Your Voice Matters – An Interview with Dr. Nick Epley

Matt Eventoff

Keller Professor of Behavioral Science at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Uncategorized communication skills Mindwise Nick Epley Public Speaking Public Speaking Voice University of ChicagoWhen was the last time you sent an email, or a text, rather than making a phone call. Chances are, it was within the last 24 hours. It is often easier, takes less time and takes less energy. It is also less effective.

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Barack Obama’s Farewell Speech

Manner of Speaking

Yesterday, 10 January 2017, President Barack Obama gave his farewell speech in Chicago. It is the end of an era. Obama brought intelligence, dignity and character to the White House. As the first black President, Obama broke a barrier that seemed impenetrable … Continue reading → Analysis of a Speech Barack Obama Donald Trump public speaking

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Drudge Report Headlines with One of Trump's Favorites: Chicago As Murderville

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That is the high murder rate in Chicago. Here is the Chicago Tribune coverage Drudge links to. Instead of bringing in the feds, the Trump Administration might create a huge jobs program in Chicago. The Drudge Report is back in Donald Trump's cheering section.

Barack Obama’s Farewell Speech

Manner of Speaking

Yesterday, 10 January 2017, President Barack Obama gave his farewell speech in Chicago. It is the end of an era. Obama brought intelligence, dignity and character to the White House. As the first black President, Obama broke a barrier that seemed impenetrable … Continue reading → Analysis of a Speech Barack Obama Donald Trump public speaking

DIY Justice - "Chicago PD"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Last night on NBC, "Chicago PD" presented a sympathetic episode on Hispanic illegals. Those of us from immigrant backgrounds felt justice had been done last night on "Chicago PD."

Chicago Tribune Cartoon Caption Contest

Humor Power

Tom Nee, a regular contributor to our joke contests is a finalist in the Chicago Tribune cartoon caption contest this week. Contests cartoon caption contest Chicago Tribune Check it out and Vote!

Faking it for the Chicago Tribune

Speak Schmeak

Last week I was interviewed for the Chicago Tribune's "Faker" column, where various experts give advice on how to fake your way through life situations.

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Faking it for the Chicago Tribune

Speak Schmeak

Last week I was interviewed for the Chicago Tribune's "Faker" column, where various experts give advice on how to fake your way through life situations.

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"Chicago PD" - Morally Ambiguous Show with Tough Moral Lessons

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Last night's "Chicago PD" began with the murders of an upscale family.   Well, the elite unit of the Chicago police department has made a pact to keep the suicide a secret. Actually it had fallen on hard times but kept up their lifestyle through dealing drugs.

"Chicago PD" - But, We Could Be the Ones Pursued/Arrested

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

One thing all "Chicago PD" viewers will agree on is this: How raw the content is. Produced by Dick Wolf, the series is about how the members of that Elite Intelligence Unit on the Chicago Police Department are caught in transition.

Tommy Thompson’s Son: “We Have The Opportunity To Send Obama Back To Chicago–Or Kenya” alan.com

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"Chicago PD" - Re-homing Episode Pushes Up Against Liberalism

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

As fans of "Chicago PD" well know, the members of the elite squad are caught between two worlds. There is the old-line one in which the law only serves as guidelines. Yes, traditional trickery during interrogation and brutality are okay.

Chicago Tribune Cartoon Caption Contest

Humor Power

Congratulations to Scott Tredwell, a regular contributor to our contests, for his Runner-Up entry in the Scott Stantis Chicago Tribune Cartoon Caption Contest. Humor In Speaking

Law Firm, Chicago Loop - Social Media Expert, Part-Time

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

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Hudson, Chicago, IL - Legal/Technical Writer (help-wanted)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

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How to Improve Presentation Skills workshop – The University of Chicago

Pro Humorist

Back at the end of May I did a how to improve presentation skills workshop for the University of Chicago. student, The University of Chicago. I enjoyed it for the most part, but there were a couple of things I hadn’t anticipated.

Journalistic Integrity Missing in Chicago. Mayor Daley Farewell Video Analysis

TJ Walker Interactive

Analysis Government & Politics Video Workplace Worst Speaker of the Day tip of the day chicago mayor daley Media TrainingAnchors’ ethics take a back seat in furniture ad bidding Daley farewell.

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Legal Marketing, Chicago, IL (help wanted)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

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How to Improve Presentation Skills workshop – The University of Chicago

Pro Humorist

Back at the end of May I did a how to improve presentation skills workshop for the University of Chicago. student, The University of Chicago. I enjoyed it for the most part, but there were a couple of things I hadn’t anticipated. I liaised with my contact and got clarification about the time available and I explained how long my workshop was. But for some reason there was still a mis-communication between us.

Law Firm, Chicago, IL - PR/Marketing

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

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Rakuten Marketing, Chicago, IL - Compliance Specialist

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

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Bang-Bang Chicago - Progress over Memorial Weekend or Just a Pause Before Long Hot Summer

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

 In its headline, it positions and packages the only 49 Chicago shootings over Memorial Weekend as "progress." On the Trump Administration's agenda has been halting the carnage in Chicago. Chicago, of course, is not alone in being a trigger-happy urban area.

Law Firm, Chicago Loop - Social Media Expert, Part-Time (help-wanted)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

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Guest Posting: Non-Verbal Techniques in a Large Group Forum, by Theresa Zagnoli

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Theresa Zagnoli has 28 years of experience providing practical trial expertise and communication solutions as a jury consultant, communication expert and founding CEO of Zagnoli McEvoy Foley LLC in Chicago.

Joshua Smith - Suspect Arrested in Murder of Chicago Judge Raymond Myles

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It was a private security camera that helped law enforcement zero on a possible suspect for the murder of Chicago judge Raymond Myles. That private camera captured the movement of what could have been the getaway car. As a result, Joshua Smith was arrested.

Bill Murray: How Art Can Change Your Life.

Presentation Zen

Right from the beginning, we hear of a traumatic failing that sends Murray out onto the streets of Chicago for a long walk. He continues to walk, not feeling especially hopeful, until he stumbles upon the Art Institute of Chicago. Bill Murray is a wonderful storyteller.

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Hudson, Chicago, IL - Legal/Technical Writer (help wanted)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

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Chris Matthews Goes After Jack Welch In Brutal Battle Over Unemployment Numbers – Mediaite

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No Olympics in Chicago, No Shock

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Why is Chicago's being eliminated  from the Olympics so quickly a "shock?"  "  Recently, violent crime in the streets of Chicago has been hammered in the global news.    In addition, a President and his wife being from Chicago doesn't pull that much weight any more globally.    Businesspeople didn't want to take a risk with Chicago - or the U.S.

CHICAGO TRIBUNE Cuts 15: Era of "good enough" journalism

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Therefore, it's no surprise that a legend like the CHICAGO TRIBUNE is laying off 15, reports CRAIN'S CHICAGO.

Law Firm Focused on Family Law, Chicago, IL - Marketing Director (help wanted)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

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Will Murdoch Go Down For The Count Because of Phone Hacking Scandal?- TJ Walker on WVON Chicago

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TJ Walker on WVON Chicago. Will Murdoch Go Down For The Count Because of Phone Hacking Scandal?- Audio Rupert Murdoch

Appeared on WVON Chicago Radio Discussing Rep Akin

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CHICAGO OUT! - Blow ripe for conspiracy theory

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

So, those in America who expected Chicago to be the location of the Olympic games need at least one narrative of how the fates were made to conspire against the city of Chicago and perhaps the U.S. A competitor or competitors might have designed a scheme to trigger violence in the streets of Chicago.  Putting together conspiracy theories helps a society in shock.    That's why there were so many regarding the murder of President John F. Kennedy.

You better know PowerPoint to get into Chicago's MBA program

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

This article in the Washington Post describes how new students applying for a spot at the University of Chicago MBA program now have to submit a four slide presentation that is used as one of the final criteria for admission. My fear is that all Chicago's MBA program will receive are fancy looking documents that could have easily been done in Word anyways

Am headed to Family Reunion in Chicago…Off for a few days

TJ Walker Interactive

The Competitive Landscape of Speaking

Speaker Launcher

A few years ago, my very wise friend Brian Palmer of the National Speakers Bureau in Chicago said, “Clients seem to be steering away from hiring someone who describes themselves as a speaker… preferring, instead, to engage a smart person who happens to speak.”

Stay weird.

Speak Schmeak

The spirit of this bridge connects the kid from the South side of Chicago, dreaming of a better life to those in France standing up for their freedom of expression to the people in Hong Kong protesting for democracy.

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The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

The Eloquent Woman

It's a great way to expand your public speaking knowledge: Last-minute insights: Why I threw out my speech for the Women's March , by a speaker in Chicago, shares how she had to expand her speech last-minute.and what she learned.

Therapist Erika Hilliard on Shyness and Social Anxiety

Speaking Freely

On August 29, 2012 The Houston Chronical reprinted a Chicago Tribune article on shyness in people who are single and breaking the bashful barrier. The article states that behind shyness is extreme self-consciousness. Shy people constantly worry that others are judging them, and they blame themselves for negative outcomes, so they choose to not [.].