Yeah, you'd get mad too - Lawyer sues employer for encouraging her to wear woman's clothes

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Among her lists of grievances in the lawsuit she will file in Manhattan federal court, Julie Kamps claims that her employer Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson remarked about her attire.    A lesbian, reports  Zach Lowe in THE AMERICAN LAWYER, Kamps says that the law firm where she had worked from 1998 until January 2009 encouraged her to wear woman's clothes

Post-Recession Do-Not-Buy List

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Other things we're not buying include clothes from conventional retail.  We're heading into a long summer weekend, yet Bob Dilenschneider's book is at 647,859  on Amazon.com.     The book is AMA HANDBOOK ON PUBLIC RELATIONS.      Not exactly beach reading but pre-recession in America the self-improver, lots of professionals would have stuck it in their suitcases, intending to use part of their time-off to learn something. 

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Cool Tools I Use and Love

Communication Steroids

I got to thinking the other day that I’ve never actually compiled a list of those tools and posted it. ScottEVest coat – high tech clothing. The best travel clothing.

2010 48

The Seven Types of Presentation to Avoid

Speaking about Presenting

The “shopping list&# presentation. The antidote to the shopping list presentation is to include evidence to back up each of your points. This is the opposite of the shopping list presentation. Clothe your structure with your stories and anecdotes. In this post Why its Smarter to put your Conclusion in the Opening I recommend that you should start with your conclusion, but I also list the exceptions to that rule.

2010 219

The Seven Types of Presentation to Avoid

Speaking about Presenting

The “shopping list&# presentation. The antidote to the shopping list presentation is to include evidence to back up each of your points. This is the opposite of the shopping list presentation. Clothe your structure with your stories and anecdotes. In this post Why its Smarter to put your Conclusion in the Opening I recommend that you should start with your conclusion, but I also list the exceptions to that rule.

2010 218

Stuff white people like

Speak Schmeak

Here are a couple of representative posts: Dinner Parties T-shirts Recycling Outdoor Performance Clothes Here's the full list of stuff white people like. I'm feeling uninspired today and a little burned out on writing, so instead, here's a funny blog I found the other day, called " Stuff White People Like." Enjoy -- if you're not too offended, that is.

2008 100

New WebDesign, Morristown, NJ - Copywriting Position Requires "Light Cleaning" Skills

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Yet, New WebDesign, Morristown, New Jersey, lists on its required skills the ability to do "light cleaning." " Fortunately, it indicates that casual clothing is allowed. The market for copywriting and other communications talents is surging in demand. That must-have might have been something employers considered reasonable during the worst of times after the Crash of 2008.

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An Executive’s Guide to Pricing Strategy Models

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For instance, Airbnb is said to use some 70 data categories to automatically generate the cost per night at one of the listed properties. The platform uses factors such as seasonality, individual listing popularity, the scope of amenities, on-site and off-site customer behavior to continuously generate the best-optimized price. Most companies selling tech products stick with this price strategy and so do some clothes retailers.

The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

The Eloquent Woman

Savvy speakers keep up with my wide-ranging reading list on women and public speaking by following The Eloquent Woman on Facebook , where these links and articles appear first. It's a great way to expand your public speaking knowledge: The uniform: Switching to men's clothing taught me that the world doesn't want women to get too comfortable goes double for women speakers.

2017 59

A checklist for the speaker's wardrobe

The Eloquent Woman

I started this list with the wardrobe questions from my popular Checklist for the whole speaker (it's a free download), then added more items to make it a comprehensive checklist focused on how your wardrobe appears when you're speaking or presenting. Here it is: Are my clothes clean, pressed and mended? Do my clothes suit the occasion at which I'm speaking? Do my clothes fit me?

The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

The Eloquent Woman

Clothes make the. Lots of great reading for speakers between the two lists. Fans of The Eloquent Woman on Facebook see links to good reads, resources and ideas from other sources there, in addition to posts from the blog. But you won''t miss a thing, since I''m summarizing that extra content and putting it here on the blog for all readers to see. Here''s what I shared in the week just past: The eyes have it: An overlooked communication tool.

2014 69

Create iconic people in PowerPoint

PowerPoint Tips

He did this by adding clothing, hair, and so on. Click the Choose Commands From drop-down list and choose Commands Not in the Ribbon. At the Presentation Summit conference, I saw two presenters use iconic people on their slides. One was Nancy Duarte , a very well-known presentation designer, and the other was Wayne Michael, who spoke on how to create your own graphics. Michael took these iconic people to amazing heights, creating all sorts of characters.

2010 139

Is lack of attention costing you business?

Speak Schmeak

I asked her to send a wholesale product/price list and some information on the company. Below that she says, 'Here is the product list we talked about earlier this week.' They only list the suggested retail, no wholesale prices, and their tagline at the bottom has a misspelled word in it. Update: When he finally received the wholesale price list, the wholesale prices were higher than the retail prices sent earlier.] I went to work without reading the whole list.

2011 164

16 Graphic Design Trends of 2019 To Use In Presentation Design

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From greeting cards to clothes, wine glasses and digital materials – such typefaces feel more organic and warm than more traditional geometric sans fonts. Of course, no color trends list is complete without Pantone’s Color of The Year. Do you want to give your presentation a new distinctive look this year? In that case, you should know the latest graphic design trends.

2019 64

What shouldn’t you wear?

More than PowerPoint...

Sometimes, the content of the speech requires more “costume” than “clothing”. I’ll put “message T-shirts” at the top of my “what not to wear” list! “What should I wear?” I asked the event organizer. We just agreed that I would speak at her winter event. She glanced up and down at me. What you’re wearing now is fine. We’re a very casual business.”. I was wearing dark jeans, fitted t-shirt, and blazer. So was she.

2011 74

The Executive?s Guide to Marketing Automation

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Below are several helpful tips just for that: Personalize content tone, style, and format to match different buyer personas on your list. For instance, as a clothes retailer you may want to add weather data to your marketing mix. Automation, analytics and big data are among the top of mind concerns for marketers these days.

12for12 April Challenge: Review Your Image

Speak Schmeak

I'm going to start this post with the shocking lack of attention I see every day to professional image: clothes that don't fit; an e-mail full of typos; disheveled hair; a website that looks like it was built by a 5-year-old; a voice mail message spoken so fast, I can't understand the phone number; a week or more response time to a phone message. There won't be levels in this challenge, because everything on the list below is something a speaker (or any professional) should be on top of.

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Famous Speech Friday: Beyoncé's speech on racism and fashion

The Eloquent Woman

So my grandmother sewed clothes for the priests and the nuns and made uniforms for the students in exchange for my mother’s education. When I wore these clothes I felt like Khaleesi. My mother actually designed my wedding dress, my prom dress, my first CFDA Award dress, my first Grammy dress, and the list goes on and on. Thank you for showing me that having presence is about far more than the clothes you wear and your physical beauty.

2016 52

Benefits of Studying Nonverbal Communication

The Communication Blog

Use color, clothing, and other artifacts to communicate the meanings you wish. In Column 1 are listed the areas of nonverbal communication. The following is an edited version of a discussion that will appear in The Nonverbal Communication Book to be published soon (Kendall Hunt). But, I thought it might be of interest more generally--to anyone teaching or taking or contemplating taking a course in nonverbal communication.

2013 125

Nonverbal Communication Project

The Communication Blog

Here is a list of nonverbal communication videos that you can use as examples of the varied types of videos you might create. Clothing and communication, [link] , 2.02. Clothing—do clothes make the man?, Here is exercise that I'm working on for a nonverbal book I'm doing that I thought might be useful. It contains just a few general instructions for creating a video and lots of video examples.

Facebook @25.83: Return of decorum

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  At the top of the list is that business might be ready to return to some sense of decorum.    Clothes will still be somewhat casual but made of better quality.  The ferocity with which not only investors but so many other constituencies turned on Facebook tells us a lot of things.    Expect to have public speaking become more formal, although retain its conversational pace and tone. 

Downward Mobility Lifestyles - Opening Up Paths to New Careers For Older Professionals

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Sometimes an alternate career path is necessary, not an item on a wish list. So she is reducing expenses gradually through shopping for clothes at consignment stores and sticking with the old car.  In MarketWatch , Paul McGinnis blesses the concept of a downward mobility lifestyle - that is, for those mid-career or beyond want to experiment with other professional options. 

2018 43

Modern Presentation Design?

Executive Speech Coach

I normally associate modern with fashion – particularly for clothing, home design and automobiles. Anug Malhotra addresses that question along with 16 other practical suggestions on his list of 17 Tips for 2017. I was challenged to write about modern presentation design. The challenge was intended to focus on slide design. I choose to relate that to the overall presentation purpose and delivery.

Is lack of attention costing you business?

Speak Schmeak

I asked her to send a wholesale product/price list and some information on the company. Below that she says, 'Here is the product list we talked about earlier this week.' They only list the suggested retail, no wholesale prices, and their tagline at the bottom has a misspelled word in it. Update: When he finally received the wholesale price list, the wholesale prices were higher than the retail prices sent earlier.] I went to work without reading the whole list.

2011 100

Shock Study: Fonts Are Actually Really Important

Can You Hear Me Up the Back?

For years, people in black clothes and matching square-frame glasses have told you that font choice is important for successful communication. They list lots more studies in which the choice of font has a dramatic effect on how people respond to new information. “Please. That font doesn’t match those shoes.&#. But how important are fonts, really ? Maybe that’s just the designer’s opinion, rather than a scientifically proven fact.

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The Nonverbal Communication Book Preface

The Communication Blog

Part 2 (The Codes of Nonverbal Communication) consists of eight chapters (Chapters 2-9) that identify the codes of nonverbal communication—the channels you use in sending and receiving nonverbal messages—your body, face, eyes, artifacts such as jewelry and clothing, space, touch, paralanguage and silence, and time. These are noted in brackets [ ] in the Table of Contents and in the chapter openers’ list of Contents.

2013 109

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

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In Big Business, an ecosystem might include: Add-ons, such as Barbie's clothing, accessories, furniture and boyfriend.   Of course, this list represents just the tip of the iceberg. 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).

2018 40

12for12 April Challenge: Review Your Image

Speak Schmeak

I'm going to start this post with the shocking lack of attention I see every day to professional image: clothes that don't fit; an e-mail full of typos; disheveled hair; a website that looks like it was built by a 5-year-old; a voice mail message spoken so fast, I can't understand the phone number; a week or more response time to a phone message. There won't be levels in this challenge, because everything on the list below is something a speaker (or any professional) should be on top of.

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My Night In Homeless Shelter In London

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

One of those travel-Europe-for peanuts guides listed, under lodgings, a place named something like "HopeTown." And I knew that pointing to the travel guide listing wasn't the answer. I slept in my travel clothes, with my arms around the backpack and my passport in my bra. " The price was unusually low for London. So, I made it my business to find my way there.

2015 43

Women and Power « Elizabethkuhnke's Blog

Kuhnke Communication

The actions listed below are those that female executives probably would not be aware of if they weren’t pointed out. While many of these involve getting settled in their seat, women will also make adjustments to their clothes, hair and jewellery. Elizabethkuhnke's Blog Entries (RSS) Comments (RSS) Home About Elizabeth Communicating with Confidence Gestures Women and Power Posted by: Kuhnke Communication on: October 7, 2010 In: Executive Presence | Lifestyle Comment!

2010 77

Book 2 of 52 in 52: The Attitude Check by Heath Suddleson

Speak and Deliver

On my list of 52 Books in 52 Weeks , I half-jokingly suggested to the author of ''The Attitude Check'', Heath Suddleson , that I''d review his book faster if he signed a copy and sent me one for free. Seemed only fair since he covertly recommended his own book for the list in the first place.

2014 66

The Presenter’s Guide to Porter’s Five Forces Analysis

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In the example, the slide shows a lists of Apple Inc. If we take Nike Five Forces Analysis as an example, we are talking of a crowded industry (talking of sports clothing and accessories) so there is a STRONG force behind the competitive rivalry. Introduction. The Porter’s five forces analysis framework is one of the tools that is used for analyzing the competition within a business industry.

The Public Words 2012 Top 10 Holiday Gift Guide for Public Speakers

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

I first ran this list a few years back.    A clothes shopping spree.   Here it is again, updated for 2012:  what to get your favorite public speaking family member or friend.    Following (in no particular order and at varying price points) are 10 suggestions for anyone who speaks, presents, or just worries a lot about speaking in public.   A year of Improv lessons.

2012 73

How to Break it to Your Boss: "You Need a Makeover!"

More than PowerPoint...

I'm not talking about their clothes, hair, or makeup. In a free online excerpt, you'll see how to transform a dated, bullet-list presentation into a fashionable , bullet-free look. How do you tell your boss or colleagues that they need a makeover? Instead, I'm talking about their PowerPoint presentations! Just in time for the holidays, PowerPoint MVPs Geetesh Bajaj and Echo Swinford provide a fun new way to transform dated PowerPoint designs.

2007 40

June's top 10 public speaking tips and issues

The Eloquent Woman

Wardrobe lessons from a woman who packed only underwear for TED will wow you with its color and humor--but a serious message is underlying those layers of clothing. I like to take this list with me to speaking gigs--great last-minute reminders. This month's popular posts bloomed like a mixed bouquet, with all the types of information we like best at The Eloquent Woman: preparation tips, inspiring women speakers to steal ideas from, wardrobe tips, language considerations and more.

2011 70

The Public Speaking Checklist - 10 points to check before you speak

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

  Check your outfit – are your clothes clean, pressed and ready to go?    Do you have backup clothes ready to go in case someone pours ketchup on your shirt or blouse?    Check the list.  You’re going to give a speech today.    It’s a high-stress time for most of us.    You don’t want to forget something really important. 

2009 46

Do you know what you're saying -- and why?

Speak Schmeak

Does anyone know what a laundry list is? I believe it's a list of all the possible items that a laundry will take, and you have to check off which items you're leaving to be cleaned. and using the expression "laundry list." It's all relative Last Christmas, I gave one of my husband's nieces a button that was a pictogram for "clothes horse." Me neither. I think I saw one in a museum exhibit last year, but I'm not sure.

2008 100

Blogging Pioneer Andrew Sullivan Quitting The Medium - Is Blogging Worth The Effort?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

At the top of the list is the excitement of participating in the global conversation about anything and everything. They can tweet non-stop, the night away, about the First Daughter's clothes and why the media have to find something else to hype instead of storms allegedly headed toward Manhattan. 

2015 50

The mic and the woman speaker: Practical tips

The Eloquent Woman

Last week, I shared an article that got a huge response from readers of The Eloquent Woman on Facebook : Titled Switching to men's clothing taught me that the world doesn't want women to get too comfortable , it hit on something that goes double if you're a woman public speaker or presenter.

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Week 10: What to think about appearance

The Eloquent Woman

See the list of basic questions in my checklist for the whole speaker to cover these issues when choosing what to wear. Ensure the audience is focused on the right part of your speech: If your jewelry, the fit (or lack thereof) of your clothing or any aspect of your appearance distracts your audience, you'll only have succeeded in focusing them on how you look, rather than what you are saying. Check my list of things to remove before speaking for more ideas.

Famous Speech Friday: Debi Jackson on her transgender child

The Eloquent Woman

The day I let her go to school in girl clothes, she was happier than I had seen her in a very long time. The last taunt on the list becomes the speech''s conclusion: Number six. The Listen To Your Mother tour (motto: "Giving motherhood a microphone") is an important platform for women speakers, with events in more than 30 U.S. cities this year. Mothers get five minutes or so on stage, and cover every topic under the sun.

2014 72

Nostalgia - Is it for old white men?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Everything about us was assessed: Our weight, spouses, clothes, elocution, drinking habits.  Note:  Colleagues from those good old days, take me off your mailing lists.  This week there was a flurry of emails from my former colleagues in public affairs at Chevron.      Only when we toiled in the oil patch, the company was still known as Gulf Oil. They were waxing nostalgic about the former head of publications Jim Mooney. 

2009 40

Observational Humor — Case Study #134

Humor Power

Mike opened with a top-ten list: Ten Ways You Know when You’ve. One is dressed in clothing from the Janet Jackson collection. (A Anytime I hear a top-ten list in a program, I look for the possibility of. creating my own top-ten list on the same theme. list.). A generic joke line for the Top Ten List which I deleted from the. Here is another Observational Humor monologue presented at the end of an NSA Las Vegas chapter meeting.

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