shade on any hope that the business of newspapers can turn itself around. It found, for example, only 16% of people get the news from newspapers.

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Public speaking: Bridge the English-as-second-language gap

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Presenting in English to an audience that uses English as a second language? Three tips: Pause more often. Speak a bit slower. Using interpreters? Pause even more often so both interpreters and audiences can catch up with your message. And speak even slower.

2019 52

Harvard's Apologizes, But Was It Necessary?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Intense media coverage of Jeffrey Epstein's association with elite universities has put Harvard on the hot seat. Predictably, Harvard's president Lawrence Bacow has put out there an elaborate mea culpa. Eloquent, of course. Here is a copy of Bocow's letter to the Harvard community. 

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MA U.S. Senate Race - Microcosm of How Nothing Is Predictable, Not Any More

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In Massachusetts, U.S. Senate incumbent Ed Markey could be in for the fight of his life. Or, maybe not. Markey, in his 70s, is already opposed by labor-lawyer hero Shannon Liss-Riordan. Her signature is representing contract drivers against Uber to obtain the legal classification as "employee."

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Aging - Flying Solo, Initially Flying Blind

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In November 2003, my younger sister Anne Murga-Ring and I became estranged. I was 58, at the time: young old.    But even then I got it: I was w/o family, at least the nuclear kind. Parents and older sister had died.

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"Life is a Highway" Exhibit - Toledo Museum of Art

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The GM commercial "See the USA in Your Chevrolet" became embedded in American pop culture.    One factor in that has been the unique role the car has played in just about every aspect of American life.

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Brand Felicity Huffman - Getting Restarted by Requesting Stiff Sentence

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

For seasoned players in the branding game, a prison stay can kick off reputation restoration. Examples of that range from jailbirds Watergate lawyer Chuck Colson to private school head Jean Harris.

2019 56

Likes, Instagram/Facebook, and Influencers

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The optics of likes on social networks - powerful stuff. Both for positive and negative reasons. On the positive side, the number of likes clue in, for example, consumers if that new face cream is worth trying. The influencer endorsing the face cream is likely earning a king's ransom.

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It's Come to This: Purdue Pharma Files for Bankruptcy Protection

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"Purdue Pharma LP filed for bankruptcy protection Sunday night with a partial deal aimed at resolving thousands of lawsuits filed by states and municipalities accusing it of fueling the opioid crisis."  "  Sara Randazzo and Jared S.

2019 52

Aging, Professional Realities, and Extreme Payoff from Embracing New Truths

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Professionals over-50 come to me for career coaching or ghostwriting a book for them primarily for this cluster of reasons. They sense they're no longer at the top of their game. They fear others also perceive them that way.

2019 52

When "the centre cannot hold" - Society's Institutions Seem So Clueless (e.g. tragedy in Edgewood, PA)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

According to records, reports the Daily Mail , law enforcement had been called several times to 318 Garland Street, Edgewood, Pennsylvania. The reason had been domestic disputes associated with mental illness. However, that intervention didn't prevent the play-out of tragedy.

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