The 2017 Best Speaker Website Contest Winner is Announced!

Speaker Launcher

The post The 2017 Best Speaker Website Contest Winner is Announced! Best Website Contest Speaker Marketing 2017 best speaker contest winner 2017 best speaker website contest elaine froese speaker website website marketing

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R.I.P. Hans Rosling (1948 – 2017)

Manner of Speaking

I was saddened to learn of the death of Hans Rosling early this morning. Rosling was a Swedish doctor, statistician, public speaker and Professor of International Health at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden. He was also one of the best known presenters at TED. … Continue reading → Hans Rosling presentations public speaking

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Happy New Year 2017 (and a new book!)

Manner of Speaking

I hope that 2017 is a happy, healthy and successful one for you and for those whom you hold dear. I want to wish all readers Happy New Year. If you are a regular visitor to this blog, you might … Continue reading → Book Review Der TED-Effekt Florian Mueck

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Happy New Year 2017 (and a new book!)

Manner of Speaking

I hope that 2017 is a happy, healthy and successful one for you and for those whom you hold dear. I want to wish all readers Happy New Year. If you are a regular visitor to this blog, you might … Continue reading → Book Review Der TED-Effekt Florian Mueck

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Toastmasters International Announces Founder of Freedom Writers Foundation as its 2017 Golden Gavel Recipient

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Toastmasters International announced today that world-renowned speaker and educator Erin Gruwell is the recipient of the organization’s 2017 Golden Gavel award. 23-26, 2017, in Vancouver, Canada.

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Meryl Streep Speaks Truth to power at 2017 Golden Globes

Speaking Freely

The post Meryl Streep Speaks Truth to power at 2017 Golden Globes appeared first on Read The Self-Expression Blog to Improve Speaking Skills. Meryl Streep just modeled how to use a speech platform as a bully pulpit.

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#Adulting & Class of 2017

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Among the myriad challenges for the Class of 2017 is #adulating. So, whether students graduate in 2017 or 1967, the odds are against them for growing up - at least totally. So, how can the Class of 2017 do #adulating?

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Wishing you & the world all the best in 2017!

PowerPoint Tips

The post Wishing you & the world all the best in 2017! Animation & transitions Events Happy New Year 2017Did you find this post useful? Get my free video training, "13 techniques that will make designing your slides EASY." Need training? Click here to find out about training to bring your presentations to the next level! appeared first on PowerPoint Tips Blog.

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Outplacement - 2017 Survival Guide

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The DailyJobCuts.com lists layoffs. Your job may have already been cited. Or soon will be. The new normal is to be called into HR, then be directed to outplacement. That's the employer-paid service to help you, the terminated employee, transition to The Next.

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Dreamforce 2017: Ushering in the 4th Industrial Revolution

Duarte Blog

These words opened Salesforce’s Dreamforce 2017 as 171,000 live attendees and 10 million online viewers sat in awe taking in the video of trailblazers and the technologies they created [.] The post Dreamforce 2017: Ushering in the 4th Industrial Revolution appeared first on Duarte.

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Famous Speech Friday: Bette Midler at the 2017 Tony Awards

The Eloquent Woman

And on the heels of her moment of triumph at the 2017 Tony Awards, having won the award for best leading actress in a musical, host Kevin Spacey reached for joke material from one of the oldest myths in the book about women in public speaking: That they talk too much.

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Dreamforce 2017: Ushering in the 4th Industrial Revolution

Duarte Blog

These words opened Salesforce’s Dreamforce 2017 as 171,000 live attendees and 10 million online viewers sat in awe taking in the video of trailblazers and the technologies they created that shaped the world forever. “Every industrial revolution is defined by trailblazers.

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Wealthy Speaker Presents Accelerate LIVE 2017: How to Build a Million Dollar Speaking Business

Speaker Launcher

If you are a professional speaker looking to take your business to the $1Million dollar mark and beyond, then join us in Minneapolis, MN from November 17th through 19th for Accelerate LIVE 2017: How to Build a Million Dollar Speaking Business. The post Wealthy Speaker Presents Accelerate LIVE 2017: How to Build a Million Dollar Speaking Business appeared first on Jane Atkinson. Events Accelerate Live 2017 speaking business event speaking event

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Famous Speech Friday: Viola Davis accepts an historic 2017 Oscar

The Eloquent Woman

It's no secret that I consider actor Viola Davis to be among the best speakers around, featured as she has been five times so far in The Eloquent Woman Index of Famous Speeches by Women.

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Introducing the 2017 Presentation Guru Conference

Presentation Guru

Bring an idea and leave with a world-class Pitch. We set up Presentation Guru (the “Guru”) to help people share their expertise, skills and knowledge with the world. The Guru is all of the people who make up our amazing community.… … Presentation Guru Conference Conference featured

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Recap of 2017 Predictions & Trends for User Experience Design & Research

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

At the start of 2017 I made several predictions about UX design and research. Hopefully you had a great 2017 and (soon) a very happy 2018! A quick recap for UserZoom – in early 2017 we redesigned the entire UserZoom product and have consistently improved it throughout the year, and will continue to do the same in 2018. Below is a recap of how my 2017 predictions (from Jan of this year) turned out. We saw a 3X growth of smaller, frequent, agile studies in 2017.

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The Ugly American - 2017 Version

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The timing might be just right for "60 Minutes" to do a segment on the 2017 version of The Ugly American. There are so many institutions and values in America which have positioned and packaged this nation as number-one in the world. At the top of the list is our legal system. That could all go down the drain. In its place could return the perception of The Ugly American. That could range from how the U.S.

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Taking a blog and social media hiatus for June 2017

The Eloquent Woman

Specifically: I'm taking a social-media hiatus for the month of June 2017. I'm waist-deep when it comes to the river of blogging and social media, with three blogs, the two oldest blogs turning 12 and 10 years old this year. That's a lot of blogging, and that's not all.

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Mother's Day 2017 - Austintown, OH Public Library Closed

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

They read: Closed Sunday, May 14th, 2017. That's what I thought when I saw the signs on the Austintown, Ohio public library. That's Mother's Day. And in my experience in the world, it's not an official holiday. So, I interviewed the check-out clerk, off the record.

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10 questions to make you a more resilient speaker in 2017

The Eloquent Woman

I would take the answers to what gave you the fun and the most meaning, how you became more authentic as a speaker, and what you learned about your speaking self, and figure out how to build those factors into your speaking gigs and opportunities going into 2017.

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Wall Street 2017 Bonuses - Being Paid in Bitcoin

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Cryptocurrency bitcoin could become the preferred way to pay bonuses on Wall.    In the New York Post John Byrne reports: "Wall Street is unveiling the bitcoin bonus for employees. bitcoin] hovered within shouting distance of $20,000 on Thursday."

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The MegaWatt Smile - Sends Wrong Signal for Politicos in 2017

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Is that the way politicos - oh, excuse me, world leaders - should position and package themselves in this troubled 2017? Here on BusinessInsider is the big-smile photo-op of the Marcons and the Trumps in a French restaurant. The smile is megawatt. 

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Huma Sighting - Starting Off 2017 on Light Note

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

But, fortunately, the New York Post gives us a read to start off 2017 on a light note. Power is shifting around the world and domestically. The tabloid reports there has been a Huma sighting in the Hamptons for this holiday weekend.

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4 Tips to Succeed Speaking in 2017

Succeed Speaking

Here are some quick and simple–yet critical–tips to help you do just that in 2017: 1. You can complete steps 1-3 and still come to the end of 2017 no better off than you are right now. How many of those 1200 do you need to say yes, at the fee you want to earn, to hit your goals for 2017? Go out there and rock this thing in 2017, okay?! Is it just me, or does it seem like there are more “professional speakers” than ever these days?

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Those We Lost in 2017 - USA Today Doesn't List Linda Reagan

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The USA Today list pf those who died in 2017 ranges from Mary Tyler Moore to David Cassidy. Linda died in 2017 in a helicopter accident. The surprise is that Linda Reagan from "Blue Bloods" isn't included.

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Career Comeback - November 2003 to November 2017

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The major issue hovering over the allegations about sexual misconduct is: Can big-time players such as Harvey Weinstein have a comeback? The question isn't absurd. After all, Nixon Administration "dirty tricks" lawyer Chuck Colson had a roaring one. In prison, he discovered spirituality. He went on to became a prominent religious leader, who was revered when he died at age 80.

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5 ways to improve your voice in 2017

Kate's Voice

Many of us start the New Year with goals and promises to improve our lives. Of course, old habits die hard, and new ones may not stick.

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4 Tips to Succeed Speaking in 2017

Succeed Speaking

Here are some quick and simple–yet critical–tips to help you do just that in 2017: 1. You can complete steps 1-3 and still come to the end of 2017 no better off than you are right now. How many of those 1200 do you need to say yes, at the fee you want to earn, to hit your goals for 2017? Go out there and rock this thing in 2017, okay?! Is it just me, or does it seem like there are more “professional speakers” than ever these days?

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Kroger Lowers 2017 EPS Estimate - Is Traditional Supermarket Sector Finished?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

For a while, Kroger was succeeding when other traditional players in the traditional supermarket sector were floundering. Now, Kroger itself is not faring all that well. Although it had a good Q1, it lowered its estimate for Earnings Per Share (EPS) for the full year. Its stock plummeted.

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Politics in 2017 - Tame, Compared to Victorian Times (including fake history)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  The political climate which seems so ugly in 2017 was actually tame, compared to Victorian times.   No, politics in 2017 isn't uniquely horrific. Edward Oxford was the first of eight to attempt to assassinate Queen Victoria. There still were food tasters.

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Bill Cosby Back in Court for New Trial November 6, 2017

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Judge Steven O'Neill has set November 6, 2017 as the date for Bill Cosby's new trial. That was fast. The first one ended in a mistrial.   One wonders if, given the ordeal of a second trial, Cosby will take on the persona of a King Lear.

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Rhetoric – The Public Speaking Game™ featured in Toastmaster Magazine

Manner of Speaking

My fellow public speaker, business partner and good friend Florian Mueck and I are proud to announce that Toastmasters International has published an article about Rhetoric – The Public Speaking Game™ in the October 2017 edition of its monthly magazine.

How to transform your relationship with nervousness

Speaking about Presenting

I still get nervous about public speaking. But I’ve transformed my relationship with nervousness. It is now a friendly companion, not an evil stalker. There are many aspects to this transformation, and there’s just one that I want to talk about in this post.

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"Sunday Night" June 9, 2017 - Megyn Kelly's Ratings Stuck (unlike Oprah, she's not one of us)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

There was none of the editorial bite which provides the theatrical experience audiences in 2017 expect to be our due. For Megyn Kelly's fifth "Sunday Night," essentially the ratings remained stuck, both for total viewers and the coveted 10-49 demographic.

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Why most public speaking advice doesn’t seem to work for you

Speaking about Presenting

There’s a book called “What to Say When…You’re Dying on the Platform” by Lily Walters. It’s full of clever quips and responses for when things aren’t going your way during a presentation or speech. My partner Tony loves it. I could never use any of it.

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Manner of Speaking recognized by Credit Donkey

Manner of Speaking

Manner of Speaking has been chosen as one of the winning blogs by Credit Donkey for the Best Public Speaking Blogs in 2017. Credit Donkey is a credit card comparison site that publishes credit card research, deals, and tips to help … Continue reading → Personal Feedspot Manner of Speaking public speaking

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Class of 2017 - Manhattan Becomes More Affordable (sort of)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The latest to relay this good news to the Class of 2017 is   Fortune.  Media outlets are getting giddy describing how the Manhattan rental market has become a downright steal.   According to a report yesterday by Douglas Elliman and Miller Samuel, the median rental price plunged to $3,369. That's a 1% drop.    If you have a family and need two bedroom, you are in the catbird seat. Rents for those dropped 5.2%.

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Class of 2017 - You May Be Able to Afford Your La La Land

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Members of the Class of 2017, you can dream big. Yes, you can head from your little lives in college to your version of La La Land. That might be in New York, LA, San Francisco, Washington D.C., Seattle or Miami.

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You don't need a stage to need stage presence

Speak Schmeak

I was recently contacted by a woman who manages a small team of young, inexperienced salespeople. She was primarily concerned with their lack of self-awareness; their behaviors in front of clients and prospects were less-than-stellar. One person bites their nails in meetings.

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3 techniques to copy formatting in PowerPoint

PowerPoint Tips

You can spend a lot of time formatting a shape or some text in PowerPoint and you certainly don’t want to have to repeat that process if it isn’t necessary. The good news is that PowerPoint has several techniques to copy formatting and animation.