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Empowering women means paying them

Speak Schmeak

After yet another request from a women's organization asking me to speak for free, I wrote this post on Facebook. I then posted it on Instagram and Twitter, and as an article on LinkedIn. My speaking colleagues are sharing it and getting lots of comments!

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The Best Speaker Website Contest 2020: And the Winner Is…

Speaker Launcher

This year’s Best Speaker Website contest brought us some fantastic examples of speaker websites. The process of narrowing down all the fabulous submissions was tough! And now all of your final votes are in… and it was the closest contest we’ve ever had!

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It’s Time to Improve Speaking Skills for the Classroom and Beyond

Presentation Guru

Most adults fear public speaking and, let’s me honest, lots of us aren’t actually very good at it. If adults who have had years to hone the skills are not very good, what do you think the average school kid is like?

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Home Alone - Perils of Telecommuting in Era of COVID -19

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It's inevitable. These are COVID - 19 Times.  Employers in major metro areas will likely mandate their employees to work from home.    Popping up in media are supposed expert articles on how to be productive at home.

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Leadership Styles: What Type of Style Should You Adopt?

SlideModel

Being a good corporate leader is both art and science. On one hand, you need to experiment and often use your “gut feeling” to decide on how you should behave in one situation or another.

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Did you get your free gift?

Speak Schmeak

Hey peeps! I created a new free offering last year and I want to make sure you got yours! In case this fell through the cracks, here's the info on my new-ish Easy Speaker Proposal Template and tracking sheet !

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The Keys to Closing More Business with Ron Karr

Speaker Launcher

Are you a good closer? It’s not everyone’s superpower, some are fantastic, and others struggle with it. On this episode of The Wealthy Speaker Show, we welcome speaker, author and marketing consultant, Ron Karr who will share some of his insight on how to create the deal that the client must have.

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Jobs Report, Dow Jones - It's a Dog Fight in Election 2020

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It's palpable. The growls and extreme aggressiveness of a dog fight will dominate Election 2020. That is, if the Democrats want to hold on to what they have now. Can they increase their power? That is not looking good. What is is this: 4 more years. Influential Drudge Report is back to politics.

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Quick Guide on a 30 60 90 Day Plan for a Job Interview

SlideModel

Some job interviews entail making or presenting a plan to show what can the new recruit offer the organization once he/she is hired. Depending upon the job title, there are various types of plans that one might require making such as perhaps a communications plan or project plan.

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Communicating on Purpose

K8sVoice

Purpose is a trendy word in business today, but it’s not just another marketing ploy. Humans are hardwired to perform better when they are focused on purpose. It also seems that having a sense that one’s life has purpose significantly supports the health of the central nervous system.

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How Our Thinking Impacts the Bottom Line with Kris Plachy

Speaker Launcher

What does it take to create a positive mindset?

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Who Needs a Presentation Designer? You and Here’s Why

Presentation Guru

We recently featured an article with great ideas for designing your own presentations – all made so easy nowadays with the vast range of software available. But sometimes, even with all the user-friendly tips and tricks out there, you need more.

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COVID - 19: Will We Die?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"Federal health authorities said they now expect a wider spread of the new coronavirus in the U.S. and are preparing for a potential pandemic." " -  Brianna Abbott, The Wall Street Journal , February 25, 2020.

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Body Language Tip: when networking, look at feet

More than PowerPoint...

Some people find networking awkward, but it doesn’t have to be. Not if you get in the habit of looking at feet. Feet??? Yes, feet! Feet point toward interest. If you’re talking to someone and your feet are pointing toward each other, cool. You’re both interested and engaged.

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What is an Innovation Strategy and Why Your Company Needs One?

SlideModel

Competition today is tough: a company that sits on its laurels with a great and popular product or service, will not sit on that pedestal very long. Others will come along with improvements and replacements and push that company off of its pedestal, sometimes sinking it to irrelevancy.

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How to Use Business Systems to Find More Buyers

Speaker Launcher

This month at The Wealthy Speaker School, we are focusing on the topic of finding more buyers. This is an area that many speakers struggle with, regardless of how long they’ve been in business.

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How to Develop a Growth Mindset and Accelerate Your Career

Duarte Blog

If you had to name one thing that would keep you employed, get you hired, or advance your career—what would it be? According to research by LinkedIn, the most sought after soft skills in 2020 are: Creativity, persuasion, collaboration, adaptability, and emotional intelligence.

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"Good Girls" - Riding the Rollercoaster

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Beth was once a nice suburban wife and mother. So bland was she that her husband Dean cheated on her. Now, as she becomes more and more embedded in a life of crime she keeps upping her new game. The latest play is to contract ex-cons to pass along the counterfeit money.

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Why You Should Pay Someone to Coach You in the Toastmasters Int'l Speech Contest

Speak and Deliver

My First Thought? You probably shouldn't. I mean, c'mon, it's just some trophies in a contest determined in a completely subjective manner, and there are a ton of people around in your club and district who will give you totally free advice. But Let's Go Deeper.Not So Good, Good, Great!

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8 Tips to Give a Memorable Academic Presentation

SketchBubble

If you’ve ever been in the audience of an academic presentation, you know that many, if not most, are a bit… well, dull. And when an audience is bored, they tend to forget everything the presenter has said.

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Get your Speaking Business off the Ground as a Side Gig with Alex Swire-Clark

Speaker Launcher

Have you been struggling to get your speaking business started while still working your “regular job”?

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What kind of education do freelance writers need?

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

What kind of education do freelance writers need? An aspiring freelance writer asked me that question recently… I had to pause for a moment to think about it. I’m an English major from York University, but you don’t have to … Continue reading →

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Feel the Bern - Time Travel Back to CounterCulture

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It was such a strong win in Nevada, reports The New York Times. What's obvious is that America, or at least those who vote Democrat in America, is ready for a revolution. The leader they will follow is Bernie Sanders.    His views are way left of center.

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Do Your Goals Support Your Message?

Speak and Deliver

Do you even HAVE a message? Consciously? That you live to embody? Alignment Goals Inspiration Message Motivation

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Uncomfortable with conflict? You’re likely a better negotiator

SpeakerSue Says...

“Get comfortable with conflict” is one of the worst bits of advice anyone can receive. Conflict sucks. It causes our stress responses to kick in spewing all sorts of unhealthy body chemicals which makes us act like fools. Instead of getting comfortable with conflict, eliminate it.

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Here are the 2020 Best Speaker Website Contest Nominees!

Speaker Launcher

We had a ton of great websites nominated for our 2020 Best Speaker Website contest! Thank you to everyone that submitted a website for consideration.

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How to Write Any Non-fiction Document

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

If you write non-fiction — be it business documents or promotional copy, or even articles and/or blog posts, you might want to listen to my new podcast: How to Write Any Non-fiction Document You can find it online at: [link] … Continue reading →

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RVing - This Version Isn't Freedom + It Annoys Neighbors

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In Los Angeles, reports The Wall Street Journal , 16,500 human beings have turned their vehicles into their homes.    A growing number of those vehicles are RVs. But they are not parked in those designated camping grounds, with hygiene facilities and playgrounds for children.

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Root for Greatness!

Speak and Deliver

Who are you rooting for? 49ers Chiefs Greatness Inspiration Motivation Super Bowl

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Why applying psychology to sales messaging accelerates results

SpeakerSue Says...

According to multiple research sources, more than price, hotel decisions are guided by imagery and feeling. The ability to imagine a positive experience is key to elevating buyer confidence – and advancing your sale. Top performers understand that just answering questions will never be enough. More “concessions” won’t convert the lead. Sellers who win business (away from you?) help prospects see how they’ll accomplish their goals and use messaging that ensures they feel sure of success.

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Language, Law, and Marketing - Meghan and Harry Contend No One Owns Word "Royal"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

International lawyers will probably agree with Meghan/Harry: No one owns the term "royal." " However, there could be a royal (pun intended) legal row over the issue if the term "Sussex Royal" can be considered a trademark. 

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When Network TV Allows a Character to Grow - "A Million Little Things"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Network television is usually the land of stagnant characters. The powers that be might assume audiences can't handle change in the characters they have come to love, just as they are.

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"A Million Little Things" - COMPLEXITY!

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Nothing is simple.    At her six-month check-up Maggie realizes that, no, she does not have her whole life ahead. Not necessarily. All she has ahead is life until her next six month screening. At that time she could find out that the breast cancer has returned.

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Likability Is Power - And Mike Bloomberg Is Clueless How to Nuzzle Up to Everyman/Everywoman

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In that seminal book "The Power Game" by D.C. insider Hedrick Smith, what was hammered was this: Likability is a form of power. What we could add currently is that it's also the source of big bucks paid to influencers on social networks.

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Michael Bloomberg - Organization-Man Presence in Democratic Debate

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

So, this is the persona the experts advised Michael Bloomberg to adopt for his first Democratic debate? Or, is this organization-man presence he is leveraging his own idea? Whatever.

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Like Michael Bloomberg, Anyone Can Be Nailed to Cross for Language/Behavior Light Years Ago

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It's not only dysfunctional relatives who keep bringing up what allegedly or really did happen light years ago. What we're witnessing is that in politics there is no statute of limitations on what others claim had been said/done decades ago. 

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Booked Flight, Cruise, Tour, Now in Travel Angst - Don't Expect to Get Your $ Back

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It's here. COVID - 19.    Investors know that. Look at two days of Dow carnage. And now professionals who might be still required to travel, are currently abroad, or had booked vacations know it. So, the matter of the terms and conditions of travel insurance comes up.

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