A lesson from the 2018 World Cup

Manner of Speaking

A month of terrific football (soccer) came to an end yesterday in Moscow with the World Cup Final. France lived up to expectations and claimed the title of World Champion by defeating Croatia 4 – 2 in an entertaining game. Félicitations … Continue reading → Motivation Croatia Football France public speaking World Cup

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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. From an inclusion of more personal stories, to leveraging art installations, to utilizing VR and AR to create more immersive experiences, 2018 is sure to be a year filled with compelling and persuasive presentations…. Confucius once said: study the past if you would define the future.

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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. In addition to the overall winner there are awards for a wide range of categories; from industry verticals such as Energy and Transportation; to motivational speeches, controversial speeches, commencement addresses, eulogies and more. It’s interesting to […]. Speechwriting

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8 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 8 Presentation Industry Trends To Watch In 2018 appeared first on Duarte. Delivery Design Presentations Storytelling Strategy Tips 2018 predictions Presentation Industry presentations tipsConfucius once said: study the past if you would define the future.

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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.

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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. The award, presented annually to an individual who exemplifies excellence in the fields of communication and leadership, will be presented to Ferrazzi during the Toastmasters International Convention, Friday August 24, 2018, in Chicago. […].

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2018 Best Speaker Website Contest Finalist – Time To Vote!

Speaker Launcher

A few weeks ago, we announced our 2018 Best Speaker Website contest and asked you to share your nominees of speaker sites you think ROCK! The post 2018 Best Speaker Website Contest Finalist – Time To Vote! A big thank you to everyone who took the time to submit a candidate. We received many great submissions and it was a real challenge to narrow them down to […]. appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

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Guest Blog: The 3 Best Recruiting Automation Tools For 2018

Ideal

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. I recently spoke to a recruiter who had set up a candidate sourcing automation platform that blew my mind and showed me the power of marketing automation in 2018. The post Guest Blog: The 3 Best Recruiting Automation Tools For 2018 appeared first on Ideal.

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Five Public Speaking Resolutions for 2019

Manner of Speaking

——— As 2018 draws to a close, many … Continue reading → Motivation Presentation Guru TED Presentation public speaking Resolutions storytellingI 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.

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Story-Telling - Christmas Narrative Not Credible in 2018

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Can those living in 2018, a time of rage, buy into a narrative of such tolerance by a man about his wife's tale of conception without human intervention? An iconic part of the Christmas story is the altruism of Joseph. 

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"Red Hot Planet" Is How WaPo Describes Summer of 2018

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

cities during the hothothot summer of 2018. It was a summer much like this one that riots broke out in urban areas like Detroit and Newark. That was 1967. And it's a surprise that wide-scale violence hasn't overtaken U.S.

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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?

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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

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Dow on December 26, 2018 - Expect More Carnage

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

According to Bloomberg , the global wealthy lost $511 billion in 2018, so far. Bad news isn't letting up for our portfolios. The Dow is expected to continue its downward trajectory when the U.S. market opens the day after Christmas. Axios notes that the Japanese market took a "dive" today, as did other Asian markets. Specifically, the Nikkei 225 dropped 5% to 19,155.14. Is there a silver lining in the global market activity? That depends on your point of view.

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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

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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.

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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. Many of the members of the Class of 2018 will have to ignore the experts, the department of career counseling at their institution of higher learning, and their own socialization about following the rules. Goldilocks didn't care what others thought - even if the "they" were supposedly powerful (.e.g. bears). She totally focused on her goal.

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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. No surprise, "What Color Is Your Parachute" ranks 582 on Amazon. That's even though that career guide has been around since the 1970s. 

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PR Opportunity for Law School Deans: 4,800 Jobs Created in Legal Services in June 2018

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Study hard for the bar exams, JD Class of 2018. According to the Department of Labor, the sector added 4,800 jobs in June 2018. The employment situation is improving in legal services. Here are more details from Scott Flaherty at Law.com. This is at a time of the Milbank Bump.

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Mary Meeker's 2018 Internet Presentation - Few Stunners

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Annually, Mary Meeker from Kleiner Perkins presents a trends slide show about the internet. This year's had few oh-I-didn't-realize that. The closest to a gee-whiz was the stat that U.S. adults spend 5.9 hours daily online. That's up from 5.6 hours the year before. Of those, 3.3 hours are spent on mobile. Another development which some of us hadn't been tracking is the transformation of tech companies. They are beginning to compete with one another.

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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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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

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. At the time a disruptive force, the supermarket brought convenience. It allowed consumers to serve themselves. No longer did they have to point to items behind the counter and wait for the clerks to retrieve them.

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Suing Your Employer - Seems Totally Cool in 2018, But Remains High Risk

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Even in 2018, industry-blackballing exists. It was an eye-bug. The legal media reported that partner Connie Bertram had settled her gender discrimination lawsuit against employer Proskauer Rose and remained working as a partner there.

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In the footsteps of Aristotle

Manner of Speaking

In May 2018, I visited Athen, Greece to speak at a conference. While there, I had the opportunity to visit the Acropolis and see the Parthenon. With the Parthenon as an amazing backdrop, I made a short video on Aristotle’s … Continue reading → Uncategorized Acropolis Aristotle Lyceum Parthenon public speaking rhetoric

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Courage - How Does It Listen, Look, Walk, Talk in 2018?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Are those female law firm partners, ranging from Kerrie Campbell to Dawn Knepper, courageous for suing BigLaw for alleged gender discrimination? Or, are they simply piggybacking on third-wave feminism which, in turn, has become a platform for #MeToo? Or, horrors, are they reckless?    In these unusual times it's a struggle to get our heads around what is "courage." " On Twitter, public affairs thought leader Richard Levick praised an instance of courage.

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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. Likely I will not take in all the other BigCelebrity televised awards programs which go on for hours and hours. I have gone into total burnout on the rituals of The Red Carpet. Yes, celebrity sightings are fun. Yes, it's interesting to observe the fashion.

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4 layouts that always look good-video training

PowerPoint Tips

In my bestselling e-book, Slide Design for Non-Designers, I cover 4 layouts that always look good. These are for slides that have a title and an image. The layouts make it easy to quickly create a professional-looking slide.

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A fashion tip for women speakers

Manner of Speaking

When it comes to giving fashion advice, I am on thin ice. When it comes to giving fashion advice to women, I have fallen through the ice and am flailing about waiting to be rescued. But on one point, I … Continue reading → Logistics Christine Bleakley Christine Lagarde lavalier lectern Marissa Mayer Microphone presentations public speaking Sheryl Sandberg

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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.  Douglas Elliman Real Estate found that rents have fallen more than 3%. Landlords are throwing in incentives, ranging from gift cards to a month's free rent. Here are more details from BusinessInsider. Any size business can promote itself like a big business.

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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?

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5 Books for Public Speakers

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. ——— Today, there are hundreds of books about … Continue reading → Book Review Presentation Guru books Presentation public speaking

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PR Opportunity for Law School Deans: 4,800 Jobs Created in Legal Services in June 2018

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Study hard for the bar exams, JD Class of 2018. According to the Department of Labor, the sector added 4,800 jobs in June 2018. The employment situation is improving in legal services. Here are more details from Scott Flaherty at Law.com. This is at a time of the Milbank Bump. A number of large law firms have increased their entry-level associate salary to $190k.    These developments deans of law schools should exploit. 

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6 tips for handling a remote when presenting

Manner of Speaking

If you use slides in your presentations, whether PowerPoint, Keynote or some other software, you must become comfortable using a remote to advance those slides. The alternatives are not great: 1. Standing by the computer the entire presentation and advancing … Continue reading →

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22 tips for effective video presentations

Manner of Speaking

These days, an increasing number of presentations are delivered, not from a stage, but in front of a computer screen. The audience is live but dispersed across offices and cities or even countries and time zones. Presentations via videoconference on … Continue reading → Video public speaking Skype video conference video presentations Zoom

2018 186

Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 298) – Charles de Gaulle

Manner of Speaking

“Silence is the ultimate weapon of power.” ” — Charles de Gaulle. Quotes for Public Speakers Charles de Gaulle pauses public speaking Public Speaking Quotations quotes silence

2018 176

Simplicity is the key to brilliance

Manner of Speaking

Don’t take my word for it. Just ask … Aristotle Frédéric Chopin Chip and Dan Heath Steve Jobs Bruce Lee Charles Mingus Pablo Picasso Dieter Rams Ken Segall Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Robin Sharma Simplicity isn’t simple. It takes thought and … Continue reading → Uncategorized Aristotle Bruce Lee Frédéric Chopin Pablo Picasso presentations public speaking simplicity Steve Jobs

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What happens when a speaker pauses for a few seconds?

Manner of Speaking

First, let’s talk about what doesn’t happen. The audience does not think that you’ve forgotten something. The audience does not hear your heart beating. The audience does not think that you are stupid. The audience does not think that you … Continue reading → Delivery Uncategorized pause pausing presentations public speaking

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Gamification can help overcome public speaking nerves

Manner of Speaking

I have written before about Rhetoric – The Public Speaking Game™, the board game and app that Florian Mueck and I co-created. You can read recent posts here and here. Recently, I was interviewed about the game on Dukascopy Swiss Financial … Continue reading → Nerves Dukascopy Florian Mueck gamification public speaking Rhetoric - The Public Speaking Game

2018 196

You know more than you think you do

Manner of Speaking

In the TED Talk below, social scientist Dolly Chugh speaks about an interesting idea: how we can become better people if we just stop trying to be good. I don’t intend to analyze her talk; rather, in this post, I’d like … Continue reading → Delivery TED Arthur Ashe Dolly Chugh notes public speaking TED Talk

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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

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. The rumors of her departure are no surprise. As artistic director of Conde Nast she oversees what had come of age as a print empire. The world is now digital.

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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