Daily Mail - The Business of Dressing Politicos (Ralph Lauren Stock Price Jumps)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Daily Mail devotes several articles to the array of outfits The Two Trumps wore, extending from the inauguration to the prayer service at the National Cathedral. The Ralph Lauren company might have to produce a whole new line of clothes in various hues of blue. Fashion designers favored by Melania and Ivanka Trump have already arrived in the Promised Land of an administration with independent wealth. There are no budget constraints.

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How you present yourself is in the details

Speak Schmeak

If you were going to work or to a meeting, did you give some thought to your clothing choices (of course, you may be sitting at your computer in your pajamas with no outside appointments today, and if so, I understand). It''s also in the minutiae of how you communicate through e-mail and other mediums. And it''s how you leave voice mail messages for people you want to call you back. Last week, there was an e-mail in my inbox with the subject line, "Hello."

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Occupational Hazards - Rapper Nipsey Hussle, Like Tupac Shakur, Gunned Down

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

He died of multiple bullet wounds fired when he was outside his clothing store in Los Angeles. Before he had been gunned down he tweeted that having many enemies is a blessing Here are more details from the Daily Mail.  Each high-powered profession has its occupational hazards. In the world of rap, there's the danger of being gunned down. The murder of Tupac Shakur long symbolized that. 

Would you hire this handyman?

Speak Schmeak

Are your e-mails full of typos? Are your voice mail messages missing important information -- like your phone number? Are you not clueing in to how your clients and prospects are dressed, and wearing the wrong clothes to meetings and presentations? Would you hire this handyman? This is my slightly-too-artful re-creation of a sign on a truck I drove by on Tuesday. I have to say, it was really hard to make my lettering look as bad as his, and it doesn't.

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Would you hire this handyman?

Speak Schmeak

Are your e-mails full of typos? Are your voice mail messages missing important information -- like your phone number? Are you not clueing in to how your clients and prospects are dressed, and wearing the wrong clothes to meetings and presentations? Would you hire this handyman? This is my slightly-too-artful re-creation of a sign on a truck I drove by on Tuesday. I have to say, it was really hard to make my lettering look as bad as his, and it doesn't.

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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. Do your clothes fit properly ? All with a shift in the color and shape of their clothing, makeup and hair.

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Goldilocks Marketing Communications - Or, As Sometimes Called, A/B Testing

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Just like styles in clothing and hair-dos, tactics in marketing communications keep changing. For two years, for a premium dating service what was effective were e-mail blasts of newsletters, ads in publications reaching the target markets, and flash sales. The pitch letter, email blast, blog, or website landing page which had been effective yesterday may get no response today.

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Is lack of attention costing you business?

Speak Schmeak

If you're a speaker trying to spread the word about your cause, your service, or your product, only half-reading e-mails or half-listening to instructions is going to cause you problems. Maybe you'll show up late, wearing the wrong clothes, with the wrong presentation for the wrong audience! When it takes five e-mails to accomplish what one could do, or five phone conversations to get what they want from you, you have become difficult.

2011 164

Ingrid Lyne's Body Parts Found, Including a Fresh Foot - Why are we females now so vulnerable?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"  - Daily Mail, April 11, 2016. It was appalling to find out during the two trials of former Vanderbilt football player, Cory Batey, that a partially clothed unconscious female was in the dorm corridor. "Body parts that were packaged in plastic bags and thrown into a recycling bin in Seattle this weekend belong to the mother of three [Ingrid Lyne] who disappeared after she went on a date with a man [John Robert Chariton] she met online." 

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Allen Claxton - Has Fear of Outliving One's Money Come to This.

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Here are more details from the Daily Mail. Just like the old days, shop for furniture, clothes, and even gifts for friends in thrift stores. The Stamford, Connecticut police are connecting the dots this way - at least for now. Resident of that upscale suburb - Allen Claxton - had been laid off as a tech consultant. He was 75. He and his wife owned a nearly one-million-dollar house in Stamford and another in England. The latter was up for sale.

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. Do your clothes fit properly ? All with a shift in the color and shape of their clothing, makeup and hair.

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Is lack of attention costing you business?

Speak Schmeak

If you're a speaker trying to spread the word about your cause, your service, or your product, only half-reading e-mails or half-listening to instructions is going to cause you problems. Maybe you'll show up late, wearing the wrong clothes, with the wrong presentation for the wrong audience! When it takes five e-mails to accomplish what one could do, or five phone conversations to get what they want from you, you have become difficult.

2011 100

Presentation Skills - Appropriate Targets For Humor

Great Public Speaking

Joke about their new marketing plan, company picnic, new voice-mail system, etc. You can joke about your physical appearance, clothing, weight, etc., You must constantly remember to base your humorous material on an important target shared with your intended audience. You get this information from your pre-program questionnaire and other pre-program research. People Use people they know in your jokes and stories.

Contest Results — Incompatible Careers

Humor Power

It’s time for the results of our October Joke Contest: Incompatible Careers. Our readers submitted moonlighting careers which would be a mis-match. . New Joke Contests are announced at the start of the month. The next contest will be announced on November 1. Here are the top lines from the October contest: ** FIRST PLACE **. Five old rich guys should not moonlight as the Rolling Stones. Tom Nee, Oak Lawn, Illinois. ** SECOND PLACE **.

Public Speaking - Appropriate Targets For Humor

Great Public Speaking

Joke about their new marketing plan, company picnic, new voice-mail system, etc. You can joke about your physical appearance, clothing, weight, etc., You must constantly remember to base your humorous material on an important target shared with your intended audience. You get this information from your pre-program questionnaire and other pre-program research. People Use people they know in your jokes and stories.

Cool Tools I Use and Love

Communication Steroids

Unlimited bandwidth, unlimited domains, thousands of e-mail addresses, one-click WordPress install and updates, and more bells and whistles that you can every use. Aweber and Ratepoint e-mail marketing: I’ve used Constant Contact, which is a solid service. ScottEVest coat – high tech clothing. The best travel clothing.

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Make Your Blog Produce By Making It Relevant

Communication Steroids

Sure, I hear you saying, trends may be relevant for some industries like pop music or women’s clothes; but I machine custom parts for antique tractors…what possible use could trend-spotting have for me? By the way, that excuse was also used to resist things like, well, E-mail. Categories Book Review Change Communication Skills Communication Steroids TV Creativity E-mail communications Guest Post Interview Language Learning Making Public Speaking FUN!

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. 

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Publib Speaking - Selecting Humor Material

Great Public Speaking

Joke about their new marketing plan, company picnic, new voice-mail system, etc. You can joke about your physical appearance, clothing, weight, etc., Selection of Material I'm sure you take great care in selecting the educational material you present to your audience. The same care should be taken when selecting the humorous comments you plan on including. You must decide who and what to joke about while avoiding being offensive and/or inappropriate.

The Social Media Site You May Not Know About

Communication Steroids

Others will design custom clothing. In other words, somebody else can force your avatar to wear certain clothes, behave in certain ways, bow, kneel and, literally hundreds of other things. Categories Book Review Change Communication Skills Communication Steroids TV Creativity E-mail communications Guest Post Interview Language Learning Making Public Speaking FUN!

You Have Not Seen New York Until You Have Seen It With Omar Khan!

Fripp THE Executive Speech Coach

Fuzzy questions (as no one wants to say the Emperor has no clothes) elicit fuzzier answers (as titular “leaders” are loathe to commit to anything without first going to committee to ensure any action has been rendered anodyne).  Omar Khan, Senior Partner, Sensei International Phone: Phone: 1 (212) 836 4822, Fax: 1 (917) 322 2105 e mail: omar@sensei-international.comI was never crazy about New York until I spent a couple of days with Leslie and Omar Khan.

You Have Not Seen New York Until You Have Seen It With Omar Khan!

Fripp THE Executive Speech Coach

Fuzzy questions (as no one wants to say the Emperor has no clothes) elicit fuzzier answers (as titular “leaders” are loathe to commit to anything without first going to committee to ensure any action has been rendered anodyne).  Omar Khan, Senior Partner, Sensei International Phone: Phone: 1 (212) 836 4822, Fax: 1 (917) 322 2105 e mail: omar@sensei-international.comI was never crazy about New York until I spent a couple of days with Leslie and Omar Khan.

Fact & fiction about body language 1: Folded arms, defensiveness and the Mehrabian myth

Max Atkinson

This is not only grossly misleading, but also increases the normal anxieties of speech-making with a catalogue of extra things to worry about, like stance, gesture, movement and even what colour clothes to wear. But, as he pointed out to me in an e-mail, the research on which it was based dates from more than a decade before that, and was actually concerned with feelings and attitudes: “This work of mine has received considerable attention in the literature.

Humor Contest Results — Haiku

Humor Power

from tweets, Facebook and e-mail. with dirty dishes and clothes. Our contest theme for January was suggested by Kaye Newton, Raymond Terrace, Australia. Haiku is a short-form Japanese poem. It has more complexity and nuance than we’ll share here.

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Public speaking vs. death

Speak Schmeak

I think I'll get into my workout clothes, so I'll be ready to go when it's time. Here's what she told me in an e-mail: "I have a standing offer to all my participants: Bring me a current, scientifically credible study showing that public speaking is the #1 fear and I'll give you $100. Happy Monday! I got up and dressed early for a meeting, and now the meeting's been cancelled.

2008 100

Everything I Know About Presentations, I Learned in Theatre School

http://delicious.com/akarrer/prospeaker

Like your clothes, they provide context and framing for your message. I keep saying this , but here it is again: clothes are costumes, and costumes are powerful symbols. Whether you’re speaking to six of your colleagues or 600 strangers, your clothes matter. People are looking at you for a while–even if they don’t process your clothes consciously, they’ll do so in the background cycles of their brain.

2007 50

Making Public Speaking FUN! Part 11 | Communication Steroids

Communication Steroids

To illustrate the point of “Frankenstein branding&# where all marketing materials are inconsistent and patchwork, I have dressed like Frankenstein with non-matching clothes. Categories Book Review Change Communication Skills Communication Steroids TV Creativity E-mail communications Guest Post Interview Language Learning Making Public Speaking FUN!

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