Thu.May 18, 2017

Instead of shutting down controversial women speakers

The Eloquent Woman

In doing research for this blog, I've been reading Deborah Kops's fine book, Alice Paul and the Fight for Women's Rights: From the Vote to the Equal Rights Amendment. The book relates that, around 1908, Paul went to Birmingham, England, to study.

How to write a speech – Discover the magic of metaphors

Inter-Activ Presenting and Influencing

I read a fascinating blog post today which reminded me of the power of metaphors as a tool to make communication more colourful and engaging. I started to think about metaphors relating to public speaking, communication and the idea for a new post about how to write a speech just popped into my head and wouldn’t go away!

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[Podcast] eSpeakers, What have you done for me lately? With Joe Heaps

Speaker Launcher

eSpeakers started years ago as a calendar and event management tool but has since evolved as a digital hub for speakers. Joe Heaps, Chief Marketing Officer for eSpeakers, drops by to talk about some of what’s new and what’s coming soon with eSpeakers. This is episode is all about making sure that you get as […]. The post [Podcast] eSpeakers, What have you done for me lately? With Joe Heaps appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

How to Elevate your Pitch or Presentation? Ascend to the Cloud!

Presentation Guru

It seems that everything is going up ‘into the Cloud’ these days, even PowerPoint. But is there any alternative cloud-based presentation software for those who aren’t completely won over by the latest Microsoft 365?

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"White Trash" - What Yale's June Chu Didn't Get

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

At Yale, Pierson College dean June Chu posted her personal opinions on Yelp. Among the observations were that some of the patrons of a restaurant in the New Haven, Connecticut Metro area were "white trash." " The universe was not smiling on Chu Those posts got attention.

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Uber Makes Another Manpower Shift - Salle Yoo No Longer Overseeing Day-to-Day Legal Matters

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Distressed Uber has made yet another change in manpower. This time it's Salle Yoo. She had been the top lawyer at the ride-sharing company. She oversaw the day-to-day legal matters. That was then. Now, reports BusinessInsider, she has become the Chief Legal Officer.

World of Standardized Testing - Change, Controversy

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Standardized testing is big business. According to Matthew Chingos at the Brookings Institution, it's at least a $1.7 billion a year industry. Also, administering those tests has become increasingly controversial.

Trump Administration & Edelman 2018 Trust Barometer

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Annually, the Edelman public relations firm researches the level of trust around the world. The results are complied into its Trust Barometer. The one for 2017 showed that trust was on life support.

No Space in Our Hearts for King Lears, Such as Donald Trump, et al.

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

On the heath, a deranged King Lear railed that he was more sinned against than sinning. Yet, it had been his own myopia which put him into that pickle. Of course, that character from Shakespeare became the symbol of self-pity. Our current society has no room in our hearts of any of that.

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Roger Ailes, Former Client of Bob Dilenschneider, Dead at Age 77

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

His health had never been good. In the best-seller "The Loudest Voice in the Room," New York Magazine reporter Gabriel Sherman provides the details. So, it's no surprise that outsized media player Roger Ailes died at the relatively young age of 77.