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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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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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.

7 Ways You Can Emphasize an Important Point During Your Presentation

SketchBubble

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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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

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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 Jersey.so 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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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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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

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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

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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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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

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Peter Thiel Makes Offer for Gawker - No One Knows Why

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Also he could license that brand for everything from baseball caps to special events which could be called "Gawking." The world watches what venture capitalist Peter Thiel does. He was an early investor in Facebook. That has earned him plenty of money, plus a board seat.

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New York City Subway, Catholic Nuns, and The Russians

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

This morning I read in the New York Post a man wearing a Make America Great cap pushed another man off the subway platform. More than a century later, the question just occurs to me: How would the Russians know that I was a Catholic? 

Marketing - It's All A/B Testing

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That included custom-making logo baseball caps to enclose. A seemingly sensible colleague contacted me. Proudly, he explained how he had invested several thousand dollars in a snail-mail marketing campaign. As yet, he had not earned any revenue from that expenditure.

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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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Another expenses dilemma

Max Atkinson

I confess that, before the days of airport security restrictions on liquids in hand baggage, I would normally pack a hip flask of whisky to take with me on short trips into Europe - only, you understand, because I often find it difficult sleeping in foreign hotel beds without the aid of a night cap.

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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For #HispanicHeritageMonth, 6 famous speeches by Hispanic women

The Eloquent Woman

Dolores Huerta at the Delano Grape Strike March gave this stirring speech as the cap to a 300-mile protest march to shed light on migrant workers' job conditions.

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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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Mother's Day 2017 - Austintown, OH Public Library Closed

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

So, I put on my target marketing cap. That's what I thought when I saw the signs on the Austintown, Ohio public library. They read: Closed Sunday, May 14th, 2017. That's Mother's Day. And in my experience in the world, it's not an official holiday.

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Canadian Professional Speakers

Executive Speech Coach

The 2008 CAPS convention is Nov 30 - Dec 2 in Toronto, ON. Register for the 2008 CAPS national convention. Canadian Professional Speakers Here is a new blog that is the unofficial blog for the national convention of the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers. If you are a professional speaker in Canada - then you must attend this convention. It is the meeting place for movers and shakers in the Canadian professional speaking business.

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.

Across from page 28, Jan VANITY FAIR, reflective Tiger Woods pitching TAGHeuer

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

There he was, right of page 28 in the January edition of VANITY FAIR: A carefully posed Tiger Woods, with his baseball cap, with a TAGHeuer around his hand.    Somehow, with #7 surfacing today, not too many of us are giving good odds to the Tiger's keeping the lion's share of his endorsements.    The wife better grab a divorce settlement while there's something to grab.

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New Joke Contest — Just One Letter

Humor Power

Put on your creative cap and see what you can come up with. The Difference Just One Letter can Make. Can you name a menu or food item, and by adding, substituting, or deleting just one letter, turn it into something very different? New contests are announced on the first of the month. Here are three examples of what it could look like. If a chef served French food at an Auto Repair Shop it would be known as Wrench Food…or maybe even Mr Good Wrench Food.

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Rickman Group, Providence, RI - Again, it posts help-wanted on Craigslist

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Essentially, I had shifted to marketing and advocacy communications so had put my journalist cap in the back of the closet, at least for the time being. 

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Are you an aspiring, new or mid-career speaker who wants to build a successful and sustainable business?

Executive Speech Coach

If you want to stack the odds in your favour - ch eck out the Pro-Track program run by CAPS Toronto. It's part of my community service as a long time member of CAPS.

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The Shermar Moore Brand - Will CBS's "S.W.A.T" Destroy It

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

To cap all this off, there's a scene of Harrelson doing a ferocious workout with a boxing bag. Let's cut to the chase: "S.W.A.T." " premiered last night on CBS.    THE Shermar Moore, previously Derek Morgan on "Criminal Minds," is the star.

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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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Crisis Communications Training for Oil and Gas Executives

TJ Walker Interactive

You will learn how to avoid disastrous sound bites and off message quotes that have cost other energy companies billions of dollars in market cap in the past. The BP Gulf disaster cost that company tens of billions of dollars in market cap, in part, because of how poorly their executives handled the media during this crisis. FYI, as a visitor to this blog, I am giving you a free pass into my $695 online course. Just click here.

Public Speaking - Why Use Props?

Great Public Speaking

The first hat is a gag ball cap that has really long hair attached to it so that you look like a hippie when you wear it. Putting on the longhaired ball cap immediately reminds me to talk about when the company was young and aggressive. After that section I remove the ball cap (if you have a fun and playful audience, you could put it on an audience member's head), then I put on the black top hat. Props help warm up the audience. They can be used as a substitute for notes.

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LBJ, Speechwriting and the Quest for Brevity

OnSpeechwriting

Capping the comments at 400 words “forced you to organize your thoughts and disciplined you to write sparingly and clearly. In my last post I lamented about writing coaches who encourage all writers to pare their work.

Trump Effect - Clients, Editors, And Audiences Demand More Provocative Business Communications

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

I wondered if his verbal extremes would put a cap on his career trajectory. Like Jack Welch, Lee Iacocca, Steve Jobs, and Mark Zuckerberg, Donald Trump changed business communications. The media savvy world observed how his bomb-throwing rhetoric was persuading millions to come follow him. 

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Small Business - Create Ecosystem, Just Like Apple, Disney, and Mattel

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Fan accessories, such as baseball caps. Small Business, both brick-and-mortar and online, can create ecosystems to expand their marketing borders. Establishing an ecosystem had been among the initial branding strategies for Apple, Disney and Mattel (maker of Barbie).

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BigBlizzard Of 2015 - Memes For Thought Leaders

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  One theme will be the cooperation among government, employers (who are asked to not be cheap and dismiss workers early), and even Uber (which entered into an agreement about a cap on surge pricing).

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