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

Speaking Of...

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

2005 40

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

2005 40

Famous Speech Friday: Jennifer Granholm's 2005 tribute to Rosa Parks

The Eloquent Woman

But she is also more than equal to the challenge of delivering a dramatic, deeply-felt speech, as she did at the 2005 funeral service for civil rights icon Rosa Parks. We've said it before: Jennifer Granholm is a rock star of public speaking.

2005 84

Blog Or Just Tweet? - What Came To Me From Blogging Since 2005

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Should we blog? Or is tweeting enough? In  In fact, has Twitter become a more powerful communications tool than blogging? That's what clients ask me. After all, what compelled the attention of the world during the Silicon Valley trial "Pao v.

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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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Thanks to You Readers, This Blog Celebrates Its 14th Anniversary

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

You readers were there, all eyes, when this blog launched in April 2005. You took the time to follow, leave comments, ask questions, and make suggestions.    That kept me hunting for exactly the right content. And to post it in ways that made you satisfied that you clicked on. 

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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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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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15th Anniversary of This Blog: But, You Wonder If Blogging Generates Okay ROI

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Thank you readers for sticking with this blog since April 2005.    For the blog I launched in 2020, I would use the WordPress platform (that hadn't been available in 2005).   The blog came into being this way.

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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.

Prepare and Thrive Financially During Difficult Times with Gerard Braud

Speaker Launcher

In 2005, he was hit by Hurricane Katrina, which devastated his hometown of New Orleans. In the frenzy of closures and cancellations the last few days, my goal became to put out some positive ideas and information.

2020 70

Respect for the Dead Isn't Due - The Legacy of Bernie Ebbers

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In 2005, he began his 25-year sentence for securities fraud. It was the scandal that ate right into investors' retirement accounts. I lost a bundle. And after lawyers took their fee in a shareholder lawsuit, I received less than 20 bucks. That kicked off in 2002.

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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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Talking about presentations with Nancy Duarte

Presentation Zen

About eight years ago Nancy contacted me out of the blue—and it will be eight years exactly this December that I first met Nancy and Mark Duarte at their offices in Mountain View California (post from 2005).

2013 109

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.

2013 70

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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Yet Again, Court of Public Opinion Has Greater Reach than Points of Law - Saving Nathaniel Woods

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That was 2005. his amazing situation will circle back to points of law. But for now, the last-minute stay of execution of Nathaniel Woods by the U.S. Supreme Court is a story of activism by celebrities Kim Kardashian and Martin Luther King III. Daily Mail fills in all the details.

2020 52

Harvard's Apologizes, But Was It Necessary?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The time was 2005. Intense media coverage of Jeffrey Epstein's association with elite universities has put Harvard on the hot seat. Predictably, Harvard's president Lawrence Bacow has put out there an elaborate mea culpa. Eloquent, of course.

2019 52

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.

Power Outage at Boeing

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Luttig served in that position since 2005. No surprise, following the exit of chief executive officer Dennis Muilenburg from Boeing comes the retirement of the general counsel Mike Luttig. Since last May he handled the legalities associated with the 737 MAX. In the two crashes of that model 346 human beings had died. Here are more details from The Wall Street Journal.

2019 40

Scott McCloud: Presenting comics in a new (media) world

Presentation Zen

I linked to this 2005 TED talk a few years ago, but it''s worth linking to again today. I''m a big fan of Scott McCloud''s work.

2014 101

Another High-Stakes Presentation: The Wedding Toast

DeFinis Communications

Dawn is a writer, editor, and writing coach whom I have worked with on many writing projects since 2005. June is here, and ‘tis the season…for giving a toast at your best friend, sister, cousin, or mother’s wedding.

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Steve Jobs (1955-2011)

Presentation Zen

All his presentations were great, but my favorite one of Steve's is not his usual Apple presentation, but rather a short 15-minute speech delivered from behind a lectern at Stanford University in the spring of 2005. Steve Jobs passed away today. He was just 56.

2011 105

"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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How to Be a Great Woman Leader

DeFinis Communications

In 2005, a year-long study conducted by Caliper , a Princeton, New Jersey-based management consulting firm, and Aurora , a London-based organization that advances women, identified several characteristics of women leaders. They found that when it comes to leadership, women are stronger than men in several areas. For example, women…. Are more assertive and persuasive. Have a stronger need to get things done. Are more willing to take risks. Are more empathetic and flexible.

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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.

2014 43

"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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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.

2014 65

If you are a presenter you MUST watch this company: Prezi (new features just released) — Scobleizer

Thoughts On Presenting And Design

Scobleizer Searching for world-changing technology Home About Archives Index Favorites Posts Comments If you are a presenter you MUST watch this company: Prezi (new features just released) September 10, 2010 By Robert Scoble Maybe because I worked at Microsoft for three years I really can’t stand Microsoft PowerPoint.

2010 285

Commencement Speeches - Replace Them

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Those exceptions include Steve Jobs' talk at Stanford in 2005, It's time to replace the commencement speech. Politico points out the many of the commencement speeches by big political players such as Elizabeth Warren and Terry McAuliffe have been  banal. 

A great resource for presenters–Indezine.com

PowerPoint Tips

Since it was a small site, it worked — but by 2005, the site was huge and I knew that things had to change. I want to share with you a great resource for presenters– Indezine.com.

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A fascinating look at the history of aspect ratios

Presentation Zen

There is even a discussion of the Golden Mean and rule of thirds which I talked about in 2005 in this post From Wabi-Sabi to Golden Mean and here in From Golden Mean to Rule of Thirds.

2013 105

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.

Niche Marketing - "Specials" on the Menu

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Published in 2005, it still ranks in the top 100,000 of books listed on Amazon. It's been the reality in many types of professional services for decades: the movement to niche expertise. Generalists drifted to the bottom of the food chain.

2019 52

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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Conde Nast Continues to Scramble, But Frantic Moves Will Be W/O Bob Sauerberg

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

With Conde Nast since 2005, he will only remain until a global chief is hired. Conde Nast: Can the once glossy print empire survive digital everything? All we see is scrambling. The latest frantic move, following the axing of print Glamour, is the combining of the U.S.

2018 56

Edward Tufte on Data, Analysis, & Truth

Presentation Zen

I've talked about Tufte in my own books and on this website going back to at least this post in 2005. Edward Tufte is a leading expert in the data analysis and data visualization space.

Law Firms Moving into Reputation Restoration Space

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  As a legal blogger since 2005, I receive those communications regularly. The earnest tone, cautious wording, and extensive length: That's the standard MO of law firms around the world emailing me a letter requesting that I delete a post about their client.

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