Here are the 2020 Best Speaker Website Contest Nominees!

Speaker Launcher

We had a ton of great websites nominated for our 2020 Best Speaker Website contest! The post Here are the 2020 Best Speaker Website Contest Nominees! Best Website Contest best speaker website contest 2020 best speaker website contest nominees jason o harris lauren sergy Lt.

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The Focused Hustle 5 | August 2020

Speaker Launcher

AUGUST 2020 MUST LISTEN PODCASTS Here are this month’s must-listen podcasts: PR Strategies to Book More Business With Courtney Love Gavin Taking Productive Action Now With Brian Fanzo Adding Comedy to Live and Virtual With Judy Carter Trusting Yourself and Taking Risks With Jason O.

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The 2020 Best Speaker Website Contest

Speaker Launcher

It’s that time… announcing our 2020 Best Speaker Website Contest! The post The 2020 Best Speaker Website Contest appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

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The Best Speaker Website Contest 2020: And the Winner Is…

Speaker Launcher

The post The Best Speaker Website Contest 2020: And the Winner Is… appeared first on Jane Atkinson. This year’s Best Speaker Website contest brought us some fantastic examples of speaker websites. The process of narrowing down all the fabulous submissions was tough!

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The Focused Hustle 5 | July 2020

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The Focused Hustle 5 | January 2020

Speaker Launcher

Registration is now open and early bird pricing in effect for our next Accelerate LIVE event taking place on March 6 – 7, 2020 in Phoenix, AZ. The post The Focused Hustle 5 | January 2020 appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

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COVID-19 + Influenza = The Non-Christmas 2020

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Obviously the Hallmark-type get-togethers during the 2020 holiday season can't happen. Here are 6 tips for search engine optimization (SEO) in 2020. Yes, it amounts to coal in the collective stocking.

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Humour in a speech: 5 reasons you need it; 10 tips for using it

Manner of Speaking

Using humour is a great way for speakers to connect with their audiences. Victor Hugo said, “Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face.” When you speak to an audience of dozens, hundreds or thousands, the effect is multiplied. THE BENEFITS OF HUMOUR.

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The Focused Hustle 5 | June 2020

Speaker Launcher

JUNE 2020 MUST LISTEN PODCASTS Here are this month’s must-listen podcasts: We’re All in This Together with Mike Robbins What’s Next When Your Speaking Calendar is Wiped Clean? The post The Focused Hustle 5 | June 2020 appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

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Why Customer Centricity Will Win You More Business (in 2020)

SlideModel

So let’s dig into the matter and take a look at some great customer centricity examples, illustrating why this practice cannot be ignored in 2020. Why Customer Centricity is Important in 2020 (and Beyond). Customer centricity is a buzzword you can hardly escape these days.

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Communication skills for online success

PowerPoint Tips

This is a guest post by Steve Kosch, a former ABC and CNN anchor (that’s him on the left), and a globally recognized expert communication skills trainer. For 10 more awesome tips to help you “Nail It” in your next presentation, go to mediatrainingnetwork.com.

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THE FOCUSED HUSTLE 5 | FEBRUARY 2020

Speaker Launcher

Registration is now open for our next Accelerate LIVE event taking place on March 6 – 7, 2020 in Phoenix, AZ. The post THE FOCUSED HUSTLE 5 | FEBRUARY 2020 appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

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THE FOCUSED HUSTLE 5 | APRIL 2020

Speaker Launcher

The post THE FOCUSED HUSTLE 5 | APRIL 2020 appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

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Exciting news!

Manner of Speaking

I have some exciting news to share. I began writing this blog in May 2009. It was an experiment to see what blogging was like. However, given that the lifespan of the average blog is short – most blogs stop … Continue reading → The post Exciting news! appeared first on Manner of Speaking.

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The Focused Hustle 5 | March 2020

Speaker Launcher

The post The Focused Hustle 5 | March 2020 appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

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Google Ad Business Expected to Be Down in 2020

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Based on how eMarketer works up the numbers, advertising revenue for Google is slated to decline in 2020, reports The Wall Street Journal. Here are 6 tips for search engine optimization (SEO) in 2020. It's a confluence of forces.

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Make Them Laugh: How to Tell a Joke on Zoom

DeFinis Communications

From the old knock-knock jokes we used to tell as kids to stories that make light of the workplace, everyone loves a good joke. Using humor is one of the best ways to get people engaged. And when you add a friendly, “jokey” tone you let listeners know your presentation won’t be one huge bore.

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A new look for Manner of Speaking

Manner of Speaking

Manner of Speaking has a new look. I began writing my blog on public speaking in May 2009. After almost 11 years and nearly 4 million visits, it was time to upgrade the website. Over the past two months, I have been working with Moonshot , a team of website developers based in Budapest, Hungary.

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Public Speaking Training – The Essential Guide

Manner of Speaking

Why invest in public speaking training? The ability to speak well in public and share a message that is clear, compelling and that moves people to take action is a critical business skill.

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PowerPoint has photos again! And a lot more…

PowerPoint Tips

If you have Office 365 — now called Microsoft 365, confusingly — you might have noticed that after several years without photos, they’ve come back! Actually, they aren’t the same photos, but better quality ones.

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After Christmas 2020, Maybe We Won't Be Flipping Through O in Beauty Salons

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It had been a predictable pleasure. There would be the latest edition of Oprah's magazine O on the tables in the beauty salon. Usually available had been multiple copies since the read was so popular.

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6 tips for speaking English to non-native speakers

Manner of Speaking

Speaking English to an audience of non-native speakers is tricky. Because English is so widely spoken around the world, many native English speakers tend to forget just how complicated English can be for others.

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The Year of COVID-19: March 21, 2020

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Parents will warn members of the Class of 2020 against making the financial sacrifices to launch a career in New York City. America is in surrender.    This - COVID-19 - isn't something that can be spun into unreality. The reality is killing people.

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The Year of COVID-19: March 20, 2020

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Q2 2020 GDP could plummet 14%. Human nature continues to be puzzling. Some are baffled why there is more concern about the economic impacts of COVID-19 than the reality that it can be fatal.    So, let's focus on the economic ramifications of the pandemic.

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2020 - Content Remains King in Marketing

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

According to World Media Group, content will be a top priority among marketers in 2020. As Steve Barnes reports in Odwyerpr.com , 79% of marketers surveyed indicated that content remains king.    But the tough nut to crack is getting, holding, and scaling attention.

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Commit to Continuous Learning and Up Your Game at Any Age

DeFinis Communications

Recently I attended a Zoom birthday party for the 99-year-old father of a dear friend. Everyone in attendance—three generations of his family members—were in their own homes. Doug and his wife (also in her 90s) were totally unassisted by the younger crowd yet were using Zoom like pros.

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Hey, There Might Be a 2020 - 2021 Television Season

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

There could be a 2020 - 2021 network televisions season.  How will Katherine's solo legal practice - and marriage - play out on "A Million Little Things." " We might just find that out.

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How to speak with authentic charisma

Manner of Speaking

How can we speak with charisma—authentic charisma—when we are on stage? That is the subject that Jim Harvey and I discussed in the fourth and final edition of our webinar series. The first webinar covered some of the secrets of storytelling. The second webinar covered rhetorical devices.

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Father's Day 2020 - Black Dads Who Won't Be Around to be Honored

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

So, as is standard, a client in alternate medicine has me creating a series of promotions for Father's Day 2020. Here are 6 tips for search engine optimization (SEO) in 2020. Holidays provide traditional marketing platforms.

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Collaborate with others in real time using PowerPoint on the Web

PowerPoint Tips

Did you know that you can collaborate with others on a PowerPoint file in real-time using PowerPoint on the Web? That’s the same thing as PowerPoint Online.) You can do the same in Microsoft Word and Excel, but I’ll focus on PowerPoint, of course.

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Webinar on Storytelling

Manner of Speaking

Jim Harvey and I are two of the three founders of Presentation Guru. Given the current state of affairs in the world, we have decided to experiment with webinars. We are creating a series of four webinars for anyone interested in delivering better speeches and presentations.

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 330) – David Gerrold

Manner of Speaking

David Gerrold – American Science Fiction Screenwriter and Novelist. “The single most important lesson of effective communication is this: Focus on clarity. Concentrate on precisions. Don’t worry about constructing beautiful sentences. Beauty comes from meaning, not language.

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Less is More! How Working Mothers Can Reduce the Stress of Online Meetings

DeFinis Communications

Leading a virtual presentation from the quiet of your kitchen table is challenging enough.

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Less is More! How Working Mothers Can Reduce the Stress of Online Meetings

DeFinis Communications

Leading a virtual presentation from the quiet of your kitchen table is challenging enough.

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2020 and Back in the Counterculture - We Became Very Tired

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Here are 6 tips for search engine optimization (SEO) in 2020. Why do human beings do what they do? Even they might not understand that. Years of Freudian analysis might not unlock those mysteries either.

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Ad Spending Could Be Down 13% for 2020 - Pre-Corona, It Was Projected to Increase 4%

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

GroupM, a unit of WPP, predicts spending on advertising will be down 13% for 2020, reports The Wall Street Journal. The fallout from COVID-19 has been severe for the advertising industry.

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Seven Tips to Crush Your Next Conference Call

Matt Eventoff

It occurs on a regular basis for almost every individual in the corporate world, and it is also the most fraught with peril. The scourge of the modern executive. The captor of thousands (or maybe millions) of hours each and every day. The dreaded… conference call!

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 331) – Peter Drucker

Manner of Speaking

Peter Drucker (1909 – 2005) Austrian-born American Management Consultant and Author. The most important thing in communication is to hear what isn’t being said.”. Peter Drucker. Photo courtesy of The Drucker Institute, Claremont Graduate University. The post Quotes for Public Speakers (No.

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June 10, 1935 to June 10, 2020 - Alcoholics Anonymous Saves Lives, Goes Global, Becomes Controversial

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Here are 6 tips for search engine optimization (SEO) in 2020. In some locations around the world, members of 12-step fellowship Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) are meeting again in-person.

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Equipment for Speakers

PowerPoint Tips

I’m writing this during the Coronavirus pandemic and I just heard that webcams are on backorder. That’s because so many more people are presenting and attending meetings from home.

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Beginning a Speech or Presentation – Four More Tips

Matt Eventoff

“You never get a second chance to make a good first impression” – Will Rogers. This quote certainly holds true for speeches, presentations, group meetings and any other public speaking opportunity that exists.

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Nelson Mandela: Lessons for Future Orators

Matt Eventoff

* First appeared in The Atlantic Post. When a man has done what he considers to be his duty to his people and his country, he can rest in peace. I believe I have made that effort and that is, therefore, why I will sleep for the eternity.”. – Nelson Mandela, 1994.

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Princeton University, President Wilson and the Art of Public Speaking

Matt Eventoff

“What is the object of oratory? Its object is persuasion and conviction…”. – Woodrow Wilson, The Princetonian, 1877. Princeton and public speaking have a long, storied history together.

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