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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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5 Public Speaking Tips for Even the Most Introverted

Presentation Guru

Let’s face it, running a small business requires you to do things you wouldn’t normally do, like public speaking. From presenting in front of investors and lenders to speaking at conferences, public speaking is inevitable for business success. But, up to 75% of people are scared of public speaking.…

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High school life: from “The Accidental Writer”…

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

This is an excerpt from a memoir that I am writing, The Accidental Writer. It focuses on life in high school, Bloor Collegiate Institute (BCI) in Toronto. Hope to have the book available this fall. I have some distinct high school memories. Not a lot, but some. Very few of them have anything to do with what was going on in the classroom. The classroom was boring and repetitive. Don’t get me wrong, I learned stuff in school. I’ve even retained some of that knowledge.

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Cameron Platt, Sally Conroy Fullmann, Sally Spahn Mennen, et al. - More Than a Meeting of Minds

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Princeton and University of Oxford graduate Cameron Platt had more than a meeting a minds with Lee Clark Mitchell. As so often happens in higher education, this young person - 25 - has become romantically involved with that former professor. He is 71.

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The Age of Social Media Calls for #NewPresentationTips

SketchBubble

Being a great public speaker has always been challenging. Let’s face it, getting up in front of a group of strangers takes courage and a commitment to ensuring the 3 E’s: engagement, education, and entertainment. But these days, even the 3 Es aren’t enough to come off as an awesome speaker.

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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

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Speaking Business Success Strategies Part III: The Seasoned Speaker

Speaker Launcher

For our third and final piece in the Speaking Business Success Strategies series, we are focusing on the seasoned speaker. These are speakers who have been around for a while and have a very solid speaking income.

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How to Captivate and Persuade Your Audience with Transparency

Presentation Guru

Giving a presentation is like pulling up to a stranger in your car and yelling, “Hey, let’s go for a drive!“ You’re hoping that the stranger will humor you and at least get in the car, giving you a chance to prove that you’re a trustworthy driver and that it’s going to be a great ride.…

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How to Use Gestures in your Presentation

Executive Speech Coach

He demonstrates and explains the use of gestures to enhance your presentation.

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Your secret equation for prospecting success

SpeakerSue Says...

Care + personalization = engagement. Personalize your touchpoint. Evoke authentic emotion. Make the next step friction-less. Delight with a vision statement. The equation starts with caring enough about their success/happiness/delight/comfort instead of your passion for your product or desire to make a sale. BONUS. Should you ever cold email today? No and maybe.

The Things Nobody Tells You About Speaking with Grant Baldwin

Speaker Launcher

Today we are taking a deep dive into some things that are rarely discussed before going into the speaking business. I am joined by Grant Baldwin who is a nationally known speaker, podcaster, and author who has helped thousands of people start and build their own speaking business through his Booked and Paid to Speak […]. The post The Things Nobody Tells You About Speaking with Grant Baldwin appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

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Choosing Our Battles - iGens Don't Expect Social Security, By 2035, Oldest of Baby Boomers Will Be 90

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

This is the era when members of the media scream about coming catastrophes.    What is supposed to be at the top of the list is the insolvency of the Social Security System. By 2035, reports The Hill , the $3 trillion in reserves will be depleted.

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Research Lag - Network TV Programming Still Featuring AA

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Last night the rerun of "Criminal Minds" featured unit leader Strauss' sobriety in AA. The tragedy was that the bad guy forced her to drink.

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The New Aging - McDonald's Pilot Program

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

McDonald's, as a massive consumer company, has to be ahead on the curve in serving the public interest. So, it's no surprise that it has joined with the AARP Foundation to pilot a program providing jobs to the low-income who are 50 years of age or older.

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Elizabeth Warren - That Gal Knows How to Make a Buck

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Elizabeth Warren is an advocate for the economically disadvantaged. But while she was employed at Harvard from 2010 to 2011 she was not in that category. Boston Magazine reports that her salary had been $429,981.

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The Price for Loyalty: Bridget Anne Kelly

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Former chief of staff to Chris Christie, Bridget Anne Kelly had her day in court. After a six week trial in "BridgeGate," she was convicted on all seven counts for which she had been accused.

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Kleiner Perkins - Let Us Not Praise Famous Men (and Women)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Kleiner Perkins has been the media recently most because of the high-profile lawsuit "Ellen Pao v. Kleiner Perkins" and the departure of star Mary Meeker.    But those negative developments were not what derailed the once iconic venture capital firm into irrelevance.

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Work - Socializing People to Let Go of All That

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Ever since the U.S. Supreme Court tossed "Dukes v. WalMart" shade has been thrown on the class action. That was 2011.

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The Angels Sigh - AJ (Andrew) Freund's Little Body Found in Rural IL

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

What did AJ (Andrew) Freund go through during his short five years on planet earth?    It's unlikely his mother JoAnn Cunningham will ever disclose the horror. And we can imagine the angels in heaven sighing when he passed over from this life into another dimension.

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Andowah Newton - Her Lawsuit Raises Many Complex Questions

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Yesterday Andowah Newton filed a lawsuit in Manhattan Supreme Court in the state of New York. Lots of folks do that every day.    What makes this newsworthy are three things. Newton is the vice president of legal affairs and litigation counsel at LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton.

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LinkedIn Updates - Yes, You Have to Be There, You Have to Self-Promote, But

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Experts haven't come to any definitive conclusions about the surging rate of narcissism. But, therapist and best-selling author Shahida Arabi has some hunches. She discusses them in her book "Power: Surviving & Thriving After Narcissistic Abuse."

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We're All Going to Die - Of Course

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The image of the U.S. is that of a death-denying nation.    In an article in Undark , anthropologist Anita Hannig documents that mindset.    But, most of those on my networks are fully aware that they won't be dancing forever on planet earth.

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Pharma - Public Relations Won't Get It Off Hook on This One

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Back in 2008 through 2009, salmonella-contaminated peanut butter produced by the Peanut Corporation of America resulted in deaths and serious injuries. That, of course, was nothing new.

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The Business of Global Law: The Barbarians Seem to Be Heading to the Gates

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It is redundant. An AmLaw 50 puts a help-wanted on a job board. It identifies itself as an international law firm.    Of course, it is. To survive, there had to be a globalization of large law firms. 

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The Nation Gets Ready for a Trial (and maybe a wedding, too) - "U.S. v. Elizabeth Holmes"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Celebrity entrepreneur Elizabeth Holmes was spotted at a court hearing in California. No, she was not wearing her signature black turtleneck. Yes, she the once superwoman who had founded Theranos. Here are more details from the media. 

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Power - From "Genesis" to #MeToo

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Gretchen Carlson blew the whistle on Roger Ailes' alleged sexual misconduct. She settled for $2o million. Also plum professional opportunities opened up for her. On her blog Susan Fowler outed alleged sexual harassment and retaliation at Uber. Her professional life has thrived.

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Washed Up - It Happens All the Time, So How Do We Put Together Another Line of Work?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" … [Madonna'] 'Medellin' failed to catch on. It rose to number 9 on iTunes briefly, and now sits at number 32 … Beyoncé's 'Homecoming' album, released the same day, has sold or streamed a total of 43,000 copies in 48 hours." 

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Old-Fashioned Solution for Multi-Dimensional Problems: Bringing Back Boarding Houses

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

iGen members of the Class of 2019 may be going to a job in high-priced cities like LA, Boston, New York, D.C., Seattle, or San Francisco. They may be simply relocating to major metro areas to hunt for that first job out of college.    Millennials need to get out their parents' homes.

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Greenwich, CT - What's Changed, What's the Same (such as so many AA meetings)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The big old-line mansions aren't selling in Greenwich, Connecticut. During Q1 2019, Bloomberg reported sales were down 25%. The ethos of that affluent community has changed. What are selling are those smaller kinds of residences. Those are perfect for getaways from Manhattan.

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Live Like Medieval Monk, Now & Throughout Retirement

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

They are everywhere: Rational men and women who wake up one day and recognize they will never have enough to retire or stay retired. They are probably in their 50s. They read they could make it into their 90s. There is hope, at least according to Jared Dillian's article on MarketWatch.

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Instead of Investing in M.B.A. Degree, Read These 11 Books (Jack Welch's isn't included, Dale Carnegie's is)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Once considered the degree with the guaranteed high ROI - the M.B.A. - has gone uncool.    According to a 2018 Kaplan survey , 70% of M.B.A. programs report applications are down.

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In the Public Interest - Lawsuits as Platform to Big Time for the State Attorney General

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Both the pelvic mesh litigation against J&J in Washington and the opioid lawsuit in Ohio regarding opioids had similarities. Both were filed by the state attorney general. In WA that was Bob Ferguson. In OH it was Mike DeWine who later successfully ran for state governor.

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Yesyesyes - There's Exit Out of Burnout Looping

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

There is the constant comparison with other extreme successes. When it comes to achievement, there is never enough. And, of course, the ugly underbelly is the fear of that tap on the shoulder, nicely forcing you out.

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LinkedIn ProFinder - Sure, Go for Free 30-Day Trial

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

LinkedIn dominates job search. Increasingly, those looking to hire request the link to our LinkedIn Profile instead of a resume. And corporations such as Unilever which experimenting with digital recruiting have Artificial Intelligence scan our LinkedIn site. 

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"Good Girls" - Ruby Rolls, FBI Jim Puts Undercover in Grocery Store

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Like all well-done dark comedies, "Good Girls" brings the characters right up to the point of no return. Then, they are saved, at least for the time being. That was the main plot line in Sunday night's episode. Ruby's husband flunks the lie detector test.

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"For the People" - No "The Good Wife"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

One of the weakest legal dramas ever, "For the People" somehow had been renewed for a 2nd season. But the ratings so far make it very uncertain if it will make it to a 3rd season. The setting is the powerful U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

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Inside the Beltway - Not a Good Week for Jones Day

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"The Trump campaign has hired its own in-house attorney [Nathan Groth] for its 2020 reelection bid - shifting future business away from Jones Day, the law firm, that has represented Trump since his first run for president." 

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How stories light up your listeners

K8sVoice

Sharing common experience is one of the most powerful ways to engage with an audience. Some fascinating research done by Uri Hasson and others in 2010 at Princeton University not only discovered that storytelling lights up the same part of the brain as story listening, but also revealed that this correlation falls away if the […].

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