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.

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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.

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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

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!).

2014 221

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.

2011 216

How to Throw a Memorable Corporate Event

Duarte Blog

Corporate Event.” At their core, all live corporate events have the same basic goal: to impart a message that leaves attendees inspired to [.] The post How to Throw a Memorable Corporate Event appeared first on Duarte.

2018 59

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.

2013 232

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.

2013 61

Find & price corporate editing & writing freelance assignments – Toronto workshop

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Conquering Corporate Markets: Find & Price Corporate Editing & Writing Freelance Assignment - Sat. 14, Toronto; sponsored by Editors' Association of Canada: Business writing and editing can be a lucrative source of income—if you understand how to sell your services to, and price your services for, corporate markets.

Corporate Earnings Calls - Beware When Leadership Uses Euphemisms/Cliches

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

A growth field is the computerized analysis of corporate earnings via natural language processing technology.

2019 56

How to set corporate writing rates

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Excerpt from Everything You Wanted to Know About Freelance Writing – Find, Price, Manage Corporate Writing Assignments & Develop Article Ideas and Sell Them to Newspapers and Magazines and from Six-Figure Freelancer: How to Find, Price and Manage Corporate Writing Assignments. At the same time, if you are writing annual-report copy for major corporations, or if you are writing speeches for senior executives, you might be laughing at the thought of charging so little.

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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 [.].

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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 [.].

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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 100

Layoffs in Corporate Compliance Departments Could Set Stage for Uptick in Whistleblowing

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"Corporate compliance departments are finding themselves in the crosshairs of corporate cost-cutters …"  - Kristin Broughton, The Wall Street Journal , May 25, 2020. During the 2008 - 2009 reductions in force in law firms, some career experts recommended that displaced lawyers and new law school graduates who can't land jobs apply for compliance positions within corporations. Shade will be thrown on corporate brands.

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Seyfarth - Rhetoric of Corporate America in 1970s Put Out There in COVID-19 Times

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The rhetoric mirrors that of Corporate American in the 1970s. The austerity train continues to roar through BigLaw.    Like so many cost-cutters, Seyfarth positions and packages its moves as "prudent steps."

2020 56

21st Century Fox, Corporate Governance. Shareholder Lawsuits

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Since Enron, governance reform has been on the front burner of issues corporations have to be concerned about. That could undermine investor confidence in the short term prospects of the corporation.

Jack Welch, 84 - Like Lee Iacocca, Changed the Way Corporations "Talked"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

At the top of the list is rightsizing manpower in multinational corporations. But those of us in executive communications remember Welch for changing forever the way a corporation "talked." Jack Welch, 84, has died.

2020 56

Layoffs Move Up the Foodchain - Hilton Cutting Loose 2,300 Corporate Employees Worldwide

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The New York Post reports that Hilton Worldwide Holdings announced that it is cutting loose 2,300 corporate employees around the globe. It was predicted: The next round of layoffs would be the white collar ones. Bloomberg focused in on such a grim development.    Now, that's playing out. In addition, it is expanding for another 90 days the furloughs, pay cuts, and shortening of hours works implemented earlier.

2020 43

Cuts in Ad Spending Because of Coronavirus Signal of Headwinds Hitting Corporate Earnings

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The decline of that signals that the corporation could be in some financial distress or anticipating tougher times.  "The fallout from the coronavirus epidemic is threatening to weigh on advertising agencies and media companies' operations." 

2020 56

When Fun Is Embedded in Corporate Culture.

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Pichai has instructed leaders and managers to ban that excess both in settings within the corporation and at offsite events. Yesterday, Googlers won a big one. The chief executive officer of Google Sundar Pichai ended the policy of mandatory private arbitration for alleged sexual harassment/assault.    However, today that's followed by another policy he issued. That's an official limit on what he terms as "excessive drinking."

2018 40

Academia's Power Game - Often More Brutal than Corporate Machiavellianism

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The ways of academia can be more brutal than the dynamics of corporate life. Retired Michigan State University political science professor William Jacoby has been accused by the school of sexual harassment of two graduate students.

2019 52

How to convert your Website content into inexpensive video | Corporate Communications

TJ Walker Interactive

Uncategorized corporate communications Media Training

2013 52

What Corporate Wage Slaves/Vendors Know, New Law-Firm Partners Better Get Smart About

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

They will have to learn what we in corporations and as vendors already have experienced. In corporate jobs as well as consulting assignments the current norm is to never become comfortable. For many new partners in law firms this is their first rodeo.

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, [.]

Corporations & Communications - Will More Of Work Be Pulled In-House?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Corporations were looking for more better outcomes, with more cost-efficiency. That became the playbook for corporate legal departments when they also were confronted with the mandate for increased productivity.

2015 68

Sarah Silverman and Lizz Winstead Mock Mitt Romney’s belief that corporations are people

TJ Walker Interactive

Uncategorized corporations are people Lizz Winstead Mitt Romney Sarah Silverman

2012 61

Corporate Speaking Challenge 2015

Max Atkinson

Thought leaders in all aspects of Public Speaking Home About us Blog Events Courses Course Dates Contact Home Events Corporate Speaking Challenge 2015 Corporate Speaking Challenge 2015 ‘Everything needs to change, so that everything can stay the same.’ Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa) This year’s Corporate Speaking Challenge gained its influence from Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, an Italian writer, who was known for his only novel Il Gattopardo, translated as The Leopard.

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Not All Corporations Outsourcing - Some Pulling Back Work In-House

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"  - Caroline Spiezio, Corporate Counsel, February 8, 2018.   That survey was conducted by the Association of Corporate Counsel's Chief Legal Officers.

2018 52

A recipe for an efficient corporate PowerPoint template

Presentation Guru

There are always situations where a bespoke PowerPoint design is the only acceptable solution, however for many organisations, the presentations that make up the bulk of the day-to-day operations are likely to be subject to various time or financial constraints, and indeed may well not warrant such expense.…

2017 61

Writing services you can offer corporate clients

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Writing services you can offer corporate clients. Excerpt from Everything You Wanted To Know About Freelance Writing: How to Develop Article Ideas and Sell Them to Newspapers and Magazines & How to Find, Price and Manage Corporate Writing Assignments - [link]. And I’ve included the department or person (job title) within the corporation who is most likely responsible for assigning the work. The writing is often coordinated by corporate communications.

2014 40

Manhattan & Media - Meredith Cutting About 300 Time Corporate Jobs

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Wall Street Journal reports that Meredith will lay off up to 300 Time corporate employees. The glam is in the old Hollywood movies. Students at elite universities longed to work there. All have the image of Manhattan as the media capital of the world.    It was. And still is.

2018 52

Video: Ragan Corporate Communicators Conference

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

The Ragan’s Corporate Communicators Conference held May 5-7, 2010 at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center. Hosted by General Motors. Full background on my own two presentations - slides, script and references: Speechwriting in the age of social media: Magnifying the impact of a speech to increase your reach What can go wrong in executive communications: [.].

Broadening Purpose of Corporation Beyond Shareholder Value - Language of Capitalism Will Change

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It had been standard rhetoric in corporate communications. Among them is that the corporation can shift from the obsession with short-term gain to the long-term. Constituencies such as customers and communities could boycott those corporations.

2019 52

Corporate voices in a web world

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Included in her talk are the reasons the “old style&# corporate approach to communications has to adapt to the web: CORPORATE. The corporation was vertical. Speechwriter and ghostwriter Jane Genova has published a speech covering the many reasons social media has become the primary way she has grown her consulting business. It talked top down. It operated [.].

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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?

“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 [.]. Tags: Freelance Writing - Corporate freelance writing freelance writing for corpoate markets pricing corporate writing work

2009 59

Global Tensions - Corporate Leaders Finding They Have to Put the Kibosh on Posting Personal/Organization Values on Social Networks

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

On the one hand, the Business Roundtable put out there that the purpose of the corporation was not simply creating value for investors. Business leaders had to also factor in the interests of other kinds of shareholders, ranging from communities to the future of planet earth.

2019 56

"Mountain Between Us" - Useful Tutorial for Corporations on Team Work

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

For corporations, this provides an engaging and persuasive tutorial on how entities, even though they might grate on each other personally, can achieve miracles if they pull together toward a common goal. 

2017 52

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.

2014 63

Storytelling Vs. Corporate Speaking

Great Public Speaking

2012 66

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.

2014 73

Deutsche Bank, et al. - Outplacement Providing "Woke" (since 1980s corporate downsizing in America)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

corporate sector began downsizing in the 1980s, outplacement has become the primary messenger delivering the news of disruption in the labor market. For instance, middle managers who were no longer needed in corporations were guided by outplacement into entrepreneurship.

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