Make the Most of the NSA Influence 2019 Conference

Speaker Launcher

The finest of the speaking industry will descend on Denver on July 27-30 for NSA Influence 2019, the annual conference of the National Speakers Association (NSA). The post Make the Most of the NSA Influence 2019 Conference appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

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19 Powerful Presentation Stats to Transform Talks in 2019

Duarte Blog

The post 19 Powerful Presentation Stats to Transform Talks in 2019 appeared first on Duarte. Here is a list of some of the most important presentation stats we could find: what is working, what is trending, and what people struggle with when it comes to giving successful talks.

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Mary Meeker's 2019 Internet Report

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

This is the 24th year that iconic analyst and investor Mary Meeker is presenting the Internet Trends Report. Here is this year's, published by BusinessInsider. Exactly the right tone and content for all your communications. Complimentary consultation janegenova374@gmail.com. Web/Tech

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Hay Festival : 15 Speeches That Changed the World

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

The second Festival Foundation Gala event at the 2019 Hay Festival celebrated the power of persuasion and words. From calls to arms to demands for peace, this performance captured the voices of prophets and politicians, rebels and tyrants, soldiers and statesman.

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I dare you to be expressive

Speak Schmeak

One of my clients has been working her way through the upper levels of her organization with a culture-changing idea for her company. She flies jumbo jets, and her idea would impact all pilots in her airline, and ideally, pilots across all of aviation.

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Your voice: small pebble. big ripples

Speak Schmeak

A few years ago, I was taking my usual shortcut through Earl Warren Showgrounds on my daily walk, when I was stopped by a family in an SUV. They had a couple of questions about the Fiesta rodeo, a longstanding Santa Barbara tradition that's part of our annual Old Spanish Days festivities.

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4 lessons from my 20-year-old cat

Manner of Speaking

Today, 15 May 2019, is a big day in our family. Our cat Pico is now 20 years old. A significant milestone. According to generally agreed conversion rates, if Pico were human, she would be 96.

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Don't wait for someone else to speak up

Speak Schmeak

Once upon a time, I was getting on the freeway at an onramp near my home, and for the nth time, was nearly sideswiped by a car entering in the lane next to me. This onramp has two left turn lanes to enter the freeway, but once you begin the turn, the lane markings disappear.

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Getting Close

Thoughts On Presenting And Design

Brakes are connected and working. Shifters are installed and the new bar tape has been installed as well. The front derailleur and the cable guides are installed. As you can see, I went with white for the cable housing, in keeping with the original look. I hope to give it a test ride within a week.

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2019 - Big Media Story Will Be Media

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

So, it's predictable that its own activities will be the big story of 2019. More powerful than governments, business enterprises, and nutty leaders is the media. After all, it's heading into so much change.

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Father's Day 2019 - Time for Baby Boomers to Forgive Our Emotionally Unavailable Dads

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  So, for Father's Day 2019, I am going to set in play a psychic shift. It's overdue, isn't it.    Finally, it would be smart to ditch the extreme anger of many Baby Boomers at the fathers who just weren't there for us - at least not emotionally. 

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Could Public Speaking Make You Feel More Alive in 2019?

Inter-Activ Presenting and Influencing

Happy 2019 Gavin Meikle – The Presentation Doctor. I was prompted to write this post after one of my friends shared an experience whilst on a Skiing Holiday over the New Year Period.

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June 4, 2019 - Boston Lost Some Brand Equity

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Boston isn't the kind of urban area we associate with mean streets and crime. After all, the lawyers in "Boston Legal" were genteel. And it was on Milk Street that Ben Franklin had his startup print shop. 

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June 2019 Jobs Report - Back to Extreme Indecisiveness about Taking Off Ramp from a Career

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Everything changes. And keeps changing.    Personal finance experts can't be believed. And an inner switch is poised to go "off duty," that is, leave that full-time career. So, when and how do you make that decision to retire? It's become a terrifying rite of passage.

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Mapping Out Your Success for 2019

Speaker Launcher

We’re going to be mapping out your goals for 2019 and we’re going to use a tool, something very special that Jane would like to give to […]. The post Mapping Out Your Success for 2019 appeared first on Jane Atkinson. We’re going to be mapping out your goals for 2019 and we’re going to use a tool, something very special that Jane would like to give to you as a holiday gift. Register for ACC LIVE 2019.

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A lesson from the Toronto Raptors

Manner of Speaking

They are the 2019 NBA Champions. Congratulations to the Toronto Raptors! I am delighted for Toronto — where I lived for over 15 years — and for all of Canada.

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Two PowerPoint accessibility features plus one “off label” use

PowerPoint Tips

People with visual disabilities may use a screen reader to read the screen to them. PowerPoint has features that work with screen readers and you can help to ensure that this experience is useful for people with visual disabilities.

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Sketches from the Summer School of Rhetoric – Part 3

Manner of Speaking

I was speaking at the 2019 edition of the Summer School of Rhetoric. This is the third post in a series based on the sketches that graphic recorder Linda Saukko-Rauta made during my public speaking workshop in Hämeenlinna, Finland. Today’s sketch is about … Continue reading → The post Sketches from the Summer School of Rhetoric – Part 3 appeared first on Manner of Speaking. Structure Presentation public speaking Summer School of Rhetoric

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Sketches from the Summer School of Rhetoric – Part 1

Manner of Speaking

On 6 June 2019, I had the pleasure of giving a workshop on public speaking and presentations skills in Hämeenlinna, Finland, at the Summer School of Rhetoric. It is an excellent event, held every summer, in the idyllic Finnish countryside. It was my … Continue reading → The post Sketches from the Summer School of Rhetoric – Part 1 appeared first on Manner of Speaking. Preparation Uncategorized Finland Linda Saukko-Rauta public speaking Summer School of Rhetoric

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The New Aging - Q2 2019 Kicking Up Its Heels

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It's 10:00 A.M. New York Time. The DOW is up 170.60. That's a bullish kick off for Q2. And that follows a surging DOW in Q1.    MarketWatch reports such investor confidence is linked to very good news about the manufacturing sector in China. 

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Blizzard of 2019 - Likely Not One for History

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  The blizzard of 2019 probably will no way be historic. There were blizzards that made history. The blizzard of the early 1960s shut down schools in northern New Jersey for a week. The one in the late 1970s left unplowed streets throughout western Pennsylvania for about as long. 

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Sketches from the Summer School of Rhetoric – Part 2

Manner of Speaking

I was speaking at the 2019 edition of the Summer School of Rhetoric. This is the second post in a series based on the sketches that graphic recorder Linda Saukko-Rauta made during my public speaking workshop in Hämeenlinna, Finland. Today’s sketch captures the … Continue reading → The post Sketches from the Summer School of Rhetoric – Part 2 appeared first on Manner of Speaking.

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Commencement Speeches to Class of 2019 - Bring on The Darkness

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Perhaps it was the subliminal advertising by institutions of higher education. Maybe it was simply magical thinking by those who have invested so much time, money, test-taking, and hope in degree-getting.

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Big Round Rolly Things

Thoughts On Presenting And Design

A couple weeks ago, I took the Fuji (I need to come up with a name) to Vélo Classique in Purcellville, VA. Felt most comfortable taking it there because they specialize in vintage bikes. The reason for the visit was that the distance between the forks was 96mm.

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From Down Low To Up High

Thoughts On Presenting And Design

Good progress today. Yesterday, the crank set and the shifters came in. As I mentioned at the start of this, I’m modernizing the drive train. It’s for good reason, though: safety.

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Accelerate 2019

Speaker Launcher

MYERS, FLORIDA | FEBRUARY 22-23, 2019 with VIP and Inner Circle Mastermind Day February 24th!** Click HERE for more information and to register. The post Accelerate 2019 appeared first on Jane Atkinson. LEARN THE SECRETS TO GETTING BOOKED MORE OFTEN AT HIGHER FEES! Don’t Miss This LIVE Event! Events accelerate 2016 conference

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Layer images and shapes for stunning slides

PowerPoint Tips

A simple way to create stunning slides is to layer an image, a shape, and text placeholders. Here are 2 examples: Here are the steps to create these slides: 1. Enter your text. Use the Title and Content layout. You can right-click any blank area and choose Layout>Title and Content.

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Bottom Bracket Is In

Thoughts On Presenting And Design

Well, after a mishap of ordering the wrong bottom bracket, I finally got it installed. When I measured the width of the space for the bottom bracket and converted it from imperial to metric, I got 70mm. What wasn’t clear to me was that 70mm = Italian and that my measurement was off by 2 mm.

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Being vs. becoming

Speak Schmeak

Twice in conversations with a client, she's told me, "I'm not a writer." And yet, she is a writer, because she writes !

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Sketches from the Summer School of Rhetoric – Part 5

Manner of Speaking

I was speaking at the 2019 edition of the Summer School of Rhetoric. This is the fifth and final post in a series based on the sketches that graphic recorder Linda Saukko-Rauta made during my public speaking workshop in Hämeenlinna, Finland. Today’s sketch … Continue reading → The post Sketches from the Summer School of Rhetoric – Part 5 appeared first on Manner of Speaking. Uncategorized Made to Stick Presentation public speaking Summer School of Rhetoric

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Class of 2019, et al. - The End (of the recovery) Could Be Near

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

And right now, members of the Class of 2019 who haven't yet landed jobs, the over-50 who are targets for layoffs during economic downturns, and those in changing industries such as law should be scared. It is a bit after 1 PM New York Time. So, yes, the DOW has time to bounce back.

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Super Bowl 2019 - Coca-Cola Staying on Bench

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Of course, everyone wants to see Tom Brady do his magic in the Super Bowl this year.    But, the suspense isn't red-hot. The Patriots is the favored team for winning.    Yet, what CBS is charging for ad packages is high. According to Variety , it ranges from $5.1

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 314) – J. K. Rowling

Manner of Speaking

“There’s always room for a story that can transport people to another place.” ” — J. Rowling Photo courtesy of S.macken6. The post Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 314) – J. Rowling appeared first on Manner of Speaking. Quotes for Public Speakers J.K.

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Well I’ll Be A Monkey’s Father’s Brother

Thoughts On Presenting And Design

In my previous post , I shared the tip from GCN to remove rust from a bicycle. I was a bit skeptical. Before. After. Even gave the chrome some vinegary love. Cleaned up the bits of rust the best I could and put some clear coat on them. I then decided to clean up the seat post.

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Powerful presentations, event with PowerPoint

Manner of Speaking

This is a guest post by David Lindelöf. David obtained his PhD in Physics at EPFL in Lausanne, Switzerland. From 2010 to 2018, he was the Chief Technology Officer at Neurobat.

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Components Start Going On

Thoughts On Presenting And Design

A new 7-speed cassette is now (mostly) on. I need a cassette removal tool with the guide for quick-release to be sure I have it installed with enough torque. The rear derailleur and the front and rear brakes are now also installed.

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2019, So Far - 2,400 Layoffs in Media (that brutal moment of clarity)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

As BusinessInsider reports, so far in 2019, there have been 2,400 layoffs. On the one hand, former bigwig at The New York Times Jill Abramson laments that commentary is replacing facts in media. That's her rant in "Merchants of Truth."

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How to speak like a leader

PowerPoint Tips

Do you think of yourself as a leader? Do you want to sound like a leader when you speak? What does that even mean? A leader tries to guide and motivate others to take action and implement change.

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Troubles of Glam World of Media Deepen in 2019 - Salon Selling Itself

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The year 2019 will go down in history as when the troubles of media, digital natives and establishment, deepened.    So far in 2019, the media industry has lost 2,700 jobs.  Published in February 2019, Abramson's book "Merchants of Truth" has already plunged to the 47,761 rank on Amazon. Those in media, especially in 2019, tend to be on short time. 

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Why can't every talk be a TED talk?

Speak Schmeak

TEDxUCLA TED talks are the "it-girl" of speaking. Everyone wants their presentation to be as cool as a TED talk, as profound as a TED talk, and as viral as a TED talk. I'm a huge fan of TED talks (and their locally-produced TEDx brethren).

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Sketches from the Summer School of Rhetoric – Part 4

Manner of Speaking

I was speaking at the 2019 edition of the Summer School of Rhetoric. This is the fourth post in a series based on the sketches that graphic recorder Linda Saukko-Rauta made during my public speaking workshop in Hämeenlinna, Finland. Today’s sketch is about … Continue reading → The post Sketches from the Summer School of Rhetoric – Part 4 appeared first on Manner of Speaking. Stories and Storytelling public speaking Stories storytelling Summer School of Rhetoric

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Transcribe or translate your live talk in PowerPoint with a Star Trek twist

PowerPoint Tips

If you have Office 365 (the subscription version that is always updated), there’s a new feature coming out that is truly extraordinary! If you’re in the Office Insider program , you may have it already. Otherwise, you’ll get it when it’s rolled out to everyone with Office 365.

Transitions in a speech or presentation

Manner of Speaking

Have you ever been in the audience listening to a speaker and found yourself lost? You weren’t exactly sure where the speaker was going or how the different points in a speech were connected?

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