Toastmaster Time TV Speech: A Tale of Two Cities

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Archived speeches go back to 1997. Earlier this month I spent an evening in the Palo Alto Community TV studios being filmed for the monthly Toastmaster Time TV production. This long-running show features speeches by members of different San Francisco Bay Area Toastmasters clubs. Delivering a speech in a TV studio I’d given my speech, [.]. Public Speaking Speech Showcase Crewe London Paris television Toastmasters

Pew Research Center, Thank You for Not Calling

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In 1997, 36% of those contacted by phone agreed to participate in the survey. The Pew Research Center, the gold standard in polling, has gotten the message: Don't call us for your research. As Pew itself reports, it is switching to taking surveys via email. In 2017, that declined to 7%. And in 2018, it went down another percentage point to 6. If only other organizations would get that message and stop telemarketing to us. 

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"Alan Laufer v. Pryor Cashman" - Alleged Age Discrimination by Law Firm

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

He had been hired in 1997, at age 43, as a temporary associate. District judge J. Paul Oetken is allowing age bias lawsuit - "Alan Laufer vs. Pryor Cashman" - to move to trial. The defendant - law firm Pryor Cashman - had requested a summary judgment.

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Steve Jobs on marketing & identifying your core values

Presentation Zen

It took Steve Jobs coming back in 1997 to get the Apple brand back on track after years of neglect. This seven-minute clip below is from an internal presentation that Steve gave in Cupertino to his employees not long after he returned to Apple in 1997.

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Steve Jobs on communicating your core values

Presentation Zen

Shortly after he returned to Apple in 1997, Steve Jobs gave an internal presentation to employees from the Town Hall building on the Apple campus (YouTube link below).

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Rhetorical Devices: Diacope

Manner of Speaking

Tony Blair, 31 August 1997. This post is part of a series on rhetoric and rhetorical devices. For other posts in the series, please click this link. Device : Diacope. Origin : From the Greek ???????

The Mentally Ill - When There Is Violence.

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

He mistakenly believed that Griffith played a role in his 1997 marijuana case. Another tragedy has allegedly been caused by mental illness. And that could have negative impacts on the growing number of people who struggle with diseases of the brain.

2017 52

The "School for Scandal" Ongoing Saga - Now, Lawsuit Filed Against Dalton

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Incidentally, in 1997, Dunnan resigned after the school became aware of his romantic relationship with a married female faculty member. Those not in those inner elite circles treasure scandals about what allegedly occurs within.

2018 52

The Greatest Show on Earth Will Be No More

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Actually it was in 1997. After 146 years, the Big Top will go dark. In May 2017, Ringling Bros. will hold its last two shows. The parent company -Feld Entertainment - will continue in existence with its other shows. Ironically Ringling  won $26.2

2017 52

Steve Jobs: "People who know what they’re talking about don’t need PowerPoint"

Presentation Zen

I hate the way people use slide presentations instead of thinking,” Jobs told biographer Walter Isaacson when describing meetings upon his return to Apple in 1997.

2011 114

Interview: René Siegel, High Tech Connect

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

René Shimada Siegel is a reluctant entrepreneur who founded High Tech Connect in 1997 at the persistent request of her Silicon Valley colleagues. This article marks the start of a new series in Professionally Speaking.

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Steve Jobs & the art of focus

Presentation Zen

In the two video clips below from 1997, Steve Jobs shares his ideas on simplicity and focus while speaking to the issue of killing OpenDoc (a software framework standard), a decision that was not popular for many people at the time.

2011 113

Paddy Ashdown: the man who never slept in

Max Atkinson

He worked closely with Tony Blair in the late 1990s; had the 1997 general election produced a hung parliament or small Labour majority, there's little doubt he would have entered the cabinet.

2018 52

Eric Mazur: confessions of a converted lecturer

Presentation Zen

In 1997, he published a book on the subject called Peer Instruction: A User's Manual. Eric Mazur is a well known physicist at Harvard University who is also a leader in science education. In the early '90s he developed an instructional approach to teaching called peer instruction.

2013 113

The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

The Eloquent Woman

Here's what I've been reading lately: Focus on fear: She's since given a TED talk and many other speeches, but back in 1997, this is what J.K. I read a lot about women and public speaking, and post my finds first on The Eloquent Woman on Facebook.

2017 70

The 2015 Boom: You Can Feel It

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"The best three-month stretch of hiring since 1997 has positioned the U.S. labor market to start delivering stronger wage growth for a wider swath of Americans after more than five years of sluggish recovery from a deep recession."

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Rhetorical Devices: Epizeuxis

Manner of Speaking

Tony Blair, British House of Commons, 30 January 1997. This post is part of a series on rhetoric and rhetorical devices. For other posts in the series, please click this link. Device : Epizeuxis. Origin : From the Greek ??????????? epizeugnumi), meaning “to join together&# or “to fasten together&#. In plain English: Repetition of the same word or words in immediate succession, usually with great vehemence or emotion. Effect: Epizeuxis is a very dramatic rhetorical device.

Giving a 10-minute presentation with a single slide: Steven Johnson on the Ghost Map

Presentation Zen

The case was explored well by Edward Tufte as well in his 1997 book Visual Explanations: Images and Quantities, Evidence and Narrative (pages 27-37) as a good example of how creating a statistical graph could reveal information in a way that leads to discovering the cause of an epidemic.

2010 82

The key to storytelling is not your perfection but your humanity

Presentation Zen

The Moth started in George Dawes Green''s living room in 1997, but soon the storytelling club founded by Green started hosting events in cafes and clubs throughout New York City.

2014 114

The best speech about education -- ever.

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

   Today, Mike Johnston is a state senator from Colorado, but his passion is education, and it was ignited as a Teach for America teacher in the Mississippi delta in 1997

2012 106

FUN! When It Pulls Revelers toward Death

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

On Memorial Day in 1997, 165 died in the Beverley Hills Supper Club in Southgate, Kentucky. On February 20, 2003, about 11 P.M., the Great White concert pyrotechnics ignited flammable foam used to soundproofing. The setting was the crowded Station nightclub in West Warwick, Rhode Island.

2017 52

Five famous speeches by women who feared public speaking

The Eloquent Woman

By the time she gave this 1997 presentation on the international ban on landmines , she had found a way to let her passionate interest guide her through a public event. Jacqueline Kennedy According to numerous polls, you''re more afraid of this than snakes. Or spiders.

2013 110

The War for Talent - Downward Spiral of Those No Longer Classified as "Talent"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

After all, way back in 1997, at management consulting firm McKinsey, Steven Hankin coined the phrase "war for talent." No surprise, in The New York Times , former lawyer turned journalist James Stewart focuses on the war for talent in BigLaw.

2018 56

"Disruption" - Use that buzzword with caution (Post-Jill Lepore The New Yorker manifesto)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

 He published the "The Innovator's Dilemma" in 1997. Perception is reality.  The perception is that maybe it's not all that accurate or useful to think about business in terms of disruption.

2014 56

People I'm Grateful for #3: Pam Slim

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

Reading it, I learned a thing or two about running your own business even though I’ve been doing exactly that since 1997, so Pam can even teach an old dog new tricks. 

2012 75

Product Placement Exercise

The Communication Blog

Another Bond film, however, holds the record for product placements; the 1997 Tomorrow Never Dies earned $100 million for its product placements. The recent release of Skyfall and the news that Heineken spent $45 million dollars to have James Bond drink its beer makes a perfect introduction to the issue of product placement.

2012 125

28 famous speeches by women in the United Kingdom

The Eloquent Woman

Princess Diana's 1997 speech on banning landmines was delivered in London following a fact-finding mission to Angola.

2017 52

Speechwriter and/or novelist?

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Instead, write business card copy that promotes your expertise … lists your awards … notes your professional memberships … cites your credentials … lists your bylines … includes a recommendations from clients … quotes media attention … or notes the year you began your freelance business (”Freelance speechwriting since 1997″ for example). I received a question from a freelance speechwriter: .

Three Influential First Ladies

DeFinis Communications

She initiated the Children’s Health Insurance Program in 1997, a federal effort that provided state support for those children whose parents were unable to provide them with health coverage. As the old saying goes, “Behind every great man is a great woman.&#

2011 189

Speaker Launch Toward Success - A Case Study from Maureen Zappala

Speak and Deliver

Even though engineering was in my rear view mirror (I left NASA in 1997) and even though I don’t speak on technical topics, or exclusively to technical audiences, it’s a unique branding that gets attention.

2014 90

Investor Relations: Shrinking niche in communications

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  In 1997, at its peak, there were 7,000 listed on U.S. Donfiore - The model of the public company had been the norm in American capitalism.  stock exchanges.      That, like so many other facets of American economy, is changing.

Three Women, One Mission: Peace

DeFinis Communications

When the warlord Charles Taylor became president in 1997 and the brutal conflict in Liberia escalated, Gbowee decided she would fight for peace with the women of her country.

2011 169

You Are Always Selling and Negotiating

Executive Speech Coach

In the 1997 movie, The Devil’s Advocate, Keanu Reeves ask Al Pacino (The Devil) “Are we negotiating? The accountant was a partner at a major accounting firm. She was clearly qualified as an expert in her field.

2013 56

New Yahoo! CEO's first speech dissected

The Eloquent Woman

The article notes a situation she faced that many women can relate to: In an article she wrote for Forbes in 1997, Ms. This morning's New York Times looks at Carol Bartz , newly appointed CEO of Yahoo!,

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TV interviews with politicians

Max Atkinson

Although not a member of parliament until 1997, Theresa May was an active Conservative politician and party member during the 1980s and served as a councillor for London Borough of Merton from 1986 to 1994. A lesson fromMichael Crick of Channel 4 News on how to interview a politician?

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Part 1 of a Three-part Series: Got Platform?

DeFinis Communications

For example, Vaynerchuk had the foresight to realize that e-commerce would grow exponentially, and he started in 1997.

What's wrong with a 'hung parliament' if that's what the electorate votes for?

Max Atkinson

I'm as flabbergasted by this as I was by Labour friends who continued to denounce proportional representation during their eighteen years in opposition between 1979 and 1997. After his party has lost three consecutive general elections and spent thirteen years in opposition , Conservative leader David Cameron has started to issue dire warnings about the horrors that await us if we're stupid enough to vote for a 'hung parliament'.

1997 50

How good a speaker is Marshall Goldsmith?

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

  He’s the author of some 24 books, including The Leader of the Future (Jossey-Bass, 1997), perhaps the most popular book on leadership ever written, as well as more recent books like What Got You Here Won’t Get You There (Hyperion, 2007) – ranked the #1 business book by the Wall Street Journal   -- and Succession:   Are You Ready (Harvard Business Press, 2009). Marshall Goldsmith is a professor, consultant, and coach, who talks and writes about leadership.

1997 42

Famous Speech Friday: Princess Diana and the Ban on Landmines

The Eloquent Woman

Her 1997 visit to the country was the last in her world tour to raise awareness about the persistent dangers of anti-personnel landmines. Three weeks before she died in a Paris car crash, Diana, Princess of Wales was making headlines in Bosnia.

2011 98

Time Flies When You're Having Fun.

Speak and Deliver

Nearly a month since my last post? Doesn''t feel like it, that''s for sure. This may seem odd, but I''ve actually been busy speaking.and coaching.even coaching someone giving a speech about being - wait for it - too BUSY!

2013 62

Curtain imagery from Winston Churchill and John Major

Max Atkinson

On being defeated in the 1997 UK general election, John Major had no choice but to resign as Prime Minister, but he was under no obligation to resign as leader of the Conservative Party. Looking through video clips for a conference presentation, I came across one that I've often quoted as an example of how effectively a simple metaphor can be used to get a point across.

Attention Public Speakers: I Don't Know How She Did It.

Great Public Speaking

I recruited my first one in 1997 and he was a major part of my success today. and I don't care. If you've known me for a while, you probably have heard me talk about the fact I wanted the "Ka-ching" sound on my cell phone as my ring tone.

2012 56


Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Barnes & Noble was there in 1997.  Borders, beloved by so many readers and those who hang out in book stores, did not die because the book industry is kaput.    That's what the autopsy presented by Ben Austen in BLOOMBERG BUSINESS WEEK indicates. 

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