Finding Your Way to Success as a Public Speaker in 2020

Speaker Launcher

As I was scrolling through Instagram the other day, I came across a funny image that showed 1 out of 5 stars highlighted and the text: 2020 – “Definitely would not recommend!”. That about sums up how many are feeling about 2020 as we start to wrap up Q3.

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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. Thank you to everyone that submitted a website for consideration.

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Every Breath You Take

Manner of Speaking

Every breath you take, Every move you make, Every bond you break, Every step you take, I’ll be watching you. The Police. Breathing. We do it constantly and, usually, unconsciously. We breathe when we are awake and when we sleep, when we work and exercise and rest.

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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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2020 Toastmasters Zoom Challenge - Part II

Speak and Deliver

Part II - What I Learned, Where I Goofed, What Happened That I Didn't Expect, and Who I Have to Thank. Not necessarily in that order) If you miss ed Part I - click here to check it out. As I said - the numbers don't tell the whole story.

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The 2020 Best Speaker Website Contest

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It’s that time… announcing our 2020 Best Speaker Website Contest! The post The 2020 Best Speaker Website Contest appeared first on Jane Atkinson. Emerging Speaker Rising Superstar Speaker Seasoned Speaker 2020 best speaker website contest best speaker website contest building your speaker website contest speaker Speaker websites speaking business

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

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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! And now all of your final votes are in… and it was the closest contest we’ve ever had! Thank you to the hundreds of folks who took the time to vote!

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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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Focus Hustle 5 | May 2020

Speaker Launcher

MAY 2020 MUST LISTEN PODCASTS Here are this month’s must-listen podcasts: How to Deliver a Profitable Webinar with Rhonda Scharf Delivering Virtual Keynotes with Rohit Bhargava How to Build a Profitable Speaking Business with Grant Baldwin Raising Your Uncertainty Tolerance with Sara Ross Zoom Tips to Earn More Through Virtual Speaking with Marquesa Pettway LISTEN NOW THE WEALTHY SPEAKER SCHOOL Now is a great time to join The Wealthy Speaker School. […].

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 333) – Barack Obama

Manner of Speaking

Barack Obama – 44th President of the United States. “It’s It’s important to make sure that we’re talking with each other in a way that heals, not in a way that wounds.”. Barack Obama. The post Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 333) – Barack Obama appeared first on Manner of speaking.

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2020 Toastmasters Zoom Challenge - Part I

Speak and Deliver

The Circumstances, the Idea, the Execution, and the Numbers March 12, 2020 – the day the quarantine started for ME, when my boss at the Boulder Daily Camera told the sales team to start working from home on Monday.

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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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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 | July 2020

Speaker Launcher

JULY 2020 MUST LISTEN PODCASTS Here are this month’s must-listen podcasts: Reinventing Your Wealthy Speaker Business with Michelle Villalobos How to Book More Business with Speakers Bureaus with Diane Goodman and Kris Young Racial Injustice, Inspiring Change & the Speaking Business with Orlando Bowen Inspiring Hope in the Speaking Business with Libby Gill LISTEN NOW THE WEALTHY SPEAKER SCHOOL Now is the right time to be designing the speaking business of your […].

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

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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). The post Why Customer Centricity Will Win You More Business (in 2020) appeared first on SlideModel. Customer centricity is a buzzword you can hardly escape these days.

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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. CDC director Robert Redfield, reports Mediaite , predicts a difficult fall and winter in terms of public health. It could be the worst situation America has endured.    That's because not only does he anticipate COVID-19 will still be here.

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THE FOCUSED HUSTLE 5 | FEBRUARY 2020

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FEBRUARY 2020 MUST LISTEN PODCASTS Here are this month’s must-listen podcasts: Sweet Spot Pricing with Laurie Guest Bio Like Beyonce with Caroline Mays Growing Your Speaking Business with Mark LeBlanc Scaling Your Speaking Business Beyond a Million with Greg Schinkel LISTEN NOW SEE YOU IN PHOENIX! Registration is now open for our next Accelerate LIVE event taking place on March 6 – 7, 2020 in Phoenix, AZ.

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The Focused Hustle 5 | March 2020

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MARCH 2020 MUST LISTEN PODCASTS Here are this month’s must-listen podcasts: How to Land Speaking Sponsorships with Julie Austin The Keys to Closing More Business with Ron Karr How our Thinking Impacts the Bottom Line with Kris Plachy Get your Speaking Business Off the Ground as a Side Gig with Alex Swire-Clark LISTEN NOW MASTERCLASS: FINDING THE BUYERS Need help finding more buyers for your speaking business? The post The Focused Hustle 5 | March 2020 appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

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THE FOCUSED HUSTLE 5 | APRIL 2020

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APRIL 2020 MUST LISTEN PODCASTS Here are this month’s must-listen podcasts: Creating Your “All Weather” Speaking Business With James Taylor A Coronavirus Update With “The Great Calmer Downer” Prepare And Thrive Financially During Difficult Times With Gerard Braud Delivering Unforgettable Presentations With Darren Lacroix Creating Your Coronavirus Strategy With Andrew Busch LISTEN NOW FRIDAY BRAND CAMP Each Friday in April you can join Jane Atkinson and Chris West for Friday Brand […].

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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. Uncategorized John Zimmer Manner of Speaking Moonshot Presentation public speaking

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Change Leadership & Communication Books to Read in 2020

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The post Change Leadership & Communication Books to Read in 2020 appeared first on Duarte. If there’s one lesson the past year of change leadership consulting has shouted at me, it’s that we all need to ask more, better questions. Thomas Friedman, in the most useful book on modern change that I read this past year, asserted that point plainly: “In the 21st century, knowing all the answers won’t distinguish [.] continue reading.

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PowerPoint has photos again! And a lot more…

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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. The difference the United Nations and … Continue reading → The post 6 tips for speaking English to non-native speakers appeared first on Manner of Speaking. English George Orwell Is That Clear: Effective Communications in a Multilingual World Michael Skapinker public speakin

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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. And the fallout from the pandemic is just one of them. That's the first time that has happened since eMarketer began tracking Google.    Of course, COVID-19 figures in.

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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. They have been terrific in terms of technical skill and responsiveness to my feedback.

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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. The rules for organic search keep mutating. Here is my article on the shifts in search engine optimization [SEO] and six tips on how to play more effectively in this new sandbox. 

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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. The macro economy and financial affairs of individuals are in such as mess that the meme is: It is what it is.    Hovering over all that is the question: Am I going to die? 

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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. JPMorgan, Goldman Sachs, and Morgan Stanley declared a global recession has started. The issue is this: Will it mutate into a worldwide economic depression? 

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 332) – Stephanie Hughes

Manner of Speaking

British Journalist and Communications Expert. “I I don’t want to be anywhere else, talking to anyone else, about anything else.”. Stephanie Hughes. Photo courtesy of Stephanie Hughes. The post Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 332) – Stephanie Hughes appeared first on Manner of speaking.

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Boies Schiller Flexner Brand (2015 - 2020)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  In addition, Boies Schiller has experienced 31 partner departures in 2020. Legal malpractice. Breach of fiduciary duty. Vicarious liability. Unjust enrichment. Restitution  Those are the allegations in the lawsuit "Telebrands Corps and Bullhead.com v. David Boies, et al." " It had been filed last Thursday, reports Law.com , in Superior Court of New Jersey Law Division, Bergen County.

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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. Companies like Microsoft, LinkedIn, Fast Company and other have conducted surveys in which they asked heads of companies and organizations the question: What are the skills you look for in potential future leaders of your company or organization?

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Make Them Laugh: How to Tell a Joke on Zoom

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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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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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Rise up out of the noise

Speak Schmeak

Every day, I see more of my friends and colleagues speaking out against injustice, finding their voices, and speaking their truth. Just yesterday I wrote about a conversation with a friend who was feeling hopeless.

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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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How to be comfortable with uncertainty

Speak Schmeak

March 2020: Coronavirus. I had an enlightening conversation with my acupuncturist yesterday about the uncertainty of life, that triggered a revelation I want to share with you as a lesson for public speaking. But first, let's go back to December 1, 1990.

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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.   Yes, television production will be starting up again in California on June 12th. In addition, the film and music industries will also resume operating.    Vulture reports that the state's governor Gavin Newsom is allowing that.

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6 posts for your public speaking in 2020

Manner of Speaking

As the clock winds down on 2019 and we enter a new year and a new decade, I wanted to share six posts from the past to inspire your speaking in 2020. If you think that your speeches and presentations … Continue reading → The post 6 posts for your public speaking in 2020 appeared first on Manner of Speaking.

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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. It happens on June 21st.    That got me thinking. This year there will an absence of black dads for their children to honor. Those range from Kobe Bryant to George Floyd. 

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6 tips for better visual aids

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 have a series of four webinars for anyone interested in delivering better speeches and presentations. The first webinar covered some of the secrets of storytelling. We discussed what stories are, why they are effective, the elements of a good story and how to find your own stories. You can find the replay of the first webinar here.

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Maybe 2003 Was A Very Good Year - Compared to 2020

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  However, compared to 2020, now I get it: 2003 was a very good year. Here are 6 tips for search engine optimization (SEO) in 2020. That famous book on my 2003 ordeal is "Geezer Guts," which you can read for free here. "Geezer Guts" had more than a million downloads. Around the world other down-and-outs contacted me, saying they too considered merchandising the sale of a kidney.

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