Break the Internet

Manner of Speaking

In just days, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will vote to end net neutrality—breaking the fundamental principle of the open Internet. If you are concerned, and do not want your ability to surf the Internet to be held hostage by your Internet … Continue reading → Uncategorized Break the Internet Net Neutrality

Toastmasters Friday: Taking a Break doesn't mean Breaking Up

Speak and Deliver

Yes, I took a break. Thankfully, I have acquired a few clients during the break, which is great, but I haven''t been up and speaking at all. So.with no more excuses, after a two and half month break, I returned to my club last night. Even though I didn''t want to.

On breaking the rules…

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

But then as soon as they hear a good presentation, the speaker seems to breaks all of the rules. However, experienced speakers constantly break the rules, but they do so with intent, and for specific effect. Almost every time I have seen somebody break a rule without knowledge of the rule or without reason, it has backfired and resulted in a poorer presentation. Go ahead and break the rules, but do so with intent! Tags: Communication Speaking breaking rules

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Breaking Comedy’s DNA: Review

Pro Humorist

Anyhoo, the meat of his teachings can be found in his eBook, Breaking Comedy’s DNA. For me, I wanted either additional videos available via links in the Breaking Comedy’s DNA eBook or maybe transcripts of the videos that he already has on his blog. Earlier in the year, when I bought the book, I wrote a bunch of comedy material following along some of the exercises in Breaking Comedy’s DNA.

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Blog break

Speak Schmeak

Hey everyone! I apologize for not writing sooner. My mom had a heart attack on Monday and I've been up in Sacramento with my family since then. We thought we might head home today, but she's had a little backslide, so we're probably going to stick around for the weekend, or at least until we're feeling a little better about her condition. I hope to get back to the blog next week, but if I fall behind, now you know why. Back soon! News About Me

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Breaking the rules

Speak Schmeak

Knowing all the rules can make you a decent speaker, but knowing which rules to break - and how - can make you an outstanding and memorable speaker. Which rules do you break? We could say something similar about speakers.

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Networking: Break into a conversation

Speak Schmeak

Why does it seem rude to break into a conversation at a networking event, when we are clearly all there to meet people? We've all been taught that it's rude to interrupt, and it's a hard rule to break.

Networking: Break into a conversation

Speak Schmeak

Why does it seem rude to break into a conversation at a networking event, when we are clearly all there to meet people? We've all been taught that it's rude to interrupt, and it's a hard rule to break.

Breaking Accent Barriers |

Speaking Freely

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When and How to Break Rapport

Kuhnke Communication

Tip: Learning how and when to break rapport, without giving offence, is an essential rapport skill. There are times when breaking rapport is crucial. Then people risk having to break off quite abruptly, which causes bad feelings. Elegant mismatching to break rapport.

Breaking Bad Habits in Presentations

Professionally Speaking...

"An unfortunate thing about this world is that. the good habits are much easier to give up than the bad ones." W. Somerset Maugham British playwright.

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Is Speaking a 24/7 business? 5 tips to Taking a Break

Speaker Launcher

5 tips to Taking a Break appeared first on Jane Atkinson. Every time my husband and I drive up to our cottage, 3 hours north of our home, he teases me about my inability to put down my phone. While we are on the road, I am trying my darnedest to whittle down my In Basket so that when we get back I don’t have a […]. The post Is Speaking a 24/7 business? Speaking Business Strategy building a speaking business speaker training tips for business success

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"Breaking News" - David Muir's Lead-in, Not "Bombshell"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

New York time) evening news with the phrase "breaking news." This evening, David Muir opened the ABC 6:30 P.M. " He did not use the term he had used last week several times. That was "bombshell."

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Gimme a break, part 2

Speak Schmeak

When audience evaluations came back, one of the most common complaints was that there were no breaks. People need breaks. I haven't talked about this for a while, so forgive me if you remember my post from last year about the same subject. It's worth repeating.

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Brief break in the iOS workshop

Thoughts On Presenting And Design

Posted via email from Mike Pulsifer’s posterous.

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Women - Beware Career Breaks For Rearing Children

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

One of the reasons being put out there for this problem is the typical career break females take to rear their children. Now it's the female over-50 who is having a tough time landing a job after a lay off.

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Drudge Report Plays (Yawn) WeatherMan, Taking Break from Bitter-Hillary

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Surprisingly, the bombastic Drudge Report is taking a break from the fun of headlining with Bitter-Hillary. This evening, the conservative news site has lapsed into the ultimate platitude: weather.

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"Breaking Bad" - Walt cowers

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It's Walt's cell phone, which Hank tracks, that proves his undoing.  He meets up with law enforcement in the desert where he went to retrieve his money that's buried in canisters.  Hank arrests him and reads him his rights.

Will Your Q&A Session Make or Break Your Next Presentation?

DeFinis Communications

Most presentations benefit from a question-and-answer session (Q&A). Audience members appreciate this time to get clarification, share comments or ideas, and get deeper information on key concepts. However, because the Q&A feels less formal than the main presentation, many speakers neglect to prepare for this time. In reality, the Q&A requires just as much preparation as any other section of your talk. Following are seven tips for a successful Q&A. Encourage questions.

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How Obama Can Smoke Out Mitt: Call for Breaking Up the Biggest Banks – Robert Reich

TJ Walker Interactive

Uncategorized "Barack Obama (US President)" "Mitt Romney (Businessperson)" Breaking banks Biggest financial regulation Robert Reich

Republican U.S. Senate candidate John Raese breaks environmental laws to build golf course

TJ Walker Interactive

Senate candidate John Raese breaks environmental laws to build golf courseUncategorized "United States Senate (Governmental Body)" Golf Republican U.S.

During the Break - WGN news anchors entertain

Speak to Lead

I've taken a long break from posting - 11 months. But, to quote Hillary Clinton in Iowa, "Im Baa-aack!" So, before I get to insights from my hiatus, here is a chance to see two WGN anchors during their two. Television Hillary Clinton Lou Hampton Speak to Lead tv anchors WGN

During the Break - WGN news anchors entertain

Speak to Lead

I''ve taken a long break from posting - 11 months. But, to quote Hillary Clinton in Iowa, "Im Baa-aack!" So, before I get to insights from my hiatus, here is a chance to see two WGN anchors during their two. Television Hillary Clinton Lou Hampton Speak to Lead tv anchors WGN

"Breaking Bad" - Hank knows

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The game is over, and Walter doesn't know it.    He made the bad sentimental move of keeping a book of poetry by Walt Whitman which Gale gave him.    In it Gale made the warm gesture of inscribing it to Walt who later helped murder him. 

"Breaking Bad" - Starting over

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Sure the meth factory was about power and control.      But all that was secondary (despite how much Walter was preoccupied with such intangibles) to the money. 

"Breaking Bad" - Theme of poison

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In last night's episode of "Breaking Bad," what's obvious is that poison has entered all systems.   Hank is neutralized because he realizes his status as lawman has been poisoned by the money from the meth operation.

Travis Kalanick Brand Catches Lucky Break, At Least Temporarily

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The issue has been: Will Benchmark Capital's lawsuit filed personally against former Uber head Travis Kalanick bring him down the way Fox News' former on-air personality Gretchen Carlson's finished off Roger Ailes?    The odds are against that, at least for the time being.

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"Breaking Bad" - The Horror

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"  We who have become so involved with the characters on "Breaking Bad" feel the same sentiment tonight.  Somehow, those who put together "Breaking Bad" have created the fright and shock value of a Stephen King novel. 

GOP-Controlled Senate - Will Civil War Break Out?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The once-conservative Drudge Report has loosened its ideological straightjacket to exploit the crazy developments in these unusual times. Today the headline is:  "Republicans on Brink of Civil War."  "  The dynamics of that war could be two-fold.

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Speechwriting: How to break in

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  So, how do you break into this niche? The sweet spot in writing has always been speechwriting.  That's because we in the craft can charge premium fees since what we put together must fit the speaker perfectly.

Hillary, You Break Our Baby Boomer Hearts

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

When Hillary Rodham Clinton entered the White House as First Lady, we Baby Boomers were thrilled. She was carving a different path. Okay, that didn't pan out too hot. Her initiatives in reforming healthcare were deep-sixed. But she was smart enough to lay low.

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Florida Massacre - Vanity Fair Now Does Breaking News

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That's breaking news and its writer Benjamin Landy jumped right in. Yes, influential Vanity Fair has covered the tragedy of the Florida Massacre. Here is his take.    Vanity Fair, obviously, is doing whatever it takes to remain relevant in this fast-changing media market.

Drudge Report - Taking Break From Binge Posting on Hillary

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Today is Saturday. And the Drudge Report isn't binge posting on Hillary. Is this a blip? Or the start of a trend of not compulsively curating and publishing negatives about Hillary? Without Hillary, the Drudge Report could take a hit to its branding. That brand is The Anti-Hillary.

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Drudge Report Breaks Pledge to Never Again Post Photos of Hillary

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

After all, it did ditch the blaring blue spotlight signaling important  breaking news. That didn't take long. Earlier this month, the conservative Drudge Report pledged this: Never to post again a photo of Hillary Clinton.

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"Breaking Bad" - Gus Knows

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"Breaking Bad" is one of the bleakest dramas on AMC.  Delusional about how the work operates and a hot head, Walter White has doomed himself.    He can't get out and buy the car wash he wants because he stuck it to the owner.    He will likely be murdered by Gus or one of Gus's trusted subordinates.    He had been trailed by Mike when he paid big money to buy a gun with the serial number removed. 

Break-through in Animal Rights: CT Allows Dogs, Cats to Have Advocates in Court

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In New England, there has been a  ground-breaking law. Many of us have been weeping about what will be the plight of abandoned animals as s result of Harvey. The one bit of good news is that that dog chained to a tree amid rising waters in Victoria, Texas, has been rescued.

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Drudge Report & Daily Mail Take Break from Politics, Violence to Headline with Weather

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

But both took a break from their signature topics.   And that's because that's the breaking news for 72 million people in America. The Drudge Report's niche is politics. And, lately, the Daily Mail's has been violence, mostly quirky.

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Famous Speech Friday: Mary Ann Shadd Cary's 1858 "Break Every Yoke"

The Eloquent Woman

(Editor's note: Mary Ann Shadd Cary is one of a number of nineteenth-century American black women orators like Sojourner Truth who defied societal norms against women, and black women, speaking in public.

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United Breaks Guitars - a viral video lesson on YouTube

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

United Breaks Guitars was written and performed by Canadian C&W singer Dave Carroll in response to an unfortunate mishap at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport. Thanks to Patrick Schwerdtfeger’s Saturday seminar on Social Media, I was alerted to a startling viral video on YouTube. The story goes like this: How the Guitar was broken In the spring of 2008, [.].

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United Breaks Guitars - a viral video lesson on YouTube

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

United Breaks Guitars was written and performed by Canadian C&W singer Dave Carroll in response to an unfortunate mishap at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport. Thanks to Patrick Schwerdtfeger’s Saturday seminar on Social Media, I was alerted to a startling viral video on YouTube. The story goes like this: How the Guitar was broken In the spring of 2008, [.].

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