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

When you speak, break the pattern

Manner of Speaking

——— In my seven-part series on Chip and … Continue reading → The post When you speak, break the pattern appeared first on Manner of Speaking. I am one of the co-founders of Presentation Guru, a digital magazine for public speaking professionals. This post is part of a series designed to share the great content on Presentation Guru with the Manner of Speaking community.

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How to… Break the Pattern

Presentation Guru

In this one we’re going to talk about pattern-breaking and what you can do to get the audience’s attention by doing the unexpected. Welcome to the latest in my occasional series of ‘How to….’ ’ articles.

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.

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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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 Up Via Facebook

The Communication Blog

Is this preferable to breaking up face-to-face? If you do break up, what is the proper etiquette for dealing with your former partner's friends, siblings, or parents? Here's an interesting article on teenagers' romantic breakups and poses some interesting questions. For example, is it o.k. to breakup via a posting on your former-partner's wall? Is it o.k. to breakup by simply changing your status to "single"?

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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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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.

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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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!

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Breaking Accent Barriers |

Speaking Freely

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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.

No Breaking News: It Snows in Winter

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  It's expected that local media might position and package several inches of snow as breaking news. The Daily Mail , which usually has bigger fish to fry, has focused on snow. Actually, the coverage is about two snow storms about to occur in the northeast U.S.

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The Rebranding of Brett Kavanaugh (and women in legal sector catch new breaks)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Supreme Court justice Brett Kavanaugh hired all female law clerks.    Yes, let's all belt out "For he's a jolly good fellow." " Because of Kavanaugh's recruiting, for the first time in the history of SCOTUS, the majority of clerks are female.

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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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Vicki Archer - Like So Many of Us, She Felt She "Needed a Break"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

She announced that she "needed a break." Suppose Archer took that break, instead of offing herself? According to MacConaill's widow, he needed a break but didn't allow himself to take it.

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Brief break in the iOS workshop

Thoughts On Presenting And Design

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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.

Quirky Pragmatism of "Breaking Bad" - Beth, Annie & Ruby in "Good Girls"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That was the plot line on AMC's classic "Breaking Bad." And it could become the TV network "Breaking Bad." Of course, just as in "Breaking Bad," we anticipate moments of great theatre.

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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.

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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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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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 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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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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Breaking the Ice: A Guest Post by TeachStreet

Manner of Speaking

——— Breaking the Ice. Here are three methods of “breaking the ice&# that work for many professional speakers: 1. Nonetheless, if you can make people laugh, humour is an excellent way to break the ice. Today’s post comes from TeachStreet , a website dedicated to providing online and local classes. I am proud that Manner of Speaking is a featured blog on TeachStreet. Please visit TeachStreet to search for Public Speaking Courses near you.

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"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" - 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. 

"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.

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.

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.

Volunteers, Charities and NPOs Get a Break on Public Speaking Skills

Executive Speech Coach

Thursday, September 16, 2010 Volunteers, Charities and NPOs Get a Break on Public Speaking Skills News Release: For Immediate Use Volunteers, Charities and NPOs Get a Break on Public Speaking Skills Burlington, ON – September 16, 2010: People volunteer for many reasons.

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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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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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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

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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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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Podcast: Breaking Down Your Power Presentation

Communication Steroids

"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.