CAPS Convention 2009 Calgary

Executive Speech Coach

CAPS Convention 2009 in Calgary If you are in the business of professional speaking then the event of the year is the annual convention of your national professional speakers' association. As a Canadian speaker, I am an active member of the Canadian Assocation of Professional Speakers , (CAPS). I was there at the first CAPS convention in Toronto 14 years ago. Naturally I will attend the upcoming CAPS convention in Calgary this month. See you at the CAPS convention.


Alleged Age Discrimination in Hiring, Legality of Experience Caps - Follow Closely "Kleber v CareFusion"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In his original lawsuit filed in 2015, that lawyer with more than 25 years experience contended he was not invited for a job interview with CareFusion because it had a cap of seven years on experience. In "Kleber v. CareFusion," the plaintiff is a seasoned lawyer - Dale Kleber.


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not just beards, but specs and baseball caps baffle me too

Max Atkinson

What about baseball caps that point backwards? These young man are Americans, so it makes sense that they might want to wear a baseball cap. I know that baseball caps have become fashionable here in the UK (but don't know why). Why wear your specs on your head?


Your Resume - Having All Those Big Cap Employers Listed Might Not Be a +, At Least Not For Long

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

You had worked for those Big Cap companies.   In addition, having been employed by a Big Cap might not be a + for long. As Joe Ciolli hammers in BusinessInsider , the Big Caps remain Big Caps for shorter and shorter periods of time.


Are Chinese Small Caps The Greatest Investment Opportunity Ever, Or Are They All Fraudulent Con Operations?

TJ Walker Interactive

I have a new venture, the PitchingWell, that provides a forum for small cap companies and investors. We do TV and radio interviews with CEOs and other interesting experts for the small cap community. Currently, I face a dilemma, do I include Chinese small cap companies or not into the mix? Analysis china Media Training small caps TJ WalkerIf I leave them [.].


Uber Price Cap = Good Public Relations, For Uber & NY AG Eric Sneiderman

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In New York State, Uber will cap its taxi fare during emergencies and natural disasters. As Bloomberg reports, the mobile sharing economy transportation company indicated on its blog that it will apply the cap across the nation.


Where can you get a backwards-pointing baseball cap?

Max Atkinson

But I couldn't help noticing on the news that John Isner was wearing a backwards-pointing baseball cap. For reasons explained the other day , I obviously didn't watch any of the longest tennis match ever played at Wimbledon.


Join me for “Ready, Aim, Fire” in Seattle and Vancouver

Speaker Launcher

Uncategorized building a speaker business caps nsa ready aim fire seattle vancouver Wealthy Speaker wealthy speaker workshopOver the past 20 years, I’ve been invited to speak at nearly a hundred conferences and Chapter meetings of the National Speakers Association or the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers. And it’s an honor to deliver these programs as a part of my business building practice. But what’s more exciting is that I have met […].

Cut Through the Noise: How to Design Slides for Virtual Presentations

Duarte Blog

Before you start pushing pixels on your next slide, take a moment to put on your design thinking cap. Design thinking isn’t just knowing how a design program works, or what colors look nice next to each other. You’re actively design thinking?—even even in your non-design jobs?—when

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How to Become a Professional Speaker

Executive Speech Coach

career tips leadership speech CAPS presentation success Canadian speakersI often get asked "How can I do what you do? How can I become a professional speaker ?" It's not always in those words but the message is the same. As you can imagine some are more committed than others.

Fast Track Your Professional Speaking Business

Executive Speech Coach

CAPS Canadian speakers professional speakingPRO-TRACK is a year-long program teaching aspiring, new and mid-career speakers the business of professional speaking. We help you develop the level of presentation and platform skills needed as an expert professional speaker.

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 89)

Manner of Speaking

“A graduation ceremony is an event where the commencement speaker tells thousands of students dressed in identical caps and gowns that ‘individuality’ is the key to success.&# — Robert Orben. Robert Orben - American Magician, Author and Comedy Writer.

STOP! Move Away from the Overload Blues

Speaking Out

The lid of the jar is his head and policeman’s cap, which is hinged to his body. I have a kitsch cookie jar called Gus. He has a bright cheery kitsch face, and is dressed in a shiny blue patrollman’s uniform. He is short and squat, an American style cop. If you raise his head [.]. All Articles

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Put Yourself On The To Do List

Speaker Launcher

We were both returning from the CAPS convention, our annual gathering of Canadian Speakers. Put yourself on the to do list this holiday. I ran into a friend and colleague on the plane from Vancouver recently. I looked at my friend and said, “Are you feeling OK?” She admitted to me that she was exhausted. […]. The post Put Yourself On The To Do List appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

Just for fun – or is it? How to sound smart in your TEDx Talk

Pivotal Public Speaking

In a hilarious talk capping off a day of new ideas at TEDxNewYork, professional funny person Will Stephen shows foolproof presentation skills to make you sound brilliant — even if you are literally saying nothing. There are such huge dangers in following a formula and sounding the same as everyone else!!

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News Corp Under Increasing Attack

TJ Walker Interactive

It doesn’t matter if you are a large cap, small cap or privately owned. They’ve lost $7 billion in market cap in the last week and that may be just the tip of the iceberg. In business, reputation matters. And that’s why the investors of Rupert Murdoch’s Newscorp should be very scared now. Earlier this [.]. Analysis CEOs/Financial Crisis Communications newscorp Rupert Murdoch TJ Walker


Mystery Shoppers Hit Rentals

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In addition, most states put no caps on the percentage the rent can be increased when the lease is renewed. Yes, it's still Landlord Nation. The property owners establish the terms and conditions for leasing.

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How to be a Profitable Thought Leader with Mary Ellen Slayter

Speaker Launcher

Mary Ellen is the CEO of Rep Cap as well […]. Mary Ellen is the CEO of Rep Cap as well as the publisher of Managing Editor magazine, which she launched after working as a journalist at The Washington Post and SmartBrief.

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How To Deliver a Profitable Webinar with Rhonda Scharf

Speaker Launcher

She has earned her Certified Speaking Professional, is a member of the Canadian Speaking Hall of Fame, and is one of only 35 speakers worldwide who have earned their Global Speaking Fellow (meaning she truly has an international business) and been awarded the Spirit of CAPS award.

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7 Ways You Can Emphasize an Important Point During Your Presentation


I can also bold it, I can italicize it, and I CAN ALL CAP IT. It’s easy to emphasize important points in the written word. For example, if I want you to pay particular attention to something I’m writing I can underline it. If I want to be audacious, I CAN MAKE MY POINT USING […].

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Trends in the Investor Relations Industry

TJ Walker Interactive

Neil Stewart from IR Magazine speaks with TJ Walker about trends in the small cap markets. To view the full interview visit: [link]. To learn more about IR Magazine visit: [link]. CEOs/Financial Video IR Magazine Neil Stewart


How to create a logo in PowerPoint

PowerPoint Tips

You don’t need to make the text all caps, but I decided to. Would you like to create your own logo, product image, or course symbol in PowerPoint in a few minutes — following some easy steps? If so, you’re in luck, just read on.

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Employers 1, Aging Job Applicants 0

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

At issue were both age and a cap on experience. The job description included a seven-year cap on experience.  Closely watched has been "Dale Kleber v. CareFusion." " Here is a copy of the amended complaint filed in federal court in Illinois.

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You Have 16 Years Experience, Help-Wanted Ad Specifies Max of 4

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Carefusion Corp" the plaintiff contended age bias in hiring came via an experience cap. The question arose: Was an experience cap leveraged as a stealth tool to discourage the aging from applying for certain jobs? In the age-discrimination lawsuit "Kleber v.

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Overcoming Obstacles and the Power of Attitude with Alvin Law

Speaker Launcher

In 2009, Alvin was inducted into the Canadian Association of Speakers (CAPS) Hall of Fame. Imagine for a minute if you can, a world where you are born different. How would you live your life? Would you focus on your disability, or would you strive to create your best possible life?

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New York City - You Could Become Bad Guy for Using Uber

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

New York City (NYC) has been the first major urban area to pass legislation capping the number of ride-share services.   The exceptions to the cap are vehicles which allow wheelchair access.

The Conquest of Kong (short story from Rebel in the Back Seat)

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

The huge, stuffed, glassy-eyed creature, wearing a New York Yankee baseball cap, glared down at the midway masses from his perch in the Strike Out tent. The Conquest of Kong: By Paul Lima. It was on the congested fair grounds of the Canadian National Exhibition that Father conquered the world-famous ape.

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Visualizing concepts-24-hour protection

PowerPoint Tips

In the Line section, change the Cap Type to Round. This week I worked with a client who sells dust protectors for computers and one slide said that his products offer 24-hour protection. It was an important concept to visualize because of the emotional impact.

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Barbara Streisand - Saved from Sexual Harassment by a Nose

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

You know: legs that never stop, shoulder-length blonde hair, thin with at least 34 C cup, and perfect teeth (couldn't afford to have mine capped until I was 36 years old).  She didn't have one of the tiny cute noses the pretty girls had.

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How Vistage & Video Can Boost Your Speaking Business with Gair Maxwell

Speaker Launcher

CAPS Convention: [link]. Let’s face it…it’s becoming increasingly more difficult to stand out from the crowd in the speaking business. So, how do we get an edge and differentiate ourselves from the pack?

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Looking for a few good adjectives?

Joan Detz Speaker Services

And, yes, the all-cap format is used in the title.). Read this book: BETTER THAN GREAT: A PLENITUDINOUS COMPENDIUM OF WALLOPINGLY FRESH SUPERLATIVES , by Arthur Plotnik. (And, You will never think about adjectives the same way again


The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

The Eloquent Woman

Here's what I've been reading lately: Speaking fees capped: A woman got a record speaking fee in New the governor pushed legislation capping those fees. I read a lot about women and public speaking, and post my finds first on The Eloquent Woman on Facebook.

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Looking into the future with Jack Bloom

TJ Walker Interactive

answers TJ Walker’s questions about Small Cap investing and his view on the future of the markets. Jack Bloom of Alpha Capital Corp. To watch the rest of the interview visit: [link] Learn more about Alpha Capital Corp. link]. CEOs/Financial


Age Discrimination at the Front End: The Hiring Process

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Represented by AARP Foundation lawyer Dara Smith, Kleber contends he was denied an in-house lawyer position at CareFusion, at age 58, because of an experience cap.   However, the experience cap is, in itself, a major issue. "The U.S.

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What about PowerPoint 2016 (Windows)?

PowerPoint Tips

The tab titles are no longer all upper case and have returned to the 2010 (and previous) initial caps. It’s time for me to talk about PowerPoint 2016, since it’s been out for a few weeks now. Here’s a screenshot of it. So, what’s new?

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Good Penmanship for Public Speakers

Manner of Speaking

If you are going to talk for an extended period before writing again, I suggest capping the marker and putting it down or in your pocket. The pen is mightier than the sword; but when it comes to public speaking, an empty hand is mightier than the pen. Sometimes, a speaker will take the stage holding a pen and deliver the entire speech or presentation without ever writing a single word.

Redefining "Succress" - Being Able to Pay Rent (every month)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In many states there is no cap on the percentage that monthly rent can be boosted at lease-renewal time. "Eventually the rent will be due …"  - Mary Cunningham, Fellow at Urban Institute, April 7, 2020. Here is her study.

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Should I wear a neck-tie for selling diapers?

The Presenter's Blog

In the past, politicians such as Foreign Secretary Hague and Prime Minister Cameron, have both attempted to mirror their audience with excursions into backwards worn baseball caps and rolled-up shirt sleeves that have made them look not simpatico, but insincerely silly. by Peter Watts.

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Brand Crypto - Could Be on Life Support

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"On Tuesday, the 20 largest cryptocurrencies by market cap all fell by 4% to 10%, with ether, token of smart contracts platform Ethereum, taking the biggest hit, down to about $250."

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The Ultimate Guide to Using Metaphors in Presentations and Speeches


At a dedication of the Aerospace Medical Center in Texas, he stated, “America has tossed its cap over the wall of space,” indicating that the U.S. Metaphors are one of the often-forgotten tricks among presenters.

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PowerPoint keyboard shortcuts

PowerPoint Tips

They text will cycle among ALL CAPS, Inital Caps (Title Case) and no caps. I follow several LinkedIn groups related to PowerPoint and presenting (and started one of my own, Great Communicators! Effective Presenting & PowerPoint). Sometimes, you can find gems of useful information.

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The Incomparable Carl Sagan: Scientist & Presenter Extraordinaire

Presentation Zen

NOTE The same version of this article (with some editing) appeared in the magazine Communicating Astronomy with the Public (CAP) in 2008 ( PDF available here ). LINKS • The International Year of Astronomy 2009 • Communicating Astronomy with the Public (CAP Journal

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Fear isn't the reason you avoid speaking.

Speak Schmeak

The interesting thing about watching Honnold scale El Cap is that he wasn't scared (or at least not as much has he should have been!). Not Alex Honnold.

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