(Supposed) Best Practices - Beware

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In this disruptive era, smart players know better than to follow best practices, at least not slavishly. Politico Donald Trump isn't following presidential campaign best practices. At best, best practices are guidelines.

Sponsored Content - 4 Best Practices

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Whether you collaborate with editorial or approach this as a DIY, here are 4 best practices.   That means having the material presented with the right expertise and documentation.

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eLearn: Best Practices

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Date: 07/21/2009 04:06:26 Two webinar "addicts" took an irreverent and almost systematic look at webinar practice. Permission to make digital or hard copies of part of this work for personal or classroom use is granted without fee provided that copies are not made or distributed for profit or commercial advantage and that copies bear this notice and the full citation on the first page or initial screen of the document.

Do You Read from a Script? Should You?

Presentation Guru

Is your presentation a document to be read or an experience to be shared? … Performance Rehearsal Audience Connection Confidence featured Practice Public Speaking Using NotesThe answer should be clear, but for the nervous presenter that leaves an uncomfortable quandary.

2017 55

How to Memorize a Talk

Kate's Voice

I know this happens after repeated exposure to a written document. Practical application vocal power Memorization public speaking tips voice lessonsWhen 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. [.].

2011 144

Executive Speech Coach - Business Presentations: What's the.

Executive Speech Coach

There is a big difference between these two documents in their purpose and hence their form. Practical tips to help you deliver more effective. Executive Speech Coach - Business Presentations Business presentations tips for executives, sales presenters, managers, technical experts and professionals from the "Speech Coach for Executives" George Torok. Transform your business presentations into effective conversations.

2011 43

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. Practice, and cracking a few jokes will help, but that’s not all of it either.… The key to a good presentation isn’t knowing all the facts.

2017 58

2 more high-tech tools for speakers

The Eloquent Woman

This week, I shared an electronic way to nudge yourself to practice speaking. Great as a practice tool if you have particular points you want to reel off without checking notes. Tags: speaker tools practice online resources we like

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. It’s a concept that flips the idea of learning in the classroom and practicing at home.

Happens All the Time: Lawyers, Medical Doctors, et al. as Fakes

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Part of how he got nailed was that he used wrong terminology in a legal document. It has charged him with seven counts of the unauthorized practice of law.

2019 52

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

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  In the writing profession, the major occupational hazard, documents Johns Hopkins professor Kay Jamison, is mental illness. In the practice of law, the occupational hazards range from winding up in prison from embezzling client funds to suicide.

2019 56

Earthquake - DoJ Investigating BigTech (will aftershocks include criminal indictments for tech leadership?)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That announced that its Antitrust Division is focusing on the "practices of market-leading online platforms." The other is if they are involved in practices which "have reduced competition, stifled innovation, or otherwise harmed consumers."

2019 52

Ch. 23: Business Vision (Everything You Wanted To Know About Freelance Writing)

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

If they do have a business plan, it’s most likely a long, convoluted document and is not very practical. Most writers I know do not have a business vision, let alone a business plan. For instance, it might define their services and competition and the approximate size of the market they can tackle; however, it might not include a detailed marketing plan—the stuff the writer needs to do to sell services to clients.

2011 72

Burning Some Bridges in Professional Life - Actually, That Could Be a +

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" When should you follow the ancient practice of extreme caution in relationships and when dealing with organizations? As "Dateline" documents over and over again, it could be fatal.  The conventional wisdom: Don't burn bridges. Play it safe.

2019 56

Avoid the 8 deadly sins of webinars

PowerPoint Tips

The above slide is simply a word-processing document with a blue background–a distracting one, I might add. You accomplish this by practicing. Record your practice and you’ll know right away if you need to work on how your voice sounds.

2013 244

Members of Media Love Lawyers-in-the-Soup Stories

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Given that lawyers are documented to have more than the average amount of mental health issues , this kind of allegation should not be surprising.    So much of what practicing lawyers encounter in their work is out of their control.

2019 52

An Executive Guide to Management Consulting

SlideModel

It is the organized practice of helping organizations improve their performance, usually in specific areas of operations. Management consulting.

Age - Why Are Media Outlets Allowed to Disclose It?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It was because the powers that be there refused to change his date of birth on official documents.   In his lawsuit he argued that transgenders can officially change documents about their sexual identity. In the Netherlands, 69-year-old Emile Ratelband sued local authorities.

2018 52

How To Create Online Courses

SlideModel

Traditional educational institutions are slower to move when it comes to offering “hot” curriculums based on the industry’s latest best practices. Application : Students should be given a chance to apply the new knowledge, practice and learn from mistakes.

2019 61

Speaking from a script doesn't have to sound scripted

Speak Schmeak

Your script is not meant as a document, but as a living, breathing conversation. Of course, if you practice reading your script aloud, you can also reduce the likelihood of mishaps, so make sure you practice the script several times aloud. Remember: A script is not a document.

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To be a Better Presenter, Become a “Consumer of Speaking”

DeFinis Communications

The power of observational learning is well documented by psychologist Albert Bandura , who implemented some of the seminal studies in the area and initiated social learning theory. Make a long list of the skills you think are most effective and then practice your newly consumed skills every day so that you too can use them the next time you speak. The first step to becoming a better public speaker is learning to develop your observational skills.

2012 189

“Single-Task” Your Way to Presentation Success

DeFinis Communications

Sending a text, writing a document, surfing the net, making dinner, feeding the dog, and having a conversation can all happen simultaneously. In that case, you could give your presentation standing in front of a mirror and practice perfecting your gestures.

2011 221

10 Steps to Delivery an Outstanding Speech

TJ Walker Interactive

Create a Word or PowerPoint document that contains all of the extra message points, data points, complex charts, facts, and data. In fact, dump as much data as you want in this document. Offer to email this document to your audience in advance or after your speech, or give as a handout. Under no circumstances should you show or project this document during your actual presentation. Practice giving your speech on video.

Lawyer at Prominent Firm Outs His Mental Illness - No "Excommunicado"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

On February 12, 2019, Reed Smith lawyer in the employment practice Mark Goldstein outed on Law.com his clinical depression, OCD, and anxiety. Meanwhile, as the American Psychological Association documents, suicide keeps increasing.

2019 52

How To Do a Proper Thesis Defense Using the Right PowerPoint Presentation

SlideModel

In today’s article we will be giving you The Right PowerPoint Templates for Your Thesis Defense and a powerful outline composed of best practices and layouts are specifically designed to help you defend your thesis in both written and oral presentation. This can be considered as one of the most crucial research documents which a student makes during their academic schooling. You have to study and practice how to effectively deliver your presentation.

2018 70

Using Word Clouds to Increase Audience Engagement in Presentations

SlideModel

Word clouds (sometimes called tag clouds or text clouds) are a quick data visualization method, allowing you to effectively present a group of words, used in a text document (speech, article, poll, etc.). You may need a bit of time and practice if you want to code a word cloud yourself though.

2019 56

Legal Sector Sends Negative Signals - Husch Blackwell Lays Off and More

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Those range from planning strategy to document review. For instance, venture capitalist and former practicing lawyer Michael Arrington used blockchain's smart contracts to transact his real estate purchase in the Ukraine. 

2017 52

Vocal Variety Tip Part 2 – Perfect your Pace

Inter-Activ Presenting and Influencing

Identify a passage of text from a document, company report or speech and select a section that is exactly 130 words long using the word count facility in your preferred word processing software. Practice your pauses.

2017 60

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

Matt Eventoff

A document? Communication Practice – If you were paying each employee by the hour, meetings would be a lot more concise. 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. We all attend them, participate in them, and to varying degrees, loathe them. The meeting.

Writers, Before You Play in the Legal Sandbox.

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" She had picked it up from reviewing British court documents which served as her source material. She concluded, wrongly, that dozens of males back in the 19th century in the UK had been executed because of being caught practicing homosexuality.

2019 52

Sunk Costs & Career Paths - Malik Russell Broke Free

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  That's a primarily reason why they stick with it - even if they are discovering practicing law isn't for them.  The investment law associates at Simpson Thacher have already made in a legal career is  huge. 

2017 52

Speaking Speed – How to Perfect Your Pace

Inter-Activ Presenting and Influencing

Identify a passage of text from a document, company report or speech and select a section that is exactly 130 words long. Speaking slower will feel unfamiliar, to begin with, but will get easier the more you practice this exercise. Practice your pauses.

2017 66

Alcohol as Possible Form of Passive Suicide - Kristoff St John aka Neil Winters Dead at 52

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

A now seminal article in The Atlantic documented how well-meaning 12-step program Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) has a low success rate. Yet, "sentencing" those convicted of crimes such as DUI and domestic violence remains standard practice

2019 56

The Third Presidential Debate 2012. Analysis and Commentary. And Who Won?

The Presenter's Blog

Obama practiced debate ju-jitsu all night — which he did very well. Up till tonight, it was one round each. Both candidates had proved themselves. Governor Romney had shown himself an admirable debater when the battleground was formed of facts.

2012 181

Laid Off Disney Employees Who Receive Outplacement as a Benefit - Take Advantage of It

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That means that the kinds of resumes and cover letters they used to create for job searches might have taken on new formats, ways of documenting accomplishments, and tone. That was fast. The $70+ billion deal for Disney to acquire 21st Century Fox closed on Wednesday.

2019 52

Older Workers - Record Low Unemployment Rate

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Bureau of Labor documented that 32% of jobs last less than a year and 69% less than 5 years. Sure, there are best practices. Older workers are back in demand. In fact, according to the Bureau of Labor, they have a record low unemployment rate:  3.2%. 

Mindfulness - Beware the Dark Side This Holiday Season of So Much Stress (and plunging stocks)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

At the University of Pittsburgh it was found that people in the workplace practicing mindfulness experienced an increase in the stress hormone cortisol. Here is more information from the Daily Mail on the growing number of research projects documenting bad results from meditation.

2018 52

Abovethelaw.com - The One Group of (Former) Lawyers America Loves

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

legal market would continue to contract, many of those lawyers would never practice law again. Rubino landed a job at ATL by covering the document review ghetto under the pen name Alex Rich. It was 11 years ago that odd phenomenon Abovethelaw.com (ATL) happened online.

2017 52

Slideware Shoot-Out: Keynote ‘09, PowerPoint 2008, & OpenOffice 3 Impress

Thoughts On Presenting And Design

The fact that they’re attached to the document still, in my opinion, fails to make sense. x 11 inch document, but it makes using the guides to help with the rule of thirds an unnecessary hassle. Keynote document. PowerPoint document. OpenOffice Impress document.

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How to Develop an Effective Lead Generation Strategy

SlideModel

And that’s where you will need to apply lead generation best practices to enhance your process of identifying, capturing and engaging only with those prospects, who are clearly ready to buy from you. Getting plenty of traffic does not automatically equals sales and profits.

How to Boost Productivity using the Pomodoro Technique®

SlideModel

One of the most important things to do while practicing the Pomodoro technique is to take short breaks. This might include preparing for your exam, gathering information for a PowerPoint presentation or going through a document before a meeting.

Betrayed by Work - Can Outplacement Fix That?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

On Abovethelaw, there had been a special column by Alex Rich about refugees from BigLaw who were doing mind-numbing document review contract jobs.   As McQueen documented, some of the Lost JD Gen eventually landed on their feet.

2019 52

Financial Services & Future of Work - Not Just Low-Value Jobs Being Eliminated

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

But, law firms with practices focused on transactions for the financial industry have continued to thrive.  It has been designed to review legal documents and zero on on data points and clauses involved in the lending process. "Vikram Pandit, who ran Citigroup Inc.

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