Analysis of a speech by Oprah Winfrey

Manner of Speaking

The 2018 Golden Globe Awards were handed out last night (7 January 2018). There were several highlights and many winners, but the overwhelming consensus is that Oprah Winfrey stole the show. Winfrey, a talk show host, actress and philanthropist was … Continue reading → Analysis of a Speech Anaphora Epizeuxis Golden Globes Oprah Winfrey Polysyndeton public speaking Recy Taylor Rosa Parks speech analysis tricolon

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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

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Trending Sources

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 62

The benefits of humour and 10 tips for using it in a speech

Manner of Speaking

I am one of the co-founders of Presentation Guru, a digital magazine for public speaking professionals. This post is part of a series designed to share the great content on Presentation Guru with the Manner of Speaking community. ——— French author Victor Hugo said, “Laughter … Continue reading → Humour Presentation Guru humor Presentation public speaking

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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 15

Sexual Harassment in the Meetings Industry

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Photo Credit Mike Reddy/Rusty Elliott/SYLV1ROB1/Adobe Stock. The media firestorm over sexual harassment officially became something like an eternal flame last month when Time magazine published its “Person of the Year” issue.

2018 31

University of Northampton launches app-based prospectus

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

University is using software to create an app-based prospectus and improve internal communications

2018 23

LinkedIn Updates - Stupid Networking Tricks

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

For professionals, LinkedIn Updates is the platform for networking. But, let's face it, most professionals don't know how to do that in ways that create relationships and bring in business. The result is that their efforts appear cartoonish.

2018 19

The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

The Eloquent Woman

This week, the blog looked at 9 ideas to mix up your speaking in 2018 , a guest post from Cate Huston, and Famous Speech Friday shared 23 famous speeches by women speaking in parliamentary assemblies.

2018 13

Podcast: How to Write a Killer Bio with Caroline Mays

Speaker Launcher

The question of the day today is: How do we write a killer bio that makes our clients pick up the phone or start that email asking us about whether or not their date is free on our calendars? To answer this, we went to someone whose killer bio, and killer video, got me picking […]. The post Podcast: How to Write a Killer Bio with Caroline Mays appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

2018 14

Famous Speech Friday: Mary Meeker's 2017 Internet trends report

The Eloquent Woman

She breaks every rule in the book with her annual presentation. She tends to wear unremarkable black. Her slide deck is enormous, with more than 300 slides for a 30-minute time slot. Her charts have too much type on them, many impossible to read from the audience.

2018 11

Famous Speech Friday: Oprah Winfrey at the Golden Globes

The Eloquent Woman

Oprah Winfrey--talk show host, skilled interviewer, actress, producer, director, publisher and cultural phenomenon--accepted the Cecile B. DeMille award this week at the Golden Globes award ceremony. And, in a not unexpected move, she stole the show.

2018 13

What Would You Do To Live Your Dream?

Speaker Launcher

Jen McDonough is sitting in her car. It’s -25 degrees in Minnesota but she doesn’t want to turn on the engine and heater or she might miss an important point that I’m making during our group coaching class. She sits, teeth chattering, taking it in, knowing this is an important step to take to live […]. The post What Would You Do To Live Your Dream? appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

2018 13

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).

The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

The Eloquent Woman

This week, the blog looked at the outlook for women and public speaking in 2018 , and Famous Speech Friday shared a guest post by Imogen Morley on Dolores Ibárruri's 1939 speech ‘¡No Pasarán!’.

2018 11

WalMart - The Death of The Store

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

WalMart, the media reports , will be distancing itself from the concept of "store." " Store is so pre-digital. Among WalMart's new strategies is to to take on king of digital consumer purchasing - Amazon.

2018 11

Use Storytelling to Present with Power

Presentation Guru

Think of the last good movie you watched. It likely had bright images, a compelling script, music, rhythm and heroic characters. All these elements came together and made you feel something – excited, sad, angry, maybe even apathy.

2018 12

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.

Post-Protestant Ethic of Work - Universal Basic Income

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Finland is the first nation to actually experiment with Universal Basic Income (UBI). In the U.S., Hawaii and Y Combinator Research will conduct formal studies. Mark Zuckerberg champions it.

2018 11

Six of the Best Laptops for Presenters

Presentation Guru

Despite the growing use of mobile devices, many people still prefer using a laptop for giving their presentations. However, using a laptop nowadays doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to carry a rock on your shoulder. Here is a list of some of the best laptops for presenters to consider.…

Grit - Will It Really Replace Employer Awe with Elite Academic Credentials?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Ever since psychologist Angela Duckworth published her book on that trait, grit has been cited as a key factor in success. At least in some circles. Most recently, Ellen McGirt posits in Fortune that some employers are choosing a track record for grit over impressive academic credentials.

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

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Media Protection - More Important than Thinking/Talking Like a Lawyer

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Both real-life payouts in litigation ("Hogan v. Gawker") and pop-culture ("Law & Order SVU") teach the need to think/talk like a lawyer. In this Internet era, here's the good news: Many of those fundamentals can be acquired without attending law school.

16 Time-saving Google Slides Tips & Tricks (Even Experts Don’t Know)

SketchBubble

Google Slides is a freely available presentation tool that is already used by millions of people the world over. It provides a fast and effortless way to create compelling presentations right from our browser (or app). Without the hassle of installing third-party applications, you can easily work on Google Slides to draft your next presentation. […]. The post 16 Time-saving Google Slides Tips & Tricks (Even Experts Don’t Know) appeared first on SketchBubble Official Blog.

Networking Via Likes, Comments - Downright Exhausting

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Everyday, many of us professionals face the now-exhausting task of networking online. One way we do that is through clicking on Likes and figuring out a comment to post which shows thought has been put into it. As the sites on the internet continue to grow in number, that Best Practice for networking should be one we collectively question.    It would be career suicide to unilaterally just stop liking and commenting. 

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.

Socialization/Capitalism and Their Discontents - Living Off Grid on Northwest Coast of WA

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Our nation  looks  stressed out. So many of us have become downright overwhelmed by social pressures and the increased difficulty to survive financially. 

Home Depot, 2003 - 2004 - My Haitian Co-Workers

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

2003 had been a difficult year. Both for me personally and my communications boutique. The health insurance I could still afford covered psychotherapy, with a $40 co-pay. That was the best $40 a week investment I have made in my life. At least, so far.

Pre-2nd Wave Feminism Independence Gesture: Mad Money (becomes Tip Money in 3rd Wave Feminism)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Back then, before 2nd-wave feminism, even our un-liberated mothers recognized the importance of female independence. That's how the ritual of Mad Money began.

5 Questions to Consider as You Plan to Scale Your Speaking Business in 2018

Speaker Launcher

Do you have a plan to scale your speaking business in 2018? The post 5 Questions to Consider as You Plan to Scale Your Speaking Business in 2018 appeared first on Jane Atkinson. If so, I have to ask: Have you set it yet? You know… that big, hairy, audacious goal that feels really good deep down? The one that gives you goosebumps? Maybe even scares you a little. As I fly home from Ottawa after attending […].

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Silicon Beach Report Jan. 5: Snap’s Unusual Structure Led to Breakthroughs, But Also Problems

Presentation Guru

Snap’s unusual structure led to breakthroughs but also problems; Hulu nabs ‘Lost’ exclusive subscription streaming rights from Netflix; and SpaceX now targeting late January for Falcon Heavy launch

Wishing joy, health & prosperity to you and the world

PowerPoint Tips

PowerPoint Tips 2018 Happy New Year new year[link]. Did 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! The post Wishing joy, health & prosperity to you and the world appeared first on PowerPoint Tips Blog. Events Misc.

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White House staffers resettle in Silicon Valley

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Kudos for the FT’s Hannah Kuchler for reporting on the number of Obama-era White house staffers who’ve gone West and taken up lucrative speechwriting and communications roles in Silicon Valley. She notes that the talent from DC is a match made in heaven for Silicon Valley companies.

Another Watergate - Place Your Bets with Paddy Power

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" About 40% now bet it will be in 2018. In the general, business, political, and legal media there are both erudite and flamboyant arguments by lawyers why Donald Trump will be impeached. Well, there is confirmation of that by iconic UK bookmaker Paddy Power.

Chasing Prestige - Is That Message Delivered in Elite Institutions of Higher Learning?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

When lawyers and law students surfed the Glassdoor anonymous employee reviews of BigLaw firms what had been palpable was the pain. A small number of partners seemed satisfied with how they traded off a life and perhaps human dignity to get into, hold onto, and move upward in large law firms.

Members of Media Can Put Litigation In Play

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Here is lawyer-journalist Joe Patrice's analysis for the outlook for 2018 on the influential Abovethelaw.com. On Glassdoor , Ogletree Deakens receives a relatively high rating for a prominent law firm: 3.8. For Dentons, for example, it is 3. For Boies Schiller Flexner it is 2.9.

Kevin Bleyer - NBC Mandates Snitching about Inappropriate Behavior or Be Fired, He Snitches, Is Fired

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

After the Matt Lauer scandal, NBC mandated employees snitch on inappropriate behavior of all kinds - or be fired. Well, head writer for "Megyn Kelly Today," Emmy winner, and former Barack Obama speechwriter -  Kevin Bleyer - did what he was supposed to: Snitch.

Bitcoin - LIke All Investments, Vulnerable to "Reversal of Animal Spirits"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Bitcoin the Investment.    Drop all the gush about the amazing blockchain technology underlying bitcoin. Instead focus on bitcoin from the perspective that, for a growing number of human beings and institutions, it is an investment.

Universal Basic Income - FL Company Conducting Experiment in 50 States

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Once morally reprehensible to many Americans, the concept of Universal Basic Income (UBI) seems to be making some sense. Who doesn't fear Artificial Intelligence or blockchain will take his or her job? UBI would fill in the financial gaps. 

Glassdoor Reviews of The Dilenschneider Group & New Business Development

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Surfing through the anonymous employee reviews on Glassdoor has become free entertainment - and a source of immense satisfaction. We can read the often harsh perceptions of the organization in which we had worked full-time or had consulted and smirk.