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A Lesson from Lang Lang

Manner of Speaking

A couple of weeks ago, my daughter, Kristen and I had the good fortune to attend a concert by Lang Lang at Geneva’s Victoria Hall. His performance was terrific. From the light melodies of Bach, to Schubert’s sombre Piano Sonata No. 21, to the moving and energetic Etudes op. 25 by Chopin, he he ld the audience transfixed for two hours.

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Storytelling-I. 5 Ideas. 5 Blogs. 5 Days.

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

I’m going to do a series of quick blogs about storytelling – 5 in 5 days.    Everyone seems to get these days that storytelling is important, because we’re awash in data and information and can’t remember it all.    But we do remember stories.    They’re even more important than that.    OK. 

Speaking of Distractions

Speak and Deliver

"Can I call you back Chief? I'm at a KAOS speaker's convention." Speaker distractions go beyond ringtones, of course. Preempt. Ignore. Spatial Closure.

Tom Antion's Stage Fright Strategies

Great Public Speaking

Symptoms of Stage fright Dry mouth. Tight throat. Sweaty hands. Cold hands. Shaky hands. Give me a hand (Oops, I couldn't resist). Nausea. Fast pulse. Shaky knees. Trembling lips. Any out-of-the-ordinary outward or inward feeling or manifestation of a feeling occurring before, or during, the beginning of a presentation (Wow! What a dry mouthful!).

Power Presentations Tip 56: Speak Slower

Executive Speech Coach

Speaking Fundamental: Speak Slower This is an important public speaking fundamental yet I was reluctant to bring it to your attention. Because it is so fundamental. But I've noticed that many of us need to be reminded of the fundamentals from time to time. I watched an experienced and capable speaker at a conference. He didn't say, "How was I?"

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Carlotta Genova (1996-2012) - From the mean streets of Manhattan

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

This is what normal human beings get drunk over.  years.    She was Havana Brown and the four of them were black. 

Commencement speeches

Joan Detz Speaker Services

It’s the season when speechwriters start tackling those all-important commencement assignments. To get you started: 1. You’ll find an entire chapter devoted to commencement speeches in CAN YOU SAY A FEW WORDS? (St. Martin’s Press, 2006). You can find the show at His W&M commencement speech remains a classic.).

Time Passes

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The cliche really is true: life is for the living.      And the living do just that.  Time passes. 

Should You Use an Agency or Go In-House? Inside Communications Radio with Mike Bako

TJ Walker Interactive

In the latest installment of Inside Communications Radio with Mike Bako, the featured guest was Rodger Roeser, President, The Eisen Agency. Mr. Roeser’s feature discusses an issue he has raised on whether a firm or corporation is better served by going to an agency or in-house for public relations need. Roeser expanded on the firms [.].

"Anderson" - Must create a new niche in daytime talk

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

We know who Anderson Cooper is but we are clueless what his show "Anderson" is supposed to be about.    We have a 3:30 P.M.