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. Jeff Davenport , Speaker Coach and Content Developer.

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

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Jeff serves as an executive speaker coach and senior content developer at Duarte, the well-known communication design and consulting firm based in Santa Clara, founded by Nancy Duarte.

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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. In the past few years I have restricted my coaching to the over-50.

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Coaching - Fewer Are Smirking

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Being coached has become the American Way. Some may smirk when reading that Manhattan parents hire professionals to coach their children for nursery school entrance interviews. But more simply know that hiring a coach is the smart thing to do for those wanting X or Y results.

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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.  Communications Strategy/Services and Career Coaching.

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Mary Meeker's 2018 Internet Presentation - Few Stunners

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Coaching, auditing, lecturing, and writing/ghostwriting thought leadership content on ageism.     For individual coaching – sliding scale fees. Annually, Mary Meeker from Kleiner Perkins presents a trends slide show about the internet.

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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. Coaching, auditing, lecturing, and writing/ghostwriting thought leadership content on ageism.     For individual coaching – sliding scale fees.

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

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In coaching a 40-year-old woman in her personal essay for law school I am having her dig deep to describe how her unique version of courage listened, looked, walked, and talked. 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? 

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Class of 2018 - Five Perfect Gifts

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Five career coaching 15-minute sessions. Good things have been happening as a result of connecting with the coach who is the right fit.    Coaching, auditing, lecturing, and writing/ghostwriting thought leadership content on ageism.   Coaching Introductory Offer - $19 for 15 minutes. Graduation used to be a joyful rite of passage. Now, it represents being pushed from the academic womb into an uncertain world.

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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. In my coaching older employees, including those toying with the idea of suing for age bias, I recommend other ways they can address the situation. The first coaching session is complimentary. It was an eye-bug.

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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.   Coaching, auditing, lecturing, and writing/ghostwriting thought leadership content on ageism.     For individual coaching – sliding scale fees. 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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No Response - That Shouldn't Be Ambiguous, Not in Over-Communicated 2018

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Coaching, auditing, lecturing, and writing/ghostwriting thought leadership content on ageism.     For individual coaching – sliding scale fees. Everyone knows: A no response means "no." " That's what I assumed.

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Serena Williams May Need New Coach - One for Aging Process

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

She may need a coach to guide her through the balancing act of both embracing and reducing the impacts of the aging process. Already, it's obvious that she needs a new tennis coach. In my coaching seasoned professionals, there is the common fear that they had peaked.

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10 reasons to join the Presenting for Humans Success Circle

Speak Schmeak

PFH Success Circle has me, the author, leading discussion, answering questions, and coaching you along the way! Are you thinking about joining the Presenting for Humans Success Circle , but not sure if it's right for you?

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Your voice matters

Speak Schmeak

I have so many speaking and coaching colleagues who long to be real, to share their passions and to speak up about their core beliefs and convictions. You're probably hearing a lot right now about using your voice.

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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. He has also been a Pastor, Entrepreneur, Coach and Radio Broadcaster. Currently, he is focusing his time […] On June 19, 2018 the Silicon Valley Speechwriters Roundtable held a conference call with Bob Sands. He has also been a Pastor, Entrepreneur, Coach and Radio Broadcaster.

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Announcing: A Conversation with Jeff Davenport

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Jeff serves as an executive speaker coach and senior content developer at Duarte, the well-known communication design and consulting firm based in Santa Clara, founded by Nancy Duarte.

Lost the Job - Be Your Own Emergency Coach

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  The good news is that you can be your own Emergency Coach. If you want to check out what's available in coaching, please contact Jane Genova janegenova374@gmail.com for a complimentary consultation. Talk to any personnel recruiter, human resources manager, or therapist.

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Do you tell, teach, or train?

PowerPoint Tips

For example, one person might teach the principles and another person might coach the student on the job. Ongoing feedback and coaching, if possible. What’s the difference between telling, teaching, and training? And which should you be doing?

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How to give a presentation in English … when English is your second language

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Te invitamos a leer Nuestra Edición Digital N# 360 2018 “TOP 100 COMPANIES” 20 Años presentando el mejor ranking de negocios en Venezuela. English as a second language (ESL) International speakers Presentation skills Speaker coaching English as a second language ESL Latin America public speaking Spanish VenezuelaI’m pleased to give public speaking tips to English-as-second-language speakers in this Business Venezuela magazine.

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Anna Wintour and Conde Nast - Aging Entities Needing Coaching

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Wintour and the entire culture of Conde Nast could use a coach specializing in banishing old creep from individual brands and businesses. Coaching on all aspects of aging, from careers to retirement.

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Let go instead of holding on (to your content)

Speak Schmeak

Even the Storytellers Project story clocked in at five minutes the first time I delivered it to my coaches.

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A Conversation with Barbara Seymour Giordano on Storytelling

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

On May 24, 2018 the Silicon Valley Speechwriters Roundtable Held a conference call with Barbara Seymour Giordano. Barbara is a Story Doctor, Speechwriter and Presentation Coach who specializes in helping speakers tell memorable stories that audiences yearn to hear and share. Her specialty is guiding speakers — from the page to the stage — through […] On May 24, 2018 the Silicon Valley Speechwriters Roundtable Held a conference call with Barbara Seymour Giordano.

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Guest Posting: The 3 Myths of Presentations That Will Destroy Your Credibility, by David McGimpsey

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

He specializes in coaching business people to deliver compelling presentations which sell, persuade, and entertain. David McGimpsey is a communication skills trainer. His popular blog can be found at presentationblogger.com. To read more about how to improve your presentation skills, check out David’s book: PowerPoint Doesn’t Suck, You Do: The counter-intuitive approach to compelling presentations. […]. Business Communication Public Speaking

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Out of Things To Sort Out with Your Career Coach? - Start on What-Ifs of a Recession

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

So many who have gained from career coaching simply run out of things to sort out.  That's exactly what some of my coaching clients over-50 are doing. Coaching, auditing, lecturing, and writing/ghostwriting thought leadership content on ageism.

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10:59 A.M ET - Dow Down 322.48

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

More of those I coach are embracing moving out of the U.S. Coaching and Thought Leadership Ghostwriting about Issues Associated with Careers. At the time of this writing, the Dow continues to plunge downward. 

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Coaching - Many Schools of Thought, Just Like Psychotherapy

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Thinking about working with a life, financial, or career coach? Just as with psychotherapies, coaching can be embedded in many different schools of thought. Career coaches, for example, range from the highly-structured kind operating from a formula to intuitive ones who are client-centric. In addition, career coaches who want to partner with organizations such as outplacement and executive search firms also have to shop around.

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High Salary - Relative, Brutally So

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" That's what a check-out clerk, whom I'm coaching pro bono, exclaimed in disbelief. Welcome to Capitalism 101 in 2018. Coaching and Thought Leadership Ghostwriting about Issues Associated with Aging. "But, I'm only making $11.10 an hour."

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Guest Posting: 7 tips for pitching investors, by Marianne Fleischer

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Marianne Fleischer is a speechwriter and presentations executive coach. She coaches others to pitch ideas, handle Q&A, and stand out on panels, corporate presentations or digital media. As a Corporate Communications consultant, her San Francisco firm, Fleischer Communications, helps clients think on their feet. Clients include Schwab, Apple, Salesforce, Genentech, DLA Piper Law Firm and […]. Business Communication Venture Capital

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Let a doctor (and frequent speaker) explain why you need a coach

The Eloquent Woman

In other words, they react poorly to the idea they need to be coached or taught new skills, particularly the ones they diminish by calling them "soft" skills. And they say "You are never done, everybody needs a coach." The greatest in the world needs a coach."

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Re-branding: Down the rabbit hole and a new era for this blog

Kate's Voice

This year, the decision was made to expand the Vocal Impact coaching practice and […].

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How to handle feedback that makes you go “Ouch!”

Speaking about Presenting

Listening to feedback from traditional public speaking coaches or people who follow the rules will turn you into a clone of a traditional public speaker. I’ve done it, and if you’ve ever got a stack of feedback forms after a presentation, you’ve probably done it.

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Don’t let cold hands stop you from writing: try Voice Typing

More than PowerPoint...

— Laura Bergells (@maniactive) October 1, 2018. Coaching communication crisis Education video Google Docs Google voice typing voice typingSometimes, voice typing can come in handy for really unexpected reasons! It’s October 1, and it’s freezing.

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Mark Zuckerberg Before Congress - Can He Be Coached to Testify with Respect?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Those of us in communications now wonder if he will be adequately coached on how to comport himself before Congress. The days are over when Boy Genius Mark Zuckerberg could get away with looking, talking, and running a giant corporation like a kid. Not only is he in his 30s.

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Walk and Talk: give it a try

More than PowerPoint...

Coaching content ideas public speaking Google Docs voice typingI went for a walk in the park. As I walked, I talked. I attached an $11.99 lapel mic to my phone, and talked for four minutes straight. With Google Docs Voice Typing on my phone, my words were instantly transcribed into a document.

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Why Everyone Needs A Coach with Alan Stein Jr.

Speaker Launcher

My guess is that one thing that most of them have in common, beyond extreme drive and talent, is that they all have some type of a coach. Whether it’s a business coach, life coach, accountability coach or other – quite often […]. The post Why Everyone Needs A Coach with Alan Stein Jr. My guess is that one thing that most of them have in common, beyond extreme drive and talent, is that they all have some type of a coach.

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Would you wear clothes that clash?

Speaking about Presenting

You can do this process on your own, or if you’re a woman and you’d like coaching, support and accountability, you can join the next Stairway to Confidence program. My mother is an elegant French woman. She taught me how to dress well, and in particular to avoid wearing clashing colors. So wearing clothes that clash makes me feel uncomfortable. I feel like I’ve got a neon sign on my forehead flashing “Look at me, and judge my choice of clothes.”

The Times – Princeton Public Speaking founder teaches and learns from Japanese students

Matt Eventoff

embassy in Tokyo, sent Eventoff… to the Far East on a seven-day, five-city teaching tour geared toward coaching the island nation’s top-level business executives and university students on communication skills for effective leadership. The U.S. State Department, on behalf of the U.S.

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Power posing debunked: the truth about power poses

More than PowerPoint...

Coaching communication Presentation public speaking videoSome people feel scared or nervous before they deliver a speech. To gain confidence, they might go somewhere private right before they speak and strike what’s called a power pose.

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Credit Cards as Economic Indicator - Fear Is Palpable

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Those I coach fear loss. More of those I coach, most of whom can choose to retire or semi-retire, are discussing relocating out of the U.S. Mexico, Ecuador, Belize, and Panama come up frequently in our coaching sessions. It's obvious. Many in the U.S.

Impostor Syndrome is not the problem. Expert Syndrome is.

More than PowerPoint...

Coaching fun public speakingApparently, I have Impostor Syndrome. An estimated 70% of us do. Even so, I don’t feel I should write this post. Who am I to write about my own experience? I don’t even know how to spell it. Is it Imposter Syndrome? Or is it Impostor Syndrome? E or O?

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How clearly do you speak? Try this one insightful public speaking test:

More than PowerPoint...

You can blame Siri and Cortana and Alexa for misunderstanding you in 2018. Coaching public speaking social media video coaching YouTubeAs a public speaker, you’ll want your audience to understand you. You’ll want to be clear.

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Perfectionism - Some of Us Are Wired to Pull That Off (most of the time)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  What I am wired for allows me to make a good-enough living in communications and career coaching. Who doesn't recall the suicide of bankruptcy law partner Gabe MacConaill. We also vividly remember his widow's blaming maladaptive perfectionism for his suicide, in his early 40s.

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