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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Halloween 2019 - 5 Best Costumes for Public Relations Representatives

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

So, let's make Halloween 2019 one of extreme pleasure. Family-free, Halloween is the most loved holiday in America. The exception to that is that you can bring along your four-legged children. It's expected to put considerable thought into your costume as well as theirs.

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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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Summer 2019 - Beyond the Heat Wave Story

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Summer 2019 could go down as when travel halted, at least the road kind. The Summer of 2019 will be restricted to the backyard. Off the radar goes the big heat wave story with the rage about power shutting down in New York City. Instead, the members of the media shift to oil prices.

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Darkness Falls Again on NYPD: 10th Police Officer Suicide in 2019

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In 2019, the awful words "tragedy" and "suicide" have become linked in the New York City Police Department. As the New York Post reports, yesterday, the 10th police officer committed suicide. It was through a gunshot wound to the head. He was off-duty at home at the time.

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NYPD - Ninth Police Officer Suicide in 2019

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

This evening in Queens, a 56-year-old police officer was the ninth in the NYPD to take his life in 2019. He had served the public for about 20 years. As yet, his name has not been released.    Yesterday in the early morning, in Yonkers, Johnny Rios took his own life.

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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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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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16 Graphic Design Trends of 2019 To Use In Presentation Design

SlideModel

Font Trends 2019: Best Fonts for PowerPoint Presentations. What’s Your Take on Presentation Design Trends 2019? Font Trends 2019: Best Fonts for PowerPoint Presentations. Shutterstock identified the following color trends for 2019.

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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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Five Public Speaking Resolutions for 2019

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

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First Weekend in August 2019 - Second Amendment Put in Play?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The first weekend of August 2019 could put the Second Amendment in play.  This weekend's deaths and injuries via guns in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio are being broadcast over and over again. That media attention includes international coverage.

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NYPD - 8th Officer Suicide in 2019

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The media reports there has been an 8th officer suicide in 2019. Will it take a respected network television fictional police drama to begin to sort out the enigma of NYPD suicides? An ideal setting would be "Blue Bloods." " Police Commissioner Frank Reagan wrestles with real-life common problems such as such as marijuana ingested where it was legal lingering in the blood of New York officers on duty.

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Create an infographic in PowerPoint

PowerPoint Tips

Infographics are an engaging way to present data and concepts. What is an infographic? It’s a graphic with minimal text, graphics, and numbers (usually). You can think of it as a chart or diagram.

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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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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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Accelerate 2019

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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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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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Early August 2019 - The World's Extreme Need for a Scapegoat

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Last weekend much changed in the dynamics of Election 2020. As the world knows and is being continually reminded by the international media, there were 2 massacres. One was in El Paso, Texas and the other in Dayton, Ohio. 

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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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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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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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The Communication Blog - Untitled Article

The Communication Blog

Here's an interesting article on an important but rarely discussed (at least in our interpersonal texts) issue/problem: [link] WELL-BEING // October 17, 2019 How to Decline an Invitation Without Hurting Your Relationship Expert-backed strategies to RSVP “no” to anything and protect your well-being.

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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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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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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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3 tips to deal with the room where you speak

Manner of Speaking

When we give a speech or presentation, we usually don’t have any control over the room where we speak.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to handle public speaking nerves

Manner of Speaking

On 3 June 2017, professional rock climber Alex Honnold accomplished something that few people thought could be done. He climbed the 3,000-foot granite wall of Yosemite Park’s famous El Capitan, the vertical wall in the photo above. Alone.

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It’s about the audience

PowerPoint Tips

You’re always presenting for your audience. Your presentation shouldn’t be about you. What type of presentation will give your audience the most value? Ask yourself… What do they need and want? Your content needs to be relevant to the needs and wants of your audience.

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 320) – Kurt Vonnegut

Manner of Speaking

“You are whatever you pretend to be.“ “ — Kurt Vonnegut (For some great insights from Vonnegut that can help you become a better speaker, click here and here.). The post Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 320) – Kurt Vonnegut appeared first on Manner of Speaking. Quotes for Public Speakers Confidence Kurt Vonnegut Motivation public speaking

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From 1636 until 2019, Voodoo of Higher Education in America - MIT, et al. Will Continue to Cast Spells

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

As in big time politics, among prestigious academic brands, there must be a continual influx of what is usually referred to as "real money." " That manna comes from both heaven (respected foundations and philanthropists) and hell (donors such as Jeffrey Epstein).

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Patrick Stewart: A lesson from Shakespeare and Star Trek

Manner of Speaking

I do not consider myself to be a Trekkie, but I was a big fan of Star Trek: The Next Generation. It was the second Star Trek series and the only one that I watched from beginning to end.

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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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Authenticity

Manner of Speaking

The temptation to be like others is strong. But if we always try to fit in, we will never stand out. We become just one more slice of bread in one more bland, homogenized loaf. And there are millions of … Continue reading → The post Authenticity appeared first on Manner of Speaking.

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A lesson from Dubrovnik

Manner of Speaking

My wife, Julie and I recently went for a vacation in the Croatian city of Dubrovnik. Wonderful people, beautiful scenery, fascinating history. If you ever get the chance to visit, I highly recommend it.

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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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“Duck and Cover” won’t help

Manner of Speaking

In the years following World War 2, the threat of nuclear war hung over the world. As the United States and its allies faced the Soviet Union and its allies, a Third World War was a distinct possibility. Given the … Continue reading → The post “Duck and Cover” won’t help appeared first on Manner of Speaking. Motivation audience Bert the Turtle duck and cover lectern Nerves PowerPoint public speaking speak with conviction

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