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.

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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. The post Presentation Industry Trends to Watch in 2018 appeared first on Duarte.

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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.

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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.

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.

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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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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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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

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.

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Four reasons to stop using PowerPoint

Speak Schmeak

Many of my speaker colleagues reject the use of slides. They say slides are boring, prevent engagement, and distract the audience away from the speaker's message. And yep, they do.

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What Presidential Historians Will Write about August 21, 2018

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Presidential historians might finger Tuesday, August 21, 2018 as the beginning of the end of the Trump Administration.    It's an understatement to describe that as a "bad day." 

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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. 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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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

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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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"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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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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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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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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. 

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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.

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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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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!)

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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

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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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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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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.

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Announcing: A Conversation with Cicero Award Winner Matt Kivel

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Matt is the overall 2018 Cicero Speechwriting Award Winner for his speech The Power of a Story delivered by Gregory L. On Thursday, July 19th the Silicon Valley Speechwriters Roundtable will host Matt Kivel in a free conference call.

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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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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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A Conversation with Jeff Davenport on Speechwriting, Screenwriting and Delivery Coaching

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

On Thursday, August 30th the Silicon Valley Speechwriters Roundtable hosted Jeff Davenport in a free conference call.

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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

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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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.

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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.

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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).

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 297) – Seneca

Manner of Speaking

“I judge you unfortunate because you have never lived through misfortune. You have passed through life without an opponent. No one can ever know what you are capable of, not even you.” ” — Seneca Photo courtesy of Jean-Pol Grandmont / … Continue reading → Quotes for Public Speakers public speaking Public Speaking Quotations quotes Seneca

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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

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