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Recession, Of Course - Lots More Accidental Retirements

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Most Americans haven't bounced back financially from the 2008 downturn.    Yet, what's obvious is that another recession is on the way. As The Wall Street Journal reports, half of the U.S. chief financial officers expect one by the end of 2019 and 80% by the end of 2020. 

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What Today’s Presenters Can Learn From a 50-Year Old Demo

Presentation Guru

Today nearly every technology company gives demos to showcase their products’ best. What is the oldest demo you have in mind?

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Four reasons to stop using PowerPoint

Speak Schmeak

Many of my speaker colleagues reject the use of slides. They say slides are boring, prevent engagement, and distract the audience away from the speaker's message. And yep, they do.

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A fashion tip for women speakers

Manner of Speaking

When it comes to giving fashion advice, I am on thin ice. When it comes to giving fashion advice to women, I have fallen through the ice and am flailing about waiting to be rescued. But on one point, I … Continue reading → Logistics Christine Bleakley Christine Lagarde lavalier lectern Marissa Mayer Microphone presentations public speaking Sheryl Sandberg

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4 layouts that always look good-video training

PowerPoint Tips

In my bestselling e-book, Slide Design for Non-Designers, I cover 4 layouts that always look good. These are for slides that have a title and an image. The layouts make it easy to quickly create a professional-looking slide.

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Use Your Body Language to Rock Your Next Presentation

SlideModel

When tasked with giving a presentation to an executive audience, and you will in one way or another in business, it’s important not only to have something worth saying, but also being effective in how you communicate your ideas.

Finding the Right Presentation Metaphors for Your Audience

Duarte Blog

When trying to persuade people to think and act differently, we study their wants and needs, what they care about, what keeps them up at night. Sometimes we reach them by making clear, concise arguments that address those concerns. But often it takes a little something more to engage an audience.

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Upgrade Your Style for the Stage with Anne Morrissey

Speaker Launcher

Today we are talking with Anne Morrissey about style and how to present our best selves on stage. On this episode of The Wealthy Speaker Podcast, Anne is with us to share some of her ideas on how to make what we wear translate into a much better presentation for our audience.

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How to… Break the Pattern

Presentation Guru

Welcome to the latest in my occasional series of ‘How to….’ ’ articles. In this one we’re going to talk about pattern-breaking and what you can do to get the audience’s attention by doing the unexpected.

Jay Pharoah of SNL Shares his Best Advice for Speakers and Performers

Speaking Freely

“Be grounded and real…and don’t be afraid to be yourself,” says Jay Pharoah of Saturday Night Live. Jay gives us his best advice for both speakers and comedic performance in a video at INC.Video The Playbook. [link] Being grounded in your body and being real with your […]. The post Jay Pharoah of SNL Shares his Best Advice for Speakers and Performers appeared first on Read The Self-Expression Blog to Improve Speaking Skills. Authenticity grounding Uncategorized

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 297) – Seneca

Manner of Speaking

“I judge you unfortunate because you have never lived through misfortune. You have passed through life without an opponent. No one can ever know what you are capable of, not even you.” ” — Seneca Photo courtesy of Jean-Pol Grandmont / … Continue reading → Quotes for Public Speakers public speaking Public Speaking Quotations quotes Seneca

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How to Prepare a Listing Presentation: Guide for Real Estate Pros

SlideModel

Do you want to close more leads on a regular basis? In that case, you may need to level up your communication skills. To win more listings, move on from having a polite “pre-sales” chit chat with prospects to doing full-scale presentations of your services.

Presentation Designers – Do You Really Need a Specialist?

Presentation Guru

There is no denying that the visual element of a presentation goes a long way to connecting with your audience. However, it should never be forgotten that a great presentation is derived first and foremost from creating the right content that speaks to the people who will be seeing it.…

Tips for Presenting to an International Audience

SketchBubble

If you are a business owner or professional, you’ve probably been asked on one or more occasions to give a presentation.Often these speeches are for internal purposes and presented to others within your organization. But sometimes you may be asked to speak to others outside of your group.

Vicki Archer - Like So Many of Us, She Felt She "Needed a Break"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Today, the medical types in England confirmed that the death last August of Vicki Archer was a suicide. Here are more details.    During the middle of her popular BBC Radio Shropshire Show, she got up and left. She announced that she "needed a break."

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Lessons from the edge of a cliff … without a rope!

Manner of Speaking

I am one of the co-founders of Presentation Guru, a digital magazine for public speaking professionals. This post is part of a series designed to share the great content on Presentation Guru with the Manner of Speaking community. ——— On 3 June 2017, professional rock climber … Continue reading → Presentation Guru TED Alex Honnold El Capitan Presentation public speaking

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How stories light up your listeners

K8sVoice

Sharing common experience is one of the most powerful ways to engage with an audience.

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How Customer Experience can Make Your Brand Successful

SlideModel

For a business to run successfully, it is important to have satisfied clients. It is not only the quality of the product or service that matters but how customers perceive a business and if the expectations of the customers are met.

2018 Best Speaker Website Contest Finalist – Time To Vote!

Speaker Launcher

A few weeks ago, we announced our 2018 Best Speaker Website contest and asked you to share your nominees of speaker sites you think ROCK! A big thank you to everyone who took the time to submit a candidate. We received many great submissions and it was a real challenge to narrow them down to […]. The post 2018 Best Speaker Website Contest Finalist – Time To Vote! appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

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Crypto Tanking, But Still a Help-Wanted Ad

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Now, here's a challenge. Yes, crypto is tanking. But, on Craigslist help-wanted New Jersey section there is a ad for a part-time marketing specialist. It - which you can read - has been placed by BelcoBTm. Compensation is up to $1,000 monthly.

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It’s not just about being funny – 4 powerful skills honed over a decade on the comedy stage

Pivotal Public Speaking

Comedians are a funny bunch. Sorry that’s a terrible pun, but from the outside, the comedian, throwing out jokes over a beer or two in a social situation is what we mostly think of as funny and yet what we often get from a stand-up comedian is a very deep insight into who we […]. humour in public speaking call to action comedy facial expression humour opening videos

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How to give a presentation in English … when English is your second language

Joan Detz Speaker Services

I’m pleased to give public speaking tips to English-as-second-language speakers in this Business Venezuela magazine. The article appears in both English and Spanish.) Te invitamos a leer Nuestra Edición Digital N# 360 2018 “TOP 100 COMPANIES” 20 Años presentando el mejor ranking de negocios en Venezuela. To read my featured piece click here.

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"Criminal Minds" - This Could Be Our Last Season with Rossi, Spencer, and Garcia

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

On "Criminal Minds," David Rossi's engagement to one of his former wives pumped some excitement into the aging series.    But, according to TVSeriesFinale , this season could be its last. Some of us wonder how it was able to keep going without the iconic Aaron Hotchner.

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Sherrod Brown: Bringing Back the Dignity of Work

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

senator Sherrod Brown is taking on raw capitalism. The meme of his 2018 re-election campaign here in Ohio was:  the dignity of work.    That includes, of course, fair wages. And the dignity of work also can be his platform if he runs for U.S. president in 2020.

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"A Million Little Things" - Last Week Viewers Dropped to 3.2 Million

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Is "A Million Little Things" too Boston Yuppie to connect with us? The "us" is a bunch of folks who never anticipated the current level of change, uncertainty, financial insecurity, and crazy weather.    Last Wednesday, viewers fell off to 3.2 million.

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Did George H.W. Bush Meet Up with Barbara in Heaven? - Reflections on What's Next, After Life

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

A Christian, George H.W. Bush had a firm belief in an afterlife. What seemed to ease his transition from living to the dying process was his conviction that he would join his wife Barbara in heaven. It worked. According to close friends, he had a peaceful death.    But that was Bush.

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10:59 A.M ET - Dow Down 322.48

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

At the time of this writing, the Dow continues to plunge downward.    Even though this is the best time of the year, we are beginning to turn dark about our little futures. The heck with the macro issues, at least for those of us who aren't economists, politicos, and financial media.

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Paris Winter of Discontent - Perfect Timing for Barbarians at the Gate

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Timing is everything. The 125,000 protestors in France know that this best time of the year also can be the big revenue producer for retail, the hospitality industry, and transportation. Their power to disrupt that is making them heard. 

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Brotherly Love - Will and Harry United in Grief, Allegedly Alienated by Marriages (Media Story of 2019)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Global media outlets will always find a new angle in covering the very marketable British royals. Most recently, that's the supposed deteriorating relationship between Will and Harry. That is shaping up to be the media story of 2019.

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Like Media (Establishment, Digital Native), Legal Sector Has to Get Smart Fast about Business Models

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The November 2018 report from the Department of Labor about general job creation was, to some, disappointing. More than the 155,000 jobs created had been expected.    But, the one for legal services should be downright scary. That sector lost 2,400 jobs from the prior month.

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Digital Gladhanders - 21st Century Willy Lomans

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The world of business had changed. Willy Loman hadn't changed with it. He assumed gladhanding would close the deal. The resulting despair and suicide are chronicled in the Arthur Miller's drama "The Death of a Salesman." 

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You HAD Worked at Bloomberg News - So?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

There seems to be as many former editors and journalists who had worked at Bloomberg News as folks who have ancestors on the Mayflower. My colleagues and I in communications bump up against them all the time.

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Startup No Longer American Dream, Organization Man/Woman Back

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The American Dream for youth is no longer the startup. That's what Stephen Harrison chronicles in The Atlantic.    What killed off that dream are intersecting factors.

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Credit Cards as Economic Indicator - Fear Is Palpable

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It's obvious. Many in the U.S. don't feel good about the economy. Not how it is right now, despite low unemployment. And not how it may play out in 2019. Those I coach fear loss. Loss in their portfolios. Loss of their jobs. Loss of their dream of a better job.

Legal Win for Donald Trump Against Stormy Daniels, Via SuperLawyer Charles Harder

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Charles Harder strikes again. This time it's as the lawyer representing Donald Trump. The loser is plaintiff Stormy Daniels who had filed a defamation lawsuit against Trump. The latter had called her a "con." " The judge perceived that as hyperbolic rhetoric, not defamation. 

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Over-40 in Era of Extreme Age Bias - 5 Strategies

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Age bias exists. Lawsuits alleging that have been filed against employers ranging from PwC to Alphabet.    In this era of extreme cost control the relatively high salary of seasoned employees and the relatively high fees of experienced gig workers are a no-no. 

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From Counterculture to The Loneliest Generation

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Factor in loneliness in trading off your lifelong location for a lower-cost one. That's exactly what I advise those over-50 whom I coach.    Sure, continuing to pony up the taxes for a house or condo in Connecticut is expensive.

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