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A Working Life III: My Early Career

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

In the spirit of full disclosure I should say that, following my adventures in America detailed in Part II of this series, I returned to England in the Summer of 1978 after three years in the States without a graduate degree.

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Superheroes - Their Time Has Passed As Americans Struggle with Financial Reality

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Even James Cameron, who perfected the superhero film formula, has become weary of that genre. Here are more details from Expressco.com. That confirmation of the weariness with the superhero genre might explain why the new series "S.W.A.T." " isn't resonating. The "S.W.A.T."

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Announcing: A conversation with Felicity Barber on Women Speaking

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

I first met Felicity in 2014 shortly after she moved from England to San Francisco. She’s a speechwriter who has worked in both the UK and USA and has expertise in B2B, finance, insurance and technology.

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50th Anniversary of the Death of Martin Luther King Jr.

Manner of Speaking

Today, 4 April 2018, marks the 50th anniversary of the death of Martin Luther King Jr. He was assassinated on 4 April 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee. He was 39 years old. On 3 April 1968, the day before his assassination, … Continue reading → History of Public Speaking I have been to the mountaintop Martin Luther King public speaking

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Let go instead of holding on (to your content)

Speak Schmeak

"Perfection is finally attained, not when there is no longer anything to add, but when there is no longer anything to take away." ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, aircraft designer and author of The Little Prince I'm fortunate that, in most of my speaking, I'm not required to be particularly concise.

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How to… Be Mesmerising

Presentation Guru

As a presenter, you have one simple goal: get information which is in your brain into those of your audience. So that they feel, think, or do something differently.

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The Importance of Presentation Skills in the Workplace

SketchBubble

For most people, public speaking is akin to visiting the dentist: it’s unavoidable, though avoidance is preferable. But, though you may feel your heartbeat quicken at the mere idea of giving a presentation, it’s important that you acquire and hone these speaking skills.

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Danny Reagan on "Blue Bloods" - Exactly the Wrong Law-Enforcement Model for Our Times

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

They're earnest. They save lives. They achieve justice. And, so television audiences have accepted the stock character of the hot-headed detective.    On "Blue Bloods," that's Danny Reagan. On reruns of "Law & Order SVU," it's Elliot Stabler. 

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5 Simple Tweaks for Killer TED Talk Slides

Duarte Blog

Since their launch in 1984, TED Talks have become a sort of cultural institution. Today, people turn to TED Talks for a variety of purposes: wisdom, advice, knowledge, and inspiration.

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2018 Cicero Speechwriting Awards

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

I’m delighted that transcripts of the 25 best speeches selected by Vital Speeches of the Day are now available.

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Why It Pays to Invest in a Professional Presentation

Presentation Guru

Why would you need to pay a professional presentation designer to create your next presentation? Everyone knows PowerPoint, right? Well they may, but do they know it well enough, and do they know what makes a winning presentation?

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Selling Hope (and Other Intangible Topics) with Libby Gill

Speaker Launcher

As a professional speaker, there may come times when you don’t feel completely confident with the topic you’re speaking on. As we’ve heard from other speakers, this can sometimes stem from inadequacies in your own life where you’re just not currently walking the talk. But there are other instances where you may struggle with selling […]. The post Selling Hope (and Other Intangible Topics) with Libby Gill appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

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Overcome the fear of forgetting what to say

Pivotal Public Speaking

Making speeches and presentations is a powerful way to influence, create change, get your message out there, make sales. We know that power, you and I. We know the feeling of communicating, connecting, making a difference, creating the difference.

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A Working Life: Going West

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

“Go West, young man.” ” — Horace Greeley, 1865 This is the second part of the review of my working life. Part 1, The Early Years, covered the part-time jobs I had while in school in England. In Part 2 I graduate from college and move to the States.

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How to Add Video into Text and Shapes in PowerPoint

Presentation Guru

Ever wondered how to do those cool slides where the video plays inside either text or shapes? Wonder no more, because we’ve put together this short video showing you exactly how to do it.

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Is Your Speaking Business Transaction Based or Relationship Based?

Speaker Launcher

So, you are going along in business, doing your thing, focused on what… Getting the gig, right? That is what most of my clients want. They want to get onto the shortlist and close the deal. Then, they hope to go in, do an incredible job and have the client fall in love them. If […]. The post Is Your Speaking Business Transaction Based or Relationship Based? appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

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Distressed Harley-Davidson's Brilliant Marketing Initiative - Hiring Interns to Ride/Document on Social Media Hogs Across U.S. of A.

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Harley-Davison's branding challenge has been to connect with a new generation. Baby Boomers, who made the hog a symbol of freedom, are becoming too cautious to continue motorcycling. Actually, I gave up the two-wheeler experience after I started my own business.

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10 Tips for…Using Your Voice

Presentation Guru

It’s your instrument and most people don’t really know how to use it. But it can greatly influence people’s perception of both you and your brand. Projecting your voice is so much more than just speaking louder. Follow these 10 tips to make sure they hear you – in every sense.…

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10 Tips for…Freshening Your Delivery

Presentation Guru

You are, most often, the final ingredient that will make a presentation, that is good on paper, go well in the real world. Here are 10 tips that will add that little extra something to your delivery and will ensure that your presentation stands out for the right reasons.…

Cost-Efficiency Imperative - Is That Reason for Decline in Hiring JDs for Non-Legal Jobs?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Overall, the number of jobs in the legal sector is not growing. But the smaller number of those graduating law school has improved the hiring situation for recent grads. In Law.com , Karen Sloan reports that for the fourth straight year, there has been an uptick. For the JD Class of 2017, 75.3%

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Tronc Layoff - Why Writers, Et Al., Have Such Tough Time Exiting Comfort Zone

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Another sign of the downsizing times in the writing industry, Tronc has laid off dozens of content providers. Tronc formerly had been known as Tribune Publishing. No, those terminated were not associated with the dino- world of print. They were online players.

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Class of 2018 - Best Time in Years to Rent Apartment in New York City

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It's a renters' market in New York City.    And, that means members of the Class of 2018 can try out their dreams in Manhattan at a time when the median rents are the lowest in about 7 years. Douglas Elliman Real Estate found that rents have fallen more than 3%.

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Baby Boomers as Newbie Renters - Look Beyond Move-In Incentives

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Many of us Baby Boomers did what personal finance experts told us what was prudent: Sell the family house, at least when the market price was right. That made good financial common sense.

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Shemar Moore - Talent Is Terrible Thing to Waste

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

On ION, every Monday and Tuesday, there are re-runs of "Criminal Minds." " That means we still can enjoy Shemar Moore as Derek. That was "Criminal Minds" at it peak. Currently with convoluted plot lines and lackluster acting, it is probably on short time.

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BigBusiness - Coming BigTrouble with Ageism as Diversiity Issue

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Diversity has many forms. Eventually BigBusiness recognized that it had to become inclusive.

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New York City Subway, Catholic Nuns, and The Russians

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

More than a century later, the question just occurs to me: How would the Russians know that I was a Catholic?    The narrative inflicted on me from the get-go at St.

The Language of "Old" - Getting Kocked Out of the Box after-50

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

As soon as they open their mouths or put words on paper, they transmit this message to the world:  We are "old." " Currently, no one in professional or social circles welcomes old. Ageism is embedded in Americana's capitalistic DNA. Old is code for lacking max productivity.

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Leadership - Role Mark Zuckerberg Must Embrace, To Save Himself, Facebook

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Mark Zuckerberg has many talents. But, leadership has not been one of them. At least not in the classic understanding of the concept: Knowing the right things to do. Management is about doing those right things right.).

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Jinxed by Aging - How Losing Streaks Begin

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"The pattern of losing can be broken, but not without a serious shift in mentality and focus. But the smallest shift can have a seismic impact. With a few small perspective changes." 

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Sheryl Sandberg Joins Marissa Mayer, Elizabeth Holmes in Being Dethroned as Tech Goddesses

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It was cool. And, also kind of cute.    Tech goddesses were invading the world of male-dominated tech. First, the media made a deity of Marissa Mayer. With Hollywood good looks and a designer sense of style, Mayer showed up on the big stage very pregnant.

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Check-Out Clerk - Assertion of Human Dignity or Lousy Customer Service?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Spoiler: I took the high road and did not report the unusual behavior of this check-out clerk in small-town America. Like most on-demand workers I grab assignments when they're available, including those with crazy deadlines. So, last night I didn't go to bed. By about 9 A.M.,

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Austintown, OH Police Officer - Such a Nice Young Man

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Over-50, the world becomes binary. There are us the aging. And all the rest are the younger people. Usually, I get horned on I-680 for not going the speed limit. Yes, somewhere along the aging process I began to drive "like an old lady."

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This Blog Celebrates 13th Anniversary - Thank You, Readers

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

What everyone is wondering: Has operating this blog since 2005 been "worth it?" " Usually the value referred to is monetary. So the real question is: Did the blog generate enough new business to provide an appropriate return on the time invested?

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Verne Troyer - Does Fame Kill, or Does It Take Outlier Needs to Achieve Stardom

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Verne Troyer, who played "Mini-Me" in the "Austin Powers" series, is dead. He was 49 years old. His bouts with alcohol abuse are well-known. There is some speculation that the cause of death was suicide. Here are more details from Christine Burroni at the New York Post.

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