How to Create Visual Documents That Motivate Senior Leaders

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How to Write Any Non-fiction Document

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

If you write non-fiction — be it business documents or promotional copy, or even articles and/or blog posts, you might want to listen to my new podcast: How to Write Any Non-fiction Document You can find it online at: [link] … Continue reading →

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Vice Media - Its Beef About Google's Advertising Business Could Be Documented in Federal/State Antitrust Lawsuits

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"Both the Justice Department and a group of state attorneys general are likely to file antitrust lawsuits against Alphabet's Google - are well into planning for litigation." " - Brent Kendall and John McKinnon, The Wall Street Journal , May 15, 2020.    The focus is two-fold. One is on the ad business. Google, explains WSJ, owns the primary tool at every point in the connections among online publishers and advertisers.

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Brands of All Elite Academic Institutions in Play - The New Yorker Documents Epstein Money Association with MIT Media Lab

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Interestingly, in the state where the MIT Media Lab is located - Massachusetts - already it has been documented that colleges are shuttering.

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Sample Agreement Documents

MY PROFILE EVENTS INSIDE NSA TOOLS MEMBER SERVICES CHAPTERS/GROUPS PUBLICATIONS BLOGS Related Topics CSP Application NSA Logos Request Form Sample Agreement Documents Sample Business Documents Sample Speaker Agreement Documents Writing an effective speaking agreement that fits the needs of both parties is a tricky process, but MyNSA has attempted to make this process as painless as possible. or higher is required for viewing most documents and forms on the this website.

Product Management: 6 Solid Best Practices For Newbie PMs


Create Detailed Product Requirements Documents. The Product Requirements Document (a.k.a. PRD) is the flagship document for any product initiative. A product manager ensures that the product a company releases aligns with customers’ needs and expectations.

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Distressed Harley-Davidson's Brilliant Marketing Initiative - Hiring Interns to Ride/Document on Social Media Hogs Across U.S. of A.

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

and document their adventures on social media. Harley-Davison's branding challenge has been to connect with a new generation. Baby Boomers, who made the hog a symbol of freedom, are becoming too cautious to continue motorcycling.

2018 52

Can a slidedoc ever be a presentation?

Presentation Guru

… Case Studies Visuals complex subjects Data visualisation featured Handouts Scientific presentations Slide Design Slide documents Slide MakeoverIn scientific presentations, pre-made slides are a bane and a boon at the same time.

2017 82

The “Presentation” Release - Slide Over Documents, Make Room for Presentations

Duarte Blog

Press release documents are becoming a thing of the past, because the medium is no longer the message. Documents alone can’t do this. The communications business is changing. The relationship between the communications industry and technology needs to be shaken up. Or stirred.

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It's Documented: C students become bosses of A students

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Well, there is now documentation for the tendency for C students to dominate professional life.  A solid A student in college and graduate school, I had my share of enemies inform that the C students wind up becoming the bosses of the A students.    Well, for me that turned out to be true but only because I excel in followership and that's why editors and clients love me.

2010 43

A Presentation Isn’t Always the Right Way to Communicate

Duarte Blog

Design Education Presentations communication document presentation presentations slidedoc slidedocs visual storyWe rarely think about whether presentations are the right way to communicate; we just blindly create and deliver them.

2018 63

Discover why every document should “AIAA” and receive a free PDF writing book

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Discover why every document should "AIAA" and request a free PDF business writing, copywriting, or freelance writing book. But you have to read this post and reply by Monday May 17.

2010 50

Create great docs from PowerPoint – review of George! for PowerPoint

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

PowerPoint is a great tool for creating presentations, but it has never been particularly good at creating documentation or handouts. However, it is a huge amount of work to maintain two completely separate sets of documents. Custom logos can be added to your documents.

Release of clergy sex abuse documents: Second shoe drops

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The first shoe immediately dropped when the Connecticut Diocese of Bridgeport released to the media those discovery documents from the clergy sex abuse lawsuits.    The subhead of the article written by Daniel Tepfer reads : "As the Bridgeport diocese tries to move beyond the priest sex abuse scandal, the release of 12,600 pages of documents has revealed the roles key diocesan leaders played in the cover-up. 

2004 40

Loneliness Can Kill, Documents THE NEW REPUBLIC - But belonging can hurt so much

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  The why behind that is documented in Judith Shulevitz's article in THE NEW REPUBLIC "The Lethality of Loneliness." Twelve-step programs hammer the dangers of isolation.    They encourage even compulsively attending meetings to create a sense of belonging.  " Yes, feeling alienated or apart from can lead to early death, mental illness, and physical deterioration. On the other hand, belonging can bring horrific pain. 

2013 40

Those clergy sex-abuse documents - Unsealed by 12/1/09, CT Superior Court orders Diocese of Bridgeport

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Judge Stevens ruled that the CT Diocese of Bridgeport must give the media access to the more than 12,000 pages of discovery documents collected in conjunction with the 23 clergy sex abuse lawsuits.    The Diocese was turned down on its request to have a lower court order providing the media the right to the documents postponed until the U.S. SC reviewed its request to keep the documents sealed. 

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Tipping point for Diocese of Bridgeport/RC Church? - US SC denies request to keep documents sealed

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  The United States Supreme Court  denied the request of the Diocese of Bridgeport, filed on a paid-fee basis by its law firm Mayer Brown, to keep the discovery documents from the settlement of clergy sex abuse cases sealed.  "  What will be more damaging to the Diocese or Bridgeport and the Roman Catholic Church - the contents of the documents or the attempt to block access to those documents

2004 40

Unsealing of Clergy Sex Abuse Documents: Egan's Agony in the Garden

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Yesterday, just at the Connecticut Superior Court in Waterbury ordered, the discovery documents from the clergy sex abuse lawsuits in the Diocese of Bridgeport were unsealed. " Rather than a resolution of anything, these documents could be causing a tipping point.    Those who were targeting retired New York Cardinal Edward Egan as mishandling and/or covering up that abuse of children feel they now have their smoking gun. 

1999 40

First Allegedly Ailes, Now Documented Trump - Will America Return to Puritan Ethos?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

To make America less of a joke in the eyes of the world, we might find ourselves drifting back in time to the rigid social/moral aka sexual mores of the Puritans. Probably even when they were stinking drunk, and that was almost daily, they didn't banter about female private parts or grope them.

2016 68

Alleged Use of THE Worst Racial Slur on "Apprentice" - Will Cost $5 Million to Document That

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Allegedly, there is a tape to document that. "Television producer Chris Nee has claimed on Twitter that, according to producers who worked on 'The Apprentice,' footage exists of Donald Trump using America's most explosive racial slur." " - David A.

2016 65

Pete’s Law: Results From The PowerPoint Ban

Can You Hear Me Up the Back?

This called for decisive action, so Pete banned PowerPoint and gave everyone a limit of a 2 page Word document for all proposals and presentations. “If Presentations and documents are completely different media, and it’s just lazy to print and bind. Management Secrets Revealed.

2009 52

Drudge Report Mocks Barack Obama's 51-Minute Long Goodbye - Yale's Jeffrey Sonnenfeld Documented Why Leaders Can't Let Go

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The conservative Drudge Report has reason to mock Barack Obama's long long farewell address. It ran 51 minutes, 10 seconds. The late Fidel Castro's orations did run longer. But there was that same cartoonish ethos associated with them.

2017 56

Two PowerPoint accessibility features plus one “off label” use

PowerPoint Tips

Many companies and governmental organizations require that you make documents, including PowerPoint presentations, accessible. Many people don’t need to make presentations accessible because they present verbally and won’t share the document with others.

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 262) – Seth Godin

Manner of Speaking

The document is the proof that helps the intellectuals in your audience accept the idea that you’ve sold them on emotionally.” “Remember, the presentation is to make an emotional sale. ” — Seth Godin. Quotes for Public Speakers Emotion Pathos public speaking Public Speaking Quotations quotes Seth Godin

2017 165

Ten Commandments for Writing and Speaking

Manner of Speaking

As I worked my way through the documents, I discovered an old photocopy entitled “Ten Commandments for Plain Language Documents&#. There’s a lot of wisdom in this little document. Make the document attractive and designed for easy reading.

2011 216

Washington Post: When travel companies sue their customers

Matt Eventoff

Matt Eventoff, an expert on crisis management and communications, recommends documenting everything… Executives might have second thoughts about suing a customer who keeps meticulous records and isn't afraid to talk publicly about a grievance… Read More.

Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Just Cut and Paste

Presentation Guru

In Dr Oliver Hauss’s previous article, he pointed out the dangerous lure of simply reusing slides and, especially, visuals premade for scientific print publications or slide documents. Is it ever a good idea to copy/paste text and tables directly out of a publication?

2018 81

Do you backup?

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

Hey, I even sometimes make a dirty backup backup by simply emailing changed documents to my gmail account. I just read an email about an author from Port Elizabeth who has lost over 200 pages from a book that she is busy writing after her laptop was stolen. These are over 200 pages of the only draft! While I feel sorry for her, I hear this kind of story almost every week. How simple is it to really backup your files?

2017 144

5 Easy-to-Use Solutions to Boost Your Audience Engagement

Presentation Guru

It’s not even putting all the facts into a shiny, pretty PowerPoint or whizzy Prezi document. The key to a good presentation isn’t knowing all the facts. Practice, and cracking a few jokes will help, but that’s not all of it either.…

2017 66

I have seen the worst slide in the world

PowerPoint Tips

I wouldn’t have said anything if this diagram had been called a document, but it was called a slide. I expect military documents to be complicated. But I don’t expect them to make slides of these documents.

2009 148

New Words

The Communication Blog

Dox = an abeviated form of "documents" or "to document". Words of 2012. The New York Times annually identifies new words of the year. Invariably there are several communication terms: Dox. Eastwooding. Nomophobia. Unskew. Eastwooding = talking to a chair. MOOC = an acronymn for Massive Open Online Course. Nomophobia = fear of being without a cell phone. Sway = an attitude of confidence and style. Unskew = to rework data to suit particular beliefs. link].

2012 109

Get the Basics Right: 4 Ways to Bulletproof Your Proofreading

Presentation Guru

Your audience will take a quick glance at your slides, handouts or whatever document you choose to share, and straightaway begin to make judgements about your competence and credibility.

2017 57

Do You Read from a Script? Should You?

Presentation Guru

Is your presentation a document to be read or an experience to be shared? The answer should be clear, but for the nervous presenter that leaves an uncomfortable quandary. What is the best way to deliver it so that your audience can fully connect with you and your message?

2017 58

Free PowerPoint alternatives–Google Docs

PowerPoint Tips

For sharing word-processing, spreadsheet, and presentation documents, Google Docs has become the standard and the features are good enough that you can even create the document online. Alternatively, Log into to your Gmail account and click the Documents link at the upper-left.

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Malala Yousafzai and Public Speaking: 12 Lessons from the Best Speech of 2013

Matt Eventoff

Chunking” – Malala was delivering from a written document (I am unsure if it was a prepared text, or notes), but only spoke while looking down once. Instead, she looked down at her written document, captured a “chunk” of what came next, paused, looked up, and delivered it.

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The flipped meeting

PowerPoint Tips

At the Presentation Summit, I heard Patti Sanchez , SVP of Strategic Services at Duarte, talk about slidedocs, which are slides that are used as short documents. Instead, the Assistant Marketing Manager would prepare a document with the results of his/her research.

Microsoft advises of a serious security vulnerability that can be transmitted via embedded fonts

PowerPoint Tips

Office documents can include embedded fonts that automatically install themselves when the document is opened, so PowerPoint, Word and Excel files should be considered risky. If you choose to use this workaround, documents that rely on embedded fonts for proper formatting won’t look right when opened, that is, the embedded font won’t work, but your system should be safe from this particular attack.

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Said Wrong Thing to the Boss? - Blame Mecury Which Is in Retrograde

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

No, don't sign that legal document or say "yes" to a marriage proposal. This week New York Magazine's Madame Clairevoyant warns us that Mercury is in retrograde and that will go on for about a month. 

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Understanding the writing process

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

take notes and document external sources. prepare an outline, breaking down your document into manageable chunks. complete a first draft, or a full section of longer documents, before revising. write the introductions and conclusions of longer documents last. revise to ensure your document is clear, concise and focused and supports your purpose. Excerpt from Harness the Business Writing Process.

2014 57

Do you Need Your PowerPoint in a Different Format?

Presentation Guru

It is fair to say that making a PowerPoint file editable in other document formats isn’t all that easy.

2017 67

How to Memorize a Talk

Kate's Voice

I know this happens after repeated exposure to a written document. When I memorize a piece of music or a talk, it doesn’t take long before I see the pages in my head. I flip through them mentally as I go along. In fact, I seem to remember all of my notes and scribbling, too. [.]. Practical application vocal power Memorization public speaking tips voice lessons

2011 144

DEVONThink or Evernote?

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

notes, documents, images, PDF etc), they pretty much do the same thing. EG I have a single list of items I need for photoshoots which is stored in both my photography and my travel folder.Smart groups allow for documents in different folders to be visible in a single place.

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Speak Schmeak

Documents are documents. Attempts to merge them result in what I call the "slideument" (slide + document = slideument).

2008 130