Circuit Breaker

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Wednesday, July 14, 2010 Circuit Breaker Is your presentation tripping the circuit breaker? Your home might have circuit breakers to protect you. When you speak, your audience also has circuit breakers or fuses protecting them from disaster. What mistakes in your presentation would trip the circuit breakers in the minds of your audience and lose their attention? That tripped my circuit breaker.

Extreme Volatility of Brand Equity - The Matter of the Ninth Circuit

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Being a clerk on the Ninth Circuit is a plum opportunity. After all, darkness is hovering over the Ninth Circuit. Or was. According to Kathryn Rubino and Elie Mystal at Abovethelaw , sources report that three clerks have exited. That has not yet been confirmed. 

9th Circuit Judge Alex Kozinski - Public Stance of Unconcern about Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Out there is the allegation that Ninth Circuit Judge Alex Kozinski has allegedly been engaged in inappropriate sexual conduct. Yet, as he indicated to the Los Angeles Times, he's not concerned about this development in public opinion. In fact, he challenged other accusers to step forward.

Talbots, Penney, Staples: Will these join Circuit City or follow Wal-Mart's example for survival?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Why do some retailers like Wal-Mart survive and keep growing and others like Circuit City wither and die? 

How to Sustain Energy throughout Your Presentation


You’re on the lecture circuit and at each location, your sponsors are determined that you will bring their message to as many people as possible. You’re okay with that; this is how you make your living.

Famous Speech Friday: Ida Tarbell's 1916 "Industrial idealism"

The Eloquent Woman

The speakers'' bureau advertising you on the lecture circuit says "there is no name which speaks more eloquently of careful and painstaking research, keen analysis, open mindedness, fairness and constructiveness, than does the name of Ida M.

How Communication Training Leads to Superstar Teams

Duarte Blog

I recently talked to a company that had decided the best way to build their reputation was to hit the speaker circuit. I’ve spent much of my life working in sales. That’s meant lots of time flying or driving on the way to meet a client.

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Don McGahn - How Much Did He Know, When, Whom Did He Communicate That To

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against the immigrant ban order. Once a partner at BigLaw firm Jones Day, Don McGahn could be on the brink of losing his new job as top White House lawyer. As sources speculate in BusinessInsider , McGahn could be gone in a week.

7 more unusual books on public speaking

The Eloquent Woman

Great quotes start with great reference books , and a staple on my shelf is Geary's Guide to the World's Great Aphorists , an index that's full of aphorisms--those circuitous sayings that turn on themselves, like "A woman is like a tea bag.

The Secret Sauce of Successful Commencement Speakers

Duarte Blog

This year, more than a few political leaders, entertainers, and thought leaders made the rounds on the commencement circuit. It’s that season again.

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Judge Raymond Myles - Could This Murder Been Deterred?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Cook County Circuit Court Criminal Division Judge Raymond Myles was murdered outside his home. His female companion was injured. The weapon was a gun. The motive is suspected to have been robbery. However, nothing seemed missing. Here are the details from the Chicago Tribune.

Leveraging Pop Culture in Communications - Who's the Audience, Who Are You

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Perez-Silvan," 9th Circuit Judge John Owens leverages a reference to pop culture. In his concurrence on "U.S. Specifically it was to locating the Well of the Souls in "Raiders of the Lost Ark."

Of Course, Everyone Will Read "Raising Trump" By Ivana Trump

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Ivana could be invited to host a talk show or hit the lucrative part of the speaker circuit. In early S eptember, Ivana Trump will publish her third book. This one is titled "Raising Trump."

"Getting Under Trump's Skin" - Buzzphrase Captures Current Form of Political Protest

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Hey, so far, even the Ninth Circuit appeals court couldn't do much. The current politics of protest mimics the moves made in the schoolyard by bullies. It's all about knowing exactly what to say or do to, as the buzzphrase goes, "get under the skin" of the victim.

Famous Speech Friday: Mary Ann Shadd Cary's 1858 "Break Every Yoke"

The Eloquent Woman

to join the abolitionist speaking circuit, she had established her own newspaper, The Provincial Freeman , as the first black woman editor of a North American newspaper. (A

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Kate Winslet ignores Paul Hogan’s advice to award winners

Max Atkinson

One of the few good speeches at a showbiz awards ceremony was Paul Hogan’s warm-up act at the Oscars in 1986 (for his key advice to winners on the three Gs, see video clip below, or here for the full version). But Kate Winslet was only 11 years old at the time and probably never even saw it.

Interview: Editors of @techspeakdigest on women speakers in tech

The Eloquent Woman

We realized that it was not easy to get started, but once we are on the speaking circuit, a lot of information flows our way. (Editor's note: The Technically Speaking newsletter just celebrated its first anniversary.

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Get More Laughs - Darren LaCroix: Book 34 of 52 in 52

Speak and Deliver

He''s a bit raw, but certainly a good source if you''re looking to take your humor to the Comedy Club circuit, where Darren focuses a bit more on humor in platform speaking, defining it for us as ''for a comedian, the humor is the message, for a humorist, humor is the medium for the message''.

32 historic women's speeches to close #WomensHistoryMonth

The Eloquent Woman

In the same year, journalist Ida Tarbell''s "Industrial Idealism" speech was a rare speaking circuit lecture by a woman--who was sometimes advertised as "the woman who talks like a man."

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Hugh Grant: more articulate as himself than in the parts he plays

Max Atkinson

In fact, the only example of an actor who did become a great public speaker that I can think of is Ronald Reagan, but he’d already been rolling his own speeches on the lecture circuit for General Electric long before he became Governor of California.'

The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

The Eloquent Woman

The Atlantic calculates that Hillary Clinton, new on the speaker circuit, can command more than $37,000 over her husband's speaking fee.

Quick & Dirty Views on the Obama/Romney Debate Part Deux

Speak and Deliver

Their approach in doing so was different, with the President either answering quickly before expanding the topic, or taking a circuitous route to an answer with an anecdote, while the Governor often seemed more intent on finishing his thoughts on the last topic before addressing the new one.

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Resolved to Start a Speaking Career in 2012? A roundup of recent books to help you get cranking.

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

  Michael, who has worked the comedy circuit as well as corporate public speaking, offers brief takes and stories on issues such as:  •    Don’t be afraid of being afraid •    Nervous?  People send me their books regularly for comment, and the last half-dozen I’ve received all are aimed at the level of basic information for beginning speakers. 

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39 famous speeches by women to open #WomensHistoryMonth

The Eloquent Woman

In the same year, journalist Ida Tarbell's "Industrial Idealism" speech was a rare speaking circuit lecture by a woman--who was sometimes advertised as "the woman who talks like a man."

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Big Apple & New Year's Eve - Choose Between Uber Surge Pricing Or Cost of DUI Lawyer

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Right now in the Southern District of New York and the Second Circuit, issues related to Uber's surge pricing are pending. " In the Second Circuit is the specific matter if riders have to submit to arbitration for resolving complaints.

Famous Speech Friday: Myrlie Evers-Williams's Inaugural Invocation

The Eloquent Woman

A seasoned speaker, Evers said in a recent interview that she has "been on the lecture circuit since the day Medgar was assassinated," and, when asked whether praying in public before such a large audience would be a problem, she replied: To pray is nothing new.

3 Tips for Effective Positioning

Speaker Launcher

If you are a seasoned speaker or even a newbie on the speaking circuit, consider investing in YOU! In the world of professional speaking market positioning can influence your overall branding.

My summer reads on public speaking and women speakers

The Eloquent Woman

I''m eager to delve into more of the history of Anna Dickinson, a frequent lecturer on the circuit and a famous woman speaker you''ll be seeing on the blog sometime soon. This summer, I have more reasons than ever to be dipping into great books about public speaking and about women speakers.

Rohina Bhandari, Wall Street Private Equity Manager, Murdered by Tiger Shark

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

She was considered a major player on Wall Street and part of the charity event circuit. Diving, like skiing, is a risky recreational activity. Rhonia Bhandari, 49, was engaging in a group dive about 300 miles from the Costa Rican mainland. Suddenly, the diving guide spotted a tiger shark.

"The Whistler" by John Grisham - Don't Start Reading Unless You Have All-Day to Finish Book

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The other is a court reporter for a circuit court judge who hates her boss. That circuit court judge is just a small piece of an organized crime racket that extends from real estate development to a Native American gambling casino.

Not Much of Squeeze Put on Airline Industry by Court

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Circuit judge all refer to the amount of room passengers have as "the incredible shrinking airline seat." Circuit Judge Patricia Ann Millet did a little bit to help out the consumer. Consumers, critics and now a D.C.

Public Speaking: Joan Stewart's Top Ten Ways to Get Free Publicity

Great Public Speaking

Get onto the speaking circuit. They're referred to as Publicity Hounds and I'll bet you know at least one. They're the people smiling back at you from color photos that accompany their profile story in the morning paper. Turn on the radio and there they are again, chatting away on a local talk show. Two months later, they show up on the cover of your trade journal. Then they're being interviewed on the 11 o'clock news.

Crisis Management - Preventing Panic

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Public relations experts may be asking right now: Could Ninth Circuit Judge Alex Kozinski have ridden out the investigation and bad press related to allegations of sexual misconduct?

Alan Dershowitz: Is His Next in Trump Administration

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" He defended the legality of Donald Trump's travel ban, claiming the Ninth Circuit got it wrong. Over the weekend, there were two "star snaps" of superlawyer and former Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz. One was on Fox News' "Fox and Friends."

Tragic Flaws - So?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Of course, a former prominent Ninth Circuit judge, Kozinski has become a badly tarnished brandname in jurisprudence. The big story,  first in the general media, now in the legal media, is Katherine Ku's description of her discomfort clerking for Alex Kozinkski 2003 - 2004.

"Hobby Lobby v. Sebelius" - Will That Be Tipping Point in Neil Gorsuch's Confirmation Hearing

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

On the 10th Circuit Court, federal judge Neil Gorsuch ruled for the plaintiff. Those were liberal times. And the media and public seized the aura of those times to create a major controversy over the issue if corporations were required to provide health insurance coverage for contraceptives.

Bloggers Beware

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

As a nominee for the 6th Circuit, John K Bush proclaimed he would follow precedents. Those included "Roe v. " However, years before he blogged how abortion was among the nation's tragedies. The disconnect between the two statements didn't get by U.S. Senator Feinstein. As lawyer-journalist Kathryn Rubino at reports, Feinstein snapped back that Bush was under oath.

David Colletti Probably Could Use a Tall One

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

MillerCoors has filed a civil case against him in Milwaukee County Circuit Court. To be a vice president of marketing at a big beer company. That's a dream job for many. Yet, David Colletti wanted more - millions of dollars more. Today, he accepted a plea deal for embezzling $8.6

"Think outside the box, find a niche, have a clear message for your services," is what Shayn Cutino tells clients on how to make a good living

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  She's telling that same story and more about making a living on our own terms to her corporate clients and audiences on the lecture circuit. With age came professional discontent.    Shayn Cutino didn't want to be anyone's employee any more.    And she especially didn't want that employer to be a physician.    Here in an exclusive interview , Cutino tells her story of career change. 

Millennial Memoirs: They lived their life in dog years

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

 Being on the lecture circuit can be quite lucrative and lower stress.  New kinds of opportunities opened up to Millennials.  Those ranged from digital startups to investing as venture capitalists.  Those who took those risks lived their lives in dog years.