Changing the Corporate Conversation

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

There are over 11 million corporate meetings every day in the United States, yet how often do we walk into a corporate meeting wondering why we are there? The Social Construction of Reality My own interest in conversation pre-dates my life in the corporate world.

10 Tips for Becoming a More Effective Corporate Storyteller

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Business Communication Speechwriting corporate stories storytelling David Lavenda’s August 8 “Leadership Now” column in Fast Company online lists 10 Storytelling Tips from Israeli-based Susan Fisher.

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Corporate Crisis Response Blueprint, Pt I

Matt Eventoff

Crisis Communication corporate crisis response blueprint crisis communication training crisis message development crisis planning crisis response crisis response blueprint crisis communication plan crisis team crisis training disaster response

Setting your corporate writing rate

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

When it comes to setting rates for the corporate market, you have to know the following: - How much you want to gross per year - What your time is worth - What skills, ability, experience you bring to the table - At what level you are working. When it comes to corporate communications, there is a rate hierarchy. If you have been doing corporate work for a year or more, $50 per hour should be your absolute rock bottom rate.

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Corporate Templates Can Undermine a Slide Presentation

Manner of Speaking

Many companies unwittingly hinder the effectiveness of their employees’ presentations because of policies that mandate the use of corporate templates on every PowerPoint or Keynote slide. It is typical of many corporate slides that I have seen.

Why corporate storytelling sucks

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

A provocative article by Andrew Hill in Tuesday’s FT skewers the current focus on storytelling in executive communications blogs (like mine!).

Crisis Response – Plan to Protect Your Corporate Reputation… Today, Pt I

Matt Eventoff

An unfortunate reality of life is that crises occur, and they often occur when we least expect it. Few organizations are hit with a crisis situation on a Tuesday afternoon at 2pm when things are a bit slow and all hands are on deck. So what are some steps your organization can take to prepare today? 1) Start planning now. Plan and prepare before you need to. What are your organizational themes when you are not in crisis mode? Identify your key messages. Who is on the messaging team?

2 Webinars – Writing Query Letters & Finding Corporate Writing Gigs

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

How to Find Corporate Writing Gigs Saturday, September 20, 2014 from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM (EDT) For freelance writers (and editors), this webinar looks at how to find corporate writing (and editing) gigs. If you want to find such assignments, you need to define the services you offer corporate markets and select the sectors you should target — based on your education, previous work experience and other factors.

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Corporate Templates for Slide Presentations

Manner of Speaking

Many companies unwittingly hinder the effectiveness of their employees’ presentations because of policies that mandate the use of corporate templates on every PowerPoint or Keynote slide. It is typical of many corporate slides that I have seen.

Corporate training-The never-ending course

PowerPoint Tips

What do you think is the biggest problem in corporate training? The post Corporate training-The never-ending course appeared first on PowerPoint Tips Blog. Of course, there’s no one answer and the biggest problem in one organization might not be a problem in another.

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Interview: Kathy Hart, Corporate ClarityTM Consultant

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Kathy has worked in corporate environments for more than 28 years. Kathy has worked in corporate environments for more than 28 years. Kathy Hart is President of ClearVision Consulting, Inc., a global company that specializes in accelerating organizational excellence and improving human performance. Kathy is a highly sought after consultant, speaker and coach. She brings to ClearVision broad leadership experience in the non-profit, banking, manufacturing, insurance, [.]

Corporate America needs a new story

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

Corporate America needs a new story – badly.  Corporate America needs a new story.      Stories like this work in the background; they influence employee and customer attitudes, and they shape personal and corporate histories over the long term.    You ignore them at your personal and corporate peril.    On the one hand,  we read that corporate fat cats get huge payoffs, no matter if the company is suffering. 

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Free webinar: How to Find Corporate Writing Gigs

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Free webinar: How to Find Corporate Writing Gigs. https://www.bigmarker.com/PauLima/how-to-find-corporate-writing-gigs#. . For freelance writers (and editors), this webinar looks at how to find corporate writing (and editing) gigs. If you want to find such assignments, you need to define the services you offer corporate markets and select the sectors you should target — based on your education, previous work experience and other factors.

6 Common Pitch Deck Mistakes You Need to Avoid

Presentation Guru

… Message Corporate Speaking credibility featured Investors PitchingSo, you have a great idea for a business. Maybe it’s something that will revolutionise the industry you’re targeting, or something that will change the lives of consumers forever. Or maybe it’s something simpler.

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Dont be afraid of spicing up your corporate presentations

Inter-Activ Presenting and Influencing

It transpired that he had recently received feedback that his delivery at work was “a bit flat” when giving a corporate presentation. Please share it this post on spicing up corporate presentations using the social sharing buttons at the end of this post.

How To Speak – And Get Paid For It!

Presentation Guru

But how does one transition from corporate life into consultancy? … Performance Understand your Audience 10 pillars of public speaking Confidence Corporate Speaking credibility Events Public Speaking

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How to Design a Presentation that will Convince Investors

Presentation Guru

… Build Real Impact Message Visuals Corporate Speaking featured Persuasion PitchingInvestors are a special type of audience. I have been creating investor presentations for my clients for the last decade, and would like to share with you some of the things I have learned along the way.

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What Do You Think About Having Notes When You Present?

Presentation Guru

… Performance Rehearsal Body Language Confidence Corporate Speaking Nerves preparation Using NotesWe’ve published a few articles on presentation preparation , but we’ve never addressed the use of notes when presenting.

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The Sales Presentation Paradox

Presentation Guru

In this article, Simon explains this as The Sales Presentation Paradox, and gives some pertinent advice to make sure your next sales presentation accomplishes exactly what you want it to. … Message Performance Corporate Speaking featured Pitching PowerPoint preparation Sales Presentations

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What We Can Learn from the Products that Made History

Presentation Guru

… Build Real Impact Great Speeches Message Audience Connection Corporate Speaking Create Powerful Messaging Events featured Making it Memorable Role ModelsWhat can we learn from great speakers who have had to pitch to the entire world?

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Triangulate your rate before you quote

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Freelance Writing - Corporate Freelance Writing - General Pricing Corporate Assignments estimating quotes pricing corporate writing quotes pricing editing quoteWhen it comes to writing and editing services, there is no 'one rate fits all' rate. Yet many clients want cost certainty--and I don't blame them--so you have to give them a quote.

Ch. 27: Target Corporate Sectors (Everything You Wanted To Know About Freelance Writing)

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Everything You Wanted To Know About Freelance Writing Freelance Writing - Corporate Everything you wanted to know about freelance writing freelance writing freelance writing corporate markets Paul LimaOnce you find sectors you want to conquer, you need to find companies within the sectors and then find contacts within the companies (which will be discussed in detail later in the book). Then you begin your marketing campaign.

The Perfect Retreat

DeFinis Communications

This is another installment in my Wednesday for Women blog series, where I feature information to help women gain greater influence, power, and confidence in their professional and personal life. If you’re a man reading this, please enjoy it and then forward these weekly Wednesday blogs to the powerful women in your life. They’ll thank you for it! I’m a big proponent of vacations.

Chapter 25: Corporate Market Services (Everything You Wanted To Know About Freelance Writing)

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Chapter 25: Corporate Market Services: In writing for the corporate market, the problem is not a dearth of opportunities but a plethora of them in terms of the number of companies out there and the types of written communication they require. However, in this chapter, we will look at the types of writing services you can offer corporate clients. Everything You Wanted To Know About Freelance Writing Freelance Writing - Corporate

Is Your Sales Presentation Fit For Purpose?

Presentation Guru

… Message Understand your Audience Audience Connection Core Message Corporate Speaking Pitching preparation Sales PresentationsFrom preparation to execution, sales presentations can be difficult to manage.

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Are you passionate about your job?

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Business Communication corporate bullshit lucy KellawayFinancial Times columnist Lucy Kellaway gave the closing keynote at the International Capital Markets Association (ICMA) conference in Dublin this last May.

How to Engage the Audience When Your Data is the Story

Presentation Guru

It can be challenging keeping an audience focused during a normal presentation, but graphs and pie charts can make it even more difficult to keep their attention. … Storytelling Visuals Corporate Speaking Create Powerful Messaging featured Persuasion Presentation Writing Visual Aids

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Freelancers: Finding Corporate Markets – notes from Wordstock

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

I conducted a seminar for freelance writers on Finding Corporate Markets at Wordstock, held at Ryerson on October 3. Tags: Freelance Writing - Corporate freelance writing selling writing services to businesses writing for corporate markets Here are the notes from the seminar. About 16 years ago, a PR agency representing a major IT company called and asked if I would ghost write an article for an executive of the IT firm. The [.].

How to find ‘corporate’ freelance writing gigs

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

But when it comes to landing ‘corporate’ (business or non-profit) writing gigs, it’s a whole other matter… Why is it that many of us find sales and marketing difficult to do? Many freelance writers, even those that work for the corporate market, don’t understand that they are in business and fail to apply basic marketing principles to their business. That is solid exposure for freelancers who target specific corporate sectors.

Aspiring Women

DeFinis Communications

No one ever said work was easy, but for women, the workplace can be an increasingly difficult place. First, the old cliché of the “glass ceiling” is still alive and well in many industries. Second, the fact is that women still earn less than men—77 cents to every man’s dollar, to be exact. Yes, women have to overcome a lot to be successful. Therefore, having the advanced skills to break through that ceiling and help shrink the pay gap is critical.

The 10 Things Steve Jobs can Teach Every Public Speaker

Presentation Guru

He was a pioneer in the modern corporate world.… … Build Real Impact Role Models Audience Connection Corporate Speaking Create Powerful Messaging Entrepreneurs inspiration Must-Reads for every presentation professional

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The Silent Killer…(aka “Death by Meeting”)

Matt Eventoff

Communication Tips & Strategy Corporate Communication Uncategorized business meetings effective meetings how to run a meeting meeting agenda meeting agenda sample meeting beast meeting communication meeting format successful meeting usa today Portions originally in USA Today. “If you had to identify, in one word, the reason why the human race has not achieved, and never will achieve, its full potential, that word would be ‘meetings.” ” – Dave Barry.

How much should I charge for corporate writing jobs?

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

As a freelance writer who has been around long enough to go grey (due to age, not due to work), I am often asked, “How much should I charge for corporate writing jobs?” I am asked this question by other freelancers – especially aspiring freelancers or freelancers looking to move from periodical writing to corporate writing. Tags: Freelance Writing - Corporate Pricing Corporate Assignments estimating quotes

Crisis Communication and Timing – Sony and Johnson & Johnson

Matt Eventoff

Johnson & Johnson ( J&J ) and Sony Corporation (TYO) both faced crises over the past seven days. Last week, Sony Corporation’s Playstation network was breached. In a crisis, and in crisis communication, timing, and time, is crucial. They were quite different, as one was unfolding, so it is unfair to compare the actual events. The purpose of this post is to illustrate the importance of time in crisis communication.

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Quick Solutions to Help You Build a Compelling Presentation Deck in Under an Hour

SlideModel

Using meticulously selected and high quality visuals that blend corporate and digital trends, the template can be used by sales, marketing, and business development teams to communicate a brand message and deliver positive impact. Business Presentations Corporate Presentations Public Speaking SpeechIntroduction. What would you do when you suddenly need to deliver a new PowerPoint presentation by the end of the day?

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2010 Ragan Corporate Communicators Conference

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Next month I’m giving two presentations at the 2010 Ragan Corporate Communicators Conference in Detroit, MI. Tags: Business Communication Keynotes Social Media Speechwriting Ragan Corporate Communicators Conference It’ll be my first ever visit to Motown and my first time at this conference. The event is hosted by General Motors. I’ll be podcasting interviews with attendees and presenters and grabbing some video with my Flip video camera [.].

2010 Ragan Corporate Communicators Conference

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Next month I’m giving two presentations at the 2010 Ragan Corporate Communicators Conference in Detroit, MI. Tags: Business Communication Keynotes Social Media Speechwriting Ragan Corporate Communicators Conference It’ll be my first ever visit to Motown and my first time at this conference. The event is hosted by General Motors. I’ll be podcasting interviews with attendees and presenters and grabbing some video with my Flip video camera [.].

2010 Ragan Corporate Communicators Conference

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Next month I’m giving two presentations at the 2010 Ragan Corporate Communicators Conference in Detroit, MI. Tags: Business Communication Keynotes Social Media Speechwriting Ragan Corporate Communicators Conference It’ll be my first ever visit to Motown and my first time at this conference. The event is hosted by General Motors. I’ll be podcasting interviews with attendees and presenters and grabbing some video with my Flip video camera [.].

A recipe for an efficient corporate PowerPoint template

Presentation Guru

Executive Presentation Skills: Motivate Your Team

Matt Eventoff

Communication Tips & Strategy Corporate Communication Uncategorized inspirational speech inspire when presenting inspire when speaking matt eventoff motivate when you present motivate your team motivational public speaking motivational speaking motivational speech princeton public speaking