Halloween: 2000 years of global tradition

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  The history of Halloween dates back 2000 years to the Celts.  The mashup of playfulness and energy pumped into Halloween makes it seem like an only-in-America holiday. 

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Drudge Report Highlights Trump Confident, Links to Mulitple Articles on Voter Fraud, 2000 Screw-Up

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Meanwhile, on the all-important left-hand side of the news website are multiple links to articles on voter fraud and how screwed-up the 2000 election was. There are two cultures in America.    One has the mindset that Hillary Clinton will win by a landslide. The other is convinced that Donald Trump will win, only voter fraud will make it seem like he didn't. The Drudge Report embraces the latter culture. Tonight's headline in the Drudge Report is: "Trump Confident."

2000 47

Guest Posting: The Power of Intention by Kate Peters

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Her solo album, Sojourn, was released in 2000, and since then she has released two other recordings, including Musical Stories, with composer/pianist Edward Barnes, and [.]. Kate Peters has taught voice and communication impact for over 30 years, and is the author of the book, Can You Hear Me Now? Kate stays active as an artist.

2012 162

Rhetoric Made Easy – Bringing Back the Magic

The Presenter's Blog

2000 years ago our Greek and Roman presenter-ancestors left us an awesome inheritance — the formulae for magic. 2000 years of dust, detours and occasionally deliberate destruction had turned rhetoric into a tangled mess of ancient names and obscure descriptions.

Free PowerPoint tutorials

PowerPoint Tips

They have tutorials from 2000 through 2007 (PC only). GCF Learn Free is a website that offers free tutorials, both in text and video format. People often ask me where they can learn PowerPoint from scratch, and this is a good place to start for the basics. Go to the Computer Training page , choose PowerPoint, and choose the version you want. If you try these, let me know what you think. Do you know of other free PowerPoint tutorials

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24 Hour Webinarathon 10/10/10

Speaking Of...

I'm presenting at 2000 GMT in this spectacular global conversation! Check out the presenters and topics. World Day of Interconnectedness.

2000 40

Dirimens copulatio and LBJ’s War on Poverty Speech

The Presenter's Blog

Dirimens is the ultimate example because 2000 years ago Cicero was already disagreeing with Aristotle about exactly what it was. by Peter Watts. Today marks the 50th anniversary of the speech in which President Lyndon B. Johnson declared war on poverty.

2014 171

"Megyn Kelly Today" - Poor Sweeps Numbers Expected

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

But, reports The Wrap , the sweeps numbers (calculated every November) are predicted to be the lowest for a Today franchise since 2000. As Megyn Kelly watchers know, her morning show got a ratings bump and some goodwill when she focused on sexual harassment.

Tom Antion - Writing a Eulogy

Great Public Speaking

I was inspired to do this video and to help people learn to write a eulogy when my father passed away in July of 2000. It's a difficult time for you. We are here to help with your funeral speech.

2000 52

Nelson Mandela: Lessons for Future Orators

Matt Eventoff

As he stated when closing the 13th Annual International Aids Conference in Durban in 2000: It is never my custom to use words lightly. * First appeared in The Atlantic Post. When a man has done what he considers to be his duty to his people and his country, he can rest in peace.

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For every risk, some praise

The Presenter's Blog

These words were written 2000 years ago by the Roman orator and teacher, Quintilian. “a boy’s capacity may be dulled by too great strictness in correcting him.

2013 146

Political Attack Ads. From Romans to Romney via Building Bishops

The Presenter's Blog

2000 years ago, the Roman speakers Cicero and Quintilian both described techniques similar to attack ads. Are negative “attack ads” examples of valid public speaking, or just political porn?

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slideboxx: Slide management software

PowerPoint Tips

It runs with PowerPoint 2000 through 2007. slideboxx (by Zinali) helps you find slides from PowerPoint presentations using keyword search. Charles Wolfus of Zinali sent me a free copy (that’s my disclosure statement!) and I’ve been using it ever since. slideboxx opens and works in your browser. It automatically indexes your presentations—which can take some time, depending on how many you have, and I probably have more than most people.

Content Providers - Brutal Lesson from Crypto

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The tumble has now surpassed the Nasdaq Composite Index's 78 percent peak-to-trough decline after the dot-com bubble burst in 2000."  Could Michael Arrington, the venture capitalist for had founded TechCrunch, have been wrong? Not only did he set up a hedge fund based on crypto.

2018 52

Manhattan AG Cyrus Vance - His Brand in Play

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Supreme Court in 2000. Big names in Hollywood are turning up the heat on how law enforcement dealt with allegations about Harvey Weinstein's sexual behavior in the past. Those range from Reese Witherspoon to Julianne Moore. They sent a letter to New York governor Andrew Cuomo.

2018 52

The Election Will Be Conducted on Blockchain - Sierre Leone First to Do That

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" Since the data is "locked in," according to collectively pre-determined rules, one wonders if applying blockchain technology could have prevented the dispute about the winner of the 2000 presidential election.

2018 52

Speak the Movie at Cherry Creek

Speak and Deliver

Cherry Creek member and 2000 World Champion of Public Speaking Ed Tate was in attendance, and in addition to offering a few introductory words, participated with me in the Q&A afterward.

2013 69

Teri Everett: Leaving Senior VP Communications Post at News Corp

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  She had joined News Corp back in 2000.  Teri Everett, reports Odwyerpr.com , says it's time for something new.    Back then she was Vice President of corporate communications in LA.

2000 52

A great resource for presenters–Indezine.com

PowerPoint Tips

Geetesh: It wasn’t very planned in the beginning in the year 2000 when the site went live. I want to share with you a great resource for presenters– Indezine.com.

2011 216

District Governor (gulp)

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

I joined Toastmasters in 2000, with the aim of simply becoming a better public speaker, but it did not take very long to realise that Toastmasters is not just about public speaking. As of two days ago, I am the District Governor for Toastmasters District 74, Southern Africa.

2009 130

Era of Short Form: Even THE NEW YORK TIMES gets with it

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

So, it's no surprise that the usually wordy THE NEW YORK TIMES has issued an edict which restricts reader comments to 2000 characters, down from 5000. Short form is the genre of our era.    The well-done tweet, which goes viral and prompts action, is what more of us aim to produce.    Forget publishing a book. Current Affairs Web/Tech Writing

2000 40

Blogs I Follow: The Displaced Plainsman

Dahle Communication

  Christians believe that a Jewish man who lived and was crucified a little over 2000 years ago rose from the dead and provides salvation for the whole human race.  

2010 148

"Trojan Horse" Metaphor Gives Power To Donald Trump's Monday Speech

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

During his speech, Trump took credit for sensing in 2000 that there will be a major attack on U.S. Donald Trump knows to keep his public speaking topical. So, of course, in today's speech in Tennessee he focused on terrorism.

2015 65

When a bar chart can be misleading

Presentation Zen

Yet, as a percentage of the entire NASA budget, the earth science allocation in 2016 is actually less than in the year 2000. in 2000. Just because a chart is correct, it does not mean it's not misleading.

2015 112

Boy Scouts of America: An American value?

The Presenter's Blog

It has been pointed out that according to a Supreme Court ruling back in 2000, that the Scouts are entitled to deny membership to whoever they like. America has made itself the home of public speaking. A nation of free speech. While other countries debate if public speaking skills even belong in the classroom, American children “Show and Tell” from the age of six. Once past the Show and Tell stage, Speech and Debate classes continue their development.

Famous Speech Friday: Jimmy Carter on religion & women speakers

The Eloquent Woman

When I watched former U.S. President Jimmy Carter's TEDWomen talk on a livestream this year, I knew it was headed for the blog. Frequent readers know that I've only published a man's speech one other time in our Famous Speech Friday series.

2015 108

Oscar Night 2011

Manner of Speaking

Another speech that I like was the one given by Russell Crowe in 2000 when he won the award for Best Actor for his performance in Gladiator. Tonight is the 83rd Annual Academy Awards. It’s been years since I’ve seen the show live.

2011 151

Communication Strategies: Mindfulness

The Communication Blog

To apply interpersonal skills appropriately and effectively, you need to be mindful of the unique communication situation you’re in, of your available communication options or choices, and of the reasons why one option is likely to prove better than the others (Langer, 1989; Elmes & Gemmill, 1990; Burgoon, Berger, & Waldron, 2000). Burgoon, Berger, & Waldron, 2000) : < Can the message be misinterpreted?

5 books that capture commencement speeches by women

The Eloquent Woman

A Short Guide to a Happy Life preserves Anna Quindlen's planned 2000 commencement address at Villanova University, which was never given. Commencement ceremonies often feature women speakers, but their speeches are less frequently published than those of male speakers.

Big Brandnames - How They Can Get Made, No Matter What

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Remember how the 2000 election limbo enhanced the reputations of Ted Olson and David Boies. Eventually, the next U.S. President will be determined. That is unlikely to happen on Election Day.

2016 61

Trump v Clinton - Bookies Favor Clinton

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Campaign 2000 will be very different directly because of Trump.  "Hillary Clinton is the favorite to win in November at odds of 4-11, according to the online bookmaker Ladbrokes - meaning you'd have to wager $11 to win $4."  "  - New York Post, May 4, 2016.

2016 52

Rhetorical Devices: Anadiplosis

Manner of Speaking

” — Joaquin Phoenix in Gladiator (2000). This post is part of a series on rhetoric and rhetorical devices. For other posts in the series, please click this link. Device : Anadiplosis. Origin : From the Greek ??????????? anathiplosis), meaning “doubling” or “folding” In plain English: Beginning a sentence or clause by repeating the last word or words of the previous sentence or clause. Effect: Repetition of the words adds rhythm and cadence.

James Comey - Blasting through Forgiveness Platitudes

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The classic example seems to be Al Gore and what went down in the 2000 election. With his book "A Higher Loyalty," former FBI director James Comey is getting what reads, looks, sounds, and plays on interviews as revenge. President Donald Trump fired Comey. 

2018 52

London 2012. Olympic Opening Ceremony. 7 points for presenters

The Presenter's Blog

How will the London Olympics be compared to Beijing in 2008, or to Sydney in 2000? What a show! London 2012 delivered the opening of the 30th Olympic Games, and with it’s magnificent Opening Ceremony, also demonstrated seven olympic sized ideas for building presentations: 1. Appeal to history.

2012 171

Sitcom Writing: Pilots and Specs

Pro Humorist

I know this was the case way back in 2000. I’ve Never Written a Sitcom… Yet. Please note, I am writing this not from experience of being a professional sitcom writer, but from the perspective of having read and researched a lot about it. Not claiming to be an expert by any means. Sure I’ve probably read more books, and websites on the subject than you. But despite what some suggest, that doesn’t make you an authority or an expert.

2015 109

Paid Obits - Growth Area for Newspapers

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Since 2000, reports  Rick Edmonds on POYNTER ONLINE, classified revenue for newspapers has declined 70%, from $17.6 billion to $6 billion.    Those of us who scout up work from Craigslist know that.    What we might not know, unless there was a recent death in the family, is that the paid-obituary category is a growth niche at newspapers.    Perhaps survivors feel the compulsion to give the deceased a high-profile send-off. 

2000 43

American BigPR's Revenue Growth Flat - Is Model Stuck in 20th Century?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

From 1990 until 2000, reports Odwyerpr.com , the revenue at BigPR surged from $910 million to $2.5 billion.    That was then. Now, revenue growth is flat. Even at the iconic Edelman, in 2016, the organic revenue growth was only 1.7%.

2017 52

Black Death Versus PowerPoint

Executive Speech Coach

Fortune 500 x 10 = 5,000 Fortune 500 x 50 = 25,000 Next 2,000 corporate x 5 = 10,000 5,000 mid sized x 1 = 5,000 Entrepreneurs 10,000 x 1 = 10,000 Colleges & Universites 2000 x 1 = 2000 That suggests at least 57,000 presentations a day. It's estimated that the Bubonic Plague (Black Death) killed 20 to 50 million people in Europe between 1347 and 1351. It's attack was swift and merciless. People didn't know how to deal with this threat.

CT's Wal-Mart Bandit: Gateaway is taxi

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  His take was decent: $2000.  This Connecticut bandit who robbed the Hamden Wal-Mart could become the kind of folk hero who becomes popular in hard times.    Those otherworldly creatures inspire the rest of us who are stuck plodding through the crisis.

2000 52

Jack Welch - His Legacy Might Be Taking Yet Another Hit

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In Bloomberg , Thomas Black raises this issue: In 2000, did outgoing GE head Jack Welch bet on wrong horse? If that was the situation, then Welch's legacy has taken yet another hit.    Some have long contended that Welch hadn't really done much for GE.

2017 52

Games Masters of Professional Services Play

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  It's "Consulting Demons" and it dates back to 2000, a high point in the earnings of professional services.  Most of us operate at low levels of the food chain, that is, where there is decent but not a lot of money.    We have probably wondered how the real money is made.    An old book helps us figure that out. 

2000 40

Toastmasters Friday: Getting Back on Track

Speak and Deliver

I haven't competed since Spring of 2009, after having competed every year since Fall of 2000, my first evaluation contest. 2010 saw me jump the tracks a bit, when it comes to Toastmasters.

THE POWER OF LANGUAGE, PART III

Professionally Speaking...

How can we allow the rich and powerful, not only to rip off people as consumers, but to continue to rip them off as taxpayers?". Ralph Nader, 2000 NAACP Convention Address. "Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.". Rudyard Kipling. . Words are the primary mechanism we use to transmit ideas. Words encourage, challenge, persuade, teach and transform.

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