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What if we put the audience first?

Manner of Speaking

What if we stopped thinking of the audience as the number of seats filled? What if we started thinking about the audience as individuals who are giving us 15 minutes, 30 minutes, one hour of their time? Time that they … Continue reading → Audience audience Presentation public speaking

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7 Surprisingly Simple Ways to Keep Your Audience Hooked

Presentation Guru

There’s nothing worse than realising mid-presentation that your audience is asleep. In fact, a recent Harris Poll survey discovered that half of respondents do something other than listen during a presentation. Texting, checking email, and dozing off were the most popular distractors.

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Speechwriters and speakers: When you develop your research skills, you develop your professional clout

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Your speeches and presentations can only be as good as the research you use to write them. Over the next few weeks, watch this space. I’ll share tips and techniques for doing better research in less time. Presentation skills Speechwriting

Amber Tamblyn: "The more we open our mouths, the more we become a choir"

The Eloquent Woman

Film and television actor Amber Tamblyn has been on our screens since she was 12 years old, and this week, the now-34-year-old actor took the time to write in the New York Times about the issue of women who've been harassed and how difficult the backlash they face makes it to speak up.

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The Comeback: Can Publishing a Book (like Ellen Pao) Jump-Start the Process, Even in Digital Times

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Ellen Pao had lost the high-profile gender discrimination lawsuit against her former employer venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins.   The trial-"Pao v.Kleiner"-was high profile. The stage setting was Silicon Valley. Lousy place to crash. 

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Someone Cares - That's the Message Suicide Prevention Gate on GW Bridge Can Send

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In difficult times, suicide ideation can be an effective coping tool. The situation can end, the pain can stop - goes the thinking. That can free up human beings to relax enough to open their minds to other options. One option might be to plop down in the ER and ask for help.

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Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

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Drudge Report Runs with "Rocket Man" Nickname - Like "Crooked Hillary," It Could Stick

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Yes, the Drudge Report picks up on the nickname-"Rocket Man"-Donald Trump pinned on Kim Jong Un. Here is the Drudge link to the president's use of it during the UN speech. The probability is now high the nickname will stick.