Derivative: Aggregation/piggybacking on news destroying art of writing

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

There was a time when writers, even those in commercial media jobs, had to dig within themselves for material. That's still what Don Draper does on "Mad Men." " There was an art to it.  Creativity was demanded.  So was emotion.

Alltop.com: A Great Resource for Public Speakers

DeFinis Communications

Rather than a search engine, Alltop is a content aggregator. They then group these collections—or “aggregations”—into individual web pages, where they display the five most recent headlines of the information sources as well as their first paragraph. It will source and sort the information you need, and as Kawasaki says, provide “aggregation without the aggravation.”.

Trending Sources

Knowledge is power when presenting

The Presenter's Blog

Whatever your subject might be, there will be specialist news outlets, e-zines, interest groups, bloggers, and information aggregators. When we make a presentation we occupy the space defined by Peter Drucker as that of a “Knowledge Worker”, someone who “works primarily with information”. Our goal is to inform and persuade. Information is the bedrock of our ability to do that. It’s therefore essential that as presenters we continually feed the mind in the same way we would feed the body.

The Social Media Site You May Not Know About

Communication Steroids

I aggregate, datamine, and research.

Self-publishing takes work…

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

You may also want to look at other ebook distribution channels such as Nook (Barnes & Noble) and the iBookstore (Apple) or aggregate distributors like Lulu or Smashwords. Self-publishing takes work, and even money, but it can be rewarding — personally, professionally and even financially. Let’s take a look at the potential rewards and then at the work and potential costs involved in self-publishing a book. Personally rewarding.

LinkedIn - It knows plenty

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The sweet spot in LinkedIn is all the data it collects about us professionals, how it can collect that in real time, and how it can aggregate it so that even the White House is clamoring for it. 

Interview with Andy Zimmerman, VP for myBrainshark.com

PowerPoint Tips

And finally, whereas myBrainshark provides aggregate and anonymous viewing details, myBrainshark Pro allows users to see exactly who viewed their presentation, when, how much they watched, how survey questions were answered and more. I’ve started to use myBrainshark.com recently.

New site helps you find more great content on speaking

Speaking about Presenting

Speaking Pro Central is a new website which aggregates content from many different speaking and presenting sites. First, there was alltop , now there’s Speaking Pro Central.

Drudge Report, As Expected, Features Hillary Clinton's Big Day With The Press

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Just as expected, the conservative Drudge Report quickly aggregated and posted the negative headlines from coverage of Hillary Clinton's press conference on use of personal email when on government duty.

Drudge Report - 5 Reasons We Go There Several Times Daily

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Essentially it's an aggregation platform. As an aggregation platform, it included and still includes links to news and commentary which represent opposing points of view. The conservative Drudge Report  is, in digital time, a mature medium. It dates back to 1996.

THE NEW YORK POST: You bet, we all read it, both right and left

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  For both bloggers and mainstream media it's the source for the stories we will either piggyback on or simply aggregate

Rotten Tomatoes - Yet Another Example of How We Resist Traditional Marketing

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It aggregates all the consumer and critic reviews. Rotten Tomatoes is the go-to site and probably the only one we check before deciding to pony up the money for a film. The result: 2 numbers on a scale of 1 to 100.

"Real Life M.B.A." - Jack Welch's Book Has 15 Customer Reviews V. Peter Thiel's 838

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Aggregate those two numbers and we get a powerful story about the current strength of a thought-leader brand. The numbers on Amazon.com provide insight into who's up and who's down. But you have to look at them as a composite.

Data Analytics & Campaign 2016 - So, Who Cares What Peggy Noonan Opines?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"We have aggregated the data, including from social networks such as Twitter and LinkedIn. Here is the probability that X and Y candidates will get the nomination from their party."

Add Alltop.com to Your Speaker’s Toolbox

DeFinis Communications

Rather than a search engine, Alltop is a content aggregator. They group these collections—or “aggregations”—into individual web pages, where they display the five most recent headlines of the information sources as well as their first paragraph.

alltop adds us to its speaking feed

The Eloquent Woman

Alltop , an aggregator site that promises "all the top" sites and articles on the Web, has added The Eloquent Woman to its regular feed of public speaking articles. Aside from our contributions, you'll find dozens of other sites with tips on everything from PowerPoint to whether to point while you speak. Enjoy this online resource--I'm delighted that this new blog is included!

Blogging - Much Much More That 15 Minutes Of Fame

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

To my surprise one of the unintended consequences of blogging has been for photos of me to be aggregated on Bing. Most already know the benefits of blogging, at least is it's done "right."

MasterCard: Re-branding As Technology Company, Deep Dive into Data Analytics

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  What MasterCard is selling are products and services derived from aggregating and intepreting the bits and pieces of information from its billions of card transactions. MasterCard isn't just for swiping any more. The payment industry is going through a branding revolution.

Be Your Own Ghostwriter - DIY, Part 1

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Essentially you investigate what aggregate will serve you the best in achieving your goals. The brutal reality is this: Ghostwriting is an expensive service.  That's just the way it is.

The Store: A Fluid Concept

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Increasingly, say the retail experts at Deloitte, sales are being aggregated based on a multichannel basis. Sales in brick and mortar retail have been down since the Great Recession.  And, according to Retail Metrics Inc., the numbers haven't bounced back.

The New Bohemians (Part 4) - Why We Mourn Vanishing World of Alt-Weeklies

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Alt-weeklies like the San Francisco Bay Guardian frame the news, cultural events and opinion-editorials without any consideration of your pedigree, job title or lack of it, aggregated wealth or illusions about life.

How do you read Speak Schmeak?

Speak Schmeak

If you like to read a lot of blogs and want to organize them all in one place (either online or on your desktop), you need a feed reader, aka newsreader or aggregator. There are three ways you can keep up to date with Speak Schmeak: 1. Come to this site every day to see if I've posted.

Eloquent Woman expands on Alltop.com

The Eloquent Woman

The Eloquent Woman blog offers you lots of ways to subscribe to this blog, from our widget and feeds (look in the right column) to sites like Alltop.com, which aggregates many feeds by topics. Now you can find Eloquent Woman posts on two Alltop sites: Its section on women and its speaking section. On Alltop, you'll see links to our four most recent posts, and can see previews of them by moving your mouse over the links.

Matt Drudge a happy man: AOLHuff stock at all-time low

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  So seems the situation with conservative Matt Drudge who invented the digital aggregate.  Sometime political positions are more than positions.    Sometimes they are hooks in our soul.    Soon enough liberal Arianna Huffington imitated it.    Tim Armstrong who heads AOL saw Huffington's site as useful to him and bought it and her services for millions. Now Drudge gets to see the train derail. 

Alltop: All the top Speaking news

DeFinis Communications

As Guy puts it, Alltop is “aggregation without aggravation.”. . Two weeks ago, I shared an amazing public speaking blog collective called, Speaking Pro Central. I’d like to follow that up with another spectacular resource called Alltop. Founded by Guy Kawasaki and debuted in 2008 at SXSW , Alltop is an “online magazine rack” of your favorite websites and blogs. There are over 32,000 information sources covering any topic you can imagine.

Speaking Pro Central

Manner of Speaking

It uses a special technology to create a “topic hub&# ; i.e., a site that aggregates content from a variety of sources, organizes the content around keywords in the topic domain – in this case, public speaking. Today I am pleased to introduce you to SpeakingPro Central. Similar in concept to Alltop , Speaking Pro Central is a collection of blog posts and articles all around the business of speaking.

Public Speaking: Creating Chemistry

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" If you are talking to the Board, discreeting ask around about the unique characteristics of each member and the ethos of the board as an aggregate. Chemistry is the transmission of energy between you and those you are adressing.   It may be a keynote speech at the U.S.

The Curator Function: Does it create value?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

As developments take place around the world or in a niche such as workman's compensation or advertising, the curator is supposed to retrieve the content online and present an aggregate to readers. More help-wanted ads list "curator" among the responsibilities.

HuffingtonPost.com: Do digital sites need clear niche identity?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  It was supposed to be the aggregate liberal equivalant to drudgereport.com.  Arianna Huffington, who's at the World Economic Forum in Davos, has quickly gone from being a role model for digital immigrants to someone whose motives and actions we should be inspecting.    The most recent decision media is inspecting is the firing of unpaid HuffingtonPost.com blogger Mike Elk.

David Messerschmitt & Double Lives - Happens All The Time

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The aggregate of who we are is frequently quite different than the successful professional we are presenting to our constituencies.

THE DAILY CALLER - When its content goes viral

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Currently, what I encounter is essentially an aggregator site with predictable exclusive opinions.  For a conservative web publication, THE DAILY CALLER  is amazing in its graphics, tone, and content.    Tucker Carlson has become a digital migrant.    But that's not enough to make it a force of influence.    On the web influence comes only one way:  When a piece goes viral. 

Drudgereport.com - Losing Influence?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Pioneer of the online sensationalistic, conservative news aggregator site, Matt Drudge owned that category since he broke Monicagate.  Live by the blog's rapid metabolism and overwrought passion, die by 'em too.    But now, as Gillian Reagan opines in THE NEW YORK OBSERVER, his dominance may be fading.    No newsflash, the space he used to control has sophisticated migrants, ranging from HuffingtonPost.com to Politico.com. 

AOL & Huffington Post: Not marriage made in page views

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  The business model could be that of an aggregator like the wildly successful and enduring Drudge Report. A year ago, AOL chief executive officer Tim Armstrong eagerly waited on the altar for his bride Arianna Huffington.    Her dowry was Huffington Post. 

Introduction to Speaking Pro Central

Speaking Pro Central Posts

Topic Hubs are sites that aggregates content from a variety of sources, organizes that content around keywords in the topic domain, and supports both manual and social curation of that content. Speaking Pro Central is a collection of blog posts and articles all around the business of speaking. It uses the Browse My Stuff technology to create this topic hub.

AOL, Huffington: Unpaid Bloggers File Class-Action Suit

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Advertisers could aggregate in a backlash against the new entity AOL-Huffington Post.  The legal system is a crap shoot or a hail-mary pass. 

Calling all presentation consultants – survey now open

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

The results will be shown only in aggregate so that we can all learn. At this year’s Presentation Summit (formerly known as PowerPoint Live), I’ll be conducting a pre-conference workshop designed to help people build or grow a presentation consulting business. In this workshop, we’ll look at the business side of running your own presentation consulting shop. To support the information at the workshop, I am conducting an anonymous survey of presentation consulting businesses.

Mommy Blogs Had Already Replaced Oprah Ethos

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  However, as an aggregate these seem to be putting out there the values of a new generation.  Oprah created the media space in which real feelings could be shared, especially by ordinary people. 

Mr. Dilenschneider, tear up that manuscript [if you already haven't]

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Chamber of Commerce is picking up what it reports for its Institute for Legal Reform daily online aggregation of news.  On February 10, 2010, the book division of the American Management Association will publish a handbook on the convergence of digital and traditional tools in public relations.    Currently, on Amazon.com it's being referred to as just that - "Handbook" - since a title hasn't been released. 

Is the US landing card the most ridiculous questionnaire of all time?

Max Atkinson

I'm flying to New York later today and, for the first time, have had to apply to the US Department of Homeland Security for clearance in advance under its ESTA scheme (Electronic System for Travel Authorization).

The art of connection, contribution, & change

Presentation Zen

These tiny contributions in the aggregate are what keeps humanity moving forward. Presenting naked is about expressing a naturalness in delivery that brings more of your own unique personality to your presentations in a way that amplifies your message.