Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 42)

Manner of Speaking

Evan Esar (1899 - 1995) American Humorist. “Public speaking is the art of diluting a two-minute idea with a two-hour vocabulary.&# - Evan Esar.

Loosing your audience in stories

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

Do you remember when Nelson Mandela walked onto the rugby field in 1995 after South Africa won the world cup final?”. Here is an alternative: “It was 1995, and South Africa having just come out of years of racial segregation, was hosting the Rugby World Cup competition. Mandela, Rugby World Cup Final, 1995. Last night I watched a speaker say something like this: “Do you remember the scene where they tore the page from the textbook in Dead Poet’s Society? ”.

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Goodbye, OC Weekly - And, Jobs of All Employees

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Launched in 1995, this publication had a circulation of about 45,000 in Orange County and Long Beach. Maybe the timing was the cruelest cut of all. Yesterday, the day before America celebrates its blessings, owner of OC Weekly Duncan McIntosh informed employees he was shutting down the print publication. All 19 were immediately laid off. And, of course, they land on the street when the glut grows of editorial types and those associated with the newspaper industry.

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Polite Messages: An Exercise in Interpersonal Communication

The Communication Blog

This exercise is designed to help explain the concept of politeness in terms of positive and negative face (Brown & Levinson, 1987; Cupach & Metts, 1994; Goffman, 1967; Goldsmith, 2007; Holmes 1995; Metts & Cupach, 2008). 1995). To Know In Brown and Levinson’s (1987) theory of politeness, based in part on Goffman’s (1967) concept of face, we all have basically two needs: (1) the need to maintain positive face and (2) the need to maintain negative face.

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Bill Cosby Trial, Norristown, PA, 6/5/17 - What Not to Expect

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Simpson back at his Los Angeles, California criminal trial in 1995. Actually, with all those young African-American men shot dead by police, the resentments associated with race are even more palpable than they were in 1995.   In reality and perhaps through pr-ish positioning and packaging, Bill Cosby is an old man. When he is at the defense table in Norristown, Pennsylvania, June 5, 2017, he will exude none of the charisma and glam of O.J.

Ashton Kutcher: What JFK was to Baby Boomers, he is to Matrix Gen

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  The cultural game-changer John Kennedy had been to us Baby Boomers, Kutcher is to the Matrix Generation, that is those born since 1995. Smart is sexy.  That's what Ashton Kutcher told teens as he was accepting the Nickcelodeon Award, Josh Costine at TECH CRUNCH tells us. Along with smart, Kutcher added thoughtful and generous. 

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Communication Strategies. Cultural Sensitivity

The Communication Blog

Cultural sensitivity is an attitude and way of behaving in which you’re aware of and acknowledge cultural differences; it’s crucial for such global goals as world peace and economic growth as well as for effective interpersonal communication (Franklin & Mizell, 1995). Here is a brief explanation--all too brief probably--of cultural sensitivity as it applies particularly to communication.

Move Uber Had to Make: Settling "Waymo v. Uber"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" Psychologist Jean Twenge has argued effectively that such digital means of communications are causing serious emotional and social problems for those born between 1995 and 2017 - that is, Generation X or iGen. Those who have been enjoying the courtroom testimony in "Waymo v. Uber" are in for a big disappointment. The litigation is being settled. Bloomberg reports: "Uber Technologies Inc.

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Move Uber Had to Make: Settling "Waymo v. Uber"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" Psychologist Jean Twenge has argued effectively that such digital means of communications are causing serious emotional and social problems for those born between 1995 and 2017 - that is, Generation X or iGen. Those who have been enjoying the courtroom testimony in "Waymo v. Uber" are in for a big disappointment. The litigation is being settled. Bloomberg reports: "Uber Technologies Inc.

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How To Stay Alive: Don't Get Married

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In her research about iGen, that is those born between 1995 and 2012, psychologist Jean Twenge found that marriage was not a goal. The person you plan to treat so special on Valentine's Day could turn out to be your murderer. That applies to both genders - females and males.    For example, a recent episode of the popular "Dateline" followed the saga of seemingly over the moon happy wife and mother.

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Valaree Schwab - Symbol of No-Safe-Place for iGen (not even Westchester County, NY)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

As so many know, psychologist Jean Twenge researched how the smartphone is sucking the inner peace, social skills, and optimism from those born between 1995 and 2012. Members of iGen are not only victims of digital. But, that's only one kind of suffering for the iGen. The other is the brutal reality that there is no-safe-place for their members. Not even in upscale Westchester County, New York. 

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Davos - Is That a New Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Flavor?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"  Those members of iGen, born between 1995 and 2012, are the new version of the game-changer counterculture during the late 1960s. Back three years ago the question began to be asked: Does Davos matter any more?    Sure, some hustlers there can pick up business through networking. That's why my clients used to go. On the plane there, during the social events, and on the plane back, those I ghostwrote for made key contacts for selling their services.

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Extreme Volatility of Brand Equity - The Matter of the Ninth Circuit

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In 1995, Iacocca assisted Kirk Kerorian's unsuccessful takeover over Chrysler.  Being a clerk on the Ninth Circuit is a plum opportunity. Or was. According to Kathryn Rubino and Elie Mystal at Abovethelaw , sources report that three clerks have exited. That has not yet been confirmed.    However, that latest possible development in what can be thought of as The Matter of Judge Alex Kozinski wouldn't be unthinkable.

If you believe in something, you can talk about it

Speak Schmeak

When I talk to people, I have one thing on my mind: How can I help that person - that woman, that young kid, that person with arthritis - how can I help those people to help themselves?" ~ Jack LaLanne Here's an article about the immortal Jack LaLanne from 1995. "If you believe in something, you can talk about it. All my life I have been very, very shy. To get in front of a crowd drives me nuts, but I have a message to deliver.

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What Would It Mean if Every Speech You Delivered was a Resounding Success?

Fripp THE Executive Speech Coach

1995 - 2009 A Speaker For All Reasons. Kiplinger's Personal Finance says that Patricia Fripp's Speaking School is. "one of the best investments you can make in your career." " CLICK ON IMAGE TO PLAY THIS VIDEO POSTCARD. Patricia Fripp's Public Speaking School. Monday & Tuesday, June 29 & 30, 2009. Las Vegas, NV.

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Three Influential First Ladies

DeFinis Communications

In 1995, Hillary Clinton gave a speech at the U.N. As the old saying goes, “Behind every great man is a great woman.&# When it comes to talking about American presidents, nothing could be truer. American presidential history is filled with influential First Ladies who have paved the way for women everywhere.

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Go Ahead … Read Your Speech!

Successful Speeches Blog

In 1995, Hillary Clinton was unpolished when she read her speech at the U.N. In 1995, Hillary Clinton was unpolished when she read her speech at the U.N. Most of the articles, blog posts and “tweets&# I’ve read about reading a speech suggest you avoid doing it at all costs. The most common arguments for not reading a speech are: it’s difficult to connect with your audience when you read your speech (lack of eye contact).

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Analysis of a Speech by Kathryn Schulz

Manner of Speaking

She immediately jumps into a personal story: the year is 1995; she is in college; and she goes on a road trip with a friend. Note, however, Kathryn’s very first word: “So&# as in “So it’s 1995 …&#. A new set of TED talks was released this week. One of them, by Kathryn Schulz , caught my eye. Actually, it was the title of her talk that caught my eye: “On Being Wrong&#.

George Magazine - JFK Jr. Considered Making It Web-Based

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  In 1995, George hit the newsstands and digital-only Drudge Report hit the internet. In too many ways George Magazine, created by John F. Kennedy Jr., was ahead of its time. That's a prominent theme in Steve Gillon's "America's Reluctant Prince," published last July. Gillon, although not a close friend, had been on Jr.'s 's network. The biography has a respectable Amazon ranking of 13,010.    Jr.,

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High Intelligence - Dumb That It Continues to Be Way Overrated

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  If we wanted to understand why, in 1995, psychologist Daniel Goleman explained all that in detail. From the get-go when we graduated college one reality was obvious: Those C students were getting those good jobs and moving up. Meanwhile the A students tended to struggle in the workforce.  He published the breakthrough book "Emotional Intelligence."

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Storyboarding & the art of finding your story

Presentation Zen

Ever since Pixar made it big with Toy Story in 1995, they have been generous in sharing the "secrets" of their story design and their story process for the world to see. Storyboarding as we know it may have been pioneered by filmmakers and animators, but we can use many of the same concepts in the development of other forms of storytelling including keynote presentations or short-form presentations such as those made at TED or at conferences, pecha kucha nights , and so so.

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Sensitive English Professor: Archetype being replaced by successful adjunct faculty on startups

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

 The Matrix Generation, those born from 1995 to the present, will have their hearts stolen by professors, mostly adjunct, who can open the doors to commercial success. School days, for all majors and both sexes, were frequently filled with "special relationships" with English professors.  They were the men and sometimes the women whose sensitivity leaked out in class, in conferences, and in their public readings of their poetry and excerpts from their novels.

2013 52

Romantic Love - Not for i-Generation, So Expect Industries to Be Shaken Up

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Falling in love is not on the minds of the I-Generation, that is, those born between 1995 and 2012. That's what the survey of now-famous psychologist Jean Twenge found. And, since youth determines values in America, we might be seeing the beginning of the end of the cult of romantic love. Historians contend all those supposed matters of the heart are nothing but a myth cooked up in the Middle Ages. Since then, many of us have suffered greatly, assuming we should have it. 

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iGen - Doomed, Like Baby Boomers by Medium of Television?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Members have been born between 1995 and 2012. Psychologist Jean M. Twenge has developed a brandname and influence on mental health issues. She has done that by researching the unique psychological challenges generations are encountering. Decrying the supposed shortcomings of a generation is a common formula for getting, holding and growing attention. Baby Boomers remember well how we were positioned and packaged as doomed because of the new medium of television.

Famous Speech Friday: Benazir Bhutto at the UN Conference on Women

The Eloquent Woman

It''s Hillary Clinton''s "women''s rights are human rights" speech , also part of The Eloquent Woman Index, that is best remembered from the 1995 United Nations Conference on Women in Beijing. The prime minister was the target of an attempted coup in 1995, the year of this speech, and assassinated in 2007; after her death, she was awarded one of the UN Prizes in Human Rights.

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No amount of technology will make a bad story good

Presentation Zen

When Toy Story opened in the US at the end of 1995, it was met with enthusiasm and great critical acclaim. The film would go on to be the highest-grossing film of the year. There was tremendous buzz (ahem) about the film before it arrived here in Japan a few months later. Much of the talk focused on the stunning 3-D animation and the remarkable technical achievements by Pixar to pull this movie off.

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228 Million Views in Last 30 Days - Matt Drudge Doesn't Need Donald Trump

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Launched in 1995, the Drudge Report is among the few of digital native sites which remain profitable. Power depends on context. In the context of media, Matt Drudge has the power. He knows it. And he's known it since the summer of 2019 when his conservative site - Drudge Report - stopped curating news supporting Donald Trump.    A headline on this evening's Drudge Report links to the article reporting on Trump's attack on Drudge.

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Unlike iGen, Our Tribe HAD TO Meet Up in Person - Charlotte Toal, M. Lynn Rickert, et al.

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In her book by that title , Jean Twenge describes how those born between 1995 and 2012 can go on forever without making meaningful in-person contact with other human beings. It was like the SEC requirement for public corporations to make quarterly reports. Only for our tribe the mandate was emotional.    Every three months, I HAD TO meet up in person with my close friends in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

9 famous speeches by Indian, Pakistani and Indian-American women

The Eloquent Woman

Benazir Bhutto ''s address to the 1995 UN Conference on Women may sound like a defense of Islam and how it considers women''s rights. From the world marketplace to dictatorship, from rape to women''s education, famous speeches in The Eloquent Woman Index from women of Pakistan and India tackle tough topics with skill, humor and passion.

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The Famous Speech Friday All-Stars to start 2015

The Eloquent Woman

Here are the speeches you turn to again and again: Hillary Clinton''s speech at the 1995 United Nations Conference on Women , held in Beijing, was a big deal even then--I was working in the Clinton Administration and served on the White House Council on Women when this speech was in the works. From activists and an aviator to a poet and a prime minister, these are the famous speeches by women that are most-read on the blog.

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Children Who Walk, Talk, Smirk & Kill Like Psychopaths - Some Are Being Helped

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The facility was started in 1995. A classic on "Criminal Minds" has been the two-part episode about the Prince of Darkness. In itself that programming raised the legal and ethical issues of what should be done with juveniles who demonstrate psychopathic attributes. In real life have been the concerns of parents, school systems, juvenile justice systems and mental health experts about this reality: From the get-go, some children behave like psychopaths.

2017 40

Apologies and Excuses, Vietnamese Translation

The Communication Blog

Sự bào chữa tốt và xấu Câu hỏi quan trọng nhất đối với hầu hết mọi người là những gì làm cho một lý do bào chữa tốt đẹp và những gì làm nên một lý do xấu (Snyder, 1984; Slade, 1995). Nhưng, ít nhất là tại Hoa Kỳ, Nhiều nhà nghiên cứu đều đồng ý rằng những lời bào chữa tốt nhất trong giao tiếp giữa các cá nhân có năm yếu tố (Slade, 1995; Coleman, 2002). It's a real pleasure to post this translation Vietnamese by Nicy Nguyen of a post on Apologies and Excuses.

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The music of speech -- guest post by Steven Cohen

Speak Schmeak

Hillary Clinton borrowed a page from Beethoven’s score when she delivered her 1995 remarks to the U.N. While I'm off gallivanting around Disneyland and eating my way through the Natural Products Expo, I'm leaving you with a guest post with a musical analogy by fellow speaker and author Steven Cohen. See you next week! The Music of Speech If you want to become a powerful public speaker, you must think like a composer who is creating a powerful piece of music.

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How else will mobile phones ruin your life?

More than PowerPoint...

I even had a bag phone circa 1995. I’ve owned a cell phone since 1999. Over 80% of American adults now use some kind of mobile phone. In my experience, I see cell phones as a tool that helps us avoid making plans and sticking to them. Cell phones give people an excuse to be late. Today, it’s more popular to say “I’ll just text and say I’m running late,” than it is to actually show up at a previously agreed upon time and place.

Public Speaking: Why Use Humor In Presentations

Great Public Speaking

Joyce Saltman, a college professor and well-known speaker in the health care field, did exhaustive research for her 1995 doctoral dissertation Humor in Adult Learning. IT SHOWS THAT YOU DON'T TAKE YOURSELF TOO SERIOUSLY. The old saying goes, "If you take yourself too seriously, no one else will." You don't want to be known as a stuffed shirt. If you can laugh a little bit at yourself at the right times, your audience can laugh with you and not at you.

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For your next video conference: think Nixon…

More than PowerPoint...

In 1995, I participated in my first video conference for business. Watch the first televised presidential debate on YouTube. Kennedy and Nixon go head-to-head in 1960. Today, this debate is often discussed as an example of how much your personal appearance matters when it comes to an important televised presentation. Kennedy took great care to look good on camera. He wore a neatly pressed dark suit. He appeared clean shaven. Also, Kennedy actually wore makeup during the debate.

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The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

The Eloquent Woman

And the Oscar goes to: A study of acceptance speeches for the major Oscars over the years finds interesting trends: more crying since 1995, though not necessarily by women only; women speak for less time than men do; and women clutch the statuette more, while men like to hoist it overhead. Speakers and speechwriters are always in search of the kinds of ideas, reads and resources that fans of The Eloquent Woman on Facebook see in addition to posts from the blog.

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No-Fail Media Coverage: Pick a fight with Catholic Church or have it pick a fight with you

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Kennedy-Townsend was Maryland Attorney General from 1995 until 2003.  It's that easy: Take on the Catholic Church or have it vilify you and the media spotlight its yours.    There's more.    It doesn't matter what other weighty stories may be out there competing for attention, including Palin getting tomatoed and the 911 call from Tiger's home. Astute pols know this. 

No amount of technology will make a bad story good

Presentation Zen

When Toy Story opened in the US at the end of 1995, it was met with enthusiasm and great critical acclaim. The film would go on to be the highest-grossing film of the year. There was tremendous buzz (ahem) about the film before it arrived here in Japan a few months later. Much of the talk focused on the stunning 3-D animation and the remarkable technical achievements by Pixar to pull this movie off.

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Presentation Skills: Exaggeration

Great Public Speaking

In the last example you wouldn't want to use the year 1994 if you were doing the talk in 1995 because it is very likely that an insurance company would really be working on a file for a year or more. Expanding or diminishing proportions can be a fun way to create humor. It's similar to a caricature artist that outrageously exagerates the features of an individual, while still keeping the person recognizable. I did a talk one time for Secretaries Day at a large insurance company.

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insights from women CEOs

The Eloquent Woman

ACT), an IT solutions firm which she founded in 1995 in the basement of her home. I'll be moderating a live interview with Julie Lenzer Kirk, Path Forward International, as part of the "CEO Insights" speaker series for the Washington, DC, chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners. Lenzer Kirk is the former CEO and President of Applied Creative Technologies, Inc. She built the company into a 24-employee multi-million dollar firm with Fortune 100 clients.

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Gen Y: America's First Black Swan Generation

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Those born between 1980 and 1995 number 70 million.  Like Baby Boomers, Generation Y is huge.    That's only six million less than the number of Baby Boomers.    Just that critical mass could make their game-changers. But there is more than that which positions Y as a seismic force in America.    That's because, as Tamara J.

New interview series with woman CEOs

The Eloquent Woman

ACT), an IT solutions firm which she founded in 1995, taking it from her basement to a multimillion-dollar company with Fortune 100 clients. Don't get caught president Denise Graveline will help the National Capital Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners to kick off a new series of interviews with women CEOs on Wednesday, November 7. The "CEO Insights" interview series will feature Julie Lenzer Kirk of Path Forward International.

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