Drudge Report Takes Break from Politics - Headlines with Amateur-Hour Snow Event (don't even call it a storm)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

An amateur-hour snow storm is heading to the Midwest.  Drudge Report might be becoming as weary of Trumpism as many of us are. The tipping point might have been the Saturday Afternoon Massacre. That was when U.S.

Politics: When it was amateur hour (Mary Landrieu put up baby blue signs)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  It was when politics was a amateur sport in which innocents, the angry, and some few nudged in by idealists or cynics ran for their first elected office.    That probably means that those Brodsky interviewed will be the last of a breed: The amateur politico. 

How many numbers can you get into 20 seconds & has Balls exposed Brown as an amateur?

Max Atkinson

seconds, he made his mentor seem a bit of an amateur: in a speech two years ago, Gordon Brown only managed to get nine numbers into 59 seconds at the much slower rate of one every 6.55

Amateur Hour: Obama Administration Puts Summers Out There

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

As Hillary said: Obama is not ready.    Neither is his whole Administration.    It put, of all spokespeople, Larry Summers out there as point man on the ABC talk show "This Week."  "  On it, reports Sam Stein, he said, "he expects employment levels in the country to rise in the spring." " There is no reason to believe him, no matter how much data he might present. 

WSJ - Going video amateur could create cult following for its webcast

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Amateur could be the preferred way to go - and the signature style - for a start-up in a tough market.    Amateur has a charm and can create a cult following.   THE WALL STREET JOURNAL has been running an investment-business webcast in the already well-established space dominated by strong competitors.    After all, that's how Drudge, Denton, and Huffington broke in. 

Guest Posting: Presentation Tips from TV’s Shark Tank & Dragons Den, by Roger Kethcart

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Roger Kethcart is a reality TV junkie with an amateur interest in the art of public speaking. He almost made his trade the dissemination of information by becoming a public school teacher, but the lure of writing about TV all day long was too much for him to resist. You can find his writing at [.]. Business Communication Public Speaking television

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No Excuse For Scary Slides

Professionally Speaking...

In many cases you do have to sort through some amateur content to find a gem. Scary may be a good thing for Halloween decorations and theme park rides but certainly not for presentation slides.

2016 194

D.C. Power Game - You Bet, Neil Gorsuch Can "Get Borked"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Donald Trump has demonstrated what an amateur he is. By accepting the nomination amateur Gorsuch has opened himself  to destroying his brand. The power game, as played inside the beltway, is brutal.

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5 Surprising Ways to Calm Your Pre-Presentation Jitters

Matt Eventoff

And as a former amateur boxer, nothing prepares me better than light shadow boxing a few minutes before I speak. What do Winston Churchill, Warren Buffet and John F. Kennedy have in common?

2014 201

7 Mental Strategies to Help you Recover from a Presentation Disaster

Speaking about Presenting

My husband Tony used to do some amateur acting and so had the experience of repeating the same play with the exact same script several days in a row. The complaints started within the first half hour of the course: “I don’t understand what this means” “This is too hard for us” “This doesn’t work for the presentations that I have to do.” ” By the end of the day I was exhausted and dispirited.

2017 114

How to insert 3D into PowerPoint

PowerPoint Tips

And Microsoft has done a pretty good job of making it easy for amateurs to create 3D models in Paint 3D. 3D is here! Yes, you can now insert certain types of 3D models into PowerPoint, rotate them and even animate them.

2017 160

Facebook Surveys If Okay for Adult to Ask Minor for Sex Photos on Its Platform

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" Facebook is not run by a bunch of amateurs. "Facebook apologized on Monday [yesterday] for a survey it sent to some users a day earlier asking if it was acceptable for an adult male to ask a 14-year-old girl for sexual pictures on its service.

2018 52

Floyd Mayweather Speaks

Matt Eventoff

Floyd is extremely personable, is in front of the camera constantly (literally) and has won forty one (41) times — he has given a post-fight press conference like this 41 times (not even mentioning his storied amateur career and Olympic career).

2010 141

Preparing for the wrong audience

Speak Schmeak

Nervous and uncertain about how her act will go over with the crowd, she arrives at the Apollo to discover that she's headlining Amateur Night and there are kids in the theater. Why would they book a comedian, on Amateur Night, who is known for saying things like "Suck it, Jesus?"

Preparing for the wrong audience

Speak Schmeak

Nervous and uncertain about how her act will go over with the crowd, she arrives at the Apollo to discover that she's headlining Amateur Night and there are kids in the theater. Why would they book a comedian, on Amateur Night, who is known for saying things like "Suck it, Jesus?"

The New York Times V. Amazon Executives - The PR Week Poll

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Kleiner" are amateur hour. This weekend was dominated by The New York Times expose of the brutal organization culture at Amazon. Today, Amazon executives said it wasn't so. PR Week has a poll surveying which entity do we believe. When I voted at 7:50 P.M.

2015 56

The Turnip Prize

Max Atkinson

If you’ve ever been baffled by the Turner Prize, you’re likely to find the annual Turnip Prize, keenly competed for by amateur artists in the Somerset village of Wedmore, much more accessible and entertaining.

Fear of Public Speaking, Pt. III

Matt Eventoff

Body Movement, Pt II - As a former amateur boxer, nothing prepares me to speak better than light shadow boxing a few minutes before I have to speak. Fear doesn’t just exist for the days and hours prior to an event. In Pt. III of this series, I am going to address tips and tactics when the nerves kick in within minutes of your presentation actually beginning (although every one of these tactics also work hours and days before as well).

Why Ignoring Body Language Is Like Betting on an Inside Straight

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

  If you’re not doing that, you’re only an amateur.    You might be a lucky amateur, but you’re taking your chances on hitting an inside straight every time. Every presentation is two conversations, and I find it ironic that speakers spend a great deal of time thinking about their content – the first conversation – and hardly any time at all thinking about their body language – the second conversation. 

Linkedin Pulse Gadflies - Less Is More

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Amateurs have to get up to speed on them too. Even in search engine marketing (SEM), less is usually more. Put too much out there too often and automatically prospects begin ignoring your messaging. In addition, you could be positioning yourself as a joke. That's much like those poorly made commercials for late-night television. The same applies to those sites which allow you to post without a gatekeeper. One of the most used is LinkedIn Pulse.

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2016 World Championship of Public Speaking - A Serial Contestant's Perspective

Speak and Deliver

I mentioned on Facebook that I would 'be writing a blogpost about the World Championship' - even though I haven't blogged, apparently, since April. A few people actually asked me to tell them when I posted it. Therefore, I better write it. First - a couple of caveats: 1.

2016 83

I Am A Photographer…

Thoughts On Presenting And Design

Yes, I am an amateur photographer. Being called an amateur photographer is in no way an insult, no matter how “Frederick&# spins it. No, this is not a post about how great I think I am or how great I think anyone should think I am. What this is, however, is about a step I learned some of us need to take to keep our personal growth moving forward. Back in 2007, I decided to take up photography.

Toastmasters Friday: Are the Contests Fair?

Speak and Deliver

An objection I hear from the outside world on TM contests is that it's amateurs judging amateurs. Most Toastmasters ARE amateurs.

2011 82

Ross Ulbricht, Rogue Lawyers & Silicon Valley Players

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

But those accounts by Rubino seem like amateur hour compared to what Ulbricht conceived and what he was able to pull off. The major surprise about supercriminal Ross Ulbricht is this: His background was programming, not practicing law.

2017 52

Has a GOP alien taken control of The President?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  The nation wants Amateur Hour over. All The President's move are wonderful developments for GOP hopefuls.    There is his troop surge , when no want any more loss of life or money spent on war.    There is his unnecessary and unsmart support  for Desiree Rogers and makes it appear that he watches the backs of those of color.    And there's signs of indecisiveness in not unloading Larry Summers and other clowns. 

Handling the Audience in Public Speaking

Pivotal Public Speaking

For the rank amateur to the ignorant professional, audiences create the same effect no matter how small they are to a speaker. Audiences Are Your Friend. Fear and anxiety. From a single person to a crowd as big as the fans in the Super Bowl, speaking in front of a serious listening audience is the true test and baptism of fire. Despite this, audiences are predictable. Audiences listen to you because they want to learn something from the speaker.

Personal Branding - Off Our Game, Like Tiger Woods

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

But in terms of pain, that's amateur hour. The buzzword in professional life is "gameplan." " No surprise, everyone is watching each other's game. And when we're off our game, like Tiger Woods , we're usually frantic, a basket case.

2015 56

Skills we can learn from comedians

The Speaker Point

Amateur speakers will stop to wait for laughter after their joke, and if it doesn’t come, they’re left embarrassed and everyone knows they bombed. April 12, 2011 Posts Comments The Speaker Point Helping you master public speaking and communication skills Home Delivery Speech Analysis Making Money Preparation Reviews About Skills we can learn from comedians February 9, 2011 By Alex Cequea View Comments Comedians are the best expression of professional speakers.

2011 109

Public Speaking: Talk incentives, not the right thing to do

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  The most recent incident of that is a Millennial who was pitching sponsorships for a amateur runner. This is supposedly the era of marketing.  Yet, too many public speakers are being ham-handed about framing their message to sell their whatever. 

2013 52

The strange sound of North Korean music

Max Atkinson

Apart from being intrigued by yesterday's first public speech by North Korea's new supreme leader, I was fascinated by the sound of the marching music, brief snippets of which could be heard on the video clips ( HERE ) - so much so that I looked on YouTube for some more specimens (e.g.

Long Form: Smartphone Users Actually Prefer It

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Amateur players who depended on short takes and snark will likely be knocked out of the box. Long form it will be. We know that Google prefers it in ranking. Editors are demanding we submit articles of 1,500 words versus the 700 which used to be standard. Last week, I was hired to produce a series of 1,800 word tech articles for a mature startup. But, some of us had had reservations about this trend. We realized how many readers were consuming content directly through their smartphones.

2016 43

Is Media Attack on Gretchen Carlson's Lawyer, Nancy Erika Smith, a "Professionl PR Hit?"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  This is not the work of amateurs. Today an article by Matthew Boyle in Breitbart , reprinted on Drudge Report, discusses Gretchen Carlson's lawyer, Nancy Erika Smith. The focus is her $45,000 donations to Democratic candidates. Those are characterized as "far left."

2016 56

Interview: Ronna Phifer-Ritchie - Enneagram Expert

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

In her spare time, Ronna is an amateur competitive swing and hustle dancer, godmother to the very special niece, and the wife of David Ritchie, a Bay Area musician. Ronna Phifer-Ritchie has been a coach, consultant, professor, public speaker/workshop leader, and author during the past two decades of her career. Ronna has a formidable passion for helping individuals broaden and optimize personality style as a developmental pathway to true spiritual, relational, and professional progress.

2009 116

Lecture vs. presentation

Speak Schmeak

I rarely do this in a blog post or presentation (it's a real amateur move to start a presentation with a dictionary definition), but in order to make my point, I looked up the word "lecture." I have a friend who recently presented a lecture at a conference.

2011 133

Lecture vs. presentation

Speak Schmeak

I rarely do this in a blog post or presentation (it's a real amateur move to start a presentation with a dictionary definition), but in order to make my point, I looked up the word "lecture." I have a friend who recently presented a lecture at a conference.

2011 133

Public Speaking Audiences Are Your Friend

Pivotal Public Speaking

For the rank amateur to the ignorant professional, audiences create the same effect no matter how small they are to a speaker. Fear and anxiety. From a single person to a crowd as big as the fans in the Super Bowl, speaking in front of a serious listening audience is the true test and baptism of fire. Despite this, audiences are predictable. Audiences listen to you because they want to learn something from the speaker.

Tony Blair can still deliver - even when it's only a platitude!

Max Atkinson

But like it or not, these two can still deliver - even from scripts that are a bit thin on content - and they still make all the contestants for the Labour Leadership look like amateurs in a student debating society When it comes to timing, you really couldn't make it up.

Presenting a lunar eclipse

Presentation Zen

Besides, my father in-law—an amateur astronomer—was taking much better photos with his high-tech telescopes down the street. Last night we were treated to a lunar eclipse here in Nara, Japan (and elsewhere in the world, assuming you had clear skies).

2014 53

Public Speaking Business - Niche Social Networks

Great Public Speaking

For instance, if you are an amateur photographer, joining a social network for amateur and professional photographers can give you quick and easy access to advice, resources, job placement, education materials and making friends that love the same things you do. Niche Social Networking A niche social network is one that concentrates on a specific industry, topic or interest.

Everyone’s A Fact Checker Now

Can You Hear Me Up the Back?

This was the voice of an amateur audience fact checker, armed with an iPhone. Photo: Harvard Magazine. How impressive is Amelia Lester, a 26 year old Australian who has just been appointed managing editor of the New Yorker? Go Australian expats!