Famous Speech Friday: Viola Davis at the 2015 Emmy Awards

The Eloquent Woman

Her fourth turn in our series happened this week, at the 2015 Emmy Awards honoring television programs and performers, when she became the first black woman to win the award for leading actress in a television drama. You get the best discount if you register by October 30, 2015.

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The 2015 Boom: You Can Feel It

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It's palpable: the 2015 boom. On that platform, we can blossom in ways we might have never expected. "The best three-month stretch of hiring since 1997 has positioned the U.S.

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Thought Leaders - You Can Create Web Platforms W/O Coding

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"Code-free web design platforms are an increasingly popular tool among web designers. " - Dennis Mitzner, "SaaS Companies Look To Change The Interface Of Web Design," in Tech Crunch, April 4, 2015.

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Speakers, You’ve GOTTA Get On Periscope!! (Says Who?)

Succeed Speaking

So can YouTube, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, and numerous other social media platforms. Maybe you’ve heard about this new social media/video streaming app called Periscope. Maybe it seems like you’re hearing about it everywhere.).

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"Lessons Learned" = Popular Meme, Poor Platform For Change

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Books, articles, speeches, and film documentaries are framed: Lessons Learned. But, if all these lessons were learned, we humans would be living our little lives in The Happy Valley.

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Medium.com = LinkedIn Pulse-Like Open Platform For Influence Publishing

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The latest platform for influence publishing is Medium.com. It joins LinkedIn Pulse as an open platform to post on. The influence game is tilting toward DIY. You can attract the right kind of attention without needing The Gatekeepers.

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The Trump Brand - Built On Platform Of Social Media

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The platform for bundling together private and public has been social media. Trump had the genius and fearlessness to leverage the platform already existing to put together populist branding.

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Likeability & Hillary Clinton's Lack Of It - That Power Platform Could Be Crumbling

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" - Peter Nicholas, The Wall Street Journal, December 15, 2015. Likeability has been a traditional platform for power. If this platform is crumbling in politics, the implications could be huge for other fields.

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Amazon.com's Book Rankings - Platform For King-Size Schadenfreude

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It was that astute cynic the late writer Gore Vidal who observed that it is not enough for a professional to succeed. In addition, all the others in the loop must fail.

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Money Of Our Own - That's What Virginia Woolf Would Have Made A Must-Have For Writers In 2015

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

If Woolf were writing in 2015, she might drop the room part, focus on just the money and target the essay at all writers. One way we can put establish that platform is by having guaranteed income. "A Room of One's Own."

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Medium = Cool Open Platform: Hillary Clinton Posts On It (about Donald Trump, of course)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It's official: Open social network platform - Medium - is cool. Hillary Clinton has recently posted on it. Here you can read what she has to say about Donald Trump. So far there are 1,174 likes and 71 responses. My hunch: There will be plenty more likes and comments.

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Blogging In Era Of LinkedIn Pulse, Medium, Twitter & Other Open Platforms

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Instead, the focus has shifted to how to manage the blog in this era of so many prestigious open platforms you could also be posting on. Big players know: Yes, you need a blog. It's expected.

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Poppy Harlow - Platform For Rest Of Us To Forgive Ourselves For Media Mishaps

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"Father, help me forgive myself for my media screw-up. In an article I spelled 'Hipaa' wrong. A reader noticed it and left a comment. " Those of us who live or die by media suffer when something goes wrong.

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Bess Myerson - Platform For Media Pop-Culture Figures Like Ronald Reagan To Become Influentials

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Without Bess Myerson, who recently died at age 90, media pop-culture figures like Ronald Reagan would have needed more time to mutate into influentials. Here is a chronicle in The New York Times how she leveraged a pretty face and a striking television presence into positions of leadership, especially in New York. Myerson benefited from lucky timing. She won the Miss America contest in 1945. That sort of thing was still prestigious. World World War II had just ended.

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Social Network Gadflies - Complusively Posting On Open Platforms, e.g. LinkedIn Pulse

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

So, these social network gadflies post compulsively on open platforms. Sometimes they are selling something, usually a service such as guaranteeing your website a billion-times more traffic. And that browsers will turn into buyers. No more abandoned shopping carts. More often, they have a message of great gravitas. They range from LinkedIn Pulse to Medium. In our email we receive friendly greetings from them. They tell us that they welcome invitations to also post on our digital sites.

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Speakers, You’ve GOTTA Get On Periscope!! (Says Who?)

Succeed Speaking

So can YouTube, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, and numerous other social media platforms. Maybe you’ve heard about this new social media/video streaming app called Periscope. Maybe it seems like you’re hearing about it everywhere.).

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Famous Speech Friday: Kelley Johnson's Miss America speech on nursing

The Eloquent Woman

Your platform amplifies your voice. I see lots of speakers fail to take the opportunity afforded by a big-platform opportunity, and am delighted she chose to use hers in this way. You get the best discount if you register by October 30, 2015.

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5 Ways to Keep Your Sales Team Focused on Improving their Presentation Skills

DeFinis Communications

For example, use your status meeting every Monday, your bi-monthly presentations, or your all-hands meetings as a platform for skill development. Last week I received a call from a sales manager whose team we worked with last year.

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32 historic women's speeches to close #WomensHistoryMonth

The Eloquent Woman

I''ve updated this list to include posts on the Index through 2015. 1963: Julia Child''s "The French Chef" cooking demos took television by storm, giving a woman an unusual platform for extemporaneous speaking-while-demonstrating.

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Famous Speech Friday: Rep. Terri Sewell's remarks at Selma

The Eloquent Woman

Even the lowest-ranking speaker should have a great speech: Some might think it''s their job not to outshine anyone else on the platform, and that would be hard to do, anyway, with two presidents, two First Ladies and a civil rights icon sharing the stage with you.

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Famous Speech Friday: Lupita Nyong'o on following your fear

The Eloquent Woman

The conference is a great example of the trend in women-focused conferences, which--unlike many other conferences--seem to have no trouble fielding women speakers, nor making money with a platform full of women.

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Roger Ailes Does Smackdown On Fox (Bob Dilenschneider Probably Smiling)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" - Joe Flint, "Roger Ailes Extends Contract With Fox News," in The Wall Street Journal, June 25, 2015. Now conservative candidates clawing to take on Hillary The Fundraising Animal can count on the platform which Fox News provides.

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Facebook - Will It Have To Change Its Business Model?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" - Biz Carson, "Facebook is more concerned than ever about ad blockers," Business Insider, November 5, 2015. It would be difficult for business to exit that platform.

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RNC 1, Media 0 - Deep-pocketed Conservatives Can Blow Up Power Of Establishment Media

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" - Hadas Gold and Kyle Cheney, Politico, October 30, 2015. They have the resources to put together their own unique type of publicity platforms.

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Slow Ratings Day At Fox News, Roger?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" - Bruce Golding, New York Post, August 25, 2015. That, of course, usually provides a platform for friction.

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Tech Isn't Bullet-Proof - Yes, You Need Two Of Everything

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" - Mott Burns, TechCrunch, February 19, 2015. My i-platform smartphone doesn't always transmit the whatever. "AOL Mail has been down since early this morning." Here is the article.

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The Economist Not Bullish On Survival Of Most American Dailies

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" - The Economist, November 21, 2015. Newspaper work is an excellent platform for second careers in public relations, marketing, advertising, and social media. "American dailies lost around $30 billion in ad spending between 2005 and 2014, or 60% of the total.

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StumbeUpon - Tragedy Of Yet Another Early Adopter

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" - Marlize van Romburgh, Silicon Valley Business Journal, August 11, 2015. However, blogging remains a valuable platform for developing new business, networking, and joining in on global conversations.

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Bill De Blasio - Like President Obama, Returns To Rhetorical Device of Triplicate

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" -  Mayor Bill de Blasio, as quoted by Nora Barak, "Blizzard whips through New York," in New York Post, January 26, 2015. Kennedy made The Triplicate in his speeches the platform for his eloquence.

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Barbie - At Size-12, Brand Might Have Shot At Comeback

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" - Jennifer Kaplan, "Barbie Struggles to Make Comeback," Bloomberg, July 17, 2015. That, in itself, could become a platform for creating more of the playthings that resonate with tech-savvy kids.   "Sales of Mattel Inc.'s

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"The Real Life M.B.A." - "Real Life" = Yesterday Term, M.B.A. Degree No Longer = Hot Ticket (Coding Is)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Published it mid-April 2015, the Amazon ranking is currently at 3,703. Next, consider the platform of the M.B.A. No surprise, Jack Welch's book "The Real Life M.B.A." " continues its downward trajectory.

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GOP Can Huff And Puff, But They Can't Blow The Trump House Down

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" - Carl Campanile, "Fearful GOP bigs brainstorm Trump alternatives," New York Post, December 11, 2015. The GOP has wealth, party members in Congress, and the media platform Fox News, along with its public relations genius, Roger Ailes.

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The Word Business In Visual Age - Mastering The Infographic

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

And the great thing about investing time mastering visuals, especially infographics, is that you can easily adapt it to different platforms. "The word business isn't going away.

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Arianna Huffington Contracted Until 2019 - Huge Implications

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" - Mike Shields, The Wall Street Journal, June 18, 2015. That's a platform on which careers can be built.

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Rachel Dolezal - A Lie Versus Rebranding

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" - Jessica Roy, New York Magazine, June 15, 2015. On that platform she could have searched for a leadership job in foundations, think tanks, regulatory agencies or academia.

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Metro-North Fatal Crash - Gov. Cuomo Refrains From Spin (but leverages triplicate)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Andrew Cuomo said on CBS This Morning, quoted by the New York Post, February 4, 2015. He didn't use the fatal Metro-North crash as a platform to promise he could pull off miracles.

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Q2 GDP Growth = 3.7% V. Expected 2.3%: America Is Great (will this derail Campaign Trump?)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Down with UpWork and similar global platforms which invite employers and clients who don't respect writers. There it is: Q2 GDP growth at 3.7%, reports the Commerce Department. That's a smackdown on the estimated 2.3% growth. Here is the deconstruction in The Wall Street Journal.

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Lacey Spears - Dark Side Of Mommy Bloggers

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" - Sasha Goldstein, New York Daily News, April 8, 2015. Brandname media, such as The New York Times, described how mothers were leveraging this digital platform for multiple purposes.

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Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) - Needs To Be Rebranded

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That's the platform on which the Roman Catholic church achieved influence, power and wealth - and over time got destroyed by such positioning and packaging. Now, we scratch our head and wonder what it stands for in 2015.

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Richard Sybert: Line Between Personal/Professional Doesn't Exist In Social Media

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It's the brand which is the a key part of the platform which brings in new business to the law firm and prevents client churn. Social media is just that: Social. Social is public. No Hamlet-like conversation with the self and only the self.

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LinkedIn Is New Hangout For Professionals On Internet

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Remember when Facebook was positioned as the platform all of us would be turning to for both social and professional communications? Maybe it's true. Maybe email is dead. And maybe it's also true that blogging is not where global discussions get started.

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Thought Leaders - Drop The Story Line

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" - Omega, "Life Without the Story Line," October 30, 2015. His story line or platform is that he had transformed GE into greatness.

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Oliver Sacks, Thought Leadership, End Of Life Meme

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" Oliver Sacks, The New York Times, February 19, 2015. His essays in Vanity Fair were his platform for letting us know that, no, you just don't go gently into the night. " my luck has run out - a few weeks ago I learned that I had multiple metastases in my liver."

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