Sat.Feb 25, 2012

"The Artist" - Pride overcome by a dog and a dame

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"The Artist" resonates in these turbulent times.  Like   Like so many of us Silent Film Star George hits the skids when the technology changes and he can't change.    He refuses to talk.    His pride stands in the way. 

“The Top 10 Secrets of Today’s Most Successful Speakers”

Pivotal Public Speaking

Maya Angelou, JFK, and President Obama didn’t become gifted orators overnight. It takes old-fashioned practice and perseverance to master the art of public speaking. As a business owner, you’d be surprised how much your world will expand when you begin to connect with a live audience. Your confidence will attract new clients, new resources, mentors, and the media. So, if you’re ready to master this powerful business development tool, here are my top 10 tips for success on the stage: 1.

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Baby Boomers: Still needing permission to "make it up"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

There was a time - call it the Baby Boomer's version of "Camelot" - when professional success meant following the rules.    Sure some of us put in our time doing the counterculture.    Then the Recession of 1974 put the kibosh on that. 

Over-scripting = Perception of Not-for-real

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Way before extreme media scrutiny and now streaming over the Internet, the smart movers in communications only used talking points.    Sure it was a risk but the greater risk, as we see with Mitt Romney , is to be perceived as over-scripted.    That is, not-for-real. In 2012, the total script is no longer an option, except maybe in testimony.    The meme of the 21st century is "having a conversation."