Silver Lining When Working From Home (WFH) - Breaks with CBD Bath Bombs

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Toss a CBD (cannabidiol) Bath Bomb into the tub filled with hot water. Incidentally, the silver lining of WFH is that you can stop your day at any time and take a relaxing bath taken to the next level with CBD Bath Labs bath bomb.   CBD Bath Bombs Do All That Better and Faster. Our mission at CBD Bath Labs has been to make CBD bath bombs affordable. That’s because we know the bath bomb is a must-use in these ever-changing uncertain times.

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The Pampering-Yourself Niche - Forget the Latte, Go for the Bath Bombs

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

A brisk mover are bath bombs. The latte has lots of calories. It's been around for so long that the consumption experience doesn't provide the old uplift. Also, it doesn't quite fit into the pampering-yourself niche. It's a throw-back to the affordable-lux one. 

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Storytellers are the Bomb

Kate's Voice

I have been traveling a fair amount lately. Today, I began working on this post and had to connect to the Internet. As I browsed the Sheraton site, I noticed a link on the home page that encouraged you to share your story. When you click on the link it takes you to “Good Stories,” [.]. communication intention Storytelling vocal impact

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A Non-Sequitur Bombed

Humor Power

You learn more when you bomb than when you get a huge laugh from a joke. Humor In Speaking analysis of humor joke bombs non-sequiturA non-sequitur can be used as a humor trigger because of the relationship, or non-relationship, it creates. A non-sequitur is a statement in which the final part is totally unrelated to the first part. Or it’s an argument in which its conclusion does not follow from its premises.

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A PowerPoint 'weather bomb' presentation!!!

Max Atkinson

What is a weather ''bomb''? But with newspapers predicting a UK weather ''bomb'' for the second year running, what does the term actually mean? But with newspapers predicting a UK weather ''bomb'' for the second year running, what does the term actually mean? _ To watch the presentation, click on "What is a weather ''bomb''". Nor do I believe for one moment that we are about to be ''bombed'' out of existence, or at least under cover.

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Don't be afraid to lay a stinky egg bomb

Speak Schmeak

You're not afraid to fail and lay a stinky egg bomb." But don't stop producing just because you're afraid of laying a stinky egg bomb. In an interview with the Foo Fighters recently, Jack Black asked the band if their song ideas ever dry up. The answer was no.

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Port of Authority Bombing - Timing Is Everything (Location Matters Too)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Of course,  the Port of Authority in Manhattan was the scene of a suicide bombing. Here are the details, as they are known so far. Timing is everything (except for the importance of place). This is the holiday season. That means plenty of human beings will be out shopping and doing fun things like dining out and visiting museums. Fewer them will be doing that if they fill with fear. A society can be shut down. That will hurt the Manhattan economy.

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London Subway Bombing - Narrowing Down What's on Our Empathy List

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Right now the Drudge Report has posted the subway bombing in London as a side item, on the left hand side. That precious "real estate" space we call what media covers is getting crowded with horror. Yesterday, the focus had been primarily the North Korean missile which was directed over Japan. Drudge Report maintains that as a headline. Here is the link. Of course, the odds are that the incident represents some kind of terrorism.

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How to Completely Bomb During Your Next Presentation


The post How to Completely Bomb During Your Next Presentation appeared first on SketchBubble Official Blog. There is a rampant epidemic among public speakers, and that is that far too many are giving presentations that audiences love. To make matters worse, these same presenters are not only entertaining their listeners but also giving them actionable steps to improve their lives and businesses. To ensure you don’t fall into this trap, we […].

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What to do when you're bombing

Speak Schmeak

I learned a few things from Eddie Izzard the other night about how to deal with bombing. When one of his jokes triggered only a few chuckles, he responded, "Thank you 12 people." At one point, he said in response to another flat joke, "So it's true but not funny -- that's what you're saying."

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How To Talk To Terrorists…

Matt Eventoff

This comes on the heels of last week’s car bomb which ripped through Preshawar, Pakistan, killing 90 civilians , immediately preceding a visit from Secretary Clinton. . “People who are carrying out such heinous crimes, they want to shake our resolve. And I want to address them.

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Public Speaking: Bombing

Great Public Speaking

Are you afraid of bombing when you get up in front of a group? With proper material selection, a few prepared comments in case of unexpected problems, and attention to time, worries about bombing can be virtually eliminated. If you keep the above principle of relevance in mind, you should never have to suffer the embarrassment of your humor bombing out. You don't have to be.

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What is a PowerPoint 'weather bomb'???

Max Atkinson

But with newspapers predicting a UK weather 'bomb' for the second year running, what does the term actually mean? December 2014 Last updated at 12:18 Help A Met Office "be aware" warning is running for p arts of Scotland, England and Northern Ireland. Parts of western Scotland are braced for strong winds and "unusually high" waves, while there have already been a string of road accidents amid snow and ice.

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Don't be afraid to lay a stinky egg bomb

Speak Schmeak

You're not afraid to fail and lay a stinky egg bomb." But don't stop producing just because you're afraid of laying a stinky egg bomb. In an interview with the Foo Fighters recently, Jack Black asked the band if their song ideas ever dry up. The answer was no. JB: "You never have the fear that you are now empty. ever." FF: "That's not to say that I think we write the greatest songs ever in the history of songs.

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The Atomic Hobo Thinks the Unthinkable

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Podcasts H-BombFiona Sturges has a great weekly column in the Financial Times reviewing podcasts. This week she highlights The Atomic Hobo by British journalist, cold war specialist and self-confessed “nuke geek” Julie McDowall. Julie has an engaging Scottish accent, which adds a degree of surrealism to the subject of her regular podcasts: the ways in which […]. Culture Shock!

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Remembering David Henneberry - He Freed Boston Metro Area from Terror after Marathon Bombing

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It was April 19, 2013. The Boston Metro area was totally on-edge. Alleged Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarvaev was on the loose. His brother was dead.    Then, a call came into law enforcement from a Watertown resident-David Henneberry. His heroism took the form of just being an alert citizen.    Henneberry noticed that the padding he used to protect his boat Slip Away II was not in-place. It was on the ground. At first he just wondered. Then he took another look.

What if the first speechwriter bombed?

Joan Detz Speaker Services

A talented writer who has attended several of my speechwriting seminars told me this story: A large corporation approached her to write a speech for a high-visibility occasion. When she provided her fee estimate, the client said, “We actually hired another speechwriter for this assignment a few weeks ago, but that writer turned in an unsatisfactory first draft. We really need you to step in and take over, but I’ve already spent 1/3 of my budget on this. Can you lower your fee?”

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"H Bomb" - How dangerous to the rest of us?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  They referred to it as the "H bomb."    So, it's time to ask ourselves, who aren't members of any of The Lucky Sperm Clubs, how much if anything do we have to fear from the "H Bomb?"  So, the question hangs in the air:  Is it smart any way to build H bombs in our basement? 

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A Leader Emerges

Matt Eventoff

Earlier today, a car bomb ripped through Preshawar, Pakistan earlier today, killing 90 civilians. “People who are carrying out such heinous crimes, they want to shake our resolve. And I want to address them. We will not buckle. We will fight you.

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After 18 months of living in economic terror, like, who's scared of the big bad bombs?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

So, all the warnings  about bombs set Madrid-style on mass transit are being taken seriously.  Each day we braced ourselves for economic collapse - national and global.    We did that for 18 months. Our  Our neighbors lost jobs, college accounts and houses.  We   We self-employed lost business, our phones fell silent, and our credit-card balance started ballooning again.  

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Speaking of Boston

Speak and Deliver

The bombings in the Boston Marathon don''t quite compare in scope, but the events are tragic, frightening, and sad nonetheless. Tragedy Comedians Boston Marathon Bombings Colbert Satire 9/11 Humor What do you say after a tragedy? Letterman and Leno wouldn''t even do monologues after 9/11. Stephen Colbert offered his own take to open his show this week.

Speaking Rules Shot Down with Stand Up Comedy – How to Survive.

The Shy Speaker's Guide to Succes on Stage

An entertaining one too as my good friend and fellow speaker bombed on stage! Heck, it was the first time I ever saw him bombed! But as speakers, we understood the value of bombing, in addition to the appreciating the experience (both good and bad) of speaking on stage. With (or without… I can’t remember anymore) we decided to seat ourselves near the door just in case he bombed incessantly on stage! Home About Gary Testimonials FREE MATERIALS!

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Podcast: Swearing Up a Storm

Communication Steroids

What if your boss is dropping f-bombs like crazy?

Green Room Speakers: Anne Hathaway and James Franco: What Not to Do

Green Room Speakers

Wednesday, March 2, 2011 Anne Hathaway and James Franco: What Not to Do Clearly, Anne Hathaway and James Franco bombed as hosts of this years Academy Awards.

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Donald Trump, Sarah Palin - Rhetorical Bomb-Throwing Makes Friends, Influences People

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

What Donald Trump and Sarah Palin have in common is their agility in tossing rhetorical bonds. It has served to win them friends (as well as enemies) and influence people. Also, it has been a bonding force between the two. Several years late but Palin could land up as the Vice President of the United States. Meanwhile she had been able to make a good living running her mouth. So, the obvious question is, given this success, why don't more public speakers emulate Trump and Palin?

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April is Humor Month in Speak & Deliver

Speak and Deliver

Go Ahead and Laugh Rich Hopkins Speaks Failed Humor Humor Bombing Humorous Speaking Speak With Humor HumorIn honor of my FAILED humor on Sunday, April Fool's Day, I am declaring April HUMOR MONTH here in Speak & Deliver! In case you missed it, my Facebook Status on the 1st announced that my wife was pregnant with our 7th child. This IS not true - but is our annual prank on our family, and I think we've even done it on Facebook in the past.

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Fun Friday: When not to take the stage

Speak Schmeak

"I'm a political leper, and I'm an emotional time bomb. So here's an idea: let's put me on stage." ~ Julia Louis-Dreyfus, " Veep ". TV inspired Fun Stuff

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Fun Friday: When not to take the stage

Speak Schmeak

"I'm a political leper, and I'm an emotional time bomb. So here's an idea: let's put me on stage." ~ Julia Louis-Dreyfus, " Veep ". TV inspired Fun Stuff

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A low-salt diet: CEO’s tone it down

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

The frequency of four-letter words used by captains of industry on analyst conference calls shows a measurable decline in the past 10 years: A kind of periodic table of salty words — the F-bomb, the blasphemous GD, the scatalogical S and […]. In a recent study Bloomberg notes that CEO’s have toned down their “salty” language.

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Speaking thought for the Day

Pivotal Public Speaking

Handle them carefully, for words have more power than atom bombs. –Pearl Strachan.

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"Criminal Minds" Returned to Wheels-Up Normal

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That's why Judy Garland bombed on it. A serial killer was fatally bombing people who seemingly had no connection with one another. Network television is a cool medium. She was too hot. 

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Pumpkin Contest Winners!

Duarte Blog

Sixth Place: Melissa, Bomb-kin. Congratulations to our contest winners! Thanks to everyone who voted, and and great job to all our contestants! Can’t wait for next Halloween. First Place: Michal, Pumpkinstein. Second Place: Katie, Great White Shark-kin. Third Place: Ryan, Bed Bugkin.

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Prologue to Family Tree, a novel

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

The bombing of Dresden was an intense British and American aerial attack on the capital of the German state of Saxony during World War II. In four raids over two days in February 1945, 722 heavy bombers of the British Royal Air Force and the United States Army Air Forces dropped more than 3,900 tons of high-explosive bombs and incendiary devices on the city. This is the first draft of the three-part prologue to Family Tree , a novel, historical fiction, that I may be writing.

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Manhattan, Intentional Explosion, Campaign 2016 - No nominee can guarantee safety

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The intention bomb explosion around W. The reality is that any anti-social person who understands the mechanics of bomb-making can create plenty of problems. 23rd, Manhattan, on September 17, 2015 represents a worst-case scenario in domestic terrorism. As yet, not much is known. And even if those responsible aren't "brandname" violent enemies of the U.S., they have put a major city on edge. And the nominees for U.S. President can't guarantee safety.

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11 Useful PowerPoint Shortcuts


We all are bombed with presentation subjects and deadlines all the time and to save time we kill […]. You might be thinking that the PowerPoint shortcuts revolve around three keys, Ctrl, Shift & Alt. No surprises, this is correct all the shortcuts are bound by these three keys and work wonders for your creative presentation. The post 11 Useful PowerPoint Shortcuts appeared first on SketchBubble Official Blog. PowerPoint Tips

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The Incomparable Carl Sagan: Scientist & Presenter Extraordinaire

Presentation Zen

Enough for a single bomb to destroy an entire block. All the bombs used in World War II, Sagan says, amounted to two megatons of TNT or the equivalent of a hundred thousand "blockbuster" bombs. Then Sagan drops a bomb of his own: "Today, two megatons is the equivalent of a single thermonuclear bomb—one bomb with the destructive force of the second world war.".

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Note to self: Never do that joke again

Speak Schmeak

As a follow up to this post about bombing , here's some more Eddie Izzard technique. But the funniest approach was, when a joke bombed, pretending to write a note to himself: "No one got that. I've never seen a comedian make so many jokes about his own jokes not working.

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Friday Fun: Comedians

Speak Schmeak

Here are a couple to get you started: What I've learned from Kathy Griffin Lessons from Seinfeld What do do when you're bombing "Every comedian has a f'n excuse. I am constantly fascinated by how much speakers can learn from comedians. They are masters of surprise, timing, storytelling, audience engagement, discipline, preparation, handling pressure, handling failure, taking risks, and many other techniques that speakers need to understand.

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5 Strategies for Overcoming Setbacks in Your Business

Speaker Launcher

He started the conversation with, “Jane, I had a bomb!” Have you ever had a moment in your career that you thought was going to sink the ship? Last week I was talking to a speaker friend named John who confided in me a recent setback. ” He had been asked to do a multi-gig webinar […]. The post 5 Strategies for Overcoming Setbacks in Your Business appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

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Delivering Unforgettable Presentations with Darren LaCroix

Speaker Launcher

Getting back up after you bomb. Do you feel that your keynote is flawless as it is, or could it use a little work? We are of the mindset that you should always be working on your craft and improving your presentation. On this episode of The Wealthy Speaker Show, I’m so excited to welcome my good friend Darren LaCroix. Darren is currently the only speaker in the world who is a CSP (Certified Speaking Professional), an AS (Accredited Speaker), and […].

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Terrorism as New Normal - Brussels Not News

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Like the Boston Bombing and massacre in San Bernardino, California, the terrorist attack in Brussels is a tragedy. Lives were lost. Trauma will be part of the survivors' memory bank. And the city will be hyperalert for a while. But, this is hardly news. Belgium has been a target for a while. Terrorism is the new normal. If the media ignore terrorism there will be less incentive for the extreme to make a statement through it. Instead they might communicate at a negotiating table. 

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Pete Buttigieg - GOLDEN (especially since he is dropping out of the presidential race)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It's irrelevant that he bombed in South Carolina, coming in a distant fourth. Sources tell the media that former South Bend, Indiana mayor Pete Buttigieg is dropping out of the presidential race. That really isn't the news. The news will be: How Buttigieg leverages his now-national brand. He has become golden. What is relevant is the magic of his ability to create an engaging presence so quickly and with such sophistication.

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The Queen’s First Speech

The Presenter's Blog

Today many of us remember Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother as an elderly lady with a penchant for sky blue frocks and matching hats, but the 1950’s knew her as the Queen who refused to abandon London during the war-time bombing of the Blitz. They knew her as the woman who welcomed the bombing of her Buckingham Palace with the words “I’m glad we’ve been bombed.

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