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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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 | 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 | 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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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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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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Jobs Report, Dow Jones - It's a Dog Fight in Election 2020

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The growls and extreme aggressiveness of a dog fight will dominate Election 2020. According to the January 2020 jobs report from the Dept of Labor, 225, 000 new jobs have been created. It's palpable. That is, if the Democrats want to hold on to what they have now.

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Public Relations & SEO in 2020 - The Six New Realities

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Use them in 2020 and the odds are you will lose the account.  Those best practices for search engine optimization (SEO)?   SEO keeps mutating. Here , just published on O'Dwyer PR, are the six new must-dos. Content-provider DigitalInfluencer Web/Tech Weblogs

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Influencer Marketing, CA Bot Law, Edelman 2020 Trust Barometer

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Would Steve Jobs still be a superhero in 2020? The 2020 Edelman annual Trust Barometer documents the shift from perceiving technology as a positive force to extreme wariness. Influencer marketing is raising legal issues.

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How to create a logo in PowerPoint

PowerPoint Tips

Would you like to create your own logo, product image, or course symbol in PowerPoint in a few minutes — following some easy steps? If so, you’re in luck, just read on. I’m going to show you how to create this logo — and you can customize it in any way you want.

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 326) – Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Manner of Speaking

“Good communication is just as stimulating as black coffee, and just as hard to sleep after.” ” — Anne Morrow Lindbergh. The post Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 326) – Anne Morrow Lindbergh appeared first on Manner of Speaking. Quotes for Public Speakers Anne Morrow Lindbergh Communication Personal development public speaking self-development

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 327) – Kobe Bryant

Manner of Speaking

“Everything negative—pressure, challenges—is all an opportunity for me to rise.” ” — Kobe Bryant Photo courtesy of Keith Allison. The post Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 327) – Kobe Bryant appeared first on Manner of Speaking. Quotes for Public Speakers challenges Kobe Bryant public speaking quote self-development

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Lawyer Norm Pattis Confirms Death of Fotis Dulos (1967 - 2020)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

After struggling for two days following his suicide attempt, Fotis Dulos died. Here is the announcement in the media. On the left in the photo is Dulos, on the right is his lawyer and spokesperson Norm Pattis. Pattis confirmed that Dulos died at 5:32 P.M. ET at Jacobi Medical Center, NYC. 

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5 tips to save your batteries (and your presentation)

Manner of Speaking

Slide presentations are a staple of the business world. Every day, there are millions of PowerPoint, Keynote other slide presentations around the world. By some counts, the figure is 30 million each day!

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Did you get your free gift?

Speak Schmeak

Hey peeps! I created a new free offering last year and I want to make sure you got yours! In case this fell through the cracks, here's the info on my new-ish Easy Speaker Proposal Template and tracking sheet !

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Class of 2020 Coming to NYC - Yes, You'll Have to Pony Up Broker Fee

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Last June, the DOS blinded real estate brokers in New York City. They passed a law forbidding brokers from charging those applying for apartments in NYC more than $20.    The standard broker fees had been 12% to 15% of the first year's rent.

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2020 - Restaurant Business Hit By Eating-at-Home/Frugality Trends

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That will hit the restaurant business in 2020, especially the casual dining niche. Dorothy from "The Wizard of Oz" nailed it: There is no place like home.    More of those in America are agreeing with that. Home has become  the sacred sanctuary.

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 21) – Miguel de Cervantes

Manner of Speaking

“A speech that is good, if brief, is good twice over.” — Miguel de Cervantes. The post Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 21) – Miguel de Cervantes appeared first on Manner of Speaking. Motivation Quotes for Public Speakers Demosthenes Public Speaking Quotations quotes

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Change Leadership & Communication Books to Read in 2020

Duarte Blog

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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2020 - Older Professionals Conjure Up Dreams of Career Change

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It's a new year. So notions of career change may dance in many heads of older professionals.    The fantasy is heady.

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 324) – Richard Wagamese

Manner of Speaking

“There is such a powerful eloquence in silence. True genius is knowing when to say nothing, to allow the experience, the moment itself, to carry the message, to say what needs to be said. Words are less important, less effective … Continue reading → The post Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 324) – Richard Wagamese appeared first on Manner of Speaking. Quotes for Public Speakers public speaking public speaking quotes quotes Richard Wagamese

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10 Change Leadership & Communication Books to Read in 2020

Duarte Blog

The post 10 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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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.

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2020 - Make It Your Business Not to Declare (prematurely) Any Player "Done"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

During 2019, investing in the stock market generally had been a better bet than participating in a hedge fund.    According to Hedge Fund Research, reports the New York Post , the average return was about 8.5% versus 30% for the S&P 500. 

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50 Weeks Left

Speak and Deliver

Yes, it took me two weeks to finally podcast in 2020 - but I've been busy! 2020 Coaching Keynotes Motivation New Year Presentations Speakinglink].

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The Keys to Closing More Business with Ron Karr

Speaker Launcher

Are you a good closer? It’s not everyone’s superpower, some are fantastic, and others struggle with it. On this episode of The Wealthy Speaker Show, we welcome speaker, author and marketing consultant, Ron Karr who will share some of his insight on how to create the deal that the client must have.

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 325) – Marc Benioff

Manner of Speaking

“Presentation skills are key. People who work for you represent your brand. You want them to present themselves—and represent you—in a certain way.” ” — Marc Benioff Photo courtesy of World Economic Forum. The post Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 325) – Marc Benioff appeared first on Manner of Speaking. Quotes for Public Speakers Marc Benioff presentation skills public speaking public speaking quotes quotes

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That Little Matter of Missing a Court Date - Law Catches Up to Lori Vallow

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Failure to comply with court order to produce the children in Idaho on January 30th, 2020. Here are 6 tips for search engine optimization (SEO) in 2020. Blonde and beautiful. Suspicious death of her former spouse and brother. Two missing minor children Tylee Ryan, 17, and JJ Vallow, 7.

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National Speakers Association, Northern California, January Chapter Meeting

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

People try to put us d-down (talkin’ ’bout my generation)Just because we get around (talkin’ ’bout my generation)Things they do look awful c-c-cold (talkin’ ’bout my generation)I hope I die before I get old (talkin’ ’bout my generation) — The Who, 1965 Over 50 members and guests of the Northern California Chapter of the National […] People try to put us d-down (talkin’ ’bout my generation)Just because we get around (talkin’ ’bout my generation)Things they do look awful c-c-cold (talkin’ ’bout my generation)I hope I die before I get old (talkin’ ’bout my generation) — The Who, 1965 Over 50 members and guests of the Northern California Chapter of the National […] Podcasts Public Speaking Social Media Generation Coding National Speakers Association

The Ricky Gervais Lesson – If You’re Going to Offend, Do It on Purpose

Presentation Guru

Ricky Gervais, the overexposed English comedian, writer, and actor, hosted Hollywood’s Golden Globes for the fifth time.

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How Our Thinking Impacts the Bottom Line with Kris Plachy

Speaker Launcher

What does it take to create a positive mindset?

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Decoding the Language and Gestures Associated with Reductions-in-Force

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Here are 6 tips for search engine optimization (SEO) in 2020. The phrase "mergers and acquisitions" should be accepted as code for "coming reduction-in-force." " M&As create redundancies. Employees from both entities could be sent packing. 

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8 Ways to Protect Your Presentation

Presentation Guru

Intellectual property can be some of the most valuable assets your business has – and yes, your presentation does come into that. You wouldn’t think twice about protecting any other property you own, so why not it?

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How to Use Business Systems to Find More Buyers

Speaker Launcher

This month at The Wealthy Speaker School, we are focusing on the topic of finding more buyers. This is an area that many speakers struggle with, regardless of how long they’ve been in business.

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"A Million Little Things" - COMPLEXITY!

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Nothing is simple.    At her six-month check-up Maggie realizes that, no, she does not have her whole life ahead. Not necessarily. All she has ahead is life until her next six month screening. At that time she could find out that the breast cancer has returned.

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Likability Is Power - And Mike Bloomberg Is Clueless How to Nuzzle Up to Everyman/Everywoman

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In that seminal book "The Power Game" by D.C. insider Hedrick Smith, what was hammered was this: Likability is a form of power. What we could add currently is that it's also the source of big bucks paid to influencers on social networks.

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3 New Design Trends to Use in Your Presentations

Presentation Guru

Let’s be honest, not everyone is a designer or has a professional designer on staff. A lot of business owners and marketers are creating their own graphics from scratch. At Venngage we have a ton of designers on staff but I still create a lot of my visuals!…

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The Ultimate Guide to Using Metaphors in Presentations and Speeches

SlideModel

Metaphors are one of the often-forgotten tricks among presenters. Along with other figures of speech such as similes, analogies personification, and alliteration, they make your texts more engaging, memorable and eloquent.

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It’s Time to Improve Speaking Skills for the Classroom and Beyond

Presentation Guru

Most adults fear public speaking and, let’s me honest, lots of us aren’t actually very good at it. If adults who have had years to hone the skills are not very good, what do you think the average school kid is like?

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Growing Your Speaking Business with Mark LeBlanc

Speaker Launcher

A successful speaking business doesn’t just happen, it’s a culmination of hard work, dedication and consistently putting strategies in place to grow and flourish over time. On this episode of The Wealthy Speaker Show, we are thrilled to welcome legendary speaker Mark LeBlanc.

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Language - Mainstreaming of Exotic Concept of "Black Swan"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Now, in 2020, "Black Swan" is still a brisk seller: 2,769 on Amazon. Also, in 2020, the term "Black Swan" has become a household word. It was 2007. Financial guru Nassim Taleb published his book "Black Swan."

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Michael Bloomberg - Organization-Man Presence in Democratic Debate

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

So, this is the persona the experts advised Michael Bloomberg to adopt for his first Democratic debate? Or, is this organization-man presence he is leveraging his own idea? Whatever.

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NDAs - Michael Bloomberg Reverses His Position

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

What a reversal. And it was one many didn't expect from Michael Bloomberg. As The Wall Street Journal reports, Bloomberg agreed to release three women from their Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs). That is, if they choose to do so.

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