Interview: Austin Hill Shaw – Creativity Instigator

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

For as long as he can remember, San Francisco Bay Area-based Austin Hill Shaw has been enraptured by creativity and the creative process. For as long as he can remember, San Francisco Bay Area-based Austin Hill Shaw has been enraptured by creativity and the creative process. Today, in a time of rampant job automation and outsourcing, Austin’s message regarding the importance of creativity and how to activate it is swiftly making its way out into the world.

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Love from Austin Powers

The Communication Blog

Here's a brief article on love and romance that might be an interesting way to introduce interpersonal relationships: 10 love lessons derived from the character/behavior of Austin Powers. link]. love interpersonal relationships

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SXSW | Meet us in Austin!

Duarte Blog

For the second year in a row, a group of Duartians — along with about a million other tech, music, and film enthusiasts — will be descending on Austin, TX for SXSW , and we want to share it with you. Diary Event News @nancyduarte agency speed dating Austin duarte facebook sxsw Texas twitter

Brand Austin, Texas - Keeping a Serial Killer Under Wraps

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Austin, Texas is one of those cool cities, right up there with Seattle and Boston.   And, for years, they were not mentioned in the official histories of Austin or Texas. When the  killings in London started, the ones in Austin stopped. In Austin, he was invisible.

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Accounting Writer, Austin, TX (help-wanted)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Here are details and how to apply. careers

Famous Speech Friday: Sue Austin's "most mobile person" at TEDMED

The Eloquent Woman

Last year at TEDMED 2013, British artist Sue Austin managed to bring the audience to silence before she ever got on stage. Powerful as the film was, Austin''s speech at TEDMED was one of the most talked-about at the conference.

Austin Pun-Off Competition

Humor Power

The Austin O.Henry Pun-Off was held on May 10. Here are a couple of links posted from the competition. Marty Bernstein’s set. Marty is a long-time subscriber and participant in our monthly joke contests. He did a great job at the pun contest. Winner of the competition was Alex Petri. A judge’s three-way tie was broken by audience applause-off. The competition was also was featured on CBS News. Humor In Speaking creative humor writing pun contest

Sudden Fiction by Jane Genova - "Jane Austin's Class of 1967"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

SHORT SHORT STORY BY JANE GENOVA  JANE AUSTIN'S CLASS OF 1967. It had been decades since Jane Austin chronicled the absolute in society: Find a husband. She showed up at the reunion in true Jane Austin style: Happily on the arm of the man she had married in 1968.

Law Firm, Austin, TX - Marketing (help wanted)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Here  are details and how to apply. careers

Business Integrity Risk Analysis, Austin, TX (help-wanted)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Here are details and how to apply. careers

Uber, Lyft Exiting Austin - Lose Proposition 1, Despite Spending $8 Million Campaigning

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Austin, Texas is losing Uber and Lyft. Instead the majority in Austin demand fingerprinting background checks in the future. With a diversified economy, Austin can afford to resist any jobs argument Uber and Lyft might push.

Jane Austin on U.K.'s 10-Pound Note - Yes, Authors, We Can Make It BIG

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

carries the portrait of author Jane Austin. Austin observed a central dynamic in life in England. Today, the 10-pound note in the U.K. The coverage has made Fortune. So, yes, authors, not only techies, can make the BIG time.    Or, hey, we can combine the two.

Uber, Lyft Exiting Austin - Lose Proposition 1, Despite Spending $8 Million Campaigning

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Austin, Texas is losing Uber and Lyft. Instead the majority in Austin demand fingerprinting background checks in the future. With a diversified economy, Austin can afford to resist any jobs argument Uber and Lyft might push. About 56% of voters gave the thumbs-down to Proposition 1. That would have allowed the riding-sharing services to conduct their own background checks. And, the two companies invested about $8 million campaigning for that.

Why you should go to the Presentation Summit in September in Austin, Texas

PowerPoint Tips

I’ve gone to this conference for 5 years in a row and wouldn’t miss it. I learn SO much! My husband asks me, “What more can you learn about PowerPoint?&# (It used to be called PowerPoint Live.).

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U of TX at Austin - Speechwriter for office of president

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Here are details and how to apply. careers

Greenberg Law Firm, Austin, TX - Marketing Communications, Some Office Work

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

This could be wonderful training for a career path in marketing communications in professional services.   Here are details and how to apply. careers

Announcing: A Conversation with Cicero Award Winner Matt Kivel

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Fenves, President, the University of Texas at Austin: Matt has been writing professionally since 2007. On Thursday, July 19th the Silicon Valley Speechwriters Roundtable will host Matt Kivel in a free conference call.

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From Creative Process to Global Politics: Insights from SXSW Interactive

Duarte Blog

We sketched, tweeted, talked, and trekked all over Austin fueled by breakfast tacos & BBQ. SXSW is an event like no other.

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A Conversation with Matt Kivel, Cicero Speechwriting Award Winner

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Fenves, President, the University of Texas at Austin. Fenves, President, the University of Texas at Austin. Later on, he took a job at The Aerospace Corporation and wrote speeches for the company’s President and CEO, Dr. Wanda Austin.

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Vocal Impact Tip: Big Voice, big…

Kate's Voice

According to a study last year of 120 executives’ speeches by Quantified Impressions, an Austin, Texas, communications analytics company, the sound of a speaker’s voice matters twice as […]. Does the size of your voice reflect the size of your personality? The size and sound of your voice give others an impression of who you are.

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Out-Migration - Newest Trend in Bay Area

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The three most popular destinations for them are Sacramento, Portland, and Austin.  The ultimate cool was to live in the Bay Area. Everything was there, ranging from geniuses doing their own thing (and becoming billionaires) to breathtaking natural beauty.

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Optimism: Finding the upside of the inevitable

Speak Schmeak

It's a good thing my hotel roommate in Austin didn't book our room for Thursday, because there's no way I could fly out on Thursday. If I fly to Austin on Friday, I can check into my hotel and rest all day.

Quick takeaways from Presentation Summit 2011–Day 1, Part 1

PowerPoint Tips

I’m at the Presentation Summit 2011 conference in Austin, TX and thought I’d share some quick takeaways from the speakers so far. First, Austin is a pretty city on the Colorado River. Here’s a tee-shirt that was for sale in a store in the Austin airport.

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For impact: It’s diacope baby, diacope”

The Presenter's Blog

It wasn’t my intention but I appear to be channeling Austin Powers, which for a British blogger is mortifying. by Peter Watts. Oh dear. Utterly mortifying.

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"Digital First" Probably Won't Save Metro Newspapers

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In that study , journalism professor at the University of Texas at Austin, Hsiang Ins Chyi, found that the growth in website readership was two-tenth of a percent between 2007 and 2005.

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Darn Good Design at the HOW Design Conference

Duarte Blog

Imagine my delight to be speaking at the HOW Conference in Austin. The HOW Design Conference in Austin, Texas, June 24-27-will be swarming with inspirational talented designers where the masses get creatively rejuvenated. See you in Austin! It means a lot to me because until Duarte had not been recognized as “viable&# by the design community because we developed and designed presentations (which were until now an undesirable communication medium).

Writers’ League of Texas

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Sheila’s main responsibilities are fundraising and gearing up for the organization’s big event of the year — the annual Agents and Editors Conference June 22-24 in Austin. . Sheila Allee, who attended one of my speechwriting seminars this year, is now the interim executive director of the Writers’ League of Texas, a nonprofit that seeks to elevate the art and enterprise of writing.

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Verne Troyer - Does Fame Kill, or Does It Take Outlier Needs to Achieve Stardom

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Verne Troyer, who played "Mini-Me" in the "Austin Powers" series, is dead. He was 49 years old. His bouts with alcohol abuse are well-known. There is some speculation that the cause of death was suicide. Here are more details from Christine Burroni at the New York Post.

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The Ranking Game - It's Here to Stay, Reformers

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

University of Texas at Austin made it onto the hallowed ground of the T-14. Hey, leadership at Austin, you need a book about your secret sauce. In the business of law schools (yes, it is a business) and the prestige of where a lawyer's degree is from, the U.S.

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Extreme Glut of Degreed Talent - Either Go to T10 Program of Forget It

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The University of Texas at Austin lost its spot in the T14. 'Tis the season for deans at some law schools to lose their jobs. And for current law students and alumni to fret about the value of their JD diplomas. This month the annual U.S. News rankings are released.

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Two live presentation events that will enrich your presentations – and your life

Speaking about Presenting

Rick has been training people to produce better presentations for well over a decade and organises the Presentation Summit conference (this year September 18-21st in Austin, Texas).

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Two live presentation events that will enrich your presentations – and your life

Speaking about Presenting

Rick has been training people to produce better presentations for well over a decade and organises the Presentation Summit conference (this year September 18-21st in Austin, Texas). If you live in the States, there are some excellent live events coming this spring.

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Dr. Nikki Paterson - Yes, Women Still Die In Childbirth

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It was that fear of dying in childbirth which deterred novelist of social norms, Jane Austin , from marrying. Even in more socially stable times, marriage was risky for females. The peril was not that the husband would abandon the wife. No, it was the possibility of dying in childbirth.

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The one thing the best presenters at SXSW 2010 have in common

Speaking about Presenting

SXSW is a mega conference/festival for geeks in Austin, Texas, United States. Mega means over 10,000 attendees. I came here to see what’s happening at the geek edge of presenting. To observe the interface between presenting and technology.

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Africa Rising

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

He holds the John P Harbin Centennial Chair in Business at McCombs School of Business, University of Texas at Austin, US, and was previously Dean of the Indian School of Business. Professor Vijay Mahajan (author of “Africa Rising”) will be in South Africa in June for the World Economic Forum and he has agreed to do 2 business briefings. CAPE TOWN. Date: Wednesday, 10 June 2009. Time: 08:30 - 11:00. Registration: 07:30. Investment: R 950.00 + VAT. Early Bird: R 750.00 + VAT.

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In Love Poems and Presentations, Less is More

Duarte Blog

The blackout style was made famous by Austin Kleon , the author of Newspaper Blackout , “a best-selling book of poetry made by redacting newspaper articles with a permanent marker.” The latest installation in our Duarte Gallery is a series of blackout poems.

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Humor Specialty Clubs

Humor Power

Laughing Matters, Austin, TX. Toastmasters. Humor Specialty Clubs. Here’s a list of clubs which specialize in humor. To find up-to-date club contact and location information I’ve provided a link to the club-finder page at Toastmasters International at the end of the list. . Each club is a good source of information for adding humor to your next club meeting. Comedy Club, Minneapolis, MN. Comedy Club Eh! Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Funny Bones Toastmasters, Culver City, CA.

Major Law Firm Mandates Employees Not Waste Time Saying "Thank You" - New Game Your Mother Better Teach You

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The major law firm, Sidley Austin, has told its employees to stop wasting time sending thank-you notes via email. The game your mother taught you might be all-wrong. At least to make it big in business today.

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Access to Young Women - Long-Ago Perk of College Professors

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" Those days were still burdened with the Jane Austin ethos of needing a husband. At their core, the allegations about Harvey Weinstein and Bill O'Reilly are about the extreme abuse of power. 

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Storytelling Secrets from the Masters

Pivotal Public Speaking

These questions and many more will be answered in this trio of teleseminar recordings. • “Digging for the Treasures in Your Stories” with Emory Austin, CSP, CPAE. • “Add Oomph to Your Stories by Bringing the Characters Alive” with Jon Schwartz, a.k.a. Enthralling speakers interweave captivating stories into their key points. What are the nuances that distinguish an entrancing story from a boring one? How can you craft your stories to make your points — and you — more memorable?

The Creative Class: Will Jersey City, NJ become a hub?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

 Among where they have happily bunked ranges from Austin, Texas to Manhattan.  Just about every old-line city wants to attract members of the Creative Class.

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PowerPoint Tip: Amazing pre-made animation effects

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

At the end of this week I’ll be travelling to the Presentation Summit in Austin, Texas. And if you want to see Julie work her magic live, join me at the Presentation Summit at the end of the week in Austin; all the details are at www.PresentationSummit.com.It is the only gathering of presentation professionals and I look forward to seeing all of my colleagues and learning about the work they have been doing in the past year.

Boston - Why Are People Moving Out?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

 Those range from Austin, Texas to Denver, Colorado. The Boston brand was cool+. In addition to what New York City provided, it had the aura of civilized society, excellence in higher education, and deep historical roots going back to the first tea party. That was then.