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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 312) – Trevor Noah

Manner of Speaking

“I don’t regret anything I’ve ever done in life, any choice that I’ve made. But I’m consumed with regret for the things I didn’t do, the choices I didn’t make, the things I didn’t say. “We spend so much time … Continue reading → The post Quotes for Public Speakers (No.

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Hay Festival : 15 Speeches That Changed the World

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

The second Festival Foundation Gala event at the 2019 Hay Festival celebrated the power of persuasion and words. From calls to arms to demands for peace, this performance captured the voices of prophets and politicians, rebels and tyrants, soldiers and statesman.

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Bottom Bracket Is In

Thoughts On Presenting And Design

Well, after a mishap of ordering the wrong bottom bracket, I finally got it installed. When I measured the width of the space for the bottom bracket and converted it from imperial to metric, I got 70mm. What wasn’t clear to me was that 70mm = Italian and that my measurement was off by 2 mm.

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The Communication Blog

Here's an interesting little article on plagiarism which, I think, would make for an interesting case study and class discussion. link] [link]. Ashton Kutcher Plagiarism speech

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The Highs and Lows of Reinvention with Jason Hewlett

Speaker Launcher

I always stress the importance of picking a lane…but, what happens if you want to change lanes or merge onto a different road all-together? On this episode of The Wealthy Speaker Podcast, we are talking to Jason Hewlett about the path to reinvention.

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A lesson from the Toronto Raptors

Manner of Speaking

Congratulations to the Toronto Raptors! They are the 2019 NBA Champions. I am delighted for Toronto — where I lived for over 15 years — and for all of Canada.

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Hay, Hey, Hay!

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

It’s over dozen years since I first profiled The King of Hay-on-Wye and then listed the Top 197 Tweets from the 2008 Hay Festival. I’ve finally made the pilgrimage to the little Welsh-border village where books are celebrated.

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Now the World Wonders: Had Paul Fox Not Been Adam Lanza's Psychiatrist, Could Sandy Hook Have Been Prevented?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Now there can be wild speculation: Could there have been no Sandy Hook massacre in 2012, had Adam Lanza received the right kind of psychiatric care? The New York Post reports that Lanza's psychiatrist back then - Paul Fox - has taken a plea. It is for one count of second degree sexual assault.

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How to Turn Your Website Bio Into a Selling Tool

Speaker Launcher

How do we write a killer website bio that makes our clients pick up the phone or email us to ask us if their date is free on our calendars? Do you think someone who charges $1,000 per biography might know something about it?

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 311) – Simone Weil

Manner of Speaking

“Attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity.” — Simone Weil. The post Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 311) – Simone Weil appeared first on Manner of Speaking. Quotes for Public Speakers public speaking public speaking quotes quotations quotes Simone Weil

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F**k Me!

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

As I’ve noted before, the UK’s Financial Times has none of the reticence of other publications such as the WSJ in employing good Anglo Saxon terms where appropriate. Unlike American publications, they will print the work ‘f**k’ in articles. I see this is a word that’s also freely employed by The Guardian. In her May […]. Culture Shock! newspapers reporting

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Project Cost Estimated ??

Thoughts On Presenting And Design

Yeah, kind of funny doing the math NOW. Anyway, the cost of this is going to be comparable to a new low-end bike, but more than the crap you can get at Walmart. While it’s true that this will not have 105 or Tiagra components, much less Ultegra.

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An Executive Guide to Management Consulting


Management consulting. It continues to be a lucrative field for those who have very specific skills that meet organizational needs in a variety of areas – IT, HR, Finance, Logistics, etc.

Your Missed Branding Opportunity

Speaker Launcher

Every day I get about a hundred business emails. Some days, it’s even more. One thing I’ve noticed is that a large majority of these emails have at the end of them. You saw that I mentioned these are business emails, right?

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The No-Cool Greenwich, CT McMansion

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Since 2009, Robert Steinberg and his wife have been struggling to sell their McMansion. It's located in Greenwich, Connecticut. And its history includes being owned by a youthful Donald Trump and the first of his three wives.    Back then, it listed for $50 million.

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Use Contrast in the Middle of a Presentation to Transform

Duarte Blog

Doing a quick internet search for “Tips for the beginning of a presentation” and “Tips for presentation endings,” will serve up thousands of relevant results. But just try looking for tips on how to write the bulk of your presentation—the middle, and you won’t find much.

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Tackling the fork

Thoughts On Presenting And Design

Before I could even start buying any parts, I needed to see if the fork was in serviceable condition. Good news. Rust wasn’t too bad and the only real issue was old, dirty grease. After cleaning it up and degreasing the bearings, I put it back together again. I just then noticed a gap!

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5 Amazing Apps to Take Your Writing to the Next Level

Presentation Guru

When writing speeches or pitches, you can easily make mistakes but, fortunately, there are many tools that can help you nowadays. The good news is that there is an app for everyone, and you can pick the one that works best for you.…

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How to Attract Your Perfect Audience

Speaker Launcher

Singer Arianna Grande broke off her engagement to actor Pete Davidson, and instead of saying, “Goodbye, you goofball,” she said, “Thank you. Next!” Now, what could a 25-year-old pop diva teach us about booking more speaking gigs? Everything!

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The $8.27 Trillion GlobalTourism Industry - Game-Changer Needed in Marketing

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Venice and Barcelona are among the growing number of locations pushing back against the mass tourist industry.    All those visitors have been disrupting the natural rhythms of the cities. In some cases, the beauty has been marred.

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3 Speaking Skills That Will Help You Communicate Data

Duarte Blog

Have you ever had lunch with a genius? And I don’t mean just someone really smart, but someone who lives and breathes their profession and can explain its mysteries with both passion and skill to anyone, regardless of education.

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Building a bike almost as old as me

Thoughts On Presenting And Design

I bought this Fuji frame off a Facebook posting. Originally, I did not want a frame older than 1996, about when STI (indexed) shifters were introduced. However, I was willing to consider an older frame if it looked “interesting.” ” This looked interesting.

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Saving Presentations in the Cloud – You Know it Makes Sense!

Presentation Guru

Readers of this website know how important presentations are, and here on Presentation Guru we have already covered how presentations are constantly evolving.

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Indie-Publish Like a Pro with Erin Casey

Speaker Launcher

Self-publishing (aka indie-publishing) has shed the stigma of “those who can’t get published, self-publish.”

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Slimmed-Down OJ Simpson - Stunner of a Comeback Through Twitter, At Age 71

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Will OJ Simpson emerge as a highly paid social network influencer? Maybe a political commentator on broadcast? Like Betty White, a presence in the aging niche? Or, maybe, just maybe, a pitchperson on network television commercials for this lawyer or that lawyer.

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Why Public Speaking is the #1 Way to Network and Build Relationships


In an increasingly-crowded marketplace, business owners must find competitive advantages that can help them gain an edge.

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Accidental Writer: how to write a memoir

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

I’ve done it. I’ve written my memoir, The Accidental Writer. It contains sex. It contains violence (if getting kicked in the nuts is violent enough for you). It contains writing. And there is a lot more in the book, like how I became an accidental dad and accidental dog lover. As the author, I am biased, but I feel I’ve produced an entertaining and engaging book.

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The (he)Art of Persuasion


According to the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) national report, more than 100 million startups are launched every year. This is about three startups per second with a success rate of 1/3 Worldwide Business Start-Ups. It’s exciting, and the world is full of possibility. Yet, with all of those new ideas out there, getting someone to […]. The post The (he)Art of Persuasion appeared first on Vocal Impact, Inc. Content Cialdini influence Principles of Persuasion

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Are You Too Busy to Be Happy? With Christine Laperriere

Speaker Launcher

Everyone has a finite amount of emotional real estate to process decisions, change, drama, baggage, and relationships.

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Rage - Naomi Wolf Was Behind the Curve on That One

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The world is well aware of the BBC fact-checking smackdown on Naomi Wolf's book "Outraged." " A non-lawyer she got very wrong the UK legal phrase "death recorded."

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If you care about newspapers

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Many hotels offer free digital access to newspapers during your stay. Good example: Modus Hotels offer Philadelphia guests access to both the New York Times and the Financial Times of London.) Other hotels across the USA offer print copies of local newspapers, and/or maybe the Wall Street Journal, or USA Today. Don’t take any of this […]. Freelance Writing Media training Speechwriting

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18 brilliant texting tactics

SpeakerSue Says...

Texting is simply more immediate than sending an email. But business texting has its own set of strategy. Here they are: 1. Only text if you have an established relationship with your client. Text only during normal business hours for them. Just because you’re in Maui and working at 5pm (not that you’ be working at that hour in Maui), do not text to your client in New York or London. They probably don’t love you that much that it’s okay for you wake them. Ask them to opt-in to your texts.

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In Debt with Student Loans, Running for U.S. President - Then, Pay Attention to "Tamara Blanchette v. Elisabeth DeVos and Dept of Ed"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"The suit ["Tamara Blanchette v.

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Sad - Yet Another Potential Story for "Dateline" Derived from Allegations of Wife Offing Law-Partner Husband

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Count on this murder eventually to be featured on "Dateline." " The allegations fit the traditional specs perfectly. Only, they are more sensational.    As R.

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Father's Day 2019 - Time for Baby Boomers to Forgive Our Emotionally Unavailable Dads

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It's overdue, isn't it.    Finally, it would be smart to ditch the extreme anger of many Baby Boomers at the fathers who just weren't there for us - at least not emotionally.    The actual culture hadn't assigned that role, not yet.

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"The Intruder" - Nuttiness Some of Us Have Experienced

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Promos for film "The Intruder" highlight the deranged thinking of former home owner Charlie, played by Dennis Quaid. But the emotional grabber is that the intense emotions Charlie goes through mirror those many of us have also gone through.

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Facebook's Libra - Long Long Way from Reality

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

s usual, Facebook's head Mark Zuckerberg has another aggressive initiative. This one, reports Reuters : " [is] to launch a new global cryptocurrency called Libra, part of an effort to expand into digital payments. The whole system is scheduled to launch in the first half of 2020."

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