2018 Cicero Speechwriting Awards

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

I’m delighted that transcripts of the 25 best speeches selected by Vital Speeches of the Day are now available.

2018 141

Toastmasters International Announces Keith Ferrazzi as its 2018 Golden Gavel Recipient

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Toastmasters International announced today that world-renowned world-renowned author and entrepreneur Keith Ferrazzi is the recipient of the organization’s 2018 Golden Gavel award.

2018 141

Presentation Industry Trends to Watch in 2018

Duarte Blog

So, before everyone headed out on holiday vacations, we asked a few Duartians to tell us what they saw in the presentation industry during 2017, so that we all could better understand what 2018 holds. The post Presentation Industry Trends to Watch in 2018 appeared first on Duarte.

2018 83

Guest Blog: The 3 Best Recruiting Automation Tools For 2018

Manner of Speaking

While AI and automation have been slowly penetrating the recruitment industry during the past decade, they’re set to break through in 2018. Here are the 3 best recruiting automation tools for 2018.

2018 147

The 2018 Cicero Speechwriting Awards – A conversation with David Murray

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Click here to enter the 2018 Cicero Speechwriting Awards today. More than 2,000 years ago, Cicero called rhetoric a “great art.” Since then, staggering advances in mass communication haven’t diminished the transformative power of a great speech. And the Cicero Speechwriting Awards recognize the speechwriters and the speakers who make it great.

2018 116

Work, Not Cryptocurrency, THE Story of 2018

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Job-hunting, hammers "What Color Is Your Parachute - 2018," is the survival skill you have to have down cold. Work, not cryptocurrency (and maybe not even #MeToo), is THE story of 2018.

2018 52

Goldilocks - Patron Saint for Class of 2018

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Clearly, in a glutted world of talented folks with degrees, Goldilocks is the patron saint of the Class of 2018. Goldilocks didn't care what others thought - even if the "they" were supposedly powerful (.e.g. bears). She totally focused on her goal.

2018 52

50th Anniversary of the Death of Martin Luther King Jr.

Manner of Speaking

Today, 4 April 2018, marks the 50th anniversary of the death of Martin Luther King Jr. He was assassinated on 4 April 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee. He was 39 years old. On 3 April 1968, the day before his assassination, … Continue reading → History of Public Speaking I have been to the mountaintop Martin Luther King public speaking

2018 169

Class of 2018 - Five Perfect Gifts

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Graduation used to be a joyful rite of passage. Now, it represents being pushed from the academic womb into an uncertain world. So, graduates need to be thought of kindly. Those in the giving mood can bestow these gifts: Copy of "What Color Is Your Parachute? " That career guide hammers that the critical lifetime skill has become the ability to search for and land work. And that will be done on a regular basis.

2018 40

open thread – January 5-6, 2018

Duarte Blog

You may also like: I get angry when my coworkers make mistakes I’m worried my manager has lost confidence in me resigning via cod, a glorious out-of-office message, and other quitting stories open thread – January 5-6, 2018 was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. It’s the Friday open thread! The comment section on this post is open for discussion with other readers on anything work-related that you want to talk about.

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25 Principles of Adult Behavior

Manner of Speaking

On 7 February 2018, Barlow passed away. John Perry Barlow was an American poet, essayist, political activist and cattle rancher. He was also a lyricist for the Grateful Dead. As the tributes an obituaries poured in, Barlow’s 25 Principles of Adult … Continue reading → Leadership Motivation 25 Principles of Adult Behavior Grateful Dead John Perry Barlow public speaking

2018 171

The Supermarket, 1916 - 2018 - Rest in Peace

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

No surprise, Bloomberg reports that supermarket chains Winn-Dixie and Tops likely will file for bankruptcy. The concept of the supermarket was made operational in 1916. Charles Saunders launched Piggly Wiggly. By the 1920s, the A&P was also standard.

2018 52

Class of 2018 - Best Time in Years to Rent Apartment in New York City

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  And, that means members of the Class of 2018 can try out their dreams in Manhattan at a time when the median rents are the lowest in about 7 years. It's a renters' market in New York City. 

2018 56

A Conversation with Bob Sands on Sermons and Speechwriting

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

On June 19, 2018 the Silicon Valley Speechwriters Roundtable held a conference call with Bob Sands. Currently, he is focusing his time […] On June 19, 2018 the Silicon Valley Speechwriters Roundtable held a conference call with Bob Sands. Bob is a speaker and speechwriter who has helped people and businesses tailor and tell their stories for the last 25 years. He has also been a Pastor, Entrepreneur, Coach and Radio Broadcaster.

2018 109

Is your life a constant audition?

Speak Schmeak

“I was so happy with how Freaks and Geeks came out, that in my head I thought 'my career is basically over.' I accomplished what I wanted to accomplish, and everything else is gravy. And so nothing else matters. I can experiment. I can do anything.

2018 137

Are you ready to Hustle? Two Opportunities to Accelerate in 2018

Speaker Launcher

Two Opportunities to Accelerate in 2018 appeared first on Jane Atkinson. This past year we’ve been working hard to put together some programs that help speakers at all levels expand and grow their business. Our theme this year at Speaker Launcher and The Wealthy Speaker U is focused hustle. Why is the theme about “hustle”? Because to reach difficult goals – to get booked more at […]. The post Are you ready to Hustle?

2018 62

2018 Grammys Viewership All-Time Low - Red-Carpet/Causes Burnout

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It never occurred to me to watch the 2018 Grammys. A lot of other people agreed with me. The market rating - at 12.7/21 - was an all-time low. And down about 20% since 2017. Here are more details from the media.

2018 52

No Response - That Shouldn't Be Ambiguous, Not in Over-Communicated 2018

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Everyone knows: A no response means "no." " That's what I assumed. Given the burden of email, texts, social media notifications, and even old-fashioned voice communications, the no response has become the standard way to say "no," without having to say anything.

2018 52

9 ideas to mix up your speaking in 2018

The Eloquent Woman

(Editor' s note: Reader and client Cate Huston -- an engineer, frequent speaker, and enthusiastic booster of getting more women in tech to speak-- offered this guest post sharing ways to switch it up when preparing talks as inspiration for you early in the new year. Thanks, Cate!)

2018 56

Analysis of a speech by Bishop Michael Curry

Manner of Speaking

I hadn’t planned on watching the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, but during a break from work, I decided to skim the news. And there it was: a link to the live stream of the event. “I’ll just … Continue reading → Analysis of a Speech Anaphora Epistrophe Harry and Meghan Meghan Markle Michael Curry Prince Harry public speaking

2018 177

Important News About Data Protection

Manner of Speaking

On 25 May 2018, … Continue reading → Uncategorized data protection GDPR Manner of SpeakingIf you’re wondering why you have recently received a raft of emails from different companies, organizations and sites about data protection, there is a reason: a new European law on data protection. What is the GDPR?

2018 109

My Word for 2018 is Courage

Speaking about Presenting

Rather then making a resolution, I like to choose a word for the year. Typing is not my strong suit right now, so here’s a video to explain: Nervousness

2018 136

Mum and Dad

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

My parents funeral took place on January 30, 2018 at Crewe Crematorium. This is the eulogy I read in celebration of their lives. Shakespeare wrote in his play The Tempest: We are such stuff as dreams are made on / And our little life is rounded with a sleep.

2018 141

Wintour Era - Will It End in Fall 2018, Or Has It Already Ended?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The buzz at the New York Post is that Anna Wintour will exit Conde Nast in fall 2018. That will be after the publication of the September edition of Vogue. Because it is heavy with advertising, therefore generating nice revenues, it will provide Wintour with one more success story.

2018 52

Find the extraordinary in the ordinary

Manner of Speaking

My friend, Lance Miller is an award-winning public speaker and trainer. He graduated from Michigan State University with a Degree in Food Systems, Economics and Management. Lance has an extensive background in business and is a philanthropist who has worked in numerous … Continue reading → Speechwriting creativity Lance Miller public speaking

2018 123

Do you tell, teach, or train?

PowerPoint Tips

What’s the difference between telling, teaching, and training? And which should you be doing? They really ARE different — although related — and which one you should do depends on your goals, your audience, and your situation.

2018 151

Book Review: The Great Oom: The Improbable Birth of Yoga in America, by Robert Love

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Long before Lululemon, Bikram Hot Yoga and the ubiquitous downward facing dog, yoga was being taught in small studios in San Francisco, New York and the Hudson River Valley.

2018 141

My triple Axel moment

Speak Schmeak

If you don't watch figure skating (and even if you do), you may not understand the importance of the triple Axel in competition. First of all, it's the only forward-facing jump in the skaters' arsenal. All other jumps are executed while skating backward.

2018 149

Stretch your Speaking – Introduction

Manner of Speaking

We are one week into 2018 as I write this post. Happy New Year! Are you off to a good start? How about those resolutions? Get more exercise; eat better; learn a new language; find a new job. Have you made … Continue reading → Motivation cross-training Presentation public speaking

Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 285) – Brent Kerrigan

Manner of Speaking

“The cold truth is that audiences remember little about any speech. We may believe they have an infinite ability to remember our funding analysis and statistics, but they will remember one or two points, at best. We must therefore present … Continue reading → Quotes for Public Speakers Brent Kerrigan public speaking Public Speaking Quotations quotes Speechwriting

2018 101

A lesson from the Parthenon

Manner of Speaking

I was recently in Athens, Greece to speak at a conference. While there, I had one free day and, as it was my first time in Greece, there was one place I had to see: the Parthenon that sits atop … Continue reading → History of Public Speaking Rhetoric Acropolis Aristotle Athens Greece Ethos Logos Parthenon Pathos rhetoric

2018 153

Slow image animation for a cinematic look

PowerPoint Tips

A common type of animation in videos is a very slow zoom in or out — or a pan — of an image. In this post, I’ll show you how to do this in PowerPoint. First, watch the video. Insert your image. Insert an image that covers your entire slide.

2018 156

3,000,000 visits

Manner of Speaking

In May 2009, I wrote my first post on this blog. Almost nine years to the day later, I have received my 3,000,000th visit. My sincere thanks to everyone who has stopped by. I am glad that so many have … Continue reading →

2018 159

10 reasons to join the Presenting for Humans Success Circle

Speak Schmeak

Are you thinking about joining the Presenting for Humans Success Circle , but not sure if it's right for you? Perhaps I can help you decide with these points about the benefits of the program to you!

2018 163

A Conversation with Felicity Barber

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

On April 26, 2018 the Silicon Valley Speechwriters Roundtable Held a conference call with Felicity Barber. Felicity is the Executive Speechwriter at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. She is a communications expert specializing in thought leadership, storytelling and speechwriting.

2018 130

Creative Video for Communicators

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

This Saturday I attended the annual Presidents Day meeting of the National Speakers Association Northern California Chapter.

2018 209

Something Just Like This

Manner of Speaking

I recently had the privilege of moderating the 9th WAVE (Women’s Added Value in the Economy) Conference in Geneva, Switzerland. It’s an annual event organized and run by the dynamic women of the Career Women’s Forum.

2018 196

How to animate 3D objects in PowerPoint

PowerPoint Tips

If you have Office 365 (the subscription version) and the Creative edition of Windows 10, you can insert 3D objects into PowerPoint. I explained this feature in an earlier blog post, “ How to Insert 3D in PowerPoint.”

2018 181

ABC's David Muir Keeps Covering 2018 Flu - He Should Have Been There for 1918 Influenza Pandemic

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

But, even he has fallen into the trap of presenting the 2018 flu as catastrophic. On ABC Evening News, David Muir has taken on the mashup role of Honest Abe (tell it as it is) and Comforter-in-Chief (his compassion palpable for the 13 tortured siblings).

2018 52

Analysis of a Speech by Andrew Solomon

Manner of Speaking

Andrew Solomon is an American writer who focuses on politics, psychology and culture. He has written for The New York Times and The New Yorker among others. His book The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression won the 2001 National Book … Continue reading → Analysis of a Speech Andrew Solomon public speaking quotations Rhetorical Devices speech analysis TED Talk