Freelance writers, mark your calendar: Atlanta, Nov 5

Joan Detz Speaker Services

AMERICAN SOCIETY OF JOURNALISTS & AUTHORS REGIONAL CONFERENCE – Atlanta GA Saturday, November 5, 2016 Join ASJA’s Atlanta Chapter for Dream Bold Atlanta (#DreamBoldATL), a one-day conference at Agnes Scott College in Decatur, GA, where ASJAers will have an opportunity to meet one-on-one with editors, content providers and agents.

ASJA offers writing conference in Atlanta: Sat Nov 5

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Saturday, November 5, 2016: Dream Bold Atlanta Join ASJA for Dream Bold Atlanta, a one-day writing conference at Agnes Scott College in Decatur, GA, where freelance writers will have an opportunity to meet one-on-one with editors, content providers and agents.

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How to network with top editors and content providers: ASJA’s Atlanta regional writing conference

Joan Detz Speaker Services

ASJA Regional Conference: Dream Bold Atlanta Network with top editors and content providers November 5th The program is completed and exciting clients are signing up to attend. The American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA), the nation’s largest professional organization of independent nonfiction writers, invites freelancers and college students pursuing writing careers to attend its […]. Freelance Writing News, events, and awards Professional organizations

New speaker added to ASJA regional writing conference in Atlanta

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Learn as much as you can at #ASJAatl … Sat Nov 5 Dream of Being Pitch Perfect: Practice Your Skills With Top Editors Christine Moore @chrissiebmoore Christine Moore is a senior digital content strategist, editor and writer for Healthgrades, a leading physician search and health content brand serving up to 1 million users a day. […]. Freelance Writing News, events, and awards Professional organizations

Economy Not Catching Fire - According to Janet Yellen, Atlanta Fed's GDPNow Indicator

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In addition, the Atlanta Fed GDPNow indicator has, well, plummeted. The euphoria over the February jobs report faded today. Or should have. Here are the details from BusinessInsider.

Copywriter (Contract) For Atlanta Law Firm - Useful Experience For Professional Services Career Path

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

 Here is an opportunity at an Atlanta law firm. Most of professional services firms are struggling to differentiate themselves from the competition. That's why this is a good niche to specialize in if you are in marketing communications. Must know everything from ad copy to SEO.    Here are details and how to apply.   careers Selling

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Atlanta, Pittsburgh - Anywhere but New York

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Better bets are cities like Atlanta and Pittsburgh.  The big games are not being played in New York, at least not this year and not at least for new entries to the work force.    That's what Huffingtonpost.com reports.    The cost of living is lower than Manhattan where a studio can run $2500 a month and The Great Recession hadn't hit it so hard.

Commissioner Goodell, Michael Vick, and the NFL: Fumble!

Matt Eventoff

Michael Vick was the focus of attention yesterday as he was conditionally reinstated to play in the NFL yesterday, following his well publicized travails, public apologies and commitment to work against animal cruelty. . This post has very little to do with Michael Vick and whether or not the decision was the correct one, and everything to do with Commissioner Goodell, the National Football League, and messaging. The NFL had a huge opportunity to send a powerful message, and missed ( again ).

Drudge Report: Can Democrats Re-Learn How to Win

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Aside from some local legislative wins and the success so far of Jon Ossoff in Atlanta, Georgia, Dems are stuck in the loss loop. The conservative Drudge Report gives equal time to the Democratic Party. After all, right now it's the underdog.

Drudge Report: Stage-crafting the First 100 Days of Trumpism

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Shrewdly, Trump is making a pilgrimage to a National Rifle Association (NRA) event in Atlanta, Georgia. The Drudge Report has returned to domestic politics. Today's focus in on how the Trump Administration is stage-crafting its First 100 Days.

Back from the PPTLive conference!

PowerPoint Tips

This year, PPTLive was in Atlanta. I’m still processing all that I heard and learned. Overall, it was a great conference, as usual. My husband wonders how I can learn anything more about PowerPoint, but I can. And I learn best practices, design principles, and new concepts.

What America Reads…

Matt Eventoff

24 – The Atlanta Journal-Const. 261,828 462,011. I found this post from Brian Solis very interesting – a list of the top media outlets, by circulation, as well as the 25 most popular blogs in America, as compiled by BurrellesLuce. . Marshall McLuhan is famous for stating “the medium is the message&# and with the introduction of a newer medium (online, web) there is constant debate as to its effect on older mediums (print, broadcast).

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Famous Speech Friday: Ai-jen Poo at the United States Social Forum

The Eloquent Woman

She tells her listeners the Atlanta venue is a reminder of the plight of African-American workers in the South from slavery to the present. No offense to Barack Obama, but it's Ai-jen Poo who has been called the " rock star of community organizing."

Famous Speech Friday: Margaret Edson's 2008 Smith College commencement address

The Eloquent Woman

Edson, a public school teacher in Atlanta, also is the Pulitzer-Prize winning author of the play Wit, about a scholar of English literature who is in the hospital and dying of ovarian cancer.

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Speaker Launch Toward Success - A Case Study from Maureen Zappala

Speak and Deliver

I shelled out a lot of cash, aligned the planets so my kids were carpooled and fed in my absence, and flew to Atlanta for the 3 day “Speak It Forward” Boot camp.

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Trinh Huynh - Branding Implications When Corporation's Lawyer Is Murdered

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

She appeared to be the target of a hit when she was crossing the street on the way to the train in Atlanta, Georgia, for her morning commute. Police believe the murder of UPS in-house lawyer Trinh Huynh was planned.

Seminars coming up this fall -- East coast & West coast

Great Public Speaking

Events coming up this fall East Coast Author 101 University October 1 & 2 Atlanta, GA [link] Advantage Media Author Marketing Summit October 3 & 4 Charleston, SC [link] Coaching Super Summit October 24-26 Baltimore, MD [link] West Coast Tom Antion's Fusion Oct 17-19 Los Angeles [link

Nick Wiltgen At Weather Channel, Student At University Of Arizona - Suicide's Six Degrees Of Separation

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

At the Weather Channel in Atlanta, Georgia, Nick Wiltgen's death has been ruled a suicide. And at the University of Arizona, in Tucson, AZ, the death of a male student has also been declared a suicide. The six degrees of separation for suicide has become all too familiar.

Famous Speech Friday: Ida B. Wells's 1909 "This Awful Slaughter"

The Eloquent Woman

Despite that, Wells's anti-lynching campaign had been going on for many years, and this speech had an historic occasion as its backdrop: The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People's first annual conference, held in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1909.

A Time to Shine: Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

DeFinis Communications

who was born on January 15, 1929 in Atlanta Georgia. When you’re looking for powerful material for your next speech—from examples and metaphors to stories and themes—look no further than your own life. In fact, the best content often comes from your personal challenges and tribulations, from your joys and successes, and from people you know who have survived adversity and risen above it.

Rhetoric & imagery in Obama's victory speech

Max Atkinson

But one that's on my mind tonight is about a woman who cast her ballot in Atlanta. This woman just happens to come from the same place as Martin Luther King (Atlanta). Two nasty things about war contrasted with 'salvation' She was there for the buses in Montgomery, the hoses in Birmingham, a bridge in Selma, and a preacher from Atlanta who told a people that "we shall overcome".

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Observational Humor — Case Study #112

Humor Power

An introductory speech was delivered by a new member who happened to be a good-looking woman who met her husband in Atlanta. And the men will book tickets to Atlanta. Here is another Observational Humor monologue delivered at the end of a meeting. We will look at the setups for the jokes. Then we will review the jokes and what made them work. THE SET-UP (What happened and what was said during the meeting before the monologue was delivered.).

The two best alternatives to Twitter as a presentation backchannel

Speaking about Presenting

It was used as a backchannel at the New Media Atlanta conference. The advent of the backchannel is a tremendous opportunity for presenters. The backchannel is an online conversation that takes place at the same time as people are talking live.

PowerPoint a force in the NFL

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

Recent reports are that the Atlanta Falcons of the NFL hired their new General Manager based on a web conference interview in which the new GM outlined his ideas in a PowerPoint presentation. Wow, PowerPoint has come a long way. For those of you who keep holding out hope that PowerPoint will just go away, I hate to break the news that it isn't going anywhere.

Diva Marketing Blog's 5th Anniversary - Hitting HomeRuns Through Niche-Within-Niche Strategy

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Toby Bloomberg's marketing boutique is based in Atlanta, Georgia.  Toby Bloomberg's DivaMarketingBlog.com  celebrates its 5th anniversary today.    And my astrologist predicts this is its year. 

Niche-within-niche model: Dodge Communications revenues up 49% for '08

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

   In a public relations market that is flat overall, the Atlanta, Georgia agency's revenues grew 49% in 2008. The model is niche-within-a-niche and it's selling.    Dodge Communications  micro-specializes on smaller business-to-business healthcare technology companies.    That laser-like focus is further refined to concentrate on media coverage. 

Crazy Times: Hire, give venture capital to, elect crazy people

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  He did that by burning Atlanta and other cities. The GDP growth is at 1.3%.    So?      There are plenty of people making a ton of money and getting lots of media attention. 

Public Speaking Tips from my Dog Balou -- Guest post by Joey Asher

Speak Schmeak

His livelihood depends on it. -- Joey Asher is President of Speechworks, a selling and communication skills coaching company in Atlanta. Still out of town! Enjoy this post about what a dog can teach you about public speaking!

Public Speaking Tips from my Dog Balou -- Guest post by Joey Asher

Speak Schmeak

His livelihood depends on it. -- Joey Asher is President of Speechworks, a selling and communication skills coaching company in Atlanta. Still out of town! Enjoy this post about what a dog can teach you about public speaking!

Guest Post: Joey Asher from Speechworks - Public Speaking Tips From my Dog Balou

Dahle Communication

Joey Asher is President of Speechworks, a selling and communication skills coaching company in Atlanta. One of the benefits of having this blog has been getting to know various people around the world that I never would have met before.

Make a fool of yourself to reduce stage fright and be a more engaging speaker

Speaking about Presenting

At the New Media Atlanta conference this year, Chris Brogan was the last keynote of the day.

The two best alternatives to Twitter as a presentation backchannel

Speaking about Presenting

It was used as a backchannel at the New Media Atlanta conference. Note: This post was updated on 30 October to reflect TodaysMeet introducing Twitter integration. The advent of the backchannel is a tremendous opportunity for presenters.

What new niche are you in? You better have an answer. The best is a niche within a niche

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Prime mover in my migration to social media Atlanta-based marketer  Toby Bloomberg has entered the book publishing niche via Twitter.  No newsflash, in this volatile global economy filled with Black Swans and rapidly changing technology, if we're not in a new niche - or better a niche within a niche - we're perceived as done. 

Physical Comedy

Humor Power

It opened with a panel of four, top comedy magicians which included Tom Mullica, famous for his Tom Foolery night club in Atlanta and his tribute to Red Skelton performed in Branson Missouri. I attended a magician’s convention in October. He said his favorite funny-man was George Carl. Tom sent me a link of a George Carl performance on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. It’s brilliant physical comedy.

A Time to Shine: Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

DeFinis Communications

who was born on January 15, 1929 in Atlanta Georgia. When you’re looking for powerful material for your next speech—from examples and metaphors to stories and themes—look no further than your own life. In fact, the best content often comes from your personal challenges and tribulations, from your joys and successes, and from people you know who have survived adversity and risen above it.

PowerPoint Tip: What’s new this fall

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

If you don’t know about this gathering and you are serious about improving your PowerPoint skills and knowledge, you need to mark off Oct 11-14 in Atlanta, GA. Summer is over for those of us who have kids. Our kids started back to school today and I know many others started back in the last few weeks. As children all over the world start discovering new ideas and embark on new learning adventures this month, I wanted to let you know about what is new for you this fall.

Got Stress? Laugh More: THE Executive Speech Coach & Comedy Legend

Fripp THE Executive Speech Coach

The much loved and funny  June Cline has moved to Arizona and was back on in Atlanta on family business. Today's meeting of the National Speakers Association of Georgia was full of celebrity speakers. My program was "How to go from Good to Great to Awesome."

Joke Contest Results — City Slogans

Humor Power

The Kinde, Michigan, Annual Polka Festival is in September.). – What happens in Nashville is available on I-tunes for a dollar. – What happens in DC had nothing to do with any person that simply wants a secure life and a job. – Something was going to happen in Atlanta…but it was stuck in traffic. Here are the results of our October Joke Contest. The theme is City Slogans , inspired by the Las Vegas slogan: What happens in Vegas…stays in Vegas.

top women speakers? Aimee Mullins

The Eloquent Woman

From her bio: She learned to walk on prosthetics, then to run -- competing at the national and international level as a champion sprinter, and setting world records at the 1996 Paralympics in Atlanta.

More on e-books: Walt Thiessen's THE MONEY SUCKERS has been downloaded 20,000 times

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  An expert in marketing research as well as social media Atlanta, Georgia-based Toby Bloomberg took that road increasingly more traveled. Publishing a book has become more about influence and marketing the Brand Called You than it is about earning money.      That's why authors of e-Books, which usually can be downloaded free, are attracting such attention.