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. 

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.

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."

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.

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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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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.

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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.

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.

Inspired to Educate

The Communication Blog

I’ve put together a page with all the info here: www.insp2ed.org Please let me know if you are able to share the #Inspired2Educate program and the news of our $2000 monthly giveaway. I received this request from Nina Martin and it seems a noble one and so I'm posting it as I received it. It should be of interest to lots of educators who pass by this blog. Hi Joe, Happy summer!

Public Speaking Business: Radio Interviews

Great Public Speaking

Alex figured out the system that most radio stations won't tell you about and you can get this critical information here: How To Make Up To $2000 a Minute on the RadioMost public speakers have started writing books to help suppliment their speaking income or using the book as a calling card to get more speaking engagements. A book is a solid way to get more publicity - but how do get the word out so people know about it?

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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.

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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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.

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.

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.

March Madness and the World Championship of Public Speaking

Speak and Deliver

Whether you''re facing an audience of 10 at club, or 2000 at the finals, the one loss and you''re done nature (in most cases, though some Clubs, Areas, and Divisions send the top two) of the event puts the pressure on.

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Public Speaking - Getting The Sale

Great Public Speaking

I went down and got a $3000 contract and another one the following month for $2000. Humor can help you get the sales presentation in the first place. It will also help you stay upbeat in the face of rejection, overcome inevitable problems that arise during a presentation, break down sales resistance, and create loyal customers who will buy again. Let me tell you how humor has greatly helped me.

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.

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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%.

10 Books for the 21st-Century Presenter, Storyteller

Presentation Zen

9) The Business of Belief: How the World''s Best Marketers, Designers, Salespeople, Coaches, Fundraisers, Educators, Entrepreneurs and Other Leaders Get Us to Believe by Tom Asacker I really liked Asacker''s book Sandbox Wisdom , which I read back in 2000 on Tom Peter''s recommendation.

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Your Speaking Secret Weapon: Pure Energy

Speak and Deliver

Awhile back, I heard a quote out of the mouth of 2000 World Champion Public Speaking Ed Tate''s mouth that essentially said: "When two people meet in a sales or competitive situation, the person with the most energy wins."

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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.

What I Learned From Darren LaCroix Last Night

Speak and Deliver

Driving 90 minutes through the mountains to get there, I attended with intent - intent to be the student Darren always talks about us needing to be - like the way 2000 Champ Ed Tate sits there and takes pages of notes no matter how often he hears people.

"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.

What About Bob?

Speak and Deliver

Your audience of 20, 200, or 2000 is nothing but a big group of Bobs and Bobbettes, regardless of whether they drove to work today in a Porsche or a Pinto. You know Bob. He's that one guy in every audience that needs to hear what you have say.

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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.

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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.

Public Speaking: Getting The Sale

Great Public Speaking

I went down and got a $3000 contract and another one the following month for $2000. Humor can help you get the sales presentation in the first place. It will also help you stay upbeat in the face of rejection, overcome inevitable problems that arise during a presentation, break down sales resistance, and create loyal customers who will buy again. Let me tell you how humor has greatly helped me.

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.

Is James Naughtie the most long-winded interviewer in broadcasting history?

Max Atkinson

Now let me remind you and I'm sure you know these words from President Bush himself in the presidential debate just before he was elected October 2000.

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Toastmasters Friday: The Quest for the Trophy

Speak and Deliver

For me this year, I was in an all-new district - one that boasts many WCPS contestants over the last 12 years, as well as the 2000 winner.

Results of survey: What resources would help you improve your presentation skills?

PowerPoint Tips

2000 or earlier. Thanks to all of you (about 100 people) who answered the survey! 1) What version of PowerPoint are you using? 2002/2003. 40.2%. 55.4%. 2001,x,2004 (Mac). 2008 (Mac). 2) Which books would help you most with presentations? Advanced PowerPoint techniques. 53.4%. Effective presentation skills. 34.1%. Design principles for non-designers. 54.5%. Other suggestions: Presenting boring information in an exciting way. Design principles.

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.

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

Speaking of Take the Stairs - A Book Review

Speak and Deliver

2000 World Champion of Public Speaking suggested Rory might be the next Zig Ziglar - and this book seems to aspire to such greatness.

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.

Everyday (but Sometimes Difficult) Conversations

The Communication Blog

The most important question for most people is what makes a good excuse and what makes a bad excuse (Dunn & Cody, 2000; Slade, 1995; Snyder, 1984). What makes one excuse effective and another ineffective will vary from one culture to another and will depend on factors already discussed, such as the culture’s individualism–collectivism, its power distance, the values it places on assertiveness, and various other cultural tendencies (Tata, 2000).

Apologies and Excuses, Vietnamese Translation

The Communication Blog

Không ngạc nhiên, các người hoạch định lý do bào chữa người chịu trách nhiệm sẽ được coi là đáng tin cậy hơn, có thẩm quyền, và đáng yêu chuộng hơn những người từ chối trách nhiệm (Dunn & Cody, 2000). It's a real pleasure to post this translation Vietnamese by Nicy Nguyen of a post on Apologies and Excuses. For more information on such translations check out: [link] Why Do We Translate?

"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.

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.