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

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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

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.

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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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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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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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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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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.

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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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).

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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. 

Biases in Making Choices

The Communication Blog

In groups, this tendency is referred to a groupthink, the tendency to agree with the majority and to not voice opposition (Janis, 1983; Richmond, McCroskey, & McCroskey, 2005). 2005). This is a word copy of an article that was published in Etc: A Review of General Semantics 73, October 2018, pp. 314-320. T he purpose of the article was not to propose new theories but just to put some of these cognitive biases together and apply them to choice-making.

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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.

"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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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.

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Artificial Intelligence in Services - Allstate's Smart Public Relations

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Way back in 2005, when I was blogging the Rhode Island lead paint trial, there were former full-time journalists covering the courtroom action as "stringers" (gig workers) in order to pick up some extra money.

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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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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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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.

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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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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

2010 285

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?

2009 159

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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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.

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.

2011 216

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.

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

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."

2013 52

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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Two must-see college graduation speeches

Presentation Zen

The 2005 graduation speech by Steve Jobs garnered a lot of attention at the time, and is still talked about today, having been downloaded millions of times. It's graduation time in many parts of the world , and that means long ceremonies and a lot of speeches.

Oscar Night 2011

Manner of Speaking

One of the best acceptance speeches that I’ve seen was that given by Ari Sandel , a movie director who won the Oscar for Best Short Film – Live Action in 2005. Tonight is the 83rd Annual Academy Awards. It’s been years since I’ve seen the show live.

2011 151

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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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 Don’t Know Dick!

Manner of Speaking

It is the 4 August 2005 Keynote Address that Hardt gave at the O’Reilly Open Source Convention in Portland, Oregon. Ahem … I am referring to Dick Clarence Hardt , founder and CEO of Sxip Identity and a big proponent of Identity 2.0.

2011 187

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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