Public Speaking Best Practices from My Clients

DeFinis Communications

This is the time of year when I check-in with my past Executive Immersion clients to see how things are going with their presentation skills—what’s working and what still needs attention. I begin the calls by asking my clients how things are going with their presentation skills. I had several interesting calls this week which revealed tips to fit nicely into a “Best Practice” list. When I call people, I usually get the same response, “Thanks for reaching out.

The Cost of a Wrong Fit Client

Speaker Launcher

After all this time, I still need to sharpen my wrong fit client detector. The post The Cost of a Wrong Fit Client appeared first on Jane Atkinson. I just celebrated the 13 year anniversary of having my own business and what’s funny is that I’m still learning the lessons in year 13 that I learned in year one. What that means is that I need to recognize when […].

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Public Speaking Best Practices from My Clients

DeFinis Communications

This is the time of year when I check-in with my past Executive Immersion clients to see how things are going with their presentation skills—what’s working and what still needs attention. I begin the calls by asking my clients how things are going with their presentation skills. I had several interesting calls this week which revealed tips to fit nicely into a “Best Practice” list. When I call people, I usually get the same response, “Thanks for reaching out.

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4 Tips on Going Deeper with Your Clients

Speaker Launcher

At our recent event in Dallas, the talented Michael Hoffman shared several ideas that speakers can use to go deeper with their corporate clients. Let’s examine a few ideas to becoming the “go to” content provider for your clients. The post 4 Tips on Going Deeper with Your Clients appeared first on Jane Atkinson. Imagine this scenario: Do you see how having a well thought out offering can allow you […].

Brands: Both Edelman's and Its Client Kodak's Put in Play

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Edelman's signature is helping clients navigate controversy. Just how lawyers can become the stars or scapegoats for how their client does, so can public relations firms. Darkness can fall fast. And it did for the Kodak $765 million loan for the old-line corporation to pivot to being a pharma player.

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Professional Services - Clients' Make-Believe Emergencies

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In brandname professional services, those big powerful clients are kings and queens. So, it's no surprise that Scott Flaherty at Law.com fingers client pressure as a major cause of mental health challenges at law firms.  A big client is a big client.

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Work Addiction - Employers, Clients Feed It

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Or that a client will dump you. Or, worse, the rewards stop coming, that is, all that work isn't yielding the results employers or clients expect. "Work addiction has been called this century's cocaine."  "  - In "#Chill: Turn Off Your Job And Turn On Your Life" by Bryan E. Robinson. Here the book can be ordered from Amazon. It's unlikely that you will be directed to the employee assistance program if you're addicted to work.

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Edelman's Job Just Got Lots More Challenging: Client Kodak Hit with Shareholder Lawsuit

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It was U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren who noticed there might be something rotten in the state of Denmark - metaphorically speaking.

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Let's Look at Latham & Watkins' Client List

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In AdmissionsGate, Lori  Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli could have taken a guilty plea, throwing themselves on the mercy of the court. That's the usual way legal messes are managed. As the world knows, that's exactly what Felicity Huffman did and soon enough the saga will be ancient history and she can return to her career. Instead, the two are going to trial. They are being accused of mail fraud and money laundering. Meanwhile, Loughlin and Giannulli face serious prison time.

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Why My Clients Will Pay $2000/hour for PowerPoint

Presentation Guru

For many in the presentation industry, deciding on an appropriate hourly rate to charge clients can be frustrating. How to determine how much your time is worth as a business can be incredibly difficult. Here, Nolan gives some tips he’s learned from personal experience about summing up an hourly rate by value, rather than time. … Powerpoint Software PowerPoint Practice presentation technology

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7 quick fixes to your slides based on my experience with clients

PowerPoint Tips

I see lots of slides that clients create and then ask me to help them make over. The post 7 quick fixes to your slides based on my experience with clients appeared first on PowerPoint Tips Blog. There are some problems that I see over and over and I thought I’d tell you about them because avoiding these mistakes will help you improve your slides a lot! Ditch the text boxes! I don’t know why people are allergic to PowerPoint’s built-in slide layouts.

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Five ways writers can land clients

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Freelance writers can land new clients five ways: through referrals, from previous clients, through a well optimized website, by email, by mail or in person. Freelance Writing - Corporate Freelance Writing - General Marketing Your Services freelance writing marketing marketing writing services sales and marketing selling writing services

Don't Bank on It - New Fundamental in Client Relations in Era of COVID-19

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The clients are still there.   But the new fundamental in client relations is: Don't bank on it, the "it" being a set amount from the client account.  Six days ago, a former client returned. Even in The Great Depression stuff had to be produced, services rendered. My grandparents had jobs. So, it's no surprise that those of us who understand how to operate a business continue to have business, even in COVID-19 times. 

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Vendors to Law Firms - The Millennial Client

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Baby boomer and silent gen law partners are resisting retirement. After all, funding decades of living without earned income from work is scary. Also, as is obvious, leaving the workforce turns professionals invisible. This is capitalism and human beings are their jobs. No title - wave goodbye to social identity. But eventually, Millennial partners will have the power and influence in law firms.

Client Pushes Back on Law-Firm Bill - Will Others Follow?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Now, reports Big Law Business , the client is suing Pincus about the fees. That "attack" could embolden other clients to question fees. And, two, the client contends it had no access to the particulars of the billing.    When it comes to high stakes litigation and transactions, clients tend to put up with whatever the billable hour plays out. From May to July 2019, Robert B.

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Bookstores: Clients Don't Care

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

What convinced me that bookstores are irrelevant is that clients don't care about their books being in them. There are many ways to read the tea leaves about the future of bookstores like Barnes & Noble.   When Barnes & Noble Chairman Leonard Riggio sold nearly a quarter of his stock this week, some saw that as a sign the game was over.  Here is the stock market's reaction, covered in The Wall Street Journal (sub. req.).

Gifts Not to Send to Clients

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  So, we in professional services will probably be generous in holiday gift-giving to our clients. The problem is that the client might never be able to use them due to a work emergency. The odds are clients don't want to relax. But it could send the message that the client should up the appearance game. Postal Service for other kinds of gestures of appreciation for client business. The strengthening economy could get even better in 2018.

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How to Attract Your Perfect Audience

Speaker Launcher

Speaking Business Strategy find your perfect audience ideal client saying no Working with ClientsSinger Arianna Grande broke off her engagement to actor Pete Davidson, and instead of saying, “Goodbye, you goofball,” she said, “Thank you. Next!” Now, what could a 25-year-old pop diva teach us about booking more speaking gigs? Everything! There are two steps to her approach that you should also keep in mind as a speaker who is looking to attract your perfect audience.

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Law Firm Fires Client, Then Represents Opposition

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It is unusual but not an aberration that a law firm will withdraw from representing a client. However, the issues involved in Quinn Emanuel's cutting ties with client Uber make that decision of interest to the legal and business communities because of 2 issues. An issue, of course, is: Can fixed fee arrangements represent a solution to law firm billing which both the provider of services and client can live with?

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Occupational Hazard: Clients Unhappy with Their Defense Lawyer

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Yeah, through substance abuse, overwork, hands in the cookie jar embezzling client funds, and actual suicide. What doesn't get enough attention are the threats they face from clients.  He was there defending a client. His client Chet Maley had been convicted by a jury of murdering his girlfriend Roxanne Ortiz. The media focus has been on how lawyers tend to destroy themselves.

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Boom Times for Paid Influencers - PR/Marketing Players Can't Land Traditional Placements for Clients

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In addition to this blog, it requested to be informed if I had other sites on which its clients could place sponsored content. Members of the media have a glut of hot topics. Those range from The Royals to the state of the global economy.

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We’re All in This Together with Mike Robbins

Speaker Launcher

Listen to learn what your clients need. The Wealthy Speaker Podcast business strategies COVID 19 engaging clients focus on positive going deeper with clients intention to serve Mike Robbins positive thinkingOn this episode of The Wealthy Speaker Show, I am very thankful to be joined by Mike Robbins, who will talk to us about finding inspiration, connection and community in uncertain times.

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Price Benowitz - REMOTE - Client Newsletters Creator (help wanted)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Details. careers

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Millennials as Your Clients - What They Expect

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  One more point: Even before I sought out Millennial clients, I was able to break through the silos among generations. Take a look Inside the Beltway. The impression you get is that the American economy is run by Baby Boomer white men, with some Generation Xers thrown in.    Well, that assumption will deep-six your business. Actually, the present and future of how Americans earn their living, especially in professional services, is being determined by Millennials.

Your Client's LinkedIn Pulse Post Flopped - Delete

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Your client looks bad. The potential exposure provided by posting on LinkedIn Pulse can be as great as having an opinion-editorial (op-ed) published in The Wall Street Journal. The potential downside can be equally huge. There is little traffic. No likes. No comments. That data - or the lack of them - are made public on the Pulse site. The good news is that Pulse platform allows you to delete. And that's what I recommend. Products fail and are taken off the market.

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The business of speechwriting: Client service

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Whether you write on staff or freelance, you want your speechwriting clients to feel like they’re in good hands. Think about the clients you served last week. The next time you work for these clients, find other […]. Write down 3 specific things you did to convey your professionalism. Keep this list of actions on file. Career info Speechwriting

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How Designers Screw up Client Presentations?

SketchBubble

It can be difficult to create a presentation that fulfills all the criteria of good design, while at the same time matching the client’s goal and the expectations of the crowd. The post How Designers Screw up Client Presentations? Sometimes, even if you are pleased with the work the designer has done, it does not imply that the presentation itself is flawless. Alternatively, […]. appeared first on SketchBubble Official Blog. Presentation Tips

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Flashpoints in PR Industry - The 5 Coolest Costumes for Attending/Hosting Client Halloween Parties

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

One of the time/interactional burdens of being in professional services, such as public relations, is the requirement to attend or host so many client events. With their influencer sites and social media fast talk, they are dazzling clients.

2018 56

How to Handle Difficult Situations YOU Create for your Client

SpeakerSue Says...

This includes the client. My flight was oversold and the gate agent needed travelers to give up their seats. She started by offering $250. In the end, she upped the offer to $750. Those who got the $750 looked like they won the lottery; the $250 takers, not-so-much. And many who didn’t give up their seats were distraught….I I even heard a couple moaning about their loss of $750! A few satisfied people. Lots more unhappy. It wasn’t an easy day for the “seller” either.

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Boss/Client Gave You Telecommuting Option - Not So Fast

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The topic of telecommuting seems to bring out the platitudes in the media. This Law.com article is the classic example. It introduces little new about the negatives of doing work remotely. Those, of course, range from never being able to turn off work to losing out on plum assignments and promotions because those out of sight are out of mind.    Way back in the late 1980s when I began operating from my home office, with a PC and fax, I was warned about that.

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Old Clients Never Retire

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Maybe if I had stayed on cordial terms with former speechwriting client Steve Miller, I might be in the catbird seat.  I lost a client who is never going to retire.    The guy keeps landing great jobs.    The latest, reports  THE NEW YORK TIMES, is that he's replacing Chairman Harvey Golub at A.I.G.      That company is just a train ride away from my home office here in Connecticut.

JFK: The Confident Client

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

What an ideal client he would have made for us speechwriters and ghostwriters.    Clients lacking confidence, on the other hand, usually lack the trust in themselves to be able to believe that any of their ideas would be worth investing in.  Now that the market for speeches is returning, we just may be able to select to work with only confident clients.  The past and present keep reinforcing that John F. Kennedy was a confident man. 

Lawyer Vladimir Gagic - Seems His Client Wasn't Satisfied with the Services

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

One of those iconic scenes from "The Good Wife" was when lawyer Will Gardner was murdered in the courtroom by his client.  His client Lamont Payne had been disorderly in an Arizona courtroom.   In comparison, lawyer Vladimir Gagic got off lucky. The judge ordered him to leave. Before he did, he sucker-punched Gagic. The lawyer wound up with a bloody nose and swollen face. Here are more details from the media.

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Anatomy of landing a client on the Web

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Recently, I wrote a business letter for a client in Russia who is trying to land distribution deal with an American company. Other writers have asked me how a client from Russian [.]. About 70% of my new training and writing gigs come to me through my website. The rest are from referrals or my marketing.) Marketing Your Services Search Engine Optimization Search engine optimization SEO writing for the web

Hitting a brick wall with resistant clients

Speak Schmeak

So please tell me: If all this rich, plentiful, easy-to-understand material is out there, how do we get our clients to adopt the better way ? And let me clarify: I'm talking about training clients, not PowerPoint design clients. My design clients totally get it!) Here are the arguments I hear against solid, well-founded research: "We have to brand every slide with our logo, in case a client or someone from another company uses one of our slides out of context." "We

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The House That Jack Built - Do You Want GE on Your Resume, Or Listed as Client?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

At one time it was  the  place to work or to proudly have as a client. Those professional services firms, ranging from public relations to law, can no longer boast about their association with Welch or continuing to have GE as a client

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Yes, You Learn Most from Your Clients, Including "In" Writing Style Guides

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The reality is that we in communications learn the most working for clients.   Most clients will provide the fundamentals of AP style.   Clients don't want that as a link. As an aside, what I also learn from clients is whether there is perception in business circles if a recession is coming. The advantage of having assignments - versus not having any - is not simply money. Among what we learn is what are the "in" writing style guides.

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Hybrids: Package services, giving clients/customers choices

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

 That is, provide a menu of options to clients/customers. WalMart has turned online grocery delivery into an interesting hybrid.   In Denver, reports Sarah Perez in Tech Crunch, the retailer is piloting a version through which customers can order groceries online.  Then, instead of having the delivery made to their homes they swing up the brick-and-mortar and pick the order up.

Real-Life Legal Drama - Divorce Ending in Attorney's Murder, Suicide of Client's Former Husband

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Therefore, divorce attorney Antonio Mari had reason to be fearful of his client's now ex-husband Walter Radford.   Many recall how lawyer Will Gardner, a character on "The Good Wife," was murdered in the courtroom by a client. Emotions run high in family law.

2018 52

West Wing Writers’ dour Scottish client

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

The left-of-center British newspaper The Guardian has broken the news that beleaguered British Prime Minister Gordon Brown paid Washington, DC based West Wing Writers fees totaling $40,000 for speechwriting services. The most recent fee of $7,045 was paid for editing his March 4th address to the Joint Session of Congress. Speculation is that Brown [.].

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West Wing Writers’ dour Scottish client

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

The left-of-center British newspaper The Guardian has broken the news that beleaguered British Prime Minister Gordon Brown paid Washington, DC based West Wing Writers fees totaling $40,000 for speechwriting services. The most recent fee of $7,045 was paid for editing his March 4th address to the Joint Session of Congress. Speculation is that Brown [.].

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Beyond Client Confidentiality, Lawyers Can Be Wicked Gossips

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In his best-seller "The Whistler," John Grisham observes that lawyers, yes, are bound to confidentiality on client business. Here is my review of that amazing book.    But, in "The Whistler," it also comes out that when it comes to the rest of life, lawyers also tend to be grand gossips. On Abovethelaw.com , lawyer-journalist Kathryn Rubino flags us on that. 

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"Entrepreneurial" - Not hot with all employers, clients

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

 No client in the last 18 months has indicated that I should be entrepreneurial in my approach. The super hero in the new economy seems to be the entrepreneur.  That began even before "Social Network." "  And one of the compelling parts of "Breaking Bad" was that Gus was a successful entrepreneur, operating both a chicken franchise and a meth factory. But not all employers see "entrepreneurial" as what they want in employees.