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. 

Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 261) – Steven Pressfield

Manner of Speaking

“The amateur believes he must first overcome his fear; then he can do his work. The professional knows that fear can never be overcome. He knows there is no such thing as a fearless warrior or a dread-free artist.” — Steven … Continue reading → Quotes for Public Speakers public speaking public speaking quotes quotes Steven Pressfield

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How not to screw up an introduction like the ABC moderators at the Republican Presidential Debate

Manner of Speaking

Seriously, it looked like amateur hour. The Republican Presidential Debate on 6 February 2016 began in appalling fashion. And I am not talking about the candidates. Take a look. I would have expected better. Many people have been poking fun … Continue reading → Moderating Ben Carsons Donald Trump John Kasich Marco Rubio moderator public speaking Republican Presidential Debate

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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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The Nathan's HotDog Branding - Gross Its Signature Promoting Item Is Eating Contest

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

But, public opinion around the world should be gravitating toward banning all eating contests - amateur and professional. She choked to death after an amateur pancake eating contest at the university during March 2017.

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Sacred Heart University - Should It Have Known Better?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Maybe it is for those participating who aren't "amateurs." In March 2017, Sacred Heart University in Connecticut allowed such an amateur eating contest during Greek Week. Represented by law firm Koskoff, Koskoff & Bieder, the family wants to get out the message that amateurs shouldn't be allowed to participate in eating contests. Eating contests seem totally Americana. Part of that is Nathan's famous annual hot dog one. Great wholesome fun, right.

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.

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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?

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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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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.

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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).

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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.

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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).

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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. 

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?"

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.

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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).

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.

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Imperfections, mistakes, & the courage to overcome them

Presentation Zen

It was obvious to anyone watching live on TV, though from the amateur video I saw posted to YouTube, it''s not obvious that the crowd really noticed or cared.

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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.

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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 95

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.

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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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.

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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.

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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 156

Uneasy Lies a Head That Wears a Crown (as do those of the other power players in the loop)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The guy came across as, well, amateur hour. Could Pope Francis be on short time in his job? It's traditional for a leader whose organization gets in as much trouble as the Roman Catholic Church to step down. That's just how the world works. 

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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.

One man's creativity in an airport "all by myself"

Presentation Zen

Limitations stimulate creativity The budget for this home movie of sorts was essentially zero, yet this amateur production made by one person alone is far more interesting than the majority of professionally made music videos costing loads of cash.

2014 114

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. 

How to make a good (or bad) presentation

Presentation Zen

This semester I''m teaching three classes on presentation for undergraduates at my university in Japan.

2014 114

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.

The Fear of Public Speaking: 25 Tips to Calm Your Nerves

Matt Eventoff

II: As a former amateur boxer, nothing prepares me to speak better than light shadow boxing a few minutes before I have to speak. Prepare: The more you prepare and the better handle you have on the material you are presenting, the better it will go. Practice: Once you have prepared, you MUST practice, early and often. Rumor has it that Churchill practiced for one hour per one minute of speech content he was delivering. 5 minute presentation = 5 hours practice.

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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.

How to recover from a nightmare speaking experience

Speaking about Presenting

My partner, Tony, does some amateur acting. Photo credit: Roger Smith. Getting no feedback from your audience is hard. That’s what happened to a reader, Emma, this week: I did a 20-minute presentation during a lunch yesterday and I’m feeling pretty terrible about it.

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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.

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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.

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.

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