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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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.

2019 169

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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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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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.

2019 151

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. 

2019 56

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.

2019 158

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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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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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.

2019 151

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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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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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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Project Cost Estimated ??

Thoughts On Presenting And Design

Yeah, kind of funny doing the math NOW. Anyway, the cost of this is going to be comparable to a new low-end bike, but more than the crap you can get at Walmart. While it’s true that this will not have 105 or Tiagra components, much less Ultegra.

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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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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.

2019 171

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. 

2019 56

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).

2019 170

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.

2019 56

Hay, Hey, Hay!

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

It’s over dozen years since I first profiled The King of Hay-on-Wye and then listed the Top 197 Tweets from the 2008 Hay Festival. I’ve finally made the pilgrimage to the little Welsh-border village where books are celebrated.

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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

2019 185

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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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. 

2019 56

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.

2019 230

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.

2019 56

Tackling the fork

Thoughts On Presenting And Design

Before I could even start buying any parts, I needed to see if the fork was in serviceable condition. Good news. Rust wasn’t too bad and the only real issue was old, dirty grease. After cleaning it up and degreasing the bearings, I put it back together again. I just then noticed a gap!

2019 130

Building a bike almost as old as me

Thoughts On Presenting And Design

I bought this Fuji frame off a Facebook posting. Originally, I did not want a frame older than 1996, about when STI (indexed) shifters were introduced. However, I was willing to consider an older frame if it looked “interesting.” ” This looked interesting.

2019 130

Association of Speakers Clubs Conference in Edinburgh

Manner of Speaking

As regular readers of this blog know, I co-created a public speaking board game with my good friend and fellow speaker, Florian Mueck: Rhetoric – The Public Speaking Game™. It is available as both a traditional tabletop board game and an app. … Continue reading → The post Association of Speakers Clubs Conference in Edinburgh appeared first on Manner of Speaking. Rhetoric - The Public Speaking Game Association of Speakers Clubs Edinburgh John Zimmer public speaking

2019 188

A conversation with Conor Neill

Manner of Speaking

I have just returned home after my annual week teaching public speaking and communication skills at the IESE Executive MBA Programme in Barcelona, Spain.

2019 191

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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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 311) – Simone Weil

Manner of Speaking

“Attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity.” — Simone Weil. The post Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 311) – Simone Weil appeared first on Manner of Speaking. Quotes for Public Speakers public speaking public speaking quotes quotations quotes Simone Weil

2019 150

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.

2019 184

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 !

2019 179

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

2019 48

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.

2019 56

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.

2019 221

A giant leap forward in your public speaking

Manner of Speaking

There is a lot to learn about public speaking. The fact that I have been writing this blog for 10 years is testament to that. And no matter how much you learn, no matter how good you become, you will … Continue reading → The post A giant leap forward in your public speaking appeared first on Manner of Speaking. Audience Delivery audience gestures public speaking

2019 182

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."

2019 56

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

2019 56

F**k Me!

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

As I’ve noted before, the UK’s Financial Times has none of the reticence of other publications such as the WSJ in employing good Anglo Saxon terms where appropriate. Unlike American publications, they will print the work ‘f**k’ in articles. I see this is a word that’s also freely employed by The Guardian. In her May […]. Culture Shock! newspapers reporting

2019 118

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.

Communication in the Workplace

The Communication Blog

WELL-BEING WISDOM WONDER PURPOSE SLEEP SPECIAL SECTIONS COMMUNITY THRIVE TAKES // April 11, 2019 Try This Now: Stop Sending a “Gentle Reminder” A popular way to nudge a co-worker is to employ this phrase, but it misses the opportunity to be compassionately direct.

2019 130

Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 308) – Simon Sinek

Manner of Speaking

“We are drawn to leaders and organizations that are good at communicating what they believe. Their ability to make us feel like we belong, to make us feel special, safe and not alone is part of what gives them the … Continue reading → The post Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 308) – Simon Sinek appeared first on Manner of Speaking

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