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.


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 [.].


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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 this seminal litigation, essentially the issues are: Is a cap on experience a form of age discrimination and does the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 protect job applicants against that. In "Kleber v.


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). Now, the big question nagging away at me is: why so many men (of all ages) prefer US style baseball caps to traditional British headwear. 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. It's no longer about the ability to get in a Large Cap and surviving there for five years. They were listed on the S&P 500. That's what prospective employers liked to see.


Podcast: Exhibitor 2012 and Expo West Re-Cap

Communication Steroids

Tim Patterson, aka Tim ‘Gonzo’ Gordon, discusses his recent visits to Exhibitor 2012 in Las Vegas and Expo West in Anaheim with podcasting partner Roger Pike. Check out the various videos Tim posted from the show at Tim Patterson, aka Tim ‘Gonzo’ Gordon, discusses his recent visits to Exhibitor 2012 in Las Vegas and Expo West in Anaheim with podcasting partner Roger Pike.

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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.   It made that agreement with state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.   Here is the Bloomberg coverage.    This is a smart public relations move by both Uber and the AG office.


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 […].

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. Some have made real investments of their time, effort and money. All three of those elements are critical. Then there are the dreamers. They say, "I love to speak about 'x' and I put together a PowerPoint show.

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. And, we help you identify, create and build all of the components necessary to run a thriving, satisfying and profitable business.

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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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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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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. Humour Quotes for Public Speakers Business Commencement speech Communication Graduation public speaking Robert Orben

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.

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Did Elder Abuse in Nursing Homes Just Get Legal Pass to Become Very Profitable?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"California health law allows nursing care patients to receive up to $500 in statutory damages for claims against their caregiver, but that cap applies per lawsuit not per violation, the state high court ruled Monday."

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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 […]. The post 7 Ways You Can Emphasize an Important Point During Your Presentation appeared first on SketchBubble Official Blog. Presentation Tips

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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


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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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 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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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. On this episode of the Wealthy Speaker Podcast we are talking with Mary Ellen Slayter about developing content.

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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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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 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.


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


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. The latter, of course, could be interpreted as a tactic to restrict aging professionals from applying for the job.    The plaintiff, represented by the AARP Foundation, alleged age bias in hiring.

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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.

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. That will be at the current 100,000. The limit will remain in effect for a year as a study is conducted about the overall impact of this app technology on NYC. Here are more details from Wired.

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? The Seventh Circuit, 8 to 4, stated that experience caps didn't constitute a type of disparate impact theory. However, some experts warned employers there could be more Kleber-like experience cap lawsuits.

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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. That could have spared her sexual harassment, speculates Barbara Streisand. Here are more details. Maybe that explains why I, too, wasn't targeted. With the exception of one sidelined vice president in a trade association, I was ignored.

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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. People are afraid to lose their data (dust is one of the top reasons that computers fail) and 24-hour protection makes them relax, knowing that their data is safe from dust.

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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? On this episode of The Wealthy Speaker Show, we are thrilled to have Alvin Law join us to share his story.

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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. But I always collect them here for you on Mondays as well. It didn't help that the woman was Snooki from the TV show Jersey Shore. Wonder what the men got paid?


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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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? On this episode of The Wealthy Speaker Show, we are joined by Branding Expert, Gair Maxwell who will share his story and thoughts on Vistage as well as some great ideas on how to use video to propel your speaking career. Gair is a global […].

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An Introductory Guide to Due Diligence (+Checklist)


For example, a business, profitable on paper, can soon struggle to scale its market cap because of a rigid operational structure, toxic culture, and lack of a growth mindset among employees.

Age Discrimination at the Front End: The Hiring Process

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit … is weighing the scope of the federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act … Common employment practices such as campus recruiting and experience caps would be exposed to extensive litigation if job applicants are allowed to hold employers liable for age discrimination, a management-side lawyer argued."   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? Actually, nothing major, in my opinion. but here’s a rundown. You might find something that’s just what you need. It looks a little different. With each release, the look is a little different.

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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. What you’re wearing when presenting impacts the credibility that your audience invests in your pitch. For your consideration: Ethos clothing proposition 1: Recognised uniforms boost the pitch.

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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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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." " -Daniel Roberts, Yahoo Finance, August 16, 2018. Here is the coverage. Such developments have moved the watchers of this niche to label crypto a fringe alt investment. Right now, they advise those in it to sit tight and not sell. The reasons for this carnage in crypto are two-fold.

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Voodoo - Wallis Simpson et al.

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

But then she set her cap for O'Neill. Her story still fascinates - even though it flies in the face of the values of #MeToo. The Guardian just published a feature on what it took for Wallis Simpson to get out of her marriage in order to marry Edward VIII.

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