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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 302) – Martin Luther King Jr.

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“A man dies when he refuses to stand up for that which is right. A man dies when he refuses to stand up for justice. A man dies when he refuses to take a stand for that which is true.” ” … Continue reading → The post Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 302) – Martin Luther King Jr. appeared first on Manner of Speaking. Quotes for Public Speakers Martin Luther King public speaking public speaking quotes quote

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"Criminal Minds" - David Rossi Fills with Self-Doubt

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Next season (2019-2020) of "Criminal Minds" will be its last.    So, it's not unexpected that the seemingly invulnerable characters - at least when it comes to their work - would have to face fragile parts of themselves.

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National Speakers Association, Northern California, January Chapter Meeting

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

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What do ‘ill’ freelancers do?

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

As many followers of this blog know, I have been a freelance writer and writing teacher/trainer for 25+ years. Some of you may know that I also have MS (Multiple Sclerosis). I was able to work while dealing it for over a decade, but for the last four years it has slowed me down considerably. Can’t go out to teach or train (although I conduct some webinars and teach some online courses) and I can’t attend client meetings.

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So You Wanna Get Paid to Speak

Speaker Launcher

You’ve arrived here at the doorstep of The Wealthy Speaker community, and I’m guessing you’d like to know some secrets on how to get paid to speak (or how to get paid more to speak). Am I right? Well, you’re in luck! Sharing how you can build and grow a speaking business so you can […].

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The Most Reliable Places to Find Credible Data

Presentation Guru

As a presenter, one of the worst things that can happen during your presentation is not you forgetting to mention an important stat/data, but someone from the audience disputing the authenticity of that data. Not only will it embarrass you, it will blow your credibility out of the water.…

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 301) – Jimi Hendrix

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“Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.” ” — Jimi Hendrix Photo attributed to Scanpix. The post Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 301) – Jimi Hendrix appeared first on Manner of Speaking. Quotes for Public Speakers Jimi Hendrix public speaking quotes

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Skiing with Paddy Ashdown: fond, if sometimes exhausting, memories

Max Atkinson

SKI HOLIDAY TOUR OPERATORS These pictures of Paddy and me were taken ten years ago on the last of many ski-holidays we'd spent together since 1988, when he'd become leader of the LibDems.

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Verizon Media Group - About 800 to Lose Jobs

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Verizon's ambitious plans for its Media Group didn't pan out. For example, its dream of deriving big-time revenues from digital advertising was just that - a dream.    So, it's no surprise that Verizon is cutting 7% of the 11,385 employees in that Media Group.

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The Best Way to Protect Yourself from Misleading Graphs

Presentation Guru

A person trying to persuade you toward their point of view may well use a graph to present information. After all, “a graph isn’t an opinion – it represents cold hard numbers and who can argue with those?” ” Well, guess what?…

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How to Get Noticed by Meeting Planners with Lori Pugh Markham

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On this episode of the Wealthy Speaker Podcast we are talking with Lori Pugh Markham about what it takes to catch the eye of meeting planners. We are excited to have with us, Lori Pugh Markham from Meeting Planners International. Lori has 14 years of experience in the meetings and events industry on both the […]. The post How to Get Noticed by Meeting Planners with Lori Pugh Markham appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

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The best communication advice anyone ever gave me

Joan Detz Speaker Services

More than ten years ago, I did a presentation on public speaking for the Columbia Women in Business Association. It went well. Afterwards, an attendee came up to thank me for the tips I offered. Then she added: “I’d like to thank you by giving you a tip of my own.” Here’s a summary of […]. Career info International speakers Presentation skills

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Skiing with Paddy Ashdown: fond, if sometimes exhausting, memories

Max Atkinson

SKI HOLIDAY TOUR OPERATORS These pictures of Paddy and me were taken ten years ago on the last of many ski-holidays we'd spent together since 1988, when he'd become leader of the LibDems.

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Maya Kosoff, Anna Breslaw to Gawker 2.0: We Quit

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Gawker was being resurrected by Bustle Digital. The chief executive office is Bryan Goldberg. The head of editorial is Carson Griffith. And the first two and only journalists onboarded had been Maya Kosoff and Anna Breslaw. As the Daily Beas t reports, the two told Griffith: We quit.

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John Coughlin, 33 - Suicide of Award-Winning Figure Skater

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

This is the era of high scrutiny of professional behavior. Just about any report of alleged misconduct - sexual and otherwise - is taken seriously. Some of those allegations may be false. Many of us observing this dynamic anticipated a suicide. That is what has happened.

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AOC Gives Politics New BuzzPhrase

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The political old guard has taken note of BigStar AOC twinkling brighter every day. Predictably they took on the collective persona of The Wise Men (and Women). They told her to slow down and wait her turn. Recently AOC appeared on "The Late Show."

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BuzzWordWorld

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Language, like all human institutions, keeps changing. Those who keep up with those shifts remain credible and in-demand.    Those who don't become invisible. That's why so many aging professionals fade away. They ignore semantic changes. 

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Economic Jitters - All-Ears for Socialism (remembering days of heaven as doctoral student)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

As anticipated, after the MLK holiday, the DOW opened lower.    It's 9:33 AM ET and the DOW is down 152.63. When I check my portfolio at the close of trading, it will probably also be down. 

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Student Loan Debt, Compassion Fatigue, No Life/Work Balance - Veterinarians Are Driven to Suicide

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

How many of us animal lovers regret not training to become veterinarians? That professional path seems to offer both the satisfaction of helping animals and a good living. So wrong. The Washington Post has a major article on how veterinarians are committing suicide at a rate 2 to 3.5

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David Stokoe - The Invisible Hand Gets a Gun

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It was economic thought leader Adam Smith who explained that all's well that ends well when the marketplace is allowed to operate unfettered. He called that dynamic "the invisible hand." " But, what Smith didn't anticipate is that the invisible hand might get a gun.

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Life - Likely, It Doesn't Get Better Than This

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Last week, the postman brought a large check. It was payment for three rush assignments for a client. Now I no longer have to go into high angst about any financial emergency. That doesn't exist any more because I am rolling in dough, again.

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Election 2020 - Doug, Kamala Harris' Husband, Contacted Me

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It's been going on for several days. That is, the campaign associated with Election 2020. But it wasn't until this evening that I received an email from, of all people, Kamala Harris' husband Doug. All nice and friendly. Like he, Kamala, and I have been buddies since grade school. 

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Jane Genova's Post on Conde Nast Paywalls Selected as LinkedIn Editors' Choice

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

What an honor. LinkedIn has selected my post on Conde Nast paywalls as an Editors' Choice. Here is that post. This is the second time my thinking and writing have been recognized by LinkedIn. The first was my point of view on Les Moonves, former CBS chief executive office.

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Conde Nast - Shift from Advertising to Paywall

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Will this represent a major trend in publishing? As The Wall Street Journal reports, glam publisher Conde Nast announced it is shifting to paywalls to generate enough revenue to return to profitability. By the end of 2019 all its publications will have a paywall.

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Court of Law v. Court of Public Opinion - Future of Harvey Weinstein in Play

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Harvey Weinstein might just luck out. Like Aaron Hernandez and Casey Anthony, he could wind up being acquitted, at least in the court of law. He has replaced his lawyer Ben Brafman with three lawyers with a track record of high-profile acquittals.

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"The Good Doctor" - Renewed for Season 3? Will Shaun Murphy MD Lose His License?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"The Good Doctor" had made it to Season 2. That was despite the oddball premise that an autistic surgeon who becomes distracted would he hired as a resident in a major hospital. And not terminated after a few days. Well, the ratings for Season 2 haven't been too hot.

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"Dateline" - Video Games as Social Networks

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

On television, viewers like real-life crime and mystery. So, it's expected that the combination of the two would flood programming. There are plenty of shows on television with the format of real-life crime that gets solved on the air.

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Car Stuck on Ice - Gold Coast of CT vs. What Will Probably Be Post-Lordstown OH

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"You should have a garage." " That's what some Gilded Age types told me on the Gold Coast of Connecticut. There had been snow, then a freeze. I was struggling to extricate my car off the ice. Yes, there was alternating rocking/shoveling.

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Media's Coverage of US House Oversight Committee Will Increase Exponentially

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

As anticipated, freshman U.S. House member Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has been officially appointed to the U.S. House Oversight Committee. Along with her have been appointed two other progressives - Rashida Tlaib and Ayanna Pressley.    Here are details from Politico.

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The Youngstown, OH Police, The Good Samaritan, Softening of a New York Metro Area Heart

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

I shoulda known better. This wasn't my first rodeo in the aftermath of The Storm of 2019. It had taken two neighbors shoveling and rocking my car Sunday morning for about a half hour to get me out of the parking space in my residential complex.

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Billionaires & Barbarians at the Gate

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

According to Bess Levin at Vanity Fair, the billionaires attending the World Economic Forum in Davos are shaking in their boots. Here is that article.    The barbarians seem to be at the gate. There is a meme floating out there to tax earnings above $10 million at a 60% to 70% rate.

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Davos? Mom, Was That a Battlefield in World War III?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Davos Man and Davos Woman. So, heading toward over.    The Washington Post chronicles its declining influence. Among those not attending the World Economic Forum this year include Donald Trump, Theresa May, and Emmanuel Macron. 

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Fleeing NY State - It's Not Just the Snow

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

This weekend's BigSnow probably has some residents of New York state considering fleeing the region.    But the reasons why 180,306 did just that between July 2017 and July 2018 went beyond the weather. Here are more details from the New York Post. According to the U.S.

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Celebrate Graying as Rite of Passage - Not So Fast

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Of all media, The Wall Street Journal , which is focused on business, has an article on graying as new cool.    Some are positioning and packaging graying as a meaningful rite of passage. Others are simply not pushing back against aging.

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Blizzard of 2019 - Likely Not One for History

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

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.    The blizzard of 2019 probably will no way be historic.

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SmirkSmirk - "Fox and Friends" Quite Contrite about Alleged Technical Error

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

What was the graphic doing anyway, floating around the material for audience viewing on "Fox and Friends?" " That graphic, now forever iconic, was of SCOTUS justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg with what's usual in death announcements: dates of birth and death.

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Hurt People Hurt - Poignant Takeaway from "Law & Order SVU"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Finally, after decades, serial rapist Infinity is captured. Meanwhile, an oddball who revered him commits a copycat rape.

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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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