California Dreaming

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

There’s a shockingly misinformed review of the new San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in the Weekend FT. The article, Westward, look, the land is bright (the title taken from a line in an an obscure 19th century poem) is written by the cosmopolitan architect Thomas Sevcik. While I can’t comment on his claims about […]. Culture Shock! hollywood polygamy

Famous Speech Friday: California State Senator Janet Nguyen's silencing

The Eloquent Woman

Yet another woman legislator--this time, a Republican state senator in California--was silenced mid-speech on the floor of her legislature in late February. Maybe we should change this to Famous Silencing Friday?

California - Paradise Lost, To Rats

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

California residents are getting a fast tutorial on what rats need daily. That includes an ounce of water. This is especially vital in the spring since that is their breeding season. Because of the drought they can't easily get enough water in the great outdoors.

Commonwealth Club of California: New Service Offered

DeFinis Communications

One of our greatest Bay Area resources for learning about current events and watching an array of talented, educational and inspiring speakers is the Commonwealth Club of California. We are lucky to have the Commonwealth Club of California right here in the Bay Area but many local communities offer similar live current events calendars. Tags: Examples of Powerful Speakers bay area Commonwealth Club of California fora.tv

Stephen Glass: No Law License in California

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  But he did, for some puzzling reason, obtain a JD and apply in New York and California for bar admission. When California did the same thing, he brought the matter to the state's Supreme Court.  A bright arrogant kid fakes stories at The New Republic.

Linda P.B. Katchi - University of California Brand Takes Second Major Hit

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In a relatively brief time, the University of California brand has taken two high-profile hits. A university's branding attracts funding, research initiatives, brandname professors and applications from students.

National Speakers Northern California Chapter Fun n’ Games

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

End of Year Party The NSA/NC year ended on May 2nd with a final day-long meeting at the Sheraton Burlingame. I handed over the gavel to our new president Karen Walker-Tunoa who had arranged with singer/comedian Lauren Mayer to toast me in song with a tribute to everything from my knowledge of social media to my love [.].

BusinessInsider V. Old-Line Public Relations Tactics (e.g. Publicity for "People Of California V. ARCO")

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In handling the publicity for the seminal lead paint public nuisance class action lawsuit "People of California v. Unlike old print empress, Tina Brown, former Wall Street player, Henry Blodget, got digital journalism.

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Ellen Pao, O.J. Simpson - Outsized California Setting For Over-The-Top Courtroom Drama

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

But, hey, that's California-style courtroom theatre. In evidence and testimony for "Pao v. Kleiner" we find out that when plaintiff Ellen Pao got the boot at venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins, the severance was more than sweet.

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The History of the Northern California Chapter of the National Speakers Association

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

The Northern California Chapter of the National Speakers Association (NSA/NC) was founded in 1980. Ken Braly was one of the founding members. He served as President in 1984-85. Ken is still active in NSA/NC and is also a member of the Pro-Track class of 2009 - taking his speaking career to the next level. The [.].

National Speakers Association Northern California member kisses Fripp

Fripp THE Executive Speech Coach

  National Speakers Association Northern California member kisses Fripp. The best place to learn public speaking skills for professional speakers is NSANC or Northern California Speakers Association National Speakers Association. The programs are very professional and especially good this year. This year is our 30th anniversary. I had to miss the September meeting, however I was there in spirit and cardboard. I was the founding president.

Green never was black and white - Counterintutive lessons from California

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  That counterintuitive approach - called decoupling - was presented to California utilities, it worked and it's still working.  "  By documenting the success of this approach in the article "California Experiment," Brownstein shows how much of green isn't black and white.  How about this for a model for profit: Sell less, make more. 

Atheists Inflame Local News Anchors With Billboard Campaign, Residents Hilariously Unaffected

TJ Walker Interactive

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Oakland A’s Announcers Exemplify Passionate Speaking Skills

DeFinis Communications

Examples of Powerful Speakers Performance passion elements of passion Northern California Oakland A'sThose of you who know me know that I’m a huge Oakland A’s fan. Well, last night’s baseball game between the Oakland A’s and the Detroit Tigers left even me—a speech coach—speechless.

Creative Video for Communicators

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

This Saturday I attended the annual Presidents Day meeting of the National Speakers Association Northern California Chapter.

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The Key Factor for Your Presentation’s Success

DeFinis Communications

Elegant Skills for Powerful Presentations Executive Speech Prep Northern California Public Speaker Public Speaking Speech technical demosWhen you’re preparing a presentation, who is the most important person you need to consider? The answer: Your audience.

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Speaking With Conviction…Over the Phone

DeFinis Communications

Elegant Skills for Powerful Presentations Fear of public speaking inflection Northern California pitch presentation Public Speaker Public Speaking Slides speak with conviction speaking with conviction technical demos Telemarketers video Vocal Resonance voice

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How to Thrive in a Challenging Public Speaking Situation

DeFinis Communications

Current Affairs Perseverance Presentation Skills Bioneers Northern California overcome challenges Prepare Transition USA few weeks ago I had the pleasure of working with Carolyne Stayton, the Executive Director of Transition US. Transition US is a resource and catalyst for building resilient communities across the United States that are able to withstand severe energy, climate, or economic shocks while creating a better quality of life in the process.

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San Francisco’s Bay to Breakers Offers Valuable Public Speaking Lessons

DeFinis Communications

Current Affairs Fear of Public Speaking Humor Performance Physical Presence Pop Culture Presentation Skills Presentation Tips Uncategorized body language audience Bay to Breakers Improv Northern California Prepare San Francisco self-talk SF Bay to Breakers

Facilitation, Inspiration, Aspiration

DeFinis Communications

The National Speakers Association of Northern California November Meeting. He was the 2008-09 President of the Northern California Chapter of the NSA. Last Saturday NSA/NC held an outstanding Chapter meeting.

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PowerPoint Lessons at 30,000 Feet

DeFinis Communications

Elegant Skills for Powerful Presentations Executive Speech Prep Fear of public speaking less is best Line by Line Coaching Northern California PowerPoint Prepare presentation presentation preparation procrastination Public Speaker Public Speaking Speech technical demos

What Do You Call an Excellent Presentation?

DeFinis Communications

Performance Presentation Skills Presentation Tips Speaking Tips Top Speaking Tips Northern California Prepare presentation Public Speaker Public SpeakingNothing is more professionally satisfying to me than having long-term client relationships. I delight in the personal connections that develop over time. And as a people person, it’s thrilling for me to not only see people grow and change, but also to have a hand in it. Teaching is one of my life-long passions.

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A Conversation with Ursula Burns, CEO of Xerox…and You’re Invited

DeFinis Communications

Business Tips Current Affairs Uncategorized Conversation Northern California Public Speaker Public SpeakingI just learned that Ursula Burns , CEO of Xerox , will be in the Bay Area next Wednesday (6/29/11) giving a presentation with George Colony , CEO of Forrester Research.

Embrace Your Authenticity: It’s the Backbone of Public Speaking Success

DeFinis Communications

True, authentic communication is about creating a bond and connection with your listeners, whether you’re talking with one person or one hundred. Unfortunately, displaying authenticity when giving a presentation is a challenge for many women. .

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Powerful Women in Hedge Funds

DeFinis Communications

Elegant Skills for Powerful Presentations Fear of public speaking Line by Line Coaching Northern California Public Speaker Public Speaking Storytelling

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Three Influential First Ladies

DeFinis Communications

Elegant Skills for Powerful Presentations Executive Speech Prep Famous Speakers Fear of public speaking First Ladies Hillary Clinton Historical Speakers Influential First Ladies listener Michelle Obama Northern California Public Speaker Public Speaking Speech technical demos

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Politics and Debate Performance: What to do in a crowded field

DeFinis Communications

These were the challenges twelve candidates running for the recently redrawn 2nd Congressional District of California faced at a debate held at Dominican University in San Rafael, CA last week. Keep in mind this is Northern California! Current Affairs Performance Presentation Skills Presentation Tips Speaking Tips Stage Presence Top Speaking Tips audience Connection Northern California

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2010 World Series: Speaking Lessons from the Pinch-Hitters

DeFinis Communications

Giants fever has hit every corner of Northern California and it’s hard to quell. Tags: Examples of Powerful Speakers announcer Buster Posey Giants Mets Northern California Oakland A's Rangers Ron Washington The Panda World Series Yankees I’m thrilled that one Bay Area team is in the World Series this year, but as many of you know, I’m a fan of the team on the other side of the bay—the Oakland A’s.

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Refining Your Presentation Skills in a Group Format Works…Especially for Women

DeFinis Communications

Elegant Skills for Powerful Presentations Fear of public speaking Line by Line Coaching Northern California presentation Public Speaker Public SpeakingWomen are, by nature, very social beings. This is a good thing in many respects. According to the head of psychiatry at Stanford University , when women spend time with other women, they’re not just having fun; they’re also experiencing many health benefits.

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Relationships Shape Women’s Communications

DeFinis Communications

Elegant Skills for Powerful Presentations Executive Speech Prep Harvard University Northern California Power of Communication Power of Connection Power of Relationships Public Speaking relationships Wednesday for Women blog series Woman blog series women workplaceWelcome to my Wednesday for Women blog series, where I feature stories, resources and valuable information to help women gain greater influence, power, and confidence in their professional and personal life.

The Perfect Retreat

DeFinis Communications

This is another installment in my Wednesday for Women blog series, where I feature information to help women gain greater influence, power, and confidence in their professional and personal life. If you’re a man reading this, please enjoy it and then forward these weekly Wednesday blogs to the powerful women in your life. They’ll thank you for it! I’m a big proponent of vacations.

Five Characteristics You need to Succeed as a Public Speaker

Manner of Speaking

He has a degree in molecular and cell biology from the University of California at Berkeley. This is a guest post by Arman Sadeghi. Arman is an entrepreneur, professional speaker and founder of Titanium Success. Arman has a passion for healthy mind, body, and spirit. He … Continue reading → Motivation Arman Sadeghi audience authenticity Confidence passion public speaking

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NSA September Event: Make Your PowerPoint Slides Sizzle

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

The Northern California Chapter of the National Speakers Association (NSA/NC) welcomes Mike Robertson to the Bay Area on Saturday September 10. Mike is an author, gifted storyteller, and has more than 20 years of graphic design experience.

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Meeting Report: Systems for Professional Speakers

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Colorado-based customer satisfaction expert Ruby Newell-Legner, CSP — the current President of the National Speakers Association — was the featured presenter at Saturday’s NSA Northern California Chapter meeting.

Do You Let People Like You?

Speak and Deliver

If you dont know who she is, below is a brief bio from Wikipedia: Caroline Michelle "Carrie" Prejean (born May 13, 1987)is an American model and former beauty queen from Vista, California. She held the title of Miss California USA 2009, and placed first runner up in the Miss USA 2009 pageant.

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Toastmasters’ Most Buzzworthy Speeches of 2015

Manner of Speaking

Headquartered in Rancho Santa Margarita, California, the organization’s membership exceeds 332,000 in more than 15,400 clubs in 135 countries. Toastmasters International is a nonprofit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of meeting locations. Since 1924, Toastmasters … Continue reading → Toastmasters Beck Caitlyn Jenner David Letterman J.K. Simmons Mohammed Qahtani public speaking Tim Cook Viola Davis

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Unmasking the Myths of Silicon Valley Innovation

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

She debunks the myth that innovation in Silicon Valley is a result of brilliant young minds (Jobs & Wozniak; Page & Brin) unfettered by regulations thriving in garages in a California […].

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Celebrating Toastmasters 90th anniversary

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Smedley held the first meeting in the basement of a YMCA in Santa Ana, California on October 22, 1924. Toastmasters International has come a long way since founder Ralph C. As society has changed, so as Toastmasters.

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Allison Massari wins major National Speakers Association contest

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Allison, a 2010 NSA Northern California Pro-Track graduate, had made it to the final group of six contestants after being selected by the Northern California [.]. A panel of distinguished judges at the National Speakers Association Annual Convention selected Allison Massari as the winner of the ‘So You Think You Can Speak’ competition late Sunday.

Money Talks: Silicon Valley Venture Capitalists

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Here in California, the rush for wealth long ago shifted from the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains where the 49ers panned for gold, to the Sand Hill Road offices of Silicon Valley venture capitalists (V.C.’s).

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