Sunday February 13, 2005

Speaking Of...

Happy Sunday. As I continue the blog my hope is to share with you my insights on public speaking, my passion, and to offer my feedback to help you speak with confidence. Everyone has their own unique message. Our job in life, I believe, is to unleash that message for all to hear. I invite you to suggest topics and I will respond with my best answer

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Presidents Day

Speaking Of...

President's Day. Most people see this as another holiday to pursue recreation and leisure. I'm reflecting today on the great leaders who have given us the precious gift of freedom. Freedom of speech is another one of those rights we in America take for granted. But for many worldwide it isn't.My My personal freedom of speech heroes include Jefferson, Washington, Lincoln, F. Roosevelt. Usually confined to history books, these visionaries defined, in their day, what freedom means.

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Saturday February 19

Speaking Of...

Welcome to the weekend.Another cold one up in the Northeast. It seems like winter is still settled in here. How are things in your neck of the woods

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Checkin' In

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Welcome back. Would love to hear from any of you who received my first message. Consider this our meeting place. I have so many RD friends, old and new. This seemed like the perfect way to meet

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Welcome

Speaking Of...

Just back from the Florida sun. A welcome break from the northeast snow. A question for y'all.what what do you fear most about speaking in front of groups

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Podcast: ProActive Networking

Communication Steroids

NSA/NC Speaker Academy Success Stories

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

The Northern California Chapter of the National Speakers Association has been running an Academy for emerging speakers since 2005. The Speakers Academy (originally called Pro-Track) has graduated over 300 speakers from the year-long training program.

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Meeting Report: The wit and wisdom of speechwriter Hal Gordon

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Since 2005, Hal has provided executive speech writing for top executives of Shell Oil, Royal Dutch Shell, CenterPoint Energy, GE […] On Thursday September 17, 2015 the Silicon Valley Speechwriters welcomed Hal Gordon as our guest on a conference call. Since 2005, Hal has provided executive speech writing for top executives of Shell Oil, Royal Dutch Shell, CenterPoint Energy, GE Aero Energy, UPS, Sim-Tex LP, cPanel and the Greater Houston Partnership.

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Book Review: The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

He’s a college drop-out whose eloquent 2005 Stanford University Commencement address has been watched [.]. The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs: How to Be Insanely Great in Front of Any Audience Steve Jobs is the exception to the rule – a corporate executive whose product introductions captivate audiences as powerfully as the best motivational speakers.

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Book Review: The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

He’s a college drop-out whose eloquent 2005 Stanford University Commencement address has been watched [.]. The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs: How to Be Insanely Great in Front of Any Audience Steve Jobs is the exception to the rule – a corporate executive whose product introductions captivate audiences as powerfully as the best motivational speakers.

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Book Review: The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

He’s a college drop-out whose eloquent 2005 Stanford University Commencement address has been watched [.]. The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs: How to Be Insanely Great in Front of Any Audience Steve Jobs is the exception to the rule – a corporate executive whose product introductions captivate audiences as powerfully as the best motivational speakers.

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What can you do in 30 seconds?

More than PowerPoint...

Throwback Thursday… In 2005, Merv Griffin said he wrote the Jeopardy! them e song in under a minute. “That little 30 seconds has made me a fortune, millions,” he said. How much exactly? Somewhere between 70 and 80 million. And that was ten years ago.

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Seasons Greetings to Readers

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Paul Chaney taught me about this then new medium of blogging back in 2005. This is our ninth holiday season together.   With your comments and page views you taught me how to cut to the bone in communicating whatever.

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Tech & Ideology - Conservative Peter Thiel Departing Silicon Valley

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

He had been serving there since 2005. Former practicing lawyer and currently a successful venture capitalist - Peter Thiel - has been one of the few conservatives in Silicon Valley. The majority of the prominent players there had fundraised for Hillary Clinton.

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Trailer for my new book coming out in 2014 and featuring extracts from this blog

Max Atkinson

TURN A DEAF EAR: CONVERSING, COMMENTING AND COMMUNICATING MAX ATKINSON By the same author Discovering Suicide: Studies in the Social Organization of Sudden Death (1978) London, The Macmillan Press Order in Court: The Organisation of Verbal Interaction in Judicial Settings (with Paul Drew) (1979) London, The Macmillan Press.

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Laura Ellsworth & Linda McMahon Template

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  I first encountered Ellsworth when I was blogging the Rhode Island lead paint class action public nuisance second trial (November 1, 2005 - February 22, 2006).

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"Digital First" Probably Won't Save Metro Newspapers

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In that study , journalism professor at the University of Texas at Austin, Hsiang Ins Chyi, found that the growth in website readership was two-tenth of a percent between 2007 and 2005.

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"Criminal Minds" - No more Aaron Hotchner, played by Thomas Gibson

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Launched in 2005, it features an elite team of FBI employees who create profiles of the bad guys. The television series "Criminal Minds" probably has been singlehandedly responsible for motivating our best and brightest to apply for jobs at the FBI.

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Ronan Farrow, et al. - Being "Threatened" BigBrand Builder

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  When I was blogging the Rhode Island lead paint trial (November 2005 - February 2006), I received an email threat to stop mentioning a judge in Pennsylvania. Ronan Farrow has embraced investigative journalism.

Bentley, Nina Pham's Dog, Okay For Now

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"A 2005 study of an Ebola outbreak in Gabon, Africa, suggests dogs can be infected with the virus but not suffer any symptoms."  "  - Bruce Golding, the New York Post, October 13, 2014. Here is the article.

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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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Blogging: When life intervenes

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" That's what I told my blogging coach Paul Chaney back in 2005, after he helped me get this site up and running.    Since 2005, I have fallen apart when, well, life intervened and I couldn't blog as much as I wanted.  "I'd rather be blogging."

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This Blog Is 11 Years Old - A Member of Generation Z

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In April 2005, I called Paul Chaney to set up this blog. So, yes, what Chaney and Bloomberg helped me start in 2005 has become a digital "gold mine." He had been referred to me by Toby Bloomberg. Both became famous.

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Thought for the day … and Steve Jobs

Joan Detz Speaker Services

This morning, CNN played (in full) the extraordinary commencement speech that Steve Jobs gave at Stanford University in 2005. “What students actually do is what matters, not what the teachers present.” ” (Edward Redish, in a presentation given October 1998 at the Physics Revitalization Conference). Listen to the three stories Jobs told in this speech, starting with his story about dropping out of Reed College. .

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Create a PowerPoint handout from selected slides

PowerPoint Tips

2001 2002 2003 2004 2005. A subscriber ask me how she could create a printed handout that contains only some of the slides in the presentation. She wanted to create a handout with 3 slides per page. Here are the steps: For PowerPoint 2010. Choose File> Print.

Content Marketing - Keywords Are Not Forever

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" For example, when I used the keyword "ghostwriter" in 2005, it was a magnet for lucrative assignments. The keywords your target markets use to search the internet for services and products keep changing.

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Being Snooped On: The new symbol of power

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Not since I was deposed about a trial I covered in 2005 through 2006 have I been snooped on.  The nose knows.    It smells power and the rest is the material for some of the most audacious scandals which have hit since Watergate. 

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Thomas Gibson aka Aaron Hotchner Lawyers Up

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Since 2005, the character of Hotchner had made us feel better about the world. That didn't take long. As fans of Criminal Minds know, Thomas Gibson, who plays Aaron Hotchner, had been fired. Allegedly he kicked writer Virgil Williams in a discussion about a script for the show.

2016 52

Blogging = Branding/Networking/New Business Development Tool

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Since 2005, I have leveraged blogging as my primary marketing tactic. The blog remains a powerful tool for branding, networking and new business development.

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"I Can Only Imagine" - Memes of Feeling the Pain, Forgiving

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Way back in 2005, starting a blog gave me a platform for sorting out my pain. Faith-based music biopic "I Can Only Imagine" plays out two profound memes: feeling the pain and forgiving.

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You're not done yet

Speak Schmeak

From an interview with Geraldo Rivera in 2005: Geraldo Rivera: Do you ever look back and contemplate, oh my goodness, Thriller is the biggest selling musical performance ever?

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You're not done yet

Speak Schmeak

From an interview with Geraldo Rivera in 2005: Geraldo Rivera: Do you ever look back and contemplate, oh my goodness, Thriller is the biggest selling musical performance ever?

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Steve Jobs – Public Speaking, Preparation & Practice

Matt Eventoff

Stanford Commencement – 2005. The speed at which information travels has rendered most news dated within hours; days if a story really has “legs.” ” To last through multiple news cycles is very rare. The passing of Steve Jobs has done just that, and for good reason.

Post-Trumpism - At Least in Terms of Page Views

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

When I was an early adopter in 2005, there was demand for personal opinion. Posting on Trumpism, all aspects, was a gift that kept on giving. That phenomenon began when Donald Trump began gaining traction in Campaign 2016. It's endured until very recently.

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Influencers - How Not To Pitch to Us

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  After all, I have been blogging since 2005. Of course, I am an influencer.  All of my three sites are syndicated. Also, Google rewards longevity with high rankings. The other two blogs are [link] and [link]. Some businesses and individuals know exactly how to pitch to me.

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April Is Not Cruellest Month of All - T.S. Eliot's "The Waste Land" Got It Wrong

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It was in April 2005 that I launched this blog. Eliot's poem "The Waste Land" opens with what has become a historic line: "April is the cruelest month of all." " We will be hearing that line and others from T.S. Eliot's collection of poems a lot.

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Thought Leadership - Storytelling v. Mere Personal Disclosure

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The power of a story well-told was shown by how many years Steve Jobs' 2005 Commencement Speech to Stanford continues to resonate. Surf the websites of major brandnames in public relations.    Many transmit the message: We tell your story.

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Cinnabon Leverages Association With New Employee Gene (aka Saul Goodman)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Around 2005, I recall that the head of a public relations agency in Manhattan shot down my idea to include "Desperate Housewives" in an opinion-editorial targeted for The Wall Street Journal on censorship.

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Brad Bufanda - Suicide Snuffs Out Young Actor from "Veronica Mars"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Just since 2005, there has been a significant surge.  By age 34, Brad Bufada had made it in the tough world of acting. For two seasons, he had been in the television series "Veronica Mars" as Felix Toombs.

2017 52

Rolling Stone, Counterculture Icon, Up for Sale - But Old-Line Print Players Can Stay Marketable

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  My digital education started out with creating this blog in 2005. September has been a cruel month for old-line print media. At Vanity Fair, celebrity editor Graydon Carter announced he's retiring. Then, at Rolling Stone, founder Jann S.

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