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

Manner of Speaking

“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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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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When you speak, break the pattern

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. ——— In my seven-part series on Chip and … Continue reading → The post When you speak, break the pattern appeared first on Manner of Speaking. Delivery Presentation Guru be unexpected Made to Stick presentations public speaking Stephen Welc

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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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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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Executive Presence is Not About You

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When we facilitate our Vocal Impact workshop on Executive Presence, we begin with a discussion of the characteristics of EP. What is it? Often, participants describe it as “charisma,” or that indescribable “certain something” that some people have because “they were just born that way.”

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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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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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How to Get Noticed by Meeting Planners with Lori Pugh Markham

Speaker Launcher

On this episode of the Wealthy Speaker Podcast we are talking with Lori Pugh Markham about what it takes to catch the eye of meeting planners. We are excited to have with us, Lori Pugh Markham from Meeting Planners International. Lori has 14 years of experience in the meetings and events industry on both the […]. The post How to Get Noticed by Meeting Planners with Lori Pugh Markham appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

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How to Overcome Analysis Paralysis to Make the Best Possible Decision

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Many people who believe they’re not good at making decisions are actually not all that bad at coming up with the right decision; provided they can overcome their tendency of overthinking and procrastinating decision making. In other words, they simply suffer from Analysis Paralysis.

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 300) – “A Star is Born”

Manner of Speaking

Quote No. 300 for public speakers. Hard to believe. When I began this series back in 2009 with Quote No. 1, I wasn’t sure that I would find enough quotes to keep it running for long. But time and again, … Continue reading → Quotes for Public Speakers A Star is Born Bradley Cooper Lady Gaga public speaking Public Speaking Quotations quotes

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Paddy Ashdown: personal & public memories of a friend

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PERSONAL The death of a spouse, father, mother, close relation or close friend is always an awful experience for those who survive them. And, having lost every one in this list, I think I may be a bit more expert on experiencing grief than a lot of people. My first wife died from sudden heart attack after supper one night in April 1992 when we were both quite young (48).

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Les Moonves Ain't Going Away

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The dark drama of the Les Moonves alleged sexual miscount gets a sequel.    The Wall Street Journal reports that instead of going away, Moonves is challenging the CBS board of directors' decision to deny him the possible $120 severance package.

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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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10 tips for dealing wth dry mouth when you speak

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If you give a lot of speeches or presentations, there is a good chance that you have experienced dry mouth (also known as cotton mouth) — that parched, sticky sensation that makes your mouth and throat feel like cracked soil … Continue reading → Delivery Nerves dry mouth public speaking Xerostomia

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Sucker Nation: We Believed Polling Data

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Was it naïve to have been surprised by the article in today's The Wall Street Journal alleging attempted poll rigging by the Trumpettes? 

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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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"The Good Doctor" - Will Shaun Murphy Have His License Yanked?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

If the goings-on in "The Good Doctor" were occurring in real life, Shaun Murphy MD would have lost his license to practice medicine a few weeks into his residency. Given his autistic syndrome, he does get distracted during medical procedures.

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Shemar Moore - Brand in Play

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Shemar Moore is iconic for portraying Derek Morgan on "Criminal Minds." " He left that series, which has been renewed for one more and its final year, to star in "S.W.A.T." " His role is head of the elite team in the LAPD - Hondo Harrelson.

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Career Content in High Demand - Yet, DQ Media Only Pays $45 for 1200+ Word Article, Requiring Research, Writing, Editing

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Careers are  the  niche to be in for content-creators. Covering all aspects of that is in demand. Those range from what to major in during college to embracing FIRE (financial independence retire early). Currently, three-fourths of my assignments are focused on the career space.

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No Surprise, $1.5 Trillion Student Loan Debt Playing Havoc with Economy, Individual Lives

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Student loan debt totals about $1.5 trillion.    No surprise, The Wall Street Journal , whose major niche is business, has focused on the implications of that growing number. Its primary focus are the findings of the Federal Reserve research. Here you can read the study.

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#MeToo - The Negatives Playing Out, With No Solution In Sight

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Those of us who have worked in organizations anticipated this: Men are backing off from mentoring women. That, to me, is a predictable consequence of the #MeToo Movement.

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So, Will She Be Able To Bounce Back - Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The watch continues. Media outlets, ranging from the conservative Drudge Report to the more progressive CNN, issue updates on the seeming state of her health. Along with that there is much speculation if she could return to her job as a justice on the U.S. Supreme Court.

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A Snow Event - Human Behavior

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

If the supposed snow storm of the century does come to Eastern Ohio, that won't be until late Saturday afternoon.    Human behavior continues to amaze. Already many of the shelves in the grocery part of Walmart in Boardman, OH are swept clean.

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SCOTUS Hands Major Victory to American Labor - Neil Gorsuch's Opinion a Surprise

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Mandatory arbitration has been a flashpoint in American labor relations. In order to be onboarded, many employees have to sign employment contracts agreeing to binding confidential arbitration instead of the right to take their complaint to court.

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Alphabet's Andy Rubin Crisis - Now, 2 Shareholder Derivative Lawsuits

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Last week the ghost of the massive payout to Andy Rubin returned to haunt Alphabet, parent of Google. As many recall, an internal investigation found credible an employee complaint of sexual harassment by Android phone executive Rubin.

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NBC: Andy Lack Could Be Scapegoated for Megyn Kelly Expensive Train Wreck

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The negotiation part of Megyn Kelly's exit from NBC ended last Friday. The former Fox political commentator got her full $69 million, despite an early departure from her contract. 

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Could Become New Sheriff of Wall Street

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Banks, hedge funds, and insurers will all be scrutinized by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez if the majority of Democrats approve her for the U.S. House Financial Services Committee. Most watchers expect she will be voted in.

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BigTech, Big Trouble If William Barr Confirmed as Attorney General

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

If confirmed as U.S. Attorney General, William Barr could become the sheriff of Silicon Valley. He would have both the mission and the Department of Justice power to curb the power of large tech companies. That kind of scrutiny is already happening in the EU, especially about antitrust issues. 

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YouTube Beefing Up Ban on Dangerous Challenges/Pranks

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

As many know, a teenager died in a car accident when driving blindfolded a la meme in film "Bird Box."  "  That may or may not the tipping point for YouTube policies about what to ban.

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Academia's Power Game - Often More Brutal than Corporate Machiavellianism

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Retired Michigan State University political science professor William Jacoby has been accused by the school of sexual harassment of two graduate students. One was matriculating at MSU, the other at the University of Michigan. The allegations have been made after the university investigated.

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Chris Watts' House to Be Auctioned Off - Would You Bid on It?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In foreclosure, the house in which Chris Watts and his family lived will be auctioned off this coming April. It had been purchased in May 2013 for $392,709. There remains almost a $350k mortgage on it. Watts, now in prison, has been notified of the auction. Here are more details from the Daily Mail. 

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