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?

Future Business Leaders of America – California State Leadership Conference

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

I was fortunate to volunteer as a speech contest judge for an impromptu speech contest for High School students held Friday and Saturday as part of the State Leadership Conference of the California Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA). I was fortunate to volunteer as a speech contest judge for an impromptu speech contest for High School students held Friday and Saturday as part of the State Leadership Conference of the California Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA).

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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

Speaking With Conviction…Over the Phone

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Three Influential First Ladies

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Powerful Women in Hedge Funds

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PowerPoint Lessons at 30,000 Feet

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The Perfect Retreat

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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.

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

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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.

Commonwealth Club of California: New Service Offered

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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.

Denise Helms, California Woman, Fired After Calling Obama N-Word, Hoping He’s Assassinated (VIDEO)

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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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What Do You Call an Excellent Presentation?

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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.

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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Five Characteristics You need to Succeed as a Public Speaker

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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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Debate Between California Congressional Democrats Gets Physical

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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.

Speechwriting secrets for professional speakers

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

This is the first of a two-part report on the September 27th meeting of Northern California Chapter of the National Speakers Association. On Saturday we heard from two communications experts: Speechwriter Pete Weissman and visual thinking expert David Sibbet.

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 [.].

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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.

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 [.].

How to Thrive in a Challenging Public Speaking Situation

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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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Relationships Shape Women’s Communications

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How to Reach Decision Makers and Close a Sale

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Attendees at Saturdays’ meeting of the Northern California [.]. Professional speakers, freelance speechwriters and entrepreneurs must learn the sales strategies and techniques that will secure appointments in today’s volatile economy. That means getting past gatekeepers and getting to decision makers. Armies of executive assistants and the sub-second attention span of crazy-busy executives are barriers to overcome.

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National Speakers Association Northern California member kisses Fripp

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  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.

Extreme meeting report

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

The National Speakers Association of Northern California March Meeting Saturday’s meeting of the Northern California Chapter of the National Speakers Association was one of the most valuable and informative meetings I have attended in the last five years.

Essential tools for visual communications

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

This is the second of a two-part report on the September 27th meeting of Northern California Chapter of the National Speakers Association. On Saturday we heard from two communications experts: Speechwriter Pete Weissman and visual thinking expert David Sibbet.

Laughing All the Way to the Bank: Ways to Add Humor to Speeches

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

NSA/NC Meeting Report: Saturday January 12, 2013 Last Saturday the Northern California Chapter of the National Speakers Association hosted NSA National President Ron Culberson, MSW, CSP and Howard Putman, CSP, CPAE, former CEO, Southwest Airlines.

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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. 

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

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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

Hollywood Secrets Help Professional Speakers

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Over 100 attendees at Saturday’s meeting of Northern California Chapter of the National Speakers Association heard the benefits of taking a Hollywood approach to writing and delivering presentations in order to elicit emotion in an audience.

NSA/NC Speaker Academy Success Stories

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

The Northern California Chapter of the National Speakers Association has been running an Academy for emerging speakers since 2005. The Speakers Academy (originally called Pro-Track) has graduated over 300 speakers from the year-long training program.

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Is your audience suffering an engagement drought?

Speak Schmeak

On my walk today through one of Santa Barbara''s more affluent neighborhoods, I made mental notes of all the ways the residents are dealing with California''s historic drought. One solution to the drought: Succulents!

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

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June is Effective Communications Month!

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The second, created by the University of Southern California , highlights employee engagement trends. The month of June is dedicated to highlighting the importance of using successful communication skills to enhance your personal, team and workplace development. For public speakers, communicating in a clear, powerful and engaging manner is essential to effectively connecting with an audience and achieving your intended result.

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Supercharging Your Speaking Business: Tips and Techniques from the Best and the Brightest

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

NSA/NC Meeting Report: Saturday January 12, 2014 Last Saturday the Northern California Chapter of the National Speakers Association hosted NSA National President Ron Karr, CSP, and the best and brightest of NSA/NC, including Chapter founder Patricia Fripp, and a brains-trust of experienced, successful speakers.

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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.

NSA Influence ‘11 Convention – 50 Key Take Aways

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

20 members of the Northern California Chapter of the National Speakers Association met on Saturday to debrief on the #nsa11 National Convention held July 30 – August 2 in Anaheim and share their key take-aways. We have held these meetings for a number of years, with the understanding that since only 12% of people [.]. Business Communication Keynotes Marketing Public Speaking Social Media Speechwriting National Speakers Association

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